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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

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SITE OF THE DAY - HUNDREDS OF THE "BEST" - Teaching Recipes

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We are now in our 3rd edition of "Site of the Day"! Hundreds of the best sites for teaching/learning. See #1 and…Continue

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I guess the alphabet is our bread and butter.Got any good ideas for teaching it or using it…Continue

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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

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Zach needs our help

Mike Marzio of the wonderful Real English videos - contacted me about Zach and helping him get to America for schooling. He's deaf and needs special schooling, he's even been accepted. He just needs our support.

Listen to Mike and then Zach himself. Let's do what we can and chip in.
Here's the main site where you can find out more about Zach and the efforts to help him help himself.

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Comment by Dorcas PERES on September 6, 2010 at 8:20am
Hi, I am an English teacher in Vitrolles, France. It is not too far from Carro. Could I get in touch with Mike? I would like my students to know about Zach. Thanks

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Comment by ddeubel on September 6, 2010 at 9:30am
Dorcas,

Mike's home page is HERE. Please contact him and I'm sure he'll oblige. He's in your part of the world.

It is one thing we should emphasize, getting students involved. It isn't about the 30, 40 ,50 dollars they might raise but how much awareness they will gain....life transforming.

You sparked me, I'll have to think about this and how we could get classrooms helping. He's a real guy that I've had a few emails from. he , just like so many in such hard circumstances, just wants a way to something better. It is especially difficult being both poor and disabled in such a poor country.

But please contact Mike about Zach! You have me homesick for France - I spent a lot of years in the S. of France and especially Corsica. It is like my second home.

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Comment by Mike Marzio on September 6, 2010 at 11:01am
First. a million thanks to David and his generous community! His participation as an Active Partner in this ambitious effort gives us a lot of momentum to say the least. And hello neighbor Dorcas PERES. Semi-retired (and a full-time fundraiser at the moment), I usually work at home and my phone number here is 04 42 13 30 57. Thanks for your support!
mike@real-english.com

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Comment by Fabiana Giron on September 6, 2010 at 12:59pm
Mike,
Back in 1991, I helped a deaf student to learn enough English to enter Gaulladet. Her mother, a teacher, managed with a lot of effort to support her financially to enter that University. But her first step was to learn English enough to be admitted. She encountered many other challenges in Washington but in the end, she graduated . I hope Zach can get all the help he needs. Thanks for sharing this story!

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Comment by Mike Marzio on September 7, 2010 at 6:48am
Hi Fabiana - Thanks for telling us about this. And bravo to you and her mother!
Our current fundraising effort
http://zachs-fundraiser.blogspot.com/
is for Zach's first year in the English Language Institute of Gallaudet, not the Undergraduate School itself. He also has to improve his English first.
All the best,
Mike

Supporter
Comment by ddeubel on September 7, 2010 at 10:47am
3 out of 5 social networking sites where I asked about donations and helping - deleted my messages/conversations. Can't believe it and gets me hopping mad. Almost makes you wonder what the world is coming to. On all these, I contributed thousands of pieces of advice, resources etc ... over the year. And who cares? You can talk about a hundred asinine things but don't talk about helping someone not as fortunate as oneself!

Okay, end of rant. I hope others WILL help out and at a minimum, pass on information about Zacharia.

Cheers,

David

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Comment by Mike Marzio on September 8, 2010 at 6:47am
I've had similar experiences, David, so I'm concentrating on facebook, email, and trying to do twitter too.

ALSO, I'm looking for an entrance, or an introduction from someone who believes in our cause, to meet all the number 1 people in our profession, in terms of their website traffic. For example, who is in charge of the very popular sites www.efl.net/ or www.eslpod.com/ ? Does anybody know? And does anybody know these people well enough to provide an introduction for us so that we can make our case for Zach and try to convince them to become Active Partners. I cite these 2 sites just as example of Google results using the 1 keyword EFL in the first case and ESL in the second case... There are many popular sites like these which I don't know "how" to contact.

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Comment by ddeubel on September 8, 2010 at 8:11am
Mike, I hear you. I'll stay positive. Don't know those owners but the other "EFL" search finds offer a lot of dead links and some links to what I consider unreputable places... such is the google first page! I really think they have to change part of their algorithm where it pertains to history/time and also simple search terms.

Sarah from the wonderful Daily English Show has done here amazing thing to help get others to donate and promote the cause! See below and get the transcript for this on her site. (see also on our Daily English Show page). This is a great lesson to practice interviewing and making questions. I can think of a million ways to use it!

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