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Gems of EFL 2.0: Our Teacher Toolbox

The Teacher Toolbox is something I’m proud of. I’m a curator and enjoy finding “the best”, especially the best things to help teachers. On this page are certainly the “top” of the top – things every teacher can use and put to use in their class right away. There are clocks for timing students. I […]

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EnglishCentral – what’s coming

As an “insider”, I’m privy to a little of what is going on at EnglishCentral.  The team has really been working overtime and coming up with some fantastic changes that will be in a new release. Here’s my insider’s sneak preview! I hope you like the new look and changes. Please comment and let us […]

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Mucking About

I’ve been reflecting a lot on my own “creativity” regarding ELT and education in general. Probably because I’m starting into a new project and direction (stay tuned). Over the last 5-6 years, I’ve dived into many projects. I’ve reveled in the possibility that a little bit of tech knowledge gives. Just trying and seeing what […]

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My 5 Favorite Online Language Games

Now and then, I post on my twitter @ddeubel , some “tired teacher tips”. Things that a teacher can just put up on a screen with a click and get students learning/producing English. I’ll post another time about these (the hashtag is #tttips) but I want to share something similar. My 5 top online games […]

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Simply the Best 10 – for any toolkit

There has been A LOT of consolidation online, over the last 7-8 years. Sites, tools have come and gone. The web can be a cruel marketplace and particularly so when it comes to tools that help teachers and get students learning/creating. There is so much out there! So, in order to help new teachers especially, […]

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Huffduffer – a great podcasting library

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Huffduffer is a site where you can simply collect and tag audio podcasts. It really is so attractive and well laid out. Visit our EFL Classroom 2.0 collection to see for yourself. Click on the tags on the right to get podcasts that might interest you. I’ll be collecting more soon for sure! Besides it […]

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Abracadabra – Self Directed Learning

One thing that I’m very convinced of, is the notion that us teachers are “motivators”. It is our job to motivate our students, to lead our students towards becoming self directed learners, learning for themselves, intrinsically. Oh sure, we have to do all the regular classroom stuff but at the end of the day – […]

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Sen Teacher – using materials for the disabled.

Sen Teacher is the bomb! The last few years I’ve been acquainting myself with special education and also finding that so many special ed. techniques/tools/methods really work well with language learning. Same with websites, they offer a plethora of resources for use in our classroom. Sen Teacher does too! (Tar Heel Reader and Reading Resource […]

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Top 60 Websites for teaching/learning English

This presentation is often visited and I’m proud I took the time to distill and filter and come up with what I think are “winners”. Takes teachers so much time to find “gold” and this will help. Not a full answer but …… Sit back and enjoy a cool CC tune from CCmixter! Get the […]

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Best Web 2.0 tools for learning / teaching languages

I made this awhile ago and forgot to put up on my blog! Click on any picture to go to that tool. Only the best garnered from my actual experience using all these. It is a follow up to my Teach/Learn Prezi presentation. Get the powerpoint of this HERE. Also, see this voicethread discussion by […]

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Technology and Teaching Languages

Here is a presentation in brief – focusing on how technology relates to curriculum. Some tips, some thoughts ……. HERE is the paper version.

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Using Zoom Words

Zoom Words is a pretty cool way to present vocabulary. It is super simple to use and probably even quicker to use than Wordle or Tagxedo. However, it is browser based and you’ll have to have a webpage/blog to embed your creation in (or just use your page here on EFL Classroom. See my example […]

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Verbalearn – Adv. Vocabulary Practice

VerbaLearn is a new site which does a lot of things well. I’m not usually a big fan of learning English through “word study”, however, it is a reality and it does work for many students. Also, VerbaLearn caters to those who are trying to pass all those significant tests….GRE / SAT / ACT and […]

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12 To Dos for Student learning English

It isn’t easy learning a language. I’ve learned 3 of them and had success in 3 completely different ways! I’m going to work on a fourth and probably will stumble along with a 4th method. What this means is “to each his own”.  We have to find what works for us.  However, along the way, […]

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Teachers / Students – the gap narrows

If you look at one constant in education (over 100s of years), we see one very clear trend — the blurring of the lines between teacher / student. Technology is only speeding up this process and it is especially true for English Language Teaching. We are no longer custodians of knowledge but seeds of knowledge. […]

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Does Google have all the answers?

I was prompted to think about google today after seeing the wonderful infographic of Google below. (thanks to Larry Ferlazzo for so often letting me know about these things!). I began thinking of my own relationship with Google. They reach everywhere into my teaching and because I really don’t draw a line, my LIFE.  If […]

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Assessing Student Speaking – English Central.com

I’ve been helping English Central put up a teacher’s area on their site. It is still in the initial stage but all the same, Ready To Go. Click HERE to join as a teacher and start inviting students! I’ll be posting a nice screencast later today, describing all the features available for teachers to track […]

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My top 10 sites for Language teaching/learning – 2009

Jane Hart, bless her heart, runs a nice collection of THE TOP 10 TOOLS LISTS OF LEARNING PROFESSIONS. Check them out and lots of diverse entries. Here’s her own top 25. I’m too late to participate but find my list for last year HERE. Here is my list for this year. The major thread/theme that […]

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Teaching Writing – some online resources

Teaching writing isn’t easy but despite being a “high order skill” it is an invaluable thing for any student who will work in an all English environment. Or for any second language speaker who’ll communicate online (or by snail mail – people still do that, you know!). Fortunately there are many online sites to help […]

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Technology and Language Instruction

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I’ve been giving more and more workshops on using Technology and Language Teaching. Here’s a presentation with lots of direct links to applications, tools, games, resources that I think English teachers will find useful in their “wired” classroom. I also recommend going HERE for more tutorials and information. Our Professional Development page also has lots […]

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