Hi everyone, How’ve you been?...what’ve you been up to?
I’ve been busy doing different things, in the classroom, on the Net, you know how it is. The world's been busy too, hasn’t it…let's look some of the news:
- In Venezuela, there is oil to burn, but you have to queue for hours to get a roll of toilet paper
- In Thailand, the debates are as complex and heated as a Thai curry.
- In beautiful Turkey, East meets West but never the twain shall meet.
- Facebook buys Whatsapp for a King's ransom.
- Mexican/US forces capture the ‘World's’ (US’s) most wanted man ‘El Chapo’ Guzman,
...there’s never a dull moment!
Some More Tips for Learning Vocabulary
Did you have time to check out Readlang? It's the Vocabulary/Reading app and website that I told you about last week). What did you think? Let me know in the comments or by email, and I’ll pass it on to Steve, the main man.
I’ve been learning lots this week too, and I’ve started using a new Learning & Teaching tool called Gibbon.
Gibbon is a peer-to-peer learning platform where everyone can learn and teach with the help of playlists. A playlist is an easy way to share articles, link, videos and books to learn anything.
I’m really attracted to Gibbon because it’s nice and clean to look at, it’s simple, and it encourages you as you learn. I just feels good.
How to Use Gibbon For Learning Languages
As a teacher, you create a Learning Flow (like a book with Chapters). Each Chapter is an article, a blog post, a video, anything you like from the internet, about your subject.
As a student, you follow the Learning Flow Chapter by Chapter, and learn as you go. Your teacher guides you to the content best suited to what you want to learn.
You know the best things in life are free, that's why Gibbon's good too - Ad-free, Clutter-free, Stress-free, and you-don't-have-to-pay-free! Below, you can see screen shots of the Teachers view, and the Learners view (nearly the same).
By the way, while you're visiting Gibbon, why don't you check out Kiwiprofesor's Vocabulary Learning Flow - for Learners, and Teachers of English. Let me know what you think!
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