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Ozge Karaoglu's Blog - Telescopictext – Make Writing Fun

Ozge Karaoglu's Blog - Telescopictext – Make Writing Fun | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it

If you are looking for new ideas to make your students enjoy writing activities, here is an excellent tool and a very clever idea: TelescopicText.

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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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Lesson Reflection: Planning the Next Step

Lesson Reflection: Planning the Next Step | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it
How to make team taught Socratic Seminars better. Here we watch 2 teachers collaborate to make upcoming lessons more effective, along with some great tools.
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Why Infographics are Good for ELearning

Why Infographics are Good for ELearning | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it

Graphics can often make or beak an online course.

Rarely today you see a course that doesn’t contain any relevant images. Luckily most elearning will make use of graphics, but sometimes they are not implemented properly.

For example, you may come across pictures or graphics that don’t necessarily relate to the content directly, or don’t provide any real value and are distractions. ...

 

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See also http://neomam.com/blog/13reasons/.

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Assessment and Rubrics

Assessment and Rubrics | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it

A collection of rubrics for assessing portfolios, cooperative learning, research process/ report, PowerPoint, oral presentation, web page, blog, wiki, and other social media projects.

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15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers

15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it

Google is usually one of the first places students turn to when tasked with an assignment. Whether it’s for research, real-time results, or just a little digital exploration … it’s important they know how to properly Google. Lucky for teachers (and students, of course), Google has a handy set of lesson plans that are just waiting to be unleashed upon the leaders of tomorrow.

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This Is Why Handwriting Helps Students Learn Better

This Is Why Handwriting Helps Students Learn Better | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it

In "what does your handwriting say about you" we learned that the way we write can reveal  great deal  about our personalities.

The today's post introduces you to another equally important infographic but this time to the importance of handwriting for enhancing  learning. The visual features some really interesting facts about the impact of handwriting on our cognition. It also provides some useful tips to help students improve their handwriting.

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The 6 Types Of Assessments (And How They're Changing)

The 6 Types Of Assessments (And How They're Changing) | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it
Testing, especially any sort of standardized testing tends to get a bad rap. Teachers complain that they spend too much time teaching to a test.
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Self-Directed vs. Self-Determined Learning; What's the Difference?

Self-Directed vs. Self-Determined Learning; What's the Difference? | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it

"We need to move beyond the idea that an education is something that is provided for us, and toward the idea that an education is something that we create for ourselves." - Stephen Downes In this age of abundance of information, shifting classroom pedagogy isn't nearly enough to make learning in school more relevant and authentic for the learner. Self-directed learning (andragogy), and self-determined learning (heutagogy) are the ideals necessary in making students "future ready" to live and learn in a web connected world. 

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How to learn English effectively

How to learn English effectively | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it
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Formative Assessment Practices to Support Student Learning

Formative Assessment Practices to Support Student Learning | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it
See how teachers are strengthening their use of formative assessments by making them part of their daily practice.
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Peer Observations

Peer Observations | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it

Peer observations seem to be both under-valued and unwelcomed.  Are we as teachers simply protecting our oversized egos from being judged in our own classrooms? ...

 

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21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons

21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it

Libraries are reinventing themselves as content becomes more accessible online and their role becomes less about housing tomes and more about connecting learners and constructing knowledge. 

They become a different kind of learning destination when schools reimagine them as open, transparent spaces that invite student communication and collaboration. ...

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50+ Tools for Differentiating Instruction Through Social Media

50+ Tools for Differentiating Instruction Through Social Media | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it

Social media can enhance differentiated instruction if the tools are selected with a careful eye on individual students' readiness, interests, and learning profiles. ...

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Cross-Discipline Lesson Planning

Cross-Discipline Lesson Planning | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it
If you cross discipline teach with 1 or more teachers, you know making lesson plans is tricky. Watch how 2 teachers in a similar situation spend time to make lesson plans that work with each other.
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27 Ways To Promote Intrinsic Motivation In The Classroom: an infographic

27 Ways To Promote Intrinsic Motivation In The Classroom: an infographic | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it
27 Ways To Promote Intrinsic Motivation In The Classroom
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MOOC design : from peer assessment to social networks

MOOC design : from peer assessment to social networks | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it

The open nature of MOOCs affects the design of its resources, its activities, and of course the interactions among participants. As far as the design of the course is concerned, the spread of online tools opens up a universe of possibilities …

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Learning languages is a workout for brains, both young and old

Learning languages is a workout for brains, both young and old | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it
Learning a new language changes your brain network both structurally and functionally, according to Penn State researchers.
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Fluency, Accuracy and Scott Thornbury

Fluency, Accuracy and Scott Thornbury | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it
Over the last three months I’ve gone through a process which has shredded to bits my grounding in teaching, thrown it up in the air and reformulated some of it, and shown me how to throw out the ol...
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Formative Assessment Is Transformational!

Formative Assessment Is Transformational! | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it
More than just numbers in a grade book, formative assessment practices can change how you teach, how your students learn, and how your classroom functions.
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On-the-Spot Scaffolding for Students

On-the-Spot Scaffolding for Students | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it

On-the-spot scaffolding is an essential skill for teachers. Check out these three strategies for assisting students when they struggle ....

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Help Kids "Find the Evidence" in Nonfiction

Help Kids "Find the Evidence" in Nonfiction | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it

Finding text evidence seems easy enough. Technically, any sentence is text evidence. The trick is to get students to find the right evidence and use it effectively. These eight strategies strengthen students' ability to find and use evidence from nonfiction text: ...

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Differentiating with Learning Menus

Differentiating with Learning Menus | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it
Get a look at one way to teach using differentiating instruction. Here Ms. Vagenas uses a learning menu to help middle schoolers learn about social studies. This differentiating instruction idea can be used to teach a variety of topics and subjects.
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How Student Centered Is Your Classroom?

How Student Centered Is Your Classroom? | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it

Whether you instruct first grade or university students, take some time to think about where you are with creating a learning space where your students have ample voice, engage frequently with each other, and are given opportunities to make choices. ...

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Reflect on Learning with a Portfolio Defense

Reflect on Learning with a Portfolio Defense | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it
A portfolio defense is a crucial step that crystallizes learning and transforms it from singular concepts into deeply interconnected growth. Learn how it's done.
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Reading in English Can Be A Pleasure – Let’s Show Our Learners How

Reading in English Can Be A Pleasure – Let’s Show Our Learners How | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it

Apart from English fluency practice, the area most students want to concentrate on is improving and expanding their English vocabulary. The activities we normally do together vary from collocations, idiomatic expressions, word formation, phrasal verbs, and identifying vocabulary in reading texts. ...

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How to Help Our Learners Discover English

How to Help Our Learners Discover English | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it

Gordana Popovic  writes about the discovery technique i.e. the ways to encourage students “to work out for themselves how language forms are constructed and used”. How does it work? ...

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