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Tips, techniques to write in plain language

Tips, techniques to write in plain language | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
It's been two years since the Plain Language Writing Act became law. While agencies are doing a better job, more work needs to be done. A federal expert on plain language is offering agencies the writing tips he employs on a daily basis.

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8 Great Twitter Accounts for Students to Follow

8 Great Twitter Accounts for Students to Follow | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
If you’re looking for ways to encourage your students to get involved in Twitter, look no further than these great Twitter accounts for students.

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The 10 best words the internet has given English

The 10 best words the internet has given English | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
From hashtags to LOLs to Cupertinos and Scunthorpe problems, Tom Chatfield picks the most interesting neologisms drawn from the digital world

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Prezi Design Strategies

Can we apply concepts used in video production to Prezi design? Let's find out! In this Prezi I pull terms from Bruce Block's book _The Visual Story: Seeing the Structure of Film, TV, and New Media_. Let me know what you think.

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Tim Brook's curator insight, April 15, 2013 2:00 PM

I could use this with students using  prezi  - might need to be taken in sections though...

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, May 2, 2013 5:01 AM

It would be nice to see Prezi done really well.

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How 7 Education Technology Platforms Have Changed How We Learn

How 7 Education Technology Platforms Have Changed How We Learn | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

"Education technology has changed what’s possible in learning. No longer are students confined to desks, textbooks, or even classrooms or schools. Today, a student has at least the potential for access to apps, an incredible catalogue of videos, podcasts, learning simulations, digital communities and so much more, all through a simple internet connection. The following 7 educational technology platforms are good representatives of some of these changes, and the chart above is a snapshot of how exactly they’ve changed what’s possible in learning, from new sources of data to the potential for a global audience."


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EduTube Educational Videos | Learn something new every day

EduTube Educational Videos | Learn something new every day | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Find, watch and download the most popular online educational videos on EduTube.org. Find the best free videos in subject areas such as biology, chemistry, math, software and technology. Learn something new every day.

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Maria Persson's curator insight, April 18, 2013 9:49 PM

Always wonder...how did we ever learn new 'stuff' before Web 2.0 - encyclopedias I guess and libraries and books - which we can carry around on our phones...watch movies about 'stuff'. Cool.

vananh.com's comment, April 20, 2013 7:37 AM
now, we also wait 4 use web 3.0 in school
mariana chiappe's curator insight, April 25, 2013 8:16 AM

para ver que encontramos!!!!!!!

 

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How to Teach an Online Course using WordPress

How to Teach an Online Course using WordPress | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
If you have some great content you would like to teach, but don't own your own server or don't wish to subscribe to a hosting Website, there is a simple way to do it using a free blog space at WordPress.
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Twitter For Learning: 7 Ideas For Using Hashtags In The Classroom

Twitter For Learning: 7 Ideas For Using Hashtags In The Classroom | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
How can you use twitter for learning? How can you use hashtags in the classroom? It's very simple, really.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Use Shared Google Drive Folders to Distribute Assignments to Students

Free Technology for Teachers: Use Shared Google Drive Folders to Distribute Assignments to Students | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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When it greatly matters what English accent we’ve acquired

When it greatly matters what English accent we’ve acquired

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Vlad Rassypninsky's curator insight, April 14, 2013 3:53 AM

The unprecedented phenomenon in the history of world languages -- the transformation of English, as one of the most widespread international languages, into a language sui generis, the language of global communication -- raises a number of questions and, first of all, the question of the Global English standard, which could be taught throughout the world as opposed to national standards of the English language, whose use should be limited to certain localities or groups of speakers.

When speaking about the English accent that should be taught, one should keep in mind the new status that the English language acquired at the turn of the 20th century -- it must no longer be treated as the US, UK, Euro or any other variety, with the corresponding orientation to certain phonetic norms. The leading principle here is comprehension, rather than sounding 'cool' or 'pleasant' for speakers of some ethnic or national groups.

The question discussed in the given article (the Jose Carillo forum) treats English from the outdated perspective, that is, it still regards English as the preferred foreign language. The Phillippines is leading the world in the $150-billion business process outsourcing industry. Their call-centers are oriented to the American BPO market and, correspondingly, the American accent makes it easier to fit into the North American English environment. The same may be said about Indians, eager to enter the American BPO market. However, at present it would not be the right thing to claim that Global English is the American variety, even though the US standard impact on English as the Global Lingua Franca is widely recognized. Since English in the status of the universal language of global communication is a new phenomenon, it is not suprising that there is no recognized standard not only for its phonetic aspect but also for its grammatical and lexical structures.  However, neutralizing national accents and making one's sound more comprehensible for some 2 billion users of English over the world is essential.  

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40 Future Uses for Educational Technology [Infographic]

40 Future Uses for Educational Technology [Infographic] | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Education will be significantly different in 30 years. Educators spend entire careers writing lesson plans and curricula to better prepare students for challenges they’ve yet to encounter.

With the rapid advancement of technology, the nature of these challenges changes almost daily. The U.S. Department of Labor reports that 65 percent of grade-school students will end up in jobs that haven’t been invented yet.

So, what exactly will the jobs of the future look like? And what must schools do to keep pace? Edudemic recently posted this infographic from Envisioning Tech, which maps out 40 ways education and technology will change over the next 30 years. Check it out.

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The Best Tips and Tweaks for Getting the Most Out of Google Chrome

The Best Tips and Tweaks for Getting the Most Out of Google Chrome | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Recently, we gathered the best tips and tweaks for Firefox. Google Chrome is another very popular browser, and we have collected some very useful tips and tricks for Google Chrome here.

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Ray Hiltz's curator insight, April 14, 2013 9:13 AM

Handy Chrome tips for tabs....

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20 Google Docs Secrets for busy teachers and students.

20 Google Docs Secrets for busy teachers and students. | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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Soft Skills PowerPoint Template | Free Powerpoint Templates

Soft Skills PowerPoint Template | Free Powerpoint Templates | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Soft Skills PowerPoint template is a free clean template with people silhouette in the slide design that you can download and use for presentations on soft skills under an organization

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If you don't know grammar, you can't write English – Telegraph Blogs

If you don't know grammar, you can't write English – Telegraph Blogs | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

You can't follow the rules of a language – or break them in an entertaining, pointed way – unless you know them. One of the most insidious arguments made by progressive educationalists is that grammar is a pointless, arcane art, insisted on by the middle classes to exclude the working classes. It's rubbish, of course. Grammar is ...


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Free Videoconferencing, Collaborative Viewing and Screencasting with Rabbit

 

 


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Selin Carrasco's curator insight, April 22, 2013 12:21 AM

lo que mas he buscado - a probar ahora!!

Raquel Oliveira's comment, April 25, 2013 5:28 PM
Hope this will be available for all very soon as e learning tool.
Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, April 25, 2013 5:29 PM

Amazing chat tool for better learning experiences.

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50 Education Technology Tools You Can Start Using Today - Edudemic

50 Education Technology Tools You Can Start Using Today - Edudemic | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Finding the best education technology tools is a time-consuming task. It may even be viewed as a chore (for some). Not with this fabulous list, though!
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Create a Classroom or School Google+ Community

Create a Classroom or School Google+ Community | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Google+ Community A Google+ community is a forum where people with common interests come together to interact on the Web. This would be an ideal tool for schools who use Google Apps in Education.

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vananh.com's comment, April 20, 2013 7:36 AM
Oh, when did you start to use this in your school? Paul ?
carfrasa's curator insight, April 22, 2013 8:28 AM

Alcuni spunti per usare Google+ nell'insegnamento

Lily Bolig's comment, April 23, 2013 1:46 AM
I haven't had a chance to use it yet, but I'm definitely interested!
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The 18 Characteristics of Great Principals ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 18 Characteristics of Great Principals ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

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Internet Slang words - Internet Dictionary -

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Internet Slang words - Internet Dictionary. Internet Slang. A list of common slang words, acronyms and abbreviations as used in websites, ICQ chat rooms, blogs, SMS, and internet forums.

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Evaluating web-based tools for language instruction

Evaluating web-based tools for language instruction | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Over the last few years, interest in web-based tools has expanded rapidly, but how do we know which ones to use and which to avoid? In this workshop, we will look together at some web and mobile applications and establish criteria by which we can evaluate them to ensure we use tools that will lead to enhanced language learning.


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Dr.Revathi Viswanath's comment, April 18, 2013 5:07 AM
Very informative presentation. I created my account in some of the links.
Blake Turnbull's curator insight, April 19, 2013 12:22 AM

A 50 minute online seminar/class on how to best evaluate web-based tools in determining which ones beneficial to use, and which ones are not.

Gayla Keesee's curator insight, April 25, 2013 7:45 AM

Nice overview of tools for the language classroom.

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15 Blogging Tips for Students and Teachers | Primary Tech

15 Blogging Tips for Students and Teachers | Primary Tech | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
This post was originally published last year as 10 Blogging Tips for Students and Teachers. As I regularly help students and other teachers set up their
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IDEA International Dialects of English Archive

The International Dialects of English Archive was created in 1997 as the first online archive of primary-source recordings of English dialects and accents as heard around the world.  Welcome to the redesigned 2012 Website.


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Nicos Sifakis's curator insight, April 13, 2013 4:38 AM

Have a look at this really useful and continuously expanding site, a rich database of English dialects (from all around the Kachruvian Circles). really useful for EFL teachers, and, most certainly, for ELFers!

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What Exactly Is Blended Learning? | Edudemic

What Exactly Is Blended Learning? | Edudemic | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

We’ve been discussing blended learning in the Edudemic Magazine for several months but I had been struggling to find a video that helps explain what it actually is and why you should care.

Then I happened upon one of the startups I’ve been watching. Education Elements has a terrific page along with a video to describe exactly what blended learning is, what it hopes to achieve, and what it looks like.

I’ve embedded the video and some helpful snippets of information below. Be sure to check out the page for more information!


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Blended Learning in English Language Teaching.


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