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Lexical Distance Among the Languages of Europe

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  This chart shows the lexical distance — that is, the degree of overall vocabulary divergence — among the major languages of Europe. The size of each circle represents the number of speakers ...

 

And yes, English has its deepest roots in German...the French aspects were tacked on after the Norman Conquest.


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ethanrobert's curator insight, March 19, 10:20 AM

This is a wonderful map that truly shows language families and their roots. In Europe, I was rather surprised when I seen that the Romance branch was much larger than that of the Germanic. All of the ancient Germanic groups such as the Jutes, Angols, and the Saxons were well versed in combat. Considering they conquered much of Western Europe, how is it that the Romance group is bigger than the Germanic? Also, in Eastern Europe, the Albanian language has no reason to exist. In a region dominated by the Slavic group with no environmental barriers, the Albanian language should not exist.~Ethan.

Arya Okten's curator insight, March 27, 10:33 PM

Unit II

Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 28, 8:43 PM

This isn't my normal area of interest but I found this fascinating!

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10 URLs That Every Google User Should Know

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Which website has access to my Google account? What does Google know about me? Where can I see ads that I've clicked on Google search?

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 7, 9:02 AM


A MUST have guide!


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Social Media 101: Is There a Place For Social Media in Classrooms? [Infographic]

Social Media 101: Is There a Place For Social Media in Classrooms? [Infographic] | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Constructive uses of social media in education is becoming an integral (and one might venture inevitable) part of the learning experience. Here’s a look at how so, at every stage of the game.

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ANA's curator insight, February 12, 4:20 PM

The new learning experiences

Sue Gaardboe's curator insight, February 13, 2:20 AM

If you can do it with paper why use a digital alternative? Because for some of students, it makes the difference between engagement and being switched off.  Of couse finding the activities that you just can't do with paper...that's the real power of a digital solution.

Jennifer Turner's curator insight, February 24, 1:40 PM

Don't be afraid of social media when you can learn how to use it in your classroom.  This reasource is a great find for educators that may want to use social media but just do not know where to incorporate it.

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Social Media 101: Is There a Place For Social Media in Classrooms? [Infographic]

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Constructive uses of social media in education is becoming an integral (and one might venture inevitable) part of the learning experience. Here’s a look at how so, at every stage of the game.

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ANA's curator insight, February 12, 4:20 PM

The new learning experiences

Sue Gaardboe's curator insight, February 13, 2:20 AM

If you can do it with paper why use a digital alternative? Because for some of students, it makes the difference between engagement and being switched off.  Of couse finding the activities that you just can't do with paper...that's the real power of a digital solution.

Jennifer Turner's curator insight, February 24, 1:40 PM

Don't be afraid of social media when you can learn how to use it in your classroom.  This reasource is a great find for educators that may want to use social media but just do not know where to incorporate it.

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The Global Teacher

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Global teachers (should) care about education as a whole, as well as their school and their classroom.  I just want to iterate that if the person only looks at sharing and learning globally, but cannot connect with those in their classroom or school, I would not consider them a “global teacher”.  

They just know that we are better when we work together, not just taking, but contributing.  They know what they share makes a difference for others, as well as knowing what they learn from others makes a difference for their school and students.

So where are you on the spectrum, and what type of teacher would you want in your school?

 
 
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 8, 5:55 PM

This does not require a comment. I just want to curate it for future reference.

ANA's curator insight, February 9, 7:00 AM

We live in a global world, so we need global teachers

James Jandebeur's curator insight, February 9, 12:57 PM

With an interconnected world, we need to take people outside our immediate circles into account. Hence, this is a good discussion to have for pretty much anyone with Internet access, not just teachers, but teachers are a good place to start.

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Coding for kids: Tynker

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Tynker creative computing platform unlocks STEM skills for educators, kids and parents

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j alguacil's comment, August 14, 2013 3:32 AM
is it free or not?
Daniel Jimenez Zulic's curator insight, August 29, 2013 10:19 AM

Una nueva herramienta para enseñar a programar a los niños y que puedan aprender a traves de la creacion de programas, aplicaciones y juegos.

La gracia de aprender a codificar es que ayuda a organizar los pensamientos, priorizar y estrcturar los procesos.

Si el estudiante logra captar ese orden, sera capaz de llegar a un resultado satisfactorio, casi sin dudas.

Jonathan Climas's curator insight, October 13, 2013 8:12 PM

There are others like this, but the more access kids have to simple programming the better. 

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The Necessity Of Something Other Than Apple In Education

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The Necessity Of Something Other Than Apple In Education

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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 20, 10:17 AM

 

There is one missing in here, please add it!  The working market is dominated by Windows PCs and when students go to find a job they need those Windows skills!!!

 

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10 (Free!) Stock Photo Resources for eLearning

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With limited time and money, free stock photos can be a life-saver for your online course. These are 10 free resources for stock photos.

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Eva Ramos's curator insight, January 11, 10:03 AM

Free stock photos!  YAY!

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What Is Social Learning (And Does It Work)? [Infographic]

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Distance learning, e-learning, mobile learning, blended learning. There are a slew of educational learning trends that have been happening for years now. A

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, January 20, 1:04 AM

There are two key elements here! The first is the engagement through peer review as the audience is real and critical. The second is the efficacy of repetition in the embedding within memory.

Renee Stewart's curator insight, January 20, 3:21 AM

Show this to the class - good graphics to read.

Show them the Ebbnghaus curve. How can they use social media to reinforce their own learning?

Nathalie Bos's curator insight, January 20, 3:42 AM

Des infos intéressantes plaidant en faveur d'une démarche raisonnée :

- apparition de nouveaux outils

- inventer les usages qui vont avec

- se demander si ça marche

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An Introduction to Cyber Intelligence - The State of Security

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This is the beginning of a short blog series on the topic of cyber intelligence, its sub-disciplines, and its uses. As an Adjunct Lecturer at Utica College, I teach graduate students in the M.S.

 

The first is the definition of intelligence:

The product resulting from the collection, processing, integration, evaluation, analysis, and interpretation of available information concerning foreign nations, hostile or potentially hostile forces or elements, or areas of actual or potential operations.The activities that result in the product.The organizations engaged in such activities.


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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 18, 10:33 AM

 

A MUST READ!!!

 

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What are technology learning environments?

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Wiki formative task 1 is:



What are technology learning environments?  Create hyperlinked pages that outline the types, characteristics, terminology, application and uses of TEL...

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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 18, 8:03 AM

 

A very interesting post and a MUST READ!!!

 

Filipe Cálix's curator insight, January 19, 2:10 PM

Um post de leitura obrigatória sobre Ambientes Tecnológicos de Aprendizagem, do Blog Msc TEL Innovation and Change.

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10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators

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These tools can be very helpful for language teachers. Students can use them to impprove their pronunciation and develop their reading skills. All these tools are easy to use and above all free of charge. Most of these tools are extensions that you can install on your browser.


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Profesor Mills's curator insight, January 25, 4:59 AM

Great for preparing for language assessments

Training in Business's curator insight, January 28, 7:32 PM

10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators

 

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10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators

 

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7 Fabulous iPad Apps to Create Short Animated Lessons for Your Flipped Classroom

7 Fabulous iPad Apps to Create Short Animated Lessons for Your Flipped Classroom | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

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John Rudkin's curator insight, January 16, 3:29 AM

Great choice.....

Gilles Le Page's curator insight, January 19, 2:41 AM

outils Ipad

Karine Thonnard's curator insight, January 21, 8:59 AM

add your insight...

 
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Using a Question Building Chart to Provoke Student Thought

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One of the most effective ways to provoke student thought is through the building of “rich” questions. By asking meaningful questions - and interacting with textual information – students can come to an understanding that builds upon on their own personal experiences and opinions. Through the use of a template, questions can be created in any way that you want and provide you with a specific platform to begin your questioning focus.

 


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ANA's curator insight, March 7, 5:45 AM

Important from the very beginning to create critical thinking

smadar yona's curator insight, March 8, 10:12 AM

ללמד איך ללמוד, חשוב מאוד בים המידע.

מעניין

סמדר

Audrey's curator insight, April 13, 4:21 AM

The questions can be based on exam questions, or directly from past exam questions.  The students can be asked about their own experiences and say whether the textual information has any application to the society in which they live, e.g. How does the information help us?

curating for www.homeschoolsource.co.uk and

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ESL EFL Teaching Activities, Worksheets, Lessons, Games

ESL EFL Teaching Activities, Worksheets, Lessons, Games | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Inspiring collection of free ESL EFL teaching activities, lessons, games, worksheets, and ideas for English teachers to use in the classroom

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Social Media 101: Is There a Place For Social Media in Classrooms? [Infographic]

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Constructive uses of social media in education is becoming an integral (and one might venture inevitable) part of the learning experience. Here’s a look at how so, at every stage of the game.

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ANA's curator insight, February 12, 4:20 PM

The new learning experiences

Sue Gaardboe's curator insight, February 13, 2:20 AM

If you can do it with paper why use a digital alternative? Because for some of students, it makes the difference between engagement and being switched off.  Of couse finding the activities that you just can't do with paper...that's the real power of a digital solution.

Jennifer Turner's curator insight, February 24, 1:40 PM

Don't be afraid of social media when you can learn how to use it in your classroom.  This reasource is a great find for educators that may want to use social media but just do not know where to incorporate it.

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11 Of The Best YouTube Channels For Learning English

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11 Of The Best YouTube Channels For Learning English

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What If Kids Co-Created Customized Learning Pathways?

What If Kids Co-Created Customized Learning Pathways? | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
New tools are making it easier to customize learning for every student. Playlists, projects, and portfolios support big blocks, maker spaces, and flex schools. One thing I appreciate about the Christensen Institute definition of blended learning is that it stresses student agency by requiring "student control over time, place, path, and/or pace."

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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 4, 1:30 AM


A MUST READ!!!


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The difference between speaking and teaching

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, January 20, 4:53 PM

This short written piece describes the differences between a professional teacher and an uncommitted qualified employee 'going through the motions'.

Ajo Monzó's curator insight, January 21, 2:42 AM

thanks!

ANA's curator insight, January 23, 1:18 PM

Very good remark

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What Is Social Learning (And Does It Work)? [Infographic]

What Is Social Learning (And Does It Work)? [Infographic] | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Distance learning, e-learning, mobile learning, blended learning. There are a slew of educational learning trends that have been happening for years now. A

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, January 20, 1:04 AM

There are two key elements here! The first is the engagement through peer review as the audience is real and critical. The second is the efficacy of repetition in the embedding within memory.

Renee Stewart's curator insight, January 20, 3:21 AM

Show this to the class - good graphics to read.

Show them the Ebbnghaus curve. How can they use social media to reinforce their own learning?

Nathalie Bos's curator insight, January 20, 3:42 AM

Des infos intéressantes plaidant en faveur d'une démarche raisonnée :

- apparition de nouveaux outils

- inventer les usages qui vont avec

- se demander si ça marche

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10 (Free!) Stock Photo Resources for eLearning

10 (Free!) Stock Photo Resources for eLearning | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
With limited time and money, free stock photos can be a life-saver for your online course. These are 10 free resources for stock photos.

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Eva Ramos's curator insight, January 11, 10:03 AM

Free stock photos!  YAY!

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What Is Social Learning (And Does It Work)? [Infographic]

What Is Social Learning (And Does It Work)? [Infographic] | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Distance learning, e-learning, mobile learning, blended learning. There are a slew of educational learning trends that have been happening for years now. A

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, January 20, 1:04 AM

There are two key elements here! The first is the engagement through peer review as the audience is real and critical. The second is the efficacy of repetition in the embedding within memory.

Renee Stewart's curator insight, January 20, 3:21 AM

Show this to the class - good graphics to read.

Show them the Ebbnghaus curve. How can they use social media to reinforce their own learning?

Nathalie Bos's curator insight, January 20, 3:42 AM

Des infos intéressantes plaidant en faveur d'une démarche raisonnée :

- apparition de nouveaux outils

- inventer les usages qui vont avec

- se demander si ça marche

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Twitter as learning environment #2

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During the first #telic1 session, Claire raised a good question about Twitter being a learning environment, or not.






I have been thinking about this during the past week and I agree with Ian...

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What Is Web 3.0 And How Will It Change Education?

What Is Web 3.0 And How Will It Change Education? | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
We'll reach a new state of web skills when we reinvent technology tools to better enhance our personal learning. We'll be at 3.0 when schools are everywhere and not viewed as daycare.

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congerjan's curator insight, February 4, 8:57 AM

Personal learning is the key for growing kids who innovate!

Maria Richards's curator insight, March 29, 4:41 PM

change is constant and inevitable! Might as well embrace it!

Antonis Michailidis's curator insight, April 26, 5:44 AM

Για την ενημέρωσή μας.

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10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators

10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

These tools can be very helpful for language teachers. Students can use them to impprove their pronunciation and develop their reading skills. All these tools are easy to use and above all free of charge. Most of these tools are extensions that you can install on your browser.


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Profesor Mills's curator insight, January 25, 4:59 AM

Great for preparing for language assessments

Training in Business's curator insight, January 28, 7:32 PM

10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators

 

Progressive training's curator insight, January 28, 7:34 PM

10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators