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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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Brainshark

Brainshark | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it
With Brainshark’s cloud-based software, you can easily transform static content such as PowerPoint® documents into voice-enriched video presentations that can be accessed anytime, on-demand...and tracked so you can measure the effectiveness of your communications.

 

 

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TubeChop - Chop YouTube Videos

TubeChop - Chop YouTube Videos | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it
TubeChop allows you to easily chop a funny or interesting section from any YouTube video and share it.
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5 Awesome Prezis And 5 Ways To Use Them In Your Digital Classroom

5 Awesome Prezis And 5 Ways To Use Them In Your Digital Classroom | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

Simple, fun, free and with an endless number of uses in the digital classroom, the tool is now a favorite of many teachers around the globe.


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Project-Based Learning

Project-Based Learning | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

Why Teach with Project-Based Learning? Project-based learning is a dynamic approach to teaching in which students explore real-world problems and challenges. With this type of active and engaged learning, students are inspired to obtain a deeper knowledge of the subjects they're studying.


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Teachers Make and Create Online Educational Games for Free

Teachers Make and Create Online Educational Games for Free | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it
The Review Game Zone is a web based review game creation site. Any teacher can easily create educational games for FREE using a simple form on this website or explore hundreds of games already created by other teachers.

Simply input the question data, type the answer choices and that’s it! The games are automatically created and provide interactive review for exams or quizzes.

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Wordle tutorial

Here is a nice little tutorial on how to create a Wordle.

 

Here is the link to make your own Wordle:

http://www.wordle.net/

 

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Dropbox-Receive up to 5GB bonus space FREE for being a Beta tester!

Dropbox-Receive up to 5GB bonus space FREE for being a Beta tester! | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

(2/7) - Experimental Forum Build - 1.3.14 « Dropbox Forums

For every 500MB of photos and videos automatically uploaded, you'll receive another 500MB space bonus, up to 5GB total.

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Culturally Authentic Pictorial Lexicon

Culturally Authentic Pictorial Lexicon | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

Welcome to CAPL, the source for authentic images for language learning. Hundreds images of culturally rich photos. By Michael R. Shaughnessy, Ph.D / Developed and maintained by Washington & Jefferson College.

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Engrade is the #1 Online Gradebook

Engrade is the #1 Online Gradebook | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it
Free online gradebook for teachers including a free online grade book, free homework calendar, free student messaging, free attendance, and more.

 

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Social Media Explained

Social Media Explained a la @ThreeShipsMedia
douglaswray's photo on Instagram (RT @MacSparky: Social media explained.
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How Did Social Media Change In 2011?

How Did Social Media Change In 2011? | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

How Did Social Media Change In 2011?

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The WritersDiet Test

The WritersDiet Test | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it
The WritersDiet Test is a diagnostic tool that assesses whether your sentences are flabby or fit.
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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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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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Bloom's Digital Taxonomy Pyramid

Bloom's Digital Taxonomy Pyramid | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

It is important to remember that most any tool, depending upon the task, can fit into any of these categories!

 

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Creative Educator - Writing a Great Authentic Task

Creative Educator - Writing a Great Authentic Task | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

Authentic tasks provide another strategy to engage students, meet learning goals, and measure student understanding.


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Individual online lessons in English or Spanish. Private classes with Skype. Learn with AvatarLanguages.com

Individual online lessons in English or Spanish. Private classes with Skype. Learn with AvatarLanguages.com | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

Learn English or Spanish online with tools such as Skype, Google Docs and Second Life. Individual language lessons anytime, anyplace. Flexible one-to-one classes in English or Spanish.

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Free Technology for Teachers: 15 Things Teachers & Students Can Do With Edmodo

Free Technology for Teachers: 15 Things Teachers & Students Can Do With Edmodo | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

For those not familiar with Edmodo, in a nutshell it is a microblogging system designed specifically for teachers and students. Using Edmodo teachers can create a microblogging network for their classes. Edmodo allows teachers to create a group specifically for their students and exclude those not invited to the group. Edmodo provides teachers with a place to post assignment reminders, build an event calendar, and post messages to the group. Just as with any good microblogging service users can share links, videos, and images.

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Rethinking Testing in the Age of the iPad

Rethinking Testing in the Age of the iPad | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

Moving assessments onto mobile devices may open the door to quicker feedback for students and teachers as well as richer data, but integrating them into classrooms can be a challenge.


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Cool Cat Teacher Blog: K-2 Project Forming Now 'Building Bridges to Tomorrow'

Cool Cat Teacher Blog: K-2 Project Forming Now 'Building Bridges to Tomorrow' | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

Can very young students effectively connect, communicate, and collaborate in a global project? What does this look like? What products can students in mixed classroom teams co-create? What activities and structure can we design and implement to scaffold this collaboration? There are many wonderful opportunities out there already for students to connect using technology tools. However the aim in this project is also to encourage students in different places to collaborate, not just communicate, and to enhance understanding of cultures and life styles beyond the immediate environment.

 

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Video and Web Conferencing - Centra

Video and Web Conferencing - Centra | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it
Free web conferencing and online meeting software that allows desktop and screen sharing on Mac, PC, and iPhone...
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the Awesome Highlighter >> Highlight text on web pages

the Awesome Highlighter >> Highlight text on web pages | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it
awesome highlighter highlight text on any web page or website...
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How to Manage an Online Student Discussion

How to Manage an Online Student Discussion | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

Blended learning is a fantastic approach to building online communication skills. However, teachers often find it very challenging to boost student engagement and “get the ball rolling” in online discussions. So here are some thoughts and ideas on managing an online student discussion:

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91% Of Employers Use Twitter, Facebook And LinkedIn To Screen Job Applicants

91% Of Employers Use Twitter, Facebook And LinkedIn To Screen Job Applicants | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

91% Of Employers Use Twitter, Facebook And LinkedIn To Screen Job Applicants

More worryingly for applicants, 69% say they have rejected a candidate because of something they saw on one of these social platforms.
It's not all bad news - 68% of employers have hired a candidate because of something they saw about them on a social networking site

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