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Making BYOD Work in Schools – Three School Districts That Have Figured it Out | Emerging Education Technology

Making BYOD Work in Schools – Three School Districts That Have Figured it Out | Emerging Education Technology | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) can Work Well When Approached Properly. Since I wrote the controversial post, 5 Reasons Why BYOD is a Bad Idea over the summer,
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6 Storytelling Apps That Get English Language Learners Talking

6 Storytelling Apps That Get English Language Learners Talking | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
Learning English in a public setting can be a daunting experience. Apps can help kids break past some of the hang-ups that come with learning something new in front of a classroom.
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More storytelling apps but this time with an emphasis on encouraging talking.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Two Good Apps for Learning Phrasal Verbs

Free Technology for Teachers: Two Good Apps for Learning Phrasal Verbs | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
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Not new but a reminder of two good apps for learning phrasal verbs

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FlipEDU on Flipboard

FlipEDU on Flipboard | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it

@Flipedu | 24 Magazines | 627 Articles | 2,104 Followers | For many readers, it's time to go back to school! FlipEDU has been reorganized to meet class topics & schedules. Discover magazines created by educators and find 1,000s of EDU articles. Tweet using #FlipEDU to share how you prepare for the school year with Flipboard.

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Use Flipboard?  Try out the new, improved FlipEDU for 1,000s of educational resources.

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20 Cool Tools for Creating Infographics

20 Cool Tools for Creating Infographics | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
Imagine if you could create an infographic in under 10 minutes without being a designer? Discover 20 tools that will help you when creating infographics.
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Infographics are a great way of presenting information for students. This could be anything from instructions to information that you want turned into an IELTS-style writing. Now, you can create your own!

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Belle Balace's comment, August 24, 1:23 AM
I already have tried Canva, Piktochart, and Visme. All are awesome to use. :)
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Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week - Create a Random Name Selector in Google Sheets

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week - Create a Random Name Selector in Google Sheets | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
Flippity.net publishes a number of useful Google Sheets templates. The latest template released on Flippty can be used to create a random name picker in Google Sheets. To create a random name picke...
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You don't need mobile devices or fancy apps for randomized student name selectors  You can do it all in Google sheets!

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About Scholarships

About Scholarships | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
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You have until 7th September 2015 to apply for The Consultants-E's eModeration Scholarship.

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How to use Social Tools for ELearning and Training

How to use Social Tools for ELearning and Training | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
We have already got used to the fact that social networ…
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An introduction to social learning

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An introduction to social learning

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iRights | Digitally enabling children and young people

iRights | Digitally enabling children and young people | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it

iRights provides a framework of five SIMPLE RIGHTS by which everyone – parents, teachers, corporations, governments, technology companies and young people themselves – can interrogate how they interact with young people in the digital world.

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An excellent site aimed at digitally enabling children and young people under 18.

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Richard Whiteside's curator insight, August 20, 5:38 AM

Very useful for teachers of younger students who want to use social media resources with their class.

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Fascinating Data Visualization Shows Which Words We Use Most

Fascinating Data Visualization Shows Which Words We Use Most | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
Most of us know that “the” is the most common word in the English language. But what are some other high-frequency words, both long and short? This amazing animated data bubble visualization by Abacaba provides the answers.
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Very interesting tool for visualizing high frequency words.

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Teaching About Plagiarism In The Online Classroom - eLearning Industry

Teaching About Plagiarism In The Online Classroom - eLearning Industry | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
How do you help students understand, and avoid, plagiarism? Want to know a great way to teach about Plagiarism In The Online Classroom?
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An interesting way to talk about the important issue of plagiarism.

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A List of Free Must Have PDF Tools for Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A List of Free Must Have PDF Tools for Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
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Lots of really useful tools here for working with PDFs

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Ehmma Koshkina's curator insight, August 6, 4:36 AM

Lots of really useful tools here for working with PDFs

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Easy Tweets

Easy Tweets | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
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Authentic language in tweets ...Choose your topic and language level.

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Azhar's Reflections: Missed the "Creativity in Teaching and Learning" Online Event ... Don't worry!

Azhar's Reflections: Missed the "Creativity in Teaching and Learning" Online Event ... Don't worry! | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
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Links to the event and the PDF book.

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15 Common Mistakes Teachers Make Teaching With Technology

15 Common Mistakes Teachers Make Teaching With Technology | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
15 Common Mistakes Teachers Make Teaching With Technology by Terry Heick The role of technology in learning isn't entirely clear--or rather, is subjective. While it clearly…
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An interesting list of "mistakes" that teachers make when teaching with technology.  Do you agree with them all?  Would you add others?

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7 Tips On How To Use Forums In eLearning - eLearning Industry

7 Tips On How To Use Forums In eLearning - eLearning Industry | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
Wondering how to effectively use Forums In eLearning? Check this article to find out 7 tips on how to use Forums in eLearning.
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Some excellent ideas here and a nice link to some netiquette tips too.

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A Very Simple Digital Whiteboard App for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Very Simple Digital Whiteboard App for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it



Looking for a very simple and easy to use digital whiteboard app?

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You can't go wrong with a simple whiteboard  app like this when it's free.

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14 Essential Google Search Tips for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

14 Essential Google Search Tips for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
14 Essential Google Search Tips for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/UszZHp1o2p #palearn
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When you think of how many times your students do online searches every day/ week, you really can't promote efficient and effective search practices enough!

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The Round | Great for educators, fair for authors

The Round | Great for educators, fair for authors | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
During the month of August you can now get a copy of George Woolard’s methodology title Messaging for free!
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Another free book from The Round.  Take advantage and order through Smashwords.

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Some Great Lesson Plan Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Some Great Lesson Plan Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
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It might be useful to have a look through these before updating or creating new lesson plans.

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Juergen Wagner's curator insight, August 6, 3:40 PM

It might be useful to have a look through these before updating or creating new lesson plans.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Great Google Drive Add-ons for Teachers - A PDF Handout

Free Technology for Teachers: Great Google Drive Add-ons for Teachers - A PDF Handout | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
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Google Drive Add-ons can include some really useful tools.  It's worth taking a look at these.

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Juergen Wagner's curator insight, July 31, 2:01 PM

Google Drive Add-ons can include some really useful tools.  It's worth taking a look at these.

Evdokia Roka's curator insight, July 31, 4:15 PM

Google Drive Add-ons can include some really useful tools.  It's worth taking a look at these.

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Mobile phones help teach English better, HCM City university study finds - Society - VietNam News

Mobile phones help teach English better, HCM City university study finds - Society - VietNam News | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
Mobile-assisted language learning is helping the English department at the HCM City University of Education improve its students' proficiency, Dr Nguyen Ngoc Vu, the department's dean, said.
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Interesting article about the benefits of mobile phone use in English learning in Vietnam.

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Verity Cole's curator insight, August 5, 7:18 AM

Interesting article about the benefits of mobile phone use in English learning in Vietnam.

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An Infographic That Summarizes Twitter For Teachers

An Infographic That Summarizes Twitter For Teachers | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
We've got a guide to twitter hashtags for education that helps aggregate some of the must-know twitter tidbits. And of course, cybraryman has especially useful…
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New to twitter?  No worries...here's a useful guide.

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Anna Bartosik's curator insight, July 25, 8:07 AM

Dispelling the mystery of Twitter for the hesitant...there is no mystery. Join the community.

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3 Important Google Drive Updates Teachers Should Know About ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

3 Important Google Drive Updates Teachers Should Know About ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
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Some useful new functionality added with these Drive updates.

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The periodic table of iPad Apps

The periodic table of iPad Apps | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it

I was recently inspired by Sean Junkins' (@sjunkins) periodic table of iPad Apps. I thought it was a really useful too - being able to map Apps to activities - I thought it a really helpful too. Wi...

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This is a very nice idea.  It could be useful to create one of these with your fellow teachers

 

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Ehmma Koshkina's curator insight, August 6, 4:35 AM

This is a very nice idea.  It could be useful to create one of these with your fellow teachers

 

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Free Technology for Teachers: EdTech Start-ups - Stop Talking Down to Teachers

Free Technology for Teachers: EdTech Start-ups - Stop Talking Down to Teachers | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
"EdTech Start-ups - Stop Talking Down to Teachers" #edtech http://t.co/KXuQrAqJ3P
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Some interesting advice here for overly-eager EdTech companies...

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