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UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers – Version 2.0

UNESCO’s framework emphasizes that it is not enough for teachers to have ICT competencies to be able to teach them to their students. Teachers need to be able to help students become collaborative, problem solving creative learners through using ICT so they will be effective global citizens. The Framework therefore addresses all aspects of a teacher’s work.

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How flipped learning works in (and out of) the classroom

How flipped learning works in (and out of) the classroom | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Flipped learning is more than just having students do homework during the school day. It’s more than just putting the onus on students to teach themselves. In fact, it’s neither of those things. Don’t be fooled by simple explanations of flipped classrooms that simplify a highly complex undertaking.

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A good but quite basic introduction to flipped learning.

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Norton Gusky's curator insight, May 24, 8:25 AM

Great infographic to use with teachers or parents who wonder why should I change my teaching and employ Flipped Learning. 

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, Today, 4:59 AM

Simple but good approach as an intro for newcomers

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Ednak - Intersection of Education & Tech

Ednak - Intersection of Education & Tech | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Ednak lets educators discover education technology tools & resources. Save, share and act on what matters most to you.

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This looks like a useful site for finding education appropriate web absed tools.

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Allan Tsuda's curator insight, May 19, 10:38 PM

Very smart; nicely put together site. Allows you to save your selection of resources into "Notebooks." Registration required. I would rate this a a "must-have" link at least.

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5 Tips for Planning Classroom Group Work - Innovate My School

5 Tips for Planning Classroom Group Work - Innovate My School | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Collaborative learning is a crucial part of education, but how to best go about organising it? GroupU’s Richard Canning gives his top five tips for this potentially-tricky area.
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Some nice tips here.

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Character Minutes's curator insight, May 16, 1:31 PM

Really like the idea of a "capture sheet." Use it to help a group or group member when the focus of the group is not on you or on your group.

Rosa Saló Sagué's curator insight, May 18, 4:14 AM

Collaborative learning 

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QUIZ: Tech Savvy Teaching: How Do You Rank?

QUIZ: Tech Savvy Teaching: How Do You Rank? | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it


WHERE ARE YOU IN THE GRAND SCHEME OF TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM? Are tech tools improving your teaching or just a distraction? The quiz below will rank you on our technology integration scale and provide you with smart tips to extend your tech comfort zone.

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Interesting to see how the questions perceive what tech savvy is.

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CHRISTINE OWEN's curator insight, May 22, 9:50 PM

Took the quiz and am pleased to say I'm making effective use of the technology in day to day teaching and learning.

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Global Oneness Project

Global Oneness Project | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Founded in 2006, the Global Oneness Project offers free multicultural stories and accompanying lesson plans for high school and college classrooms. Our award-winning collection of films, photo essays, and articles explore global, cultural, and environmental issues with a humanistic lens. Aligned to National and Common Core Standards, our curriculum content contains an interdisciplinary approach to learning and facilitates the development of active, critical thinking.

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Some really beautiful materials here with meaningful content.

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How to Transform Teaching with Tablets

How to Transform Teaching with Tablets | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Bereft of examples and inspiration, many educators struggle to conceive of iPad integration beyond mere substitution for whatever came before. Educators need guidance on how to leverage iPads as hubs of innovation that nurture the learning skills, competencies, and habits of mind that help students develop skills for today's world.

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Some interesting insights here.

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Rosa Saló Sagué's curator insight, May 18, 4:16 AM

Tablets, m-learning

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Karen Anson's curator insight, May 23, 2:02 AM

A long read but a great reminder that effectively using devices means more than just a new way to take notes and distribute materials.

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In English Digital 10

British Council's magazine for English language teachers working in lusophone countries, May 2015
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Really useful free magazine published by the British Council in Portugal.

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Teachers selling lesson plans online

Teachers selling lesson plans online | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

The website of TES Global - formerly The Times Educational Supplement - is offering teachers a digital platform to make money out of their lesson plans and teaching materials.


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Great idea.

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Tom cockburn's curator insight, April 20, 9:04 AM

Could be double edged

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2015 | IATEFL Online

2015 | IATEFL Online | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Live plenaries and interviews will be streamed for the following three day.

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The IATEFL plenaries go live in a few minutes. Starting with Donald Freeman.

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MinecraftEdu Takes Hold in Schools

MinecraftEdu Takes Hold in Schools | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Minecraft’s education options are as vast as the game itself. Don’t worry if you feel limited by time or your own imagination. Thousands of others are imaging worlds, too—and are willing to share.

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Interesting article on how Minecraft is being used in education.

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Frank Napoli's curator insight, April 7, 7:59 AM

Using a popular game to teach!

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When the Internet Delivers Its Own Content, What’s Left for the Teacher?

When the Internet Delivers Its Own Content, What’s Left for the Teacher? | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
I’ve started recognizing a common thread to the latest trends in teaching. Flipped learning, blending learning, student-centered learning, project-based learning, and even self-organized learning—they all marginalize the teacher’s expertise. Or, to put it more euphemistically, they all transform the teacher into a more facilitative role.
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Interesting article, but can't say that I agree on what the conception of a teachers expertise is. It's not about subject knowledge it's about understanding learning.

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RossanaPiccini's comment, April 3, 10:01 AM
This is not just sad news for us teachers, it is a dangerous belief in the power a few powerful people to control education at large. I find this worrying.
Robin Yu's curator insight, April 5, 1:06 PM

The companies that are taking over teachers' roles.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 21, 9:44 PM

There are two things that stood out for me in this article. First, Derrida's concept of deconstruction is a critical deconstructing of what we think is reality. His writing about teaching would not have eliminated the teacher and replaced the teacher with a burger flipper. The teacher's role would certainly transform and move beyond what we understand it to be, but it would be reconstructed to be further deconstructed.

 

The second point is that teaching is about leading and relating to students. That does not mean we do without teachers. It means that teachers are finding their way along the path.

 

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Three Awesome Educational Games Hiding in Plain Sight

Three Awesome Educational Games Hiding in Plain Sight | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
My intention here isn’t to argue that games have learning value. Educators don’t need convincing of this. Rather, what these three ostensibly ‘non-educational’ games show us is that there are many more options out there than we realize; we just need to shift out perspectives on what learning looks like. Our students already have, we just need to catch up.
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Interesting article on the use of mainstream computer games in education.

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ITTC_TEFL's curator insight, March 31, 9:59 AM

Some great games ideas, not just for younger learners! #ELT

ITTC_TEFL's curator insight, March 31, 10:01 AM

These great game ideas are not just for younger learners! #ELT

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ESL lesson plans for the digital world

ESL lesson plans for the digital world | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

I think if you asked most teachers, especially in their first few years of teaching, what would make their lives easier, the single most common answer you would get, would be ready made lesson plans and materials.


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This is my review of a great resource for ESL and EFL teachers.

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Robin Yu's curator insight, March 27, 6:01 AM

Nik Peachey's review of Off2Class is clear and comprehensive, as ever. 

Robin Yu's curator insight, March 27, 6:02 AM

Nik Peachey's review of Off2Class - online lessons.

Eve Lackman's curator insight, April 9, 8:30 PM

Well thought out lessons created by real teachers who have a passion for elearning. 

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Cloud Education: The Future of Learning, The Forum - BBC World Service

Cloud Education: The Future of Learning, The Forum - BBC World Service | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

What are the big challenges in education around the World? How do we ensure everyone learns to the best of their ability? Is new technology the answer? And what does it mean for teachers and pupils?

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Some interesting viewing.

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Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, May 20, 3:11 PM

Cloud Education, what does it mean for teachers and pupils?  Will this be the future?

CHRISTINE OWEN's curator insight, May 22, 9:29 PM

New technology must be accompanied by new pedagogies for new learning to take place. We are really only guessing at what the future holds for our students. In previous and even recent ages, we had a pattern of development to base our predictions upon. Now,the impossible is very likely, and the possible will be something else entirely tomorrow. We must ensure our students have the capacity to be adaptable and creative in their thinking to take advantage of and flourish in our world of ever improving technology and access.

Antonio Bautista's curator insight, May 24, 12:33 PM

Buena Información Sobre las Alternativas de futuro

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How an Indian Teacher is Transforming High School Practices Using Technology

How an Indian Teacher is Transforming High School Practices Using Technology | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Technology has helped me tremendously in converting my class from ‘Teacher Driven’ to ‘Student Driven’. Technology tools also provide me real time data about students learning – so I can adjust my teaching accordingly. Moreover, because of technology, I can encourage students to pursue their other areas of interest as well. For example, if a child has to attend any national level camp or any sports event, now can access lessons from my E-classroom or connect with class through video conference .

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Interesting interview.

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ajit jhangiani's curator insight, May 16, 7:39 AM

Fabulous. Very necessary. Might I assume that you have gotten together the necessary skill sets, the helpful team, that can assist you?

Character Minutes's curator insight, May 16, 1:25 PM

Great insight and advice.

Sonia Santoveña's curator insight, May 21, 2:18 AM

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Free Video Chat & Conferencing Tools and How to Use Them

Free Video Chat & Conferencing Tools and How to Use Them | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Tips and Resources for Using Free Video Conferencing Tools in Your Classroom Video conferencing and chat tools can be a wonderful instructional resource, as most educators know. You can bring the outside world and guests into your classroom, enable a
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Some useful tips and links here.

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, May 17, 10:25 AM

Skype, Google Hangouts, Oovoo, FaceTime - with links from Nik Peachey

Rosa Saló Sagué's curator insight, May 18, 4:13 AM

Skype, Google Hangouts, Oovoo...

Alexandra Koukoumialou's curator insight, May 18, 3:34 PM

The usual suspects, plus a couple of new kids on the block :-)

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Gamindex

Gamindex | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Gamindex focuses on bringing games to education through game reviews written for teachers.  Each review features a summary, benefits to the game, challenges for implementation, and ideas for class use.  You can also search for that perfect game based on your content area, gaming platform, and other information.

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A really useful resource for those interested in game based learning.

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Mónica Beloso's curator insight, May 9, 9:39 AM

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Sally Reeve's curator insight, May 19, 7:35 AM

Useful guide to games that could be used in teaching. Searching limited to one category at a time though so not easy to refine the search. Very US orientated and aimed  mostly at school pupils rather than students or adults. Good for getting overview of various games and possible uses.

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Augmented reality lessons

Augmented reality lessons | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Augmented reality is an enhanced media experience in an environment for a user. There are multiple types of experiences. These computer generated environments let you hear music or sounds, watch videos, move and scale a 3D model, or place you in a scene that can be anywhere. All of these possibilities are interactive and require the user to trigger the possible experience.

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Something very interesting to try with your students.

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Lucia Keijzer's curator insight, May 15, 5:29 AM

VR or AR surely must be the future in English Language Teaching.

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, May 19, 2:10 AM

An interesting all-in-one site to learn about AR... worth keeping!

Sonia Santoveña's curator insight, May 21, 2:20 AM

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How sticky is adaptivity?

How sticky is adaptivity? | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
‘Sticky’ – as in ‘sticky learning’ or ‘sticky content’ (as opposed to ‘sticky fingers’ or a ‘sticky problem’) – is itself fast becoming a sticky word. If you check out ‘sticky learning’ on Google T...
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Always a good read. Another posting from Philip Kerr.

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Redesigning the classroom: Can children teach themselves?

Redesigning the classroom: Can children teach themselves? | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Education pioneer Sugata Mitra joins The Stream to discuss the future of learning.
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Good introduction to the work of Sugata Mitra and the concepts of SOLE

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firesolid's curator insight, May 2, 1:43 AM

Its tremendous

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6 Ways to Make Learning Visible - Brilliant or Insane

When we make learning visible, teachers and students are better able to assess their impact.These six strategies will get you started.
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Some nice suggestions, especially for k12 and younger.

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Paul Simmons's curator insight, April 20, 5:44 AM

Unlike talent, the attainment of knowledge cannot be seen unless you make it really visible by creating a medium to showcase learning. And now, technology offers many ways to show that learning takes place. 

Anita Vance's curator insight, April 20, 8:56 AM

I like the idea of sharing and keeping a progression with a time for reflection...and the sketchbook for kids - their own book - how perfect.

Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, April 20, 8:29 PM

It's one thing to post student work, but it's quite another thing for the students to reflect on their work over time. Imagine what an impact it could make for a student to see how far he has progressed or for a student to see the final product of something she thought was beyond her reach.

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Mobilizing staff to use technologies in their teaching

Mobilizing staff to use technologies in their teaching | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
In this project, we formed a professional learning community, which had a number of teacher educators and other members of the faculty from a variety of areas. Members had range of experience with mobile and other digital technologies, from being inexperienced to having extensive experience.
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Some useful learning points here.

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Kajsa Hartig's curator insight, April 11, 8:41 AM

"It became very obvious that for the community to succeed, the members needed to have a common interest and have stakes in investigating mobile learning. "

Angela C. Dowd's curator insight, April 24, 12:39 PM

Thank you Nik...I like it that this article highlighted "investigating how to develop effective learning environments, and how to ensure the learning outcomes were achieved as a result of mobile device usage."

Sonia Santoveña's curator insight, May 21, 2:22 AM

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HLT Magazine- Creativity in language teaching

HLT Magazine- Creativity in language teaching | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Humanising Language Teaching Magazine offers lesson plans, student exercises, articles by top EFL professionals, new TEFL publication
notices, and much more for teachers and educators of English as a Foreign Langauge. Produced in associated with Pilgrims Limited.
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The focus of this issue of Humanistic Language Teaching focuses on different forms of creativity and how they can be employed in teaching and teacher training.

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Take the pain out of marking homework with CorrectiveFeedback

Take the pain out of marking homework with CorrectiveFeedback | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

CorrectiveFeedback enables you to automate a large part of the marking process and to also make the feedback you give more effective. It does this through using a number of marking ‘grids’ which you can customise to the needs of your students and the nature of your assignment.

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A really useful tool for speeding up and automating homework marking.

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Ressources pour les cours d'anglais's curator insight, April 1, 5:21 AM

A tester !

Alex Enkerli's curator insight, April 13, 8:37 AM

Nick Walker’s CorrectiveFeedback.com was a major part of our lab on writing support tools. Glad it’s being recognized.

Corrina Phoenix Miss English's curator insight, April 29, 1:36 PM

May try this.

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Six Powerful Motivations Driving Social Learning By Teens

Six Powerful Motivations Driving Social Learning By Teens | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Despite cautionary tales of teens and social networks, students have a lot to gain from incorporating what they learn in their personal digital space to the classroom.

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Interesting article.

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junewall's curator insight, March 28, 12:50 AM

David Price talked about these "Do it's" recently in relation to the whole concept of open learning. Perhaps use them as a check-list to see what you currently include in your teaching?

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