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Embrace Adaptive Testing

Embrace Adaptive Testing | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Paper and pencil can't adapt. Adaptive testing is really about personalizing the knowledge of the student. It is about understanding the individual student. If we can understand enough individual students and aggregate the data, then a school can create a plan to help those students progress and move ahead.

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Сollection of 11 sources with learning activities

Сollection of 11 sources with learning activities | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

For teachers who need to continually find great writing prompts and activities for their students, the Internet provides a huge array of options. This article presents some of the best sources for writing activities, carefully selected from hundreds of potential ideas.


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A nice collection of links to writing related resources.

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EduClick_España's curator insight, June 15, 8:01 AM

For teachers who need to continually find great writing prompts and activities for their students, the Internet provides a huge array of options. This article presents some of the best sources for writing activities, carefully selected from hundreds of potential ideas.

Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, June 21, 7:03 PM

Sometimes it's hard finding a good writing prompt, especially when you constantly need new ones for assessment purposes. This collection of writing sites includes prompts for stories, journals, poetry, and how to write citations for research writing.

shrikewolds's curator insight, Today, 1:38 AM

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Creativity in the English language classroom

Creativity in the English language classroom | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

The activities will help teachers to explore the role of creativity in the classroom both in the sense of helping students to express their unique creative identity and also by helping them to think about and use language in a creative way. The activities are suitable for a broad range of students from young to old and from low to higher levels and can be used alongside your existing syllabus and course materials to enhance your students’ experience of learning English.

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A free ebook.

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Rosidah Awang's curator insight, June 25, 8:59 PM

Useful tips on developing creativity in language classroom.

Tamar Naline Shumiski's curator insight, June 26, 8:44 AM

Melhorando suas aulas de Inglês.

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Very good
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Using the TeamUp calendar to schedule learning

One of the greatest challenges to effective study and teaching is organising and managing time efficiently. This becomes even more of a challenge if you want to get your students working in a collaborative way and blending their classroom activity with online activities and projects.

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A review and some learning tips for the TeamUp online calendar.

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Armando's curator insight, June 22, 5:43 AM

Using the TeamUp calendar to schedule learning

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5 Free Apps to Tell Creative Stories on Instagram

5 Free Apps to Tell Creative Stories on Instagram | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Instagram is more than just an app for photo filters, it's a community to share stories. And sometimes, the app's built-in features aren't good enough to tell the story you want to. But there are some innovative third-party apps that let you get creative with Instagram. Third-party apps for Instagram are nothing new. In fact,…
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Some great tools if you have students with Instagram accounts.

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Today's top 15 UK edtech influencers on Twitter | Media Taylor

Today's top 15 UK edtech influencers on Twitter | Media Taylor | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Today's top 15 UK edtech influencers on Twitter from Influmetrics. These 15 are a subset derived from Influmetrics edtech leaderboard.

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Nice to be mentioned here at number 7.

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Teacher-researchers in Action

Teacher-researchers in Action | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Edited by Kenan Dikilita ş , Richard Smith and Wayne Trotman Published by IATEFL Research SIG in June 2015 Click on the front cover image below to freely browse in or download a copy of the book.

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A free ebook to download.

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Pamela Hills's curator insight, June 17, 12:12 PM

 There is no reason not to ask questions and find answers these days.

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Transforming Teaching and Learning in Asia and the Pacific: Case Studies from Seven Countries

Transforming Teaching and Learning in Asia and the Pacific: Case Studies from Seven Countries | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

How are our teachers teaching in schools in the Asia-Pacific region? Do their pedagogical practices meet the needs of the 21st century? What is required to change teaching and learning? Through case studies on changing pedagogical landscapes in seven countries - Fiji, Indonesia, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, the Republic of Korea, and Viet Nam - this publication reflects on these questions and explores opportunities and challenges in transforming teaching and learning.

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A free PDF ebook.

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, June 6, 2:34 PM

A free ebook of case studies. 

Scott J. Simmerman's curator insight, June 7, 11:00 AM

Understanding and knowledge are certainly key components in making better choices and performing more effectively. With technology and globalization, best practices will be more apparent when we all share the best ideas for learning to learn

Stewart-Marshall's curator insight, June 14, 6:31 AM

A free e-book from UNESCO.

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Why We Changed Our Model of the “8 Essential Elements of PBL” | Blog | Project Based Learning | BIE

Why We Changed Our Model of the “8 Essential Elements of PBL” | Blog | Project Based Learning | BIE | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
BIE’s Essential Project Design Elements contain two new items, both of which are familiar to those who know PBL. One is “authenticity,” which has to do with how real-world the project is. The other is “reflection,” which we have previously coupled with “revision” but now stands on its own; students should reflect on what they’re learning, how they’re learning, and what they have accomplished in a project.
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Useful article for anyone interested in Project Based Learning.

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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

añada su visión ...

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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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Mª Jesús García S.M.'s curator insight, June 14, 6:26 AM

Tips for flipping lessons!

Becky Roehrs's curator insight, June 14, 2:15 PM

Skype, Google Hangouts plus more...

Apollo B. Gabazira's curator insight, June 18, 12:01 AM

Certainly the new paradigm to doing bisiness  - whether in the claassroon or company board room ..... We have to get used to this 

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Gamindex

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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

añada su visión ...

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

añada su visión ...

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Professional Practices for English Language Teaching - British Council

Professional Practices for English Language Teaching - British Council | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
A free online continuing professional development (CPD) course for people who are teaching English as a foreign language.
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This looks like a useful free course for teachers of English. Includes a completion certificate.

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Supporting Technology with the SAMR Model Plus Ten Great Resource Sites

Supporting Technology with the SAMR Model Plus Ten Great Resource Sites | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

In this post I wish to go beyond the idea of finding the tech in the standards. Instead in this post it will be important to see how the technology is being integrated in a classroom. Not only should the technology support the standards, but proper integration of technology will ensure productive and effective technology use and integration in the 21st Century Classroom.

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A sound introduction and some useful tips if you are interested in the SAMR model.

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Why online teaching liberates ESL teachers

Why online teaching liberates ESL teachers | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Inspired by her talk at Innovate ELT, guest blogger Jaime Miller of English Success Academy looks at the reasons and pluses for getting into teaching online.
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Nice blog post about being an online English teacher.

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, June 20, 12:52 PM

Worth reading!

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Why Online Students Succeed

Why Online Students Succeed | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Improving online student success can be overwhelming, but findings from a recent Eduventures study suggest that it is not as complicated as it seems.
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An interesting read with a useful tick list of things  to check for in your online offering.

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Alexandra Koukoumialou's curator insight, June 18, 2:00 AM

Loved the checklist!

 

ERBRAINS MICROSOFT DYNAMICS's curator insight, June 18, 2:07 AM

Real Time and the conversation

ElizabethHS's curator insight, June 19, 10:31 AM

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Using HelloTalk to practice language learning

Using HelloTalk to practice language learning | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
jīn yú zài shuì lián yè zi xià biān yóu zhe ne.  And for those of you who do not read pinyin Chinese, "The goldfish are swimming under the lily pad."  In the past few weeks I have been using an app...
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Interesting blog post about the use of HelloTalk

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Why Technology Will Never Fix Education

Why Technology Will Never Fix Education | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

The real obstacle is student motivation, and no gadget can create that.

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An interesting and controversial read.

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Pamela Hills's curator insight, June 5, 9:01 AM
If our past self could give students today any advise it is this. Learn all you can in school because you will be further ahead when you graduate. We live in a fast pace world a world so different from when we went to school. Be the dreamers. you are the future . The only one holding you back is you and being lazy only you can make the difference .
Sieg Holle's curator insight, June 5, 9:38 AM

Interesting food for thought -motivation is a quality issue?

Peter Rettig's curator insight, June 5, 12:45 PM

This certainly also applies to learning a foreign language. As a learning "tool", technology will only help if you really want to build something, e.g. your knowledge or skills....

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Children’s Rights in the Digital Age: A Download from Children Around the World | UNICEF Publications | UNICEF

Children’s Rights in the Digital Age: A Download from Children Around the World | UNICEF Publications | UNICEF | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

How do children see their rights affected by digital media and tools? In July and August 2014, 148 children in 16 countries took part in workshops to discuss the opportunities and risks associated with digital media; these discussions – and the voices of the child participants of the workshops – are reflected in this report

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Well worth reading for an insight into the minds and opions of kids/ teens growing up in a digitally connected world.

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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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bernieshoot's curator insight, June 7, 3:43 AM

#education #homeworks 

Michel Bergeron's curator insight, June 8, 4:56 PM

Les principes de la classe inversée s'appliquent très bien à la formation dans les organisations.

Pamela Hills's curator insight, June 17, 12:15 PM

 Face Book is not just social media , expand your horizons  , you can talk to people all over the world and learn new language, how to cook something different. With Skype you can take tour and never leave your home. You can get real news as it is unfolding. The world became so much smaller .  There is a whole world out there  waiting for you .

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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.

Ressources pour les cours d'anglais's curator insight, May 30, 1:19 PM

Pour découvrir différents services en ligne pour faciliter la collaboration par exemple.

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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

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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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