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2-minute “second conditional” video presentation

2-minute “second conditional” video presentation | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Last week I saw what was possibly the funniest Big Bang Theory episode ever and, to my delight, there was also a short extract that screamed "second conditional." So, guess what, here's a little something for you: a 2-minute (well, two minutes and...

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Ricard Garcia on about.me

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Poetica: Make words easy

Poetica: Make words easy | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
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A nice promising tool to enhance collaborative writing.

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Europe etymology maps 1 - Imgur

Imgur is home to the web's most popular image content, curated in real time by a dedicated community through commenting, voting and sharing.
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Just for language lovers!!!

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Tackk — Content Creation + Sharing

Tackk — Content Creation + Sharing | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Quickly publish and share your message with one simple page. No signup, just easy, beautiful design.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Time for thoughts and ideas clearly expressed!!

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, March 31, 4:29 PM

A new social media venue to offer the things I love to share. Visit me at Art and Bytes on tackk.com.

Denise Cruz's curator insight, April 4, 2:51 PM

Ms. Cruz's students

Amy Boyce Malloy's curator insight, April 11, 1:04 PM

Another tool to check out! #contentmarketing

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Dogme and Technology | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

Dogme and Technology | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC | 2.0 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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Wordinaire - Reverse Dictionary

Wordinaire - Reverse Dictionary | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Wordinaire is a reverse dictionary.
Can't think of the perfect word? No problem.
Use it to find the perfect word by describing its concept.

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A nice app for word-lovers!!

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Buried treasure from the BBC: Pronunciation activities

Buried treasure from the BBC: Pronunciation activities | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
I was hunting around the Aladdin's cave that is the BBC Learning English website and stumbled across these two gems - "Better speaking" and "First sight, second thoughts", which are both great reso...

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, March 20, 4:49 AM

A little buried criticism of the BBC site here - lots of materials/resources, but not always easy to find ...

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ClipFlair - Foreign Language Learning through Interactive Revoicing and Captioning of Clips

ClipFlair - Foreign Language Learning through Interactive Revoicing and Captioning of Clips | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

A common project from different institutions

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Clipflair allows users (both students and teachers) to create and use their own materials in language learning, and share those materials with the community. Worth a try!!

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8 Ways Tech Has Completely Rewired Our Brains

8 Ways Tech Has Completely Rewired Our Brains | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Some cognition experts have praised the effects of tech on the brain, lauding its ability to organize our lives and free our minds for deeper thinking. Others fear tech has crippled our attention spans and made us uncreative and impatient when it comes to anything analog.


Via Nik Peachey
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Well, like it or not, this is here to stay, so we better start assuming it and thinking on possible ways to fight the drawbacks it contains.

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Pamela Hills's curator insight, March 22, 12:36 PM

So true every thing we do is tech related. Take time to un-plug as I have started doing . By the end of they day we take in so much that we are on system over load and need to file it and then reboot and begin fresh.

Hannah du Plessis's curator insight, March 23, 4:03 AM

What do you think? I don't know what I would've done without my computer and online learning. Weteach-it has revolutionised teaching and learning. Visit weteach-it.net today to see which courses you need.

Mathilde Chr's curator insight, March 27, 7:37 AM

Less memory!

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How Technology Trends Have Influenced the Classroom

How Technology Trends Have Influenced the Classroom | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Teachers all over America are faced with this challenge of keeping students engaged in the classroom when their world outside of school is one of constant engagement and stimulation. Knowing the world outside of our institutional walls is only one step in addressing modern learning styles. How to act and adjust schools today is the next step in making the classroom of today ready for tomorrow.

Via Nik Peachey
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Worth reading... we need to bridge that gap for good!!

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sandra alvaro's curator insight, March 17, 8:43 AM

Between societal changes and technological breakthroughs, it’s become abundantly clear that the human brain is transforming the way it processes and learns information. While there are many discussions about whether or not this is good or bad for us as a society, it’s definitely a change.

Professor Jill Jameson's curator insight, March 21, 6:06 AM

Interesting insights, American-based, but applicable worldwide. 

Serge Dielens * Soci(et)al Marketing Communication expert @ EdgeCommunication.be *'s curator insight, March 23, 6:20 AM

L'école est-elle (loin-très loin-trop loin) à la traîne en Belgique?

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Personal Finance and Economics Education Online Game for teachers teaching grades 6 through 12 students - Gen i Revolution

Personal Finance and Economics Education Online Game for teachers teaching grades 6 through 12 students - Gen i Revolution | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Battle the Murktide in this Personal Finance Game. Help people from becoming a victim of the Murtide with the help of Operative participating in the Gen i Revolution. You will gain access to your profile. Once inside, enter the revolution.
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Gaming and learning!!!

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Badges - MozillaWiki

Badges - MozillaWiki | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Mozilla's Open Badges make it easy for anyone to issue, earn and display badges across the web through a shared infrastructure that's free and open to all.
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A good repository of literature and resources regarding the use of badges in education.
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Turn PDFs into interactive texts

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Nice tool that allows us to enrich plain pdf's  by turning them into inetaractive documents where we can add multimedia material.

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Genie Alva's comment, March 15, 6:51 AM
Mil gracias, ¡excelente ayuda! :D
Fabiana's curator insight, March 21, 6:23 PM

Make your PDF file more interactive. Tutorial

sarah's curator insight, April 3, 2:49 AM

Utile pour nos UD´s en ligne.

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Evolution of Storytelling | Visual.ly

Evolution of Storytelling | Visual.ly | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Evolution of storytelling created for iversity.com.


Via Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)
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Very interesting infographic about storytelling. It shows really relevant present approaches that must be seriously considered in education

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Claude Emond's curator insight, April 5, 8:11 AM

Good story told on this infographic. For those leaders who know that nothing beats telling a good story :)

Marta Torán's curator insight, April 6, 5:56 AM

Genial!

Clare Treloar's curator insight, April 10, 6:04 PM

Another interesting infographic

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'Speaking key to language fluency'

'Speaking key to language fluency' | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
A language teaching expert has stressed that speaking is the most crucial skill to master the fluency of a language.
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Speaking: Paramount challenge!

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To Advance Education, We Must First Reimagine Society

To Advance Education, We Must First Reimagine Society | 2.0 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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Why I Still Believe in Badges

Why I Still Believe in Badges | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
“Badges are plots by for-profit institutions to disrupt state-funded higher education. It's all about money and trying to turn a public good into a privatized for-profit revenue stream.

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mrsjgarcia's curator insight, April 2, 9:08 AM

I set up a badge system, but am finding it hard to manage with all the different classes I have. I would love to see how other teachers are using badges and how they manage them.

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Phonemic chart | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

Phonemic chart | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

British English RP Phonemic Chart

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For students who are familiar with phonetic transcription, or for those who want to learn better pronunciation.

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Modifying the Flipped Classroom: The "In-Class" Version

Modifying the Flipped Classroom: The "In-Class" Version | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
So. You've tried flipping your class, and it didn't go well. Or you've heard about flipping and want to try the approach, but you're pretty sure it won't work in your school. Don't give up yet -- wit
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A different approach to the flipped classroom.

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Turning documents into conversations

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NowComment is fast, powerful, and feature-rich: you can sort comments, skim summaries, create assignments, hide comments, reply privately, and much more.


Via Nik Peachey
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A good tool both for projects across schools and classrooms and also for a flipped classroom approach.

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Mika Auramo's curator insight, April 3, 2:23 PM

Vaikuttaa lupaavalta vuorovaikutteiselta työkalulta yhteistoiminnalliseen oppimiseen.

Thoreauback's curator insight, April 9, 1:14 PM

WOW! I use freewrites in my face-to-face class because I don't believe a person can write without thinking. Yet, the document students are writing about is always distinct from the free write. In LMS discussion boards the situation is the same.

 

Do you remember how annotations use to appear in the margins of really good books? This is the same. The two-pane interface puts the document right in front of the student and lets them attach their comments to specific paragraphs, pictures or videos.  How perfect is that?

 

I want to try this for a quarter.

Mary Clark's curator insight, April 11, 2:02 PM

While much of this can be done in Google docs, there are several features which can extend the conversation.  Teachers do need to share documents via email.  

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10 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Trying New Technology - Edudemic

10 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Trying New Technology - Edudemic | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Yesterday, we looked at an infographic that looked at the implementation of a blended learning program. It talked about how to set yourself up for success when implementing blended learning, what some attributes of a great blended learning program are, and drivers of blended learning. The drivers of blended learning was sort of buried towards …
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Probably the best checklist for a sound and solid implementation of blended learning.

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Make it - Crear y compartir actividades y juegos educativos con cualquiera, en cualquier lugar.

Make it - Crear y compartir actividades y juegos educativos con cualquiera, en cualquier lugar. | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Create activities and educational games for iOS

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An excellent app created by la Factoria d'imatges. Creativity and fun blended into a catchy application for iPad. Kids and teens, and even adults will easily get engaged into creation with this easy and intuitive tool.

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What Does the World Eat for Breakfast? - YouTube

Where should your taste buds actually live? Post to Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1ep1sRf Like BuzzFeedVideo on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1ilcE7k Post to Twitter...
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Use this video to illustrate how people from across the globe have their breakfast, and don't go saying this isn't good for language learning!! :-)

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Why the Next 10 Years of Educational Technologies will Smash the Last 10 | UKEdChat.com - Supporting the #UKEdChat Education Community

Why the Next 10 Years of Educational Technologies will Smash the Last 10 | UKEdChat.com - Supporting the #UKEdChat Education Community | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

When you think about the advance of technology in society in the last decade, the progress has been phenomenal – just take a look at these examples to see how far we have come in such a short space of time. Now, think about education. Think about the technology in your school ten years ago – perhaps a computer suite with an unreliable bank of PC’s; CD-ROMs; discs; slow, irrelevant programs; staff scared of using IT; and so on.

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Entertaining article. Future trends modifying present ideas?

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Content Curation: How To Help Students Learn, Discover and Make Sense of New Topics All By Themselves

Content Curation: How To Help Students Learn, Discover and Make Sense of New Topics All By Themselves | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Via Robin Good
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How to use content curation in helping our students build their learning an enrich it.

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Audrey's curator insight, March 21, 7:30 PM

Curating is about finding and selecting information in order to learn about a subject. Youngsters can be encouraged to do this  pre-school.  This motivational 21st century skill can be encouraged at home. with educational games toys and and books which stimulates interest.  For example children can learn about  science by interacting with Chemistry Lab; Horrible Science - explosive experiments; Newton's Cradle and Science Museum.  By the time they get to school they are already full of curiosity and ready to increase their knowledge.  Audrey curating for www.homeschoolsource.co.uk

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 30, 9:27 AM

By Robin Good,

Here's a short first-hand report highlighting how an 8th grade social studies class teacher (Terri Inloes) has fully leveraged the content curation potential to let her students dive, discover and make sense of topics (in this case social reform movements) that they had not studied before. All by themselves.


Here the steps taken to make this happen:


a) By using the Question Formulation Technique, the teacher prepared pairs of photographs representing each of the reform movements, one picture dating back to the late 19th century, and another representing where that social reform movement stands in today’s society. 


b) After checking out all of the photos, students settled on the pair of pictures that most caught their interest.


c) They brainstormed and refined a set of specific questions, and then shared their thinking with the class. 

d) With the feedback received they selected the topic which they would curate. 

e) At this point students planned their research strategies. By using 5 different graphic organizers from the book Q Tasks, by Carol Koechlin and Sandi Zwaan, students were allowed to choose the one that they thought would help them the most in planning their keyword search strategies. 


f) Students were assigned WordPress blogs and provided basic instructions on how to use them to 

curate and publish their research work.


g) Discovery and real learning kicked in as students proceeded in collaborative groups to research and document their chosen topic. 


You can see some of the outcomes that this assignment produced right here:


General Conclusions

http://tmsredvotingrights.d20blogs.org/2014/02/24/conclusion-3/


Voting Rights Inequality

http://tmsredvotingrights.d20blogs.org/


Mental Health Treatment
http://tmsorangementalhealthcaretreatments.d20blogs.org/


Prohibition Acts

http://tmsorangeprohibitionacts.d20blogs.org/ 

 



A very inspiring example of content curation can be effectively applied in the classroom with impressive results. 


Highly recommended. 9/10


Thanks to Nancy White of Innovations in Education for participating, writing and reporting about it.

 Thanks to Robin Good for the fine summary in this insight.
The ideas here offer a great classroom challenge to students.{Monica}
Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 8, 2:57 PM

Important 21st century skills