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(Free) Green Teacher Webinars in May

May 6th, 2011 · No Comments

This month, Green Teacher is offering a series of free one-hour webinars. All of these events begin at 7:30 PM EST. May 10 : FROG SONGS: Poetry and Essays, Field Ecology and Entomology – “Learn to use haiku to teach entomology. Learn to use poetry to help students write clearer more exciting essays. This simple […]

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Tags: blog · global issues activities · global issues resources · k-12 · teacher tools · the environment · theory · water · writing

Dropbox

June 3rd, 2010 · 3 Comments

Dropbox is free software that helps you keep your files synced. I like Google docs, but if you ever want to edit them in something else, the formatting is a mess. Instead, I find myself emailing documents back and forth between home and work, trying to make sure I’m always working on the latest version. […]

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Tags: blog · software · teacher tools

Dia – Open Source Chart / Diagram Creation Software

August 26th, 2009 · No Comments

I was recently asked to make a couple of charts illustrating various policies here at the ELI. Having never done that, the first thing I did was look for open source tools. Dia is extremely intuitive to use, and a great way to make flowcharts, organizational charts, and other diagrams. It could certainly be useful […]

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Tags: blog · software · teacher tools · visual prompts

ESL/EFL/ELL Blog Carnival

August 7th, 2009 · 2 Comments

The latest ESL/EFL/ELL Blog Carnival has just been posted at An (aspiring) Educators Blog. There are a bunch of great articles by some really inspiring teachers. Topics include technology, curriculum, culture and more. Check it out!

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Tags: blog · blog carnivals · reflection · teacher tools · theory

IATEFL Global Issues Social Network

May 26th, 2009 · No Comments

IATEFL’s Global Issues special interest group just launched a social network (using Ning). I have found this group’s email list to be a tremendous resource, and I look forward to seeing how this site develops. Thanks to Nik Peachey for setting it up!

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Tags: blog · ESL resources · global issues resources · professional organizations · teacher tools

IATEFL Global Issues Discussion

March 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

The 43rd annual IATEFL conference is happening in Cardiff from March 31st to April 4th. The global issues special interest group has launched an online discussion forum for all things global issues / ESL related. IATEFL’s GISIG is a good group, so I imagine the forum will be pretty active.

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Tags: blog · conferences · global issues resources · teacher tools

Inkscape

November 6th, 2008 · No Comments

In my (relatively) new position as technology coordinator, I am often called upon to do new things. Yesterday, I was asked to create a vector-based version of our logo for a company that will be producing USB drives for us. I had no idea what a vector graphic was, let alone how to make one. […]

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Tags: blog · open source · software · teacher tools

Engrade – Free Online Gradebook

October 17th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Recently, I was asked to find some sort of gradebook software for our teachers to use. I quickly found Engrade, a free online gradebook that allows for weighting grades in categories. It’s very simple to use, and has all of the features that we need in a gradebook. Plus, it allows students to log in […]

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Tags: blog · open source · software · teacher tools