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Using technology in classrooms can actually transform & maximize the whole experience of learning for your students
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Instant Screen Sharing | Screenleap

Instant Screen Sharing | Screenleap | Teaching with CALL | Scoop.it

This is an excellent free screen sharing tool. It requires no downloads or registration and works in the browser so it's platform independent (works on MAC or PC). This is an excellent tool for giving or getting tech support.


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HKelley's curator insight, January 9, 2014 8:52 PM

I'm not sure about classroom application yet...but you can't argue with the ability to share screens.

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Free Technology for Teachers: AudioViator - Free Audio Tours of Cities and Landmarks | Technology and language learning

AudioViator is an excellent collection of audio tours of cities and landmarks all over the globe.

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A Taxonomy of Reflection: A Model for Critical Thinking

A Taxonomy of Reflection: A Model for Critical Thinking | Teaching with CALL | Scoop.it

Over the last few years I've led many teachers and administrators on classroom walkthroughs designed to foster a collegial conversation about teaching and learning. The walkthroughs served as roving Socratic seminars and a catalyst for reflection. But reflection can be a challenging endeavor. It's not something that's fostered in school - typically someone else tells you how you're doing!


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Krystyna Gadd Founder How to Accelerate Learning's curator insight, September 1, 2015 4:29 AM

Fab!!

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#Education #EdTech #STEM

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Using technology in the classroom requires experience and guidance, report finds

Using technology in the classroom requires experience and guidance, report finds | Teaching with CALL | Scoop.it

Fresh out of college, few new teachers experiment with new technologies because they have the potential to be disruptive. It’s experience, and the confidence that comes with it, that is allowing teachers in their 40s and 50s to lead the way, according to the report.


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Create interactive charts and infographics

Create interactive charts and infographics | Teaching with CALL | Scoop.it

This is a great tool for creating graphs from your own data. You can them embed the graphics it produces into reports or webpages using the embed code. You do need a Twitter or Facebook account to sign up though.


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Malachy Scullion's comment, March 7, 2012 10:16 AM
Nice resource. Pity I live in a place where FB/Twitter is blocked.
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The Future of E-Learning is Crowdsourcing | Online Universities

The Future of E-Learning is Crowdsourcing | Online Universities | Teaching with CALL | Scoop.it

By Justin Marquis Ph.D. Call me a skeptic, but the idea of having random people from around the Web collaborating in the creation of e-learning content for accredited online degree programs seems absurd.


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A Muse Amuses

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Neil McMahon's Blog...

I really like this guy's blog - he seems to me to speak a lot of balanced sense....


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Building Good Search Skills: What Students Need to Know

Building Good Search Skills: What Students Need to Know | Teaching with CALL | Scoop.it

Search competency is a form of literacy, like learning a language or subject. Like any literacy, it requires having discrete skills as well as accumulating experience in how and when to use them. But this kind of intuition can’t be taught in a day or even in a unit – it has to be built up through exercise and with the guidance of instructors while students take on researching challenges.


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A Collaborative Guide to Best Digital Learning Practices for K-12 | DMLcentral

A Collaborative Guide to Best Digital Learning Practices for K-12 | DMLcentral | Teaching with CALL | Scoop.it

To teach responsibly in a digital age, we have to respect what our tools can do to help us learn together -- and what tools alone cannot do. We need to be prepared to adapt them to our specific needs as teachers and learners. We need tools that are as open as possible, that are designed to encourage students to participate and not simply consume. And we need to support teachers who are also learning how to use new tools for the most innovative, imaginative, interactive teaching.


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Maria Palaska's comment, April 25, 2012 2:40 AM
thank you!
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5 Facebook Privacy Settings You Should Know

5 Facebook Privacy Settings You Should Know | Teaching with CALL | Scoop.it

Every time we share info about ourselves across various networks, it is revealed to everyone even though it is meant only for a select few. As a result, people or organizations outside our network could easily exploit such info about us even without us knowing. Must users be willing to pit having a healthy online social presence against a firm hold of their privacy?


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Storybird: Providing a Tangible Outcome

Storybird: Providing a Tangible Outcome | Teaching with CALL | Scoop.it

My fondest memories of school are of the occasions on which I made stuff. When I think about what other aspects of my learning I enjoyed most, I always come back to the basic principle of creativity. Getting me involved in creative tasks that result in tangible outcomes was one of the ways my teachers ensured that I remained engaged and enjoyed the process of learning.


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Working Paper Series on Mobile Learning

Working Paper Series on Mobile Learning | Teaching with CALL | Scoop.it

This Working Paper Series scans the globe to illuminate the ways in which mobile technologies can be used to support the United Nations Education for All Goals; respond to the challenges of particular educational contexts; supplement and enrich formal schooling; and make learning more accessible, equitable, personalized and flexible for students everywhere.


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Task 11: Get your students talking about a text?

In this task you create a video questionnaire based around a text. The text could be one from the your course book or it could be from another book, magazine of from the internet somewhere.


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Content Curation: Truths, Threats, Motivations and Opportunities | Altimeter Group

Content Curation: Truths, Threats, Motivations and Opportunities | Altimeter Group | Teaching with CALL | Scoop.it

This is a cross-post from Altimeter Group Researcher Jaimy Szymanski. I excerpted from the article:

 

"Curation is taking over the digital content scene. With related applications and platforms multiplying, the act of collecting and sharing content has become second nature for most of us.

 

When talking data it’s far simpler to look at all the content out there and curate, rather than analyze the gaps and create new, original content to fill them.


This brings up some unnerving questions as well:
- With curation on the rise, what effect will this have on the creation of new, interesting, valuable and thought-provoking content online?
- When (if at all) will curated content be accepted as unique content?
- What happens when curators far outnumber creators?

 

But, upon taking a closer look behind the why of curation, the researcher found potential value pulling some data from Trendstream.

 

 

***Motivations Behind Content Curation and Sharing:

1) Motivations behind curation are positive: to share a good experience, to help consumer pick out good product and to encourage company improvement.

 

2) Millennials share content focused on “self.” As generations get older, secondary motivation shifts to a bigger picture though, to helping consumers. Add to that the fact that many have grown up recognizing technology as a platform for both utility and self-expression or promotion.

 

3) Fostering expertise is among lowest motivations. I predict that curated content will increasingly be more accepted as “original” content over time, as long as it contains some unique insight or alteration.

 

 

***Where Curation Opportunities Lie:

Curation will prove to be a very positive trend for marketers who are looking to affect their audience via way of content marketing.

It’s quite possible that content curators will also begin to be recognized as influencers in their respective industries, and organizations will treat them as such.

 

I’ll end with a few final thoughts: 

1) The amount of content curated will rise and fall in cycles, as shared content depends on original content creation to survive.
2) Organizations will weave curation into their content strategies, at the very least to ensure sharing of their content is as simple as possible for consumers.
3) Application development – both web-based and mobile – will continue to support the curation trend."

 

 

Read full article here: 
http://www.altimetergroup.com/2012/03/content-curation-truths-threats-motivations-and-opportunities.html


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Giuseppe Mauriello's comment, March 28, 2012 10:18 AM
@Karen...thank you so much for appreciation about this article and my topic!
neulabs's comment, April 2, 2012 2:14 AM
great curation page martin - TQ
Martin Gysler's comment, April 2, 2012 4:48 AM
Thank you neulabs, I appreciate your support :)
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What is Curation? | Video by Percolate

This is the first in a series of videos explaining the shifts we're seeing in the world of content creation. Curation has exploded with the growth of Twitter, Tumblr and now Pinterest. In this video, we wanted to try to get into the heads of some of our favorite curators to understand what makes them tick.


Featured curators include:
Maria Popova (twitter.com/brainpicker)
Joanne McNeil (twitter.com/rhizomedotorg)
Peter Hopkins (twitter.com/bigthink)
Edith Zimmerman (thehairpin.com/)
Anthony De Rosa (soupsoup.tumblr.com)
Rex Sorgatz (twitter.com/fimoculous)
Piers Fawkes (psfk.com)
Tina Roth Eisenberg (swiss-miss.com)

 

watch video in fullscreen HD here: http://vimeo.com/38524181


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Rebecca toltz's curator insight, September 9, 2013 12:46 AM

A video Lyn Hay shared with us during her presentation at The Syba Signs 'Resourcing theAustralian Curriculum'.  

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Flipped Classroom A New Learning Revolution

Flipped Classroom A New Learning Revolution | Teaching with CALL | Scoop.it

Flipped Classroom is an inverted method of instruction where teaching and learning take place online outside of the class while homework is done in the classroom. Advocators of this approach believe that this is the ideal method of instruction in our digital age. They basically build their judgement on the following facts


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Digital Differentiation

Digital Differentiation | Teaching with CALL | Scoop.it

Technology is a tool that can be used to help teachers facilitate learning experiences that address the diverse learning needs of all students and help them develop 21st Century Skills. At it's most basic level, digital tools can be used to help students find, understand and use information. When combined with student-driven learning experiences fueled by Essential Questions offering flexible learning paths, it can be the ticket to success.


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Ray Tolley's comment, February 20, 2012 5:32 AM
Nick, Thanks for this great tool. Much to follow up...
Brenda Nielsen's curator insight, July 20, 2015 8:39 AM

What a wonderful overview of Digital interactions with the instructor being the center of all of the different interactive rings. One that I would like to point out, is the blue ring on the left--this is so important when working with digital technology. The tech support needs to be onboard, readily available with support so that students do focus on the task and not the technology. Technology is the tool to assist students and is becoming more and more an integrated part of learning.

The yellow ring is yet another big leap away from even traditional classrooms using technology. The Front of the classroom DOES disappear and learning using digital means come from all sides of the classroom, encounters, and investigation. There is no front or back of the classroom anymore.

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Where is reflection in the learning process?

Where is reflection in the learning process? | Teaching with CALL | Scoop.it

I asked the students to get in small groups to discuss these questions. They got in their groups and just looked at one another with baffled looks on their faces while remaining silent. I tried rewording the questions and providing examples and still got blank looks when they returned to their group discussions.


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Azhar Youssef's comment, February 26, 2012 11:05 AM
Thanks Nik for this wonderful article. Yes, we need to teach students how to reflect on their learning process.
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100 Useful Websites

100 Useful Websites | Teaching with CALL | Scoop.it
100 Useful Websites Make/Create Aviary – online photo editing tool www.aviary.com Big Huge Labs – make posters and magazine covers www.bighugelabs.com Blogger – create your own blog www.blogger.com...
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Getting students to notice language in reading texts

Getting students to notice language in reading texts | Teaching with CALL | Scoop.it

Really interesting blog post on the importance of learners 'noticing' language - there are some nice practical ideas, too.


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Capture, Annotate and Organize Content Into Collages, Books or Flows with Surfmark

Capture, Annotate and Organize Content Into Collages, Books or Flows with Surfmark | Teaching with CALL | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Surfmark is a new content curation service introducing some innovative and forward-looking features.

 

Surfmark in fact provides not only standard capabilities to easily capture, collect and organize content from any web page, but it adds intelligently alternative display formats to allow the exploration of such collections in multiple ways.

 

Another key innovative feature of Surfmark is its ability to generate bibliographies and summaries of content collections.

 

Surfmark allows social collaborative curation, history of all edits made, and the ability to share publicly or keep a collection private.

 

Collections can be downloaded in PDF or text formats and all pages saved in a collection are fully preserved with all the formatting and links intact so that you can refer back to exactly what you saw. 

 

Free to use. 

 

FAQ: http://blog.surfmark.net/surfmark-help

 

Try out and more info: http://www.surfmark.com

 

(thanks to Ana Cristina Pratas for discovering this) 


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Beth Kanter's comment, April 26, 2012 11:49 AM
Could be so useful for research for curriculum development
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Create Infographics with easel.ly

Create Infographics with easel.ly | Teaching with CALL | Scoop.it

This is a great free tool for creating sophisticated looking infographics. The tool uses well designed templates which you can edit and add your own information to. 


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Aris P. Louvris's comment, May 5, 2012 7:55 AM
Crashes when loading themes, still in beta. Needs more time perhaps...
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Search Education – Google

Search Education – Google | Teaching with CALL | Scoop.it

Web search can be a remarkable tool for students, and a bit of instruction in how to search for academic sources will help your students become critical thinkers and independent learners.

With the materials on this site, you can help your students become skilled searchers- whether they're just starting out with search, or ready for more advanced training


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TalkMiner

TalkMiner | Teaching with CALL | Scoop.it

Search and find specific words and phrases within a video. Great tool for finding examples of pronunciation or finding videos for quotes.


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The Dean’s List: 50 Must-Read Higher Education Technology Blogs

The Dean’s List: 50 Must-Read Higher Education Technology Blogs | Teaching with CALL | Scoop.it
by EdTech Magazine
IT administrators, professors and CIOs are driven by the needs — and rising expectations — of students. In the world of higher education, technology is a catalyst for real growth.

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