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Teachers’ Ultimate Guide to Using Videos | MindShift

Teachers’ Ultimate Guide to Using Videos | MindShift | teaching issues | Scoop.it

Among all the millions of videos out there, how do you find the great ones? How do you evaluate the quality of a video? Who are the great content creators, and what are the best curation sites? Which kinds of videos work as fun supplements, and which are best for actual instruction? How do you get students engaged in discussion after watching videos? How do you blend videos into your curriculum?

 


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Useful text to get the best of videos in the classroom.

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A good read in a shifting world.

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Sounds IELTS

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Get Sounds IELTS on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 1, 4:31 AM

A reasonably priced (69p) app for anyone interested in developing their skills for IELTS

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The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens

The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens | teaching issues | Scoop.it
E-readers and tablets are becoming more popular as such technologies improve, but research suggests that reading on paper still boasts unique advantages
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What do you prefer? books or e-readers?

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Storybird - Artful storytelling

Storybird - Artful storytelling | teaching issues | Scoop.it
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If you love Art and great illustrations this is a great site to practice writing; individually or collaboratively and edit the story for as little as $2.
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The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American

The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American | teaching issues | Scoop.it
E-readers and tablets are becoming more popular as such technologies improve, but research suggests that reading on paper still boasts unique advantages
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Ebooks vs conventional paper books.

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The Top 10 Reasons To Use Songs In The Classroom

The Top 10 Reasons To Use Songs In The Classroom | teaching issues | Scoop.it
Teachers by training or usually just instinct, know that music works in the classroom. For all ages, for all topics. I've even used a song to teach chemistry!…
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Couldn't agree more! Learning barren words doesn't help. When I find songs that incorporate the vocabulary being taught, we discuss the meaning of those in context, we sing the song and in the end it all makes perfect sense to my students!

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Free Online Grammar Check, Plagiarism, Spelling, and More

Free Online Grammar Check, Plagiarism, Spelling, and More | teaching issues | Scoop.it
Grammar, Plagiarism, and Spelling Check; Free Online Proofreading; No Downloads...Allows you to find those pesky mistakes and correct them before your teacher does...

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Want to know if your students' papers are authentic? Here is a free online tool.

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MFaculty's curator insight, December 24, 2013 8:02 PM

I just 'test drove' this online application - it was very fast and accurately caught my spelling errors. As a basic tool for students, I think it is, or will be, one that they can use before they turn to the writing tutors. I don't advocate trying to replace professional writing tutors with this (or any other) online tool, but it would certainly reduce the number of common errors made in student writings.

 

Since it is a free service, I would recommend educators consider giving it a test drive in their writing courses to determine whether or not any value is added in doing so. While there are plenty of word processing tools avialble for students to use in order to hone in on their writing, this one is free and seems to adequately, and quickly, perform the basics.

 

Not really an endorsement, as much as a recommendation for other to consider testing for themselves.

ella88's curator insight, January 29, 2:09 PM

Many studies have addressed the issue of identifying the different dimensions of culture. In the presentations concerning culture by Madlin Reck and Anne Tornow the ways in which national culture may influence management processes, including Hofstede’s dimensions of culture have been discussed extensively (Luthans & Doh, 2012).

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Afghanistan and the Taliban: Before, After and Now

The Kite Runner was set in the years 1975-2001. Everything during these years went from being peaceful, to bad, to even worse. The Taliban during these fateful years have taken control of Afghanistan and its government. They were thought of as heroes to the people of their once peaceful country, but their way of controlling their government is sadistic. In the present, they are even involved in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center.

During 1975, Afghanistan was a quiet place to live. There were economic hardships, but the residents of this pleasant country got through it. Kabul is the capital city of Afghanistan. It had the most economy problems in the country. Most of them were poverty difficulties. The president of this country at the time was Daoud Khan. Then, when winter came along, resistance towards communists began. Amir from The Kite Runner even knew of these communist attempts to rule his country. “Huddled together in the dining room and waiting for the sun to rise, none of us had any notion that a way of life had ended.” (Hosseini 36). The Afghan Islamist part of the resistance was favored by Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and the United States instead of the Afghan traditionalist and royalist parts. The uprising has just begun for the communist takeover in Afghanistan.

In 1979, the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan. Even Amir from The Kite Runner even knew about this before it all happened. “And then in December 1979, when Russian tanks would roll into the very same streets where Hassan and I played, bringing the death of the Afghanistan I knew”(Hosseini 36) The Taliban during this time were thought of as refugees and were part of a resistance movement to expel the Russian troops from their country. The United States and Pakistan provided financial and military support so the Afghans could win against the Soviet soldiers. Despite the fact that there were civilians in Kabul, the Afghans did not care and used missiles, provided by the United States, to drop on the city resulting in civilian casualties and killed Soviet troops. In 1989, Ahmed Shah Massoud, took over Kabul as new leader. They ended up overthrowing President Sayid Mohammed Najibullah, who headed the Afghan government. In 1994, the Taliban were more powerful because Pakistan favored them and did everything in their power to support them. “Pakistan support for the Taliban is based on strong religious and ethnic bonds between the Taliban and Pakistan” (Amghar, Web 6). The militants of the Taliban are Sunni Muslim Pashtuns. They are thirteen percent of Pakistan’s population. They are basically most of the Taliban in general.

In 1996, Osama Bin Laden moved from Sudan to Afghanistan and met with Mullah Mohammed Omar, the Taliban’s leader. “Bin Laden was involved in the bombing of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998” (Amghar, Web 6). On September 11th, 2001, Bin laden prompted the bombing of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. This resulted in the United States asking the Taliban to immediately hand over Bin Laden. General Pervez Musharraf, president of Pakistan, told the U.S. that he would support the capturing of Bin Laden. Instead, they couldn’t take down Bin Laden and Al Qaeda because of the ethnic and religious ties with the Taliban. Basically, Pakistan let the Taliban do what like to the people in there cites by robbing them and raping women. “The Taliban were exceedingly ignorant, which made them cruel” (Arbabzadah, Web 1). The Taliban used to be heroes to the people of the country, but now they are just plain evil. In The Kite Runner, Amir’s friend Farid said the Taliban would look for any excuse for violence. Amir bought a fake beard because it is considered a sin to shave and that all men should have beards. He saw Kabul during this time and was unfamiliar with it as it is not how it used to be when he was a kid. Afghanistan is just plagued by the Taliban with no hope for escape.

 

 In conclusion, the Taliban before, after, and now are a deadly force to reckon with. I have to say that religion has a strong connection with them as they think of most things as sins. Amir from The Kite Runner depicts Afghanistan as a peaceful state. Now, he thinks of it as a wasteland that is ruled by a stubborn government with a false sense of religion. In my opinion, as much as I hate the Taliban, they must be removed from Afghanistan and Pakistan because they can cause a lot of trouble for those countries and can stir up many civil wars within those countries.

 

 

Works Cited

Amghar, Adderrahim. "Home." The Resurgence of the Taliban in Pakistan. Nazareth College, 2014. Web. 01 May 2014.

Arbabzadah, Nushin. "The 1980s Mujahideen, the Taliban and the Shifting Idea of Jihad." Theguardian.com. Guardian News and Media, 28 Apr. 2011. Web. 01 May 2014.

Bai, Laxmi. "Security Research Review." : Volume 1(3) Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Afghanistan. Bharat-Rakshak, 2005. Web. 01 May 2014.

Hosseini, Khaled. The Kite Runner. New York: Riverhead, 2003.

 

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What Teachers Need to Know about MOOCs ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

What Teachers Need to Know about MOOCs ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | teaching issues | Scoop.it
"What Teachers Need to Know about MOOCs ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning" @frostypepsi #iesteam http://t.co/Wm5YfabFMK

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EDTECH Guru's curator insight, December 3, 2013 4:06 AM

Everything you ever wanted to know about MOOCs illustrated here.

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Useful FCE websites

Useful FCE websites | teaching issues | Scoop.it
Here are all of the useful websites I can find to help students preparing for the Cambridge First Certificate exam. Please let me know if there are any broken links, or if you find something you th...

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Free online tutorial for using SMARTBOARDS

Free online tutorial for using SMARTBOARDS | teaching issues | Scoop.it
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Voice of America - Learn American English with VOA Learning English

Voice of America - Learn American English with VOA Learning English | teaching issues | Scoop.it
Learn American English with English language lessons from Voice of America. VOA Learning English helps you learn English with vocabulary, listening and comprehension lessons through daily news and interactive English learning activities.

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, October 29, 2013 1:23 AM

I'm a Britenglish lover ;-) , but this site offers very good resources for learners... Worth using!!

Jorge Leal's curator insight, November 27, 2013 11:44 AM

I tried it

Gary Harwell's curator insight, December 3, 2013 9:41 PM

Are we making this resource av ailable for our students?

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Preparing Teachers to Teach Writing Using Technology

Technology is changing not only how people write, but also how they learn to write. These profound changes require teachers to reconsider their pedagogical practices in the teaching of writing. This books shares instructional approaches from experienced teacher educators in the areas of writing, teacher education, and technology.


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Marie-Ann Roberts's curator insight, November 25, 2013 4:48 AM

Could be useful for study skills sessions or embedding functional English?

Susan Wegmann's curator insight, November 25, 2013 6:08 AM

Download this Free book! Excellent resources.

Richard Whiteside's curator insight, November 26, 2013 6:21 AM

Not research per se, but an e-book aimed at training teachers. Includes units on using apps and tools and fpcsing in general on the teaching of writing in the so-called 'digital age'.

 

No mere pamhplet either, this is a proper book!

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Educational Technology in ELT: Organizing resources for teachers and teacher trainers

Educational Technology in ELT: Organizing resources for teachers and teacher trainers | teaching issues | Scoop.it
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Great article on tools that will help elt teachers organize their resources, tools or websites.

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25 Best Websites for Teachers | Scholastic.com

25 Best Websites for Teachers | Scholastic.com | teaching issues | Scoop.it
How did we teach without the Internet? Our favorite sites simplify lesson planning, keep the classroom running smoothly, and engage students.
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Top Facebook Pages for English Language Teachers

Top Facebook Pages for English Language Teachers | teaching issues | Scoop.it
Facebook is an excellent resource for English teachers. Click here to read about some of our favorite Facebook pages for teachers of English!

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Personally, I have met very interesting educators via Facebook who share stuff with me and i with them and find a lot of ideas and activities through those pages and groups.

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myk's curator insight, January 19, 4:43 AM

あとで一つ一つのお勧めFBページを見てみよう。

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Using Facebook to find and curate English resources.

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learningcanbefun - Top 10 Websites for Teachers

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Educator's paradise! Endless resourses!

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10 grammar rules you can forget: how to stop worrying and write proper

10 grammar rules you can forget: how to stop worrying and write proper | teaching issues | Scoop.it
David Marsh set out to master perfect grammatical English – but discovered that 'correct' isn't always best
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Do Your Students Know How To Search? - Edudemic

Do Your Students Know How To Search? - Edudemic | teaching issues | Scoop.it
There is a new digital divide on the horizon. It is not based around who has devices and who does not, but instead the new digital divide will be based around students who know how to effectively find and curate information and those who do not.
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Create interactive quizzes with Quizlet

Create interactive quizzes with Quizlet | teaching issues | Scoop.it
We make simple learning tools that let you study anything, for free.

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How to make online interactive quizzes.

 

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Hilario's curator insight, December 10, 2013 3:18 AM

amazing resource . I'd try to do it with collocations instead of words. THX for sharing, jh

Patricia Stitson's curator insight, January 8, 8:25 PM

This is quite fun!

Aguilar Dominique's curator insight, January 23, 12:43 AM

Très utile pour vérifier l'acquisition de nos connaissances

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43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms

43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms | teaching issues | Scoop.it
In the middle of October, we invited educators to tell us about the "apps, games, and websites that are helping to tranform their classrooms this year." We asked that you submit your responses in the form of Field Notes and we received more than...

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Nick Hester's curator insight, December 3, 2013 6:56 AM

Games have always played a ket role in educaiton, in the classroom , sports, or at home, social media has key rolel to play going forward..

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I'm currently looking for new apps for our school iPads. This article has been very helpful!

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Visita http://facebook.com/hotelcasinointernacionalcucuta

... y a click en "ME GUSTA"

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8 Ways To Exploit The Pedagogical Potential Of IWBS Infographic

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8 Recommendations for teachers to use the IWB based on constructivistic principles. Model ICT Skills Promote Collaboration Share student-generated
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50 Education Technology Tools You Can Start Using Today - Edudemic

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Finding the best education technology tools is a time-consuming task. It may even be viewed as a chore (for some). Not with this fabulous list, though!
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Great collection of 50 education technology tools. Keeping up!

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Awesome Visual Featuring 7 Tips to Effectively Search Google ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Tips for teachers and students alike on how to use Google search like pros!

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Nik's Daily English Activities: Write Your English Resume

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Educational Technology in ELT: iPhone, iPod touch and iPad apps for ELT

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Some great ELT apps for iPhones, iPods and iPads...would like though to know the respective apps for android devices.

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A Practical Guide For Teachers Who Just Got iPads - Edudemic

A Practical Guide For Teachers Who Just Got iPads - Edudemic | teaching issues | Scoop.it
There are some big DOs and DON'Ts if you're on the receiving end of an iPad in the classroom. This is a guide for teachers to save time and trouble.
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