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Education Technology - theory and practice: Dropbox resources for teachers

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In Voionmaa high school we use Dropbox in many ways. Teachers have their own account for sharing files, some teachers also share files with each other. Every teacher has also iPad and Dropbox is a useful tool for iPad users. That is why also many of our students have accounts to share all videos and images from iPad image file.

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The History of the English Language: Infographic

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The English Language is icreasingly the language of Education and Business | The Brighton School of Business and Management
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How to improve your Twitter security and privacy

How to improve your Twitter security and privacy | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
We don't lump Twitter in the same privacy bracket as, say, Facebook. But like any social network, Twitter is vulnerable to oversharing, data leakage and unintended consequences. We take a look at T...

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We don't lump Twitter in the same privacy bracket as, say, Facebook. But like any social network, Twitter is vulnerable to oversharing, data leakage and unintended consequences. We take a look at T...


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Teaching English to students with Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder | Linguaglobe

Teaching English to students with Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder | Linguaglobe | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Welcome to www.linguaglobe.com the web portal that brings a real revolution in the Greek (FLT) Foreign Language Teaching community and attracts all professional: teachers, students and language school owners.
Covers all areas of interest, latest news, information, ideas, and opinions. It is the “Meeting Point” of the FLT community.
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How to Engage Students in the First few Minutes

How to Engage Students in the First few Minutes | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
In the first 5 minutes, I can tell how a lesson is going to be received. Here are 5 tips for how to engage students at the start of the lesson.
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Ken Morrison's curator insight, August 28, 6:44 PM
I have a wonderful friend who is currently a student teacher. I absolutely love chatting to her about her experiences and questions, as she challenges me to reflect on my own practice: to re-evaluate my strategies; to work out what it is I do and why; to tweak what isn’t working. Her questions are always intelligent, thought-provoking and full of exciting curiosity – she is going to make an exceptional teacher. A few weeks ago she asked me how to get students to ‘come to the party’; how to entice them to engage and participate in the learning experience so that it wasn’t a one-sided affair. Yikes! What a question. This got me thinking and I came to an interesting realisation: In the first five minutes, I can tell how a lesson is going to be received. Really. If, after the introductory minutes, my student have already slumped down into their seats, are gazing out the window or surreptitiously texting under their desks (yes, we do realize that is what you are doing; we don’t think that you are just staring at your crotch), then I know my job for the next 45 minutes is going to be a lot more difficult. I set the scene for my lesson in those first five minutes. Somehow, I need to ‘hook’ them in, pique their interest, give them a reason to be invested in what they are going to learn. I realise this is no small feat, so here are 5 tips for breaking with routine and shaking thinks up at the start of the lesson: 1. Rearrange the desks. (There is something about rearranged desks that makes students curious about the upcoming lesson..."What will happen today?" 2. Tell them not to take out their books. (this mixes up routine) 3. Ask a thought-provoking question. 4. Play a video clip. (strategically) 5. Play a game. (occasionally - very short)
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Lexique Facebook

Le lexique de Facebook FACEBOOK Réseau social créé par Mark Zuckerberg, initialement destiné à être une plateforme d’échange entre élèves et anciens élèves de …

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Differences in American and British English grammar - article

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An article by Kerry Maxwell and Lindsay Clandfield on recognizing grammatical differences between American and British English.
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Do you know the 10 Principles of Assessment For Learning?

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


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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, August 26, 4:55 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...

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

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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.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 21, 10:50 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, 7:55 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!

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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.
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Integrating Moodle and Office 365 for Education

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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.

 


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KJ Honkonen's curator insight, February 24, 2:58 AM

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, 6:16 AM

Moodle + Office 365

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Teaching Strategies: 10 Things Successful Educators Do

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

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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 …

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 21, 6:32 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.

 

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Durriyyah Kemp's curator insight, August 22, 10:25 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. 

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Interesting Map of Second Languages - MoveHub

Interesting Map of Second Languages - MoveHub | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Polish is the second most common second language in the UK, this map shows the second most popular languages for every country around the world.
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New Bloom's Taxonomy Poster for Teachers

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August 29, 2014 Bloom's taxonomy is one of the most popular learning taxonomies ever. Since its release in the last half of the 20th century, it has been widely adopted within the education sector...


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How Did "Colonel" Become "Ker-nul"? | Teachinghistory.org

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5 Tips to get Organized with Google Calendars

5 Tips to get Organized with Google Calendars | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
This is reblogged from my post on Edudemic. One of my favorite Google Apps resources is Google Calendar. If your school has enrolled inGoogle Apps for Education, it is part of the GAFE suite of too...
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Getting Started with Google Classroom - Instructional Tech Talk

Getting Started with Google Classroom - Instructional Tech Talk | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
When we first heard about the new LMS that Google was developing there was a widespread state of excitement – hoping that those who use Google Apps for Education and Google Drive would be rejoicing in the seamless integration of their services with a learning management system interface. Well, now that people are getting access […

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 23, 12:44 AM

Lean and free, will Google give you a course management system with legs? Take it for a walk and see. 

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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...
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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.

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Gerald Carey's curator insight, August 26, 6:56 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

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How to Teach Procedures that Your Students Will Actually Follow

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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…

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10 Tips for First Year Teachers

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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.

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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.

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Danica Kloes's curator insight, March 4, 11:01 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 19, 1:08 AM

Love my OneDrive!

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▶ 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...

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Use Google Drive to Share Videos Privately

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Training in Business's curator insight, August 22, 3:13 AM

Use Google Drive to Share Videos Privately

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Financial Accounting Terms

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