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flo-joe: an online service for teachers and students preparing for cambridge first certificate in english (fce), certificate in advanced english (cae) and certificate of proficiency in english (cpe).
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English Listening Comprehension Activity for IELTS students and Intermediate English learners. Watch this short video about the history of Valentine's Day and then complete a multiple choice quiz.
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Discover Languages® is the national campaign developed by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) to raise awareness about the cognitive, academic, social, cultural and economic benefits that language learning provides our nation’s students. Find out what the research shows about the benefits of language learning.
An excellent piece from Steve Wheeler on learning styles myths: "...One of the biggest myths known to teacherdom is learning styles. Time and time again, the belief that students can be placed into specific categories such as activist or theorist, or that they are predominantly inclined toward one modal category of learning (e.g. visual, auditory, kinaesthetic) is inserted into professional conversations as if the theories are fact. And time and again, such beliefs are the justification for placing students into a specific style of learning so that a class can be 'managed' more effectively. Such categorisation of students is an absolute nonsense and the practice of doing so should be challenged strongly. It is lazy pedagogy, and the only reason I see that such beliefs persist, is that it is a convenient untruth which allows some teachers to stay within their comfort zones...."
Reflection does not always have to be in written form. For some students, reflections can be oral, shared with peers or teachers. However, we need to capture those stories in our portfolios to make them objects of reflection. With the addition of multimedia technologies, these stories can be captured, in either audio or video formats.
The Visual Thesaurus is an interactive dictionary and thesaurus which creates word maps that blossom with meanings and branch to related words. Its innovative display encourages exploration and learning. You'll understand language in a powerful new way. The Visual Thesaurus is an interactive dictionary and thesaurus which creates word maps that blossom with meanings and branch to related words. Its innovative display encourages exploration and learning. You'll understand language in a powerful new way.
Say you have a meaning in mind, like "happy." The VT helps you find related words, from "cheerful" to "euphoric." The best part is the VT works like your brain, not a paper-bound book. You'll want to explore just to see what might happen. You'll discover -- and learn -- naturally and intuitively. You'll find the right word, write more descriptively, free associate -- and gain a more precise understanding of the English language.
One thing I discovered (by subjective observation) is that many users are not really curating. They are aggregating lots of images.
There is a "repin" button - like the Twitter RT button. There seems to be a lot of user behavior that people just repin the visuals into collections but do not provide context or conversation. The interface design does automatically document where the original image/visual was found.
I did find one collection that was from educator that was looking at curation tools and even here I noticed some entries not well citied or contextualized.
I always believe that the best sites and web tools are the simplest, and this is certainly the case with Phonetizer. It's a really easy to use tool that takes and text and adds the phonetic spelling below it.
Second language (L2) listening comprehension is a complex process, crucial in the development of second language competence. Listeners use both bottom-up processers (linguistic knowledge) and top-down processes (prior knowledge) to comprehend. Knowing the context of a listening text and the purpose for listening greatly reduces the burden of comprehension. Teachers can help students develop sound strategies for comprehension through a process approach to teaching L2 listening. This will help students learn how to listen and develop the metacognitive knowledge and strategies crucial to success in listening comprehension.
Mark Twain had a famous saying : “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” Personalized learning isn’t a new idea, but it seems school systems always perform poor in this demand. Hopefully digital learning could help facilitate this goal if we care to work it out.
"Here are five ideas for teaching numbers 1-10 using apps and mobile devices. The activities are aimed at young learners of English as a foriegn/additional language but could be adapted to other contexts."
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.