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Rapping Flight Attendant - EFL CLASSROOM 2.0

Rapping Flight Attendant - EFL CLASSROOM 2.0 | English Language Teaching at METU DBE | Scoop.it
Now iconic video of a Rapping flight attendant. Here's the original video.
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The Odds Ever in Your Favor: Ideas and Resources for Teaching 'The Hunger Games'

The Odds Ever in Your Favor: Ideas and Resources for Teaching 'The Hunger Games' | English Language Teaching at METU DBE | Scoop.it
Ideas for teaching the trilogy, as well as lists of resources from The Times, the Learning Network and around the Web -- including many fan tributes from young adults.
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English Language FAQ: Which actress has most influenced the English language?

English Language FAQ: Which actress has most influenced the English language? | English Language Teaching at METU DBE | Scoop.it

Short answers to big questions. What is a Ponzi Scheme? What is Globish? A maven? A meme? The Flynn Effect? The most common spelling mistakes in English? Why do financial traders not like haircuts? Where does the word shampoo come from? How did Dickens change the English language? Why as mad as a hatter? Who manages the English language? Why Dutch courage? What do we mean by ...?

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Infographic - Six Emerging Educational Technologies

Infographic - Six Emerging Educational Technologies | English Language Teaching at METU DBE | Scoop.it
Infographic: Innovative teachers harness new platforms that enable students see information in new ways and support self-directed learning.
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F is for Futurity

F is for Futurity | English Language Teaching at METU DBE | Scoop.it

A video blog on futurity in English.

 

Should we worry about students' use of "will" instead of "be going to" or vice versa?

 

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How to set up a classroom blog: 10 Essential Steps

How to set up a classroom blog: 10 Essential Steps | English Language Teaching at METU DBE | Scoop.it
Running a blog with your students is about as far from a traditional teaching method as you can get, and chances are nobody taught you how to do it. That's why teachers who blog with students are u...
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Myths About Learning

Myths About Learning | English Language Teaching at METU DBE | Scoop.it

Will Rogers once said, “It isn’t what people don’t know that hurts them. It’s what they do know that just ain’t so.” All of us – teachers, parents, and students – retain outdated ideas about learning that are based largely on our previous experiences in school. Modern brain science has helped steer us in the right direction.

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Getting classroom observation "right"...

Getting classroom observation "right"... | English Language Teaching at METU DBE | Scoop.it

So, you have decided to “build” a classroom observation cycle – or perhaps upgrade the one you currently use.

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English Pronunciation

English Pronunciation | English Language Teaching at METU DBE | Scoop.it
If you can pronounce correctly every word in this poem, you will be speaking English better than 90% of the native English speakers in the world. After trying the verses, a Frenchman said he'd pref...
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How to reflect on how we teach

How to reflect on how we teach | English Language Teaching at METU DBE | Scoop.it
Julietta Schoenmann, a language teacher and teacher trainer with over twenty years’ experience, considers ways in which teachers can reflect on how they teach.

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Film English | Learning English Through Film

Film English | Learning English Through Film | English Language Teaching at METU DBE | Scoop.it

There are many ways to use film in the language classroom. Here are a number of basic techniques which can be used with virtually any film.

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UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization | English Language Teaching at METU DBE | Scoop.it

The UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers (ICT-CFT) is intended to inform educational policy makers, teacher-educators, providers of professional learning and working teachers on the role of ICT in educational reform, as well as to assist Member States in developing national ICT competency standards for teachers with an ICT in Education Master Plan approach.

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School Leadership and Technology: 10 Reasons for Education Professionals to Use Twitter

School Leadership and Technology: 10 Reasons for Education Professionals to Use Twitter | English Language Teaching at METU DBE | Scoop.it

Can a message of only 140 characters really affect change in the world? Twitter is doing just that one message at a time.

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Course books and the curse of celebrity

Course books and the curse of celebrity | English Language Teaching at METU DBE | Scoop.it
The use of celebrities in coursebooks is denying learners and teachers the opportunity to use English to explore a more relevant world...
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ThoughtBubbler: Visual Storytelling for What Matters

At the end of life, at the end of YOUR life, what essence emerges? What have you filled the world with? In remembering you, what words will others choose?” ~ Amy Krouse Rosenthal

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The 1-minute guide to integrating technology into teaching

The 1-minute guide to integrating technology into teaching | English Language Teaching at METU DBE | Scoop.it

One of the biggest challenges facing EFL (and other) teachers today is how to integrate technology into our classes in a meaningful and principled way. If that sounds like you or your trainee teachers, here’s a 1-minute roadmap.

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TESTing Assessment in HigherEd…

TESTing Assessment in HigherEd… | English Language Teaching at METU DBE | Scoop.it
 

In an earlier post, I discussed the idea of how students are often treated as “outsiders” in allthingsassessment……especially in higher education.

If we look at what student...
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FuturistSpeaker.com – A Study of Future Trends and Predictions by Futurist Thomas Frey » Blog Archive » 2 Billion Jobs to Disappear by 2030

FuturistSpeaker.com – A Study of Future Trends and Predictions by Futurist Thomas Frey » Blog Archive » 2 Billion Jobs to Disappear by 2030 | English Language Teaching at METU DBE | Scoop.it

Yesterday I was honored to be one of the featured speakers at the TEDxReset Conference in Istanbul, Turkey where I predicted that over 2 billion jobs will disappear by 2030. Since my 18-minute talk was about the rapidly shifting nature of colleges and higher education, I didn’t have time to explain how and why so many jobs would be going away. Because of all of the questions I received afterwards, I will do that here.

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Everything You Thought You Knew About Learning Is Wrong

Everything You Thought You Knew About Learning Is Wrong | English Language Teaching at METU DBE | Scoop.it
Taking notes during class? Topic-focused study? A consistent learning environment? All are exactly opposite of the best strategies for learn...
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Burcu's Teaching and Learning Zone - 6 Tips to kill learner autonomy in EFL “Learner Autonomy”;

Burcu's Teaching and Learning Zone - 6 Tips to kill learner autonomy in EFL “Learner Autonomy”; | English Language Teaching at METU DBE | Scoop.it

Learner Autonomy: most of us like the concept of it. Some of us underline the importance of it. Some of us think that it is a great idea but our learners cannot become autonomous because their families didn’t raise them that way or only highly skilled/enthusiastic learners can reach autonomy. A few of us believe in the possibility and work on it consciously. Anyway, below are the six things, I believe, that does not help learner autonomy whatsoever.

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Some vocabulary bag activities | efl-resource.com

It’s usually important for your students to keep a written record of the vocabulary they’ve studied in class. Apart from using their own lexical notebooks, it’s worthwhile asking them to maintain a class record, too. Have ready enough scraps of paper for a five-minute activity at the end of your classes, where you ask your students to write perhaps three different words or expressions they’d like to remember (perhaps with a first-language translation on the other side, if you’re teaching a monolingual class), and which they then add to the class vocabulary bag or box.

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How do you revisit taught material and recycle effectively? #ELTchat summary 02/03/2011 | #ELTchat

I blogged about the topic of recycling vocabulary a few weeks ago in ESL-Library’s #FF tribute post, and I was eager to join the chat to discover other tricks from teachers like Leahn. The art of “recycling” seems a bit sneaky, doesn’t it? We don’t want to come out and tell students that an upcoming activity or game is designed to drill structures, vocabulary, or rules into their heads. Or do we?

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TeachPaperless: Using Technology to Organize Your Lessons and Resources

TeachPaperless: Using Technology to Organize Your Lessons and Resources | English Language Teaching at METU DBE | Scoop.it

I haven't posted on Teach Paperless for quite a while, but I thought that this article would fit in nicely with the paperless theme and specifically on organizing lesson plans without paper. Like Shelley, I try to have a paperless classroom. Not all my students have smart phones, and I only have 7 student computers, but I've eliminated as much paper as possible. Here's how I organize my lesson plans without paper.

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Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources | English Language Teaching at METU DBE | Scoop.it

UNESCO’s Director-General, Irina Bokova, launched the first UNESCO Open Educational Resources (OER) Platformon 1 November. The UNESCO OER Platform is an innovative online platform, developed with a FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) framework, by the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, within the Africa Virtual Open Initiatives and Resources (AVOIR) Consortium. It will offer selected UNESCO publications as Open Educational Resources in order to support adapted and improved quality teaching.

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