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Another Why You Should Try Twitter Post | Krissy Venosdale {Venspired}

Another Why You Should Try Twitter Post | Krissy Venosdale {Venspired} | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

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Driven to distraction: How to help wired students learn to focus | eSchool News

Driven to distraction: How to help wired students learn to focus | eSchool News | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Today's digital technologies are creating an easily distracted generation with short attention spans. Here's one way to fight back.
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20+ Powerful Online Presentation Tools

20+ Powerful Online Presentation Tools | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Online presentations are considered as a really effective marketing and communication tool.

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Literature is Great

Literature is Great | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

More than half the world's children study Shakespeare, but the story of Britain's literature doesn't end with the Bard. Classic writers like Dickens are known around the globe, and modern British writers have their own special magic.

If you'd like to talk about literature in class, there is a Literature is Great lesson plan on the British Council TeachingEnglish site.

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Oxford Dictionaries UK Word of the Year 2012: ‘omnishambles’

Oxford Dictionaries UK Word of the Year 2012: ‘omnishambles’ | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Today, OUP announced their Oxford Dictionaries UK Word of the Year for 2012.
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Learnist: A Helpful Tool on the Road to Inquiry

Learnist: A Helpful Tool on the Road to Inquiry | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The meaningful and careful use of technology is one of the most significant conversations in education today.
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The Six Ingredients That Make eLearning Courses Relevant

The Six Ingredients That Make eLearning Courses Relevant | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
If you want to create engaging eLearning courses you should start considering one main factor: relevance. This means creating compelling courses that speak directly to your audience.

 

In eLearning, creating relevant and meaningful experiences for your target audience has always been the best way to capture learners. On the contrary, if your learners have no interest in your course, the information you have sent will convey very little value and success...


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Tips on Writing For Children

Tips on Writing For Children | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Tips For Writing Childrens Books !    Children books of today deal with more than just fairytails, and fantasy.

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Great Free Lesson Plans from Google to Teachers

Great Free Lesson Plans from Google to Teachers | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Κανόνες και συμβουλές για σωστές αναζητήσεις από το Google Education ειδικά για εκπαιδευτικούς.

 


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Social Media is the New Normal for Educators

Social Media is the New Normal for Educators | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

The term “new normal” is the lingo used to describe drastic change in doing something or life after a major event. The change is usually quick and immediate. It alters one’s approach to something or way of life. In the educational world a slower transition is happening that will create a new normal. That change agent is social media. Social media has been around for some time but its practical use is relatively new to educators. As I engage more and more educators in the use of social media for educational purposes I hear a lot of the same questions. Here are some of the most common questions with my responses.

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Google Tools for eLearning Professionals

Google Tools for eLearning Professionals | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

eLearning professionals can use one or more Google tools from the following list to achieve better learning outcomes.

Better learning outcomes comes from collaborative learning and highly interactive eLearning courses that are carefully planned. Always remember that a learning tool or simply a software is the median. We as eLearning professionals give value to any tool based on the way that we use it.  The limit is your creativity!

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10 Ways To Honor Mistakes In The Learning Process

10 Ways To Honor Mistakes In The Learning Process | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Today, if you asked me about my most memorable learning failures, I will tell you I am glad they happened.  My errors have made me a better teacher and learner.  I can now relate to students who have a difficult time understanding a concept.  The failures themselves may not have been my strongest point, but what I learned from them was invaluable.  Mistakes can be excellent learning opportunities.


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14 Great Facebook Groups Every Teacher should Know about

14 Great Facebook Groups Every Teacher should Know about | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Social media networking is a requisite for today's learning. We are living in a digitally wired world where the power of information rests with those who are properly 'connected'. In our context , a teacher who does not employ social media is deemed to be obsolete It is like driving a car for a decade without having an oil change. The engine will definitely get rusted and fell apart so do our minds when they do not have food for their thoughts. The food is plentiful and is everywhere you just need someone to show you where to start and this is our job here Educational Technology and Mobile Learning : help you get food for your thoughts using technology and also learn from your suggestions and feedback.

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Grammar Girl : Should You Ever Put a Space Before a Period? :: Quick and Dirty Tips ™

Grammar Girl : Should You Ever Put a Space Before a Period? :: Quick and Dirty Tips ™ | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Find out why people are suddenly putting spaces before periods, question marks, and exclamation point--and if it’s ever right to do it.
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100 Ways To Use Twitter In Education, By Degree Of Difficulty - Edudemic

100 Ways To Use Twitter In Education, By Degree Of Difficulty - Edudemic | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Twitter may have started off as a fun social media site for keeping up with friends and sharing updates about daily life, but it’s become much more than that for many users over the past few years as the site has evolved and grown.

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5 Ways To Send Files To Your Dropbox Without Using Dropbox

5 Ways To Send Files To Your Dropbox Without Using Dropbox | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Dropbox is awesome. Sometimes I don’t know how I lived before I had Dropbox, and I’m sure I’m not the only one. But as much as we take Dropbox for granted, many people still don’t use it, or don’t even know about it (yes, it’s true!
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Oxford Dictionaries USA Word of the Year 2012 is ‘to GIF’

Oxford Dictionaries USA Word of the Year 2012 is ‘to GIF’ | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Today, OUP announced their Oxford Dictionaries US Word of the Year for 2012.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Create Simple Narrated Photostories with Pixntell

Free Technology for Teachers: Create Simple Narrated Photostories with Pixntell | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Pixntell is an iPad app for quickly creating simple narrated photostories. To create a story using Pixntell all that you need to do is start a new project, select some images, place them in order, and then start talking about each of your pictures. You control the timing for each image. If you want to talk about your first picture for twenty seconds, your second picture for just three seconds, and your third picture for fifteen seconds, you can do that. When your project is complete you can upload it directly to YouTube, share it on Facebook, or send to friends via email.

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7 Awesome Collaborative Whiteboard Tools for Teachers

7 Awesome Collaborative Whiteboard Tools for Teachers | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

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Beginners' Introduction to Gmail | Teachem

Beginners' Introduction to Gmail | Teachem | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

A great place to start if you're using Gmail for the first time.


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Get more out of Google: Tips for students doing online research [infographic]

Get more out of Google: Tips for students doing online research [infographic] | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
This is a great online research infographic that could be turned into a poster for the classroom.

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Connected Educators: 80 Great Twitter Accounts for Teachers | My Town Tutors

Connected Educators: 80 Great Twitter Accounts for Teachers | My Town Tutors | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Connected Educators: 80 Great Twitter Accounts for Teachers...

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This is the way

This is the way | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

What do you do in the morning? Do you brush your teeth? Listen to a traditional song about the things that we do in the morning.

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Free Technology for Teachers: 77 Web Resources for Teachers to Try This Summer

Free Technology for Teachers: 77 Web Resources for Teachers to Try This Summer | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

The school year is either over or almost over for the majority of readers of Free Technology for Teachers. The summer is a good time to explore and experiment with new things that you might use in the fall. In the PDF below I've compiled 77 resources that you might want try out over the next couple of months. Even if there's nothing new to you in it, please consider passing it along to a colleague that could discover a few new things from it.

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How can schools take global learning to the next level?

How can schools take global learning to the next level? | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
It's time for global learning to go beyond food, flags and festivals.
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