sábado, 28 de abril de 2018

The Periodic Table of Videos

The video journalist Brady Haran and his team at Periodicvideos.com have created a video for every element of the periodic table. 

All these videos feature real working chemist from the University of Nottingham.

Don't miss this amazing resource for Chemistry students and educators.

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viernes, 27 de abril de 2018

Etymonline.com Online Etymology Dictionary

"Etymologies are not definitions; they're explanations of what our words meant 600 or 2,000 years ago. Think of it as looking at pictures of your friends' parents when they were your age. People will continue to use words as they will, finding wider meanings for old words and coining new ones to fit new situations. In fact, this list is a testimony to that process. " (Source: Etymonline.com)

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domingo, 22 de abril de 2018

How the world's first subway system was built

The London Underground (also known as the Underground, or by its nickname the Tube) is a public rapid transit system serving London and some parts of the adjacent counties of Buckinghamshire, Essex and Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom.

The Underground has its origins in the Metropolitan Railway, the world's first underground railway. Opened in 1863, it is now part of the Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines; the first line to operate underground electric traction trains, the City & South London Railway in 1890, is now part of the Northern line. The network has expanded to 11 lines, that collectively hadle approximately 4,8 million passengers a day. (Source Wikipedia)

This lesson by TED-Ed teaches how the London subway system was first developed.

sábado, 21 de abril de 2018

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in two minutes

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a historic document that was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly at its third session on 10 December 1948 (Resolution 217) as a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations. Of the then 58 members of the United Nations, 48 voted in favor, none against, eight abstained, and two did not vote.

The Declaration consists of 30 articles affirming an individual's rights which, although not legally binding in themselves, have been elaborated in subsequent international treaties, economic transfers, regional human rights instruments, national constitutions, and other laws.

If you are interested in human rights education, you will find here the UDHR explained in two minutes.

domingo, 15 de abril de 2018

NASA's Interactive Guide to the Solar System

This site produced for NASA's Science Mission Directorate was launched in october 1998. It strives to be a real-time, living encyclopedia of robotic exploration of the solar system. 

It aims to provide the public with reliable, accurate, up-to-date information about the planets, moons, asteroids, comets and everything else in our solar system. It also provides a complete historical record of deep space exploration.


sábado, 14 de abril de 2018

Nik's QuickShout

Nik Peachey is an award winning course designer & a teacher trainer, materials writer, blogger and international conference speaker. 

His blog Nik's QuickShout offers resources to help English Language Teachers use digital tools for English literacy.

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sábado, 7 de abril de 2018

Purland Training @purlandtraining

Purland Training is a free English language teaching resource website. It was created by Matt Purland, an experienced English teacher with over fourteen years of experience teaching English full-time, in the UK and abroad.

On this website you can find books, free worksheets, lesson plans, infographics, wordsearches, video lessons, games, idioms of the day...

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lunes, 2 de abril de 2018

Newcomer Toolkit

This report was produced by the National Center for English Language Acquisition (NCELA) under U.S. Department of Education (Department) This tool kit helps U.S. educators and others who work directly with immigrant students and their families. 

It would also be interesting to develop intercultural communication and competence in our classrooms.

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