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How Teachers Use Skype in the Classroom

How Teachers Use Skype in the Classroom | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
"Skype in the Classroom" was created for teachers so that they could introduce their pupils to cultures and experts worldwide in real time...
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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create PDFs in Google Drive in Three Steps

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create PDFs in Google Drive in Three Steps | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

This morning I received a question from a reader who wanted to know if it is possible to create PDFs in Google Documents and if so how can it be done. I figured that if one person is asking there are probably others who would also like to know the answer to that question. The answer is yes, you can create PDFs in Google Documents and the directions for doing it are provided in the screenshots below.

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Can teachers ever have a work-life balance?

Can teachers ever have a work-life balance? | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Teaching is stressful, but it's not unprofessional to have a life • Advice for NQTs and experienced teachers...
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Free Technology for Teachers: Gmail+1 = Student Email Addresses to Register for Online Services

Free Technology for Teachers: Gmail+1 = Student Email Addresses to Register for Online Services | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

The Gmail+1"hack" isn't a new trick and I can't remember when I first tried it, but it still works and it still provides a solution to a problem that a lot of teachers run into when they want their students to use a new web tool. Let's say there's a new service that I want my students to use but my students don't have email addresses that they can use to register for that service. In that case I can quickly generate Gmail addresses for my students by using the Gmail+1 hack.

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Excellent Teacher Tips on The Use of Google Plus in Education

Excellent Teacher Tips on The Use of Google Plus in Education | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Some blame it for being a Facebook clone, but for me Google+ is way better than Facebook. The things we can do with it in education can not be done using Facebook. The purpose of this post is not to make a comparison between these two social networking services, but rather provide you with some ideas and tips on how to better integrate Google+ in your teaching.

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Ozge Karaoglu's Blog - Telescopictext – Make Writing Fun

Ozge Karaoglu's Blog - Telescopictext – Make Writing Fun | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

If you are looking for new ideas to make your students enjoy writing activities, here is an excellent tool and a very clever idea: TelescopicText. Click on the greyed words and you see that it will unfold new words and sentences. In the end, you realize that a simple sentence becomes a reading text with full of descriptive words.

Read more: http://ozgekaraoglu.edublogs.org/2012/11/27/telescopictext-make-writing-fun/#ixzz2DRtqQTgE

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50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About - Edudemic

50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About - Edudemic | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Technology and education are pretty intertwined these days and nearly every teacher has a few favorite tech tools that make doing his or her job and connecting with students a little bit easier and more fun for all involved.

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9 Simple Tips For Connecting With Your Students On Twitter - Edudemic

9 Simple Tips For Connecting With Your Students On Twitter - Edudemic | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
It's actually quite simple to start connecting with your students on Twitter. Just be sure to follow these guidelines and you'll be on your way!
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Animated EFL ESL Writing Prompts

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Nik's Learning Technology Blog:

Here's something that's fun for the weekend and beyond. A site with a collection of image and gif generators that you can customise with your EFL ESL students and add their texts to. This is an example one I created with talking flowers giving a warning about the environment.


Via Monya McAuley (Szelag)
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British travellers remain lazy linguists - Telegraph

British travellers remain lazy linguists - Telegraph | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Just 10 per cent of British holidaymakers will attempt to speak the local language, according to a new poll.
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The Best LinkedIn Groups About eLearning

The Best LinkedIn Groups About eLearning | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
LinkedIn is my favorite social network because the most of its members are acting as professionals! This is why I created a list of the best LinkedIn Groups about eLearning!
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Free Technology for Teachers: 10 Google Search Tips All Students Can Use

Free Technology for Teachers: 10 Google Search Tips All Students Can Use | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

I'm often asked for recommendations on how to help students use Google more effectively. This morning I sat down and thought about the recommendations that I make most frequently when I am asked. I wrote up my list and put it into PDF form for you to download and print if you like.

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Do Students Really Have Different Learning Styles?

Do Students Really Have Different Learning Styles? | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Lenny Gonzales Learning styles—the notion that each student has a particular mode by which he or she learns best, whether it’s visual, auditory o...
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Integration Strategies for PBL

Integration Strategies for PBL | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
This series is about taking your PBL projects "up a notch." I wrote a blog about how to get started, but after you get started and are familiar with the benefits of keeping it small and focused, what...
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Free Technology for Teachers: 10 Google Search Tips All Students Can Use

Free Technology for Teachers: 10 Google Search Tips All Students Can Use | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

I'm often asked for recommendations on how to help students use Google more effectively. This morning I sat down and thought about the recommendations that I make most frequently when I am asked. I wrote up my list and put it into PDF form for you to download and print if you like.

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Fried Technology: What's the Difference Between "Doing Projects" and "Project Based Learning"?

Fried Technology: What's the Difference Between "Doing Projects" and "Project Based Learning"? | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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A comprehensive language website containing a detailed description of the different languages, and language families throughout the world, as well as language related topics.
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for the love of learning: Why Standardized Testing Will Never Work

for the love of learning: Why Standardized Testing Will Never Work | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

This was written by Andrew Campbell who teaches grades 4 and 5 in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. Andrew tweets here and blogs here. This post was originally posted here.

by Andrew Campbell

This is an image of Belgian artist René Magritte‘s famous painting “The Treachery of Images“, painted in 1928-29 when Magritte was 30 years old. I’m sure it would take several art history courses to discuss what it means so I won’t try, but I will share my opinion.

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Spelling and Apostrophes

Spelling and Apostrophes | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Study Skills Guide to Spelling includes: Avoiding Common Errors and Improving your Spelling, Test Yourself.

Via Monya McAuley (Szelag)
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Engaging Students Through Social Media: Real World Experience, Creativity & Future Employability

Engaging Students Through Social Media: Real World Experience, Creativity & Future Employability | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Social media has become an essential part of most people’s everyday lives, from checking Facebook and Twitter to posting blogs, Pinterest listings, and uploading YouTube videos.
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4 Ways to Increase Engagement In The Classroom - Edudemic

4 Ways to Increase Engagement In The Classroom - Edudemic | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Here are some ideas that might help you stimulate your students and increase engagement in the classroom.
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Homework: New Research Suggests It May Be an Unnecessary Evil

Homework: New Research Suggests It May Be an Unnecessary Evil | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Those open to evidence have been presented this Fall with yet another finding that fails to find any meaningful benefit even when the study is set up to give homework every benefit of the doubt.
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Can schools survive in the age of the web?

Can schools survive in the age of the web? | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A growing number of online universities are redefining education. But what will that mean for traditional institutions?
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4 Reasons To Join Twitter Hashtag Chats - Edudemic

4 Reasons To Join Twitter Hashtag Chats - Edudemic | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
One of the benefits of Twitter hashtag chats for educators has to be the professional development opportunities.
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Top 50 Linguistics Blogs »

Top 50 Linguistics Blogs » | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
guide to accredited masters in teaching online programs and degrees.

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