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The Differences Between Projects And Project-Based Learning - Edudemic

The Differences Between Projects And Project-Based Learning - Edudemic | MyMathima | Scoop.it
There's a big difference between using projects in the classroom versus project-based learning in the classroom. What are those differences, you ask?
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10 Resources For Learning Over The Summer - Edudemic

10 Resources For Learning Over The Summer - Edudemic | MyMathima | Scoop.it
It’s been a long, long school year between hurricanes, snow, and days off from school. Many parts of the nation won’t be getting out on time this year.
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textadventures.co.uk - Create and play text adventure games

textadventures.co.uk - Create and play text adventure games | MyMathima | Scoop.it
Play text adventure games, create and share your own interactive fiction stories.

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, May 13, 2013 10:34 AM

Another good application that fosters reading and writing skills as well as creativity... extremely catchy

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When To Put The Tech Away In Your 1:1 (or Any) Classroom - Edudemic

When To Put The Tech Away In Your 1:1 (or Any) Classroom - Edudemic | MyMathima | Scoop.it
Beth and Shawn take a look at the often-overlooked question of when to put the tech away in a classroom that has boatloads of electronics everywhere.
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22 Simple Ideas for Harnessing Creativity in the Elementary Classroom

22 Simple Ideas for Harnessing Creativity in the Elementary Classroom | MyMathima | Scoop.it
Trisha Riche' is a kindergarten inclusion teacher at R. L. Brown Elementary in Jacksonville, FL. The grade-level chair at her school, Trisha was selected as one of the top ten most innovative educat
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Nik's QuickShout: Exploiting Infographics for ELT

Nik's QuickShout: Exploiting Infographics for ELT | MyMathima | Scoop.it
For a while now I have been increasingly interested in using infographics in the design of the learning materials and courses I create for students and teachers. For those of you who haven't encountered the term 'infographic' ...

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sarspri's curator insight, April 16, 2013 7:18 PM

Visual, visual, visual ...

A post by a classroom language teacher and teacher trainer, Nik Peachey.

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To animate or not to animate.....

To animate or not to animate..... | MyMathima | Scoop.it
In less than an hour I will be doing a webinar (repeated later today to accommodate different time zones around the world. We (that's me and Pearson) will be using the Saba platform which means the...
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27 Ways To Be A 21st Century Teacher - Edudemic

27 Ways To Be A 21st Century Teacher - Edudemic | MyMathima | Scoop.it
So what does it take to become a 21st century teacher? This handy chart details more than two dozen ways to get started. A must-read and share.
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iTILT Podcast 01 - Margret Oberhofer

In this, the first episode of the ITiLT podcast, project manager Margaret Oberhofer of the University of Antwerp -- LINGUAPOLIS (www.linguapolis.be/) talks a...

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Graham Stanley's curator insight, April 1, 2013 6:55 PM

You can now listen to the first of the iTILTeu podcasts on Youtube (more to follow)

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar | MyMathima | Scoop.it
A classic storybook I found on youtube.

Great for teaching the days of the week, colors and the natural world (butterflies). See some worksheets and resources…

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Carmenne Kalyaniwala-Thapliyal's curator insight, March 15, 2013 6:59 AM

THE classic text used for teaching EFL

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CristinaSkyBox: Shakespeare for Students

CristinaSkyBox: Shakespeare for Students | MyMathima | Scoop.it

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Esther's curator insight, March 3, 2013 4:36 AM

Great job!

Thanks, Cristina!

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7 Online Quiz Tools Perfect For Classrooms - Edudemic

7 Online Quiz Tools Perfect For Classrooms - Edudemic | MyMathima | Scoop.it
Whether you want to have students turn in work via an online form or simply take a quiz or test, online quiz tools are critical for connected classrooms.
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Having fun with Stative Verbs - worksheet

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A quick and fun activity for stative verbs I created with one of my B1+ classes (at Globe Language Centre) after finishing the first unit of our coursebook (Close Up) We cut out the words and start...
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The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American

The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American | MyMathima | Scoop.it
E-readers and tablets are becoming more popular as such technologies improve, but research suggests that reading on paper still boasts unique advantages

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Cyd Madsen's curator insight, May 16, 2013 12:57 AM

Hmmmmm.......

Lou Salza's curator insight, May 16, 2013 8:53 AM

I have been using text to speech almost exclusively for reading articles on the web, newspapers, and courese reading for a course in Leadership I am taking at Case Western Reserve University. I love the e-readers ( Read and Write Gold; Kindle, and Audio books)  because I can jack up the speed and read with my ears as fast as non dyslexics who are fluent readers read with their eyes. We need to understand the 'cost' of eye reading to dyslexic students even when they "graduate" from OG or Wilson: the burden of phonological processing is too high in terms of fatigue. If we don't make the technology more available and acceptable in schools we will deny intelligent students with print challenges the opportunity to study in college, graduate or professional schools. 

I still read paper books.  Right now I am reading  A light in August by Faulkner. It is on my night stand and it is a wonderful if slow experience for me. For some, print will never 'fall away' and allow for effortless decoding and pholonological recoding.--Lou  

 

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"Understanding how reading on paper is different from reading on screens requires some explanation of how the brain interprets written language. We often think of reading as a cerebral activity concerned with the abstract—with thoughts and ideas, tone and themes, metaphors and motifs. As far as our brains are concerned, however, text is a tangible part of the physical world we inhabit. In fact, the brain essentially regards letters as physical objects because it does not really have another way of understanding them. As Wolf explains in her book Proust and the Squid, we are not born with brain circuits dedicated to reading. After all, we did not invent writing until relatively recently in our evolutionary history, around the fourth millennium B.C. So the human brain improvises a brand-new circuit for reading by weaving together various regions of neural tissue devoted to other abilities, such as spoken language, motor coordination and vision..."

AnnC's curator insight, May 22, 2013 7:57 PM

Check out the debate.

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Game Jam Your Classroom

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Just what is a game jam? It is a short event, usually only a day or two, where game developers plan, design and create a short game. Similar to a music jam session, game jams don't involve much pre-p
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Addiction vs. Reflection: Unlocking the Potential of Games

Addiction vs. Reflection: Unlocking the Potential of Games | MyMathima | Scoop.it
I was just ten years old when the circumstances of life led me to lock-picking for the first time.

No, I wasn’t starving, nor had I been abducted by a band of thieves. I was driven by something whic
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Great Graphic on 20 Ways to Use Twitter with Your Students

Great Graphic on 20 Ways to Use Twitter with Your Students | MyMathima | Scoop.it
  via Educational Technology and Mobile Learning After having provided you with resources on how to use Twitter for professional development purposes, Educational Technology and Mobile Learnin...
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Groping for Trout

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You can tune a piano
but you can't tune a fish
Words, words, words. Sometimes I feel like becoming a monk solely for the reason to be beyond words, of no nee…

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Project-Based Learning: Real-World Issues Motivate Students

Project-Based Learning: Real-World Issues Motivate Students | MyMathima | Scoop.it
VIDEO: Project-Based Learning: An Overview
Running Time: 9 min.


Ask Seymour Papert, renowned expert on children and computing, why students are turned off by school, and he quickly offers an
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Games in the English language classroom - EFL CLASSROOM 2.0

Games in the English language classroom - EFL CLASSROOM 2.0 | MyMathima | Scoop.it
Games are wonderful to use in our classrooms, a must.  
See below, many of the well researched reasons we should be using them in our teaching.
Nowadays, with…

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Michelle Morissette's curator insight, April 2, 2013 3:00 PM

Lots of good stuff here.

AriellaA's comment, April 24, 2013 2:20 AM
great ideas. tnx
Catalina Elena Oyarzún Albarracín's comment, June 27, 2013 4:37 PM
Nice activities,than you!!!!
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Defragmenting Foreign Language Learning

Defragmenting Foreign Language Learning | MyMathima | Scoop.it
Presenting language in small fragments hoping that they will one day automatically transform into fluent near-native talk may not be enough. My talk at TESOL Greece, on March 31st, 2013. highlighte...
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How To Start Using Google Apps In Education - Edudemic

How To Start Using Google Apps In Education - Edudemic | MyMathima | Scoop.it
It's actually far simpler to start using Google Apps in education than you might think. Here's how one teacher figured it all out.
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The 8 Pieces Of Tech Used By College Students - Edudemic

The 8 Pieces Of Tech Used By College Students - Edudemic | MyMathima | Scoop.it
As a student you do not want to spend too much money on tech. So what are the pieces of tech used by college students these days?
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How do you measure the impact of your youth development organization?

How do you measure the impact of your youth development organization? | MyMathima | Scoop.it
Do you run a not for profit organization or a youth development program? Take a look at these tips on how to measure your impact.
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