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Web 2.0

Using the Web 2.0 write up in Wikipedia this video is to help teach educators about Web 2.0 tools.
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The Paradox of Classroom Technology

The Paradox of Classroom Technology | HandyTools For EFL Teachers | Scoop.it

While the pervasive use of tablets, smartphones, laptops and digital education content is expanding around us, in the classroom, students are not actively using these technologies for learning—even within well-equipped classrooms where access is not the problem. AdvancED® research has found that examples of technology being put to use by students to strengthen learning are barely evident in classrooms today.


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Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, August 31, 4:27 AM
You are so right Nik.... not surprised either.... (though I keep on believing that things will change :-)
Ricard Garcia's curator insight, September 1, 2:18 AM
This is a painful truth... a problem institutions must face and fight... otherwise, the gap between schools and society will become larger.
shazia.wj's curator insight, October 17, 5:56 AM
The Paradox of Classroom Technology
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Video Tools for Teachers - Digital Video

This presentation is based on my book - Digital Video - A manual for language teachers. It covers a range of uses for video in language learning as both communication and content. A number of tools are presented and a range of activities.


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Ludmila Ponkratova's curator insight, December 12, 2015 4:54 PM

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carmen campos's curator insight, December 13, 2015 8:08 AM

A plethora of great resources for the language teacher !!!  Love them!

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ClassHook | Educational Clips from Popular Media

ClassHook | Educational Clips from Popular Media | HandyTools For EFL Teachers | Scoop.it

TV shows and movies often contain scenes that discuss topics such as Science, Math, Art, Music, and more. While funny and amusing, these scenes also have valid educational merit.

These scenes not only teach students but also make learning more relevant. Students can associate a concept in class to an image they see in their everyday lives. As a result, this increases content retention and makes learning more fun.

 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 22, 2015 6:00 AM

This is a great tool for finding video clips to use in class. You can browse them or search around keywords.

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Teach With Movies - Lesson Plans from movies for all subjects

Teach With Movies - Lesson Plans from movies for all subjects | HandyTools For EFL Teachers | Scoop.it
Movie Lesson Plans Based on Films that will Inspire and Motivate Students; 425+ Movie Lesson Plans for High School, Middle School, Elementary and Home School

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Les Howard's curator insight, December 16, 2015 10:21 AM

Engaging resource

Chris Carter's curator insight, December 26, 2015 3:42 PM

Now, run these movies through Zaption and you really have something great!

Lihi Telem's curator insight, December 31, 2015 9:23 AM

מערכי שעור בשימוש בסרטים לחטיבה והיסודי

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Language Arts - Lessons to integrate technology

Language Arts - Lessons to integrate technology | HandyTools For EFL Teachers | Scoop.it
Lessons to integrate technology into your language arts curriculum.

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Mrs. Reinagel's curator insight, December 19, 2015 11:41 AM

Language Arts and Pixie, Wixie, and Share 

Great ideas! #vbanchor

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, January 28, 9:26 AM

These are great links for planning multi-curriculum education and encouraging creativity and original thought.

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Poll Creator

Poll Creator | HandyTools For EFL Teachers | Scoop.it
Powerful free Poll Maker. Used by 1 million+ people a day. Unlimited responses, live reporting and no signup or coding required

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Opinion Stage: Create Polls, Quizzes, Lists and more

Opinion Stage: Create Polls, Quizzes, Lists and more | HandyTools For EFL Teachers | Scoop.it
Opinion Stage lets publishers and brands create stunning interactive content in minutes. Boost engagement, drive traffic, monetize traffic and gain insights

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Flipped Teacher Training

Flipped Teacher Training | HandyTools For EFL Teachers | Scoop.it
If you’re responsible for teacher development in your school, you might sometimes find that it’s a burden to continually try and find ways to come up with new materials and approaches. Given the choice, I’m sure you’d love to invite Jeremy Harmer, Scott Thornbury or Penny Ur to come in and give a talk or…

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I Asked A Computer To Be My Life Coach

I Asked A Computer To Be My Life Coach | HandyTools For EFL Teachers | Scoop.it
Your online habits leave a constant digital trail. What does it say about the real you? I gave the world's most famous computer keys to my online life to see what it could tell me, about me.

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emma's curator insight, January 2, 2:36 AM
What does your digital life really say about you?
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Body language - Lessons in Digital Literacy Series

Body language - Lessons in Digital Literacy Series | HandyTools For EFL Teachers | Scoop.it
In this lesson students will find out about body language and its impact on communications. They will have the opportunity to try to use body language and they will carry out online research to find out how well people consciously understand body language.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 12, 2015 2:36 AM

My latest lesson plan. Based around an infographic on body language.

Fiona Leigh's curator insight, December 13, 2015 2:55 AM

Interesting slant on learning literacy

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Kathy Schrock: The complete guide to picking the right device for every grade level

Kathy Schrock: The complete guide to picking the right device for every grade level | HandyTools For EFL Teachers | Scoop.it
The Apple App Store is full of well-vetted and useful software. When you hear “there is an app for that,” it seems to be true! From content-based applications that can be used for everything from remediation to enrichment, and apps that let students create videos, audios, simulations, infographics and more, the use of the iPad to support teaching and learning is truly remarkable. But the iPad really shines as a one-to-one device. Personalization, choice of apps and work that lives locally on the device make students feel connected with their iPad.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 11, 2015 11:25 AM

Kathy Schrock is an expert with deep experience and insight. Following her advice is a great way to find what you need! 

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Technology Integration Matrix

Technology Integration Matrix | HandyTools For EFL Teachers | Scoop.it
The TIM associates five levels of technology integration (i.e., entry, adoption, adaptation, infusion, and transformation) with each of the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments. Together, the five levels of technology integration and the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments create a matrix of 25 cells as illustrated below.

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John Rudkin's curator insight, November 13, 3:16 AM
This is close to the technology integration model Apple used.
Zaid Lara Abarca's curator insight, November 14, 12:32 AM

Una matriz que relaciona las características del entorno de aprendizaje y los niveles de adopción de la tecnología 

Luis Otero's curator insight, November 18, 6:22 AM
Interesante matriz para determinar el modo en que las TIcs son implementadas en la enseñanza- aprendizaje
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Screen Video Recording - Screencastify

Screen Video Recording - Screencastify | HandyTools For EFL Teachers | Scoop.it
Screencastify is a simple video screen capture software for Chrome. Just press record and the content of your tab, webcam or desktop is recorded. Easily create screencasts for video tutorials, record presentations etc.
Screencastify does not depend on any plugins (like Java, Flash or others), so runs on all platforms that run Chrome (Linux, Windows, OS X) or ChromeOS (Chromebooks and Chromeboxes).

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 26, 1:20 AM

A useful tool for Chrome users.

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Rewordify.com | Understand what you read

Rewordify.com | Understand what you read | HandyTools For EFL Teachers | Scoop.it

Rewordify.com is powerful, free, online software that improves reading, learning, and teaching. This site can:
 - Intelligently simplify difficult English, for faster comprehension
 - Effectively teach words, for building a better vocabulary
-  Help teachers save time and produce engaging lessons
 - Help improve learning outcomes


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This is a really nice tool to help lower level readers access authentic content.

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Teaching, Learning & Developing with Technology's curator insight, April 1, 5:30 PM

This is a really nice tool to help lower level readers access authentic content.

Clairelouise's curator insight, April 1, 6:54 PM

This is a really nice tool to help lower level readers access authentic content.

Stewart-Marshall's curator insight, April 2, 2:02 PM

This is a really nice tool to help lower level readers access authentic content.

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Fluency Tutor Reading Assessment Software

Fluency Tutor Reading Assessment Software | HandyTools For EFL Teachers | Scoop.it
Students can rehearse and record their reading in a relaxed environment at school or at home, with extra help provided by a dictionary, picture dictionary and translation tools.

Teachers can listen to students’ recordings wherever and whenever it's convenient, giving quick feedback or a more in-depth assessment of reading progress.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 16, 2015 1:05 AM

This looks like reading aloud done right.

Sergei Polovin's curator insight, December 21, 2015 5:45 AM

Great tool!

Janet Chenoweth's curator insight, March 2, 6:51 PM

This looks like reading aloud done right.

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Analyze My Writing

Analyze My Writing | HandyTools For EFL Teachers | Scoop.it
An Online Writing Sample Content and Readability Analyzer: analyze your writing and get statistics on words you use most frequently, word and sentence length, readability, punctuation usage, and more.

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Monica Jan's curator insight, January 23, 6:19 PM

This might be used as a useful writing analysis tool to find out the features of EFL writing. 

David Rowbotham's curator insight, March 18, 7:46 AM

This looks a bit messy but has some useful features. It can pull out colocations and create close tests, so can be a real time saver.

Dennis Swender's curator insight, March 19, 10:12 AM

This looks a bit messy but has some useful features. It can pull out colocations and create close tests, so can be a real time saver.

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10 online tools for better student research

10 online tools for better student research | HandyTools For EFL Teachers | Scoop.it
**The Edvocate is pleased to publish guest posts as way to fuel important conversations surrounding P-20 education in America. The opinions contained within guest posts are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official opinion of The Edvocate or Dr. Matthew Lynch.** A guest column by Antonio Tooley The biggest responsibility of...

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, January 28, 9:04 AM

Here Curator Ana Christina Pratas does a great job of breaking some research tools down for both instructors and learners:

Ana Cristina Pratas's insight:

1. Producteev

It is not easy to work as a team on a research project. There is so much going on in a high-school student’s life that getting together to work on a task is almost impossible. This simple and effective task managing software can help your students connect and work together remotely. Many companies use collaborative tools like this; it is a good opportunity for them to try it out now.


2. Labii tools

Frontiers are being breached all the time, so why not let your students experience working with others on their projects? Labii has a suite of tools that connect researchers of all kinds, providing them a venue for collaboration. Your students can join existing research groups or form their own online, thereby benefiting from the input of others.


3. Lazy scholar

Most high-school students use Google Scholar to find references, but choose only free articles because they have no budget for paid online libraries. This Chrome extension can make finding free academic resources on Google Scholar a breeze. It automatically searches out free copies or for-pay articles. It is a considerable time-saver.


4. Edugeeksclub

With so many things going on, sometimes there is simply no time to do everything. An easy way for your students to find good sources is to have a professional do it for you. Edugeeksclub can help them in any of the various stages of the research process such as the research of quality materials and related literature on the topic so that students can get into the actual research process. The important thing is how well your students use these resources, after all.


5. Pubpeer

Not everything you find in an online journal is necessarily a good source. Ask your students to check out their sources on this website and see what other academics have to say about it. Some peer-reviewed articles have been exposed as fraudulent; some merely have serious shortcomings that your student should take into account i.e., small sample size. It is a good way for them to learn to become critical thinkers when doing research. If there is anything they should learn from you, it is that they should not believe everything that they see, read or hear.


6. Sciencescape

Sometimes, less is more. The massive amount of information made available on the Internet can make it harder for your students to learn about real research. This site is a social network for academics and researchers trying to filter out the chaff from the wheat, so that you only get verified information. It is also a good site for your students to try out their research ideas and get feedback and suggestions from other like-minded individuals.


7. Scientific Journal Finder

This tool helps your students find scientific journals, not articles, that are closely aligned to their research project. They are then able to browse through these journals for promising articles. It is not the most intuitive site, but if your students know what they are looking for, it is a good place to nuggets of information.


8. Google Scholar

Hands down, Google Scholar is the first stop in any academic research. Together with the LazyScholar plugin, it is the quickest way for your students to find the information they need.


9. Colwiz

One of the things your students have to understand is accountability. They will have to deal with that when they go out into the real world. Accountability is what referencing is all about, and what Colwiz does admirably. Designed by the University of Oxford, it is a highly accurate yet simple to use reference management software used by many universities and corporations.


10. EasyBib

Another referencing management software, EasyBib has the distinction of being one of the easiest-to-use bibliography creation software around for MLA, APA, or Chicago formats. You can ask it to kick out a reference list by compiling all your individual citations in one folder, and it will produce a reference list. It is not always perfectly accurate, but not bad for a free service, although you have to pay $19.99 a year if you want it in APA.

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Mari Vallez's curator insight, January 29, 2:41 PM

Interesante selección de herramientas para la investigación

Noel Bernabed Cruz Hernandez's curator insight, February 3, 1:13 AM

Herramientas online para una mejor investigación de los aprendientes.

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Teaching With YouTube: 197 Digital Channels For Learning

Teaching With YouTube: 197 Digital Channels For Learning | HandyTools For EFL Teachers | Scoop.it
Teaching With YouTube: 197 Digital Channels For Learning

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Mariana Melissa Ceballos's curator insight, February 5, 9:32 AM

añada su visión ...

Jorge Jaramillo's curator insight, February 5, 10:42 AM
Alternativas de selección de material educativo para la planeación de actividades de aprendizaje. Esta es una excelente alternativa, buscando conectar a los estudiantes en el conocimiento.
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Classmill - Create classes with links, videos, images & files.

Classmill - Create classes with links, videos, images & files. | HandyTools For EFL Teachers | Scoop.it

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Kevin Crouch's curator insight, January 22, 9:29 PM

Class curation as simple as it could possibly be

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, January 25, 2:46 AM

A very nice concept! A good tool for techie tecahers who want to keep their lessons neat and in order :-)

Ryan Cloyd's curator insight, January 25, 3:41 PM

This looks very promising. I've had some work with Skyepack and wonder how similar they are...

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Focusky - Video Presentations and PowerPoint alternative

Focusky - Video Presentations and PowerPoint alternative | HandyTools For EFL Teachers | Scoop.it
The best free online & offline presentation software tool that allows you to create awesome business presentation & animated video explainers..

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FREE BOOKS: 100 legal sites to download literature

FREE BOOKS: 100 legal sites to download literature | HandyTools For EFL Teachers | Scoop.it
Looking for the next great book to sink your teeth into? Look no further. Below are over 100 links to websites that provide free e-books on a huge variety of topics.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, December 31, 2015 12:07 AM

Alright!!!

Lihi Telem's curator insight, December 31, 2015 9:46 AM

100 אתרים חוקיים להורדת ספרים חינמיים

Anabel Gonzalez's curator insight, January 2, 11:08 PM

Check this out!

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Using the webcam to develop pronunciation

Using the webcam to develop pronunciation | HandyTools For EFL Teachers | Scoop.it

The webcam can be a vital tool in helping to support our students’ pronunciation habits and helping them to ‘see’ how words and expressions are pronounced and what particular pronunciation features they need to be aware of. So here are a few tips and examples to help you use your webcam to help with your students’ pronunciation.

 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 17, 2015 12:20 PM

Tips to help online teachers deal with pronunciation problems

carldowse's curator insight, December 18, 2015 8:55 AM

Simple, effective ideas for working on pronunciation.

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10 Ways to Use QR Codes in the Classroom

10 Ways to Use QR Codes in the Classroom | HandyTools For EFL Teachers | Scoop.it

Now you have learnt how to create your very own QR Codes and are able to print these out but how would you use them in the classroom? Well do not worry, as I offer 10 practical ideas whereby teachers could use QR Codes, with text embedded within it, in the classroom. So what are you waiting for?


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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, December 10, 2015 9:03 AM

If you still doubt about the usefulness of QR codes :) find ideas here.

 

Sri's curator insight, December 18, 2015 3:11 AM

Very useful and quick way. But one has to have the technological resources and be tech savvy to an extent.

TD's curator insight, March 8, 6:03 PM

Some really nice ideas.