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The EFL SMARTblog: Are you always on your phone?

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The EFL SMARTblog: Are you always on your phone? #efl #esl #elt #esol #tefl #tesol #teachingenglish #ielts #cae #fce http://t.co/bAlSS7QZ
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Twitter Search Operators Teachers Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Twitter Search Operators Teachers Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
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More great ways of finding useful stuff on Twitter.

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Powerful Chromebook Apps for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Powerful Chromebook Apps for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
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For those,like me, moving to Chromebooks as the technology of choice in the classroom then this is a great place to start.

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Connectivism | Visual.ly

Connectivism | Visual.ly | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
“This infographic outlines the learning theory pioneered by George Siemens and Stephen Downes.”
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Nice visual on connecting.
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Excellent Visual Search Engine for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent Visual Search Engine for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
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Interesting twist on the search apps. This might help students and should be more fun.

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How to write your own EFL materials: Part Two – Thinking about context and flow

How to write your own EFL materials: Part Two – Thinking about context and flow | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
John Hughes has co-authored a number of titles for OUP including three levels in the Business Result series, Successful Meetings, and Successful Presentations. He will be giving a practical worksho...
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Great read. I'll never complain about course books again,

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Never Mind the Bo**ocks - here's The TEFL Skeptic!

Never Mind the Bo**ocks - here's The TEFL Skeptic! | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
It’s often struck me that the IATEFL conference is a bit like a big music festival. You’ve got the global stars on the main stage, slightly more alternative acts in the bigger rooms, and then the u...
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Great post on EFL and it's "rock stars".

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The Downside to Being a Connected Educator

I have written a lot about all that being a connected educator has done for me.  I have written a lot about how I would not trade it for anything and that I hope others will choose to become connec...
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I think many of us share these feelings. I know I do! Make sure you read the comments.

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5 Great Whiteboard Apps for Your Android ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Great Whiteboard Apps for Your Android ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
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A veteran teacher turned coach shadows 2 students for 2 days - a sobering lesson learned

A veteran teacher turned coach shadows 2 students for 2 days - a sobering lesson learned | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
The following account comes from a veteran HS teacher who just became a Coach in her building. Because her experience is so vivid and sobering I have kept her identity anonymous.
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A view of education from the students point of view. Some very interesting observations for all of us teachers.

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The American who wrote Britain's latest teaching bible - The Guardian

The American who wrote Britain's latest teaching bible - The Guardian | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
Doug Lemov’s 49 classroom tips are required reading for many new teachers, but he is not universally popular
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Is the influence of this book a good thing? Read this article from The Guardian and make up your own mind.

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The Problem with the Flipped Classroom Movement

The Problem with the Flipped Classroom Movement | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it

"The flipped classroom is just that, a classroom with the times attributed to certain tasks that are flipped. It is not student centered, but just a rehash of sage-on-the-stage direct instruction. The problem with the flipped classroom or student centered learning is that the students dictate the pace. In addition a great deal of learning takes place in group settings with dialog. We do not live in a schedule free world. Most schools have an Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate curriculum. Both of which have time constraints due to testing. In addition, many schools use SAT testing for college entrance, and classes have to end with a certain amount of learning that needs to take place. Students have a timeline. Allowing students to learn at their own pace could lead to a lot of problems."


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A different view of the usefulness of the flipped classroom. Something to think about!

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iPamba's curator insight, February 19, 4:22 PM

It's neither the delivery model nor the tools that enable learning. It's the experience.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 20, 1:24 PM

Mark Page-Botello makes a good point about the need for student motivation. I think teachers have to be as active, but in different and, perhaps new ways. I think of Whitehead's phrase about learning being about the character of the pupils and the genius of the teacher.

Steve Vaitl's curator insight, February 23, 10:42 AM

For my teaching friends out there;

I must agree this is a problem as the classroom becomes a place of "easier and easier learning" the work place becomes a place of "continuously more difficult working demands". If we tie together the flipped classroom with a schedule of the time in the classroom it may be a way to address this valid issue. 

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Why I Flip-Flopped on the Flipped Classroom

Why I Flip-Flopped on the Flipped Classroom | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it

As our classroom shifted from teacher- to student-centered, my students began to do the majority of their own research. Sometimes, this means they teach each other. Sometimes, they create a project around the knowledge they are ­acquiring. Sometimes, they create their own driving questions. Sometimes, they create their own units.


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Good post on the ultimate aim of flipping the classroom.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 5, 2013 6:15 AM

Interesting article on moving beyond the flipped classroom.

Kara Osmundson's curator insight, October 28, 8:42 PM

If flipping is lecture-based, creating student-centered learning environments supercedes the flip...

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Three Effective Ways to Look for Educational Content in Twitter ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Three Effective Ways to Look for Educational Content in Twitter ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
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For those who find it difficult to keep up on Twitter, and who doesn't, this might make finding things a little easier.

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Sutton Trust - Many popular teaching practices are ineffective, warns new Sutton Trust report

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An interesting read which challenges some long held teaching beliefs.
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Introducing Sequence: Browser-Based Video Editing Made Easy

Introducing Sequence: Browser-Based Video Editing Made Easy | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
With Sequence, you can quickly search through Shutterstock video clips and
audio tracks, dragging and dropping files to build a custom video with
ease.
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I can think of a number of uses for this in class.

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Making The Shift To Mobile-First Teaching

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Making The Shift To Mobile-First Teaching
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Interesting read. Why not make use of the smartphones our students carry?

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Steven Pinker Identifies 10 Breakable Grammatical Rules: “Who” Vs. “Whom,” Dangling Modifiers & More

Steven Pinker Identifies 10 Breakable Grammatical Rules: “Who” Vs. “Whom,” Dangling Modifiers & More | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
We’ve previously featured Harvard cognitive scientist Steven Pinker discussing writing at a Harvard conference on the subject.
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For those who feel constrained

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Excellent Timeline Printables and Graphic Organizers for Your Class

Excellent Timeline Printables and Graphic Organizers for Your Class | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
October 26, 2014
A few days ago, I shared with you here in EdTech and Mlearning a great source of graphic organizers where teachers can access and download printables to use in their class. Today, I...
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This might be useful to those who like visuals.

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Pronunciation - the poor relation?

Pronunciation - the poor relation? | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
In spite of the development of interesting teaching materials by various people it remains the poor relation of language teaching, poorly related to the rest of what happens in the language classro
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Interesting post pronunciation is overlooked.
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decentralisedteaching's curator insight, October 20, 2:48 AM

Classic article by Adrian Underhill - is pronunciation the 'Cinderella' of ELT?

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Bad practices in mobile learning

Bad practices in mobile learning | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
something doesn't seem quite right with this particular implementation ... The World Bank's EduTech blog explores issues related to the use of information and communication technologies (computers, laptops, tablets, the Internet, ...) to benefit education in middle and low income countries around the world. While I tend to view, with a fair degree of skepticism, many of the statistics which purport to document just how many people have visited a particular web site, it seems that the EduTech blo
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Great read from Michael Trucano on what not to do when introducing mobile learning.

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A reflective, collaborative mindset for Connected Educators

A reflective, collaborative mindset for Connected Educators | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
I have always been a big picture kind of learner. If I had a picture of where I was supposed to go, I had a reason to learn the various parts I needed to know in order to get there.
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As always @tomwhitby is worth reading. Interesting things to say about connecting and/or reflecting.

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Emerging adaptive software puts faculty members in charge of course creation @insidehighered

Emerging adaptive software puts faculty members in charge of course creation @insidehighered | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it

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A different take on adaptive learning I'm not so sure!

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A Wonderful YouTube Channel for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Wonderful YouTube Channel for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
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Some great videos for your students!

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Five Reasons I'm Not Flipping Over The Flipped Classroom

Five Reasons I'm Not Flipping Over The Flipped Classroom | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
If you've read my thoughts about the Flipped Classroom in USA Today this week, you probably are either in agreement with my caution over the excitement around the flipped classroom made popular by Sal Kahn or you are a flipped...

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Interesting thoughts on why the flipped classroom may not be the answer.

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Kara Osmundson's curator insight, October 28, 8:46 PM

Considerations for best practice - lecture is still lecture