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Leoxicon: Explaining the difference between (near-) synonyms

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Study: Intelligent computer programs are effective teachers - WSU News

Study: Intelligent computer programs are effective teachers - WSU News | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
PULLMAN, Wash. - Recent research shows that when a class size becomes large enough, one-on-one computer-based tutoring is more effective than traditional teacher-based instruction.
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Is the the beginning of even larger classes and the demise of teachers?

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Grammar: 6 ways to use WILL

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Is will only used to talk about the future? Yes. But there are many different contexts and uses of will that you might not be familiar with. Do you know what the difference is between will and be going to? These two are often confused, but you can learn how to use them correctly by watching this lesson. I will teach you six different ways you can use will: future intentions, promises, predictions, confirmations of place and time, order of events, and goodbyes. Take this essential lesson, and never be confused between will and be going to again.
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This is a nice simple and very effective video showing the uses of "will"

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Four Ways to Get Your English Learners to Do More | Teaching ESL Online

One of the biggest frustrations of teaching English is when your learners don’t do anything outside of class.
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For online teachers some good ideas on how to keep your students motivated.
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The Lack of Evidence-Based Practice: The Case of Classroom Technology (Part 1)

The Lack of Evidence-Based Practice: The Case of Classroom Technology (Part 1) | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
When it comes to policymakers calling for data-based decisions and evidence-based practice, the purchase and use of tablets, laptops, interactive whiteboards and academic software miss that call mi...
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Has technology fundamentally changed teaching? not yet!
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How to easily record video of your classes online (step-by-step)

How to easily record video of your classes online (step-by-step) | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
Using Google Hangouts on Air can enable teachers to create an online repository of videos of their classes. Students can watch them as needed.
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The top 3 questions teachers ask me about classroom tech

The top 3 questions teachers ask me about classroom tech | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
There are a handful of questions I can count on being asked at least once at every school in which I do instructional technology coaching.
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Nice post for those starting on the technology in class journey.
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Terrific Timeline Creation Tool for Students (Works on Chromebooks Too) ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Terrific Timeline Creation Tool for Students (Works on Chromebooks Too) ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
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Useful tool and Chromebook ready.
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Teaching Students How to Take Notes – Moving From Mechanical to Effective

Teaching Students How to Take Notes – Moving From Mechanical to Effective | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
Improving Note Taking Techniques (With Some Resources and Tools to Help) Effective note taking can make a genuine difference in student learning. Teaching your
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Something we as educators need to encourage.
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How the world's 10 richest billionaires are shaping education

How the world's 10 richest billionaires are shaping education | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
Through their funding and influence, these 10 people have (sometimes controversially) made an impact in the education space.
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The influence of big business reaches everywhere.
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Using Communicative Grammar Activities Successfully in the Language Classroom

Using Communicative Grammar Activities Successfully in the Language Classroom | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
Nancy Schoenfeld shares her recommendations for making communicative grammar activities successful in the classroom. Nancy is an English language instructor at Kuwait University, where she strives ...
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Good article with some insightful ideas.

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Event Horizon: 10 Tech Trends Coming in 2015 : DNews

Event Horizon: 10 Tech Trends Coming in 2015 : DNews | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
Here are ten tech trends to watch for in 2015, including developments in personal stealth wear, immersive virtual reality and artificial intelligence.
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A bit of fun but a little scary. Could be nice start for class conversation.
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Universal Skills All Learners Should Know How to Do

Universal Skills All Learners Should Know How to Do | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
This morning I was thinking about the things that all young people should know how to do regardless of income, geographical location, life goals, etc. I started a list - see below. Some have "alw...
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Great list with links, from Jackie Gerstein
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Barbarians at the Gates | TEFL Ideas

Barbarians at the Gates | TEFL Ideas | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
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My thoughts on big business and education.

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Exploring English - British Council

Exploring English - British Council | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
This course for learners of English looks at British culture and examines English in use to help you improve your language skills.
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This looks like an interesting course especially the emphasis on British culture which impacts on the English language.

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March | 2015 | jonathan dykes blog

1 post published by jonathandykes1 during March 2015
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I just came across this. How are changes to English being incorporated in your school?
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The best teacher tools for creating classroom quizzes - Daily Genius

The best teacher tools for creating classroom quizzes - Daily Genius | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
FacebookTwitter The days of tried-and-tested classroom quizzes are getting shaken up. Thanks to education technology, we’re seeing a massive influx of entertaining yet useful apps and web tools that make quizzes a bit more engaging. These teacher tools are changing how classrooms operate, how results are measured, and how effective lessons can be. Besides, who …
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Comprehensive list of sites to enable teachers to build great quizzes.

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Still not disruptive Web-based language learning

Still not disruptive Web-based language learning | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
Christmas 1997. I remember it well, chiefly as I spent most of the holiday developing a business plan for a bright idea I’d had: to use the Internet to teach people who, for whatever reason, would ...
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Why are students using language schools when there is so much stuff on the Web.
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Prone to Wander: Why My Students Don't Come First in My Classroom

One teachers idea about how to treat students.
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Interesting view of how teachers should treat their students.
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Great Platforms to Find Open Educational Resources ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Great Platforms to Find Open Educational Resources ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
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Nice group of open resources for teachers and students.
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The Future is Learning, But What About Schooling? | Higher Ed Beta @insidehighered

The Future is Learning, But What About Schooling? | Higher Ed Beta @insidehighered | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
Long read
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Interesting view of education from within.
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With English comes great power, and responsibility - new study maps global language potency

With English comes great power, and responsibility - new study maps global language potency | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
English, GLN, global language network, With English comes great power, and responsibility - new study maps global language potency
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Insight into the power of certain languages and the transfer of ideas.
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6 must-see education TED Talks

6 must-see education TED Talks | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
The conference has played host to some of the brightest education ideas from experts in numerous fields.
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Some interesting views, not all of them I agree with, but worth a look.
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25 Of The Best Resources For Teaching With YouTube

25 Of The Best Resources For Teaching With YouTube | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
25 Of The Best Resources For Teaching With YouTube
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Comprehensive list of great sites if you want to use video for teaching.
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The EFL SMARTblog: New Year's Resolutions with Bob Dylan

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Nice lesson plan covering New Year resolutions.
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​Learning Should Be Creating, Not Consuming: Lessons From Berlin (EdSurge News)

​Learning Should Be Creating, Not Consuming: Lessons From Berlin (EdSurge News) | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
As thought-leaders in the tech education space, CareerFoundry was excited to be invited to take part in Educa Online Berlin, a conference where educators, administrators and academics at the forefront of reforms in edtech and education discussed the...
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Brief overview of Educata Berlin conference with views of online learning.
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