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


Technology. Amazing but nobody's happy!

This is Louis C.K. , a comedian expounding on how technology has changed everything but made nobody happier. Really funny and illuminating at the same time. I remember well those rotary dial phones and friends with zeros in their number!

This might be a good video to introduce a lesson on how technology has changed things. Students can list THEN and NOW in an organizer. Also a great way to produce the present perfect tense. "Phones have become......" etc....

I have also used this fun video to highlight how things have changed so dramatically. But like Louis - I too believe technology is neutral, in and outside the classroom. It isn't itself that makes us happy, happiness comes from some other origin/place.....

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Comment by csagel on June 8, 2010 at 4:15am
I really think technology is changing the way we think and learn. Sometimes we have to unplug.
Check out this NY Times article
Comment by Ellen Pham on June 8, 2010 at 12:53pm
That was a great article, Christopher!

Comment by ddeubel on June 9, 2010 at 11:29am
Yes, a good read and I kept and enjoyed it on the toilet - where I do my "deep" reading. .....

Here is another rumination on the same subject but from a different angle.

Technology, online, whatever you call it, is NOT "unreal". It has its reality and authority as all things. I think we forget that. We might sooner bitch and complain about all the monotony in our lives. Endless minutes/hours spent waiting in line, preparing our hair, lying in bed waiting to get up...... I think the debate about reality and "online" is false. But I'll save my thoughts up for a blog post/rant and for a better ordering of my argument!

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