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Links for Australian ELICOS teachers
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ActiveTextbook | Interactive Textbook Software

ActiveTextbook | Interactive Textbook Software | #AusELT Links | Scoop.it

Active Textbook provides educators with the tools to extend and customize digital learning materials, making them truly engaging for effective learning outcomes. Students can interact with customized content and cooperate with their peers using built-in social learning tools available on a variety of computing devices.


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Catalina Elena Oyarzún Albarracín's comment, June 19, 2013 4:25 PM
Great share!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anne Fox's comment, June 20, 2013 3:26 AM
The price is good compared to other options such as Inkling
Christin Lopez's curator insight, October 23, 2014 7:15 AM

This site provides a way to have an online textbook that you can share with students. Even in the free edition, there are upgrade charges for features and more storage, you can create and join classes. 

 

It looks like this has the potential to be a great resource, but I found trouble right away while searching for a couple topics that I currently teach. There are not textbooks that have tags that help me find what I was looking for. This made me question if the information is on the site and not tagged, or is it too new that others have not uploaded information. I thought that the software creators would have obtained copyright privileges for a number of topics to start the site out. They would have been seed ideas to get the ball rolling. For you to upload PDFs, you need to have the copyright permissions. So while the potential is there for individualizing, it is not a quick jump right into it. 

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MyWordBook 2

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An interactive vocabulary notebook for language learners, by The British Council.


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Sue Lyon-Jones's curator insight, March 24, 2013 1:51 AM

Looks very useful!

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How can we ensure students stay safe in social networking sites?

How can we ensure students stay safe in social networking sites? | #AusELT Links | Scoop.it

I'm compiling a tick list for teachers to help protect their students in social networking sites. Can you add any dos or don\'ts for this tick list.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 19, 2013 1:01 PM

I'm compiling a tick list for teachers to help protect their students in social networking sites. Can you add any dos or don'ts for this tick list?

Mrs. Hardin's curator insight, March 24, 2013 9:22 PM

Important issue for student safety.

Sara Limede's curator insight, July 7, 2014 10:55 AM

De facto é uma boa questão e bom um artigo para se ler.

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#Edchat: The Rising Popularity of Twitter Among Educators - Technapex

#Edchat: The Rising Popularity of Twitter Among Educators - Technapex | #AusELT Links | Scoop.it

Twitter is everything a teachers lounge should be… Inspiring educators with engaging ideas.


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Robin Walker on technology in pronunciation teaching | Hancock McDonald ELT

Robin Walker on technology in pronunciation teaching | Hancock McDonald ELT | #AusELT Links | Scoop.it

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Ceri Jones's curator insight, March 12, 2013 8:47 AM

a summary by Mark Hancock of Robin Walker's session at TESOL Spain - some good recommendations (and non recommendations) for pronunciation tools and apps 

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The Quizlet iPhone App

The Quizlet iPhone App | #AusELT Links | Scoop.it
Have a few minutes on the bus or between classes? Now you can study Quizlet while on-the-go.

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Paul Forster's curator insight, March 1, 2013 6:13 AM

Quizlet is great for vocab. Simply add vocab, definitions (incl. pics) and send link to students to practice. 

Jim George's comment, March 5, 2013 9:20 PM
Quizlet is absolutely priceless. Organise into classes, invite your own students & unknown learners. On the go with iOS app or in front of PC. Audio & games too. 5 stars
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The Phrasal Verbs Machine – A Nice App for ELL Students

The Phrasal Verbs Machine – A Nice App for ELL Students | #AusELT Links | Scoop.it
One of the true challenges for English language learners is understanding the meanings of phrasal verbs. The Phrasal Verbs Machine, developed by Cambridge University, is a free iPad app that aims t...

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The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | #AusELT Links | Scoop.it

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Larry Davies's curator insight, February 24, 2013 4:47 AM

The beggining of tech training.

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Academic Word List: vocabulary exercises for EFL/ESL learners

Academic Word List: vocabulary exercises for EFL/ESL learners | #AusELT Links | Scoop.it
Vocabulary Exercises for the AWL

 

This site now contains 285 gap-fill exercises to review and recycle the general word families contained within the AWL. These exercises can be found on each Sublist page. Gap-fill exercises are an excellent way to recycle vocabulary through different contexts and can be used to broaden the student's understanding of the range of meaning of vocabulary. The online format of the exercises allows students to get immediate feedback on their answers. Students can work throughfive different exercises for each word family in the AWL. Many of these exercises include different derivations (parts of speech) for the given word. Students are encouraged to complete the exercises for a given level before proceeding to the next level.


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COURS PARTICULIERS's curator insight, February 17, 2013 3:27 AM

Anglais : exercices pour revoir et apprendre du vocabulaire

Miguel Ángel García's comment, February 17, 2013 4:21 AM
IT is a really good site to learn vocabulary. Different levels!
Ellen Johnston's curator insight, March 6, 2014 9:14 PM

http://www.uefap.com/vocab/select/awl.htm

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Using Social Media to Fuel Face-to-Face Interaction in the Classroom | DML Hub

Using Social Media to Fuel Face-to-Face Interaction in the Classroom | DML Hub | #AusELT Links | Scoop.it
Using Social Media to Fuel Face-to-Face Interaction in the Classroom: http://t.co/2eMmDLQC Interview w/ @anterobot by @Burke_Whitney

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Phil Chappell's curator insight, January 7, 2013 3:30 PM

Some interesting interpersonal issues in this short interview with a teacher who is trying out new ways with social media in class. Lots to think about for the EFL/ESL classroom.

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Can Adaptive Learning Software Personalize Education?

Can Adaptive Learning Software Personalize Education? | #AusELT Links | Scoop.it
By carefully logging students’ every action online, a company called Knewton says, it can personalize questions and lessons to help people learn faster. Skeptics say that’s not proven.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 29, 2012 3:12 AM

This is an interesting article on how software can adapt the flow of course materials to the individual needs of the student.

Rajashree Basu's curator insight, December 29, 2012 3:36 AM

Need more resources for this...

k3hamilton's curator insight, December 29, 2012 10:31 AM

evidence needed

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#AusELT chat summary: Improving students’ speaking confidence (22 Nov 2012)

#AusELT chat summary: Improving students’ speaking confidence (22 Nov 2012) | #AusELT Links | Scoop.it
Hello, @sophiakhan4 here. This chat took place on 22 Nov 2012. It was great fun, fast-moving and we were pleased to welcome a lot of new participants. It was also my first time moderating and it wa...
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iversity – a platform to develop your own MOOC

iversity – a platform to develop your own MOOC | #AusELT Links | Scoop.it
The iversity open course platform provides a structured course environment that features multimedia teaching materials, assessment features to keep students eng (RT @nick_chater: iversity – a platform to develop your own MOOC

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Introducing the Digital Learning Quadrants

Introducing the Digital Learning Quadrants | #AusELT Links | Scoop.it

Let us agree, therefore, that regardless of age or situation, the learning process is one in which any learner can utilize formal, informal and social means to actually learn. It has nothing to do with generational divides.

If we were to re-categorize the foolish Prensky and Tapscott terms of Net Generation, Digital Natives and Digital Immigrants into a classification that encompasses all ages and takes into account the realities of access and participation levels, we might use the following:


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elbert chu's curator insight, March 25, 2013 1:41 PM

Insightful 2x2 that nicely melds level of access x participation. Raises the question about which services meet the needs of each quadrant. 

Luca Brigada's comment, March 27, 2013 4:31 AM
A very interesting classification
Jesse Soininen's comment, March 27, 2013 4:36 AM
I allways felt that the term of digital natives was rather about the older generation not understanding what is happening and being intelligently lazy about learning the new vs. kids beign smart out of the keyboard.

Deep understanding of context is never easy thing to grasp. Fluent use of tools does not produce wisdom alone.
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Classroom Games Icebreakers | How Do You Play

Classroom Games Icebreakers | How Do You Play | #AusELT Links | Scoop.it

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Vicki Butler's curator insight, March 18, 2013 11:50 AM

We often think of ice breakers at the beginning of a school year or at the introduction of a new course. These could be used through out the year.

nicolaperry's curator insight, March 21, 2013 11:17 AM

Useful resource for new teachers

 

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add your insight...

 

 
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Hackpad in Education

Hackpad in Education | #AusELT Links | Scoop.it

Hackpad is a new wiki-tool that lets your students edit pages simultaneous. Free and easy to use. Read the guide, and start using Hackpad in Education with a background in pedagogical reflections


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André Manssen's curator insight, March 14, 2013 2:57 PM

Een gratis wiki.

Erik Devlies's comment, April 4, 2013 11:34 AM
www.edidaktik.dk is een goeie website, idd. Wist niet dat je die ook volgde.
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20+ Tools to Create Your Own Infographics

20+ Tools to Create Your Own Infographics | #AusELT Links | Scoop.it
A picture is worth a thousand words – based on this, infographics would carry hundreds of thousands of words, yet if you let a reader choose between a full-length 1000-word article and an infographic that needs a few scroll-downs, they’d probably...

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Bmw's curator insight, March 4, 2013 10:15 PM

creating infographics - great for improving digital literacies and for IELTS classes. 

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How can mobile devices change the way we teach and learn? - brainstorming and voting

Please add your ideas below (no need to register) also feel free to add some pros and cons of each suggestion and vote on the ones you think are the best.

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bremont Alfredo's curator insight, March 7, 2013 7:18 AM

eventtual tools

Joan Walker's comment, March 8, 2013 4:15 AM
enables learning on the go / possibilities for situated learning, just in time / authentic assessment in situ
Aurion Learning's curator insight, March 14, 2013 1:10 PM

With so much talk about mobile learning in 2012, it looked set to make a real impact in the way that eLearning was delivered, but many organisations have been slow to uptake mobile learning on a large-scale. Having said that, mlearning is starting to come into its own and will inevitably increase as more people pursue to use personal devices to learn.

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30 iPad Apps Every Teacher Should Be Using ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

30 iPad Apps Every Teacher Should Be Using ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | #AusELT Links | Scoop.it

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Sandy Kennedy's curator insight, February 1, 2013 6:52 PM

I will post links to some of the websites that go along with these apps.

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Irregular Verbs Learning Game | Macmillan

Irregular Verbs Learning Game | Macmillan | #AusELT Links | Scoop.it
Improve your knowledge of irregular verb forms with our irregular verb wheel game

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Amélie Silvert's comment, January 18, 2013 2:43 PM
click on a verb and pupils can anticipate. Only it's free. If not try the traditional web list. Heads spinning too after a while though.
Arlete's comment, January 21, 2013 2:22 PM
Achei útil! Gostei muito!
Lavinia Ionica's curator insight, May 26, 2013 4:11 AM

I'd like to see this for mobile Learning ...

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A is for Accommodation

A is for Accommodation | #AusELT Links | Scoop.it
You may well have seen this YouTube clip a month or so ago: British footballer Joey Barton is interviewed in France not long after having debuted for the Marseille football club.  Much commented up...
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Learning a foreign language: five most common mistakes - Anne Merrit

Learning a foreign language: five most common mistakes - Anne Merrit | #AusELT Links | Scoop.it
Learning a new foreign language is never easy – but it's a lot harder if you fall into these five common traps, says Anne Merritt.

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, December 21, 2012 11:22 AM

1. Not listening enough

2. Lack of curiosity

3. Rigid thinking

4. A single method

5. Fear

 

In my experience, "dealing with uncertainty" (#3) and "fear of bungling" (#5) are common among many university learners.