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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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The Top 12 Education Stories Of 2012

The Top 12 Education Stories Of 2012 | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

"Education is at a crossroads. Technology seems like it should open up vast new possibilities for teachers and students alike. And while that possibility is starting to become reality, there are also many pitfalls to avoid. With the widespread adoption of iPads and other tablets throughout the education system, 2012 saw the first real tests of how pervasive tech might change how we learn.

 

For grade schools, it means figuring out how to use technology in a way that augments, rather than distracts, from lessons. For colleges, the rise of online learning means that administrators and professors have to re-think what it means to be an institute of higher education when much of the learning can be had far from campus."


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The magage Fast Company's take on technology + education.

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Google launches YouTube curriculum to educate students on digital citizenship (video)

Google launches YouTube curriculum to educate students on digital citizenship (video) | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it
Google has developed an interactive curriculum on YouTube to support teachers in educating students on how to be safe, engaged and confident model netizens.
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Sounds like a great resource for learner training in preparation for web-based activities with students.

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Harvard University - academic lectures online

Harvard University - academic lectures online | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it
Harvard University's YouTube channel shares video content about life and learning that takes place here on campus and around the world. Harvard is devoted to...
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Teaching EAPP?  (English for Academic and Professional Purposes) Looking for authentic lectures and resources?  A good resource.

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Using Xtranormal

A simple guide on how to use this great animation tool for the participants of the 2013 TESOL EVO Workshop on Digital Storytelling for Children

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Celebration and Summation - another Flat Classroom project example

Celebration and Summation - another Flat Classroom project example | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

Reflection post:  "We have just recently finished the 12-1 FCCT Global Design Project and the pitches. It reminded me that there are several things I need to wrap up. It is so important to end a project in the right way - to tie up loose ends and reflect on practices. I feel it is also essential to celebrate the work and effort that has gone into any project. ..."

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Check out the other projects and posts on the "Flat Classroom" Ning community for teachers. 

 

Their motto = "Transforming Learning Through Global Collaboration"

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Literacy, ELL, and Digital Storytelling: 21st Century Learning in Action, Life Academy, Oakland

In Fall 2007 Life Academy Instructors and Bay Area Writing Project Teachers led students in a digital storytelling project. The semester-long integrated unit...
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For documentation of a VoiceThread classroom project see also Alameen, G. (2011). Learner Digital Stories in a Web 2.0 Age. TESOL Journal, 2 (3), pp. 355-369.

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Language Learning Podcasts || 50 suggestions from Edudemic

Language Learning Podcasts || 50 suggestions from Edudemic | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

"We all know that it is important to learn a foreign language, so let’s take a look at some resources that will help you learn and practice. Of course, textbooks and word drills are important as you learn, but even more valuable is practice listening and speaking the language. These language podcasts will help you hone your listening skills and increase your proficiency in no time!"

 

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Languages covered include Spanish, French, Italian, German, Chinese and Japanese.

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P is for Pecha Kucha

P is for Pecha Kucha | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it
What is PechaKucha 20×20? PechaKucha 20×20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images...

Via Sue Lyon-Jones
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... a.k.a. Eating for Specific Purposes ... a fast-paced alternative format for giving presentations, supported by a deck of visuals

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Excellent Resources on BYOD for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Excellent Resources on BYOD for Teachers | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

Mobile technology is making explosive growth into our schools and classrooms.There is now a growing trend towards taking advantage of mobile devices to inspire learning and promote students engagement, but the problem is that school districts can not cover the costs of these devices and to provide every student with a gadget would be out of their affordability particularly with the shrinking budgets being allocated for high tech materials.However, several initiatives have been taken to counter this financial block facing the implementation of mobile technology in classroom  and one of these initiatives is called BYOD ( Bring Your Own Device).


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Educational Tech & m-learning

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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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APA Style Blog: How to Cite Twitter and Facebook, Part II: Reference List Entries and In-Text Citations

APA Style Blog: How to Cite Twitter and Facebook, Part II: Reference List Entries and In-Text Citations | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it
by Chelsea Lee Previously I talked about how to cite Twitter and Facebook posts or feeds in general, which you can do quite easily by mentioning the URLs in text (with no reference list entries required).
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Ce que les Européens pensent des Français

Ce que les Européens pensent des Français | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

Découverte, réflexion et activité pédagogique FLE interculturelle:

 

ETAPE 1:  Regardez et écoutez les interviews - Video

 

ETAPE 2: Consultez l'article de presse sur France Soir

 

Pistes complémentaires:

 

Dossier Voix FLE - Archives Sonores

http://flecampus.ning.com/profiles/blogs/voix-fle

 

Forum: Prononciation FLE: Difficultés et fautes des apprenants

(hispanophones, anglophones, arabophones, asiatiques, européens ..)

http://flecampus.ning.com/forum/topics/prononciation-fle-difficult-s

 

 

 

 


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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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Awesome articles about autonomy in language learning + technology

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20+ Free Professional Development Opportunities for 2013 : Teacher Reboot Camp

20+ Free Professional Development Opportunities for 2013 : Teacher Reboot Camp | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it
20+ Free Professional Development Opportunities for 2013 #edchat #edtech #txed http://t.co/E4xsHFHQ

 

"With free social media platforms you can begin to develop and harness the power of your Personal/ Passionate Learning Network (PLN) to accomplish goals. Social media provides us with incredible opportunities to choose the way we want to develop professionally. You can choose the topic, the medium, and who you want to learn from. Moreover, online professional development is packed with various types of multimedia experiences, such as webinars, virtual learning environments, discussion forums, live video, podcasts, web 2.0 creation tools, and more. The experience is usually dynamic and motivating because you are learning with others around the world! Below is a list of courses, programs, and webinars that offer you the opportunity to continue growing and developing as an educator in 2013."


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A comprehensive list with helpful annotations.

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TESOL Webinar: Mobile Learning for Language Learners, Pedagogy and Lesson Plan Resources

TESOL Webinar: Mobile Learning for Language Learners, Pedagogy and Lesson Plan Resources | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it
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Takako Kobayashi's curator insight, January 22, 2013 9:17 PM

Mobile learning

Takako Kobayashi's curator insight, January 28, 2013 12:55 AM

Showing lots of resources for Mobile-learning.
I took a look brifely at the end of UTI13 course.
I'd like to look at it more closely soon! 

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Teaching Foreign Languages: A video library of classroom practices

Teaching Foreign Languages:  A video library of classroom practices | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

"The Teaching Foreign Languages K-12 video library and professional development guide bring to life the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century. Illustrating effective instruction and assessment strategies, the series documents 27 teachers and their students in K-12 classrooms around the country as they study eight languages across a range of competency levels.

Here are some examples of what you'll see:

Third-graders learn about the seasons and German holidays as they practice basic reading skills and build cultural knowledge in their German class.Eighth-graders explore a traditional Cajun folktale and then try their hand at playing zydeco music in their French class.Tenth-, eleventh-, and twelfth-graders in a multilevel Japanese class create a travel brochure and promotional video to attract visitors to Japan.Twelfth-grade students of Spanish become Latin American artists and debate whether to exhibit their work in Spain in light of that country's visa requirements.

Lively and provocative, these videos are designed to inspire thoughtful discussion and reflection and provide the opportunity to learn from the successful practices of other teachers."


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Professionally edited video footage by Annenberg of real language classrooms - a great resource for foreign language teachers (K-12 focus).

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Promoting Writing Proficiency in the World Language Classroom - Calico Spanish

Promoting Writing Proficiency in the World Language Classroom - Calico Spanish | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

"During Thursday night’s session of #langchat, participants discussed various interactive ways to develop students’ world language writing skills. The discussion topics included ways to include all types of writing from creative writing to analysis and discussion. By using various methods such as online tools, group discussion and word games, teachers are encouraging and incorporating imaginative thought."


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Lights, Camera, Social Action! | a classroom project on NWP Digital Is

Lights, Camera, Social Action! | a classroom project on NWP Digital Is | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

"Another great teacher resource focused on social action in honor of MLK day and Obama's inauguration" 

 

via @NWPDigital_Is on Twitter  : )

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via @NWPDigital_Is on Twitter  5-step documentation of one teacher's classroom project (introduction, the integration, the production, the action, getting a reaction)

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(Im)Material girls living in (im)material worlds: Identity curation through time and space | NWP Digital Is

(Im)Material girls living in (im)material worlds: Identity curation through time and space | NWP Digital Is | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

"NWP is proud to be a supporter of Global Conversations in Literacy Research, a free and open-access series of webinars with literacy researchers world-wide.

 

The Digital Is community might be particularly interested in the next webinar, January 20 at 3:00 p.m. ET, with Julia Davies from the University of Sheffield. Julia's presentation draws on a project looking at the role of Facebook in the lives of a group of fashion conscious trainee hairdressers living in a city in the north of England. 

 

The research has an ethnographic texture; Dr. Davies, shared in the young women’s Facebook spaces and took part in their conversations. Facebook was the lens through which she viewed their lives and through which she traced interactions and events."

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The National Writing Project (NWP) is a fine bunch of folks, documenting all kinds of ways to express oneself (both teachers and students) via text and in combination with other digital modes of expression and communication.

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Découverte du Petit Prince - Audiovisuel

Regardez la vidéo pour entrer dans le monde du récit "Le Petit Prince"  Répondez aux questions suivantes:

1. Qui est le Petit Prince ...

4. Qu’est-ce qu’il se passe avec la rose?

 

Archives sonores et Dossier: A.de Saint-Exupéry

http://fle.joueb.com/news/saint-exupery-audio-video

 

Le voyage du Petit Prince - France Culture
Audio livre Le petit Prince, part 1 et 2 - Internet Archive
Le petit Prince  -  livre en ligne

 

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Audio / Vidéo
http://flenet.unileon.es/docauteurs2.html#SaintExupery


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More resources for TFL French ...

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Luke's ENGLISH Blog

Luke's ENGLISH Blog | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it
Transcripts and Notes from Luke's English Podcast

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Podcasts and transcripts

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Using music in the languages classroom | frenchteacher.net

Using music in the languages classroom | frenchteacher.net | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

"Why?

Music lyrics are a good source of comprehensible inputMusic is a good way in to cultural aspects of France and French-speaking countriesSinging can help learners memorise materialSinging is active and funSinging can relax learners, make them comfortable about using the foreign languageSinging is a good controlling activity – everyone is busy
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edrethink: Ten Things I've Learned in Going Project-Based

edrethink: Ten Things I've Learned in Going Project-Based | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

"I am realizing that my students excel when I approach a subject with a project-based framework. In past years, I started with a full project-based approach. This year, I started out a little more slowly.

Here are some things I've learned over the last few years as I've transitioned toward a more project-based approach ... "


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How Technology Can Change Assessment

How Technology Can Change Assessment | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

Many discussions of technology-based assessments concentrate on automating current methods of testing to save time and cost. However, technology also changes what educators can assess, how and when to assess it, and for what purpose. Assessments can be embedded in ICTs, and have the potential to measure learning processes, in addition to end-of-lesson knowledge.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 18, 2013 12:30 PM

This looks like a good read.

Brahim Aniji's comment, January 18, 2013 2:50 PM
Testing is said to be one of the most important elements in learning and teaching. Exams and tests should not be used as the only way of testing different learners. Thus teachers are kindly asked to assess students performance based the following: Home work assignments, projects in groups, participation, portfolio, oral tests, ......
AAEEBL's curator insight, January 20, 2013 10:05 PM

Thanks to Nick Peachy for scooping this piece and sharing it.

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Online Graphic Organizers in the Classroom (10 ways to use): Teacher Reboot Camp

Online Graphic Organizers in the Classroom  (10 ways to use): Teacher Reboot Camp | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

[Excerpt]: "Lucidchart is the best free learning tool you’ve never heard of.  It’s an online diagramming tool that’s easy to use and supported by a for-profit company, so you don’t have to worry about us disappearing once you’ve built your lesson plans around us."


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Suggestions for use include: leading a discussion; think-pair-share activities; real-time feedback; brainstorming with mindmaps; teaching logic with Venn diagrams; going mobile with tablets; and moving beyond the classroom.

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