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10 Great Academic Search Engines for Research Students December 23, 2016 Niche-specific content is usually not readily available through regular generic search engines. One example is the academic and scholarly content. While running a search query about an academic topic through a generic search engine such as Google would probably render fairly decent results, it, however, usually takes digging into so much fluff before finally landing on relevant results. This is where having access to topic-specific search engines comes in handy. Such search engines do not only provide specific content tailored to the topic under study but their content is more likely to be reliable and authoritative. To this end, we have compiled this list of excellent academic search engines that teachers, student researchers and academics can use to quickly locate and access scholarly works and publications.

English Language Centre Aim: This page contains academic vocabulary. Click on a number to see the word list: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. Students studying academic English should try to learn one list each week. Although there are about 60 items in each list, many of them you will know already. What Is Successful Technology Integration? Technology integration is the use of technology resources -- computers, mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, digital cameras, social media platforms and networks, software applications, the Internet, etc. -- in daily classroom practices, and in the management of a school. Successful technology integration is achieved when the use of technology is: Routine and transparent Accessible and readily available for the task at hand Supporting the curricular goals, and helping the students to effectively reach their goals When technology integration is at its best, a child or a teacher doesn't stop to think that he or she is using a technology tool -- it is second nature. And students are often more actively engaged in projects when technology tools are a seamless part of the learning process. Defining Technology Integration

Mastering learning a language Learning to learn series In learning a language, we follow the advice that practice makes perfect, and patience is a helpful virtue. The world can be your classroom—through home or school. Internet Ancient History Sourcebooks Internet Ancient History Sourcebook Editor: Paul Halsall The Internet Ancient History Sourcebook has expanded greatly since its creation, and now contains hundred of local files as well as links to source texts throughout the net. See Introduction for an explanation of the Sourcebook's goals. See the Help! page for all the help on research I can offer.

100 Incredibly Useful YouTube Channels for Teachers YouTube has earned a reputation for featuring brain cell-slaughtering fare such as the truly abysmal Fred and playing host to the some of the most depressingly stupid comments this side of Yahoo! News. But for every participant liberally dishing out misspelled racist, sexist and homophobic talking points, there is at least one whose channel genuinely offers something provocative and educational. For teachers hoping to infuse multimedia into their classrooms, YouTube makes for an excellent starting point. Plenty of universities, nonprofits, organizations, museums and more post videos for the cause of education both in and out of schools. The following list compiles some of the ones most worthy of attention, as they feature plenty of solid content appealing to their respective audiences and actively try to make viewers smarter.

Academic Word Lists This page describes the Academic Word List (AWL), giving information on what the AWL is, as well as a complete list of all words in the AWL. The list is rather static. More dynamic tools for understanding and using the AWL words can be found in other sections of the website, namely the AWL highlighter and gapfill maker, AWL tag cloud and gapfill maker and the AWL finder. What is the AWL? The Academic Word List (AWL), developed by Averil Coxhead at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, contains 570 word families which frequently appear in academic texts, but which are not contained in the General Service List (GSL).

There’s No Such Thing as Library Leadership There’s leadership. Then there’s library leadership. Or is there? Michel Thomas Method Product Review Posted by By Conor Clyne at 17 June, at 17 : 39 PM Print Most Popular Tsar Stories Belgicismes: Comment les Belges parlent le français !Dans cette vidéo, on parle des Belgicismes avec Félix Wang , qui est un polyglotte belge très connu en ligne pour sa chaîne de YouTube, Loki2504. Le français de la Belgique est différent du français parlé en France dans les cas suivants : les chiffres 70-79 et 90-99, l'emploi ... Michel Thomas Method Product ReviewMichel Thomas claimed that there was no such thing as a bad student, only a bad teacher. Internet Modern History Sourcebooks Internet Modern History Sourcebook Editor: Paul Halsall See Introduction for an explanation of the Sourcebook's goals. Explanation of Sources of Material Here. See the Help! page for all the help on research I can offer.

Historical Texts Collection: Hanover College The Hanover Historical Texts Collection makes available digital versions of historical texts for use in history and humanities courses. Search by keyword, or browse by subject heading. The faculty and students of the Hanover College History Department initiated the Hanover Historical Texts Project in 1995, at a time when few primary sources were available outside of published anthologies. To make primary texts readily available for classroom use, they selected important documents, scanned print versions that were out of copyright, converted the scans into HTML format, proofread the resulting documents to correct OCR errors, edited them to provide page breaks, page numbers, and bibliographical information, and posted them online. We have since expanded the collection to include transcriptions of manuscript material from the Hanover College archives. Most of the texts in the Hanover Historical Texts Collection are in public domain.

Why do we need EAP word lists? The EAP vocabulary challenge If you are like me, and your English for Academic Purposes (EAP) teaching typically consists of a mixed group of students from a variety of language backgrounds and a variety of academic disciplines, then you know how difficult it can be to satisfy everyone’s needs. The pre-sessional PhD student who is going to go on to study cosmic black holes may get frustrated if the teacher spends a lot of time engaging with the special terminology of medicine for another student in the class. It is far more straightforward if you are teaching English for Specific Purposes (ESP), the special language needed for groups who share the same discipline, for example a class of marine biologists or a group of town planners.

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