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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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C is for (COCA) Corpus

C is for (COCA) Corpus | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it
A recent ELT Chat on using corpora suggested that what might be helpful for teachers coming to online corpora (such as COCA- the Corpus of Contemporary American English) for the first time would be...
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Nik's Learning Technology Blog: Mix Images and Animation on Your Mobile

Nik's Learning Technology Blog: Mix Images and Animation on Your Mobile | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it
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Criteria for Evaluating Web-based tools

Criteria for Evaluating Web-based tools | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it
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Blake Turnbull's curator insight, May 21, 2013 12:32 AM

Having looked at the process and criteria for evaluating web-based tools and curriculums in class, I found this article to be an 'interesting' look at sites in terms of usability, versatility, engagement, motivation, cross-platforming, goals, appropriateness, and ownership. This was 'interesting' as it covered a couple of concepts we didn't look at in class, but I thought it told little about the overall evaluation of sites in general.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Insert Quizzes Into Videos With Soo Meta

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Nik's Daily English Activities: Improve your English through film clips

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Digital literacies: What are they and why should we care?

Digital literacies: What are they and why should we care? | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it
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Blake Turnbull's curator insight, May 13, 2013 5:20 PM

One of the best articles to really sum of Digital Literacies, which is "an umbrella term for the media literacy skills and digital competences which appear in national curricula, digital literacies refer to our ability to effectively make use of the technologies at our disposal". Definitely worth a read!

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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

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

AnnC's curator insight, May 22, 2013 7:57 PM

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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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Yapp - App yourself! Create your own mobile app

Yapp - App yourself! Create your own mobile app | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it

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David Bennett's curator insight, February 10, 2013 10:36 AM

I can see this being used for more than just invitations - for anything ongoing as well.

e_learnglobal's comment, February 14, 2013 8:35 PM
So I created one for the elearning showcase in Wellington on the 21st February. It was pretty easy and look forward to sharing on twitter and taking and sharing photos during the event. Only draw back is the Americanisation of the date. I like the fact I can have all of my events on the app and can share via social media during them. It's a great tool and really easy to use. Here's the one for the elearning showcase http://my.yapp.us/J9Y49R.
Blake Turnbull's curator insight, May 15, 2013 11:21 PM

Very interesting! Could be even more interesting is used as a class project (project-based learning?). 

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New MOOC 'Instreamia' Offers Language Learning With A Twist - Edudemic

New MOOC 'Instreamia' Offers Language Learning With A Twist - Edudemic | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it
There's a new MOOC on the block and it's getting ready to help you learn Spanish and perhaps another language in the future.
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Free Apps to Support Vocabulary Acquisition by ELLs

Free Apps to Support Vocabulary Acquisition by ELLs | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it

Developing a strong vocabulary is an important area of focus for ELLs who are building their reading comprehension. Educators use a variety of strategies to grow readers in their classroom, and there are many free iPad apps that support vocabulary acquisition.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 9, 2013 3:22 AM

Just four apps mentioned here, but that's probably a good start.

Blake Turnbull's curator insight, May 13, 2013 5:19 PM

We all know who important vocabularly acquisition is, and so free apps to aid in this process are certainly a bonus!! This article looks at 4 apps: Kids' Vocab by MindSnacks, English First High Flyers, Flashcardlet, and Futaba, with details about them all and the way in which they can support vocabulary acquisition.

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Conexiones app - A game to practice your vocabulary

Get Conexiones on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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Readlang + Podclub = My Latest Language Learning Obsession

Readlang + Podclub = My Latest Language Learning Obsession | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it
Readlang is a new site (still in beta) which helps you learn foreign languages by reading and translating words you don't know.
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