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Menco Platform - Build a PLE for Lifelong Learning

Menco Platform - Build a PLE for Lifelong Learning | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

On the site, users will be able to establish learning goals, create a plan to achieve them, and challenge others to accomplish their goals as well. Stay current on our coming launch and receive your invite to join our network today. Develop your own PLE.

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I'm really looking forward to the launch of this platform. I think it will be such a useful tool for CPD.

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Ruth Vilmi's comment, December 28, 2012 6:27 PM
Sounds great, Nick, why not PLL?
TURIOT's curator insight, July 25, 2014 12:36 PM

This looks like a very useful tool for lifelong learning. 

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Lesson plans and activities for exploiting video

Lesson plans and activities for exploiting video | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

There are now more than 40 step-by-step lesson plans as well as chapters on different approaches and paradigms for exploiting video, such as how to use video in blended learning, task based learning (TBL) or content and language integrated learning (CLIL).

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Download some free samples from my book.

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Using New Technology to Rediscover Traditional Ways of Learning

Using New Technology to Rediscover Traditional Ways of Learning | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Digital technology such as tablets can help teachers and students rediscover traditional ways of learning by using touch, movement, sound, and visuality.
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Some nice insights here.

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Donna Farren's curator insight, Today, 8:35 AM
I think there is a lot of good information that can be applied to distance education here. So many people get caught up in distance learning being text based they forget they can add these types of other tools.
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Spaces for Learning

Spaces for Learning | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

The design of any learning space must be guided by sound principles of learning and the spaces need to be matched to the pedagogy of those who will use them. The most amazing space will fail to enhance learning if it does not suit the needs of its users. There is a danger in hoping that new learning spaces will transform tired pedagogy; a belief that is not reflected by experience.


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Yes. There isn't much mention here of the growing space for learner autonomy,

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Lola Ripollés's curator insight, August 31, 2:39 AM

Undoubtedly the new learning spaces bring a fresh level of excitement to schools and students quickly fall in love with the options and the playfulness they offer. The challenge for schools is to avoid the lure of shiny new toys and ensure that the adoption of flexible spaces is part of a bigger shift in thinking that includes effective pedagogies and supports for teachers who will be using the new spaces.

Gary Bamford's comment, August 31, 4:01 AM
Trust Google to invent the Joe 90 'cage' ;)
Corrina Phoenix Miss English's curator insight, August 31, 3:30 PM

Do your surroundings affect your ability to learn?

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Peer editing in digital and mobile environments

Peer editing in digital and mobile environments | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

For years now I have been happily using EtherPad based services like primarypad.com/ and sync.in/ to get participants on the training courses I deliver to work collaboratively to create and peer edit texts. Increasingly though I've been having problems with the reliability of the free services these companies provide and the lack of reliable compatibility with mobile devices.

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A bit of an old posting but still relevant I hope.

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Connecting Students and Teachers for Better Learning

Connecting Students and Teachers for Better Learning | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
“With the pile of philosophical, conceptual, and empirical evidence showing the social nature of learning and the importance of human relationships (particularly the relationship between teacher and student) in learning and wellbeing, why are we working so hard to automate away any opportunity for these relationships to exist?”
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Love the quote above. Technology should be enabling human connections, not replacing them.

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, August 27, 11:12 AM

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How To Plan Better Professional Development

How To Plan Better Professional Development | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
These are a few ideas and values to get you started — there are many more that I encourage people to share in the comments. Simply, in all we do, be thoughtful, collaborative, and empowering when structuring professional learning.
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Some good sound suggestions.

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Download the FREE Fluency Posters

Download the FREE Fluency Posters | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Take advantage of a terrific new FREE resource from your friends at the Global Digital Citizen Foundation—download the Fluency Posters, a one-stop handy reference for understanding the essentials of the 21st Century Fluencies.

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Some useful free downloads.

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Seven Ways to Break the Consumer Mindset in Schools | John Spencer

Seven Ways to Break the Consumer Mindset in Schools | John Spencer | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
When I look at the data, I notice a trend. Students have never used their devices creatively. They have the power to capture and tell a story but they don't. They have the power to connect to an authentic audience, but it's not happening. They have the potential to build models and design products and turn things from wild ideas to tangible realities. However, it's not happening.
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Really useful article with some really good points about the use of technology by our students.

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How to Get a Job at Google

How to Get a Job at Google | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Hint: Getting hired is not about your G.P.A. It’s about what you can do and what you know.
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An interesting read and has some key takeaways for us as educators.

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In the Shadow of Second Life, Virtual Reality Startups Say This Time It'll Work. Really.

In the Shadow of Second Life, Virtual Reality Startups Say This Time It'll Work. Really. | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Several companies are building virtual worlds that live inside of VR. The dream: Disrupting everything about the real world.
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Interesting article about what's happening in virtual reality these days.

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Norton Gusky's curator insight, August 17, 9:51 AM

New attempts to bring virtual reality into the mainstream led by Linden Labs, the developer of Second City. 

David Bembry's curator insight, August 18, 8:21 AM

I see the future of apps as being virtual worlds into each company.

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For Students, the Importance of Doing Work That Matters

For Students, the Importance of Doing Work That Matters | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
The reality of this moment is that every one of our students can create and share and connect in ways that didn’t exist even a decade ago. I can’t imagine what it’s going to be like a decade from now. But I know this: if our students look at the work we’re asking them to do today and say “It doesn’t matter,” we’re missing a huge opportunity to help them become the learners they now need to be.
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A good point well made.

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, August 16, 10:21 AM

Don't we want "work that matters" for ourselves?  Why wouldn't that be just as important for students? -Lon

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Life Long Learning and CPD | greenbergweb library

Life Long Learning and CPD | greenbergweb library | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Discussion on impact and disruption in Education, where the opportunities exist for digital technologies. The changes that are providing Universities to better engage with their alumni, and ultimately with Enterprise.

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Interesting interview with Alan Greenberg, former head of education at Apple.

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How to find the perfect app: The Great App Checklist

How to find the perfect app: The Great App Checklist | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

We offer this checklist to help educators zero in on the app they need and to judge how well it performs key functions. This rubric can help developers understand how educators choose apps, what information would help someone in this audience, which details to mention in the app store summary, and what is the essential functionality.

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This could act as a useful model for creating your own checklist.

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MCLibrarianRMIT's curator insight, August 11, 2:04 AM

This could act as a useful model for creating your own checklist.

MCLibrarianRMIT's curator insight, August 11, 2:04 AM

This could act as a useful model for creating your own checklist.

Shaunda Douglas's curator insight, August 16, 9:32 AM
Interesting checklist
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Developing ebooks for ELT - 10 questions to ask before you begin

Developing ebooks for ELT - 10 questions to ask before you begin | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Here’s my starter for 10. Each of these is a whole topic in itself, and I’ve raised more questions than answers, so let’s consider this just a starting point! I was going to title this post “Why ebooks are a minefield”, but thought that sounded unnecessarily negative when discussing an area so rich with possibilities and opportunities. Read on to see if you think I was right to change the title.
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Some really useful tips here if you are thinking of launching an ewriting project.

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ICT Facts and Figures

ICT Facts and Figures | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Technological progress, infrastructure deployment, and falling prices have brought unexpected growth in ICT access and connectivity to billions of people around the world. In 2015 there are more than 7 billion mobile cellular subscriptions worldwide, up from less than 1 billion in 2000. Globally 3.2 billion people are using the Internet of which 2 billion are from developing countries

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Great to see some real impact in developing countries.


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Norton Gusky's curator insight, Today, 7:36 AM

It's important to see educational technology from a global perspective. ICT (Information communication technology)  is the name that most of the world uses to describe the digital processes that impact learning. 

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Redesign the Classroom to Enhance Learning

Redesign the Classroom to Enhance Learning | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
This article takes a look at how startups like Google, and Airbnb have built workspaces that improve employee happiness and thus improve productivity.
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An interesting read.

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, August 30, 11:50 AM

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Harvard Business School really has created the classroom of the future

Harvard Business School really has created the classroom of the future | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Whether they're in Beijing, Warsaw, or San Francisco, every student in Harvard's HBX Live! virtual classroom now sits front and center.
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Um? Really? I don't see this as the classroom of the future.

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Norton Gusky's curator insight, August 30, 7:23 AM

it's not likely other schools will go this direction, but it will certainly raise the bar for virtual learning. 

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How to Minimize Digital Classroom Distractions

How to Minimize Digital Classroom Distractions | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Classroom technologies such as smartphones, tablets, computers, and wireless internet access offer exciting opportunities to enhance and deepen the learning process. However, using technology in the classroom can also bring multiple distractions to students. Without your proactive supervision, students might access games, web pages, and social networking sites as you deliver instruction.
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Some good basic tips.

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Daniela Poggi's curator insight, August 27, 7:52 AM

Come evitare che i telefonini siano una distrazione

Steve Whitmore's curator insight, August 28, 10:30 AM

Do you have digital rules for technology for your office, classroom or school?  Here are some good ideas.

Antonio Bautista's curator insight, August 29, 6:06 AM

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Digital Video - A manual for language teachers

This book was designed to help language teachers access the potential of new video-based technologies for the purpose of language learning. The book covers a wide range of theoretical aspects but the main focus is on the practicalities of how to use various web-based and mobile applications to create motivating and engaging learning opportunities. The book contains more than 40 step-by-step lesson plans that guide the teacher through classroom and online activities. There are also 26 video tutor
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My book is now available across platforms on Scribd.

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Google launches teacher training center

Google launches teacher training center | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
The tech giant now provides tips and training for teachers using its classroom tools.
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Not big news, but some links that are worth checking if you want to get some form of Google accreditation.

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Pew confirms lots of social networking stereotypes

Pew confirms lots of social networking stereotypes | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Pew has released a new report today detailing America’s usage of social networking tools, and much of the report confirms things many people already suspected. First there’s Facebook. It remains the undisputed king of social networking, with a reported 72 percent of Internet users having an account with the service. Of those, an estimated 70 percent…
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Dawn Jensen's curator insight, August 31, 8:27 PM

Your social media presence has got to match where your clients and prospects reside.  Great information from Pew!

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Five Critical Skills to Empower Students in the Digital Age

Five Critical Skills to Empower Students in the Digital Age | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Even as educators are turning to technology to offer ever more granular data on children’s learning, November maintains teaching them to assess their own performance is more useful. Students could grade themselves, providing evidence to support conclusions and comparing the grades against the findings of the teacher.


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A good read.

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Mari Nena G's curator insight, August 18, 10:04 AM

Definitely a good read!

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Dinky Diana Kay Smith's curator insight, August 20, 5:22 AM

Children are not inspired to learn by repeating the same processes over and over. Children develop an interest in a variety of subjects because of interest. This interest can lead to a better understanding. Of a topic of interest when they are asked to research or are inspired to research to learn more about something. By allowing a child to delve into a topic allows for greater understanding in the sense of accomplishment.

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7 Education Disruptors that Are Making Learning More Fun

7 Education Disruptors that Are Making Learning More Fun | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
New tools are upending the way we teach and learn. Read on to find out what we think are the coolest innovations in 2015 affecting the education space.
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Some nice links and examples in this article.

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Sveta Glushkova's curator insight, August 17, 3:15 AM

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Particularly interested in Numbers 6 and 7.

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Goal: Share Your Edtech Success Story

Goal: Share Your Edtech Success Story | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Create a blog post sharing your success story of how you used technology to inspire learning. You can submit these stories to Sylvia by posting in the comments section below, tweeting it to her (@ESLBrain) or post the link in this Facebook thread where she mentions the idea. Also, discover more about this goal from her short video sharing her inspiration.

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This free teacher development course is offering 10 free copies of my new book on using Digital Video (https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/digital-video/id1025275485) as prizes for participation.

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Digital Video - By Nik Peachey on Vimeo

A quick look at Digital Video, the first in a series of manuals for language teachers and teacher educators.
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The promotional video for my new ebook.

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steve batchelder's curator insight, August 10, 5:11 AM

The promotional video for my new ebook.