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MindReader for the Spanish-speaking market

MindReader is a productivity tool aimed at a wide variety of content creators: technical communicators, medical text authors, writers of financial reports, documentation experts in notary and registry offices, etc.

The system “recalls” already written content and serves as a “memory aid” for the content creator. It is therefore also referred to as an authoring memory. As the author writes, MindReader searches in the authoring memory for equivalent matches, suggesting phrases and whole paragraphs that can be inserted into the text. This “text recycling” significantly increases the productivity of the writing.

Avoid errors and write more consistently



More consistent texts reduce translation costs
 

Terminology support

MindReader is integrated in TermStar, STAR’s terminology management system. This allows terminology dictionaries to be used during the writing process, in order to consult terminology or to introduce new terms whilst writing.


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How to Download and PDF a Twitter Stream

How to Download and PDF a Twitter Stream | English Language Learning Resources | Scoop.it
I was recently working on a case where I needed to download and PDF a Twitter stream to preserve the information in case the information was deleted or changed at a later date. The simple solution was to create a […]

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Judith van Praag's curator insight, April 14, 2014 11:31 AM

Been tweeting like mad during a conference or symposium and want to capture your tweets for future reference? Follow the instructions in Brian Willingham's comprehensive post.

You do need a full Adobe license, if you don't have that, ask a friend who does to save your Twitter stream for you. 

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We continue to use technology to reinforce 19th century teaching practice'

We continue to use technology to reinforce 19th century teaching practice' | English Language Learning Resources | Scoop.it

why [has] technology, to date, had very little impact on improved learning outcomes? This could be because we continue to use technology to reinforce 19th century teaching practice to meet out-dated assessment models. Most of the world’s curriculum and assessment systems are based around fact recall rather than actually demonstrating that you have learned something and can deploy it within a problem-solving situation.


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54321ignition's curator insight, September 20, 2013 6:59 AM

There's more to developing digital content than just repurposing existing textbooks

The Planetary Archives Digital University's curator insight, September 30, 2013 5:15 PM

"Another Brick In The Wall" - Pink Flloyd

The Planetary Archives Digital University's curator insight, November 17, 2013 3:12 PM

Our  education system is nothing more than child-care with some 

indoctrination thown in.


See/hear "The Wall" by Pink Floyd  (40+ years ago.)


Let the children play until they are old enough to decide what they are interested in learning. That's completely different than training them from Day 1 to "sit still, be quiet, and obey authority." Training a 5-year old to become a "worker" or 'Businessman"  is not education, but it may be child abuse.

 

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CloudConvert - convert anything to anything

CloudConvert - convert anything to anything | English Language Learning Resources | Scoop.it
convert anything to anything - more than 100 different audio, video, document, ebook, archive, image, spreadsheet and presentation formats supported.

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Claire Meehan's curator insight, June 3, 2013 10:23 PM

Kindle to Sony eReader? Hopefully!

Jonathan Jarc's curator insight, June 3, 2013 11:16 PM

Log in with your G+ account for instant access or mor features/capability!

designandtech's curator insight, July 29, 2013 7:51 PM

Nik always finds great stuff. 

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5 Common Writing Mistakes to Avoid

5 Common Writing Mistakes to Avoid | English Language Learning Resources | Scoop.it
Let’s take a look at some of those pesky writing mistakes many people make:...
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50 Idioms About Fruits and Vegetables

Food, one of the necessities of life, figures often in traditional expressions. Fruits and vegetables, specifically, account for some of the most familiar idioms, including the following.

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A Great app for developing spelling

A Great app for developing spelling | English Language Learning Resources | Scoop.it

For those of you who don't know about SpellingCity, the website enables learners or teachers to enter a word list and then automatically generate a range of interactive multimedia activities based around the words. The site automatically adds audio recordings of the words and example sentences to the activities it generates. There is a great range of activities that students can do within the site and they can generate certificates for their teacher or parent to prove they have done their homework.


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Demi Andriopoulou's curator insight, March 19, 2013 8:05 PM

Can be used for Proficiency level words? must look into that...

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Quicko

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Quicko is an experimental and innovative search engine.
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ESL Resources for Teachers: Printable Worksheets, Games, Lesson Plans, and More!

ESL Resources for Teachers: Printable Worksheets, Games, Lesson Plans, and More! | English Language Learning Resources | Scoop.it
An extensive collection of ESL worksheets, printable handouts, lessons plans, and tons of useful games and activities!
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20 Common Grammar Mistakes That (Almost) Everyone Makes

20 Common Grammar Mistakes That (Almost) Everyone Makes | English Language Learning Resources | Scoop.it
A list of some of the most common grammatical errors that routinely make it into print. (RT @rosettastone: For those of you learning English, check out this list of common grammar mistakes. Even native speakers mix these up!
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Meet Dennis O'Connor: E-Learning Architect and Online Teacher

Meet Dennis O'Connor: E-Learning Architect and Online Teacher | English Language Learning Resources | Scoop.it

Dennis O'Connor was an early adopter before being an early adopter was cool. As an educator in the 1980s, he was always looking for new ways to bring emerging technologies into the classroom. In 1983, Dennis set up a literary bulletin board system for student writers run on an Apple computer. 

 

Dennis was always interested in tech innovation; he studied this in all of his years of early and undergrad education. He then went on to earn two masters degrees, one in Online Teaching and Learning, and the second in Technology Integration and Instructional Design. I'm not at all surprised that Dennis is one of the early users of curation in the classroom.

 

According to Dennis, curation was a natural outgrowth of his work with the 21st century Information Fluency Project. With this project, he has worked for over 10 years creating curriculums on how to search, evaluate, and ethically use digital resources. Dennis had begun using curation within this project way before Scoop.it eve existed, but when he found it he was anxious to give it a try. 

 

Stay tuned this week to find out more about the success Dennis has found on Scoop.it using curation for education!


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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, February 11, 2014 1:26 AM

E-Learning Architect and Online Teacher

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Curation as a tool for teaching and learning

What is curation anyway, and how can it be used as a tool for student and teacher learning? This essay will investigate what curation is and the different contexts it is used in. Why is it important; who are the curators, what motivates them and what makes a great curator? What processes and tools are used for curation and what digital literacies are required for successful curation? It will conclude with an investigation into ways teachers can use curation both with and for their students and as a tool for their own professional learning and a brief look at some curation tools.


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Yvonne Middelkoop's curator insight, July 21, 2014 2:17 AM

Who are the curators, what motivates them and what makes a great curator?

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 23, 2014 2:01 PM

Nice essay about curation. A useful example of using storify

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 4, 10:13 PM

Excellent article. Worth a read to clarify the importance of content curation. 

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From face-to-face teaching to online teaching: pedagogical transitions

From face-to-face teaching to online teaching: pedagogical transitions | English Language Learning Resources | Scoop.it

As higher education has embraced online education as a way to reduce costs, increase flexibility, and enhance access to students it is important to gain an understanding of the perceptions of instructors moving into online teaching. This study found a change in the beliefs and teaching presence of the instructors from their initial resistance to online teaching to an approach which is mindful of the student experience and promotes a dialogical approach to online learning.


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Evelyn Izquierdo's curator insight, April 23, 2014 9:36 PM

There are more benefits from implementing a blended learning approach than keeping the traditional teaching style; however, before incorporating online teaching into our classrooms, there are several factors teachers should take into account. Here is an interesting perspective offered by the University of Southern Queensland you might consider for the pedagogical transition.

Santiago Moral's curator insight, April 24, 2014 5:09 AM

The role of the teacher has to change

Christiane Moisés's curator insight, April 24, 2014 3:52 PM

excellent article!

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English Idioms: Food Idioms with Fruit, Vegetables, and Baked Goods - Linguistics Girl

English Idioms: Food Idioms with Fruit, Vegetables, and Baked Goods - Linguistics Girl | English Language Learning Resources | Scoop.it
Learn about some common English proverbs and idioms that mention fruits, vegetables, and baked goods.

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In a nutshell, cutting the mustard by the skin of your teeth: popular idioms explained

In a nutshell, cutting the mustard by the skin of your teeth: popular idioms explained | English Language Learning Resources | Scoop.it

Why do good things 'cut the mustard'?


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Words We ‘Literally’ Want Out Of The Dictionary

Words We ‘Literally’ Want Out Of The Dictionary | English Language Learning Resources | Scoop.it
"Literally" and the verb "impact" are among the many words that listeners told us they would ban if they could. We asked Steve Kleinedler of the American Heritage Dictionary for his thoughts.

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Free Editor - A Free Full Featured File Editor

Free Editor is a free piece of software which will allow you to open and edit many different types of files on Windows PC's. It supports most document formats such as .docx, .doc, .epub, .odt, .xls, .xlsx and many more. It includes high performance features like a spell checker, printing capabilities as well as power editing features like hex and resource editors.


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50 Common English Phrasal Verbs PDF - Online English Lessons

50 Common English Phrasal Verbs PDF - Online English Lessons | English Language Learning Resources | Scoop.it

A free PDF with fifty frequently used phrasal verbs, plus over 300 example sentences showing how these phrasal verbs are used in everyday conversation.


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How I found my Grit (and now pass it on to others)

How I found my Grit (and now pass it on to others) | English Language Learning Resources | Scoop.it
Growing up, I wanted to be just like my older brother.
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The 6 Best Online Bibliography Tools

The 6 Best Online Bibliography Tools | English Language Learning Resources | Scoop.it
If helping your students write papers is a part of your school day, you probably already know that there are enough issues to focus on without having to spend a lot of time teaching your students how to build a bibliography and correctly cite their sources. Your time is likely better spent helping create a focused, concise piece of work that uses excellent grammar and sentence structure.

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Creativity contest unveils the joys and struggles of learning English

Creativity contest unveils the joys and struggles of learning English | English Language Learning Resources | Scoop.it
Artwork and videos made by immigrants and ESL teachers take prizes in a contest sponsored by Teachers of English as a Second Language Ontario.
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