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The Why and How of Using Facebook For Educators – No Need to be Friends At All! | The Edublogger

The Why and How of Using Facebook For Educators – No Need to be Friends At All! | The Edublogger | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
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Great options here... I think group works realy well you can monitor who's there and what they are posting.. So far, my students are learning how to us e it. they are sort of shy now.. But I think it's important to use this tool and help them connect with the world practicing in a safe environtment. They will learn how to use this cool properly to communicate and be better EFL students.. :)

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My Face for Peace: Crowdfounding a work of love and hope for Peace

My Face for Peace: Crowdfounding a work of love and hope for Peace | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
A PEACE BOOK that visualizes the global wish for world peace.
For almost 3 years now we invited people from all around the world to give FACE to their wish for global peace. 10.000 people from more than 120 nations have uploaded their portraits and statements for peace on our website. Help us to spread these messages of peace and love with a PEACE BOOK.
(Book size: 21 x 21 cm, about 320 pages)

Category Art
City: Hamburg
Tags: Peace book, Peace faces, World peace, My Face For Peace, Weltfrieden
Funding period: 05/21/2015, 11:19 AM to 07/01/2015, 11:59 PM    
Realisation period: October 2015
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We need your help to make this book a reality. It carries the  work of love and hope in messages of 10.000 people from all over the world. Help make it happen..  Let's stand for a global culture of peace.

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Vocabulary to Describe Food - Kaplan English Lesson

Vocabulary to Describe Food - Kaplan English Lesson | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
Food is wonderful. Sharing meals with family and friends can bring people together, and remind us of old traditions. We can also build new traditions with food, and make friends by trying new things together. Food is also a good way to introduce people to a new culture.

However, talking about food isn’t always easy. In English, there are many specific words to describe how foods taste and how they feel.
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RACE TO SPACE | 2015 SPACE CAMP SCHOLARSHIP

RACE TO SPACE | 2015 SPACE CAMP SCHOLARSHIP | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
YOUR VIDEO COULD SEND YOU TO SPACE CAMP!
Have you ever dreamed of being an astronaut? Your skills in science, math and English can help make your dream come true!
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Help kids to dream big... This is one way.. watch the videos and vote... I got this from a fellow educator.. whose daughter is participating.. This is how you can vote... for any kid or for his daughter  Ben Yahya Tamara

 

Karim Ben Yahya

Voting on http://race2space.science.ma seems to be a bit confusing.
the best way to vote is by following these instructions:


1. Log in to your facebook account
2. Click on the link (http://race2space.science.ma
3. Click on the blue button "vote Now" 
4. Fill in your name and email
5. Click on the "play" or "jouer" of the facebook pop-up application (don't worry. It's safe)
6. Then, you'll be taken to the videos where you can vote on Ben Yahya Tamara

Karim Ben YahyaVoting on http://race2space.science.ma seems to be a bit confusing.
the best way to vote is by following these instructions:
1. Log in to your facebook account
2. Click on the link (http://race2space.science.ma
3. Click on the blue button "vote Now" 
4. Fill in your name and email
5. Click on the "play" or "jouer" of the facebook pop-up application (don't worry. It's safe)
6. Then, you'll be taken to the videos where you can vote on Ben Yahya Tamara

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Pronunciation Poem - Dearest Creature in Creation - Study English Pronunciation

Pronunciation Poem - Dearest Creature in Creation - Study English Pronunciation | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
Dearest Creature

That English Pronunciation Poem!

Listen to this tricky little poem and you can practise your pronunciation and listening skills, and don't worry if you don't know all the words and their different pronunciation. Even Lynne got Arkansas wrong the first time round!

In fact, this was the first poem Lynne ever recorded for the site, and she's re-recorded it three times now, just to improve the quality. This will probably be the last time, unless someone buys her a recording studio. You will still need a compatible player and an up to date browser. Feel free to link to this page, and to use the sound recordings in the classroom, but please don't hotlink to them or republish them.
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#secondlife, #virtualworlds Do not forget to grab... - Relay For Life of Second Life

#secondlife, #virtualworlds Do not forget to grab... - Relay For Life of Second Life | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
#secondlife, #virtualworlds
Do not forget to grab your copy of the official 2015 Relay For Life of Second Life Commemorative Book, which features relay history from 2005 to present day! This special...
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Forgotten Wonders of the Digital World: Second Life

Forgotten Wonders of the Digital World: Second Life | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
What does a three-dimensional version of the Internet look like? That might seem like a trick question: wouldn’t that just be IRL, or perhaps some kind of...
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New World Notes: Glorious Second Life Machinima Inspired by Life of Pi

New World Notes: Glorious Second Life Machinima Inspired by Life of Pi | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
A perfect way to end this week is watching this new SL machinima from SamLowry Hawks, who after a long absence from the genre (his 2010 classic here; 2012's masterpiece here), returns with this visually stunning and story rich short...
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Teorías de aprendizaje y visones pedagógicas del siglo XXI

Presentación realizada en la Universidad San Buenaventura (Sede Cartagena), en la que hacemos un pequeña introducción a los frameworks de aprendizaje y teorías…
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The Bottleneck of Second Language Acquisitio

 

Roumyana Slabakova University of Southampton and University of Iowa Explaining why some linguistic features and constructions are easy or difficult to acquire in a second language has become a prominent current concern in generative second language acquisition (SLA) research. Based on a comparison of findings on the L2 acquisition of functional morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics, the Bottleneck Hypothesis argues that functional morphemes and their features are the bottleneck of L2 acquisition; acquisition of universal syntax, semantics and pragmatics flows smoothly (Slabakova 2006, 2008, 2013). The article surveys experimental studies supporting this view. A pedagogical implication of this model is discussed, namely, that an enhanced focus on practicing grammar in language classrooms is beneficial to learners.

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IELTS writing - YouTube

These videos help you understand and prepare for the IELTS writing test
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IELTS Pronunciation - Improve English & prepare for IELTS Speaking - YouTube

https://youtu.be/T-uYzReetEI
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Excellent resource to inform students what the teacher is checking for when assessing oral production.

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Presentation lessons from Steve Martin's autobiography

Presentation lessons from Steve Martin's autobiography | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
The key is to be consistently good
Martin states that it was never enough to be great some nights and mediocre on other nights. Anyone can be amazing sometimes, he suggests, but the key is to be consistently good.

"It was easy to be great. Every entertainer has a night when everything is clicking. These nights are accidental and statistical: Like lucky cards in poker, you can count on them occurring over time. What was hard was to be good, consistently good, night after night, no matter what the abominable circumstances."

The key to greatness is persistence
There are numerous examples of Martin extolling the virtues of persistence over raw talent.

"But there was a problem. At age eighteen, I had absolutely no gifts. I could not sing or dance, and the only acting I did was really just shouting. Thankfully, perseverance is a great substitute for talent."

"Despite a lack of natural ability, I did have the one element necessary to all early creativity: naïveté, that fabulous quality that keeps you from knowing just how unsuited you are for what you are about to do."
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This is great advice for educators, too!!!

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Life Feast: Reading Collaboratively with Point

Life Feast: Reading Collaboratively with Point | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
This post has the objective to share a tool I've learned about today: POINT.
http://www.getpoint.co/

Point is a Google Chrome Plugin which allows you to quickly share links to websites and videos with other people. And how does it work? You install the plugin to your Google browser, then every time you want to share a link with someone, press the key @ on your keyboard and a small box pops up prompting you to choose the person or email to share it with.
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Bajemos la temperatura - Por qué se debe evitar un planeta 4°C más cálido - The World Bank Group | Coursera

Bajemos la temperatura - Por qué se debe evitar un planeta 4°C más cálido - The World Bank Group | Coursera | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
Es evidente que si no tomamos medidas para combatir el cambio climático el mundo será 4 grados centígrados más cálido a finales de siglo. Este incremento de temperatura amenaza nuestra sociedad tras décadas de desarrollo y nos encontramos actualmente en un punto de inflexión decisivo para el futuro de la humanidad. Este curso presenta las últimas evidencias científicas sobre el cambio climático y algunas de las alternativas e iniciativas que debemos empezar a implementar lo antes posible para poder revertir la situación.
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How to Describe a Person's Physical Appearance

How to Describe a Person's Physical Appearance | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
If you had to describe somebody could you? Or meet someone who impressed you, but when asked found yourself unable to describe them? Perhaps you have trouble remembering faces. Well, fear not, there is hope for you. If you follow these...
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Great article to read with students and discuss on different ways too describe people.

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How virtual reality can create the ultimate empathy machine

How virtual reality can create the ultimate empathy machine | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
Chris Milk uses cutting edge technology to produce astonishing films that delight and enchant. But for Milk, the human story is the driving force behind everything he does. In this short, charming talk, he shows some of his collaborations with musicians including Kanye West and Arcade Fire, and describes his latest, mind-bending experiments with virtual reality. (This talk was part of a session at TED2015 guest-curated by Pop-Up Magazine: popupmagazine.com or @popupmag on Twitter.)
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Peace Day Postcard Design Competition 2015 - Postcards for Peace

Peace Day Postcard Design Competition 2015 - Postcards for Peace | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
Since 2001, members of the United Nations have adopted 21st September each year as the International Day of Peace – a day of ceasefire and non-violence where everyone around the world can unite and different cultures cooperate.
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New World Notes: Watch This Awesome Machinima Tribute to SL Avatars

New World Notes: Watch This Awesome Machinima Tribute to SL Avatars | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
"It's a Wonderful Second Life 3: Avatars" is the latest in a machinima series by SamLowry Hawks (YouTube page here), and as you'd expect from a master like Mr. Hawks, it's beautifully shot and edited -- this latest installment a...
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Broken Age – An Interview with Camden Stoddard and the audio team at Double Fine | Designing Sound

Broken Age – An Interview with Camden Stoddard and the audio team at Double Fine | Designing Sound | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it

Broken Age launched Act I in January 2014. Funded through Kickstarter with it’s development the subject of an epic (and ongoing) documentary courtesy of 2 Player Productions, the game was noteworthy for a number of reasons. I personally really enjoyed the games sound and music so in August 2014 I caught up with Camden Stoddard, the lead sound designer on the game for a chat. I was lucky enough to catch up with him again in March 2015 and also meet the other members of the audio team, Ashley Coull and Paul O’Rourke, as they closed in on the end of Act II

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Understanding The Bottleneck Hypothesis - YouTube

https://youtu.be/re_abF5z6vo
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How do we acquire meaning... The bottleneck theory..

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A Beginner's Guide to Writing in English for University Study - University of Reading

A Beginner's Guide to Writing in English for University Study - University of Reading | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
Learn how to use English for study at university or college and develop your writing skills, vocabulary and grammar.
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Free Course starting on May 4th

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A Whiteboard History of Storytelling - YouTube

                                                                     "The Golden Age of Web Video" presents 40,000 years of storytelling history in four minutes. From the first cave paintings to the latest viral video on smart...

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Proprioception in learning new sounds, words and connected speech - Adrian Underhill - YouTube

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Sharing and Building Upon

Sharing and Building Upon | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
How can I make it even MORE visible that sharing our work as educators is one of the critical components of the "learning revolution"? Sharing means amplification. Amplification means spreading goo...
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