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Best tools and reflections to introduce creative and collaborative learning in education... especially in ESL
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Telling a story

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Extremely practical and useful video on how to exploit storytelling in the ELT classroom.

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Carmenne K. Thapliyal's curator insight, April 7, 2013 5:53 AM

Extremely interesting

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Comedy in the Classroom: 50 Ways to Bring Laughter Into Any Lesson

Comedy in the Classroom: 50 Ways to Bring Laughter Into Any Lesson | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
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Be sure about it... the merrier the better, and ESL is no exception. Good read, believe me!

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Carmenne K. Thapliyal's curator insight, March 26, 2013 4:50 PM

..... and especially in a language lesson!!! Thanks Ricard!

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Exactly How To Teach With Video Games In The Classroom

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Exactly How To Teach With Video Games In The Classroom: 21st century learning, project-based learning, mobile learning
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Video Games are a good source of inspiration when it comes to learning... and teaching! Here's a good article showing the most relevant points to consider regarding its use in the classroom.

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Martha Mason Miller's curator insight, March 12, 2013 1:58 PM

I know my ESL students play video games, so maybe it's time they taught ME. Any thoughts?

Martha Mason Miller's comment, March 17, 2013 8:21 PM
Thanks, Ricard!
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The Teacher's Quick Guide To Digital Scavenger Hunts - Edudemic

The Teacher's Quick Guide To Digital Scavenger Hunts - Edudemic | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
If you've got a smartphone or a tablet in your classroom, you're ready for the adventure to begin! By adventure I mean digital scavenger hunts.
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Useful guidelines for teachers on getting started with digital scavenger hunts.

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The Top 10 Educational Trends

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Teachers rate their interest in today’s Educational Technology trends. With the coming launch of menco.io, you’ll be able to explore these trends and more, and discuss how they will shape the culture of learning around the globe.


Via Nik Peachey
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Have a look at what is coming into our classrooms

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Laura Starace's comment, June 3, 2013 3:22 AM
I am also surprised 15% have no interests in using whiteboards though, not all schools have the chance or "permission" as already mentioned to use it or implement it
Ali Anani's curator insight, September 10, 2013 12:16 AM

Exploration of the changing teaching landscape

Alfredo Corell's comment, January 26, 9:16 AM
well... Elena, you are speaking about a 2013 post!!!!
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16 Ways Educators Can Use Pinterest [INFOGRAPHIC]

16 Ways Educators Can Use Pinterest [INFOGRAPHIC] | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Find out how teachers can use Pinterest to organize lesson plans, collaborate with other faculty, and even encourage student participation.

Via Stewart Whitney
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A must!!

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Ricard Garcia's comment, January 24, 2013 2:32 AM
I'll rescoop it, Stewart, Thanks!!
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The Similarities Between Montessori And Digital Learning

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The Similarities Between Montessori And Digital Learning
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Worth reading for those who still doubt digital learning fosters the enhancement and enrichment of the learning process

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Technology can sometimes be wasted on English language teaching

Technology can sometimes be wasted on English language teaching | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
How ELT needs to stop misusing computers and start opening access and minds
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Paramount reflection if we really want to make the best of of technology in our ELT classrooms

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How To Connect With Digitally Distracted Students - Edudemic

How To Connect With Digitally Distracted Students - Edudemic | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Looking for a few simple ways to reach distracted students? This handy infographic is worth printing out and it's cute to boot! Hey that rhymes!
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Have a look at the list of possible approaches... they will all make you think of ways to improve our teaching performance

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The Pedagogical Framework | e-Didaktik

The Pedagogical Framework | e-Didaktik | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
The pedagogical framework of eDidaktik.dk can form the basis for an assessment of whether a digital learning tool is suitable for use in a specific teaching situation. It is based upon a distinction between a monological, a dialogical and a polyphonic form of teaching.
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It is always inspiring to find resources in order to assess both if a learning tool is useful and also our students outcomes with that tool.

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How Augmented Reality Can Change Teaching

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The technology behind Augmented Reality is taking a real-world view and enhancing it with computer-generated imagery.
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Good article on the possible approaches we can take when using augmented reality in our teaching

 

http://gettingsmart.com/cms/blog/2012/12/how-augmented-reality-can-change-teaching/

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6 iPad Apps That Help You Create Interactive Study Guides - Edudemic

6 iPad Apps That Help You Create Interactive Study Guides - Edudemic | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Check out these six iPad apps to create fun, engaging, interactive study guides for your students.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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Gamification In Learning | Upside Learning Blog

Gamification In Learning | Upside Learning Blog | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Game Based Learning (GBL) or Gamification in Learning has been creating some news recently. Find basic principles that can drive Gamification In Learning.
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OCTEL | Open Course in Technology Enhanced Learning

OCTEL | Open Course in Technology Enhanced Learning | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
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An online course to help you understand better how to use technology to enhance your teaching practice. Aimed at higher education, but surely worth a try for those in other learning stages.

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10 steps to a Successful iPad Implementation in Schools


Via Sam Gliksman, John Evans
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Clear insight for newbies!! Give it a look!

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Sam Gliksman's curator insight, March 20, 2013 11:59 PM

Presented at California CUE conference, March 2013

Lou Salza's curator insight, March 22, 2013 6:22 AM

Thoughtful look at the challenges and opportunities presented by tablet technology in the classroom and beyond the walls of the school. --Lou

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This Harry Potter Clip Is Scary Close To Real-World Education

This Harry Potter Clip Is Scary Close To Real-World Education | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
A Harry Potter clip is frightening close to resembling a real-world classroom. What do you think?
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Hilarious! Just think of those dangers that collaborative, communicative, ICT & 2.0-apps based teaching implies... Voldemort is lurking outside the classroom door... beware!!

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Carmenne K. Thapliyal's curator insight, March 12, 2013 2:53 AM

I've always thought of this, but this clip is really good... "How's theory supposed to prepare [students] for what's out there?"

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21st Century Icebreakers: 11 Ways To Get To Know Your Students with Technology

21st Century Icebreakers: 11 Ways To Get To Know Your Students with Technology | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Let's break the ice with our students!

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Good helpful article with interesting tips on using 2.0 tools as a way for our students to introduce themselves.

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Monicaaparicio's curator insight, March 25, 2013 9:57 PM

Goodmideas for frist classes

Begoña Iturgaitz's curator insight, April 14, 2013 3:45 PM

Great ideas for secondary teachers

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6 Must Watch Videos on 21st Century Education

6 Must Watch Videos on 21st Century Education | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Via ThePinkSalmon, timsbox
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Sit down, relax, and think!

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Montse Irun's comment, January 25, 2013 6:51 AM
Great!!!! Thanks for sharing!
Ricard Garcia's comment, January 25, 2013 7:06 AM
:-)
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How To Use Google Drive and Evernote To Create Digital Portfolios

How To Use Google Drive and Evernote To Create Digital Portfolios | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
As iPads proliferate in schools around the world, and students as well as teachers create more and more content, questions about what to do with all of those learning objects have arisen.
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These two powerful tools are easily turned into powerful elements for our digital portfolio!

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Blended Learning Booklets for Teachers - AvatarGeneration

Blended Learning Booklets for Teachers - AvatarGeneration | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
We know that many of you are either using blended learning techniques, or would like to use them in your classroom.
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What is blended learning? Have a look, learn about it and see how you can use it efficiently

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RSA Animate - Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us

This lively RSA Animate, adapted from Dan Pink's talk at the RSA, illustrates the hidden truths behind what really motivates us at home and in the workplace....
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Could we transfer those ideas into the issue of fostering creativity in education? Paramount question!

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Real Life Problem Solving

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Nice reflection on the use of everyday life issues to foster the communicative use of Engllish

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American English

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A Website for Teachers and Learners of English As a Foreign Language Abroad.
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Massive referitory of resources and activities where search is made easy through clear filter and tagging.

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50 Tech Tasks For The English Language Classroom - EFL CLASSROOM 2.0

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Nice thread of 2.0 activities with online creative tools.


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Interesting Ways | edte.ch

The Interesting Ways series continues to be a great example of crowdsourcing good quality classroom ideas. Find here different articles on how to use and make the best of new technologies in our ESL classroom

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