Daily Archives: July 2, 2011

Russell Stannard Explains His Video Feedback Methodology

Russell’s Reasearch into Feedback In June 2006 in the Modern English Teacher, I wrote about the use of screen capture sofware as a way of providing feedback to students. This was followed by an article in the IATEFL SIG for … Continue reading

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“Aser”: Impact India Annual Status of Education Report 2010

Tough Talk: In this show, Dr Rukmini Banerjee, director of ASER, and Dr Wilima Wadhwa, director- statistics of the ASER Centre, talk about the status of education in the country, literacy levels, factors at play in education, and government vs … Continue reading

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Habla Mario Waisbluth: Presidente de la Fundación Educación 2020

Clase Magistral dictada por el Sr. Mario Waissbluth en la ceremonia de Aniversario XVII de la Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana, Agosto de 2010. Mario Waissbluth es el Coordinador Nacional del movimiento ciudadano y Presidente de la Fundación Educación 2020. http://www.educacion2020.cl/ Somos … Continue reading

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The Mobile Phone as Teacher: Learning English in Bangladesh

BBC Janala project overview Bangladesh We are working in partnership with BBC Learning English on an educational initiative, BBC Janala, to significantly increase the number of people able to speak English who can contribute to the economic growth of Bangladesh. … Continue reading

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Learning English in Bangladesh? How does a Teacher get to Bangladesh?

Isn’t Bangladesh a remote country, geographically isolated, and difficult to get teachers into and out of? Oh, and those teachers would need books and materials. I forgot schools. OK, if there aren’t any schools, you at least need classrooms. OK, … Continue reading

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BBC motion gallery – WILD AFRICA with Toto

♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪ I hear the drums echoing tonight But she hears only whispers of some quiet conversation She’s coming in twelve:thirty flight The moonlit wings reflect the stars that guide me towards salvation I stopped an old man along the way, … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Prayer in Swahili: Christopher Tin’s “Baba Yetu!” (Video with English subtitles)

Christopher Tin is an American composer of Chinese descent whose work is primarily classical, with a world music influence. He won two Grammy Awards for his classical crossover album, “Calling All Dawns”. He is also a composer for films, video … Continue reading

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Nation Builders – The Teachers We Need: Education Reform in Chile

As you read the quotes at the end of this blog post, I share with you the notion of the teacher as nation-builder. Now what do I mean by that term, “nation-builder”? Essentially, the term means that teachers are held … Continue reading

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Baba Yetu (The Lord’s Prayer) sung in Swahili

“Baba Yetu”, the hit theme to Civilization IV – composed by Christopher Tin and featured on the Grammy-winning album ‘Calling All Dawns’. First video game piece to ever win a Grammy award, for “Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)”. Performed by … Continue reading

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