Using Silent Video in the EFL Classroom This video is the BOMB! It is captivating, absorbing, a story par excellence but also SILENT! Yes, silent films are great for getting students to produce language — and after all is said and done, that most often is the hardest thing to do, getting the students speaking and learning language by just communicating. 100 Very Cool Facts About The Human Body The Brain The human brain is the most complex and least understood part of the human anatomy. There may be a lot we don’t know, but here are a few interesting facts that we’ve got covered.
The world is yours: Kids take the lead in the climate fight The world might be headed to hell in a plastic basket of coal, but like Bob Marley said, you can’t blame the youth. In fact, the youth are rising up to make sure that nobody ever tries to pin this on them. Organizers and politicians like to use literal poster children as a way to pull on heartstrings when reaching policy impasses. But kids today are taking the climate change fight into their own hands, refusing the role of mere victim and collateral damage, as we’re seeing at the local level in Baltimore, and also on the national stage. New Opportunity to Join the Zapatista Freedom School A few days ago, Zapatista Subcomandante Moises sent a communiqué with updates about the upcoming Zapatista Freedom School, to be held from August 12-16 in the Zapatista Autonomous Communities (“caracoles”, which is the Spanish name of “snails’ conchs” referring to the spiral of History). A total of 1,700 students from across all the continents will be attending, from South Africa to Canada, as far away to Brazil or Germany. Due to the high demand, new School cycles will be opened in December. To the ones who cannot travel to Chiapas, the Freedom School Workshops will be globally broadcasted by their special team of Zapatista sisters and brothers of independent media who will be responding your questions via “chat”, but you must have an invitation and a key number.
Sir Ken Robinson Sir Ken has authored and co-authored a wide range of books, reports and articles on creativity, the arts, education and cultural development. Here’s a selection: The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes EverythingBy Sir Ken Robinson with Lou Aronica Buy Now: Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative (Wiley/Capstone) By Sir Ken Robinson Extr@ – Learn English with videos A cool TV series, a funny sitcom, and an English course, all wrapped in one single package to make Extr@, the perfect way of learning natural English having fun.SEE THE OTHER EPISODES HERE !Do extr@ activities hereAnnie and Bridget share a flat. Their next-door neighbour Nick is a disorganized, humorous macho fellow. Bridget's Argentinean penpal, Hector, comes to London to visit her.
35 incredible facts about your body that you may not know It is amazing what the human body is capable of. Its potential is greater than you might imagine. Some of the facts you are about to read may seem unbelievable but they are actually true and most of them are processes that are happening in your body right now.Buy an “Intelligence is sexy” t-shirt!
Navajo Teen Harnesses Solar Energy, Wins An Award (VIDEO) Teen scientist harnesses sun power to help Navajo community New Mexico teen Raquel Redshirt uses everyday materials and the sun to build solar ovens, fulfilling a Navajo community need and winning an award at the Intel ISEF competition. Growing up on New Mexico’s Navajo Nation, Raquel Redshirt was well aware of the needs of her community. Many of her impoverished neighbors lacked basics such as electricity, as well as stoves and ovens to cook food. The Zapatistas' first school opens for session Yesterday, 1,700 students from around the world enrolled in the first Zapatistas school, held at the University of the People’s Land of Chiapas. (WNV/Moysés Zúñiga Santiago) Last December, tens of thousands of indigenous Zapatistas mobilized, peacefully and in complete silence, to occupy five municipal government office buildings in the state of Chiapas, Mexico.
Theatre Based Wellbeing Learning Theatre removes us from our ‘everyday’ and transports us to a place guided by the actors we are watching. While confronting and challenging us to imagine a new world, our minds are open to new thoughts and information. Few other platforms provide such a rich environment for conscious and unconscious learning; in our experience, this form of engagement is one of our most powerful tools in delivering important wellbeing messages. Hazlitt Arts Centre In conjunction with the Hazlitt Arts Centre, we have created several fantastic productions and workshops. Actors from the Hazlitt Arts Centre deliver our sessions alongside the Wellbeing People Team.
Short-Sequence ESL movie lessons Jump to: -Describe Story and Character -Present, Past, and Future (speaking/writing) -Movie Karaoke -Paraphrasing Kraoke -Rewrite the Script -Jigsaw -Guess the Dialogue -Guess the Vocabulary -Movie Vocabulary List -Action Cards -Cloze Encounters -Word-for-Word Dictation -Blind Summary -Hear-the-Word Bingo -Change the Ending -Grammar Focus Big Things in Small Packages Welcome to the Movies Grow English knowledge bank of Short-Sequence Movie Lessons for ESL and EFL. On this page there are links to short-sequence and karaoke lessons which may be downloaded, copied, distributed, and projected without charge.
Staring Into Someone's Eyes For 10 Minutes Can Radically Alter Your Consciousness They say the eyes are the window to the soul. Now, it may be that the eyes of others can be the windows into your own soul as well. Apparently by staring into the eyes of other people for extended periods of time, you can slip into an altered state of consciousness. This isn't a bunch of pseudo-science nonsense, there's some science behind it. Giovanni Caputo, a researcher at the University of Urbino, Italy, made the discovery a few years ago after asking 50 volunteers to gaze upon their reflections in a mirror for 10 minutes in a dimly lit room. Rachel Parent Debates Kevin O'Leary About GMOs (VIDEO) Anti-GMO activist Rachel Parent got in a spirited debate with Kevin O'Leary on CBC's "The Lang And O'Leary Exchange" Wednesday night. Parent, who scored the debate after a speech she gave critical of O'Leary's comments about GMOs was featured on HuffPost Canada, argued genetically-modified foods should be labelled in Canada and the United States. Europe, Japan, Australia and other nations require GMO labels, but Canada and the U.S. do not. O'Leary was quick to suggest Parent is essentially operating as a lobbyist for anti-GMO groups and said changes to the DNA of crops will save lives. "Let's say you weren't as lucky as you are, you were born in an Asian country, you're 14 years old, your only food was rice that had no Vitamin A in it, you're going blind and then you died," O'Leary said.