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Best tools and reflections to introduce creative and collaborative learning in education... especially in ESL
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Future Models of Learning - Debate

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Does new technology conflict with or complement established teaching and learning? What is the impact on the teaching profession as we have traditionally known it? Will the power of the internet, with new innovations such as Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), create an unstoppable ‘avalanche’ of education reform, or are these reforms a false revolution? Can the value of face-to-face quality learning and student-teacher relationships ever really be questioned, at any level of education? Will the class room, lecture theatre, and traditional notion of education space – schools and universities – be usurped by a screen, online and distance learning, or alternative spaces such as the workplace, home, or concert-hall?


Via Nik Peachey
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Food for thought! I think we can't underestimate these new trends breaking into our classrooms... at least in order to be able to see if they will definitely come here to stay.

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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, June 18, 2013 9:48 PM

The discussion is more than a hour so make sure you're comfortable before you start viewing.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 3, 2013 11:03 AM

It should complement. Art and the French language provide a word for what should happen: bricolage. Bricolage is the blending of two materials, in this case traditional and new pedagogy, in ways that might infuse them. A philosophical approach might to use Gadamer and Vico to discuss sensus communis which is the common sense of a community based on wisdom and creativity.

 

The format is interesting as it is similar to a Ethnograhic Futures Research format gone viral.

Pamela Bartar's curator insight, July 5, 2013 4:27 AM

expert knowledge for everybody - remembers me on the recent past of creativity and makes me think on Berlin.....

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Teaching Tips 2: Using Flashcards in the Classroom

How do you use flashcards in your class? Watch Vikki, and then download activities, tools and more to use in your own classroom. Useful links & resources Fla...
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Never too late to learn about using flashcards... nice approach!!

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Arts Integration for Deeper Learning in Middle School

Critical thinking, risk taking, and collaboration -- along with academics and discipline -- are just some of the areas where Bates Middle school educators re...
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A relevant breakthrough... let us all learn out of this successful example!

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The 21st century skill students really lack.

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Most teachers t think that students today have a problem paying attention. They seem impatient, easily bored.

I’ve argued that I think it’s unlikely that they are incapable of paying attention, but rather that they are quick to deem things not worth the effort.

 


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Read this after you watch Rita Pierson at TED... If that doesn't make you think...

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 15, 2013 4:35 AM

Some nice messages in this article.

Rachel Hall's curator insight, May 15, 2013 4:24 PM

Interesting reading

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10 Steps to a Successful School iPad Program

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iPads have certainly become a highly desired commodity in education. Apple is reporting that schools are purchasing iPads by a ratio of 2:1 over MacBooks. However, that rush to purchase the latest technologies often precedes the careful planning and preparation that’s crucial to their success as educational tools.

Stated simply, technology alone doesn’t have the capacity to improve education. It needs to be woven into a holistic approach to education that encompasses thorough planning and ongoing review of the skills and competencies required by the rapidly changing society that characterizes life in the 21st century.

 


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Needless to say...iPads are not for typing... so... how do we fit them into class?

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 10, 2013 2:26 AM

This is a really useful checklist. I particularly like number 6!

 

Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, May 12, 2013 2:16 PM

With thanks to Nik Peachey

Monty Bell's curator insight, May 24, 2013 11:13 AM

Practical ideas

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The Importance Of Mobile Learning In (And Out Of) The Classroom

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There has always been at least some sort of disconnect between how things like mobile learning are taught in a classroom and how things work in the 'real world'.

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We DO need to reflect on the changes mobile learning imply... we can't escape the fact that all this is HERE.

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Nicolas Reisini's curator insight, June 1, 2013 10:29 AM

Everybody needs access to this wherever they live or work. 

Mahani Mohamad's curator insight, June 2, 2013 12:41 PM

on m-learning > it's not the gadget!

Katherine McGehee's curator insight, June 13, 2013 11:26 AM

Check out this infographic http://www.upsidelearning.com/infographics/why-mobile-learning-is-the-future-of-workplace-learning/

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iPad As....

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EdTechTeacher provides professional development services to teachers, schools, districts, and administrators.
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Very good article with an extremely good interaction. Move between different levels to find the right apps for your classroom according to your aims.

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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Ways to Blow the Top Off of Rubrics

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Very good article about rubrics

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Clarity Through Brevity: Integrating Six-Word Memoirs

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At its core, the six-word memoir teaches us to be concise but also introspective. Try describing yourself in six words. Not easy, right? So, for English teachers, the six-word memoir is a great way t
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Very good article on how to get the best of this simple activity

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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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An Illustration of Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture

The Flipped Classroom: The Full picture is not about watching videos as homework.


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Clear approach... just what some of us need :-)

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Ra's curator insight, November 10, 2015 3:46 PM

Jackie G quick and useful explanation to share with teachers' thinking about how to develop their curriculum development and student engagement methods. 

Chema Muñoz Rosa's curator insight, March 8, 6:16 AM
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LizJardim's curator insight, May 22, 4:08 PM
The flipped classroom looks like a great way to teach, engage learners & allow students to self-pace their learning.
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Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age

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Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age


Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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We can't escape reality... learning with a permanent access to knowledge will change methodologies.

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Richard Samson's curator insight, November 8, 2015 8:48 AM

Like Moodle!

Richard Whiteside's curator insight, November 9, 2015 12:51 PM

Good, clear infographic comparing different learning theories alongside connectivism. Interesting to consider, whether you appreciate the theory or not. 

Ana Seb+'s curator insight, November 9, 2015 6:04 PM

¿Epoca de conectivismo?

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Best Practices: Gamify Your Class with Moodle

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According to gamification.org, gamification “typically involves applying game design thinking to non-game applications to make them more fun and engaging.” In education, teachers have gamified the running of their classrooms as well as incorporating game design into the curriculum itself. In this blog post, we’ll explore why you might want to gamify your classroom, examples of gamification, and how to gamify with Moodle.


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A nice way to make Moodle catchier ;-)

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Chris Legg's curator insight, May 21, 2013 5:47 AM
Why shouldn't learning be engaging and motivational. Statement, not question.
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Dating game

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Nice way to introduce dating as a communicative issue!

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Susan Kelly's curator insight, May 15, 2013 6:50 AM

My students seem too shy to tackle this, even though our current unit is on men and women, dating and such.

James Ramirez's curator insight, November 7, 2013 4:52 PM

Seems interesting

And fun

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The Teacher's Guide To Using Badges In Your Classroom - Edudemic

The Teacher's Guide To Using Badges In Your Classroom - Edudemic | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Boy Scouts do it. Video games do it. Sometimes grades aren't enough. What's a teacher to do? Check out this handy guide to using badges in your classroom!
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Food for thought!! A different way to assess progress.

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How A Daring Teacher Promotes Creativity

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Be a daring teacher! Let every student experience the joy of creativity. Bring a breath of fresh air into your teaching.
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For those who still don't know ;-)
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7 Ways To Use Your iPad In The Classroom - Edudemic

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There's a plethora of ways to use your iPad in the classroom but this infographic details some insanely useful apps, methods, and ideas for all teachers.
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Nice all-in-one infographic with the most relevant tips regarding the use of iPads in the classroom. Best for rookies!

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Taking the Learners and Technology Outdoors

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I began my career as an educator as an outdoor educator.  Now I teach educational technology.  Given both the ever increasing sedentary and indoor lives of kids and the advancement of technology, t...
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Very interesting and illuminating text... one step out? Or one step up?

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Gary Harwell's curator insight, April 21, 2013 2:38 AM

Maybe we SHOULD get out of the clasrooms.

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Teachers’ Ultimate Guide to Using Videos | MindShift

Teachers’ Ultimate Guide to Using Videos | MindShift | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Among all the millions of videos out there, how do you find the great ones? How do you evaluate the quality of a video? Who are the great content creators, and what are the best curation sites? Which kinds of videos work as fun supplements, and which are best for actual instruction? How do you get students engaged in discussion after watching videos? How do you blend videos into your curriculum?

 


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Useful text to get the best of videos in the classroom.

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Fawn Canady's curator insight, March 31, 2013 12:18 AM

From Nik Peachey- mentions the PDF of the manual. 

stevecarter's curator insight, April 16, 2013 6:42 AM

Start your Flip Learning & Teaching

Terry Haddow's curator insight, June 28, 2013 6:02 PM

A good read in a shifting world.

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OCTEL | Open Course in Technology Enhanced Learning

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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


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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?"