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ESL Teachers Beware: Are You Making These Mistakes in Class?

ESL Teachers Beware: Are You Making These Mistakes in Class? | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it
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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The Sunshine Award or How To Be Pleasantly Surprised

The Sunshine Award or How To Be Pleasantly Surprised | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it
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...
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Really flattered!!

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8 Myths That Undermine Educational Effectiveness

8 Myths That Undermine Educational Effectiveness | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it

Certain widely-shared myths and lies about education are destructive for all of us as educators, and destructive for our educational institutions.


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Advocating equal hiring practices and employment rights in TEFL: Why I wish I was a Non-Native English Speaker by James Taylor

Advocating equal hiring practices and employment rights in TEFL: Why I wish I was a Non-Native English Speaker by James Taylor | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it
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Such wise words and deep reflection about the role of ESL , EFL Teachers related to their place of birth..

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5 Bad Technology Habits Teachers Can Fall Into

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5 Bad Technology Habits Teachers Can Fall Into

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Why we should be afraid of the big bad wolf: Sugata Mitra and the neoliberal takeover in sheep's clothing

Why we should be afraid of the big bad wolf: Sugata Mitra and the neoliberal takeover in sheep's clothing | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it
The proliferation of blog posts that have followed in the wake of Sugata Mitra's keynote speech at IATEFL Harrogate last Saturday morning is almost as remarkable as the fact that such a controversi...
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10 Signs You’re A Critical Thinker

10 Signs You’re A Critical Thinker | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it
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.

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It Sure Is Complicated: Teen Life in the Digital Age | MiddleWeb

It Sure Is Complicated: Teen Life in the Digital Age | MiddleWeb | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it

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.


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David Baker's curator insight, March 22, 5:06 PM

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.

Deborah Welsh's curator insight, March 23, 2:22 PM

The danger of labelling students as digital natives, and other interesting observations about their online lives.

Francisco Restivo's curator insight, March 31, 7:02 AM

It's a completely new world, that strangely no one asked for.

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5 Ways to Use Humor as Incentive for Homework

5 Ways to Use Humor as Incentive for Homework | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it

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!


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50 Great Books For Teachers - Edudemic

50 Great Books For Teachers - Edudemic | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it
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 …
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The Messiness of Rhizomatic Learning – Words Steal My Intent

The Messiness of Rhizomatic Learning – Words Steal My Intent | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it
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...

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So much to think, re-think about learning...

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50 Reasons It's Time For Smartphones In Every Classroom

50 Reasons It's Time For Smartphones In Every Classroom | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it
50 Reasons It's Time For Smartphones In Every Classroom
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Yes, it is about time.

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8 things all Students Need from their teachers - Brilliant or Insane?

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The secret to creativity, intelligence and scientific thinking: Being able to make connections

The secret to creativity, intelligence and scientific thinking: Being able to make connections | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it
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.

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John Gordon's curator insight, January 25, 7:54 AM

nice way to show how knowledge becomes competency via experience

DEBOIS's curator insight, January 28, 4:35 AM

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. 

 
Catherine Pascal's curator insight, February 11, 10:17 AM

Essentiel  : analogies et liens / intelligere : créer des liens ;-)

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Digital literacy and digital citizenship: what's the difference? | Developing Your Digital Literacy

Digital literacy and digital citizenship: what's the difference? | Developing Your Digital Literacy | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it
Difference between digital literacy and digital citizenship. (#uosdiglit Digital literacy and digital citizenship: what's the difference?

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12 things parents raising bilingual children need to know

12 things parents raising bilingual children need to know | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it
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...
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5 Things Edtech Startups Can Learn From Classroom Teachers

5 Things Edtech Startups Can Learn From Classroom Teachers | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it
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 [...]

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Curating Digital Magazines with Flipboard 2.0: More Noise or True Resources?

Flipboard founder Mike McCue gives you an inside look behind 2.0.

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Jeff Domansky's comment, April 1, 2013 3:14 PM
Thanks for this post Robin. Sadly, curation without purpose is just noise. It's not the tool, it's the talent.
Robin Good's comment, April 1, 2013 11:10 PM
Can't disagree with that.
Farid Mheir's curator insight, April 20, 2013 11:53 AM

Read Robin Good comment, he is right on I think!

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Angel or devil? The strange case of Sugata Mitra

Angel or devil? The strange case of Sugata Mitra | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it
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 ...
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Passionate discussion about Sugata Mitra polemic talk at IATEFL 2014

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Technology in education: if students aren't worried, why are teachers?

Technology in education: if students aren't worried, why are teachers? | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it

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:


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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"

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Filipe Cálix's curator insight, March 16, 5:27 PM

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.

Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, March 18, 8:05 PM

very interesting.....lol

Navtej Kohli CDC's curator insight, March 19, 10:30 PM

Teacher's play main role in student's life. #Navtej Kohli CDC on #scoopit provide latest career and technology news.

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5 Tips to Help Teachers Who Struggle with Technology

5 Tips to Help Teachers Who Struggle with Technology | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it
"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
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Timeline of Second Language Acquisition

Timeline of Second Language Acquisition | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it
a time-line of second language studies/acquisition

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Evolution of studies on the adquisition of a second language

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4 Ways Digital Technology has Changed K-12 Learning - Huffington Post

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4 Ways Digital Technology has Changed K-12 Learning
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Digital technology has taken the world by storm - particularly in the past decade... and on...

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Teaching with Twitter – Please check your baggage at the door

Teaching with Twitter – Please check your baggage at the door | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it

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30 Emerging Technologies

30 emerging technologies presented January 11, 2014 at the American College of Sports Medicine.

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Are Educators Passionate About Their Profession?

Are Educators Passionate About Their Profession? | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it
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 ...
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Passion is everthing in any filed in life, passion makes the difference between excellent and regular professionals

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Engaging e-Portfolios in an Independent Learning Process

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, December 2, 2013 7:24 PM
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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.

Gilbert Faure au nom de l'ASSIM's curator insight, December 3, 2013 11:30 AM

Blogs were also good for students, but in some countries it doesn't work

Allyson Fleming's curator insight, February 17, 8:36 AM

With formative assessment powerful tools for ELLs