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Don't let e-safety worries be a barrier to using social media in school

Don't let e-safety worries be a barrier to using social media in school | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Simple steps from e-safety expert Alan Mackenzie on how to improve the safety and security of social networking in schools...
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[Foreign language syndrome as a first si... [Rev Neurol. 2003 Jun 1-15] - PubMed - NCBI

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INTRODUCTION:
Foreign accent syndrome (FAS) is a little known disorder affecting language which has been described in a few cases after acute strokes or traumatic brain injuries, but until now has not been reported in multiple sclerosis (MS). It is characterised by the appearance of what is perceived to be a foreign accent in the language of the patient.

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Exciting Teaching Tools of Tomorrow

Exciting Teaching Tools of Tomorrow | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
These tools offer new and often very promising ways to connect with students and improve the quality of education offered in schools. Read on to learn about just a few of the websites, programs, and amazing technologies of the future teachers and students alike will soon be using.

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Janet's Abruzzo Edublog

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Brainstorming new words and expressions that the teachers have come across is being done via a Wallwisher. This is always great fun.

You can also use Linoit to create an online collaborative notice board.

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How to Officially Associate Your YouTube Channel With Your Website

How to Officially Associate Your YouTube Channel With Your Website | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Two weeks ago Google announced an official way for Partners to associate their websites with their YouTube channels.


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LEARNERS’ ORAL OUTPUT IN CLIL AND EFL INSTRUCTIONAL SEQUENCES

ANNA MARSOL JORNET
amarsol@ub.edu
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA


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For BYOD Best Practices, Secure Data, Not Devices

For BYOD Best Practices, Secure Data, Not Devices | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

IT organizations are justifiably concerned about the security risks inherent in bringing your own device (BYOD). Many are turning to mobile device management (MDM) products and services to address the problem. But a number of mobile security vendors believe organizations are focusing the device when they should be focusing on the data.

 

Read more, very interesting...:

http://trap.it/KpeRhS

 


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Το Εθνικό Πλαίσιο Προσόντων

Το Εθνικό Πλαίσιο Προσόντων | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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Learning and Teaching Digital Literacies

Learning and Teaching Digital Literacies - presented at #EdTech12, NUI Maynooth, 1st June 2012...

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Seven Degrees of Connectedness | Langwitches Blog

Seven Degrees of Connectedness | Langwitches Blog | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Rodd Lucier, from the Clever Sheep blog, published a post titled Seven Degrees of Connectedness. The closing questions to Rodd’s post caught my eye:  Can [the framework] serve as an introduction to the concept of a personal learning network?

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The 100 Best Twitter Tools For Teachers (2012 Edition) | Edudemic

The 100 Best Twitter Tools For Teachers (2012 Edition) | Edudemic | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Twitter keeps changing and so does the ecosystem of tools developed for it. Here's the most up-to-date list of Twitter tools for teachers, 2012 edition!
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Your Complete Guide To Home Networking

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Setting up your home network, but don’t know where to start? Start here, with “Connected: Your Complete Guide To Home Networking”. By MakeUseOf author Matt Smith, this guide outlines everything you need to know to manage your own home network.

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Educational Technology Buzzwords

Educational Technology Buzzwords | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Education buzzwords have for a long time driven me insane as we spend our lives in schools latching on to phrase after phrase that tries to make us sound more knowledgeable without actually being more knowledgeable. I fear sometimes us “tech geeks” in schools ( definitely me included) are getting caught in the same trap as we move from one innovation to the next just to look more tech savvy than the next guy. This is a long list of edtech trends and pedagogies. It can seem quite daunting to the uninitiated and we can scare them off trying something really useful if keep pushing for more change.


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Standardization Will Destroy Our Education System, If It Hasn't Already

Standardization Will Destroy Our Education System, If It Hasn't Already | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Do we want schools to squash creativity and reinforce a model that worked well in the 20th century but will not prepare our students for their future?
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News Discovery Tools: The RSS Feed Search Engine

News Discovery Tools: The RSS Feed Search Engine | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Robin Good: If you are looking for new RSS feeds of quality news sources to curate your own newsradar, the RSS Search Engine by Digital Inspiration may come to the rescue.

This free and easy to use RSS search engine, makes it very easy to search for your preferred keywords-keyphrases and it spits out instantly a selection of ten RSS feeds covering, at least in part, that very topic.

 

From the official site: "The RSS search engine will help you discover the most popular feeds on the web around your favorite topics. You may find blogs, news websites, podcasts, Twitter accounts and more."

Try it out now: http://ctrlq.org/rss/  ;

 

 


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Ten Ideas for Teaching Teachers Technology

Ten Ideas for Teaching Teachers Technology | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
I had never been to an "unconference" before, but when I heard the organizer of SocialEdCon Unconference introduce the event, I knew I was in for something new: "Write your ideas that you want to...
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The Social Media Publishing Schedule Every Marketer Needs [Template]

The Social Media Publishing Schedule Every Marketer Needs [Template] | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Learn how to schedule your social media content in advance with a templated publishing schedule.


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14 razones para usar Pinterest #infografia #infographic #socialmedia

14 razones para usar Pinterest #infografia #infographic #socialmedia | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Hola: Una infografía con 14 razones para usar Pinterest.

Via Vicente Montiel, Juergen Wagner
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Dialogue and conversation in Online Education and Learning

Dialogue and conversation in Online Education and Learning | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Here it comes, what I have once also liked to express: “AH, you’re a professor. You must learn so much from your students.” This line, which I’ve heard in various forms, always makes me cringe. Do ...

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Who is Using Twitter?

Who is Using Twitter? | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Twitter has continued to grow over the last 18 months and for some demographics its use has increased by nearly 400%. The explosive growth of the smart phone market has also driven this growth.

 

According to the Pew Research Center’s Study -  http://bit.ly/KwdWwx [PDF] it is and

 

Here are some of the facts and figures:


#Some 15% of online adults use Twitter as of February 2012
#8% do so on a typical day
#Overall Twitter usage has nearly doubled since November 2010
#The percentage of online adults who use Twitter on a typical day has doubled since May 2011
#The proportion of of adults using Twitter on a typical day has quadrupled (now 8%) since late 2010 where it stood at 2%

 

Several demographic groups stand out as having high rates of Twitter usage relative to their peers:

 

#African-American internet users continue to use Twitter at high rates. More than one quarter of online African-Americans (28%) use Twitter, with 13% doing so on a typical day (this is nearly double the overall average)
#Young adults — One quarter (26%) of internet users ages 18-29 use Twitter, nearly double the rate for those ages 30-49
#City residents — Residents of urban areas are significantly more likely to use Twitter than their rural counterparts

 

There are two major takeways that have implications for marketers:

 

#The growth of smart phone adoption is highly correlated to the growth of Twitter usage.
#The 400% growth in Twitter usage by 18-24 year olds

 

These two standouts will need to be considered in marketing campaign planning and how this integrates into the use of other platforms such as Facebook and mobile apps.

 

Source: http://bit.ly/KwePVD ;

By Jeff Bullas - http://bit.ly/Kwf3fD ;

Twitter Use 2012 - Report


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How to Avoid 17 Internet Scams [INFOGRAPHIC]

How to Avoid 17 Internet Scams [INFOGRAPHIC] | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Check out this infographic for tips on how to ensure that you don't fall prey to a scheme. ... Mashable reports on the importance of digital innovation and how it empowers and inspires people around the world.

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Teaching with Technology, Volume 2

Teaching with Technology, Volume 2 | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The complete book is available for download...

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10 Ways Twitter Is Reinventing the College Lecture - Online Universities

10 Ways Twitter Is Reinventing the College Lecture - Online Universities | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Gone is the time when PowerPoint was the most impressive communication technology in the lecture hall. These days, students and professors enjoy the power of Twitter, a tool that allows for digital discussions to supplement and even guide lecture sessions. So how exactly is Twitter changing the college lecture as we know it? Read on to find out about 10 different ways.

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Visually Find a Better Way To Say It: The Contextual Thesaurus

Visually Find a Better Way To Say It: The Contextual Thesaurus | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Robin Good: The Contextual Thesaurus is a working experiment of Microsoft Language Labs, which visualizes alternative ways of expressing the same idea both as text phrases as well as visual map made up of all the possible alternative combinations.


The Contextual Thesaurus is an English-to-English machine translation system that employs the same architecture that the Microsoft Translator uses when translating different languages.


While an ordinary thesaurus provides synonyms and near synonyms, usually only for single words, often without offering much information about when to use these terms, the Contextual Thesaurus provides multiple full-phrase alternatives.


How to use it:
Type a short phrase into the input box. Then click the Submit button (the arrowhead in an orange circle) or hit the Enter key on your keyboard. The system accepts only one sentence at a time.

Some suggestions:
Limit your input to 4-8 words. Even two or three words will sometimes be enough to retrieve a useful set of equivalents.Formal language works better than colloquial language.

Click one of the paraphrases to highlight the path through the graph taken by that sentence. If you click on a word in the graph, the top-ranked paraphrase containing that term will be highlighted. If you click the check mark beside a paraphrase, the text will be moved into the input box in order to be paraphrased. This way you can round trip your paraphrases to see more alternatives.


What is this good for?
Among many other things: Writing assistance, document simplification, document style adaptation, in-house style enforcement, summarizing and abstracting, question answering, conversational agents, interaction with game characters, search and information extraction and retrieval.


P.S.: API coming
It makes a lot of grammatical errors.


FAQ: http://labs.microsofttranslator.com/thesaurus/thesaurusfaq.html

Try it out now: http://labs.microsofttranslator.com/thesaurus/



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