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Ye Olde Pronunciation Question

Ye Olde Pronunciation Question | Teaching English online | Scoop.it
How do you pronounce 'ye' (as in pub names like 'Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese')? And where does it come from?
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RawShorts - Explainer Video Software

RawShorts - Explainer Video Software | Teaching English online | Scoop.it

Raw Shorts gives you everything you need to make an explainer video animation, right at your fingertips.


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Ricard Lloria's curator insight, August 2, 2015 5:31 AM

This looks like a great tool for creating explainer videos for students or getting them to create them for projects. Great way for them to show understanding of concepts.

Alexis Tzormpatzakis's curator insight, September 26, 2015 6:14 AM

Worth a try for engaging students in presentation.

Craig Van Ham's curator insight, March 24, 2016 9:06 PM

This looks like a great tool for creating explainer videos for students or getting them to create them for projects. Great way for them to show understanding of concepts.

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Teachers know best: What teachers and students want from EdTech

Teachers know best: What teachers and students want from EdTech | Teaching English online | Scoop.it
Learn how technology is transforming America’s classrooms.
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"But why do about half of all teachers report that they are dissatisfied with the digital tools they use most often?

The mismatch between the needs of educators and the products being developed by the EdTech sector threatens to undermine the potential of personalized learning. Fortunately, the solution isn’t complicated: Just ask the teachers."

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LinkedIn, EF Offer Test Scores for English Learners

LinkedIn, EF Offer Test Scores for English Learners | Teaching English online | Scoop.it
When LinkedIn users in non-English speaking countries update their profiles, they will be asked if they would like to take the EFSET test. The EFSET test is a free online standardized English test from EF Education First. LinkedIn will redirect users to EF’s website to take the test. Users can then post their certified EFSET test results on their LinkedIn profile. There is no cost for users.
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Why signing your emails with 'best' is actually the worst

Why signing your emails with 'best' is actually the worst | Teaching English online | Scoop.it
You're ending your emails wrong.
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Culture

Culture | Teaching English online | Scoop.it
This teacher training video looks at culture and how it is relevant for us as language teachers as well as for learners in our classrooms. 
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Mary Norris: ‘The comma, I’m amused to discover, is far more controversial than my sister’s transsexuality’

Mary Norris: ‘The comma, I’m amused to discover, is far more controversial than my sister’s transsexuality’ | Teaching English online | Scoop.it
The author of Between You & Me on the role of the semicolon, Barack Obama’s failings and her doomed attempt to polish Woody Allen’s jokes
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On spelling, accuracy and more.

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15 words you should eliminate from your vocabulary to sound smarter

15 words you should eliminate from your vocabulary to sound smarter | Teaching English online | Scoop.it
Here's a list of words you should eliminate from your vocabulary to sound smarter.
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Wow. Really stupid advice, based on poor understanding of language and communication. Tell your students not to follow these tips. You can even discuss with them why these are invalid.

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E-Learning and Online Teaching (Blended) Graduate Certificate

E-Learning and Online Teaching (Blended) Graduate Certificate | Teaching English online | Scoop.it

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Wafaalrefaie's curator insight, March 10, 2016 1:22 AM

Prepare for teaching in blended or virtual online classrooms or training in e-learning settings. Become an effective online instructor.


About Us: The University of Wisconsin-Stout E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate Program specializes in highly personalized, discussion-based training in how to teach online. 

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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Videos on Making Flipped Video Lessons

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Videos on Making Flipped Video Lessons | Teaching English online | Scoop.it
Creating flipped video lessons is one of the topics that I frequently receive questions about in my email inbox. I've started putting together some videos about how to use various tools for creating and sharing flipped video lessons. In the videos embedded below I demonstrate how use EduCanon, VideoNotes, EDpuzzle, Versal, and Otus to create and distribute flipped video lessons.

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SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, February 25, 2015 2:05 PM

These are great options for creating and sharing video lessons. 

Jarrod Johnson's curator insight, February 25, 2015 5:15 PM

5 videos to help with Flipping your class.

Steven penn's curator insight, February 26, 2015 11:28 AM

Great videos

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Ideas from teachers on how to motivate learners in the language classroom

Ideas from teachers on how to motivate learners in the language classroom | Teaching English online | Scoop.it
TweetI’m really happy to be a part of Teacher talk, a new series of videos featuring some of the British Council’sTeachingEnglish Associates speaking about important teaching issues.
In the first video in this series, the theme is student motivation.
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Game of Phones – 7 DOs & DON’Ts in m-learning

Game of Phones – 7 DOs & DON’Ts in m-learning | Teaching English online | Scoop.it

Mobile learning is confusing. In theory it sounds great, in practice it’s often mis-attributed hype. Different devices have different patterns of use. The fact that you make ‘responsive’ e-learning simply means that it can be delivered on different devices NOT that it will be used on different devices. M-learning is, therefore, often more fiction than fact.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 31, 2014 2:51 AM

A useful checklist if you are implementing mobile phone use in your learning context.

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#EFLproblems – Revising, reflecting, adapting, improving

#EFLproblems – Revising, reflecting, adapting, improving | Teaching English online | Scoop.it
We’re helping to solve your EFL teaching problems by answering your questions every two weeks. This week, Verissimo Toste responds to Juliana Mota's Facebook comment about how to connect one lesson...
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How Tube stations got their unusual names

How Tube stations got their unusual names | Teaching English online | Scoop.it
The names of stops on the London Underground can seem nonsensical: think Elephant & Castle or Shepherd’s Bush. But they actually hide 2,000 years of odd anecdotes and historic quirks.
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The Travelling Teachers: End of the school year - Some activities using digital tools (and revising grammar!)

The Travelling Teachers: End of the school year - Some activities using digital tools (and revising grammar!) | Teaching English online | Scoop.it

School is almost over... 
We've been working hard and now we need to relax!
Let's  think about the school year just spent together.

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Summary of #ELT Chat Discussion on "How to avoid death by course book: suggestions and advice for teachers stuck in a very regimented teaching situation."

Summary of #ELT Chat Discussion on "How to avoid death by course book: suggestions and advice for teachers stuck in a very regimented teaching situation." | Teaching English online | Scoop.it
Course books. Manna from Heaven or spawn of the Devil? Well, during the #eltchat discussion at 12.00pm on Wednesday 11 June 2011, we managed to firmly establish, via a "fast and furious" (as descri...
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Practical ideas for teaching pronunciation and listening in an English as a lingua franca (ELF) context | EnglishAgenda | British Council

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How to backup your iPad to iCloud | iPad Insight

How to backup your iPad to iCloud | iPad Insight | Teaching English online | Scoop.it
When you finally decide to buy that sleek new iPad, one of the first tasks you are presented with is whether or not to turn on iCloud back-ups.  Whether you decide to turn them on when you first purchase your iPad or later on is up to you.  However, for demonstrative purposes, and because I bought and activated my iPad quite a while ago, I will quickly walk you through the set-up process from within the settings app.  One thing to note with iCloud backups is that with iOS 8 Apple moved the backups to a different location within the settings app.

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Take the Terror out of Teaching with Tablets | Edudemic

Take the Terror out of Teaching with Tablets | Edudemic | Teaching English online | Scoop.it
In case you are another teacher terrified of tablets, I want to share with you the three things that made the biggest difference.
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20+ UK Twitter Users Educators Should Follow

20+ UK Twitter Users Educators Should Follow | Teaching English online | Scoop.it
Curating your Twitter feed is an interesting task. Sometimes you know exactly what you want to get out of the people whose Tweets you’re spending your time reading.
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The 6-Step Guide To Becoming A Better Learner

The 6-Step Guide To Becoming A Better Learner | Teaching English online | Scoop.it
“Education is what people do to you and learning is what you do for yourself,” said Joi Ito in his TED2014 talk.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Free Webinar - Five Fun Uses of Comics In the Classroom

Free Technology for Teachers: Free Webinar - Five Fun Uses of Comics In the Classroom | Teaching English online | Scoop.it
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