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Quick Tip: Have Fillers Ready | TEFL Tips

Quick Tip: Have Fillers Ready | TEFL Tips | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
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Language Learning Giant Busuu Signs Pearson Deal To Disrupt TEFL Market | TechCrunch

Language Learning Giant Busuu Signs Pearson Deal To Disrupt TEFL Market | TechCrunch | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
busuu — the world’s largest social network for language learning at 40 million users — has signed a distribution partnership with Pearson English, a..
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5 Apps To Supercharge Your Classroom Productivity

5 Apps To Supercharge Your Classroom Productivity | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
Want to supercharge your classroom productivity? Check out these 5 apps that can help make you the most organized, efficient teacher ever!
The post 5 Apps To Supercharge Your Classroom Productivity appeared first on Edudemic.
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Some good suggestions but integration is the key.

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How to Infuse Digital Literacy Throughout the Curriculum

How to Infuse Digital Literacy Throughout the Curriculum | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it

In our emerging digital world, a new medium of exchange has developed: online engagement, especially via social media. Effectively engaging online requires a myriad of skills that we strive to foster in school – effective written communication, brevity and civility. These components are often highlighted in Digital Citizenship programs, but in tradition-bound K12 education, we often deride social media as trite or ineffective.


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Interesting post with good ideas.

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, April 2, 2:09 PM

Of course, the librarian is in the position to help teachers infuse digital literacy into student projects. 

creditrepairaid's comment, April 3, 3:30 AM
Thats astonishing...
LibrarianLand's curator insight, April 7, 2:53 PM

Many students still do not understand the limitations of finding information on the free web. Google is about the extent of it and if it isn't found in the first few results, it does not exist or is too hard to find (or worse still, what is found must be "it.").

 

From article: "We need to ensure that they know how to evaluate a website, a blog post, a tweet, a Facebook entry. These evaluative skills transfer cross curricularly and prepare students for the broader world of online communication."

 

 

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The 8 Elements of The Critical Thinking Process

The 8 Elements of The Critical Thinking Process | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
April 3, 2014
You ask any teacher about the skills they want their students to develop and critical thinking will be among the first cited skills. So what is critical thinking all about ?
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Amazon: Education's passive lurker gets aggressive - GeekWire

Amazon: Education's passive lurker gets aggressive - GeekWire | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
“Amazon: Education's passive lurker gets aggressive GeekWire Amazon has always been interested in education at the individual student level, and aggressively pursues that segment of the market in higher education by offering Kindle eTextbook sales...”
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Are You Teaching Content Or Teaching Thought? -

Are You Teaching Content Or Teaching Thought? - | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
Are You Teaching Content, Or Teaching Thought? by Terry Heick Thinking is troublesome. For one, it is an intimate act splicing time and space. It is done right here, but it spans moments in the pasts...
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Pocket : Allow Interaction Between a Digital Screen And Any Classroom Device With ProConnect

Pocket : Allow Interaction Between a Digital Screen And Any Classroom Device With ProConnect | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
When you find something you want to view later, put it in Pocket.
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This is another entrant into the growing list of apps that can connect the students to the teacher or the presentation.

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A web word processor and web whiteboard for schools. Create, collaborate and share without email!

A web word processor and web whiteboard for schools. Create, collaborate and share without email! | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
A web word processor and whiteboard for schools! Allow students to share, collaborate and edit on any computer, smart phone or tablet!
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This looks like a very useful tool allowing collaboration online.

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What Can You Do on a Chromebook?

What Can You Do on a Chromebook? | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
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Great selection of apps for Chromebooks or chrome browser.

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#EFLproblems – Motivating Intermediate Students

#EFLproblems – Motivating Intermediate Students | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
We’re helping to solve your EFL teaching problems by answering your questions every two weeks. This week, Verissimo Toste responds to Ageliki Asteri's Facebook comment about motivating Intermediate...
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Good post addressing a not uncommon problem.

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Language learning: what motivates us?

Language learning: what motivates us? | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
What happens in the brain when we try to learn a language can tell us a lot about what drives us to learn it in the first place. Lauren Razavi unpacks the science (RT @GALA_Global: #Language learning: what motivates us?
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Do you know the different motivations learners of language have? Interesting read.
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80 Interesting Ways to Use Google Forms in the Classroom | The Curious Creative

I am pleased to relaunch this popular resource form the Interesting Ways series after a little bit of TLC.
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8 Powerful Extensions to Use on Google Spreadsheet ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

8 Powerful Extensions to Use on Google Spreadsheet ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
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Google's new add ons can only make things even better.

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10 Habits Of Effective Teachers

10 Habits Of Effective Teachers | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
10 Habits Of Effective Teachers (RT @TeachThought: Habits Lead To Performance: 10 Habits Of Effective Teachers http://t.co/SNHH143d04 #teaching #education)...
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I like this list especially the last one!

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What Close Reading Actually Means

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What Close Reading Actually Means (What Does It Take To Teach Close Reading? http://t.co/10zW8nCKXN #literacy #teaching)
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Nice clear and detailed analysis of close reading.

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It’s about connectivity and ideas ... Teaching English Website on IATEFL Harrogate 2014 - From Here & There: News UK

It’s about connectivity and ideas ... Teaching English Website on IATEFL Harrogate 2014 - From Here & There: News UK | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
As we may already know the Teaching English is the British Council’s website for teachers of English: http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk I have (New #IATEFL Blog > Missed @bcnpaul1 @ann_f interview?
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Transforming Spaces to Transform Learning: Connected Learning in Action

Transforming Spaces to Transform Learning: Connected Learning in Action | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
Elizabeth Forward School District (EFSD), outside of Pittsburgh, has undertaken this transformation inspired by the YOUmedia work of the MacArthur Foundation, and is the first district to provide such space in a public school.
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The changing face of the classroom!

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Seth's Blog: The cure or the story?

Seth's Blog: The cure or the story? | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
“The plumber, the roofer and the electrician sell us a cure. They come to our house, fix the problem, and leave. The consultant, the doctor (often) and the politician sell us the narrative. They don't always change things, but they...”
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Something to think about for us as teachers.
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7 Reasons To Use Edmodo In Your Classroom

7 Reasons To Use Edmodo In Your Classroom | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
This year, I started a new job at a brand new school. As the Technology Coach, I was fortunate enough to make key decisions for our school about hardware, software and curriculum. One of those deci...
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Stormboard - Online Brainstorming and Planning. Add a sticky note and post it online with dot voting.

Stormboard - Online Brainstorming and Planning. Add a sticky note and post it online with dot voting. | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
Realtime Brainstorming and Collaboration
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Another new, to me, online tool allowing collaboration.

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Under 30 Minutes Tutorials on Google Drive, Docs, Forms, Spreadsheets and Drawing

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Under 30 Minutes Tutorials on Google Drive, Docs, Forms, Spreadsheets and Drawing | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
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What Keeps Students Motivated to Learn?

What Keeps Students Motivated to Learn? | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
What keeps students motivated to learn? Relevance, connections, and their teachers' emotional investment, among just a few criteria.
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Motivating students can be a problem. 

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Free Technology for Teachers: Free Collaborative Video Creation with iPads

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5 Reasons to Love Continuing Your Social Media Education

5 Reasons to Love Continuing Your Social Media Education | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
If you’ve been using media for as little as two weeks, you would know that [...] (RT @memktgservices: 5 Reasons to Love Continuing Your Social Media Education http://t.co/TjMs0HwKR6)...
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New: Enhance Your Google Drive with These Wonderful Add-ons ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

New: Enhance Your Google Drive with These Wonderful Add-ons ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
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