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The Right & Wrong Way To Use Technology For Learning

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"So much in learning is subjective, which makes sense because so much in life itself is also subjective, and we learn in order to live. So it’s natural.

Grey areas abound–the usefulness and quality of the Common Core Standards. The importance of curiosity in learning. The evaluation of technology in learning. The utility of letter grades. (And alternatives to letter grades.)"

 


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What is the best way to use technology in your classroom? We know that students like to use technology but are they using it constructively? Are  you using technology constructively? This post explores these issues, not ing that there are some right and wrong answers in how technology should be used?

I believe that technology is a tool, a tool that can be used to reinforce, enhance and extend the curriculum; a tool that allows students to use critical thinking skills; to find answers to questions.

Check out the graphic that accompanies the discussion of this topic and consider how you will be using technology in your class.

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Inventing A New Way of Learning. Constructive Fundamentals of a Multimedia Teaching Methodology

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Glenda's Assistive Technology Information and more...: Reading Websites for Young Readers

Glenda's Assistive Technology Information and more...: Reading Websites for Young Readers | English Teaching, ICTs | Scoop.it

"Learning to read starts with being exposed to great books. Reading should be fun and intimate. The Internet has become such a rich resource that software is rarely needed any longer and I guess this could be the only exposure a child has to books, but I sure hope not! Part of learning to read is the intimacy that comes from sharing a good book. Not just reading it but discussing it, talking about the pictures, relating it to your life."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 11, 2013 9:45 PM

Are you looking for great online resources that support reading? This post shares 14 websites as well as reading resources for the iPad.

* Bitesize, a site in the UK, "offers reading games and lessons on a variety of topics.  The KeyStage 1 site has lessons on phonics, spelling, alphabetical order, and rhyming words.  The KeyStage 2 site has lessons on deductions, poetry, dictionary and finding information."

* Read To Me offers books read aloud as well as lesson plans for teachers to use. This site has a great introductory video with students explaining how to use the site.

An additional 12 sites are listed. If you work with struggling readers or ESL learners you may find some great new resources.

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150 herramientas gratuitas para crear materiales educativos con tics | Humano Digital por Claudio Ariel Clarenc

150 herramientas gratuitas para crear materiales educativos con tics | Humano Digital por Claudio Ariel Clarenc | English Teaching, ICTs | Scoop.it
más de 150 sitios con herramientas didácticas gratuitas para crear materiales educativos online Generadores de cuadernos, libros y p...

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The Right & Wrong Way To Use Technology For Learning

The Right & Wrong Way To Use Technology For Learning | English Teaching, ICTs | Scoop.it

"So much in learning is subjective, which makes sense because so much in life itself is also subjective, and we learn in order to live. So it’s natural.

Grey areas abound–the usefulness and quality of the Common Core Standards. The importance of curiosity in learning. The evaluation of technology in learning. The utility of letter grades. (And alternatives to letter grades.)"

 


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Technology is a tool, not a learning outcome...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 9, 2013 8:27 PM

What is the best way to use technology in your classroom? We know that students like to use technology but are they using it constructively? Are  you using technology constructively? This post explores these issues, not ing that there are some right and wrong answers in how technology should be used?

I believe that technology is a tool, a tool that can be used to reinforce, enhance and extend the curriculum; a tool that allows students to use critical thinking skills; to find answers to questions.

Check out the graphic that accompanies the discussion of this topic and consider how you will be using technology in your class.

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101 Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers That You Should Know About

101 of the best web 2.0 tools for teachers by GoEd Online. View the accompanying blog post at: http://www.goedonline.com/index.php?route=blog/article&article_id

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20 Ways To Use PowerPoint With Bloom's Taxonomy

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I would wager a guess that the majority of teachers uses PowerPoint as a way to present information and lecture in class. In fact, PowerPoint has been under a lot of flack lately for being tired, d...

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AnnaB's curator insight, June 20, 2013 8:56 AM

add your insight...

 

Sue Blough's comment, June 21, 2013 4:23 PM
This article is relevant to idea of engaging students in multiple ways and multiple intelligences. Good food for thought.
Alfredo Corell's curator insight, June 23, 2013 7:47 AM

New ways we might use PowerPoint in our classroom.

 

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Top 20 Free Video Conferencing Tools 2013

Top 20 Free Video Conferencing Tools 2013 | English Teaching, ICTs | Scoop.it
Best free downloadable and web-based video conferencing tools for holding multi-party video calls

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Christophe Jaouen's curator insight, February 18, 2014 3:45 AM

Tableau Pinterest de plusieurs outils de video conference gratuits.

Stephanie Moreau's curator insight, February 18, 2014 8:33 AM

outils de webconf open source 

gustavo salazar's curator insight, March 12, 2014 3:28 PM

excelentes plataformas

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Memofon - great mind maps from text

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Text based mind mapping, learning and note taking tool


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Viacheslav Sniezhkov's comment, May 8, 2013 1:00 PM
Thank you for scooping my application! I'm really glad to see such a great reaction :) Will try to add more useful features soon!
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Hi Viacheslav, your tool got what it deserved :) Wish you lots and lots of supporters!
Begoña Iturgaitz's curator insight, May 18, 2013 2:42 PM

Excellent app for learning how to categorize ideas at primary levels, more visual than text2mindmap . 

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Vocabla - Vocabulary App

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Build your English vocabulary. Collect new words you really need and memorize them in simple tests

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GuíA Para Trabajar El Desarrollo De Competencias BáSicas

GUÍA PARA TRABAJAR EL DESARROLLO DE COMPETENCIAS BÁSICAS (Guia per a treballar el desenvolupament de les competències bàsiques http://t.co/emraltO7Oh)...

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tuXccoaching's curator insight, May 9, 2013 4:23 AM

Interesante guía para el trabajo de las Competencias Básicas.

 

"A menudo, en la escuela, se enseñan contenidos del siglo XIX,con profesores del siglo XX, a alumnos del siglo XXI". Carles Monereo (Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona).

 

"No vale educar para saber sino educar para vivir".Informe Delors.

 

 

La Sociedad del Siglo XXI reclama un modelo de aprendizaje basado en CCBB.

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Fun Trivia Quizzes - World's Largest Trivia and Quiz Site!

Fun Trivia Quizzes - World's Largest Trivia and Quiz Site! | English Teaching, ICTs | Scoop.it
The world's largest and most popular trivia website with over one million trivia questions and quizzes.

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CLIL glossary of terms


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This is a glossary of teaching terms useful for prospective CLIL teachers who are taking Cambridge's TKT test (and also for teachers who want to brush up their classroom & pedagogigcal terminology)

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English Interactive: Free Learning Resources

Learn English Online with interactive audio, quizzes and activities. Practice English language skills with animated grammar presentations and interactive games with common English nouns for beginning learners.

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E-Curriculum... Exploring 24 Free Open Education Resources (OER)

E-Curriculum... Exploring 24 Free Open Education Resources (OER) | English Teaching, ICTs | Scoop.it

"Everyone is talking about a digital curriculum free of  those hard copy textbooks that have been a part of schooling since the advent of the one room schoolhouse. In this series I will investigate some resources that can open up a world of digital curricula. In this second  post of the series, I’ll examine the idea of Open Education Resources."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 15, 2013 7:03 AM

Are you ready to move away from textbooks and use Open Education Resources (OER)? This post provides links to 24 sites that provide free resources.

Perhaps you are wondering why schools are choosing to use free curriculum. Michael Gorman provides a list of ten reasons in this post that include:

* Provides  opportunity to make learning more authentic by giving you the ability to localize learning

* Can provide differentiations and allow educator to adapt to their students’ needs

An explanation is provided for each link he provides so you get a sense of what is available, and materials are available for students from elementary school through college. Below are a few of the sites listed.

* SAS Curriculum Pathways - a resource that has been around for a number of years and continues to innovate. The website states “The products make learning more profound and efficient, not simply more entertaining.” 

* Concord Consortium - a website that provides excellent STEM resources with hundreds on interactive, research based activities.

* Vision Learning - Peer reviewed materials for learning science available in English and Spanish that emphasize science as a process (inline with the new Next Generation Science Standards)

* CK12.org - CK12 is now focused on STEM and provides a wide variety of free courses from Arithmatic to Probability to Calculus in the area of math (a total of nine math courses); Life Science, Earth Science, Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Technology, Astronomy and Engineering; a few xourses are available for English and History and there is a new course in Economics. CK12 also provides support through a variety of resources including: studyHELP, FlexMath, Braingenie and I Need a Pencil (SAT prep). One of the older sites they continue to revise courses and materials to meet the needs of todays students.

Check out the complete list by clicking through to the post, and consider not only using these materials but sharing materials you have created in some of the communities provided.

 

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Links to 24 sites with free resources

Maruja Romero's curator insight, May 9, 2015 11:17 AM

muchos recursos digitales abiertos y libres 

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Free office software download, Kingsoft office suite free 2013

Free office software download, Kingsoft office suite free 2013 | English Teaching, ICTs | Scoop.it

"Impresionante suite de Office 2013 de la empresa Kingsoft totalmente gratuita" CC


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A Strategy For Promoting Resilience In Children

A Strategy For Promoting Resilience In Children | English Teaching, ICTs | Scoop.it

"Do you foster an anxious mindset or a resilient mindset in your children or students? The USA is currently the number 1 most anxious country in the world with 27% of the population living with anxiety and depression. In Australia 20% of the population experience a mental illness in any year. In the UK 1 in 4 people will experience some kind of mental health problem in the course of a year and about 10% of children have a mental health problem at any one time."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 10, 2013 4:16 PM

This post discusses an app for the iPad or iPhone that helps students understand their feelings and how their mind works. There are three parts to this strategy.

* Catch - Students learn to identify thoughts that impact how they feel

* Challenge - Students learn to challenge their thoughts, asking if they are based on assumptions, facts, perhaps overly negative

* Change - Students choose to change the way they think

There is a table within the post that provides Do's and Don'ts for each of the three C's listed above.

Consider posting the image as well as the table within the post "to help teach children to identify the exact nature of their thoughts, unpack and challenge those thoughts and stories and change how they feel."

Chloe Parsons's curator insight, November 3, 2013 2:37 AM

This is a really interesting post, in the way that it not only informs you about anxiety, but also shows ways to cope.

The 'Catch, challenge, change' stratergy has been created to help children and young adults relistically-

 think about their thoughts-

"What am I worrying about?"

Challenge your thoughts-

"Is this definately going to happen?"

"What will happen if I do do it?"

And change thoughts-

"What can I do to make myself feel less anxoius? Talk to someone?"

I believe that once you know about certain disorders, they become less scary. Helping children and young adults learn and understand anxiety, even if they dont experience anxiety themselves, is an important step to teaching kids to understand themselves and people around them.

 

Jennifer Colin's curator insight, October 24, 2015 6:20 PM

This is a great resource for helping students build resilience, especially those who have previously experienced trauma.  Taking the time to show them how they can think about and handle what happens to them in a more positive way can be life changing in children.  This could be integrated into any subject matter; it doesn't need to be limited to the school counselor; in fact, doing so would be a disservice.  As I future school leader it is my goal to ensure that students are receiving as well-rounded of an education as possible--and not just academically-speaking.  We should be addressing the whole person, and that includes helping them be socially, emotionally, and mentally successful as well. 

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The Effect of Parental Involvement In Academic Achievement

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Students with two parents operating in supportive roles are 52% more likely to enjoy school and get straight A’s than students whose parents are disengaged.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 6, 2013 10:25 PM

This infographic plus post explores the effect of parental involvement in academic achievement and it will probably come as no surprise that students whom have parents that are more engaged in school do better.  The post states "The influence of parental involvement on a student’s academic success should not be underestimated. While brain power, work ethic, and even genetics all play important roles in student achievement, the determining factor comes down to what kind of support system she has at home."
When you go to the post you will find a full version of the infographic that is easy to read. 

Krystina Grant-Ray's curator insight, July 11, 2013 12:30 PM

Teach our children should be a priority daily...no matter your income level

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Newsela - Build Reading Comprehension with News

Newsela - Build Reading Comprehension with News | English Teaching, ICTs | Scoop.it

Read closely. Think critically. Be worldly.


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 18, 2013 8:06 PM

Newsela is a free website that provides news for students. It is geared to students in grades 4 - 12 and will help students build close reading and critical thinking skills in non-fiction reading comprehension. 
Articles are written at multiple levels of compexity. It appears that the levels begin around 690 and go up to just over 1200.

Each article has a quiz (aligned to Common Core) allowing you to quickly see if your students are on track.

And last there are great teacher tools. You may assign articles, review student quizzes and track Common Core mastery.

Jackie Keith's curator insight, June 19, 2013 8:31 AM

Students can use it without registering by clicking "No Thanks" and can select different Lexile versions of the same article. 

John Scott Lucas's comment, June 20, 2013 5:26 AM
Looking forward to fall to experiment with this!
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700 iPad Lessons Pinned HERE!!!

700 iPad Lessons Pinned HERE!!! | English Teaching, ICTs | Scoop.it
If you would like more iPad resources, visit my blog www.techchef4u.com, download the TechChef4u app, or find all things TechChef4u at www.kimtag.com/techchef4u.
Also check out the new TechChef4u FB!

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Linda Alexander's comment, January 4, 2014 9:36 AM
Okay, this is my last "list" posting for awhile....it got me at the 700 number...
Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, March 6, 2014 7:06 AM

iPad para todo el mundo ...

Nicole Sprainger's curator insight, May 18, 2014 7:15 AM

Interesting Resource for iLearn

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Free Technology for Teachers: Free, Open Source, Portable Atlas

Free Technology for Teachers: Free, Open Source, Portable Atlas | English Teaching, ICTs | Scoop.it

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How to Text in English

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There have been some recent articles about how the language of texting is damaging the English Language. Whether you agree or not with this view, the language of texting is here to stay. Most of us...

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Using QR-Code to Enhance Learning

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How to use QR-Code effectively in & outside the classroom to aid students progression & delivery of lessons. Qr code to help revision an social learning.
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Flipped classroom: El aula patas arriba

Flipped classroom: El aula patas arriba | English Teaching, ICTs | Scoop.it
La traducción literal sería aula invertida, pero creo que en castellano puede dar mucho mas de sí. Por ejemplo el aula bocabajo o la clase patas arriba,  mucho más gráfico ¿no os parece? Según la w...
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50 Herramientas Online para Profesores

50 Herramientas Online para Profesores | English Teaching, ICTs | Scoop.it
Te presentamos las 50 mejores herramientas para encontrar recursos pedagógicos, crear clases online e interactuar con tus alumnos. ¡Adapta tus clases y no te quedes afuera de la revolución...

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