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Pride and Prejudice interactive text analyser

Pride and Prejudice interactive text analyser | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
It is a truth universally acknowledged that Pride and Prejudice is one of Jane Austen’s best-known love stories, and one of the nation’s favourite no...
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The Best 15 Twitter Hashtags for Teachers

The Best 15 Twitter Hashtags for Teachers | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Twitter speaks volumes of itself and does not really require any introduction. I am pretty sure everyone of you has an account there.That's great ! but have you ever considered using Twitter for educational and professional development purposes ? Twitter has a huge potential in education and there are many amazed at creative ways teachers can leverage this social media in the classroom as you will learn in the Teacher Twitter guide I am working on and that will be published here very soon.

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Understanding all about Literacy

Understanding all about Literacy | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
As technology and advanced modes of learning are developing, still a  decent portion of people in all around the globe suffer from some kind of illiteracy issues.

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How Educators Are Using Learnist

How Educators Are Using Learnist | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

By Jennifer Roland In the weeks since Learnist launched, educators have been finding ways to put it to use.  Learnist, as many have already pointed out, works much like Pinterest — a way to catalog online resources on a topic and share them with the user’s social network. And like Pinterest, it looks like a digital bulletin board with pictures and messages, and connects with Facebook accounts. In fact, the site’s “learning boards” look quite a bit like Facebook’s timeline feature, and Facebook membership is required to use Learnist at this point.


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5 Tips to Prevent Digital Burnout and Maintain Good Mental Health

5 Tips to Prevent Digital Burnout and Maintain Good Mental Health | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

The Internet's reach is so pervasive, it feels as though it has always been around. The reality is that the web is still in its infancy, and we don't really understand the risks it poses to our mental health. In fact, various experts, such as Larry D. Rosen, a psychologist and author of "iDisorder," believe that personal gadgets are making us mentally ill and are exacerbating other problems such as narcissism, depression or obsessive-compulsive disorder. Other mental health professionals have already identified disorders ranging from "Facebook depression" to "phantom vibration syndrome."

 

Realistically, most of us don't have the luxury of disconnecting from the Internet, particularly communication professionals whose work depends more and more on it.

 

However, there are various things you can do to curtail the negative effects it may have and prevent digital burnout.

 

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http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2012/06/5-tips-to-prevent-digital-burnout-and-maintain-good-mental-health-159.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+pbs/mediashift-blog+(mediashift-blog)&utm_content=Google+Reader

 


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Popplet — for Mind Mapping, Sharing and Presenting

Popplet — for Mind Mapping, Sharing and Presenting | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Popplet is more than the online mind mapping application it seems at first glance. It also offers an effective way of sharing and presenting. An important added bonus is the iOS app that makes this tool available on all iDevices...

Popplet website http://popplet.com/


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Mediascope Europe: Οι Ευρωπαίοι πιο συνδεδεμένοι από ποτέ

Mediascope Europe: Οι Ευρωπαίοι πιο συνδεδεμένοι από ποτέ | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Για πρώτη φορά η έρευνα και στην Ελλάδα, με την υποστήριξη των εταιρειών 24 Media, Atcom Internet & Multimedia, MSN.gr, Reprise Media, Tempo OMD Hellas, Yahoo! Ελλάδα. Επίσημο launch στην Ελλάδα στις 2 Ιουλίου.

Tο Interactive Advertising Bureau Europe (IAB Europe) βρίσκεται στην ευχάριστη θέση να ανακοινώσει τα πρώτα αποτελέσματα της έρευνας Mediascope, της πρότυπης πανευρωπαϊκής έρευνας κατανάλωσης μέσων από το 2003, η οποία μετρά το πώς εξελίσσονται τα πρότυπα κατανάλωσης media στο online, το ραδιόφωνο, την τηλεόραση, τις εφημερίδες και τα περιοδικά. Η έρευνα καλύπτει επίσης για πρώτη φορά τη χρήση του Internet σε τέσσερις συσκευές: τον υπολογιστή, το κινητό τηλεφωνο, τα tablets και παιχνιδοκονσόλες.

 

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English vocabulary, idioms and phrases E32, accent training, spoken English, free esl lesson

Todays new idiom is : Chew the fat | Chew the rag Meaning: to have a long and friendly chat with some one about something Learn a new word, idiom ...youtube.com...

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A List of The Best Free Digital Storytelling Tools for Teachers

A List of The Best Free Digital Storytelling Tools for Teachers | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Digital storytelling, the practice of combining narrative with digital content, is gaining more ground in the educational field.Many schools and educational centres all around the globe are including learning method in their curriculums and the results are really promising : more of students engagement and a bigger degree of motivation.


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5 Awesome Prezis And 5 Ways To Use Them In Your Digital Classroom

5 Awesome Prezis And 5 Ways To Use Them In Your Digital Classroom | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Simple, fun, free and with an endless number of uses in the digital classroom, the tool is now a favorite of many teachers around the globe.


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The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have

The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Every single teacher is concerned about his/ her teaching practices and the skills involved in this process. How many times have you wondered about a better way to teach the same lesson you have delivered to an eariler class? How often have you used technology to engage your students and improve their learning ? These are some recurring questions we keep regurgitating each time our teaching skills are put to the test.

 

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Teaching with Twitter: how the social network can contribute to learning

Teaching with Twitter: how the social network can contribute to learning | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Twitter wasn't designed with teaching in mind but Rosie Miles finds it an ideal way to encourage students to get under the skin of academic texts.
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The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have

The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

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20+ Tips and Resources to Help Learners with Their Presentation Skills | ESL Library Blog

20+ Tips and Resources to Help Learners with Their Presentation Skills | ESL Library Blog | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Public speaking is the number one phobia. People are more afraid of speaking in public than death which is why Jerry Seinfeld made the remark above. At some point our learners will have to give a presentation. For many of our learners this is a different type of skill they have to learn and their struggle with the language makes it more frightening for them. For teachers this can be difficult to teach because we teach rehearsed language as well as presentation skills and presentation design skills. However, teaching our learners how to present helps them with their English related to their working environment, and provides them with a confidence and motivation to continue their English. Great presentation skills lead to promotions and accolades from colleagues! Presenting is not only for adult learners, though. We can and should get our students to present to their peers from as young as 10 years-old. The more they practice, the better they will be at it! Plus, these skills will help them present their ideas in future classes. I hope the following tips and resources will help you.

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The Ultimate Guide to The Use of Facebook in Education

The Ultimate Guide to The Use of Facebook in Education | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Here is the outline of the main ideas we developed below :

 

1- Advantages of Facebook in Education
2- Facebook Tips for Teachers
3- Ways Teachers Can Use Facebook
4- Educational Facebook applications for Students and Teachers
5- Facebook Groups for Teachers and Educators to join
5- Facebook Privacy Issues and how to Work on Them

 

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http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/06/ultimate-guide-to-use-of-facebook-in.html

 


Via juandoming, Gust MEES, Timo Ilomäki, Niels Jakob Pasgaard
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Top Five Translation Plugins for Worpress | Multilizer Translation Blog

Top Five Translation Plugins for Worpress | Multilizer Translation Blog | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
WP Translate is a simple to use language translation tool which quickly translates the pages on your site. It works through a widget on your site and users simply have to select the language they want and it will automatically ...

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SlidePresenter - Your online presentations in no time

SlidePresenter - Your online presentations in no time | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Create your multimedia presentation with a few mouse clicks. Uploading recorded video of your speech and synch with your PowerPoint presentation. Publishing in next step - and finished.

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Curate Your Event Twitter Hashtags with Hashcaster

Curate Your Event Twitter Hashtags with Hashcaster | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Hascaster is an automatic Twitter hashtags news curation tool, capable of simplifying the process of managing a public page covering a specific hashtag and of giving dedicated tools to curate, highlight, measure and monetize the user-generated stream.

 

Key features include:

-> Manage & lead your hashtag community
-> Capture & curate tweets in real-time
-> Track your event & monetize your audience

 

From the official site: "Hashcaster is an advanced curation platform for Twitter that helps event organizers manage their hashtag community, capture valuable user generated content, measure and monetize their audience.

 

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Referred to as a "Hashcast", the platform curates in real-time photos, videos and stories from the event's hash tag community as it trends on Twitter. It then pushes this content to an event branded web site."

 

Example: http://smc.hashcaster.com  

 

"The Hashcaster platform determines "who and what" is most important to the hash tag community; making highly valued content more visible and helping the community connect with top influencers."

 

Example: http://psw.hashcaster.com/home ;

 

Find out more: http://www.hashcaster.com 

P.S.: The only question is: how does one get an account on Hascaster. The site seems not to provide any info on this. Can anyone help?


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Giuseppe Mauriello's comment, June 13, 2012 2:26 AM
Good Morning Robin,
I read your last question.
I posted about Hashcaster in September 2011, http://bit.ly/orNuYc
From original article that I curated http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/real-world-events-go-real-time-on-hashcaster-a-web-and-mobile-twitter-curation-platform-for-event-organizers-and-marketers-129410203.html I read this:
"Hashcaster is presently beta testing the Hashcaster platform with a select group of premiere events throughout the U.S. If you would like your event to be considered for our beta program please contact Geoff Clendenning at..."

Then, maybe, the service is still in beta after these nine months.
Robin Good's comment, June 13, 2012 3:09 AM
Good morning Giuseppe! Evidently you have done a much better job than mine in research and verifying this info as I was not aware of the original launch. Re your point about their Beta program, it may very well be. You only need to write to them to find out.
Giuseppe Mauriello's comment, June 13, 2012 5:46 AM
Hello Robin,
it is always a pleasure to have with you a mutual comparison to improve our user experience.
:-)
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MentorΜob

MentorΜob | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
To MentorMob είναι μία πλατφόρμα που επιτρέπει στους εκπαιδευτικούς να επιμεληθούν, συνεργαστούν και διαμοιραστ...

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Five New Free Awesome WordPress Themes | PimpMyWordPress.com | PimpMyWordPress.com

Five New Free Awesome WordPress Themes | PimpMyWordPress.com | PimpMyWordPress.com | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Here is a quick update on some new and wonderfully FREE WordPress themes I came across this month that are ready for you to download.


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Nice Infographic On “Smart Teaching” | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

Nice Infographic On “Smart Teaching” | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

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Twitter for business (Infographic)

Twitter for business (Infographic) | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Whether or not you tweet, Twitter is a phenomenon we all need to be clued up about - especially in the world of professional services where you're judged on your expertise.

Via Maria João, João Greno Brogueira
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Collaboration Clip Art: school supplies

Collaboration Clip Art: school supplies | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Free resources fro ESL/EFL teachers 


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ΜΑΘΗΣΗ 2.0 | Πηγές: Άρθρα

ΜΑΘΗΣΗ 2.0 | Πηγές: Άρθρα | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Όταν εμφανίστηκε το Klout, όλοι μιλούσαν γι' αυτό με θαυμασμό λέγοντας ότι μπορεί να υπολογίσει την...κοινωνική μας επιρροή! Είναι αλήθεια αυτό; Ή απλά πρόκειται για μια καλοστημένη καμπάνια;

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The 50 Best Blogs for Future Teachers

The 50 Best Blogs for Future Teachers | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

The following is a cross-post from our content partners over at Online Universities.

Jumping into the teaching profession certainly poses quite the potential for intimidation. After all, the very fate of future generations does hang in the balance and all. But no novice educator has to ride off into the career-tinted sunset alone after graduation.

Plenty of seasoned professionals, administrators, and parents have beaucoup advice and experience to offer. Open up a little and listen to what they have to say; not all of it will necessarily stick, but learning experiences lurk in each little snippet. Supplement conversations with mentors and peers with the following blogs, or, if you’re especially brave, reach out and ask some of the writers for the best resources and approaches for helping your students shine.

 

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