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Over 600 Free Audio Books for Teachers and Educators

Over 600 Free Audio Books for Teachers and Educators
May 8, 2015 Looking for some good free audio books? Open Culture has this huge list featuring over 600 free audio books. These materials are arranged into three main categories that include: fiction & literature, poetry, and non-fiction. The fiction section has the lion’s share with over half of the titles included in the entire list. The audiobooks shared here come in different forms. Some of them are available through YouTube or MP3s, others are accessible via free streaming, and another category is available through iTunes or other platforms that provide audiobooks such as Audible. We have gone through the list and we found some very good titles there. Image source: Nicola Einarson

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700 Free Movies Online: Great Classics, Indies, Noir, Westerns Free Comedy & Dramas 175 Paramount Films on Paramount’s Official YouTube Channel – Free – The Paramount Vault now streams on its official YouTube channel 175 free feature films. Includes 1987’s Ironweed with Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep, Hamlet (1990) with Glenn Close and Mel Gibson. They’re limited to a US audience.125 Korean Feature Films – Free – The Korean Film Archive has put on YouTube over 100 Korean feature films, including Im Kwon-taek’s Sopyonje and Hong Sangsoo’s The Day the Pig Fell Into a Well. A bonanza for fans of Korean film.A Farewell to Arms – Free – Gary Cooper and Helen Hayes star in a film based on famous novel by Ernest Hemingway. (1932)A Matter of Life and Death – Free – Romantic fantasy film created by the British writing-directing-producing team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, and set in England during the Second World War.

4 Useful Tools for Creating Non-traditional Quizzes July 29, 2015 Here are four great web tools for creating online quizzes to share with your students. We have already reviewed these tools in separate posts in the past and some of you might already be familiar with them. However, for those of you who haven't seen them before, these are web-based platforms for creating a wide variety of interactive quizzes. For more choices on quiz making tools, check out this page. 1- FlipQuiz FlipQuiz is a web tool that allows teachers to easily create gameshow-style boards for test reviews in the classroom.

150 Years of The Tube You are going to listen to a radio clip about the London Undergrounddo a comprehension activity Discuss Does your city have a metro or underground railway?How old is it?Have you ever been on the Tube in London? Captivity Narratives (text only) Captivity Narratives For more information than is contained on this brief page, see the texts listed in the Selected Bibliography on Captivity Narratives Definitions. According to Richard Slotkin, "In [a captivity narrative] a single individual, usually a woman, stands passively under the strokes of evil, awaiting rescue by the grace of God. The sufferer represents the whole, chastened body of Puritan society; and the temporary bondage of the captive to the Indian is dual paradigm-- of the bondage of the soul to the flesh and the temptations arising from original sin, and of the self-exile of the English Israel from England. In the Indian's devilish clutches, the captive had to meet and reject the temptation of Indian marriage and/or the Indian's "cannibal" Eucharist. To partake of the Indian's love or of his equivalent of bread and wine was to debase, to un-English the very soul.

Reading Comprehension Worksheets "Your reading comprehension materials are the best I've found on the web. They are so thorough and comprehensive! My students and I have learned a lot from them. Gender & Discourse Deborah Tannen New York: Oxford University Press, 1994 203 pp., $19.95 Wesley N. Shellen Communication Studies University of Montana-Missoula Gender & Discourse is Deborah Tannen's fifteenth book published during a prolific career as Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University.

6 Handy Tools for Adding Text to Pictures June 25, 2015 In today’s selection we curated for you some useful apps and web tools to use to add text to pictures and create classroom posters. Students can use these tools for different educational purposes including visually explaining a given topic, creating greeting cards, designing inspirational quote posters and many more. 1- Picfont ‘With Picfont you can easily : . Add text to a picture : uploaded from your (Computer, Url, Ipad...). . Make a poster(Meme for example) with the uploaded picture then insert text . Shakespeare's Theatre - Essential Information on Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, Blackfriars theater Quote in Context Thou seest we are not all alone unhappy, This wide and universal theatre Presents more woeful pageants than the scene Wherein we play in. (As You Like It, 2.7.138) "The general meaning of this word is simply a kind of dumb-show procession. One of the earliest meanings of pageant referred to the stage, platform or scaffold on which such scenes were acted.

Travel Diaries and Scrapbooks of Harrison Forman 1932 - 1973 Harrison Forman (1904-1978), a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was a prominent photojournalist and world traveler and also a Fellow of the American Geographical Society. He studied at the Layton School of Art in Milwaukee and graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in Oriental Philosophy. An adventurous journalist, photographer, and explorer, he had been called "a modern Marco Polo" during his lifetime. In his career as a photographer, Forman created a unique visual record of the life and cultures of East Asia, Indochina, the Middle East, South Pacific, Africa and South America. He focused his camera on distant places and people, on streets of little known towns, historic sites, buildings, art, landscapes, scenes of sheer natural beauty, and portraits of women, men, and children. His primary interest was in people and in capturing their daily activities.

Free English Reading comprehension tests and exercises online Reading comprehension is also an important part when you take an English test. Reading comprehension test can help you to improve vocabulary, grammar, and logical thought ability. There are some tips for you to improve reading skills: - Practice reading every day. You should read different fields to improve your vocabulary. The Lagoon: How Aristotle invented science by Armand Marie Leroi – review Consider the story of a famous natural scientist. A young man with a keen eye and an inquiring mind, the son of a doctor, was sent away to study in a city of culture. He took his studies with him on a voyage to islands overseas, whose wealth of animal and plant life immensely enriched his thought. A scholarly jackdaw, he took the lore of fishermen, stockmen and animal breeders, combining it with his own insight to produce a body of work whose influence resounds to this day. It can fairly be said that natural history, science as a whole, would be immeasurably the poorer without it. Not Darwin, but Aristotle – whose life and work are reappraised by Armand Leroi in this magnificent book.

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