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What Teachers Need to Know about Hashtags

What Teachers Need to Know about Hashtags | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

One of the secrets behind the power of Twitter as a social media platform is hashtags. This is a distinctive feature not found in any other social networking site. If you have been following the recent American presidential campaigns you would have noticed how both of the candidates took advantage of hashtags to reach wider audiences and get their messages across . It is really pretty amazing how a single hashtag can create such a huge buzz over the web but such hashtags most of the times have a political nature or involve gossips about celebrities .

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How to Prepare a Presentation using Evernote Add-Ons

How to Prepare a Presentation using Evernote Add-Ons | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

...here's how to prepare a presentation using Evernote add-on applications and tools - Skitch, Web Clipper, Penultimate.


Via Baiba Svenca, xavier suñé, juandoming, Jean-Charles Blondeau
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Diana Laura Caffaratti's comment, November 11, 2012 1:07 AM
¿Es gratuito? :)
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How to prepare a presentation using Evernote Add-Ons

Edmilson Simões's curator insight, November 20, 5:02 AM

Evernote is a great tool, especially for language study. If you attempt to read something and there is a word or sentence that you don’t know use Evernote to clip it and review it later.

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Influencing Second Language Learning - Personality Factors

Influencing Second Language Learning - Personality Factors | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

A fellow teacher told me about two learners in his class – one, he says, is a better learner than the other. Which one do you think that might be? via @eltknowledge


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15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers - Edudemic

15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers - Edudemic | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
How do you make students better online researchers? By understanding how they can and should use Google, of course!
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8 Wonderful YouTube Channels for Kids

8 Wonderful YouTube Channels for Kids | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

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NEW Google Docs Tool: Instant Research, Links and Citations!

NEW Google Docs Tool: Instant Research, Links and Citations! | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Recently, Google added a new feature to Docs known as the Research tool, which makes it easy to add information from the web directly into your documents and presentations. You can access the tool ...
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3 tips for teachers new to Twitter

3 tips for teachers new to Twitter | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A colleague who knows that Twitter is my favorite social space stuck her head in my room the other day with a complaint.
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The meanings and origins of sayings and phrases

An archive of the meanings and origins of thousands of phrases, sayings, idioms and expressions.
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Digital Citizenship, Facebook and Schools

Digital Citizenship, Facebook and Schools | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
What is it to be a good digital citizen? How do schools effectively manage their online reputation and assist students to be safe?
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Teaching Speaking for Academic Purposes

Teaching Speaking for Academic Purposes | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Rachel Appleby, author and seasoned EAP teacher, looks at the challenges of teaching speaking skills in an academic context. Rachel will be hosting a webinar on the topic on 21st November. Why shou...
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10 Wonderful New Web Tools for Teachers

10 Wonderful New Web Tools for Teachers | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

This week's selection of web2.0 tools has a new collection of some awesome web services that teachers and students can use for educational purposes. Most of our readers are already familiar with what we do in this section caled Educational Web Tools; but for those who have just landed on this page for the first time not knowing what this is all about. This is meant to be a repertoire of educational web tools that teachers and students can access anytime they want. The purpose behind it is to enable busy teachers to keep track of the latest and most updated releases in the field of educational technology. We know it is very hard to keep up with the flow but at least posts such as this one can be of some help.

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Thankful Writing Craftivity

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Try this Thanksgiving Writing Craftivity project. Students write an expository essay about things they are thankful for and staple the essays into folders to decorate and share with their families. Free directions and printables from Laura Candler's Teaching Resources. Activity description on Corkboard Connections blog. 


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School 2.0: teachers will be liberated from the classroom

School 2.0: teachers will be liberated from the classroom | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Guest Post Somewhere, this year, a university hired its last tenured professor.
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Multiple Intelligences

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Everybody has a different approach to learning and the more we understand about the type of learner we are, the more effective our studying should become.

Howard Gardner first introduced us to the idea of Multiple Intelligences in 1983. He believes that there are several types of intelligences that can’t be simply defined from one IQ test. He categorises intelligences under the following headings;

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Preparing our students for Web 3.0 learning

Un resumen visual e inspirador de lo que Judy O'Connell imagina para el futuro del Aprendizaje 3.0


Via Marta Torán, NikolaosKourakos
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11 Awesome Classroom Posters for Language Teachers

11 Awesome Classroom Posters for Language Teachers | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

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Tips for Parent-Teacher Conferencing

Tips for Parent-Teacher Conferencing | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Last week I spent an afternoon coaching teachers on preparing for parent conferences. That same day, after work, I attended my son's fall parent-teacher conference.
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The True Value of Technology

The True Value of Technology | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Technology is not just a shiny tool that can increase engagement, but a conduit to endless possibilities that can enhance every facet of what we do in education.
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Bringing languages to life: teaching tips, tech and ideas

Bringing languages to life: teaching tips, tech and ideas | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
From QR codes to music videos, Emma Drury finds out how teachers ignite a lingering passion for languages...
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Skype is Replacing Messenger for Instant Messaging and Presence - Microsoft Education in the Cloud - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Skype is Replacing Messenger for Instant Messaging and Presence - Microsoft Education in the Cloud - Site Home - TechNet Blogs | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Have you seen the good news? Skype and Messenger are coming together. Soon millions of Messenger users will be able to reach their Messenger friends on Skype. By updating to Skype, Messenger users can instant message and video call their Messenger friends plus a whole lot more. Skype will become the preferred choice for all of our users’ communication needs. We will retire Messenger in all countries worldwide in the first quarter of 2013, with the exception of mainland China. Learn more about this exciting change.

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6 Free Online Collaborative Interactive White Boards – 2012 Update | Emerging Education Technology

6 Free Online Collaborative Interactive White Boards – 2012 Update | Emerging Education Technology | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
3 of the original apps from our April 2010 post are no longer available, but here's 4 more free online IWBs to check out, and they're all collaborative!
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The Educator’s Guide to Google Calendar | The Edublogger

The Educator’s Guide to Google Calendar | The Edublogger | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

“How do I add an Events Calendar?” is a question we’re commonly asked.

The answer’s simple….use a Google Calendar!

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7 Great Bibliography and Citation Tools for Students

7 Great Bibliography and Citation Tools for Students | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

esterday while we were working on the post entitled 5 Great Learning Tools for students and as we reviewed EasyBib, we decided to include here a post that would feature a list of some important bibliography and citation tools. As teachers and educators, you know how hard students struggle to properly use a quote, citation, or list bibliography items. This is even more serious when it comes to writing formal research papers.

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