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No ESL teacher is perfect, no matter if you've been teaching for 20 minutes or 20 years (present company included!) Anyone can make mistakes, most of which are results of our trying to...
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Yesterday, in the middle of year end when papers to mark and nervous students pile up around you , something totally unexpected happened : -This still- to- be blog of mine, recently imported fro...
Certain widely-shared myths and lies about education are destructive for all of us as educators, and destructive for our educational institutions.
Such wise words and deep reflection about the role of ESL , EFL Teachers related to their place of birth..
5 Bad Technology Habits Teachers Can Fall Into
If you want more success in business and life, discover your ability to think critically today with these ten signs you're a critical thinker.
As parent of two teenagers and as a teacher of pre-teens, I took away a lot of information from It’s Complicated. First and foremost is the idea that young people have less and less access to public spaces and time in which to socialize with friends and peers. The days of our moms and dads kicking us outdoors in the morning and saying, “Don’t come back until dinner time” are over.
The seven main ideas that are shared will make a great starting point for ongoing conversation about the role of technology, schools and students. This will be especially important as we talk with parents about the role digital learning will have as a part of our 1:1.
The danger of labelling students as digital natives, and other interesting observations about their online lives.
It's a completely new world, that strangely no one asked for.
We may forget that humor may be used as an incentive for homework. Although this post is geared to homework (and therefore parents) much of it is applicable to the teacher in the classroom. With suggestions of different ways to use humor as well as links to a variety of resources available online there is much fun to be had as you explore this post!
If you’re a teacher, you probably don’t have oodles of free time on your hands (unless you’ve thrown lesson planning and grading your students’ work out the window!), but when you do, a good book recommendation is almost always welcome (trumped only by a good wine/beer/food recommendation!). I always enjoy a good ‘beach read’ when …
Week 2 of Dave Cormier’s open online course - Rhizomatic Learning – the community is the curriculum - is at end, and what a messy week it has been. Helen Crump has called it chaotic. I, and I’m su...
So much to think, re-think about learning...
50 Reasons It's Time For Smartphones In Every Classroom
Yes, it is about time.
When we shared this image from the @buffer Twitter account recently, it got me thinking. The Tweet resulted in over 1,000 retweets, which somehow was an indication that a lot of people seemed to agree with this statement.
nice way to show how knowledge becomes competency via experience
Cet article propose 3 pistes pour établir des connexions et doper votre créativité :
- Ajouter de la connaissance, en réalisant des expériences nouvelles et transgressives par rapport à vos habitudes;
- Gardez des traces de toutes vos idées, et spécialement celles qui apparaissent de façon fugace sous la douche;
- Revoyez vos notes quotidiennement en adoptant la méthode Benjamin Franklin > demandez-vous ce que vous allez faire de bien au cours de votre journée au réveil, et ce que vous avez fait de bien lors de votre journée au coucher.
Essentiel : analogies et liens / intelligere : créer des liens ;-)
Difference between digital literacy and digital citizenship. (#uosdiglit Digital literacy and digital citizenship: what's the difference?
1 - It doesn’t happen by magic Children do not become bilingual “by magic”. There is a persistent myth claiming that “children are like sponges when it comes to language” and that they will learn a...
Edtech is a big market, trillions of dollars globally. No wonder there are so many entrepreneurs trying to grab a piece. In an age when start-up entrepreneurs routinely try to come up with the next big gold rush, however, it is easy to forget that the fundamentals of pedagogy have remained [...]
Flipboard founder Mike McCue gives you an inside look behind 2.0.
Read Robin Good comment, he is right on I think!
Last Saturday Sugata Mitra gave a plenary at an international teachers’ conference. When it was over a proportion of the audience gave him a standing ovation, but an equal number refused to get to ...
Passionate discussion about Sugata Mitra polemic talk at IATEFL 2014
I couldn't agree more. As teachers, our role must change to one that enables, guides, personalises and embraces digital technology as a fundamental part of student learning. The most dangerous thing we can do to our students is to keep doing what our teachers and professors did to us:
Our role is to convince teacheer sthat Technology is here to stay. Nothing more scary than colleagues stubbornly refusing to get into the wave of this digital world.It reminds me of the times when voiced films were seen as "the devil"
Muito interessante este artigo de Edward Lawless a propósito de um debate no The Great Hall of King's College London, no 3º episódio da série da BBC Radio 4, My Teacher is an App.
Teacher's play main role in student's life. #Navtej Kohli CDC on #scoopit provide latest career and technology news.
"I'm not very tech savvy" is the response I usually hear from teachers that struggle with technology. Whether it's attaching a document to an email or creating a PowerPoint, some teachers really have
a time-line of second language studies/acquisition
Evolution of studies on the adquisition of a second language
4 Ways Digital Technology has Changed K-12 LearningHuffington Post
Digital technology has taken the world by storm - particularly in the past decade... and on...
30 emerging technologies presented January 11, 2014 at the American College of Sports Medicine.
Educators, do you have to go to work? Or do you get to come to school? There's a BIG difference between the two... I enrolled my 5 year old son into a hip hop dance class. The sessions are held in ...
Passion is everthing in any filed in life, passion makes the difference between excellent and regular professionals
This study investigates the use of e-portfolios in an independent learning process of learners in English as a second language (ESL). In this study, the instructor uses e-portfolios to manage the self-learning records of learners, to allow learners to interact with peers, and to evaluate performance outcomes. Learners record their self-learning activities using e-portfolios in which they submit and archive the activities they have done. The learners interact with one another through e-portfolios to enhance their learning. By using mixed methodology (survey, interview, instructor’s feedback report and analysis of e-portfolios), this study explores how the use of e-portfolios can help in learners’ independent learning process in English. The results indicate that learners have a mixed feeling towards the use of e-portfolios to assist their language learning experience. It is still uncertain that e-portfolio meets the needs of learners and provides an efficient and effective way to archive their tasks and facilitate peer feedback. This study also discusses the challenges that users of e-portfolios face in the process of English-language instruction, and the implications of the use of e-portfolios in language learning. It is hoped that the study will enable clearer focus to be given to the use of e-portfolios at both local and international levels.
Blogs were also good for students, but in some countries it doesn't work
With formative assessment powerful tools for ELLs