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Six Things Education Can Learn From Neuroscience

Six Things Education Can Learn From Neuroscience | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Six Things Education Can Learn From Neuroscience...
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Oxford English Dictionary Wants You To Help Crowdsource Word Origins | Edudemic

Oxford English Dictionary Wants You To Help Crowdsource Word Origins | Edudemic | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

The Oxford English Dictionary wants YOU! They’ve just launched OED Appeals, a dedicated community space where OED editors solicit help in unearthing new information about the history and usage of English. The website will enable the public to post evidence in direct response to editors, fostering a collective effort to record the English language and find the true roots of our vocabulary.

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How to Back Up and Migrate Your Posterous Spaces to Tumblr, Blogger, or WordPress

How to Back Up and Migrate Your Posterous Spaces to Tumblr, Blogger, or WordPress | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Yesterday afternoon, Twitter announced that they had acquired blogging platform Posterous, and by all indications, it was mostly for the talent. If you're a Posterous user, this means that your Posterous blog, called Posterous Spaces, is in limbo.
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8 Great Free Educational Resources for Teachers

8 Great Free Educational Resources for Teachers | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

It is really amazing how technology is transforming education and making it way easier and better than it used to be. If you are a digital immigrant like me (30 years old up), you would exactly not only know what I am talking about but also feel it. When I think back to those pen and pencil days when instruction used to take place in a boring classroom full of chalk dust and how hard and limited our access to information was, I know how lucky our students are to be living in this digital boom where unlimited knowledge is at their fingertips.

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The Best Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers - 2012 Edition


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Thanks, Baiba & André.
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What are educators' professional obligations to learn from social media channels? | Dangerously Irrelevant

What are educators' professional obligations to learn from social media channels? | Dangerously Irrelevant | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Paul Bogush pushed back (in a nice way) on my recently-popular post, If you were on Twitter.
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How to embed YouTube clips into powerpoint

How to embed YouTube clips into powerpoint | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A short guide to embedding a YouTube video directly into a PowerPoint 2007 or 2010 slide.
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Quickly Create Interactive Text Activities with Textivate

Quickly Create Interactive Text Activities with Textivate | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Textivate is a simple web tool which allows users to automatically generate a range of interactive browser-based activities based on any text of up to 500 words.
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Skype in the Classroom Adds New Partners and Resources for Teachers -- THE Journal

Skype in the Classroom Adds New Partners and Resources for Teachers -- THE Journal | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Skype in the classroom, a free online educational enrichment community for teachers, has added six new partner organizations to its roster, including NASA's Digital Learning Center, The National Museum of the Royal Navy and HMS Victory, British...
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50 Education Leaders Worth Following On Twitter | Edudemic

50 Education Leaders Worth Following On Twitter | Edudemic | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

How do you discover the education news and research that matters to you? Probably by curating a list of the top thought leaders, local people you want to keep track of, and a smattering of other helpful folks.

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Powerpoint for teachers

Powerpoint for teachers | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Submitted by Rob Lewis on 21 December, 2011 - 11:00
This is something I've already blogged about - if you have the right facilities in your classroom, powerpoint can be a very useful addition to your teaching toolkit.

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40 Creative Ways Teachers Are Using Cell Phones in the Classroom - Online Universities

40 Creative Ways Teachers Are Using Cell Phones in the Classroom - Online Universities | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Teachers aren't just seeing cell phones as potential disruptions these days; many are using them in the classroom to teach in creative ways.
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Twitter Covers & Twitter Header Images - TwitrCovers.com

Twitter Covers & Twitter Header Images - TwitrCovers.com | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Get your new Twitter Profile Cover Photo now. We have got the best collection of Twitter Covers & Twitter Header Images!

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FiveFilters PDF Newspaper: Create a PDF newspaper online for free

FiveFilters PDF Newspaper: Create a PDF newspaper online for free | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Even with the advent of online content, the printed page is still a simple and effective way of giving students reading assignments in class.
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Sounds of English: additional material

Sounds of English: additional material | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Sounds of English provides an introduction to the attributes of the sound system of the language.  It provides information on phonetics, phonology, and orthography.  

 

Shona Whyte:

Drew Ward has 7 pages on articulation and different categories of consonant.


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5 Back-to-school strategies to support English language learners

5 Back-to-school strategies to support English language learners | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Achievement gaps between English language learners and native English-speaking students are deeply rooted, pervasive, complex, and challenging. Here are 5 strategies to support English language learners in the classroom.
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YouTube's Official Guide for Educators

YouTube's Official Guide for Educators | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Again YouTube under spotlight here but this time with a great guide designed specifically for teachers and educators. This guide is created by YouTube itself and has a detailed explanation together with some awesome tutorials on everything a teacher needs to know about the use of this video platform in education.

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Word Stress

This page will teach you why word stress is the key to understanding rapid spoken English. Listen to the examples!

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Free Technology for Teachers: Use Wikibrains as a Story Starter

Free Technology for Teachers: Use Wikibrains as a Story Starter | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Wikibrains is a neat website designed to help you brainstorm in a web format. When you brainstorm on Wikibrains you're also performing a basic Internet search at the same time. To create a brainstorm web on Wikibrains start by entering one word or phrase. When you enter a word you will be prompted to add more words by completing the phrase, "Makes me think off..." Each new word or phrase that you enter will be added to your web. As you enter words on the right side of the screen you will see links to search results about each word.

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Grammar Girl : Top Ten Grammar Myths :: Quick and Dirty Tips ™

Grammar Girl : Top Ten Grammar Myths :: Quick and Dirty Tips ™ | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Ten common grammar rules that are really just myths. You can't end a sentence with a preposition and you shouldn't split an infinitive are two myths.
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The Cost of eLearning 2.0

eLearning consultant for eLearn Magazine, Mr. Schechter details the cost of implementing the traditional learning management systems.
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Facebook Introduces Pinterest-Style, Curated "Collections"

Facebook Introduces Pinterest-Style, Curated "Collections" | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Facebook has introduced a new curation feature designed to allow its users to collect and organize their favorite "products" into so-called "Collections".

 

According to Hubspot "the new feature called 'Collections,' allows marketers to add “Want” or “Collect” buttons to news feed posts about products."

 

Source: http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/33698/Facebook-Tests-Pinterest-Style-Feature-Called-Collections.aspx

 

The new FB "Collections" is publicly available to everyone, and it is being tested "with 7 retail partners -- Pottery Barn, Wayfair, Victoria’s Secret, Michael Kors, Neiman Marcus, Smith Optics, and Fab.com."

(you need to go to those FB brad pages to test it).

 

It also seems that the feature can be activated in at least three different ways by one of these three upcoming action buttons:

 

a) "Want": adds the product to a Timeline section of a user's profile called “Wishlist”

 

b) "Collect": adds the item to a Collection called “Products”

 

c) "Like": a special version of the standard "Like" button that also adds the item to “Products”

 

N.B.: While Collections are free for business pages to use, they're only visible to the page's fans. You have to "Like" the page in order to see these types of posts.

 

Find out more here: http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/33698/Facebook-Tests-Pinterest-Style-Feature-Called-Collections.aspx

 

and here: http://techcrunch.com/2012/10/08/facebook-collections/ ;

 

 


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Let creativity into the language class

Let creativity into the language class | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The language classroom is the obvious place to let imagination run free...
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…and this is why teachers should have blogs

…and this is why teachers should have blogs | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

I have been a big advocate of blogging for teachers, but not until I started doing it myself. Personally, I realized that the time I take to sit down and reflect on what I do, what I read, or what I observe has really helped my own path as an educator and an administrator. Sometimes, for my own clarification, I go back and read my own blog to look at what I have done and how I can continuously work on it to improve. This transparent way of learning is something that I believe can not only improve the teaching profession as a whole (for example, take a look at the conversation on this Pernille Ripp post from today), but is something that could really improve learning for our students.

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4shared: Free 15 GB Online File Storage, Online File Sharing || Free Software

4shared: Free 15 GB Online File Storage, Online File Sharing || Free Software | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
4shared is a free online file storage and file sharing service. This gives you 15 GB free online storage space to store files online.

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