‘How to Create Appointment Slots in Google Apps Calendars’ by Richard Byrne

Richard Byrne’s latest blog post is titled “How to Create Appointment Slots in Google Apps Calendars”.

Richard says, “One of the handy features of Google Calendar within a Google Apps domain is appointment slots. In Google Calendar, Google Apps for Education users can create appointment slots. The appointment slots can be used to show people when you are available and allow them to sign-up to meet with you. The screenshots below provide directions for this process. (click images to view them in full size).

How to Create Appointment Slots in Google Apps Calendars

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‘Authentic or graded? Is there a middle way?’ by Rachael Roberts

Rachael Roberts’s latest blog post is titled “Authentic or graded? Is there a middle way?”.

Rachael says, “One of the often used arguments against published coursebooks is that the texts, especially at lower levels, tend to have been specially written. When I first started writing coursebooks I was very keen to use authentic texts, and, indeed, the first edition of IELTS Foundation is full of them.”

Authentic or graded? Is there a middle way?

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‘Visualising “Flipping for Mastery”’ by Naomi Epstein

Naomi Epstein’s latest blog post is titled “Visualising “Flipping for Mastery””.

Naomi says, “The basic idea of flipped classrooms is that the student is presented with information needed outside the classroom (by using tools such as videos), so that the time spent in class with the teacher will be utilized in a meaningful and most beneficial manner.”

Visualising “Flipping for Mastery”

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‘Business correspondence’ by Anne Hodgson

Anne Hodgson’s latest blog post is titled “Business correspondence”.

Anne says, “A short phrasebook for secretarial business correspondence has been published in my name. I was somewhat surprised when it was brought to my attention. I’m pretty sure it extracts the key phrases from a large collection of letters I wrote about 12 years ago, edited down by the publisher a few years back to bring out the ‘essence’ of each letter. I’m grateful for the additional publication, but frankly, my input here was limited.”

Business correspondence

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‘Willy-nilly apostrophes and apocope’ by Stan Carey

Stan Carey’s latest blog post is titled “Willy-nilly apostrophes and apocope”.

Stan says, “My fortnightly column at Macmillan Dictionary Blog continues with three new posts. First: Apocope is not to be dissed resumes an unofficial series on different types of word formation. Apocope involves the loss of sounds from the ends of words:”

Willy-nilly apostrophes and apocope

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‘How Wikipedia Works’ by Richard Byrne

Richard Byrne’s latest blog post is titled “How Wikipedia Works”.

Richard says, “On Saturday evening while I was out having dinner I overheard a conversation that sounded like a father telling his daughter (I can’t confirm the relationship as I didn’t turn around to look at them) never to use Wikipedia because it’s not reliable. That conversation could have just as easily been heard in any number of classrooms around the world. Often those conversations are based in a lack of understanding of how Wikipedia works.”

How Wikipedia Works

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‘Handout for teaching ‘enjoy doing’ and ‘enjoy myself’’ by Adam Simpson

Adam Simpson’s latest blog post is titled “Handout for teaching ‘enjoy doing’ and ‘enjoy myself’”.

Adam says, “Here is a handout for teaching the grammatical structures that are commonly used with the verb ‘to enjoy’. In particular, it looks at1. enjoy + -ing verb(e.g. I enjoy surfing the Internet) and 2.enjoy + reflexive pronoun (e.g. I enjoyed myself in Bali last summer).”

Handout for teaching ‘enjoy doing’ and ‘enjoy myself’

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