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Transformative or just flashy educational tools?

Transformative or just flashy educational tools? | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

There are a couple tools out now that I see bantered around in educational circles that I just hate! And there are some pretty awesome tools out there that are being used in rather old and traditional ways, and I don’t hate the tool, but I hate the use of them.


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6 New Educational Web Tools for Teachers

6 New Educational Web Tools for Teachers | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

This week's list of educational web tools has a variety of new services that we have handpicked for you from different blogs and platforms. If you are a teacher whose work eats away all his/her time leaving him/her with no time to go online and digg for some new technology resources to use with their students then dont worry we did the digging for you and here is what we have for you for this week :

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Twitter Header Design: What You Need to Know | Social Media Sun

Twitter Header Design: What You Need to Know | Social Media Sun | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Last Week Twitter introduced an updated profile design based on a prominent header image. The change was designed to enhance the enhanced profile pages that Twitter launched for advertisers, which also allowed businesses to pin tweets. The new design overlays your avatar, bio, link, name and location over the header, which is roughly displayed as 520×260.

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How To Properly Integrate Classroom Technology

How To Properly Integrate Classroom Technology | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
I realized we are entering a phase with technology in instruction where many teachers who have been using it for awhile have integrated it into their teaching style - it's part of our methodology.
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Giving Every Student a Voice Through Online Discussion

Giving Every Student a Voice Through Online Discussion | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

An English teacher shares how using online discussions boosted student participation and engagement both inside the classroom and out.


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13 ways Twitter Improves Education

13 ways Twitter Improves Education | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Twitter can easily be dismissed as a waste of time in the elementary school classroom. Students will get distracted. Students will see tweets they shouldn’t at their age. How does one manage ...

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Abandoned for Years, Web 2.0 Tool EasyBib Is Now a Thriving ...

Abandoned for Years, Web 2.0 Tool EasyBib Is Now a Thriving ... | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Abandoned for Years, Web 2.0 Tool EasyBib Is Now a Thriving Business. Post navigation. ← Previous · EasyBib started out as a simple high school kid hack to make then-students Darshan Somashekar and Neal Taparia's ...


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The Social Media Guide to Growing Your Personal Learning Network » Online College Search - Your Accredited Online Degree Directory

The Social Media Guide to Growing Your Personal Learning Network » Online College Search - Your Accredited Online Degree Directory | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Check out our guide to growing your personal learning network with social media, full of more than 30 different tips, resources, and tools.
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A Definitive Guide to Teacher Checklists

A Definitive Guide to Teacher Checklists | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
In The Checklist Manifesto, Atul Gawande writes about the importance of list making as a process of working through critical decisions, and list reviewing as a critical element to support aspirations...
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Free Technology for Teachers: 7 Resources for Developing Typing Skills

Free Technology for Teachers: 7 Resources for Developing Typing Skills | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

This morning my friend Ken Shelton asked me via Twitter if I had any resources for online keyboards. Of course I do, I just need to find them. So for Ken and everyone else looking for online typing practice sites, here's a short list to get you started.

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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

Social Media and ELT | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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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A Business Traveller - Dialogue Quiz

A Business Traveller - Dialogue Quiz | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Beginner level reading comprehension with follow up multiple choice quiz. This reading focuses speaking about travelling, likes and dislikes.

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How Twitter is Reinventing Collaboration Among Educators

How Twitter is Reinventing Collaboration Among Educators | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

In the three years that I've been building up Edutopia's presence on social networks like Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, I've noticed a significant shift in how our audience of education changemakers interact and collaborate. In particular, I've seen Twitter reinvent the way educators collaborate to create change in education.

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10 Emerging Education Technologies You Should Know About

10 Emerging Education Technologies You Should Know About | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Whether it's a group of students collaborating on a project or a research team seeking out resources around the globe, today’s EdTech essentials are all about keeping in touch.
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5 Tech-Friendly Lessons to Encourage Higher-Order Thinking -- THE Journal

5 Tech-Friendly Lessons to Encourage Higher-Order Thinking -- THE Journal | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Mobile apps and Web 2.0 tools can facilitate implementation of activities requiring students to use skills at the top three levels of Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy--analyzing, evaluating, and creating.


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Digital Literacy is Good, but Fluency is Better

Digital Literacy is Good, but Fluency is Better | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
If you want to understand digital fluency, consider what it takes to be fluent in a language.

So what's the difference between digital literacy and digital fluency? According to Briggs and Makice, literacy means you know what tools to use and how to use them, while fluency means you also know when and why to use them.


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Top 5 Reasons Google+ is Awesome!

Why is Google+ so awesome? Let's take a look! Thumbs up! My Google+ Profile: http://gplus.to/MKBHD +1 Button for Chrome: http://goo.gl/oMHaF Intro Track: "AS...

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5 Steps to a Successful Twitter Chat | Social Media Today

5 Steps to a Successful Twitter Chat | Social Media Today | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Twitter chats are starting to become more Image and more popular and there are reasons for it, 1) promote your brand organically  2) gather like minded participants for intriguing conversation 3) they are easy to set up 4) traffic and reach from the...
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5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them)

5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them) | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
While we’ve witnessed many effective approaches to incorporating iPads successfully in the classroom, we’re struck by the common mistakes many schools are making with iPads, mistakes that are in some cases crippling the success of these initiatives.
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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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