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Speaking in tongues

Speaking in tongues | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
Language diversity around the world DESPITE the idea that English is spoken in America, Chinese in China, and Russian in Russia, most of the world is far more...
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Instructional Strategy Based on Cognitive Load Theory | Custom Training and eLearning Blog

Instructional Strategy Based on Cognitive Load Theory | Custom Training and eLearning Blog | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it

Nicola: This is a great explanation of why good lesson planning is important. If you think your learners aren't engaged, it could be because you lost them with your instructions, the difficulty of the task or not breaking it down into small enough stages. 


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37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow

37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it

Nicola: Lots of the usual suspects in this list but some good guidance notes to go with them.

 


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Time to stop avoiding grammar rules

Time to stop avoiding grammar rules | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it

The evidence is now in: explicit teaching of grammar leads to better learning...

 

Nicola: The most interesting bit of this article is the comment section after it. No one falls for Catherine Walter's piece of propaganda cum advertising and she probably does the cause more harm than good. 


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Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012

The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 as voted for by 500+ learning professionals worldwide...

 

Nicola: No real surpises in this list, except perhaps some of the rankings. Also no information about how to use them but might be useful for thinking about what might work for you and your students.


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What Is Critical Thinking?

What Is Critical Thinking? | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it

Nicola: Short but interesting article. A couple of good ideas of how to explain what you want from your students. 

 


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What do you love?

Get more of what you love by searching across numerous Google products with one click.

 

Nicola: This could be a great way to pull together a presentation quickly or get students working on a project that doesn't just go to wikipedia as it's source. Some of the results weren't great. The book results were for authors named Catania rather than books about Catania but even so ...

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21st Century Icebreakers: 10 Ways To Get To Know Your Students with Technology

21st Century Icebreakers: 10 Ways To Get To Know Your Students with Technology | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it

In an effort to bring my own classroom to the present, I’ve put together a list of 10 icebreakers that use technology and fit with 21st century students:


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Aulde de Barbuat's curator insight, March 5, 2013 5:39 AM

Great tools to introduce oneself in creative, funny ways . Thanks Annie

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English Timeline

English Timeline | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
Explore the evolution of English language and literature, from the 11th century to the present day.

 

Nicola: Beautifully presented!

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eltpics' photosets on Flickr

eltpics' photosets on Flickr | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it

Nicola: ELTpics is a project that has gathered photos suitable for use in teaching and learning English. It's a fantastic resource!

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A Great app for developing spelling

A Great app for developing spelling | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it

Nicola: Not entirely convinced of the pedagogy behind this but maybe another useful one for the toolbox. 


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DemmyAnd's curator insight, March 19, 2013 8:05 PM

Can be used for Proficiency level words? must look into that...

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Macmillan Online Conference 2012 recordings now available

Macmillan Online Conference 2012 recordings now available | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it

Did you miss out?

If you missed out on The Macmillan Online Conference 2012 don't worry!

You can watch the recorded sessions from each day now by clicking on this link:

 


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American Polyglot Practicing 20 Languages

Amazing! The thing I like about it best is that he understands the cultural aspects of speaking these languages too (he says the right things about the language or the country). I love the way his voice and facial expressions change as he takes on each one, too!

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The Future Of Learning: Short Film Take Fascinating Look At Ed And Tech

The Future Of Learning: Short Film Take Fascinating Look At Ed And Tech | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it

Nicola: Amazing film about education. Interesting perspectives and ideas. 

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Ezvid - Best Free Screen Recorder and Video Editor

Ezvid - Best Free Screen Recorder and Video Editor | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it

Ezvid is the best free video maker, screen recorder and slideshow maker for Windows, featuring video editing, screencasting and screen capture. You can instantly record your screen, desktop, browser, make gaming videos, and record virtually anything on your computer. No registration, no subscription, and no signup is required.

 

Nicola: A good alternative to Jing. 


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Patty Ball's curator insight, December 18, 2012 12:04 PM

good option for a screen recorder, plus video maker, editor

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Over 100 Incredible Infographic Tools and Resources (Categorized) | DailyTekk

Over 100 Incredible Infographic Tools and Resources (Categorized) | DailyTekk | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it

Nicola: Fantastic resource of resources!


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30 Powerful Quotes [INFOGRAPHIC]

30 Powerful Quotes [INFOGRAPHIC] | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it

Nicola: Lots of fun and so true!


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7 reasons to learn a foreign language

7 reasons to learn a foreign language | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it

Nicola: Great inforgraphic to remind us why we learn a language. Good motivational resource for the classroom wall or to get learners thinking about why they are learning English.

 

 

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Teach Learn "Tech" book

Teach Learn "Tech" book | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it
A student created content coursebook for EFL and ESL teachers to teach English...

 

Nicola: Great for 2 reasons - 

1. It has useful content which is well presented.

2. It shows what teaching should be - learner-centred, learner-driven.

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Eltpics Portal

Eltpics Portal | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it

Nicola: This is the ELTpics website. There are lesson plans and ideas for using the pictures and lots of great discussion.

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Teaching Shakespeare | From the Royal Shakespeare Company and the University of Warwick

Teaching Shakespeare | From the Royal Shakespeare Company and the University of Warwick | LearningTeachingTeachingLearning | Scoop.it

Nicola: This looks absolutely amazing!

 

Ground-breaking courses and resources brought to you by the Royal Shakespeare Company and the University of Warwick. Transform your classroom experience of Shakespeare.

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