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Shakespeare Phrases INFOGRAPHIC | ELT resources

Shakespeare Phrases INFOGRAPHIC | ELT resources | ESL,  migrant and refugee settlement, e-learning, ELT, ETT | Scoop.it

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Monica Mirza's curator insight, August 26, 2013 2:51 AM

"Wear your heart on your sleeve" and "Fight fire with fire" are part of my favourite ones  :-)

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Why not have your student choose theirs and then write a short paragraph to illustrate them ? Might either help build up a lesson plan or merely get you to... break the ice ;-)

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Also see :

http://sco.lt/4vuskr

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A Great Edmodo Cheat Sheet for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great Edmodo Cheat Sheet for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | ESL,  migrant and refugee settlement, e-learning, ELT, ETT | Scoop.it

Edmodo is a social networking website that has a huge potential in education. Thousands of teachers and educators have already started using it with their students and I personally believe that more and more educators will flock to it.


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Ed-Tech PD Focuses on Student Learning Needs

Ed-Tech PD Focuses on Student Learning Needs | ESL,  migrant and refugee settlement, e-learning, ELT, ETT | Scoop.it
Experts say professional development should put razor-sharp attention on what students need to learn, rather than on how to use specific devices.
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 Points to the value of e-mentoring and co-teaching as a means to  tech PD and connecting educational technology projects directly to learners needs. Teachers learn through virtual collaboration with peers and take insights and skills gained through blogging, participating on a wiki, etc back into their own classrooms - the loop input idea.

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The Literacy Shed

The Literacy Shed | ESL,  migrant and refugee settlement, e-learning, ELT, ETT | Scoop.it
A website for teachers filled with ideas for literacy teaching using visual resources such as film, animation, photographs and picture books.
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Beautiful silent animations to inspire narratives and other genres of writing.

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Pakistani girl shot by Taliban starts at English school - Reuters UK

Pakistani girl shot by Taliban starts at English school - Reuters UK | ESL,  migrant and refugee settlement, e-learning, ELT, ETT | Scoop.it
Pakistani girl shot by Taliban starts at English school
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Pakistani girl shot by Taliban starts at English school.
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Bless her cotton socks- bravest girl in the world!

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Mindfulness Meditation, Education and Personal Intelligence

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There's an interesting piece in the Guardian this week about the beneficial health effects - both physical and mental - of "mindfulness meditation". 3Di has consistently advocated the need for educ...
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I'd love to see a mindfulness program initiated throughout the school system in Australia. It's happening in the States gradually (see Edutopia), but not here to my knowledge. 

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English Raven: Preparing for disintermediation: Building your educational brand and bag of evidence

English Raven: Preparing for disintermediation: Building your educational brand and bag of evidence | ESL,  migrant and refugee settlement, e-learning, ELT, ETT | Scoop.it
The idea of disintermediation ("cutting out the middle man") in terms of professional qualifications has been slowly but surely gathering steam in a variety of fields. Take a look at a range of Position Descriptions for new jobs these days...
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Australia Network - Learning English - Video Podcasts

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Australia Network - Learn English - Video Podcasts
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lerni | Multilingual learning resources for emerging communities

lerni | Multilingual learning resources for emerging communities | ESL,  migrant and refugee settlement, e-learning, ELT, ETT | Scoop.it
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A way to help emrging communities get started with digital literacy- wish it was available in more languages- especially Rohingya.

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20 steps to teaching unplugged | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

20 steps to teaching unplugged | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC | ESL,  migrant and refugee settlement, e-learning, ELT, ETT | Scoop.it
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Short and sweet- good way to generate discussion.

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A List of Educational Slideshows and Presentations for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A List of Educational Slideshows and Presentations for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | ESL,  migrant and refugee settlement, e-learning, ELT, ETT | Scoop.it
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60 Tips: Best resources for teachers of English

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of International House, we asked EFL experts and have drawn on the expertise of the staff within our schools to share their...
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Difficult not to find inspiration here...

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What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland's School Success

What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland's School Success | ESL,  migrant and refugee settlement, e-learning, ELT, ETT | Scoop.it
The Scandinavian country is an education superpower because it values equality more than excellence.
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Creative Commons Announces “School of Open” with Courses to Focus on Digital Openness

Creative Commons Announces “School of Open” with Courses to Focus on Digital Openness | ESL,  migrant and refugee settlement, e-learning, ELT, ETT | Scoop.it

Just in time to celebrate Open Education Week, here comes a new initiative, the School of Open, a learning environment focused on increasing our understanding of “openness” and the benefits it brings to creativity and education in the digital age.

Developed by the collaborative education platform Peer to Peer University(P2PU) with organizational support from Creative Commons, the School of Open aims to spread understanding of the power of this brave new world through free online classes.


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GOTAFE

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Creating Connections -A Digital Story Telling Site
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Vocaroo | Online voice recorder

Vocaroo | Online voice recorder | ESL,  migrant and refugee settlement, e-learning, ELT, ETT | Scoop.it
Vocaroo is a quick and easy way to share voice messages over the interwebs.
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Easy enough for preliminary students to use- no need to save a file or do anything other than press to record and press again to play/listen. Used it the other day with a group of L2 illiterate students and it worked!

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Internet TESL Journal (For ESL/EFL Teachers)

The Internet TESL Journal is a web journal for teachers of English as a second language.
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This site folded in 2010, but it's still a good 'learning objects repository' for teachers.

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ABC Splash - Teachers' area - splash.abc.net.au

ABC Splash - Teachers' area - splash.abc.net.au | ESL,  migrant and refugee settlement, e-learning, ELT, ETT | Scoop.it
Read thought-provoking teacher blog posts. Find all the ABC Splash video, audio clips and games linked to Australian Curriculum learning areas, strands and years.
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Haven't had a good look at Splash yet, but it should be a great source of video, audio and workshets to use and adapt for the ESL classroom.

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ePortfolio Presentation by Allison Miller 2011-11-08 @theother66

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Presentation from Australian Flexible Learning Network: Allison Miller.


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Tiny Texts in English | Annette PORTE

Tiny Texts in English | Annette PORTE | ESL,  migrant and refugee settlement, e-learning, ELT, ETT | Scoop.it

 "Read, listen & learn a little English !"

Annette's new blog displays 'tiny texts' matched with takeaway tests, vocabulary notes and the corresponding recordings. Learners are likely to enjoy their tiny format  -and their everyday topics as well. - "Are you a mosquito magnet ?" (yesterday's post) looks like an itching issue for many of us at the moment :o)  | Annette Porte's comes from Scotland and currently lives & teaches in Italy.

 


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It's been around for a while and it's great. Short, snappy, current, usable texts and good for jigsaw reading.

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Susan's curator insight, January 3, 2013 4:34 AM

Very practical for a quick read with your students.  Also includes audio, vocabulary and short tests.  

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Half an Hour: Sustainability and MOOCs in Historical Perspective- Stephen Downes


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