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Does spelling matter?

Does spelling matter? | Linguitikus | Scoop.it
?You can?t help respecting anybody who can spell TUESDAY, even if he doesn't spell it right; but spelling isn't everything. There are days when spelling
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Toward a More Productive Conversation About Homework

Toward a More Productive Conversation About Homework | Linguitikus | Scoop.it
Questions for teachers, parents and students, from an educational psychologist
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A lot of the times, teachers assign homework just to keep students busy. Sometimes teachers think that the amount of homework equals the amount of practice, i.e. the more homework assigned, the better the students will be. I think teachers need to be a bit more reflective and selective when assigning homework. 

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The Great Language Game

Challenge yourself to identify some seventy languages by their sound alone. Learn more about how languages sound and where they're spoken.
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Apparently I don't know Latvian, Yiddish, and Dutch.

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BLENDS, DIGRAPHS, TRIGRAPHS AND OTHER LETTER COMBINATIONS - Enchanted Learning Software

BLENDS, DIGRAPHS, TRIGRAPHS AND OTHER LETTER COMBINATIONS.
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A whole year worth of learning?

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Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend

Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research su...
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I hate to say that the concept is nothing new, but thank you for the scientific explanation. 

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Using Smartphones in Class to Improve Speaking Skills | TESOL Blog

Using Smartphones in Class to Improve Speaking Skills | TESOL Blog | Linguitikus | Scoop.it
Alexandra Lowe shows you how to utilize smartphones in your ESL class to help students work on speaking skills while getting the entire class involved.
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Not just smartphones, just any mode of recording can really help learners be more reflective of the speaking skills.

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Enhancing Your Verb Vocabulary With Onomatopoeia | Tofugu

Enhancing Your Verb Vocabulary With Onomatopoeia | Tofugu | Linguitikus | Scoop.it
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It's fascinating that my two-year-old son uses onomatopoeia when he doesn't know the word and I am always able to understand him!

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Instead of Monitoring Employees, Try Motivating Them

Instead of Monitoring Employees, Try Motivating Them | Linguitikus | Scoop.it
There's a smarter way to stop employees from stealing
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Now how can we apply this in the education setting? 

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Why foreign language education is important at every age

Why foreign language education is important at every age | Linguitikus | Scoop.it
People used to think that exposure to two languages was bad for children. It would cause children's language skills to develop more slowly and stunt their vocabulary growth. Now we know that the ...
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US 'now using British-isms'

US 'now using British-isms' | Linguitikus | Scoop.it
Which British words are now commonly used by Americans? Professor Ben Yagoda and Dr Lynne Murphy discuss the use of "British-isms" in America.
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4 Stages: The Integration Of Technology In Learning

4 Stages: The Integration Of Technology In Learning | Linguitikus | Scoop.it
What are the stages of technology in learning, and how can these stages be used as a framework for improving learning?

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Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, May 2, 2013 1:21 PM

A kind of Instructional designer for e learning... simple and efective !

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Connie Wise's curator insight, August 1, 2013 12:05 PM

Roadmap to integration of technology

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Exploiting two computer-based RPGs

Exploiting two computer-based RPGs | Linguitikus | Scoop.it

In this article I’d like to look at how we could use two computer based RPGs (Role playing games) as the basis for language development.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 26, 2013 4:27 AM

This is quite and old article, but both the games still work and there are plenty of ideas there too.

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10 Things to Stop Saying to Your Kids (and What to Say Instead)

10 Things to Stop Saying to Your Kids (and What to Say Instead) | Linguitikus | Scoop.it
Current research shows that some of the most commonly used and seemingly positive phrases we use with kids are actually quite destructive.
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English to the fore

English to the fore | Linguitikus | Scoop.it
Marketplace 3.0: Rewriting the Rules of Borderless Business. By Hiroshi Mikitani. Palgrave Macmillan; 256 pages; $27 and £16.99. Buy from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk...
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The Secret Life of Pronouns: James Pennebaker at TEDxAustin

I, You, Me, We, Us -- small words with the tremendous ability to illuminate who we are and how we're feeling. Chair of the Department of Psychology at one of...
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Uh... oh... need to check past email and be careful about future email.

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Phonemic chart

Phonemic chart | Linguitikus | Scoop.it
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Something for your students too.

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Visual Language Lab -- Downloadable Papers

Visual Language Lab -- Downloadable Papers | Linguitikus | Scoop.it
Visual language Lab: Researching the structure and cognition of the visual language of comics
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HICPR

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A blog devoted to discussion of research related to haptic-integrated pronunciation instruction.
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This Is the Greatest Keyboard Shortcut Ever

This Is the Greatest Keyboard Shortcut Ever | Linguitikus | Scoop.it
The Bard described death as “the undiscovere'd country, from whose bourn no traveller returns.” I guess we can’t fault him for not knowing about this awesome keyboard shortcut, courtesy of Business Insider's Melia Robinson: That's for Mac users.
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It works!

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Making Homework Smarter « Annie Murphy Paul

Making Homework Smarter « Annie Murphy Paul | Linguitikus | Scoop.it
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'Repetition' is always key in helping to reinforce learning. 

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Six study habits to avoid and adopt - Winter Park/Maitland Observer

Six study habits to avoid and adopt - Winter Park/Maitland Observer | Linguitikus | Scoop.it
Six study habits to avoid and adopt
Winter Park/Maitland Observer
Studying in silence or amid a little white noise will not distract from thinking and can help a student concentrate without the disruption of lyrics and changing tempos.
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Students can't resist distraction for two minutes ... and neither can you

Students can't resist distraction for two minutes ... and neither can you | Linguitikus | Scoop.it
Are gadgets making us dumber? Two new studies suggest they might be. One found that people who are interrupted by technology score 20 percent lower on a standard cognition test.
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Author's Writing on the Wall

Author's Writing on the Wall | Linguitikus | Scoop.it
When writing last week of leaving messages behind in old homes, we stumbled upon an interesting story of an unknown Chinese author.
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Some Pros and Cons of iPads for ELT

Some Pros and Cons of iPads for ELT | Linguitikus | Scoop.it

From a quick comparison of these two lists it may well look like the benefits far outweigh the disadvantages, but those disadvantages are BIG, especially the cost. If you are thinking of introducing iPads in your school, then I think by far the best way to start is just by having a few in the teachers’ staff room and letting the teachers explore them and see what they can do with them. If this can generate some enthusiasm then you could be on your way to having a 21st century language school.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 24, 2013 10:05 AM

This is an article I wrote some years ago now, but it has been attracting a lot of attention and comments recently, so I thought I would share it and open up the debate. I'll also try to write a more up to date one soon.

Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 24, 2013 10:06 AM

This is an article I wrote some years ago now, but it has been attracting a lot of attention and comments recently, so I thought I would share it and open up the debate. I'll also try to write a more up to date one soon.

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Peer Learning Handbook

Peer Learning Handbook | Linguitikus | Scoop.it

This book presents a range of techniques that self-motivated learners can use to connect with each other and develop stronger communities and collaborations. The book is addressed to everyone who is interested in how learning works, whether you’re an educator, a hobbyist, an artist, a home-school student, an employee, a parent, an activist, an archivist, a mathematician, or a tennis player.  The book was written by a bunch of people who think learning is cool.


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systerwoody's comment, April 24, 2013 11:25 AM
I see the list of update on the right side. I was clicking on the left side menu. So I stand corrected AND I'll join the G+Peeragogy community. Thanks.
David Álvarez's curator insight, April 24, 2013 12:01 PM

Libro sobre técnicas de automotivación para el aprendizaje

LLAS Centre's curator insight, April 26, 2013 5:02 AM

Interesting tool for all keen educators.

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Mikitani and his 'Englishnization' of Japanese business

Mikitani and his 'Englishnization' of Japanese business | Linguitikus | Scoop.it
On July 1, Rakuten Inc. CEO Hiroshi Mikitani published a book about his company's so-calle
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