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UNESCO Office in Bangkok: Reading in the mobile era

UNESCO Office in Bangkok: Reading in the mobile era | EdTech for ELT | Scoop.it

UNESCO is currently investigating how access to text can be improved through the use of technology, specifically basic mobile phones. Today mobile phones are common in areas where books are scarce. The United Nations estimates that 6 billion people have access to a connected mobile device of some sort, while only 4.5 billion have access to a toilet.


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"Mobile phones are common in areas where books are scarce"

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Anne Marie Thirsvad's curator insight, May 22, 4:21 AM

Det er helt vildt at tænke på - ting sker, når mulighederne er der!

Delphine Plasse's curator insight, May 22, 12:24 PM

Help people get access to means ode development

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, May 23, 12:53 PM

Informe de la Unesco.

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Teachers Surveyed on Using Digital Games in Class

Teachers Surveyed on Using Digital Games in Class | EdTech for ELT | Scoop.it

Although technology in the classroom is evolving from computers to tablets, a new survey from the Games and Learning Publishing Council highlights that the use of digital games in the classroom is becoming more common and teachers are increasingly valuing the ability games have to motivate low-performing students.

 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 17, 7:29 AM

Some interesting research results.

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How Computer Technology Will Transform Schools Of The Future

How Computer Technology Will Transform Schools Of The Future | EdTech for ELT | Scoop.it

Nearly every other industry has been changed beyond recognition by the invention of computers. Why not education, arguably one of the industries with the most to gain?


The answer is probably some combination of rank incompetence, institutional conservatism, and perverse incentives.


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Allan Tsuda's curator insight, August 26, 8:17 PM

It's happening faster than a lot of people realize. Interested in seeing "results" in student learning growth between the "have and have not" countries. Hopefully the gap will close.

Sieg Holle's curator insight, August 29, 12:21 PM

Moving toward the age of "learning" abundance despite the opposition inevitable.....

Aris P. Louvris's curator insight, August 30, 7:46 AM

Μία αρκετά τεχνολογική προσέγγιση που αξίζει να διαβαστεί

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The Myth of Monotasking

The Myth of Monotasking | EdTech for ELT | Scoop.it

The title "The Myth of Monotasking" is based on the idea that the brain doesn't know how to monotask, in fact the term "multitasking" doesn't really mean much of anything when you think about it carefully since virtually everything we do as humans involves coordinating multiple cognitive tasks all happening at once


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 23, 5:05 AM

This short article includes a podcast interview.

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5 Tips To Be A More Engaged Online Reader

5 Tips To Be A More Engaged Online Reader | EdTech for ELT | Scoop.it

The idea of speed reading has been around for decades, but there's been an explosion of speed-reading apps lately that promise to get you reading up to 400, 600, even 1,000 words per minute. But is it worth it? Are you really doing yourself a favor by blasting through e-mails at top speed? 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 18, 3:57 AM

Nice article with some good tools to help slow down and make your reading more engaging.

Miloš Bajčetić's curator insight, August 18, 4:42 AM
Why Speed Reading Is Problematic

 

By using an RSVP app or even going through a speed-reading course, you can increase the number of words that you can read from 200 or 300 per minute up to and over 1,000. But there’s one serious drawback – comprehension takes a huge hit. Absorbing and internalizing the information that you’re reading takes time, and it often requires that you go back and re-read parts of passages to fully grasp their meaning.

In speed reading competitions, participants routinely only understand 50% of the text that they’re reading, which is far too low for learning important lessons or appreciating a piece of literature. Some experts even believe that speed reading a tweet would result in lower comprehension, and that’s only 140 characters.

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Embracing Messy Learning

Embracing Messy Learning | EdTech for ELT | Scoop.it

I am slowly learning to embrace the struggles that students experience as they engage with authentic work. If I don't allow learning to be messy, I eliminate authentic experiences for students as thinkers and creators. I find it important to regularly remind myself that frustration leads to insights and that learning is not necessarily the equivalent of mastery.


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 8, 9:46 PM

Learning is messy. It is a recurring process which is always recommencing itself.

 

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magnus sandberg's curator insight, August 9, 4:24 AM

The article is good, but what I really love is the term "messy learning" itself. So much teaching in school has the ideal of creating clairity and being systematic in every part of the learning process. But that is simply not how learning happens. We need to embrace the messyness!

Josh Round's curator insight, August 10, 12:08 PM

The messy learning described here mirrors the struggles and frustrations our Learners face in communicative classrooms - a inherent part of the process of learning a language.

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Filtering social media in schools because it’s a ‘distraction’ | Dangerously Irrelevant

Filtering social media in schools because it’s a ‘distraction’ | Dangerously Irrelevant | EdTech for ELT | Scoop.it

Unlike what is stated elsewhere in this article, the ‘real world’ is digital. The real world is technology-suffused. People everywhere use social media and other online tools all the time to accomplish their work. How are educators supposed to prepare students for our new technology-infused information, economic, and learning landscapes in analog school environments?


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 5, 9:15 AM

Some good points in this article.

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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, 9:18 PM

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

Martin Debattista's curator insight, July 25, 2:22 AM

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, 2:11 PM

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, 10:38 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 19, 1:14 AM

This is very true.

Gerardo Varela's curator insight, July 19, 12:40 PM

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 12, 12:08 AM

Good ideas for PD !

Ludmila Smirnova's curator insight, July 12, 4:56 PM

Always interesting to read and learn from Nik Peachey!

Bex Ferriday's curator insight, July 26, 7:13 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, 5:03 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, 10:16 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, 3:58 AM

Interesting interview with James Paul Gee

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

Interesante planteamiento de una problemática

Julia Echeverría's curator insight, August 30, 1:47 PM

El problema es que los niños desfavorecidos son una aplastante mayoría

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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, 3:20 PM

lectura papel vs tablet

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

Ebooks versus papel.

Debra Evans's curator insight, July 10, 6:28 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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The Successful eLearning Professionals Infographic

The Successful eLearning Professionals Infographic | EdTech for ELT | Scoop.it

The Successful eLearning Professionals Infographic 10 Things Successful eLearning Professionals Do Differently They Make it a Goal to Learn About Their Audience. Successful eLearning professionals know what motivates their learners to take online courses instead of spending their time on other ... http://elearninginfographics.com/successful-elearning-professionals-infographic/


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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, September 16, 5:50 PM

For more resources on STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

Cynthia Day's curator insight, September 18, 4:58 AM

elearning

infographics

Karen B Wehner's curator insight, September 18, 1:11 PM

Nothing too new under the sun here, but a solid list in easy-to-digest format.

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Designing for Emergence: The Role of the Instructor in Student-Centered Learning

Designing for Emergence: The Role of the Instructor in Student-Centered Learning | EdTech for ELT | Scoop.it

I believe in student-centered learning, and I believe there is huge potential for this kind of learning to occur in online environments. But the instructor is a key element of that learning, and we need to talk more explicitly about what her role is and the specific ways she negotiates and leverages her authority, guidance, and presence to design learning environments in which emergence is possible.


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Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, August 25, 12:02 AM

El aprendizaje centrado en el estudiante.

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, August 25, 2:56 AM

That seems to be the way things will happen... time to adapt!!

Edgar Mata's curator insight, August 26, 8:36 AM

Un cuestionamiento interesante: "El aprendizaje centrado en el alumno es una excelente propuesta, pero el instructor es un elemento clave en estas formas de trabajo; es necesario explicitar su rol y las formas en que pondrá en práctica sus orientaciones y presencia en el diseño de ambientes de aprendizaje"

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Rethinking Learning Spaces

Discover, Share, and Present presentations and infographics with the world’s largest professional content sharing community.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, August 17, 11:42 AM

Thanks to Pierre Poulin.

Kimberly House's curator insight, August 19, 12:32 PM

Some very good ideas and guidelines for transforming spaces into 21st century learning areas. My two favourites: get rid of the teacher desk and  stop thinking of it as a classroom. 

Daniel Garcia's curator insight, August 21, 1:22 AM

The Third Teacher

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Edupunk and student centred learning through technology

Edupunk and student centred learning through technology | EdTech for ELT | Scoop.it

I’ve often wondered why it is that the internet is such an amazing, creative and inspiring place full of so many fantastically interesting things, and yet so many educational software, applications and e-learning products turn out to be so dull.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 11, 11:56 AM

This is an article I wrote some time ago. It looks at the limitations put on teacher creativity within the educational technology sphere and how to confront these.

harloff's curator insight, August 12, 6:24 AM

A to the point analysis of why we need a punk attitude to educational institutions. They slow down adoption of new technology in education

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 13, 4:39 PM

It is interesting that we think there are no economic interests at play in the e-learning world. There are and they are significant. It does not mean we don't use various digital technologies, but let us make sure we ask questions and challenge their usages when needed.

 

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9-Volt Nirvana

9-Volt Nirvana | EdTech for ELT | Scoop.it
Learn a new language faster than ever! Leave doubt in the dust! Be a better sniper! Could you do all that and more with just a zap to the noggin? Maybe. Sally Adee, an editor at New Scientist, was at a conference for DARPA - The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency - when she heard about a way to speed up learning with something called trans-cranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). A couple years later, Sally found herself weilding an M4 assualt rifle, picking off enemy combatants with a battery wired to her temple. Of course, it was a simulation, but Sally's sniper skills made producer Soren Wheeler ...

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Vance Stevens's curator insight, August 6, 8:43 AM

Trans-cranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a way of stimulating your brain through $20 worth of hardware and a 9-volt battery. It’s a subject of research with very interesting results (100% performance on cognitive tasks that in pre-test were not performed particularly well). The task it works on depends on where you place the wires. Apparently people are experimenting with it and posting videos to YouTube. It has been found to increase focus on text so that comprehension in L1 improves dramatically though it hasn’t been tested on L2. Subjects go into ‘flow’ state where they are absorbed in the task to the point they lose track of time.  RadioLab do the usual great job on reporting on the procedure.

 

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What 6.9 million clicks tell us about how to fix online education

What 6.9 million clicks tell us about how to fix online education | EdTech for ELT | Scoop.it

Amidst all the arguments about “flipped classrooms” and “hybrid learning,” however, few people have actually analyzed what makes MOOCs work (or fail): the content. Online learners spend most of their time watching videos — but are the videos any good?


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 1, 3:58 AM

No huge surprises here, but worth a quick read if you are designing online materials.

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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, 9:56 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, 9:56 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, 9:59 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, 4:03 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, 12:50 PM

Sure!

TWCLibrary's curator insight, August 1, 2:21 AM

Good points

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Movement, Rhyme and Rhythm in ELT – Jase

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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, 10:10 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, 3:07 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, 6:12 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, 12:18 PM

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, 9:22 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, 6:08 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, 7:27 AM

reading is reading!