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The Classroom Evolution: What Technology Means for 21st Century Teaching

The Classroom Evolution: What Technology Means for 21st Century Teaching | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Digital media use in the classroom has been proven to expand students’ critical and creative thinking skills, to increase motivation and self-esteem, and to develop skills needed for the modern world.
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Wallwisher - Paper for the Web

Wallwisher - Paper for the Web | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The simplest way to create. From any device, with anyone.

Wallwisher is an old tool but I did not have it on my Scoopit, so here it is. Try using it if you have not done it yet and you will join the fan club!


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Free Technology for Teachers: Google+ Added to Google Apps for Education

Free Technology for Teachers: Google+ Added to Google Apps for Education | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

When Google+ first came out I was excited about the prospect of using the Google+ Hangouts as a way to host online tutoring sessions. Unfortunately, at that time Google+ could only be used with personal Google (@gmail.com) accounts. Today, that changed as Google announced that Google+ can now be activated for Google Apps for Education users.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Handy New Ways to Organize File in Google Drive

Free Technology for Teachers: Handy New Ways to Organize File in Google Drive | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

For years now almost all of my documents have been created and stored in Google Docs and now Google Drive. Over the last year I've moved more files into Google Drive for storage. Today, Google added some new features to Google Drive that will make it easier to store, organize, and locate your files in your Google Drive account.

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3 Reasons Students Should Not Raise Their Hands - Edudemic

3 Reasons Students Should Not Raise Their Hands - Edudemic | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
In my class one of the first things I say is “Please don’t raise your hand.” And so when a student asks why…here’s what I say:...
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Free Resources and Tools for "Authentic" Assessment

Free Resources and Tools for "Authentic" Assessment | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

New York's School of the Future shares their assessment plans and rubrics, classroom projects, schedules, web links, and other resources to help you implement "authentic" assessment today.

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Another Why You Should Try Twitter Post | Krissy Venosdale {Venspired}

Another Why You Should Try Twitter Post | Krissy Venosdale {Venspired} | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

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Driven to distraction: How to help wired students learn to focus | eSchool News

Driven to distraction: How to help wired students learn to focus | eSchool News | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Today's digital technologies are creating an easily distracted generation with short attention spans. Here's one way to fight back.
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20+ Powerful Online Presentation Tools

20+ Powerful Online Presentation Tools | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Online presentations are considered as a really effective marketing and communication tool.

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Literature is Great

Literature is Great | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

More than half the world's children study Shakespeare, but the story of Britain's literature doesn't end with the Bard. Classic writers like Dickens are known around the globe, and modern British writers have their own special magic.

If you'd like to talk about literature in class, there is a Literature is Great lesson plan on the British Council TeachingEnglish site.

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Oxford Dictionaries UK Word of the Year 2012: ‘omnishambles’

Oxford Dictionaries UK Word of the Year 2012: ‘omnishambles’ | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Today, OUP announced their Oxford Dictionaries UK Word of the Year for 2012.
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Learnist: A Helpful Tool on the Road to Inquiry

Learnist: A Helpful Tool on the Road to Inquiry | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The meaningful and careful use of technology is one of the most significant conversations in education today.
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The Six Ingredients That Make eLearning Courses Relevant

The Six Ingredients That Make eLearning Courses Relevant | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
If you want to create engaging eLearning courses you should start considering one main factor: relevance. This means creating compelling courses that speak directly to your audience.

 

In eLearning, creating relevant and meaningful experiences for your target audience has always been the best way to capture learners. On the contrary, if your learners have no interest in your course, the information you have sent will convey very little value and success...


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Teachers' obsession with technology sees gadgets worth millions sit in cupboards - Telegraph

Teachers' obsession with technology sees gadgets worth millions sit in cupboards - Telegraph | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Millions of pounds of technology is languishing in school cupboards because teachers are being lured into buying the latest gadgets, according to research.
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50 Powerful Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom

50 Powerful Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Skype offers some unique opportunities for tech-savvy teachers to get their students learning in exciting new ways.
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26 famous places in London

26 famous places in London | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
London may not be the best place in the world to live (apparently that’s Vienna), but it is one of the most interesting to visit.

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5 Amazing Facts About Reading | You Can Improve Your English!

5 Amazing Facts About Reading | You Can Improve Your English! | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

What’s the best way to improve your English? Of course, there are many ways. But big, easy reading is one of the best. And it probably has the most research and evidence to support it.

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Discover the Shakesperience | Sourcebooks.com

Discover the Shakesperience | Sourcebooks.com | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Discover the Shakesperience: Changing the Way You Read Shakespeare. Explore Shakespeare’s plays in unexpected and exciting new ways, including an engagingly touchable interface with remarkable audio, video, photos, and illustrations.

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Teaching English Toolkit - English Language Teaching Materials

Teaching English Toolkit - English Language Teaching Materials | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
ELT teaching materials for English language learners (#Teaching English Toolkit - English Language Teaching Materials: reading, listening etc http://t.co/3s3Ijo6K #ESL #EFL #ELT #teachingenglish...)...

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Grammar Girl : Should You Ever Put a Space Before a Period? :: Quick and Dirty Tips ™

Grammar Girl : Should You Ever Put a Space Before a Period? :: Quick and Dirty Tips ™ | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Find out why people are suddenly putting spaces before periods, question marks, and exclamation point--and if it’s ever right to do it.
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100 Ways To Use Twitter In Education, By Degree Of Difficulty - Edudemic

100 Ways To Use Twitter In Education, By Degree Of Difficulty - Edudemic | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Twitter may have started off as a fun social media site for keeping up with friends and sharing updates about daily life, but it’s become much more than that for many users over the past few years as the site has evolved and grown.

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5 Ways To Send Files To Your Dropbox Without Using Dropbox

5 Ways To Send Files To Your Dropbox Without Using Dropbox | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Dropbox is awesome. Sometimes I don’t know how I lived before I had Dropbox, and I’m sure I’m not the only one. But as much as we take Dropbox for granted, many people still don’t use it, or don’t even know about it (yes, it’s true!
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Oxford Dictionaries USA Word of the Year 2012 is ‘to GIF’

Oxford Dictionaries USA Word of the Year 2012 is ‘to GIF’ | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Today, OUP announced their Oxford Dictionaries US Word of the Year for 2012.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Create Simple Narrated Photostories with Pixntell

Free Technology for Teachers: Create Simple Narrated Photostories with Pixntell | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Pixntell is an iPad app for quickly creating simple narrated photostories. To create a story using Pixntell all that you need to do is start a new project, select some images, place them in order, and then start talking about each of your pictures. You control the timing for each image. If you want to talk about your first picture for twenty seconds, your second picture for just three seconds, and your third picture for fifteen seconds, you can do that. When your project is complete you can upload it directly to YouTube, share it on Facebook, or send to friends via email.

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7 Awesome Collaborative Whiteboard Tools for Teachers

7 Awesome Collaborative Whiteboard Tools for Teachers | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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