‘How Electronics Work’ by Richard Byrne

Richard Byrne’s latest blog post is titled “How Electronics Work”.

Richard says, “A few years ago Gizmodo ran a series of mostly video posts about the inner workings of electronics. The series of four posts featured videos explaining things like resistive sensors, LEDs, diodes, volts, amps, and electrical pressure. You can find the posts in sequence hereherehere, and here. The first video in the series is embedded below.  ”

How Electronics Work

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‘Resources, stories, and connections with those who use social media in today’s k-12 classrooms’ by Lisa Nielsen

Lisa Nielsen ‘s latest blog post is titled “Resources, stories, and connections with those who use social media in today’s k-12 classrooms”.

Lisa says, “Thank you to the 300+ folks from around the world who joined me for the Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship webinar on EdWeb. In case you missed it, the webinar was called “Social Media: An Essential Tool for Today’s Classroom.” You can view the webinar here http://www.instantpresenter.com/edwebnet/EA59D688824C.”

Resources, stories, and connections with those who use social media in today’s k-12 classrooms

Lisa Nielsen ‘s Blog

‘The Meddlers Are Always With Us’ by Barrie England

Barrie England’s latest blog post is titled “The Meddlers Are Always With Us”.

Barrie says, “I’ve been reading ‘Sorry! The English and their Manners’ by Henry Hitchings. In his chapter entitled ‘What Were Victorian Values?’ he describes the way in which some tried to regulate language. He ends the section with this sentence:

Arguments about pure and proper English were pursued by bossy amateurs with a pretence of scientific precision, but the fixation with shibboleths and tests reflected a limited understanding of both language and science.

The Meddlers Are Always With Us

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‘Improvisation and pronunciation teaching Part 2: A technique for improvisation’ by Adrian Underhill

Adrian Underhill’s latest blog post is titled “Improvisation and pronunciation teaching Part 2: A technique for improvisation”.

Adrian says, “ In this post I’d like to conclude what I started to say about improvisation and pron teaching a couple of posts ago.To improvise well in my response to a learner’s utterance means to engage with what they are working on in making the utterance, to see what they need to work on to make it better, to select a doable improvement that they are ready to attempt, and to find a way of making this intervention.”

Improvisation and pronunciation teaching Part 2: A technique for improvisation

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‘2014 ELT and ELL Conference Calendar for Turkey…Ver 3.1’ by Tony Gurr

Tony Gurr’s latest blog post is titled “2014 ELT and ELL Conference Calendar for Turkey…Ver 3.1”.

Tony says, “It’s been a while since I updated the infamous Conference Calendar – but all the news I was seeing from BETT 2014 last week reminded me that I really ought to get one done!

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Those of you that know the ‘ole Blog, know that I try to keep my ear to the ground on all the lovely conference events that are coming up in…”

2014 ELT and ELL Conference Calendar for Turkey…Ver 3.1

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‘Where George Bernard Shaw got his style’ by Stan Carey

Stan Carey’s latest blog post is titled “Where George Bernard Shaw got his style”.

Stan says, “An anecdote from G.B. Shaw’s Everybody’s Political What’s What (1944), quoted by James Sutherland in the Oxford Book of Literary Anecdotes, reveals the Irish author’s early stylistic inspiration:That I can write as I do without having to think about my style is due to my having been as a child steeped in the Bible, The Pilgrim’s Progress, and Cassell’s Illustrated Shakespeare. I was taught to hold the Bible in such reverence that when one day, as I was buying a pennyworth of sweets in a little shop in Dublin, the shopkeeper tore a leaf out of a dismembered Bible to wrap them in, I was horrified, and half expected to see him struck by lightning. All the same I took the sweets and ate them; for to my Protestant mind the shopkeeper, as a Roman Catholic, would go to hell as such, Bible or no Bible, and was no gentleman anyhow. Besides, I liked eating sweets.

Where George Bernard Shaw got his style

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‘Read and Download 250+ Art Books from the Getty Museum’ by Richard Byrne

Richard Byrne’s latest blog post is titled “Read and Download 250+ Art Books from the Getty Museum”.

Richard says, “Six months ago I shared with you theMetropolitan Museum of Art’s collection of nearly 400 free art history books. Now the Getty Museum has put more than 250 art books online for anyone to read online and or download. You can find all of these books in the Getty Publications Virtual Library.”

Read and Download 250+ Art Books from the Getty Museum

Richard Byrne’s Blog