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

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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

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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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For a Better Brain, Learn Another Language

For a Better Brain, Learn Another Language | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it

There are several cognitive benefits of multilingualism:

Speaking different languages means you get different frames, different metaphors, and also you’re learning the culture of the language so you get not only different words, but different types of words.

But the benefits of speaking multiple languages extend past just having access to different words, concepts, metaphors, and frames.

Multi-linguals tend to score better on standardized tests, especially in math, reading, and vocabulary; they are better at remembering lists or sequences, they are more perceptive to their surroundings and better at focusing in on important information while weeding out misleading information. ...

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How to Write a Descriptive Essay

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The key to writing the perfect descriptive essay is creating a vivid image in your reader's mind using the five senses. Here are some steps to help you create a descriptive essay Pick a topic. Descriptive essays generally focus on a...
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Descriptive Writing

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The primary purpose of descriptive writing is to describe a person, place or thing in such a way that a picture is formed in the reader's mind. Capturing an event through descriptive writing involves paying close attention to the details by using all of your five senses. Teaching students to write more descriptively will improve their writing by making it more interesting and engaging to read.
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The Kinds Of Grading Mistakes That Haunt Students

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Yesterday, Justin Tarte shared a thought about grading that’s indicative of a growing dissatisfaction with grading in education. So let’s take a look at what we’re doing, and how we’re doing it, shall we?

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8 Tips to Create a Twitter-Driven School Culture

8 Tips to Create a Twitter-Driven School Culture | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it
Administrators can create a more connected school culture by modeling Twitter use and encouraging staff to work, play, and learn through the medium.
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5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners

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Asking a question can be a scary step into the void. It’s also an admission to the world (and more terrifyingly, to classmates) that one doesn’t know the answer. So teachers must somehow “flip the script” by creating an environment where questioning becomes a strength; where it is welcomed and desired.

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Using Augmented Reality in schools

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Essentially, Augmented Reality is hidden content, most commonly hidden behind marker images, that can be included in printed and film media, as long as the marker is displayed for a suitable length of time, in a steady position for an application (on a device such as a tablet or smartphone, by means of a camera) to identify and analyse it.

 


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Ideas for classroom use

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Good list of cross curricular use.

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Why Half-Brain Teaching Isn't Enough Infographic

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The Why Half-Brain Teaching Isn't Enough Infographic shows why focusing on the skills of half our brain is not enough. 

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Five-year-olds to be taught computer programming and foreign languages

Five-year-olds to be taught computer programming and foreign languages | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it
Children aged just five to seven will be required to create and debug simple computer programs in the first two years of school, as part of lessons designed to stop English pupils falling behind their peers in other countries.
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What’s the Difference Between a Flipped Classroom and Flipped Learning?

What’s the Difference Between a Flipped Classroom and Flipped Learning? | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it

Why do I characterize this explanation as a flipped classroom and not flipped learning? Because, contrary to popular belief, these terms are not synonymous. Yet nearly every article written on these topics mistakenly equates them.

 

 


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Gosia Iwaniec's curator insight, September 8, 10:26 AM

Wort looking at the four pillars of F-L-I-P

 

Flexible Environment:

 F.1: I establish spaces and time frames that permit students to interact and reflect on their learning as needed.  F.2: I continually observe and monitor students to make adjustments as appropriate. F.3: I provide students with different ways to learn content and demonstrate mastery.

Learning Culture:

 L.1: I give students opportunities to engage in meaningful activities without the teacher being central.  L.2: I scaffold these activities and make them accessible to all students through differentiation and feedback.

Intentional Content:

 I.1: I prioritize concepts used in direct instruction for learners to access on their own.  I.2: I create and/or curate relevant content (typically videos) for my students.  I.3: I differentiate to make content accessible and relevant to all students.

Professional Educator:

 P.1: I make myself available to all students for individual, small-group and class feedback, in real time, as needed.  P.2: I conduct ongoing formative assessments during class time through observation and by recording data to inform future instruction. P.3: I collaborate and reflect with other educators and take responsibility for transforming my practice.
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very good

 

Maria Persson's curator insight, September 18, 11:13 PM

Keep in mind that no matter what 'method' you use it should be focused on the student and their learning. Very well explained in this article!

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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

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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

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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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Could Bilingual Education Mold Kids’ Brains to Better Resist Distraction?

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10 Examples & Non-Examples Of Differentiated Instruction

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What Is Differentiated Instruction? by Christina Yu, Knewton.com Differentiated instruction, the tailoring of educational experiences to meet individual learner needs, is nothing new. Hardworking teachers have always recognized the diverse needs of students and adjusted...

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Visual CVs in the English Classes: Writing for the 21 Century!

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It's no question that the notion of literacy has transcended beyond the written word to include the combination of visuals and words. Writing skills has also evolved into the art of combining the written word with visuals such as images and videos. Our students themselves are disengaged from the writing and are more tuned in to the “Visual Word”.

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One way to improve your ELT audio and video dialogues

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Scripts written for ELT audio and video are often criticised for their lack of intrinsic interest. For example, here is a script you might write if you wanted to teach the language for checking in ...
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10 Social Media Skills for The 21st Century Teachers

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Source: www.educatorstechnology.com  - Australian Curriculum Implementation

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Using Exhibits as Assessment

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Students at Normal Park Museum Magnet School create various types of museum-style exhibits to demonstrate their understanding of academic topics.
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Using Webb's Depth of Knowledge Levels

Using Webb's Depth of Knowledge Levels | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it
Norman Webb's Depth of Knowledge Levels is a system that categorizes tasks according to the complexity of thinking required to successfully complete them.
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Monika Tusnady's curator insight, September 14, 4:44 PM

Many interesting links at the bottom of this article as well. 

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5 Research-Based Tips for Providing Students with Meaningful Feedback

5 Research-Based Tips for Providing Students with Meaningful Feedback | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it
Teacher feedback must be informative and encouraging for students to fully understand whether they're learning and what they can do to improve the learning process.
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8 Questions Teachers Should Ask When Giving Assessments

8 Questions Teachers Should Ask When Giving Assessments | Languages, ICT, education | Scoop.it

Research shows that when students help develop questions for an assessment, and have a deeper understanding of what they are expected to learn before they take the assessment, they take a greater responsibility of their own learning.

 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 1, 5:25 AM

Some interesting insights into assessment.