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Everything you know about curriculum may be wrong. Really.

Everything you know about curriculum may be wrong. Really. | The Lexis Nexus | Scoop.it

Grant Wiggins asks us to question what we know about curriculum in this piece...what would happen if we made a significan shift in how we look at curriculum?

"What if the earth moves and the sun is at rest? What if gravity is just a special case of space-time? Following both counter-intuitive premises revolutionized science and ushered in the modern world. Could a similar counter-intuitive thought experiment advance education from where I believe we are currently stuck? I believe so."


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International ELT Event Calendar: Webinars, Workshops, Conferences....

International ELT Event Calendar: Webinars, Workshops, Conferences.... | The Lexis Nexus | Scoop.it

A calendar that contributes to a collaborative community between connected teachers. LOTS of stuff here....


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Killer bunnies and the quest for the magic carrot: gamification and E…

Can gamification be used effectively in language teaching? Or is it just another passing fad? Although at first glance, the 'adding of game elements to non-gam…
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Visualising Ideas - Teaching English as a FOREIGN language to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

Visualising Ideas - Teaching English as a FOREIGN language to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students | The Lexis Nexus | Scoop.it
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But much is is applicable to ALL learners...

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Kahoot! | Game-based blended learning & classroom response system

Kahoot! | Game-based blended learning & classroom response system | The Lexis Nexus | Scoop.it
Kahoot! is a classroom response system which creates an engaging learning space, through a game-based digital pedagogy. Kahoot! is an easy-to-use blended learning platform which works on any device, making the classroom interactive, encouraging both educators and learners to ask great questions.
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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 | The Lexis Nexus | 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. But nothing she de...
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Students learn better when they think they're going to have to teach the material

Students learn better when they think they're going to have to teach the material | The Lexis Nexus | Scoop.it
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Computer games give a boost to English

Computer games give a boost to English | The Lexis Nexus | Scoop.it
If you want to make a mark in the world of computer games you had better have a good English vocabulary. It has now also been scientifically demonstrated that someone who is good at computer games has a larger English vocabulary.
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50 Things To Do The First Week Of School

50 Things To Do The First Week Of School | The Lexis Nexus | Scoop.it
“Every journey begins with a simple thought.”
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How I learned to teach English to non-English speaking students

How I learned to teach English to non-English speaking students | The Lexis Nexus | Scoop.it
Starting out in any profession is tough. When you have no formal training, are in a new country that doesn’t speak your language and are suddenly before a cla…
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20 words that once meant something very different

20 words that once meant something very different | The Lexis Nexus | Scoop.it
Words change meaning all the time -- and over time. Language historian Anne Curzan takes a closer look at this phenomenon, and shares some words that used to mean something totally different.
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The Irony of Gamification

The Irony of Gamification | The Lexis Nexus | Scoop.it
This appeared in issue 3 of the British Council's IED magazinePerhaps I’m
living in an echo chamber. On examination, my PLN does appear to be
worryingly comprised of mostly like-minded peers and my RSS aggregators do
a pretty decent job of trimming the fat by carefully curating the news and
articles I encounter. Even taking that into consideration, over time
I found myself secretly hoping that gamifiction was just a faddish
neologism, but if it is, it’s proving to be an extremely stubborn
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It's In The Game: 'Gamification' and Language Learning Pt. 1 of 2

It's In The Game: 'Gamification' and Language Learning Pt. 1 of 2 | The Lexis Nexus | Scoop.it
Here's a post from the archives, first published in May.

Interested observers of developments in the field of Edtech will undoubtedly be aware of the snowballing sexiness of the term 'gamificati...
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Super Sunday Streaming with Jeff Lebow: Hanging out in Second Life with Heike Philp, PetchaFlickr with Scott Lockman, and more

Super Sunday Streaming with Jeff Lebow: Hanging out in Second Life with Heike Philp, PetchaFlickr with Scott Lockman, and more | The Lexis Nexus | Scoop.it
Sunday, January 15, 2012 - Special EVO Triple-header, all but a small part of a SUPER SUNDAY of STREAMING instigated by Jeff Lebow; see and IATEFL Shared on Facebook by Marijana We started at 10:0...
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Adaptive Learning in ELT

A blog to accompany a series of talks that I will be giving in 2014 - 2015 about adaptive learning
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Recordings from July 2014's Reform Symposium

Recordings from July 2014's Reform Symposium | The Lexis Nexus | Scoop.it
Session and Keynote Recordings

As conference sessions conclude, the links below will begin to take you to the recordings. No results for a link could indicate…
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How schools kill creativity

How schools kill creativity | The Lexis Nexus | Scoop.it
Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.
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A New Way of Looking at Teacher Evaluation

A New Way of Looking at Teacher Evaluation | The Lexis Nexus | Scoop.it
Learn about a way to have an open, trustful, and safe conversation with faculty peers to work toward teacher development.
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The future of higher education

The future of higher education | The Lexis Nexus | Scoop.it
Most forecasts about the future of higher education have focused on how the institutions themselves will be affected -- including the possibility of less demand for classes on campus and fewer tenured faculty members as people take courses online. When recently researchers tackled the issue, they focused instead on what students will need in the future, including improved mentoring, personalized learning and feedback in real time.
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Are Great Teachers Born or Made?

Are Great Teachers Born or Made? | The Lexis Nexus | Scoop.it
A thoughtful new book argues that teaching is a craft anyone can learn. But there's a big difference between competence and excellence. 
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