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YouTube's Official Guide for Educators

YouTube's Official Guide for Educators | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Again YouTube under spotlight here but this time with a great guide designed specifically for teachers and educators. This guide is created by YouTube itself and has a detailed explanation together with some awesome tutorials on everything a teacher needs to know about the use of this video platform in education.

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Word Stress

This page will teach you why word stress is the key to understanding rapid spoken English. Listen to the examples!

Via Josefina Ackerley, Roselink
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Free Technology for Teachers: Use Wikibrains as a Story Starter

Free Technology for Teachers: Use Wikibrains as a Story Starter | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Wikibrains is a neat website designed to help you brainstorm in a web format. When you brainstorm on Wikibrains you're also performing a basic Internet search at the same time. To create a brainstorm web on Wikibrains start by entering one word or phrase. When you enter a word you will be prompted to add more words by completing the phrase, "Makes me think off..." Each new word or phrase that you enter will be added to your web. As you enter words on the right side of the screen you will see links to search results about each word.

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Grammar Girl : Top Ten Grammar Myths :: Quick and Dirty Tips ™

Grammar Girl : Top Ten Grammar Myths :: Quick and Dirty Tips ™ | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Ten common grammar rules that are really just myths. You can't end a sentence with a preposition and you shouldn't split an infinitive are two myths.
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The Cost of eLearning 2.0

eLearning consultant for eLearn Magazine, Mr. Schechter details the cost of implementing the traditional learning management systems.
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Facebook Introduces Pinterest-Style, Curated "Collections"

Facebook Introduces Pinterest-Style, Curated "Collections" | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Facebook has introduced a new curation feature designed to allow its users to collect and organize their favorite "products" into so-called "Collections".

 

According to Hubspot "the new feature called 'Collections,' allows marketers to add “Want” or “Collect” buttons to news feed posts about products."

 

Source: http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/33698/Facebook-Tests-Pinterest-Style-Feature-Called-Collections.aspx

 

The new FB "Collections" is publicly available to everyone, and it is being tested "with 7 retail partners -- Pottery Barn, Wayfair, Victoria’s Secret, Michael Kors, Neiman Marcus, Smith Optics, and Fab.com."

(you need to go to those FB brad pages to test it).

 

It also seems that the feature can be activated in at least three different ways by one of these three upcoming action buttons:

 

a) "Want": adds the product to a Timeline section of a user's profile called “Wishlist”

 

b) "Collect": adds the item to a Collection called “Products”

 

c) "Like": a special version of the standard "Like" button that also adds the item to “Products”

 

N.B.: While Collections are free for business pages to use, they're only visible to the page's fans. You have to "Like" the page in order to see these types of posts.

 

Find out more here: http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/33698/Facebook-Tests-Pinterest-Style-Feature-Called-Collections.aspx

 

and here: http://techcrunch.com/2012/10/08/facebook-collections/ ;

 

 


Via Robin Good, Miguel Gajete, Jimun Gimm, Jose H. Flores
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Let creativity into the language class

Let creativity into the language class | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The language classroom is the obvious place to let imagination run free...
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…and this is why teachers should have blogs

…and this is why teachers should have blogs | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

I have been a big advocate of blogging for teachers, but not until I started doing it myself. Personally, I realized that the time I take to sit down and reflect on what I do, what I read, or what I observe has really helped my own path as an educator and an administrator. Sometimes, for my own clarification, I go back and read my own blog to look at what I have done and how I can continuously work on it to improve. This transparent way of learning is something that I believe can not only improve the teaching profession as a whole (for example, take a look at the conversation on this Pernille Ripp post from today), but is something that could really improve learning for our students.

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4shared: Free 15 GB Online File Storage, Online File Sharing || Free Software

4shared: Free 15 GB Online File Storage, Online File Sharing || Free Software | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
4shared is a free online file storage and file sharing service. This gives you 15 GB free online storage space to store files online.

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PowerPoint 2013 reviewed

PowerPoint 2013 reviewed | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

When you first open PowerPoint 2013 you are instantly struck by the sleek new look and feel. This is not only visually appealing but makes the whole program feel very solid and reliable...


Via Baiba Svenca, Rogério Queirós
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The Role of Technology in an Educational Syllabus | One Year

The Role of Technology in an Educational Syllabus | One Year | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

As our technological world continues to grow and expand so too do our uses of that technology. Cloud computing and mobile technology have greatly impacted the way in which we interact with technology in our everyday lives. Academia is one area that both mobile and cloud technology have influenced greatly in the past several years. Where at one point cell phones in the classroom were considered purely a nuisance and distraction, today have become tools for learning and engagement in the primary classroom. Likewise, while at one time the digital classroom was frowned upon and considered lesser to the traditional one, today online education and online learning are praised by some of the greatest minds in academia.

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Mrs. Judd’s Top 12 Technology & Early Education Pros To Follow On Twitter

Mrs. Judd’s Top 12 Technology & Early Education Pros To Follow On Twitter | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Like many educators, I often find myself turning to the world of Twitter to connect to stay informed on new developments and connect with my peers.
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The Best Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers - 2012 Edition


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Thanks, Baiba & André.
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What are educators' professional obligations to learn from social media channels? | Dangerously Irrelevant

What are educators' professional obligations to learn from social media channels? | Dangerously Irrelevant | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Paul Bogush pushed back (in a nice way) on my recently-popular post, If you were on Twitter.
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How to embed YouTube clips into powerpoint

How to embed YouTube clips into powerpoint | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A short guide to embedding a YouTube video directly into a PowerPoint 2007 or 2010 slide.
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Quickly Create Interactive Text Activities with Textivate

Quickly Create Interactive Text Activities with Textivate | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Textivate is a simple web tool which allows users to automatically generate a range of interactive browser-based activities based on any text of up to 500 words.
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Skype in the Classroom Adds New Partners and Resources for Teachers -- THE Journal

Skype in the Classroom Adds New Partners and Resources for Teachers -- THE Journal | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Skype in the classroom, a free online educational enrichment community for teachers, has added six new partner organizations to its roster, including NASA's Digital Learning Center, The National Museum of the Royal Navy and HMS Victory, British...
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50 Education Leaders Worth Following On Twitter | Edudemic

50 Education Leaders Worth Following On Twitter | Edudemic | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

How do you discover the education news and research that matters to you? Probably by curating a list of the top thought leaders, local people you want to keep track of, and a smattering of other helpful folks.

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Powerpoint for teachers

Powerpoint for teachers | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Submitted by Rob Lewis on 21 December, 2011 - 11:00
This is something I've already blogged about - if you have the right facilities in your classroom, powerpoint can be a very useful addition to your teaching toolkit.

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40 Creative Ways Teachers Are Using Cell Phones in the Classroom - Online Universities

40 Creative Ways Teachers Are Using Cell Phones in the Classroom - Online Universities | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Teachers aren't just seeing cell phones as potential disruptions these days; many are using them in the classroom to teach in creative ways.
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Twitter Covers & Twitter Header Images - TwitrCovers.com

Twitter Covers & Twitter Header Images - TwitrCovers.com | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Get your new Twitter Profile Cover Photo now. We have got the best collection of Twitter Covers & Twitter Header Images!

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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How to activate the ‘Useful Language’ box in your coursebook.

How to activate the ‘Useful Language’ box in your coursebook. | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A common feature in many coursebooks is the ‘Useful Language’ box. This is usually a collection of phrases which the authors consider may be useful for an upcoming speaking activity. A ‘useful lang...

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Blogging About The Web 2.0 Connected Classroom: Twitter For Little Folks

Blogging About The Web 2.0 Connected Classroom: Twitter For Little Folks | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Yep, another Twitter post.

This time, I want to focus on another popular question I get.

"If Twitter says you have to be 13 to use Twitter, how do I use it in my elementary classroom?"

Great question!

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Implementing Blogging in the Classroom | Langwitches Blog

State of our School Address (regarding Blogging) 3 years ago, we created blogs (WordPress platform) for ALL classroom teachers and resources.
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