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Vobok - Audio broadcast app

Vobok - Audio broadcast app | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it

Share what you have to say to your followers. Give news, updates, advice, tips, tricks, previews, and more. Share with Facebook and Twitter, and support your broadcasts with trending Topics and imagery.


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Susan's comment, May 23, 2013 3:02 AM
Great for oral and listening practice
RitaZ's curator insight, May 31, 2013 7:48 AM

Good for listening and speaking practice!

kathy dressel's curator insight, May 31, 2013 9:30 AM

add to list of free apps

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How Online Translation Tools Are Now Being Used - Edudemic

How Online Translation Tools Are Now Being Used - Edudemic | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it
Any language teacher knows that online translation tools can be a double edged sword. This visual should shed some light on current trends to know about.
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8 Useful Apps for Working on Video Projects on iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

8 Useful Apps for Working on Video Projects on iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 8 Useful Apps for Working on Video Projects on iPa... http://t.co/ej1z9I9HrI #vídeo #technology #mlearning


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How To Combat Student Plagiarism - Edudemic

How To Combat Student Plagiarism - Edudemic | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it

As teachers, when we assign a research project, we often focus on the end product: the research essay, presentation, etc. However, students (especially young students) do not automatically know how to conduct meaningful research. Our modern students are used to Googling answers. They have grown accustomed to information being readily available. However, as academics, we know that research isn’t a  fast process. It’s slow and deliberate. As a teacher, I need to intentionally slow my students down during this exercise. I do this by breaking down a larger project into more manageable chunks and focusing on the process.


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aisha ertugrul's comment, May 22, 2013 3:17 AM
Yes, which is what is meant by "plagiarism proof" assignments. I would also add that it is essential to practice paraphrasing and do it effectively by using all four skills. I did a poster presentation on this topic: http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/blogs/aisha-ertugrul/preventing-plagiarism-poster
Elizabeth E Charles's comment, May 22, 2013 4:16 AM
Aisha I have scooped your poster on Information and digital literacy...
AnnC's curator insight, May 22, 2013 7:45 PM

more structure and guidance to help develop the skills for research - okay!

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Knowble Articles

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Improve your English skills. Sign up for free and start reading news articles at your proficiency level!

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Ana Sclerandi's comment, May 24, 2013 1:57 PM
I'll try it out again, Nik, and get back. Maybe I did something wrong. Thanks for your feedback.
Stewart Whitney's comment, May 24, 2013 5:02 PM
It'll get better. These things usually do. On another note, I just made the best cup of coffee!
Remy Lamers's comment, June 6, 2013 9:25 AM
I'm Remy and I work at the company that invented and developed Knowble. We think it's great that so many of you appreciate Knowble and making the effort to give feedback.

To date we haven't found a proper method to make phrasal verbs work properly. We do consider adding phrasal verbs, but the sheer endless combinations of verbs, context and meaning make this a very though nut to crack. Also; Knowble is designed as a supplementary learners aid instead of an alternative language course. That's why we focus on what Knowble does best; improving vocabulary by reading news articles.

This free version of Knowble offers a rudimentary pre-test. We have developed specific versions with better pre-tests for our clients, such as publishers. These versions also include target word lists, specific resources and translations from dictionaries (instead of Google translation used in the free version). In the paid version of Knowble teachers can also view the progress of individual students.

Still, we hope that our free version of Knowble will continue to help people improve their English in a pleasant way.

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Cómo crear, organizar y participar de un hangout, paso a paso, desde el nuevo Google+

Cómo crear, organizar y participar de un hangout, paso a paso, desde el nuevo Google+ | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it
Los hangouts, videoconferencias que podemos realizar desde Google Plus, capaz de integrarse con Youtube y que ofrece, entre otras muchas cosas, la

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Dr. Doris Molero's curator insight, May 16, 2013 8:11 AM

:) let's hangout sometime, please... :)

Silvia Palomino's curator insight, April 24, 2014 3:03 PM

Los hangouts, videoconferencias que podemos realizar desde Google Plus, capaz de integrarse con Youtube y que ofrece, entre otras muchas cosas, la posibilidad de transmitir eventos en directo, son cada vez más populares en todo el mundo. Con este artículo queremos facilitar el acceso a este recurso, ayudando a los que aún no han probado tan efectivo sistema de comunicación.

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American English app

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Mobile access to an easy, fast, one-stop-shop for free teaching resources including e-books, audiobooks, quizzes, and games

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ReCALL - Abstract - Language students and their technologies: Charting the evolution 2006–2011

ReCALL - Abstract - Language students and their technologies: Charting the evolution 2006–2011 | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it
This paper has two key objectives. Firstly, it seeks to record the technologies in current use by learners of a range of languages at an Australian university in 2011.
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VerbBusters Helps Students Learn Irregular Verbs

VerbBusters Helps Students Learn Irregular Verbs | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it
VerbBusters is a straight-forward iPad app for learning and practicing recognizing English irregular verbs. VerbBusters supports learners whose native languages are French, Spanish, German, Portuge...
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Free Technology for Teachers: Silk - Collaboratively Create Digital Portfolios

Free Technology for Teachers: Silk - Collaboratively Create Digital Portfolios | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it
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App - Wikitude

App - Wikitude | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it
Wikitude is the award winning augmented reality app that allows you to see more. Explore what's around you, find new and interesting places, and more!

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 14, 2013 5:50 AM

This is a really great example of augmented reality which connects Wikipedia to your local environment. Great for doing research projects into the things that surround you. Just open up the app and point it in any direction.

Tracey Healey's comment, May 16, 2013 5:37 AM
Really useful and I am moving to a new area soon so will come in very handy. Thanks
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Designing a Rubric for Preschool Bilingual Apps - Early Childhood Technology Network

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English Learners and 21st-Century Literacy

English Learners and 21st-Century Literacy | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it
We all know that the demographics of America's public school population are shifting.
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Blake Turnbull's curator insight, May 13, 2013 5:16 PM

After having been looking at digital literacy skills in class this week, i found this to be an interesting aritcle which looks as four 17- to 20-year-old students from Mexico and the way in which he develop their literacy skills through such tools as Facebook, work, and entertainment. However, the research suggests that these developments do not cross over into school life, and so the article also looks at both the classroom implications, as well as the broader implications too.

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ScreenTweet - Awesome Twitter Tool - Teach Amazing!

ScreenTweet - Awesome Twitter Tool - Teach Amazing! | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it
ScreenTweet - Awesome Twitter Tool - Check out Teach Amazing for educational technology, web 2.0, and great tips to teach amazing!
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Elke Lackner's curator insight, May 20, 2013 9:15 AM

Tools, tipps & tricks... everything you should know about screencasting...

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Free Technology for Teachers: 10 Good Sites & Apps for Learning a New Language

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What Teachers Need to Know about The New Google...

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What Teachers Need to Know about The New Google Play for Education http://t.co/2dOzaiXkqB via @medkh9 #googleplay #edtech #learning (What Teachers Need to Know about The New Google Play for Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning


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22 Ways To Use Twitter With Bloom's Taxonomy

22 Ways To Use Twitter With Bloom's Taxonomy | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it
A few of my faculty members have been asking about ways they can use Twitter in the classroom recently. As I helped them integrate Twitter into their own classrooms, I started developing a running ...

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Are language teachers leading the way with education technology?

Are language teachers leading the way with education technology? | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it
From vibrant communities on social media to inventive lessons using video conferencing, Joe Dale explores how languages teachers have embraced technology in the classroom
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Blake Turnbull's curator insight, May 21, 2013 12:32 AM

With more and more schools investing in mobile technology such as iPads and laptops, the problem of how to use them and what exactly is a suitable app to use in the classroom arises. Teacher-produced audio or video podcasts are useful for encouraging autonomy and distance learning outside of the classroom, a commonly employed tool in recent years. The article also looks at MFLtwitterati, a UK-based community of foreign language teachers on Twitter, and many of the things they have to offer. Technology is not going away and language teachers need to embrace its full potential to engage our 21st century learners.

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Create An Online Video Chat With “MashMe TV” | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

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Selection Criteria for Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) Video Games for Language Learning | IALLT

Selection Criteria for Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) Video Games for Language Learning | IALLT | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it
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This article addresses criteria for choosing commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) games and their implementation in the classroom and other L2 learning environments. The proposal and discussion of a set of such criteria, which include the categories of motivation and flow, clearly defined and spaced goals, game skills and game mechanics, content, story and narrative, multimodality, agency, course integration and scaffolding, and financial, technical, and administrative considerations are the focus of this article. This discussion is followed by the analyses of three examples of COTS games (Buzz, Heavy Rain, and SingStar) which may be suitable in a L2 learning context.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Silk - Collaboratively Create Digital Portfolios

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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 | Technology and language learning | 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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Cyd Madsen's curator insight, May 16, 2013 12:57 AM

Hmmmmm.......

Lou Salza's curator insight, May 16, 2013 8:53 AM

I have been using text to speech almost exclusively for reading articles on the web, newspapers, and courese reading for a course in Leadership I am taking at Case Western Reserve University. I love the e-readers ( Read and Write Gold; Kindle, and Audio books)  because I can jack up the speed and read with my ears as fast as non dyslexics who are fluent readers read with their eyes. We need to understand the 'cost' of eye reading to dyslexic students even when they "graduate" from OG or Wilson: the burden of phonological processing is too high in terms of fatigue. If we don't make the technology more available and acceptable in schools we will deny intelligent students with print challenges the opportunity to study in college, graduate or professional schools. 

I still read paper books.  Right now I am reading  A light in August by Faulkner. It is on my night stand and it is a wonderful if slow experience for me. For some, print will never 'fall away' and allow for effortless decoding and pholonological recoding.--Lou  

 

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"Understanding how reading on paper is different from reading on screens requires some explanation of how the brain interprets written language. We often think of reading as a cerebral activity concerned with the abstract—with thoughts and ideas, tone and themes, metaphors and motifs. As far as our brains are concerned, however, text is a tangible part of the physical world we inhabit. In fact, the brain essentially regards letters as physical objects because it does not really have another way of understanding them. As Wolf explains in her book Proust and the Squid, we are not born with brain circuits dedicated to reading. After all, we did not invent writing until relatively recently in our evolutionary history, around the fourth millennium B.C. So the human brain improvises a brand-new circuit for reading by weaving together various regions of neural tissue devoted to other abilities, such as spoken language, motor coordination and vision..."

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Wikis as discussion forums: exploring students’ contribution and their attention to form

Wikis as discussion forums: exploring students’ contribution and their attention to form | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it
(2013). Wikis as discussion forums: exploring students’ contribution and their attention to form. Computer Assisted Language Learning. ???aop.label???. doi: 10.1080/09588221.2013.770036
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