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FLUENCY: Fact, Fiction or Farce by Rob Howard

FLUENCY: Fact, Fiction or Farce by Rob Howard | Ed & Tech | Scoop.it
We hear the word fluency all the time. Do we really know what it is and how to reach it?
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Native English speakers are the world’s worst communicators

Native English speakers are the world’s worst communicators | Ed & Tech | Scoop.it
In a room full of non-native speakers, ‘there isn’t any chance of understanding’. It might be their language, but the message is often lost
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A framework for planning a listening skills lesson

A framework for planning a listening skills lesson | Ed & Tech | Scoop.it
In this article I intend to outline a framework that can be used to design a listening lesson that will develop your students' listening skills and look at some of the issues involved.
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What a Decade of Education Research Tells Us About Technology in the Hands of Underserved Students 

What a Decade of Education Research Tells Us About Technology in the Hands of Underserved Students  | Ed & Tech | Scoop.it
Despite all the celebratory rhetoric around our nation's
declining dropout rates, during a given year, nearly 20% of students expected to graduate do not. Furthermore, according to John Hopkins and Civic Enterprises, “unacceptably low levels of minority, low-income, English Language Learners,
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Native and Non-native Speaker Teachers: Prejudice, Privilege, and a Call to Action

Native and Non-native Speaker Teachers: Prejudice, Privilege, and a Call to Action | Ed & Tech | Scoop.it
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Ojalá and Adiós: Reasons to learn languages

Ojalá and Adiós: Reasons to learn languages | Ed & Tech | Scoop.it
Fernando Rey's insight:
'The more English spreads, the more it also diversifies, as it adapts to the needs, history and identity of those who use it. Once English becomes the norm, the phrase 'native speakers', with its connotation of exclusivity, becomes correspondingly less meaningful. When English is dominant, it is no longer English (as we know it)'.
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Bucking the native speaker teacher trend - EnglishUp

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This article focuses on the benefits of non-native speaker English teachers vs native speaker English teachers
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Online schools 'worse than traditional teachers'

Online schools 'worse than traditional teachers' | Ed & Tech | Scoop.it
A major report in the US finds online learning has much lower levels of achievement than traditional schools.
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10 Most Engaging Uses of Tech Integration - InformED

10 Most Engaging Uses of Tech Integration - InformED | Ed & Tech | Scoop.it
Educators know that "tech" is not synonymous with engagement. But how do we recognise an engaging use of edtech when we see it? Most of us hardly have en
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10 ways to help students become “future ready”

10 ways to help students become “future ready” | Ed & Tech | Scoop.it
Our students' future is an uncertain one. Their workforce will look much different than ours. Here are ways we can help them to be prepared.
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10 Tips For Launching An Inquiry-Based Classroom

10 Tips For Launching An Inquiry-Based Classroom | Ed & Tech | Scoop.it
Inquiry-based techniques are challenging conventional ways of teaching and empowering students who might otherwise get overlooked.
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Idea to retire: Technology alone can improve student learning | Brookings Institution

Idea to retire: Technology alone can improve student learning | Brookings Institution | Ed & Tech | Scoop.it
Ellen Lettvin, Joseph South, and Katrina Stevens emphasize the importance of pedagogy when using technology in the classroom to improve learning outcomes. Without proper instruction, technology can be an obstacle to learning even for students that grew up with it. An essay in the Ideas to Retire series.
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Matching Edtech Products With Neurological Learning Goals

Matching Edtech Products With Neurological Learning Goals | Ed & Tech | Scoop.it
When considering edtech products to improve student achievement, start with a clear goal and ask the relevant, critical questions suggested in this post.
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TW debate: What should be the minimum level of language proficiency for language teachers?

A Social Media Story storified by eferey
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Teacher Agency: Educators Moving from a Fixed to a Growth Mindset

Teacher Agency:  Educators Moving from a Fixed to a Growth Mindset | Ed & Tech | Scoop.it
It is a myth that we operate under a set of oppressive bureaucratic constraints. In reality, teachers have a great deal of autonomy in the work they chose to do in their classrooms. In most cases it is our culture that provides the constraints.
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Seven reasons why blogging can make you a better academic writer

Seven reasons why blogging can make you a better academic writer | Ed & Tech | Scoop.it
Pat Thomson on the scholarly virtues of putting your thoughts online
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Global English and the teaching of pronunciation

Global English and the teaching of pronunciation | Ed & Tech | Scoop.it
This article presents my research into the pronunciation of global English and gives some teaching implications.
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Why Are They Disengaged? My Students Told Me Why

Why Are They Disengaged?  My Students Told Me Why | Ed & Tech | Scoop.it
I used to think that when students were disengaged it was their own fault, and while sometimes that is still true, I have found in my years of teaching that a lot of the fault lies with me as the t...
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Revisiting 'Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants'

Revisiting 'Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants' | Ed & Tech | Scoop.it
Some of the most successful integrators of technology I have encountered are (in my politest voice) ‘older members’ of the profession.
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14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools

EDU4.me will catalyze change in education, empowering entrepreneurs with technology to accelerate innovation by building new solutions for the future.
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