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Digital Reading Skills | Delta Publishing - English Language Teaching

Digital Reading Skills | Delta Publishing - English Language Teaching | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it

We take it for granted as English language teachers that we need to develop our students’ reading skills, but in most cases the nearest our students get to reading online is a printed version of a web page pre selected by their teacher. At best they may actually get to see a pre selected page on the screen of a computer, but is this enough to really develop their digital literacies?


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An article Nik Peachey wrote in 2010, but which is still relevant today (perhaps more than ever) now that the facilities certainly do exist in many places to push students (and teachers) to do more to develop digital reading skills.

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, November 13, 2013 9:27 AM

Digital Reading Skills vital in the information  and knowledge age.

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, November 14, 2013 9:12 PM

Great article by Nik Peachey on skills required for digital reading - and digital literacies. 

TopUniversities's comment, November 18, 2013 5:12 PM
great scoop. you may also enjoy this article: http://www.topuniversities.com/student-info/daily-news026/why-everyone-should-invest-language-skills
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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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Communicative Language Teaching: Jeremy Harmer and Scott Thornbury

The Communicative Approach is so well-established, it's more or less the default methodology for second language teaching. But where did it come from? How has it evolved? Where does it work? What are its strengths and its weaknesses? In this wide-ranging conversation, in which Scott Thornbury and Jeremy Harmer interview each other, they will address these questions from the point of view of their own experience, convictions and doubts

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8 digital skills we must teach our children

8 digital skills we must teach our children | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it
The digital content they consume, who they meet online and how much time they spend onscreen – all these factors will greatly influence children’s development.
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Using podcasts to develop listening skills

Using podcasts to develop listening skills | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it
They are an excellent way to work on your, or your students’, listening skills, as you can listen to them as many times as you want to. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also manipulate files so that they are faster or slower, or so that you are only listening to an excerpt of the whole programme.
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Reading and elementary learners

Reading and elementary learners | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it
When confronted with a reading text, particularly one that's authentic, or semi-authentic, it's easy for them to think; 'I haven't got enough grammar or vocabulary' or 'I can't read English.'
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Culture Hacking: The Real Secret to Mastering a Language

Culture Hacking: The Real Secret to Mastering a Language | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it
Culture hacking is the best way to take your language learning from intermediate to mastery.
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How to speak English fluently – 34 experts give their tips

How to speak English fluently – 34 experts give their tips | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it
How to speak English fluently? 34 renowned English learning specialists share their #1 tips for how to speak fluent English.
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Ten innovations that have changed English language teaching

Ten innovations that have changed English language teaching | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it
What innovations in English language teaching (ELT) have had the biggest impact on your teaching? Teaching expert Chia Suan Chong lists her top ten.
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What is the best age to learn a second/foreign language?


Carmen Muñoz
University of Barcelona
munoz@ub.edu

The answer to the question, ‘what is the best age to learn a second/foreign language?’ is ‘it depends.’ It depends on who is learning, where, in what teaching/learning conditions, and with what aims. 


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Shona Whyte's curator insight, May 20, 7:11 AM
Short critical review with references to Munoz' own work.
Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, May 21, 7:03 AM
Useful post, presenting an interesting concept. For those who speak Portuguese or Spanish and are interested in continuing education, please visit http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com
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That's why early English makes sens in the NL
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Personalize Learning: Making the Shift to "Our" Classroom

Personalize Learning: Making the Shift to "Our" Classroom | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it
Brian Anton, high school social studies teacher, shares how he had to change so his learners could drive their learning.
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Myths in Education, or How Bad Teaching Is Encouraged

Myths in Education, or How Bad Teaching Is Encouraged | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it
Education theories and research. Mostly.
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Ten links for classroom observation

Ten links for classroom observation | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it

John Hughes: One of the chapters in my new book on teacher training focusses on observing lessons. This chapter draws on work I've done as a trainer and also my previous articles in journals such as English Teaching Professional. Here are ten links to those articles plus a few other links which should be of interest to anyone observing lessons. Note that trainers…

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Educators Moving from a Fixed to a Growth Mindset

Educators Moving from a Fixed to a Growth Mindset | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it

It is a myth that we operate under a set of oppressive bureaucratic constraints. In reality, teachers have a great deal of autonomy in the work they chose to do in their classrooms. In most cases it is our culture that provides the constraints. For individual teachers, trying out new practices and pedagogy is risky business and both our culture, and our reliance on hierarchy, provide the ideal barriers for change not to occur.

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5 Benefits of Digital Reading Devices for Boys

5 Benefits of Digital Reading Devices for Boys | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it
Boys love anything with a screen! What’s on the screen engages them, rewards them and keeps them coming back for more. Screens = pleasure. What boys don’t love, especially 9- to 14-year-old boys, is reading and …

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WeAreTeachers: 21 Anchor Charts That Teach Reading Comprehension

WeAreTeachers: 21 Anchor Charts That Teach Reading Comprehension | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it
Here is a collection of 21 anchor charts that tackle some of the trickiest parts of teaching comprehension. Use them as models for your own teaching and pass them along to a teacher friend!
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Outlaw "I'm Done" in Your Classroom!

Outlaw "I'm Done" in Your Classroom! | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it
Outlawing the words "I'm done" changed my classroom! Find out how to reform fast finishers and improve the quality of work in your room!
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Five storytelling techniques to support literacy in the classroom

Five storytelling techniques to support literacy in the classroom | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it

Storytelling in the classroom can be a powerful way to support literacy. Children can be so absorbed in the tale, they are inspired to retell what they’ve heard to others, motivated to read it for themselves and encouraged to take it further and write their own parts or versions. The National Literacy Trust advocates that ‘speaking and listening skills underpin all learning’.

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Keeping Classroom Management Friendly

Keeping Classroom Management Friendly | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it
I have found that really working on building trusting relationships with my students is the best tool I have ever had for classroom management. Once your students trust you and respect you, the level of required classroom management drops significantly. I try to keep my classroom fun and feeling safe to them. Teenagers already feel…
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FLUENCY: Fact, Fiction or Farce by Rob Howard

FLUENCY: Fact, Fiction or Farce by Rob Howard | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it
We hear the word fluency all the time. Do we really know what it is and how to reach it?
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Top 10 Evidence Based Teaching Strategies

Top 10 Evidence Based Teaching Strategies | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it
Evidence based teaching strategies have a far larger effect on student results than others do. Discover the top ten, evidence based teaching strategies in this article.
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How Peer Teaching Improves Student Learning and How To Encourage It

How Peer Teaching Improves Student Learning and How To Encourage It | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it
Peer teaching is not a new concept. It can be traced back to Aristotle’s use of archons, or student leaders, and to the letters of Seneca the Younger. It was first organized as a theory by Scotsman Andrew Bell in 1795, and later implemented into French and English schools in the 19th century. Over the... Read More
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Tools and Practices for Autonomous Teacher Development

This is the slide-deck from Nik Peachey's plenary at the 8th TED ELT conference – Surveying the Landscape of CPD at TED – in Afyon – Turkey. The plenary focuses on how teachers can and should use technological resources to access information and expertise to develop their own teaching.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 14, 11:20 AM

My plenary slide deck from my talk at TED Afyon.

Barbara Goebel's curator insight, May 21, 10:38 AM
Woody Allen on relationships, Nik Peachey on teachers...Like sharks, we have to keep moving forward. For teachers, this means constant PD. @nicolet
Barbara Goebel's curator insight, May 21, 10:39 AM
Woody Allen on relationships, Nik Peachey on teachers...Like sharks, we have to keep moving forward. For teachers, this means constant PD. @nicolet
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10 Social Media Skills for Every Modern Teacher

10 Social Media Skills for Every Modern Teacher | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it
Med Kharbach lists 10 essential social media skills for teachers of all sorts in a creative infographic, based on an article by Doug Johnson.
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How To Give Students Specific Feedback That Actually Helps Them Learn

How To Give Students Specific Feedback That Actually Helps Them Learn | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it

Everyone loves to hear they did a great job. And perhaps your student really did nail this latest assignment. But the problem with “great job” is this: it’s not specific. There is no indication of what was done that was successful, and no information about how to replicate this success in future projects. ...

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