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9 Ways To Learn A New Language Online

9 Ways To Learn A New Language Online | English 2.0 | Scoop.it

What are the best online sites to learn a new language?

If your New Years’ resolution is to learn a new language, you’ll be happy to discover that the Internet is full of resources to help you — possibly too full, which is why we’ve taken the time to round up nine of the most popular language-learning destinations. These sites each assist language acquisition in their own unique way, whether it’s traditional classroom lessons or more immersive social learning techniques.

 

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Apple Rolls Out iPad Textbooks, Publishing Software for Teachers | Techland | TIME.com

Apple Rolls Out iPad Textbooks, Publishing Software for Teachers | Techland | TIME.com | English 2.0 | Scoop.it
Apple held an event at the Guggenheim Museum in New York today. The company's number one initiative: 'Reinventing the textbook,' said SVP of Worldwide Marketing, Phil Schiller.
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Computer skills are the grammar of the 21st century, says Ed Vaizey

Computer skills are the grammar of the 21st century, says Ed Vaizey | English 2.0 | Scoop.it
Conservative culture minister says knowing how a computer works 'on a par with a knowledge of the arts and humanities'...
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Top 10 Free Online Tutoring Tools for 2012

Top 10 Free Online Tutoring Tools for 2012 | English 2.0 | Scoop.it

The Internet provides a wealth of resources for teachers, tutors, and students to go well beyond classroom learning. Whether you’re a teacher preparing for tomorrow’s lecture, a professional tutor working with one or two students, or you just want to help your cousin in Alabama with some trig homework, these free tools will help you interact with your student(s) sans the confines of the classroom.

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Why Students Like Social Media But Schools Don’t

Why Students Like Social Media But Schools Don’t | English 2.0 | Scoop.it

Social media is here to stay. Students love it. Teachers love it. But there’s a disconnect in there somewhere.

 

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The Best of Open Culture 2011

The Best of Open Culture 2011 | English 2.0 | Scoop.it


Before we rush headlong into a new year, it's worth pausing, ever so briefly, to consider the ground we covered in 2011. What topics resonated with you .
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5 Resolutions to Get Your Year Started Right: A Holiday eCard from Atomic Learning

5 Resolutions to Get Your Year Started Right: A Holiday eCard from Atomic Learning | English 2.0 | Scoop.it
This free resource for educators outlines five simple resolutions to help ensure a full 365 days of engaged, effective, impactful learning. Provided by Atomic Learning.
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Google Presents YouTube for Schools, Makes Video World Safe for Teachers

Google Presents YouTube for Schools, Makes Video World Safe for Teachers | English 2.0 | Scoop.it


On YouTube, the path to education is as narrow and as difficult to walk as a razor's edge. Left to their own devices, kids have a tendency to veer away from the math tutorials and head straight for the water-skiing squirrels.
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15 Things Teachers & Students Can Do With Edmodo

15 Things Teachers & Students Can Do With Edmodo | English 2.0 | Scoop.it

For those not familiar with Edmodo, in a nutshell it is a microblogging system designed specifically for teachers and students. Using Edmodo teachers can create a microblogging network for their classes. 

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An Education Revolution: Automate and Humanize!

An Education Revolution: Automate and Humanize! | English 2.0 | Scoop.it
While many parents and teachers lament over what a waste of time video games are, they are walking past a historic opportunity. The only thing being wasted here is the true value and potential of these technological marvels.
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Part 1: Flipping The Classroom? … 12 Resources To Keep You On Your Feet

Part 1: Flipping The Classroom? … 12 Resources To Keep You On Your Feet | English 2.0 | Scoop.it
Welcome to another post rich in resources. If you have come here looking for links that will guide you to videos and multimedia to use in a Flipped Classroom that is coming in a future post. Perhap...
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The Education Technologies That Educators Believe Can Have The Biggest Impact On Student Learning (Survey Results) | Emerging Education Technology

The Education Technologies That Educators Believe Can Have The Biggest Impact On Student Learning (Survey Results) | Emerging Education Technology | English 2.0 | Scoop.it
Survey results indicate several specific technologies as those that we should be investing in and focusing on if we want to effectively leverage technology in education.
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Gabe Zichermann: How games make kids smarter | Video on TED.com

Gabe Zichermann: How games make kids smarter | Video on TED.com | English 2.0 | Scoop.it
TED Talks Can playing video games make you more productive? Gabe Zichermann shows how games are making kids better problem-solvers, and will make us better at everything from driving to multi-tasking.
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3 Social Learning Trends to Watch in 2012

3 Social Learning Trends to Watch in 2012 | English 2.0 | Scoop.it
Interested in incorporating cutting-edge social techniques into your training programs? Consider these three options.
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Lessons taught in 3D help children learn more and behave better as it increases levels of concentration

Lessons taught in 3D help children learn more and behave better as it increases levels of concentration | English 2.0 | Scoop.it
Professor Anne Bamford, of the University of the Arts, London, studied the effectiveness of 3D content in 15 schools across seven countries including the UK.
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23 Resources about Personal Learning Networks (PLNs)

23 Resources about Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) | English 2.0 | Scoop.it

For the past year, I have researched the what, who, when, how, and why of Personal/Professional/Passionate Learning Networks (PLNs). We have seen the benefits of the people we choose to connect, collaborate, and problem solve with through social media. The educators, subject matter experts (SMEs), authors, and mentors we choose to derive knowledge from help us self-reflect on our methodologies and beliefs.

 

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Tech Transformation: Rethinking how students learn

Tech Transformation: Rethinking how students learn | English 2.0 | Scoop.it

The book is entitled 21st Century Skills - Rethinking How Students Learn and is edited by James Bellanca and Ron Brandt. In the preface to the book Ron Brandt explains why a focus on skills is so important. He writes "effective teaching involves students using skills to acquire knowledge" and explains how important it is that these skill are embedded into the curriculum and taught along with content.

 

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On the Horizon: 20+ Free Professional Development Opportunities for 2012

On the Horizon: 20+ Free Professional Development Opportunities for 2012 | English 2.0 | Scoop.it

January is the month when many of us are motivated to accomplish our goals for the year. If you are like me then you may have experienced several years of getting goals accomplished then felt defeated. In April 2009, I joined Twitter and began collaborating and communicating with educators and found that this interaction helped me accomplish goals and so much more. With free social media platforms you can begin to develop and harness the power of your Personal/ Passionate Learning Network (PLN) to accomplish goals.

 

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MIT to Offer Certificates to Students Taking Free Courses on the Web

MIT to Offer Certificates to Students Taking Free Courses on the Web | English 2.0 | Scoop.it


It happens at least a few times a day. Students look through our list of 400 Free Online Courses, and ask us whether they can get a certificate for taking a class.
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The 10 biggest ed-tech stories of 2011 | eSchool News

The 10 biggest ed-tech stories of 2011 | eSchool News | English 2.0 | Scoop.it
Teachers use video podcasts to turn learning “upside down” … New web-search formulas have important implications for students and society … “Bring Your Own Device” emerges as a top strategy for integrating technology into instruction: These are...
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Top 5 Free Web Tools You Can Use in Your Classroom

Top 5 Free Web Tools You Can Use in Your Classroom | English 2.0 | Scoop.it

I have a passion for web tools that are useful in enhancing classrooms. Below, I will discuss some of my favorite tools that you can use in your classroom immediately!

 

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Facebook and Grades

Facebook and Grades | English 2.0 | Scoop.it
Facebook has taken a beating in the media over the last few years for what several studies have found to be the dire toll it takes on the academic lives of students.
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5 Best Practices for Educators on Facebook

5 Best Practices for Educators on Facebook | English 2.0 | Scoop.it
While it's been the bane of the school system for a long time, there are some real benefits to using Facebook in the classroom.
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Connecting the K-12 Classroom to the 21st Century | DMLcentral

Connecting the K-12 Classroom to the 21st Century | DMLcentral | English 2.0 | Scoop.it

Justin Reich is a fifth year doctoral student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education studying the ways in which social media support the development of 21st century skills when used in K-12 settings.

 

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Kinect in education

Kinect in education | English 2.0 | Scoop.it
Deepen student engagement, enhance classroom instruction, and inspire interest in learning using Kinect for Xbox 360.
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