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41 Resources, Tools, And Apps To Improve Writing Skills -

41 Resources, Tools, And Apps To Improve Writing Skills - | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it
41 Resources, Tools, And Apps To Improve Writing Skills by Tom Vander Ark first appeared on gettingsmart.com  Math gets all the love–at least that appears…
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13 Herramientas TICs para crear Narraciones Digitales

13 Herramientas TICs para crear Narraciones Digitales | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it
Las herramientas para narraciones digitales, o digital storytelling, son cada vez más usadas en Educación, sea para exposición de un tópico escolar, o para fomentar la escritura y/o la creatividad. Wattpad Hay personas para quienes es super fácil crear, mas hay otros que la musa no está a su favor... parece. Para inspirarse, hay quienes…

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13 Herramientas TICs para crear Narraciones Digitales
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Las herramientas para narraciones digitales, o digital storytelling, son cada vez más usadas en Educación, sea para exposición de un tópico escolar, o para fomentar la escritura y/o la creatividad.
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Language Proficiency Tests Online

Language Proficiency Tests Online | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it
Language Proficiency Test: Visit Transparent Language to take a test, see your level of knowledge, and improve your speech, grammar, and vocab!

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A New Role for Avatars: Learning Languages

A New Role for Avatars: Learning Languages | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it
Most experts agree that the best way to learn a language is by immersing yourself in it. Now, with  more sophisticated technology, another theory around language learning is being tested: the use of avatars to practice speaking.

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Dr. Doris Molero's curator insight, March 26, 6:14 PM
Companies like Second Life and Middlebury Interactive Languages both offer digital avatar programs to give language learners a chance to practice their skills in virtual environments.

 
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Intercultural Communication - Online Course

Intercultural Communication - Online Course | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it
Learn to appreciate, adjust to, and work or study in different cultures, with this free online intercultural communication course.
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From busuu to Babbel, language-learning startups adapt to thrive

From busuu to Babbel, language-learning startups adapt to thrive | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it
Investors and businesses leaders are backing the swath of language apps, with China, the US and post-Brexit Britain presenting growth opportunities
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Over 30 Good Infographics for Language Teachers from GrammarCheck via Educators' Technology

Over 30 Good Infographics for Language Teachers from GrammarCheck via Educators' Technology | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, March 20, 6:37 PM
Clear and simple examples for beginning students.
Ricard Garcia's curator insight, March 23, 3:15 AM
Visual students need visual resources, so... there you are!
Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, March 25, 12:13 PM
These are good resources to use in your 21st Century language learning / teaching environments.
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Reverso: diccionario, traductor online, conjugador de verbos y más

Reverso: diccionario, traductor online, conjugador de verbos y más | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it
Un sitio que reúne muchas herramientas o recursos para el lenguaje, como un diccionario, traductor online, corrector gramatical, conjugador de verbos y muchas otras.

Lo más interesante es que cualquiera de nosotros puede hacer uso de estas herramientas lingüísticas de forma completamente gratuita, siendo el registro en el sitio una opción también gratuita y completamente opcional.

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Portfolios For Students, Educators and Professionals - PortfolioGen

Portfolios For Students, Educators and Professionals - PortfolioGen | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it
Join thousands of teachers, students, educators, nurses and professionals from around the world. Showcase your skills and achievements with your free professional ePortfolio.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 13, 1:24 PM

Alays good for teachers and students to have a learning portfolio.

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50 Of The Best Writing Apps For The iPad -

50 Of The Best Writing Apps For The iPad - | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it
The best writing apps for iPad, like any concept of ‘best,’ is subjective and further based on need and circumstance.

Are you a poet drafting when inspiration strikes? A student taking notes and writing essays? A novelist that usually uses a desktop, but needs their new iPad Pro to do work on the go?

While the idea of writing more than a few hundred words on an iPad may seem crazy, using the iPad as a powerful portable writing tool allows you to take advantage of inspiration whenever and wherever it strikes. And with iPad screens now approaching 13″ and capable of supporting USB connections to enable standalone keyboards, it’s easier and more comfortable than ever to draft a masterpiece while away from your desk with the help of an app, an iPad, and a good idea.

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9 herramientas virtuales de pizarras online

9 herramientas virtuales de pizarras online | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it

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Trello - Boards for Collaboration

Trello - Boards for Collaboration | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it
Infinitely flexible. Incredibly easy to use. Great mobile apps. It's free. Trello keeps track of everything, from the big picture to the minute details.

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Task-Based Language Learning in a Real-World Digital Environment

Task-Based Language Learning in a Real-World Digital Environment | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it
How can you use the latest digital technology to create an environment in which people can learn European languages while performing a meaningful real-world task and experiencing the cultural aspect of learning to cook European dishes? This book explains how to do this from A to Z, covering how a real-world digital environment for language learning was designed, built and researched.

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Game-like language learning in 3-D virtual environments

Game-like language learning in 3-D virtual environments | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it
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This paper presents our recent experiences with the design of game-like applications in 3-D virtual environments as well as its impact on student motivation and learning. Therefore our paper starts with a brief analysis of the motivational aspects of videogames and virtual worlds (VWs). We then go on to explore the possible benefits of both in the area of foreign language learning. For our research study we have designed a VW-platform, called VirtUAM. This permits us to store and record data related to users' behaviour within the VW. Furthermore the platform has been employed to build several islands (virtual spaces), which implement different game levels. The virtual spaces themselves are used to give students a basic training in different language skills related to the German language. In order to obtain data regarding the game's impact on student learning and motivation, we designed several tests, which were completed both before and after the student participants played the game. Additionally we gave them a general questionnaire, which was only filled out after the game and which aimed at getting personal feedback from the learners. Quantitative and qualitative results shown in this work are part of a larger project which intends to study the impact of game-like applications within virtual environments and with regard to teaching and learning processes in general.

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VWs are 3-D environments where users’ graphical representations, called avatars can interact with other avatars as well as objects within the environment. Additionally, users are allowed to create new objects. What particularly makes VWs highly attractive for many users is its similarity to the real world’s appearance, coupled with its varied possibilities of interaction.Interaction is here seen as a multidirectional process in which students cooperate with instructors as well as other learners in real time activities, getting furthermore the opportunity to perform tasks in a collaborative way. The fact that a huge number of real-life activities can be reproduced or simulated makes VWs a highly immersive environment (Helmer, 20 07; Melchor Couto, 2010; Molka-Danielsen, 2009).While VWs have already been recognized by many educational institutions (universities, high schools, language academies, etc.) for having great potential for teaching and learning purposes (Consortium, 2007; Nardi, Ly, & Harris, 2007), Game-like language learning in 3-D virtual environments (PDF Download Available). Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/234000674_Game-like_language_learning_in_3-D_virtual_environments [accessed Mar 24, 2017].
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Have your Cake and Eat it Too: Foreign Language Learning with a Crowdsourced Video Captioning System

Have your Cake and Eat it Too: Foreign Language Learning with a Crowdsourced Video Captioning System | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it

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Learning from captioned foreign language videos is highlyeffective, but the availability of such videos is limited. Byusing speech-to-text technology to generate partially correcttranscripts as a starting point, we see an opportunity for learn-ers to build accurate foreign language captions while learn-ing at the same time. We present a system where learnerscorrect captions using automatic transcription and machine-generated suggested alternative words for scaffolding. Ina lab study of 49 participants, we found that compared towatching the video with accurate caption, learning and qual-ity of experience were not significantly impaired by the sec-ondary caption correction task using interface designs ei-ther with or without scaffolding from speech-to-text gener-ated alternative words. Nevertheless, aggregating correctionsreduced word error rate from 19% to 5.5% without scaf-folding from suggested-alternatives, and 1.8% with scaffold-ing. Feedback from participants suggest that emphasizing thelearning community contribution aspect is important for mo-tivating learners and reducing frustration.


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CONCLUSIONIn this work, we presented a system to enable foreign language learners to learn while correcting video captions that could then be used by a wider learning community. Our find-ings suggest that although learners’ comprehension was reduced by the editing task, it did not influence learning or engagement with the video. Comments from our usability indicated that contributing to building captions was motivating for some learners. Given this combination of findings, we envision a system where learners motivated by social contribution and learners motivated primarily by their own learning could both learn and contribute by collaborating on generating captions. Where previously learners would need to rely on external sources to generate captions for learning videos, we see this work as the first step in building tools to allow foreign language learning communities to become self-sufficient. 

Have your Cake and Eat it Too: Foreign Language Learning with a Crowdsourced Video Captioning System (PDF Download Available). Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/313736499_Have_your_Cake_and_Eat_it_Too_Foreign_Language_Learning_with_a_Crowdsourced_Video_Captioning_System [accessed Mar 25, 2017].
 
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How to Add Spoken Audio to Google Slides

How to Add Spoken Audio to Google Slides | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it

The  Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week  that I published yesterday was about adding music to Google Slides. In the twelve hours since tha


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Best language apps

Best language apps | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it
Fancy learning a new language? Well rather than the traditional method of reading a book or going to a school, a more advanced method is no
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Linguo.tv: Apprenez le français avec les sous-titres!

Linguo.tv: Apprenez le français avec les sous-titres! | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it
Apprenez le français avec des vidéos sous-titrés récentes de la télé française.

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Pronunciation links for EFL students

Pronunciation links for EFL students | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it
UnPolish your English, learning pronunciation, teaching pronunciation, links for students, accents, pron

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Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, March 23, 5:35 PM
Great resources for teaching pronunciation.
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Using Internet based paraphrasing tools: Original work, patchwriting or facilitated plagiarism?

Using Internet based paraphrasing tools: Original work, patchwriting or facilitated plagiarism? | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it
A casual comment by a student alerted the authors to the existence and prevalence of Internet-based paraphrasing tools. A subsequent quick Google search highlighted the broad range and availability of online paraphrasing tools which offer free ‘services’ to paraphrase large sections of text ranging from sentences, paragraphs, whole articles, book chapters or previously written assignments. The ease of access to online paraphrasing tools provides the potential for students to submit work they have not directly written themselves, or in the case of academics and other authors, to rewrite previously published materials to sidestep self-plagiarism. Students placing trust in online paraphrasing tools as an easy way of complying with the requirement for originality in submissions are at risk in terms of the quality of the output generated and possibly of not achieving the learning outcomes as they may not fully understand the information they have compiled. There are further risks relating to the legitimacy of the outputs in terms of academic integrity and plagiarism. The purpose of this paper is to highlight the existence, development, use and detection of use of Internet based paraphrasing tools. To demonstrate the dangers in using paraphrasing tools an experiment was conducted using some easily accessible Internet-based paraphrasing tools to process part of an existing publication. Two sites are compared to demonstrate the types of differences that exist in the quality of the output from certain paraphrasing algorithms, and the present poor performance of online originality checking services such as Turnitin® to identify and link material processed via machine based paraphrasing tools. The implications for student skills in paraphrasing, academic integrity and the clues to assist staff in identifying the use of online paraphrasing tools are discussed.
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Verse | Interactive Video Platform

Verse | Interactive Video Platform | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it
Create and share immersive interactive videos and engage your audience like never before. Start for free and see why the world's best storytellers use Verse.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 13, 3:28 PM

A very stylish tool for delivering video content. The interaction isn't particularly great, but there is some interesting conent here.

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, March 15, 11:11 AM
The interactions seem primarily a link to more video content, but it is interesting content. 
 
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Nearpod - Create, Engage, Assess through Mobile Devices

Nearpod - Create, Engage, Assess through Mobile Devices | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it
Nearpod is an interactive classroom tool for teachers to engage students with interactive lessons

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11 Technology Tools for the Reading Classroom - Class Tech Tips

11 Technology Tools for the Reading Classroom - Class Tech Tips | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it
At the Nebraska State Reading Conference it was so much fun meeting new teachers and sharing plenty of my favorites technology tools for reading.
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Agenda colaborativa para el aprendizaje de idiomas: del papel al dispositivo móvil | Berns | RIED. Revista Iberoamericana de Educación a Distancia

Agenda colaborativa para el aprendizaje de idiomas: del papel al dispositivo móvil | Berns | RIED. Revista Iberoamericana de Educación a Distancia | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it
Agenda colaborativa para el aprendizaje de idiomas: del papel al dispositivo móvil

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