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"I was inspired today by a blogpost I found online written by Jonathan Wylie about “Creating Interactive Choose Your Own (Google) Adventure Stories". I tried to create one on my own with a Google form but had major difficulties. So I wrote up some idiot-proof instructions.
First of all, take a look at my stories: One in English and below it, the same one in French:"
RT @barbaramcveigh: Canadian words, phrases or slang that most Americans wouldn't understand. http://t.co/CuoomFQ3 #language #travel
Where are the world's most common languages spoken? [Infographic] http://t.co/7UyesGLY via @zite
"Giving a voice to the voiceless has been a cause that many have championed throughout history, but it’s safe to say that none of those efforts involved packing a bunch of sensors into a glove. A team of Ukrainian of students has done just that in order to translate sign language into vocalized speech via a smartphone."
"Marisa Constantinides is one of project partners of aPLaNet and she gave a concurrent keynote entitled “Autonomous Professional Development Begins at Home”. In this session, Marisa outlined ample opportunities that could be found on the internet for professional development of teachers and discussed various ways of getting involved in networks of community of practice."
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"For what it’s worth, the data shows that it might just be important; David Graddol’s report English Next states that 75% of interactions in English take place between non-native speakers."
"Posters are great learning tools that we use in our classrooms. They attract students attention and they can seamlessly communicate various concepts and ideas . These ideas can range classrooom rules to key grammatical structures. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has recently started a section called Educational Posters where we feature some awesome posters we come across online and that have a great educational value."
"Some say that the largest English language school in the world is the one made up of independent teachers like the 7 below. I thought I’d ask them a very simple question so that we can learn from their experience and shake up a discussion on best practices in online teaching. Here are their 100 words on:"
The English language is forever changing. New words appear; old ones fall out of use or change their meanings. World Wide Words tries to record at least some part of this shifting wordscape by featuring new words, word histories, the background to words in the news, and the curiosities of native English speech.
Duolingo is a fantastic new way to learn a new language for free—while also helping to translate the world wide web. The interactive lessons teach you the fundamentals of the language and motivate you with points and community features. Currently Spanish, German, French (in beta) and English (for Spanish speakers) are offered.
Blockly is a web-based, graphical programming language. Users can drag blocks together to build an application. No typing required.
So, I’m asking you to predict THE future and YOUR future in the survey below!!!!
Yes… it’s true. I’ve done quite a few over the last year and I’ll admit it… it’s because they’re just plain fun, and because I love the creative interactions that ensue within the ELT community.
Infographics are great learning materials. The colourful graphics, clear text and their size make them ideal for classroom integration
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