Monthly Archives: December 2010

Teachers: Please stop prohibiting the use of Wikipedia | ZDNet

This plea doesn’t apply to the teachers (or administrators, for that matter) who have figured out that Wikipedia is an incredible knowledge store, cornucopia of primary sources, and go-to site for most the free world. Rather, this plea is for … Continue reading

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Teachers: Please stop prohibiting the use of Wikipedia | ZDNet

This plea doesn’t apply to the teachers (or administrators, for that matter) who have figured out that Wikipedia is an incredible knowledge store, cornucopia of primary sources, and go-to site for most the free world. Rather, this plea is for … Continue reading

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Disappeared Britain: A History of the English Language

The Radio 4 PM  programme has just had a feature about a collection of films from the British Council archives that have been made available online. The films available at the moment are all from the 1940's including this one … Continue reading

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Disappeared Britain: A History of the English Language

The Radio 4 PM  programme has just had a feature about a collection of films from the British Council archives that have been made available online. The films available at the moment are all from the 1940’s including this one … Continue reading

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BBC – History – Timelines – Ages of English Timeline

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/interactive/timelines/language_timeline/hoelt.swf via bbc.co.uk Thank you to Helen (Y13 English Language) for sharing this multimedia resource on the history of English. Lots of clicky, pressy stuff there for those who like that sort of thing (and make sure you have speakers … Continue reading

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When will English come to a full stop? | Books | The Observer

via guardian.co.uk I mentioned the new OED online to my language students the other week, and McCrum is right: it does make a diverting way to wile away a while. The question of where the English language might be heading … Continue reading

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BBC – History – Timelines – Ages of English Timeline

via bbc.co.uk Thank you to Helen (Y13 English Language) for sharing this multimedia resource on the history of English. Lots of clicky, pressy stuff there for those who like that sort of thing (and make sure you have speakers / … Continue reading

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