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Online Course Management System - FREE. Would you use it?

Started by ddeubel in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by Mitchell Lee Feb 12. 7 Replies

I'd like to know how many teachers would use a completely free course management system , if offered here? Meaning, you can create a course there,…Continue

Tags: atutor, technology, online, ecourses, elearning


Started by ddeubel in Websites / links / access to new resources / communities.. Last reply by Nadeem Nawaz Jul 16, 2019. 102 Replies

We are now in our 3rd edition of "Site of the Day"! Hundreds of the best sites for teaching/learning. See #1 and…Continue

Tags: collection, list, web 2.0, resources, websites

ABCs - Alphabet Resources or Ideas?

Started by NEWS NOW in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by Amelia Meirizka Jun 20, 2019. 73 Replies

I guess the alphabet is our bread and butter.Got any good ideas for teaching it or using it…Continue

Tags: children, abc, kids, phonics, reading

Learning Designs

Started by Elise in Teaching and Methodology Mar 27, 2019. 0 Replies

I was wondering what you all thought of learning designs pertaining to English language teaching? What are the ways in which you design your lessons to achieve better learning in your students?Continue


May 2008 Blog Posts (15)

All about being a Newbie

I am still feeling my way around this Web 2.0 thing. Since I was on sabbatical this year I have shifted to being more of a student and less of a teacher (something that we all are all the time,but the proportions change) So along with preparing my trip to China and learning a little Chinese, I started to grope around to see what new things I could incorporate next year when I return to teaching.

I have done a lot of Facebook, although it is a horrible time- waster ,the students (especially… Continue

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The "other" side of being a teacher.

This month I've had my head full of "spring" and in particular that spring 40 years ago in 1968 when students around the world became very "educated" and aware and sought to change things for the better. I didn't live through that spring and I don't condone everything that happened then BUT it was something I feel is missing in students/teachers these days -- a sense that…


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The Mars Mission and your classroom....

I remember very well my grade 2 class in 1969. (cat's out the bag now!). The teacher wheeled in the TV into our classroom and another class crowded in. We watched in awe as men got to the moon that morning long ago......]

Now it is 2008 and the Phoenix Mars mission is in the news. It is a "teachable" moment and one which teachers would be good to seize....students love this stuff and it is a great opportunity for some… Continue

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Listen and Read all the Blog posts here!

Here is a great way to read anything. As I mentioned in the website of the day about Odiogo, you can get a feed of voice for your blog. You can also get the 'stream" of it (right click the "stream all articles" and copy the url. Make a link for someone on EFL Classroom 2.0 and then POP, you get in Windows Media Player, this amazing text to speech feed! This could also be adapted for lessons by a savvy… Continue

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This isn't exactly "EFL" stuff but it is very much "LIFE" stuff and since language is life.....I have to write about it.

I stumbled across this blog and the story of a man, a film maker who took a photo a day for 18 and a half years! YES, 18.5 years! The photos are collected at… Continue

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Creativity in Education

Here is an excellent column in today's Korean Daily Joonang, by a Korean university student. She makes many great points about how we need to foster more creativity in students. An issue particularly important in Asia where Confucian values reign and teaching/learning is more about "Banking" and remembering than higher level skills. Also, there is a tendency in Asia towards "conforming to the norm" and this really limits student confidence and taking a chance..... A… Continue

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Suspecious Death of American Teenager in Daegu

How does an American teenager drown to dead in a crowded public bath in Daegu? His mother who was in the women's bath in the next room and many other expats here suspect foulplay. I came across this special edition of the Seoul Podcast, and now I am quite upset. I know how crowded these public baths are at that time of night, so I am forced to accept to face a horrific truth: This kid drowned face down floating in a shallow bath probably in… Continue

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Dear Korea

Dear Korea,

I love you guys, you know I really do. I can hang with the kimchi and I love sam gyep sal more than life itself. Recently hundreds took to the streets to prevent "Crazy Cow" disease from coming to Korea and stealing your retirement and promoting Fan Death. I have already talked about how absurd the concerns about Mad Cow disease are earlier this month. I…


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Another Voicethread presentation about music genres by students at Toyo

My students in the Music class have started a voicethread about music genres. They only commented on the first one. This time they chose the pictures and did a little research. They talk about some Japanese artists and they mention some British artists too.
Please feel free to add your comments or encourage your students to comment.


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So I saw this video and I wanted to know how I could help. I was also curious about what kind of jobs an NGO like Operation Blessing might hiring for because someday I would like to work for an NGO. …

So I saw this video and I wanted to know how I could help. I was also curious about what kind of jobs an NGO like Operation Blessing might hiring for because someday I would like to work for an NGO.

But then I did some digging and found out that Operation Blessing was founded by American Evangelical and all around "Agent of Hate" Pat Robertson.… Continue

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More Chengdu Earthquake

NPR is really showing us how a blog can be used to report events that reports are in the middle of. This post from Chengdu Diary shows us survivors' accounts as many of them make thier way from the hardest hit areas. Some of these villages saw 80% of buldings collapse, and as soldiers make it to some of the more isolated areas, it is likely that the death toll will rise. This other teacher in Chengdu that I keep up with, finally…


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Chengdu Earthquake

Yesterday, there was a terrible earthquake near Chengdu, China. You have all seen the footage that I have just linked too on CNN over and over and over and over again I am sure. Here is some unseen, but infinately less dramatic footage of an evacuation of an office building. I personally saw the dead toll rise from 5 to its current number all last night.… Continue

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Where's the Beef

Koreans are pissed off. Thousand of students participated in a candle light vigil this week. What was the reason? China's treatment of North Korean refugees? The war in Iraq? Japanese Whaling?

Nope, Koreans are enraged at the prospects of American beef making onto Korean dinner tables. There is what can only be described as a public hysteria about the danger of contracting Mad Cow disease from… Continue

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The Essence of Teaching -- Passion / Controlled Emotion....

I like this column from today's JoonAng Daily. Really says what I think -- that the best thing teachers can do is to remain motivated and with passion. This in the long term provides for the best teaching and the best result...good students. All the other stuff is important but this is primary, imo (in my opinion) . A teacher that has a "passion" for their subject, not just…


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A Voicethread project about music genres

Here's a Voicethread project that I'm working on with my students at Toyo Gakuen University.


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