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Free infographic app | Piktochart

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Create free infographics using an infographic application or software here. Piktochart has a professional infographic design editor that helps you with the design work.
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Piktochart helps you create presentations to engage your web audience. Combine themes, shapes, icons, vectors, text, uploaded images, chart exporter to create the story you want.

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A blog post describing the last afternoon at the English UK Management Conference.

Nice to be described as a powerhouse! 

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Digital_natives_(LSERO).pdf

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A critical study on the deterministic concepts of the digital native and the digital immigrant. A must read for any educator interested in Ed Tech

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Dyslexia for Teachers of EFL

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Foreign language teachers often lack sufficient understanding of the nature of dyslexia and the difficulties it causes in foreign language learning and are not familiar with the relevant teaching techniques and methods to further the language learning processes of dyslexic students. Therefore the preparation of teacher training materials for this target group of language learners is both timely and highly needed.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 15, 2013 4:49 AM

This site contains a free 10 unit course for teachers of English as a foreign language and helps them to support students in their classroom who have dyslexia.

Virginia Doherty's curator insight, November 25, 2013 10:13 AM

Very interesting, online materials.

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Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning

A recent 93-page report on online education, conducted by SRI International for the Department of Education, has a starchy academic title, but a most intriguing conclusion: “On average, students in online learning conditions performed better than those receiving face-to-face instruction.”


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Steve Klien's curator insight, November 13, 2013 11:05 PM

Online learning outcomes

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, November 14, 2013 5:05 AM

A good and interesting article

robyns tut's curator insight, November 26, 2013 8:45 AM

I understand that this may be an average, however I hope that it is kept in mund that this is not true for many students. I for one have to print out my online notes in order to use them to the best of my ability. Also, even if this is true, I believe that face- to - interaction is being lost in this technological age. but it is still as important as it has always been and that needs to be remembered - Justine Pearce

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Resource details | Cambridge English Teacher

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Mobile devices in EFL: What do students think?

Mobile devices in EFL: What do students think? | Silvana Richardson | Scoop.it
What do EFL learners think about working with mobile devices in the classroom? Does it make them more motivated? Do they participate more in class? Does it

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Rolf tynan's curator insight, September 23, 2013 10:21 AM

so - were we right?

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Seven deadly sins of teacher development - news - TES

Is your professional development beset by superficiality or gluttony? Repent now and focus on what really matters - learning quality
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Sound advice for those engaged facilities tasting and supporting the CPD of teachers. 

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English Language & Usage Stack Exchange

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English Language & Usage Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for linguists, etymologists, and serious English language enthusiasts run by linguists, etymologists, and serious English language enthusiasts! 

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The Flipped Class Revealed

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Switching from a traditional classroom to a flipped classroom can be daunting because there are a lack of effective models.  So, what should an effective flipped classroom look like?  In our experience, effective flipped classrooms share many of these characteristics:


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Sanford Arbogast's curator insight, May 24, 2013 8:34 AM

This is part 3 of a very good series onwhy you should flip your class and how to do it

Angela McCord's curator insight, May 28, 2013 9:47 AM

Good guide!

Ness Crouch's curator insight, June 22, 2013 5:22 PM

 Very useful article with some great suggestions worth reading. 

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SELECTING AN E-(TEXT)BOOK: EVALUATION CRITERIA

This paper aims to propose a repository of pre-use evaluation criteria for language teachers who wish to introduce e-books or e-textbooks to their own teaching practices. By selectively using a set of such criteria, they will be able to evaluate to what extent a given e-book/e-textbook lends itself to utilisation within their own teaching contex.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 14, 2013 9:52 AM

Rather long but a useful set of criteria.

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NCLE Report: Remodeling Literacy Learning

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The most effective school systems in the world design their schools so that teachers spendsubstantial portions of their day working alongside other educators to think through challengestogether. Teachers, librarians, literacy coaches, principals, school leaders, families, communitymembers, and policymakers all can help address the challenges in literacy education today.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 13, 2013 4:51 AM

Useful report, particularly the recommendation for more collaboration between educators.

Laina McDonald, Ed.D's curator insight, May 13, 2013 2:06 PM

Collaboration should be coveted in schools

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Flipped Professional Development for Teachers

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Video tutorials have been available to educators for many years. However, there is currently great momentum for using video resources for “flipped learning”.
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Sokratik, create and share html5 audio-visual presentations

Sokratik, create and share html5 audio-visual presentations | Silvana Richardson | Scoop.it

Sokratik - a way to create audio-visual presentations in your browser and share them with the world.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 19, 5:54 AM

This looks like a really nice tool to get students creating presentations and using their own voice to narrate. Great way to get students speaking.

Fiona Harvey's curator insight, March 22, 1:18 AM

Looks fun

Ana María Andrada's curator insight, March 31, 2:56 PM

Es fundamental en este tiempo, como diría el sociólogo Richard Rorty "mantener las convesaciones en movimiento, como forma de investigación implícita". Estas herramientas ayudan.

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New case studies: Mobile learning

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Posted on behalf of Dr Richard Walker, E-learning Development Team Manager How can mobile learning enhance the student learning experience? What are the pedagogic benefits related to the use of mob...

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Rolf tynan's curator insight, February 3, 3:55 AM

We should be effecting changes in academic perceptions of the learning process, embracing a new reality of learning controlled and owned by individual learners who are using multiple devices; the trend towards universal ownership of these devices and an expectation that these technologies will be recognised as part of the fabric of education (formal and informal study) is unmistakably there.

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Training News

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Nice that my session on Sacred Cows in ELT was picked as a highlight! 

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Twitter / Search - #eukteach

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Having fun during my session at the EnglishUK Teachers' Conference 

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Using graphic organisers to help students process written texts

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Resource details | Cambridge English Teacher

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My new resource: Adapting authentic reading texts for low-level students
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MailDrop

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MailDrop provides free disposable e-mail addresses for use in web forms,
app signups, or any other place you'd like to protect your privacy.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 7, 2013 3:12 AM

This is a great tool to use if you or your students use a lot of web based apps that you need to sign up for.

G Coleman's curator insight, August 10, 2013 11:41 AM

Good for school activities that request parent response.

Casey Anley's curator insight, August 21, 2013 6:27 AM

Useful!

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Primary teachers' best tips for language lessons - The Guardian (blog)

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The Guardian (blog) Primary teachers' best tips for language lessons The Guardian (blog) This is particularly interesting when there are learners who have languages other than English as their mother tongue as it allows comparison with a number of...
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emaze - Amazing Presentations in Minutes

emaze - Amazing Presentations in Minutes | Silvana Richardson | Scoop.it
Create amazing presentations for free in just a few minutes and turn your ideas into stunning live stories!

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Sophia Mavridi's curator insight, May 30, 2013 2:28 AM

A tool for impressive presentations.

CDIT's curator insight, May 30, 2013 5:03 AM

pour soigner la forme sans courir...de risques

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I have been having some trouble with some of their editing tools. I hope they get easier to use soon.
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Starting primary

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Ideas for teachers who have never taught young learners before.
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The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American

The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American | Silvana Richardson | Scoop.it
E-readers and tablets are becoming more popular as such technologies improve, but research suggests that reading on paper still boasts unique advantages

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Cyd Madsen's curator insight, May 16, 2013 12:57 AM

Hmmmmm.......

Lou Salza's curator insight, May 16, 2013 8:53 AM

I have been using text to speech almost exclusively for reading articles on the web, newspapers, and courese reading for a course in Leadership I am taking at Case Western Reserve University. I love the e-readers ( Read and Write Gold; Kindle, and Audio books)  because I can jack up the speed and read with my ears as fast as non dyslexics who are fluent readers read with their eyes. We need to understand the 'cost' of eye reading to dyslexic students even when they "graduate" from OG or Wilson: the burden of phonological processing is too high in terms of fatigue. If we don't make the technology more available and acceptable in schools we will deny intelligent students with print challenges the opportunity to study in college, graduate or professional schools. 

I still read paper books.  Right now I am reading  A light in August by Faulkner. It is on my night stand and it is a wonderful if slow experience for me. For some, print will never 'fall away' and allow for effortless decoding and pholonological recoding.--Lou  

 

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"Understanding how reading on paper is different from reading on screens requires some explanation of how the brain interprets written language. We often think of reading as a cerebral activity concerned with the abstract—with thoughts and ideas, tone and themes, metaphors and motifs. As far as our brains are concerned, however, text is a tangible part of the physical world we inhabit. In fact, the brain essentially regards letters as physical objects because it does not really have another way of understanding them. As Wolf explains in her book Proust and the Squid, we are not born with brain circuits dedicated to reading. After all, we did not invent writing until relatively recently in our evolutionary history, around the fourth millennium B.C. So the human brain improvises a brand-new circuit for reading by weaving together various regions of neural tissue devoted to other abilities, such as spoken language, motor coordination and vision..."

AnnC's curator insight, May 22, 2013 7:57 PM

Check out the debate.

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Presentation Design Techniques from the Masters

Here's our take on some popular approaches to Presentation Design seen in some work by great presenters. Enjoy! Download here for a Tweet!: http://goo.gl/eV54K

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Miriam Gilbert's curator insight, May 30, 2013 5:47 AM

This works as a great summary reminder of tools, tips and tricks to make you communication (not just presenations!) more compelling

diane gusa's curator insight, July 20, 2013 9:24 AM

Great ideas to present in an engaging style.

Frans Droog's curator insight, August 17, 2013 2:04 AM

Een mooi overzicht van de technieken gebruikt door een aantal bekende presentatoren: Kawasaki, Lessig, Godin, Jobs.