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Open content licensing for educators - WikiEducator

Open content licensing for educators - WikiEducator | TELT | Scoop.it

A free professional development opportunity from the OER Foundation
3 - 14 December 2012

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Teacher Education for Languages with Technology / Formation des enseignants de langue avec les TICE
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ELT blogging: Geoff Jordan interviewed by Mike Griffin

ELT blogging: Geoff Jordan interviewed by Mike Griffin | TELT | Scoop.it

"... writing a blog helps to sort your ideas out, not just to let off steam. Back with the issue, all writing requires you to take care with sentence construction, coherence and cohesion, all that stuff. Writing  an academic paper takes a lot of work and by comparison, writing a blog post is a walk in the park ..."

 

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Mike Griffin visits the house of the big wolf to talk about the pros and cons of the ELT blogosphere, and graduate study in applied linguistics

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Axe 2 : TIC, usages et communautés | MSHS Sud-Est

Axe 2 : TIC, usages et communautés | MSHS Sud-Est | TELT | Scoop.it

Le programme de recherche de l’axe consiste à rendre explicites certaines caractéristiques dominantes des relations entre technologies numériques, artefacts physiques et formation des collectifs en suscitant des collaborations entre sciences sociales et sciences de l’ingénieur. L’objectif est de faire émerger des recherches communes SHS/STIC qui puissent, d’une part, enrichir notre compréhension des transformations induites par la numérisation de la société ; et, d’autre part, contribuer à une analyse systématique du rôle des artefacts dans la coordination sociale.

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Nouveau site de la MSHS à Nice.  Mes mots-clé : TIC(E), transformations liées à l'arrivée du numérique, aspects sociaux de l'intégration des outils (en classe de langue comme ailleurs ...)

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Quran Coaching's curator insight, July 19, 10:00 AM

Help us spread the message of Quran/Hadith around the world.
Online Quran,online Tajweed.In Shaa Allah
http://goo.gl/st4aLZ
Like/Share/Comment.

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Crossed Wires II: the evil that is plagiarism

Crossed Wires II: the evil that is plagiarism | TELT | Scoop.it
Stuff  teacher trainers tell novice teachers:
'Always check your instructions for tasks and activities.'
'Check that everyone understands the vocabulary you are presenting,'
'Grade your own language to the level of the students.'
That last one!
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Crosscultural differences and "the evil that is plagiarism." 

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Sandy Millin: Micro-dictations

Sandy Millin: Micro-dictations | TELT | Scoop.it
Choose an excerpt from a long text or a very stand-alone short text, not more than about 3 sentences long. It should be at or slightly higher than the students’ current level.
 Use a programme like ‘Audacity’ (freely downloadable software) or www.mp3cut.net to isolate the clip that you want to use.
 In class, tell students that they will listen to the clip as many times as they want to, with the aim of reproducing exactly what they hear.
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Experimental Practice Academy

Experimental Practice Academy | TELT | Scoop.it

Exploring Experimental Practice in English language teaching

 

This is part of a series of interviews with fellow English language teaching professions to be published on this blog.

 

The interviewees are drawn from a variety of teaching contexts, in different countries and working with different kinds of learners. What they have in common is having experimented in some way with their teaching practice.

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This looks interesting for teacher education/professional development: interviews with practitioners from the ELT blogosphere.

 

I'm looking for resources to help trainee and newly qualified EFL teachers in French secondary schools get the most out of teaching placements and action research opportunities.  So examples of independent professional development in other contexts are worth bookmarking for me.

 

Mike Harrison writes here http://www.mikejharrison.com/

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The Power of Being Connected: Rethinking Uses of the Internet in ELT [Upcoming Webinar]

The Power of Being Connected: Rethinking Uses of the Internet in ELT [Upcoming Webinar] | TELT | Scoop.it

Mike Griffin: a webinar I will be conducting next week with Laura Adele Soracco.

 

Are you integrating the global staff room into your everyday teaching practice? Using the internet for professional development and engaging with online communities can appear overwhelming; however, building a Professional Learning Network and participating in ELT communities online help teachers to both broaden their teaching perspectives and provide access to the rich and diverse global staff room. In this webinar, the presenters will share online experiences, resources and strategies for teachers to maximize the Internet as a resource. Additionally, the presenters will recommend some spaces, people, and organizations they believe are helpful for English language teachers.

 

To participate in this webinar you will need to register through this link.

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Elizabeth Anne: MOOC workshop, Grenoble

Elizabeth Anne: MOOC workshop, Grenoble | TELT | Scoop.it

On this page there are 3 short videos which

explain what is a connectivist MOOC aka cMOOC

 

And this is the introductory page to the DCMOOC

(Digital Citizenship) lead by Alec Couros

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Course materials for MOOC training for language teachers in Grenoble.

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Enseignement et apprentissage des langues étrangères à l’ère du numérique : Colloque Jérusalem 2015

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CFP - English, French, Arabic.  Teaching languages with technology

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EuroSLA: York, Sept 2014

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Papers and posters planned for this year's EuroSLA conference.

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TBLT 2015: Leuven

TBLT 2015: Leuven | TELT | Scoop.it
Tasks for Real

The conference theme is Tasks for Real. We are particularly interested in proposals that focus on:

tasks that encourage language learning for real-life purposes;tasks that emphasize meaning-making;the authentic use of tasks in the classroom.
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CFP deadline January 15.  #TBLT seems to almost exist on Twitter, unfortunately also referring to turkey-bacon-lettuce&tomato.  Oh well.
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Colloque TRELA: 8-10 July 2015, Paris

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CFP 15 October

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Open access ELT practitioner research

Open access ELT practitioner research | TELT | Scoop.it

Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée: http://journals.hil.unb.ca/index.php/CJAL/index

 

English Teaching Forum: http://americanenglish.state.gov/english-teaching-forum

 

The Asian EFL Journal: http://asian-efl-journal.com/

 

TESL E-J: http://www.tesl-ej.org/

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Where else would you look for articles accessible to language teachers and novice researchers?

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le TNI: trois dimensions dans l’espace et le temps

le TNI: trois dimensions dans l’espace et le temps | TELT | Scoop.it
S’approprier l’outil Les revendeurs de matériel fournissent des logiciels « clef en main » qui orientent la pédagogie. Or, il semble que le TNI doive répondre à un besoin éducatif de l’élève, et non créer un nouveau besoin.
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Petite présentation pédagogique avec liens ...

 

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The trouble with ELT Blogs: Geoff Jordan

The trouble with ELT Blogs: Geoff Jordan | TELT | Scoop.it

ELT blogs are part of an online philistine culture where complacency is encouraged and robust critical discussion is frowned on.

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Making sure "the nervous, tethered sheep who are presumed to make up the readership of the blogs are not upset" or “You don’t criticise me and I won’t criticise you”?  Geoff Jordan asks why ELT blogs don't engage with more important issues about language teaching and learning and adopt a more critical stance. 

 

Perhaps because they're written by practitioners and materials writers focusing on practical concerns?

 

Jordan's "interesting" questions include these two

• What is the current most widely-accepted explanation of SLA?
• In the multi-billion ELT industry, why do a tiny minority of people get rich while the vast majority of workers stay poor?

 

For me, the first is a question for academics/researchers, and the second is political.

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American Book Review: 100 best first lines from novels

American Book Review: 100 best first lines from novels | TELT | Scoop.it

"Take my camel, dear," said my Aunt Dot, as she climbed down from this animal on her return from High Mass. —Rose Macaulay, The Towers of Trebizond (1956)

 

 

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Nice little resource for something or other.

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Quran Coaching's curator insight, July 18, 12:31 PM

The Quran-Coaching is the best platform for the quran learning by taking online quran classes.
www.qurancoaching.com

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Random grannies in the cloud: Talking EdTech with students

Random grannies in the cloud: Talking EdTech with students | TELT | Scoop.it

1. Apart from textbooks, what do you use outside of class time to help you learn English?
Ted Talks, Good Morning pops (app). 
Sometimes novels or short stories or movie scripts/scenarios.
Watch TED Talks and speeches and EBS World News. Recently Freakonomics.
Radio, apps (Ipad), newspapers.
EBS programs. 

 

2. What technology do you use to learn English when you’re not in school?
Smartphone apps and computer websites.
Websites-google to find English texts.
Apps-Podcast, TED, Umano, dictionaries.
Websites-Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal. 
Googling, dictionary apps, EBS program, NPR, podcasts.

 

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Nice account of a lesson based on ELTjam post about students' use of technology for autonomous learning.  Links to resources, lesson plan and student reactions.  (Bookmarking for a digital literacy class in September.)

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Bridging the gaps: Using social media in pre-service language teacher education

Bridging the gaps: Using social media in pre-service language teacher education | TELT | Scoop.it
To use technology effectively in the language classroom, pre-service teachers must develop basic techno-pedagogical competences for the classroom and learn to select from abundant online resources. Research underlines the importance of autonomous, collaborative and networked approaches to in-service teacher education and the present empirical study extends this model to pre-service trainees. It investigates whether constructivist principles of group collaboration, web-based research, and social networking can inform effective course design for pre-service teachers of several target languages and to what extent these teachers can acquire techno-pedagogical skills, learn to filter online content, and adopt collaborative learning practices without direct contact with learners. Group projects involving online curation, wikis and social media were analysed and results show progress in techno-pedagogical competences, collaborative skills, and attitudes to ICT, suggesting social media can allow trainee teachers to benefit from and contribute to online teaching and learning resources, laying the groundwork for ongoing professional development.
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Constructivist teacher education for constructivist language teaching with technology.  Unexpected benefits of content curation for wider teaching community.

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, July 17, 1:46 AM

Une approche socio-constructiviste à la formation de futurs enseignants de langue qui permet de développer des compétences techno-pédagogiques mais aussi des pratiques collaboratives transférables à la classe de langue

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Interagir pour apprendre les langues aujourd'hui - Acedle

Interagir pour apprendre les langues aujourd'hui - Acedle | TELT | Scoop.it
Le prochain colloque ACEDLE se déroulera : du 15 au 17 janvier 2015 au CIEF, Université Lumière Lyon 2

 

La didactique des langues étrangères fédère des recherches fondées sur des théories ancrées dans différentes disciplines, qui s’attachent à des contextes variés et portent sur des objets de grande ampleur ou sur des objets spécialisés liés à l’appropriation d’une ou de plusieurs langues par des apprenants et /ou aux rôles de différents acteurs dans la facilitation de cette appropriation langagière.

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CFP 30 septembre

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Portable Apps: A tech toolkit in your pocket

Portable Apps: A tech toolkit in your pocket | TELT | Scoop.it
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Note: This is for people who want or need to use shared Windows-based computers at work like I do. I personally use a Mac, but I am forced in some situations to work on Windows in my classroom.

 

My favourite portable appsVLC:Audacity: CamStudio: Lightscreen: Foxit Reader: PDFTK Builder: Gimp:Peazip: NVU / KompoZer: VirtualDub: Open Office:Jarte: .Artha: .Mnemosyne: Google Chrome / Firefox: Skype: Tweetdeck: Cook Timer:
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Nice list of programmes/apps/tools for language teachers.

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Recherches en enseignement-acquisition des langues en France : les revues scientifiques

Recherches en enseignement-acquisition des langues en France : les revues scientifiques | TELT | Scoop.it
AILE : Acquisition et Interaction en Langue Etrangère ALSIC : Apprentissage des langues et systèmes d'information et de communication APLIUT :Recherche et pratiques pédagogiques en langues de spéci...
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15 revues en français de recherches en langue avec une coloration acquisition-didactique.  Qu'est-ce que j'oublie ?

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ELTchat podcasts

ELTchat podcasts | TELT | Scoop.it
If you've never heard of ELTchat, you're missing out! It started out as a Twitter chat on Wednesdays, with two one-hour sessions every week. There's now only one chat a week, alternating between lu...
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A reminder about some great ELT resources and network

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Antwerp Call - University of Antwerp

Antwerp Call - University of Antwerp | TELT | Scoop.it
Research Challenges in CALL
7-9 July 2014

The editor, associate editors and editorial board of the CALL Journal  (Taylor & Francis) extend a cordial invitation to attend our Antwerp CALL 2014, the XVIth International CALL Research Conference.

Programme Committee: 
Jozef Colpaert, editor of Computer Assisted Language Learning (Taylor & Francis);
Phil Hubbard, Mike Levy and Glenn Stockwell, associate editors

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Plenaries by Bryan Smith and Piet Desmet.

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E-CLIL Resource Centre

ECLIL is a European funded education project to build much needed resources for the language classroom. It includes a games engine, resources centre and CLIL story platform
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Links to resources, tools, journals in CLIL

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Monica MIRZA's curator insight, July 7, 4:16 AM

Useful links & resources for content & language integrated learning.

Of some help to English teachers in French High Schools STI2D sections (technological subjects in foreign languages).

Eve-Line Boulle's curator insight, July 7, 9:28 AM

Useful links on various contents on language learning, learning strategies, multilingualism and multiculturalism...

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Digital literacies: call for posters

Digital literacies: call for posters | TELT | Scoop.it
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Hybrid symposium: abstracts by 8 August

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'Teacher, I have question.'

'Teacher, I have question.' | TELT | Scoop.it
Every five weeks or so, tutors are required to write a report for each of their tutees. These (the reports, I mean) are a royal pain in the arse, especially as summer approaches, classes get bigger and the name-to-face problem gets tougher.
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Tist Eyelets preparation and other ELT problems.  Hilarious.

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