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Spelling mistakes 'cost millions' | BBC News

Spelling mistakes 'cost millions' | BBC News | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

 

An online entrepreneur says that poor spelling is costing the UK millions of pounds in lost revenue for internet businesses.
Charles Duncombe says an analysis of website figures shows a single spelling mistake can cut online sales in half.
Mr Duncombe says when recruiting staff he has been "shocked at the poor quality of written English".


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25 Critical Thinking Strategies For The Modern Learner

25 Critical Thinking Strategies For The Modern Learner | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
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Simple ideas to stimulate creativity | INFOGRAPHIC

Simple ideas to stimulate creativity | INFOGRAPHIC | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
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People always think creativity is some BIG thing. I think creativity is a muscle and we can work it out like any other muscle.Love this infographic's way of finding simple everyday ways to be more creative.

Tomas Trejbal's curator insight, April 3, 10:56 PM

train your brains... simple ideas to be more creative... [infographic]

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How to Teach English to a French Speaker

How to Teach English to a French Speaker | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

 

"Learning a new language is not an easy thing. But teaching your mother tongue to someone who never spoke your language is not easy either! In the chart of difficulties in teaching a language, there is one that beats all the others [...]"

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"The Neuroscience Of Learning : 41 Terms Every Teacher Should Know" | TeachThought

"The Neuroscience Of Learning : 41 Terms Every Teacher Should Know" | TeachThought | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
The Neuroscience Of Learning: 41 Terms Every Teacher Should Know by Judy Willis M.D., M.Ed., radteach.com As education continues to evolve, adding in new trends, technologies, standards, and 21st century thinking habits, there is one constant that doesn’t...
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"[...] As for the jargon, Judy Willis, teacher, neuroscientist, and consultant has put together an A-Z glossary of relevant neuroscience terms for teachers and administrators to help clarify the jargon. [...]"

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Competency based Education | CEFRL - CECRL

Competency based Education | CEFRL - CECRL | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Competency 2 map | Piktochart Infographic Editor -
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La démarche correspond également au traitement des compétences dans le CECRL en langues vivantes.

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Les ressources éducatives libres (REL), pour une éducation au libre

Les ressources éducatives libres (REL), pour une éducation au libre | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

Il s'agit d'un cours en Ligne Ouvert et Massif (CLOM) de l’Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) portant sur les ressources éducatives libres (REL) qui débutera le 3 mars 2014. Michèle Drechsler a participé au développement de ce MOOC et interviendra sur la partie "ressources libres et pédagogie". 


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Cours en Ligne Ouvert et Massif (CLOM) de l’Organisation internationale de la Francophonie portant sur les ressources éducatives libres (REL). Le cours débutera le 3 mars 2014. J'ai participé au développement de ce MOOC et j'interviens sur la partie "ressources libres et pédagogie". 

Philippe VINCENT's curator insight, February 22, 6:28 AM

Merci à Michèle Drechsler.

thierry eyraud's curator insight, February 22, 2:56 PM

enfin ca bouge

 

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Music's Effect on Learning | INFOGRAPHIC - #EDCHAT

Music's Effect on Learning | INFOGRAPHIC - #EDCHAT | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Music is something that is universally loved. Even if everyone doesn’t enjoy the same kind of music, you will be hard-pressed to find an individual that denounces all music as unentertaining.

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3 : I'd add "Instrumental -no lyrics"... it's hard not to be diverted from our activities by words our ear hears and understand :o)

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Pre-primary leads to better school performances | PISA graph - School policy

Pre-primary leads to better school performances | PISA graph - School policy | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
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Podcasts du séminaire «Réflexions autour du jeu en enseignement/ apprentissage des langues »

Podcasts du séminaire «Réflexions autour du jeu en enseignement/ apprentissage des langues » | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

Journée thématique autour des jeux en langues proposant des exposés sur ce thème [... avec] intégration des travaux de recherche effectués dans ce domaine dans le projet Innovalangues. [...] réflexions, pistes d’innovation et exposés concrets...


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Les 6 exposés podcastés :

- Pistes d’innovation dans la classe de langue étrangère à partir de la prise en compte des régions métaphoriques de la notion de jeu

Haydée Silva Ochoa (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México))

- Game2Learn : Générateur de jeux tangibles pour l’apprentissage des langues – axe "Créativité"

John Kenwright (Grenoble-INP)

- The present and the future of Digital Game-Based Langage Learning

Ivan Lombardi (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore - Italy)

- La place du jeu dans les dispositifs d’apprentissages hybrides : jouer pour concevoir ou concevoir pour jouer ?

Jean-Philippe Pernin (Université Stendhal - Grenoble 3)

- Jeu social et réalité mixte : présentation de mécaniques de jeu et moyens techniques à travers le cas du projet JANUS

Mathieu Loiseau (Université de Lyon)

- PtiClic : un jeu pour l’acquisition lexicale

Virginie Zampa (Université Stendhal - Grenoble 3)

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Innovalangues's curator insight, January 18, 12:51 AM

6 vidéos d'une trentaine de minutes chacune de communications.

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Toward a Monolingual USA ? | Colorín Colorado | English

Toward a Monolingual USA ? | Colorín Colorado | English | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

[...] Ester de Jong"s overview of the history of language policy in the United States. This article explores contemporary language policy, including No Child Left Behind and the English-Only statewide ballot initiatives in California, Arizona, and Massachusetts. In addition, de Jong explores the complexities of historic and modern attitudes towards language use and instruction throughout the U.S.

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"By 2003, twenty-three states had declared English the official language of the state and constitutional amendments to achieve the same goal at the federal level continue to be proposed. [...] Since 2003, four more states have declared English the official language (Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Kansas), making a total of 27 states."

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Education Blogs to Watch in 2014 | #edtech

Education Blogs to Watch in 2014 | #edtech | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

Find out which top education blogs you should be watching closely in 2014 and which rising stars are catching up with the big fish. Read more here.

 

 


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eLearning Industry &its sister websites and resources (eLearning Tags, eLearning Infographic etc.) into one of the largest elearning networks, primarily due to the vast amount of quality information provided. [...]*** Cool Cat Teacher Blog : [...] If you’re interested in the latest trends in education – Cool Cat teacher is unmissable !*** Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day : Discover Larry’s thoughts on education issues with useful posts including an aggregation of useful links on a trending topics in education [...]Kleinspiration : Erin Klein is a parent, teacher, author and award-winning EduTech blogger who recommends education technology which herself and other teachers have been adopting in the classroom. [...]Teach Thought : With the Teach Thought blog, Terry Heick  [...] features tips and advice on how to transform and innovate in a learning setting.  [...] *** TeachBytes : TeachBytes was created to help educators discover interesting tech tools to use in their classroom  [...]*** Free Technology for Teacher : If you’re interested in discovering new education technology, Richard Byrne’s impressive library of recommended tools and advice will help you navigate the best of what’s new. [...]*** 21st Century Educational Technology & Learning : Michael Gorman regularly publishes fresh ed tech content. [...]MindShift : MindShift explores the future of learning in all dimensions – covering cultural and technology trends, ground-breaking research and more. [...]Hack Education : In her blog, Audrey Watters covers a lot of different content relating to education technology, not just discussing the tools but the also the wider implications of them. [...]*** Educational Technology and Mobile Learning : This blog is described as a “free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education.” [...]EdTechSandyK : Sandy Kendall shares her journey as an educator and perpetual learner in this inspirational, story-telling blog.[...]

Bonus: Up and Coming Education Blogs : [...] rising stars in the education blogger realm :

Packwoman’s Tech in Progress : [...]Jessica Packs  [... a] hard-working 6th grade teacher  [...]*** EduTechGeek : Ron Houtman [...] knows the importance of content curation for teachers describing it as a ‘critical element to teaching and learning’. [...]Ozge Karaoglu’s Blog : Simply put, this blog is “About apps and web tools, and being a teacher…”. [...]Rafranz Davis : Rafranz is making waves in education technology circles as she shares her expertise as a Tech Specialist [...]The Education Blog : [...] a resource you should direct your students to rather than to help enhance your teaching. It provides direct and helpful information on how students can learn particular subjects, approach an exam and other creative and positive ideas.  

*** = blogs I've already been exploring and using. Among these, Larry Ferlazzo's a must to me...

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Why Business Loves the Common Core | US School

Why Business Loves the Common Core | US School | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

Erin Osborne in Salon:
"[...] Many of the people who financially aided the creation of Common Core have investments in place in companies that would do quite well with the standards implementation. By using financial clout and political connections, billionaires, not teachers, were able to influence the landscape of our education system. If states wanted a chunk of the RttT money, they had to adopt Common Core. If they adopt Common Core, they have to pay for the assessments and proprietary materials that come with it.. [...]"

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Established LEARNING Theories | Interactive MAP

Established LEARNING Theories | Interactive MAP | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

by Richard Millwood -an assistant professor at Trinity College (Dublin), running Core Education (a nonprofit that "helps schools use technology for better learning outcomes").

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Education far beyond ESL-EFL circles...

A plain interactive graph mapping a complex topic -learning theories- making it quite digestible.

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A Dos & Don'ts Visual Guide for Teachers : DYSLEXIA mind-map | edchat mindmap

A Dos & Don'ts Visual Guide for Teachers : DYSLEXIA mind-map | edchat mindmap | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
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Quite an attractive and efficient mind-map to me : it plainly displays the most common difficulties dyslexics daily have to face.

Therefore it proves most handy for us teachers -a kind of "Dos & Don'ts" facilitating tool :o)

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As for facilitating dyslexics' reading (which fonts are best ??), also see:

>> http://sco.lt/8fJb4T

 

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6 good Educational Web Tools to Teach Writing through Comics

6 good Educational Web Tools to Teach Writing through Comics | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

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sarah's curator insight, March 18, 10:37 AM

Utiles pour encourager les élèves à écrire et créer des histoires.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, March 23, 9:49 AM

Using comic strips is one powerful way to get students excited and motivated about the writing act. Students love to interact with visuals and tools such as the ones listed below will empower them to do just that. Using these comic strip generators , students will get  to engage in conversations using cartoonic characters and build stories and share their works with each other.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 28, 4:45 PM

I like these ideas! Teaching comic strip writing can be lots of fun!

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Mon Cerveau à l'école

Quelques éléments de sciences cognitives pour les enseignants et les parents
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Why it's easier to swear at people in another language

Why it's easier to swear at people in another language | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
People who speak two or more languages often prefer to use one language over another, depending on the situation. This is especially true when it comes to cursing and insults. It seems that people prefer not to use their native languages to talk smack. Here's why.

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Daily experiencing this  -100% agree with the article :o)

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Curri Barcelo's curator insight, March 8, 8:18 AM

I don't really agree with it, but the article has a few things that are interesting to read.

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50 awesome facts about LANGUAGES | INFOGRAPHIC

50 awesome facts about LANGUAGES | INFOGRAPHIC | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
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Definitely "figures-stuffing"... nevertheless (thus ??) interesting, and I'm sure various exercises might be built upon this infographic : let me think... let's say this scoop's "in progress", I'll check for activities later on :o)

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Scott Compton's curator insight, February 27, 8:27 AM

Neat stuff on languages

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Will you check this scoop? Thank you so much. http://sco.lt/5okJ17
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The Impact of Writing on Our Brain | Infographic

The Impact of Writing on Our Brain | Infographic | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 2, 2013 3:54 AM

 

I agree, I write down every time the most important (since ages) for a BETTER learning and it works ;)

 

Learn more:

 

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

 

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Apprendre avec son corps, et non seulement la tête... | EDUCATION

Apprendre avec son corps, et non seulement la tête... | EDUCATION | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Est-il possible de se servir du corps pour mieux apprendre ? : Mémoire de fin d'études l'IUFM de Bourgogne, sur l'apprentissage, rédigé par Marie-Françoise GUTH-MEUNIER, professeur des Ecoles Stagiaire . "De stage en stage, j'ai pu observer à loisir le comportement des élèves. Cela m'a conduite à la remarque suivante : à tout âge, ils sont nombreux à avoir du
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Document de 34pages en ligne sur YouScribe. Quelques évidences salutaires, pourtant pas toujours évidentes aux yeux des enseignants -count me in... :o)

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Classes inversées : dynamiser l'apprentissage ? - Marcel LEBRUN | Flipped Classrooms

"Les classes inversées permettent-elles de dynamiser l'apprentissage?" présenté par Marcel Lebrun, professeur à l'UCL, à partir de mises en pratique dans ses...
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L'apprentissage inversé : avancée ou régression ? | flipped learning

L'apprentissage inversé : avancée ou régression ? | flipped learning | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Aux États-Unis, le flipped learning fait sensation, grâce la Khan Academy. Pourtant, certains résistent à l'envie de crier au remède pédagogique miracle.
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Andrew Miller, spécialisé en technologies de l'éducation, rappelle cinq éléments à vérifier avant de mettre en place un dispositif d'apprentissage inversé :

1. un contenu attractif, donnant envie à l'élève de le regarder

2. des séquences de cours stimulantes, donnant envie d'apprendre.

3. s'assurer que tous les élèves pourront avoir accès aux contenus, techniquement parlant;

4. des séquences en classe fortement articulées avec les contenus visionnés à l'extérieur;

5. donc... disposer de temps et de lieux adéquats pour le faire. 

 

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DYSLEXIA | Police pour aider les dyslexiques (Korben) ~ OpenDyslexic, a new font

DYSLEXIA | Police pour aider les dyslexiques (Korben) ~ OpenDyslexic, a new font | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Être dyslexique, c'est un vrai problème pour des milliers de personnes. Il s'agit d'un trouble qui empêche une personne d'identifier correctement des lettres, des syllabes ou des mots. Pas simple à gérer au quotidien surtout à notre époque et dans notre société ou l'écrit constitue une grande partie de notre communication. En réaction à cela, …
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OpenDyslexic, est une police libre et gratuite : d'après les premières réactions des personnes dyslexiques l'ayant testée, "elle a amélioré leur vie".

D'une manière générale, employer une police Sans Serif/empattements.

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To type handouts/documents for dyslexic learners, we'd better use Sans Serif fonts. Yet, Times New Roman (the most common default font for word processors) is a Serif font... which will thus make things pretty harder to them !

OpenDyslexic font is specifically aimed at dyslexic readers :

>> http://www.dafont.com/fr/open-dyslexic.font

It's free (as in beer !) and an open source font. Its author tells us "It is [...] licensed under a CC license. Even though this font has a way to go, you can download it and use it today. You can use it as a system font [ ... or on] your website [... or] package it with an ebook reader."

If you're in a hurry and have no time to download/installing it, you'll find 'Arial' font quite handy : it's displayed by every word processor.

Should you print handouts for them, all you need is to enlarge its size  (eg 14).

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Can Do Statements

Can Do Statements | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

"The Can Do Statements are based on the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB). They describe what learners can do at benchmarks 1 to 12 in the skills of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing."

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"[...] The purpose of these statements is to present some of the information in the CLB document in language that is accessible to learners. The statements can help to facilitate discussions between you and your learners about what they have accomplished and what they still need to develop. [...]"

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Don’t make these mistakes with flipped learning | eSchool News

Don’t make these mistakes with flipped learning | eSchool News | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Flipped Learning won't help students if teachers only change the format. Here are the classic mistakes some teachers are making.
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