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Interview with Robert O'Dowd on Telecollaboration Exchange

Interview with Robert O'Dowd on Telecollaboration Exchange | TELT | Scoop.it
In this interview, Robert O'Dowd, telecollaboration and virtual exchange expert discusses his experience organizing language exchange between students.
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Integrating tech for the new term: getting to know students

Integrating tech for the new term: getting to know students | TELT | Scoop.it
All teachers know that the new year really starts in September, not January as the rest of the world seems to think. That’s when we make our resolutions to be better people, better colleagues and b…
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Some new tools and teaching ideas
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Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, October 10, 2016 3:28 PM
If you love using technology, or want to use more technology, here are suggestions with a variety of uses.  
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Digital Literacies and Technology-Enhanced Language Learning: Oct 2015

Digital Literacies and Technology-Enhanced Language Learning: Oct 2015 | TELT | Scoop.it
Abstract submission deadline: August 1, 2016 As new technology-mediated forms of interaction, learning, and meaning making have increasingly become integrated into all domains of life, from everyday to academic, foreign language educators and researchers have embraced the concept of Digital Literacies to frame new understandings and pedagogies. At the same time, the field of CALL…
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Digital Literacies and Technology-Enhanced Language Learning - new deadline for abstracts 1 August.
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Normalising CALL in UK primary education: Pazio 2015

Normalising CALL in UK primary education: Pazio 2015 | TELT | Scoop.it
The thesis examines the concept of normalisation of Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL), i.e. complete, effective integration of technology, in the context of primary Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) in England. While normalisation research is conducted predominantly in the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) context, understanding normalisation in the primary mainstream education in England is important due to the contrast between teachers’ lack of readiness to deliver languages as part of the National Curriculum, and technology penetration in the classrooms. This thesis therefore, taking a sociocultural perspective of Activity Theory, attempts to redefine normalisation to include context specific characteristics, identify what factors contribute to and impede normalisation, and assess where primary CALL is on route to normalisation. An ethnographic approach was deemed to be most suitable to gain deep understanding of normalisation. Prolonged immersion in a primary school and the thematic analysis of observations, interviews, field notes and audio recordings revealed that factors impeding normalisation of primary CALL revolve around the following areas: attitudes, logistics, training and support and pedagogy. The issues related to the subject itself, e.g. negative attitudes toward the subject, lack of skills, impact on the achievement of normalisation to larger extent than issues related to technology. Hence in the primary context, normalisation needs to be considered from the point of view of normalisation of MFL and then the technology that is embedded into MFL. The analysis of the data allowed the researcher to create a model which serves as a form of audit of factors that need to be considered when thinking of successful technology integration into languages. Such guidance is needed for the primary MFL context having reoccurring issues, but is also relevant to primary EFL contexts in Europe where similar problems related to teaching of the subject are reported.
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PhD on CALL in MFL with young learners
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Carmenne Kalyaniwala-Thapliyal's curator insight, March 30, 2016 3:12 AM
PhD on CALL in MFL with young learners
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Elang: digital literacy for the teaching/learning of languages

Elang: digital literacy for the teaching/learning of languages | TELT | Scoop.it
Elang project aims at digital literacy for the teaching/learning of languages. It is funded by the European Centre for Modern Languages (ECML)/Council of Europe. Duration: January 2016 to December 2018.

The team members are Christian Ollivier, Université de la Réunion (project leader), Catherine Jeanneau, Limerick University (language officer), Ulrike Hoffmann (website officer) and Katerina Zourou (communication officer).
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New EU project on digital literacy for open language education and open practices
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Yuly Asencion's curator insight, March 9, 2016 10:59 AM
New EU project on digital literacy for open language education and open practices
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11 Reasons why teachers don't use technology - Nik Peachey

11 Reasons why teachers don't use technology - Nik Peachey | TELT | Scoop.it
From my experiences with our teachers at EnglishUp and my previous international experience as an edtech teacher trainer, I have always found teachers more than willing to develop their use and understanding of technology.
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A lot of this rings true to me as a language teacher trainer and language education researcher in French EFL contexts.

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Learning with digital technologies: US 0ffice of Ed Tech 2016

Technology can be a powerful tool for transforming learning. It can help affirm and advance relationships between educators and students, reinvent our approaches to learning and collaboration, shrink long-standing equity and accessibility gaps, and adapt learning experiences to meet the needs of all learners.
 
Our schools, community colleges, and universities should be incubators of exploration and invention. Educators should be collaborators in learning, seeking new knowledge and constantly acquiring new skills alongside their students. Education leaders should set a vision for creatinglearning experiences that provide the right tools and supports for all learners to thrive.However, to realize fully the benefits of technology in our education system and provideauthentic learning experiences, educators need to use technology effectively in their practice.
 
Furthermore, education stakeholders should commit to working together to use technology to improve American education. These stakeholders include leaders; teachers, faculty, and other educators; researchers; policymakers; funders; technology developers; community members and organizations; and learners and their families
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100-page document in public domain.

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abinaya's curator insight, December 17, 2015 8:22 AM

 The department's office of educational technology calls for incorporating ed techinto a ... teacher's preparation to use technology to improve student learning, ... asEd-Tech Director at US Department of Education - Digital Education ...  http://goo.gl/fYwNpz

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9 digital tools for your classroom toolbelt

9 digital tools for your classroom toolbelt | TELT | Scoop.it

A good digital tool can unlock new possibilities in the classroom. Here are nine digital tools you may not have seen.

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Clipchamp for video, add-ons for Google apps, writing tools

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SoNetTE: social networks in teacher education

SoNetTE: social networks in teacher education | TELT | Scoop.it
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Overview of this teacher education project

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abinaya's curator insight, October 19, 2015 8:01 AM

Learning how to use social media and technology to engage students is.... By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.http://goo.gl/2QhPTS

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Digital ELT Ireland - Ireland's digital ELT conference

Digital ELT Ireland - Ireland's digital ELT conference | TELT | Scoop.it
Ireland's leading digital conference for English language teaching since 2012.
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End of October 2015. Plenary speaker information now online

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FREE Webinar: flipped lit and interview of three guest writers

FREE Webinar: flipped lit and interview of three guest writers | TELT | Scoop.it
Flipped lit from Marie-Hélène Fasquel Feel free to join the webinar on September 10, 2015 from 7 to 8.30 pm (CET). Link to attend the webinar (information and link).
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Webinar for language teachers next week

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