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30 Of The Best Apps For Group Project-Based Learning - TeachThought

30 Of The Best Apps For Group Project-Based Learning - TeachThought | second language teaching and learning | Scoop.it

"Project-based learning is a matter of identifying needs and opportunities (using an app like flipboard), gathering potential resources (using an app like pinterest), collecting notes and artifacts (with an app like Evernote), concept-mapping potential scale or angles for the project (using an app like simplemind), assigning roles (with an appp like Trello), scheduling deadlines (with apps like Google Calendar), and sharing it all (with apps like OneDrive or Google Drive).

 

With that in mind, below are 30 of the best apps for getting this kind of work done in the classroom, with an emphasis on group project-based learning apps for both Android and iPad (and even a few for plain old browsers)."

 


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With that in mind, below are 30 of the best apps for getting this kind of work done in the classroom, with an emphasis on group project-based learning apps for both Android and iPad (and even a few for plain old browsers)."

 

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Discussion Board: Generating and Facilitating Engaging and Effective Online Discussions.


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I think this is from the Blackboard people; nevertheless it has some guidance on using Discussion boards which was helpful to me.

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flea palmer's curator insight, April 7, 8:42 AM

Good advice here - very timely!

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Getting the most out of feedback

Getting the most out of feedback | second language teaching and learning | Scoop.it

As part of the SPEAQ project (Sharing Practice in Enhancing and Assuring Quality), LLAS and nine other partner HEIs in Europe have developed initiatives to improve quality practice and culture within HE institutions. The initiative that we have chosen at the University of Southampton addresses feedback issues, which were raised in the first phase of the project by students, academic staff and quality staff. Dr John Canning and Laurence Georgin have developed online resources, which aim to get staff and students to reflect on what good quality feedback is as well as promoting and sharing good practices amongst practitioners.

 

We chose to approach issues of feedback in practical, clear and meaningful ways, and to achieve this, we have:

-       examined current methods for giving and receiving student feedback at the university (illustrated by case studies of what is already being done successfully by teachers);

-       provided activities which encourage reflection on how staff and students can improve the ways in which feedback is delivered, received, and reported;

-       provided clear explanations of quality assurance processes and mechanisms at the University and how these relate to the feedback given and received by student.

 

We have interviewed two members of staff: Bella Millet, Professor of Medieval Literature, who recently received an award for ‘student feedback’ at the Student Excellence Awards, and Simon Kemp, Principal Teaching Fellow, whose work was recognised through the award of a National Teaching Fellowship in 2010. Simon is also currently the national Academic Lead in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) at the Higher Education Academy. Bella and Simon both highlighted the need for teachers to know their students in order to give meaningful feedback. Both also emphasised the value in giving verbal feedback to students, which gives teachers a chance to explain their comments better and ensure that they are understood by students in the way they were intended.

 

This project has been supported by Professor Alex Neill, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education at the University of Southampton, and by Dr James Minney, the Associate Dean for Education in the Faculty of Humanities. It will be further disseminated to other colleagues and Faculties at a University conference on feedback in February 2014. We will also continue collecting and sharing good feedback practice in the coming year and to involve students more closely in the development of the website. If you want to share your feedback story, contact Laurence Georgin at l.i.georgin@soton.ac.uk. Find out more at http://blog.soton.ac.uk/gmoof/

 

Laurence Georgin

Academic Coordinator, LLAS Centre

 

 

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.


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Bloom's Taxonomy Apps- A Great Resource Section for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Bloom's Taxonomy Apps- A Great Resource Section for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | second language teaching and learning | Scoop.it

"Appitic is one of the app resources I have featured here in this blog in several past instances. If you are looking for a platform where to access reviews of educational apps Appitic is one option among several others to consider.

 Here is a snapshot of the Bloom's Taxonomy apps appitic has compiled for you."


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Suzy Hirsch's curator insight, September 7, 2013 10:06 AM

Very Helpful!

ChristopherBell's curator insight, September 29, 2013 5:06 PM

The apps are organized to help meet Bloom's Taxonomy.

Jonathan Climas's curator insight, October 2, 2013 7:13 PM

Another version of the popular image of Bloom's Taxonomy connected with Apps.

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Resources | The International Research Foundation for English Language Education

Resources | The International Research Foundation for English Language Education | second language teaching and learning | Scoop.it
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A very interesting set of resources for research on EFL teaching and learning.

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Communicative Language Teaching: Jeremy Harmer and Scott Thornbury | The New School

Communicative Language Teaching: What We Have Gained (And What We Might Have Lost) - A Conversation Between Jeremy Harmer and Scott Thornbury MA in Teaching ...
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Tapestry: Beautiful Storytelling

Tapestry: Beautiful Storytelling | second language teaching and learning | Scoop.it
Tapestry is a growing collection of short, wonderful stories made for reading on your phone.

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An app to use for encouraging writing in L2.

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Hendrika GREEN's curator insight, July 26, 2013 2:51 PM

Could be inspirational to reluctant readers and writers!

Kim Spence-Jones's curator insight, August 2, 2013 9:31 AM

Could this be an unusual cool way to get your message across?

Marlo Perez's curator insight, August 3, 2013 6:10 PM

want to try this one

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StoryToolz : Resources for Authors

StoryToolz : Resources for Authors | second language teaching and learning | Scoop.it

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I wonder how well these would work for academic writing / EAP classes?

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Nancy D. Snow's curator insight, July 24, 2013 4:55 PM

I want to try this.

Bage Shri's comment, August 6, 2013 3:43 AM
http://www.matlab-assignment-help.com/
rsplearning's comment, August 6, 2013 8:14 AM
I glanced at that matlab site. How do students use that without relying on the consultants to do their work for them?
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Dr. Rod Ellis - TESOL Written Corrective Feedback

Dr. Rod Ellis is a world-renowned thought leader in the field of Second Language Acquisition. Prof. Ellis, who is TESOL Chair of AU's Graduate School of Educ...
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30 Of The Best Apps For Group Project-Based Learning - TeachThought

30 Of The Best Apps For Group Project-Based Learning - TeachThought | second language teaching and learning | Scoop.it

"Project-based learning is a matter of identifying needs and opportunities (using an app like flipboard), gathering potential resources (using an app like pinterest), collecting notes and artifacts (with an app like Evernote), concept-mapping potential scale or angles for the project (using an app like simplemind), assigning roles (with an appp like Trello), scheduling deadlines (with apps like Google Calendar), and sharing it all (with apps like OneDrive or Google Drive).

 

With that in mind, below are 30 of the best apps for getting this kind of work done in the classroom, with an emphasis on group project-based learning apps for both Android and iPad (and even a few for plain old browsers)."

 


Via John Evans
sian etherington's insight:

Some useful tools for helping to manage small group learning outside the classroom.

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Chris Carter's comment, March 26, 10:11 PM
Thank you for posting!
Alfredo Corell's curator insight, March 30, 10:37 AM

With that in mind, below are 30 of the best apps for getting this kind of work done in the classroom, with an emphasis on group project-based learning apps for both Android and iPad (and even a few for plain old browsers)."

 

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Why games are good for learning?

Why games are good for learning? | second language teaching and learning | Scoop.it

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Francesco G. Lamacchia's curator insight, November 21, 2013 8:48 AM

Giocando....s'impara! 

Julio Cirnes's curator insight, November 25, 2013 12:46 PM

Please teacher, more games!

Ryan McDonough's curator insight, July 7, 5:19 AM

Self explanatory visual on the benefits of gaming as a means of learning. Outlined are the rewards, mastery, engagement, intensity, exercise, readiness, and competitiveness. These types of graphics need to be displayed in the classroom. There's always parents who are unsure of how gaming qualifies as teaching. Can't they just sit their kid in front of an iPad all day at home? Well, in the appropriate setting, with the right direction and guidance, games are certainly good for learning. Some people just don't know that from experience yet.

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Research Methods

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Teacher zones | Cambridge University Press | ELT

Teacher zones | Cambridge University Press | ELT | second language teaching and learning | Scoop.it
Find teaching and learning resources from Cambridge University Press, a leading ELT publisher. Browse, shop, and download a wide range of materials today
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absolutely loads of stuff here for MA TESOL students to look through - check out the Applied Linguistics and Methodology sections in particular.

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Two Wonderful Visual Lists of Educational iPad Apps for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Two Wonderful Visual Lists of Educational iPad Apps for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | second language teaching and learning | Scoop.it

"In their attempts to establish a 1:1 program for the year 6 class, St Oliver Plunket has recently held a series of workshops in order to develop their students skills before they were officially given management of their very own devices.

The workshops were particularly centered around teaching students about some tips and tricks for managing their iPad, email etiquette, successful searching and copyright and creative commons. I personally was thrilled by the efforts these people from St Oliver are putting into making their 1:1 program a success and I hope other schools would do the same."


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A very useful way to organise apps and helps with reducing overload with new stuff.

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Christopher Bezsylko's curator insight, June 27, 8:00 AM

leaders create sustainable change by putting the right tools in front of our teachers/students AND building a culture of innovation

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, July 2, 4:34 PM

um big quadro de aplicativos utilizados para apoiar aprendizagem no seculo XXI...

faezams's curator insight, July 10, 6:01 PM

App list visual

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Nik's QuickShout: Exploiting Infographics for ELT

Nik's QuickShout: Exploiting Infographics for ELT | second language teaching and learning | Scoop.it

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Great to use with academic writing students or to liven up IELTS work.

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Stephen Krashen on Language Acquisition

Stephen Krashen on Language Acquisition from the 80s.
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Watch and listen to Stephen Krashen talking about his model of Language Acquistion from 1980s.  Useful for MA students to watch alongside reading about the model, its influences and the criticisms.

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