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Pre-Intermediate English Lessons - St Andrew's Day

Pre-Intermediate English Lessons - St Andrew's Day | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
Online tasks menu for a lesson about St Andrew, the patron saint of Scotland.
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The best education blogs to follow on Twitter

The best education blogs to follow on Twitter | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
When you’re a teacher, student, or someone else involved in education, it’s important to know who you should be learning from and where to get the best advice.
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Impressive list of educational sites to follow.
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A Good Visual On Bloom's Taxonomy Vs Depth of Knowledge ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Good Visual On Bloom's Taxonomy Vs Depth of Knowledge ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
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Flipping The Classroom Using Blendspace ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Flipping The Classroom Using Blendspace ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
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This is the first I have heard of Blendspace but it looks like it could be very useful for teachers.

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Three Effective Ways to Look for Educational Content in Twitter ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Three Effective Ways to Look for Educational Content in Twitter ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
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For those who find it difficult to keep up on Twitter, and who doesn't, this might make finding things a little easier.

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Sutton Trust - Many popular teaching practices are ineffective, warns new Sutton Trust report

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An interesting read which challenges some long held teaching beliefs.
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Introducing Sequence: Browser-Based Video Editing Made Easy

Introducing Sequence: Browser-Based Video Editing Made Easy | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
With Sequence, you can quickly search through Shutterstock video clips and
audio tracks, dragging and dropping files to build a custom video with
ease.
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I can think of a number of uses for this in class.

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Making The Shift To Mobile-First Teaching

Making The Shift To Mobile-First Teaching | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
Making The Shift To Mobile-First Teaching
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Interesting read. Why not make use of the smartphones our students carry?

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Steven Pinker Identifies 10 Breakable Grammatical Rules: “Who” Vs. “Whom,” Dangling Modifiers & More

Steven Pinker Identifies 10 Breakable Grammatical Rules: “Who” Vs. “Whom,” Dangling Modifiers & More | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
We’ve previously featured Harvard cognitive scientist Steven Pinker discussing writing at a Harvard conference on the subject.
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For those who feel constrained

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Excellent Timeline Printables and Graphic Organizers for Your Class

Excellent Timeline Printables and Graphic Organizers for Your Class | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
October 26, 2014
A few days ago, I shared with you here in EdTech and Mlearning a great source of graphic organizers where teachers can access and download printables to use in their class. Today, I...
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This might be useful to those who like visuals.

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Pronunciation - the poor relation?

Pronunciation - the poor relation? | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
In spite of the development of interesting teaching materials by various people it remains the poor relation of language teaching, poorly related to the rest of what happens in the language classro
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Interesting post pronunciation is overlooked.
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decentralisedteaching's curator insight, October 20, 2:48 AM

Classic article by Adrian Underhill - is pronunciation the 'Cinderella' of ELT?

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Bad practices in mobile learning

Bad practices in mobile learning | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
something doesn't seem quite right with this particular implementation ... The World Bank's EduTech blog explores issues related to the use of information and communication technologies (computers, laptops, tablets, the Internet, ...) to benefit education in middle and low income countries around the world. While I tend to view, with a fair degree of skepticism, many of the statistics which purport to document just how many people have visited a particular web site, it seems that the EduTech blo
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Great read from Michael Trucano on what not to do when introducing mobile learning.

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A reflective, collaborative mindset for Connected Educators

A reflective, collaborative mindset for Connected Educators | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
I have always been a big picture kind of learner. If I had a picture of where I was supposed to go, I had a reason to learn the various parts I needed to know in order to get there.
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As always @tomwhitby is worth reading. Interesting things to say about connecting and/or reflecting.

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30 Awesome British Slang Terms You Should Start Using Immediately

30 Awesome British Slang Terms You Should Start Using Immediately | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
If you've ever fancied incorporating some British slang terms into your vernacular, check out our list of some of the best slang to use...
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These terms might brighten up a dull vocabulary lesson. Make sure to use in the correct context.

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3 Strategies to Improve Student Writing Instantly

3 Strategies to Improve Student Writing Instantly | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Ali Parrish, educator and ed tech consultant, provides three strategies, low-tech and high-tech, for breaking through students' brain freeze when faced with the dilemma of what to write.
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Some good ideas here to help student with what to write.
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The importance of content rich texts to learners and teachers

The importance of content rich texts to learners and teachers | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
Texts have always played an integral part in classroom learning, for skills development and as contexts for language study. It has long been acknowledged that choosing texts that are interesting an...
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Some interesting questions teachers should ask themselves before setting a reading task.

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Twitter Search Operators Teachers Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Twitter Search Operators Teachers Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
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More great ways of finding useful stuff on Twitter.

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Powerful Chromebook Apps for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Powerful Chromebook Apps for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
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For those,like me, moving to Chromebooks as the technology of choice in the classroom then this is a great place to start.

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Connectivism | Visual.ly

Connectivism | Visual.ly | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
“This infographic outlines the learning theory pioneered by George Siemens and Stephen Downes.”
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Excellent Visual Search Engine for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent Visual Search Engine for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
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Interesting twist on the search apps. This might help students and should be more fun.

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How to write your own EFL materials: Part Two – Thinking about context and flow

How to write your own EFL materials: Part Two – Thinking about context and flow | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
John Hughes has co-authored a number of titles for OUP including three levels in the Business Result series, Successful Meetings, and Successful Presentations. He will be giving a practical worksho...
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Great read. I'll never complain about course books again,

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Never Mind the Bo**ocks - here's The TEFL Skeptic!

Never Mind the Bo**ocks - here's The TEFL Skeptic! | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
It’s often struck me that the IATEFL conference is a bit like a big music festival. You’ve got the global stars on the main stage, slightly more alternative acts in the bigger rooms, and then the u...
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Great post on EFL and it's "rock stars".

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The Downside to Being a Connected Educator

I have written a lot about all that being a connected educator has done for me.  I have written a lot about how I would not trade it for anything and that I hope others will choose to become connec...
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I think many of us share these feelings. I know I do! Make sure you read the comments.

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5 Great Whiteboard Apps for Your Android ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Great Whiteboard Apps for Your Android ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
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