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Holidays, a song (“Brighton in the Rain”) and the good ol’ present perfect!

Holidays, a song (“Brighton in the Rain”) and the good ol’ present perfect! | Teaching English-My Bits 'n Pieces | Scoop.it
I first learnt about “Brighton in the Rain”, by Robert Campbell and Jonathan Dykes, from my CELTA tutor at Sheffield University, many moons ago.
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A is for Articles (1)

A is for Articles (1) | Teaching English-My Bits 'n Pieces | Scoop.it
It’s somewhat ironic that two of the most common words in the language - the and a - are also the hardest to explain. It’s not that we lack data – maybe there’s too much data and it’s impossible to see the wood for the trees. At any rate, the definite and indefinite article must…
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Clone Zone - an online cloning tool

Clone Zone - an online cloning tool | Teaching English-My Bits 'n Pieces | Scoop.it
Clone Zone is a web cloning tool that lets you edit the content of any website on the internet and share the result on social media. Clone Zone was created by 4Real digital studio.

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LibrarianLand's curator insight, March 13, 2016 9:52 AM
If this works, it would be a phenomenal tool to create fake websites for information or digital literacy lessons. Just another way that people might be fooled.
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What is Translanguaging?

What is Translanguaging? | Teaching English-My Bits 'n Pieces | Scoop.it
Many teachers of bilingual children practice translanguaging in the classroom. But what is it exactly and what are its linguistic and cognitive underpinnings?

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My reflection is based on the first answer given by Ofelia Garcia. Ofelia insists on the fact that it is necessary to separate the capacity of using certain forms of a language and the capacity of using language in real life. For example: At schools, the teacher asks the students for an analysis of a text , in consequence, the students only have the opportunity to analyze the text and make a reflection taking into account only the text. That happens specially to emergent bilingual students who feel limited to using only certain forms of a language. For this reason, if emergent bilingual students have the opportunity to use this ability, they are able to answer the question because they use an intrinsic t method and their full linguistic repertoire to carry out the activity.
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I agree with the author when he says that, in order for learners to be able to truly show what they know, they should be allowed to use their full linguistic repertoire because, in that way, they do not find themselves limited to prove knowledge and skills in language. On the other hand, I agree that translanguaging works better when the teacher knows the minority language, but there are certain solutions that might be helpful for this inevitable situation. As the writer of the article states, the institution might get books containing information in various minority languages that can help teachers in unexpected situations. 
As I have said in various articles, translanguaging is a awesome tool for both learners and teachers to faciltate learning because it is no longer seen as a problem, but an advantage instead. All depends on each teacher if they take advantage of this or not.
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Research | Project Based Learning | BIE

Research | Project Based Learning | BIE | Teaching English-My Bits 'n Pieces | Scoop.it

A useful collection of links to research output around project-based learning.


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English as a Lingua Franca - interview with Jennifer Jenkins

English as a Lingua Franca - interview with Jennifer Jenkins | Teaching English-My Bits 'n Pieces | Scoop.it
In this post from the Talk to the Expert series, TEA had the pleasure to talk to prof. Jennifer Jenkins about English as a Lingua Franca and its influence on ELT and the status of non-native English speaking teachers. Prof. Jenkins is one of the most prominent figures in ELF scholarship, and has published numerous…

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Multi-Sensory Activities for Teaching Reading

Multi-Sensory Activities for Teaching Reading | Teaching English-My Bits 'n Pieces | Scoop.it

A 5-day series focused on multi-sensory activities for teaching reading to those who struggle {and those that don't}.


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Top 15 Educational Websites for Teachers

Top 15 Educational Websites for Teachers | Teaching English-My Bits 'n Pieces | Scoop.it

Mimio gives you the top 15 educational websites, everything from science to


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The Uneducated Educator - 8 Rules for education

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Try Reading This Font And You'll Better Understand What Dyslexia Is Like

Try Reading This Font And You'll Better Understand What Dyslexia Is Like | Teaching English-My Bits 'n Pieces | Scoop.it
By subtracting significant chunks from Helvetica, Daniel Britton's font aims to raise awareness.
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FreeForeign Language Learning Strategy Instruction: A Teacher’s Guide

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5 Reasons We Can't Ignore Social-Emotional Learning - InformED

5 Reasons We Can't Ignore Social-Emotional Learning - InformED | Teaching English-My Bits 'n Pieces | Scoop.it
Fewer than one third of students believe they are part of a caring, encouraging learning environment, according to a new study. And only half of students

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How to teach… earthquakes

How to teach… earthquakes | Teaching English-My Bits 'n Pieces | Scoop.it

Here's a collection of resources to teach students about the science behind the quake

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Create Your Own Custom Drawings for Whiteboard Video

Share your videos with friends, family, and the world

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Peg Corwin's curator insight, April 6, 2015 11:41 AM

Slick video creation tool.

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Which pronunciation model should we teach?

Which pronunciation model should we teach? | Teaching English-My Bits 'n Pieces | Scoop.it
In this episode of The TEFL Show podcast we follow on from two previous episodes where we discussed the phonemic chart focusing first on vowels here and then on consonants here. So in this podcast we look at the various pronunciation models that teachers offer to students and try to answer the question which pronunciation model should we…
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What Does That Even Mean? American Colloquialisms, Where They're From and Are They Still Relevant

What Does That Even Mean? American Colloquialisms, Where They're From and Are They Still Relevant | Teaching English-My Bits 'n Pieces | Scoop.it
[DIGEST: NPR, Dictionary of American Regional English] As someone who grew up in the Midwest (southwest suburbs of Chicago, to be exact), I can hones...
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Update on the percentage of #openaccess journals that charge no fees.

For…

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Update on the percentage of #openaccess journals that charge no fees.

For years I've been saying that about 70% of the journals listed in the +Directory… - Peter Suber - Google+

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Comparing Paper-Pencil and Computer Test Scores: 7 Key Research Studies

Comparing Paper-Pencil and Computer Test Scores: 7 Key Research Studies | Teaching English-My Bits 'n Pieces | Scoop.it
New evidence of a "mode effect" on 2014-15 PARCC exams prompts a fresh look at research on the comparability of computer- and paper-based assessments.
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Glossary of writing terms and definitions

Glossary of writing terms and definitions | Teaching English-My Bits 'n Pieces | Scoop.it
Befudddled by the terms that writers and publishers use? Here is a glossary to help you navigate the lingo. There are many terms used in writing, and a novice to this world could well be confused. …

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The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies

The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies | Teaching English-My Bits 'n Pieces | Scoop.it
Here they are: 15 formats for structuring a class discussion to make it more engaging, more organized, more equitable, and more academically challenging.

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Educational Theories Explored - An index of the most influential theories informing Learning Design

Educational Theories Explored - An index of the most influential theories informing Learning Design | Teaching English-My Bits 'n Pieces | Scoop.it

Without a coherent and consistent theory to underpin learning, you risk each lesson or learning episode becoming a stand alone and random opportunity.

Our friends at Educational Technology and Mobile Learning have referred us to the excellent work of Instructional Design who have published a list of fifty of the most influential educational theories which inform the design of learning.


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Jimena Acebes Sevilla's curator insight, January 8, 2016 2:39 PM

Teorías de Aprendizaje.

António Leça Domingues's curator insight, January 9, 2016 1:58 AM

Mapa mental que explana as teorias de aprendizagem.

Anne-Marie Armstrong's curator insight, January 9, 2016 9:17 AM

Great resource.  

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What Do We Really Mean When We Say ‘Personalized Learning’?

What Do We Really Mean When We Say ‘Personalized Learning’? | Teaching English-My Bits 'n Pieces | Scoop.it
The definition of "personalized learning" is as varied as the richness of instruction tailored to learners.
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We want creativity and innovation but we measure it through control and compliance? 

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The digital language divide

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How does the language you speak shape your experience of the internet?
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Designing Educational Games Summer School 2015

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Digital storytelling in Rhodes, Greece

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These schools graduate English learners at a rate nearly 75 percent higher than other schools. What are they doing right?

These schools graduate English learners at a rate nearly 75 percent higher than other schools. What are they doing right? | Teaching English-My Bits 'n Pieces | Scoop.it
Students at the International Network for Public Schools come from 119 countries and speak 93 different languages. About 90 percent of them live in low-income households, 70 percent have been separated from a parent during the immigration process, and 30 percent have significantly interrupted or limited formal education. And yet, they are performing remarkably well. …
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How language can affect the way we think

How language can affect the way we think | Teaching English-My Bits 'n Pieces | Scoop.it
Is there a connection between language and how we think and behave? Economist Keith Chen thinks so -- and he argues that our mother tongue even affects our economic decisions.
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