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Virtual Writing Tutor | Check English Grammar | Learn English as a Second Language

Virtual Writing Tutor | Check English Grammar | Learn English as a Second Language | All about teaching English | Scoop.it
VirtualWritingTutor is a grammar checker for ESL writing. Finds common ESL spelling mistakes and grammar errors for free.

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Camelia Mojica Rodríguez's comment, August 11, 2013 9:39 AM
is a very importante to learn english
Rose Mount's comment, August 17, 2013 1:00 AM
Great tool
Rose Mount's curator insight, August 17, 2013 1:01 AM

A great tool for English language students.

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How To Teach Writing: 7 Strategies for Elaboration | Busy Teacher

How To Teach Writing: 7 Strategies for Elaboration | Busy Teacher | All about teaching English | Scoop.it

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"Do your students struggle to write with detail? Are their descriptions limited, lacking in specifics or uninformative? If so, you can help your students write more engaging and elaborate pieces by teaching the following strategies for elaboration. Elaboration: 7 Writing Strategies"


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ThingLink - Make Your Images Interactive

ThingLink - Make Your Images Interactive | All about teaching English | Scoop.it
ThingLink lets users add interactive links to any photo and turn them into fun web experiences that drive engagement.

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Improving Written Feedback

Improving Written Feedback | All about teaching English | Scoop.it
This week I gave a seminar at TeachMeet Clevedon. I am going to post more fully on my topic of teachers getting better by undertaking 'deliberate practice' sometime soon. One smaller aspect of my p...

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Carmenne Kalyaniwala-Thapliyal's curator insight, June 18, 2013 3:42 AM

An interesting blog article on how a teacher could provide better written feedback.

However, shouldn't the emphasis be on student-to-student feedback?

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What if a parent says no to special services? - Valley morning Star

What if a parent says no to special services? - Valley morning Star | All about teaching English | Scoop.it
What if a parent says no to special services?
Valley morning Star
The school asked the parents to have their child tested to rule out possible special education needs. Gina's parents ... education support.

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Creating Materials for the EFL Classroom

Creating Materials for the EFL Classroom | All about teaching English | Scoop.it
One in a series of articles for teachers of English as a Foreign Language.

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A Great app for developing spelling

A Great app for developing spelling | All about teaching English | Scoop.it

For those of you who don't know about SpellingCity, the website enables learners or teachers to enter a word list and then automatically generate a range of interactive multimedia activities based around the words. The site automatically adds audio recordings of the words and example sentences to the activities it generates. There is a great range of activities that students can do within the site and they can generate certificates for their teacher or parent to prove they have done their homework.


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DemmyAnd's curator insight, March 19, 2013 8:05 PM

Can be used for Proficiency level words? must look into that...

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12 Excellent Creativity Resources for Teachers

12 Excellent Creativity Resources for Teachers | All about teaching English | Scoop.it

I want to share with you some of the articles I have curated and read about creativity, a topic of much relevance to us in education...


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10 Ways To Integrate Technology Using A Single Computer - Edudemic

10 Ways To Integrate Technology Using A Single Computer - Edudemic | All about teaching English | Scoop.it
Wondering the best ways to integrate technology using just one computer? These quick tips are a great refresher!

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Irregular Verbs Learning Game | Macmillan

Irregular Verbs Learning Game | Macmillan | All about teaching English | Scoop.it
Improve your knowledge of irregular verb forms with our irregular verb wheel game

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ABCya! Make a Word Search Puzzle for Kids

ABCya! Make a Word Search Puzzle for Kids | All about teaching English | Scoop.it
Kids make an interactive word search puzzle online...

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Evaggelia Charalambous's comment, May 11, 2013 4:00 AM
perfect!
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10 Tools for Creating Class Puzzles and Quizzes

10 Tools for Creating Class Puzzles and Quizzes | All about teaching English | Scoop.it
Here are 10 free tools for creating puzzles and quizzes to use with your class.

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11 Resources to Blend Technology and Special Needs

11 Resources to Blend Technology and Special Needs | All about teaching English | Scoop.it
My first take on 'special needs' is: Don't all students have special needs? Aren't we beyond the cookie cutter education that lines students up and feeds them from the same trough? Yes and yes, but...

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5 steps to using self-assessment in the classroom

5 steps to using self-assessment in the classroom | All about teaching English | Scoop.it

Implementing some kind of self-assessment is a very good thing, as it enables learners to judge the quality of their work. I’ve done this on an ad-hoc basis at times in the past, but using a formal instrument or procedure can work wonders, even if it has no official bearing on the final outcome.


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Mabel A. Opare - Ababio Ayita's comment, May 29, 2013 8:25 AM
Very good and creative way, noot a bad idea.
Allan Shaw's curator insight, May 29, 2013 6:03 PM

If your goal is to have students become excellent learners, this should be on your list of things to consider!

Tatyana Chernaya's curator insight, June 3, 2013 3:51 AM

And also some great ideas of 5 ice-breakers, a 5-day blogathon, using images, etc.

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Music & Song in ELT

Music & Song in ELT | All about teaching English | Scoop.it
INTRODUCTION I'm pleased to be able to offer the following resources to EL teachers. Hopefully they will assist you in finding new ways of including music and song in your pedagogy. The stimulus for...

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LibriVox - Free Audio Books

LibriVox - Free Audio Books | All about teaching English | Scoop.it

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Sally Tilley's curator insight, February 3, 2013 4:16 PM

What a fantastic service!

Marga Roig's curator insight, February 5, 2013 12:32 AM

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agnès33's comment, April 1, 2013 12:08 PM
thanks
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Apps For Children with Special Needs | Gappy’s First Words | Apps For Children with Special Needs

Apps For Children with Special Needs | Gappy’s First Words | Apps For Children with Special Needs | All about teaching English | Scoop.it

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a4cwsn's curator insight, March 24, 2013 5:45 PM

Give them the building blocks of reading with the interactive app that teaches your little reader more than 200 different words.

New from the makers of AlphaTots, Gappy’s First Words is the perfect adventure for pint-sized learners just beginning to read. From dusty deserts to distant planets, Gappy has wandered far from home, and it’s their job to help him make it back, spelling words to span the gaps along the way.

There are four different worlds for young players to explore, and with each one they conquer, they’ll earn the parts they need to redesign Gappy’s house. From a cozy cabin, to a mushroom house, to a castle with a gingerbread roof, there are over 700 creative combinations they can make in the game designed to give your little reader a big head start on the books they’ll love for life.

Jeni Mawter's curator insight, April 11, 2013 9:32 PM

Great to see Apps for Children with special needs in the market.

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Little Digits | Apps For Children with Special Needs

Little Digits | Apps For Children with Special Needs | All about teaching English | Scoop.it

Little Digits is a fun educational app that teaches children about numbers by putting a new spin on finger counting.

Using the iPad multi-touch screen, Little Digits displays number characters by detecting how many fingers you put down. Children can learn to associate the number on the screen with the number of fingers they place down, whilst enjoying the unique characters and animations of the Little Digits world.

There are also games that introduce small addition and subtraction calculations, where you can work out the answer using the same multi-touch finger detection.

This is an app that will grow with your child’s numerical understanding. Not only can they discover numbers through initial independent play, you can also play collaboratively with your child, each putting fingers down to count and work out calculations together. Then when your child is ready, they can work out the answers for themselves, using their own little digits!


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Instant grammar checker

Instant grammar checker | All about teaching English | Scoop.it

This is a free proof reader, grammar checker. Just copy and paste in your text and get a detailed report and some advice on ho to improve your writing. Completely free (or so they say)


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MissPelayo's curator insight, December 21, 2012 2:25 PM

It's free!!! use it wisely!

DemmyAnd's curator insight, March 19, 2013 8:03 PM

Ah, my life saver!

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Top 29 Best Ways to Stay Creative

Top 29 Best Ways to Stay Creative | All about teaching English | Scoop.it
Infographics on being creative in life and inspiration with top 29 ways to be creative on success and startup exploring and researching ideas and concept...

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Elisa Vivancos's comment, December 22, 2012 3:46 AM
http://allinfographics.org/top-29-best-ways-to-stay-creative-in-life-inspirational
Kathy Jordan's curator insight, February 10, 2013 11:27 AM

I need motivation to stay creative and this infographic by @all_infographic is a winner.

Ana Gea's curator insight, March 19, 2013 9:03 PM

Most importantly- Have fun & Finish something. 

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Website Builder - Create a website in minutes - Sidengo

Create a website in minutes and embed it everywhere. No design or coding skills required. Try it free!

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Providing Feedback | Researched-Based Strategies | Focus on Effectiveness

Providing Feedback | Researched-Based Strategies | Focus on Effectiveness | All about teaching English | Scoop.it

Providing the right kind of feedback to students can make a significant difference in their achievement. There are two key considerations. First, feedback that improves learning is responsive to specific aspects of student work, such as test or homework answers, and provides specific and related suggestions. There needs to be a strong link between the teacher comment and the student's answer, and it must be instructive. This kind of feedback extends the opportunity to teach by alleviating misunderstanding and reinforcing learning. Second, the feedback must be timely. If students receive feedback no more than a day after a test or homework assignment has been turned in, it will increase the window of opportunity for learning. Feedback is a research-based strategy that teachers, and students, can practice to improve their success.


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Anne-Marie Armstrong's curator insight, February 1, 2013 11:02 AM

True at all levels.   My goal is to try to do this.

Anne-Marie Armstrong's comment, February 1, 2013 11:03 AM
Making it my goal for my online courses.
systerwoody's comment, February 4, 2013 2:30 PM
The challenge is in providing timely feedback spread across 3-4 courses with 25+ students each. Nearly impossible with writing intensive programs, which is a majority of doctoral programs. Sink or swim!
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Song Worksheets for Learners of English

Try one of these great Elementary Worksheets in your English Class - making learning English fun!

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Judith Morais's comment, February 2, 2013 6:14 PM
Thanks?
Judith Morais's curator insight, February 2, 2013 6:16 PM

Address the teaching of grammar through songs. The videos and worksheets are great! Very well organised menu to get to the songs we need in the classroom.

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20 Ways To Provide Effective Feedback For Learning - TeachThought

20 Ways To Provide Effective Feedback For Learning - TeachThought | All about teaching English | Scoop.it
Feedback for learning is a matter of communication, consistency, and tone, all driven by and for assessment practice.

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