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Learning Made Simple   CK-12 provides open-source content and technology tools to help teachers provide learning opportunities for students globally.  Free access to high-quality, customizable educational content in multiple modalities suited to multiple student learning styles and levels, will allow teachers, students and others to innovate and experiment with new models of learning. CK-12 helps students and teachers alike by enabling rapid customization and experimentation of teaching and learning styles.

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Frequency  Frequency is a personal video service that lets you watch videos from anywhere on the internet in one place. Frequency turns the best websites and social media sites into video channels, gathering all the videos you love in real time. You’ll find videos from all of your favorite sources …

TED-ED   TED-Ed's videos aim to capture and amplify the voices of the world's greatest educators.  TED believes passionately that ideas have the power to change attitudes, lives, and ultimately, the world.  TED-Ed’s commitment to creating lessons  worth sharing is an extension of TED’s mission of spreading great ideas.

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Babbel   Babbel is the new way to learn a foreign language. The comprehensive learning system combines effective educational methods with state-of-the-art technology. Interactive online courses will improve your grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation skills in no time. You'll make fast progress and have fun doing it.  First lesson is free in all languages, but the whole douse is $$$.


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Frengly Enter text into the radio box and it will be translated into one of the languages listed at the bottom of the page.

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Shared Talk   SharedTalk is a community of people from all around the world and is dedicated to language exchange and language learning. We are working to provide you with the best tools that can easily help you learn and practice foreign languages.

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  C|Net Video   The CNET video explains the Google browser extension. The video shows that you can load any text page into chrome and either several words or the whole page will be translated into one of 50 or 60 different languages. As you move your mouse over the foreign-language words it will be read to you in English. Clicking on the word will cause the text to be converted into English.   Chrome Immersion  is a plug-in which installs in your chrome browser.

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 Signing Savvy   Signing Savvy is a sign language dictionary containing several thousand high resolution videos of American Sign Language (ASL) signs, fingerspelled words, and other common signs used within the United States and Canada.   Signing Savvy is an ideal resource to use while you learn sign language. It includes the ability to view large sign videos, build your own word lists and share them with others, create virtual flash cards and quizzes, print signs, build 


Today in Literature   Today in Literature began in 2001 — the naïve idea of an English teacher on leave from the classroom. It was a weekly radio series in Canada before moving to the internet, on Salon.com and several other sites. It is now an independent web-site and subscription service, with over 25,000 visitors a day and subscribers in virtually every country in the world. It is pleasing to think that TinL helps to keep the world of books alive for so many — especially those two subscribers on Bouvet Island in the Antarctic, whoever you may be. 

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60 Second Recap  60second Recap® wants to make the great works of literature accessible, relevant, and, frankly, irresistible to today’s teens. Through 60second Recap® video albums, we seek to help teens engage with the best books out there ... not just to help them get better grades, but to help them build better lives.

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Literature.org On this site you will find the full and unabridged texts of classic works of English literature. Fiction from authors like Lewis Carroll, the Bronte sisters (Anne,Charlotte and Emily), Jack LondonMark TwainCharles Dickens and many others, and classic scientific works from Charles Darwin and Rene Descartes.

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 Literary Terms and Definitions   This webpage contains an alphabetical glossary of literary terms and their definitions. It focuses particularly on the material I most frequently teach (classical and medieval literature, the history of the English language, and science fiction narratives). Because the list is fairly lengthy, I have subdivided it into several pages. Hunt for the term you want alphabetically within each letter's webpage. You can supplement this knowledge by looking in the glossary in the back of your literature books, in dictionaries, and online more generally. Do note that entries marked with a tiny construction barrier ()or the abbreviation TBA ("to be announced") are still in the process of being written or revised, so these entries will change as I polish them.

© Thomas Wilson 2016