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Scientists: Social Media Is Not Necessarily a Waste of Time

Scientists: Social Media Is Not Necessarily a Waste of Time | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it
When it comes to social media, there seem to be two schools of thought in the science/research community. One posits that spending time on social media can be extremely useful. The other posits that spending time on social media is stupid.
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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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Socratic Questioning: 30 Thought-Provoking Questions to Ask Your Students - InformED

Socratic Questioning: 30 Thought-Provoking Questions to Ask Your Students - InformED | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it

In the 21st century, we can no longer afford to ignore the strategies that promote critical thinking and problem solving skills. It’s time for a thorough examination of what makes a good question, and how students can benefit from staying curious.

Cited From: http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/features/socratic-questioning/#ixzz3Juzm2hTh

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Innovations in the continuing professional development of English language teachers

Innovations in the continuing professional development of English language teachers | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it

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With thirteen stimulating papers covering a wide range of geographical areas and educational contexts, this publication will interest anyone involved in the continuing professional development of English language teachers wishing to reflect on and refresh their practice.

You can download this publication in pdf format.

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10 Benefits of Reading: Why You Should Read Every Day

10 Benefits of Reading: Why You Should Read Every Day | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it
If you're one of countless people who don't make a habit of reading regularly, you might be missing out: reading has a significant number of benefits, and just a few benefits of them are listed below.
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How Storytelling Inspires Children to Learn English

How Storytelling Inspires Children to Learn English | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it
When you engage your English-language learners through the power, fun, and sharing of narrative, the formal elements of language acquisition will follow more easily.
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Five Great Teachers On What Makes A Great Teacher

Five Great Teachers On What Makes A Great Teacher | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it

"Getting people to think about what they think, and asking them questions about it, is the best way I know how to teach" (Eleanor Duckworth) ...

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Citizenship in the digital age

Citizenship in the digital age | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it
Digital citizenship is not so different from traditional citizenship. We still need to guide students to be kind, respectful and responsible. What’s new is teaching them how to apply these values to the realities of the digital age.
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Multi-Sensory Activities for Teaching Reading

Multi-Sensory Activities for Teaching Reading | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it
A 5-day series focused on multi-sensory activities for teaching reading to those who struggle {and those that don't}.
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10 Things Struggling Readers Need

10 Things Struggling Readers Need | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it

When a child is struggling to read, the first thing I do as a tutor is try to pinpoint the root of the reading problem.  Is he struggling with basic phonemic & phonological awareness (pre-reading skills), basic phonics skills, other phonics patterns, sight word recognition, fluency, comprehension, or text structure.  Perhaps the student is even dealing with other issues such as ADD, difficultyprocessing, difficult circumstances at home, lack of motivation or self-esteem.  These other issues can have a negative impact on reading as well. ...

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6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use With Your Students

6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use With Your Students | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it

Blogger Rebecca Alber shares scaffolding strategies to use in your lessons.

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What should we talk about? The authenticity of textbook topics

What should we talk about? The authenticity of textbook topics | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it

Topics presented in textbooks and covered in language classrooms are crucial parts of language teaching, as they facilitate student engagement, willingness to communicate, and ultimately, learning. However, whilst researchers and practitioners frequently discuss the authenticity of the language in textbooks, the authenticity and usefulness of textbook topics are rarely discussed or evaluated. To investigate their authenticity, topics from ELT textbooks and naturally occurring conversations were collected, categorized, and compared. ...

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Teaching Respect for Other People’s Content in the Internet Age

Teaching Respect for Other People’s Content in the Internet Age | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it
As we enter National Cyber Security Awareness Month, it's the perfect time for all of us to discuss respect for other people's content online.
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5 Reasons I Want My Kids to Be Makers

5 Reasons I Want My Kids to Be Makers | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it
I always get giddy this time of year in anticipation of the East Bay Mini Maker Faire. It is an explosion of learning, creativity, inquiry, art, play, experimentation and FUN! My interest is not on...
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Twitter baš za vas

Twitter baš za vas | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it

Možda niste poklonik društvenih mreža ili do sad niste pronašli način na koji od društvenih mreža dobiti više koristi nego štete? U tom slučaju, a i u onim ostalima Twitter bi mogao biti baš za vas. ...

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Close Reading: The Most Fun Lesson in Your Week

Close Reading: The Most Fun Lesson in Your Week | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it
Close reading can be drudgery, or it can be fun! Here's how to create close reading lessons that have your students begging for more.
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3 Strategies to Improve Student Writing Instantly

3 Strategies to Improve Student Writing Instantly | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Ali Parrish, educator and ed tech consultant, provides three strategies, low-tech and high-tech, for breaking through students' brain freeze when faced with the dilemma of what to write.
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The importance of content rich texts to learners and teachers

The importance of content rich texts to learners and teachers | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it

Texts have always played an integral part in classroom learning, for skills development and as contexts for language study. It has long been acknowledged that choosing texts that are interesting and motivating is key, but we also need to ensure rich and meaningful content. ...

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The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing and How Writing is Taught in Schools

The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing and How Writing is Taught in Schools | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it

These teachers see the internet and digital technologies such as social networking sites, cell phones and texting, generally facilitating teens’ personal expression and creativity, broadening the audience for their written material, and encouraging teens to write more often in more formats than may have been the case in prior generations.  At the same time, they describe the unique challenges of teaching writing in the digital age, including the “creep” of informal style into formal writing assignments and the need to better educate students about issues such as plagiarism and fair use.  ...


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Interesting… and what of the impact on handwriting

CECI Jean-François's curator insight, November 10, 2:49 AM

Enquête sur la litteracie numerique, des chiffres intéressants...

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Long-term Vocabulary Benefits from ‘Reading for Pleasure’ in Childhood

Long-term Vocabulary Benefits from ‘Reading for Pleasure’ in Childhood | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it

Reading for pleasure during childhood has a substantial influence on a person’s vocabulary 30 years later. Researchers at the Institute of Education (IOE) have reached this conclusion after studying the vocabulary test scores of more than 9,400 British people at the ages of 10, 16 and 42. ...

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Making Student Blogs More than Digital Diaries

Making Student Blogs More than Digital Diaries | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it
How you choose to utilize student blogs is up to you. Nevertheless, choosing to integrate blogging into your classroom to support existing curriculum is fundamental to a new millenium approach to education.
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15+ Reading Strategies for Unknown Words

15+ Reading Strategies for Unknown Words | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it
One thing that is almost certain as kids are reading aloud to us is they will come across words they do not know. Even if we pick out “just right” books for them, there will be a few unknown words in the text. (Please note: if kids have too many words that are unknown, the …
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What to do When a Child Misreads a Word

What to do When a Child Misreads a Word | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it
What do you do when your child misreads a word? Tips are included for miscues that make sense and those that don't- plus a FREE printable chart.
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2014 Technology and Professional Development Survey

2014 Technology and Professional Development Survey | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it
From the abacus to the calculator, the chalkboard to SMARTBoards, technology has had an immense impact on education and how students learn. However, technology is only one piece of the puzzle. Bill Gates said it best: “Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.”
But how are teachers using technology? And how are teachers maintaining expertise in the areas of teaching and new technology?
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46 Hidden Tips and Tricks to Use Google Search Like a Boss

How often do you use Google to find something on the internet? If like a lot of people you use Google every day you’ll be astounded by the number of hidden tips and tricks their search facility off...
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Blogging as a Curation Platform

Blogging as a Curation Platform | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it
I have written about curation before using Twitter as a Curation Tool and about the importance of helping our Students Becoming Curators of Information.  Sue Waters also just published a very compr...
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Personalized Learning: A Working Definition

Personalized Learning: A Working Definition | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it

A group of philanthropies and school and technology advocacy groups, with contributions from educators, compiled a four-part "working definition" of the attributes of personalized learning. ...

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