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Tessa Woodward explains what 'The Fair List' is all about (April, 2013)


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The Fair List is an annual award that celebrates excellence of gender balance in plenary speakers, presenters and speaker panels at ELT events, in the UK. Read more here: http://thefairlist.org/

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A few surprising facts about the Arabic language | British Council

A few surprising facts about the Arabic language | British Council | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
Do you know how many Arabic words there are for 'love'? To celebrate UN Arabic Language Day, the British Council's Faraan Sayed shares some lesser-known facts about the language.
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Classroom technology 'rarely used' by half of teachers

Classroom technology 'rarely used' by half of teachers | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
Thousands of pounds worth of classroom technology is going unused as teachers lack the training to integrate it into lessons, survey suggests

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It's true and it's such a shame. This is why I believe teachers need to train themselves and each other. 

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Wendy Frost's curator insight, November 30, 2015 5:15 PM

With the amount of pressure and standards being put on our teachers the least we can do is offer them adequate training and superior tech support!

Breffni O'Rourke's curator insight, December 1, 2015 5:44 AM

Doesn't surprise me at all...

Wendy Zaruba-Lundene's curator insight, December 2, 2015 9:02 AM

Great article, how much technology is going unused in your classroom?  Tell us where we can help in PD to assist you in using the technology in your classroom.

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Michael Rosen reads I Am Hungry

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Watch Michael Rosen read his new poem ‘I Am Hungry’ from A Great Big Cuddle: Poems for the Very Young Continue reading...

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BBC Learning English - Course: intermediate / Unit 11 / Session 1 / Activity 1

BBC Learning English - Course: intermediate / Unit 11 / Session 1 / Activity 1 | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
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This is a series of downloadable 6 minute lessons. Nice short bites to help improve your English. Give it a try!
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Microsoft Released A New Website to Help Teachers Use Minecraft in Their Classes ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Microsoft Released A New Website to Help Teachers Use Minecraft in Their Classes ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it

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Fabulous idea! 

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The case for translation in foreign language instruction

The case for translation in foreign language instruction | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
Introduction This article was inspired by www.frenchteacher.net Steve Smith’s very informative and insightful post ‘What is the point of translation” ( in which he clearly outlines the pros cons of...

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Well-researched article.

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Cambridge English

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Find teaching and learning resources from Cambridge English, a leading ELT publisher. Browse, shop, and download a wide range of materials today.
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Some useful resources and lots of professional development support on this website. Worth signing up for. 

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Onestopenglish scholarship for IATEFL 2016

Onestopenglish scholarship for IATEFL 2016 | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
Celebrate 15 years of onestopenglish and 50 years of IATEFL with our 2016 scholarship! Apply now and win the chance to have your talk sponsored by onestopenglish.
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All you English teachers out there: here's your chance to come to the UK to attend a conference! Give it a try! Get writing!
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bubbl.us - brainstorm and mind map online.

bubbl.us - brainstorm and mind map online. | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
Brainstorm online with bubbl.us. Easily create colorful mind maps to print or share with others. Almost no learning curve. Businesses, universities, and other schools are using bubbl.us worldwide to generate ideas, map out processes and create presentations.
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Really nice brainstorming / mindmapping site. Also mobile version available in app store

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CELTA tip: language analysis assignment

CELTA tip: language analysis assignment | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
The language analysis assignment is quite straightforward. It’s in two parts, grammar and vocabulary. You’re given a particular grammar structure or lexical items, and you have to analyse it and ex...
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Useful reminder for teachers and learners about what means to know a word.
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Learning a language? Sleep on it and you'll get the grammar - PsyPost

Learning a language? Sleep on it and you'll get the grammar - PsyPost | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
In 2006, former US president George Bush supported his embattled defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld with the words: “But I’m the decider, and I decide what ...
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Fascinating article. Another effective learning strategy. I've had a feeling about this for a long time. I sometimes dream how to solve classroom management issues or come up with good activity ideas when I'm asleep. 

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Your Learning Guide

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A crowdsourced guide to learning - made by you, curated by FutureLearn. Read and share useful tips...
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Seven ideas for using mobile phones in the classroom

Seven ideas for using mobile phones in the classroom | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
The other day I was reading Anthony Ash's post about mobile phones and ELT. The post was talking about if mobile phones are really a distraction and how they relate to classroom management. It talk...
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Nine ways to revise English vocabulary using slips of paper | British Council

Nine ways to revise English vocabulary using slips of paper | British Council | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
Cristina Cabal, latest winner of the British Council's TeachingEnglish blog award, suggests nine activities for revising English vocabulary using simple slips of paper
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The reality of so many of the classrooms we work in!
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Thinking Together, University of Cambridge

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Thinking Together ProjectA dialogue-based approach to the development of children's thinking and learning.Spoken Language

Spoken language enables us to do much more than share information - it enables us to think together. But as teachers, do we always use it to best advantage? And do we give enough attention to enabling children to use language as a tool for learning and problem-solving?

On this website we explain how years of practical, classroom-based research in several countries and with learners of all ages has provided useful answers to these questions.

We also provide some downloadable material for researchers and teachers, with links to useful books, research projects and other websites.


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Interesting research about links between language and thought development.

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, October 6, 2015 8:59 AM

Neil Mercer and Lyn Dawes

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Wall of Films! | Over 500 Social Change Documentaries on 1 Page

Wall of Films! | Over 500 Social Change Documentaries on 1 Page | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
Watch over 500 of the best social change documentaries free to watch online, all via one massive wall of films on a single page.
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Great resource; serious discussion topics; well-made videos

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Five Critical Skills to Empower Students in the Digital Age

Five Critical Skills to Empower Students in the Digital Age | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it

Even as educators are turning to technology to offer ever more granular data on children’s learning, November maintains teaching them to assess their own performance is more useful. Students could grade themselves, providing evidence to support conclusions and comparing the grades against the findings of the teacher.

 


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I don't agree with all of these points but it gives food for thought on an important  topic. 

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Deyanira Sequeira's curator insight, August 18, 2015 11:02 AM

Va más en el tema de juegos educativos

Dinky Diana Kay Smith's curator insight, August 20, 2015 5:22 AM

Children are not inspired to learn by repeating the same processes over and over. Children develop an interest in a variety of subjects because of interest. This interest can lead to a better understanding. Of a topic of interest when they are asked to research or are inspired to research to learn more about something. By allowing a child to delve into a topic allows for greater understanding in the sense of accomplishment.

Maria E Araiza-Gutiérrez's curator insight, March 23, 10:05 AM

Definitely a good read!

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Why a simple 30-year-old chart is an ingenious teaching tool today

Why a simple 30-year-old chart is an ingenious teaching tool today | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
Revisiting the ingenuity -- and radicalism -- of K-W-L. What's K-W-L? Read on.

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Simple tool for helping learners to take responsibility for their own learning.

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, July 11, 2015 5:08 PM

Those of us familiar with the KWL chart recognize its value. Still, it's good to reminded and to see again how powerful this simple tool can be to support students in their learning.

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List of Scholarships

List of Scholarships | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
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You only have until 23rd July to apply for most of these scholarships but the deadline for the Cambridge ones is the 13 August. Great opportunity to attend a fantastic conference! Well worth the effort!

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Creativity in the English language classroom | EnglishAgenda | British Council

Creativity in the English language classroom | EnglishAgenda | British Council | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
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There is so much in this book, that there must be something for everybody. A lot of the ideas aren't new and maybe wouldn't be though of as particularly creative. However, with so many ideas to read about, everyone will find something they can use. 

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Backchannel Chat - Safe Secure Classroom Discussions

Backchannel Chat - Safe Secure Classroom Discussions | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
Safely and securely backchannel your classroom discussions. We provide educators full control of chat activities and provide students with a tool that makes learning engaging.

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This looks useful. Lots of controls if you want to use them. Easy to use if you don't. 

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Kathy Lynch's curator insight, July 31, 2015 8:54 AM

Thx Nik Peachey 

Check out this formative assessment system for BYOD. Compare it to Socrative and Kahoot

Carmen Chavez, Ph.D.'s curator insight, July 31, 2015 10:37 AM

Nice backchannel tool designed specifically for education.

Craig Van Ham's curator insight, March 24, 9:09 PM

Nice backchannel tool designed specifically for education.

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Text 2 Mind Map - Simple mind mapping online

Text 2 Mind Map - Simple mind mapping online | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
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Easy to use mind mapping app

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There are rules, and there are rules: What should we teach about how language works? | EnglishAgenda | British Council

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Yes, let's think about rules. Are there some that we can actually use? A set of good resources good with this post. 

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Useful links for CELTA

Useful links for CELTA | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
Anyone following my blog will know that CELTA took over my life in August last year, and will continue to dominate until the same time this year. I've been building this list in my head for a while...
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2015 | IATEFL Online

2015 | IATEFL Online | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it

49th Annual International IATEFL Conference and Exhibition
Manchester Central, Manchester, UK
11th-14th April 2015
Pre-Conference Events & Associates' Day, 10th April 2015

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FaHim Far's curator insight, April 4, 2015 10:54 AM

The best way is using interesting items and topics to help students enjoy learning English. For Example by using online learning strategies learners become motivated to study English.But  unfortunately the time is limited and all English teachers are not able to apply technology in their classroom.