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Role-play

Role-play | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
A selection of lesson plans that focus on role-play activities. Scenarios include an office social event, a wedding party and a New York blackout.
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Great lesson plans to help you set escenarios and have students speaking
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Immersive Italy and 6th European Immersive Education Summit Host and Dates Announced | Immersive Education Initiative

Immersive Italy and 6th European Immersive Education Summit Host and Dates Announced | Immersive Education Initiative | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
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The World's Leading Experts in Immersion and Immersive Technology. 

The Immersive Education Initiative is a non-profit international collaboration of educational institutions, research institutes, museums, consortia and companies. The Initiative was established in 2005 with the mission to define and develop standards, best practices, technology platforms, training and education programs, and communities of support for virtual worlds, virtual reality, augmented and mixed reality, simulations, game-based learning and training systems, and fully immersive environments such as caves and domes. Thousands of faculty, researchers, staff and administrators are members of the Immersive Education Initiative, who together service millions of academic and corporate learners worldwide.

To read more about them visit their site: http://immersiveeducation.org/

We will be participating with a presentation about a course we just finished with educators from Italy. A great experience on language teaching in virtual worlds in EdMondo, Open Sim.

Immersive English methodology in Edmondo 1 
(INDIRE) Istituto Nazionale Documentazione innovazione Ricerca Educativa 

English in Edmondo: Methodology course 

Coordinators: Letizia Cinganotto & Andrea Benassi, Researchers, INDIRE 

International supervisor: Heike Philp 

International experts: Ann Nowak; Carol Rainbow; Shelwyn Corrigan; Barbara Mc Queen; Doris Molero 

Facilitators and moderators: Annie Mazzocco and Daniela Cuccurullo 

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Plenary by David Crystal | IATEFL Online: Who would of thought it? The English language 1966-2066

Who would of thought it? The English language 1966-2066

Complaints about a supposed decline in standards of English continue to be made, with increasing frequency, in the British press. Although these are nothing new - as the long history of use of would of for would have illustrates - they do draw attention to the way we seem to be going through a period of unusually rapid language change. This paper illustrates the main changes in pronunciation, orthography, grammar, and vocabulary, discusses the chief factors involved - social mobility, globalization, and the Internet - and compares the changes that have taken place in the past fifty years with those that are likely to take place in the next fifty.
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David Crystal is honorary professor of linguistics at the University of Bangor, and works from his home in Holyhead, North Wales, as a writer, editor, lecturer, and broadcaster. He read English at University College London, specialized in English language studies, then joined academic life as a lecturer in linguistics, first at Bangor, then at Reading, where he became professor of linguistics. He received an OBE for services to the English language in 1995. Recent books include The Oxford Illustrated Shakespeare Dictionary (with Ben Crystal), Making a point: the pernickety story of English punctuation, The disappearing dictionary, and The gift of the gab: how eloquence works. His current research is chiefly in applied historical English phonology, with particular reference to Shakespearean original pronunciation. He is the patron of IATEFL. - See more at: http://iatefl.britishcouncil.org/2016/session/plenary-david-crystal#sthash.vSALtA0C.dpuf
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Nomination Cards: Giving students a chance to speak

Nomination Cards: Giving students a chance to speak | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
Nomination cards can be used in discussion activities as a way to give all students a chance to speak.
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The Benefits of Nomination Cards
I think there are several benefits to using nomination cards. You avoid dominant students because there is a random element, which means students who are shy are more likely to be included and involved. 

It avoids students feeling like they have completed the task after saying one thing because they may be asked to keep talking about their opinion, or explain it again. It avoids the teacher feeling like they have to maintain the discussion of reluctant speakers and the activity should teach nomination skills. 

Hopefully, with the aim that students will continue to have discussions in this way without the help of the cards. Although this starter set is quite simple, you can expand upon it, change the rules, and develop new ways of running the activity. If you have any comments or suggestions about these cards, please leave a comment. 

Alternatively, you can send me a message by visiting the contact page, leave me a message on my Facebook page or by following me on Twitter. Thanks for reading and take care! The nomination cards were created in Microsoft® Word® 2013, the images were created in Microsoft® PowerPoint® 2013 using both standard and custom shapes.
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American TESOL Institute - YouTube

 TESOL webinars are presented every Friday at 4 PM EST or New York time with Shelly Terrell. Webinars are open to the public. Teach English Abroad to Children and Adults. American TESOL Institute provides online or in class TESOL Certification Programs worldwide.

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A wonderful collection of videos with zillion of ideas.. just wonderful. Thanks to Shelly Terrel for this.
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Larry Ferlazzo - Using a "Three-Two-one" Speaking Activity

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Using a "Three-Two-One" Speaking Activity

English-language teacher trainer and author Paul Nation has developed the “4-3-2″ Fluency Activity.
Dr. Doris Molero's insight:
Great idea..Paul Nation has developed the “4-3-2″ Fluency Activity With this exercise you have your students prepare a topic to talk about . Later students are asked to reduce the time in which they have to tell their topic. 

"In it, students line up (standing or sitting) facing each other. Each one must be prepared to speak on something that they are already quite familiar with. First, they speak to their partner for four minutes about the topic. Then, they move down the line, and say the same thing for three minutes. Next, they move and speak for two minutes. Then, the students on the other side do the same thing."

Larry Ferlazzo and Katie Hull Sypnieski (The ESL/ELL Teacher's Survival Guide) propose the use of technology where students get the chance to write and record what they say. Giving them the chance to practice and listen to themselves. Finally they have to tell a partner without using what they wrote.

Worth the try .. check it out!


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Great idea..Paul Nation has developed the “4-3-2″ Fluency Activity With this exercise you have your students prepare a topic to talk about . Later students are asked to reduce the time in which they have to tell their topic. 
 
"In it, students line up (standing or sitting) facing each other. Each one must be prepared to speak on something that they are already quite familiar with. First, they speak to their partner for four minutes about the topic. Then, they move down the line, and say the same thing for three minutes. Next, they move and speak for two minutes. Then, the students on the other side do the same thing."
 
Larry Ferlazzo and Katie Hull Sypnieski (The ESL/ELL Teacher's Survival Guide) propose the use of technology where students get the chance to write and record what they say. Giving them the chance to practice and listen to themselves. Finally they have to tell a partner without using what they wrote.
 
Worth the try .. check it out!
 
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Avatars for Peace: An EFL Language Project in Virtual worlds

Avatars for Peace: An EFL Language Project in Virtual worlds | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
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Announcing the Avatar for Peace Project.... Have you got an avatar?.. Well, show your face for peace.. Avatars of the world ...Unite and show your face for Pace!!!!

All avatars are invited.. please.... Get a picture of your avatar,design a little poster with it... write a message promoting peace and tag your poster to me... they will be part of our school project..avies from the world... contributing to the learning of a second language.. you can include English and your language in your message... think peace!

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152679771720368.1073741832.642495367&type=1

http://doris3meflcenter.blogspot.com/2013/03/my-face-for-peace-project-fireworks-for.html

We also have a Pinterest group: http://pinterest.com/doris3m/our-faces-for-peace-efl-for-peace/

you can go to http://www.picmonkey.com/ or http://pixlr.com/express ;  and get it done.. next tag it to me.. thanks for participating.

Our facebook group: My Avatar for Peacehttps://www.facebook.com/groups/641621699186528/

You can upload your avatar photo and message in our Facebook group...

Follow us in twitter: #facesandavatarsforpeace

 

Feel free to join us and invite others to join in spreading peaceful messages..

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All you need is to get a photo of your avatar and edit it write a message.. then tag it to us... Join also the My face for Peace dream http://myfaceforpeace.org
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Multiliterate Doris: Revisiting online communities.. my Yahoo Groups

Multiliterate Doris: Revisiting online communities.. my Yahoo Groups | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it

This is a post I wrote back in 2001.. there was not scoop.it at the time... So I decided to post it here.. since there are so many EFL professors from Venezuela, who could profit from this discussion list... or are discussion list out of fashion?... any way.. It's worth to spread the word on this wonderful discussion list for  and by Venezuelan EFL educators... 

 

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R U Ready 4TwitterII

From connecting via Twitter as an educator to Twitter in the classroom and connecting your class globally.
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The Raven Lesson Plans | Edgar Allan Poe | Raven Summary

The Raven Lesson Plans | Edgar Allan Poe | Raven Summary | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
The Raven lesson plans for Edgar Allen Poe's classic covers figurative language, vocabulary, Raven summary. TPCASTT, literary devices; similes & metaphors.
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Story telling.... Excellent tool ... wish you great projects with your students ;)
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Luke’s ENGLISH Podcast

Luke’s ENGLISH Podcast | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
Enjoy learning and listening to British English, free!
Luke’s English Podcast is an award-winning audio download for learners of English as a foreign language. The podcast started in 2009 and is still going strong. With over 300 episodes, transcripts, videos and a special series on phrasal verbs, there is so much for you to use, and it’s all free. The podcast has been downloaded over 10 million times in total and this website won the Macmillan Dictionary Award for Best Blog in 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014.
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"Hi, I’m Luke and I produce the podcast at home in my flat. I’m a DELTA-qualified English teacher from London with over 14 years of teaching experience. I’m also a stand-up comedian. My podcast offers you an insightful learning resource, which aims to make you laugh while you learn."
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Five Tips To Read Faster - EFL Magazine

Five Tips To Read Faster - EFL Magazine | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it

BY NEIL MILLINGTON


Do you sometimes have learners who feel their reading speed is too slow? Would you like to help them to speed up? Well read on because here are some useful tips for improving reading speed.

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NEIL MILLINGTON suggests five top tips for faster reading and hopefully more enjoyment of reading. But before getting learners to practice these reading tips, it is important to choose the right kind of text. He would recommend carefully selecting a text for your class when they are starting to practice reading faster.

Read in chunks 
Don’t look back 
Concentrate 
Don’t jump in 
Relax when reading

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some useful tips in order to help our students with their reading skills
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Live Schedule | IATEFL Online

Live Schedule | IATEFL Online | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
On each day of the conference, we'll be providing the morning plenary live via Birmingham IATEFL Online.
We'll also be providing live coverage throughout the day where you'll be able to watch interviews live from the Birmingham IATEFL Online studio.

Join us at 09.00 (UK time) each day for all the latest from IATEFL 2016.

You will be able to watch live coverage throughout the day statring at 09.00 (UK time). Our daily coverage includes live interviews and all the latest from the Birmingham IATEFL Online studio. - See more at: https://iatefl.britishcouncil.org/2016/editors-blog#sthash.DUaBfzrK.dpufYou will be able to watch live coverage throughout the day statring at 09.00 (UK time). Our daily coverage includes live interviews and all the latest from the Birmingham IATEFL Online studio. - See more at: https://iatefl.britishcouncil.org/2016/editors-blog#sthash.DUaBfzrK.dpuf
As well as our live interviews and the 5 plenary sessions, you will be able to watch over 40 conference sessions. These session videos will be published throughout the conference.
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You will be able to watch live coverage throughout the day statring at 09.00 (UK time). Our daily coverage includes live interviews and all the latest from the Birmingham IATEFL Online studio. - See more at: https://iatefl.britishcouncil.org/2016/editors-blog#sthash.DUaBfzrK.dpufYou will be able to watch live coverage throughout the day statring at 09.00 (UK time). Our daily coverage includes live interviews and all the latest from the Birmingham IATEFL Online studio. - See more at: https://iatefl.britishcouncil.org/2016/editors-blog#sthash.DUaBfzrK.dpuf As well as our live interviews and the 5 plenary sessions, you will be able to watch over 40 conference sessions. These session videos will be published throughout the conference.
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Digital Poets! Web Tools, Apps, & Lesson Ideas

Resources at http://ShellyTerrell.com/poetry

Published in: Education, Entertainment & Humor
Dr. Doris Molero's insight:
Shelly Terrell has done it again! wonderful resources.. learning and teaching is just a party... check this presentation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3XBoxFTY_o

Some tools recommended by Shelly!! 
Tips Students can: 
Students can: 
1. animate their poems with digital poster tools, like EduBuncee, Flowvella, Sway, HaikuDeck, Adobe Slate, Canva, Tackk, Visme, Smore, ThingLink, Biteslides, and EduGlogster. 
2. produce cool videos of their poems with Powtoon, Touchcast, WeVideo, iMovie, Animoto, Magisto, or other video creation tools and apps. 
3. create digital poetry portfolios with free web tools and apps, like Weebly, Educlipper, Blendspace, Pinterest, and Livebinders. 
4. share their poetry in digital books with web tools and apps like Storybird, LittleBirdTales, and Book Creator (IOS / Android) app. 
5. evaluate poetry with the Voicethread web tool and IOS app. 
6. use this heart shaped word cloud tool to share what they love about the subject matter. 
7. view animated text poetry like Television is a Drug then 
8. create their own animated text poetry presentations with multimedia tools like Powtoon, Thinglink Video, 30 Hands, Tell Me About This (IOS), Narrable (IOS), and Fotobabble. 
9. create talking avatars to recite their poetry with Adobe Voice, Yakit for Kids, Tellagami, and Voki. 10. create sonnets with the the Poetry Engine, an online interactive. 11. create their own magnetic poetry with these themed sets (mustache, nature, geek, love and poet).

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How to get started with Second Life

This is an introduction for people who are new to Second Life and wish to find out more about virtual worlds.
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There are many great educators working in virtual worlds. One of them is Christel Schneider A.K.A Letty pienaar from the EU FUNDED CAMELOT PROJECT (2013-2015). CAMELOT stands for "Creating Machinima Empowers Live Online Language Teaching and Learning". This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.
Letty will be with us at the SLMOOC16. If you want to attend, you can register, if you want to present inworld or in our webinar system on WizIQ just IM Maggie Larimore or Pionia Destiny for details. Here's our Google Doc:
and here's the link to the WizIQ course:

Here it is the land mark to our Integrating Technology center in Second LIfe: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Madhupak/110/89/63
#secondlife #ELT #EFL #vwbpe #SLMOOC16

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Marisa Constantinides – TEFL Matters - Peace Education and ELT

Marisa Constantinides – TEFL Matters - Peace Education and ELT | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
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As we continue working on our Avatar for peace project, we keep on finding gems on the road... this is From Marisa Contantinides, a wonderful language educator... She explains here why teaching about peace is a good idea for language learners or any kind of learner...

 

Educating for Peace requires improvement or development of the following:

Becoming a good communicator – improving communication skills

Developing the ability to resolve conflicts

Improving understanding and developing empathy for others

Developing the ability to view issues from a multiple perspective

Developing critical thinking

 

There is also a need for knowing things. Learners who know very little about the world and others will need help with:

Improvement of general knowledge

Knowledge of the target language community

Knowledge of their own country and their own culture

Knowledge of cultures other than their own

 

Finally, educating for peace requires more self-confidence and improvement of self-image in our learners.

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Lessons: EFL teaching material - awareness about issues affecting people with mobility disability.

EFL teaching material for different levels, that not only provides skill building and examination practice, but also raises awareness about issues affecting people with mobility disability.

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SloodleMOOC .. un Mooc en español para educadores interesados en la enseñanza en mundos virtuales

SloodleMOOC .. un Mooc en español para educadores interesados en la enseñanza en mundos virtuales | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it

SLOODLE MOOC (En español)

Ruth Martinez, y David Postigo (elearning3d) diseñaron un MOOC (Massively Online Open Course) llamado SLOODLEMOOC que busca introducir el ya famoso estilo de apendizaje en linea abierto, distribuido, cooperativo, gratis que incorpora herramientas web 2.0, mundos virtuales y las redes. Alfabetizaciones todas necesarias para poder participar en la conversación educativa global.

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