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Will It Matter If We Speak Different Languages In The Future? | Singularity Hub

Will It Matter If We Speak Different Languages In The Future? | Singularity Hub | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

The notion of ‘foreign’ languages is beginning to disappear, thanks to ongoing developments by the likes of Google and Facebook that help the thousands of languages across the world be less foreign and more accessible. How? By making language translation easier than ever. In light of the technological progress in translation software made over the last decade, we may very well be on the cusp of witnessing the majority of language barriers between people groups disappear.
Not only does that mean everyone will be able to speak their natural tongue, learning another language will be purely out of interest or linguistic study, not a degree requirement for students or mandatory continuing education for international business people.
Leading the way in these innovations is Google, and as the search engine has become popular so has its translation service. Google Translate now has 200 million monthly users accessing the service through web pages, YouTube, and mobile apps. According to Google’s CEO Larry Page, Google Translate now works with 64 languages instantly and for free.


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What Does It Take to Create Effective e-learning

What Does It Take to Create Effective e-learning | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Developing effective elearning requires expertise in Project Management, Computer-based Instructional Design, Multimedia Design, Instructional Technology a...

 

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http://leanforward.com/what-does-it-take-to-create-effective-e-learning/

 


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In Praise of Memorization: 10 Proven Brain Benefits - Best Colleges Online

In Praise of Memorization: 10 Proven Brain Benefits - Best Colleges Online | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

"Memory learning catches a lot of flack these days. Informed educators are often quick to write off rote memorization as an unnecessary and even harmful exercise, instead preferring to teach creativity and problem solving. While we agree that creative, analytical lessons are a great way to learn, it’s worth pointing out that memorization can still play an important role in learning, no matter your age. Read on to find 10 great benefits of memorization in school and beyond."


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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Build a PLN

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Build a PLN | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Richard Byrne:

 

I occasionally get questions or emails from people seeking advice about building a PLN (personal learning network) and recently I was asked if I could create a presentation on the topic. Embedded below is the first draft of a slide presentation about building a PLN. I welcome any and all suggestions for improvement.Richar


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How to give credit for learning with Open Educational Resources: Six

How to give credit for learning with Open Educational Resources: Six | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The workshop introduces scenarios for the accreditation of learning acquired through Open Education Resources (OERs), each with different degrees of 'unbundling' course design, provision and assessment between ...

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10 Great Free Google Forms Every Teacher Should Be Using

10 Great Free Google Forms Every Teacher Should Be Using | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Google Forms is a great free service by Google and that has a huge potential in education. Google Forms is very easy to use and does not require any advanced technology skills to run it. It is automatically built in Google Docs meaning it is completely web-based and does not require any software download. Anyway you can check this simple guide if you are not yet familiar with Google Docs .

Today's post, however, is about a great work that has been done by our colleague Tom Barret. He has created awesome example forms for different topics. He has also , thankfully , made all these forms availabe for us to download and use with our students. I have checked all his forms and I was really amazed by the great efforts he has put into them. You can use these forms with your students for sure but remember to keep in mind the great things you can do with Google Forms if you give it a little time.

Check out this list of forms below and click on any title to access its corresponding form. The pictures you see below are only half snapshots of each form:

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Cramberry

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This site offers an easy way to create your own virtual flashcard to study anything. You can also use other users' cards or share your own to help students. It supports many non-European typing scripts, like simplified Chinese and Japanese to help learn languages.

http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/ICT+%26+Web+Tools


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PowToon - Brings Awesomeness to your presentations

PowToon - Brings Awesomeness to your presentations | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
PowToon is a brand new presentation tool that allows you to create animated presentations and cartoon style videos just by dragging and dropping.

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BookChook's comment, July 25, 2012 12:16 AM
Have you played with it yet?I am finding it tricky to get the elements timed the way I want them in the little video.
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10 Presentation Habits My College Students – And You – Must UN-Learn

10 Presentation Habits My College Students – And You – Must UN-Learn | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

College students come into my classroom not only with a flurry of fears and insecurities, but also with baggage in the form of bad presentation habits they have developed over the years...


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Τεχνολογία στα σχολεία: Ναι αλλά με τη δική σας συσκευή!

Τεχνολογία στα σχολεία: Ναι αλλά με τη δική σας συσκευή! | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Ονομάζεται BYOD και είναι η νέα μόδα στο χώρο της εκπαίδευσης. Είναι η λύση (κατά πολλούς) στο πρόβλημα που προκαλείται με την οικονομική κρίση και εμποδίζει την χρήση της τεχνολογίας στα σχολεία.


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Το eTwinning βρίσκει ένα φίλο στο HOPE

Το eTwinning βρίσκει ένα φίλο στο HOPE | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Γνωρίζατε ότι εκπαιδευτικοί εργάζονται σε νοσοκομεία διδάσκοντας άρρωστα παιδιά και παιδιά με ειδικές ανάγκες; Φίλος του eTwinning, το HOPE (Hospital Organisation of Pedagogues in Europe – Νοσοκομειακή Οργάνωση Παιδαγωγών στην Ευρώπη) είναι μία ένωση Ευρωπαίων εκπαιδευτικών, που διδάσκουν σε νοσοκομεία, με σκοπό να βοηθήσουν στην παροχή εκπαίδευσης στα παιδιά, τα οποία δεν μπορούν να παρακολουθήσουν τακτικά το σχολικό πρόγραμμα


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Free Authoring Tools for eLearning

Free Authoring Tools for eLearning | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
In this post I will present you a list of Free Authoring Tools that you can use in your eLearning design and development process.

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English Raven: E-Learning and a fresh look at Multiple Choice questions...

English Raven: E-Learning and a fresh look at Multiple Choice questions... | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Multiple choice questions are usually applied as part of the horror of exams, but also increasingly in E-Learning courses in the quest to create automation and reduce the need for interaction with teachers.
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9 Great New Web Tools for Teachers

9 Great New Web Tools for Teachers | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

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Children's Literature That Appeals to Kids Everywhere

Children's Literature That Appeals to Kids Everywhere | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

One book can bring two different worlds together. That’s what two Vanderbilt students believed when they founded Teach Twice, "a social venture that educates children and their communities through stories and the exchange of culture."

Founders Trevor Burbank and Jason Wen, both recent Vanderbilt grads, wanted to foster community development internationally in a way that wasn't intrusive or overbearing. They decided to help create culturally relevant books with local artists and authors in developing countries. The books, sold in the United States, share a piece of a foreign culture, while profits are put back into the country the story came from.

 

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Microsoft PowerPoint 2013: Hands On

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013: Hands On | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

"I take a closer look at PowerPoint 2013 to see if its a worthwhile upgrade, or just the same old PowerPoint bloated with new, unnecessary features..."


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How can a writer use Scoop.It!?

How can a writer use Scoop.It!? | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

I'm blogging over at Molly Greene's today about how to use Scoop.It! So if you're looking at this topic and wondering how to get started, just jump on here.


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Facilitate a Writing Workshop Using Google Docs

Facilitate a Writing Workshop Using Google Docs | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
How would you like you like to improve your students' writing skills along with their technology skills? 

 

In this webinar, you will learn how to utilize the many features available in Google Docs to facilitate a digital writing workshop and maximize writing instruction in the 24/7 classroom.

 

Join me and SimpleK12 for a 30 minute webinar.

Tuesday, August 21 @3:00PM EST

 

 

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Eleven Principles of Efective Character Education

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Lexique français - anglais des sports olympiques

Lexique français - anglais des sports olympiques | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
L'INSEP nous offre un précieux lexique français/anglais de toutes les disciplines olympiques et paralympiques. Pour suivre les épreuves en VO !

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How to integrate dictionary work into lessons – An #ELTChat Summary | #ELTchat

How to integrate dictionary work into lessons – An #ELTChat Summary | #ELTchat | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

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Postcard Creator - ReadWriteThink

Postcard Creator - ReadWriteThink | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The Postcard Creator helps students learn to identify all the typical parts of a postcard, and then generate their own postcard messages by typing information into letter templates.

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Τεχνική Στήριξη Πληροφοριακών Συστημάτων Σχολικών Μονάδων

Τεχνική Στήριξη Πληροφοριακών Συστημάτων Σχολικών Μονάδων | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Τεχνική Στήριξη Πληροφοριακών Συστημάτων Σχολικών Μονάδων ΤΕΤ/ΕΑΙΤΥ...

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16 tools to make awesome Infographics

16 tools to make awesome Infographics | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Image Courtesy of Lunchbreath: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lunchbreath/5386623023/

Infographics are all the rage at the moment, particularly with the rise in popularity of sites like Pinterest where visuals and images of statistics are being shared.

What are inforgraphics?

Inforgraphics are visual representation of data with small, relevant and clearly displayed nuggets of information. But infographics are not just useful to consume, they are also useful to produce for your business. People want their information quicker and using visuals are an excellent way to do this. Their eye-catching appeal draws more attraction than your average blog. Comprising interesting facts presented in a concise nature will maintain the attention of your readers, plus it’s good to break up your blog with different types of content (video, articles, visuals etc)

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| εκπαίδευση-συμβουλευτική ενηλίκων & εφήβων | 3ο Πανελλήνιο Συνέδριο «Ένταξη και Χρήση των ΤΠΕ στην Εκπαιδευτική Διαδικασία», Πειραιάς 10-12 Μαΐου 2013 |

| εκπαίδευση-συμβουλευτική ενηλίκων & εφήβων | 3ο Πανελλήνιο Συνέδριο «Ένταξη και Χρήση των ΤΠΕ στην Εκπαιδευτική Διαδικασία», Πειραιάς 10-12 Μαΐου 2013 | | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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