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Foreign and second language teachers exploring the web (first in 2012, now in 2013), mulling the integration of technology, musing on how that relates to language learning and teaching, plus our own professional development as educators.
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Apptivities for Business English | The Round

Apptivities for Business English | The Round | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

[Excerpt]: "This eBook looks at apps for business English students. First, it introduces important distinctions (native vs web-based; free vs pay for; apps for different operating systems). Then, it presents a selected number of apps chosen by the authors in the following categories: language skills (speaking / writing / listening / reading); language (grammar / vocabulary / pronunciation) and finally, business.

 

Each app is described briefly; then, ideas for using the app in the classroom with students are provided, followed by ideas for students to use the app autonomously, using their smartphone and / or tablet."


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carldowse's curator insight, May 2, 2013 3:16 AM

Lots of simple classroom and self-study activity ideas to engage learners and exploit their attachment to their mobile devices for learning purposes.

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Weblogs: a tool for EFL interaction, expression, and self-evaluation [ELT Journal]

Weblogs: a tool for EFL interaction, expression, and self-evaluation [ELT Journal] | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

Abstract:  "The use of blogs in EFL learning and teaching has recently attracted a great deal of research attention. Previous research has demonstrated that blogs foster development of EFL skills. This study, which takes a sociocultural approach, focuses on EFL interaction. Specifically, the study aims to identify the interaction strategies that bloggers employ by exploring both teacher-initiated and student-initiated interactions. An EFL undergraduate class at the University of Chile serves as the vantage point for discussion. Bloggers’ posts and comments are thematically analysed for the purposes of this study. It is demonstrated that blogs promote EFL interaction, self-expression, self-evaluation, and a sense of language progress. The study may be of interest to educationists around the world who are interested in identifying how blogs can best be harnessed within foreign language education for the benefit of learners."


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Deanna Bradford's curator insight, January 18, 2013 3:40 PM

Using weblogs (i.e.Wordpress) in the classroom. Possibly good for Portfolio Assessment?

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#2 How can teachers choose technologies for their classroom? [OUP]

"Zöe Handley discusses the question of how teachers can select the most appropriate technologies for their classrooms. Zöe is an OUP Research Fellow ..."

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Short and to the point!  There's a whole series of these ...

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TESOL Electronic Village Online - Free open participation in Jan/Feb 2013

TESOL Electronic Village Online - Free open participation in Jan/Feb 2013 | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

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For five weeks in January-February, participants and ESOL experts can engage in collaborative, online discussion or hands-on virtual workshops of professional and scholarly benefit. These sessions will bring together participants for a longer period of time than is permitted by land-based professional development conventions and will allow a fuller development of ideas than is otherwise possible.

 

Sessions are free and open to anyone around the globe. Bring your colleagues!

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A wonderful, free and open professional development event that occurs every year in January & February as an online complement to the spring TESOL conference (but also accessible to those who can't fly to the conference site every year)

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5 Ways to Use Google Docs in the Classroom | Susan OXNEVAD

5 Ways to Use Google Docs in the Classroom | Susan OXNEVAD | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it
Google Docs is a user friendly suite of online collaborative tools that come with tremendous potential for use in the classroom. I have spent some time discovering innovative ways to use them as effective tools for learning.

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Mentira

Mentira | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

Mentira, a project launched in July 2009, is the first mobile, place-based, augmented reality game explicitly oriented towards the development of language skills in Spanish. It is set in a Spanish-speaking neighborhood in Albuquerque, NM and plays out much like a historical novel in which fact and fiction combine to set the context and social conditions for meaningful interaction (in Spanish) with simulated characters, other players, and local citizens.

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sarspri's curator insight, January 10, 2013 11:44 AM

Inspired a prototype ARIS game located in Monterey to explore the affordances of place-based mobile gaming for second and foreign language learners: Cannery Row Mystery http://poweredvoices.wordpress.com/?s=cannery+row

 

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Rich Internet Applications (RIA) for language learning & language teachers

Rich Internet Applications (RIA) for language learning & language teachers | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

The goal of the RIA project is to create tools that are informed by language acquisition research, and engage language learners in active learning.

 

RIAs are Tools: The RIA programs should be used as tools. There is no content in them, there is only functionality.The same tool can be used by an advanced Spanish teacher, an introductory Japanese teacher, and a remedial ESL teacher.

 

In the same vein, the same tool can be used to support a variety of language teaching methodologies. One teacher might want to use the interactive exercise creator SMILE to build grammar-translation quizzes. Another might want to have students work together in teams to create games, for the whole class to play together later. The tool simply provides the interactivity. How it is used is up to the teacher.

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COCA 01: Introduction to Using the Corpus of Contemporary American English

This video introduces some of the basics of the COCA interface including displays, wildcards and lemmatization. The video also discusses some introductory is...
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This looks like a great series for learning to work with corpora in general, and COCA in particular.

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Learner Autonomy and New Learning Environments - [Oct 2011, special issue] Language Learning & Technology

Learner Autonomy and New Learning Environments - [Oct 2011, special issue] Language Learning & Technology | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

[Excerpt from special issue commentary]:  "The areas of autonomy and technology in language education have a potentially very close but in practice often also uneasy relationship. [...]  Technology has the potential to not only provide access to resources for learning in a superficial sense, but also to offer increased affordances for autonomous learning. Opportunities for interaction, situated learning, and support for learning outside formal contexts, have greatly improved because of technology. These affordances are not yet always capitalized on"



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A nice collection of open access articles about autonomy in language learning, including blogging, intercultural communication, self-access centers, collaborative digital video projects, and more.

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Deanna Bradford's curator insight, January 18, 2013 3:37 PM

Awesome articles about autonomy in language learning + technology

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25 Online Games for English Language Learners

25 Online Games for English Language Learners | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it
by Angelita Williams, OnlineCollegeCourses.com GameZone: Dozens of simple, straightforward games about grammar, spelling, and vocabulary reach out to English language learners at all levels. Keep i...

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, NickiLinCha, Tracy Webb Sharp
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Cheynee Scott's curator insight, May 31, 2013 11:36 PM

1. In what way/s can online games help develop your english learning levels?

2. What genre of games could best identify with english criteria?

Mae Guerra's curator insight, July 5, 2013 12:08 PM

ELLs should be taught to bookmark suggested sites on there ipad and practice at home.

Cathy James's comment, August 22, 2013 12:56 AM
Well this is a good idea to learn English.
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Creating Interactive Web-based Exercises in Hot Potatoes (TESL-EJ review)

Creating Interactive Web-based Exercises in Hot Potatoes (TESL-EJ review) | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

"Hot Potatoes is a great freeware program for language teachers to create or upload exercises on their personal websites, class group sites, or on the password-protected Hotpotatoes.net. Creating exercises for learners gives them space to repeatedly practise the target language. Students may also engage in the process of creating the exercises themselves, then sharing their work on a class group site for others to access. Previous studies point to the need for learners to be provided with opportunities for language input, making language salient, and focusing on form (Chapelle, 2001; Ellis, 2005). Having students create exercises may allow them to both learn the concepts and practise their language skills through the creation of the exercise (Erben, Ban, & Castaneda, 2009)."

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English language teachers connect to mobile learning (Guardian, UK)

English language teachers connect to mobile learning (Guardian, UK) | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it
A survey shows internet-linked phones are being embraced in the classroom

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Pinterest e ideas para usarlo en el aula

Pinterest e ideas para usarlo en el aula | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

Pinterest es un tablón de anuncios en línea, virtual, pero colaborativo, social. Visualmente muy atractivo, te permite crear y organizar todo lo que encuentres en la red para que le pongas chinchetas a todo lo que te interese, de ahí el nombre: pin + interest.


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Great concrete classroom teaching ideas for using Pinterest (in Spanish).

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