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Peggo - Record beautiful MP3s from YouTube

Peggo - Record beautiful MP3s from YouTube | Language and Linguistics | Scoop.it

Peggo is a Digital Video Recorder (DVR) that records MP3s of your favorite online videos.
Peggo's packed with great features like integrated search, automatic silence removal, audio normalization, subtrack offsets, and artist and title tags.
Peggo automatically removes unwanted silence from the beginning and end of videos so you get a beautiful MP3 with just the good stuff. In addition, Peggo also normalizes the volume of every recording to the same, comfortable level so you never have to reach for the volume dial between MP3s again.


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Looks like a very interesting tool here.  Thanks for sharing Nik.

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Scott Holcomb's curator insight, July 10, 2014 2:24 PM

Shhhhhhhh!

Bart van Maanen's curator insight, July 14, 2014 5:54 AM

Wil je het geluid van YouTube video opnemen dan is Peggo een mooie manier om een mp3 bestand te maken. Kopieer  en plak de link in de zoekmachine en de video wordt opgezocht. Met een paar handige instellingen (verwijder stiltes, audio normaliseren) maakt Peggo in een handomdraai een prima mp3.

Joe Shimp's curator insight, July 25, 2014 11:52 AM

A great way to get YouTube audio only.

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Draw a Stickman

Draw a Stickman | Language and Linguistics | Scoop.it
Draw a stickman and watch him come to life!
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This is so clever, go have a try........be creative every day.

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The benefits of a bilingual brain - Mia Nacamulli

The benefits of a bilingual brain - Mia Nacamulli | Language and Linguistics | Scoop.it
It’s obvious that knowing more than one language can make certain things easier — like traveling or watching movies without subtitles. But are there other advantages to having a bilingual (or multilingual) brain? Mia Nacamulli details the three types of bilingual brains and shows how knowing more than one language keeps your brain healthy, complex and actively engaged.
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English Problems - YouTube

A funny video about the problems students face when learning English
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This is hilarious......;

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Noam Chomsky Talks About How Kids Acquire Language & Ideas in an Animated Video by Michel Gondry

Noam Chomsky Talks About How Kids Acquire Language & Ideas in an Animated Video by Michel Gondry | Language and Linguistics | Scoop.it
These days Noam Chomsky is probably most famous for his consistent, outspoken criticism of U.S. foreign policy. Yet before the War on Terror and the War on Drugs, Chomsky became internationally famous for proposing a novel solution to an age-old question: what does a baby know?
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The Ugly Truth About Meetings | Visual.ly

The Ugly Truth About Meetings | Visual.ly | Language and Linguistics | Scoop.it
Meetings are meant to be an engine of productivity in the workplace. But what's meant to be an efficient way for people to get together to discuss ide
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Unplag is your plagiarism checker scanning within 4 seconds

Unplag is your plagiarism checker scanning within 4 seconds | Language and Linguistics | Scoop.it
Scan up to 100,000 texts at a time without any hangups or bugs and get .pdf reports with originality and similarity percentages.

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Original works only.  Nice tool.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 12, 6:44 AM

Great useful tool to scan student work or get them to scan their own and build awareness of plagiarism.

Christine Rounsevell's curator insight, June 14, 11:15 PM

This looks good but it is not free. Universities already offer it for free to their students.

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You Can’t Say That In English!

You Can’t Say That In English! | Language and Linguistics | Scoop.it
Untranslatable Words Video and Infographic. Every language has words that exist in no other language. Here are our 8 favorite words that defy straightforward translation.
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How to use SOLE in your school - Innovate My School

How to use SOLE in your school - Innovate My School | Language and Linguistics | Scoop.it
Just what is a self-organised learning environment, and how can it help teachers? School In The Cloud’s Sally Rix explains how the idea changed her career tremendously.

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Students learn far more when fully engaged in passionate subjects and user friendly environments, these and thankfully coming to the fore now.  It's been a long long wait.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 8, 1:54 AM

Interesting article about how SOLE was approached in one school.

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A Bit of Fry & Laurie - Concerning Language - YouTube

SCRIPT LOCATED BELOW! A montage of two sketches from "A Bit of Fry & Laurie" with some great takes on linguistics. The first sketch is from the 2nd episode o...
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A total hoot......they were so funny and clever.

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How the language you speak changes your view of the world

How the language you speak changes your view of the world | Language and Linguistics | Scoop.it
Bilinguals get all the perks. Better job prospects, a cognitive boost and even protection against dementia. Now new research shows that they can also view the world in different ways depending on the specific language they are operating in.
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John Berger: ‘Writing is an off-shoot of something deeper’

John Berger: ‘Writing is an off-shoot of something deeper’ | Language and Linguistics | Scoop.it
Language can’t be reduced to a stock of words, argues John Berger. Most political discourse is inert and ruthlessly complacent
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Dyslexia can be overcome with nursery rhymes and music, says Cambridge professor

Dyslexia can be overcome with nursery rhymes and music, says Cambridge professor | Language and Linguistics | Scoop.it
But keeping up rhythmic practice will eventually allow children to read properly
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France - French pupils rebel over ‘impossible’ English exam question

France - French pupils rebel over ‘impossible’ English exam question | Language and Linguistics | Scoop.it
More than 10,000 French pupils have signed a petition calling for the education minister to cancel an "impossible" question in this year's baccalaureate English exam.

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Sab Will's curator insight, June 22, 4:49 PM

Fun English Teacher says: I've always been a bit dubious of some of these often obscure, subjective and some may say pointless questions asked in French English exams.


They have been accused more than once of placing too much emphasis on irrelevant, academic or intellectual topics rather than practical aspects of the language.


There's an argument I suppose, for treating English, like any other academic subject, as simply a test of the student's ability to learn. I even regret the obsessionally vocational approach taken by a lot of universities and students these days.


Nevertheless, English isn't Greek or Latin, after all. Having said all that, should English students at this level have been familiar with the verb 'cope'? I particularly like the last quoted examinee's somewhat mocking replique...

Julie Cumming-Debrot's comment, June 23, 9:03 AM
Oh dear......they've done it again. Why do they make the students squirm so much during exams.....baffles me completely. 10.000 tweets is not insignificant so there are a lot of students who indeed 'can't cope' at all - it pains me sometimes to hear something like this. Education should be an enjoyable experience - the more you enjoy doing something the more you learn surely? Goodness knows when the Mammoth will be 'dégraisser' but in the meantime there are a lot of unhappy, dissatissfied, complexed students gearing up to real life and all the challenges that brings - has eduction prepared them for that I ask myself?
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Story Generator

Story Generator | Language and Linguistics | Scoop.it
Hilarious short story generator. Write your own story in thirty seconds by entering some keywords or letting our automated system choose some for you. Story writing has never been so quick and easy.

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Now this looks interesting and a fun way to encourage students to be creative.

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Teacher Manigat's curator insight, June 20, 3:36 PM
Can be very helpful in a mixed ability class!
cioccas's curator insight, June 20, 7:30 PM

Looks very useful for getting students started on writing narratives. After they generate a story, they could then copy the text and work on it to craft their own story.

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#StoryTelling #ELA #CommonCore #STEM #STEAM #Education #Literature #Drama

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English Verb Tenses: Ultimate Mind Map

English Verb Tenses: Ultimate Mind Map | Language and Linguistics | Scoop.it
The English Verb Tenses 'Ultimate Mind Map' is a clear, fun way to present & teach all the English verb tenses. Our expert article explains everything.
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10 Communication Secrets of Great Leaders | eLeadership | eSkills | Leadership

10 Communication Secrets of Great Leaders | eLeadership | eSkills | Leadership | Language and Linguistics | Scoop.it

No one ever became a great leader without first becoming a great communicator.

Great leaders connect with people on an emotional level every time they speak. Their words inspire others to achieve more than they ever thought possible.

Great communicators are intentional about it, and there are 10 secrets they rely on to deliver a powerful message. Put these secrets to work in your communication and watch your influence soar.

1. They Know Their Audience

2. They Are Experts In Body Language

3. They Are Honest

4. They Are Authentic

5. They Speak With Authority

6. They Speak To Groups As Individuals

7. They Have Ears (And They Use Them)

8. They Use Phrases Like "It's My Fault," "I Was Wrong," and "I'm Sorry"

9. They Solicit Feedback

10. They're Proactive

Leaders with the best communication skills don't waste time playing catch-up. They're quick to head off the rumor mill by sharing bad news in a timely manner. They also give clear, concise goals and directions so people don't waste their time heading in the wrong direction.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=LeaderShip



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Ian Berry's curator insight, June 12, 3:43 AM

Great list. It all begins at number 1

Simon Awuyo's curator insight, June 12, 4:01 AM

I want to become and mentor a great leader.

Nadège CORDENTE's curator insight, June 12, 4:32 AM

Cela paraît presque trop simple et pourtant...

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L'apprentissage précoce des langues étrangères ne vaut pas l'immersion totale.

L'apprentissage précoce des langues étrangères ne vaut pas l'immersion totale. | Language and Linguistics | Scoop.it
Une étude suisse du Centre scientifique de compétence sur le plurilinguisme s'est intéressée à l'importance de l'âge dans l’apprentissage des langues à l’école. Elle révèle le manque d'efficacité de l’apprentissage précoce d’une langue en milieu scolaire.
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At last their getting the message. Il est temps.

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English Conditionals | Teejr

English Conditionals | Teejr | Language and Linguistics | Scoop.it
The four English conditionals are often a sticking point for many learners of English. The subtlety between the meanings and forms of each conditional catch
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Demain, le campus collaboratif : réinventer les politiques et services étudiants à l’heure de la consommation collaborative « InternetActu.net

Demain, le campus collaboratif : réinventer les politiques et services étudiants à l’heure de la consommation collaborative « InternetActu.net | Language and Linguistics | Scoop.it
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Times are indeed changing fast........how exciting though.

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"Le campus universitaire apparaît comme un bon cadre expérimental : territoire de la vie étudiante, plus ou moins ouvert sur le reste du territoire, souvent doté d’une “dimension numérique” (ENT, existence de comptes et d’identifiants) autour duquel gravite de nombreux acteurs, il permet de s’appuyer sur la “densité” étudiante pour faire émerger de nouvelles propositions. A l’heure de la réflexion sur les campus de demain, qui laisse présager d’un lien renforcé entre ville et campus, expérimenter sur un tel territoire est également l’occasion de réinventer certaines politiques urbaines."

 

"Quels objectifs ?

Faire émerger de nouveaux services, lieux, projets, répondant aux besoins (économiques, sociaux,…) des jeunes et plus spécifiquement des étudiants ;Démontrer la pertinence pour les acteurs agissant vers les jeunes de se réinventer à l’ère collaborative ;Développer de nouveaux modes de contribution, de collaboration et d’engagement dans des projets collaboratifs pour les étudiant."
Deborah Potelle's curator insight, May 7, 5:36 AM

"Le campus universitaire apparaît comme un bon cadre expérimental : territoire de la vie étudiante, plus ou moins ouvert sur le reste du territoire, souvent doté d’une “dimension numérique” (ENT, existence de comptes et d’identifiants) autour duquel gravite de nombreux acteurs, il permet de s’appuyer sur la “densité” étudiante pour faire émerger de nouvelles propositions. A l’heure de la réflexion sur les campus de demain, qui laisse présager d’un lien renforcé entre ville et campus, expérimenter sur un tel territoire est également l’occasion de réinventer certaines politiques urbaines."

 

"Quels objectifs ?

Faire émerger de nouveaux services, lieux, projets, répondant aux besoins (économiques, sociaux,…) des jeunes et plus spécifiquement des étudiants ;Démontrer la pertinence pour les acteurs agissant vers les jeunes de se réinventer à l’ère collaborative ;Développer de nouveaux modes de contribution, de collaboration et d’engagement dans des projets collaboratifs pour les étudiant."

pbernardon's curator insight, May 8, 1:56 AM

La révolution des usages est en route ..... Accompagnons ce changement de modèle, un véritable challenge pour notre société.

 

Un changement d'ère auquel je souhaite apporter ma modeste contribution.

 

Alors pour celles et ceux qui souhaitent contribuer, je vous invite à participer au Forum CHANGER D'ÈRE du 03 juin 2015 #fce2015.

 Www.forumchangerdere.fr 

 

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By joining 'issue.com' you will have free access to many, many very interesting journals which you can share.  Go take a look...

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The Unfolding of Language: An Evolutionary Tour of Mankind's Greatest Invention - Kindle edition by Guy Deutscher. Politics & Social Sciences Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

The Unfolding of Language: An Evolutionary Tour of Mankind's Greatest Invention - Kindle edition by Guy Deutscher. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Unfolding of Language: An Evolutionary Tour of Mankind's Greatest Invention.
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This could well be worth the read.

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Peter Rettig's curator insight, May 1, 9:22 AM

Looks very interesting!