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Just reviewed an article on exploratory practice...what are your views?
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ELT Entrepreneur – Mark Holmwood
ELT Entrepreneur Mark Holmwood of Holmwood Online got in touch with us to tell us about his transition from the classroom to the cutting room, making videos for his online publishing site which pro...
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Rico Tumin

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Bridge Project involving 10th Grade Geometry and 10th Grade History Classes at the Hawaii Academy of Arts and Science, P.C.S. in 2014.  I would be more than happy to explain the project to anyone who would like more information.  
The Bridge Project in my geometry class of 2014 was nothing short of amazing in both the complexity of some of the designs and the overall success of the students who participated in the project.  The rules were very simple -...
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Inductive and deductive grammar teaching: what is it, and does it work? #elt #tefl
Jon Hird, materials writer and teacher trainer, discusses inductive and deductive grammar teaching, comparing and contrasting the two, and debating the pros and cons of their use in the classroom a...
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Why creativity in the classroom doesn't matter.
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Ten years ago today, the first YouTube upload was made live on the platform. Entitled 'Me at the zoo', it was uploaded by one of the platform's co-founders, Jared Karim, and can still be seen on th...
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It is not possible to train all the pupil teachers in all these skills in any training program because of the constraints of time and funds. Therefore a set of teaching skills which cuts across the subject areas has been identified. They have been found…
It is not possible to train all the pupil teachers in all these skills in any training program because of the constraints of time and funds. Therefore a set of teaching skills which cuts across the...
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+Naboomboo is an innovative multimedia platform for language exchange that helps learners to share and discus their interests and favorite topics.
http://edukwest.eu/startup-profile-naboomboo/
Naboomboo is an innovative multimedia platform for language exchange that helps learners to share and discus their interests and favorite topics.
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I'd have to see a demo of this "board game approach" - not sure what the term means.  Seems to be applying principles of gamification to existing models of online language learning?  If this is the case, perhaps it´s "new", but not necessarily innovative.  Again, just need to see how people use the platform (if that´s what it is).

Let´s assume that gamification is the piece to this business that distinguishes it from its competition.  Then the idea is that language learning becomes the means for playing the game.  My argument is whether this end (playing game) has any longterm growth when language learners can now use Google+ Hangouts (and similar technologies) to easily connect with others to an end that potentially serves some common good (something that benefits people other than the language learners themselves).  This, to me, seems it would have a more lasting effect. I´ll let the experts decide if there´s a business model in this scenario or not. :)
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Sun Apr 19 1400 GMT LEARNING2GETHER with Ayat Tawel about the Silent Way
 
What? Ayat Tawel will be talking with our community about her experimental practice with the silent way. For more information about what she will be talking about see Ayat's blog post at: http://ayat-pdiary.blogspot.com/2014/11/the-silent-way.html
 
Where? Blackboard Collaborate (Elluminate) 
http://webheads.learningtimesevents.org/
Thanks to an ongoing grant from http://www.learningtimes.com/ 
 
When? 1400 GMT - Time where you are:
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Learning2gether+with+Ayat+Tawel+about+the+Silent+Way&year=2015&month=&day=19&hour=14&min=0&sec=0&p1=1440&ah=1 
 
It is very important to get out of your comfort zone whenever possible to fly high, enjoy the freedom of getting rid of limits and feel the excitement of innovation. Choosing a new teaching method that you have never used in ...
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The archive of Ayat Tawel's talk with #Learning2gether about the Silent Way has been archived at http://learning2gether.net/2015/04/19/learning2gether-from-ayat-tawel-about-the-silent-way/. Here you will find a link to the original Bb Collaborate (Elluminate) recording and the mp3 rendition of that which you can listen to via its embedded audio player, or download and hear on whatever device you like. You will also find an mp4 rendition of the talk uploaded to YouTube which you may listen to here or download for playback later. You will also find shownotes and a note of appreciation to Ayat for a job well done.

If you would like to share your expertise with the #webheadsinaction and #learning2gether communities please volunteer for any available Sunday at http://tinyurl.com/learning2gether. Thank you.
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#iPad App -- Magnetic Touch Board is a handy, engaging and interactive tool for parents and teachers to teach and learn phonemes, words and maths together with children. Have Fun!
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/magnetic-touch-board/id722784012?ls=1&mt=8
This is a handy tool for teachers and parents to teach children phonemes, words and maths. Teachers and parents can play the board with kids and show them how to pronounce a word, how to spell it or how to do a simple calculation. In compare with traditional magnetic board, this app provides unlimited letters, phonemes and other characters to use. Connecting your iPad with a projector, it can be directly used in a classroom teaching. The app can ...
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A community for anyone interested in sharing opinions and experiences related to helping others acquire an additional language. Share what you are currently doing in the language learning classroom with the rest of the TILL community by conducting a live Google+ Hangout on Air (HOA)! What approaches, methods, techniques, materials, or technologies have you been using that have either worked well or haven't? Let me know when you'd like to schedule an HOA via the TILL community by posting to this community or contacting me directly. Let us know where you reside by adding yourself to the Google Map: http://bit.ly/VQjTE0 How do I add myself to the community map? http://youtu.be/5vW4s6N4OhQ

Vance Stevens

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This week's #Learning2gether event is in Hangout on Air (HoA) May 3 1300 GMT. It's a conversation with David Winet, founder of study dot com, and Michael Coghlan and I, for whom study dot com was a launching pad for the Webheads communities of practice, and subsequently Learning2gether.

There is complete information about how to connect to the HoA at these spaces:

 - Livestream at #webheadsinaction org: http://webheadsinaction.org/live

 - Google event page: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c4eug9m8jngd0jqksvt33fp5cik

 - More info and time where you are at L2g: http://tinyurl.com/learning2gether

The impetus for this event  came about because Dave Winet recently sold the domain study dot com which was a free website that attracted and matched teachers with language students interested in studying online just before the dawn of social media.
 
In this session, Dave and Michael join me, Vance, in talking about some of the very forward thinking developments that characterized Dave's work starting late last century and that have led us through Webheads in Action on up to Learning2gether, twenty years later.
 
If you were with us at that time, please join us to add your reminiscences, and for those who have more recently joined us, enjoy a conversation with the founders of Webheads in Action.
The topic for Learning2gether this week is about emerging advances in online learning since the turn of the century, from a panel who were there at the beginning and have stayed on the wave for the past decade and a half. Dave Winet recently sold the domain study dot com marking the end of an ...
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Benjamin L. Stewart
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13 ways to navigate the Innovate ELT conference #elt #tefl #esl
With over 30 speakers lined up, we figured you might want some tips on navigating the programme for the Innovate ELT conference, which takes place on the 8th and 9th May in Barcelona. Here are 13 w...
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Camilla Joan

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**NEW POST**
This time we're looking at Present Simple tense - its use and forms. Learn English with me!

http://mylittleworldinuk.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/present-simple-positive-sentences-use.html
Present Simple tense is used when talking about : Czasu terazniejszego prostego używamy, gdy mowimy o: * general truths  (prawdach ogólnych) Doctors treat patients in hospitals. * laws of nature  (p...
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Amr Wady

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Amr Wady originally shared:
 
Event listed at GMT+2 (Time in Egypt).

[Please be sure you and I are Google + contacts BEFORE event begins. Be sure your Google+ account is set to "online" before class starts, too. Thank you.]
A Weekly Studying Group / Week 3.
Sun, April 26, 12:00 PM EDT
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Are prior sessions recorded and available to the public?
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Benjamin L. Stewart
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How a PhD in linguistics prepared me for motherhood http://news360.com/article/289298252
Unlike most newborns, on his arrival into the world, my newly-minted son found himself in the arms of someone well-versed in the the most fiercely contested question in contemporary linguistics:...
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Jackie Bolen

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English conversation teaching tip: teach your students to ask questions.
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Benjamin L. Stewart
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Ben Goldstein and Ceri Jones talk #eltchat   #elt   #tesol   #mextesol  
 
Come and join Ben Goldstein and Ceri Jones in this practical workshop on presenting and exploring different cultures with teenage learners! Next Tuesday, they will be hosting a free professional development webinar, providing ideas for using images and video to motivate teens and foster language acquisition: http://bit.ly/1G3YXX5
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Benjamin L. Stewart
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Enjoyed today's discussion on the Silent Way (teaching method) #tesol   #elt   #tefl  
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Irit Merchav

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So....I've opened a new blog by the name "Web.2.English". It is for teachers who wish to integrate technology in the classroom and want ideas and a place to share. You can register to recieve the posts via mail. Please share with other English teachers. Thank you!!!
The first post it about the news - how to integrate current events in our lessons, using web.2 tools (internet tools). 
http://web2english.blogspot.co.il/2015_04_16_archive.html
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Benjamin L. Stewart
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The Solutions Writing Challenge: Using Time Effectively #elt #eltchat #tesol
In this blog Elna Coetzer continues to talk about ways we can use our time more effectively (inside and outside the class) when doing writing tasks. How does one become a successful cook? The answe...
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