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Best tools and reflections to introduce creative and collaborative learning in education... especially in ESL
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Supporting Deeper Learning in the Classroom

Supporting Deeper Learning in the Classroom | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
For today’s students to effectively compete in the global workforce, they must develop the skills, understandings, and mindsets necessary to prepare them for the careers and challenges of tomorrow. This means more than learning to read and write – it means being able to master academic content and apply that knowledge across contexts in a meaningful way.

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Good visual approach into a more inovative teaching focus. Download the complete report as an ebook.

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Peta White's curator insight, March 19, 2016 3:55 AM

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Atika MOKHFI's curator insight, March 20, 2016 6:07 AM

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Dr. Caroline B. Laurens's curator insight, March 25, 2016 6:26 AM

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Building an Educational App? Read This First (EdSurge News)

Building an Educational App? Read This First (EdSurge News) | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Over the next four years, nearly a billion students will enter middle and high school, and if recent projections are accurate, most of them will have a smartphone in their pocket. These students will decide what apps they use and when they use them, and could potentially take large parts of their education into their own hands.

Despite this potential, there are few break-out apps that cater directly to students. The education app charts are led by games and classroom tools, and the largest student-focused apps—Duolingo, Quizlet, and recently PhotoMath—only serve a thin slice of student needs, leaving huge potential for new entrants.

We’ve spent the last two years at Socratic studying how students learn with the Internet. In hopes of inspiring the development of more student-focused apps, we’d like to share some of our insights about how students use their phones while studying today.

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Interesting report... very solid!!

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Jukka Sormunen's curator insight, February 28, 2016 4:14 AM

Main points and some thoughts from Klassikka.


  1. Battery life is everything

  2. Photos are the quickest way to share content

  3. Students treat their phones like a tutor, not a textbook

  4. Today’s educational content is painful to consume on mobile devices

  5. Friends teach each other over chat


We are using already fourth school year OnEdu learning solution and going to start using next generation OnEdu 2.0 platform in next few weeks among first schools in the World and hope meet as platform users the most keypoints which @cjpedregal mentioned in his blog post. There is also good pings for publishers and learning material creators.


Also to keep in mind that Mobie Ltd. offers also Mobile Tablets for students which are great from k12 to University level. Students have been very happy with their hybrid solution like Mobie M11. Powerful Windows 10, easy to carry, good camera and battery life is for full day of study in University.


We think in Klassikka that OnEdu is the best solution out there and so is IMAILE.EU in it`s report where they compared 72 learning platforms in the World. OnEdu is on top 5 now in the World and is the only one from EU area.If interested more about report, ask @mobieoy


OnEdu is also only platform where publishers are creating html5 mobile friendly materials for students and OnEdu Social platform itself works like facebook to allowing students make groups and having conversations with you mate students.


OnEdu offers school large variation on publishing Mobile friendly Zine publications like school newspaper, teacher preparation publications, school guidebooks, safety booklets and what is most powerful for students, they can do it themselves! In @klassikka we have more than 50 different publication at the moment and that comes with extra costs in OnEdu learning platform.


Here is some school magazines created by students to look up.

https://klassikka.onedu.fi/web/non-solum-julkaisut-2014-2015/

Sylvain Verstrepen's curator insight, February 28, 2016 12:51 PM

ajoutez votre perspicacité ...

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, February 28, 2016 3:55 PM

Building an Educational App? Read This First (EdSurge News) | @scoopit via @joevans http://sco.lt/...

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11 Reasons why teachers don't use technology

11 Reasons why teachers don't use technology | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
From my experiences with our teachers at EnglishUp and my previous international experience as an edtech teacher trainer, I have always found teachers more than willing to develop their use and understanding of technology.

Via Nik Peachey
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Good insight, Nik! I'm sure most of those teachers afraid of using ICT will see themselves here!

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 23, 2016 11:24 AM

I think lack of consultation is huge. When consulted, teachers can express what they experience in their classrooms and lives. Are they ready for a particular technology? Technology involves conversations.

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, January 26, 2016 7:49 PM

Great post. There are some important insights for any faculty development professional. 

Marinhos's curator insight, February 6, 2016 5:45 AM

Se as licenciatura não mudarem - e radicalmente - os seus docentes permanecerão fazenão a escola sem tecnologia (digital). No dia em que não mais houver motivos para os formadores de formadores não usarem essa tecnologia, os professores das escolas da Educação Básica também não os terão. Carência na formação é a primeira peça do dominó a ser derrubada.

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Claves para el futuro de la Educación Digital

Claves para el futuro de la Educación Digital | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

En el presente informe se destacan algunas de las tendencias que van a marcar el cambio del modelo educativo en los próximos cinco años. En la infografía anexa se representan una serie de “momentos” en la cadena de valor educativa que van a impulsar la transformación tecnológica en esta industria.



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Interesting paper. I'm sure there's a version in English.

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EDUCO NICARAGUA's curator insight, January 26, 2016 12:18 PM

La educación de calidad en la era digital enfrenta muchos retos, superar la brecha digital es uno de ellos, sobre todo en países de la región Centroamericana. Sin embargo, las TIC se convierten en una herramienta valiosa para el o la docente, quienes desde ya se están perfilando como Especialistas en Social Media, dedicados a la  selección "personalizada y de calidad de contenido para sus estudiantes" como recursos para el aprendizaje.

I+d+i 's curator insight, March 12, 2016 5:23 AM
TICs
Ignacio Arantegui Gravalos's curator insight, April 14, 2016 7:55 AM

claves para el futuro de la educacion digital

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To Advance Education, We Must First Reimagine Society

To Advance Education, We Must First Reimagine Society | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Why haven't education reform efforts amounted to much? Because they start with the wrong problem, says John Abbott, director of the 21st Century Learning Initiative. Overhauling the educational paradigm means replacing the metaphor — the concept of the world and its inhabitants as machine-like entities — that has shaped the education system, as well as many other aspects of our culture.
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Demanding, challenging, ambitious... but necessary!!

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Multimedia-Assisted Language Learning

Multimedia-Assisted Language Learning | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Open access CALL journal in Korea, articles in English on aspects of technology use in language teaching/learning.


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Pretty sure we'll always find some interesting stuff inside!!

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, September 24, 2013 2:10 AM

For the first article I opened: Received: April 30, 2013, Reviewed: May 20, 2013, Accepted: June 15, 2013.

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What’s More Effective: Gamification or Game-based Learning?

What’s More Effective: Gamification or Game-based Learning? | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
The world of learning and development is changing dramatically and at long last, learning managers are discovering where the real key to success lies. It’s not about robust reporting or compliance (although they’re also pretty important) – if you want your learning programme to deliver great results, you need to focus on the people taking the learning content – the learners themselves.

Learner engagement is everything. As more and more L&D professionals realise this, the appetite for solutions that encourage engagement has increased enormously. Enter our friends gamification and game-based learning! With so many priorities vying for your attention, you probably don’t want to spend weeks and months choosing between the two approaches. You want to know which one will work better and we’re only too happy to help you out!

Via Miloš Bajčetić
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Not everyone knows the difference!! A must read for many!
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Helen Teague's curator insight, March 4, 2016 9:57 AM
"learner engagement is everything"
Ramon Pavia's curator insight, March 11, 2016 2:04 AM
Not everyone knows the difference!! A must read for many!
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The Simple Human Interactions That Make Learning Possible

The Simple Human Interactions That Make Learning Possible | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Nothing will ever take the place of one person actually being with another person. Let’s not get so fascinated by what technology can do that we forget what it can’t do. A computer can help you learn to spell “H-U-G,” but it can never know the risks or the joy of actually giving or receiving one. It’s through relationships that we grow best–and learn best.


Via Nik Peachey
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Indeed!!! Soooo true!

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, January 31, 2016 8:57 AM

adicionar sua visão ...

Web 2.0 for ELT's curator insight, February 1, 2016 2:21 AM

It is the combination that works best! 

Dinah Galligo's curator insight, February 1, 2016 5:39 AM

Rien ne remplacera jamais les relations humaines !

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The Classroom Is Dead — Bright — Medium

The Classroom Is Dead - Bright - Medium

For generations, thinkers have attempted to reimagine the classroom, to improve the classroom, and, of course, to disrupt the classroom, and where has all that gotten us?


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A crisp portrait of a real future? Or an exercise of wishful thinking? The floo is yours, read and say!

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Frances's curator insight, February 1, 2016 9:50 AM

Crazy? Brilliant? Off Base? Possible? How do you judge new ideas about learning?

Marinhos's curator insight, February 6, 2016 5:38 AM

Mais uma vez anunciam a morte da sala de aula. Temo que ela permaneça viva - e por muito tempo - pois continuamos a formar professores que a alimentam. Se as licenciaturas mudarem, haverá uma chance de mudarmos a escola, ainda que ela tenha sala de aulas. Se as licenciaturas permanecerem no passado, não haverá um outro futuro para a escola.

Marta Sponsiello's curator insight, March 11, 2016 6:37 AM

An interesting and light look at the future of education.

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Revisiting Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants

Revisiting Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

As with many ideas which may be simply stated Prensky’s world of ‘Digital Natives and Immigrants’ has been oversimplified and misunderstood. In part this is the danger that comes with relying upon a cultural metaphor and a consequence of society’s love affair with neat dichotomies.


Via Nik Peachey
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Prensky's ideas in 2001 proved to be really significant... time to see if they fit into today's present reality!

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, October 23, 2015 9:50 AM

"Prensky’s analysis continues to spark debate and that is a positive thing. The reality of how our supposedly Digital Natives or Immigrants engage with technology and learning reveals a more complex landscape than a simple dichotomy allows for. A richer subculture analysis is required where individual narrative of technologies meanings may be revealed"

Angela C. Dowd's curator insight, October 24, 2015 12:06 PM

Well written and relevant...instructional designers often talk about this. Thanks Nik!

Francisco Restivo's curator insight, November 8, 2015 4:05 PM

Prensky revisited 15 years later.

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Dogme and Technology | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

Dogme and Technology | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

What is a Dogme moment? For us, it is one where there is conversation going on generated by the learners themselves, who ideally, for a short period of time, have forgotten that they are in a classroom.

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You can't miss this article... wise and solid ideas to make some sense on what teachers aim to do every day (or at least they should). Worth reading!

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