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Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E
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The Flipped Classroom: Pro and Con

The Flipped Classroom: Pro and Con | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz presents a balanced look at the flipped-classroom model: what it is, what it isn't, why it works or doesn't work, and why it matters.
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What are your opinions on the Flipped Classroom?

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Search Twitter for Educational Content

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Search Twitter for Educational Content | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
A Twitter search can often reveal resources and ideas that you might not find through your typical Google searches.
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Helpful advice for anyone wanting to make the most out of Twitter searches.

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BBC Learning English - The English We Speak / Internet speak

BBC Learning English - The English We Speak / Internet speak | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
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An intermediate activity introducing learners to Internet Speak.

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These Two Buttons in Google Drive Will Help Keep You Organized | The Gooru

These Two Buttons in Google Drive Will Help Keep You Organized | The Gooru | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
  Click here to watch this video on YouTube We’ve all been down a rabbit hole when searching for files in our Drive. To help locate files more quickly, Google has relocated two buttons in Drive to help you organize your ..more ›
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Useful help for the tricky Google Drive navigation

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The Old Days of Google vs the New Google Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

The Old Days of Google vs the New Google Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
Google continues to innovate constantly.  The Old Days of Google vs the New Google Infographic will show you where things started and where they are now. 
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Are you still thinking in terms of the old days of Google? Here you can compare old and new Google.

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As easy as 123456: the 25 worst passwords revealed

As easy as 123456: the 25 worst passwords revealed | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
If your password appears on this list, you should probably change it right away
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How good are your (teachers' /students') passwords?

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Kahoot!

Kahoot! is a free game-based learning platform that makes it fun to learn – any subject, in any language, on any device, for all ages!

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The fact that Kahoot is web-based and so works across devices makes it a great option for class quizzes, polls etc.

 

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Professional Practices for English Language Teaching - British Council

Professional Practices for English Language Teaching - British Council | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
A free online continuing professional development (CPD) course for people who are teaching English as a foreign language.
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Another free CPD MOOC for EFL teachers from the British Council

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Mobile Learning

Over the last couple of years, the popularity of PCs and laptops has been challenged by the arrival of tablets. While tablets continue to become more widely ...

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Interesting 10-minute video from OUP on Mobile learning

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Trends to watch in 2016: technologies

Trends to watch in 2016: technologies | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
Predicting tech trends is a fun but fairly doomed enterprise.
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There's a lot going on technology-wise in 2016. Can you foresee any other trends?

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How to Convert Images of Text Into Editable Google Docs | The Gooru

How to Convert Images of Text Into Editable Google Docs | The Gooru | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it

Google continues to blur the line between physical and digital...

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Nice tool to save you typing text from images into docs... A great time-saving and useful tool for teachers and students.

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Copyright Flowchart: Can I Use It? Yes? No? If This… Then… | Tech Learning

Copyright Flowchart: Can I Use It? Yes? No? If This… Then… | Tech Learning | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it

"The waters are murky, it is not an easy topic. While there are some clear cut rules about copyrighted material, Creative Commons and Public Domain content, Fair Use in Education are supported by GUIDELINES, not clear cut rules!"

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Useful copyright flowchart here for students and teachers!
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Vocabulary apps: a wish list

Vocabulary apps: a wish list | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
Having spent a lot of time recently looking at vocabulary apps, I decided to put together a Christmas wish list of the features of my ideal vocabulary app. The list is not exhaustive and I’ve given more attention to some features than others. What (apart from testing) have I missed out? 1             Spaced repetition Since…
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An excellent wishlist for the ideal vocabulary learning app...

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16 Edtech Tryouts for 2016

16 Edtech Tryouts for 2016 | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it

We're teachers... So, by nature we're the type to set the goal of being the absolute best we can be for our students. Part of the equation in striving to provide the best education possible involve...


Via Yashy Tohsaku
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There are still eleven months of 2016 to go. How many of these can you tryout?

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8 Technologies That Will Shape Future Classrooms

8 Technologies That Will Shape Future Classrooms | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
What does the future of learning hold? What will classrooms of the future be like? Emerging technologies such as cloud computing, augmented reality (AR) and 3D
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It might be a better idea to focus on better training for teachers and the pedagogy rather that the gadgetry.

 

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Is It Plagiarism or Collaboration?

Is It Plagiarism or Collaboration? | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
It’s an open secret in the education community. As we go about integrating technology into our schools, we are increasing the risk and potential for plagiarism
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Let's not just focus on the potential plagiarism. Instead focus on the collaborative opportunities.

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Social Media: The Free Beginner's Guide from Moz

Social Media: The Free Beginner's Guide from Moz | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
New to Social Media? The Free Beginner's Guide to Social Media from Moz has you covered. Learn best practices about Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Google+, and more.
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If you're reading this you obviously know a bit about social media, but could you still benefit from this beginner's guide? Or maybe you know someone else who could?

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Great Educators Make More Efficient Use of Technology

Great Educators Make More Efficient Use of Technology | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
Is figuring out what technology to purchase for a school harder than having the proper implementation of those devices?
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"Finding a way to connect learning and technology is what matters most." We, at TCE have been saying this for a long time now...

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Free Technology for Teachers: Creating Blogs and Websites

Free Technology for Teachers: Creating Blogs and Websites | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
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This page has a great selection of introductory videos for different blogging platforms

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Our Top 10 Educational Windows Apps for Teachers and Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Our Top 10 Educational Windows Apps for Teachers and Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
Our Top 10 Educational Windows Apps for Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning https://t.co/SgF3PuqWzv #mieexpert
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Showing that it's not all about Apple in the classroom
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Good tools for those who don't like Google.
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eLearning Student Success Guide

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Nice eLearning success guide for learners and course providers

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The Consultants-E - EdTech Training & Consultancy

The Consultants-E - EdTech Training & Consultancy | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
The Consultants-E : EdTech Training & Consultancy - General Information
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Your last chance to enrol on one of The Consultant's-E's extremely well-acclaimed online courses. The CertICT is an award-winning and Trinity-accredited Certificate in Teaching Languages with Technology course.

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How to use Periscope for eLearning

How to use Periscope for eLearning | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it

Periscope is one of the well know live streaming application which enables the broadcasting from the smart phones. Nearly 10 million people were using the periscope application. the app allows to users to login via Twitter account only.

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Periscope is becoming more and more popular as a streaming application for all. Find out why and how you can use it here.

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How a Single App Can Promote Literacy in Your Classroom

How a Single App Can Promote Literacy in Your Classroom | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it

"News-O-Matic" can be a useful tool to encourage reading and engage your students.

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This looks like it might be a really useful app for encouraging young learners to read in English

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Using The SAMR Model To Frame How To Teach With Apps

Using The SAMR Model To Frame How To Teach With Apps | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
Using The SAMR Model To Frame How To Teach With Apps
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Interesting article mapping the use of apps in teaching and learning on to the SAMR model.

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