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Presentations Infographic: Making Your Message Stick

Presentations Infographic: Making Your Message Stick | Continuous Professional Development for Teachers | Scoop.it
With over 350 Powerpoint presentations given each second across the globe, how does one go about making theirs stand out from all the others?

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Audrey's comment, August 15, 2013 4:20 PM
Thank you. I am using the format for my presentations
Audrey's comment, August 15, 2013 4:20 PM
Thank you. I am using the format for my presentations
Karen Dietz's comment, August 16, 2013 4:28 PM
How wonderful Audrey! I hope you do really well :)
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20 Ways to Learn More Efficiently - InformED

20 Ways to Learn More Efficiently - InformED | Continuous Professional Development for Teachers | Scoop.it

Are you currently enrolled in an online course, hoping to learn a new language, or planning to take up a musical instrument? Although we all have our own preferences when it comes to learning, the way the brain processes, stores, and retrieves information is the same for all of us, and the more you understand about how your brain works, the easier it will be to learn and improve in just about every area of your life.

So based on current research, here are 20 things you can do to make your learning more efficient.


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Why Don’t We Differentiate Professional Development?

PD could be more effective if we differentiated it by gauging teachers' readiness, utilizing their interests, involving them in the process, and providing continual assessment opportunities.

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Is Chomsky's Theory of Language Wrong? Pinker Weighs in on Debate

Is Chomsky's Theory of Language Wrong? Pinker Weighs in on Debate | Continuous Professional Development for Teachers | Scoop.it
Chomsky’s ideas have profoundly affected linguistics and mind-science in general. Critics attacked his theories from the get-go and are still attacking, paradoxically demonstrating his enduring dominance. Some attacks are silly. For example, in his new book A Kingdom of Speech Tom Wolfe asserts that both Darwin and “Noam Charisma” were wrong.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 1, 2016 4:25 AM

Interesting one for the grammar geeks.

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14 Smart Ways to Use Smartphone Cameras in the Classroom

14 Smart Ways to Use Smartphone Cameras in the Classroom | Continuous Professional Development for Teachers | Scoop.it
Check out these 14 great ways students can use their amazingly powerful smartphone cameras for all kinds of classroom applications.

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a-virtual - Claudia M Pagano's curator insight, September 22, 2016 7:35 AM

Some useful ideas.

Ely Córdoba's curator insight, September 28, 2016 10:33 AM
Over the years, smartphones takes an important part in the people, and more in younger people. In the classroom is very common the use of them, students use them to chatting, to read, to listen to music, and to use the camera in order to make photos or videos, and the last one has been very popular. However, stadistics show that the use of camera changes during the years; for example, today is less used in contrast with 2010, but this is not the point, the real point in this article is the motivation to implement this kind of tool in the different classes. All students have a smartphone, and as a teacher we can implement the use of the camera to change the teaching and give them dynamic activities. Some activities involve make videos, or stories with pictures, portfolios, collages, tutorial, presentations or different documents. These activities are atractive to students in order to change the way to learn and the applied activities in the process.
Marta Ger And's curator insight, November 26, 2016 3:26 AM
La buena utilización de un móvil en el aula. Las prohibiciones no deberían existir, educar para el buen uso.
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Blinkist: Serving curious minds.

Blinkist: Serving curious minds. | Continuous Professional Development for Teachers | Scoop.it
Blinkist offers summaries of great nonfiction books’ key insights in a made for mobile format. Learn something new every day - on your smartphone, tablet or PC.
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Octalysis: Complete Gamification Framework - Yu-kai Chou

Octalysis: Complete Gamification Framework - Yu-kai Chou | Continuous Professional Development for Teachers | Scoop.it
The internationally well-known Gamification Framework Octalysis converts any campaign into actionable steps by breaking down motivation into 8 Core Drives.
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Getting to grips with action research for teachers - Cambridge English at IATEFL

Getting to grips with action research for teachers - Cambridge English at IATEFL | Continuous Professional Development for Teachers | Scoop.it
Action research in language education. Fiona Barker & Anne Burns - IATEFL 2016
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Adapting texts for use in the English language classroom

Adapting texts for use in the English language classroom | Continuous Professional Development for Teachers | Scoop.it
The other day, Jen Artan was asking me about finding authentic reading material for my class that wasn't too difficult.
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Very nice run-through of how to select and adapt authentic texts for lower-proficiency learners with links to the free tools you need.
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Carmen Herrero's curator insight, March 26, 2016 6:38 AM
Very nice run-through of how to select and adapt authentic texts for lower-proficiency learners with links to the free tools you need.
Carmen Herrero's curator insight, March 26, 2016 6:40 AM
Very nice run-through of how to select and adapt authentic texts for lower-proficiency learners with links to the free tools you need.
Elke Höfler's curator insight, March 29, 2016 9:02 AM
Very nice run-through of how to select and adapt authentic texts for lower-proficiency learners with links to the free tools you need.
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Storynory - Free Audio Stories for Kids

Storynory - Free Audio Stories for Kids | Continuous Professional Development for Teachers | Scoop.it

Audio books have become increasingly popular in recent years (see Google Tends), but some people believe that listening to a good book is not as legitimate as reading one. In fact many authors, such as Dickens, wrote their books to be read out aloud. You can make the case that listening to Dickens’ books is more authentic than reading them.


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Great free site with a variety of stories suiting a variety of students. The stories are read in a variery of accents depending in the reader. For me, this makes it quite useful.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 22, 2016 12:49 PM

Nice collection of stories with text and audio.

Karen E Smith's curator insight, February 23, 2016 8:50 AM

Going to give a talk on this soon. Collecting data.

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77 Tools to Build a Website or App Without Code

77 Tools to Build a Website or App Without Code - Life Learning - Medium
Here's a list of the best website & app builders

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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, February 19, 2016 12:12 PM

Weebly is my favorite, but there are loads of good resources on this list. 

John Shank's curator insight, February 26, 2016 3:57 PM

Nice list!

Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, March 20, 2016 4:32 PM

Long list, several gems.Weebly has new templates and is easy to use.

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The TEFL Show

The TEFL Show | Continuous Professional Development for Teachers | Scoop.it
In these podcasts Marek Kiczkowiak and Robert McCaul explore different issues related to teaching and learning English, as well as other languages. Each episode is between 20 and 25 minutes long. Apart from our experience as English teachers, we're both successful language learners ourselves, so in many of the episodes we share with you the…
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TESOL TEFL Videos Teach English

TESOL TEFL Videos Teach English | Continuous Professional Development for Teachers | Scoop.it

Writing • Product Writing: Job Applications • Teaching Writing with a Running Dictation • Building a Story to Teach Writing Speaking • Teaching with Mingles: Giving Advice • Conversation Skills: Forecasting [...]...

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The New York Public Library just uploaded nearly 200,000 images you can use for free

The New York Public Library just uploaded nearly 200,000 images you can use for free | Continuous Professional Development for Teachers | Scoop.it
The New York Public Library just released a treasure trove of digitized public domain images, everything from epic poetry from the 11th century to photographs of used car lots in Columbus, Ohio from the 1930s. Over 180,000 manuscripts, maps, photographs, sheet music, lithographs, postcards, and other images were released online Wednesday in incredibly high resolution, and are available to download using the library's user-friendly visualization tool. It's a nostalgist's dream come true.
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Mike McCallister's curator insight, February 6, 4:20 PM

Blogs and social media posts are always enhanced by graphics. More people look at and interact with posts with photos. Here's another place to find compelling graphics.

ROCAFORT's curator insight, February 7, 2:48 PM
The New York Public Library just uploaded nearly 200,000 images you can use for free
Ginger Jewell's curator insight, February 11, 12:54 PM
Wow, just wow.
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Hate PD? Try Voluntary Piloting.

Hate PD? Try Voluntary Piloting. | Continuous Professional Development for Teachers | Scoop.it

This teacher-led model for professional development is a formula for deep, reflective learning and long-lasting change. Read how one group of teachers did it.

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Teacher Development | Richmond Share

Teacher Development | Richmond Share | Continuous Professional Development for Teachers | Scoop.it
Follow the yellow brick road: building a career in ELT
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8 Reflective Questions To Help Any Student Think About Their Learning -

8 Reflective Questions To Help Any Student Think About Their Learning - | Continuous Professional Development for Teachers | Scoop.it
8 Reflective Questions To Help Any Student Think About Their Learning by TeachThought Staff For in-person professional development from TeachThought on reflection in learning or any other topic your school or district might need, contact us today. What’s the big deal about thinking about something that [...]
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PowerPoint Presentation Tips - ParticiPoll

PowerPoint Presentation Tips - ParticiPoll | Continuous Professional Development for Teachers | Scoop.it
A comprehensive list of tips and tricks for creating and delivering great PowerPoint presentations.

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21-day Gamification Course – subscription complete - Yu-kai Chou: Gamification & Behavioral Design

21-day Gamification Course – subscription complete - Yu-kai Chou: Gamification & Behavioral Design | Continuous Professional Development for Teachers | Scoop.it
I’m so happy that you’ve joined the thousands of other Octalysis Explorers on your quest to learn about Gamification. Very shortly, you will receive the welcome email for the 21-day Gamification Course. Each week day, you’ll receive an email that breaks down the fundamentals of Gamification. If you use Gmail, I recommend that you move these … Continue reading 21-day Gamification Course – subscription complete
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Playing Is More Than Fun—It's Smart

Playing Is More Than Fun—It's Smart | Continuous Professional Development for Teachers | Scoop.it
Children who pretend, and grown-ups who immerse themselves in the imaginary realms of fiction and drama, are considering what would happen if the world were different, and working out the consequences. My former student Daphna Buchsbaum, now at the University of Toronto, and I, along with several colleagues, found that preschoolers who pretended more were better at “counterfactual” reasoning–figuring out what could have happened, but didn’t.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 19, 2016 2:52 AM

Really interesting article with strong links to learning.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 21, 2016 5:13 PM
Playing at all ages is important. It stimulates are imagination and creativity.
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7 Different Ways to Correct Your Student's Errors - YourEnglishSource

7 Different Ways to Correct Your Student's Errors - YourEnglishSource | Continuous Professional Development for Teachers | Scoop.it
Try different ways to correct your student's errors in class. These 7 methods are effective and interesting for your students. Variety is the spice of life!
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Supporting all the ways people learn at work

Supporting all the ways people learn at work | Continuous Professional Development for Teachers | Scoop.it
In my previous post I showed how people learn at work in a multitude of ways. In this post I want to show how organisations are supporting learning more widely across the organisation. Here is
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Janita Keating's curator insight, March 23, 2016 5:04 PM
Fantastic overview of PD opportunities
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Free tips, tricks and great ideas from ed tech experts

Free tips, tricks and great ideas from ed tech experts | Continuous Professional Development for Teachers | Scoop.it
There's something for every educator to learn from these nine articles – all written by ISTE members – that offer standards-aligned ed tech ideas on topics as diverse as flipped learning, virtual reality and digital citizenship.

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, February 25, 2016 10:13 AM

This article shares nine other articles on educational technology ideas that will have something valuable to all educators.

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GrammarFlip

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GrammarFlip is an interactive, online resource aimed at helping students of all abilities learn, practice, and master English grammar concepts.

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Giancarlo Ganapini's curator insight, March 3, 2016 3:14 PM

This is a flipped classroom tool for teaching English grammar, with short video explainers followed by interactive exercises. All student activity is tracked back to an LMS. Great tool for making students responsible for their own learning.

Polina Kuznetsova's curator insight, March 8, 2016 12:46 PM

This is a flipped classroom tool for teaching English grammar, with short video explainers followed by interactive exercises. All student activity is tracked back to an LMS. Great tool for making students responsible for their own learning.

Dennis Swender's curator insight, March 19, 2016 10:07 AM

This is a flipped classroom tool for teaching English grammar, with short video explainers followed by interactive exercises. All student activity is tracked back to an LMS. Great tool for making students responsible for their own learning.

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How To Avoid Pointless Professional Development -

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Reflective Teaching Practice

What Language Teaching Is Reflective Teaching Practice To move from the older teaching model to the newer one, language teachers need to think about what they do and how and why they do it.

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