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A Great app for developing spelling

A Great app for developing spelling | Teaching ESL issues | Scoop.it

For those of you who don't know about SpellingCity, the website enables learners or teachers to enter a word list and then automatically generate a range of interactive multimedia activities based around the words. The site automatically adds audio recordings of the words and example sentences to the activities it generates. There is a great range of activities that students can do within the site and they can generate certificates for their teacher or parent to prove they have done their homework.


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The Top 10 Conditionals Song Lyrics | Chestnut ESL HOME

The Top 10 Conditionals Song Lyrics | Chestnut ESL HOME | Teaching ESL issues | Scoop.it
TECHNOLOGY · FRIENDSHIP · FOOD · GRAMMAR · POETRY · The Blind Men and the Elephant · ITHACA · DIVERSITY · IF · The Road Not Taken · MUSIC · TV COMMERCIALS · VOCABULARY · MOTIVATIONAL VIDEOS · ESL RESOURCES ...

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Online tools and applications - Go2web20

Find all Online tools and applications on one page, get a short description, compare, read reviews, see what people are saying about each one on the web, see screencasts and more...
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A vast collection of web 2.0 tools!

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Educational Web Tools You Might Not Have Heard of

Educational Web Tools You Might Not Have Heard of | Teaching ESL issues | Scoop.it
January 23, 2015
When designed well, technology can making life easier. Too bad most technology has the opposite effect. Here are a few notable tools that educators say have helped them in some way....
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konoz for creating online video based courses

konoz for creating online video based courses | Teaching ESL issues | Scoop.it
konoz is a vibrant community of great teachers and passionate learners. We encourage and support great creators who make their content free.

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Aguilar Dominique's curator insight, February 14, 4:15 AM

Facilite la transmission des connaissances par le visuel.

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aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

Limitless Learning Limited's curator insight, March 10, 4:28 AM

An alternative way to make money from educational videos?

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Sounds IELTS

Sounds IELTS | Teaching ESL issues | Scoop.it
Get Sounds IELTS on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 1, 2014 7:31 AM

A reasonably priced (69p) app for anyone interested in developing their skills for IELTS

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The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens

The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens | Teaching ESL issues | Scoop.it
E-readers and tablets are becoming more popular as such technologies improve, but research suggests that reading on paper still boasts unique advantages
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What do you prefer? books or e-readers?

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Storybird - Artful storytelling

Storybird - Artful storytelling | Teaching ESL issues | Scoop.it
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If you love Art and great illustrations this is a great site to practice writing; individually or collaboratively and edit the story for as little as $2.
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The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American

The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American | Teaching ESL issues | Scoop.it
E-readers and tablets are becoming more popular as such technologies improve, but research suggests that reading on paper still boasts unique advantages
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Ebooks vs conventional paper books.

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The Top 10 Reasons To Use Songs In The Classroom

The Top 10 Reasons To Use Songs In The Classroom | Teaching ESL issues | Scoop.it
Teachers by training or usually just instinct, know that music works in the classroom. For all ages, for all topics. I've even used a song to teach chemistry!…
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Couldn't agree more! Learning barren words doesn't help. When I find songs that incorporate the vocabulary being taught, we discuss the meaning of those in context, we sing the song and in the end it all makes perfect sense to my students!

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Free Online Grammar Check, Plagiarism, Spelling, and More

Free Online Grammar Check, Plagiarism, Spelling, and More | Teaching ESL issues | Scoop.it
Grammar, Plagiarism, and Spelling Check; Free Online Proofreading; No Downloads...Allows you to find those pesky mistakes and correct them before your teacher does...

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Want to know if your students' papers are authentic? Here is a free online tool.

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MFaculty's curator insight, December 24, 2013 11:02 PM

I just 'test drove' this online application - it was very fast and accurately caught my spelling errors. As a basic tool for students, I think it is, or will be, one that they can use before they turn to the writing tutors. I don't advocate trying to replace professional writing tutors with this (or any other) online tool, but it would certainly reduce the number of common errors made in student writings.

 

Since it is a free service, I would recommend educators consider giving it a test drive in their writing courses to determine whether or not any value is added in doing so. While there are plenty of word processing tools avialble for students to use in order to hone in on their writing, this one is free and seems to adequately, and quickly, perform the basics.

 

Not really an endorsement, as much as a recommendation for other to consider testing for themselves.

ella88's curator insight, January 29, 2014 5:09 PM

Many studies have addressed the issue of identifying the different dimensions of culture. In the presentations concerning culture by Madlin Reck and Anne Tornow the ways in which national culture may influence management processes, including Hofstede’s dimensions of culture have been discussed extensively (Luthans & Doh, 2012).

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Afghanistan and the Taliban: Before, After and Now

The Kite Runner was set in the years 1975-2001. Everything during these years went from being peaceful, to bad, to even worse. The Taliban during these fateful years have taken control of Afghanistan and its government. They were thought of as heroes to the people of their once peaceful country, but their way of controlling their government is sadistic. In the present, they are even involved in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center.

During 1975, Afghanistan was a quiet place to live. There were economic hardships, but the residents of this pleasant country got through it. Kabul is the capital city of Afghanistan. It had the most economy problems in the country. Most of them were poverty difficulties. The president of this country at the time was Daoud Khan. Then, when winter came along, resistance towards communists began. Amir from The Kite Runner even knew of these communist attempts to rule his country. “Huddled together in the dining room and waiting for the sun to rise, none of us had any notion that a way of life had ended.” (Hosseini 36). The Afghan Islamist part of the resistance was favored by Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and the United States instead of the Afghan traditionalist and royalist parts. The uprising has just begun for the communist takeover in Afghanistan.

In 1979, the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan. Even Amir from The Kite Runner even knew about this before it all happened. “And then in December 1979, when Russian tanks would roll into the very same streets where Hassan and I played, bringing the death of the Afghanistan I knew”(Hosseini 36) The Taliban during this time were thought of as refugees and were part of a resistance movement to expel the Russian troops from their country. The United States and Pakistan provided financial and military support so the Afghans could win against the Soviet soldiers. Despite the fact that there were civilians in Kabul, the Afghans did not care and used missiles, provided by the United States, to drop on the city resulting in civilian casualties and killed Soviet troops. In 1989, Ahmed Shah Massoud, took over Kabul as new leader. They ended up overthrowing President Sayid Mohammed Najibullah, who headed the Afghan government. In 1994, the Taliban were more powerful because Pakistan favored them and did everything in their power to support them. “Pakistan support for the Taliban is based on strong religious and ethnic bonds between the Taliban and Pakistan” (Amghar, Web 6). The militants of the Taliban are Sunni Muslim Pashtuns. They are thirteen percent of Pakistan’s population. They are basically most of the Taliban in general.

In 1996, Osama Bin Laden moved from Sudan to Afghanistan and met with Mullah Mohammed Omar, the Taliban’s leader. “Bin Laden was involved in the bombing of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998” (Amghar, Web 6). On September 11th, 2001, Bin laden prompted the bombing of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. This resulted in the United States asking the Taliban to immediately hand over Bin Laden. General Pervez Musharraf, president of Pakistan, told the U.S. that he would support the capturing of Bin Laden. Instead, they couldn’t take down Bin Laden and Al Qaeda because of the ethnic and religious ties with the Taliban. Basically, Pakistan let the Taliban do what like to the people in there cites by robbing them and raping women. “The Taliban were exceedingly ignorant, which made them cruel” (Arbabzadah, Web 1). The Taliban used to be heroes to the people of the country, but now they are just plain evil. In The Kite Runner, Amir’s friend Farid said the Taliban would look for any excuse for violence. Amir bought a fake beard because it is considered a sin to shave and that all men should have beards. He saw Kabul during this time and was unfamiliar with it as it is not how it used to be when he was a kid. Afghanistan is just plagued by the Taliban with no hope for escape.

 

 In conclusion, the Taliban before, after, and now are a deadly force to reckon with. I have to say that religion has a strong connection with them as they think of most things as sins. Amir from The Kite Runner depicts Afghanistan as a peaceful state. Now, he thinks of it as a wasteland that is ruled by a stubborn government with a false sense of religion. In my opinion, as much as I hate the Taliban, they must be removed from Afghanistan and Pakistan because they can cause a lot of trouble for those countries and can stir up many civil wars within those countries.

 

 

Works Cited

Amghar, Adderrahim. "Home." The Resurgence of the Taliban in Pakistan. Nazareth College, 2014. Web. 01 May 2014.

Arbabzadah, Nushin. "The 1980s Mujahideen, the Taliban and the Shifting Idea of Jihad." Theguardian.com. Guardian News and Media, 28 Apr. 2011. Web. 01 May 2014.

Bai, Laxmi. "Security Research Review." : Volume 1(3) Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Afghanistan. Bharat-Rakshak, 2005. Web. 01 May 2014.

Hosseini, Khaled. The Kite Runner. New York: Riverhead, 2003.

 

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What Teachers Need to Know about MOOCs ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

What Teachers Need to Know about MOOCs ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teaching ESL issues | Scoop.it
"What Teachers Need to Know about MOOCs ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning" @frostypepsi #iesteam http://t.co/Wm5YfabFMK

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Everything you ever wanted to know about MOOCs illustrated here.

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The 5 Best Free Word Cloud Creation Tools for Teachers - eLearning Industry

The 5 Best Free Word Cloud Creation Tools for Teachers - eLearning Industry | Teaching ESL issues | Scoop.it
Free Educational Technology: The 5 Best Free Word Cloud Creation Tools for Teachers. How To Use The 5 Best Free Word Cloud Creation Tools for Teachers.
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The Best Teacher Tools for Taking Screenshots and Annotating Pictures

The Best Teacher Tools  for Taking Screenshots and Annotating Pictures | Teaching ESL issues | Scoop.it
January 22, 2015
Creating tutorials and explanatory guides is best done through the help of screenshots. These are pictures we take of our screens to share with others or include in a visual...
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Create Your Personal Brand Website

Create Your Personal Brand Website | Teaching ESL issues | Scoop.it
Build a fully customizable Personal Website in seconds - for free.

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Alvaro Escobar's curator insight, February 23, 9:57 AM

Must know how to put together a bunch of technologies and make them work for the development of Web Systems.

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Here is an option for a personal brand Website. Take a look!

Javier Arana's curator insight, March 2, 12:04 AM

Una manera rápida de usar nuestros datos de Linkedin para un personal branding. Lo probé y me pareció su forma de presentar los contenidos. Pruebelo. 

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The best site I've ever used! | Padlet

The best site I've ever used!  | Padlet | Teaching ESL issues | Scoop.it
These sites have been pinned by teachers of English, French, German and Spanish. You are welcome to upload the one you like the most!
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The Best LinkedIn Groups About eLearning - eLearning Industry

The Best LinkedIn Groups About eLearning - eLearning Industry | Teaching ESL issues | Scoop.it
Linkedin for elearning: The Best LinkedIn Groups for eLearning professionals and instructional designers.
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Top Facebook Pages for English Language Teachers

Top Facebook Pages for English Language Teachers | Teaching ESL issues | Scoop.it
Facebook is an excellent resource for English teachers. Click here to read about some of our favorite Facebook pages for teachers of English!

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Personally, I have met very interesting educators via Facebook who share stuff with me and i with them and find a lot of ideas and activities through those pages and groups.

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myk's curator insight, January 19, 2014 7:43 AM

あとで一つ一つのお勧めFBページを見てみよう。

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add your insight...

Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, February 9, 2014 5:13 PM

Using Facebook to find and curate English resources.

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learningcanbefun - Top 10 Websites for Teachers

learningcanbefun - Top 10 Websites for Teachers | Teaching ESL issues | Scoop.it
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Educator's paradise! Endless resourses!

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10 grammar rules you can forget: how to stop worrying and write proper

10 grammar rules you can forget: how to stop worrying and write proper | Teaching ESL issues | Scoop.it
David Marsh set out to master perfect grammatical English – but discovered that 'correct' isn't always best
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Do Your Students Know How To Search? - Edudemic

Do Your Students Know How To Search? - Edudemic | Teaching ESL issues | Scoop.it
There is a new digital divide on the horizon. It is not based around who has devices and who does not, but instead the new digital divide will be based around students who know how to effectively find and curate information and those who do not.
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Good tips on how to search for digital material effectively.

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Create interactive quizzes with Quizlet

Create interactive quizzes with Quizlet | Teaching ESL issues | Scoop.it
We make simple learning tools that let you study anything, for free.

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How to make online interactive quizzes.

 

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Patricia Stitson's curator insight, January 8, 2014 11:25 PM

This is quite fun!

Aguilar Dominique's curator insight, January 23, 2014 3:43 AM

Très utile pour vérifier l'acquisition de nos connaissances

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Great tool to learn and practice vocabular

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43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms

43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms | Teaching ESL issues | Scoop.it
In the middle of October, we invited educators to tell us about the "apps, games, and websites that are helping to tranform their classrooms this year." We asked that you submit your responses in the form of Field Notes and we received more than...

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Nick Hester's curator insight, December 3, 2013 9:56 AM

Games have always played a ket role in educaiton, in the classroom , sports, or at home, social media has key rolel to play going forward..

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I'm currently looking for new apps for our school iPads. This article has been very helpful!

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