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Modify Display and Mirroring Settings on Chromebook

Most Google Chromebooks provide the ability to make changes to the monitor's display settings, including screen resolution parameters and visual …

Chromebook

Want to be more creative? Schedule a break

Forget carpe diem. I say carpe horarium: seize your schedule<p>A recent Columbia University study makes the case that you’ll be more creative at work – and perhaps more refreshed in your soul – if you schedule your breaks, rather than stopping whenever you feel like it. Regular readers may recognise a …

Columbia University

'New' wave-like cloud finally wins official recognition

<b>Twelve "new" types of cloud - including the rare, wave-like asperitas cloud - have been recognised for the first time by the International Cloud Atlas.</b><p>The atlas, which dates back to the 19th Century, is the global reference book for observing and identifying clouds.<p>Last revised in 1987, its new …

The world’s biggest songwriter has revealed the secrets to penning a hit

Max Martin has been top of the pops for the past 20 years – in a rare interview, he explains how.<p>He’s responsible for the past two decades’ best pop …

Music

The National Parks Dark Skies Festival (18-26 February) is an ideal opportunity to try stargazing in some of the UK’s wildest areas. But here, we’ve also selected stellar sites that are good throughout the year<p>The South Downs became an international dark sky reserve in May 2016, with 66% of the …

National Parks

5 Tips on How to Find Your Voice at Work - Quiet Leadership Institute

<i>Field Notes brings you first-hand workplace experiences written by contributors who share their own stories, the lessons they’ve learned, and the</i> …

Differentiation, dictaphones, and decision-making

Differentiation<p>This week I have been talking about the best strategies for developing turn-taking skills for the Cambridge exams. It has been an …

Eleven intervention strategies for underachieving L2-listeners

(Co-authored with Dylan Vinales of Garden International School)<p><b>0.Introduction</b><p>Your students have not done well in their listening mocks. They are …

One-sided phone calls

Some of the more eagle-eyed among you may recognise the title from another lesson that we have done. This one seeks to differ though in its focus on …

The Maze Game

Svetlana Kandybovich from ELT-cation and Miguel Míguez from On the same page ELT have both written about mazes in the last few months. Svetlana wrote …

Vocabulary Competition: a Nice Simple Activity to Revise

A nice simple idea to start a lesson.I always like to start my lessons doing some quick revision of what I taught the previous day. I do it using …

Got Video Scripts or Storyboards?

<i>Allie Proff is a Content Strategist in Knowledge Management at Boeing, with a passion for teaching. She has over 16 years experience with teaching</i> …

The Six Habits of Highly Grateful People

I’m terrible at gratitude.<p>How bad am I? I’m so bad at gratitude that most days, I don’t notice the sunlight on the leaves of the Berkeley oaks as I …

Word formation – a game to practise noun suffixes

<i>This is a quick and simple game to practise word formation, in this case making nouns from verbs and adjectives using suffixes. This post includes</i> …

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10 PowerPoint Games

They provide an opportunity to model an activity or a game (especially with large classes), they can be fun to play, they are easy to create or edit …

How many new words should you teach per lesson?

<b>Introduction – The wrong question</b><p>The question in the title is one of the most common ones I am asked by colleagues from all corners of the globe. And …

Five simple games for teaching vocabulary

<i>Here are some games you can use for practising and revising a set of vocabulary with pictures. I have included a demonstration set but these games</i> …

The joy of rambling (in the UK)

My dream day begins like this: wake up early, but not too early, in a small hotel beside the sea. My body is sore (but not too sore) from walking …

Core Strength Advent Calendar 2016

Day 1: Trapeze (aka Tree Climbing Prep). A big thwart to abdominal force production is stiffness in the low back (and also in the upper back and …

Why The Most Productive People Do These Six Things Every Day

The secrets behind four-minute meetings and scrapping your to-do list.<p>Of all our available resources, everyone has the same number of hours in a day. Some, however, happen to get more done. Are they faster or smarter? Do they have more help? Perhaps. But they’ve also learned tricks that can help …

How to use Chrome Remote Desktop to help friends and family with new devices

If you’re anything like me, you spend basically all of your time on “holiday” not with family enjoying a nice cup of cocoa, but rather fixing and setting up all their devices. This can be annoying itself, but when you go back home, it can be even more of a pain helping out remotely without being …

9 Rules of Storytelling from Moneyball Writer Michael Lewis

“Have the nerve to be yourself” — and other advice from a master storyteller<p>Michael Lewis is the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of multiple books …

Moneyball

Want to Be a Great Leader? Do This 1 Thing First (Most Bosses Do the Opposite) | Inc.com

The audience was polite but definitely not captivated. I was struggling to engage them. OK, to be honest, I was kinda dying onstage.<p>Maybe I was having an off day. Maybe they were having an off day.<p>Or maybe the fact every one of the 100 people in attendance was a CEO, an executive, or the owner of a …

Leadership

10 Simple Expectations That Great Teams Have of Their Leaders | Inc.com

I remember the first time I became a leader, I called a meeting with my team and said, "Here are my expectations of you." When I finished, I asked if there were any questions, and one of the team raised his hand and said: "Do you know what are our expectations of you?" As this was my first …

Leadership

All the Major Star Wars Cameos and Connections You May Have Missed in Rogue One

<i>Rogue One</i> is billed as a standalone <i>Star Wars</i> movie, but it’s far more entrenched in the story of the saga than many of us had thought. That’s not …

Star Wars

Search Google Effectively In The Classroom

Recently in one of my classes, I learned about Google search optimization, or how to search more effectively. It really opened my eyes to how …

Oxford's Word of the Year for 2016 Is 'Post-Truth'

Oxford Dictionaries kicked off “word of the year” season by anointing their pick on Tuesday: <i>post-truth</i>.<p>The word, selected by Oxford’s editors, does …

10 tips that will help you find and defend your meditation time

We’re all pressed for time, and with so many things loudly demanding our immediate attention, it’s very easy for a calm, quiet activity like …

The Art of Self-Compassion

Many people aspire to be more compassionate. Treating others as we wish to be treated lies at the heart of many religious and spiritual traditions. …