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Is your E-Learning going to be quality? Ask yourself three questions

Is your E-Learning going to be quality? Ask yourself three questions | EdTech for ELT | Scoop.it
The online world is full of bright ideas and complex notions about what makes E-Learning good/better/best. For fully online learning to represent genuine quality, to me it boils down to three essential ingredients. To start with, anyway.Is the teacher any good?Some may need to even scale that question back one step to: "Is there a teacher?"  If there isn't one and you're hoping learning miracles will happen purely through the interaction of learners with content, personally I think you

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Shanthi Cumaraswamy Streat's curator insight, Today, 1:53 PM

A very thought-provoking post by Jason Renshaw.

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Personalize Learning: Learning can and should be Natural and Engaging | Learning by Doing

Personalize Learning: Learning can and should be Natural and Engaging | Learning by Doing | EdTech for ELT | Scoop.it

Apply New Learning Often and in Meaningful Contexts 
The more you can apply what you're learning to your every day, the more it'll stick in your head. The reason is simple. When you're learning by doing, you're implementing everything that makes our memory work. When you're able to connect what you're learning with a real world task, that forms the bonds in your brain, and subsequently the skills you're learning will stick around. 

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We learn best when we have context, and that applies to new skills as much as it does random facts in school. That's why something like the transfer of learning is helpful when you’re learning a new skill. This means you're applying your new skills in your day to day life in a context that matters. (http://lifehacker.com/the-science-behind-how-we-learn-new-skills-908488422)

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/

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Karen B Wehner's curator insight, April 8, 11:18 AM

Not much that hasn't been said before, but it's all worth repeating. 

Inma Contreras's curator insight, April 14, 7:34 AM

The best way to learn,in my opinion. Learning by doing including emotions:perfection.

Jake Goulet's curator insight, April 15, 11:40 AM

Learn the ways of learning and make your life easier!

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HLT Magazine- Creativity in language teaching

HLT Magazine- Creativity in language teaching | EdTech for ELT | Scoop.it
Humanising Language Teaching Magazine offers lesson plans, student exercises, articles by top EFL professionals, new TEFL publication
notices, and much more for teachers and educators of English as a Foreign Langauge. Produced in associated with Pilgrims Limited.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 4, 10:41 AM

The focus of this issue of Humanistic Language Teaching focuses on different forms of creativity and how they can be employed in teaching and teacher training.

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Goleman’s ET | Emotional Intelligence | EDUcation4.0

Goleman’s ET | Emotional Intelligence | EDUcation4.0 | EdTech for ELT | Scoop.it

 

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

 

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

 


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Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, April 2, 9:45 AM

The academic achievement gap in poverty schools coupled with the pressure of school ranking based upon standardized tests causes many educators to focus mainly on the academic needs of students.  many of our poverty students lack the Emotional Intelligence that provides an avenue for academic success.  We must build an awareness of emotional intelligence and then build this in our students just as we build their cognitive intelligence

Denver Leigh Watson, M.Ed, LDTC's curator insight, April 2, 11:26 AM

How does this fit into your leadership framework? Do your arrows flow in the same direction? Does it matter? I believe self-management is the key to the flow, impact, and goal of change for leadership. For me, this is box #1 ... where's yours? 

Philippe-Didier Gauthier's curator insight, April 16, 2:23 AM

#Reflexivité  Une ressource pour penser l'autodirection de son parcours professionnel.

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Six Powerful Motivations Driving Social Learning By Teens

Six Powerful Motivations Driving Social Learning By Teens | EdTech for ELT | Scoop.it

Despite cautionary tales of teens and social networks, students have a lot to gain from incorporating what they learn in their personal digital space to the classroom.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 25, 10:22 AM

Interesting article.

junewall's curator insight, March 28, 12:50 AM

David Price talked about these "Do it's" recently in relation to the whole concept of open learning. Perhaps use them as a check-list to see what you currently include in your teaching?

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How Teachers Will Change the Future of Tech

How Teachers Will Change the Future of Tech | EdTech for ELT | Scoop.it
We often write about how technology can help teachers, but sometimes it’s useful to take a step back and consider how teachers influence technology.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, February 25, 1:26 PM

A must read for every teacher and administrator.

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Addressing Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs with Technology

Addressing Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs with Technology | EdTech for ELT | Scoop.it

Technology is way too often given a bad rap by administrators and educators as a distraction or a hazard for students.  When technology is integrated intentionally with foresight and with intention of addressing specific growth-oriented goals, it increases the potential to help students learn, develop, and grow in unique ways.  It can be used to help address the needs as described by Maslow.


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Mechanical Walking Space Man's curator insight, February 6, 5:08 AM

"The first rule is so important, it’s RULE 0.… The new thing is never as good as the old thing, at least right now. Soon, the new thing will be better than the old thing will be." Seth Godwin

 
Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, February 6, 2:19 PM

gosto da premissa que tecnologia não endereça/resolve necessidades emocionais, básicas na pirâmide aqui ilustrada.


A hierarquia tecnológica de segurança, sociabilização, cognição, estética, etc é um excelente passo a passo para utilização da tecnologia como ferramenta de aprendizagem.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 2, 7:19 PM

This is a project which is ongoing. Maslow, like others i.e. Ellul, had reservations about computers, but his work is important in their uses.

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MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning

MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning | EdTech for ELT | Scoop.it

The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning started as a series of blog posts written by Jordan Shapiro with support from the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop and the Games and Learning Publishing Council. We’ve brought together what we felt would be the most relevant highlights of Jordan’s reporting to create a dynamic, in-depth guide that answers many of the most pressing questions that educators, parents, and life-long learners have raised around using digital games for learning.


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CTD Institute's curator insight, January 23, 2:59 PM

Great guidelines for parents & educators.

Claude Emond's curator insight, January 24, 7:58 AM

Digital games and learning to lead together for change

callooh's curator insight, January 31, 12:44 PM

Mainly considers uses in K-12 but lot's of the findings are generally applicable..

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Universal Skills All Learners Should Know How to Do

Universal Skills All Learners Should Know How to Do | EdTech for ELT | Scoop.it
This morning I was thinking about the things that all young people should know how to do regardless of income, geographical location, life goals, etc.  I started a list - see below.  Some have "alw...

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LET Team's curator insight, December 13, 2014 8:45 PM

Are we ticking all the boxes SHC?

Saberes Sin Fronteras OVS's curator insight, January 3, 5:58 PM
#enseñanza
CTD Institute's curator insight, January 30, 11:29 AM

This posting in the Jackie Gerstein blog, suggests 20 relevant skills young peeple should know. The suggestions come with links to website for how tos.

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Are Teachers of Tomorrow Prepared to Use Innovative Tech?

Are Teachers of Tomorrow Prepared to Use Innovative Tech? | EdTech for ELT | 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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Татьяна Фокина's curator insight, December 2, 2014 2:07 AM

добавить ваше понимание ...

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, 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.
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Open University: Online Learning Must Be Collaborative, Social

Open University: Online Learning Must Be Collaborative, Social | EdTech for ELT | Scoop.it
The future of online education must include more social, collaborative contact among students and professors, suggests an Open University report.

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Алла Миргородская's curator insight, December 1, 2014 6:50 AM

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Татьяна Фокина's curator insight, December 2, 2014 2:07 AM

добавить ваше понимание ...

tom cockburn's curator insight, December 24, 2014 6:21 AM

I agree about collaboration, but have already voiced concerns about collusion and cheating which I regard as cheating and as disadvantaging those who are learning subject matter as well as potentially causing others problems if a person is thereby employed in a role for which they are incapable

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Technology Revitalizes Hands-On Education in Classrooms

Technology Revitalizes Hands-On Education in Classrooms | EdTech for ELT | Scoop.it
Technology has abstracted the educational sphere in the way it has abstracted all other aspects of our lives. Pencils and paper have given way to the ...

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, November 9, 2014 8:24 AM

Yes! 3D models/printing! 

David W. Deeds's curator insight, November 9, 2014 8:24 AM

Yes! 3D modeling/printing! 

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Designing the classrooms of the future

Designing the classrooms of the future | EdTech for ELT | Scoop.it

The results of the project have been published in a form of a magazine "Designing the future classroom" Nº2, available in five languages. The articles include stories from teachers and project partners, as well as a preview to the iTEC school pilot results and training activities, including the Future Classroom Scenarios course.


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Georgia Papas's curator insight, November 1, 2014 8:17 AM

Some required changes to the 21st century classroom.

 

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, November 15, 2014 7:53 PM

adicionar a sua visão ...

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44 Diverse Tools To Publish Student Work

44 Diverse Tools To Publish Student Work | EdTech for ELT | Scoop.it
44 Diverse Tools To Publish Student Work

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Grisell Rodriguez's curator insight, April 30, 1:34 PM

Nice infographic

Grisell Rodriguez's curator insight, April 30, 1:39 PM

Nice infographic

AlisonMcNab's curator insight, May 1, 11:43 AM

44 Diverse Tools To Publish Student Work

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21st-Century Learning Using Social Media: Advice from Finland | eSkills | BEST PracTICEs

21st-Century Learning Using Social Media: Advice from Finland | eSkills | BEST PracTICEs | EdTech for ELT | Scoop.it
Social media advice from a teacher's experience for 21st-century learning

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Gust MEES's curator insight, April 5, 8:29 AM

Social media advice from a teacher's experience for 21st-century learning

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Online Collaboration Strategies To Engage Your Learners | BEST PracTICEs | eLeaderShip

Online Collaboration Strategies To Engage Your Learners | BEST PracTICEs | eLeaderShip | EdTech for ELT | Scoop.it

Looking for ways to engage your learners through online collaboration? Check the Strategies To Engage your Learners Through Online Collaboration

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Gust MEES: I strongly recommend to read it and to bring THIS into PracTICE! THE BEST article I have seen so far till now! Hat down for the author "Amy THORNTON".

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

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, April 3, 7:28 PM

Looking for ways to engage your learners through online collaboration? Check the Strategies To Engage your Learners Through Online Collaboration

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Gust MEES: I strongly recommend to read it and to bring THIS into PracTICE! THE BEST article I have seen so far till now! Hat down for the author "Amy THORNTON".

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

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Matthew Button's curator insight, April 4, 1:43 AM

Something we should be investing more into the future

Jerry Busone's curator insight, April 4, 8:23 AM

Bring your learning into the 21st century with some of these ideas....

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How The Activity Learning Theory Works

How The Activity Learning Theory Works | EdTech for ELT | Scoop.it
How The Activity Learning Theory Works 

Vygotsky’s earlier concept of mediation, which encompassed learning alongside others (Zone of Proximal Development) and through interaction with artifacts, was the basis for Engeström’s version of Activity Theory (known as Scandinavian Activity Theory). Engeström’s approach was to explain human thought processes not simply on the basis of the individual, but in the wider context of the individual’s interactions within the social world through artifacts, and specifically in situations where activities were being produced.

In Activity Theory people (actors) use external tools (e.g. hammer, computer, car) and internal tools (e.g. plans, cognitive maps) to achieve their goals. In the social world there are many artifacts, which are seen not only as objects, but also as things that are embedded within culture, with the result that every object has cultural and/or social significance.

Tools (which can limit or enable) can also be brought to bear on the mediation of social interaction, and they influence both the behavior of the actors (those who use the tools) and also the social structure within which the actors exist (the environment, tools, artifacts). For further reading, here is Engeström’s own overview of 3 Generations of Activity Theory development. The first figure shows Second Generation AT as it is usually presented in the literature.

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Giacomo Bono's curator insight, April 1, 12:46 PM

Social interactions with close others, technology, and our motivation to master environments all work together to change us. An important process not represented in this otherwise cool model is close relationships with older peers and adults (i.e., community) who know kids and the learning task at hand well enough to use the ZPD to support their learning.

HC's curator insight, April 1, 7:08 PM

An interesting article on the Activity Theory where "people (actors) use external tools (e.g. hammer, computer, car) and internal tools (e.g. plans, cognitive maps) to achieve their goals." This article explores how this theory can be applied in education, "...teachers should be aware that everything in the classroom has a cultural and social meaning. " 

Kim Flintoff's curator insight, April 1, 7:15 PM

A useful framework that can move well into higher education to inform learning design.

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How Teachers' Use Of Technology In The Classroom Is Changing (Survey)

How Teachers' Use Of Technology In The Classroom Is Changing (Survey) | EdTech for ELT | Scoop.it

Infographic illustrating how teachers are using technology to adapt to this new generation of students and how their use of technology in the classroom is changing.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 16, 8:38 AM

Disappointing to see that PowerPoint is still the most common tool used in the classroom.

Shayne Swift's curator insight, March 16, 5:54 PM

I am hoping that Digital Learning Day was a spark for some in our school building.  The kids just enjoyed showing off their digital tools!

Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, March 24, 8:40 AM

Tecnología en el salón de clase en los países civilizados.

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Developing a Growth Mindset in Teachers and Staff

Developing a Growth Mindset in Teachers and Staff | EdTech for ELT | Scoop.it

In a fixed mindset students believe their basic abilities, their intelligence, their talents, are just fixed traits. They have a certain amount and that’s that, and then their goal becomes to look smart all the time and never look dumb. In a growth mindset students understand that their talents and abilities can be developed through effort, good teaching and persistence. They don’t necessarily think everyone’s the same or anyone can be Einstein, but they believe everyone can get smarter if they work at it (Morehead 2012).


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Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, February 26, 10:33 PM

"Parents around the dinner table and teachers in the classroom should ask, ‘Who had a fabulous struggle today? (Morehead 2012)"

Lorraine Carhart's curator insight, March 1, 4:44 PM

given the right encouragement and guidance the mind  can go anywhere

Don Breedwell's curator insight, March 13, 9:15 PM

Effort may produce failures. Sustained efforts = success.

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Creative Educator - Five Habits of Great Coaches

Creative Educator - Five Habits of Great Coaches | EdTech for ELT | Scoop.it
Coaches do not spend most of their time lecturing or even “front-loading.” Coaches give players opportunities to practice and apply skills in a contextually appropriate situation, providing just-in-time feedback, asking targeted and specific questions, clarifying what is happening, and providing information relevant to what is happening at specific moments.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 30, 4:55 AM

Some really useful tips. Focused on PBL teachers, but the tips can be applied to whatever you teach.

Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, January 30, 5:47 AM

Good tips for whatever subject

Linda Croudace's curator insight, February 1, 5:19 AM

Don't underestimate the value of a good coach or mentor.

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The Top 10 Things You Should Know About Teaching Online

The Top 10 Things You Should Know About Teaching Online | EdTech for ELT | Scoop.it

“Be sure to build in tasks that generate peer-to-peer interaction and sharing; those where participants create something their peers can use and benefit from tend to be most successful.”


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Ruby Rennie Panter's curator insight, January 18, 6:14 AM

This is a fairly basic list of ideas, but could be useful for an initial "checklist". For most of them, there will be associated research and when using "tips" it's always good to be critical and search for other points of view. “Be sure to build in tasks that generate peer-to-peer interaction and sharing; those where participants create something their peers can use and benefit from tend to be most successful" - good point, which has several underlying theoretical principles to back it up.

tosserestonian's comment, January 18, 11:29 PM
Helpful...!!
tosserestonian's comment, January 18, 11:29 PM
Helpful...!!
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Possibilities and Challenges for ICT-enabled Learning in India

Possibilities and Challenges for ICT-enabled Learning in India | EdTech for ELT | Scoop.it

With India being one of the giant users of ICTs, people are now looking at using ICTs for education and skills development. ICT-enabled education has emerged to be the most viable solution not only due to its availability at a cost effective rate, but also due to the fact that an overwhelming proportion of knowledge-seeking youth and adults are born and socialized in the e-culture.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 28, 2014 12:08 PM

Interesting article about the potential and the obstacles involved in introducing ICT-enabled learning in India. The writer finishes with a powerful list of recommendations

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Nice Visual on The Ins and Outs of Professional Development ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Nice Visual on The Ins and Outs of Professional Development ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | EdTech for ELT | Scoop.it
"Nice Visual on The Ins and Outs of Professional Development ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning" http://t.co/HxDzRNH7OP

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7 Tips to Producing Research-based Games

7 Tips to Producing Research-based Games | EdTech for ELT | Scoop.it
Game developers often want to connect their game designs and mechanics to research that tests (and ideally confirms) their games actually do teach.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, November 10, 2014 8:50 AM

Good stuff! 

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Yes! An article that combines research and practical tips on Game-Based Learning!
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Shaken, Not Stirred - DRINKING IN ENGLISH

Shaken, Not Stirred - DRINKING IN ENGLISH | EdTech for ELT | Scoop.it

Yes, folks, drinking is a necessary and often enjoyable fact of life. But beware, the verb drink only means to intake some form of liquid into your body, so we all drink something everyday. It's basic survival. However, when we talk about drinking, we generally refer to drinking alcoholic beverages. Which brings us to: what is the difference between a drink and a beverage? And how do we talk about drinking in English? It's all in this post...


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