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Technological, Pedagogical and Content Knowledg...

Technological, Pedagogical and Content Knowledg... | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Technological, Pedagogical and Content Knowledge model - ideas, framework and practical applications.

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4 Reasons Why Social Media Should be Taught in Our School Systems

4 Reasons Why Social Media Should be Taught in Our School Systems | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
I might be a little biased, okay A LOT biased, but I want to give you the 4 reasons why I think that teaching social media to our children in schools is not only necessary, but critical.

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21 Brilliant British People Problems

21 Brilliant British People Problems | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Take a quick trip inside the terrifying world of the British psyche. Highlights from the politest and most apologetic subreddit of all time, /r/britishproblems .
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Zinepal | Online eBook Creator

Zinepal | Online eBook Creator | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Use Zinepal to create eBooks from online content or read eBooks created by others. Zinepal can make eBooks in PDF, ePub, Kindle and Mobipocket formats. You can select content from blogs, websites and Atom/RSS feeds.
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eduClipper

eduClipper | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Once installed in your browser, the "eduClip It" button lets you grab an content from any website and add it to one of your eduClipboards. When you clip from a website, we automatically grab the source link so we can credit the original creator.


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Maria Palaska's curator insight, June 19, 2013 1:47 AM

very useful tool! thanks!

Dafnord 's curator insight, June 22, 2013 3:44 AM

eduClipper on scoop.it -palvelun tyylinen sovellus. Nimen alkuosan edu- viittaa mahdollisesti siihen, että palvelu keskittyy opetuksellisiin aineistoihin. Tai sitten ei.

Tatyana Oleinik's curator insight, August 2, 2013 5:24 AM

it's good

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Games Zone - online English language games (learn English through games)

Games Zone - online English language games (learn English through games) | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Below are some English Language Games that you can play online. We will be putting up more as we write them, so keep checking to find what we have new for you. If you want some free language games to download go here.  HAVE FUN!


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Teacher's Guide to Creating Facebook Group for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teacher's Guide to Creating Facebook Group for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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5 Web Tools to Create Awesome Digital Newspapers for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Average English child says ‘like’ five times more than their grandparents as 20 year language study finds standards are also slipping at the House of Commons

Average English child says ‘like’ five times more than their grandparents as 20 year language study finds standards are also slipping at the House of Commons | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The research is part of the Cambridge English Corpus - one of the biggest collections of words in the English language in the world. Brian Sewell is regarded as a person who uses formal English.
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6 Tips Teachers Should Be Able to Do on Google Docs ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

6 Tips Teachers Should Be Able to Do on Google Docs ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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Inge Stocker's curator insight, May 26, 2013 2:35 AM

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Teaching immigrant students who speak English as a Second Language

Teaching immigrant students who speak English as a Second Language | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
It is often thought that multiple languages limit ‘regular' learning - the interference assumption - but Dr. Wu's research shows the effect is not subtractive. It becomes a cognitive advantage.
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7 Tools To Improve The Way You Use Evernote

7 Tools To Improve The Way You Use Evernote | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
For most people, the note-taking application of choice is Evernote.

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Everything Teachers Need to Know about Google Spreadsheets

Everything Teachers Need to Know about Google Spreadsheets | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

I have received several requests on how to perform certain tasks on Google Spreadsheets and since I am really out of time to answer each of these requests I deemed it important to share with you these useful tutorials.

Working on Google Spreadsheets is a little bit tricky but practice makes better. My advice is to try out these tips each at a separate activity and then after a couple of days do it again and see how much you can remember.

You can also check our Spreadsheet section here in Educational technology and Mobile Learning to explore several other tutorials .
Without further ado, I ll let you explore the tutorials I brought you from Learn Free. Click on any title to access the correspondent tutorial. Enjoy


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Google now lets anyone create a YouTube slomo video

Google now lets anyone create a YouTube slomo video | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Google on Tuesday announced a minor feature addition that will likely take the online video world by storm: YouTube slow motion videos. The company claims its tool can create a smooth, ...

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WritingFix: a Mentor Text Suggestion for Narrative & Memoir Writing

WritingFix: a Mentor Text Suggestion for Narrative & Memoir Writing | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
You might be interested if you're teaching or planning on teaching Boy: Tales of Childhood by Roald Dahl. http://t.co/jf3XqxJW6B

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The Best PowerPoint Alternatives for Creating Great Presentations - The Digital Shift

The Best PowerPoint Alternatives for Creating Great Presentations - The Digital Shift | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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How to create your own audiobooks

How to create your own audiobooks | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
For authors who want to use their own home equipment to narrate an audio version of their own books, or if you want to record your kids reading their favorite stories for posterity, you can do it with a microphone, and iPad and GarageBand.

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juanjovilar's curator insight, May 27, 2013 4:00 AM

Herramienta para crear tus propios audiobooks.

Lee Hall's curator insight, May 29, 2013 3:17 PM

Children are also willing to practice reading before they record which helps improve fluency.

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, May 29, 2013 3:21 PM

Mostly Mac based but a good resource

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How to Embed Just a Portion of a YouTube Video

How to Embed Just a Portion of a YouTube Video | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Do you want to embed the most interesting part of a YouTube video in your website and isolate the rest. Here are simple workarounds to help you embed portions of any Youtube video.

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ProfessorWord: Improve your vocabulary while yo...

ProfessorWord: Improve your vocabulary while yo... | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Get definitions with just a click. Identify SAT/ACT vocabulary words on any page. Our free bookmarklet makes it easy to improve your vocabulary while you surf the web!

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Writing To Think: When a Student Can't Write It, Can She Think It?

Writing To Think: When a Student Can't Write It, Can She Think It? | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

In 2008, Fran Simmons, an English teacher at NewDorpHigh School in New York—at that time one of the lowest-performing secondary institutions in the nation— devised a simple test for her students in an effort to keep district officials from pulling the plug. First, she asked her freshman class to read Of Mice and Men. Then, using information from the novel, she asked them to answer the following prompt in a single sentence:

“Although George …”

She was looking for a sentence like: Although George worked very hard, he could not attain the American Dream.

What Simmons received was alarming in the truest sense of the word. Some students wrote passable sentences, but many could not manage to finish the line. More than a few wrote the following:

“Although George and Lenny were friends.”


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, May 16, 2013 10:49 PM

This in-depth post explores the issue of language impacts our ability to think. After an introduction the post is split into three sections.

The first section explores "the psycholingusitic case for writing education." It is noted that the Common Core states that students in grades 6-12 "should demonstrate increasing sophistication in all aspects of language use, from vocabulary and syntax to the development and organization of ideas, and they should address increasingly demanding content and sources.” 
And following this raised a different question:
"If a student can’t write it, however, why should we assume that she can think it?"

What follows is a look at language, where we see that the language we learn impacts us in many ways, that some cultures have many words for a word like snow while others do not, that cultures whom have language that have "gendered objects" impacts how people view the objects. 

The second section explores "Can you teach better math and science be teaching writing?" Information is provided about New Dorp High School (in New York). The school implemented a program that included "writing-to-learn" across the curriculum (except for math) and discovered that major gains in writing were apparent by the second year. 

The third section "highlights ten features of writing education that can be used to enhance student learning across all subject areas, ultimately resulting in higher academic performance."

The first two suggestions are below (all are quoted from the post).

1. Vocabulary Across The Disciplines: Emphasize that the concept of a word may change depending on the context in which it is used.
2. Syntax Across The Disciplines: Emphasize that every math problem and essay prompt has a hierarchical structure. 
Click through to the post to learn more about these two features of writing and about eight additional features.

Ann Kenady's curator insight, February 5, 2014 11:23 PM

This article gives compelling evidence that the ability to write effectively is closely linked to the ability to think coherently. The author writes, "Students’ inability to write was contributing to their inability to think, severely impeding intellectual growth across many subjects."



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Using Facebook - PD in Focus 7

Using Facebook - PD in Focus 7 | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Thousands and thousands of educators around the world use Facebook to connect with other eduucators around the world. Some have two Facebook accounts - one for personal use and one for professional...
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What Is the Importance of Digital Curation from an Academic Viewpoint

What is digital curation and why is it important to you? Leading experts in the curation and preservation of digital objects (such as databases, photos, vide...

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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 25, 2013 9:58 AM

 

Learn more:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/04/25/learn-every-day-a-bit-with-curation/

 

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

 

Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com's curator insight, May 26, 2013 1:06 AM

Digital Curation - Making the information accessible to different types of developers to continue the sharing of past knowledge with future generations. 

Pippa Yeoman's curator insight, June 6, 2013 7:04 PM

Digital curation - the preservation and repurposing of content. Using digital hubs to collect, collate and make a contribution to conversations in your area of academic interest.

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Language Assessment in CLIL

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Language Learning Journal, Summer 2006, No 33, 59-67Appropriate language assessment in content and language integrated learningCarol MorganUniversity of BathABSTRACTThis article describes a smaii-scale research project in two schools using content...
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TRAVEL ENGLISH: English for tourists, English for travel, travel-related phrases

TRAVEL ENGLISH: English for tourists, English for travel, travel-related phrases | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
TRAVEL ENGLISH: English for tourists, English for travel, travel-related phrases

Via Ricardo Martín Ramirez , Anna Costikoglou
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