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The Teacher’s Quick Guide To Education Technology | Edudemic

The Teacher’s Quick Guide To Education Technology | Edudemic | Silvana Richardson | Scoop.it
Great stats on digital literacy: The Teacher's Quick Guide To Education Technology http://t.co/a51n3vSW via @edudemic...
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Focus on the Teacher | EnglishAgenda | British Council

Focus on the Teacher | EnglishAgenda | British Council | Silvana Richardson | Scoop.it

The contributors focus on different aspects of the teacher training process. Some look at specific methodologies and technologies for the ELT classroom; others at training design; and others at exploring teacher attitudes and motivation.


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The State of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Shedler’s (2010) article ‘The Efficacy of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy’ dropped like a bombshell on the psychotherapy research world. He conducted a meta-analysis of the various meta-analyses on the efficacy of psychodynamic (psychoanalytic) psychotherapy. Shedler’s review yielded impressive results. Not only was psychodynamic psychotherapy proven to have large effect sizes (larger than cognitive-behavioral therapy, currently the most popular form of psychotherapy in the States), but patients were shown to continue to make gains even after the termination of treatment. 

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Web 2.0 Guru - Web 2.0 Resources

Web 2.0 Guru - Web 2.0 Resources | Silvana Richardson | Scoop.it

Top 20 Web 2.0 Must Haves for 21st century classrooms 

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Commonwealth of Learning - Perspectives on Open and Distance Learning: Open Educational Resources and Change in Higher Education: Reflections from Practice

Commonwealth of Learning - Perspectives on Open and Distance Learning: Open Educational Resources and Change in Higher Education: Reflections from Practice | Silvana Richardson | Scoop.it

In the last decade the promotion, sharing and use of open educational resources (OER) have been growing exponentially. However, our knowledge of OER’s ramifications and achievements to date necessarily lags behind actual developments.


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Eight Free tools for Teachers to Make Awesome Infographics

Eight Free tools for Teachers to Make Awesome Infographics | Silvana Richardson | Scoop.it

Information graphics which are the visual representation of data known as infogographics are making rounds online these days.


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Using the web for learning and teaching – a new understanding

Using the web for learning and teaching – a new understanding | Silvana Richardson | Scoop.it
Digital literacy in higher education is more than learning how to Google a bit better.
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How Society Grades Teachers

How Society Grades Teachers | Silvana Richardson | Scoop.it

While policy makers focus on grading teachers by their abilities to teach subject content and raise test scores, there are many other measurements slipping through the cracks. Among them is a teacher's ability to change lives because of who they are as human beings -- how well they listen, encourage, and inspire children to be active participants in civil society. These vital abilities cannot be measured quantitatively yet they have immense capacity to change the world. In a recent qualitative study, Civic Learning at the Edge: Transformative Stories of Highly Engaged Youth, college students recalled the powerful influence of educators in their lives.

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50 resources for iPad use in the classroom

50 resources for iPad use in the classroom | Silvana Richardson | Scoop.it
A roundup of educational articles, apps and tutorials for educators looking to integrate iPads into the classroom.
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The Digital Writer's Guide to Social Media

The Digital Writer's Guide to Social Media | Silvana Richardson | Scoop.it

What social media outlets are most suited for me?
How much time should I spend online to be successful?
How will I tweet, blog, post on Facebook, spend hours on LinkedIn and expect to write anything?

With a wide variety of social networking and sharing sites, becoming fluent is difficult.

This guide aims to help digital writers manage their social media efforts.


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Distance Education for Teacher Training: Modes, Models, and Methods - Mary Burns

This publication is a guide to the type of technology modes, education models, and instructional methods used for teacher pre-service and in-service distance learning across the globe.

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Networked Student

The Networked Student was inspired by CCK08, a Connectivism course offered by George Siemens and Stephen Downes in 2008. It depicts an actual project completed by Wendy Drexler's high school students. The Networked Student concept map was inspired by Alec Couros' Networked Teacher. 


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Make your iPad Speak

iOS has a number of accessibility features that even those without visual or hearing impairments may want to use. One of those is the voice over feature called 'speak selection'. You can select any word, or text and have the iPad speak it.


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Online Teacher Development Works Best - 15 Reasons Why

Online Teacher Development Works Best - 15 Reasons Why | Silvana Richardson | Scoop.it

I've started this article with quite a bold statement, but it's a conclusion that I have been coming too over the course of quite a few years now. I should really put this into context though, as most of the teacher training I do deals with pedagogical training for the use of technology and is most often delivered during intensive face to face sessions, usually with groups of teachers working in a computer lab. Though, having said that, I do still believe that many of the reasons I have listed below do also apply to other kinds of more 'mainstream' teacher development too, especially intensive courses.


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Great article Nik. I totally agree!
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Are kids really motivated by technology?

Are kids really motivated by technology? | Silvana Richardson | Scoop.it

You can’t motivate students with technology because technology alone isn’t motivating. Worse yet, students are almost always ambivalent toward digital tools. While you may be completely jazzed by the interactive whiteboard in your classroom or the wiki that you just whipped up, your kids could probably care less.


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Stop, Thief!

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How To Deter People From Copying Your Blog Content, by Sue Lyon-Jones.  My guest post on Marisa Constantinides – TEFL Matters


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Presentista - Presentations Remixed

Presentista - Presentations Remixed | Silvana Richardson | Scoop.it

Presentista is everything PowerPoint is NOT.

It's easy to use and creates visually strong presentations in 2D or 3D.
It allows you to shape your story first.
It's mobile.
It's social... and viral!
It's web-based or desktop-based. Your choice.
It allows your Mac created presentations to run on a PC. With no glitches.
It even makes adding images and movies natural.


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Technology and ethics: pretend someone is watching

Technology and ethics: pretend someone is watching | Silvana Richardson | Scoop.it
Technology is making us anonymous and without a watcher we're feeling free to do the wrong thing.
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QRJumps

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A clever QR code generator that lets you change the link behind the code, add expiry dates and password protect links.

http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/ICT+%26+Web+Tools


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Ofsted criticised over 'cut-and-paste' school reports

Ofsted criticised over 'cut-and-paste' school reports | Silvana Richardson | Scoop.it
Inspection reports on two schools that were declared inadequate contained identical sentences and phrases (Ofsted criticised over 'cut-and-paste' school reports http://t.co/ekoVB3If via @guardian...)...
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IATEFL Research SIG website

IATEFL Research SIG is a unique forum for discussion of issues connected with research into ELT, bringing together teachers, teacher-researchers and researchers from around the world. In this active community, members share their experiences of and findings from research, and network face-to-face at regular events, online via our discussion list, and in print through our twice-yearly publication, ELT Research

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5 Misconceptions of Blended & Online Learning | TeachHUB

5 Misconceptions of Blended & Online Learning | TeachHUB | Silvana Richardson | Scoop.it

come to grips with the foremost misconception, that online learning is a thing of tomorrow, and recognize that it is upon us immediately and for all students, I thought I would share my other observations on the biggest misconceptions in online and blended learning.


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A Lesson at the Zoo: Enhancing Field Trips with iPads

A Lesson at the Zoo: Enhancing Field Trips with iPads | Silvana Richardson | Scoop.it

"Recently I hosted 20 teachers in my school district at the zoo for an afternoon. The idea was to explore how we might use iPads during a field trip. It was certainly an exciting form of professional development."


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Immersive Learning for Teacher Professional Development

Immersive Learning for Teacher Professional Development | Silvana Richardson | Scoop.it

One of the most emergent and rapidly mutating forms of online and computer-based learning is "immersive environments." This article discusses both their benefits and limitations,  and argues for investigation or "test driving"of the use of immersive learning for teacher professional learning.


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Intelligence Is Overrated

Intelligence Is Overrated | Silvana Richardson | Scoop.it

This article from Forbes is mainly aimed at businessmen, but the research findings and recommendations it discusses are not irrelevant to educators.

 

Reserach carried out by the Carnegie Institute of Technology shows that 85 percent of your financial success is due to skills in “human engineering,” your personality and ability to communicate, negotiate, and lead. Shockingly, only 15 percent is due to technical knowledge. Additionally, Nobel Prize winning Israeli-American psychologist, Daniel Kahneman, found that people would rather do business with a person they like and trust rather than someone they don’t, even if the likeable person is offering a lower quality product or service at a higher price.

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