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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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Harry Potter Book Project in Edmodo: A Collaborative Initiative Between Students from Egypt and Canada by Ayat Tawel

Harry Potter Book Project in Edmodo: A Collaborative Initiative Between Students from Egypt and Canada by Ayat Tawel | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

[excerpt]: "With an increasing acceptance of children using internet for academic purposes, comes apprehension pertaining to their safety and well-being when online. While as educators we want children to become more « net savvy », we need to temper this with precautions to keep them safe on the web. 

 

This session will demonstrate how educators Ayat Tawel and Bernadette Rego successfully established using Edmodo, a free Learning management system, as a place for students from Canada and Egypt to meet and discuss questions enhancing their reading skills using the popular book « Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone ». We will demonstrate how Edmodo and other web 2.0 tools can be used to protect the students' online identity and communication while creating an enriching learning atmosphere."

 

Full session recording (24min):  http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p6pfiplvp8l/

Ayat Tawel [@ayatawel on Twitter]

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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."


Via TeachingEnglish
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Specific, practical suggestions for ELT classroom activities.

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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"



Via Deanna Bradford
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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