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My Future Self: Send email time capsules & keep a private journal online

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Send emails to your future self and keep a private diary online. Completely free. Send email time capsules to yourself or keep a journal for your kids.

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A Resources special: Online learning - Education needs to plug into Web 2.0 - resources - TES

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Social media is not the enemy. In fact, it can be a valuable asset in
the classroom, argues Tom Barrett

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Patricia Kuhl: The linguistic genius of babies | Video on TED.com

Patricia Kuhl shares astonishing findings about how babies learn one language over another -- by listening to the humans around them and "taking statistics" on the sounds they need to know.
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9 Characteristics Of 21st Century Learning

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10 Ways To Start Using Skype In The Classroom - Edudemic

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Using Skype in the classroom shouldn't be a daunting task. In fact, it's a simple and effective education tool that not enough students get to try out!

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10 Minute Critical Thinking Activities for English Classes

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Critical thinking activities engage students' logic, rationality and judgment in problem-solving inquiries.

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CICINATO CARMO's comment, April 11, 2012 7:04 AM
@Selma Simple, doable and straightforward.. I particularly like the Hannah's "Character Critique" suggestion. We can also adapt it and use it with listening activities.
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Educational Technology Guy: Evernote for Education

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EdTech Checklist

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Is it easy to use?
Is it fun?
Is it appropriate for students’ age, abilities, cultural backgrounds and interests?
Do the students take responsibility for using this technology?
Does it offer various activities?
Does it allow students to practice their English in a meaningful way?
Is it justified from a pedagogical point of view, or is it just a cool new toy?
Is it easy to integrate with other tools?
Is it safe to use with students?


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Burcu Akyol's curator insight, April 8, 2013 2:48 AM

A checklist you can use before you decide whether to use a tool or not. Any other questions you'd like to add?

socialsciencesclub's curator insight, April 18, 2013 7:10 AM

May seem obvious at first glance....but interesting and useful questions to ask. 

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Pictochart A Great Tool for Teachers to Create Infographics

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"Piktochart is an awesome infographic creation tool for teachers.I stumbled upon this in my Twitter and after trying it I decided to add it to my List of The Best Infographic Creation Tools. There has been so much focus on the use of Infographics in education because of their huge potentail as learning tools. Their bright colours together with the way they present inforamtion make them ideal for classroom inclusion..."

 

List of The best Infographic Creation Tools:

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/05/eight-free-tools-for-teachers-to-make.html


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Free Technology for Teachers: Five Ways to Create Word Clouds

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20 Ways to Use Edmodo

20 Ways to Use Edmodo...

 

Are learning management systems going the way of the Web 2.0 tools?  I often opt for the philosophy of 'small tools loosely joined' when I work with students. I have to be careful that I don't give them too many digital places to go, too many usernames and passwords, too many learning curves.  After all it is not the tools that are primar, but the affordances they offer and the adjacent and unexpected possibles that open up as they use these tools to research, write and share.

 

So that's the long way around the barn to say:  perhaps Edmodo is a useful tool still because it does so much.  It reminds me of Diigo.  Perhaps as teachers who use tech in our teaching we should measure the cognitive weight of the tools we ask our students to use with an eye toward getting good 'weight'. 

 


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AnnaB's curator insight, July 9, 2013 3:06 AM

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carldowse's curator insight, July 10, 2013 4:11 AM

Edmodo provides a simple to set-up, easy to use virtual learning environment which is especially suited to smaller groups. It's a hosted service (unlike Moodle) and works quite well on mobile devices. If you're thinking of offering a blended learning package to your learners then it's a good place to start.

Anne-Mart Olsen's curator insight, July 10, 2013 4:12 AM

I found that edmodo was particularly useful, as student easily identified with the platform.