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Nik Peachey

Using the webcam to develop pronunciation - EnglishUp - 1 views

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    The webcam can be a vital tool in helping to support our students' pronunciation habits and helping them to 'see' how words and expressions are pronounced and what particular pronunciation features they need to be aware of. So here are a few tips and examples to help you use your webcam to help with your students' pronunciation.
Nik Peachey

Nik's Quick Shout: Survey Results: Mobile learning for ELT - 1 views

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    The purpose of the survey was to ascertain the level of awareness and openness to mobile learning among English language teachers. I also wanted to find out to what degree and how teachers were already using mobile learning both in their teaching and and professional development and to establish whether they would be willing to pay for and use mobile content. The survey also collected information about the teachers' existing access to mobile services and the kinds of device they are using to get access to mobile Internet.
Nik Peachey

YouTube - Using Crocodoc for collaborative homework marking - 7 views

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    Video tutorial showing how to use Crocodoc for peer and collobarative homework marking.
Nik Peachey

Nik's Daily English Activities: Study a Classic of Literature - 8 views

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    "Many great works of literature have been translated into other languages, but there is nothing quite as good as reading a book in the original language. In today's activity you are going to study a classic of English literature; 'The Old Man and The Sea' by Ernest Hemingway."
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    Many great works of literature have been translated into other languages, but there is nothing quite as good as reading a book in the original language. In today's activity you are going to study a classic of English literature; 'The Old Man and The Sea' by Ernest Hemingway.
Nik Peachey

Nik's Daily English Activities: A City Love Story - 0 views

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    Today's activity is about talking about your city and the things you love, and was inspired by a YouTube video that tells a short love story. The Story is set in Beirut in Lebanon and tells the story of how two young people meet and fall in and out of love. The video though is also a tribute to the city that they both love and the things that they like about it.
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Nik's Quick Shout: Find Easy to Read Text for Lower Levels - 14 views

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    "Twurdy is actually based on Google, but it analyses Google results for readability, so it can help you to find more lower level texts for learners without you having to read through every result from Google to see if it's simple enough. "
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    Twurdy is actually based on Google, but it analyses Google results for readability, so it can help you to find more lower level texts for learners without you having to read through every result from Google to see if it's simple enough.
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Nik's Learning Technology Blog: Revising Short Texts and Syntax on IWB - 3 views

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    WordMagnets is a simple tool that allows you to paste text into a field and then click a couple of times to change the text into word tiles a little like fridge magnets that you can drag and rearrange.
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Comparing Texts to Aid Noticing - 10 views

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    QuickDiff is an interesting tool that analyses differences in two very similar texts. It was actually developed for examining programming code, but could be a really useful tool to use with students to get them to look more closely at the texts they write and notice the mistakes and corrections and differences in the text.
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    QuickDiff is an interesting tool that analyses differences in two very similar texts. It was actually developed for examining programming code, but could be a really useful tool to use with students to get them to look more closely at the texts they write and notice the mistakes and corrections and differences in the text.
Nik Peachey

Nik's Daily English Activities: Learn How to Correct Errors - 3 views

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    Students often expect their teacher to correct their written errors, but students can also learn a lot from looking for and correcting errors in written work. This activity gives you the chance to test your correction skills and find errors in short texts using a site called BookOven and a tool called SpellChecker
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Nik's Quick Shout: A Speed Reader with a Library - 0 views

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    I'm never really sure what the value of being able to read quickly is and whether this effects the amount of information you actually retain when you read, but I do know that getting EFL and ESL students to read in chunks and getting them to read as much as possible can be very beneficial to their language development.
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