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Innovative Ideas for Using Google Forms

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Some of the amazing things you (and your learners!) can do with Google Forms (... and then there are presentations, documents, all of which can be shared, etc., etc.)

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Just reviewed this - Great work Molly!  Love the resources

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, February 13, 1:35 PM

A good primer for those of us wanting to get more out of Google's free tools.

Alenka Andrin's curator insight, March 17, 12:45 PM

Examples of Using Google Forms in education.

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Why do so many Moodle courses suck?

Why do so many Moodle courses suck? | Technology in Language Teaching | Scoop.it

'd Moodle is a magnificent free product and has the potential to enable schools and teachers to build wonderfully unique interactive online learning courses in which learner interaction can be tracked, measured and responded to.

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Moodle itself sucks -- that's a huge part of the problem: if you want a decent blog, or chat function, or a wiki for your learners, you have to step outside Moodle.

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How To Use Microsoft OneDrive

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TEST How To Use Microsoft OneDrive 
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Google dominates the cloud.
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Nice intro to OneDrive, a good cloud storage alternative to Google Drive if you MUST have Word and PowerPoint rather than the Google alternatives.

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10 Exciting Ways to Use Mobile Phones In the Classroom Infographic | e-Learning Infographics

10 Exciting Ways to Use Mobile Phones In the Classroom Infographic | e-Learning Infographics | Technology in Language Teaching | Scoop.it
The 10 Exciting Ways to Use Mobile Phones In the Classroom Infographic presents 10 tips to create a conducive learning environment with the use of mobility.

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Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, June 26, 8:45 PM

Utilizar los celulares en el aula de manera inteligente.

Rocio Watkins's curator insight, June 26, 9:30 PM

These are great ideas to make BYOD work every day. 

N Kaspar's curator insight, July 2, 1:39 AM

Practical & effective suggestions that would work in a classroom or other learning situations.

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What Technology Does What: An #edtech Chart For Teachers

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TEST What Technology Does What: The Ultimate #edtech Chart For Teachers by TeachThought Staff Okay, we’ve had this post half-finished for long enough that some of the apps we had here are no longer relevant, so we figured it was probably time to go...
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Good place to discover "other" tools you might well not know about!

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Great things found in 60 seconds on The Guardian : Tech ELT Blog

Great things found in 60 seconds on The Guardian : Tech ELT Blog | Technology in Language Teaching | Scoop.it
... Wednesday With a class of learners interested in cookery, the user-submitted photos of Your favourite comfort food is a great starting point for discussion and/or on-going project work: can they take and share (think Edmodo!
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The Guardian: I get more material from it for class than from any other resource.

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8 Tips for an Awesome Prezi


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Very few of the Prezis you see are actually good; in fact most of them would have been better just as PowerPoints.

 

Some excellent tips here for making better ones.

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Kate JohnsonMcGregor's curator insight, April 17, 8:32 AM

Some  great ideas for students interested in getting away from the conventional PowerPoint! 

Jeff Dumoulin's curator insight, April 18, 6:44 AM

Great Prezi on making great Prezis 

Dave Wood's curator insight, April 18, 12:41 PM

Some really useful tips about structuring information and the impactful use of visuals.  I haven't been a huge fan of Prezi because they can be just too "busy" and disorientating when they incorporate too much spin as they move from image to image. These tips give good advice about how to keep it simple for best effect.

I've used Prezi as a way of presenting the notes from a visual group coaching session back to the participants.

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PowerPoint and the printer are not ICT! : Tech ELT Blog - Ihes.com

PowerPoint and the printer are not ICT! : Tech ELT Blog - Ihes.com | Technology in Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Ideas for lessons · Images for class · Interactive whiteboards · Ipod · Listening · Mobile phones · Muddiest points · Not technology · Other languages · Other technologies · Phonetics · Podcasting · PowerPoint · Prezi · Privacy ...
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You're using PowerPoint, the printer and photocopier in your classes but don't be fooled: that DOESN'T mean you're using 21st century technology. You're NOT!

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10 Ways Teacher Planning Should Adjust To The Google Generation

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10 Ways Teacher Planning Should Adjust To The Google Generation by Terry Heick For the Google Generation, information isn't scarce, and knowing has the illusion…
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#1, the article says, is make it "Google-proof". Don't set questions you can Google the answer to.

 

Make it Google Images proof, I'd add! Don't set questions that can be illustrated by theft.

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Innovative Ideas for Using Google Forms

Innovative Ideas for Using Google Forms | Technology in Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Home Page of followmolly.com

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Some of the amazing things you (and your learners!) can do with Google Forms (... and then there are presentations, documents, all of which can be shared, etc., etc.)

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ChristopherBell's curator insight, February 9, 5:01 PM

Just reviewed this - Great work Molly!  Love the resources

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, February 13, 1:35 PM

A good primer for those of us wanting to get more out of Google's free tools.

Alenka Andrin's curator insight, March 17, 12:45 PM

Examples of Using Google Forms in education.

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5 Smart Ways To Use Digital Images In The Classroom

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5 Smart Ways To Use Digital Images In The Classroom
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.. and that does NOT include the teacher using Google Images to create a powerpoint ;-) !

 

Having the learners take the images on their mobiles and tablets -- that's surely the way to go!

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IH Barcelona ELT Conference, February 7-8 : Tech ELT Blog

IH Barcelona ELT Conference, February 7-8 : Tech ELT Blog | Technology in Language Teaching | Scoop.it
The IH Barcelona ELT Conference is coming up fast: it's February 7-8, less than a fortnight away, with the venue this year is the INEFC, which is up on Montjuic, not far from the Olympic Stadium. As usual there's a great line-up ...
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Always an excellent event for language teachers, with some outstanding speakers.

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10 Detention Slips You Must See To Believe

10 Detention Slips You Must See To Believe | Technology in Language Teaching | Scoop.it
These detention slips are real. They're also really funny. They should make you laugh, cry, and wonder what really happened in the classroom!
The post 10 Detention Slips You Must See To Believe appeared first on Edudemic.
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Hilarious. Especially love the kid volunteering to be tribute, as in The Hunger Games ;-) !

 

Probably could be adapted into the starting point for some wonderful creative writing.

 

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An Infographic That Summarizes Twitter For Teachers

An Infographic That Summarizes Twitter For Teachers | Technology in Language Teaching | Scoop.it
We’ve got a guide to twitter hashtags for education that helps aggregate some of the must-know twitter tidbits. And of course, cybraryman has an excellent resources himself. But there is something approachable about the following...
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Not really an infographic, but a useful summary to anyone new to Twitter

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Creating A Google Drive Classroom

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TEST How To Create A Google Drive Classroom
by TeachThought Staff
Using the cloud in the classroom can be a powerful thing.
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Google Classroom looks a bit like Edmodo, but without the stream. Unless you have learners doing and turning in a lot of written assignments, a private Google+ community might in fact be a better choice.

 

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10 Things Every Teacher Should Know How To Do With Google Docs

10 Things Every Teacher Should Know How To Do With Google Docs | Technology in Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Google Docs is a powerful word processing tool that many schools have adopted. As it’s similar to Microsoft Word and other word processing tools, most of its features are intuitive to use.
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... but teachers also need to understand how powerful Google Docs are when it's the learners creating and sharing them.

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Athletes don't eat photocopies before competition! : Tech ELT Blog

Athletes don't eat photocopies before competition! : Tech ELT Blog | Technology in Language Teaching | Scoop.it
... thing that would most transform English language teaching, IMHO… Category: Blogging, Edmodo, Google Docs, Ideas for lessons, Interactive whiteboards, Mobile phones, Prezi, Smash the photocopier!, Wikis, YouTube ...
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From my blog... with a great video for use in class!

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A Twitter Abbreviation Guide To Make Sense Of All That Crazy Talk

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A Twitter Abbreviation Guide To Make Sense Of All That Crazy Talk Twitter is a wonderful platform to engage, lurk, socialize, read, distribute, share, or otherwise “do something” with ideas and content.
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10 Habits Of Effective Teachers

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10 Habits Of Effective Teachers
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Does NOT include using the photocopier before every class!

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5 Apps for Making Movies on Mobile Devices

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: Edutopia blogger Monica Burns reviews five movie-making apps for iOS devices and Android tablets, highlighting their no-to-low cost, ease of use, and the wide range of professional-looking products that students can create.
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Haven't tried any of these myself, but that's definitely the way to go: get your kids to use the technology they already have in their packs and pockets.

 

It's NOT you that should be using technology in your classroom!

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Pictures taken by learners, shared via WhatsApp : Tech ELT Blog

Pictures taken by learners, shared via WhatsApp : Tech ELT Blog | Technology in Language Teaching | Scoop.it
were probably the most frequent comments produced, though Edmodo seemed to produce rather longer, more careful interventions. On the other hand, sharing the photos they'd taken themselves really got people excited and ...
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From my Tech ELT Blog. Hugely successful with teens, also a success with adults.

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2 seconds of technology, 1 photo, for hours of language : Tech ELT ...

2 seconds of technology, 1 photo, for hours of language : Tech ELT ... | Technology in Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Tech ELT Blog ... From my session at IH Barcelona's ELT Conference yesterday… Photo for the IWB http://t.co/SoR2y5PScJ Give your learners literally 2 secs to look at it, then talk to each other about what they saw #ELT.
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From my own ELT technology blog

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Civic Mirror: Simulated Nation Building for Middle Schoolers

Civic Mirror: Simulated Nation Building for Middle Schoolers | Technology in Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Aaron Kaio describes his middle school students' experience with Civic Mirror, an online program that has creatively engaged them in learning about government, law, economics and citizenship.
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I wonder if you couldn't do just about the same thing using Catan... (something I've always wanted to do with a class, but have never been able to). One day... ;-) !

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A Teacher Makes 1500 Educational Decisions A Day

A Teacher Makes 1500 Educational Decisions A Day | Technology in Language Teaching | Scoop.it
A Teacher Makes 1500 Educational Decisions A Day Teaching has been compared to rocket science, but usually in jest, as in it’s not rocket science. But any teacher worth their salt–and thus aware of the incredible...
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Not sure how they measured this, but hey, celebrate teachers! (And if you can't multitask, it's not a profession you want to be in!)

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Great sources of images for class (not Google Images!) : Tech ELT ...

Great sources of images for class (not Google Images!) : Tech ELT ... | Technology in Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Tech ELT Blog ... In my session at IH Barcelona's ELT Conference next weekend, I'm going to mention the following as sources of images for use in language classes. My aversion to Google Images comes at least in part from ...
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From my Tech ELT Blog

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3 Presentation Tools Teachers Are Now Using

3 Presentation Tools Teachers Are Now Using | Technology in Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Presentations are more than just Powerpoint or Keynote. While those presentation tools will get the presentation-making job done, there are definitely better options out there.
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We really shouldn't be thinking "tools teachers are using" but "tools learners can use".

 

It's way more powerful to have learners actively collaborate and then present than it is to have them passively sit through a teacher's presentation, however "wow" the presentation tool.

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