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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


Whale Songs - Wavelet Art


The songs used in the slide show are from the correct species of whale, but are not the exact recordings that were used to create the wavelets. This was the best I could do with the materials I could find! What is interesting to me is that every recording will produce a different picture... I wonder what a wavelet of my voice would look like?

Here are some more nice whale resources:

National Geographic Interactive

Another nice interactive from Scripps College

Whale Songs.pptx

Downloads: 57

Comment by ddeubel on January 17, 2010 at 8:00am
Yes, it is a fascinating thing. I'm glad slowly too, more and more people are convinced that animals do have language - language of very high sophistication.

Long ago during a linguistics course, I watched a video about a researcher from the States, on Chesapeake Bay. I think it was from a BBC series, "The Human Animal". She showed how the whales teach their young the song and that each generation builds/changes the song sent through deep slow wavelengths through 100s of kilometers of ocean. So fascinating. Here are the recordings.

Comment by Ellen Pham on January 17, 2010 at 8:29am
Did you add recordings, David? If so, they aren't showing. I've been meaning to check our bank of nature sounds (have to remember how to get there). I know last time I checked, some were broken... what system should we use to post sounds now? I've got a few new ones : )

Comment by ddeubel on January 17, 2010 at 8:37am
Yes I did! But I think Google video doesn't now allow embedding. Although I don't know why they have the embed code there. Here's the link. I'll add it to our music player, that'll work.

Comment by Ellen Pham on January 17, 2010 at 8:47am
Wonderful! I can download it at the link... is there no easy way to collaboratively post sound files anymore??? But this is actually a video, yes? I'll try the embed code again...

It is taking more and more effort to share anything in a format that can be downloaded!! Who's going to take all those extra steps?

Here goes the embed code:

Comment by Ellen Pham on January 17, 2010 at 8:47am
Pppppppppppfffffffffffff... still doesn't show...

Comment by ddeubel on January 19, 2010 at 11:44am
I thought this might touch someone...interesting and artistic.

Comment by ddeubel on January 19, 2010 at 11:46am

I "demuxed" the video and took the sound out from it. Can be done through our Super Convertor in our software 4 members page. Also a few less capable online alternatives...
Comment by Ellen Pham on January 19, 2010 at 11:54am
Beautifully done. Thanks, David.

I have to make myself go to sleep now... bad insomnia lately! I don't want to teach on zero hours sleep!

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