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Top 10 EduBlogs All Online Teachers Must Follow

Top 10 EduBlogs All Online Teachers Must Follow | EdTech for ELT | Scoop.it

Here’s a list of blogs that feed my teaching soul, hunger for knowledge, and need for deeper insights into teaching,  learning and writing. There are so many wonderful blogs that it’s impossible to list them all here,  so I’m listing the ones that have been most relevant to my own professional development. As such, they should be relevant to any teacher who wants to turn online teaching and/or publishing into a fully-fledged career.

 


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stevecarter's curator insight, August 6, 2013 5:46 AM

A must for our staff

Maryalice Leister's curator insight, September 1, 2013 5:40 AM

I am making my way through these but am excited about the content I am finding here. What did educators ever do with all this wisdom before we had the place to make it heard? How wondrous that we can each become an expert and a motivator in our field!

HerrMess's curator insight, September 16, 2013 2:02 PM

Für mehr Blog-Input von medienbegeisterten Lehrern wie uns :-)

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The e-textbook transformation

The e-textbook transformation | EdTech for ELT | Scoop.it

A new wave of e-textbooks is giving students more than just words and a few hotlinks on a digital page. Publishers over the last few years have been adding video, interactive maps and gamified quizzes designed to engage students more deeply in their learning.


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Dennis Granlund's curator insight, July 24, 6:18 PM

This site is timely as schools move from hard copy to etexts.

Martin Debattista's curator insight, July 24, 11:22 PM

A transformation which is not a revolution. It will take time and effort.  It's important we give it the space to take its natural course.

Angela C. Dowd's curator insight, July 25, 11:11 AM

Thank you Nik. I like reading about innovations like e-textbook transformation that make learning more accessible to all students.

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Poor technology leadership is usually just poor leadership | Dangerously Irrelevant

Poor technology leadership is usually just poor leadership | Dangerously Irrelevant | EdTech for ELT | Scoop.it

When a school leader refuses to remove internal policy and filtering barriers that get in the way of students and teachers actually using purchased technologies, that’s not poor technology leadership, that’s just poor leadership.


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Marian Royal Vigil's curator insight, July 18, 7:38 AM

I think uninformed and worse, unwilling to be informed leadership is frequently the barrier to effective technology integration in the library and classroom.

Gary Harwell's curator insight, July 18, 10:14 PM

This is very true.

Gerardo Varela's curator insight, July 19, 9:40 AM

Lo que necesitan los líderes de tecnología en las escuelas

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elearn Magazine: How to Help Teachers Use Technology in the Classroom

elearn Magazine: How to Help Teachers Use Technology in the Classroom | EdTech for ELT | Scoop.it

Despite access to technology and despite the fact that novice teachers are entering the classroom with far more advanced technology skills than their counterparts of an earlier age, only 39 percent of teachers report "moderate" or "frequent" use of technology as an instructional tool


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Connie Baques 's curator insight, July 11, 9:08 PM

Good ideas for PD !

Ludmila Smirnova's curator insight, July 12, 1:56 PM

Always interesting to read and learn from Nik Peachey!

Bex Ferriday's curator insight, July 26, 4:13 AM

Yep. That pretty much covers it. 

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Rich Kiker Interview: Using Google Products to Teach Online

Rich Kiker Interview: Using Google Products to Teach Online | EdTech for ELT | Scoop.it
In this interview, Rich Kiker gives some great tips on using Google products and applications to teach online. If you're looking for a low cost...

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Shanthi Cumaraswamy Streat's curator insight, July 10, 2:03 AM

An excellent interview conducted by Jack Askew on his blog.

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Brain-Friendly Communities Plan - Tackk

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Sylvia Guinan's curator insight, July 7, 7:16 AM

Plans for THE new page on facebook for educators:))
 

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Games Can Advance Education: A Conversation With James Paul Gee

Games Can Advance Education: A Conversation With James Paul Gee | EdTech for ELT | Scoop.it

In school, we give people texts when they have not had enough experience in the worlds the texts are about, the experiences that give the texts meaning. It is as if we were to give kids game manuals without the games. It only works for kids who are getting a lot of experiences at home—backed up by lots of talk with adults about these experiences, talk which helps the kids learn to map language on to experience and vice-versa—but it is disastrous for less advantaged kids.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 5, 12:58 AM

Interesting interview with James Paul Gee

Julia Echeverría's curator insight, July 5, 2:24 AM

Interesante planteamiento de una problemática

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Ebooks v paper - FT.com

Ebooks v paper - FT.com | EdTech for ELT | Scoop.it

Yet research has already told us a lot about how we read now. First and foremost, it emphasises that even using paper, there are many different approaches. Most of us probably have a settled style: you might be a skimmer, a skipper, a front-to-back completist, a keeper of the pristine page or an obsessive writer of marginalia. Whatever the case, our habits have probably been created largely as combination of childhood experience and how the medium we read in is nudging us.


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Nataliasterns's curator insight, July 3, 12:20 PM

lectura papel vs tablet

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, July 5, 2:15 PM

Ebooks versus papel.

Debra Evans's curator insight, July 10, 3:28 PM

Definitely worth reading this article. I have heard many teachers proclaim that reading a "book" is more beneficial than an ereader, etc. I have not necessarily bekieved what they say, but the evidence is just not there yet, however it is beginning to come and my own anecdotal evidence seems to resonate with what is being stated here. 

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Educational Technology Is Making Achievement Gaps Even Bigger

Educational Technology Is Making Achievement Gaps Even Bigger | EdTech for ELT | Scoop.it

This is not a story of the familiar “digital divide”—a lack of access to technology for poor and minority children. This has to do, rather, with a phenomenon Neuman and Celano observed again and again in the two libraries: Granted access to technology, affluent kids and poor kids use tech differently. They select different programs and features, engage in different types of mental activity, and come away with different kinds of knowledge and experience.

 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 30, 2:03 AM

A misleading title, but an interesting article.

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Curation: Creatively Filtering Content

Curation: Creatively Filtering Content | EdTech for ELT | Scoop.it
We are living in an era of information overload.  So much content is shared online that curation is needed as a way to get value out of the information flood. Content curation is the process of shi...

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Vance Stevens's curator insight, June 17, 8:21 PM

A comprehensive post by Sue Waters on curation, as we are doing here. This post is rich in tools for curation, has a video embed by Howard Rheingold speaking with Robin Good on curation, and itself has an infographic illustrating a curation cycle, which I reproduced in my own post on the topic, here: http://taedtechtp.blogspot.ae/2014/06/curation-through-blogging.html

Julie Bourguignon's curator insight, June 19, 2:14 AM

An interesting post rounding up useful tools. The approach to curating is inspiring, it spells out ground rules that make me want to become a better curator.

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Comparison of Blogging Services for Teachers

Comparison of Blogging Services for Teachers | EdTech for ELT | Scoop.it

Comparison of Blogging Services for Teachers...

 


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Frankie Roberts's curator insight, June 13, 4:10 PM

Which one do you use and what do you like/dislike about it?

objectplace's curator insight, June 14, 8:32 AM

legwork done here

Margarita Saucedo's curator insight, June 19, 12:16 PM

Habilidades necesarias, sin lugar a dudas. Escoger la plataforma ayuda

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Calling All Teachers: Join Teacher Training MOOC on ... - WizIQ Blog

Calling All Teachers: Join Teacher Training MOOC on ... - WizIQ Blog | EdTech for ELT | Scoop.it
Created and overseen by Fluency MC (Jason R Levine), this course showcases 19 highly talented presenters who possess exceptional talent for engaging learners and making them comfortable with new online teaching ...
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The Learning and Thinking Skills of The 21st Century Students | Infographic

The Learning and Thinking Skills of The 21st Century Students | Infographic | EdTech for ELT | Scoop.it

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Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, June 8, 10:38 PM

 

Thank you for sharing.

....The visual is free for anyone to use and download provided that you do not charge people for it and you credit back Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. Enjoy...

 

Sana Sakale's curator insight, June 8, 10:50 PM

Learning and Thinking Skills of the 21st Century Learners

Claudine Provencher's curator insight, June 11, 1:41 AM

Creative and effective way to see how different kinds of literacy combine together.

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How Do We Teach Digital Literacy to Digital Natives? - Edudemic

How Do We Teach Digital Literacy to Digital Natives? - Edudemic | EdTech for ELT | Scoop.it

Young people today are instant messengers, gamers, photo sharers and supreme multitaskers. But while they use the technology tools available to them 24/7, they are struggling to sort fact from fiction, think critically, decipher cultural inferences, detect commercial intent and analyze social implications. All of which makes them extremely vulnerable to the overwhelming amount of information they have access to

 


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Amy Melendez's curator insight, June 3, 7:56 PM

From the post: "It is our job as educators and content producers to encourage kids to be capable, global citizens in a digital age. Integrating a news story into your classroom everyday not only sparks important conversations, but encourages students to create and analyze their own media responses, provides a basis for asking questions and is a seamless, natural way to incorporate CCSS nonfiction content into your daily lesson plan."

Deyanira Sequeira's curator insight, June 4, 10:35 AM

¿cómo dar alfabetización digital a los nativos digitales?

TeachingStudies's curator insight, June 5, 1:58 AM

bridge to cross

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Healthy & Sustainable MOOC (HSLMOOC14)

Healthy & Sustainable MOOC (HSLMOOC14) | EdTech for ELT | Scoop.it

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Dr. Nellie Deutsch's curator insight, July 17, 6:56 AM

I would like to invite you to the first ever free Healthy and Sustainable MOOC on WizIQ in the month of September for 5 weeks. There will be live classes with recordings, panel discussions by experts on well being and sustainability, content, and a lot of socializing with people from around the world. Certificates will be available. For further information, just click on the following link and join:http://www.wiziq.com/course/62978-healthy-and-sustainable-living-mooc-2014

Dr. Nellie Deutsch's curator insight, July 17, 6:56 AM

I would like to invite you to the first ever free Healthy and Sustainable MOOC on WizIQ in the month of September for 5 weeks. There will be live classes with recordings, panel discussions by experts on well being and sustainability, content, and a lot of socializing with people from around the world. Certificates will be available. For further information, just click on the following link and join:http://www.wiziq.com/course/62978-healthy-and-sustainable-living-mooc-2014

Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, July 17, 6:59 AM

Wonderful topic and fantastic MOOC.

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What Teachers Want More than New Technologies? PD Opportunities To Learn to Use them Effectively - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

What Teachers Want More than New Technologies? PD Opportunities To Learn to Use them Effectively - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | EdTech for ELT | Scoop.it

Without professional development that can give teachers the full practical knowledge on the use of technology, you will not see technology being successfully integrated in the classrooms for better learning.


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Paul's curator insight, July 24, 1:03 PM

Teachers need the time to try out new devices - this is essential for adoption of new technology in the school

Marisol Araya Fonseca's curator insight, July 29, 9:50 AM

Sure!

TWCLibrary's curator insight, July 31, 11:21 PM

Good points

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Movement, Rhyme and Rhythm in ELT – Jase

Movement, Rhyme and Rhythm in ELT – Jase | EdTech for ELT | Scoop.it
Fresh (fresher, freshest): Building Vocabulary through Rhythm and Rhyme – Jason R. Levine   “You’ll learn without looking when you stop feeling bored and stressed. Having fun when you learn...

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Shanthi Cumaraswamy Streat's curator insight, July 11, 7:10 AM

Jason's new post for iTDi!

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iTunes U update with iPad Course Creation, Student Discussions & more

iTunes U update with iPad Course Creation, Student Discussions & more | EdTech for ELT | Scoop.it

The new features will begin rolling out July 8 with the ability for teachers to create and manage previously uploaded lessons directly from the iPad. Apple says the course creation features will let teachers grab content from iWork, iBooks Author or “any of the over 75,000 educational apps available for iPad.” It will also let teachers use the iPad’s camera to include shots and video of real-world items in courses. The course creation feature will be available to educators in all 69 with the materials they create distributed in up 155 countries.


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sobrie01's curator insight, July 10, 12:07 PM

Picture creating your own async classroom and having the abilty to have different instructor contribute to the lessons. Very cool functions that are easy to use. Well Done Apple!

Ruby Rennie Panter's curator insight, July 11, 3:12 AM

The addition of discussions moves iTunesU from an elaborate textbook to something that involves collaboration - a good move. Pity it's only for private courses.

Fiona Price's curator insight, July 11, 9:18 AM

Exciting news!

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What is flipped learning?

What is flipped learning? | EdTech for ELT | Scoop.it

To counter common misconceptions and bring clarity to discussions about “Flipped Learning,” the governing board and key leaders of the Flipped Learning Network (FLN) announced a formal definition of the term. They also released the Four Pillars of F-L-I-P™ and a checklist of eleven indicators that educators must incorporate into their practice.


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Can we read with our ears?

Can we read with our ears? | EdTech for ELT | Scoop.it

Many students with weak decoding skills can read: with their ears. As teachers, we can make a strategic choice of differentiating in our lessons in order to allow a poor reader to ‘read with their ears’ in class until the time they can read with their eyes. As long as this occurs alongside additional intervention to address their decoding difficulties, we may be improving his or her life chances by providing this opportunity.


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Frances's curator insight, July 3, 6:22 AM

Using all the resources available to us, while we systematically teach children the skills they need.

Ruby Rennie Panter's curator insight, July 4, 3:08 AM

An interesting article - relevant to literacy skills and accessibility. Helping pupils to be able to access the curriculum despite poor reading skills seems to be a no-brainer.

Randy Kulman's curator insight, July 4, 4:27 AM

reading is reading!

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6 Models of Blended Learning

6 Models of Blended Learning | EdTech for ELT | Scoop.it
Discover how six blended learning models combine traditional classroom experiences with online learning for successful student results.

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Susan Wegmann's curator insight, July 9, 2:31 PM

Six different models of Blended Learning

Jean-Christophe Francet's curator insight, July 16, 2:29 AM

Excellent explanation of the different possible mixes between online and offline learning.

Yvonne Middelkoop's curator insight, July 20, 11:25 PM

 Handy infographic with six basic models

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Learning2gether with Malu Sciamarelli about Creative Writing and Language Learning

Learning2gether with Malu Sciamarelli about Creative Writing and Language Learning | EdTech for ELT | Scoop.it
Download mp3: On Sunday June 22 Learning2gether were fortunate to have Malu Sciamarelli talk to us about Creative Writing with Language Learners Recording Where? Blackboard Collaborate (Elluminate)...

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Vance Stevens's curator insight, June 23, 6:14 AM

Malu Sciamarelli shared with us techniques for making paper hats and went on from there to show us what this has in common with re-thinking creative writing courses. At this link you can view the Bb Collaborate (Elluminate) recording or download the mp3, and hear what Malu suggests about inspiring and engaging L2 writers.

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The Place of Virtual, Pedagogic and Physical Space in the 21st Century Classroom

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This paper outlines work connected to the successful convergence of digital, pedagogic and physical space. The Sydney Centre for Innovation in Learning (SCIL) has been focusing on the gap that has existed in schools where the physical layout is often stuck in an industrial-era education model, rather than reflecting the possibilities of ICT-enhanced personalised learning. SCIL has been working to create digital spaces so that students can consistently transition from

the real to virtual world


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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, July 14, 5:41 AM

adicionar a sua visão ...

Lia Goren's curator insight, July 15, 6:41 AM

More recent researchers have been quick to highlight that in a world of rapid technological change, today’s students are demonstrating serious signs of disengagement. As Marc Prensky highlights in ‘Engage Me or Enrage Me – What Today’s Learners Demand’ (Prensky, 2005,p.2):


“Rather than being empowered to choose what they want … and to see what interests them … and to create their own personalized identity – as they are in the rest of their lives – in school, they must eat what they are served. And what they are being served is, for the most part, stale, bland, and almost entirely stuff from the past. Yesterday’s education for tomorrow’s kids.”


The challenge is patently clear – schools have to embrace the ‘megachange’ required and construct new paradigms for learning in the twenty first century world. Mavers made the comment that:


“As digital technologies proliferate and become established in the everyday world of home, work and community, schools are inhabited by young people who are experienced users of a range of media and whose use is characterized by agency and adaptability.” (MAvErS, 2007, P.52) 3The Place of Virtual, Pedagogic and Physical Space in the 21st Century Classroom — Stephen Harris Page 5 No longer is the change a topic for conversation, it is an imperative.


Guski talked about the importance of spatial perception in school architecture, highlighting that ‘we don’t only see an object, we also feel, smell, taste and hear it’. (Guski, 2000, p.2) and Walden picks up that same spatial theme stating that:


“A space is much more than four walls, floor and ceiling. The spatial conditions that should be considered for human well-being include color scheme, lighting, heating, cooling and ventilation, acoustics, smells and furnishings. All these aspects can significantly influence the sense of well-being and readiness to learn and therefore learning performance.” (WALDEN, 2009, P.78)

Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, July 15, 7:45 AM

Los espacios en el aula del Siglo XXI

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What Teachers Need to Know about 1:1 Vs BYOD

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What Teachers Need to Know about 1:1 Vs BYOD ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/JJogkKzH9k via @medkh9 #KSUECE7511

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, June 11, 4:32 AM

Interesting stuff.

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» 10 Tips for Good Cross-Cultural Communications Intercultural Talk: Stereotypes in Advertising, Intercultural Communications, Multicultural Parenting

» 10 Tips for Good Cross-Cultural Communications Intercultural Talk: Stereotypes in Advertising, Intercultural Communications, Multicultural Parenting | EdTech for ELT | Scoop.it
Engaging and delighting in cultural difference

 

Remember the old adage ‘the best way to remember your story is to tell the truth?’  Well, it’s the same with Intercultural Communications.  The best way to interact with others is to be keenly aware of yourself…but also hyper sensitive and receptive to the individuality and autonomous experience of others around you.

 
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Empowerment's curator insight, June 10, 7:10 AM

Encore une fois, la clé de la relation repose sur l'écoute et le confort avec ce que l'on est soit même ... 

ANA's curator insight, June 10, 9:01 AM

Comunicación intercultural

Allan Shaw's curator insight, June 12, 9:09 PM

These are good points to use in cross cultural understandings but also in dealing with all people.

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The 8 Digital Skills Students Need for The Future

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The 8 Digital Skills Students Need for The Future ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on Google Trips curated by Brandi McWilliams (Writing tops the list.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, June 5, 7:24 AM

Note that "judging the quality of information" tops the list.

Julie Lindsay's curator insight, June 6, 7:24 PM

Seems like a reasonable list....

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, July 22, 6:49 PM

Great Chart! Gets to the point quick!