"Back in 2009, we wrote a popular post, 100 Ways You Should Be Using Facebook in Your Classroom. Now almost three years later, educators are still finding great ideas for putting Facebook to work on our list. But at the same time, Facebook has changed so much, and the site has even more to offer for the classroom. So we’ve compiled a fresh batch of ways to make Facebook work in your classroom, some tried and true, and others that have evolved with Facebook. Read on, and you’ll find a wealth of resources, assignments, and amazing uses for Facebook in any type of classroom."
"It has become clear that teaching skills requires answering “What should students learn in the 21st century?” on a deep and broad basis. Teachers need to have the time and flexibility to develop knowledge, skills, and character, while also considering the meta-layer/fourth dimension that includes learning how to learn, interdisciplinarity, and personalisation. Adapting to 21st century needs means revisiting each dimension and how they interact.: knowledge, Skills, Character, Meta-layer.....
The global transformation, often called the "21st century skills" movement is helping move schools closer to learning designs that better prepare students for success in learning, work and life."
"In the second of our anonymous double-bill interviews, Aleks Krotoski talks to Andrew Lewman, executive director of the Tor software project.
Tor is an encryption software, known as "onion routing", that allows people to browse online anonymously, hiding their location and avoiding traffic analytics associated with their online activity. [...]"
Blended Learning Webinar LIVE Today (August 14, 3PM ET)!
Blended learning has created a huge buzz but do we really know what it is, how to implement it effectively, and how to prepare teachers to teach and assess learning in a blended environment? EdTech Leaders Online at Education Development Center will celebrate Connected Educators Month with an open discussion about how blended learning creates connected educators and students.
"When used effectively, technology plays an important role in enhancing the learning process. Teachers can use digital devices to present supplemental material for lessons or to encourage students to take a more hands-on role in their education. [...]"
LISTENING ACTIVITIES: Click HERE to listen to several activities. GRAMMAR REVISION: - REPORTED SPEECH ... New English File Intermediate Online. Vocabulary, Grammar, Pronunciation, Games - all related to the units in your text book!