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What Education Technology Could Look Like Over the Next Five Years

What Education Technology Could Look Like Over the Next Five Years | English Teaching and Language Learning | Scoop.it
As things stand now, many teachers receive professional development around technology platforms that often turn over or are replaced by something else. The report notes, “This challenge is exacerbated by the fact that digital literacy is less about tools and more about thinking, and thus skills and standards based on tools and platforms have proven to be somewhat ephemeral.”

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Barbara Goebel's curator insight, September 13, 2015 10:42 AM

While many of us feel that we're struggling to keep our heads above water with the changes in education rolling our way, this article might help in riding the student-driven learning wave! The look forward is stimulating, and many great resources are linked.

Erika Lindkvist's curator insight, September 14, 2015 2:40 AM

återingen min reflektion att skolan har sååå mycket kvar att förändra

Will Whittaker's curator insight, September 15, 2015 1:07 PM

Expect a change in which students are taught. Educators are focused on: Deeper learning, collaboration and blended learning.

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8 Characteristics of the "Innovator's Mindset" - @gcouros

8 Characteristics of the "Innovator's Mindset" - @gcouros | English Teaching and Language Learning | Scoop.it

"To develop students as “innovators” in their pursuits, we must embody this as educators.  As I continue to research and look at different processes where innovation excel, such as design thinking, there are several characteristics that seem common amongst these themes.  Here they are below and why they are important for educators:"


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Fostering Creativity With Makerspaces - Edutopia

Fostering Creativity With Makerspaces - Edutopia | English Teaching and Language Learning | Scoop.it

"I've always found a sense of peace in the creative process. It's a time when I feel like I don't have to stick with the rules in place for all the different parts of my life. That freedom helps me come up with some of my most creative ideas and exciting projects. This has been true my entire life. When I entered the classroom, I wanted to give my students as many chances as possible to be creative. Over the years, I've seen amazing projects from students who dared to take creative chances. Until very recently, I thought these creative opportunities were the best way to engage kids in this process. It wasn't until I dove into the maker movement that I realized how much more is possible."


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Creativity in the English language classroom

This is the presentation from my 16th July webinar for the British Council. The webinar was based around concepts and ideas from the book I co-edited with Alan…

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Sue Valdeck's curator insight, July 18, 2015 1:21 AM

View the C Group blog to get more information about the aims of the group and some great lesson ideas for your EFL / ESL classroom. You'll find the address for the blog plus a free eBook when you click through the slides in this presentation.

 

Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, July 18, 2015 12:15 PM

Perfect.

Thank you for sharing.

Ayotomi Fasuyi's curator insight, March 11, 7:47 AM

Webinar about the book I co-edited.

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Meet Pecha Kucha, the Japanese presentations changing everything about PowerPoint

Meet Pecha Kucha, the Japanese presentations changing everything about PowerPoint | English Teaching and Language Learning | Scoop.it

As I prepare for my presentation this week at the Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC) on “Presenting with Pecha Kucha,” my colleagues have repeatedly asked me, “What is Pecha Kucha?” The short answer is it’s a great presentation style that gets students thinking and learning, not reading slides.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, January 23, 2015 12:01 PM

An interesting post about how Pecha Kucha type of presentations is used in education.

Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, January 24, 2015 12:15 AM

I know peche kucha from conferences' but this would be brilliant with my students! 

Dennis Danielson's curator insight, January 26, 2015 5:02 PM

Death to long PowerPoints !

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Better Ways to Learn - NYTimes.com

Better Ways to Learn - NYTimes.com | English Teaching and Language Learning | Scoop.it

For starters, long and focused study sessions may seem productive, but chances are you are spending most of your brainpower on trying to maintain your concentration for a long period of time. That doesn’t leave a lot of brain energy for learning.


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DareDo's curator insight, October 30, 2014 6:26 AM

Beaucoup de bon sens et de choses connues. Néanmoins très utile à relire et intégrer...

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, November 15, 2014 7:54 PM

adicionar a sua visão ...

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Teachers enlivening classrooms with free role-playing game

Teachers enlivening classrooms with free role-playing game | English Teaching and Language Learning | Scoop.it

Young people naturally gravitate towards games, but how can teachers gamify learning without making a huge commitment? The team behind hit RPG Classcraft have an innovative solution to this problem.


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Adriane Caldeira Silva's curator insight, November 13, 2014 6:31 AM

For oral practicing, for socialization, for changing the boring aspect of expository lessons, for improving your classes…

Ness Crouch's curator insight, July 6, 2015 2:06 AM

Online role playing is becoming a popular way of engaging students. Role playing allows students to step into a situation and work through solutions.

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Designing the classrooms of the future

Designing the classrooms of the future | English Teaching and Language Learning | Scoop.it

The results of the project have been published in a form of a magazine "Designing the future classroom" Nº2, available in five languages. The articles include stories from teachers and project partners, as well as a preview to the iTEC school pilot results and training activities, including the Future Classroom Scenarios course.


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Georgia Papas's curator insight, November 1, 2014 8:17 AM

Some required changes to the 21st century classroom.

 

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, November 15, 2014 7:53 PM

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23 Useful Websites for Teaching and Learning English ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

23 Useful Websites for Teaching and Learning English ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | English Teaching and Language Learning | Scoop.it

September 6, 2014
Below are some valuable resources for ELL and ESL teachers. With these resources, you can find great ways to communicate more effectively, explore lessons, and be a great ELL teacher.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 7, 2014 3:52 PM

Interesting index of resources.  Something for every language teacher here! 

Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, September 13, 2014 2:13 PM

You will definitely like this....

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Improve Your Vocabulary - VocabMonk

Improve Your Vocabulary - VocabMonk | English Teaching and Language Learning | Scoop.it

VocabMonk is a virtual guide to improve your vocabulary skills. Test your vocabulary today and gain the extra edge required to crack exams like GRE, GMAT, SAT and CAT for free.


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Another interesting website to increase your vocabulary!

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Daniel Compton's curator insight, July 7, 2014 10:25 AM

Another vocabulary builder- the standardized test features are a plus.

Barbara Paola Garcia's curator insight, August 4, 2014 2:06 PM

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, August 5, 2014 2:51 AM

Time for drills.... always useful!! Worth a look

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How Do We Teach Digital Literacy to Digital Natives? - Edudemic

How Do We Teach Digital Literacy to Digital Natives? - Edudemic | English Teaching and Language Learning | Scoop.it

Young people today are instant messengers, gamers, photo sharers and supreme multitaskers. But while they use the technology tools available to them 24/7, they are struggling to sort fact from fiction, think critically, decipher cultural inferences, detect commercial intent and analyze social implications. All of which makes them extremely vulnerable to the overwhelming amount of information they have access to

 


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Amy Melendez's curator insight, June 3, 2014 10:56 PM

From the post: "It is our job as educators and content producers to encourage kids to be capable, global citizens in a digital age. Integrating a news story into your classroom everyday not only sparks important conversations, but encourages students to create and analyze their own media responses, provides a basis for asking questions and is a seamless, natural way to incorporate CCSS nonfiction content into your daily lesson plan."

Deyanira Sequeira's curator insight, June 4, 2014 1:35 PM

¿cómo dar alfabetización digital a los nativos digitales?

TeachingStudies's curator insight, June 5, 2014 4:58 AM

bridge to cross

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10 Examples of Effective Infographics | Vandelay Design

10 Examples of Effective Infographics | Vandelay Design | English Teaching and Language Learning | Scoop.it
Infographics are incredibly popular right now for communicating statistics, presenting a message, and for displaying information in a visually appealing manner. A well-designed infographic can get more attention than the same information presented without the visual appeal. Many companies are now using infographics in the link building efforts because they tend to get a lot of attention and attract links from blogs and social media. In this post we'll showcase 10 examples of effective infographics for your own inspiration. Hosting Decisions, from the Chalkboard

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The Roberto Marzano’s 9 Effective Instructional Strategies Infographic

The Roberto Marzano’s 9 Effective Instructional Strategies Infographic | English Teaching and Language Learning | Scoop.it
The Robert Marzano's 9 Effective Instructional Strategies Infographic summarizes the 9 instructional strategies to improve students' learning.

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ozziegontang's curator insight, February 21, 2014 3:50 PM

For those that are lifelong learners  and in the learning mode as opposed to the knowing mode.  Let me count the ways to get a message across no matter what the age of the student is.

Rocio Watkins's curator insight, February 22, 2014 10:34 PM

Marzano's famous "Nine" continue to be the topic of many professional development agendas, and continue to deliver research-based and improved student outcomes.  A "must-know" for the teaching vocation.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, February 23, 2014 6:15 PM

This is a keeper!

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Infographic: The Syrian conflict

Infographic: The Syrian conflict | English Teaching and Language Learning | Scoop.it
Syria's civil war has inflicted a humanitarian crisis, expansive exodus of the population and a severe death toll. New Internationalist presents the facts in this zoomable infograph.

 

Tags: infographic, Syria, migration, political, refugees.


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Fran Martin's curator insight, September 18, 2015 6:29 AM

This might help if any questions come up, particularly if working with upper KS2 or beyond.

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, September 23, 2015 3:54 PM

unit 2

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A Beginners Guide to Makerspaces Makerspaces Leah Mann on Piktochart

A Beginners Guide to Makerspaces Makerspaces Leah Mann on Piktochart | English Teaching and Language Learning | Scoop.it
Makerspaces, Year 1 Copy | Piktochart Infographic Editor

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Norton Gusky's curator insight, July 6, 2015 1:35 PM

Great example of transforming a library into a digital media Maker Space

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The Maker Movement and the Classroom | Edudemic

The Maker Movement and the Classroom | Edudemic | English Teaching and Language Learning | Scoop.it
The Maker Movement is a new trend based on old school traditions in which the philosophy of doing, building, and creating prevails over just simply buying. Instead of going to the toy store, people are learning how to design and 3D print their own toys. Instead of shopping for furniture, people are going to local community workshops like TechShop and building their own custom chairs and tables. The Maker Mentality creates a powerful paradigm shift by eliminating the separation between consumer and producer. By looking at the benefits and upsides of the Maker Movement and analyzing why it has reemerged, we can use it productively in the classroom by intertwining these new techniques with the classic methods such as lecture, reading, and so on.

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The parent and teacher's guide to online acronyms - Daily Genius

The parent and teacher's guide to online acronyms - Daily Genius | English Teaching and Language Learning | Scoop.it

"If you’re a parent or teacher, you’ve probably had to deal with deciphering the gibberish-looking text and numbers students are sending to one another. It’s like learning a new language. Seriously. In an effort to help you identify some of the most important and must-know online acronyms, we put together this handy visual guide that’s designed to get you some of the little-known but most-used terms being texted and shared on a daily basis.

Do you know all these acronyms already? Then you probably have what it takes to share your knowledge on Daily Genius! "


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Peter Rettig's curator insight, December 17, 2014 6:25 PM

Not really a "Means and Methods" post, but I certainly did not know most of those - did you?

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The Most Common Job In Every State

The Most Common Job In Every State | English Teaching and Language Learning | Scoop.it

"The jobs picture has changed profoundly since the 1970s. This interactive map and accompanying charts show how those changes played out across the country."

 

Tags: economic, labor, USA, transportation, industry.


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Norka McAlister's curator insight, February 14, 2015 7:48 PM

With the new millennium, jobs have been changed. Also, with new technology, which has led to an increased unemployment rate, different kind of jobs have shifted during the last past two decades. Driver trucks are one of the vast modes of transportation in the U.S. and between Mexico and Canada. It does not require too much to be a tractor-trailer truck operator. Usually, the drivers have a high school diploma and attend a professional truck-driving school. As the economy grows, the demand for goods will increase, and more truck drivers will be needed to keep supply chains moving. Truck drivers provide an essential service to industrialized societies by transporting finished goods and raw materials over land, typically to and from manufacturing plants, retail, and distribution centers. As technology continues to advance, massive globalization seems to be a better option for the economy. Driver trucks present a good chance in the workforce. As a result, driver truck careers are projected to grow 11% between 2012 and 2022. Furthermore, truck driving is a part of American lifestyle, and one of the fastest growing of all occupations.

Michael Amberg's curator insight, May 26, 2015 11:33 PM

This is an interesting way to look at each state and it makes sense given the economic opportunities in each state.

Kevin Nguyen's curator insight, September 21, 2015 12:34 PM

It's so amazing within 36 years the most common jobs in United States changed drastically. The dominated jobs of secretaries and machine operators got replaced to quickly as new technologies are developed. The one that stuck out the most were truck drivers because it was relatively common in the 1980's and now its dominated the whole country. People are shifting from jobs that machines has replaced and are working in jobs that actually need human involvement. It will be very interesting to see how machines in the future will replace truck drivers without causing major accidents or teaching a human being without classroom interactions.

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Innovation Excellence | 25 Things Skilled Learners Do Differently

Innovation Excellence | 25 Things Skilled Learners Do Differently | English Teaching and Language Learning | Scoop.it

Posted on October 16, 2014 by Saga Briggs
Imagine for a moment that all human beings had the same IQ, but that some of us knew how to tap into it better than others. How would we approach education differently?


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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, October 22, 2014 4:34 AM

tout le problème est de l'intégrer dans les cours. 

Nick van Breda's curator insight, October 22, 2014 11:58 AM

Interesting article. Reflections…. Self worth and achievement seem to be linked together in most of Western Society. We personalise events in our life and then begin to live from our memories, gaining a false sense of identity instead of seeing it simply as a series of skills to learn. 

Takeaways: 

"people who think about their own learning, make a habit of asking questions, use what they’ve learned, teach what they’ve learned to others, and enjoy the learning process on an intrinsic level all become better learners"

"these are all strategies and habits that can be adopted through practice… The smartest, most successful people in the world wouldn’t be where they are today if they weren’t skilled learners. So let’s examine which strategies we should be perfecting and how they can serve us in the long run."

#RT insights Zen Hustle group via Facebook

Ness Crouch's curator insight, July 6, 2015 2:08 AM

WE need to try to do some of these things in out school!

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The Literary United States: A Map of the Best Book for Every State

The Literary United States: A Map of the Best Book for Every State | English Teaching and Language Learning | Scoop.it

"Two weeks ago, we published a literary map of Brooklyn, highlighting the books we felt best represented the neighborhoods in which they were set. Compiling the list of books for that map had us thinking about what it means for a story to not just be from a place, but also of it, and why it is that some places have an abundance of literary riches (we’re looking at you, American South), while others, well, don’t. There are those stories that so beautifully evoke a time and a place and a way of life that it becomes close to impossible to separate the literary perception of a place from its reality—one winds up informing the other.  All [books on this states list] are literary in voice and spirit; every last one will let you understand a time and place in a more profound way than you maybe thought possible.


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BI Media Specialists's curator insight, October 27, 2014 10:03 AM

This looks neat! How many of these books have you read?

 

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Get Connected with Global Collaborative Projects

"Join us to learn how you can connect your students with students around the world through global collaborative projects. Register at: http://on.natgeo.com/1ymyZdC "


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 23, 2014 1:36 PM

The Geo-Educator Community is planning a Google + Hangout on Wednesday, October 1st (7-8pm EST) to help link educators and organizations so you can link your students with classes around the world and learning to think globally.    

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, October 6, 2014 5:59 AM

NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development Research Capacity-Building in Africa

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Motivation: The Overlooked Sixth Component of Reading

Motivation: The Overlooked Sixth Component of Reading | English Teaching and Language Learning | Scoop.it

Learners are motivated by three factors: desire to learn, incentives, or fear of failure. As we grow, most of the early curiosity is tested away, and school becomes work. Obstacles increase, desire to learn decreases, and incentives and/or fear of failure move to the forefront. Jack Canfield, self-esteem expert, reports that 80 percent of first graders posses high self-esteem, but by high school graduation, this drops to a staggering five percent.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 12, 2014 4:51 AM

A pretty sad statistic, but some good suggestions.


Saran Ahluwalia's curator insight, August 12, 2014 10:37 AM

How can we rethink learning spaces that can serve children differently?

Linda Denty's curator insight, August 12, 2014 6:33 PM

Quite a sad statistic!

 

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How To Write Effective Product Descriptions

How To Write Effective Product Descriptions | English Teaching and Language Learning | Scoop.it
SEO for ecommerce sites. Discover how to write effective product descriptions for better rankings and to improve conversions

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These tricks can also be applied in teaching students about descriptive writing.

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Bonnie Burns's curator insight, June 30, 2014 2:01 PM

Writing product descriptions is important, both to SEO and to your conversion rate. It’s also something that most people find pretty difficult. Some products aren’t that exciting and don’t lend themselves well to fanciful descriptions. Other times people get confused about keywords and how to use them in their product descriptions. More often than not, people just use the descriptions provided by the manufacturer.

laurent's curator insight, June 30, 2014 7:26 PM

Faudrait vraiment que j'applique ça sur ce site !

http://www.unamourdecoquine.com

Brett.Ashley.Crawford's curator insight, July 1, 2014 10:29 AM

Excellent advice for text describing exhibitions OR productions in the arts & culture sector

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The Teacher's Guide To Flipped Classrooms - Edudemic

The Teacher's Guide To Flipped Classrooms - Edudemic | English Teaching and Language Learning | Scoop.it
We've combed through thousands of resources to offer you our first official guide to flipped classrooms. It's a curated list just for you.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 22, 2014 6:13 PM

I am reading Gert Biesta and he says learning does not happen because we say it does. Learning is something that has to coincide with teaching.

4twenty2's curator insight, February 28, 2014 3:54 AM

A great resource for information on Flipped Learning.   Although based on the education system many of these techniques are being used for business training, meaning time spent in the classroom becomes more productive, interactive and meaningful.

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Top 10 Things Teachers Want From Their Digital Classrooms

Top 10 Things Teachers Want From Their Digital Classrooms | English Teaching and Language Learning | Scoop.it
Yes…The digital classroom. Yes, it is here, even if you can’t see it. It’s in the minds of your students, even if you make them switch off their mobile phones. It’s a nagging presence in the back of your mind, even if you still insist on using a cassette player from the 1980s in your classroom. The world is changing even if you are in denial.

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