Free Access to the TESOL Atlanta Convention Plenary Talks

08/06/2019

During the convention, I learned so much from the plenary talks. Now, you can listen to them for free and enjoy them, too. Find the link to them here

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What Do Your Class Materials Say About You?

22/05/2019

Do you make an effort to represent all of your students? More in A Class Library That Represents All Students


Growth Mindset Printables Kit PDF (ages 5-11) in English Languages

16/05/2019

Find here a set of great authentic English printables for use in your lessons.


Free English and Multilingual Language Materials in Many Areas

13/05/2019

Reblogged from Stacy Brown, thank you!
Finding the works that entered the public domain in 2019 – A Guide  to Sites that Feature Free Public Domain Works
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On 1 January 2019, many thousands of books, movies, images, songs, cartoons, and other media entered the public domain. It is now legal to download, share, and use these works for free and per U.S. copyright law. Included in this round are stories and poems from Virginia Woolf, Robert Frost, Agatha Christie, Kahlil Gibran, and thousands of others. Basically, works published between 1923 and 1977 enter the public domain 95 years after their original creation. 2019 is the first year since 1998 that a vast number of works have entered the public domain all at once.
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Keep in mind that nearly all of the sites hosting these works are built and maintained entirely by volunteers, as is the process of digitizing and archiving the works. It’s a beautiful display of global community collaboration in the name of data, literature and art. It also takes time, so many anticipated works are forthcoming in digital archives.
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Here are sources to help you find some of those works, and to navigate the online forest of public domain materials.
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▪Duke University’s Center for the Study of the Public Domain has listed several known works from 1923. It is one of the most helpful available lists and guides available for 2019 (https://bit.ly/2TkxaL0), including download links hosted by other sites.
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▪InternetArchive hosts more than 18,000 total works in multiple languages but primarily in English, including new works per 2019 updates and others still in the process of being digitized (https://bit.ly/2R9Vm5P). (ENGLISH & MULTILINGUAL)
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▪Project Gutenberg hosts more than 58,000 total works in multiple languages but primarily in English, including new works per 2019 updates and others still in the process of being digitized (http://www.gutenberg.org/). (ENGLISH & MULTILINGUAL)
As mentioned above, several are still in the process of being digitally archived. For example, overall, Project Gutenberg has thus far added 5 new texts (listed below) per the updates, but others are in progress:
° The Garden of God, H. De Vere Stacpoole
° The Golden Boys Rescued, Radio L. P. Wyman
° White Lightning Edwin, Herbert Lewis
° The Meredith Mystery, Natalie Sumner Lincoln,
° The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran
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▪HathiTrusthosts more than 53,000 downloadable books, among other sources, including new works per 2019 updates and others still in the process of being digitized (https://bit.ly/2GU6VcL). (ENGLISH & MULTILINGUAL)
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▪Google Books also hosts several works, some of which have only been partially available, but will now be available in full text (https://bit.ly/2iLaJ0K). (ENGLISH & MULTILINGUAL)
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▪Regarding academic research, diligent Reddit user “nemobis” has uploaded more than 1.5 million PDF files of pieces published in academic journals prior 1923 (https://bit.ly/2seaHUh). He has also created a variety lists to help sort the works and he is in the process of adding additional works.
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▪Questia hosts a library with “over 5,000 public domain, classic and rare books that you can read online absolutely free.” You can search for specific books by author or title or browse them all alphabetically. This is another excellent site for scholarly research. (https://bit.ly/2FbqPxt)
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ADDITIONAL SITES, GUIDES & MENTIONS
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▪Wikipedia’s lists of notable Literature, Music, Film & Art from 1923:
° Literature (https://bit.ly/2VqUhFg)
° Music (https://bit.ly/2LSb67T)
° Film (https://bit.ly/2CQG7WK)
° Art (https://bit.ly/2sbEyg3)
° Public Domain 2019 (https://bit.ly/2StmglT)
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▪Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) hosts millions of items of all kinds. A huge bonus is their Primary Source Sets for educators. Contributors are numerous, including the New York Public Library, the University of Michigan, Harvard University, and the Library of Congress.
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° Here is their Guide or portal for Educators & Students (https://bit.ly/2RsNdJl)
° Guide for Lifelong Learners (https://bit.ly/2RbHjNr)
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° Guide for Scholarly Research (https://bit.ly/2TqfP2Y).
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° Here is a sample Primary Source Set for educators on the poetry of Maya Angelou (https://bit.ly/2SFDCfl) which provides Discussion Questions and Classroom Activities.
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° Here is a helpful publication from the DPLA for educators: “10 Ways to Use the Primary Source Sets in Your Classroom” (https://bit.ly/2AvolHg)
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▪Open Culture provided a helpful post for Public Domain Day 2019 and maintains awareness of publicly available works (https://bit.ly/2FcDbpU).
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▪A useful guide for educators from Educational Technology & Mobile Learning (https://bit.ly/2TpQmH8)
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▪Lifehacker author Nick Douglas has provided an insightful guide to newly available works (http://bit.ly/2sdHFE6).
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▪Openlibrary.org hosts more than 1,000,000 free eBooks (https://openlibrary.org/). (ENGLISH & MULTILINGUAL)
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▪Loyal Books (formerly titled Books Should Be Free) offers several thousand free texts and AUDIOBOOKS in 30 different languages (http://www.loyalbooks.com/). (ENGLISH & MULTILINGUAL)
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▪BARTLEBY hosts free Harvard classics and other sources (https://bit.ly/2R9imlz).
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▪Europeana.eu hosts millions of multilingual digitized works from European museums, libraries, journals, and other types of publications and archives (currently over 50 million works). More than 2,000 European institutions collaborate to build the site’s content. Categories even include Archeology, Art, Fashion, Free Use Images, Manuscripts, Maps, Migration, Music, Natural History, Newspapers, Photography, and Sport (https://bit.ly/2gddvi2) (ENGLISH & MULTILINGUAL)
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▪Legamus highlights works that have entered the public domain in Europe, available in #English, #Français, #Italiano, #Polski, & #Deutsch (https://legamus.eu/blog/) (ENGLISH & MULTILINGUAL)
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▪AUTHORAMA, created by Philipp Lenssen, features “completely free books from a variety of different authors.” (http://www.authorama.com/) (ENGLISH & MULTILINGUAL)
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▪Librivox hosts free public domain AUDIOBOOKS which are read by volunteers from around the world (https://librivox.org/)
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▪Multilingual Books offers a helpful guide to works available online in #Spanish and sources in other languages (https://bit.ly/2AwBnEl). (ENGLISH & MULTILINGUAL)
▪PROJEKTI LÖNNROT features public domain books available in #Swedish and #Finnish (http://www.lonnrot.net/)
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▪Wolne Lektury features public domain books available in #Polish (https://wolnelektury.pl/)
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▪Zhongwen.com features Classical #Chinese Literature (https://bit.ly/2C16vM5)
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▪The ONLINE BOOKS PAGE from #UPenn hosts “over 3 million free books on the Web” (http://bit.ly/2Tzgwr7) (ENGLISH & MULTILINGUAL)
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▪DailyLit organizes free online content into 14 catalogs, and offers an installment format of 15 minutes of fiction per day (https://www.dailylit.com/).
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▪The CLASSIC LITERATURE LIBRARY is a UK based site which features free Public Domain books from classic literature collections, organized by Classic Literature (including Children’s Picture Books), American Authors, British Authors, and Project Gutenberg. (https://bit.ly/2PA5fsS) (ENGLISH & MULTILINGUAL)
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▪THE LITERATURE NETWORK is a very user-friendly site that can be easily utilized for students, educators, parents & guardians and anyone overwhelmed by some of the other sites (http://www.online-literature.com/) (ENGLISH & MULTILINGUAL)
▪PLANET PUBLISH offers free public domain ebooks in PDF form (http://www.planetpublish.com/) (ENGLISH & MULTILINGUAL)
▪CLASSIC READER is a simple site that is pretty user friendly because it hosts only free public domain works (https://bit.ly/2F8BycX). (ENGLISH & MULTILINGUAL)
▪WORLD PUBLIC LIBRARY offers millions of books from authors from all around the world, including America, Asia, Africa, and Europe, in over 300 different languages. Their collection includes books from every field of study including education, science, sociology, and technology (http://worldlibrary.org/) (ENGLISH & MULTILINGUAL)
▪ManyBooks.net offers thousands of free ebooks and resources in 44 languages, organized multiple ways. This is another of the most user friendly, positive visual sites. You can search by author, title, genre, and also “new titles.”
They also further sort works by the following categories to help readers locate and discover sources they can relate to:
Adventure, African-American Studies, Art, Banned Books, Biography, Business, Canadian Literature, Classic, Computers, Cooking, Correspondence, Creative Commons, Criticism, Drama, Espionage, Essays, Etiquette, Fantasy, Fiction and Literature, Games, Gay/Lesbian, Ghost Stories, Gothic, Government Publications, Harvard Classics, Health, History, Horror, Humor, Instructional, Language, Music, Mystery/Detective, Myth, Nature, Nautical, Non-fiction, Occult, Periodical, Philosophy, Pirate Tales, Poetry, Politics, Post-1930, Psychology, Pulp, Random Selection, Reference, Religion, Romance, Satire, Science, Science Fiction, Sexuality, Short Story, Short Story Collections, Thriller, Travel, War, Western, Women’s Studies, and Young Readers (https://manybooks.net/) (ENGLISH & MULTILINGUAL)
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▪Read Print also offers thousands of free online books. You can also “keep track of what you’ve read and books you’d like to read, discover new books and get recommendations, discuss books, and join online book clubs and groups.”(http://www.readprint.com/). (ENGLISH & MULTILINGUAL)
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▪LOUDLIT hosts text and AUDIOBOOKS. You can read and listen online or mobile. They have loads of high quality audio recordings available to download (http://loudlit.org/).
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▪Feedbooks offers a free Public Domain section. You can also post your own works via FeedBooks, so you can find works from many authors who have chosen to share their own works and make them freely available to the public (https://bit.ly/1Fozfek). They also have a Spanish language site, Feedbooks en Español. (ENGLISH & MULTILINGUAL)
▪Bookboon is a great site for finding public domain textbooks and ebooks (https://bookboon.com/).
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▪PDFBooksWorld offers high quality PDFs of many public domain books available.  They make an effort to provide legible fonts and clear prints (https://bit.ly/2LZwOad).
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▪For children – This post is not specifically focusing on sources catering to children, and there are many, but to include at least one, the INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S DIGITAL LIBRARY is still one of the best online, multilingual libraries for children’s books (http://en.childrenslibrary.org/). (ENGLISH & MULTILINGUAL)
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COPYRIGHT GUIDES
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▪Public Domain Day’s site (http://www.publicdomainday.org/)
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▪To check the status of the copyright of a work (https://bit.ly/2wRGM4Z) from Cornell University
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▪Basic guidance on copyright from the University of Iowa (http://guides.lib.uiowa.edu/copyright)
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▪An additional copyright status checker (requires flash) (https://bit.ly/2sdTpXq)
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For a printable of this guide you can contact intentionalhumanity @ gmail.

Books and Materials by and About US Immigrants for the English Classroom

10/05/2019

A nice comliation at

http://www.startribune.com/in-2019-immigration-novels-are-especially-timely/504102672/


English Books Teaching Kindness

09/05/2019

We can never have enough books teaching kindness to kids. Here is a great list at https://happyyouhappyfamily.com/books-about-kindness/


No Excuses Anymore for Not Having Latin American Readings in Your Schools

05/05/2019

Find resources in The Literary Canon Is Mostly White. Here’s an Alternative Latin American Reading List


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