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» 9 Ways to Twitter Your Personal Development :zenhabits

A quick Google search produces what feels like a million and one guides explaining what Twitter is and how to use it. Leo has several great guides himself here on Zen Habits. But like any community, as Twitter grows it will begin to split up into smaller communities – after all no matter how much we might want to participate in the full Twitter-stream, we can only handle a small portion of it.

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Integrating the 16 Habits of Mind

Integrating the 16 Habits of Mind | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
In outcomes-based learning environments, we generally see three elements in play: 1) learning objectives or targets are created from given standards; 2) instruction of some kind is given; and then 3)...
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Connected Mind - create mind maps

Connected Mind - create mind maps | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Draw unique and memorable mind maps, store them in the cloud for free and access them anywhere. Works on Google Chrome.


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Audrey's comment, June 9, 2013 6:38 PM
This is brilliant!!
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20 Must-Have Digital Teaching Tools For Parents | Edudemic

20 Must-Have Digital Teaching Tools For Parents | Edudemic | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Parents have it tough. They’re tasked with ensuring their children have the best nutrition, experiences, and education. There’s basically a library of apps that can help you out with all three.

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We Are Teachers

We Are Teachers | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
WeAreTeachers is a powerful online community for teachers with thousands of teacher-submitted teaching ideas, offering a unique forum for innovation and collaboration amongst educators.
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A 60 Seconds Guide to The Use of Blogging in Education

A 60 Seconds Guide to The Use of Blogging in Education | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A few months ago Educational Technology and Mobile Learning posted a detailed guide on how Teachers can Use Blogging in Education. We are glad this post has received a wide interaction from...

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SLS Guernsey's curator insight, January 23, 2015 3:43 AM

Blogging is a really important tool to help with literacy skills. Give it a try.

Denis Lundie's curator insight, January 23, 2015 7:18 AM

Writing for the web, in all forms, is an essential communication skill. All languages should teach the techniques and rules that apply to writing for the web.

Dênia Falcão's curator insight, January 23, 2015 12:37 PM

adicionar a sua visão ...

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Nik's Learning Technology Blog: Two Contrasting Views of Educational Technology

Nik's Learning Technology Blog: Two Contrasting Views of Educational Technology | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

I’d like to share a couple of videos with you that I have used recently in the courses I teach. I find these videos particularly interesting because they show such contrasting approaches to learning and in particular - for want of a better word - elearning.

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6 Great Note-Taking Tools for Students and Teachers

6 Great Note-Taking Tools for Students and Teachers | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
6 fantastic note-taking tools for taking and sharing notes in education.
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How teachers use social media in the classroom to beef up instruction

How teachers use social media in the classroom to beef up instruction | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Sites like Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest are helping teachers and students communicate and share knowledge.
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Classroom Newspaper Google Docs Style!

Classroom Newspaper Google Docs Style! | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Great Ideas! Love the idea of uploading newspaper to Youblisher. Turns it into a flippable page newspaper.


Via KB...Konnected, R.Conrath, Ed.D., Ann Papi Castro, michel verstrepen
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Miles McGeehan's curator insight, September 16, 2013 10:42 AM

Great application for third graders!

Rachel Marker's curator insight, September 27, 2013 11:30 PM

Could replace monthly newsletter. Student written!

Annie Gual-Arnoux Gwynn's curator insight, November 22, 2014 3:51 AM
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What Does Student Blogging Exactly Do?

What Does Student Blogging Exactly Do? | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

As a proponent of student blogging I am often asked what it "does" for my students. The thing is, it does quite a bit.

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Protect Your Eyes from Computer Screens

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Protect Your Eyes from Computer Screens | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

A few weeks ago The Atlantic had a story about the Vision Council's recent report on digital eye strain. The sixteen page report (link opens as PDF) includes a couple of graphics that show you how you can reduce the strain on your eyes when working on your computer or smartphone. I've inserted the graphics below. To get the full size version of the graphics you will have to download the PDF.

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10 Valid Reasons to Skip an Exercise in Your ESL Coursebook

10 Valid Reasons to Skip an Exercise in Your ESL Coursebook | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
What would ESL teachers do without the coursebook? It's our very own GPS for guiding our students towards the ESL fluency they so desire. Or is it?
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VocabGrabber : Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus

Vocab Grabber is a great site because it helps you find simple definitions for words.  It is a great vocabulary learning aid.  It is also helpful for class preparation


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5 Tools to Improve Teacher Performance in the Classroom > Eye On Education

5 Tools to Improve Teacher Performance in the Classroom > Eye On Education | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
As principal, it's your job to improve teacher performance in the classroom. As we have seen, this takes time. The principal’s toolbox contains many options, from walkthroughs and performance feedback sheets to mobile device reporting printouts and so on. Many of these look like attempts to mandate effectiveness, which of course we know is not possible. But we do know that improving performance depends on regular classroom visits. Let’s take a look at the basics of what that means.
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Teachers Roadmap to The Use of Twitter in Education

Teachers Roadmap to The Use of Twitter in Education | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Twitter is a social network of huge importance for us in education. We have posted several articles about it here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning and there is even a separate section where you can access all the educational tools you might need to effectively leverage Twitter in your teaching and learning.

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10 Truths About Educational Technology

10 Truths About Educational Technology | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A few brief, high-impact guidelines for using technology in the classroom.

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The eisenhower box: save your time by prioritizing your tasks

The eisenhower box: save your time by prioritizing your tasks | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

How do you define which task to start with and which one to put aside? The eisenhower box gives you a very easy trick to define the way to treat your various tasks.


Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge, AlGonzalezinfo, Content, Malachy Scullion
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When have too much on my mind. I have to decide what I do with all the plans I have.
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eLearning Guild Research: What Are the Benefits of Social Learning? by Patti Shank : Learning Solutions Magazine

eLearning Guild Research: What Are the Benefits of Social Learning? by Patti Shank : Learning Solutions Magazine | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Many people think social learning is new. You know … you have a question and post it on Twitter and someone posts an answer. Or you have a discussion in one of your grad classes using a discussion forum. There are two issues with this way of thinking. The first one, as Ben Betts explains so humorously at the beginning of the new Guild research report, Social Learning: Answers to Eight Crucial Questions:

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Teachers can make ebooks for free with QuarkXpress

Teachers can make ebooks for free with QuarkXpress | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Teachers can download QuarkXpress, worth nearly £1,000, for free in new offer...
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Beyond Beiber: Twitter improves student learning

Beyond Beiber: Twitter improves student learning | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Twitter, best known as the 140-character social-networking site where Justin Beiber and Lady Gaga chit-chat with fans, has become a new literary format that is improving student learning, a new study argues.
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Dropbox Giving Away 3GB Free To Anyone With .edu Address | Edudemic

Dropbox Giving Away 3GB Free To Anyone With .edu Address | Edudemic | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Dropbox is literally one of the most used apps and web tools in education today. That’s according to a recent review we at Edudemic did. So it’s no surprise that Dropbox has noticed this … and wants to keep the edu-train rolling.

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The New 10 YouTube Educational Gurus

The New 10 YouTube Educational Gurus | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

It was not long ago since we posted here about the contest launched by YouTube in partnership with Khan Academy. They both were looking for some bright and inspiring educational content creators who have " what it takes to build a global classroom ". Two of my readers here have applied (there might probably be more but these two have sent me their video contributions) and one of them was initially accepted in the first selection that listed 1000 candidates but was eliminated in the final selection.

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EUROPA - PRESS RELEASES - Press Release - Teachers' salaries reduced or frozen in growing number of European countries

EUROPA - PRESS RELEASES - Press Release - Teachers' salaries reduced or frozen in growing number of European countries | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
European Commission - Press Release - European Commission Press release Brussels, 5 October 2012 Sixteen European countries have reduced or frozen teachers' salaries in response to the economic downturn.
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