TEFL & Ed Tech
Follow
Find
17.2K views | +19 today
 
Rescooped by Evdokia Roka from Technology and language learning
onto TEFL & Ed Tech
Scoop.it!

101 Excellent Sites for English Educators

101 Excellent Sites for English Educators | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A list of the top 101 websites for English & Language Arts (ELA) chosen by real teachers from prominent LinkedIn groups.

...


Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Yuly Asencion
more...
Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, September 16, 2012 7:35 PM
Hi David, Thank you for taking time to pass by and share your thoughts. I'm afraid, however, I don't quite understand what posts you are referring to. I am certain that educators will know which tool to use according to their context.
Aulde de Barbuat's curator insight, March 5, 2013 2:47 AM

Absolutely excellent to stimulate the creativity of our students

COURS PARTICULIERS's curator insight, March 5, 2013 11:18 PM

101 Excellent Sites for English Educators and students :)

TEFL & Ed Tech
English language, linguistics, teaching resources, teaching tips, educational technology, foreign language learning
Curated by Evdokia Roka
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Evdokia Roka
Scoop.it!

The History of the English Language: Infographic

The History of the English Language: Infographic | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The English Language is icreasingly the language of Education and Business | The Brighton School of Business and Management
more...
Paula Silva's comment, March 4, 3:51 AM
Will you check this scoop? Thank you so much. http://sco.lt/5okJ17
Scooped by Evdokia Roka
Scoop.it!

Need to Create Lesson Plans? Try Frolyc

Need to Create Lesson Plans? Try Frolyc | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
When I first looked at Frolyc  I thought it was a lesson planning tool. Somewhat like Khan Academy's mashable lesson plans or Mentor Mob's  playlist of activities--or Knowmia's carefully-crafted ma...
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Evdokia Roka from Using Google Drive in the classroom
Scoop.it!

Three Uses For Google Drive That Don't Involve Docs, Sheets, or Slides

Three Uses For Google Drive That Don't Involve Docs, Sheets, or Slides | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Google's powerhouse of an online office suite is great for creating documents, spreadsheets and presentations from any Internet-enabled device, but there's more to the platform than that. Here are three ways you can use Drive that don't involve boring ol' productivity.

Via Gerald Carey
more...
Gerald Carey's curator insight, August 26, 3:56 AM

Three different ideas that might be useful in the classroom. They include: storing videos and having easier access and sharing abilities; and copying document via your smartphone (e.g. receipts) and storing them online. This could include student work that is not usually stored electronically e.g. handwriting samples

Rescooped by Evdokia Roka from Leading Schools
Scoop.it!

How to Teach Procedures that Your Students Will Actually Follow

How to Teach Procedures that Your Students Will Actually Follow | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Procedures are perhaps one of the most important aspect of a classroom as they help it run efficiently, give the students a sense of confidence and security, and help to prevent discipline issues.  But whether it's the first week of school or the middle of the year, how you teach your students your procedures will…

Via Mel Riddile
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Evdokia Roka from Teacher's corner
Scoop.it!

10 Tips for First Year Teachers

10 Tips for First Year Teachers | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Congratulations on being a First Year Teacher! To make your first year easier here are 10 tips that you probably weren’t taught in college, but might really help you as you get started in your career.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Suvi Salo
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Evdokia Roka from Web Tools and Other Technology Resources
Scoop.it!

4 reasons you'll like Microsoft's new OneDrive

4 reasons you'll like Microsoft's new OneDrive | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Microsoft's rebranding of its cloud-storage service SkyDrive to OneDrive is more than just a name change. Here are four new features that make the service even better.

Via Allmyapps, kallen214
more...
Danica Kloes's curator insight, March 4, 8:01 AM

I think that OneDrive already sounds a lot better than the SkyDrive we have right now. I can't say that SkyDrive is bad because I don't really use it, but it didn't seem that important except to back up files. The idea of more free storage is good, because the couple times I checked out SkyDrive I felt like they really weren't offering enough (I believe it was only a couple GB). The real-time collaboration feature will make things much easier on students in particular; you won't have to worry about meeting up to work on some things anymore. The video sharing isn't very innovative, but it's convenient for people that share videos often. And for the people that have the Windows phone, I'm sure they will appreciate the new OneDrive app.

Nicole Wallace's curator insight, March 18, 10:08 PM

Love my OneDrive!

Rescooped by Evdokia Roka from Enseigner en utilisant les TICE
Scoop.it!

▶ A Full Introduction To Edmodo - YouTube

A complete introduction to Edmodo from the popular http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/ This is an Edmodo 101 course. It covers all the basics of using Edmd...

Via Teacher Flo
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Evdokia Roka from iGeneration - 21st Century Education
Scoop.it!

Use Google Drive to Share Videos Privately

Use Google Drive to Share Videos Privately | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
more...
Training in Business's curator insight, August 22, 12:13 AM

Use Google Drive to Share Videos Privately

Scooped by Evdokia Roka
Scoop.it!

Glossary of Important

Financial Accounting Terms

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Evdokia Roka from Primary School Resources
Scoop.it!

TBL and PBL: Two learner-centred approaches

TBL and PBL: Two learner-centred approaches | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Via Todoele, Juergen Wagner, Miguel Ángel García
more...
Todoele's curator insight, July 31, 2013 3:36 AM

Many newly qualified or inexperienced teachers tend to base their lesson planning on the traditional PPP approach (Presentation, Practice, Production) because it is reliable and it is a valid framework around which to base a series of classroom activities. It is also usually the best way of covering all the lexical areas and grammar points in the course book or syllabus. All good and well. The problem is that PPP serves the teacher’s needs but it is debatable whether or not it fulfills the needs of the learner.

 

The language presented and practiced does not take into account the particular needs of each learner; the language content is almost always dictated by the coursebook and/or syllabus. For this reason, many teachers, having experimented with the PPP approach turn to more learner-centred approaches where the needs of the learner are central to the lesson content. Two such approaches are TBL (Task-Based Learning) and PBL (Project-Based Learning).

Miguel Ángel García's curator insight, August 20, 12:03 PM

Many newly qualified or inexperienced teachers tend to base their lesson planning on the traditional PPP approach (Presentation, Practice, Production) because it is reliable and it is a valid framework around which to base a series of classroom activities.

It is also usually the best way of covering all the lexical areas and grammar points in the course book or syllabus. All good and well. The problem is that PPP serves the teacher’s needs but it is debatable whether or not it fulfills the needs of the learner. 

The language presented and practiced does not take into account the particular needs of each learner; the language content is almost always dictated by the coursebook and/or syllabus. For this reason, many teachers, having experimented with the PPP approach turn to more learner-centred approaches where the needs of the learner are central to the lesson content. Two such approaches are TBL (Task-Based Learning) and PBL (Project-Based Learning)...

 

See Article:

https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/tbl-pbl-two-learner-centred-approaches

 

Rescooped by Evdokia Roka from educational technology for teachers
Scoop.it!

Bloom's 'Digital' Taxonomy - Printable Reference Table - FRACTUS LEARNING

Bloom's 'Digital' Taxonomy - Printable Reference Table - FRACTUS LEARNING | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
This overview shows the progression of Bloom's Digital Taxonomy, how each thinking skill applies in practice, and examples of activities using digital tools.

Via John Evans, Matthew Jorgensen, Donna Browne
more...
Matthew Jorgensen's curator insight, August 20, 4:15 AM

Any BTax charts with verbs are ok with me.

Rescooped by Evdokia Roka from 21st Century Tools for Teaching-People and Learners
Scoop.it!

The best educational software for students

The best educational software for students | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
We give you 10 great productivity programs that are perfect for students. They'll help you improve your schoolwork, study more efficiently, and manage your hectic schedule.

Via Gust MEES
more...
Gust MEES's curator insight, August 20, 8:00 AM

Check it out!


Rescooped by Evdokia Roka from News for IELTS + Class Discussion
Scoop.it!

Here's How Foreign Language Speakers Typically Screw Up English - Business Insider

Here's How Foreign Language Speakers Typically Screw Up English - Business Insider | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Here's How Foreign Language Speakers Typically Screw Up English Business Insider Computer scientists at MIT and Israel's Technion recently developed an algorithm that analyzes quirks and errors in English-as-a-second-language (ESL) essays to...

Via David Mainwood / EFL SMARTblog
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Evdokia Roka
Scoop.it!

Differences in American and British English grammar - article

Differences in American and British English grammar - article | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
An article by Kerry Maxwell and Lindsay Clandfield on recognizing grammatical differences between American and British English.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Evdokia Roka from Effective Education
Scoop.it!

Do you know the 10 Principles of Assessment For Learning?

Do you know the 10 Principles of Assessment For Learning? | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

The ten principles of assessment for learning to guide classroom practice identified by the Assessment Reform Group [2002]:


Via Maree Whiteley, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
more...
Maree Whiteley's curator insight, August 26, 1:55 AM

A concise list of what 'Assessment FOR Learning' is really all about.

This list sits well with research about Learning Intentions and developing a Success Criteria in your classroom...

Scooped by Evdokia Roka
Scoop.it!

6 Video Tutorials to Help Teachers Use Google Presentation in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

6 Video Tutorials to Help Teachers Use Google Presentation in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Evdokia Roka from Teaching English-My Bits 'n Pieces
Scoop.it!

Four Skills to Teach Students In the First Five Days of School

Four Skills to Teach Students In the First Five Days of School | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Alan November explains how he would use the first five days of school to lay the groundwork for a year of learning that goes far beyond the test.

Via Beth Dichter, The Rice Process, Gina Paschalidou
more...
Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 21, 7:50 PM

In this post Alan November suggests that there are four skills we should teach our students the first week of school. Before reading on, what do you think are the most important skills to teach those first days of the year? What do you teach that first day? Most of us would probably answer the procedures and policies, and perhaps the rules. That is not November's advice. He suggests that we do the following.

1. Power Researching - Studies continue to tell us that students do not know how to search well. They tend to Google the answer. Creating questions that cannot be googles is not easy, but it is necessary that our students have "high level research skills.."

2. Meaningful contributions - Can your class come up with an idea that will make the world a better place? If they can, and you help make it happen, they will make the world a better place.

3. Ask them about their passions - Would you consider giving students time throughout the year to work on a project that they are passionate about?

4. Build a learning ecology - Our students need to know that we are also learners. What did you learn this summer? Share this with your students. He states "we have to teach students to learn to learn."

There is much more on these 4 skills in the post. Think about trying to do one or more of these this year.

Aris P. Louvris's curator insight, August 25, 4:55 AM

Σε αυτό το post ο αρθογράφος δείχνει ότι υπάρχουν τέσσερις δεξιότητες που θα πρέπει να διδάξουμε στους μαθητές μας την πρώτη εβδομάδα του σχολείου. Πριν το διαβάσετε, ποιες νομίζετε ότι είναι οι πιο σημαντικές δεξιότητες για να διδάξετε αυτές τις πρώτες ημέρες του έτους; Τι διδάσκετε εσείς την πρώτη εβδομάδα; Οι περισσότεροι από εμάς θα απαντήσουμε πιθανότατα τις διαδικασίες και πολιτικές, και ίσως και τους κανόνες. Αντί αυτών ο αρθογράφος προτείνει να κάνουμε τα εξής:
1 Η δύναμη της αναζήτησης - Μελέτες συνεχίζουν να μας υπενθυμίζουν ότι οι μαθητές δεν ξέρουν πώς να ψάξουν καλά. Τείνουν να "γκουκγλάρουν" την απάντηση. Η δημιουργία ερωτήσεων που δεν βρίσκονται στη google δεν είναι εύκολο, αλλά είναι απαραίτητο οι μαθητές μας να έχουν «δεξιότητες υψηλού επιπέδου στην έρευνα ..." 

2 Σημαίνουσες συνεισφορές - Μπορεί η τάξη μας να καταλήξει σε μια ιδέα που θα κάνει τον κόσμο ένα καλύτερο μέρος; Αν μπορούν και σας βοηθήσουν να συμβεί, θα κάνουν όντως τον κόσμο ένα καλύτερο μέρος.
3. Ρωτήστε τους για τα πάθη τους - Θα το σκεφτόσασταν να δίνατε χρόνο σε μαθητές όλο το χρόνο για να εργαστούν σε ένα πρότζεκτ με το οποίο είναι παθιασμένοι;
4. Φτιάξτε μια "μαθησιακή οικολογία" - Οι μαθητές μας πρέπει να γνωρίζουν ότι κι εμείς είμαστε επίσης "μαθητές". Τι έμαθες αυτό το καλοκαίρι; Μοιραστείτε το με τους μαθητές σας. "Θα πρέπει να διδάξουμε στους μαθητές να μάθουν πώς να μαθαίνουν». 


Υπάρχουν πολύ περισσότερα από αυτές τις 4 δεξιότητες στο άρθρο. Σκεφτείτε προσπαθώντας να κάνετε ένα ή περισσότερα από αυτά φέτος, έτσι για αλλαγή!

Scooped by Evdokia Roka
Scoop.it!

Why Isn't 'Arkansas' Pronounced Like 'Kansas'?

Why Isn't 'Arkansas' Pronounced Like 'Kansas'? | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Kansas and Arkansas aren’t so far from each other on the map, but their names seem to want nothing to do with each other.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Evdokia Roka from Web Tools and Other Technology Resources
Scoop.it!

Integrating Moodle and Office 365 for Education

Integrating Moodle and Office 365 for Education | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

We’re continuing to build the list of integration resources that we provide for Moodle, so that schools, TAFEs and universities can integrate their Moodle platforms more securely with the rest of their existing infrastructure. This is a common goal for central IT teams, where they want to ensure their users (both staff and students) are able to move seamlessly between their different systems, and their data isn’t locked into a single platform. For example, rather than having learning resources locked away within their Learning Management System it’s possible to use the content management of SharePoint, and storage space of OneDrive (the new name for SkyDrive), to ensure that users have access even when they are not using Moodle directly, or to provide content management such as version control for staff. In the past I’ve written about the SkyDrive/OneDrive plugin for Moodle and the Moodle kit for Windows Azure.

 

The latest plugin from Microsoft integrates Moodle with Office 365 and OneDrive. This allows teachers to create courses and assignments in Moodle that can be read, edited, and submitted by students in SharePoint.

 


Via Miloš Bajčetić, kallen214
more...
KJ Honkonen's curator insight, February 23, 11:58 PM

Tarpeeseen, nopeasti tästä tähän... "Viimeisin lisäosa Microsoftilta integroi Off365:n ja OneDriven. Tämä mahdollistaa opettajien luoda kursseja ja tehtäviä Moodlessa, joita opiskelijat voivat lukea, käsitellä ja lähettää opettajalle SharePointissa..." ...

Освіта України's curator insight, June 18, 3:16 AM

Moodle + Office 365

Rescooped by Evdokia Roka from Banco de Aulas
Scoop.it!

Teaching Strategies: 10 Things Successful Educators Do

Teaching Strategies: 10 Things Successful Educators Do | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
 

Via ICTPHMS, Luciana Viter
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Evdokia Roka from Teacher's corner
Scoop.it!

8 Steps To Ensure Great Communication With Parents - Edudemic

8 Steps To Ensure Great Communication With Parents - Edudemic | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
As you’re preparing your lesson plans and classrooms for the first day of school (which may have already happened for some of you!), keeping in touch with parents is probably on your mind. Communicating classroom expectations and other pertinent information at the beginning of the school year is critical to get everyone started off on …

Via Suvi Salo
more...
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 21, 3:32 PM

Where I worked I communicated a lot with parents. This seemed to be a problem for the School managers who wanted to monitor and control the communication.

 

@ivon_ehd1

Durriyyah Kemp's curator insight, August 22, 7:25 AM

Teachers, lets plan to engage parents from the start.  Establishing common language, shared agreements, expectations, etc. from the beginning is a great way to get buy-in from the parents at the start of the school year.  Engage parents immediately and form a sturdy partnership with them, by letting them know how often you'll be contacting them, and that they are welcome in your learning community. 

Scooped by Evdokia Roka
Scoop.it!

How Many English Words Do You Actually Know?

How Many English Words Do You Actually Know? | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
So you speak English, we know that. But do you know the meaning of all these words? Let's see if you're a real vocabulary expert!
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Evdokia Roka from teaching and technology
Scoop.it!

Great Resources for Integrating Technology in Class

Great Resources for Integrating Technology in Class | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , The Rice Process
more...
Bernard Petter's curator insight, August 20, 3:14 PM

all you have to do is...give it some thought.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 20, 3:14 PM

Digital technologies should fit the learning and its context. It is not the other way around that learning fits the digital technologies.

 

@ivon_ehd1

Sue Alexander's curator insight, August 22, 10:16 AM

Wonderful collection of possibilities.

Rescooped by Evdokia Roka from Time to Learn
Scoop.it!

This Chrome Extension Exports Google Docs to WordPress Posts

This Chrome Extension Exports Google Docs to WordPress Posts | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

This Chrome Extension Exports Google Docs to WordPress Posts. Meet Send to WordPress, a Chrome extension that helps you send articles written on Google Docs to your Wordpress blog.


Via Frédéric DEBAILLEUL
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Evdokia Roka from Interesting stuff for ESL EFL teachers
Scoop.it!

From Y'all To Youse, 8 English Ways to Make "You" Plural

From Y'all To Youse, 8 English Ways to Make "You" Plural | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Lots of languages have distinct plural forms for "you." Wouldn't it be useful if English had one too?

Via Jukka Melaranta, Renee Maufroid
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Evdokia Roka from ICT
Scoop.it!

10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Wikipedia Master

10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Wikipedia Master | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
It's the most famous and most open encyclopedia in the world, so obviously there's more to Wikipedia than just checking episode summaries for Breaking Bad. Find out how you can make the most of the free encyclopedia.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Suvi Salo
more...
No comment yet.