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David Crystal’s favourite words

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What?s your favourite word? It?s a difficult question for anyone to answer, but it?s even trickier if you?re a leading expert on the English language. (David Crystal’s favourite words.
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5 Keys to Motivating Struggling Learners - Relationships still the key!  By Barbara Blackburn

5 Keys to Motivating Struggling Learners - Relationships still the key!  By Barbara Blackburn | TEFL Because Teachers Have Issues. | Scoop.it
By Barbara Blackburn

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Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, June 26, 4:15 AM
Vijf sleutels waar je leerlingen al een heel eind mee komen. 
Victor Ventura's curator insight, June 26, 12:19 PM
These 5 hit the center of the target. Check out Effective Praise and Effective Support.
Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, June 26, 1:19 PM
Well worth a read. While aimed at K-12 teachers, there is much that is useful for higher ed. 
 
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12 augmented reality apps students can use today

12 augmented reality apps students can use today | TEFL Because Teachers Have Issues. | Scoop.it
As augmented reality’s classroom potential grows, apps are becoming more relevant and targeted for educational purposes.

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Enrique Facundo Ruiz Blanco's curator insight, March 20, 12:40 PM

Excelentes herramientas para llevar al salón de clases. 

Oskar Almazan's curator insight, April 12, 6:22 PM
Augmented reality–a technology that uses a trigger image to superimpose digital content over a user’s view of the real world–is growing in popularity and accessibility, and it holds a wealth of potential for education. Often described as “QR codes on steroids,” the technology offers new and exciting ways for students to interact with lessons, said Jeff Peterson, an instructional technologist in the Lamar Consolidated ISD in Texas. Peterson presented a TCEA 2017 session on augmented reality’s application in classrooms.
Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, April 14, 2:12 AM
More and more options for the use of AR in the class :)
 
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PlayPosit - Interactive Video Learning

PlayPosit - Interactive Video Learning | TEFL Because Teachers Have Issues. | Scoop.it

PlayPosit is an online learning environment to create and share interactive video lessons. Teachers begin with any online video  and transform what is traditionally passive content into an active experience for students, with time-embedded activities.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 19, 4:41 AM

A useful tool for creating interactive video materials.

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, February 6, 2:04 AM
Un outil à retenir.
Ricard Garcia's curator insight, February 7, 4:17 AM
An alternative to edpuzzle?
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Seppo — Spark for Learning

Seppo — Spark for Learning | TEFL Because Teachers Have Issues. | Scoop.it

 The game can be played in the school premises, in the city centre or in a field trip location. The map of the selected area works as a game board. The game can be played in the school premises, in the city centre or in a field trip location. The map of the selected area works as a game board.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 27, 2016 6:08 AM

Create augmented reality games.

Roos de Groot's curator insight, January 6, 10:11 AM
Het lijkt me veel voorbereiding kosten, als je tenminste goede vragen wilt bedenken. Als je de kinderen alleen naar buiten kunt laten gaan is het wel interessant om uit te proberen 
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An Interesting Visual Featuring Blended Learning Models for Teachers via medkh9

An Interesting Visual Featuring Blended Learning Models for Teachers via medkh9 | TEFL Because Teachers Have Issues. | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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OFFREDI Didier's curator insight, December 15, 2016 2:55 PM
An Interesting Visual Featuring Blended Learning Models for Teachers via medkh9 | @scoopit via @TDOttawa http://sco.lt/...
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10 Free Tools for Building Blended & Online Learning

10 Free Tools for Building Blended & Online Learning | TEFL Because Teachers Have Issues. | Scoop.it
Remember though that finding the right tool is important, but how you structure and design interaction with the content is way more important. Taking classroom activities and materials and placing them on a web-based platform and expecting them to work is sure way to disappoint students. You need to think carefully about how the student will engage with the materials and how the materials relate to each other to ensure that your materials don’t just test the students’ knowledge and abilities, but that they guide and enable the student to hypothesise and make and confirm deductions in order to encourage deeper levels of autonomous learning.

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Carmen Herrero's curator insight, November 30, 2016 5:44 PM
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Maria Olávia Monteiro's curator insight, December 1, 2016 5:15 AM
Blended Learning article
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10 Free Tools for Building Blended & Online Learning via @MarkEDeschaine http://sco.lt/...

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Moodle and Blooms taxonomy

Just a little high level brain dump this am. I was reading something the other day that came back to a point that I often return to, which is this "how are the students doing in the moodle in terms of learning?". To say it another way, "is the focus in the right place? is the focus on the student doing and not the teacher administration?".

The Blooms taxonomy basically says - students learn the most when they are doing, active, rather than listening passively. To say that another way, Blooms asserts that when students are doing things that contribute to the overall knowledge of the course, that is better.

Moodle makes available all those types of activities that Blooms talks about, namely

Wikis
DBs
Glossary
Forums
Quizzes
Assignments
Discussions.

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Critical Thinking Workbook

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The Critical Thinking Workbook helps you and your students develop mindful communication and problem-solving skills with exciting games and activities. It has over 20 activities that are adaptable to any grade level you want.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 14, 2016 5:26 AM

This is free to download, though they do ask for email contact details etc.

Deb Talbot's curator insight, November 21, 2016 5:46 PM

This workbook is a great tool to share with your kids!

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Does Gamification Education Really Improve Learning?

Does Gamification Education Really Improve Learning? | TEFL Because Teachers Have Issues. | Scoop.it
Students are used to playing games, earning badges for successfully completing challenges and sharing their wins with friends. The challenge of winning a level or beating an obstacle can keep them working until they can earn that achievement. Why not put that natural affinity for gaming to use with games that teach?

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Margarita Saucedo's curator insight, November 18, 2016 10:43 AM
Para grupos de adultos es un reto para el docente
Danielarv's curator insight, November 18, 2016 2:31 PM
You can find the answer of this question in this article which have enough arguments to believe that gamification really improve learning. One of the arguments is that games can increase the motivation through the challenge; for example, the challenge of winning a level make that the students can keep working. However; is necessary that teachers choose an appropriate educational game in order to integrate it in the lesson plan. If you want more about the others arguments to this question, you can click on it.
Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, November 21, 2016 1:05 PM
This doesn't settle the question, but it provides a few thoughts worth considering. 
 
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Should Multiple Intelligences Theory play a role in teacher education programmes

Should Multiple Intelligences Theory play a role in teacher education programmes | TEFL Because Teachers Have Issues. | Scoop.it
By Philip Kerr in Multiple Intelligences and Language Teacher Training.

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Richard Whiteside's curator insight, October 13, 2016 11:45 AM
And to what extent should MI and Learning Styles be covered in published course material? Especially laid down as a 'known' concept, without controversy. It is a feature of (particularly primary) publishing, outlined in teacher's books as something we "understand" when it is clearly far from understood. 
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6 Riveting Ways to Make Reading and Writing Fun for Students via @coolcatteacher

6 Riveting Ways to Make Reading and Writing Fun for Students via @coolcatteacher | TEFL Because Teachers Have Issues. | Scoop.it
Writing can be fun. So can reading. Let's dive into ideas from therapy dogs to a "lunch bunch" that get kids excited about reading and writing.

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How to use the Google Translate app in the classroom - Daily Genius

How to use the Google Translate app in the classroom - Daily Genius | TEFL Because Teachers Have Issues. | Scoop.it
You might think that Google Translate would be a way of replacing language lessons, rather than supplementing them. Thankfully, you’d be wrong. And here’s some tips as to why.

Mike Reading, of the Using Technology Better YouTube channel talks first about how to use the app, with a few tips on how to get the best out of it.

Then, perhaps more usefully, he talks about the ways you can use it in the classroom – not to encourage laziness amongst students, but to get them to discuss accuracy – give them some text, let Google translate it and then have a discussion about is accurate or not, where’s the grammar wrong, and so to learn to understand that translation can be more art than science, and that technology can help them interact with information in a different kind of way.

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Billy Brick's curator insight, September 29, 2016 4:56 AM
Some good ideas here.
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How to Use Augmented Reality in Education

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Pokémon Go did two things for society; introduced us to the capabilities of augmented reality (AR).

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Fausto Cantu's curator insight, May 4, 8:38 PM
How to Use Augmented Reality in Education
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How to Use Augmented Reality in Education
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10 Excellent Web Tools for Creating Digital Quizzes

10 Excellent Web Tools for Creating Digital Quizzes | TEFL Because Teachers Have Issues. | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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10 Excellent Web Tools for Creating Digital Quizzes

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10 Excellent Web Tools for Creating Digital Quizzes
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Lightning hunt

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In the Lightning Hunt, the students learn to identify and take action on what makes their work in School successful. What distracts them from performing their very best? This is visualized in a gamified process by lightnings and monsters. To move forward, the Lightning hunt also focuses on developing skills your students need to succeed, both in school and life.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 23, 2016 6:48 AM

Nice tool to gamify your classroom and get students developing self-discipline and digital literacy skills.

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8 How-To Tips to Energize Your Classroom with EdTech in 2017 - Class Tech Tips

8 How-To Tips to Energize Your Classroom with EdTech in 2017 - Class Tech Tips | TEFL Because Teachers Have Issues. | Scoop.it
The new year is a natural time for us to reflect on our current practices and make plans for the future. This year I’ve been focusing on sharing ideas for teachers that help them get started with new technology tools. Although I think it’s still important to curate favorite apps and tools for other educators,…

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The Critical Thinking Skills Cheatsheet [Infographic] via GDC

The Critical Thinking Skills Cheatsheet [Infographic] via GDC | TEFL Because Teachers Have Issues. | Scoop.it
We'd like to share this critical thinking skills cheatsheet for you to use with your students. Get them asking questions on any topic!

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Lee Hall's curator insight, April 4, 9:35 AM
Help your students with their critical thinking skills. 
Heather Temske's curator insight, April 4, 10:35 PM
I think this could be very useful. 
Character Minutes's curator insight, May 5, 12:34 PM
Great tool for teachers to use in the classroom.
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Digital Citizenship and Documenting Learning

Digital Citizenship and Documenting Learning | TEFL Because Teachers Have Issues. | Scoop.it
This is the third post in a series to dig deeper into the relationship between literacy and documenting learning. HOW does documenting learning have an effects on awareness, skills and developing habits around the so called 21st century “Now” literacies.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 24, 2016 5:00 AM

Great attempt to document digital citizenship with some great definitions and visuals.

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Connectivism – the knowledge of the connected individual

Connectivism – the knowledge of the connected individual | TEFL Because Teachers Have Issues. | Scoop.it
Knowledge is everywhere. In a mobile phone, a fitness tracker and our brains. Not a science fiction film but the learning theory of connectivism. Recently over a coffee

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Margarita Saucedo's curator insight, January 13, 11:58 AM
A partir de las redes sociales
Elizabeth Karvonen's curator insight, January 20, 4:44 AM
Definitely a new slant on Bloom. Important for all teachers in the digital age.
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 21, 7:42 AM
Connectivism – the knowledge of the connected individual
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The Failure of the iPad Classroom

The Failure of the iPad Classroom | TEFL Because Teachers Have Issues. | Scoop.it
The reality of digital education technology, which has attempted to realize this future for much of the past thirty years, is that of trou­bled students who have shown tremendous promise but consistently gets D’s on their report card. It is a cautious tale of what happens when schools, communities, and educators place their blind faith in digital innovation while ignoring the proven evidence and research around the benefits of analog education.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 15, 2016 1:33 AM

Bit of a long ramble but has some good points.

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Failing our students: not noticing the traces they leave behind

Failing our students: not noticing the traces they leave behind | TEFL Because Teachers Have Issues. | Scoop.it
Image credit: https://pixabay.com/p-366446/?no_redirect Last week on 1 November, Jesse Stommel hosted a panel discussion on Ethical online learning  - which stayed with me and haunted me since I’ve watched it. Somehow this morning as I was writing this blog, some of the things that were said during the panel discussion came back to demand an…

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Theories of learning – epistemology of #connectivism - by Stephen Downes

Presentation of major branches of epistemology, placing connectivism into this content, and then describing learning theories in this framework. This becomes a…

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vgpascal's curator insight, November 10, 2016 5:42 AM
Behaviorisme vs. Cognitivisme vs. Connectivisme
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, February 28, 4:15 PM
To some extent, the epistemology uses multiple intelligences to fill the gaps.
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Epic Guide To Game Based Learning

Epic Guide To Game Based Learning | TEFL Because Teachers Have Issues. | Scoop.it
Games are fun. We can use them to teach. It isn’t that hard. Game based learning excites learning in my classroom. It can ignite your classroom too. In this post, I’ll share what I’m doing in my classroom. Additionally, I’ll give you 100+ of my favorite game based learning resources. These links and ideas will […]

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Top 10 BYOD concerns — and how to overcome them  via @neolms

Top 10 BYOD concerns — and how to overcome them  via @neolms | TEFL Because Teachers Have Issues. | Scoop.it
Here are a few BYOD concerns that keep schools from allowing students to bring their devices to class, and some corresponding suggestions to overcome them.

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