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The Conditioned

The Conditioned | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
This EFL lesson plan is designed around a short film by Facebook Stories about Raimundo Arruda Sobrinho who was homeless in São Paulo, Brazil, for nearly 35 years. Raimundo sat in in the same spot and wrote every day.
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Class poem

Class poem | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
This simple activity could be done with almost any level to practise adjectives (and perhaps comparatives) and give the class a sense of group.  It will also result in something you can put on the wall.
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Writing

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Check out our new Scoop.it dedicated to teaching writing in EFL classes. Topics include how to stimulate writing with online tools, writing processes, error correction and more! Have a look and follow us for regular updates.

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Dictation Technology Will Change Writing Instruction

Dictation Technology Will Change Writing Instruction | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
If we look into the not-too-distant future, it appears that -- whether we like it or not -- dictation technologies will have effects on writing instruction. The time has come for us to decide exactly what kind of effects we intend for those to be.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 8, 2013 4:48 AM

An interesting and very relevant article on the impact dictation software will have on the way we continue to develop writing skills.

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The Poetry Idea Engine Helps Students Create Poems

The Poetry Idea Engine Helps Students Create Poems | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
April is poetry month. At least that's what Scholastic tells me. Scholastic has assembled a big list of lesson resources for teaching poetry this month. One of the resources that I really like is the Poetry Idea Engine.
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Sally's Phone

Sally's Phone | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
Many countries around the world are celebrating World Book Day today.  To mark the occasion we're publishing a piece of creative writing by students in our A2 Elementary class.  The text below is a...
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I really like this reading / writing activity! Have a look...

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Great Web Tools to Detect Plagiarism in Student...

Great Web Tools to Detect Plagiarism in Students Works ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on Learning 21st Century Technology curated by Reena Mahay (Great Web Tools to Detect Plagiarism in Students Works ~ Educational Technology and...

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Could come in handy!

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Using Blogs to Add Value to the Writing Process

Using Blogs to Add Value to the Writing Process | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
Sean Dowling, an Educational Technology Coordinator, looks at how teachers can add value to the student writing process by using blog posts in writing tasks.
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Breaking News English Lessons

Breaking News English Lessons | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it

It is a site by Sean Banville aimed at teachers where you will find ready-to-use EFL/ESL lesson plans in Word and PDF about graded news articles.


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I'm sure you're familiar with this, but in case you aren't or havd forgotten... He also seems to have a site called Lessons on Movies (http://www.lessonsonmovies.com/) which might be worth checking out.

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