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TED talks: beyond coursebook accents

TED talks: beyond coursebook accents | TELT | Scoop.it
Do you ever use TED talks in your classes? This nonprofit organisation, with the tagline ‘Ideas worth spreading’, is a great place to find interesting authentic audio.
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Nice selection of different accents for awareness raising or teacher education

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Nedi Silveira's curator insight, September 28, 2014 12:59 AM

Wonderful and inspiring talks.

Ramon Gomes's curator insight, November 22, 2014 7:29 PM

This is the best programme for talks ever!!!

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10 Awesome Tech Tricks From David Pogue - Edudemic

10 Awesome Tech Tricks From David Pogue - Edudemic | TELT | Scoop.it
Y’all know we love TED talks. Short, watchable snippets of useful information, thought provoking questions, personal stories, inspiration, and learning. While I always take something away from every TED talk that I watch, some stick with me more than others. That said, most don’t come with a specific list of takeaways meant to help you …
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Things you think you know but might not 

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Nancy Duarte: The secret structure of great talks | Video on TED.com

"TED Talks From the "I have a dream" speech to Steve Jobs’ iPhone launch, all great presentations have a common architecture. In this talk, Nancy Duarte draws lessons on how to make a powerful call-to-action."

 

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Interesting analysis of powerful presentations showing a common underlying structure - moving back and forth between the present situation and future possibilities.  Useful to help students reflect on their goals in a presentation, and how to attract and hold an audience. (She follows the model in her own presentation, of course!)

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1756 TED Talks Listed in a Neat Spreadsheet

1756 TED Talks Listed in a Neat Spreadsheet | TELT | Scoop.it
A quick update for TED heads. In early 2011 we mentioned that someone put together a handy online spreadsheet that lists 875 TED Talks, with handy links to each video.
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Surprising that this would be necessary/useful, but easy to browse for famous names or topics

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How to make online language teaching units on the fly - Tools project

Do It Yourself video demonstrating how language teachers can easily create online units like those found at http://multidict.net
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14 minute walk through showing how to prepare a TED video with transcript for language learning by connecting to online dictionary entries.

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