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Audience response system that uses mobile phones, twitter, and the web. Responses are displayed in real-time on gorgeous charts in PowerPoint, Keynote, or web browser.
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Using cell phones in the classroom when computers are not available (by Fabiana Casella)

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Everybody is talking about 21st Century skills and preparing students for a whole different world. The truth is that our students have become digital and there are a whole lot of educators around t...
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Susan's curator insight, March 6, 7:03 AM

A nice read.  Thanks for that!

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Classic paintings of world cities meet Google Street View – in pictures

Classic paintings of world cities meet Google Street View – in pictures | EFL and ESL Techno Skills | Scoop.it
See these amazing collages of well known paintings of cities around the world – Istanbul to Saint Petersburg, Tokyo to New York – superimposed on to Google Street View
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CEMAAI Tijuana: Páginas Recomendadas: Inglés / Recommended EFL websites

CEMAAI Tijuana: Páginas Recomendadas: Inglés / Recommended EFL websites | EFL and ESL Techno Skills | Scoop.it
Interesting Things for ESL/EFL students (Fun English Study), This web site is for people studying English as a Second Language (ESL) or English as a Foreign Language (EFL). There are quizzes, word games, word puzzles, ...
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11 Of The Best YouTube Channels For Learning English

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11 Of The Best YouTube Channels For Learning English

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Hundreds of Resources for Teaching Using Technology ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Why Learning Through Social Networks Is The Future

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Why Learning Through Social Networks Is The Future

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Writing - Old Style Newspaper Template

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This is an old style newspaper template for InDesign CS6. It is 11.25×17.25 inches (includes bleed) and in CMYK. It has 10 page designs.


Fonts Used in Old Style Newspaper Template Design

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4 reasons to be happy about the end of teaching | City A.M.

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A Whitehall unit has been set up to look at how children can be taught by computers that use algorithms to pace work according to the ability of the individual.
Hancock's move echoes the work of Sugata Mitra, whose 1999 Hole in the Wall experiment championed the ability of children to use technology to effectively to teach themselves and retain information.

A Whitehall unit has been set up to look at how children can be taught by computers that use algorithms to pace work according to the ability of the individual. 

Hancock's move echoes the work of Sugata Mitra, whose 1999 Hole in the Wall experiment championed the ability of children to use technology to effectively to teach themselves and retain information.

- See more at: http://www.cityam.com/blog/1387211628/4-reasons-be-happy-about-end-teaching#sthash.PCXrTI3s.dpuf

A Whitehall unit has been set up to look at how children can be taught by computers that use algorithms to pace work according to the ability of the individual. 

Hancock's move echoes the work of Sugata Mitra, whose 1999 Hole in the Wall experiment championed the ability of children to use technology to effectively to teach themselves and retain information.

- See more at: http://www.cityam.com/blog/1387211628/4-reasons-be-happy-about-end-teaching#sthash.PCXrTI3s.dpuf


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 18, 2013 3:01 AM

Actually this sounds nothing like the work of Sugata Mitra and totally misses the point. Again this looks like the UK government totally failing to understand anything related to education except how to make it cheaper and charge more for it.

Kibet Koskei's curator insight, December 19, 2013 5:56 AM

Education is one of the largest indusrties in the World, and With Education Going Online with New web technologies, we must be prepared to equip our Students with knowledge which will help them face the real world. Get more at www.firstandfastcapital.com

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Free Online Grammar Check, Plagiarism, Spelling, and More

Free Online Grammar Check, Plagiarism, Spelling, and More | EFL and ESL Techno Skills | Scoop.it
Grammar, Plagiarism, and Spelling Check; Free Online Proofreading; No Downloads...Allows you to find those pesky mistakes and correct them before your teacher does...

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Mfaculty's curator insight, December 24, 2013 11:02 PM

I just 'test drove' this online application - it was very fast and accurately caught my spelling errors. As a basic tool for students, I think it is, or will be, one that they can use before they turn to the writing tutors. I don't advocate trying to replace professional writing tutors with this (or any other) online tool, but it would certainly reduce the number of common errors made in student writings.

 

Since it is a free service, I would recommend educators consider giving it a test drive in their writing courses to determine whether or not any value is added in doing so. While there are plenty of word processing tools avialble for students to use in order to hone in on their writing, this one is free and seems to adequately, and quickly, perform the basics.

 

Not really an endorsement, as much as a recommendation for other to consider testing for themselves.

Gary Yarus ---> a #WaveOfAction Media Project's curator insight, December 28, 2013 12:40 PM

For other writers.  I tried it on a recent article I wrote and found it very helpful.

ella88's curator insight, January 29, 5:09 PM

Many studies have addressed the issue of identifying the different dimensions of culture. In the presentations concerning culture by Madlin Reck and Anne Tornow the ways in which national culture may influence management processes, including Hofstede’s dimensions of culture have been discussed extensively (Luthans & Doh, 2012).

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Online Education as an Agent of Transformation

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Online education is beginning to show itself as a disruptive innovation, introducing more convenient and affordable services that can transform sectors.

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A to Z Teacher Stuff


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How to Help Teachers Use Technology in the Classroom

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Recent reports (from The Chronicle of Higher Education and Walden University [PDF], for example) point to teachers' continuing difficulties integrating technology into classroom learning. Despit...

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The Six Best YouTube URL Tricks

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YouTube is already one of the best video services online and there are plenty of tricks to make it work for you. Some of the best ones, though, can be done purely from the URL bar.

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Survey - The English language needs of young adults in Europe - research project - Northumbria University, Newcastle UK

Survey - The English language needs of young adults in Europe - research project - Northumbria University, Newcastle UK | EFL and ESL Techno Skills | Scoop.it
The English language needs of young adults in Europe - research project University of Northumbria at Newcastle, situated in the North East of England.
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Download a Free Copy of Danah Boyd’s Book, It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens

Download a Free Copy of Danah Boyd’s Book, It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens | EFL and ESL Techno Skills | Scoop.it

danah boyd (she doesn’t capitalize her name) is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research and a Fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center, where she looks at how young people use social media as part of their everyday lives. She has a new book out called It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens, and she’s made it available as a free PDF. On her website she writes, “I didn’t write this book to make money. I wrote this book to reach as wide of an audience as I possibly could.


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John A. MacDonald's curator insight, March 10, 6:38 AM

An interesting book with a progressive publishing concept.

Tricia Adams's curator insight, March 10, 7:06 AM

Social history and reflection on today's connected youth - looks interesting

gawlab's curator insight, March 16, 9:01 PM

a téléchargé la copie libre  du livre de danah boyd. 

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Writing by numbers: The myth of coursebook creativity - eltjam

Writing by numbers: The myth of coursebook creativity - eltjam | EFL and ESL Techno Skills | Scoop.it
Well, you only have to flip through a selection of adult courses and note the way that the same, relatively limited set of topics resurface again and again: friends and family, home and neighbourhood, leisure activities, travel, shopping and...
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Pedagogy - 'Disillusioned' teachers bored by chalk and talk

Pedagogy - 'Disillusioned' teachers bored by chalk and talk | EFL and ESL Techno Skills | Scoop.it
Traditional methods do not suit modern classrooms, expert says

 

Professor Fullan identifies them as the root of the problem. But he stresses that the new methods of teaching he describes take teachers beyond being “mere facilitators” to becoming “partners” who recognise the “importance of proactively learning alongside students”.

 

“Through such partnering, teachers not only become learners themselves, but also begin to see learning through the eyes of their students,” he writes.

 

“This ‘visibility’ is essential if teachers are to continuously challenge students to reach for the next step.”

 

The report acknowledges that many of the teaching strategies it describes have been “advocated for at least a century by the likes of Dewey, Piaget, Montessori and Vygotsky”.

 

But it says that today’s conditions means they are now being widely embraced: “

 

Through the combination of the ‘push’ of traditional schooling that fails to keep students or teachers engaged, and the ‘pull’ of new pedagogies unleashed through digital access, the transformation of education systems on a broad scale becomes not only possible, but inevitable.”


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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 26, 10:25 AM

 

Learn more:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/is-your-professional-development-up-to-date/

 

Jacqui Sharp's curator insight, January 26, 8:14 PM

This article supports the need to change from a traditional style of teaching to one which is in partnership with the student.

Kirsten Macaulay's curator insight, January 27, 4:17 AM

Very interesting article which gives educators much thoughts about the methods they chose to "deliver" their classroom content.

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Teacher Marija ESL: Present Simple Fun

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The International Children’s Digital Library Offers Free eBooks for Kids in Over 40 Languages

The International Children’s Digital Library Offers Free eBooks for Kids in Over 40 Languages | EFL and ESL Techno Skills | Scoop.it
For all of the free literature and essays available online, a surprisingly small amount is geared toward children. Even less is aimed at children who speak foreign languages.
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How To Use Smartphones for Oral Homework in Language Classes

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As a modern language teacher, I often find myself trying to balance the need to know that they 'have it' with the practical realities of a language class.

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Invisible technology: visible benefits in the classroom - Telegraph

Invisible technology: visible benefits in the classroom - Telegraph | EFL and ESL Techno Skills | Scoop.it
With the prevalence of mobile devices in the classroom, Simon Hay explains that it's only a matter of time before ubiquitous computing becomes a reality in education
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'I'm in Birmingham but my students are global'

'I'm in Birmingham but my students are global' | EFL and ESL Techno Skills | Scoop.it
Managing a lesson online for hundreds of apprentices in nine different countries including Russia and China is enough to challenge the best of teachers.

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Highly recommended ELT Blogs

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20 reasons why every EFL learner should have an iPad | TEFL ...

20 reasons why every EFL learner should have an iPad | TEFL ... | EFL and ESL Techno Skills | Scoop.it
Mobile technology is changing the face of education, and opening up new opportunities for both teachers and learners. In this post, I give 20 reasons why iPads in particular are becoming indispensable tools for English ...
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Bloom's Digital - Web 2.0

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Siti Noraisha Mohamed Senin's curator insight, March 3, 9:01 AM

Bloom's Taxonomy accompanied with useful websites that make it easier to carry out the various levels.

Maria Richards's curator insight, March 29, 4:31 PM

A brilliant tool for all educators.

Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, April 14, 10:55 PM


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