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Το iPad κατήργησε τα συγγράμματα

Το iPad κατήργησε τα συγγράμματα | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Πέρυσι, τα Ηνωμένα Αραβικά Εμιράτα αποφάσισαν να μετατρέψουν ένα προϊόν ήδη πολύ δημοφιλές στους νέους σε ακαδημαϊκό εργαλείο. Με την έναρξη λοιπόν της φετινής ακαδημαϊκής χρονιάς, τον Σεπτέμβριο, 14.000 ταμπλέτες μοιράστηκαν στους πρωτοετείς φοιτητές, εξοπλισμένες με 20 δωρεάν εφαρμογές.

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On culinary vocabulary

On culinary vocabulary | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
We tend to take the names of the things we put in our mouths for granted. But once in a while we may do a double take.
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Why Learning English for Free (or Cheaply) Is a Bad Idea

Why Learning English for Free (or Cheaply) Is a Bad Idea | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
You always get what you pay for! There are no exceptions. In this article, learn 5 reasons to avoid cheap or free English classes.
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Practical PBL: The Ongoing Challenges of Assessment

Practical PBL: The Ongoing Challenges of Assessment | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
In recent years, most students in my project-based AP Government classes have indicated, in both class discussions and anonymously on surveys, that they prefer project-based learning to a more tradit...
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The 30 Best Web 2.0 Tools For Teachers (2012 Edition) | Edudemic

The 30 Best Web 2.0 Tools For Teachers (2012 Edition) | Edudemic | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Looking for the best cloud computing software for your school? What about a way to remotely store homework and other assignments? It’s time to figure out which web 2.0 tool is right for you!

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Whom or who? | The Hot Word | Hot & Trending Words Daily Blog at Dictionary.com

Whom or who? | The Hot Word | Hot & Trending Words Daily Blog at Dictionary.com | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
To whom it may concern: Over the past 200 years written use of the pronoun whom has declined by half, and half again over the last 50. It makes sense.
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Gmail Meter: A Free Tool To Help You Combat Email Overload | Edudemic

Gmail Meter: A Free Tool To Help You Combat Email Overload | Edudemic | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Ever wonder who you email most frequently? What about the longest conversation threads you’ve had? A new tool built using Google’s App Scripts lets you understand exactly what’s happening in your Gmail inbox right now. Who knows, it may actually help you manage your time a bit better!

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Free Technology for Teachers: One Hundred Free Books for Your Kindle

Free Technology for Teachers: One Hundred Free Books for Your Kindle | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

One Hundred Free Books is a website that offers free Kindle books on a daily basis. On One Hundred Free Books you can browse for free Kindle books by genre or search by title. The list of books changes constantly as new books become available for free and others are pulled from the free collection. You can subscribe to the website to keep up with the new releases of free books.

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Traveloteacher: 21st century skills and eTwinning

Traveloteacher: 21st century skills and eTwinning | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

It was a great honour for me to be one of the invited speakers at the national eTwinning conference, held in Zagreb, on Friday 26th. Even more so, when among the invited speakers is Bart Verswijvel, who is not only my co-host of the virtual TeachMeets and StudentsMeets, but also one of the best and most confident speakers who I have ever listened to (and I've listened to many, many distinguished speakers worldwide).

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World Teacher: Digital literacy in English teaching - an #eltchat summary

World Teacher: Digital literacy in English teaching - an #eltchat summary | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

This is a summary of the #eltchat which took place at 12 noon on 24th October, 2012. The full title of the chat was:

How can we increase teacher knowledge and awareness of digital literacy in English teaching? To what extent is it affecting/will DL affect how we teach English?

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Educational Technology Guy: My Favorite Resources for Teachers and Students

Educational Technology Guy: My Favorite Resources for Teachers and Students | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

I've recently posted lists of the most popular posts for past weeks and for the life of this blog, but I thought I'd post a list of my favorite resources too. Click the links for more detailed information and discussion about each resource.

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Social Content Curation: An Introductory Guide for Teachers and Students

Social Content Curation: An Introductory Guide for Teachers and Students | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Robin Good: "7 Things You Should Know About Social Content Curation" is a technology brief from Educause which aims to introduce, explain and illustrate the emerging social curation trend and why it is relevant to teaching and learning.

 

From the official abstract: "An emerging class of online tools, including Pinterest, Scoop.it, EduClipper, and others, allows users to quickly and easily gather, organize, and share collections of online resources, particularly visual content.


These applications make it easy to collect and post disparate bits of content, providing visual groupings at a glance that can reveal important patterns.


In academic settings, they can facilitate more visual thinking and discussion among students while providing a means to share collections of online content."



Informative. Good introductory text. 7/10

 

ePUB: http://www.educause.edu/ir/library/epub/ELI7089.epub

 

PDF: http://www.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7089.pdf

 

 


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10 EdTech Inventions You Probably Don’t Know Yet | Edudemic

10 EdTech Inventions You Probably Don’t Know Yet | Edudemic | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Educational technology has infiltrated the mainstream: To support teacher involvement in collaborative networking and online learning environments, the Department of Education launched Connected Educator Month in August 2012. The many possibilities of “EdTech” have also attracted entrepreneurs, startups and investors, invigorating this already exciting community.

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Study Tip – The English Words You Need to Know | English Teacher Melanie

Study Tip – The English Words You Need to Know | English Teacher Melanie | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Do you remember when you started learning English? It was so easy & fun! You learned so many new words and it was easy to learn the words for ‘dog’ and ‘house’ and ‘cheese.’ Before you knew it, you could put together a sentence. One day you realized you could have a basic conversation with someone in English. That was awesome!

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Study: Twitter Improves Student Learning in College Classrooms

Study: Twitter Improves Student Learning in College Classrooms | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The social network may benefit college students by engaging them in course material.
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Web Literacies White Paper

Web Literacies White Paper | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

The web is for everyone so, in essence, this web literacies paper is also for everyone. It is, however, likely to be of particular use and value to educators and academics looking for a reference point and framework to help develop web literacies in themselves and others.


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20 Interactive Whiteboard Resources for Teachers

20 Interactive Whiteboard Resources for Teachers | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
20 links to excellent websites to use on your interactive whiteboard / Smartboard...
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5 Great Website Builders for the Classroom

5 Great Website Builders for the Classroom | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Lately, every second person has their own website. Whether its to advertise their budding business or to describe their favorite hobbies, websites are a fantastic way to share and present informati...
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Free Technology for Teachers: Bibliography Templates for Google Documents

Free Technology for Teachers: Bibliography Templates for Google Documents | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Tools like EasyBib, refDot, and Citelighter can help students format their bibliographies. One problem with those tools is that students have to install browser extensions, create new accounts, or both in order to use them. If your students already use Google Docs there is an easy-to-access alternative.

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Twitter Hashtags In The Classroom

Twitter Hashtags In The Classroom | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

For the last couple of years that I have been on Twitter, I have seen the value of using a hashtag to connect and share ideas between educators all around the world. This shared learning has made my Twitter stream a lot easier to filter so I can find stuff that is more applicable to some of the work I am doing. I am never limited to that “stream”, but it is something that I go to often. For administrators, I have used #cpchat to share and find learning shared by and for school and division administrators. For our own school division, the hashtag #psd70 has been a great way to share articles amongst our own school division, while also connecting an area that is pretty large geographically. As the year progresses, we are seeing more educators in our division use this hashtag as a way to share their work while also using it as a “bat signal” to ask for help. For my own learning, these are two main hastags that I have used on a consistent basis.

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Interactive whiteboards - 8 ideas to keep it simple

Interactive whiteboards - 8 ideas to keep it simple | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
8 quick and simple ideas to create lesson activities for your Interactive whiteboard / smartboard / promethean Activ board. Ideal for teachers.
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Response: Working Smarter, Not Harder, With Neuroscience in the Classroom

Response: Working Smarter, Not Harder, With Neuroscience in the Classroom | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
An award-winning English and Social Studies teacher at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, Calif., Larry Ferlazzo is the author of Helping Students Motivate Themselves: Practical Answers To Classroom Challenges, The ESL/ELL Teacher's Survival...
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Spotting specific language impairment: signs for teachers to look out for

Spotting specific language impairment: signs for teachers to look out for | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Language difficulties may not be as high profile as dyslexia or autism, but they should be say Dorothy Bishop and Becky Clark...
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2010+ Free Powerpoint Templates PPT and Free PowerPoint Backgrounds

2010+ Free Powerpoint Templates PPT and Free PowerPoint Backgrounds | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
FPPT offers free most rated business Power Point templates, PowerPoint background, engineering and medical powerpoint designs, nature PPT and abstract PowerPoint templates...

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Reading - Guy Fawkes - Funky English

Reading - Guy Fawkes - Funky English | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Home > Lessons > Reading - Guy Fawkes   Guy Fawkes is an infamous British historical figure who for tried to blow up the Britis… (http://t.co/SPqrXX0Y English Reading Activity - With Audio and Quiz...

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