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Teacher Burnout: What Are the Warning Signs?

Teacher Burnout: What Are the Warning Signs? | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Rutgers University professor Maurice Elias serves as director of the Social-Emotional Learning Lab and coordinator of the Expert Advisory Group to the NJ Coalition for Bullying Awareness and Pre...
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Stop and Learn English: Let's punctuate properly!

Stop and Learn English: Let's punctuate properly! | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Here you are a brief test to help you with your punctuation when writing.


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SlideMode - Teak Software

SlideMode - Teak Software | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Freeware app, for tweaking user interaction features of OS X.

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World Digital Library

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The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world. These cultural treasures include, but are not limited to, manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, and architectural drawings. Items on the WDL may easily be browsed by place, time, topic, type of item, and contributing institution, or can be located by an open-ended search, in several languages. Special features include interactive geographic clusters, a timeline, advanced image-viewing and interpretive capabilities. Item-level descriptions and interviews with curators about featured items provide additional information.

 

The principal objectives of the WDL are to:

•Promote international and intercultural understanding;

•Expand the volume and variety of cultural content on the
Internet;

•Provide resources for educators, scholars, and general
audiences.


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PDF Presenter

PDF Presenter | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
PDF Presenter is a presentation software with focus on PDF documents.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Create Animated Fake Facebook Profiles

Free Technology for Teachers: Create Animated Fake Facebook Profiles | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Back in August I introduced you to Russel Tarr's Fakebook. Fakebook is a tool for creating fictitious Facebook profiles about famous people in history. Over the weekend a nice new feature was added to Fakebook. Fakebook Animated allows you to watch the timeline of your fake Facebook profiles unfold over time. For an example, click here to watch Harry Truman's Fakebook profile unfold over time.

 

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Connie Baques 's comment, May 23, 2012 9:52 AM
Thanks! :-)
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Piecolor - Create a pie chart

Piecolor - Create a pie chart | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

A simple tool that creates color pie chart. This generator will produce an image that you can download.


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Is Content Curation the New Community Builder?

Is Content Curation the New Community Builder? | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

This piece was written by Eric Brown for social media explorer.

 

I selected this article because it reaffirms what many of us already know but it's still good to see this in writing: Content curation and Media Curation (a mix of  machine aggregation and Human Curation) are starting to pick up steam.

 

Here are some highlights:

 

Curation comes up when search stops working,” says author and NYU Professor Clay Shirky. But it’s more than a human-powered filter.

 

**“Curation comes up when people realize that it isn’t just about information seeking, it’s also about synchronizing a community.”

 

The author says and I agree with him:

 

 

**"The value will be in the expertise of the curator, people will not read junk, and the best of the best curators will create digital domination with vibrant communities".

 

There is also a great quote from Fred Wilson's AVB blog in which he details what he would do if he were starting the Village Voice now:

 

**I would not print anything. I would not hire a ton of writers. I would build a website and a mobile app (or two or three). I would hire a Publisher and a few salespeople.

 

**I would hire an editor and a few journalists. And then I’d go out and find every blog, twitter, facebook, flickr, youtube, and other social media feed out there that is related to downtown NYC

 

**and I would pull it all into an aggregation system where my editor and journalists could cull through the posts coming in, curate them, and then publish them

 

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"

 

Read full article: [http://bit.ly/kmZvJg]

 


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What a truth! TY!!
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Blended Learning reaches all students

Blended Learning reaches all students | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
In thinking about how the landscape of blended learning has progressed in the past years there seem to be several themes that drive the innovation and change. While there are many physical manifest...

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10 Commandments of Twitter for Academics - Do Your Job Better - The Chronicle of Higher Education

10 Commandments of Twitter for Academics - Do Your Job Better - The Chronicle of Higher Education | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

By Katrina Gulliver

 

Most of my friends (the ones who are not already on Twitter) have heard my Twitter pitch, and it's true that since joining several years ago I've become quite an evangelist.

Recently over dinner, a colleague told me he had never really gotten the point of Twitter, but now that he had a book to promote, he wished he had followers he could share it with.

 

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A List of 20 Free Tools for Teachers to Create Awesome Presentations and Slideshows

A List of 20 Free Tools for Teachers to Create Awesome Presentations and Slideshows | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Creating presentations and slideshows is one of the needed skills for both teachers and students. Unfortunately many teachers still find it hard to arrange data into a catchy slideshow to share with students. 

Below is a list of some of the best free tools teachers and students can use to create awesome slideshow and presentations. I have already reviewed all of these tools and therefore attest to their usability.

 

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Nik's QuickShout: 36 Tools to Digitise Coursebook Activities

Nik's QuickShout: 36 Tools to Digitise Coursebook Activities | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
RT @NikPeachey: 36 Tools to Digitise Coursebook Activities http://t.co/5lniJB1A #esl #ELT #EFL #edtech #edupunk #elearn...
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13 Free Sticky Notes Tools for Teachers and Students

13 Free Sticky Notes Tools for Teachers and Students | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Yesterday as I was working on some sticky notes with my students It dawned on me to share with my readers here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning  some of the free online web tools that allow its users to easily and intuitively  create sticky notes. I checked into the archive I have here and through  some other online resources and came up with this list. read and share.

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ΥπερΔιαύγεια - Αναζήτηση στα άδυτα της Διαύγειας

ΥπερΔιαύγεια - Αναζήτηση στα άδυτα της Διαύγειας | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Η ΥπερΔιαύγεια δίνει τη δυνατότητα αναζήτησης στο περιεχόμενο όλων των εγγράφων PDF - και όχι μόνο στους τίτλους τους - όπως αναρτώνται στo πρόγραμμα ΔΙΑΥΓΕΙΑ.


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QuizSlides

QuizSlides | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Creation of interactive multiple choice tests with very nice layouts... not only by teachers. Students can also challenge their peers and practice writing skills and information management.


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3 Threats of Rapid Technology Change | Education Technology, Apps, Product Reviews, and Social Media – Edudemic

3 Threats of Rapid Technology Change | Education Technology, Apps, Product Reviews, and Social Media – Edudemic | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

I love the comment at the end of the article:

Jeffrey Hunt on May 20, 2012 at 10:50 am said:The three biggest threats to technology in schools are “No,” “No,” and “No.”


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TalkMiner

TalkMiner | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Search and find specific words and phrases within a video. Great tool for finding examples of pronunciation or finding videos for quotes.


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10+ Best Apps For Your Dropbox

10+ Best Apps For Your Dropbox | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

If you’ve been using Dropbox for a while, you may not have noticed that a whole ecosystem of applications have been built up to use the service. Over time, these apps have sprung up to fill all of the little holes Dropbox left unfilled. There are apps now for just about everything.
It’s possible to sync Google Docs to Dropbox, automatically send Gmail attachments to Dropbox, play music in a browser from your Dropbox music files, encrypt your Dropbox, easily host a website or blog in Dropbox, collect URLs and web clippings to Dropbox and to automate file syncs between all of your social networks and Dropbox. You can even view all of your Dropbox files alongside your Google Docs, Box files and FTP files in the one web interface. If you want to know the best apps to do all of these things, then read on.


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DCblog: On capitalizing/Capitalizing

Two correspondents write in the same week worrying about capital letters...


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Instructor Presence in the Online Class – Key to Learner Success

Instructor Presence in the Online Class – Key to Learner Success | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

"Instructor presence in the online environment can be elusive as a shadow – it’s one dimensional, monochromatic and takes on various forms depending upon the point of view. Yet, instructor presence in online learning communities is vital to ‘complete learning’.... In the virtual environment the instructor needs to be ‘real’, 3-dimensional, have a personality, be the subject matter expert and as if this isn’t enough, help the student achieve the learning goals in this virtual space."


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Blended Learning

Blended Learning - The Best Option. Everything you ever wanted to know about Blended Learning.

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Designing for change

Designing for change | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
As instructional designers, we develop learning experiences with the end in mind: There’s a desired performance or set of problem-solving abilities we’d like learners to acquire as individuals....

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4 Free Tools for Sharing Files with Students | Emerging Education Technology

4 Free Tools for Sharing Files with Students | Emerging Education Technology | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Guest author Wes Burns introduces four different tools that provide free file sharing functionality.
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Your School Needs a Learning Management System | Mark Brumley

Your School Needs a Learning Management System | Mark Brumley | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

When you look at the business world, especially larger companies, almost all have a way of deploying e-learning content and tracking progress. Instructional designers create learning objects (aka lessons) and load them to a learning management system, LMS. They trust their adult education to this model because it is effective, available 24/7 and has a high ROI compared to instructor led training. Why are schools not eagerly adopting this model?

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