Category Archives: Miscellaneous

English Conversations

English conversations (Practical Conversations for Language Learners) is a series of podcasts for EFL/ESL learners produced by Aaron Campbell and Mark White. Check out their stories on Africa, Thai and Japanese culture and themes like skin colour and feminism.

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WordPress as personal learning space

I am going to make an experiment. I do not have Moodle and do not feel like going into the trouble of installing and learning how to operate one now, first because I do not like it and second  because it … Continue reading

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Dekita Orchard

After much grafting and pruning, the Dekita Orchard is now open to the public. There is a variety of trees and fruit from all corners of the planet, as the Orchard aggregates feeds from EFL/ESL courses worldwide that participate in … Continue reading

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Educational podcasting for teaching and learning

Through Eric Baber, a link to a comprehensive directory with over 2500 podcast channels for teaching and learning made in the UK, with tips for educators, video-channels and a weblog. Eric has also just opened an ExtremeTechnoELT community on Moodle … Continue reading

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Re-thinking Learning

– Karla Lopez sent me a link to George Siemens’ presentation on Connectivism: Re-thinking learning.

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Flagr

Flagr is another easy and cool WEb 2.0 tool for “everyone to share where they go, while on the go”. Do it online or through your mobile phone- send in your photos and attach them to your flag. [Web2.0]

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Eslblogs

James Farmer has just launched Eslblog.org , a hosting service which provides “blogs for ESL / EFL students wherever they happen to be”. I wonder in which way these blogs will be different from the others. Will they have special … Continue reading

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English Next

You can already download from the British Council site English Next 2006 (pdf file), a provocative report on the changing nature of English as a foreign language written by David Graddol, British applied linguist and researcher.

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Bubbleshare

Bubbleshare allows you to create your personal narrative by letting you upload a photo album and voice captions to go with it. Read how Aaron places it in the EFL/ESL classroom together with iPods and let your imagination wander. Things … Continue reading

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2006 at School

– A quick update from this side of the world . Our school year has just started and I have taken to blogging with my classes again I have plugged my 39 10th graders (2 classes) into the ECML Project … Continue reading

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