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Using podcasts to develop listening skills

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They are an excellent way to work on your, or your students’, listening skills, as you can listen to them as many times as you want to. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also manipulate files so that they are faster or slower, or so that you are only listening to an excerpt of the whole programme.

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Consultants-E's curator insight, June 9, 2016 9:42 AM
Ideas for using podcasts to developing listening skills
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free lesson plans

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Free lesson plans for teachers and students of English as a second language, with interesting articles, great videos, new vocabulary and idioms, learning and teaching tips, and so much more

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Susan's curator insight, July 10, 2013 8:00 AM

I can't resist putting this site up here even if it's more geared towards teaching English and not so much anything 'techy'.  It's really well done and the author has done a great job of personalising the lessons and finding topics which will genuinely engage the reader.  If you consider that all the resources are online and there are some videos within the lessons, it may just pass as techy?  In any case, a good resource is a good resource so I hope some of you teachers find it a good scoop!

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, July 11, 2013 6:24 AM

Good source of materials and ideas!!!! Thanks, Sue!!

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Our digital lives - TED Talks

Our digital lives - TED Talks | Ed Technologies and ESL | Scoop.it
Our hyper-connected lives have been rewired for the digital age. These talks explore how the Internet and social media are shaping our relationships, personal lives and sense of self.

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Shanthi Cumaraswamy Streat's curator insight, May 3, 2013 6:47 AM

These look like great talks. Can't wait to watch them.

Mirjana Podvorac's curator insight, May 4, 2013 2:26 PM

In order not to get trapped in the web of one, to stay connected to new ideas, new people and get a different prospective!

Robin Kay's curator insight, May 8, 2013 9:23 AM

Haven't looked at these - but I bet they are good.

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Are Teachers of Tomorrow Prepared to Use Innovative Tech?

Are Teachers of Tomorrow Prepared to Use Innovative Tech? | Ed Technologies and ESL | Scoop.it
Only half of current working teachers believe they can use technology to motivate students to learn, compared to 75 percent of incoming teachers. Only 17 percent of current teachers believe technology can help students deeply explore their own ideas, compared to 59 percent of incoming teachers. And 26 percent of current teachers believe students can use technology to apply knowledge to problem-solving, compared to 64 percent of aspiring teachers.

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Current teacher training programs need to put more of an emphasis on innovative uses of technology in the classroom, as well as, an emphasis on retraining experienced teachers to use incorporate different types of technology to support and enhance learning.

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tom cockburn's curator insight, December 24, 2014 6:17 AM

Motivation and cooperative learning are good uses problems arise for people in the evaluation and assessment and that compromises the acceptance of such by potential employers etc. The difficulty is in discerning the difference between collaborative or shared learning as opposed to simple collusion in getting answers which may not entail much,if any learning,other than how to cheat and thus disadvantage genuine learners who have made an effort.Thus making use of others' research to inform your own projects is not the same as claiming others' work as your own...and that is a big selling point for systems like Turnitin and others.

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, January 8, 2015 9:52 PM
Many teachers of today are not prepared as the choices are often made at an administrate or IT level without proper vetting of teacher involvement.
Ness Crouch's curator insight, February 15, 2016 4:25 AM

This is an interesting article that looks at what beginning teachers and already practising teachers think about how technology can be used to motivated students. 

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5 technologies transforming education right now

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Classrooms are evolving, and smartphones and tablets are just the beginning.

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20 ways of thinking about digital literacy in higher education

20 ways of thinking about digital literacy in higher education | Ed Technologies and ESL | Scoop.it
From understanding what digital literacy is, to developing skills and establishing ethical principles for students, our live chat panel share ideas and resources for universities

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Ms. Corri's curator insight, July 4, 2013 2:53 PM

Since this is becoming very important to what we do with the Common Core, this seems a good read.

Richard Evans's curator insight, July 6, 2013 4:46 PM

Changing literacies for a digital future. 

David Cook's curator insight, August 7, 2014 10:34 PM

I found this to be a lot of bark with no bite.  But that's may be because I'm already sold on the need for digital literacy in education, and am much more interested in reading about specific content, frameworks, curriculum, etc.