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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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Pinyin and Chinese pronunciation · ChinesePod

Pinyin and Chinese pronunciation · ChinesePod | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it
Hanyu pinyin is the official system of transcribing Chinese language sounds and pronunciations into latin script. The pinyin or pin yin system is recognized globally as the standard for transcribing and learning Chinese pronunciation in speech.

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RhinoSpike : Foreign Language Audio on Demand!

RhinoSpike : Foreign Language Audio on Demand! | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

RhinoSpike is an online language learning community tool that lets users around the globe connect and exchange foreign language audio files. Get any foreign language text read aloud for you by a native speaker!


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Shona Whyte's curator insight, January 15, 2013 2:39 AM

Home page says: Submit some text that you want read aloud in a foreign language.  Record your voice for an Audio Request in your native language.  Download the audio file for your submission.  Learn the language through real, native input.

Shona Whyte's curator insight, January 15, 2013 2:39 AM

This could be nice for language teacher training: have trainees make and request recordings and evaluate the outcomes.

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Activities for Raising Cross-Cultural Awareness [CristinaSkyBox]

Activities for Raising Cross-Cultural Awareness [CristinaSkyBox] | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

"Winter skies always remind me of how rich our lives are,  with the many cultural  differences we may experience today. In the past, travelling to other continents was unthinkable; trips to near-by villages could take days. Today, one doesn't even need to leave one's personal space to learn about other ways of life. One tap of the keyboard transports us to where ever we wish.

 Globalization is often included in learners' curricula; a rich topic with so many different aspects to explore, depending much on the level of the course and learners' age. Cultural differences are usually appealing for learners: How do people eat? What do they wear to school? How do they greet each other?


There are different approaches to explore cultural differences and here are some suggestions."


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Specific, practical suggestions for ELT classroom activities.

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Listening Plus – A Social Approach to Learning English Online

Listening Plus – A Social Approach to Learning English Online | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

"Our work demonstrates that an LMS can be matched with Web 2.0 tools to enhance students’ production and enable them to collectively share their findings and their learning paths. Thus ownership, audience, and availability of resources are taken into another dimension not institutionally bound, but collectively appropriated by the students with the facilitative guidance of an e-tutor.

 

The five-week online EFL course Listening Plus, devised by teachers at Casa Thomas Jefferson, a Binational Center in Brasilia, Brazil, was designed with a student-centered approach in which oral comprehension and production were enhanced through individual work. It was also designed in order not to lose sight of the essential elements in an educational setting of interaction and the group’s sense of belonging."


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How To Know If You're Correctly Integrating Technology - Edudemic

How To Know If You're Correctly Integrating Technology - Edudemic | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it
Want to know if you're correctly integrating technology into your classroom? This matrix and insight will help you get a firm grasp on what to do.

Via Marcel Lebrun, Emmanuel Zimmert
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An interactive version of the TIM matrix with detailed lesson plan samples from K-12 classrooms can be accessed at http://www.azk12.org/tim/

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Marcel Lebrun's curator insight, January 11, 2013 5:07 PM

Intéressant croisement entre des niveaux d'intégration des TIC (technology integration) par les enseignants (entry, adoption ... transformation, un peu inspiré d'ACOT et d'autres) et des composantes de dispositifs pédagogiques (activités, interactions, productions et buts ... il faudra que j'adapte avec mon modèle pédagogique )  de quoi mieux comprendre "où j'en suis dans mon dispositif" et "vers où le développer". A adapter pour l'enseignement supérier ?

LearningLab's curator insight, January 14, 2013 10:32 AM

Le modèle serait à adapter pour le supérieur, mais il propose des pistes intéressantes.

Shona Whyte's curator insight, January 15, 2013 2:43 AM

Not sure about "correctly," but the grid is worth looking at for relevant factors in technology integration in the classroom.  The comments to this blog post include links to other grids and rubrics.

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BnF - Le site pédagogique: ressources pédagogiques en ligne

BnF - Le site pédagogique: ressources pédagogiques en ligne | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it
L'offre pédagogique en ligne représente plus de 70 000 pages de dossiers, 40 000 images commentées, des albums iconographiques thématiques, des documents à explorer de manière interactive, des audiovisuels, des pistes pédagogiques, des ateliers et...

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Mobile Learning in ELT, Survey 2013 - Nik's [language] Learning Technology Blog

Mobile Learning in ELT, Survey 2013 - Nik's [language] Learning Technology Blog | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

"Over the last 18 months since publishing the 2011 survey results, mobile learning seems to have made its way into the main stream of discourse surround the implementation of educational technology in our schools and universities, so I have decided once again, thanks to the support of the Bell Educational Services Teacher Training department,  to launch a more extensive survey building on the original one to try to discover the extent to which the ‘talk’ about mobile learning has had any genuine impact and realisation in our schools and classrooms over the past three to four years.

Whether you use technology, mobile learning or avoid it please find time to answer these 20 questions and share your ideas, opinions and reflections and I will once again publish the results for all to share.

Mobile Learning in ELT 2013 Survey"
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Building a professional learning network on Twitter

Building a professional learning network on Twitter | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it
For those who do not know, here are two basic Twitter principles: 1. If you only follow 10 people you will only see the general tweets of those 10 people. 2. If only 10 people follow you, only thos...

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25 Education Technology Google+ Accounts To Check Out - Edudemic

25 Education Technology Google+ Accounts To Check Out - Edudemic | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it
If you're looking to build up your G+ experience, here's some useful education technology Google+ accounts to know about.

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Pinterest or Delicious: Social Bookmarking Coming back as Digital Curation

Pinterest or Delicious: Social Bookmarking Coming back as Digital Curation | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it
Lately, we’ve watched as images – from photos to infographics – have taken over the web. As photos take over Facebook newsfeeds and Pinterest explodes, I see so many people trying to accomodate an image-centric process into their digital curation.
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Useful discussion of visual (Pinterest) versus text (Delicious) and the different purposes and affordances of each one. 

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TitanPad

TitanPad lets people work on one document simultaneously


Via Anthony Beal, Juergen Wagner
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The "no account sign-up needed" element is a key distinguishing factor for TitanPad.  Plus the playback feature, which is great for watching a (double or triple time) digital record of a learner's writing process unfold after the fact.  The latter distinguishes it from Google Docs for particular types of tasks.

 

This is a solid version of what used to be EtherPad.

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Anthony Beal's curator insight, January 9, 2013 1:07 PM

Colaborate on one document without creating any account - thanks to @ScottHibberson for this one!

Takako Kobayashi's curator insight, January 11, 2013 11:03 PM

Titan Pad

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Flipped Classrooms and Video as Homework

Aaron Sams, along with Jonathan Bergmann, developed the "Flipped Classroom" model for teaching. In this video, Aaron will briefly describe the "Flipped Class...
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A science teacher talks about having more time in class to interact with students, answer questions, observe and participate as they work.

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The Mixxer - a free educational website for language exchanges via Skype | The Mixxer

The Mixxer - a free educational website for language exchanges via Skype | The Mixxer | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

"The Mixxer is a free educational site for language learners hosted by Dickinson College. The Mixxer is designed to connect language learners around the world so that everyone is both student and teacher."

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Learning a language and translating the web: does Duolingo work?

Learning a language and translating the web: does Duolingo work? | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

Duolingo, a new free language-learning site, says it can help you learn a language for free while simultaneously using your learning exercises to translate the web.A pretty big claim, but at the heart…...


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Du plaisir d'apprendre

Du plaisir d'apprendre | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

"MyFrenchFilmFestival édite des dossiers pédagogiques en français sur plusieurs films de la sélection.

 

... Rédigés par Charlotte Garson, critique aux Cahiers du Cinéma, ces dossiers sont destinés aux enseignants du réseaux de l'Alliance française et des lycées français, et accessible à tous sur le site de MyFrenchFilmFestival."


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The Networking of Knowledge and Storytelling: David Weinberger for the Future of StoryTelling 2012

"Western culture's traditional system of knowledge is a stunning achievement," says author and Harvard Internet scholar David Weinberger at the outset of this thought-provoking video. "It made us the dominant species on the planet." But it was constructed as a series of stopping points: you asked a question, and you got an answer—on the page of a book or newspaper, say, or from an expert or a teacher. That system worked well when knowledge was put down on paper. Now knowledge lives on the hyperlinked Net, and links offer a never-ending invitation to go further, to know more. What are the implications of a future in which human knowledge is no longer a finite compendium of scholarly works but rather a limitless, intricately connected network of people, ideas, and works?"

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What IS the internet?

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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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Silent Movies III, A New List - The Teacher James blog

Silent Movies III, A New List - The Teacher James blog | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

"Below you’ll find a collection of short films with little or no dialogue, and a few simple ideas for how they could be used. If you decide to use any of these films, why not let me know how you used it so we can share your ideas with other teachers."


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Practical classroom activity ideas with links to specific films.

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Two Contrasting Views of Educational Technology - B.F. Skinner meets Common Craft

Two Contrasting Views of Educational Technology - B.F. Skinner meets Common Craft | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

"I’d like to share a couple of videos with you that I have used recently in the courses I teach. I find these videos particularly interesting because they show such contrasting approaches to learning and in particular - for want of a better word - elearning.

This first one is from the early 1950’s and is about something called a ‘teaching machine’ which was created by behavioural psychologist B F Skinner.

 

[...] Here’s the contrasting video that I like to use ... [Networked Student, Common Craft-style]"

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Academic Word List: vocabulary exercises for EFL/ESL learners

Academic Word List: vocabulary exercises for EFL/ESL learners | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it
Vocabulary Exercises for the AWL

 

This site now contains 285 gap-fill exercises to review and recycle the general word families contained within the AWL. These exercises can be found on each Sublist page. Gap-fill exercises are an excellent way to recycle vocabulary through different contexts and can be used to broaden the student's understanding of the range of meaning of vocabulary. The online format of the exercises allows students to get immediate feedback on their answers. Students can work throughfive different exercises for each word family in the AWL. Many of these exercises include different derivations (parts of speech) for the given word. Students are encouraged to complete the exercises for a given level before proceeding to the next level.


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COURS PARTICULIERS's curator insight, February 17, 2013 3:27 AM

Anglais : exercices pour revoir et apprendre du vocabulaire

Miguel Ángel García's comment, February 17, 2013 4:21 AM
IT is a really good site to learn vocabulary. Different levels!
Ellen Johnston's curator insight, March 6, 2014 9:14 PM

http://www.uefap.com/vocab/select/awl.htm

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Pew Internet: The Best (and Worst) of Mobile Connectivity

"According to a new survey report from the Pew Internet and American Life project, some 85% of American adults own a cell phone, and these mobile devices now play a central role in many aspects of their owners' lives. For many cell owners, their phone is an essential utility that they check frequently, keep close at all times, and would have trouble functioning without."

 

Read the full report: http://pewrsr.ch/11abvWi

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A concise, entertaining introduction to the full Pew data report.
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Digital Learning Day: Resource Roundup

Digital Learning Day: Resource Roundup | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it
The second annual Digital Learning Day is on February 6, 2013. We've compiled some useful resources on digital learning to help you celebrate the day with your class.

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An Edutopia resource page.

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innovation in the classroom: Other iPad apps to use in MFL lessons, especially for @dragonfly_edu

innovation in the classroom: Other iPad apps to use in MFL lessons, especially for @dragonfly_edu | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

"I received a message from the good people from @dragonfly_edu yesterday, praising how I used an iPod shuffle in Spanish. Dragonfly training specialises in training schools on how to use iPads to maximise learning in MFL lessons. I am by no means an expert on this matter, but thought I would share my experiences using iPads when I teach Spanish to the Year 6 children in my school."

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Includes brief descriptions of Comic Life (comics as conversations), Pages (for vocab work), as well as Wordfoto, Morfo, and Aurasma. These are followed by a brief lesson plan discussion.

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flippedclassroom - Hamilton Middle School 8th Grade Science

flippedclassroom - Hamilton Middle School 8th Grade Science | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

"This is Mr. Alkire's and Mr. Fuzak's classroom website.  Before you read anything about the flipped classroom, please take a moment to look at the graphic below.  This will give you a very good, short view/explanation of the flipped classroom.  You will find more information below the diagram, which will explain how this teaching model will be used this year in 8th grade science (for both Mr. Alkire & Mr. Fuzak)."

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A detailed Google Site page that seems to have parents as the intended audience: curricular rationale. (Scroll past the infographic!)

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