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The Psychology of Nostalgia (in under 300 words)

The Psychology of Nostalgia (in under 300 words) | ESL | Scoop.it
Nostalgia has been rehabilitated from a disease of the mind to a beneficial emotional experience.

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Try something new for 30 days : Free downloadable lesson

Try something new for 30 days : Free downloadable lesson | ESL | Scoop.it
A free downloadable lesson, based around a short TED talk by Matt Cutts on how carrying out 30 day challenges helped him to improve his life. Suitable from PreIntermediate/A2+, the lesson starts wi...

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Cadu Souza's curator insight, May 15, 2013 10:45 AM

Interesting lesson for conversation classes and advanced levels. I guess I might try this myself.

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e-Books from Bill Zimmerman

e-Books from Bill Zimmerman | ESL | Scoop.it
On this page you will find free e-books I have written as part of my mission to help people of all ages discover their writers’ voices and express the important things in their lives . You can do so by creating comic strips at the site and by responding to the writing prompts in the different books offered here. These and my other books are used in literacy and English Language Learning programs around the world and to encourage creative thinking and expression.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 22, 2017 1:03 AM

This page has a great collection of free ebooks that you can download when teaching yunger learners or teens. Really fantatsic ideas and illustrations.

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e-Books from Bill Zimmerman

e-Books from Bill Zimmerman | ESL | Scoop.it
On this page you will find free e-books I have written as part of my mission to help people of all ages discover their writers’ voices and express the important things in their lives . You can do so by creating comic strips at the site and by responding to the writing prompts in the different books offered here. These and my other books are used in literacy and English Language Learning programs around the world and to encourage creative thinking and expression.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 22, 2017 1:03 AM

This page has a great collection of free ebooks that you can download when teaching yunger learners or teens. Really fantatsic ideas and illustrations.

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Ludus - Online Presentations

Ludus - Online Presentations | ESL | Scoop.it
The web is full of beautiful ideas and services. Ludus is the first one to provide an easy way to gather them all in a single place.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 22, 2017 3:24 PM

This looks like a really cool tool for building online presentations.

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Words Without Borders Campus

Words Without Borders Campus | ESL | Scoop.it
Words Without Borders Campus connects students and educators to eye-opening contemporary literature from across the globe.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 1, 2017 1:01 AM

A nice collection of texts and stories from around the world.

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SwiftScribe

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SwiftScribe integrates state of the art speech recognition technology with easy editing tools to increase your productivity and streamline your workflow when transcribing.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 26, 2017 2:32 PM

Worth exploring if you have a lot of audio to transcribe.

Dr. Helen Teague's curator insight, June 26, 2017 3:07 PM
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A three-step guide to writing effective lesson objectives | Teach them English

A three-step guide to writing effective lesson objectives | Teach them English | ESL | Scoop.it
If you have unambiguous teaching objectives, you will make more productive use of your time in class. These are the three steps that I use and recommend you follow, too.

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nicolaperry's curator insight, February 2, 2014 10:09 AM

Something new teachers often struggle with.

 

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Marginnote - for making notes on PDF readings

Marginnote - for making notes on PDF readings | ESL | Scoop.it

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MarginNote Reader also eliminates the need for users to lug around heavy, bulky textbooks and notebooks. All of their data is ready for them in one place, and users can organize and reorganize their notes with the swipe of a finger! This ease- of-use is one key difference between MarginNote and other note apps.


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Kathy Lynch's curator insight, March 16, 2014 2:11 PM

This could really make a difference for those of us who move from location to location. Thx Nik Peachey!

nicolaperry's curator insight, March 18, 2014 9:25 AM

Useful one for anyone doing a lot of academic reading.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, March 23, 2014 9:42 AM

Marfinnote- for making notes on PDF readings

 

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Dyslexia for Teachers of EFL

Dyslexia for Teachers of EFL | ESL | Scoop.it

Foreign language teachers often lack sufficient understanding of the nature of dyslexia and the difficulties it causes in foreign language learning and are not familiar with the relevant teaching techniques and methods to further the language learning processes of dyslexic students. Therefore the preparation of teacher training materials for this target group of language learners is both timely and highly needed.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 15, 2013 4:49 AM

This site contains a free 10 unit course for teachers of English as a foreign language and helps them to support students in their classroom who have dyslexia.

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10 Tips for Getting Started With Edmodo

10 Tips for Getting Started With Edmodo | ESL | Scoop.it

By switching to Edmodo, I was able to shift the focus of my blog away from classroom management and towards the work of the students. Through this post, I hope to communicate some of the lessons I’ve learned along the way.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 19, 2013 6:15 AM

Some useful tips and pointers for anyone thinking of doing some blended learning.

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Awesome Poster on Bloom's Revised Taxonomy

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Awesome Poster on Bloom's Revised Taxonomy | ESL | Scoop.it

Med Kharback:

I just got this poster from a fellow teacher featuring the 6 thinking skills as outlined in the revised taxonomy. As you probably know, Blooms taxonomy that was first created in the 1950s has been revised by Krathwohl and there are two  main changes that appeared in this revised taxonomy: the first one is semantic in that nouns are now being replaced with verbs; and the second change relates to the order of these thinking skills. In the old taxonomy, Bloom highlighted the importance of evaluating and therefore placed it at the top of the  thinking continuum, but for Krathwohl Creating is the highest order thinking skill.


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Olga Boldina's comment, June 20, 2013 1:28 AM
Thank you for rescooping! It's great to share information!
Paul Gagnon's comment, June 20, 2013 9:30 AM
Yes it is great. Wish I had these technologies year's ago when I was in my prime so to speak.:-)
Shannon O'Connor's curator insight, November 21, 2013 10:32 AM

The link below actually has all the slides i a larger version that can be used with a poster maker.

http://naomiharm.org/05-2Bloom-13+Elem+Posters.pdf

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Why Managers Now Need To Become Leaders

Why Managers Now Need To Become Leaders | ESL | Scoop.it

Successful managers today are no longer supervisors, nor are they deciders, but formulators of strategic intent. As the information economy takes hold and creates pervasive change, managers will have to evolve. Those who don’t adapt, will not survive.


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13 ESL Speaking Activities to Give Adult Students the Gift of Gab | FluentU English Educator Blog

13 ESL Speaking Activities to Give Adult Students the Gift of Gab | FluentU English Educator Blog | ESL | Scoop.it
Ah, to be young again. These activities let your adult ESL students chat like carefree children, without worrying about mistakes. Speaking is key for ESL class!

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Learnclick Quizzes - Create cloze tests, gap-filling exercises, drag and drop, dropdown and multiple choice quizzes

Learnclick Quizzes - Create cloze tests, gap-filling exercises, drag and drop, dropdown and multiple choice quizzes | ESL | Scoop.it
A powerful and flexible, yet easy to use tool for creating online gap-filling exercises as well as drag & drop, dropdown and multiple choice quizzes.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 24, 2017 4:34 AM

This is a great tool for creating a range of interactive activitity types.

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Silent Videos for Language Learning

Silent Videos for Language Learning | ESL | Scoop.it
These videos have music but no words and are ideal for exploitation in the language classroom. | See more about The end, Short films and Language classes.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 24, 2017 5:36 AM

My collection of short video clips for developing language and communication.

Edward Russell's curator insight, May 25, 2017 11:39 AM
if you don't use films....
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A Year of Picture Prompts: Over 160 Images to Inspire Writing

A Year of Picture Prompts: Over 160 Images to Inspire Writing | ESL | Scoop.it
These short, accessible, image-driven posts feature photographs and illustrations from The Times, and invite a variety of written or spoken responses.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 5, 2017 4:40 AM

Some great images to inspire writing or speaking activities.

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Digital books for teacher development

Digital books for teacher development | ESL | Scoop.it

If you are interested in finding out how to create your own digital e-book and discovering some of the problems I come across and some of the resources I find to overcome these problems, then you can follow my digital magazine on Flipboard, where I’ll be sharing some of the ups and downs and insights into the project.


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Lynnette Van Dyke's curator insight, March 17, 2014 5:23 PM

Nice resource!

David W. Deeds's curator insight, March 20, 2014 9:29 AM

Thanks to Nik Peachey.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 28, 2014 7:59 PM

Some tips for creating your own e-books.. sounds good to me! I'd like to try this with my class. 

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Knowble - Newspaper articles at different levels

Knowble - Newspaper articles at different levels | ESL | Scoop.it

This is a great tool for students to improve their reading comprehension skills and learn new vocabulary in context while reading newspaper articles about different topics:

- World

- Business

- Sport

- Science

- Entertainment

There are some vocabulary exercises students can do after reading it.


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Song Quizzes

Song Quizzes | ESL | Scoop.it

MusicEnglish is a free and non-for-profit website featuring music videos with subtitles (captions) in English which has been created by an English teacher. It includes worksheets with their answer key and a lot of ideas to use songs in the classroom with our students.


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Anica Petkoska's curator insight, December 5, 2013 7:21 AM

I'm sure my EFL students would love to learn English with a song. Thanks for sharing.

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Using Bloom's Taxonomy In The 21st Century: 4 Strategies For Teaching

Using Bloom's Taxonomy In The 21st Century: 4 Strategies For Teaching | ESL | Scoop.it

For decades, education reform has been focused on curriculum, assessment, instruction, and more recently standards, and data, with these efforts only bleeding over into how students think briefly, and by chance. This means that the focus of finite teacher and school resources are not on promoting thinking and understanding, but rather what kinds of things students are going to be thinking about and how they’ll prove they understand them.


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, December 19, 2013 8:28 PM

A good review on teaching approaches used in a 21st century teaching and learning  environment.

John R. Walkup's curator insight, January 12, 2014 2:25 PM

A good discussion of Bloom's Taxonomy that includes useful cautionary discussions about the potential misuse of digital technology. I especially liked the mention about improper strategies for teaching introverts, an issue that is often glossed over in our current zest for group activities.

Marcelo Triviño's curator insight, April 21, 2014 1:14 PM

Must read

 

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Beyond Prototypes | Enabling innovation in technology-enhanced learning

Beyond Prototypes | Enabling innovation in technology-enhanced learning | ESL | Scoop.it

Technology-enhanced learning (TEL) research focuses on how technologies can add value to learning and teaching processes. Today’s learners have access to increasingly powerful and affordable handheld computing devices, including smartphones, games consoles and tablet computers. They can share, interact and immerse themselves online with others through the use of social networks and virtual worlds.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 25, 2013 11:02 AM

Free 48 page PDF ebook. Well worth downloading.

John Bostock's curator insight, November 25, 2013 12:35 PM

I'm going to have to find time to read this as soon as possible!

A/Prof Jon Willis's curator insight, November 25, 2013 6:39 PM

For those interested in moving beyond the classroom/desktop nexus of teaching and learning.