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Using the text chat feature to teach English online - EnglishUp There are so many tools available to us in virtual learning environments and online teaching platforms these days that we can easily overlook the value of some of the less glamorous features such as synchronous text communication. Text chat In this article I’ll look at some of the ways we can use the text chat feature in the Wiziq online classroom to help develop our students’ linguistic and communicative abilities. Are you there? Free Disposable Email Addresses If you want to sign up for a site which requires an email address to send a validation email and you don't want to give your real email address - here are top services that let you get temp email address. Mailinator Mailinator offers temp email addresses, to create an account just send emails. Service does not assign you an email address, you can use any email you want (@mailinator.com) anytime you want.
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5 Pranks to Play on Your Friend's iPhone When attempting to prank your friends, stealth is key. You also have to really want to make them feel as much pain and humiliation as possible. Luckily, the existence of smartphones can help a lot. Besides the old-fashioned and, lets be honest, predictable method of simply hacking a friend's Facebook or Twitter, the iPhone's features make it particularly well-suited for pranks. Word Banks: Keeping track of vocabulary This week I wanted to produce something useful for both teachers and students, and after writing about Google Ngrams last week, I thought it would be a good idea to discuss word banks. Word Banks are a great way to manage new vocabulary, but rather than using paper-based resources, have you tried using Microsoft Excel to keep track of your vocabulary? Using flashcards, or a box full of index cards is a great resource for the whole class, but it is not as useful for self-study. Writing notes on loose leaf paper or in a notebook is great for self-study but it may become more difficult to keep track of words when there are hundreds of entries in your word bank. Are there any advantages to keeping a word bank in Excel?