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What Are The Effects Of Instant Gratification In Learning?

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What is the relationship between the instant gratification of the 21st century and the learning process itself?

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Assistive Edtech: How Technology Helps Students with Dyslexia -

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Learn more about how edtech helps students with dyslexia to overcome learning disabilities.

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Teaching 21st Century Skills to Ready Students for the World of Work

Teaching 21st Century Skills to Ready Students for the World of Work | English Language Teaching Professional | Scoop.it
What are the jobs of the future? How can I steer my daughter to a career which offers the best potential for secure employment? If I am honest with her, no one really knows.
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The 9 Attributes of A Good Teacher ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning via @pinterest.


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How Teachers Can Best Use Education Technology - Edudemic

How Teachers Can Best Use Education Technology - Edudemic | English Language Teaching Professional | Scoop.it
Edtech isn't the final solution for education's problems. It's a powerful addition to classrooms though, so it's time to ask: what is the point of education technology?
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Educational Technology in ELT: Teaching English through songs in the digital age (part 3 of 4): Specific songs and their uses


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Lea Sobocan's curator insight, April 1, 2013 6:43 AM

An old post, but still relevant for me when choosing which song to use for teaching specific points.

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Why I Flip-Flopped on the Flipped Classroom

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A Canadian educator reveals why she fell in — and out — of love with the flipped classroom model of instruction.

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EDTECH@UTRGV's curator insight, April 3, 2013 5:28 PM

As with any instructional strategy, the strategy has to be the right fit for the intended audience and topic.

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Teacher-Prep Programs Zero In on Effective 'Practice'

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The Match Teacher Residency is one of a small number of programs that train aspiring teachers for the classroom through practice.
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5 best practices to consider when using Facebook with students

5 best practices to consider when using Facebook with students | English Language Teaching Professional | Scoop.it

"Innovative educators realize that to run for office, to run a business or to change the way things are run where one works or plays, being savvy with social media is important. You are ready to take the plunge with students to help them change their lives and the world for the better. Before you get started, consult with your school or district to find out guidelines and policies and keep these best practices in mind."


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6 Basic Benefits Of Game-Based Learning

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"There seems to be a perception that online gaming has a detrimental impact on children’s development. Nothing could be further from the truth, and there are countless–and complex–reasons for this, but it also makes sense at the basic benefits of game-based learning. Of course children should not spend every single second of the day staring at a computer screen. Nevertheless, education and online gaming certainly aren’t enemies either. In fact, playing online games may be something which can enhance a child’s learning and development. How?"


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Monica Mirza's curator insight, March 18, 2013 1:02 PM

Games are like computers : tools. Let's use/play them to turn them into great assets  -and not damaging instruments ;-) Hence the necessity of teaching learners how to remain their tools' masters.

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Games can be helpful if you know how to "play" with them and the benefits for children in the process-learning.
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Education for social justice, water cooperation, and cultural ... - Unesco

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“Education plays a fundamental role for social justice and social cohesion”, stated Prime Minister Hisham Qandeel. "We rely on UNESCO's support in bringing education back to its original role, that of educating responsible ...
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Jason Ryan Teacher EFL/ESL Book Review #3: “Tree or Three? An ...

Many, if not all, language learners look for clear and specific rules of pronunciation, intonation, stress, situational instruction and cultural background information, grammar tips, learning exercises that also double as test skill and format ...
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How to help your child choose books that are right for them

How to help your child choose books that are right for them | English Language Teaching Professional | Scoop.it
Helping your child find books which are interesting to them and will develop their literacy skills can be difficult. There are a number of ways you can guide them in the right direction, however.
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Our Public Education System Needs Transformation, Not ‘Reform’ | The Nation

Our Public Education System Needs Transformation, Not ‘Reform’ | The Nation | English Language Teaching Professional | Scoop.it

Charter-school advocates and others who claim the mantle of education reform have now seen their ideas put into practice in a number of areas—from high-stakes testing to digital learning to the takeover of struggling public schools. The results are in. How are they doing? Suffice it to say, if this were a high-stakes test, they’d fail.

As the articles in this issue illustrate, the strategies pursued by education reformers frequently dovetail with those of austerity hawks. The latter burnish their conservative credentials by cutting budgets and defunding schools. The reformers sweep in to capitalize on the situation, introducing charter chains like Rocketship and K12, which produce real no benefits for students. The chains do, however, generate cash for investors, as a new trove of public money is directed to private coffers. Far too many poor kids, meanwhile, are consigned to schools like Philadelphia’s Bartram High: buffeted by violence, wracked by relentless budget cuts and choked by the “white noose” of wealthy suburbs (in the evocative phrase of former Mayor Richardson Dilworth) that soak up a disproportionate share of resources.

Of course, US schools were not perfect before the advent of market-oriented reform. Charter schools were praised by American Federation of Teachers president Al Shanker in 1988—not as replacements for public schools but as laboratories where new pedagogical ideas could be developed. While fighting to keep public education public, we shouldn’t lose sight of the importance of efforts to experiment with teaching, and to see what new technologies can do if introduced in the interest of children instead of private investors.

 

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8 Great iPad Apps to Create Flashcards for your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

8 Great iPad Apps to Create Flashcards for your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | English Language Teaching Professional | Scoop.it

"Howard Gardner theory of Multiple Intelligences clearly corroborate the fact that students and learners have differing learning styles and teachers  should aim to appeal to all the different learner types at some point during the course. A large category of learners are visual learners and this does not  need rocket science to prove , you can easily notice it when you use bright and attractive visuals in your teaching, students tend to interact and engage with these visual teaching aids more than than they would do with other teaching materials. Flash cards can be bright and colorful and make a real impact on visual learners. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has already featured some excellent web-based flashcard making tools and today I am providing you with the mobile version.


Below is a list of iPad apps that you can use to create and share flashcards with your students. Have a look and share with us if you have other suggestions. Enjoy"


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What Is Blended Learning? These Videos Will Get You Started - Edudemic

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We talk about it a lot, but never give enough detail. So let's get right down to it. What is blended learning and what should you know about it?

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Argentina hit by deadly rainstorms

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Unusually heavy rains cause flash floods in the Argentine cities of Buenos Aires and La Plata, leaving more than 30 people dead.
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How Teachers Can Best Use Education Technology

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Edtech isn't the final solution for education's problems. It's a powerful addition to classrooms though, so it's time to ask: what is the point of education technology?

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Digital Literacy for Digital Natives and Their Professors

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"In yesterday’s Inside Higher Ed’s technology blog, Joshua Kim wrote about 'Courses, Facebook, and Secret Groups,' in which he pointed out that 'There is a world of social learning going on, and we (meaning us instructors, educational technologists – basically anyone employed on the instructional or administrative sides of the house), know nothing about what is going on.'  He then explains how students are using Secret Groups in Facebook—as well as other technologies—to learn outside the classroom."


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Tracy18's curator insight, March 26, 2013 6:44 PM

I agree that we need to provide guidance and clarify the options which are available on how to utilise various technologies to aid learning, but we should also enable the freedom to then explore those those options. We are then able to support and watch our learners as they evolve.

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8 Simple Social Media Strategies For Your Classroom

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"Are you ready to bring social networking to your classroom? If you’re looking to make your classroom more relevant, connected, and meaningful to your students, it’s the best place to start. Study after study has confirmed the benefits of networking. Before we delve into strategies, though, let’s look at some reasons why we should connect with students in this manner."


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The 10 Skills Modern Teachers Must Have - Edudemic

The 10 Skills Modern Teachers Must Have - Edudemic | English Language Teaching Professional | Scoop.it
In order to implement modern technology in your classroom, you better know about the important skills modern teachers must have in order to succeed.

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Kathleen Cercone's curator insight, March 15, 2013 7:27 AM

There’s been a lot of talk about 21st century learners, 21st century teachers, and connected classrooms. There’s a daily influx of new technology into your inbox and your classroom feels woefully behind the times even if you’re flipping your 1:1 iPad classroom that’s already online and part of a MOOC. What are modern teachers to do with all this jargon and techno-babble being thrown at them all day long?

 
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Jeremy Harmer's Blog

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The art of presentation - how to teach teachers and other 'important' matters
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CHAVOUS: Closing the achievement gap in education - Washington Times

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Washington Times CHAVOUS: Closing the achievement gap in education Washington Times Recently, the Equity and Excellence Commission — a commission of the Department of Education — released recommendations on how to close the persistent achievement...
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World English : test, learn and study the English language online

English on the internet. The best online resource for English as a second or foreign language (ESL / EFL), English exercises and activities, online English lessons with native speakers of English.

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Tina Little-Coltrane's curator insight, March 10, 2013 7:26 PM

Great resource for Home Education as well as ESL studies.