May 30

Learn languages with LINGUISTADORES

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LINGUISTADORES– a fantastic  website helping to learn languages.

LINGUISTADORES

LINGUISTADORES

Sign up and set your preferences – the language you would like to learn and the language for translation. Choose your level – from Beginners (A1) to High Advanced (C2).

You can choose from a selection of articles, songs and videos. If you have chosen an article, click on the word you would like to translate and then click “plus” which adds it to the word list.

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You can create WORDLISTS

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You can choose between two options – FREE  or PAID. See the features.

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April 2

EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY

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What frightened Beata? who is the man hidden behind the paper? What will happen now?

PhotoFunia is the best way to add a spark to your photos, make them special and more original. In only a few seconds an amazing photo collage is ready, absolutely free. PhotoFunia is so straight forward to use, that anyone, at any age, can use it with ease. You can ask your students to prepare a funny picture as a prompt for speaking or writing. Go to PHOTOFUNIA and have fun!!!!

PhotoFunia is the best way to add a spark to your photos, make them special and more original. In only a few seconds an amazing photo collage is ready, absolutely free. PhotoFunia is so straight forward to use, that anyone, at any age, can use it with ease.

What frightened Beata? Who is the man hidden behind the paper? What will happen now?

October 10

BLENDED LEARNING

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Blended education. Hybrid learning. Flipping the classroom.

THE BASIC of BLENDED LEARNING

You can find out more on the “Blended Learning:  Personalizing Education for Students” course run by Clayton Christensen Institute (http://www.christenseninstitute.org/our-mission).

The course is absolutely free but, if you want to get a verified certificate recognised by a number of educational institutions, you can go for the Signature Track. More on this https://www.coursera.org/signature/guidebook  This course Signature Track costs $39.00.

The course starts on 15 October and lasts for 6 weeks. Anticipated workload is 2-4 hours a week.

Browse Coursera courses on https://www.coursera.org/courses?orderby=upcoming

All the courses offered by MOOCs http://www.mooc-list.com/

June 26

GLOBAL WARMING and GREENHOUSE EFFECT

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RESEARCH: GLOBAL WARMING and GREENHOUSE EFFECT

March 23

BIG FILES – TEACHERS’ NIGHTMARE

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You want to  (or you have to) send big files such as students’ speaking files or video recorded presentations for Internal Verification; or video recorded lessons for Peer Observation; or audio/video assessment of students’ writing assignments  or  ….. you name it.

BUT  you don’t have a lot of time (YOU NEED SOMETHING FAST), you are not very techie (YOU NEED SOMETHING SIMPLE) and you don’t want to spend money (YOU NEED SOMETHING FREE).

There are plenty of options but the best in my opinion are:

TransferBigFiles

– transfer files up to 20 GB. I managed to transfer audio 14 GB file. It took around 10 minutes but was worth it.

FileDropper

– not as big as Transfer Big Files; it transfers files up to 5G; relatively fast (store the files up to 30 days)

DropSend

– transfers up to 2 GB but it’s fast and easy to use.

 

Yousendit

 

 

– up to 2 GB and it’s fast. Plus it has a unique feature – it lets you can e-sign documents.

SendThisFile

– up to 2 GB, similar features

They all give you a PRO option which will definitely speed up the upload but, as we agreed, we don’t want to spend any money – the free plans should be more than enough.