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Web 2.0 in Education Wiki with Mlearning and more resources

Web 2.0 in Education Wiki with Mlearning and more resources | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

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The Britishisation of American English

The Britishisation of American English | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
There appears to be little that irks a British language pedant more than Americanisms entering the British vocabulary. But it is also happening the other way round.
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Don’t use a 2.0 technology in a 1.0 way

Don’t use a 2.0 technology in a 1.0 way | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
“And that's the grand dilemma of social networking: it's intended to allow participation, to let companies and individuals all engage and interact, but a...
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Debunking the 4 Myths of Social Learning | | Blackboard blogs

Debunking the 4 Myths of Social Learning | | Blackboard blogs | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Earlier this year, a handful of leader’s from higher ed institutions met at a symposium for a day-long session to chat about key topics and issues facing their institutions. One of the topics of the day was on Social Learning – what it is and what it isn’t, and no, it’s not new. What dawned on us after the conversations is that the term means a lot of different things to different people.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Pin-a-Tale - A Map of British Literature

Free Technology for Teachers: Pin-a-Tale - A Map of British Literature | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

The British Library recently started a crowd-sourced mapping project. Pin-a-Tale is a map of places that have influenced British literature over the last 1,000 years. The pins on the map contain images and short stories about how places in the British Isles have influenced writing.

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12 free cloud storage options

12 free cloud storage options | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
There's Dropbox, Box, iCloud, Google Drive and others, but which is right for you?
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Blended Learning is Not the Only Way to Personalize Learning

Blended Learning is Not the Only Way to Personalize Learning | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Blended learning means offering a combination of face-to-face and online learning opportunities to learners. Blending these learning opportunities can contribute to personalizing learning. However, blended learning is not the only approach that personalizes learning. Personalizing learning starts with the learner. This means that learners have a stake in their learning by taking responsibility for their learning. When they own and drive their learning, they are more motivated to want to learn. In a learning environment that starts with the learner, teacher and learner roles change.

 

The research at the Students at the Center (studentsatthecenter.org) wrote nine reports on student-centered learning. Eric Toshalls, Ed.D., and Michael Nakkula, Ed.D. in one report, wrote the research on “Learning Theory: Motivation, Engagement and Student Voice” that described:

 

The Trifecta of Student Centered Learning

Motivation - Without motivation, there is no push to learn
Engagement - Without engagement, there is no way to learn
Voice - Without voice, there is no authenticity in learning

 

“For students to create a new knowledge, to succeed academically, and to develop into healthy adults, they require each of these experiences.” -Toshalls and Nakkula

 

Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
Personalized learning as described in the research at Brown is built on the framework of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) that is based upon decades of brain-research and neuroscience of individual differences, human variability and on how we learn. UDL is often thought about how it relates to special education, but to dispel that myth, the UDL principles is about how we understand how every learner learns.

 

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Delete, Move, Rename Locked Files & Folders with MoveOnBoot

Delete, Move, Rename Locked Files & Folders with MoveOnBoot | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Sometimes, when we try to delete, rename or move a file of folder, we get a message that Another process is using the file or folder. This means that some process on your Windows computer has locked the file as it is required by that process. While sometimes rebooting the computer or booting into safe mode may help, in some cases this too may not help. In such a case, you may need to take care of a 3rd-party tool. MoveOnBoot is one such freeware that can help you delete, rename or move such locked files.

EMCO MoveOnBoot is a free tool for handling files and folders, locked by Windows, system services or other applications. With the help of this tool, you can rename, move or delete any locked file or folder at the next system restart. In simple words you can select locked resources and define operations that should be performed with them by Windows Kernel. Once defined, you can exit from the program or launch computer reboot immediately. At the system start you will notice that all operations with locked resources are completed successfully.


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Free Technology for Teachers: United Classrooms - Connect Your Classroom With the World

Free Technology for Teachers: United Classrooms - Connect Your Classroom With the World | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

United Classrooms is a service connecting classrooms across the world. The service allows teachers to create classroom profile pages. On their classroom profile pages teachers can post assignments, projects, messages for students, and announcements for parents and students. Teachers can monitor and manage all of the communications between students on the classroom profile page.

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Free Technology for Teachers: A Digital Citizenship Guide from Edmodo and Common Sense Media

Free Technology for Teachers: A Digital Citizenship Guide from Edmodo and Common Sense Media | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Edmodo and Common Sense Media have partnered to create a digital citizenship starter kit. This seven page PDF contains a three part lesson on digital citizenship. At the completion of the lesson you can have your students take and sign the digital citizenship. The pledge highlights some of the key parts of being a responsible digital citizen. You can see the pledge sheet below.

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How To Choose The Right Platform For Your Class Blog

How To Choose The Right Platform For Your Class Blog | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
What do you need to consider before starting your class blog?
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Pinterest Best Practices

Pinterest Best Practices | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Have you taken the pinning plunge into the profoundly popular Pinterest?
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The Impact of Educational Technology on Today's Students

The Impact of Educational Technology on Today's Students | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
 Impact of Educational Technology on Students Parents and educators tend to believe that the classroom is a hallowed space set apart from the outside world.

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This is an interesting look at the double-edged nature of integrating technology into the classroom setting. What the author fails to acknowledge as a concern, is whether students are provided with the technological tools, or expected to provide them for themselves. If the latter is the case, will we see a growing divide between families that can afford to buy their child a laptop and those who can not? How will this affect their learning capabilities as classroom activities begin to revolve around the use of technology...

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Social Media and ELT

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Kristin Sherman has been an ELT teacher, teacher trainer, consultant, and coursebook author for more than 15 years, and is the author of Network, a new five-level general English course that harnes...
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The Ultimate Dropbox Toolkit & Guide

The Ultimate Dropbox Toolkit & Guide | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Dropbox, the app we all (at least many of us) know and love, has a plethora of advanced uses to make life so much easier in managing data between multiple...
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Online Learning: Technology To Democratize Education « Online Learning Update

Sebastian Thrun, a Google vice president and Stanford professor best known for his role in building Google’s driverless car, aims to develop a catalog of free online courses taught by star professors from around the world. He feels that, just as film enabled people all over the world to access movies, the Internet will democratize education.

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Classroom Collaboration Using Social Bookmarking Service Diigo (EDUCAUSE Quarterly) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Classroom Collaboration Using Social Bookmarking Service Diigo (EDUCAUSE Quarterly) | EDUCAUSE.edu | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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PowerMyLearning.com | CFY

PowerMyLearning.com | CFY | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
CFY, a national education nonprofit, helps students in low-income communities, together with their teachers and families, harness the power of digital learning to improve educational outcomes.

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5 Ways To Have A High-Tech Classroom With What You Already Have

5 Ways To Have A High-Tech Classroom With What You Already Have | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
There are a host of ways to use the technology you already have at your fingertips to create a Classroom 2.0.
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7 Ways to Transform Your Classroom

7 Ways to Transform Your Classroom | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

I’m honoured to have been invited as a guest on Classroom 2.0 Live this Saturday morning, September 29th, 2012. I joined the Classroom2.0 Ning back in 2007, and I think it is a wonderful network to help new and seasoned teachers engage in a meaningful social network.

I’ll be talking about Inquiry Learning and our new Inquiry Hub school, (more on the school here and here). However, the Inquiry Hub has deconstructed the school day, getting rid of class blocks and it also provides online blended learning opportunities that most schools simply could not duplicate. That said, much of what we are doing can be done in any classroom. So here are seven key aspects we are exploring at the Inquiry Hub that can help transform any classroom into a more engaging, and student-empowered learning space.


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11 of the Best Google Chrome Extensions for Students - Getting Smart by Guest Author - DigLN, EdTech

11 of the Best Google Chrome Extensions for Students - Getting Smart by Guest Author - DigLN, EdTech | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Today, computer developers constantly add new features, plugins, and tools to help us access useful, relevant, and personalized data. In fact, developers at Google released an extension-friendly web browser called Google Chrome in 2008.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Organize and Share Lesson Resources on Claco

Free Technology for Teachers: Organize and Share Lesson Resources on Claco | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Back in March I wrote about a new social network for teachers called Class Connect. Since then Class Connect's founder Eric Simons has taken the service through some re-engineering and rebranding and has now re-launched his service as Claco.

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100 Of The Best Twitter Tools For Teachers By Category

100 Of The Best Twitter Tools For Teachers By Category | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
In 2009, we shared our favorite tools for teachers on Twitter, with 100 resources for managing feeds, finding followers, and tackling classroom groups on the social…...
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Using Graphic Novels and Comics in the Classroom

Using Graphic Novels and Comics in the Classroom | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Andrew Miller (@betamiller on Twitter) is a National Faculty member for the Buck Institute for Education, an org that specializes in project-based curriculum, and a collaborator with Abeo School C...
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