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O is for Outcomes

O is for Outcomes | EFL in the GCC | Scoop.it
I have to say at the outset that I have an almost pathological horror of testing and assessment. All my worst teaching and teacher training experiences relate directly to issues of assessment.  I d...

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The necessary evil of testing?

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SoundCloud+QR Codes=A Gallery of Students' Voices - Getting Smart by @JohnHardison1 -

SoundCloud+QR Codes=A Gallery of Students' Voices - Getting Smart by @JohnHardison1 - | EFL in the GCC | Scoop.it
Want to hear the results of merging original poetry with smartphones and one powerful app? Grab your headphones and listen. These students bust some rhymes.

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ePortoflio applications?

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The 2013 School Leadership Summit (SchoolLeadershipSummit.com) - The TICAL Community

The 2013 School Leadership Summit (SchoolLeadershipSummit.com) - The TICAL Community | EFL in the GCC | Scoop.it
The Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership (TICAL) and Steve Hargadon are pleased to announce the inaugural virtual and worldwide School L…
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Come to the conference.

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busuu - Learn languages for free online

busuu - Learn languages for free online | EFL in the GCC | Scoop.it
busuu.com is a free online community for learning languages. Connect for free with native speakers worldwide. Enhance your language learning with our online languages courses.
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Study free. Why not?

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The 16 Apps And Tools Worth Trying This Year - Edudemic

The 16 Apps And Tools Worth Trying This Year - Edudemic | EFL in the GCC | Scoop.it
From Khan Academy to Haiku Deck, there's more than a dozen apps and tools you should give a whirl this year.
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So much experimentation, so little time.

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How Can Teachers Prepare Kids for a Connected World? | MindShift

How Can Teachers Prepare Kids for a Connected World? | MindShift | EFL in the GCC | Scoop.it
Educators are always striving to find ways to make curriculum relevant in students’ everyday lives. More and more teachers are using social media around les
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Brad Teague at INTERLINK USA suggests that many points in this article align with the INTERLINK approach.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Create an Audio Slideshow With Narrable

Free Technology for Teachers: Create an Audio Slideshow With Narrable | EFL in the GCC | Scoop.it
Create an Audio Slideshow With Narrable http://t.co/qG7ufFth (@rmbyrne) #elearning #edtech
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Twitter / SparklingLala: There's no college 4 ...

RT @SparklingLala: There's no college 4 entrepreneurship. The closest thing to teaching you entrepreneurship is doing it. @davemcclure http://t.co/9xSmTiRR
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KSA to witness pivotal progress in e-learning | ArabNews

KSA to witness pivotal progress in e-learning | ArabNews | EFL in the GCC | Scoop.it
KSA to witness pivotal progress in e-learning http://t.co/3ggmlEYK
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Saudi Arabia's jobless rate 12.2% - Zawya (registration)

Saudi Arabia's jobless rate 12.2% - Zawya (registration) | EFL in the GCC | Scoop.it
Saudi Arabia's jobless rate 12.2% Zawya (registration) The unemployment rate in the Kingdom stood at 12.2 percent in 2012 with over 588,000 jobless Saudis out of the more than 4,800,000 citizens in the working age group, a study said.
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5 Ways Students Can Use Cloud Computing to Amp Up Their Learning

5 Ways Students Can Use Cloud Computing to Amp Up Their Learning | EFL in the GCC | Scoop.it

Technology’s greatest power is in its ability to break down barriers of geography, time, and hierarchy. And the capabilities of the cloud ensure that your students can use technology to get the information and access they need, no matter where they are or what time they are working.


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Anthony Beal's curator insight, January 14, 2013 1:10 PM

Includes  ideas for using Google+ Hangouts for Group Meetings

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Keeping Up with the Pace of Education Technology

Keeping Up with the Pace of Education Technology | EFL in the GCC | Scoop.it
The rate at which new education technologies are being developed and diffused is accelerating at a mind-numbing pace.

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Are Teachers of Tomorrow Prepared to Use Innovative Tech?

Are Teachers of Tomorrow Prepared to Use Innovative Tech? | EFL in the GCC | Scoop.it

Only half of current working teachers believe they can use technology to motivate students to learn, compared to 75 percent of incoming teachers. Only 17 percent of current teachers believe technology can help students deeply explore their own ideas, compared to 59 percent of incoming teachers. And 26 percent of current teachers believe students can use technology to apply knowledge to problem-solving, compared to 64 percent of aspiring teachers.


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TAM wins the day again.

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Jeff Van de Poël's curator insight, February 18, 2013 3:45 AM

Great question indeed ;-)

elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, February 22, 2013 8:47 AM

Une question qui se pose souvent ;-)

Paulo Moekotte's comment, February 25, 2013 1:39 PM
The major findings corroborate research conducted in the Netherlands in 2011.
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Index and Archive Every Byte From Your Online Life and Make It Privately Searchable with Archify

Index and Archive Every Byte From Your Online Life and Make It Privately Searchable with Archify | EFL in the GCC | Scoop.it

 

 


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Robin Good's curator insight, February 15, 2013 6:35 AM


Archify is a unique free web app which discretely logs and indexes all of the web pages you visit plus all of the Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIN messages that come in your daily stream, so that you can instantly search your "streaming info" universe.


As you scroll Archify search results and hover your mouse on titles, you can preview web pages instantly, and select to share any item on your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIN channels.


The app is very easy to use and it presents itself like a simple search page. On the left column you have a set of items which allow you to filter and sort your search results according to your own needs and preferences.


Archify also provides you with a stack of interesting visual statistics relative to your information surfing habits, and including the sites you visit the most, the type of content you are most exposed to and who are the most active individuals in your social networks.


Archify is relevant to content curation because it represents a new, additional and useful tool to uncover and re-surface relevant news, stories and resources within our personal universe, that may otherwise get lost, in an easy and intuitive fashion.


Free to use.


Try it out now: https://www.archify.com


FAQ: http://help.archify.com/



LLatipi's curator insight, February 15, 2013 6:27 PM

It's unique and free to use.

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 15, 2013 10:31 PM

Search your live stream information with this clever tool. 

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Duolingo | Learn Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian and English for free

Free language education for the world.
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More free things to study.

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Umano

Umano | EFL in the GCC | Scoop.it
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App for language learning. Thanks to Roberto!

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ISTE UNPLUGGED

ISTE UNPLUGGED | EFL in the GCC | Scoop.it
ISTE Unplugged is a series of independent events that take place in, around, and with the support of the annual ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) conference: "The world's...
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ISTE - Excellent Conference.

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How to keep talented teachers from leaving

How to keep talented teachers from leaving | EFL in the GCC | Scoop.it
New teachers face high-pressure demands, with little support, such that more than half leave the profession within the first five years.
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Vital as it informs training for incoming Ts.

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Teachers as Leaders

Teachers as Leaders | EFL in the GCC | Scoop.it
Leadership experts in the K-12 field Jill Berkowicz and Ann Myers write about challenges and possibilities for administrators in the 21st century.
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Creating capacity...

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Tracking Growth Of E-learning in Africa, Where 48% Use Mobile Phones In Education | WiredAcademic

Tracking Growth Of E-learning in Africa, Where 48% Use Mobile Phones In Education | WiredAcademic | EFL in the GCC | Scoop.it
WiredAcademic is a media partner to the eLearning Africa conference coming up in Windhoek, Namibia May 29 - 31st. The conference aims to gather information on the eLearning trends in Africa and to publish the findings each year.
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Oreo Power Outage Tweet Wins The Super Bowl

Oreo Power Outage Tweet Wins The Super Bowl | EFL in the GCC | Scoop.it
Super Bowl XLVII was marred last night when the lights dimmed inside the Super Dome. But for OREO, it was an opportunity for some fantastic free advertising.
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Social Media comes of age.

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Integrating a digital library into the school e-learning environment

6 March 2010 (Saturday) | 13:45 - 14:05 | http://citers2010.cite.hku.hk/abstract/58 | DUKIC, Dana, English Schools Foundation (Integrating a digital library into the school e-learning environment http://t.co/6tfIbWlz)...
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Part 1… Creativity In The Digital Classroom… Over 40 Resources… Are They in Your School?

Part 1… Creativity In The Digital Classroom… Over 40 Resources… Are They in Your School? | EFL in the GCC | Scoop.it
  I hope you enjoyed the past post and welcome you to a series of posts  dedicated to Creativity in digital classroom. I have some reflections, ideas, and some amazing resources to share.  Please e...

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Tom Perran's curator insight, January 14, 2013 6:33 PM

Lots of good stuff here.Looking forward to Part 2!

Natassa Dourvetaki's comment, January 15, 2013 10:58 AM
Blazingly brilliant information!Thanks!