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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 2011 Blog Posts (29)


Corkboard is another writing/posting tool that is very simple and note based - like Wallwisher.


So simple in fact it might be too simple!  But the simplicity can only be a foreshadow of great things to come. Just click and leave a note. Share the…


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Our video players (fixed and referenced)

I have tried my mightiest to keep up with all the API and video player changes that happen in the netiverse. Of late, I've been behind the times but today spent a good 6 hours and got all our players correct, functioning and without Youtube ads (my big reasons for doing this, beyond the power of "collecting" and aggregation). 


A big thanks to Maple Leaf…


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Learning English through translation

Luis Von Ahn of Captcha / ReCaptcha fame, talks about his new crowdsourcing start up - Duolingo. (here's the N.Y. Times article I tweeted previously) He envisions harnessing the large "desire" to learn English which exists, proposing a model whereby learners don't pay but rather get paid for learning English.

How? Well, by translating the web.

I'm… Continue

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My favorite graduation speech

It's that time of year - graduation! Full of commencement addresses and speeches. I've got to give my share and I'm always reminded of this time of year by the traffic level hitting this one post; Graduation Speech.

For those who haven't seen it, I'd like to share one of the finest (and funniest) graduation speeches - Bill Cosby speaking to new Carnegie Mellon graduates. He tells a special… Continue

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Blog Challenge-A Disabled-Access Friendly world: Lessons for the ELT Classroom

Inviting Bloggers to Participate

The blog challenge aims to encourage bloggers to contribute lesson ideas for the foreign language classroom which will be aimed at younger learners and teens and which will promote the concept of a disabled-friendly world where people who have mobility issues can have easy access to services, places of learning, public and private spaces easily and safely.…


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Teaching with only a blank piece of paper

Blank Piece of Paper  [now view this as a Top 50 list]

Even now, this late in the day, a blank sheet of paper holds the greatest excitement there is for me — more promising than a silver cloud, and prettier than a red wagon. - E.B.…

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Comic Generators

Kids love comics! Any kind, they just devour them. So why not use it as a motivating tool/method in your language classroom? (see a full prior discussion on this topic, in our…


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Curriki is a wonderful endeavour. It is a place where teachers can share resources and bypass the big monopolization of "content" which many large

publishers hold. I"ve been a member for awhile but haven't looked at the Foreign language directory for a few months. Since then it has grown substantially and I'm thinking of putting our own EFL Classroom 2.0 materials there. Join, click on our pic! and see…


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Spring issue of Highlight is ready:)


Welcome to our ezine 3rd special issue under the slogan "Hurrah! We are Different!”  fully devoted to foreign countries.…


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Kinetic Typography for Teaching English

kinetic-text The last 3 weeks, when I could spare a moment, I've been learning how to make a Kinetic Typography style video.   I think this technology offers great "power" for contextualizing and presenting language for learners.   For a long number of years - I've been…


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Thank You for This Friendly Atmosphere


 It really is a great surprise for me to be nominated as Member of the Month!

 Thank you, thank you very much for your kind words and for this friendly atmosphere!…


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If u are an English Teacher and like to exchange FREE English materials with other teachers and maintain yourself updated with the last news about teaching in private schools, come and join us here, it is FREE and we all love Sharing & Caring useful materials, ideas, lesson plans and lots of more. Welcome and have some fun meeting new friends… Continue

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Using Technology to Teach Speaking

I recorded my talk at the recent KOTESOL National Conference - Getting Students Speaking: Harnessing the Power of New Technologies.

It's a pretty comprehensive overview of online tools and technologies. Here's the presentation of only the websites (click the images to go to that website).

Thanks to Aaron and all the hard working Kotesol…


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More Than Words

I've been noticing more and more (pun intended), teachers and especially those acknowledged as "leaders", sharing sites where learners learn "words". These sites usually involve games or tools that allow the user to have fun with words.

These can be useful, just like the odd game of hangman in the classroom. However, I think it encumbent on those listing these sites, to also remind teachers that teaching "words" IS NOT teaching language. Language is MORE than words. It isn't as… Continue

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Old vs "New" Technologies

fridge My sister just threw out her 25 year old fridge. Time for a new one. Time for the new and out with the old (my poor niece is suffering!).

Technology is not a recent thing. Nor are the "rapid" changes we are experiencing. (and see my remix presentation of educational technology through the…


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The importance of an online curator

museum I am a proud curator. Very proud. Making music from the noise out there.

to cure: to make better.

curator: someone who makes things better.

So yep, I'm pleased to call myself a curator. Really will begin calling myself this rather than "aggregator" (sounds too mechanical, like "terminator"). Curation is an act of love, by someone who loves. It is personal and… Continue

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Learning 3.0

I call what Alan November advocates, "Learning 3.0".

It is about giving students the space and tools to make their learning relevant to the world. REALLY relevant and actual. Make them active in the community, bring them alive to their potential.

THIS is schooling, learning, education and whatever sticker you want to place on it. Real problems = real…


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Supporter is a real cool, "new" way to share your teaching online. It is simple and effective. I've been testing it out and it works like a charm! A really exciting tool.


What is it?


It is just a simple power point  set beside a video recorded through your webcam. That's it! Record up to 90 min free and save up to 10 lectures/lessons free. (and I'd just…


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Follow your nose...


It's Sunday a day of repose. Re - Pose.  Re Position.

If there is one thing in my life I've done well - it is to "dance to the beat of my own drummer" a la Thoreau or that other great quote of Blake's, "No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings".

It's something I've insisted upon as a teacher and more so as a teacher trainer. We are all to create our own… Continue

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