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25 Killer Websites that Make You Cleverer It’s easy to forget that we have access to a virtually limitless resource of information, i.e. the Internet. For a lot of us, this is even true at our fingertips, thanks to the ubiquity of smartphones and an ever-increasing push for online greatness by tech engineers all over the world. As a result, there are countless websites out there that are geared to make you smarter and more brilliant for either a low or no cost. 1. This isn’t the first time I’ve recommended this language-teaching website (and app), and it certainly won’t be the last. 2. Have you ever wanted to pick up a subject you’re not well-versed in, but you didn’t have the money to invest in a college course? 3. Guitar is one of the few instruments out there that’s actually pretty easy to learn if you’re a little older, making it one of the most accessible instruments. 4. Founded by Michael Chu, Cooking for Engineers goes further than just providing recipes. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 19. 20. 21. 22.

ESL Lesson Plans and Resources on Music March is Music in our Schools Month! There has never been a better excuse to get up and dance with your students. To encourage you to bring music into your classroom throughout the year, we’ve created a collection of useful links. Music-Themed Lesson Plans Check out our Famous People section for lesson plans on Whitney Houston, Bob Marley, The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Elvis Presley, and John Lennon. Check out our Famous Things section for lesson plans on Jazz, Hip Hop, and Rock n’ Roll. We have Discussion Starters lesson plans on Talent and Music Piracy, and Mini-Debates on File Sharing and Live 8 Concerts. Flashcards Are you looking for images related to music? Authentic Materials and WarmUps What Makes a Teacherjerker? Teaching With the Chimes of Freedom Album Street Musician Experiment The Red Carpet Articles about Using Music in the Classroom Creating Music With Students: Nik Peachey Teaching English Through Songs in the Digital Age: ELT Chat

JulieD : storytelling on Huffduffer "He looked at their leg tattoos. Mohawk. One of the Iroquois tribes. Well, he couldn’t kill them then. Not that he’d want to. They were, after all, just boys. And so he’d need to be ready. Jan sneaked back the way he had come and then up and around in front of them so that the boys would walk right up the trail into him. He withdrew rope and a knife from his pack. Giant episode means this is about an hour long. Featured on episode 36 of Forgotten Classics.

Prisons, Princes and Playgrounds Extras from this episode: Listen to the full, uncut hour at PRX. Jillian Lauren Jillian boards a plane for Brunei in search of a modern day fairy tale. Jillian as a dancer in New York City. Jillian at the harem in Brunei. Jillian and her family today. Micaela Blei Micaela is an elementary school teacher trying to control a group of third-grade warmongers on the playground. Micaela, showing off her “teddy bear teacher” skills. An artist’s interpretation of Micaela reading to her students. Micaela’s favorite piece of fan mail. An acrostic poem by a secret admirer. Damien Echols One of the West Memphis Three talks about serving 18 years on death row for a crime he did not commit. Damien in conversation with Henry Rollins at the New York Public Library. Damien and the other members of the West Memphis Three, at the press conference announcing their release. Damien’s first snowfall. Damien and his wife Lori. The music featured in this episode… The Drift – Uncanny Valley - Find it on iTunes/Amazon/Spotify

How I Can Afford My Life Of Constant Travel I’m confused. I’m simply confused as to how it’s possible that I have so far failed to properly explain how I’ve managed to travel/live/work abroad nonstop for 12 years straight (and counting). The questions are still pouring in every single day: How do you do it? And while I thoroughly enjoy communicating with readers (I’m being completely serious and encourage you all to continue sending your emails to me as often as you wish), the fact that these very questions are on the minds of so many of you out there has led me to believe that I need to do a better job at providing the answers. While it’s true that I’ve already written plenty of posts on the matter, clearly all of these posts, even as one collective entity, still fall well short of proving that a life of travel is not some crazy fantasy but a perfectly reasonable and easily attainable lifestyle option instead. So what am I to do? The following is a brief summary of the past 12 years of my life. December 25, 1999: March 2000 April 2003

Classic Movie Man Search Results Showing 1 to 15 of 3,619 results Melanlioglu, Deniz – Educational Research and Reviews, 2013 Although listening is the skill mostly used by students in the classrooms, the desired success cannot be attained in teaching listening since this skill is shaped by multiple variables. In this research we focused on listening anxiety, listening comprehension and impact of authentic tasks on both listening anxiety and listening comprehension.… Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Anxiety, Listening Comprehension, Relevance (Education) Lynch, Tony – Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 2011 This review article extends the conventional notion of academic listening to include reciprocal (two-way) listening events in academic settings, as well as (one-way) listening to lectures. Descriptors: Listening Comprehension, English for Academic Purposes, Lecture Method, Second Language Learning Amin, Iman Abdul-Reheem; Amin, Magdy Mohammad; Aly, Mahsoub Abdul-Sadeq – Online Submission, 2011

25 TED Talks Perfect For Classrooms The 50 Best Sources of Free STEM Education Online 12.05K Views 0 Likes Colleges, universities, and other educational forums in your community can be excellent places to learn more about a variety of STEM topics, but there is also a wealth of educational material available on the web for those who prefer to learn at their own pace or take a more individual approach. PTSD, Lost Art, and The Berlin Wall Extras from this episode: Listen to the full, uncut episode over at PRX. Ed Gavagan A man is nearly stabbed to death by a gang, then loses his job and his home while working through PTSD. Ed Gavagan discusses life after an extremely traumatic event in this web-exclusive conversation with The Moth’s artistic director Catherine Burns. Behind The Stories: Ed Gavagan at The Moth by mothstories Ed’s daughter Lila on the streets of New York. Nathan Englander Nathan is still a teenager when he heads to Europe hoping to witness the fall of Communism in East Berlin. Nathan at the Berlin Wall. The gate to East Berlin. Nathan helping to take down the Berlin Wall. Ellie Lee Ellie suffers an enormous setback in the making of her documentary but gets inspired, years later, to try again. Check out Ellie’s full-length documentary, Repetition Compulsion, on Vimeo: Some of the art from Ellie’s documentary. The music featured in this episode… The Drift – Uncanny Valley - Find it on iTunes/Amazon/Spotify

Mystery World Renowned Psychic – Edgar Cayce believed the Atlanteans created three Ancient Halls of Records believed to be located in Egypt; the Bahamas; and the […] Read more Indiana Jones meets The X-Files in this intriguing 3rd and final installment in the award winning series that tackles the age-old question “Where did we […] Read more This talk was presented at the TEDx Whitechapel event in London on 12 January 2013 and TED organisation has removed it from their YouTube channel […] Read more In this video Luke Rudkowski meets David Icke on the Isle of Wight to continue there conversation from last year about consciousnesses and spirituality In […] Read more In Part 1 of his epic YouTube comeback video, NYT best-selling author and TV host David Wilcock asks profound questions: What if the Universe is […] Read more Now presenting fascinating new theories and discoveries about the missing link of human evolution and the soul of man, as we explore the Ancient Mystery […] Read more Read more Read more

EnglishPhoneticAlphabet [licensed for non-commercial use only] / FrontPage Welcome to the English Phonetic Alphabet Wiki. Two special features make The English Phonetic Alphabet (EPA) a favorite pronunciation tool of ESL/EFL teachers and suitable for every level of English learner: 1) EPA uses ABC and standard keyboard symbols to represent the 40+ sounds of spoken English 2) The Thompson Vowel Chart pairs vowel sounds with color names to provide a simple, accurate pronunciation system for every word in English. Here is a short document outlining EPA including the Thompson Vowel Chart (Open the link and click on Download for the full-size version) 1) Literacy includes a folder for Pre-Literacy Lessons as well as a series of pages called Basic Pronunciation on how to teach Vowel Sounds to beginners 2) Consonants on how to teach Consonant Sounds including a folder for Consonant Exercises 3) Vowels on how to teach Vowel Sounds using the Thompson Color Vowel association chart including a folder for Vowel Exercises Always click Download for full-size versions

Blue Men, Psychopaths and a Bad Date Extras from this episode: Listen to the full, uncut hour at PRX, or on The Moth Mobile App! John Grady After many years in the legendary Blue Man Group, a performer makes a profound connection with an audience member. John gets ready for a “Blue Man Group” show backstage. James Fallon A world-renowned neuroscientist identifies patterns in the brains of psychopathic killers. The Moth’s Artistic Director, Catherine Burns, interviews neuroscientist James Fallon about his family’s dark past and his struggle to keep his promise. James with his family’s brain scans. James struggles with his family’s legacy. James as a little boy. James with his family. James’ TED Talk, “Exploring the Mind of a Killer.” The music featured in this episode… The Drift – Uncanny Valley - Find it on iTunes/Amazon/Spotify Blue Man Group – PVC Matthias Bossi – A Delicious Silence Matthias Bossi – Delphyic Hymn Billy Elliot Original Cast – Finale - Find it on iTunes/Amazon/Spotify

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