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Holiday History - Pumpkin Pie

Holiday History - Pumpkin Pie | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

A timely upper-intermediate activity


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Flashcards: Free ESL Materials.com | Websites | Lesson Plans

Flashcards: Free ESL Materials.com | Websites | Lesson Plans | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Free ESL Materials.com - Flashcards: Handouts, lesson plans, worksheets, websites, blogs, wikis, forums and nings you need for teaching & learning.


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The Third Way: Effort Creates Ability « Annie Murphy Paul

The Third Way: Effort Creates Ability « Annie Murphy Paul | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Learning is the master skill, the ability that allows us to realize our ambitions: succeeding in school, getting ahead at work, playing a sport or a musical instrument, speaking a second language. Yet until recently, even the experts didn’t understand how learning works.

 

 

 

 

 

===> Now research in cognitive science, psychology and neuroscience is revealing the simple and surprising techniques that can help us learn to be smarter. <===


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A MUST read, read Annie MURPHY PAUL's blog for more insights! Anny is also ===> Learning Columnist at Time.com • CNN.com • Forbes.com • MindShift.com • PsychologyToday.com • HuffingtonPost.com and on TED

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Halloween | The Guardian

Halloween | The Guardian | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

"Latest news and comment on Halloween from guardian.co.uk..."

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The editor's pick : snaps sharing, Halloween events, scariest songs, Halloween dog parade in New York...


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Teachers Guide on The Use of ePortfolios in Education

Teachers Guide on The Use of ePortfolios in Education | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Have you ever thought of teaching your students how to create an ePortfolio ? Well if you have not then it is about time to take the idea seriously. There are actually several reasons why you should encourage students to create their own ePortfolios but before we delve into them let me just briefly define what an ePortfolio is.

 

ePortfolio is an electronic journal where one collects evidence of their learning. It is the equivalent of the traditional pen and paper journals where we used to track our learning journey before technology takes over. ePortfolios can either be discipline specific or genrally open to the entire lifelong learning experience. We in education are interested in the first type.

 

The good thing about ePortfolios is that they help students reflect about their own learning.This reflection is a necessary mental process for developing critical thinking. Students no longer are just passive learners but rather actively participate in the improvement of their learning.

 

Read more, very interesting:

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/10/teachers-guide-use-eportfolios.html

 


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You are not Just A Teacher

You are not Just A Teacher | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

 

Gust MEES: there is one missing! The IT-Security Consultant, needs to get added also!!!

 

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http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/09/you-are-not-just-teacher.html

 


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elenired's comment, September 9, 2012 6:59 PM
Ι already rescooped it, with your comment and editted the previous one. Once again I apologise.
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Hi,

Excuse accepted ;) Please don't take my message wrong as You certainly wouldn't like neither to get censorship on your publications, OK? I am frankly talking...

Have a great day and hopefully going together for further sharing knowledge to our learners, the most important anyway the "LEARNER" ;)
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Gust MEES's comment, September 12, 2012 4:56 PM
Hi Juan Alberto,

Thank you for the good move and to publish it as on its ORIGIN, much appreciated! Wish YOU ALL the best ;) As YOU are working with children, did YOU have already a look here http://www.scoop.it/t/upto12-learning Please check ;)

Have a great day :)
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Writing

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English writing for ESL students. Lessons, advice and tips on how to write in English. The skill of writing.

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TypingWeb.com - The Web's Most Popular Typing Tutor

TypingWeb.com - The Web's Most Popular Typing Tutor | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
TypingWeb is a free online typing tutor & keyboarding tutorial for typists of all skill levels. TypingWeb also offers officially sanctioned typing and 10 Key certification.

 

 

Read more:

http://www.typingweb.com/

 


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Peer to Peer U – A New Model of Learning

Peer to Peer U – A New Model of Learning | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Knowledge used to be the sole domain of the individual, highly educated expert. A professor with a PH.D. or a carefully researched and written book were the best sources to find out about something. This is a model of learning that has held sway since the earliest human societies formed and people with particular fields of expertise taught other members of their groups. The Internet and social media have dramatically changed what it means to know something, and initiatives like Wikipedia are reshaping where we turn for "expert" information. Social collaboration and meaning making are allowing for knowledge to be the domain of a collective group rather than any individual. A recent study even revealed that Wikipedia is now as accurate as the Encyclopedia Britanica.

 

The P2PU Model


P2PU works on the premise that everyone has something to offer, the idea that passion for a subjects can substitute for expertise, and that social interaction is the key to motivation and learning. The motto of the institution is, "learning for everyone, by everyone, about almost anything." While this crowd-based model of expertise cannot substitute for the highly educated scholar’s years of research and careful consideration of a single topic, it does provide a potentially good source of entry-level knowledge to many subjects.

 

Read more, very interesting...:

http://www.onlineuniversities.com/blog/2012/07/peer-peer-u-%E2%80%93-a-new-model-learning/

 


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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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5 Things Every Teacher Should Know

5 Things Every Teacher Should Know | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

In order to be a successful teacher using technology for your 21st century learning encounters, you need to be able to model 21st century learning and innovation skills in your encounters with technology.

 

 

===> These skills are also known as the 4 C’s: <===

 

- Critical thinking and problem solving


- Communication


- Collaboration


- Creativity and innovation


Key basic functions to know: creation capabilities (document, spreadsheet, presentation, WYSIWYG website), collaborative capabilities (document sharing, interactive form building, wiki—collaborative website building). One free (so far) suite to explore for these functions, all under one banner, is GOOGLE. Not just the mainstream search engine, but Google Scholar, Google Alerts, and the entire suite of Google products helps you become more effective and efficient in your search missions, and more. They are constantly adding functions to their suite of tools, so keep up to date by exploring the “More Google Products” page on their site: www.google.com/intl/en/options/. They organize their expanded tool set under the following categories:

 

- Search
- Explore and Innovate
- Communicate, Show and Share
- Go Mobile


Make your computer work better (beta versions of pack software to enhance performance)


Web 2.0 tools have something for everyone and are constantly changing. If you can imagine it, it is most likely out there in one form or another. The trick with web 2.0 tools is, though, that they rarely do everything you are looking for, so sometimes DIY mash-ups are necessary. Understanding the functionality of what you’re looking for helps you to choose the right tools to help you attain it, rather than relying too heavily on a specific set of tools. Focus instead on a class of tools based on functionality.

 

Read more, very interesting...:

http://teachteachtech.coe.uga.edu/index.php/2011/05/02/5-things-every-teacher-should-know/

 


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Teacher Must: Embed 21st Century Skills

Teacher Must: Embed 21st Century Skills | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
This education article shares simple strategies to integrate 21st century skills into everyday instruction, starting with the science classroom.

 

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http://www.teachhub.com/teaching-21st-century-skills

 


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How Usable Is Your Online Course Content?

How Usable Is Your Online Course Content? | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
https://twitter.com/OC_org

 

The worlds of web design and online learning are interconnected in many ways. As an instructional designer, I work to ensure that courses are effective not only in terms of online navigation and working links, but also in ...

 

Gust MEES: check out also my curation about "Accessibility" who will give you more sources also to learn:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-tools-for-teaching-people-and-learners?tag=Accessibility

 

 

Read more, very interesting; good source to learn more:

http://www.onlinecollege.org/how-usable-is-your-online-course-content/

 


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Creating a Classroom eBook with BookCreator

Creating a Classroom eBook with BookCreator | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Tweet It is no secret that I am a fan of the iPad app BookCreator since its release in 2011. Our students have created several eBooks with the app. You can read about the creation, its process and ...

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Fun for the kids with learning included...

 

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Thanksgiving Lesson Resources

Thanksgiving Lesson Resources | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, and Intermediate English lessons and games - vocabulary, quizzes and worksheets for adult English language learners and kids.


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12 Excellent Creativity Resources for Teachers

12 Excellent Creativity Resources for Teachers | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

 

                       ===> Diversity is the spice of life. <===

 

 


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Tap Into The World Of Comics

This presentation offers strategies on how to use comics in the classroom.

 

Read more, very interesting...:

http://fr.slideshare.net/shend5/tap-into-the-world-of-comics?from=ss_embed

 


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Teachers Guide to The Use of Twitter in Classroom

Teachers Guide to The Use of Twitter in Classroom | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

As you know Twitter has made such a big jump from just a social netwrok where people get to share their mundane activities to a rigorous learning and teaching activitiy. The potential of Twitter is even way bigger than we might think and I personally depend a lot on it for my professional development. Anyway, to bring you closer to how you can leverage this social media tool in your classroom and to help you learn more about the essentials of 'educational tweeting' I would recommend that you have a look at the guide below.

 

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http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/09/teachers-guide-to-use-of-twitter-in.html

 


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Twitter - Building a PLN

Twitter - Building a PLN | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
See the Glog!Twitter - Building a PLN: education , education, pln, teachers, technology, twitter | Glogster EDU - 21st century multimedia tool for educators, teachers and students...

 

 

Gust MEES: check out also my curation about PLN's here

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?q=pln

 


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JEBasnett's curator insight, February 10, 2014 6:19 PM

great infographics here on twitter and why we need it.

Jennie Finafrock's curator insight, July 6, 2014 1:02 PM

This Glog gives great advice, tips, and resources for using Twitter to build a PLN.

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PresentationTube - record and share effective video presentations

PresentationTube - record and share effective video presentations | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
PresentationTube provides desktop presentation recorder and video sharing network to help instructors, students, virtual presenters, and business professionals record, upload and share quality, accessible, and interactive video presentations.

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How to Create Your Own Online Course: 100 Tools, Guides, and Resources

How to Create Your Own Online Course: 100 Tools, Guides, and Resources | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

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Tesacu's comment, April 7, 2013 6:46 PM
Gracias por compartirlo. Excelente aporte ;-)
Tesacu's comment, April 7, 2013 6:46 PM
Gracias por compartirlo. Excelente aporte ;-)
Adriana Favieri's comment, April 7, 2013 7:14 PM
de nada!! espero les sirva!!
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How To Design Your Own Infographics

How To Design Your Own Infographics | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Infographics seem to be a real trend today, with new ones popping up daily on all sorts of subjects.

 

Infographics seem to be a real trend today, with new ones popping up daily on all sorts of subjects. From mortgages to ice cream, estimating software to infographics about infographics, there is very little now that hasn't been 'visualised' in some form. Many people don't realise that the term information graphic, or 'infographic' was first coined over 100 years ago, with the Coxcomb chart by Florence Nightingale in 1857 being one of earliest recognised examples. They have existed in many forms since then, but only in the past few years have infographics developed into the art form we know today.

 

Read more and find also the best tools to create Infographics:

http://www.queness.com/post/9942/how-to-design-your-own-infographics

 


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Konstantinos Kalemis's comment, August 1, 2012 3:36 PM
Dear Ana Cristina,
Thanks a lot for this.
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Christine Margocs's comment, August 6, 2012 7:47 AM
You're welcome, Gust MEES !
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What Does It Take to Create Effective e-learning

What Does It Take to Create Effective e-learning | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Developing effective elearning requires expertise in Project Management, Computer-based Instructional Design, Multimedia Design, Instructional Technology a...

 

Read more:

http://leanforward.com/what-does-it-take-to-create-effective-e-learning/

 


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The 13 MUST Know Professional Development Websites for Teachers

The 13 MUST Know Professional Development Websites for Teachers | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Professional development ... goes beyond the term 'training' with its implications of learning skills, and encompasses a definition that includes formal and informal means of helping teachers not only learn new skills but also develop new insights into pedagogy and their own practice, and explore new or advanced understandings of content and resources. [This] definition of professional development includes support for teachers as they encounter the challenges that come with putting into practice their evolving understandings about the use of technology to support inquiry-based learning.... Current technologies offer resources to meet these challenges and provide teachers with a cluster of supports that help them continue to grow in their professional skills, understandings, and interests."


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ToonDoo - World's fastest way to create cartoons!

ToonDoo - World's fastest way to create cartoons! | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Cartoons are a very interesting and powerful way to teach and especially for learners when the creator of the cartoons knows how to use them on an efficient way...

 

Gust MEES: e.g.: create cartoons on a "dialogue way" so you can display the questions your learners asked you and you give the answers also as the "master avatar" in your cartoons, visually learning... As people don't have anymore that much time to learn and are stressed, cartoons are THAT way to teach... Time saving, but efficient ;)

 

I use cartoons also for teaching IT-Security, check here:

 

http://gustmeesen.wordpress.com/2012/02/13/why-ict-security-why-the-need-to-secure-a-computer/

 


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