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A guide to syllabus design

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In my last post I criticised some popular approaches to syllabus design. In this post I’m going to try to give some constructive ideas on this very important aspect of language teaching. I’m laying...
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Shared Mindfulness: Building Supportive Relationships in the Classroom

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By pairing students to sit back to back and focus on their breathing, you can help them develop a sense of mutuality and social awareness.

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Skills with Macmillan English Campus: reading and writing - YouTube

In this free training session with Digital Teacher Trainer Jacqueline Kershaw, we explore the essentials of teaching reading and writing online, common diffi...
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How to Infuse Digital Literacy Throughout the Curriculum

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In our emerging digital world, a new medium of exchange has developed: online engagement, especially via social media. Effectively engaging online requires a myriad of skills that we strive to foster in school – effective written communication, brevity and civility. These components are often highlighted in Digital Citizenship programs, but in tradition-bound K12 education, we often deride social media as trite or ineffective.


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John McDermott Neill's curator insight, April 3, 2014 12:17 PM

Interesting post with good ideas.

LibrarianLand's curator insight, April 7, 2014 2:53 PM

Many students still do not understand the limitations of finding information on the free web. Google is about the extent of it and if it isn't found in the first few results, it does not exist or is too hard to find (or worse still, what is found must be "it.").

 

From article: "We need to ensure that they know how to evaluate a website, a blog post, a tweet, a Facebook entry. These evaluative skills transfer cross curricularly and prepare students for the broader world of online communication."

 

 

Antonis Michailidis's curator insight, April 26, 2014 5:49 AM

Πώς εξελίσσεται η διδακτική πράξη.

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Education 3.0 and the Pedagogy (Andragogy, Heutagogy) of Mobile Learning

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Many educators are doing Education 1.0; talking about doing Education 2.0; when they should be planning and implementing Education 3.0. This post compares the developments of the Internet-Web to those of education. The Internet has become an integral thread of the tapestries of most societies throughout the globe. The web influences people’s way of thinking, doing and being; and people influence the development and content of the web.


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Adam Lenaarts's curator insight, April 21, 2014 2:07 PM

 This education 3.0 concept combined with Keegan's levels of Ego Development should help educators and students in their question for glory.

 

Dean Mantz's curator insight, May 5, 2014 3:12 PM

Special thanks to Feed the Teacher (Giselle Santos) for sharing this diagram originally posted by Dr. Jackie Gerstein.  

 

The one point I really like is the definition of Education 3.0 - planning and implementing education.  The key is being thoroughly infused and reinvented. 

Jeremiah Stanley's curator insight, August 6, 2014 3:16 PM

This article provides a great foundation on web 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 and how making a shift to web 3.0 can benefit students in their learning.

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A global look at pedagogies for 21st century skills

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Disconnects between policy mandates/supports and desired practice were found in most of the schools and all of the systems in our sample. For example, teachers were often being asked to innovate while being incented and judged solely by measures of the facts that students had acquired through traditional means, or given ICT to use without related curricular materials and models for ways to use it powerfully and effectively in subject matter learning. It was rare that teachers experienced standards, curriculum, professional development, assessments, and incentives that all aligned to support the development of students’ 21st century skills.


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Hua Hoong Chia's curator insight, June 25, 2013 10:01 AM

so true!

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, June 28, 2013 7:26 PM

Many clear points within the article...Education is messy.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 11, 2013 12:18 PM

It is not the desired practice which is disconnected, but more an issue of did policy makers actually go into classrooms and have conversations with teachers.

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Technology and Language Learning Pt 2

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Technology and Language Learning Part Two with Phil Keegan, Will Corner and Oliver Hipkins, and featuring the second part of the interview with Nik Peachey.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 11, 2013 11:07 AM

The second part of my interview with Phil Kegan from Katherine & King's College of London. In this part we talk about a lot of different sites for supporting language learning.

Mack James's curator insight, June 20, 2013 10:49 PM

Technology can assisst student who are English Language Learners (ELL)

Mack James's curator insight, August 13, 2013 11:04 PM

Amazing how technology cna help student with English as their second language

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Poster-Street

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A great ready-made poster site. Download hundreds of educational and fun posters as PDFs.

http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Displays+%26+Posters


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21st Century Tools for Language Learning

Many categorized tools for teachers and students: games, video, photoediting and much more, check this wonderful wiki!


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Develop a Culture for Tomorrow

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I just re-read something Garry Ridge, CEO of the WD-40 Company, wrote for my book Creating a Learning Culture. As a leader, I have always intuitively understood that it's not my job to make people comfortable.

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Getting Real About Educational Technology

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Technology in the classroom is here to stay. Consequently, it is time for educators to begin to have more sophisticated conversations about best practices and to explore the inherent challenges.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 18, 2013 4:29 AM

I agree with the overall message here, though it's not a new one, but the argument is a bit unsophisticated.

vananh.com's comment, April 20, 2013 7:33 AM
that's this ^^
Tatiana Kuzmina's curator insight, April 30, 2013 8:51 AM

I can't but agree with Nik about technology

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Peer Learning Handbook

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This book presents a range of techniques that self-motivated learners can use to connect with each other and develop stronger communities and collaborations. The book is addressed to everyone who is interested in how learning works, whether you’re an educator, a hobbyist, an artist, a home-school student, an employee, a parent, an activist, an archivist, a mathematician, or a tennis player.  The book was written by a bunch of people who think learning is cool.


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systerwoody's comment, April 24, 2013 11:25 AM
I see the list of update on the right side. I was clicking on the left side menu. So I stand corrected AND I'll join the G+Peeragogy community. Thanks.
David Álvarez's curator insight, April 24, 2013 12:01 PM

Libro sobre técnicas de automotivación para el aprendizaje

LLAS Centre's curator insight, April 26, 2013 5:02 AM

Interesting tool for all keen educators.

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A guide to syllabus design

A guide to syllabus design | Professional development for teachers abouaimran | Scoop.it
In my last post I criticised some popular approaches to syllabus design. In this post I’m going to try to give some constructive ideas on this very important aspect of language teaching. I’m laying...
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Teacher talk - Encouraging speaking

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What activities do you use to help your students feel more confident using spoken English in class? Why not write your favourite speaking activities below in the comments.
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You should know these - A List of Useful Educational Websites

You should know these - A List of Useful Educational Websites | Professional development for teachers abouaimran | Scoop.it
Imgur is home to the web's most popular image content, curated in real time by a dedicated community through commenting, voting and sharing.

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God Is.'s curator insight, May 14, 2014 10:55 AM

I have been to a couple or three of these websites. Great to know there are some others...

Wilko Dijkhuis's curator insight, May 27, 2014 1:45 AM

Nice list to have

Lori Onofri's curator insight, November 25, 5:35 PM
Facebook, twitter, 
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24 Powerpoint Alternatives & Presentation Programs For 2014

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At CustomShow, we decided to list some alternatives to powerpoint that could help in solving your overall presentation problems. These programs serve many purposes.

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Lino's curator insight, May 2, 2014 5:50 AM

24 Powerpoint Alternatives & Presentation Programs For 2014

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, May 5, 2014 5:18 AM

A new list of the most popular digital presentation tools available.


And a very helpful list of advantages and disadvantages for any of the tools.


Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 28, 2015 10:18 PM

Lots of great tools here!

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The Evolution of Classroom Technology - Edudemic

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We’ve certainly come a long way but some things seem hauntingly similar to many years ago. For example, Thomas Edison said in 1925 that “books will soon be obsolete in schools. Scholars will soon be instructed through the eye.” I’m pretty sure this is exactly what people are saying these days about the iPad.

 


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Peg Becksvoort's comment, June 19, 2013 12:11 PM
Interesting to listen to B.F. Skinner talk about the machine for learning. He talks about the student moving at "his" own pace. This is, no surprise, the differentiated or Mass Customized Learning precursor.
Peg Becksvoort's curator insight, June 19, 2013 12:12 PM

Watch B.F. Skinner talk about the learning machine.

Tori Mazur's curator insight, November 2, 2014 1:53 PM

Classic

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How to be a bad teacher?

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There has been a lot of things written about what makes a good teacher;I have personally read a lot of articles on the characteristics of a “good teacher”;and I think that,by implicatio...

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Display Borders

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Download and print lots of well made borders for classroom displays for a variety of subjects and topics.

http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Displays+%26+Posters


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HelloSlide - Bring your slides to life

HelloSlide - Bring your slides to life | Professional development for teachers abouaimran | Scoop.it

From the website

 

Simply type the speech for each slide, instead of recording it, and HelloSlide automagically generates the audio. It gives more exposure to your presentations, making them searchable, editable, and available in 20 different languages.

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From Terry Friedman

 

The website Hello Slidesmakes it possible for you to upload a presentation and then add audio. You can also embed the slide show in a web page, or publish a link to it. The quality of the audio is pretty good in that it does not sound entirely robotic. The voice is very English-sounding, though whether that is true outside of the UK I am unable to say.

 

Unfortunately, any notes that you type in PowerPoint, or the text on the slides, are not automatically converted to audio. You have to add that by typing text into a box, or copying and pasting it from somewhere else. Still, it is pretty good, and I have a feeling I will be using this from now on. You can have up to 50 presentations there free. After that, you pay, for which you get a bigger presentations allowance plus auto-translation plus export to video.


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Making Organizational Learning Stick: How to Set Your Knowledge Goals

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Henry Ford once observed, “Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” This is as true for nonprofit organizations as it is for individuals.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 25, 2013 7:30 PM

We need to develop learning organizations through good ideas, good practice, and good collaboration.

Margaret Driscoll, Learning Organization Librarian's curator insight, August 26, 2013 11:17 AM

Great 'do's and don'ts of writing learning goals.

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How Do You Evaluate Teachers Who Change Lives?

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Can evaluation rubrics capture the qualities that make some teachers extraordinary, asks Lorraine Bellon Cella.

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Peer Learning Handbook

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This book presents a range of techniques that self-motivated learners can use to connect with each other and develop stronger communities and collaborations. The book is addressed to everyone who is interested in how learning works, whether you’re an educator, a hobbyist, an artist, a home-school student, an employee, a parent, an activist, an archivist, a mathematician, or a tennis player.  The book was written by a bunch of people who think learning is cool.


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systerwoody's comment, April 24, 2013 11:25 AM
I see the list of update on the right side. I was clicking on the left side menu. So I stand corrected AND I'll join the G+Peeragogy community. Thanks.
David Álvarez's curator insight, April 24, 2013 12:01 PM

Libro sobre técnicas de automotivación para el aprendizaje

LLAS Centre's curator insight, April 26, 2013 5:02 AM

Interesting tool for all keen educators.