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Whiteboard Success: 13 Bright Ideas for the Interactive Whiteboard

Whiteboard Success: 13 Bright Ideas for the Interactive Whiteboard | EFL and ESL Techno Skills | Scoop.it
Whether you’ve been using an interactive whiteboard (IWB) for years, or you’ve never turned yours on, ramp up your students’ learning with these easy-to-learn (and teach!) strategies.

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Kim Smith's curator insight, July 6, 2014 10:21 PM

In my SMART Board courses, I find that teachers feel as though they are obligated to create lessons on a grandiose scale.  This article focuses on simple things that a SMART Board can be used for that  may often be overlooked in the process of creating big, flashy lessons.

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How Online Teachers Do Things Differently - A New Way To Look At Online Teachers

How Online Teachers Do Things Differently - A New Way To Look At Online Teachers | EFL and ESL Techno Skills | Scoop.it
How do you define "online teachers"? Well, we have a fresh perspective on this that may change your thinking.

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What's the Future for Mobile Devices in the Classroom? [#Infographic]

What's the Future for Mobile Devices in the Classroom? [#Infographic] | EFL and ESL Techno Skills | Scoop.it
Students and teachers speak out on what they want for the future of moblity in this survey from Project Tomorrow.

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, May 4, 3:25 PM

Students, parents and teachers want to use mobile devices in the classroom-but teachers worry about fair access for all of their students...

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Tips on how to Protect your Anonymity online

Tips on how to Protect your Anonymity online | EFL and ESL Techno Skills | Scoop.it
Staying anonymous online might seem impossible, but there are several measures that web users can take to protect their privacy

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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, February 21, 10:40 PM

Internet security is a big deal these days.  Privacy is becoming non-existent thanks to intrusive social networks and sophisticated search programs.  This article provides some useful ways to keep your private information under your control and not someone else's.  It's a sad fact of life in this current age--only you can protect yourself from internet intrusions.  Be careful where and what you share.  Change passwords often.  And keep family matters and personal information to yourself.  We are entirely too trusting.  The world can be a vicious beast to the unprepared.  Aloha, Russ.

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Top Pinterest Boards for English Language Learners

Top Pinterest Boards for English Language Learners | EFL and ESL Techno Skills | Scoop.it
Pinterest is a popular resource for English language learners! You can find there worksheets, activities, articles and tips. Click here to read about some of our favorite Pinterest Boards for ESL students.
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How To Embed A YouTube Video & Other Media In Your PowerPoint Presentation

How To Embed A YouTube Video & Other Media In Your PowerPoint Presentation | EFL and ESL Techno Skills | Scoop.it

“Typical presentations are dull affairs with text and corporate backgrounds providing little of interest. Microsoft knows this. They even released their own PowerPoint alternative called Sway.”


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12 Tools For Creating And Discovering GIFs

12 Tools For Creating And Discovering GIFs | EFL and ESL Techno Skills | Scoop.it
Animated GIFs. You see them everywhere, usually as a response, reaction or qualifier that adds extra oomph to any statement. For the longest time GIFs have been associated with the Internet’s funny bone, but now brands are finding ways to incorporate this form of visual content into their marketing. After all, GIFs occupy a space between images and video that leaves much room for exploration. Here we’ll review 12 tools to get you started with creating, discovering and hosting GIFs. Some of the tools below require a bit more practice to master, but you’re guaranteed to find something that’s right for your GIF needs.   1. Giffing Tool This is a Windows tool that allows you to create customized GIFS. With features like trimming video frames, adding text, and quality settings adjustments you can be well on your way to creating a library of GIFs that you can go back... keep reading

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The 4-Step Guide To Critical Thinking Skills - Chart/Infographic

The 4-Step Guide To Critical Thinking Skills - Chart/Infographic | EFL and ESL Techno Skills | Scoop.it
Here is a guide to critical thinking skills complete with four (count 'em, 4!) steps accompanied by fill-in-the-blank questions designed to pique your interest and illustrate how each step works.

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Heidi Hutchison's curator insight, October 13, 2014 7:42 AM

I think creating your own content and questions needed to do this should have been on this chart. Good chart though.

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19 Ways to use blogs with students

19 Ways to use blogs with students | EFL and ESL Techno Skills | Scoop.it

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The Best Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced English Language Learner Sites

The Best Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced English Language Learner Sites | EFL and ESL Techno Skills | Scoop.it
Last week, my classes all of a sudden became more challenging. Instead of teaching two separate classes of United States History to Intermediate English Language Learners, one double-block period o...

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321 Free Tools for Teachers

321 Free Tools for Teachers | EFL and ESL Techno Skills | Scoop.it
Would you be interested in the ultimate list of free tools for teachers? At the following post you will found 321 Free Tools for Teachers separated in 18 educational technology categories. Enjoy! F...

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Marianella Careaga Butter's curator insight, September 16, 2014 8:15 PM

Los recursos TIC para los docentes no faltan....lo necesario es que tengan claridad para qué lo van a utilizar con sus estudiantes.

Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, September 17, 2014 11:17 AM

321 free tools. It's an odd number, in more than one way. I cannot imagine the work to compile this list nor the work involved to determine which of these tools might be best suited for a teacher and his or her classroom. Of course, this list is only the beginning of possibilities.

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, September 18, 2014 9:13 AM

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How Skype in the Classroom Is Helping Teachers

How Skype in the Classroom Is Helping Teachers | EFL and ESL Techno Skills | Scoop.it
As we approach the beginning of the school year, teachers might want to consider using Skype in the classroom to help enhance their lesson plans.

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What It Means to Be a Modern Online Educator

What It Means to Be a Modern Online Educator | EFL and ESL Techno Skills | Scoop.it
Traditional college instruction is part of a well-established tradition that has remained fairly unchanged over time. Becoming an instructor in this environment has meant conformity to teaching standards that have also remained fairly unchanged.

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, July 31, 2014 9:13 AM

Has the role of instructor changed when teaching within the online modality?

Pushpa Kunasegaran's curator insight, July 31, 2014 8:27 PM

Very useful pointers to becoming a Modern Educator!

Héctor Alas's curator insight, August 11, 2014 2:10 PM

para mantener un desarrollo en ascenso en lo profesional

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The e-textbook transformation

The e-textbook transformation | EFL and ESL Techno Skills | 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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Martin Debattista's curator insight, July 25, 2014 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, 2014 2:11 PM

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

Raj Shekhar Mishra's curator insight, March 20, 3:07 AM

To engage students more deeply in their learning publishers are making the textbook a hands-on activity by adding video, interactive maps and gamified quizzes.  The goal is not simply to replace traditional textbooks with e-books but to fundamentally change teaching and learning .The best learning strategy is the multi-modal approach—you can hear it, you can see it, you can manipulate and interact with the content.

 

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QUIZ: Tech Savvy Teaching: How Do You Rank?

QUIZ: Tech Savvy Teaching: How Do You Rank? | EFL and ESL Techno Skills | Scoop.it

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Survival Tips for Teaching with Technology

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Learn how to use technology as a tool for education, and succeed as a teacher.
Open Presentation – Survival Tips for Teaching with Technology

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9 Useful Websites to Help you Improve Pronunciation and Listening

9 Useful Websites to Help you Improve Pronunciation and Listening | EFL and ESL Techno Skills | Scoop.it
The speaking test is already knocking on your door and you still need to improve your pronunciation? Don't rest on your laurels !Time to do something about it!

This a selection of some of the posts I have been publishing over the years where you can find not only listening activities but als

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Marco Favero's curator insight, February 21, 5:34 AM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

Cynthia Jones's curator insight, February 21, 12:41 PM

Great list!

Murielle Godement's curator insight, March 3, 3:56 AM

Autoformation : un Thinglink auquel j'ajouterais EnglishCentral (http://www.englishcentral.com)

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What Some Teens Are Using Instead Of Snapchat And Instagram To Share Pictures In Class - Business Insider

What Some Teens Are Using Instead Of Snapchat And Instagram To Share Pictures In Class - Business Insider | EFL and ESL Techno Skills | Scoop.it

"I went home last week and did everything one normally does over the holidays: I got together with my family and, in the spirit of Christmas, grilled my teenage cousins about what apps they're using on their iPhones.

 

They named two of the usual suspects, Snapchat and Instagram. They laughed in my face when I asked what they thought about Facebook. "It's for moms," one explained to me. 

 

Insightful, but not out of the ordinary. Then my 13-year-old cousin asked me if I knew what AirDrop was."

 


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Njean Curl's curator insight, January 4, 10:43 AM

Out of the mouths of babes. In spite of Conserative efforts to promote the “Dumbing Down of America’s Youth’ still they rise.

Lee Hall's curator insight, January 6, 3:10 PM

Children are very useful if you want to find innovative ways to use something.

Larissa Bonthorne's curator insight, January 13, 3:52 AM

Useful for keeping up to date with new social networks used by teenagers.  It is important to do this so that educators and parents can teach students how to best use a social network, whilst also keeping themselves safe.

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Ten Educational Innovations To Watch For In The Next Ten Years

Ten Educational Innovations To Watch For In The Next Ten Years | EFL and ESL Techno Skills | Scoop.it
A team of education experts at the Open University (UK), led by Professor Mike Sharples, have identified "ten innovations that are already in currency but have not yet had a profound influence on e...

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Won Ho's curator insight, November 30, 2014 5:42 AM

We know it all already, but how?

이제는 다 알고 있는 내용... 어떻게 하는지가 문제...

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, November 30, 2014 9:10 AM

Les concepts pour le debut du 21ème siècle sont là.  Il faut encore voir ce qui va dépasser le seuil de la nouveauté. 

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Top Facebook Pages for English Language Learners

Top Facebook Pages for English Language Learners | EFL and ESL Techno Skills | Scoop.it
Facebook is an excellent resource for ESL students! Click here to read about some of our favorite Facebook pages for English language learners! If you are a teacher, check out our Top Facebook Pages for English Language Teachers.
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6 Ways To Access @YouTube Videos Even If They're Blocked at School

6 Ways To Access @YouTube Videos Even If They're Blocked at School | EFL and ESL Techno Skills | Scoop.it

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20 years on: How education has changed - Innovate My School

20 years on: How education has changed - Innovate My School | EFL and ESL Techno Skills | Scoop.it

Technology allows me to assess my students in ways that simply was not possible formerly. I can see at the tap of a screen or a click of a button what level each student has attained and I can then plan accordingly. Differentiated instruction really becomes achievable with such technology, not only in the level of tasks set, but in the way in which students can tackle their work.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 2, 2014 7:46 AM

Some interesting reflections.

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, October 2, 2014 8:22 AM

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13 reasons to use educational technology in lessons - ICT in Education -

13 reasons to use educational technology in lessons - ICT in Education - | EFL and ESL Techno Skills | Scoop.it
Sometimes you need to convince colleagues to think about using educational technology in their les...

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GIF YouTube | Make Animated GIFs from Youtube

Gif Youtube brings you the fastest way to create animated GIFs from YouTube

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Amélie Silvert's curator insight, August 18, 2014 3:41 AM

turn any youtube video into a gif

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A different side of EFL: "Tapping into teenage culture to accelerate autonomous learning"

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Shanthi Cumaraswamy Streat's curator insight, August 1, 2014 10:57 AM

The latest post from Sylvia Guinan

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Educators Need to be 21st Century Learners Too…

Educators Need to be 21st Century Learners Too… | EFL and ESL Techno Skills | Scoop.it

We expect our children to develop these skills. We integrate these skills in our every day lessons so that our students can grow and expand their knowledge. We create spaces so that our students can create and collaborate, whether it is a physical space or a virtual space. We expect our students to be good digital citizens, using devices, programs, and tools responsibly. We want our students to ask questions and explore for answers. We expect our students to learn, grow, and then reflect on that learning.


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N Kaspar's curator insight, July 25, 2014 8:14 PM

Worth the read.

CESSON's curator insight, July 27, 2014 10:35 PM

We are educating the next generation using tech full-time, are our educators prepared? 

TWCLibrary's curator insight, August 1, 2014 2:17 AM

Some good points about building a PLN