Dr. Sarah’s favorite resources of the week (Dec. 25, 2011 to Jan. 1, 2012)

Here are my favorite resources of the week, curated from my Twitter account.

Social Media Resources, Policy tools and How To’s

Follow your interests. Discover your world. Twitter – YouTube video (2:44), posted by Twitter

Social Media News

A Dispute Over Who Owns a Twitter Account Goes to Court – John Biggs, NY Times

Volkswagen shuts off employee BlackBerry e-mails after work – Globe and Mail

Educational Technology

All Eyes on Google as Duolingo Launches Language Learning – Ziphi.com

Jesse Brown: why smart phones in the classroom equals smarter kids – by Jesse Brown, Toronto Life


Educate before we have to incarcerate – by Nick Martin

Creating a literate home – by Patrick Berkery, PhillyBurbs.com

International Languages News

Famous Bilinguals (Who May Surprise You!) – Pimsleur Approach

Should Portfolios Replace Placement Tests? – by Liz Dwyer

Adventures in Hyperpolyglottery: Inside the Mind of Extreme Language Learners – by Nataly Kelly

The perils of teaching a second language in a foreign country – by Barbara Webb, Troy Media

International Languages Resources

Alchemical Lexicon – by New World Order

Collins online dictionary with translator 

How to Learn Any Language – A website on teaching yourself new languages

Tips for Parents Who Want to Raise Bilingual Children – Abroad Languages.com

Education News

Calgary Board of Education considers changes to limit public input at meetings – by Matt McClure, Calgary Herald

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Sarah Elaine Eaton is a faculty member in the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, Canada.


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