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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


July 2008 Blog Posts (20)

First Peoples/ First Nations of the World- an ongoing project

Netsilik Inuit- Canadian Artic

Kiashuk, admired as one of the greatest Inuit (Netsilik) artists, died in 1966, nearly eighty years old. He was renowned among his people as a hunter, a storyteller, and a singer of the old songs. His drawings and prints portray all aspects of Inuit life, hunting, fishing, and the world of the spirits.

Netsilik Vocal Games (Artic Inuit)…


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R U Online? R U "really" Reading?

The N.Y. Times article below describes different sides of the reading debate regarding online vs books.

A nice general read highlighting both arguements (though missing some points I believe). Also, I don't think it should be a debate of "either / or". Both have their merits and are necessary.

Youth today, read online and there are so…


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What's the ocean like where you live?

I love the ocean. When I visit, it is like my soul is slowly being reflected back to me. The isolation and the vitality, the wasteland of the sand or the stony loneliness of the rocks, slippery from algae and waves.

I've lived on both coasts. I grew up on the east coast, never more than 15 minutes from the beach. When I moved to Oregon, the ocean seemed so far, at least 90 minutes away by car. And the ocean was different, too. Everyone told me how beautiful the Pacific Ocean was, how… Continue

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Traveling at the Speed of Sound

I was looking for bird songs when I came across a site, the Quiet American. Most people make photo logs of their travels, this man makes sound logs. I stumbled into his field recordings of Vietnam. Birds, yes, but also Buddhist temple chants, street sounds of Saigon, and my favorite,

water buffalo happily splashing in a pond.… Continue

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The Weekend and Video Guide

So I survived the first week of Death by English Camp 08. After being told "no" too many times by the Korean teachers when asking about mundane matters, I begun to figure out that the answer would be "no" whenever I asked about ANYTHING. In light of this I began to do essentially whatever the hell I wanted or made life easier for the students or myself.

For example I am quite please with myself when it was time to teach the Advertisement lesson. Instead of showing them… Continue

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Death by English Camp

So I finally finished A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin. I have been enamored with the Song of Fire and Ice series, but this one felt more like a chore AND took me 7 months to finish it. The previous ones where all finished within a week despite being around 1000 pages. The book centered around characters that I really just didn't about and Characters that had my… Continue

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Does this work? Hmmm, only in firefox....

Hairy Woodpecker

Mountain Bluebird, Oregon



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The Olympic Spirit (Part 2) We all have it!

See More Great Olympic Moments

As I wrote in my first blog post on the Olympics - the Olympics are the perfect, "teaching moment". I hope many teachers will "seize the day" and use the Olympics to get their students learning -- not just English but the history of the human spirit.

Please see all the materials I've made… Continue

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Learning English with Zeal and in great Numbers...

China is hosting the Olympics and so today's topic stays on China - specifically, how they are Massively and with Zeal, trying to learn English.

I know the above video is just one situation and really doesn't do justice to all that is happening in English classrooms around China BUT it really let's you see how the Chinese are so zealous and anxious to acquire English. Though, the crowd leaders could get some tips from… Continue

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Seoul Podcast

I was a panelist on the Seoul Podcast last Wednesday. The show is up now but it is a full 3 hours. I talk a bit about my program (EPIK) and give my unwanted opinion on a couple of Korea related topics. You can find it here.

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Profiles of musical artists: Powerpoint projects by students at Toyo Gakuen University

Well, I've finally managed to upload the powerpoint projects the my students made about their favourite music artists. You can see the projects here:

I'm really pleased with these projects but I realise that you might not be too impressed without some background information.

These projects are… Continue

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Puppies, Dogs and Blue Northers by Gary Paulsen

Here is a PDF of the first chapter of one of my favorite books... I'd like to make an audio file with text version of it, but I am not sure what program to use... any suggestions?
Chp 1.pdf

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The Olympic Spirit (Part 1) - We all have it!

I've competed at the highest end of athletics but never made the Olympics. I yearned, I tried but the Canadian standards just couldn't be met and the sport I really truly excel in and was Can. champion in, ultrarunning, despite yearly campaigns, never made it to the Olympics (yet). So, each Olympic year, each Olympic season, my blood cell count increases, my nerve endings twitch and I'm back there again -- yearning to be a champion.



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Fun With Words

Looking to kill some time in class with an English world game? Looking to kick your crack addictionby replacing it with Boggle? Are you with out the scrouples that might prevent you from playing unlincensed versions of popular workgames for free? Then Fun With Words is for you and your classroom my friend.

The most endearing feature is the ability to play boggle. While… Continue

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Summer Stress

I have been very busy lately. The semester is wrapping up here and things are heating up. I have been running myself ragged preparing things for my new visa and for EPIK Adventure 08.

Between the fact that exams have concluded about two weeks ago and the hot weather (none of my schools are air conditioned, which apparently is not the norm here.) It is useless to try and teach the students. Even trying to… Continue

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I have an application in with SMOE and hope to start in August.

I have an application in with SMOE and hope to start in August. Continue

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Its Hot and Thats Lame

I have never done well with heat. Chicago used to torture me with oppressive humidity in the summer despite winters that often reached below zero. Flagstaff was the only place I looked forward to summer with summers that never went above 80 F and almost no humidity. It was the only place that I have ever lived without air conditioning and was ok with it. Phoenix on the other hand, two hours south and 6,000ft lower was a different story. Sure it is a dry heat…


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A new way to browse for images- Tag Galaxy

Fun new tool to browse for pics TAG GALAXY

First you choose a tag, then you narrow the search by clicking on planets :)  Really well displayed and attractive for students. 

When on the site you click on image to view, sphere can be rotated for more images. Try it, you'll like…


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Harlem School Aces State Math Test

I wanted to share this story from NPR about a Harlem charter school that aced the state math test. Although I will only be truely impressed when they can produce the same results in a true public school. Not to diminish the accomplishment as the charter school is open to any student via a lottery.

The most interesting part of the story is that the solution seemed to lay with investing in teachers and in turn… Continue

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