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11 New EdTech Tools for Teachers

April 19, 2017<br>We are back again with another collection of some interesting educational web tools and mobile apps to try our in your instruction. …

Education

7 Interesting ESL Video Resources for All Learning Levels

Remember movie day in class when you were a student?<p>It used to make me dance at my desk.<p>For most students, it’s exciting to see that TV rolled in or …

ESL

Something for Everyone: Reaching Even Lowest Level of ESL in the Multi-Level ESL Classroom

One of the perennial concerns with ESL adult classes is their multilevel nature. Even though the class may be called an “intermediate listening …

ESL

9 Websites to Find Comics for Teaching and Learning

Comics are great for language learners of all ages. They break up the plot and language into frames. Comics also provide a setting and context for …

Comic Books

10 modern English words and slang terms you should know

Not everything can be taught in the classroom – that’s why we’ve put together a list of 10 newer English words, slang terms and figures of speech for …

Etymology

So you want to be an English Language Teacher? – infographic | Macmillan

I hope someday , I can live really with English<p>Posted by lama shaheen on 2nd May, 2013<p>Really interesting, thanks<p>Posted by rip on 3rd May, 2013<p>I’m …

Linguistics

5 Ways Teachers Can Facilitate 'Transfer of Learning'

« Joyful Schools: What One U.S. Educator Learned From Teaching in Finland | Main | Humanities Teacher at Boston Charter School Named 2017 Teacher of …

Pedagogy

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24 Words That Used to Mean Something Negative

Sometimes words move up in the world. Their meanings change with time, becoming more positive—a process linguists call amelioration. Here are some …

Cool Stuff

Thirteen Great Tools That Will Make Your Writing Shine | The Digital Reader

Writing is hard, even at the best of times. Putting down your thoughts in an orderly and compelling manner can be excruciating, so much so that …

Writing

How to Teach the Present Continuous Tense

When teaching the present continuous tense, one thing usually comes to mind. This tense is taught for the first time to students who are complete …

Mindfulness

10MT | The 10-Minute Teacher Show | The 5-day a week podcast for remarkable but very busy teachers.: #57 Richard Byrne's Most Exciting #Edtech Tools

Richard Byrne @rmbyrne discusses the edtech tools he's most excited about today. From video tools, creation tools, to app creation, you'll hear about …

Education Technology

Check out this amazing map of all the endangered languages of the world.

ACCORDING to Ethnologue, there are 7,099 languages spoken today in the world, one-third of which are endangered, often with less than 1,000 remaining …

Linguistics

The Most Common Second Languages Spoken Around the World

According to some estimates, at least half of the world is bilingual, and among some populations, that number is significantly higher—95 percent of …

Linguistics

A List of 10 Modern Teaching Skills Every Educator Should Have

<b>“Whether teaching second-graders or high school sophomores, educators today require specific skills and temperament to face the unique set of</b> …

Pedagogy

6 Ways to Make Teaching Grammar Fun (I'm Serious)

I love grammar. But convincing my students to love grammar sometimes feels like trying to convince a bobcat to enjoy a nice, relaxing ice bath.<p>It’s …

ESL

“Quiznetic” Lets Teachers Create – & Students Play – Online Racing Games For Learning

Quiznetic is a Kahoot-like tool that lets you create learning games in various racing forms. Students can then “race” each other in answering the …

Education Technology
Education

Teaching English in Japan: Blog Story by Craig Hoffman

● <b>Teaching Location:</b> Harima-cho, Japan<br>● <b>Type of Teaching Job:</b> Sister City- Public Junior High School<br>● <b>Student Age Group:</b> 12-15 years old<br>● <b>Monthly Salary:</b> …

Japan

Check out this map of all the languages currently spoken in the world.

I COME FROM a part of France that likes to think of itself as separate from the rest of the country: Brittany. So much so that if I had been born 50 …

Linguistics

Revealed: Self-styled 'grammar vigilante' corrects badly punctuated shop signs in dead of night

A self-styled ‘grammar vigilante’ has revealed that he has spent years changing offending shop signs in the dead of night.<p>Wielding an ‘apostrophiser’ – a broom handle laden with two sponges and a number of stickers – the man has corrected tens of missing and misplaced apostrophes on shop banners …

ESL

'Students who use shorter sentences get better exam results – here's how to help your class to be concise'

Twitter has recently brought a certain interesting pattern to my attention: the correlation between shorter sentences and higher performance in exams.<p>…

Education

Can Educators Ignore Social Media Any Longer?

A lingering general question hanging over the heads of all has been what effect does social media have on our society? That answer has never been so …

Social Media Marketing

10 Words For "Love" That English Needs, Stat

Sure, American English speakers have a word for bouncing from relationship to relationship, but where's our word for that feeling you get when someone is <i>so cute</i> you want to squeeze them to within an inch of their life? There are all kinds of factors that determine how we use language to express …

Linguistics

Teaching English in China: Blog Story by Gayle Aggiss

● <b>Teaching Location:</b> Fuzhou, China<br>● <b>Type of Teaching Job:</b> Kindergarten to mid-teens<br>● <b>Student Age Group:</b> 4-16<br>● <b>Monthly Salary:</b> 7,000 RMB to start (~$1,000 …

China

How teachers see the classroom redefined by the cloud

Everyplace becomes a learning space with cloud technology.<p>The Library of Alexandria was one of the most important libraries of the ancient world. Its …

Education Technology

Learn English Conversation - Topic 56, Talking about homes in English

<b>English Conversation Topic 56</b><br>Talking about homes in English<p><b>Conversation Starters</b><br>We sometime say in English that "home is where the heart is". Talk …

Teaching English in Laos: Blog Story by Candice Lemon-Scott

● <b>Teaching Location:</b> Luang Prabang, Laos<br>● <b>Type of Teaching Job:</b> Voluntary project work at a UK-Based school to educate students from poor backgrounds …

ESL

Check Out The Most Popular Slang Word From The Year You Were Born

The word "duh" is much, much older than you think.<p>Like fashion, slang changes with the times. A word that seems current one year can feel wildly …

Language

Trump’s Speeches Are Helping People Learn English. Really

We’ve got something bigly to tell you. It’s a ‘uge thing. The best thing. The most important thing you’ll hear all year. Here it is: Trump’s …

Language Learning