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IELTS Writing games/ worksheets

Now updated so all the relevant stuff is on this one page. Other relevant pages Trends language page Academic writing worksheets page (lots of suitable stuff I've used with my IELTS classes) Academ...

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8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations

8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations | blended learning & assessment | Scoop.it
A good public speaker takes their audience on a journey, leaving them feeling inspired and motivated. But structuring your speech to get your ideas across and keep your audience engaged all the way through is tricky. Try these eight storytelling techniques for a presentation that wows.

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Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, March 10, 2015 3:51 PM

Contação de historias como modelo milenar de aprendizagem de adultos #avancee

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, March 13, 2015 8:05 PM

Worth sharing. 

Andrea Stewart's curator insight, March 21, 2015 4:55 PM

Great techniques for teaching or professional development. The article gives video examples of each.

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Easily Turn Google Spreadsheets into Online Flashcards

Easily Turn Google Spreadsheets into Online Flashcards | blended learning & assessment | Scoop.it

The place where you can easily convert a Google™ Spreadsheet into a set of online flashcards


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Jimun Gimm's curator insight, December 16, 2014 8:21 AM

당신의 통찰력을 추가 ...

SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, January 30, 2015 10:45 AM

Great resource for students.

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Using Moodle Has Never Been Easier

Using Moodle Has Never Been Easier | blended learning & assessment | Scoop.it
Use WalkMe to Make Moodle Easier to Use with Onscreen Guidance

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, November 1, 2014 2:42 PM

For more resources on STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

Audrey's curator insight, November 3, 2014 2:24 PM

Moodle is a great resource to help learning.  Have a look at http://www.hotmoodle.com where students of psychology are able to download AQA A  lesson "bibles" written for students to gain top grades.

 

Jimun Gimm's curator insight, December 16, 2014 8:20 AM

당신의 통찰력을 추가 ...

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i2Speak - Free Online Smart IPA Keyboard

i2Speak - Free Online Smart IPA Keyboard | blended learning & assessment | Scoop.it

i2Speak is a free online Smart IPA Keyboard (International Phonetic Alphabet) to quickly write phonetic symbols using Roman letters without the need to memorize any symbol code.



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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 27, 2014 3:39 AM

Well I'm not so sure about quick and not needing to know the symbols and code, but it does work well.


Jennifer Dorman's curator insight, August 27, 2014 8:26 AM

Free IPA keyboard resource - great for ELA/ESL/EFL educators

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, August 28, 2014 2:47 AM

About time! Easy way to have phonetic transcription at hand!

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Classgap - Teach Online

Classgap - Teach Online | blended learning & assessment | Scoop.it

In our online learning space you'll be able to chat, use video and: upload and edit online documents, draw, correct exams and even share your screen. Once the lesson is over, you'll be able to download the edited documents. It's perfect to practise languages, do readings, writings, do exams, homework.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 25, 2014 3:30 AM

This looks like a useful platform if you want to set yourself up as a freelance teacher.

Juan Fernández's curator insight, August 1, 2014 1:46 PM

"This looks like a useful platform if you want to set yourself up as a freelance teacher."

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ClassDo - Learn. Teach. Anytime, Anywhere

ClassDo - Learn. Teach. Anytime, Anywhere | blended learning & assessment | Scoop.it

The best teachers from more than 90 countries are offering online lessons on ClassDo. Be a student : Reach out to teachers worldwide. Anytime, Anywhere. Be a teacher : Your own page. Set your own rates. Teach anything you like


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 19, 2014 3:24 AM

This is a free platform for delivering one to one classes online.

Julia Echeverría's curator insight, July 24, 2014 5:33 AM

Interesante sitio

Juan Fernández's curator insight, August 1, 2014 2:50 PM

Nik Peachey's insight:
This is a free platform for delivering one to one classes online.

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Teacher knowledge for 21st century learning: New article | Punya Mishra's Web

Teacher knowledge for 21st century learning: New article | Punya Mishra's Web | blended learning & assessment | Scoop.it
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Kahoot! | Game-based blended learning & classroom response system

Kahoot! | Game-based blended learning & classroom response system | blended learning & assessment | Scoop.it
Kahoot! is a classroom response system which creates an engaging learning space, through a game-based digital pedagogy. Kahoot!
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Catchbox The World's First Throwable Microphone

Catchbox The World's First Throwable Microphone | blended learning & assessment | Scoop.it
Introducing the world's first throwable microphone! Easy and simple to use, the Catchbox engages audiences and makes events fun!
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Andrew Stanton: The clues to a great story | Video on TED.com

Filmmaker Andrew Stanton ("Toy Story," "WALL-E") shares what he knows about storytelling -- starting at the end and working back to the beginning. Contains graphic language ...
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Fabulous talk on how to craft a story. It has great relevance to materials preparation.

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Build HTML5, iPhone and Android apps online for schools and education

Build HTML5, iPhone and Android apps online for schools and education | blended learning & assessment | Scoop.it

AppShed Academy delivers key organisational tools that enable teachers to turn app development into a compelling teaching methodology. Anchor students’ creativity into the heart of your lessons and manage and channel their aspirations with confidence.


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Ryer Banta's curator insight, November 23, 2013 10:16 PM

Looks like this company has delivered on the great idea of making the creation of apps accessible to all. They have an education focus. I look forward to sitting down and doing some serious testing with this.  Great implications for project based teaching and engagement. In library, learning commons and across campus.

Al Post's curator insight, November 25, 2013 9:21 PM

Looks interesting. I wonder how it compares to AppInventor from MIT. http://www.appinventor.org/ ;

ElizabethHS's curator insight, December 5, 2013 9:36 AM

From Nik Peachey's "Commercial Software and Apps for Learning" -- but this one is free for students and teachers.

I'm interested in how many apps there now are to help students program their own content into games. Another step toward gamification. Also, most of these apps are cross-platform, iWorld and Android.

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Learning languages is a workout for brains, both young and old | Penn State University

Learning languages is a workout for brains, both young and old | Penn State University | blended learning & assessment | Scoop.it
Such changes, Li and colleagues suggested while reviewing a number of related studies, are consistent with anatomical changes that can occur in the brain as a result of learning a second language, no matter the age of the learner, as they reported in a recent issue of Cortex.

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Lisa Gorman's curator insight, February 9, 2015 11:39 PM

I really love languages but I have only ever really mastered one.  Here's proof that one of my future goals really needs to be to decide and commit to Spanish, French or Indonesian... 

Helen Teague's curator insight, February 13, 2015 7:00 PM

very useful article and I like the multigenerational emphasis

Pamela Hills's curator insight, February 22, 2015 8:28 AM

There are parts of our brain laying dormant. Wake them up and learn a language . You are never to young or old to learn.

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Voice Record Pro for iPhone and iPad

Voice Record Pro for iPhone and iPad | blended learning & assessment | Scoop.it

Voice Record Pro is a professional voice recorder. It allows you to record voice memos and on-site sounds at unlimited length with configurable quality. Recorded voices are in standard AAC/MP4/M4A format. Voice Record Pro can record directly in MP4 (AAC), MP3 (MPEG) and WAV (PCM) formats plus convert function for all supported formats.


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DemmyAnd's comment, February 18, 2015 5:23 PM
I would like to know if there is such a web tool for android phones.
Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, March 1, 2015 11:40 AM

HT Recorder is also a great voice recording app. The difference? HT Recorder is not free.

Sandrine Pac-Kenny's curator insight, March 17, 2015 6:09 AM

I use it all the time in language class. Best app on my iPad. 

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Delivering Differentiated Instruction in Your Classroom

Delivering Differentiated Instruction in Your Classroom | blended learning & assessment | Scoop.it

Carol Ann Tomlinson, author of “The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners,” is the country’s preeminent scholar on differentiated instruction. Tomlinson defines differentiated learning as “ensuring that what a student learns, how he/she learns it, and how the student demonstrates what he/she has learned is a match for that student’s readiness level, interests, and preferred mode of learning.” She likens the reluctance to integrate modern knowledge of the learning process into the classroom to settling for a Model T instead of embracing 21st-century engineering.


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Dennis Swender's curator insight, November 8, 2014 6:10 AM

Tomlinson is one of the contributors to ED 262 content

Audrey's curator insight, November 12, 2014 3:20 PM

Differentiation works when students take responsibility for their own learning.  Students in particular those doing A levels are given booklets, notes, presentations and textbooks with lesson plans and schemes of work.  When a teacher walks into the classroom students should not be sitting waiting for the teacher to tell them what to do.  They should already be engaged in looking over their own notes and ready to ask the teacher questions about aspects of the course that they are not certain of. Or ready to ask where they can get more information.

 

Most students have I-pads, mobile phones that can access the whole web.  They can look for information on youtube for most subjects which can add to their learning.  Differentiation has never been easier.  The teacher's job is to give out the resources, point students to where to find information, give overviews of the lessons based on the syllabus, which he students also have.  During class, time should be spent  understanding the information, discussions,  showing how to answer exam questions, followed by essays.  This is 21st Century learning and it works!

 

Have a look at http://www.hotmoodle.com  a website for psychology .

 

 

 

 

tom cockburn's curator insight, December 24, 2014 6:23 AM

Sounds ideal in theory

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Thought Plan – Organize your Thoughts

Thought Plan – Organize your Thoughts | blended learning & assessment | Scoop.it
Thought Plan: A minimalistic tool for planning projects, organizing your thoughts and storing simple documents. Powered by markdown.

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Filomena Gomes's curator insight, November 7, 2014 4:12 PM

Une idée pour Jackson?

Lindsay Sprague's curator insight, January 29, 2015 4:22 PM

This looks like a powerful tool for organizing and planning writing assignments.  It could also be useful for planning units, events, or helping students get more organized.  It's simple, so there are no fancy bells and whistles to confuse my students.  I might consider using this!

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Readsy for skim reading

Readsy for skim reading | blended learning & assessment | Scoop.it

Readsy is a tool to help you skim large amounts of text by focusing your eyes on one word at a time without having to move them. It is powered by Spritz


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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, August 14, 2014 3:11 AM

Sure teachers find this tool interesting for reading practice

Jorge Leal's curator insight, August 20, 2014 3:12 PM

let`s try it

BusinessEnglishAce's curator insight, October 31, 2014 10:07 PM

Pick up your reading speed to do well on the IELTS!

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Create comic conversations

Create comic conversations | blended learning & assessment | Scoop.it

Episode presents players with dozens of animated stories where their choices matter. Episode also empowers writers to write and animate their own stories for our community.


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Marisol Araya Fonseca's curator insight, July 30, 2014 12:51 PM

A great free app (iOS + Android) to help students learn conversational English.

sitiaisha2's curator insight, August 2, 2014 10:06 PM

try

Tessa van Zadelhoff's curator insight, August 12, 2014 5:44 PM

Digital storytelling

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Embody different characters on your webcam

Embody different characters on your webcam | blended learning & assessment | Scoop.it

FaceRig is a program enabling anyone with a webcam to digitally embody any character they want. For now we're focusing on just the portrait, but we aim to do more in the future. The video next to this paragraph will explain it better than tons of text.


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Kathryn Dalton's curator insight, July 11, 2014 8:04 PM

Could make video conferencing more interesting!

Marian Royal Vigil's curator insight, July 14, 2014 4:25 PM

What fun!  I love this idea and students will, too.  Since it's still in alpha testing, it's inexpensive as long as you already have a webcam and microphone. 

brooklyn hubbard's curator insight, July 22, 2014 2:30 PM

oh so cute

 

 

this gonna be my dog btw

 

 

 

 

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7 Excellent Free Blended Learning Resources – Understanding the Whys and Hows of Mixed Mode Instruction

7 Excellent Free Blended Learning Resources – Understanding the Whys and Hows of Mixed Mode Instruction | blended learning & assessment | Scoop.it
A set of Powerful Resources and Tools to Help Educators Understand Why Blended Learning is Vital and How to Develop or Improve Their Approach to it. "Blended
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Interview with Nik Peachey: Publishing, eLearning Trends and Technology

Interview with Nik Peachey: Publishing, eLearning Trends and Technology | blended learning & assessment | Scoop.it

What I really like about e-publishing and in particular blogging, is the immediacy of the process. You can have an idea today and publish it today and by tomorrow you can start reading peoples responses to that idea. For me that’s really fantastic and I get a real buzz from it and learn so much from doing it. Often the responses and the interaction I get as a result of that cause me to modify and rethink my ideas and beliefs, so I continue to learn from what I do.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 15, 2014 12:17 PM

A very flattering article about my ebook project.

Fiona Harvey's curator insight, January 15, 2014 5:24 PM

Useful to have as a resource.  Links to Niks book and other useful guides.

Alexandra Koukoumialou's curator insight, January 16, 2014 2:55 AM

Way to go, Nik :-)

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Muvizu | Animation software

Muvizu | Animation software | blended learning & assessment | Scoop.it

Muvizu has everything you need to tell an animated story from drag and drop customizable characters and pre-built sets, to libraries of animations and automatic lip-synching.


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Agora Abierta's curator insight, December 17, 2013 5:33 AM

Animación en el aula

Ester Feldman's curator insight, December 28, 2013 5:02 PM

Thank you Nick

Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, January 26, 2014 7:44 PM

can make instructions to our students fun and easy to comprehend.