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4 New Plugins for Tracking Time Spent Learning in Online Courses

4 New Plugins for Tracking Time Spent Learning in Online Courses | ESL Program management | Scoop.it
If administrators and teachers had insight into how much time learners are actively spending in their courses, and had the ability to both restrict access to activities based on this time, and generate reports with this data, they would be able to better ensure and monitor learner success... http://elearningfeeds.com/4-new-plugins-for-tracking-time-spent-learning-in-online-courses/
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Language School Marketing Tips

Language School Marketing Tips | ESL Program management | Scoop.it

Don’t underestimate the power of personal recommendations. Personal recommendations are still the best form of advertising for increasing your enrolments. How do you make it easy for your students to recommend you? Friends who study together not only get better academic outcomes but study for l... http://elearningfeeds.com/language-school-marketing-tips/


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9 Free Video Conferencing Web Apps — No Registration Required

9 Free Video Conferencing Web Apps — No Registration Required | ESL Program management | Scoop.it
There's a problem with traditional video conferencing clients. Though they are in abundance, they're only remotely useful if all parties are collectively using the same client. Popular services such as VoxOX, ooVoo, IMO and, of course, Skype and Google Hangouts all have this problem, thus putting a damper on quick collaboration. One "solution" to this is…

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Jarrod Johnson's curator insight, April 14, 2015 6:50 PM

Good collaborative  tools for small groups

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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Get Smart by Texting w/ @Text_Engine

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Get Smart by Texting w/ @Text_Engine | ESL Program management | Scoop.it
Text Engine was developed to offer cell phone users a means to search the web using their text messaging service. This is great news for educators and students in low-income and rural communities.  

And that's a good thing, because while smartphones are popular, there is still a great need for text-only services in low-income and rural districts. There is also a need in districts like NYC that empower students to bring their own devices to school, but don't have the means to enable students to connect to the internet.  

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 16, 2015 12:06 PM

Think of the text capabilities of your phone as a search engine in your pocket?   Great tool and concept.  

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 24, 2015 12:01 PM

Think of the text capabilities of your phone as a search engine in your pocket?   Great tool and concept.  

Tony Guzman's curator insight, March 30, 2015 9:44 AM

In this short article and video advertisement learn how you can leverage a texting free tool to obtain Internet info. This is a great tool for anyone with limited data plan, or no data plan.

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8 lessons for effective school leadership

8 lessons for effective school leadership | ESL Program management | Scoop.it
Today’s school leaders face a new education landscape, one fraught with challenges and new expectations. Smart leaders are realizing the benefits of applyi

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things we should be doing

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MFaculty's curator insight, August 16, 2014 9:52 AM

As leaders in education wrestle with the dynamic changes in funding, the continued pressures for increased performance, and an ever demanding  need for a quality workforce, they must operate within their means.

 

Shared here are tactics that will assist leaders navigating these challenging times within their workforce. Although focused at school leadership, there are lessons to be learned by leaders across the spectrum   

Michelle Bish's curator insight, August 16, 2014 10:58 AM

I think #5 is important for workforce and students.

Albert Chia's curator insight, August 26, 2014 3:55 AM

Other than an instructional leader, be an institutional leader to be more effective!

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8 Types Of Infographics & Which One To Use When [Infographic]

8 Types Of Infographics & Which One To Use When [Infographic] | ESL Program management | Scoop.it
This visual presentation shows you the 8 types of infographics, and which one is the most effective to use depending on the content you are developing.

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David Baker's curator insight, October 29, 2013 5:48 PM

Selecting the correct type of format greatly increases effectiveness of content.  THis is similar to helping students learn to write for audience and purpose.

Deborah Owen's curator insight, November 1, 2013 9:54 AM

Good to know about.

John O'Connor's curator insight, March 19, 2014 8:47 AM

info graphics are something that I really want to develop more skills in.

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Super Teacher Tools

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Super Teacher Tools has many free classroom review games and classroom management tools, including Flash Jeopardy.

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Gary Harwell's curator insight, October 1, 2013 12:49 AM

useful tools

Gary Harwell's curator insight, October 1, 2013 12:50 AM

Useful tools

Cindy Rudy's curator insight, October 4, 2013 10:07 AM
Productivity tools and learning tools links.
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Will 'Samsung School' Classroom Technology Program Spread?

Will 'Samsung School' Classroom Technology Program Spread? | ESL Program management | Scoop.it
Samsung is looking to compete with education technology giants Apple, Microsoft and Google with its suite of tablet and classroom tech tools.

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Gary Harwell's curator insight, September 29, 2013 12:57 AM

Interesting.....

Tab-Lab Project's curator insight, August 26, 2015 5:52 AM

Samsung School: from project to strategies

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Augmented Reality Apps for Kids

Augmented Reality Apps for Kids | ESL Program management | Scoop.it
A Complete collection of best augmented reality apps for kids.

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Education 3.0 and the Pedagogy (Andragogy, Heutagogy) of Mobile Learning

Education 3.0 and the Pedagogy (Andragogy, Heutagogy) of Mobile Learning | ESL Program management | Scoop.it

"The evolution of the web from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 and now to Web 3.0 can be used a metaphor of how education should also be evolving, as a movement based on the evolution from Education 1.0 to Education 3.0."


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Peter Evans's comment, July 19, 2013 2:28 PM
A useful summary table although I'd emphasise that the different 'versions' of education all have their place - v2.0 does not supercede v1.0
Elke Watson's comment, July 19, 2013 4:49 PM
Thank you. I'm not quite ready myself to do away with teaching professionals or brick and mortal education. I value learning in a group context. I found the second summary table more useful (pedagogy, andragogy, heutagogy)
Veronica Hoyos's curator insight, March 13, 2014 9:22 PM

We could talk of the evolution from Education 2.0 to education 3.0 after carrying an evaluation on the impact of the Web 2.0 in education

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How to build an app: 35 great tutorials | App design | Creative Bloq

How to build an app: 35 great tutorials | App design | Creative Bloq | ESL Program management | Scoop.it
Whether you're building an iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows, Facebook or cross-platform app, this superb selection of tutorials will help you on your way...
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New Technologies and 21st Century Skills

New Technologies and 21st Century Skills | ESL Program management | Scoop.it

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Gary Harwell's curator insight, July 8, 2013 1:28 AM

Definately some good tools in there.

Gary Harwell's curator insight, July 8, 2013 1:28 AM

Definately some good tools in there.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 15, 2013 12:08 PM

We make it sound like we are not 15% of the way through this Century.

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Email Marketing for Language Schools

Email Marketing for Language Schools | ESL Program management | Scoop.it

According to research email marketing measures a Return of Investment at 4300%, and converts at a rate three times higher than social media. Recipients are three times more likely to respond to a request or call to action, such as a prompt to apply for admission or to connect with an admissions... http://elearningfeeds.com/email-marketing-for-language-schools/


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35 Most Wanted Google Drive Tips

35 Most Wanted Google Drive Tips | ESL Program management | Scoop.it
Google Drive is a collection of amazing editing tools provided by Google which serves as a free replacement to office softwares and more oriented towards

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Tracey Robertson's curator insight, June 27, 2015 9:21 PM

Being able to access work at home has been invaluable. You know you get some of your best ideas when you are relaxed, so now I can take advantage of my brainwaves.

Steve Whitmore's curator insight, June 28, 2015 9:23 AM

What a great BASIC guide to Google Docs.  It is like a concise instruction manual.  

 

Lee Hall's curator insight, July 2, 2015 10:00 AM

A nice progression of tips to improve your experience with Google Drive.

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5 Ways Leaders Start Movements

5 Ways Leaders Start Movements | ESL Program management | Scoop.it
Learn how leaders start movements in these 5 simple steps, demonstrated perfectly in this 3-minute video.

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donhornsby's curator insight, April 11, 2015 7:57 AM

(From the article): With the power of social media, it’s easy for leaders to shine a light on the movement. Remember the Ice Bucket Challenge? Who started it? No one remembers, but that person is a true leader. Once you have a movement, share it with colleagues, friends, family and with the world. Remember, as Sivers explains, when the movement begins, others will join willingly, because most people will fear being left alone, if they fail to join the crowd. Again, consider the Ice Bucket Challenge. You had to join or risk being left out of one of the most powerful movements to come along in many years.

Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, June 28, 2015 5:21 PM
Leaders take risks and innovate--be brave!
Luc E. Morisset's curator insight, July 3, 2015 9:07 AM

As simple as that...

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50 tips to develop and run your online courses

50 tips to develop and run your online courses | ESL Program management | Scoop.it

"From getting started to managing the day-to-day business, try these 50 tips for setting up a successful online course for any grade level.


As many K-12 U.S. public schools and districts are struggling to compete with 100 percent online cyber charter schools for essential student funding, many universities are struggling to understand the impact of MOOCs on future enrollment. Both of these scenarios point to the one thing that is abundantly clear, online education is having another growth spurt in the second decade of the 21st century and the race to create in-house online content is on."


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How To Start Selling Online Courses

How To Start Selling Online Courses | ESL Program management | Scoop.it
There is an unfortunate misconception today that you have to be an expert in order to sell an elearning course. I am not entirely sure where this idea originated from, but it is often what prevents someone from even pursuing the idea. The reality, however, is that this couldn’t be further... http://elearningfeeds.com/how-to-start-selling-online-courses/
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Five Tenets of Leadership Success

Five Tenets of Leadership Success | ESL Program management | Scoop.it

Leaders don’t just lead by actions, they lead in their thoughts, ideas, and morals – but what will leadership in the future look like?


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donhornsby's curator insight, October 18, 2013 9:06 AM

(From the article): While these five points are written in the context of students and a younger generation, they certainly still apply to all of us. As we embrace these and many other tenets of leadership, we will be more prepared to take on any challenge, and to create a better future that we can be proud of.

Les Howard's curator insight, October 18, 2013 10:00 AM

Don sums it up nicely. Also appeciate the comment, in the article, about the importance of failure in learning.

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Leadership Think Tank: Sofa school 24/7 ?

Leadership Think Tank: Sofa school 24/7 ? | ESL Program management | Scoop.it
NEW POST Sofa school 24/7 ? http://t.co/iDFyKqU2PT #finnedchat #edchat #edtech #educators #cpchat

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Will 'Samsung School' Classroom Technology Program Spread?

Will 'Samsung School' Classroom Technology Program Spread? | ESL Program management | Scoop.it
Samsung is looking to compete with education technology giants Apple, Microsoft and Google with its suite of tablet and classroom tech tools.

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Gary Harwell's curator insight, September 29, 2013 12:57 AM

Interesting.....

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Samsung School: from project to strategies

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23 Great Sources For Free Educational Videos Online

23 Great Sources For Free Educational Videos Online | ESL Program management | Scoop.it
Students love to watch and learn. Why not showcase some of the best free educational videos and their repositories then?

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, November 28, 2013 7:26 AM

Very nice sharing. Thanks

Scott Anderson (Daymap)'s curator insight, December 1, 2013 7:53 PM

Here are some fantastic and free links teachers can use!

Maggie McGuirk Veres's curator insight, September 3, 2014 1:48 PM

It's worth a look.

 

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

E-Curriculum... Exploring 24 Free Open Education Resources (OER) | ESL Program management | 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.

 

Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, May 9, 2015 9:35 AM

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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Designing A Learning Management System? Here Are 3 Tips To Make It Better

Designing A Learning Management System? Here Are 3 Tips To Make It Better | ESL Program management | Scoop.it
Designing A Learning Management System? Here Are 3 Tips To Make It Better
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Touchcast

Touchcast | ESL Program management | Scoop.it

TouchCasts are completely clickable. A TouchCast is a video that is fully browsable, responsive, and alive. Webpages, images, and an assembly of video Apps (vApps) can be tapped for a two-way video experience.

It's a TV studio in your hands. Create broadcast-quality videos with a built-in teleprompter, green screen, visual filters, sound effects, and titles. Watch TouchCasts from the app or online


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Jan Ankerstjerne's curator insight, July 12, 2013 4:28 AM

Great app

Hendrika GREEN's curator insight, July 26, 2013 5:49 PM

Looking forward to seeing this one used!

Daily Quotation's curator insight, July 29, 2013 10:49 AM

Brilliant idea!