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Personalize Learning: 10 Predictions for Personalized Learning for 2013

Personalize Learning: 10 Predictions for Personalized Learning for 2013 | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it

Teachers and learners of all ages are connecting more than ever. In 2013, we will see teachers expanding their Personal Learning Networks (PLN) using social media. They will be telling more stories and sharing their journeys as they personalize learning. Learners will be using mobile devices for learning in and out of school. We will be seeing learners involved in more global collaborative projects in 2013.


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The future outlined here would seem to be achievable but can students really be trusted to "own" their learning?

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LLAS Centre's curator insight, February 1, 2013 6:05 AM

great read!

Arlene Salyards's curator insight, February 14, 2013 5:26 PM

I like this statement "It is time to bring back inquiry and encourage questions that have no right answers."

EDUCTO's curator insight, August 6, 2013 7:59 PM

We're halfway through the year, how well did we do on these predictions so far?

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ClassThink.com How Chromebooks have revolutionised learning at one UK school » ClassThink.com

ClassThink.com How Chromebooks have revolutionised learning at one UK school » ClassThink.com | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
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Interesting look at one schools use of technology within a tight budget.
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Do I Need a Digital Teaching Portfolio?

Do I Need a Digital Teaching Portfolio? | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
“A well-planned, current digital teaching portfolio can be an asset whether you're seeking a job, being evaluated within your school, or simply demonstrating your professionalism.”
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This might be something we should all be thinking about. It could also act as your calling card when making connections with other educators.
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TouchCast

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I've used Touchcast a couple of times and it really is an amazing piece of software. Great to use in the classroom.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, July 1, 2:27 PM

A TouchCast is a video that is fully browsable, responsive, and alive. Webpages, images, and an assembly of video Apps (vApps) can be tapped for a two-way video experience.

AraDRTech's curator insight, July 8, 10:57 AM

I need to explore this more.  It looks like it could be extremely powerful.

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A winning recipe

A winning recipe | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
Learning online and offline IN THE United States worries about private, for-profit universities’ high cost and dubious quality abound. A congressional inquiry in...
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A look at what is happen to education in Brazil. The rise of big business in education is everywhere.

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10 Word Cloud Generators You Have Probably Never Tried

10 Word Cloud Generators You Have Probably Never Tried | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
A few days back, we looked at five great ways to incorporate word cloud generators into your classroom. There are obviously many more uses out there for them – but that is a discussion for another post.
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You can never have too many word cloud generators.

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Phonics improves reading skills and text message slang boosts spelling

Phonics improves reading skills and text message slang boosts spelling | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
Education research round up: 40% of headteachers are concerned about funding universal infant free school meals and phonics can boost a pupil's reading age by two years
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Interesting article about research carried out by a company which provides guidance to education leaders.

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Creative destruction - The Economist

Creative destruction - The Economist | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
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Creative destruction
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HIGHER education is one of the great successes of the welfare state. What was once the privilege of a few has become a middle-class entitlement, thanks mainly to government support.
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How the changes in education will change higher education. An insightful and detailed article from The Economist.

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The What & Why of Backchanneling

The What & Why of Backchanneling | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
A few years back I spoke at a conference and experienced first hand what a backchannel was. Twitter is probably the best tool to do it. I did write a post on that experience back in November of 200...
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Tom Whitby explains the how and why of what a backchannel is and its importance to all of us.

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Is It Okay to Be a Luddite? - Hybrid Pedagogy

Is It Okay to Be a Luddite? - Hybrid Pedagogy | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
The 21st Century has produced a whole new kind of altogether less revolutionary luddite. These are the folks who refuse to go on Facebook, who have tried Twitter but would never use it regularly.
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This article faces the questions many teachers ask about where technology is taking us as educators.

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The Startup That’s Bringing Coding to the World’s Classrooms | Business | WIRED

The Startup That’s Bringing Coding to the World’s Classrooms | Business | WIRED | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it

"This fall, the entire British school system will embrace computer science.

 

The UK is the first G8 country to include computer science education in its national curriculum, and the move could serve as a test case for so many other nations across the globe, including the United States. As computing comes to dominate our world, programming skills are more valuable than ever, but even the U.S.–the center of the technology universe–is still struggling to bring coding into the classroom. Part of the problem is that, before students learn how to code, their teachers must learn too. Pulling all that off is a massive endeavor."


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Interesting to see how effective this initiative will be.

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Milva Bustamante Molina's curator insight, June 6, 5:11 AM

Reino Unido a la vanguardia con la tecnología en el aula.

Bill Huston's curator insight, June 7, 6:32 AM

The UK is really leading  the way in this vital educational endeavor. I think as we move forward with technology and education there has to be a merging of the two into strong elearning program that integrate technology into the classroom.    

graham j. passmore's curator insight, June 18, 9:04 AM

Placing coding within the classroom

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News: Book Creator Arrives on Android | UKEdChat.com - Supporting the #UKEdChat Education Community

News: Book Creator Arrives on Android | UKEdChat.com - Supporting the #UKEdChat Education Community | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it

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A welcome addition to the growing educational apps on Android.

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5 Free Digital Tools for the No Budget Classroom

5 Free Digital Tools for the No Budget Classroom | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
Something has changed in education content delivery, thanks to companies like Google, Khan Academy, MIT. When these industry leaders (and others) started offering high-quality educational tools for...
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Great post with terrific ideas. Check out the site at:

askatechteacher.com

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The Ultimate List of Educational Websites ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Ultimate List of Educational Websites ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
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For those that like lists this is all you could ask for. Great post from Educational Technology and Mobile Learning (ETML)

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The e-textbook transformation

The e-textbook transformation | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
“A new wave of e-textbooks is giving students more than just words and a few hotlinks on a digital page. Publishers over the last few years have been adding video, interactive maps and gamified quizzes”
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Print is so passé! No self respecting learner or hip tech teacher would use dead trees.
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The Future of Education

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The Future of Education is a social network
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A great site containing interviews with some of the major thinkers and doers in education all under the guidance of Steve Hargadon.

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Free Technology for Teachers: By Request - Good Alternatives to Google Image Search

Free Technology for Teachers: By Request - Good Alternatives to Google Image Search | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it

"This morning I received an email from a reader that has been frustrated by the results her students are getting when they search on Google Images. Rather than relying on the filters on Google Images to generate good results for students, give one of these other sources of images a try."


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Great post from FreeTechnology4Teachers providing information on places to get images.

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Jo Laretive's curator insight, July 2, 9:51 PM

Helpful advise when there is so much out there.

Sally Tilley's curator insight, July 4, 3:19 AM

Great to have a few more image sources to broaden the bank!

thanks for  sharing!

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ThingLink in the Classroom - One image. Tons of possibilities.

ThingLink in the Classroom - One image. Tons of possibilities. | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
Move away from the drib drab of everyday lessons, build engagement and get more interactive using this creative free web-based tool called ThingLink.
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ThingLink is a great app especially if you can mirror to an IWB or your larger screen laptop.
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Teachers spend less than half their working week in the classroom

Teachers spend less than half  their working week in  the classroom | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
Survey shows time secondary teachers in England – who are younger than peers abroad – spend on admin and preparation (Teachers spend two-thirds of their working week away from classroom http://t.co/9K0zSZs5PI)...
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Article from The Guardian highlights the amount of work teachers do outside the classroom.

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Kaizena - Presentations support, audio improvements and more

Kaizena - Presentations support, audio improvements and more | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
We’re looking to make a series of major enhancements to Kaizena over the summer months. Today, we’re excited to release the first.
1. Support for Google Presentations
You asked for it overwhelmingly,...

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This software just keeps getting better and better. A must have tool for those of us who use Google.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, June 26, 9:51 AM

If you know Kaizena, you may go straight to the post about the latest improvements to the app.

If you don't, you should first visit Kaizena website and learn about the program. In short, Kaizena lets you add audio reviews or feedback to Google presentations.

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PLNs, CoPs, and Connectivism

PLNs, CoPs, and Connectivism | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
I have been actively involved on Twitter as a means of personal professional development for the past three years or so, and I've been blogging for the past two years. I knew that these activities ...
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A very nice description of how and why we must connect to improve.

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Create fake conversations with the SMS Generator from Classtools.net | The Whiteboard Blog

Create fake conversations with the SMS Generator from Classtools.net | The Whiteboard Blog | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
The SMS Generator lets teachers or students create fake SMS conversations between real or fictional characters.
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This might be useful and fun in class.

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Pocket : Ten Commandments for Creating E-learning

Pocket : Ten Commandments for Creating E-learning | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
When you find something you want to view later, put it in Pocket.
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Secret Teacher: education writes off students in the name of targets

Secret Teacher: education writes off students in the name of targets | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it
Would you encourage parents of a low-achieving student to change schools so your results weren't dragged down? This week's Secret Teacher faced that dilemma
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The problem with treating education as a game of numbers instead of children's lives.

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Feature: Managing Stress in the Classroom | UKEdChat.com - Supporting the #UKEdChat Education Community

Feature: Managing Stress in the Classroom | UKEdChat.com - Supporting the #UKEdChat Education Community | TEFL iDEAS | Scoop.it

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Nice fun infographic but it carries an important message for all of us.

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Letter Feed

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This should make tracking changes to documents easier.

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