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Six things to do with Interactive Whiteboards

Six things to do with Interactive Whiteboards | TELT | Scoop.it

Daniel Martín has this guest post on Lindsay Clandfield's blog.

 

Lindsay says "Teachers have told me “yeah, IWBs, great…but we have nothing to use with them, no activities, no material”. This is where someone like Daniel Martin comes in. He has written a book called Activities for Interactive Whiteboards. I grabbed a hold of him at the last TESOL Spain conference and asked him for half a dozen ideas for a newbie like me. Here they are…

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English Vocabulary for Beginners - Simple Word and Picture Quizzes

English Vocabulary for Beginners - Simple Word and Picture Quizzes | TELT | Scoop.it

This site has picture-word association games for a number of basic vocabulary sets.  It could be used for young learners (once the spoken forms have been acquired) for revision and perhaps IWB work in class.

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Group Text Messaging Tools for Educators

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Swaggle, remind101 and others are free tools that allow teachers to send messages to their classes: homework reminders, site updates, and so on.

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Cinq outils en ligne pour le travail collaboratif | Bibliobsession

Cinq outils en ligne pour le travail collaboratif | Bibliobsession | TELT | Scoop.it

Trello, Workflowy, Freedcamp, alternatif gratuit à Basecamp ... des outils pour la collaboration en ligne.


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Interlanguage: 40 Years Later

A special symposium celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Interlanguage Hypothesis.
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JITP CUNY The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy —

JITP CUNY The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy — | TELT | Scoop.it
The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy (JITP CUNY) is an interdisciplinary academic journal whose mission is to promote open scholarly discourse around critical and creative uses of digital technology in teaching, learning, and research.

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Réseaux Sociaux numériques : essai de catégorisation et cartographie des controverses

Réseaux Sociaux numériques : essai de catégorisation et cartographie des controverses | TELT | Scoop.it

De nos jours, les réseaux sociaux numériques sont devenus des outils de communication incontournables. Chaque jour des dizaines de nouveaux réseaux se créent, des chroniques à la radio leurs sont consacrées, sans parler des livres, des émissions télévisuelles ou les articles de presse. Cette ascension rapide de cet outil communicationnel à usages multiples, suscite l'intérêt de la part d'acteurs provenant des différentes sphères (publique, politique,...) Dispositif sociotechnique, les RSN de par leur facilité d'utilisation et de mise en oeuvre, se sont imposés comme un support favorisant l'échange, le partage (de photos, de vidéos, de liens), l'interaction et la diffusion d'informations de tout ordre. Dans sa première, cette thèse fait l'objet d'une mise en perspective historique de l'emploi de la notion du " réseau ", " réseau social " et des " réseaux sociaux numériques ". Nous verrons que ces termes révèlent des détours d'usages à travers le temps. De plus, nous décrivons les réseaux sociaux numériques par rapport à d'autres possibilités du web 2.0. A partir d'approches philosophiques et théoriques, la deuxième partie tente la construction d'un modèle théorique d'analyse qui prend comme dimension fondamentale l'homme et la technique. Ensuite l'analyse du matériel de recherche dans une démarche empirique/descriptive et une approche exploratoire, permet d'une part, d'élaborer de nouvelles typologies et catégories de réseaux sociaux numériques, et d'autre part, de construire des cartographies des différentes controverses qui entourent cet objet communicationnel complexe.


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Forvo: the pronunciation guide. All the words in the world pronounced by native speakers

Forvo: the pronunciation guide. All the words in the world pronounced by native speakers | TELT | Scoop.it
Forvo: the largest word pronunciation dictionary in the world, now with translations.
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Using social media as a language learning tool - The Guardian (blog)

Using social media as a language learning tool - The Guardian (blog) | TELT | Scoop.it

Some ideas for capitalising on young learners' tendency to "default to social media" by exploiting FaceBook and Twitter for language learning.


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Volume 2 (2011) Issue 1 - Journal of Linguistics and Language Teaching (JLLT)

This German open source language teaching journal has a number of research articles of interest to teachers of languages with technology: this issue has one on task-based learning via Moodle and others on communicative language teaching in different contexts.

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CLT and why it isn't

CLT and why it isn't | TELT | Scoop.it

Discussion of Communicative Language Teaching (Peter Medgyes, Geoff Thompson, Scott Thornbury, Stephen Bax and more), no longer cutting-edge but still worth a look, perhaps particulary for practitioners of TENOR (Teaching English for No Obvious Reason).

 

[http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomashawk/6776473727/]

 

 

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Hayo Reinders - SLA Bibliography

Hayo Reinders (Middlesex University) has this lengthy second language acquisition bibliography on his site Innovation in Teaching.

 

It's searchable and you can submit new entries.

 

You can also read his 2005 PhD dissertation on "The Effects of Different Task Types on L2 Learners: Intake and Acquisition of Two Grammatical Structures" and browse Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, which he edits with Terry Lamb (http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rill20/current)

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MYLO: a new way to learn languages

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MYLO is a free KS3 and KS4 language learning resource developed for the Department for Education and run by RM Education. It offers a new way to learn French, German, Spanish and Chinese.
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Six computer games to use in an English language classroom

Six computer games to use in an English language classroom | TELT | Scoop.it

Lindsay Clandfield says

 

"Another guest list that I’ve picked up during conference season, this time from language teaching games expert Kyle Mawer. Kyle doesn’t make computer games for language learners (often these aren’t very good), he finds existing games and exploits them with his classes. The result is some serious fun and language learning combined. Here he shows six ways that this is not just child’s play…"

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10 Tools to help English Students to be Autonomous

10 tools we can show to our students to help them study auotomously. Includes descriptions, links and step by step videos from Russell Stannard.
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Utilisation d’Open-Sankoré avec un iPad ou une tablette Android : c’est possible ! | Sankoré

Utilisation d’Open-Sankoré avec un iPad ou une tablette Android : c’est possible ! | Sankoré | TELT | Scoop.it

"Si vous disposez d’un ordinateur, d’un vidéoprojecteur, d’une tablette numérique, d’un réseau wifi, en installant sur vos PC et tablette l’application "Splashtop Whiteboard" vous transformez votre tablette numérique en un TNI mobile"

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MindSnacks - Learn Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, and more on your iPhone, iTouch and iPad

MindSnacks - Learn Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, and more on your iPhone, iTouch and iPad | TELT | Scoop.it

"MindSnacks makes mobile learning games available for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Our Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese language learning apps are available in the app store today."

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QUIZSLIDES: Online Quizzes Created With Powerpoint. « DE Tools of the Trade

QUIZSLIDES: Online Quizzes Created With Powerpoint. « DE Tools of the Trade | TELT | Scoop.it

John Goldsmith says:

 

"QUIZSLIDES allows users to pub­lish quizzes and exams online. Notice I said “pub­lish”. The actual quiz is cre­ated with Pow­er­point. The user cre­ates a series of slides con­tain­ing a ques­tion and 4 pos­si­ble answers, let­tered for “A” to “D”. Because it’s Pow­er­point, users can include pic­tures, graph­ics, charts, maps or any other graphic images (not sure about sound files or video).

 

When com­pleted, the slides are uploaded to the QUIZSLIDES web site and trans­formed into a quiz. Part of that process involves the user scrolling through each slide and iden­ti­fy­ing the cor­rect answer to each question.

 

When com­pleted, QUIZSLIDES gen­er­ates a self mark­ing quiz plus a web link/embed code so the quiz can be linked/embedded in a web page. As an exam­ple, I cre­ated a sim­ple quiz involv­ing the flags of Euro­pean coun­tries. It took more time to find the flag images then it did to cre­ate the quiz, the app is that easy to use."

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25+1 BANQUES D’IMAGES LIBRES DE DROITS

25+1 BANQUES D’IMAGES LIBRES DE DROITS | TELT | Scoop.it

Il existe aussi sur le web des banques d’images libres de droits. Vous êtes donc autorisé à utiliser ces images. Certaines sont gratuites, d’autres sont payantes. Parce que “libres de droits” ne signifie pas “gratuits”!

Voici quelques liens vers des banques d’images libres de droits:


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ASp - GERAS

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ASp, la revue du GERAS

Numéro thématique : didactique des langues et anglais de spécialité

Appel à publication pour le n° 63 de mars 2013

 

Ce numéro thématique d’ASp propose d’aborder ces questions à partir de deux perspectives :

- une approche par la théorie et l’épistémologie : comment la didactique des langues, structurée de manière autonome, peut-elle se spécifier lorsqu’elle traite de l’enseignement/apprentissage des langues de spécialité ?

- une approche par les terrains : comment l’observation des pratiques d’enseignement des langues de spécialité dans des contextes divers permet-elle de distinguer des modalités didactiques spécifiques ?

 

Calendrier

Date limite d’envoi des propositions (résumés) : 20 avril 2012

Date limite d’envoi des articles : 20 juin 2012

Acceptation (ou non) provisoire des articles : 20 octobre 2012

Parution du numéro 63 : mars 2013

 

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Teaching Tips: British Council TeachingEnglish playlist

Teaching Tips: British Council TeachingEnglish playlist | TELT | Scoop.it

6 videos with tips for English language teachers, from storytelling to encouraging speaking, to being a teacher and what makes a good teacher.

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Communicative Language Teaching (pdf document)

Communicative Language Teaching (pdf document) | TELT | Scoop.it

"A powerpoint presentation of Communicative Language Teaching. This includes the Historical, philosophical, and theological background of CLT along with the learner & teacher roles, CLT activities, and materials."

 

Get the whole picture in 71 clicks (from "Chelly," 2009, can't track the author).

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Confé­rence John Swales : From context to text (Laboratoire LaTTiCe)

Confé­rence John Swales : From context to text (Laboratoire LaTTiCe) | TELT | Scoop.it

From Context to Text: Investigating Structures, Functions and Forms in Today’s Research Article

John M. Swales

 

(The University of Michigan)

 

In a changed research world wherein English-language journal articles are becoming de rigueur, the non-native speaker of English faces difficulties in communicating complex messages

 

Which transitive verbs tend to passivize (and which not)?

How do methods sections vary?

Why are certain purpose clauses sentence-initial?

Who uses “volitional” verbs (we wanted to...) and why?

Why are there fewer definite articles in medical research?

Is there an answer to the “we” v. the passive choice?

What is the role of sentence-initial of-phrases?

Why is interestingly so interesting?

 

Recent research on research English has focussed on evaluation, criticism and author identity. However, for both descriptive and pedagogical reasons, it is important not to ignore the “nuts and bolts” that hold discoursal edifices together.

 

REFERENCES

M. Charolles. (2005). Framing adverbials and their role in discourse cohesion from connection to forward labelling. Paper at Symposium on Exploration and Modelling of Meaning, Biarritz.

K. Fløttum (ed.) 2007. Language and discipline perspectives on academic discourse. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Press.

D. S. Giannoni. (2008). Biomedical laboratory narratives: Linguistic and disciplinary traits. Verbal/visual narrative texts in higher education.

R. D. Huddleston. (1971). The sentence in written English. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

K. Hyland. (2004). Disciplinary discourses. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.

A. Olsson & V. Sheridan. (2012). A case study of Swedish scholar’s experiences with and perceptions of the use of English in academic publishing. Written Communication, 29: 33-54.

C. Pérez-Llantada, R. Plo & G. B. Ferguson (2011). “You don’t say what you know, only what you can”: The perceptions and practices of senior Spanish academics regarding research dissemination in English. English for Specific Purposes, 30: 18-30.

E. Rowley-Jolivet & S. Carter-Thomas (2011). Citing as a writing problem? A cross-cultural study of the citation behaviour of French researchers publishing in English. Paper presented at PRISEAL 2, Poland.

J. M. Swales. (2004). Research genres: Explorations and applications. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

J. M. Swales & C. Leeder. (2012) A reception study of the articles published in English for Specific Purposes from 1990-1999. English for Specific Purposes, 31: 137-146.

E. Tarone et al. (1998/1981)). On the use of the passive and active in Astrophysics journal articles. English for Specific Purposes, 17: 113-32.

S. A. Thompson (1985). Grammar and written discourse: Initial vs. final purpose clauses in English. Text, 5: 55-84.

P. R. R. White (2003). Beyond modality and hedging: A dialogic view of the language of intersubjective stance. Text, 23: 259-284.

S. Wulff, U. Römer, & J. Swales (2012). Attended/unattended this in academic student writing: Quantitative and qualitative perspectives. Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory, 8: 129-157.

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Technology Tidbits: Thoughts of a Cyber Hero: 15 Sites for Finding Images and Clip Art for Education

Technology Tidbits: Thoughts of a Cyber Hero: 15 Sites for Finding Images and Clip Art for Education | TELT | Scoop.it

FreeFoto, ookaboo, OpenClipArt, Visual Dictionary, and maybe a few you haven't heard of from David Kapuler who works in educational technology for schools in the US.

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700 reasons to study languages | LLAS Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies

700 reasons to study languages | LLAS Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies | TELT | Scoop.it

Arguments in favour of learning foreign languages, with references, from the Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies at the University of Southampton.

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