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Why Wikipedia Doesn't Belong In The Classroom

Why Wikipedia Doesn't Belong In The Classroom | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Wikipedia's stated goal to be a neutral fact-based encyclopedia has enabled it to accumulate an incredible amount of useful information.
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Google Launches Open Course Builder | TechCrunch

Google Launches Open Course Builder | TechCrunch | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Google launched an open source course building web application for the growing list of K-12 and big-name universities developing online classes.
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Welcome to MyEnglishgrammar.com

A comprehensive site for free English courses and exercises.

Via Robin Yu, Maria Margarida Correia, NikolaosKourakos
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Free Technology for Teachers: Mightybell - Event Planning and Visual Bookmarking

Free Technology for Teachers: Mightybell - Event Planning and Visual Bookmarking | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Mightybell is an interesting service that combines elements of two things that many teachers love; calendars and Pinterest-like visual bookmarking.

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Google Launches Free Tool To Let You Run Your Own Online Courses | Edudemic

Google Launches Free Tool To Let You Run Your Own Online Courses | Edudemic | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Sensing the excitement from online education tools like edX, Google has just unveiled a (very beta) version of its own course building software. If you’ve ever wanted to run your own online courses, this might be worth your time.

Google’s new Course Builder software comes on the heels of a massively popular online Google class ‘Power Searching With Google‘ hosted by Google’s Director of Research, Peter Norvig.

Click here to get started with Google’s new Course Builder:

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Blogging About The Web 2.0 Connected Classroom: Apps That Teach! (And Might Be Fun Too..)

Blogging About The Web 2.0 Connected Classroom: Apps That Teach! (And Might Be Fun Too..) | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

i get asked a lot what are my favorite apps. And I usually can rattle off a few. Evernote, Twitter, Wunderlist to name a few. But what about apps that actually teach? What about apps that kids (or you) can use to learn?

I have a few teachers in my district working on a 1:1 tablet project and we are going to be introducing some apps in a few weeks that are fun but have a purpose. Many of these are STEM apps (as STEM is a big focus for us this year) but they could be used in lots of places.

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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Wallwisher Senbazuru - A New and Improved Digital Wall

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Wallwisher Senbazuru - A New and Improved Digital Wall | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

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Great tool for class discussions, book talks, and brain storming.

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The Top 50 Education Twitter Chats (And How To Use Them) | Edudemic

The Top 50 Education Twitter Chats (And How To Use Them) | Edudemic | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Twitter chats are a great resource for learning and networking, allowing academics from all over the world to come together on a regular basis to talk about what’s important in education.

They’re also ideal for gaining authority and visibility in your field. Better yet, they’re happening all the time. Check out our list to find 50 of the best Twitter chats in academia (shared in no particular ranking), offering a great way to get connected and stay informed in the world of education.

These are our picks for excellent education chats on Twitter.

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6 Lesson Plans That Put Ed Tech Front and Center

6 Lesson Plans That Put Ed Tech Front and Center | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Classroom resources help educators make use of schools’ investment in technology.
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Google Drive Versus Evernote: Which Is Better For iOS Users?

Google Drive Versus Evernote: Which Is Better For iOS Users? | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Google released version 1.1 of Google Drive for iOS Monday. Now iPhone and iPad users can edit Google Docs natively on their devices for the first time.
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Parents And Teachers Show Overwhelming Support For Technology In Education, Poll Finds

Parents And Teachers Show Overwhelming Support For Technology In Education, Poll Finds | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A recent poll by the Leading Education by Advancing Digital Commission has found that the vast majority of K-12 teachers and parents support greater use of technology in education, and believe that school systems should do more to improve access.
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Δέκα από τα καλύτερα διαδικτυακά εκπαιδευτικά εργαλεία

Δέκα από τα καλύτερα διαδικτυακά εκπαιδευτικά εργαλεία | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Αδιαμφισβήτητα η ενσωμάτωση της τεχνολογίας στην καθημερινή μαθησιακή διαδικασία προσφέρει σημαντικότατα οφέλη.
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Ten 10 books on English | English Editing Blog

Ten 10 books on English | English Editing Blog | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Learning how to write English is a struggle for everyone, native speakers included. Here's my list of top ten books that have helped me over the years. Two read more like novels than books about English.
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Teaching Resources | Guardian Teacher Network | guardian.co.uk

Teaching Resources | Guardian Teacher Network | guardian.co.uk | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
From Maths to PE, explore a wide range of resources and lesson plans to brighten up your subject teaching on the Guardian Teacher Network.
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Privacy, Equity, and other BYOD Concerns

Privacy, Equity, and other BYOD Concerns | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Erin Scott As the Bring Your Own Device movement continues to gain momentum, allowing students to use their own devices (mobile phones, laptops, tabl...
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Twitter and Canadian Educators | Canadian Education Association (CEA)

Twitter and Canadian Educators | Canadian Education Association (CEA) | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

An emerging group of leaders in Canadian education has attracted thousands of followers. They’ve made Twitter an extension of their lives, delivering twenty or more tweets a day that can include, for example, links to media articles, research, new ideas from education bloggers, or to their own, or simply a personal thought. At their best, edu-tweeters are adeptly leveraging Twitter to brand themselves, to reinvent teacher PD, and perhaps to accelerate the transformation of our Canadian education systems. Twitter is being used to extend formal PD conferences beyond their venue to followers on Twitter in real time; it’s facilitating informal discussions (“unconferences”) among educators with common interests; it’s allowing best practices to “go viral” on the Internet; and it’s allowing innovative classroom teachers to challenge the status quo.

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50 Important Education Twitter Hashtags–With Meeting Times!

50 Important Education Twitter Hashtags–With Meeting Times! | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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Skype In the Classroom - Connecting Dots between Schools, Students and Communities | Angela Maiers, Speaker, Educator, Writer

Skype In the Classroom - Connecting Dots between Schools, Students and Communities | Angela Maiers, Speaker, Educator, Writer | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

As I write this blog post, over 500,000 students from schools in every state and across six continents to make their mark on the world. As they prepare for the International Dot Day Celebration, many are collaborating and connecting using Skype technology and the powerful network of Skype In the Classroom to find one another.

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An Open Letter to Tech-Fearing Teachers Everywhere - The Inspired Classroom

An Open Letter to Tech-Fearing Teachers Everywhere - The Inspired Classroom | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

You are certain to enjoy today’s guest post from Neven Jurkovic. He has written a letter for all tech-fearing teachers and has done so in a positive and motivating way. So, for today’s post in this month’s tech series, consider how you might use his ideas and words to coax a colleague or even yourself! ~EMP

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10 Great Free Web Tools for Teachers

10 Great Free Web Tools for Teachers | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is back to you with another list of some awesome free educational web 2.0 tools that we have unearthed in different blogging platforms and websites. We are adding this list to the section we have previously created and labelled Educational Web Tools where we feature some of the most important web services that are of direct relevance to education. We are hoping that teachers, particularly those busy ones who do not have time to go online and dig for web resources, would use this section as a repository of the technology tools they might need in their work.

Check out the list below and as usual , don't hesitate to share with us your suggestions and recommendations.

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Mobile phones in the classroom: teachers share their tips

Mobile phones in the classroom: teachers share their tips | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
From multimedia to geocaching, the possibilities for using mobiles to engage learners are endless.
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Google Drive Now Supports Native Editing On Mobile Devices | Edudemic

Google Drive Now Supports Native Editing On Mobile Devices | Edudemic | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Google Drive is one of the most controversial yet useful edtech tools today. Some people hate the new ‘drive’ features and others can’t live without them. In any case, there are a few updates to Google Drive that you should know about, courtesy of the official Google Blog.

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15 Popular EdTech Tools Being Used Around The World | Edudemic

15 Popular EdTech Tools Being Used Around The World | Edudemic | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

During the past month, Katie and I have been working our tails off to make the upcoming September issue of the Edudemic Magazine for iPad (comes out tomorrow!) as helpful as possible to all teachers around the world. To do so, we spoke with teachers from, well, around the world.

During those conversations, we discussed an array of topics, trends, tools, and whatever else popped up.

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ePortfolios with GoogleApps

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A website to support the use of GoogleApps to construct ePortfolios in both K-12 schools and in higher education...

Via Pilar Pamblanco
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The 3 Characteristics Of A Great Teacher | Edudemic

I still believe it boils down to GREAT teachers that instill the 3 R’s – RELEVANCE, RIGOR, and RELATIONSHIPS in everyday practice.

What does this mean?

To me it means:

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