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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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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.

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Examples of Using Google Forms in education.

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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, Today, 6:44 AM

Great Prezi on making great Prezis 

Dave Wood's curator insight, Today, 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
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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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“Resist Googling” & 5 Other Strategies For Meaningful Modern Research

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“Resist Googling” & 5 Other Strategies For Meaningful Modern Research by Jane Healey, Ph.D It’s the start of a new school year, and many teachers will be planning research projects for their classes. Inquiry-based learning...
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If you're using webquests, how to avoid learners just Googling the answer is something you definitely need to consider.

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Where Good Ideas Come From & How Your Classroom Can Respond

Where Good Ideas Come From & How Your Classroom Can Respond | Technology in Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Where Good Ideas Come From & How Your Classroom Can Respond The source for innovative or creative thinking is as much as mystery as that of curiosity or particular genius. In a traditional classroom, “having...
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Interesting... But where do the BEST ideas come from? Often from the learners themselves, assuming that you care to ask them.

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27 Habits That Produce 21st Century Teachers

27 Habits That Produce 21st Century Teachers | Technology in Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Most TeachThought readers know that one of your central themes is clarifying 21st century learning. Like many of you, we find a lot of the discussion a bit tired (Innovate! Connect!!), but also important due...
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Excellent!!!

 

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5 Amazing Ways To Collaborate With Another Class - Edudemic

5 Amazing Ways To Collaborate With Another Class - Edudemic | Technology in Language Teaching | Scoop.it
“Ms. Clark, when are we going to do that again?” Nothing makes me happier as an educator than hearing those words - and lately, I have been hearing them a lot!
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Nothing motivates a class as much as communicating with another class, preferably (though not necessarily) a class of "native speakers"

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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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Blended CertICT (technology) course, starts Oct.4 : Tech ELT Blog

Blended CertICT (technology) course, starts Oct.4 : Tech ELT Blog | Technology in Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Tech ELT Blog ... Doug Johnson: The Blue Skunk Blog · Graham Davies: ICT for Language Teachers ... Nik Peachey: Learning Technology Blog · Nik Peachey: Quick Shout ... Scott Thornbury: An A-Z of ELT · Shelly Terrell: ...
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Great course for language teachers interested in getting themselves up-to-speed with, and qualified to use, classroom technology

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The State of Educational Blogging 2013

The State of Educational Blogging 2013 | Technology in Language Teaching | Scoop.it
We’re often asked for detailed information on how educators are using blogs.
The main reasons why we get these requests from educators are:
They need information to convince school administrators to allow blogging.
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Wasn't blogging (particularly if it was a team or class blog) so much better than Twitter...?

 

Do people still blog? Here are some stats.

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Five Tips for Taking Advantage of Twitter Over the Summer

Five Tips for Taking Advantage of Twitter Over the Summer | Technology in Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Elana Leoni, Edutopia's Director of Social Media Strategy and Marketing, provides us with five summertime tips for taking advantage of Twitter as a professional learning network in preparation for the new school year.
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Useful for Twitter newbies (I include myself ;-) !

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32 Characteristics Of High-Performing Classrooms

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32 Characteristics Of High-Performing Classrooms: Spotting The Holes In Your Teaching Instructional design is the strategic creation of learning experiences through intentional planning, sequencing, and data-based revision of learning.
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... including technology.

 

How does YOUR classroom check out on this list?

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