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Best tools and reflections to introduce creative and collaborative learning in education... especially in ESL
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Teach With Movies - Lesson Plans from movies for all subjects

Teach With Movies - Lesson Plans from movies for all subjects | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Movie Lesson Plans Based on Films that will Inspire and Motivate Students; 425+ Movie Lesson Plans for High School, Middle School, Elementary and Home School

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Extremely useful stuff! Do not miss it. Lots of things to engage our pupils!
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António Leça Domingues's curator insight, May 24, 7:13 AM
Planos de aula para usar conteúdos da sétima arte.
Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, May 26, 8:29 AM
Useful post, presenting an interesting concept. For those who speak Portuguese or Spanish and are interested in continuing education, please visit http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com
Barbara Goebel's curator insight, May 28, 6:27 PM
Free, densely-packed lesson plans using video clips from popular Hollywood features and science documentaries. 
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Supporting Deeper Learning in the Classroom

Supporting Deeper Learning in the Classroom | Create: 2.0 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, 3:55 AM

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

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Strategies and Resources for Supporting English-Language Learners

Strategies and Resources for Supporting English-Language Learners | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
As the number of English-language learners grows, teachers must focus on the most essential content and most efficient delivery of instruction.
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Extremely useful page from our always helpful Edutopian editors!

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Learning by Doing: A Teacher Transitions Into PBL | Edutopia

Learning by Doing: A Teacher Transitions Into PBL | Edutopia | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
For a successful PBL unit, set clear goals, over plan, make students accountable, give concrete deadlines, share rubrics in advance, and reflect on your methods.
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Still hesitant? Here are the basics!! PBL from scratch

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Maria Herrera Chain's curator insight, October 22, 2015 4:49 AM

#SCEUNED15 Que fácil seria si todos lo viéramos así.

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Gamification: Engaging Students With Narrative | Edutopia

Gamification: Engaging Students With Narrative | Edutopia | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Gamify a classroom by introducing a fun narrative, reframing assignments to fit into that narrative, and making students care about the outcome.
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Ambitious, but highly rewarding approach, I bet

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The end of ‘just Google it’: Why students need to be digitally literate

The end of ‘just Google it’: Why students need to be digitally literate | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
With so much information readily available in a range of multimodal formats, from text to multimedia, apps and social networking, we need to blend technological learning and critical literacy together so that students can critically appraise the information that they are accessing. Teaching digital literacy is something that can be embedded into regular teaching in all subjects at all stages of education. To do that, it needs to be explicitly taught and reinforced by every teacher in every subject in a way that is appropriate for students.

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A must-read!! Food for thought!!

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, October 12, 2015 12:20 PM

Voilà une des compétences du 21e siècle. D'abord les profs doivent être plus intelligents que de dire d'aller le chercher sur Google, et les étudiants doivent avoir quelques stratégies pour chercher de l'information sur Internet. Google en soi renvoie tout et n'importe quoi (en privilégiant son propre écosystème d'ailleurs).

Curatorially Yours's curator insight, October 15, 2015 6:07 PM

A terrific article that explores why digital literacy skills are so essential. Not just device proficiency! Not just effective search skills! Our students need to think critically about what they view - this requires explicit teaching.

Sonia Santoveña's curator insight, October 19, 2015 1:50 AM

añada su visión ...

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20 ideas-for-using-mobile-phones-in-language-classroom-

Hay o Re i n d e rs. Twenty Ideas for Using Mobile Phones in the Language Classroom. T …

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Ideas... always welcome!

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Mei Lin Fung's curator insight, August 29, 2015 1:06 PM

20 ideas - that apply well beyond the language classroom - especially useful for learning how to bridge the culture divides in the global marketplace of commerce and ideas

Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, August 29, 2015 5:46 PM

If you can't win the "no cell phones in class" argument, here are 20 ways to be comfortable losing that argument.  Make cell phones in the class work for you!

Sofia Sweeney's curator insight, November 24, 2015 6:39 PM

Probé iPadio en mi clase. Los estudiantes tenían que llamar a mi canal y dejar un mensaje en que dijeron sus planes para las vacaciones de Thanksgiving. La actividad funcionó muy bien, creo que fue una manera chévere de practicar la competencia oral. Algo muy bueno es que pueden grabarse y dejar comentarios en otras grabaciones sin abrir una cuenta. El único problema es que no hay una manera de ver quién llamó - los estudiantes tienen que introducirse cada vez. Muchos de los estudiantes se olvidaron decir su nombre, y por eso fue difícil calificar. 

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4 Important Guides to Help Teachers Effectively Use iPad in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

4 Important Guides to Help Teachers Effectively Use iPad in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
This is the third post in a series of posts covering some very good guides to help teachers make the best of emerging technologies in education. After writing about technology tips and flipped classroom, this post presents some of our favourite reads for teachers looking for ways to better use iPad in their instruction. We invite you to check them out and as always share with us your feedback. Enjoy.

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Why online teaching liberates ESL teachers

Why online teaching liberates ESL teachers | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Inspired by her talk at Innovate ELT, guest blogger Jaime Miller of English Success Academy looks at the reasons and pluses for getting into teaching online.

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Worth reading!

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 19, 2015 7:41 AM

Nice blog post about being an online English teacher.

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Cómo llevar a cabo el aprendizaje basado en problemas con las TIC

Cómo llevar a cabo el aprendizaje basado en problemas con las TIC | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Si tuviéramos que dar una definición sencilla de  lo que es el ABP (aprendizaje basado en problemas) nos quedamos con la que dio Barrows y Tamblin: "Aquel aprendizaje que resulta de un proceso de trabajo dirigido hacia la comprensión o resolución de un problema, siendo el problema el punto de partida del proceso de aprendizaje".


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Very clear guide to PBL in the classrroom

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Interconectados's curator insight, November 24, 2014 5:31 PM

Claves en el desarrollo y aprendizaje de las Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, November 30, 2014 10:47 AM

Muchas veces hablamos indistintamente de aprendizaje basado en proyectos y de aprendizaje basado en problemas como si fuesen lo mismo; sin embargo, y a modo de puntualización, el aprendizaje basado en proyectos se trata de un modelo formativo cuyos fundamentos son los mismos que los del aprendizaje basado en problemas pero que tiene como finalidad el logro o fabricación de un producto final.

A la hora de llevar a cabo una metodología ABP tenemos que tener claros cuáles son los roles que desempeñan tanto alumnos como docentes en cada una de las diferentes fases por las que pasa el ABP.

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MinecraftEdu: From game room to classroom

MinecraftEdu: From game room to classroom | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
An educational version of the wildly popular Minecraft take kids' passion for the game and directs it toward their educational experience.
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A must read for those who think Minecraft helps students in their learning... Me amongst them :-)

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The 7 characteristics of a digitally competent teacher

The 7 characteristics of a digitally competent teacher | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Being a proper digitally competent teacher is not as simple as picking up an iPhone and tweeting. You need to be a good digital citizen, understand privacy, and more. In an effort to clarify and explain some of the most important characteristics that a digitally competent teacher must have, we whipped up this fun visual. [...]

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Many teachers should read this... probably those who think they shouldn't

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Vilma Galstaun's curator insight, June 12, 2014 7:34 PM

Some important issues to consider when preparing for becoming ICT literate and competent.

Enrique Robles's curator insight, June 13, 2014 10:36 AM

very very good

Library@NYP's curator insight, June 13, 2014 10:57 AM

The teacher has to be digitally savvy to engage next generation students.

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'Speaking key to language fluency'

'Speaking key to language fluency' | Create: 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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6 Best Practices for Online Student Engagement

6 Best Practices for Online Student Engagement | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
While online education can be an excellent choice for many students, it can require a bit of a learning curve on the part of the teachers. Obviously many of the same teaching strategies for the traditional classroom are not applicable. Utilizing these tips can help both young-adult and adult educators engage students in variety of online class scenarios

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Easy, brief and useful... a good reminder
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Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, May 5, 7:18 AM
Very interesting subject to be considered and discussed. I will disclose the post to my contacts and subscribers in http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com
Guido Remberto Bustillos Vargas's curator insight, May 5, 5:27 PM
engagement
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There is a growing shift towards online education. Many traditional universities are also now providing online education. Read on about the practices that engage students online.. 
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The Seven Types of Creative Teachers

The Seven Types of Creative Teachers | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
When you the word “creative,” you might think of a painter or a playwright or an author or a photographer or a filmmaker or a chef. In other words, yo...
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Let's take a closer look on how we innovate... or let's just check if we do
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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, March 8, 3:10 AM
Let's take a closer look on how we innovate... or let's just check if we do
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A framework for planning a listening skills lesson

A framework for planning a listening skills lesson | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
In this article I intend to outline a framework that can be used to design a listening lesson that will develop your students' listening skills and look at some of the issues involved.
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Very good article by Nik Peachey... a must-read!!!

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100 Videos and Counting: Lessons From a Flipped Classroom | Edutopia

100 Videos and Counting: Lessons From a Flipped Classroom | Edutopia | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
After making 100 videos, a veteran flipped learning educator reflects on what he's learned: keep it simple, employ differentiated instruction tools, and respect students' schedules.
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How to flip... sound advice from an expert!

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Project-Based Learning and Gamification: Two Great Tastes That Go Great Together | Edutopia

Project-Based Learning and Gamification: Two Great Tastes That Go Great Together | Edutopia | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Prepping for a gamified unit of study or project is very different than prepping for your traditional, linear model. Here are some tips on how to do it.
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Interesting text... blending two powerful methodologies...

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Sharp online student has smart advice for Blended Teachers

Sharp online student has smart advice for Blended Teachers | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Editors' Note: We asked San Jose high school sophomore Audrey Mullen to share how she and her peers actually use various edtech tools and how they really feel about their teachers’ blended learning approaches. The result is a straight-from-the-source playbook that no blend ed teacher--or entrepreneu

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Extremely realistic, and honestly useful for us teachers!!!!

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Gary Harwell's curator insight, October 6, 2015 5:39 AM

Well worth reading....

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, October 6, 2015 1:40 PM

I don't like the snide tone of this article, but the advice is dead on! 

NancyEvans@ATS-LU's curator insight, October 7, 2015 2:49 PM

This insightful student says a lot about facilitating a blended class.

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Google launches teacher training center

Google launches teacher training center | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
The tech giant now provides tips and training for teachers using its classroom tools.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 25, 2015 7:52 AM

Not big news, but some links that are worth checking if you want to get some form of Google accreditation.

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Creativity in the English language classroom | EnglishAgenda | British Council

Creativity in the English language classroom | EnglishAgenda | British Council | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

The activities will help teachers to explore the role of creativity in the classroom both in the sense of helping students to express their unique creative identity and also by helping them to think about and use language in a creative way. The activities are suitable for a broad range of students from young to old and from low to higher levels and can be used alongside your existing syllabus and course materials to enhance your students’ experience of learning English.


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Zarah Gagatiga's curator insight, July 30, 2015 9:11 PM

This is GOOD. Get it! It's free!

 

Pilar Moral's curator insight, August 3, 2015 7:24 AM

A free ebook.

Ngel Mitchell's curator insight, August 5, 2015 7:12 PM

A free ebook.

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Warmers and fillers for the online classroom - EnglishUp

Warmers and fillers for the online classroom - EnglishUp | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

The online classroom can at times seem like a very cold space and building a supportive and friendly environment for students while getting a clear idea of their capabilities can be quite challenging. Having some zero preparation activities up your sleeve to get students speaking can be a real benefit. 


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Usefuuuuuuul!!!

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 26, 2014 5:02 AM

Some tips for worming up the online classroom.

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The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning

The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning explains key ideas in game-based learning, pedagogy, implementation, and assessment. This guide makes sense of the available research and provides suggestions for practical use.
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Worth reading. Clear and helpful!

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Teachers enlivening classrooms with free role-playing game

Teachers enlivening classrooms with free role-playing game | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Young people naturally gravitate towards games, but how can teachers gamify learning without making a huge commitment? The team behind hit RPG Classcraft have an innovative solution to this problem.


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Good article on the use of Classcraft in the classroom!!

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Adriane Caldeira Silva's curator insight, November 13, 2014 6:31 AM

For oral practicing, for socialization, for changing the boring aspect of expository lessons, for improving your classes…

Ness Crouch's curator insight, July 6, 2015 2:06 AM

Online role playing is becoming a popular way of engaging students. Role playing allows students to step into a situation and work through solutions.

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What Makes a Great School Leader?

What Makes a Great School Leader? | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
This is the time of year when, for many different reasons, some teachers consider taking positions at other schools. I've received a number of calls from friends and colleagues this spring asking for
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