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The 10 Biggest Questions About iPads In Classrooms

The 10 Biggest Questions About iPads In Classrooms | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

I spoke with students about the 10 biggest questions they have about iPads in classrooms and did my best to answer. Hope it helps!

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Using the webcam to develop pronunciation

Using the webcam to develop pronunciation | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

The webcam can be a vital tool in helping to support our students’ pronunciation habits and helping them to ‘see’ how words and expressions are pronounced and what particular pronunciation features they need to be aware of.  So here are a few tips and examples to help you use your webcam to help with your students’ pronunciation.

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This is my latest post for the EnglishUp Teachers' Blog. This one is about using the webcam to help develop pronunciation when teaching online.

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Dennis Swender's curator insight, December 3, 12:11 PM

Reinforcing the visual intelligence realm -- with particular applicability for higher ed  EL pedagogy

Janet McQueen's curator insight, December 3, 5:11 PM

A great idea to support ELLs pronunciation in the classroom by using webcam. 

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The Evolution of Learning Technologies

Human beings have always been seekers of knowledge. The minute we discover something new, we want to share it with others and move onto the next achievement. Since the beginning of recorded history (and probably before) we have always strived to discover the mysteries of the planet, of Earth and of ourselves. How has learning evolved over the course of human history and what might the future hold for us?
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Fantastic edtech time line going all the way back to hieroglyphs

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Deborah Banker's curator insight, December 18, 11:46 AM

Here is something that is just fun! 

Antón Seoane Pardo's curator insight, December 18, 5:03 PM

Interesante timeline con una evolución de las tecnologías de aprendizaje, desde el ábaco a los MOOC, y más...

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Allow pupils to use Google in GCSE exams, says academic

Allow pupils to use Google in GCSE exams, says academic | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
A Harvard physics professor says schoolchildren must be allowed to access the internet and talk to friends in the exams hall to reflect the conditions seen in the workplace
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Seems like a no brainer to me.

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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, December 8, 7:42 AM

El profesor Eric Mazur, Decano de Física Aplicada en la Universidad de Harvard, muy conocido por su metodología de enseñanza "Peer Instruction" afirma que los adolescentes deberían tener acceso a internet y discutir preguntas con sus compañeros de clase durante los exámenes para que de esta manera realmente puedan estar preparados para el mundo real.

 

Estoy completamente de acuerdo y yo agregaría que las actuales formas de evaluación a través de exámenes y prácticas en aula deberían ser completamente reemplazadas por evaluaciones permanentes durante el desarrollo de las actividades lectivas, que deberían estar menos centradas en las tradicionales y aburridas (con honrosas excepciones por supuesto) clases magistrales y más en discusiones, desarrollo de proyectos, trabajos colaborativos y con enfoque interdisciplinar. Todo ello por supuesto conlleva a una mayor dedicación del profesor, a que él mismo desarrolle habilidades de trabajo en equipo, sea más creativo, se interese por la tecnología más allá del Word, el Powerpoint y el correo electrónico. En consecuencia.. un enorme reto por delante.

Betty Skeet's curator insight, December 17, 11:12 AM

Changes recommended by professor in how young people do GCSC exams to reflect the workplace conditions...using Google and conferring?

ғelιх c ѕeyғarтн's curator insight, Today, 5:03 AM

What fun.

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Possibilities and Challenges for ICT-enabled Learning in India

Possibilities and Challenges for ICT-enabled Learning in India | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

With India being one of the giant users of ICTs, people are now looking at using ICTs for education and skills development. ICT-enabled education has emerged to be the most viable solution not only due to its availability at a cost effective rate, but also due to the fact that an overwhelming proportion of knowledge-seeking youth and adults are born and socialized in the e-culture.

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Interesting article about the potential and the obstacles involved in introducing ICT-enabled learning in India. The writer finishes with a powerful list of recommendations

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7 Ways to Deal With Digital Distractions in the Classroom | Edudemic

7 Ways to Deal With Digital Distractions in the Classroom | Edudemic | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

To educators who embrace new technologies wholeheartedly, digital devices are a powerful tool for creating an engaged and individualized educational experience. To those that are a little more hesitant, digital devices seem more like a quick route to Instagram and Facebook — that is, to distractions that interfere with the educational experience, rather than boosting it.

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Some useful tips.

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, November 28, 9:51 AM

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Linda Kaiser, PhD's curator insight, December 1, 5:02 PM

Excellent article that gives educators some additional ways to incorporate digital devices into the curriculum.  The author also explains ways to get around using these devices as well.  You have probably heard of learning styles. Did you know there was such a thing as a "distraction style?"

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Are Teachers of Tomorrow Prepared to Use Innovative Tech?

Are Teachers of Tomorrow Prepared to Use Innovative Tech? | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Only half of current working teachers believe they can use technology to motivate students to learn, compared to 75 percent of incoming teachers. Only 17 percent of current teachers believe technology can help students deeply explore their own ideas, compared to 59 percent of incoming teachers. And 26 percent of current teachers believe students can use technology to apply knowledge to problem-solving, compared to 64 percent of aspiring teachers.
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If we really want technology to have a significant impact in education, we need to retrain the teacher trainers.

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, November 27, 1:55 AM

Le changement est en route par rapport à l'utilsation de la technéologie au cours. Les nouveaux profs en veulent, les anciens doivent davantage être informés. 

Mª Jesús García S.M.'s curator insight, November 28, 1:48 AM

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MOOCs in the developing world – Pros and cons

MOOCs in the developing world – Pros and cons | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Several of the challenges cited by sceptics in raising the international profile of MOOCs – how to prevent cheating and improve completion rates, for example – are identical to those faced by Western educators.
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Interesting article about MOOCs for the developing world and some of pros and cons

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Ellen Graber's curator insight, November 20, 4:52 PM

An interesting read to consider MOOCs, modular open online courseware.

With so many cultural considerations in different countries, and the difficulty many of us have to get online, MOOCs are something to think about. Unfortunately, professional development with a MOOC is not taken into consideration by my university tenuring system...something to think about........

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Open University: Online Learning Must Be Collaborative, Social

Open University: Online Learning Must Be Collaborative, Social | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
The future of online education must include more social, collaborative contact among students and professors, suggests an Open University report.
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Yep. About time.

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Many popular teaching practices are ineffective, warns new Sutton Trust report

Lavish praise for students is among seven popular teaching practices not supported by evidence, according to a new Sutton Trust report which reviews over 200 pieces of research on how to develop great teachers.

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Some interesting results here

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Suzanne's curator insight, November 14, 5:22 AM

Time for a wake up call! I will refrain from saying I told you so.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, November 20, 1:32 AM

Many popular teaching practices are ineffective, warns new Sutton Trust report

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10 Ways to Show Your iPad on a Projector Screen

10 Ways to Show Your iPad on a Projector Screen | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Projecting your iPad on a large screen is great for demonstrations, simulations, explanations, and showing examples. There are several ways this can be done in the classroom.

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Useful stuff. Personally I use Reflector.

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Ellen Graber's curator insight, November 9, 5:42 PM

This looks great

 

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, November 16, 3:46 PM

Peut-etre utile Un jour. 

Mary Starry's curator insight, November 18, 11:39 PM

Some great ways to share or mirror your iPad screen with a projector screen.

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Delivering Differentiated Instruction in Your Classroom

Delivering Differentiated Instruction in Your Classroom | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Carol Ann Tomlinson, author of “The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners,” is the country’s preeminent scholar on differentiated instruction. Tomlinson defines differentiated learning as “ensuring that what a student learns, how he/she learns it, and how the student demonstrates what he/she has learned is a match for that student’s readiness level, interests, and preferred mode of learning.” She likens the reluctance to integrate modern knowledge of the learning process into the classroom to settling for a Model T instead of embracing 21st-century engineering.

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Well worth a read.

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nicolaperry's curator insight, November 7, 3:06 AM

This is a look at what differentiated learning is really all about. Quite a challenge! 

Dennis Swender's curator insight, November 8, 6:10 AM

Tomlinson is one of the contributors to ED 262 content

Audrey's curator insight, November 12, 3:20 PM

Differentiation works when students take responsibility for their own learning.  Students in particular those doing A levels are given booklets, notes, presentations and textbooks with lesson plans and schemes of work.  When a teacher walks into the classroom students should not be sitting waiting for the teacher to tell them what to do.  They should already be engaged in looking over their own notes and ready to ask the teacher questions about aspects of the course that they are not certain of. Or ready to ask where they can get more information.

 

Most students have I-pads, mobile phones that can access the whole web.  They can look for information on youtube for most subjects which can add to their learning.  Differentiation has never been easier.  The teacher's job is to give out the resources, point students to where to find information, give overviews of the lessons based on the syllabus, which he students also have.  During class, time should be spent  understanding the information, discussions,  showing how to answer exam questions, followed by essays.  This is 21st Century learning and it works!

 

Have a look at http://www.hotmoodle.com  a website for psychology .

 

 

 

 

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Infographic: Citizenship in the digital age

Infographic: Citizenship in the digital age | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Digital citizenship is not so different from traditional citizenship. We still need to guide students to be kind, respectful and responsible. What’s new is teaching them how to apply these values to the realities of the digital age.
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Interesting infographic on digital citzenship.

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Dinah Galligo's curator insight, November 7, 5:01 AM

La nétiquette ... version augmentée !

Pamela Hills's curator insight, November 18, 5:24 PM

 This is something had not thought about. The digital world has changed many things And this is one we have over looked .

Qwertynomics's curator insight, November 29, 4:32 PM

I love this Digital Citizenship Infographic. It is nice and clean and would look great in any classroom. 

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Using the webcam to engage with online students

Using the webcam to engage with online students | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Studying online can be a very solitary process and it’s this feeling of isolation that is most often attributed to the high rate of student drop-outs in online courses. As an online teacher, this makes quickly building a good relationship with your students all the more vital. 

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My first blog post for the EnglishUp teachers' blog.

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Edgar Mata's curator insight, November 12, 10:34 PM

Esta puede ser una buena idea

Antonio Bautista's curator insight, November 24, 6:26 AM

Muy útil y con perspectiva de futuro para tutoriales

Anna-Liisa Hayward's curator insight, November 25, 8:00 AM

Useful tips!

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10 Habits for successful English language learning

10 Habits for successful English language learning | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Here are some tips to help you build good learning habits and make your lessons more productive and to make English language learning part of your life.

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Some tips for developing language skills.

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MOOCs Aren’t Revolutionizing College, but They’re Not a Failure

MOOCs Aren’t Revolutionizing College, but They’re Not a Failure | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Pritchard still questions the effects MOOCs will have; for one thing, he doesn’t see how they can have a sustainable business model on their own. But that doesn’t mean MOOCs are merely another overhyped technology. Ideas about what they offer, and whom they might help, are evolving as rapidly as the MOOCs themselves.
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Some interesting stats and research findings, but it's questionable as to how many of these course were genuinely MOOCs rather than just large free online courses.

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Erma F. Ballesteros's curator insight, December 17, 12:33 AM

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Innovations in the continuing professional development of English language teachers

Innovations in the continuing professional development of English language teachers | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
With thirteen stimulating papers covering a wide range of geographical areas and educational contexts, this publication will interest anyone involved in the continuing professional development of English language teachers wishing to reflect on and refresh their practice.
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Free PDF ebook from the British Council.

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So Why Learn English: A personal view from Brazil

So Why Learn English: A personal view from Brazil | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

In the last 2 years I have interviewed over 100 candidates in Brazil, all of which were in English because no other language unites an international company like ours. Only 40% of these candidates were fluent in English and the rest didn’t even make it past the 1st round even though they had excellent experience.

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An article with a good infographic on the importance of learning English.

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Warmers and fillers for the online classroom - EnglishUp

Warmers and fillers for the online classroom - EnglishUp | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

The online classroom can at times seem like a very cold space and building a supportive and friendly environment for students while getting a clear idea of their capabilities can be quite challenging. Having some zero preparation activities up your sleeve to get students speaking can be a real benefit. 

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Some tips for worming up the online classroom.

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, November 27, 3:00 AM

Usefuuuuuuul!!!

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How to Turn a Classroom Research Project into an Infographic | Edudemic

How to Turn a Classroom Research Project into an Infographic | Edudemic | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Conveying information in a striking, concise way has never been more important, and infographics are the perfect pedagogical tool with which to do so. Below, you’ll find my experience with designing an infographic-friendly classroom research project, explained in a step-by-step process you can implement in your own classroom.

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Some nice suggestions here.

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The Rice Process's curator insight, November 24, 8:22 AM

infographics present the greatest opportunity to increase the effectiveness of what is being taught. Designing visual representation of information is more than translating words to pictorials.  The construction involves filtering the information, drawing relationships, revealing patterns and representing the information as meaningful content. 

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, November 25, 3:05 AM

For this process, I recommend NeoMam Studio’s “13 Reasons Why Your Brain Craves Infographics,” which describes their efficacy in a visually compelling way...

Anna-Liisa Hayward's curator insight, November 25, 7:50 AM

Very useful!

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The Digital Divide and screen time - Innovate My School

The Digital Divide and screen time - Innovate My School | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
The more technology that is introduced into education, the more discussions are had regarding accessibility and usage. Edtech expert Nicole Ponsford takes a look at how the Digital Divide and issues surrounding screen-time can overlap.
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Interesting research.

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What will the tablet of the future look like?

What will the tablet of the future look like? | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Edtech is progressing at an incredible speed, and it can often be difficult to see what’s ahead. Dominic Norrish, group director of technology at United Learning Dominic Norrish takes a look at what we can expect for tablets and 1:1 learning.
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Deceptive title for an article which is really about 1:1 tablet computing in schools and how to choose the correct model for your school.

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John Rudkin's curator insight, November 15, 4:21 AM

More about how to ensure you choose the right path....

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Social responsibility, global development, and the future of learning.

Social responsibility, global development, and the future of learning. | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
The future of education and international development: Egon Zehnder brought together Save the Children Chief Executive Jasmine Whitbread and educational scientist Sugata Mitra to talk about the need to develop a new paradigm for global development – one that puts a premium on sharing knowledge, building partnerships, and collaboration across sectors.
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Interesting dialogue.

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, November 15, 7:51 PM

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Γιώργος Παπαναστασίου's curator insight, November 16, 9:11 AM

Sugata Mitra: A good curriculum is one that is changing every single day – not once every five years, as it does now in much of the developed world.


Jasmine Whitebread: Education is one of the areas where huge change is possible in the next few years. 

Dennis Swender's curator insight, November 17, 3:23 AM

The last two chapters of Banks brings additional insight to global identity awareness.

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The Benefits of Students Teaching Students Through Online Video

The Benefits of Students Teaching Students Through Online Video | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
The best student video tutorial creators are sometimes made the kids who've struggled the most to understand.
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Love this idea.

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Dennis Swender's curator insight, November 11, 4:49 PM

Online as well as f2f, this process puts Vygotsky's zone of proximal development into practice. 

Linda Kaiser, PhD's curator insight, December 4, 12:26 PM

The best way to learn something is to teach it to someone else.  These students in this article are doing just that.  Those who struggle to learn a new concept have found that teaching it to their peers via a video presentation are learning more deeply than if they were just trying to understand the concepts on their own. 

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Preface | Teaching in a Digital Age

Preface | Teaching in a Digital Age | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

The book examines the underlying principles that guide effective teaching in an age when everyone,and in particular the students we are teaching, are using technology. I provide you with a framework for making decisions about your teaching, while understanding that every subject is different, and every instructor has something unique and special to bring to their teaching.

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A very interesting open textbook.

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Maria Flouraki's curator insight, November 6, 5:27 PM

An interesting article for teachers

Vineta Erzen's curator insight, November 15, 5:56 AM

Food for thought . Recommend.. 

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Practical English Usage - The App!

Practical English Usage - The App! | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Practical English Usage by Michael Swan was one of the first books I ever bought when I started learning to teach. It's one of the few that I still keep on my shelf and probably the one that I have most often consulted, especially in those early years as a classroom teacher when I was having to field constant grammar questions from my enthusiastic students - who I suspected knew much more about the rules of grammar than I did.

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This is my review of the app version of an ELT classic.

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carldowse's curator insight, November 5, 6:12 AM

These days I tend to use Martin Parrot's wonderful Grammar for English Language Teachers as my first port of call, but this app is a very handy tool and Nik Peachey has some nice ideas for how to use it in the classroom.