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The Anatomy Of Good Gamified eLearning - eLearning Industry

The Anatomy Of Good Gamified eLearning - eLearning Industry | Technology, Education, Language, & Learning | Scoop.it
What is ‘gamification’ and how can it help you to design great elearning? Check The Anatomy Of Good Gamified eLearning to find out more!
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Many of the principles Mel discussed in this week's lecture, with some other resources & ideas. #emergingtrendsmooc

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Grammar Gamble - the English grammar game

Grammar Gamble - the English grammar game | Technology, Education, Language, & Learning | Scoop.it

Play Grammar Gamble, the English grammar test, and beat the scores of your friends.


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Paul Westeneng's curator insight, August 21, 2014 2:44 AM

Fun game combining Learning grammar and gaming tacticus.

becool's curator insight, August 21, 2014 7:49 AM

Mooi concept, zou testen indien er een NL ondersteuning is. Wie kan zo'n app maken voor de Nederlandstalige markt?

Daniel Compton's curator insight, August 29, 2014 11:45 AM

Fun way for grammar lessons

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3 Tips for Giving Great Constructive Feedback

3 Tips for Giving Great Constructive Feedback | Technology, Education, Language, & Learning | Scoop.it
We look at three simple tips to help you give the best constructive feedback possible for your students.

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Good article on how to improve feedback.

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Technology, Education, Language, and Learning: Are we failing?

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When people confuse facts with opinions, we need to ask, are we failing in our duties as teachers?

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How to create engaging eLearning content - TalentLMS Blog

How to create engaging eLearning content - TalentLMS Blog | Technology, Education, Language, & Learning | Scoop.it
In this article we look at ways that you can alleviate the issues arising from distance in eLearning, and focusing on creating engaging content.
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Loved this peice.

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The Rise of EdTech

The Rise of EdTech | Technology, Education, Language, & Learning | Scoop.it
The one-size-fits-all approach to education has never been more outdated or irrelevant. Now thanks to the transformative effects of technology, learning has become something that can ...
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Free eLearning and Instructional Design Books

Free eLearning and Instructional Design Books | Technology, Education, Language, & Learning | Scoop.it

In this post you will find a list of 49 FREE eBooks for instructional designers and eLearning professionals. If you have read any of the following books I will highly appreciate if you share your opinion with the eLearning community.


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cool set of free instructional design books

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The 21 Worst Tech Habits—and How to Break Them

The 21 Worst Tech Habits—and How to Break Them | Technology, Education, Language, & Learning | Scoop.it
  via PC World You bite your nails. Your house is a sty. You never signal before changing lanes, and when you finally reach your destination, you're 30 minutes late. We all have bad habits in ...
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New: 10 of the best Apple and Android apps for education in 2013 | eSchool News

Last year we presented “New: 10 of the best Apple apps for education in 2012,” which highlighted some of the best apps for iPhones and iPods.
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Seems like there's one of these lists every few days. Anyone care to comment on the apps listed?

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A Personality Orientated Approach to Language Teaching | ESOL Nexus

A Personality Orientated Approach to Language Teaching | ESOL Nexus | Technology, Education, Language, & Learning | Scoop.it

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This is not really a new way to teach language. Charles Curran, who developed Community Language Learning, pointed out in the 70s that each learner is different and needs understanding. 

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International body language: a language with no words - Telegraph

International body language: a language with no words - Telegraph | Technology, Education, Language, & Learning | Scoop.it
When studying foreign speech, don’t forget about body language, says Anne Merritt.

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Is It Possible To Think Without Language?

Is It Possible To Think Without Language? | Technology, Education, Language, & Learning | Scoop.it
Language is so deeply embedded in almost every aspect of the way we interact with the world. What would our thoughts be like without it?

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Fascinating. Worth thinking about...but use a language to do it.

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OneSpring's curator insight, May 26, 2013 9:25 PM
Not strictly visualization... BUT very fascinating!
Mabel A. Opare - Ababio Ayita's comment, May 29, 2013 8:29 AM
Yes but it's really possible and fascinating indeed.
REMI BLUM-JONQUIERES's comment, May 29, 2013 11:04 AM
I believe that we can think using kind of emotions and visualizations. Maybe it is a universal communication like we can have in dreams
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10 Steps to a Successful School iPad Program

10 Steps to a Successful School iPad Program | Technology, Education, Language, & Learning | Scoop.it

iPads have certainly become a highly desired commodity in education. Apple is reporting that schools are purchasing iPads by a ratio of 2:1 over MacBooks. However, that rush to purchase the latest technologies often precedes the careful planning and preparation that’s crucial to their success as educational tools.

Stated simply, technology alone doesn’t have the capacity to improve education. It needs to be woven into a holistic approach to education that encompasses thorough planning and ongoing review of the skills and competencies required by the rapidly changing society that characterizes life in the 21st century.

 


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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, May 12, 2013 2:16 PM

With thanks to Nik Peachey

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, May 13, 2013 7:16 AM

Needless to say...iPads are not for typing... so... how do we fit them into class?

Monty Bell's curator insight, May 24, 2013 11:13 AM

Practical ideas

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Using Minecraft in Education : Cross Curricular Ideas

Using Minecraft in Education : Cross Curricular Ideas | Technology, Education, Language, & Learning | Scoop.it
Minecraft is an open sandbox game that allows players t…

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Relevant to this week's discussion on games. #emergingtrendsmooc

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To Keep Poor Students in School, Provide Social Services

To Keep Poor Students in School, Provide Social Services | Technology, Education, Language, & Learning | Scoop.it
Poor students don’t just need teachers. They need social workers.

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This should seem painfully obvious. Why, then, is this even an issue?

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A Handy Visual Guide To Twitter Lingo - Edudemic

A Handy Visual Guide To Twitter Lingo - Edudemic | Technology, Education, Language, & Learning | Scoop.it
Do you know your Twitter lingo? Are you aware of the difference between MT and RT? What does the W/ symbol mean? Use this handy chart to stay up to date.

Via Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA
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The language of twtter...or some of it. Perhaps somethings need clarification: HT is "Hat Tip" or "Heard Through." Better perhaps to borrow 'TOTH/WOTF from @Stephen_Colbert

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iPad app teaches students key skill for success in math, science, engineering | e! Science News

iPad app teaches students key skill for success in math, science, engineering | e! Science News | Technology, Education, Language, & Learning | Scoop.it
Engineers at the University of California, San Diego, have developed an iPad app that helps students learn spatial visualization, an essential skill for doing well in science, math and engineering.

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Manners Matter Online (Infographic)

Manners Matter Online  (Infographic) | Technology, Education, Language, & Learning | Scoop.it
Find out more about the do's and don'ts on online manners. For more information about internet issues visit Knowthenet today.

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, September 24, 2013 5:46 PM

Manners do matter.

Cindy Powell's curator insight, April 10, 2014 2:09 PM

From Infographic...and Informational Text TCC 4-5

This is a graphic example for the article, but the site is a cybersafety site in the UK and has lots of information for parents about online safety for their children. It also tests their knowledge.

Rachael Johnston's curator insight, October 20, 2014 10:53 PM

It is important to build your own brand and to promote yourself positively. You want to be polite to other users and make sure you have nothing on your profile that could be damaging to your reputation. This includes swear words, inappropriate or rude comments, and pictures and videos of drinking or drugs.  This is really important for graduating students who, most likely, need to go through and delete pictures that have been tagged in one Facebook

Make sure you give credit to others if you share something of theirs. Also make sure you are writing your own posts and not just sharing others. However, make sure you are posting valuable and relevant information. Listen and think before you write and make sure you are using proper english. 

It is okay to have debates on social netowrks with other users, everybody has the right ti voice their opinion, but don't let things get too personal or nasty. 

It is also essential to understand that there are also hings to be very careful of when using social networks. For one, people are not always who they seem. You should also make sure you do not assume a false identity. It is important to keep some kind of professionalism, but don't change yourself or hide who you really are. 

You must also make sure you are abiding by the rules of the network and report others who dont. 

Last but certainly not least, be very careful about who you share things with. There are certain places to share certain things. For example, you may post something bout your personal life in your Facebook status, but it is not appropriate to do so on your LinkedIn profile. Do not share pictures and videos with strangers, you never know how they will use these. 

 

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Adjunct Faculty of America, Unite!

Adjunct Faculty of America, Unite! | Technology, Education, Language, & Learning | Scoop.it
The number of low-paid adjunct faculty positions in higher education are exploding and now these largely female workers are fighting to unionize.
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At The Padagogy Wheel Core: Immersive Learning Targets Engagement

At The Padagogy Wheel Core: Immersive Learning Targets Engagement | Technology, Education, Language, & Learning | Scoop.it

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Rudolf Kabutz's curator insight, July 8, 2013 5:05 AM

Leaders need to learn continually, as well as help others continue learning.

Allan Carrington's comment, July 8, 2013 8:01 PM
Carolyn said: "Pretty cool graphic" Thanks for the encouragement. Idea: Would it work and be useful for a Padagogy Wheel to be customised for the needs of those with Dyslexia. Could we change action verbs, activities and App selections for each Cognitive Domain Category as well as specialised PD for teachers on how to design interactions with those apps to achieve Redefinition in the SAMR model. Also PD about how to motivate these learners. Hmmmm could that be a great learning design model to help these learners? .... what do you think?
Eileen Forsyth's curator insight, January 17, 2014 1:19 PM

Advice on how to create great scenarios that will engage students.

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Playing History

Playing History | Technology, Education, Language, & Learning | Scoop.it

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A good resource if you teach Citizenship, or, well, history.

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iTeach: The best 1:1 device is good teaching

iTeach: The best 1:1 device is good teaching | Technology, Education, Language, & Learning | Scoop.it

The best device a school can roll out is a teacher who can adapt to new and emerging technologies, does not always require formal training for learning and staying current, and is not tethered to a product in order to teach.


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Sue Osborne's curator insight, May 26, 2013 10:19 PM

Yes yes yes!  Why do many teacher-librarians persist in demanding that their PD always take place during school hours? If you want to develop YOURSELF professionally, shouldn't you be taking every opportunity you can afford? If you can read a tabloid in your own time, you can find time to read a professional journal too - simple things can make a huge difference! Manage your own professional development, don't expect your school or your union to do it for you! Good teachers and librarians are learning all the time, and sharing their learning - with colleagues and with students.

Sue Osborne's comment, May 26, 2013 10:23 PM
I love the comments about professional development not always being done in school hours. If it's worth doing, it's worth doing. Period.
Tamra Dollar's curator insight, July 19, 2013 11:09 AM

Teachers are the rock stars in the class room...but great rock stars need instruments to create music.

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What's in an accent? - Language Insight

What's in an accent? - Language Insight | Technology, Education, Language, & Learning | Scoop.it
It's time for language learners to give up trying to nail the perfect accent. Instead, it's intelligibility that counts.

To truly speak a language fluently, do you need to have the accent too? It’s certainly something that even experiencedinterpreters can struggle with, particularly as there are so many dialects and regional accents for every language.

 

Anne Merritt, an English as a foreign language lecturer based in South Korea, writes in the Telegraph that the key to speaking a second language well lies in pronunciation, rather than accent. In fact, she says that battling to perfect an accent “sets you up for failure”.

She explains that it is notoriously difficult to learn an accent different from your own and speak it flawlessly. As any actor who has attempted a regional accent knows, it will almost always be criticised by the people who grew up speaking with that accent. Just ask Oscar-winner Anne Hathaway, who attempted a Yorkshire accent in the 2011 movie One Day. The Telegraph’s Robbie Collin said at the time that it was “impossible to tell” how good Hathaway’s performance in the film was, as every line of dialogue she speaks in it is “masked by one of the most honkingly rubbish Yorkshire accents you’ve ever heard”.

It’s what you say, not how you say it

Luckily, Ms Merritt says being able to speak another language complete with the authentic accent is not essential, and instead people should focus on pronouncing the words in the correct way. She gives five tips for this:

1) Listen and repeat

2) Learn the language’s stress patterns

3) Use a mirror to watch how your mouth moves

4) Practice words in sentences, as context can alter the pronunciation

5) Record your practice sessions and listen back to identify areas for improvement

Her advice for getting to grips with speaking a language fluently includes listening to songs and watching movies recorded in that language in order to mimic the way people speak. She also suggests listening to podcasts, as they can be played at a slower speed in order to hear in detail how a particular sound is made.

It has long been thought learning to speak in a perfect foreign accent is an impossible goal in adulthood. However, a study by linguistics professor at Canada’s Simon Fraser University Murray J Munro and linguist at the University of Alberta Tracy Derwing revealed it is possible to nail the pronunciation. The key is making the goal communicating clearly with people, rather than speaking with an authentic accent.

Time reports that the linguists suggested replacing the “nativeness principle” – the idea of mimicking an accent perfectly – with the “intelligibility principle”, where it’s how understood you are that guides your learning. The authors pointed out that with the correct pronunciation it is possible to understand people speaking a foreign language, even if their native accent is heavy.


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Wrong! Free computers don’t affect educational outcomes

Wrong! Free computers don’t affect educational outcomes | Technology, Education, Language, & Learning | Scoop.it

Makes you wonder how on earth earth such misguided studies can even be commissioned. Also makes you curious about who is really behind the funding of research that misleads readers into believing that poor kids don’t need the same tools their wealthier peers use for success.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 25, 2013 2:55 AM

Some kind of obvious points, that obviously still need to be made.

T. Brendan Donahoe's comment, May 26, 2013 1:04 PM
Very well crafted piece...clearly the study cited equated correlation with causality. Lisa makes some very good points.
ComputersforaCause's curator insight, June 25, 2013 5:41 PM

Great article! 

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Why French Kids Don't Have ADHD

Why French Kids Don't Have ADHD | Technology, Education, Language, & Learning | Scoop.it
French children don't need medications to control their behavior.
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A fascinating read.

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