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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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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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Teaching is Elementary: Skype in the Classroom...For Real!

Teaching is Elementary: Skype in the Classroom...For Real! | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

"Are we skyping today?" 
"Can we skype this afternoon?"
These are the questions my eager 4th graders ask each day.  You see, they are getting quite comfortable using this web 2.0 tool.  

Over the past several months we have connected with students in Maine, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Utah, California, a local meteorologist and even the classroom down the hallway.  


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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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Curriculum21 Podcast - Global Education - Vicki Davis and Julie Lindsay | Langwitches Blog

Curriculum21 Podcast - Global Education - Vicki Davis and Julie Lindsay | Langwitches Blog | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it
I had the opportunity to speak to Vicki Davis and Julie Lindsay. Two educators who are making a difference in their students’ lives as well as thousands of other students and teachers from around the world.

"These two amazing women are the co-founders of the Flat Classroom Project and have co-authored the book “Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds: Move to Global Collaboration One Step at a Time“, due to be released in February 2012. Don’t miss out listening to these dynamic and passionate teachers with concrete advice for any teacher embarking on global education and flattening of their classroom."

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