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The Ultimate list of Free Stock Photos Sites for eLearning

The Ultimate list of Free Stock Photos Sites for eLearning | TELT | Scoop.it
In this post I will present you The Ultimate list of Free Stock Photos Sites for eLearning. If anyone of you have used one or more of the above Free Stock Photos Sites I will very much appreciate if he/she share with us his experience!
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5 Great Ways for Students to Collaborate on Twitter

5 Great Ways for Students to Collaborate on Twitter | TELT | Scoop.it
Twitter is a brilliant resource for student collaboration. Here are 5 great ways for students to collaborate using social network.

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More great ideas for buildingndigitalmliteracy skills.

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French EFL students' choice: listening, speaking & pronunciation resources

French EFL students' choice: listening, speaking & pronunciation resources | TELT | Scoop.it

LISTENING ACTIVITIES

 

http://www.esl-lab.com

Multiple choice comprehension questions on graded audio recordings of scripted dialogues, plus vocabulary and grammar exercises.

 

http://listenaminute.com

60 second recordings of scripted monologues, with gap-fill, spelling, and discussion exercises.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/

Huge range of listening (audio, video) and pronunciation (transcription) resources with learning activities.

NB: This site uses a variation on IPA (/e/ instead of /ɛ/; length markings; see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Phonetic_Alphabet_chart_for_English_dialects)

 

http://www.talkenglish.com/Listening/ListenAdvanced.aspx

Scripted dialogues with multiple choice questions and scripts.

 

http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/media/spelling-challenge-v2/

Oxford dictionaries spelling challenge: type each word you hear to see how well you can spell

 

http://www.cdlponline.org

Texts read aloud followed by vocabulary practice with audio and comprehension questions

 

http://www.simpleenglishvideos.com

Watch movie trailers with clickable transcripts allowing you to jump to a particular place in the trailer.

 

http://tinytexts.wordpress.com

Native speakers read short texts aloud, which listeners can follow onscreen or

print a PDF with a gap-fill exercise.  There are also vocabulary definitions.

 

http://www.eslradioandtv.com/

Scripted audio and video clips with optional captions and comprehension questions.

 

http://www.lyricstraining.com/

Fill in the blanks as you listen to and watch music videos.

 

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/video/blog/

The US Public Broadcasting Service features a daily video news report with transcript and discussion questions.

 

EXTENSIVE LISTENING

 

http://www.webofstories.com/

Video clips under 10 minutes featuring famous and ordinary individuals interviewed on all sorts of topics.  (You also have the option of videorecording and uploading your own story.)

 

http://www.openculture.com/freeaudiobooks

Listen online or download mp3 files to hear novels chapter by chapter.  LM Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables, Paul Auster's The Red Notebook, and Dickens' Great Expectations were favourites.

 

http://audioliterate.com/

Streaming and downloadable free audiobooks

 

http://www.onlineaudiostories.com/

Fairy stories and classic books to listen to and read online or via podcast.

 

http://www.chockadoc.com/nostradamus-2012/

Over one thousand full-length documentaries in English on a variety of topics.

 

SPEAKING ACTIVITIES

 

http://www.englishcentral.com/videos#!/index

2 minute video extracts with optional subtitles, followed by vocabulary practice (type the word you hear, check native pronunciation with clickable phonetic symbols; repeat a word into your mic and get immediate feedback).  Share on Facebook.

 

 

Live audio/video chat

http://www.practicespeakingaforeignlanguage.com

http://www.twinvox.com

https://www.verbling.com (chat with native speakers)

http://livemocha.com: Live text, audio or video chat with other learners of English.  You can also record a video role-play for feedback from a native speaker (but only once without paying).

 

 

 

PHONETICS & PRONUNCIATION

 

http://www.cambridge.org/other_files/Flash_apps/Pronunciation/

The phonemic chart plus sounds, stress and intonation exercises.  

NB: This site uses a variation on IPA (/e/ instead of /ɛ/; length markings; see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Phonetic_Alphabet_chart_for_English_dialects)

 

http://pronunciationcoach.com/

Short explanations and advice for hearing and producing English sounds.

 

http://www.uiowa.edu/~acadtech/phonetics/english/frameset.html

The Sounds of American English: articulatory phonetics of vowels and consonants with animation, video and transcription

 

 

 

 

 

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What university students in France choose to work on for a complementary self-study assignment in an introductory class on phonetics for pronunciation skills.

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My second year English majors found more listening than speaking activities, but some daring individuals tried out a number of free live audio/video chat sites designed for language learning.

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Beyond computer assisted language learning: Huw Jarvis

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50-minute presentation by University of Salford lecturer Huw Jarvis, who works on the role of computer-based materials in L2 learning, particularly in self-access contexts.  

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"Our students multi-task and in doing so many things unconscious acquisition is as important as conscious learning, particularly when students are accessing and transmitting information in both their first language and in the English language."

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Top 100 Language Lovers 2012 – bab.la & Lexiophiles

Top 100 Language Lovers 2012 – bab.la & Lexiophiles | TELT | Scoop.it
Worldwide ranking of the Top 100 Language Lovers 2012 including a short blog description and a link to every language lover.
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Studies in Self-Access learning 3(4)

Special issue on Strategies and Self-Regulation in Self-Access Learning

Volume 3, Number 4, December 2012
Issue edited by Heath Rose
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Theory-driven and empirical research articles on the strategies of second language learners in self-access contexts.  Free to read online or download in PDF format (http://sisaljournal.org/archives/dec12/).

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Searching the Net in the Google Age: Call for papers (Jonathan James)

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STNGA 2013 : Call for Papers Edited Volume on Searching the Net in the google Age
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Socio-constructivisme, base théorique des pédagogies actives et collaboratives

Socio-constructivisme, base théorique des pédagogies actives et collaboratives | TELT | Scoop.it
Ce mouvement pédagogique est à la base des principes du social learning. Mais de quoi s’agit il ?

En réalité, il font suite aux travaux de Piaget, et démontrent que le processus d’assimilation/accommodation est en réalité assuré par une médiation sociale dans laquelle l’apprenant est co-auteur dans l’acquisition de la connaissance. Ainsi, l’environnement social, affectif, émotionnel joue un rôle primordial dans le développement cognitif de l’enfant et de l’adulte. Dans cette perspective, il est important de mettre en avant le fait que les acteurs de la construction et du développement intellectuel de l’individu sont bien évidemment les parents et les professeurs mais également les autres élèves de la classe.

Ainsi le processus d’apprentissage comporte plusieurs dimensions : la capacité cognitive de l’individu en terme de développement neuronal par exemple mais aussi la richesse des interactions sociales dont il pourra bénéficier. Evidemment, et nous n’éludons pas la difficulté ici, il n’est pas simple pour l’enseignant d’organiser au sein de sa classe des situations pédagogiques qui favoriseront ces interactions.
Via Christine Marsan, association concert urbain, Sylvia Crozemarie, CECI Jean-François, rthibert
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Résumé en français des travaux de Vigotsky et de Piaget, appliqués à l'enseignement des langues comme d'autres disciplines.

 

Egalement une présentation en anglais, sous l'angle de la didactique des langues : http://bit.ly/SJEFuj

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Gilles Le Page's curator insight, December 17, 2012 4:50 AM

effectivement : une vraie base théorique pour les pédagos.

voir article http://pedagoblog-retafpa.blogspot.fr/2009/03/pedagogie-socio-constructiviste.html

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Deborah Arnold's curator insight, February 3, 2013 11:31 AM

Des bases théoriques très utiles pour comprendre le rôle du web 2.0 dans l'enseignement et l'apprentissage.

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20 sites d’images libres de droit | protectionoeuvre.com

20 sites d’images libres de droit | protectionoeuvre.com | TELT | Scoop.it
Flickr, Morguefile, et bien d'autres encore.
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La plupart de ces sites propose des photos sous licence CC : paternité, pas d’utilisation commerciale, pas de modification de l’oeuvre

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Digital Storytelling with Voicethread (and How to Do It Offline)

Digital Storytelling with Voicethread (and How to Do It Offline) | TELT | Scoop.it
Dave Dodgson explains how to use Voicethread to help young learners listen to their classmates' picture narrations. He uses Audioboo to record his learners when the classroom internet is slow, and later uploads to Voicethread to share with learners and their parents.
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Storytelling: OUP ELT global blog

Storytelling: OUP ELT global blog | TELT | Scoop.it
Posts about Storytelling written by oupeltglobal
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Accounts of using storytelling in different EFL/ESL contexts

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Teaching literature to teens – “Unpacking” C.S. Lewis

Teaching literature to teens – “Unpacking” C.S. Lewis | TELT | Scoop.it
Valentina Morgana teaches English in a Milan upper secondary school and blogs about EFL and technology.
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This post describes an initial lesson on C S Lewis' "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" with 12 year-old A1-A2 learners.

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Banque de Séquences Didactiques

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Enseigner les mathématiques en anglais au lycée.
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Inscription gratuite pour un accès libre à des exemples vidéo de pratiques de classe, tous niveaux, toutes disciplines confondus, avec des commentaires de collègues et d'experts proposés par le CNDP.

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Créer en 2 à 3 heures un scénario pédagogique interactif avec sortie Web, Pdf, Ppt

Créer en 2 à 3 heures un scénario pédagogique interactif avec sortie Web, Pdf, Ppt | TELT | Scoop.it

Opale est une chaîne éditoriale permettant la production et l'édition sur différents supports de contenus de formation enrichis (cours et exercices).
Cette prise en main rapide ne nécessite aucune connaissance préalable d'Opale.
Grâce au tutoriel proposé ici, vous produirez un module simple et vous publierez en trois clics :
- un site Web
- un document imprimable
- un diaporama


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Une expérience positive ou négative à partager ?

TICE AMU's curator insight, January 26, 2013 4:56 AM

Un tutoriel pour utiliser Opale de la chaine Scenarii

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Opale Scenari

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How To Find Open Education Resources - Edudemic

How To Find Open Education Resources - Edudemic | TELT | Scoop.it
Free and open educational resources are aplenty and teachers around the world are adding to the repository every day.
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French undergraduate EFL student recommendations: listening, speaking & phonetics

French undergraduate EFL student recommendations: listening, speaking & phonetics | TELT | Scoop.it

LISTENING

 

http://www.talkenglish.com/Listening/ListenAdvanced.aspx

Scripted dialogues with multiple choice questions and scripts.

 

http://www.cdlponline.org

Texts read aloud followed by vocabulary practice with audio and comprehension questions

 

http://www.simpleenglishvideos.com

Watch movie trailers with clickable transcripts allowing you to jump to a particular place in the trailer.

 

http://tinytexts.wordpress.com

Native speakers read short texts aloud, which listeners can follow onscreen or

print a PDF with a gap-fill exercise.  There are also vocabulary definitions.

 

http://www.rivieraradio.mc/home.asp

English-language radio based in Monaco - listen online or at 106.5

 

http://www.webofstories.com/

Video clips under 10 minutes featuring famous and ordinary individuals interviewed on all sorts of topics.  (You also have the option of videorecording and uploading your own story.)

 

http://www.openculture.com/freeaudiobooks

Listen online or download mp3 files to hear novels chapter by chapter.  LM Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables, Paul Auster's The Red Notebook, and Dickens' Great Expectations were favourites.

 

video game walkthroughs

Gamers record screencasts of themselves playing a game and post the video to YouTube.

One student recommends Amnesia White Night (Morfar; strong language and mildly violent/disturbing warning)

http://youtu.be/Vt_y5VE0JiQ

 

SPEAKING

 

http://www.englishcentral.com/videos#!/index

2 minute video extracts with optional subtitles, followed by vocabulary practice (type the word you hear, check native pronunciation with clickable phonetic symbols; repeat a word into your mic and get immediate feedback).  Share on Facebook.

 

https://www.verbling.com/

Live audio or video chat with native speakers.

 

http://livemocha.com/

Live text, audio or video chat with other learners of English.  You can also record a video role-play for feedback from a native speaker (but only once without paying).

 

 

PHONETICS & PRONUNCIATION

 

http://pronunciationcoach.com/

Short explanations and advice for hearing and producing English sounds.

 

http://englishonthe.net/?s=shadow+reading

Advice on a technique for improving pronunciation by reading along with a scripted recording.

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, December 21, 2012 5:18 AM

These are the websites my third year phonetics students mentioned most frequently during their final oral exams this week.  

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Teachers’ beliefs and practices regarding learner autonomy

Borg, S., & Al-Busaidi, S. (2012). Teachers’ beliefs and practices regarding learner autonomy. ELT Journal, 66(3), 283-292.

 

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This paper describes a project about the beliefs and practices regarding learner autonomy (LA) held by English language teachers in a university language centre. A distinctive feature of this project was the manner in which professional development workshops for the teachers were informed by prior research about these teachers’ perspectives on LA. Following a brief rationale for the project, we outline its research component before illustrating how this shaped the teacher workshops. The model for relating research and professional development we illustrate here is one that we believe can be applied more generally in supporting teacher development and institutional change in ELT.

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Watch an 18 minute video of Simon Borg presenting a paper he co-authored with Saleh Al-Busaidi on teachers' beliefs about learner autonomy

http://www.tesolacademic.org/Video%20clips/2012/RPNov12SB.wmv

 

 

The paper is published in ELT Journal and accessible via subscription.

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22 Great Posts For Language Learners from 2012 | The Everyday Language Learner

Aaron G Myers presents an annotated list of posts by language learning bloggers which he found inspirational in 2012.

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, December 19, 2012 10:31 AM

During a week of phonetics orals for EFL students at my university, it's nice to see more ideas to help learners get out there and make progress ...

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2012 EUROCALL Proceedings: free download

2012 EUROCALL Proceedings: free download | TELT | Scoop.it
The proceedings of this June's Eurocall conference in Gothenburg, Sweden, are now available for free download.
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Les modèles d'enseignement et d'apprentissage : Université de Mons

Cours très complet sur les théories de l'apprentissage et de l'enseignement : comportementalisme, cognitivisme, constructivisme et d'autres modèles, avec des activités d'apprentissage pour l'internaute.
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Stephanie Moreau's curator insight, January 15, 2014 8:14 AM

les théories de l'apprentissage modelisées

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John Wells's phonetic blog: what's important in intonation for EFL?

John Wells's phonetic blog: what's important in intonation for EFL? | TELT | Scoop.it
Wells quotes Francis Nolan on priorities for learners:

…I will suggest that what learners need is a strategy which will optimise the pedagogical cost-benefit ratio in terms of (in order of priority) intelligibility, the avoidance of inadvertent offence, and (lowest in priority) the mastery of intonational nuances. Broadly corresponding to these three goals would be three prioritised learning targets: the mastery of accentuation (involving stress placement, rhythm, and pitch prominence achieved by a reduced inventory of pitch accents); the eradication of any L1-influenced phonetic realisations of pitch accents which might convey unintended meaning in English; and (lowest in priority) the acquisition of a more complete set of intonational pitch contrasts.
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Call for Papers - Digital Methodologies in Educational Research. 16-17th May 2013.

Venue: Brockholes Conference Centre in Preston, UK: http://www.brockholes.org/
Invited Speakers: Professor Martin Weller (The Open University, UK) and Stephen Downes (National Research Council, Canada)
Call for papers: 1st December 2012 - 28th February 2013
Abstract submissions to: Dr Michael Thomas (MThomas4@uclan.ac.uk)

Call for Papers
The purpose of this two-day symposium is to develop and support digitally-enabled research across the field of education. By providing a forum for the discussion of digital approaches, the event will enable the exchange of methodologies, ideas, expertise and knowledge and present educational researchers, practitioners and doctoral students with opportunities to develop new networks and share good practice. The use of new digital research methodologies in education is rapidly developing in quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods approaches. Across education digital methods are being used to address new practices related to the changing landscape of research collaboration, observation, analysis and dissemination. As a result of Web 2.0 technologies, educational researchers are also increasingly turning to new approaches to research computer-mediated communication, involving social media, social networks and virtual immersive environments. The symposium will address the key issues related to the Digital Social Research Strategy, particularly in relation to the challenges posed by data collection and analysis in the digital age, including trust and quality, interoperability and data preservation in an educational context. The event is aimed at established as well as early career researchers and postgraduate students.
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Video tutorials + EFL links: Mind the App by Thomas Strasser

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MIND THE APP!
by Thomas Strasser

Mind the App! is an exciting and innovative resource book which introduces teachers and their students to some of the most useful and interesting web applications for language teaching and learning.

It covers a wide variety of applications and includes activities to stimulate students’ interest and to help them understand how the applications work and how best they can be used.
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Video tutorials for 5 types of tools (teacher tools, visualisation, collaboration, audio, writing) plus links for languages on Web 2.0 and (T)EFL in general are on open access on backup website for this new book.

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, December 16, 2012 1:44 PM

video tutorials in 5 chapters, for teachers and students.

Easy tu use and simple videos.

 

We need more Apps tutorials :)

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Storytelling tools for ESL students #1 Storybird

Storytelling tools for ESL students #1 Storybird | TELT | Scoop.it
I believe storytelling is a very powerful teaching resource for young learners. They feel comfortable with it, and when they read or listen to a story they stop caring about “understanding every single word" of it.
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Examples of classroom practice with teenagers using Storybird after reading activities.

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Gary Harwell's curator insight, August 20, 2014 4:09 PM

Great for students to make their own stories.

Steve Button's curator insight, February 25, 1:53 PM

I haven't tried this, but it could be interesting. Any comments?

Stephanie Scarce's curator insight, March 28, 1:42 PM

reading

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From Bear Hunt to Dragon Hunt: la narration d'histoire en LVE

From Bear Hunt to Dragon Hunt: la narration d'histoire en LVE | TELT | Scoop.it
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Le storytelling pour l'anglais à l'école primaire.  Vidéos de classe avec commentaires, supports didactiques et explications théoriques.

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