Legal images for EFL classes (and Blog posts) - ABCDelt When you are creating your own materials (or simply supplementing a Coursebook) it can be really useful to use an image to enhance the material or create and activity for students. Thanks to the internet it isn’t hard to find a great image to use, but if you just do a normal google search you could be breaking the law by using those images. Below are a few useful resources for great quality images which you can use in your materials, or even in a blog post. In some cases you need to credit the photographer, but in others they are completely free to use without accreditation. Flickr Flickr has an incredible wealth of photos within it’s database and many are held under Creative Commons license which grants you permission to use them in exchange for the correct referencing.
Digital literacies 5: Remix in the classroom “Remix? What’s that got to do with English language teachers? Our job to teach language, not mess around with digital stuff…” Giving regular workshops about digital literacies, this is a reaction that I often get when we talk about remix literacy, arguably one of the more complex of the literacies. But let’s back up here. First, what is it? Digital literacies 4: Teens & social networks Photo by Nico Cavallotto A few years back my daughter (then aged 14) told me she was going out. To meet a friend at lunchtime. I asked who. A Facebook friend she didn’t know. Someone who had befriended her as they were the same age, lived in the same city, and had the same (unusual) first name.
How to get Copyright Free Images – Teacher Phili Following the news that Getty Images have just taken the decision to allow images (1) on its site available for bloggers to use for free, I thought it would be timely to look at the issue of digital image copyright on the Internet and where you can find copyright free photos and images that you can use to illustrate your blog or other online material which can be seen by anyone. It’s a massive change of direction from the company, which had previously developed a reputation for being litigious about unlicensed use of its photography, suing small organisations for infringement. Getty has not been able to stop people using and redistributing its images without permission, so it is adopting a more pragmatic approach to the question of how to make money from its images.
10 Great Google Search Tips for Teachers and Students 1- Search for an exact word or phrase Use quotes to search for an exact word or set of words. This option is handy when searching for song lyrics or a line from literature." Home - Evaluating resources - Library Guides at UC Berkeley To find out more about an author: Google the author's name or dig deeper in the library's biographical source databases. To find scholarly sources: When searching library article databases, look for a checkbox to narrow your results to Scholarly, Peer Reviewed or Peer Refereed publications. To evaluate a source's critical reception: Check in the library's book and film review databases to get a sense of how a source was received in the popular and scholarly press.
10 types of plagiarism (and why I’m pleading guilty to at least one charge) © TurnItIn, 2012 Bailey, J. (2012) TurnItIn Analyzes the Spectrum of Plagiarism, Plagiarism Today, May 10 TurnItIn (2012) The Plagiarism Spectrum: Instructor Insights into the 10 Types of Plagiarism, Google Launches New Search Education Site with Lesson Plans Google has launched a new site called Search Education aimed at educators who want to teach online search strategies. The site includes lesson plans geared at different levels of expertise — beginner, intermediate and advanced— as well as training videos that walk through different strategies for subjects like using Creative Commons and Google maps. The lessons cover the following topics: Picking the right search termsUnderstanding search resultsSearching for evidence for research tasksNarrowing a search to get the best resultsEvaluating the credibility of sources For each topic, lessons for every level of searcher goes into deep detail, offering background explanations of how search works the way it does, specific examples of search words and their results, and numerous tips.
ESL apps - games and activities for smartphones and tablets - ESL games These ESL apps consist of games and activities to play online with smartphones and tablets. 500 Conversation Questions This web app features randomised conversation questions from the book 50 Conversation lessons.
Internet Plagiarism: A Teacher’s Combat Guide – CITE Journal Have you ever sat down to grade a student’s paper and wondered, ‘Where in the world did this come from? I know Suzy Sleepalot did not write this paper.’ Educators across the country are facing the dilemma of plagiarism more and more. To combat plagiarism, teachers need to know what it is, the strategies to detect it, and the ways to prevent it. What Is Plagiarism? The Ultimate Guide to Teaching Source Credibility The Ultimate Guide to Teaching Source Credibility The Context: Why are we doing this? A new adversary in the world of facts-driven logic and decision-making has been rearing its ugly head across our social media pages these days: fake news.