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Three Things to Unlearn About Learning

Three Things to Unlearn About Learning | Reading for English teachers | Scoop.it
flickr:CDsessums "If you're not feeling uncomfortable about the state of education right now, then you're not paying attention to the pressures and c...
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From teaching to learning…

We’re working on shifting the focus from teaching to learning at my school. We try to ensure decisions are based on our learning principles, be they about teaching, classrooms, programs or pe...
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21st Century Learning / 21st Century Learning: Bloom's Taxonomy and Socratic Seminar

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Finding Harmony with Song Lyrics in Language Learning

Finding Harmony with Song Lyrics in Language Learning | Reading for English teachers | Scoop.it
We’ve all brought music into the classroom in some form. We also know that song lyrics are readily available online. Are there any dangers of using them? I think online lyrics are a wonderful...
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Master Teacher Gets a Standing Ovation « TWO WRITING TEACHERS

Master Teacher Gets a Standing Ovation « TWO WRITING TEACHERS | Reading for English teachers | Scoop.it

Maybe that's why 700+ people gave him a standing ovation after he taught his last English class last week. (Click here to take a look at the photos.) As someone who was fortunate enough to have him as a teacher, the pictures ...

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The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have

The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have | Reading for English teachers | Scoop.it

Every single teacher is concerned about his/ her teaching practices and the skills involved in this process. How many times have you wondered about a better way to teach the same lesson you have delivered to an eariler class? How often have you used technology to engage your students and improve their learning ? These are some recurring questions we keep regurgitating each time our teaching skills are put to the test.

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Bloom's digital taxonomy Wheel and Knowledge Dimension

Bloom's digital taxonomy Wheel and Knowledge Dimension | Reading for English teachers | Scoop.it

Here the link: http://eductechalogy.org/swfapp/blooms/wheel/engage.swf

 

This wheel consits of the revised Bloom's taxonomy for the 21 century and the associated digital activities for each cognitive process ...


Via Gust MEES, Franck Rykaczewski, Todd Southcombe, R.Conrath, Ed.D., Robin Yu, Juana Rodríguez
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Roberto Ivan Ramirez's curator insight, July 16, 3:35 PM

La rueda taxonómica se irá enriqueciendo en la medida que las TIC sigan su propia evolución creativa e innovadora en lel proceso de implementación, evaluación y seguimiento en los entornos de aprendizaje físicos, virtuales y mixtos.

Al Post's curator insight, July 29, 5:32 PM

Pretty cool...interactive Adobe Flash site. Click on an area to see additional information.

Tina Jameson's curator insight, July 31, 7:20 PM

http://eductechalogy.org/swfapp/blooms/wheel/engage.swf

 

Interactive animation that breaks down the 'wheel' - includes suggested 'tools' that could be used for different related activities.

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How not to teach English

How not to teach English | Reading for English teachers | Scoop.it
Here are some of the things that still happen in many classrooms in Greece – do they also happen in other parts of the world? The teacher and the students talk to each other mainly using the ...
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xkcd: Every Major's Terrible

xkcd: Every Major's Terrible | Reading for English teachers | Scoop.it
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The overuse of exclamation points! - The Boston Globe

The overuse of exclamation points! - The Boston Globe | Reading for English teachers | Scoop.it
E-mails and text messages have pushed the exclamation epidemic to a dire point.
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Language Skills Essay

Language Skills Essay | Reading for English teachers | Scoop.it
Teaching English as a foreign language is not always as easy as you might think, especially when teaching adults. Many of my adult students are at a very basic English level and it can be especially challenging to teach them.
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Ways to exploit news articles with minimal preparation

Ways to exploit news articles with minimal preparation | Reading for English teachers | Scoop.it
Why use news items? In a recent post I talked about the idea of narrow reading and passed on a suggestion from Scott Thornbury that learners could read a series of articles about a news story they ...
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Developing Critical thinking by Using Video to Teach Essay Writing

Developing Critical thinking by Using Video to Teach Essay Writing | Reading for English teachers | Scoop.it
Vanessa Medina is an English teacher, freelance ELT consultant and writer. Here she explores using videos to teach different writing structures. As teachers, we have all heard about the benefits of...
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More Ways to Use Authentic Texts

More Ways to Use Authentic Texts | Reading for English teachers | Scoop.it
I’ve suggested activities in the past to target reading and pronunciation skills. They are relatively easy to incorporate into a lesson with advanced students because they require you to prep...
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Top 12 Ways Technology Changed Learning | TeachHUB

Top 12 Ways Technology Changed Learning | TeachHUB | Reading for English teachers | Scoop.it

In the 21st century, technology has changed the ways in which we communicate and go about our lives. Very few educators would disagree with the notion that technology has dramatically changed the teaching and learning process.

With the help of some fellow teachers, here is a short list of the top 12 ways technology has changed the way we learn.

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What’s the Difference Between ( ), [ ], { } and ? - Mental Floss

What’s the Difference Between ( ), [ ], { } and ?
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Noticing Happiness

Noticing Happiness | Reading for English teachers | Scoop.it
One of the plenary speakers at this past May’s KOTESOL National Conference was Marc Helgesen. He spoke about “Well-being 2.0”. A video of his talk is here and I highly recommend it. There...
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The pain of grading writing — In Our Write Minds

The pain of grading writing — In Our Write Minds | Reading for English teachers | Scoop.it

Following these tips will help you take a more positive approach as you learn to edit and grade more objectively. By doing so, you’ll also encourage your children’s success as they grow in their writing abilities.

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The 20 Biggest Reasons You Should Read | Edudemic

The 20 Biggest Reasons You Should Read | Edudemic | Reading for English teachers | Scoop.it

The 20 Biggest Reasons You Should Read! A few of them surprised me.

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Alternatives To Spoken Error Correction

Alternatives To Spoken Error Correction | Reading for English teachers | Scoop.it
Other ways to improve accuracy for the many times when simple correction of oral errors isn’t the best way.
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Teaching vocabulary through different learning styles

Teaching vocabulary through different learning styles | Reading for English teachers | Scoop.it
Helen Stepanova is an English language teacher, teacher trainer and author, currently working as a Business English teacher in Latvia. Here she talks about teaching vocabulary using different learn...
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