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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

A NEW way to teach PHRASAL VERBS so that your students understand and remember them

Started by Andromeda Jones in Teaching and Methodology Dec 31, 2018. 0 Replies

Phrasal verbs are a verb + preposition, adverb or particle. Teaching…Continue

Tags: prepositions, teach, verbs, phrasal


A Reading Revolution -- The Amazon Kindle!

The future of reading is not what we think it might be.....Read what the Amazon founder thinks!

I recently got the Amazon kindle (it is finally offered again -the initial offering sold out in just 5 hours!) and I'm amazed! I'm usually a big big sceptic but since reading some reviews and articles on this amazing ebook reader, I decided to take the plunge! This is the future!

Besides, I'm saving trees and energy and I also can read other books with it (download through usb cable from my computer, non Amazon titles).

Our bookstore gives you a great discount but the great thing is its portability and the low cost of books when ordered on the go and downloaded WITHOUT an internet connection! So versatile. Once more publishers climb onboard and the selection grows, this will just take off!

You can read anywhere and I think this would be a great tool for learners, especially if Amazon starts to offer more options like internal audio. Here are the product specs.

Product Details

Amazon Sales Rank: #1 in Amazon Devices
Color: Bisque
Brand: Amazon
Dimensions: .70" h x 5.30" w x 7.50" l, .65 pounds


Revolutionary electronic-paper display provides a sharp, high-resolution screen that looks and reads like real paper.
Simple to use: no computer, no cables, no syncing.
Wireless connectivity enables you to find, buy, and read instantly—whether you’re in the back of a taxi, at the airport, or in bed.
Shop the Kindle Store directly from your Kindle.
Buy a book and it is auto-delivered wirelessly in less than one minute.

Downloads: 71

Comment by ddeubel on June 15, 2008 at 11:33am

Good point! I have been hoping to find time today to do a counterpoint blog post but alas, it will have to wait. I've had a post inside me for years about the necessity and value of "the library" - be it electronic or paper......

I still think that if everyone had a device that could store and transfer books instantly, we'd save so much...all other things considered. It only takes 200 books to make 1 tree! Then the energy etc....

But agree, our incessant computer upgrading, need for more and newer, is just too much and not conducive to being any where near "earth friendly" . I try....I really do.... but can always try harder and appreciate any reminder of such...



Comment by Justinoxxii on June 16, 2008 at 1:09pm
I fell in love with the thing last year and would have ordered one immediately if I thought it would work in Korea. I thought it needed the Sprint network to down load books from anywhere.

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