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The Island Weekly

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For English learners and teachers. A current affairs blog from Germany for geeky lovers of language and music.
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CPD, lesson ideas, interesting articles on learning and teaching, articles about using educational technology in English Language Teaching and online tools to try out
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Class project: Instagram culture collage

Class project: Instagram culture collage | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Bring Instagram into your teen classroom with this lesson activity! Get students to create a photo collage depicting their culture #cambridgeculturecollage
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Open Access Journals –

Open Access Journals – | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Below is a list of free and Open Access journals related to ELT, education, and linguistics. Apples Journal of Applied Language Studies Asian EFL Journal Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics CLC…
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How can we use Virtual Reality to teach English? | World of Better Learning

How can we use Virtual Reality to teach English? | World of Better Learning | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
In the second article of the virtual reality series, Paul Driver shows examples of how we can use virtual reality activities to teach English.
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Extensive reading in #ELT: Why and how? Free whitepaper | WoBL

Extensive reading in #ELT: Why and how? Free whitepaper | WoBL | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
This free whitepaper from Dr. Peter Watkins discusses why extensive reading is important and how we can implement it in the classroom.
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An introduction to teaching speaking online - Part 1

An introduction to teaching speaking online - Part 1 | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Ceri Jones takes a look at the opportunities and challenges of teaching speaking in an online classroom environment.
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Fake Text Message | Make Fake Text Conversation

Fake Text Message | Make Fake Text Conversation | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Fake Text Message is a tool to create a Fake Text Conversation and a Fake iMessage.

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elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, January 4, 8:09 AM
Fun to illsutrate modern conversations ;-)
Natasha Georgiou's curator insight, January 4, 7:11 PM
Useful tool to teach about about topics such as online bullying, appropriate use of text messages, etc.
Alejandro Tome's curator insight, January 31, 2:59 PM

Una divertida forma de iniciar la producción escrita en nuestro aula, a través de falsos WhatsApp 

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6 tools and tips for taking control of your teacher development

6 tools and tips for taking control of your teacher development | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
As I’m sure you are aware we live in changing times with technology impacting on every aspect of our lives and the lives of our students. Keeping up with these kinds of changes isn’t something we can expect others to do for us. As technology increasingly enables our students to have a greater degree of learner autonomy and drive their own education, we as teachers need to also take responsibility for our own development and ensure we make best use of the opportunities the internet offers.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 20, 2017 12:49 AM

The most recent in my series of articles for Cambridge's World of Better Learning blog.

Fiona Leigh's curator insight, October 21, 2017 1:38 AM
Teacher agency -very important for teacher self worth
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Integrating global issues in the creative English language classroom

Integrating global issues in the creative English language classroom | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
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Creating Mobile Worksheets with QR Codes

Creating Mobile Worksheets with QR Codes | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Nik Peachy explores how you can get your documents online, sharing tips for using QR codes. There's a fun lesson activity to try with your students too!

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 17, 2017 2:19 AM

The 4th in my series of blog posts for Cambridge ELT.

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Things you could do instead of learning styles 

Things you could do instead of learning styles  | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
I understand. I do. You did all that training and all that reading and you heard all about how everyone has an individual learning style, and maybe you have since heard that learning styles is a bunch of old scheisse. Perhaps, however, you are reluctant to let go because you think that even if the miniscule amount…
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6 Useful Resources for Exploiting the News in the English Language Classroom

6 Useful Resources for Exploiting the News in the English Language Classroom | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Whether it's fake news, real news, world news or just news to you, navigating and understanding the news in a second language can be a really useful way to gain some valuable and authentic insights into the culture of the language.

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, August 22, 2017 2:36 AM
Useful links to different sites to make the best of News in ELT
Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, August 25, 2017 9:15 AM
Using current events with functional English resources within the 21st Century teaching and learning classroom.
Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, August 28, 2017 3:48 PM
News articles are great sources of reading while keeping students up to date on news.  Many sites come with vocabulary lists, comprehension games, scripts, listening and pronunciation practice and extension activities.  Check out some of the sites in this article.  I've used Breaking News English in the past with good results.  
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Digital skills teachers need #2 collaborative writing tasks

Digital skills teachers need #2 collaborative writing tasks | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
In his second post on digital teaching skills, Nik Peachey takes a look at creating collaborative digital writing tasks using PrimaryPad.
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8 ways to use Kahoot! beyond the basic

8 ways to use Kahoot! beyond the basic | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Kahoot! is so much more than a review tool. Read how our super-user Mickie Mueller trained a group of teachers to use Kahoot! beyond the basics.
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ReClipped | Discover, Annotate, Save, Share and Collect interesting parts from videos

ReClipped | Discover, Annotate, Save, Share and Collect interesting parts from videos | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
ReClipped is the best way to discover, annotate, save, share and collect most interesting parts from videos, without the need to download anything. We support Youtube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Coursera, edX, Khan Academy platforms and adding many more soon.
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Using virtual reality in the ESL classroom

Using virtual reality in the ESL classroom | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
In this article and video Lulwa Bordcosh explores how we can use virtual reality to take students beyond the constructs of the classroom.
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What is Virtual Reality? | World of Better Learning Blog

What is Virtual Reality? | World of Better Learning Blog | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
In the first of four articles, Paul Driver discusses what virtual reality is, comparing 360-degree video and computer-generated spaces.
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A Single Life

A Single Life | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
This ELT lesson plan is designed around a short film by Job, Joris & Marieke and the theme of stages of life. In the lesson students practise vocabulary related to the stages of life, discuss s…
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CheckMark Extension for Providing Feedback on Google Docs via @rmbyrne

CheckMark Extension for Providing Feedback on Google Docs via @rmbyrne | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
CheckMark is a brand new an extension that was developed to help make it easier for teachers to provide feedback to students in Googl

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4 Ways to Use Augmented and Virtual Reality Apps in the Classroom

4 Ways to Use Augmented and Virtual Reality Apps in the Classroom | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Teachers are using virtual reality apps like Expeditions and Discovery VR to teach cultural understanding, global awareness, and historical perspective. Paired with Google Cardboard, these tools can transport students to other countries or immerse them in historical civilizations.

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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, September 28, 2017 3:44 AM
useful about AR in the class
 
Enrique Facundo Ruiz Blanco's curator insight, September 28, 2017 8:40 AM

Propuestas didácticas para utilizar realidad virtual y realidad aumentada. 

Brett.Ashley.Crawford's curator insight, September 28, 2017 9:35 AM
Google cardboard and free apps make #AR or #VR accessible
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National Geographic Learning: In Focus | Bringing the world to the classroom and the classroom to life

National Geographic Learning: In Focus | Bringing the world to the classroom and the classroom to life | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Bringing the world to the classroom and the classroom to life
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Get Students Creating Video Summaries with Lumen5

Get Students Creating Video Summaries with Lumen5 | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Once you’ve structured the text, the site will automatically find images and clips to go with each section of the text.

You can then edit these manually or add your own images then choose which part of the text to highlight. Once you have the look and feel of the video right, you just select music and add your branding.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 7, 2017 3:42 AM

A short blog post on creating video summaries.

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Summer school #ELT resources

Summer school #ELT resources | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Whether you’re teaching a short course or summer school, here’s a bumper resources page to help you get ready for the summer.
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In a Heartbeat

In a Heartbeat | English Language Teaching | Scoop.it
This ELT lesson plan is designed around a short film by Beth David and Esteban Bravo and the theme of love. Students learn and practice expressions using the word “heart”, watch a short film traile…
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