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How to Add a Twitter Widget | The Edublogger

How to Add a Twitter Widget | The Edublogger | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

One of the most common questions we’re asked is how to add a Twitter widget to a blog sidebar.

Once you know how embed the Twitter widget it is really simple but, it has become more complicated to explain due to recent changes to Twitter so we’ve decided to show you how it’s done.

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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Ways for Students to Publish in Under a Minute

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Ways for Students to Publish in Under a Minute | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

There are many excellent platforms that teachers and students can use to create and maintain a blog throughout the school year. Depending upon your chosen purpose for student blogging, some platforms are better than others. But if you just want students to occasionally publish an essay to the web for peer review, you might not need a full-fledged blogging platform. Here are five ways that you can have students publish their essays to the web in under a minute (writing and editing time excluded).

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Top 10 Uses For Dropbox You May Not Have Thought Of

Top 10 Uses For Dropbox You May Not Have Thought Of | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
For many advanced computer users, Dropbox is the premiere cloud-based storage and sharing document service. It has replaced the Documents folder on my Mac, and is the primary way I sync files between my devices.
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YouTube brings interactive quizzes to videos with Questions Editor beta

YouTube brings interactive quizzes to videos with Questions Editor beta | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Feel like something's missing from your YouTube viewing experience -- like some good 'ol multiple-choice questions?
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Abroad Languages Blog » Blog Archive » Interactive Learning Effective in Learning a Language

Abroad Languages Blog » Blog Archive » Interactive Learning Effective in Learning a Language | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Constant communication is one of the most inspired keys to allow learners to master learning a language. The more frequent, often, and consistent a language learner is in conquering to learn English language, the more he became knowledgeable with the language.

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10 Innovative Ideas for Class Blogs

10 Innovative Ideas for Class Blogs | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
10 great ideas for teachers to make class blogs more interesting and exciting...
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100 Inspiring Ways to Use Social Media In the Classroom

100 Inspiring Ways to Use Social Media In the Classroom | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Social media may have started out as a fun way to connect with friends, but it has evolved to become a powerful tool for education and business.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, RitaZ
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100 Zeros: Why The Google Cloud Is Secure For Education

100 Zeros: Why The Google Cloud Is Secure For Education | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Google Plus looks like it already hit 20 million users in under a month and the chatter about it coming to Google Apps is loud. I have heard the security conversation catching up in volume as we revisit whether cloud computing can offer the security we want for our students and schools. Knowledge is power so if you still are learning about Google Plus see Steve Anderson's collection of Google Plus goodies. If you are ready for the security truth then here it is: Google's cloud storage is more secure than anything you are doing.

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12 Great Educational Videos you Should Not Miss

12 Great Educational Videos you Should Not Miss | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

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Web2.0 Technologies for Educators

Brief description of some Web2.0 tools for teachers...


Via Mbarek Akaddar, Indrit Bulku, Nikos Rouskas
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New Teachers: Twenty Tips for Success

New Teachers: Twenty Tips for Success | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
In no way do I want to add to the burden of the already-filled-to-the-brim new teacher stress bucket. I do, however, want to share just 20 tidbits which I hope will help ease new teachers into a fun, successful school year.
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Free Technology for Teachers: 7 Good Sources of Creative Writing Prompts

Free Technology for Teachers: 7 Good Sources of Creative Writing Prompts | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

For some students the hardest part of starting a creative writing assignment is generating an idea to write about. Here are seven good sources of writing prompts that you can share with your students.

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How To Use A Mind Map

A video tutorial on How To Use A Mind Map that will improve your exams skills. Learn how to get good at exams from Videojug's hand-picked professionals.


Via Bas Kooter, NikolaosKourakos
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Great Twitter Tools for your Professional Development

Great Twitter Tools for your Professional Development | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

There is no blinking the fact that Twitter is a great social networking tool with a huge and promising potential in education. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is trying to tap into this potential with a series of posts covering and reviewing web tools together with providing tips on how to effectively leverage this medium in the teaching and learning process. There is a section here labelled Educational Twitter Tools, in case you are a new reader to this blog, where you can have free access to a plethora of posts all talking about Twitter and its possible applicability in education.

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Autonomy, Social Networking and Professional Development

Autonomy, Social Networking and Professional Development | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Marisa Constantinides is one of project partners of aPLaNet and she gave a concurrent keynote entitled “Autonomous Professional Development Begins at Home”.  In this session, Marisa outlined ample ...
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Using QR Codes in the Classroom

Using QR Codes in the Classroom | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Mary Beth Hertz (@mbteach on Twitter) is an elementary computer teacher in Philadelphia, PA and a regular blogger on Edutopia. You can read more of her work on her own blog at Philly-teacher.
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25 Of The Best Pinterest Boards In Education

25 Of The Best Pinterest Boards In Education | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
 Blogs and Twitter aren’t the only social tools out there that can help you keep up with the latest and greatest developments in educational technology.…...
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15 Free Learning Tools You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

15 Free Learning Tools You’ve Probably Never Heard Of | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
  It can be hard to keep up with the ever-growing list of free educational sites out there, much less distinguish which ones will best…...
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14 Special Google Searches That Show Instant Answers - How-To Geek

14 Special Google Searches That Show Instant Answers - How-To Geek | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Google can do more than display lists of websites – Google will give you quick answers to many special searches. While Google isn’t quite as advanced as Wolfram Alpha, it has quite a few tricks up its sleeve.

Via Patty Ball
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Why Kids Need Schools to Change

Why Kids Need Schools to Change | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Flickr: Elizabeth Albert The current structure of the school day is obsolete, most would agree.
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When Education Hits Social Media (Part III)

This series of 3 presentations demonstrates how a university can be mapped as a whole on a social media platform.

Via Costas Vasiliou
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How Do We Measure What Really Counts In The Classroom?

How Do We Measure What Really Counts In The Classroom? | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The world is caught up in an Information Age revolution, where we are all evaluating products, restaurants, doctors, books, hotels, and everything else online, but education has not yet moved past the standardized assessment, which was invented in...
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Teacher Training Needed to Meet Technology Needs in Classrooms - US News and World Report

Teacher Training Needed to Meet Technology Needs in Classrooms - US News and World Report | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
China tops the United States in technology integration in schools.
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Top Tips for Tweeting Teachers

Top Tips for Tweeting Teachers | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
With so many tech-savvy teachers turning to the social networking site Twitter, here are some top tips for Tweeting teachers to get ahead.
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