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Nik Peachey: How I use social media for my professional development

Nik Peachey: How I use social media for my professional development | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it

The issue of how we use social media for our own development as teachers and as digitally skilled individuals is of vital importance, not just because it can enable us to keep developing as teachers through the content, ideas, resources and above all people it gives us access to, but also because the way we use digital media for our own development should guide and influence the way we use it with our students and build their digital literacies and communication skills.

 

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The Cruelty of Teachers and the Greed of Course Providers

The Cruelty of Teachers and the Greed of Course Providers | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it

Food for thought


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How Storytelling Can Enhance Any Learning Experience - InformED

How Storytelling Can Enhance Any Learning Experience - InformED | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it

Researchers are discovering just how powerful an effect a good story can have on the brain, and not just in terms of entertainment. A memorable yarn can also help us retain important information, both in casual and formal learning settings. ...


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The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning

The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it
Neuroimaging and EEG studies provide a scientific basis for the sometimes controversial belief that children become better learners when they actually enjoy learning.
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To read better, improve your pronunciation?

To read better, improve your pronunciation? | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it
To read better, improve your pronunciation…. This statement jumped out at me recently, from an excellent post by Robin Walker on Pronunciation for YLs. He was reporting from a talk by Catherine Wal...
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Class Size Matters

Class Size Matters | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it

With an average of 30 students in each of a city high school teacher’s 5 classes, one can imagine the cumbersome nature of providing feedback for every child, every day. ...

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Test Validity

Test Validity | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it
Lado (1961) succinctly summarises validity in this way: “Does a test measure what it is supposed to measure? If it does, it is valid.” Six years earlier Cronbach and Meehl had introduced the ‘trini...
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Ten Reasons New Teachers Aren't Using Technology

Ten Reasons New Teachers Aren't Using Technology | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it
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John Spencer: "For years, ed tech folks said things like, "The younger generations will embrace technology in the classroom." But I'm not so sure. When I taught a technology workshop, I noticed many new teachers who viewed it as a nice bonus but not as transformative. I noticed many more who believed that technology was inherently distracting and addicting. 

It has me thinking about why so many new teachers are so resistant to using the current available technology ..."

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The Problem with "Formative Assessment Tools" (part 2 of 2)

The Problem with "Formative Assessment Tools" (part 2 of 2) | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it
In the previous post (part 1 of 2), we explored the fact that student response apps (Socrative, Kahoot!, Plickers, etc.) are often mislabeled as “formative assessment tools.” What makes them format...
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How to Evaluate Web Resources

Effective and credible writing requires authoritative and verifiable resources. Learn the best ways to evaluate sources of information on the Web ...

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Media and Information Literacy Curriculum for Teachers - UNESCO

Media and Information Literacy Curriculum for Teachers - UNESCO | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it

Media and Information Literacy Curriculum for Teachers is an important resource for Member States in their continuing work towards achieving the objectives of the Grünwald Declaration (1982), the Alexandria Declaration (2005) and the UNESCO Paris Agenda (2007) – all related to MIL.

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Visual Literacy - Metalanguage & Learning

Visual Literacy - Metalanguage & Learning | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it

What it means to be literate today is significantly different to what is
was in the not too distant past. Once, being able to decode text was
sufficient even if barely so. Today literacy involves the ability to make
meaning from a multitude of text types, formats and modalities. An increasingly significant aspect of literacy is an awareness of the visual elements that fall beyond the traditional components of written text. 

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Students, Computers and Learning - Making the Connection - OECD

Students, Computers and Learning - Making the Connection - OECD | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it

Are there computers in the classroom? Does it matter? Students, Computers and Learning: Making the Connection examines how students’ access to and use of information and communication technology (ICT) devices has evolved in recent years, and explores how education systems and schools are integrating ICT into students’ learning experiences. Based on results from PISA 2012, the report discusses differences in access to and use of ICT – what are collectively known as the “digital divide” – that are related to students’ socio-economic status, gender, geographic location, and the school a child attends. The report highlights the importance of bolstering students’ ability to navigate through digital texts. 

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42 Fill-in-the-Blank Prompts For Students To Design Their Own Projects

42 Fill-in-the-Blank Prompts For Students To Design Their Own Projects | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it
42 Fill-in-the-Blank Prompts For Students To Design Their Own Projects
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The Future Belongs to the Curious: How Are We Bringing Curiosity Into School?

The Future Belongs to the Curious: How Are We Bringing Curiosity Into School? | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it
What is curiosity? The word is associated with the irregular form of the Latin verb cura, which can mean worry or care about or cure. The word closest in meaning is inquisitive, which also has a Latin root: quaere, to search into, to seek. (How Can Teachers Foster Curiosity?) Curiosity is the quest for new…
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A Diagram Of 21st Century #Pedagogy

A Diagram Of 21st Century #Pedagogy | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it
A diagram of 21st century pedagogy for the purpose of 21st century learning.

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Pronunciation for Young Learners

Pronunciation for Young Learners | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it

To celebrate the launch of Project Fourth edition, author of the pronunciation SIG journal, Robin Walker explores the place of pronunciation in the upper primary classroom. ...

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Van Patten talks to Krashen: Tea With BVP

Van Patten talks to Krashen: Tea With BVP | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it
*The* call-in talk show with a touch of comedy for those interested in
second language acquisition and language teaching. Hosted by Bill VanPatten
and the Center for Language Teaching Advancement at Michigan State
University.

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Latest episode is an interview with Krashen at ACTFL.

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Latest episode is an interview with Krashen at ACTFL.

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 I am wondering what your thoughts on this Tea with BVP are? .....  http://goo.gl/Z7yG70

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Early Signs of Dyslexia

Early Signs of Dyslexia | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it
As a teacher, I assumed (wrongly) that Dyslexia is about about reversing letters and reading backwards. I learned that Dyslexia covers a big range of reading and math challenges. Dyslexia means that the brain processes sounds and/or symbols differently.
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The Value of Feedback Infographic

The Value of Feedback Infographic | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it

Discover why every teacher should be giving feedback in this easy-to-read feedback infographic.

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What is digital fluency?

What is digital fluency? | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it

‘Fluency’ derives from the word ‘flow’ and when we think about being ‘fluent’ in any context, it refers to being flexible, accurate, efficient, and appropriate. In other words, the way we use skills, language and speech flows naturally and easily. In a digital context for learning, fluency involves using technologies “readily and strategically to learn, to work, and to play, and the infusion of technology in teaching and learning to improve outcomes for all students”...

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The Problem with "Formative Assessment Tools" (part 1 of 2)

The Problem with "Formative Assessment Tools" (part 1 of 2) | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it

It started with generally clunky and overpriced “student clickers” by such brands as SMART Technologies and Einstruction, and over the past few years it has transitioned into slick apps. ...

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10 Reasons Students Cannot Cite or Rely On Wikipedia

10 Reasons Students Cannot Cite or Rely On Wikipedia | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it

Wikipedia provides Internet users with millions of articles on a broad range of topics, and commonly ranks first in search engines. But its reliability and credibility fall well short of the standards for a school paper. According to Wikipedia itself, “[W]hile some articles are of the highest quality of scholarship, others are admittedly complete rubbish. … use [Wikipedia] with an informed understanding of what it is and what it isn't.”

To help you develop such an understanding, we present 10 reasons you can't rely on information in Wikipedia.

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'A Cat is Not a Dog' and Other Advice for Blended Learning Teachers

'A Cat is Not a Dog' and Other Advice for Blended Learning Teachers | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it

Editors' Note: We asked San Jose high school sophomore Audrey Mullen to share how she and her peers actually use various edtech tools and how they really feel about their teachers’ blended learning approaches. The result is a straight-from-the-source playbook that no blended teacher--or entrepreneur--will want to skip. ...

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Why build a Personal Learning Network?

Why build a Personal Learning Network? | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it

The danger busy teachers face is in becoming so engrossed in dealing with the day to day business of teaching that we make poor choices when it comes to time spent on our personal learning. We manage to find time for our students, for phone calls home, for report writing and programming all the while letting our engagement with learning slip down the list of things to do. Ensuring your personal learning is a priority is essential and should be seen against the value it brings to your students; enhance your teaching and you enhance their learning.

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A Taxonomy of Reflection: A Model for Critical Thinking

A Taxonomy of Reflection: A Model for Critical Thinking | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it
How to create a community of learners. Reflective prompts for students, teacher and principals. Modeled on Bloom's approach to thinking.
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