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TC Quick Tip: Teaching a Song Effectively in 7 Steps

TC Quick Tip: Teaching a Song Effectively in 7 Steps | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
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We all love music.. and singing a song is both effective and fun way to practice and learn a new langauge. These are great easy tips to follow to improve your fun time in your English class.

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So how much more real does it need to be?!

So how much more real does it need to be?! | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
In a series on virtual World Makers, Draxtor Despres just released this wonderful interview with inworld designer, Eshi Otawara - enjoy :-) Virtual artwork – just like the physical artwork - stimul...
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I found this in Mariis Blog. She's a Part-time Lecturer and PhD Candidate, Dept. of Communication, Aalborg University in Copenhagen, Denmark. She Blogs about the use of SL and other digital media in research, teaching, and learning. 


This is episode number 3 in the Draxtor Series:Draxtor and Machinimas for all  http://www.youtube.com/user/draxtordespres?feature=watch

 

Well, Draxtor is back with a new episode on SL and reality.. wonderful interview with Eshi Otawara.. showing us her work and her spirit on creating what she loves... just wonderful insight on what it feels to be an avatar... :)

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Mimi Ito - Weblog: Connected Learning

Mimi Ito - Weblog: Connected Learning | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
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Connected Learning is what we should be teaching right now.. 

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Storyboard That – online storyboard creator for schools

Storyboard That – online storyboard creator for schools | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
Storyboard That is a cutting edge Web 2.0 tool for rapidly creating amazing storyboards, no art skills needed. Great for business meetings and in the classroom for students to express their creativity.

Via Baiba Svenca, Carla Arena, Pilar Pamblanco
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Telling stories.. creating machinimas ... great filming resource.. :)

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Carol Thomson's curator insight, July 12, 2013 5:51 AM

struggled to use in school (internet issues) but seems a good way to go.

Venkatesh Surya's comment, March 17, 2014 2:53 AM
that is a great innovation in studying
Venkatesh Surya's comment, March 17, 2014 2:53 AM
that is a great innovation in studying
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Reconfiguring Pedagogy: Technology/Society/Teaching

Reconfiguring Pedagogy: Technology/Society/Teaching | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
How can we understand education, and the roles of schools and teachers, in the “softwarised” context of the early 21st century? In this paper I focus on the issue of what software and technology really mean for education.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Vladimir Kukharenko, juandoming
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Marinhos's curator insight, April 1, 2013 10:38 AM

Desafios, desafios. Muitos, mas apenas para que está disposto a abandonar a zona de conforto.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 4, 2013 2:54 AM

This article is important in highlighting the role and importance of education in a 21st century context. Children we are teaching today have a much better knowledge of technology than most teachers. This paper also goes through the pedagogical approaches to software and technology.

Ludmila Smirnova's curator insight, May 6, 2013 8:07 AM

Paradigm shift requires the shift in educational approaches. This article is about just that

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What Is the Best Approach Teachers can Take Towards Homework?

What Is the Best Approach Teachers can Take Towards Homework? | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
An award-winning English and Social Studies teacher at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, Calif., Larry Ferlazzo is the author of Helping Students Motivate Themselves: Practical Answers To Classroom Challenges, The ESL/ELL Teacher's Survival...
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« What Is the Best Approach Teachers can Take Towards Homework?

 

Dr. Cathy Vatterott is the author of Rethinking Homework: Best practices that support diverse needs (2009):

 

1. Treat homework as feedback. Homework should be used as formative feedback about learning, not as a summative assessment of learning. When homework is used as assessment of learning, and students are penalized for incomplete or incorrect assignments, it's often easier or less embarrassing for them to not attempt the work. If homework is understood by students, teachers, and parents to be formative feedback about learning, we remove the shame of not understanding as well as the temptation of parents to complete or correct homework.


2. Check for understanding before assigning practice. Practice homework should not be assigned until the teacher has assigned homework to check for understanding. Sometimes teachers think they are assigning practice, only to discover that for some students it's new learning! Homework should not be used for new learning.

 

3. Track homework completion but don't count it as part of the grade. This approach is consistent with the use of homework as formative assessment. As more schools move to standards based grading, it is becoming increasingly common that homework is not graded, but given feedback and monitored for completion. If homework is not graded, homework completion is typically reported as a work habit.

 

4. Help students see homework as practice for assessments. While teachers fear students won't do homework if it's not graded, it shouldn't take long for students to see the relationship of homework to their performance on assessments. We are simply delaying gratification! Teachers can encourage this insight by having students chart the relationship between the percentage of homework assignments completed and their grades on assessments. For the teacher, this often reveals for which students homework is effective, as well as for which students homework is ineffective or even unnecessary.

 

5. Don't assume your homework tasks are infallible. We tend to assume that a specific homework task will lead to the learning we desire, and will work for all students. If we allow students to have input into the tasks that work best for them, we empower students to take more responsibility for their learning.

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Avatars for Peace: An EFL Language Project in Virtual worlds

Avatars for Peace: An EFL Language Project in Virtual worlds | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
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Announcing the Avatar for Peace Project.... Have you got an avatar?.. Well, show your face for peace.. Avatars of the world ...Unite and show your face for Pace!!!!

All avatars are invited.. please.... Get a picture of your avatar,design a little poster with it... write a message promoting peace and tag your poster to me... they will be part of our school project..avies from the world... contributing to the learning of a second language.. you can include English and your language in your message... think peace!

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152679771720368.1073741832.642495367&type=1

http://doris3meflcenter.blogspot.com/2013/03/my-face-for-peace-project-fireworks-for.html

We also have a Pinterest group: http://pinterest.com/doris3m/our-faces-for-peace-efl-for-peace/

you can go to http://www.picmonkey.com/ or http://pixlr.com/express ;  and get it done.. next tag it to me.. thanks for participating.

Our facebook group: My Avatar for Peacehttps://www.facebook.com/groups/641621699186528/

You can upload your avatar photo and message in our Facebook group...

Follow us in twitter: #facesandavatarsforpeace

 

Feel free to join us and invite others to join in spreading peaceful messages..

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All you need is to get a photo of your avatar and edit it write a message.. then tag it to us... Join also the My face for Peace dream http://myfaceforpeace.org
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Images and Language of Peace

Images and Language of Peace | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it

and... I found Pinterest... love at first image... Doris is using Pinterest, an online pinboard to collect and share what inspires us.

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A quick collection or pictures, drawings, ideas, messages, lights and tools to support an education for peace.. Great conversation starters.. Hope it helps igniting warm lights in everybody's heart.

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english/teaching

english/teaching | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
Edward Howell Designs: Grammar Posters
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I just love this kind of resources for learning and teaching.. and remembering and promising myself I will try to get better when writing... ;)

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Education Infographics

Education Infographics | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
10 Principles for Effective Vocabulary Instruction
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All these look like great tips to remember when teaching vocabulary...

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Marisa Constantinides – TEFL Matters - Peace Education and ELT

Marisa Constantinides – TEFL Matters - Peace Education and ELT | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
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As we continue working on our Avatar for peace project, we keep on finding gems on the road... this is From Marisa Contantinides, a wonderful language educator... She explains here why teaching about peace is a good idea for language learners or any kind of learner...

 

Educating for Peace requires improvement or development of the following:

Becoming a good communicator – improving communication skills

Developing the ability to resolve conflicts

Improving understanding and developing empathy for others

Developing the ability to view issues from a multiple perspective

Developing critical thinking

 

There is also a need for knowing things. Learners who know very little about the world and others will need help with:

Improvement of general knowledge

Knowledge of the target language community

Knowledge of their own country and their own culture

Knowledge of cultures other than their own

 

Finally, educating for peace requires more self-confidence and improvement of self-image in our learners.

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Be the Change you Want to See in Education

Be the Change you Want to See in Education | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
Nikhil Goyal took the initiative and did what many teachers dared not do for fear of losing their jobs and missing out on early retirement. He wrote One Size Does Not Fill All.
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Wel, this is revolutionary ..indeed. I have had the same feeling for a long time... It's time we start making things happen... students are going to demand that on the long run.. so here we have some good reasons to back up all those rebel educators like me.. ;) 

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Love at First Sight

Love at First Sight | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
This lesson plan is designed around a short film called White Night by Arev Manoukian and a commercial inspired by the short film, and the theme of love at first sight. Students write a narrative f...
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wonderful lesson to learn and use for a speaking, or writing class.... just wonderful.. I hope I getthe chance to use it.. sometime.. and I will let you know.. what happened..

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Digital Curation for Educators

IATEFL 2013 presentation http://collablogatorium.blogspot.com.br/2013/03/contentcuration.html
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This is by Carla Arena... she presents beautifuly why educators and students as well should become curators...

 

“Knowledge now lives not just in libraries and museums and academic journals. It lives not just in the skulls of individuals. Our skulls and our institutions are simply not big enough to contain knowledge. Knowledge is now a property of the network, and the network embraces businesses, governments, media, museums, curated collections and minds in communication.” David Weinberger - Too Big to KnowThursday, April 4, 13

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Images and Language of Peace

Images and Language of Peace | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
and... I found Pinterest... love at first image... Doris is using Pinterest, an online pinboard to collect and share what inspires you.
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Mesages and images that inspire and communicate the way to global peace.... you may say I am a dreamer... but I'm no the only one...I hope someday you can join us.. and the worl will live as one...

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Do Teaching Online & Face-to-Face Classes Require Different Skills?

Do Teaching Online & Face-to-Face Classes Require Different Skills? | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
Teachers need to cater to individual learners more online than face-to-face. In the face-to-face environments, students learn from each other and from the teacher.
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Yes, certainly. Different environtments need different tools and approaches.. This post by Dr. Nellie Muller Deutsch points out her experince on teaching both on line and in face to face situations. 

  
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CÓMO APRENDER A COOPERAR PASO A PASO (I) La cohesión grupal

CÓMO APRENDER A COOPERAR PASO A PASO (I) La cohesión grupal | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
Crédito de la imagen Este es el primero de una serie de entradas que queremos dedicar al tema del aprendizaje cooperativo. No sabemos si es necesario volver a justificar la necesidad de usar este t...

Via Ramon Aragon, Mariano Fernandez S.
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Very important literacy... if you don't know how to cooperate you won't be able to connct in a productive way... Working on projects with others is the best way to get farther... all together ..we are stronger. :)

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Jacinto's curator insight, March 15, 5:36 AM

Iniciación al Aprendizaje cooperativo

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Embedding creative thinking skills training into our EFL practice

Embedding creative thinking skills training into our EFL practice | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
"It has been suggested that creativity (or, as it is also termed, divergent production) is not a single unifying ability but is viewed as a composite of intellectual abilities.
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Wonderful ideas to get students producing in the target language... :) Thanks Marisa.. you rock!
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The Best Tools For Creating Visually Attractive Quotations For Online Sharing | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

The Best Tools For Creating Visually Attractive Quotations For Online Sharing | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
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Excellent set of tools for different needs.. Isn't it amazing the think you find when working on a project..? Wow, I am walking the path my students should walk when working on projects.. serendipity take you places everytime.. :) Keep on shining Love and Peace! Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

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The road to peace | TED Playlists | TED

The road to peace | TED Playlists | TED | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
Peace. It's humanity's eternal, elusive dream. These speakers offer inspired ideas, practical advice and real-world examples from around the globe of how it just might be attainable.
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Inspirational talks on Peace!! 

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How to create and use comics with your English language learners!!! | Christina Martidou's Blog

How to create and use comics with your English language learners!!! | Christina Martidou's Blog | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
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Excellent choice of tools... Have fun... keep teaching and learning... 

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Teaching Resources

Teaching Resources | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
Pay attention, Please!
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ahhh really useful.... want to share your secret.. what do you do to call your students attention... I just keep quiet!! it works everytime..

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Peace Metaphors

Peace Metaphors | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
Peaceby50 is an active conversation about transforming our world by 2050 through peaceful actions and conscious solutions.
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Look what I found... Peace Methaphors... learning the language of images.. hope it sparks some ideas and peaceful conversations.. :) Keep on shinng Love and Peace!

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Teaching Students to Analyze Complex Nonverbal Texts

Teaching Students to Analyze Complex Nonverbal Texts | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
Standard 9 of the Common Core State Standards underscores the importance of students reading and writing about complex literary and informational texts, skills critical for "college and career readin
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Literacies.. how to work with different kind of texts... phhhhh. Life used to be quieter before.. just books full of words and little images here or there... well, That has definetely changed.. and we need to get ready to teach our students..

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Algunas bibliotecas online en español a tener en cuenta

Algunas bibliotecas online en español a tener en cuenta | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
Algunas opciones en bibliotecas online en español para tener en cuenta
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Bibliotecas que ofrecen acceder de manera gratuita a una variedad de recursos como Ilustraciones, música, audiolibros y una cantidad impresionante de literatura que podemos disfrutar en streaming.  Muy bueno seria que las bibliotecas de cada escuela contara con saber sobre estos recursos y ofrecerlos a sus usuarios.. Los maetros, profesores y bibliotecologos son los llamados a promocionar y dar uso a esta gran cantidad de recursos educativos.... Si hay.. si se puede.. solo falta quien indique caminos para llegar a lugares que enriquescan las vidas de muchos... yo ya estoy haciendo mi parte :) a ver quien se anima?... recuerden leer los comentarios.. siempre hay gente que contribuye con mas recursos...

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