"'m a firm believer that the best way forward for learning with iPad is a 1:1 setting, but what if you're trialling use or aren't quite there yet? This presentation will give some hints and tips on how you can make good use of the device to support learning"
"I enjoy discussing iPad and other edtech resources with my colleague and friend Sylvia Duckworth almost every week through Twitter. Sylvia is a leader in the French teaching community in Canada, and has created an enormous amount of resources for language teachers to use. I asked her if she wanted to collaborate on this post, and she quickly agreed to do so. Below is a list of iPad apps that we both use in our language classrooms. The ones marked with an * are the essential, must-have ones. We have divided the list into two categories: Content consumption apps and content creation apps."
"When I first started teaching English with 1:1 iPads, I was really jealous of the science and fine arts teachers. They had all of the most engaging apps, and I was left with a lowly word processor and an instant thesaurus. Fortunately, so much has changed. I now have the flexibility to duck in and out of my students’ papers as they write and leave them comments on drafts in progress. I have the resources to connect them with a real-world network of readers who authentically guide them to books they will enjoy through reviews and ratings. "
Via John Evans
“ There's no such thing as a free lunch. Or is there? Check out these free Apple iPod Touch apps for English and Language Arts teachers. These are among the best apps for education available today!”
Via Cindy Huskey
"Below is a list of some great iPad apps for learning English. I curated the list in such a way that beginners both native and non-native speakers of English would find these apps helpful in consolidating their linguistic capacities in English."
Via John Evans
Recently, the Babson Survey Research Group and Pearson conducted a survey of nearly 8,000 faculty members in higher education to find out more about how faculty are using social media. (How social media is being used in education?
“It’s no secret. We’re not all brought up to be dual-lingual in England. Learning a language is not as integral to us as it may be in many other countries. Of course, English is an additional langua...”
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"At its start, Facebook was once exclusively for college students. But as it has grown in popularity and become adopted by everyone from grad students to grandmas, its usefulness has grown, too. Educators are beginning to realize the powerful potential that Facebook has in the classroom, not as a distraction, but as a collaborative learning tool. While some schools and instructors may be wary of inviting such a temptingly fun procrastination platform into their classrooms, others have seen great benefits in using social media. In fact, teacher Elizabeth Delmatoff in Portland saw a 50% increase in grades after implementing a social media program in her classroom. How can Facebook benefit your class? Online College enumerates 50 ways." | by Carol Brown
Education isn't equipping students for the world of work, says James Jefferson – could a new virtual apprenticeship, co-created by universities and business, be the answer? (It's time to rethink apprenticeship!
How Social Media and Wearable Technology are Transforming Education #slideshow How Social Media and Wearable Technology are Transforming Education from Dr. William J. Ward aka DR4WARD I look 4Ward to your feedback.
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