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Readlang

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The online eReader for language learners. Import other websites or novel length texts and read them in a distraction free environment with one-click translation. After reading, review the new vocabularly with spaced repetition flashcards.

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timsbox's curator insight, June 4, 2013 4:52 AM

Le principe est génial ! 

Vous lisez un texte en anglais (n'importe quel texte trouvé sur le web qui vous intéresse), vous cliquez sur les mots difficiles pour avoir une traduction immédiate, puis vous pouvez réviser les mots sélectionnés !

Ce n'est pas très ludique mais très efficace.

En plus, c'est gratuit...

 

Adapté pour adultes et collégiens ...

Steve Ridout's comment, June 4, 2013 5:06 AM
Hey, Steve here, creator of Readlang. Very happy to see it shared here! It is already somewhat mobile friendly, in that the design adapts to smaller screens, and I use it on my iPad all the time. I hope eventually to develop iOS and Android applications too.
Patricia Daniels's curator insight, June 4, 2013 9:35 AM

Students, I've just tested this myself and it's a useful tool. Apparently it's also becoming more mobile compatible, which will be a postive development. There's an introduction video so watch it first and see if it's a tool that you'll put to use. I've added the extension to Chrome.

 

You can upload webpages for reading and if you're unsure of a word, click on it for the translation. This will appear in your word bank as a flashcard with some text ( this provides you with the context which is an intelligent feature). You can then run through your list of flashcards and learn the words. Remember to put them in context when you are doing your practice as this will help you retain them.

 

Try it for yourself.

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The Difference Between Projects And Project-Based Learning

The Difference Between Projects And Project-Based Learning | INTERLINK-EGA in Saudi Arabia | Scoop.it
The Difference Between Projects And Project-Based Learning (RT @TeachThought: The Difference Between Projects And Project-Based Learning http://t.co/TTonPZpRJq #pblchat)...
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Activity Speaks Louder Than Words: Improving St...

Activity Speaks Louder Than Words: Improving St... | INTERLINK-EGA in Saudi Arabia | Scoop.it
Think about the level of cognitive engagement that occurs with each activity in this list: Watching/listening Notetaking Notemaking Discussing Summarizing The learning style of your students play (Activity Speaks Louder Than Words: Improving Student...
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Vocational training takes off | Arab News — Saudi Arabia News, Middle East News, Opinion, Economy and more.

Vocational training takes off | Arab News — Saudi Arabia News, Middle East News, Opinion, Economy and more. | INTERLINK-EGA in Saudi Arabia | Scoop.it
Arab News, an English-language daily, is a leading source of commentaries and news on Saudi Arabia, sports, business, Islam, lifestyle and more.
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QR codes: A treasure hunt | Technology and lang...

QR codes: A treasure hunt | Technology and lang... | INTERLINK-EGA in Saudi Arabia | Scoop.it
Here's another classroom idea for using mobile devices and QR codes.

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Rani En Baslis's curator insight, January 15, 8:13 PM

Qr codes......are awesome features for learning

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New Detailed Taxonomy Wheel for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

New Detailed Taxonomy Wheel for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | INTERLINK-EGA in Saudi Arabia | Scoop.it
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The iPad Toolkit for Learning?

The iPad Toolkit for Learning? | INTERLINK-EGA in Saudi Arabia | Scoop.it
THE STARTING POINT? It is interesting to reflect how this simplification of iPad key tools has changed in a relatively short space of time. iWork suite aside, you could purchase the above apps for ...
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NIce blueprint that integrates all we do.

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2013's Complex Social Media Landscape in One Chart

2013's Complex Social Media Landscape in One Chart | INTERLINK-EGA in Saudi Arabia | Scoop.it
When Brian Solis introduced the first Conversation Prism in 2008, the world was a seemingly simpler place. There were 22 social media categories, each of which had just a handfu...
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Poplingual - What's Popping in Language Learning!

Poplingual - What's Popping in Language Learning! | INTERLINK-EGA in Saudi Arabia | Scoop.it
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Aggregated EFL/ESL/TESOL resources.

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Saudi Arabia changes weekend, defies objections - gulfnews.com

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Saudi Arabia changes weekend, defies objections
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The switch from Saudi Arabia's Saturday-to-Wednesday work week, and Thursday-Friday weekend, was announced on Sunday in a royal decree carried on state print and broadcast media.
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This is a big change! VERY big!

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Daniel Goleman Explains Emotional Intelligence

Psychologist and journalist Daniel Goleman is the author of "Working With Emotional Intelligence". Goleman believes that I.Q. is not longer as valued as it o...
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Narrated Slideshow – Screencast Tool Comparison

Narrated Slideshow – Screencast Tool Comparison | INTERLINK-EGA in Saudi Arabia | Scoop.it

A screencast is a digital recording of a computer screen with audio narration. Screencasts can include telestrator (‘John Madden pen’) annotations. Narrated slideshows include audio recordings synchronized to images without hand-drawn annotations.

Screencasts and narrated slideshows can be created with two kinds of tools:

1. Browser-based: Create an account on the website and use a modern web browser like Google Chrome or FireFox to record, save and share it.

2. Client-based: Download and install software on a computing device to record and save.


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Jenn Alevy's comment, May 12, 2013 10:35 PM
Thank you for sharing!
Carmenne K. Thapliyal's curator insight, May 14, 2013 3:06 AM

Great comparison !!

Katie Jane's curator insight, August 13, 2013 10:55 AM

This looks like it would be something that could be really handy for prodjects for class. that way we could not only have all of the information in front of us to see, but also hear whats going on as well.

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2013 05 BEA - ’Mobile is eating the World’

MOBILE IS EATINGTHEWORLDPresented at BEA, May 2013Benedict Evans@benedictevansEnders Analysis


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Look at the exponential curves on the graphs.

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Anthony Beal's curator insight, May 31, 2013 11:09 AM

The world in 2017 - the growth of mobile devices, their uses and market share. Plus a look at how Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon are placed in the market.

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Readlang

Readlang | INTERLINK-EGA in Saudi Arabia | Scoop.it
The online eReader for language learners. Import other websites or novel length texts and read them in a distraction free environment with one-click translation. After reading, review the new vocabularly with spaced repetition flashcards.

Via Nik Peachey
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timsbox's curator insight, June 4, 2013 4:52 AM

Le principe est génial ! 

Vous lisez un texte en anglais (n'importe quel texte trouvé sur le web qui vous intéresse), vous cliquez sur les mots difficiles pour avoir une traduction immédiate, puis vous pouvez réviser les mots sélectionnés !

Ce n'est pas très ludique mais très efficace.

En plus, c'est gratuit...

 

Adapté pour adultes et collégiens ...

Steve Ridout's comment, June 4, 2013 5:06 AM
Hey, Steve here, creator of Readlang. Very happy to see it shared here! It is already somewhat mobile friendly, in that the design adapts to smaller screens, and I use it on my iPad all the time. I hope eventually to develop iOS and Android applications too.
Patricia Daniels's curator insight, June 4, 2013 9:35 AM

Students, I've just tested this myself and it's a useful tool. Apparently it's also becoming more mobile compatible, which will be a postive development. There's an introduction video so watch it first and see if it's a tool that you'll put to use. I've added the extension to Chrome.

 

You can upload webpages for reading and if you're unsure of a word, click on it for the translation. This will appear in your word bank as a flashcard with some text ( this provides you with the context which is an intelligent feature). You can then run through your list of flashcards and learn the words. Remember to put them in context when you are doing your practice as this will help you retain them.

 

Try it for yourself.

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The Presentation Planning Checklist - Free eBoo...

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The planning stage of your presentation is crucial but too often presenters don’t know where to start and don’t follow a clear process. This planning checkli...
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Mapping America: Every City, Every Block

Mapping America: Every City, Every Block | INTERLINK-EGA in Saudi Arabia | Scoop.it
Browse local data from the Census Bureau's American
Community Survey, which was conducted from 2005 to 2009.
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No Longer a Luxury: Digital Literacy Can’t Wait

Digital literacy is about more than just adding technology into the teaching we already do. The following common teaching practices that we have seen in classrooms as researchers and as parents of school-age children do not help develop digital literacy and may even kill students’ motivation to develop their savvy use of technology and the Internet. We must stop these practices. Immediately.


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John Williams's comment, September 4, 2013 3:57 PM
Bonnie I agree parents are important today so many seem to be tuned out to the needs of there children, it is a lot more than just material needs, that parents need to provide, and with the prevalence of single parent homes, it is even harder. I feel as much for the parent of these homes as I do for the children it can not be easy wearing all the hats.
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, September 4, 2013 4:12 PM
I have long hours of work in places where the parents did not or would not participate. Sometimes they did not know. Some groups like Wired Safety , have Mom groups.. or PTA groups. Thanks for your comment.
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, September 4, 2013 4:12 PM
I have long hours of work in places where the parents did not or would not participate. Sometimes they did not know. Some groups like Wired Safety , have Mom groups.. or PTA groups. Thanks for your comment.
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Google Drive - a Complete User Guide.

Published on Aug 8, 2013

What is Google Drive? A complete guide how to use it.
Cloud (storage), Creation, Collaboration, Communication
How to access Google Drive, including from Google+
Cloud storage:
Left hand bar options
Uploading files or folders from your computer
Looking under the drop downs: Drive content and More
Shared with you: you can add these docs to your Drive too
Choosing how to 'sort' the content
Changing from grid to list view
Changing display in settings
Searching within Drive e.g. searching for PDFs and keywords
How to add a new folder and add files into it
How to enter a folder and remove files by dragging them out
'Checking' a folder/file to show more options e.g. move a folder
Choosing multiple files, or selecting 'all' from a folder
How to remove a folder/file - i.e. put into trash
Adding colours to a folder
Adding stars
Introduction - sharing a file
How to open a file; or choosing 'open with'
How to preview a file
Selecting several images to preview in a lightbox
Moving a selection of files
Creation:
Choosing to create documents, files, presentations etc
Naming the document
Files save automatically
How to download as e.g. a PDF - taking it out of Drive
Collaboration:
Taking comments and changes
Changing the language
How to give access to people
Seeing who has access already
Adding in email address
Choosing nature of access e.g. ability to edit a document
Emailing the person with whom you are collaborating
Changing from 'private' to e.g. only people with the link or making it public.
Giving access to a team/circle of people
Sharing the link to that group
Deciding whether to send them an email
Individuals icons will appear in upper right

Using a Google Hangout with the Google Drive app
Communication:
'Share icon' - appearing in several places
Same box as previously, but now can share it to several social networks
You can just choose 'view'
How to send out via Twitter
How the presentation becomes embedded within the message
The form/presentation etc. can be viewed from the Google+ post
Then 'share'
Sharing images from Drive to Google+
Changing the editing rights
Sending the image into a community
How to 'publish to the web'
How to embed that file's code into a website, including the size of the presentation
How to 'stop publishing'
The four elements: Cloud, Creation, Collaboration, Communication 

***Want more AWESOME hints, tips and tricks?***
Check out my blog for loads more videos:
http://www.martinshervington.com


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Patricia Daniels's curator insight, August 30, 2013 3:37 AM

A useful video tutorial here, just over 16 minutes long. It runs through the basics of using Google drive and how you can use it to collaborate with others. It also touches on Google Hangout.

 

I use Google Drive with my students as a writing space because I teach English via Skype. It suits our needs perfectly. Students create several folders e.g. some are homework spaces; collaborative areas such as wikis; creative writing pages and as a virtual space that we can jump into during the lesson to work on activities. It works for us. As a teacher I can dip into shared spaces at any time and guide and support learning which is a real advantage.

flea palmer's curator insight, August 30, 2013 6:56 AM

This is a really thorough tutorial and very timely as I'm currently exploring using Google Drive with students. Our dispersed team of Learning Technologists already use it for collaboration but there is not much use as yet by our academics and students. The ability to be able to integrate Drive with Google Hangouts is really powerful and has the potential to be a great tool for supporting Distance Learning.

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Google Drive - a Complete User Guide.
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5 Terrific Mind Mappping Apps for iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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The Challenges and Realities of Inquiry-Based Learning

The Challenges and Realities of Inquiry-Based Learning | INTERLINK-EGA in Saudi Arabia | Scoop.it
By Thom Markham Teachers in a rural southeast Michigan high school were recently discussing the odd behavior of the senior class. It seems the 12th graders w
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How a College Student Used a LinkedIn Ad to Land an Internship - SocialTimes

How a College Student Used a LinkedIn Ad to Land an Internship - SocialTimes | INTERLINK-EGA in Saudi Arabia | Scoop.it
Villanova University freshman Nicolette Weinbaum is spending her summer working as an intern at a tech company in New York City, thanks to an ad she placed for herself on LinkedIn.
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InstaCollage Pro - Pic Frame & Pic Caption for Instagram FREE

Get InstaCollage Pro - Pic Frame & Pic Caption for Instagram FREE on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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Collage it!

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Examples of Formative Assessment

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Formative Assessment that can be used to gather portfolio artifacts.

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Interactive Fiction In Language Teaching


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Joe Pereira's curator insight, June 2, 2013 6:05 PM

Everybody loves Prezis - and they're even better when they're about IF and language teaching/learning :)

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Why Schools Must Move Beyond One-to-One Computing

Why Schools Must Move Beyond One-to-One Computing | INTERLINK-EGA in Saudi Arabia | Scoop.it

As many schools and districts are now rushing to buy every student a digital device, I’m concerned that most one-to-one implementation strategies are based on the new tool as the focus of the program. Unless we break out of this limited vision that one-to-one computing is about the device, we are doomed to waste our resources.


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Pedagogy before technology. Always.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 28, 2013 6:53 AM

Many of the points being made in this article really apply across most application of technology in learning. It's far too often about the hardware rather than the functionality.

Darren Smith's curator insight, May 28, 2013 6:31 PM

A challenging point of view considering SAPSS rush into technology at the moment.

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Recent ELT Professional LinkedIN discussions

Recent ELT Professional LinkedIN discussions | INTERLINK-EGA in Saudi Arabia | Scoop.it
Here are some recent conversations of note with many comments and insights. Check them out!  Lots of intelligent, insightful thoughts from educators around the…

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