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Perceptions of the IWB for language teaching: iTILT

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One or two slides from our presentation on our European project iTILT (interactive Technologies in Language Teaching http://itilt.eu) co-authored with project partners Gary Beauchamp and Emily Hillier and delivered on the final day of the EuroCALL conference in Gothenburg, Sweden.

 

A write-up will appear in the conference proceedings scheduled for December 2012, just around the time our video clips of language teaching with the interactive whiteboard go live.  

 

After piloting at the start of the academic year, the site will be opened for free public access to our bank of some 200 classroom illustrations in different languages, contexts, and proficiency levels, allowing language teachers and trainers to see the IWB in use and read associated comments by teachers and learners, as well as download lesson plans and materials.

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Sounds Familiar? British Library learning resource

Sounds Familiar? British Library learning resource | TELT | Scoop.it

"Sounds Familiar? Accents and Dialects of the UK

Do you call a ‘bread roll’ a cob, batch, bread cake, barm cake or scuffler? How do you pronounce the words cup and plant? And are you sitting or sat at this computer? The UK is a rich landscape of regional accents and dialects, each evidence of our society’ s continuity and change, our local history and our day-to-day lives. This site captures and celebrates the diversity of spoken English in the second half of the twentieth century."

 

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Useful for teachers wishing to demonstrate the variety of British accents and dialects, or for language students to broaden their English language experience.  LInguistics students can also find information on language change, phonology, and dialect studies.

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How to integrate dictionary work into EFL teaching

How to integrate dictionary work into EFL teaching | TELT | Scoop.it
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Marcus Murilo Lacerda, EFL teacher in Brazil, has summarised this Twitter discussion among ELT professionals on using dictionaries with learners. The summary includes pros and cons of in-class use, links to online dictionaries and corpora, and ideas for the classroom. Lots of good sense and concrete suggestions.
Via Sharon Hartle
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Free, Printable Bingo Cards by Bingo Baker

Free, Printable Bingo Cards by Bingo Baker | TELT | Scoop.it

"Bingo Baker makes it easy to create bingo cards. You can generate hundreds of random cards and print them using the printer-friendly PDF (with no ads or watermarks). You can also save paper (and waste electricity instead) by playing your bingo game online (it works on the iPad).

Instructions: Just type your words into the grid on the left. You can give your game a title and can change the BINGO column headings too. Then click the Generate button."

 

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No images, just text, but very easy to use all the same and handy for different types of vocabulary practice in the language classroom.


Via Sharon Hartle, Juergen Wagner, Evdokia Roka
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ICT Magic: Resources for young learners

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Martin Burrett has a great collection of learning resources for younger learners, including a huge range of tools, websites, and activities.  There is an EAL section, but most resources are not specific to language teaching, though many are entirely suitable for EFL/ESL.


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lelapin's comment, July 15, 2012 3:29 AM
I love Prezi, compared to powerpoint it makes presentations so much better. Thanks for sharing.
Shona Whyte's comment, July 15, 2012 1:35 PM
lelapin: Yes, Prezi makes things look more fun. Never seen one live or made one myself, though - maybe too tape à l'oeil for me ;-)
lelapin's comment, July 15, 2012 1:59 PM
I'm afraid there's also something one working in a company who would want to digress from presentations under Powerpoint should be made aware of: unless he or she pays a fee the Prezi logo remains.
Tape à l'oeil? Well maybe a little; also, one feels also kind of dizzy after watching too much and too many of them LOL
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Blogging English: Links

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Vanessa Vaile has a blog to support ESL/EFL learners with this nice list of links to places online for working on your language skills. A good place to start if you're new to using online resources for self-study.
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40 Open Education Resources You Should Know About | Edudemic

40 Open Education Resources You Should Know About | Edudemic | TELT | Scoop.it
Digital resources for learning, mostly aimed at children.
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1000 images on the tip of my tongue (sur le bout de ma langue)

1000 images on the tip of my tongue (sur le bout de ma langue) | TELT | Scoop.it

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This "trilingual index of expressions with equivalent meanings" lets you look up idioms by category, see them in a sentence, hear the sentence spoken aloud, and work on interactive exercises to test your knowledge.

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Welcome to Lit2Go ETC

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"Lit2Go is a free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format. An abstract, citation, playing time, and word count are given for each of the passages. Many of the passages also have a related reading strategy identified. Each reading passage can also be downloaded as a PDF and printed for use as a read-along or as supplemental reading material for your classroom."

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Mostly American out-of-copyright classics aimed at native-speakers, but well put together for teachers (transcript, reading level, word count) so usable for intermediate-plus teen or adult learners.
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BBC - Podcasts - The English We Speak

BBC - Podcasts - The English We Speak | TELT | Scoop.it
"Make the English you speak sound more natural with The English We Speak from bbclearningenglish.com. Every week, we look at a different everyday English phrase or piece of slang in this fun three-minute programme."
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Visuals for Foreign Language Instruction

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"This site contains hundreds of visual aids (illustrations) that can be used to support instructional tasks such as describing objects and people (i.e., teaching vocabulary) or describing entire events and situations (i.e., teaching grammar)."

 

Over 400 line drawings, searchable and browsable, free to use for educational purposes, spotted by Larry Ferlazzo.

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Aulde de Barbuat's curator insight, March 5, 2013 5:50 AM

Absolutely excellent. Very brainfriendly. Thanks again Annie

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30 Online Multimedia Resources for PBL and Flipped Classrooms

30 Online Multimedia Resources for PBL and Flipped Classrooms | TELT | Scoop.it
The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators.

 

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Michael Gorman has a nice list of teaching resources, from familiar sites such as the BBC or PBS teachers to more specifically targeted science resources, for example.  A short introduction to each will help you decide which to explore and which to leave for another time.

 

There is nothing exclusively for language teaching, but these are English resources and many are aimed at under 18s, so much of what you see can be exploited in the EFL classroom under the "authentic materials" umbrella.


Via Jon Samuelson, Yuly Asencion
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Learn 40 Languages for Free: Spanish, English, Chinese & More

Learn 40 Languages for Free: Spanish, English, Chinese & More | TELT | Scoop.it

"Download free language lessons. Collection features audio lessons in 40 languages including Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Mandarin, Arabic..."

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Teaching Activities | ESOL Nexus

Teaching Activities | ESOL Nexus | TELT | Scoop.it

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Ready-to-go EFL/ESL teaching activities from the British Council on a variety of topics for different learning objectives and different levels and ages of learners.  Materials and step-by-step instructions for using in class.

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The ESL lesson Library: Mongolia listening Video

The ESL lesson Library: Mongolia listening Video | TELT | Scoop.it
London EFL teacher Laura is sharing this lesson on her blog. You can access online teaching materials and follow a detailed lesson plan for upper-intermediate or advanced learners. If you like the format, there are plenty more on the blog.
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Tiny Texts

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"Read, listen & learn a littleEnglish..."

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This looks like a nice site: bite-sized English lessons - authentic news texts with audio, and a PDF with vocabulary and cloze exercises.
Via Flor Ingles Burgos, MonVall, Shona Whyte
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EFL resources from ICTmagic

EFL resources from ICTmagic | TELT | Scoop.it

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Martin Burrett has a nice collection of links for English language learners (EFL, ESL, EAL) including the British Council, BBC, and others.

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5 Card Flickr – Storytelling…. : EFL 2.0 – Teacher Talk

5 Card Flickr – Storytelling…. : EFL 2.0 – Teacher Talk | TELT | Scoop.it
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Resources and tools for storytelling in ESL/EFL from David Deubelbeiss.
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Ready to teach

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"Ready to Teach, il sito di risorse per insegnanti di inglese..."

 

A website developed at the University of Valle d'Aosta to support Italian teachers of EFL, it has materials on language and culture, including these links to other online teaching/learning resources.

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TOP English Listening Websites

TOP English Listening Websites | TELT | Scoop.it

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A short list of good sites where EFL/ESL learners can practice their listening skills: BBC podcasts, Randall, ELLLO and some you may not know.

 

From the Speechy project website, which aims to sift online resources for English, French and Spanish to help busy teachers, and offers a short pedagogical evaluation and suggestions for classroom use for each resource listed.

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New Teacher Boot Camp Week 2 - Using VoiceThread

New Teacher Boot Camp Week 2 - Using VoiceThread | TELT | Scoop.it
"Using Voicethread in the Classroom. Very easy tutorial on Voicethread, possibly one of the best tools to help students learn how to give their opinion on pictures, paintings, drawings.."
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Courses - EnglishCentral.com

"Learn English online systematically through Business, Travel, Social, Media, and Academic English Courses on EnglishCentral."

 

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EnglishCentral just launched a major improvement for learning words within the context of the video. See how it works in this screencast.

 

http://community.eflclassroom.com/video/video/show?id=826870%3AVideo%3A298340

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