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ELT Blog Carnival - Pronunciation

ELT Blog Carnival - Pronunciation | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it

When I volunteered to host this month's ELT blog carnival I was eager to get teachers everywhere to pitch in and help out with this tricky subject. Below you'll find an array of blogs on the topic of pronunciation. I hope that they help you feel more confident, as they have helped me grow as a teacher.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 1, 2013 11:38 PM

Really nice collection of blog posts on the topic of pronunciation.

Elizabeth's curator insight, July 17, 10:20 PM

A great resource for pronunciation information/ideas

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The Biggest "Game-Changer" in Education

The Biggest "Game-Changer" in Education | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it

Change is the one constant that we will always have in our world and if we do not grow and learn to embrace it, then we will become irrelevant.  This mindset towards learning is only one part of the solution; making the connections with our learners is also equally (if not more) significant.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 4, 2013 4:08 AM

A simple short article, but with a good point. It's not about the physical technology, it's about what it enables.

Les Howard's curator insight, September 4, 2013 4:11 AM

Important point, reminds me of Gandhi's comment about being the change you want to see.

Katja Kranjec's curator insight, September 4, 2013 5:21 AM

I agree with the fact that there's no single way of learning a language, we should change the way we think about technology and be open to new ideas and approaches.

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Digital Storytelling 106: Open, Participatory, Student-centric, Social...the Future? | DMLcentral

Digital Storytelling 106: Open, Participatory, Student-centric, Social...the Future? | DMLcentral | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it
Far more important to me than all the venture-capitalized consortia of elite university MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) and the hundreds of thousands of students flocking to them is a course taught by an adjunct professor at University of...

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Chris Brown's curator insight, September 10, 2013 11:59 AM

Intresting course... worth more investigation....

A/Prof Jon Willis's curator insight, September 10, 2013 6:22 PM

Interesting perspective on abandoning the LMS in favour of individual student learning blogs

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 22, 2013 8:46 AM

Student-centric learning approaches

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Personalized Learning, Big Data and Schools

Personalized Learning, Big Data and Schools | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it

The days of "playlist" learning are here, and with widespread adoption of mobile technologies, the ability to implement personalized learning through data sharing on a broad scale is now possible.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 11, 2013 12:36 PM

This article takes quite a positive view of what could be a very complex and sticky issue - our kid's data.

Dr. Debi Ash's curator insight, September 20, 2013 6:24 AM

I have recently designed/developed 2 classes that utilize playlists.  Here's the insight! 

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, September 25, 2013 10:40 PM

'Playlist' learning is the new thing in Ed tech and the use of mobile technologies allows it to happen more efficiently and in a more targeted manner. Using data, you can create personalized learning.

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What Is Successful Technology Integration?

What Is Successful Technology Integration? | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it

Before we can discuss how to shift our pedagogy or the role of the teacher in a classroom that is integrating technology, it is important to first define what "technology integration" actually means. Seamless integration is when students are not only using technology daily, but have access to a variety of tools that match the task at hand and provide them the opportunity to build a deeper understanding of content.

 


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Maja Jerkovic's curator insight, September 18, 2013 9:10 AM

Technology integration is successful when the learning objective is achieved. I use technology often but to enhance and improve the learning experience. 

Nalya Ovshieva's curator insight, September 25, 2013 7:48 AM

The article clarifies the idea of successful integration of technology

Thabo Thubisi's curator insight, May 31, 5:44 AM

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First Class Ice Breakers Using Mobile Devices - User Generated Education

First Class Ice Breakers Using Mobile Devices - User Generated Education | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it

"All of my classes, regardless of student age or demographics – elementary gifted students or graduate students, begin with ice-breakers and team-building activities.  I recently developed a passion for using students’ mobile devices to do so as this devices have become natural and personalized extensions of students’ “selves.”"


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joellemillery's curator insight, September 15, 2013 9:54 AM

 it looks good:-)

 

Dr Pam Hill's curator insight, September 16, 2013 6:46 AM

This is one of the first resources to actively use digital tools to upgrade the minutes before instruction starts.  In my professional experience this would be very useful.  I think this is a new area that can be developed further to build in opportunities for students to use technology to deepen their learning.  What do you think?  Would you use this new resource?

Chris Goldsmith's curator insight, September 20, 2013 5:33 AM

Done similar things with Padlet.

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"Taking the tablets: How are tablets being used..." - Interview with James Clay at ALT-C 2012

"Taking the tablets: How are tablets being used in learning and teaching? What is the impact? What are we going and where might we finish up?" Invited Speake...

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Mind Mapping : simplicité de la carte | Le blog pour apprendre à apprendre ! par Nomadity

Mind Mapping : simplicité de la carte | Le blog pour apprendre à apprendre ! par Nomadity | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it
Voici la suite de l'interview de Jean-Pascal Côte. Cette fois, Jean-Pascal s'exprime sur la simplicité de la carte en Mind Mapping. (Mind Mapping : simplicité de la carte | Le blog pour apprendre à apprendre !

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Marco Bertolini's curator insight, September 14, 2013 3:11 AM

Pour une carte que vous devez communiquer à une autre personne ou à un groupe, optez pour la simplicité ! 

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Peer editing in digital and mobile environments

Peer editing in digital and mobile environments | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it

For years now I have been happily using EtherPad based services like http://primarypad.com/ and http://sync.in/ to get participants on the training courses I deliver to work collaboratively to create and peer edit texts. Increasingly though I've been having problems with the reliability of the free services these companies provide and the lack of reliable compatibility with mobile devices.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 14, 2013 7:24 AM

This is my review with tutorial video and teaching suggestions of Quip's online word processor with a focus on encouraging peer editing.

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The nine golden rules of using games in the language classroom | Teach them English

The nine golden rules of using games in the language classroom | Teach them English | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it
In order to incorporate games into a positive learning experience, teachers need to link games with the outcomes laid out in their curriculum and make sure students understand how they will benefit from the game.

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Catalina Elena Oyarzún Albarracín's comment, August 21, 2013 12:42 AM
Great tips,thank you.
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Why It's Time To Start Teaching Students How To Think - Edudemic

Why It's Time To Start Teaching Students How To Think - Edudemic | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it
As an elementary teacher, I can’t help but notice that children today want quick answers and do not take the time to think things through.

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, August 14, 2013 6:13 PM

Not just "how to think" but how to inquire, create, adapt, modify and innovate...

Barry Kayton's curator insight, August 17, 2013 12:18 AM

"As we teach students how to think, we must include questioning as an integral part of the thinking process."

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Sophia Teacher Resource Center

Sophia Teacher Resource Center | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it
Welcome to "School of Thought", Sophia’s newly improved teacher resource center and community of learning. You’ll find posts by teachers from across the nation covering the latest topics in educational technology.

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Andrew Aker's curator insight, August 14, 2013 10:11 PM

Teachers unite!

Leonard P. Miller's curator insight, August 15, 2013 9:14 AM

Brilliant, and highly useful!!

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 15, 2013 10:08 AM

Looks like a very comprehensive site.

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Teaching the Teacher: The Write Advice: More About Commas

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How Technology Has Changed Our Idea of ‘Knowledge,’ and What This Means for Schools

How Technology Has Changed Our Idea of ‘Knowledge,’ and What This Means for Schools | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it

The fact that knowledge is no longer fixed, but constantly evolving, and the speed at which new knowledge appears online have contributed to our sense of “information overload,” Weinberger said. And that leads to another way that our evolving sense of knowledge is transforming how we learn: We must learn to accept that true mastery is impossible.


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Diana Montes's curator insight, September 9, 2013 11:18 AM

Conocimiento = adapatación, interesante artículo.

Hein Holthuizen's curator insight, September 22, 2013 11:49 AM

redefine  true mastery

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Mobilizing Knowledge to Create Convenient Learning Moments

Mobilizing Knowledge to Create Convenient Learning Moments | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it

Chunks, bits and short modules make learning more manageable and easier to integrate into long-term memory. Long classroom or web-based training courses may accomplish the function of training, but rarely achieve desired retention rates. Instead of just dumping information on the learner, employees are expecting the content to be easy to find, relevant and digestible in the way their brains process information.


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tracey morgan's curator insight, September 5, 2013 2:24 PM

Think about how much information you are trying to take in. Maybe it is too much in one go.

Guillermo Pérez's curator insight, September 6, 2013 8:41 AM

Más allá de enseñar, está el reto de crear situaciones y ambientes propicias para el aprendizaje.

Whitequest's curator insight, October 15, 2013 2:13 AM

Have a look at "tracking user performance to improve the program". 

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Making lectures and lessons more interactive with mQlicker

Making lectures and lessons more interactive with mQlicker | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it

As the traditional lecture has come increasingly under fire for being completely out of touch with modern teaching and learning methods, there has been a move by many teachers, conference presenters and lecturers to make their teaching techniques more modern and interactive. One of the key technologies for enabling this has been a range of audience response systems that provide real time responses to polls, questions and surveys while the speakers is actually presenting.


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Nalya Ovshieva's curator insight, September 26, 2013 8:13 AM

It's worth while trying it. Lectures that involve a degree of social interaction are usually more satisfying.

Eva Ramos's curator insight, September 28, 2013 4:47 PM

Wow!  I am going to give this a try!

Steph's Journalism Group 2013's curator insight, October 7, 2013 4:22 PM
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A very interesting tool, that teachers can use inside and outside the formal learning area. Where students can interact with the information live during the lecture (where most interaction should happen anyway) closing the 'cold and insigificant' student-lecturer relationship. Students can respond to the data while the lecture is in progress. As expensive and time-consuming (training) this intiative would be to udertake it would certainly improve lecture attedance. :D

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BYOD: The Benefits of Embracing Diversity

BYOD: The Benefits of Embracing Diversity | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it

There is something powerful about allowing students to use their own devices in the classroom. These are the devices they use to navigate the world. They are also the devices they are most comfortable with. Both of those factors translate into more meaningful, relevant and engaged learning.


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Emma Murphy's curator insight, September 12, 2013 6:57 PM

This is very interesting! I've never considered this idea! I would like to see some studies that prove this article right, however. I wonder why this is encouraged in most schools? I would love to hear more about this! 

Ruth Obadia's curator insight, September 12, 2013 11:33 PM

Instead of isolating themselves with their devices, students lean in and collaborate using the devices available. The trick is to design learning opportunities that encourage conversation and collaboration. This approach is more social and engaging for students anyway and allows teachers to leverage the collective intelligence in the room.

robyns tut's curator insight, September 16, 2013 1:12 PM

I think this is a great idea. We truly are moving into an era where technology is taking over and transforming our lives. The way we work and communicate are totally technological based. Teachers need to embrace this new era of technology, we are moving forward and they need to get with it or they will fall behind. 

 

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Connectivism as a Digital Age Learning Theory

George Siemens and Stephen Downes developed a theory for the digital age, called connectivism, denouncing boundaries of behaviorism, cognitivism, and constructivism. Their proposed learning theory has issued a debate over whether it is a learning theory or instructional theory or merely a pedagogical view.


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Nalya Ovshieva's curator insight, September 27, 2013 11:46 PM

The theory of connectivism as social learning that is networked. The framework for flipped classroom approach.

Eva Ramos's curator insight, September 28, 2013 4:45 PM

I will have to include this in my Learning theories module, perhaps.

Lara N. Madden's curator insight, November 18, 2013 9:43 AM

This might be my new research topic. Very interesting.

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ClassBadges

ClassBadges | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it

ClassBadges is a free online tool where teachers can award badges to students for accomplishments or academic mastery. Through your teacher account, you can award badges customized for your classroom or school. Badges can easily be aligned to academic goals or associated with existing school awards.


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Maryalice Leister's comment, September 16, 2013 7:09 AM
Don't miss this newer entry in the award arena being talked about on LinkedIn: http://www.awardsome.com/
Maryalice Leister's curator insight, September 16, 2013 7:13 AM

Don't overlook the comments when you received curated content - it is the icing on the top of receiving the front info. Read and please share!

Agora Abierta's comment, September 16, 2013 7:53 AM
Thanks for sharing this awardsome web. It looks perfect for my purposes.
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New Currency for Professional Credentials: Openness #OpenBadgesMOOC

New Currency for Professional Credentials: Openness #OpenBadgesMOOC | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it

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Language teaching crisis as 40% of university departments face closure

Language teaching crisis as 40% of university departments face closure | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it
Number of universities offering modern languages degrees plunges from 105 in 2000 to 62 at start of this academic year (Language teaching crisis as 40% of university departments face closure http://t.co/R0QhMokRuI)...
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10 Things You Should Unlearn Before Starting to Teach Online

10 Things You Should Unlearn Before Starting to Teach Online | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it
There are 10 things that online teachers should unlearn before they take up teaching online. Online Education needs new and open thinkers for sustainability.

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Bill Weigall's curator insight, October 26, 2013 7:40 PM

We all know that bolting innovation onto existing practice is rarely entirely successful or satisfactory.

olgadiez's curator insight, March 12, 1:48 PM

Desaprender: imprescindible para avanzar.

Marielos Gutiérrez's curator insight, June 5, 8:52 PM

Me encató este artículo de WizIQ blog sobre los hábitos que nos vemos obligados a modificar para ser capaces de tutorizar un aprendizaje elearning.

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How Badges Motivate Learning And 7 Tips To Use Them Right

How Badges Motivate Learning And 7 Tips To Use Them Right | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it

"Catherine Lacey, a student at the University of Western Australia, is a Level 40 Hero in biology.

 

That’s her ranking on OpenStudy, where she spends up to 30 hours per week answering homework questions posed by students around the world.

 

Hero is the hardest badge to attain on the site, indicating considerable time spent helping other students. And Lacey doesn’t just help beginners—one of the many merit badges she’s earned from OpenStudy is for tutoring students in MIT open biology courses."


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Submrge | Deeper Thinking about Games and Education

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 14, 2013 7:23 PM

Submrge is a website that has the tag line “Deeper Thinking About Games and Education.” It is divided into a number of sections including Games, Activities and Links.

What makes this site unique is the information it provides on each game. “Each game page includes important information for teachers, like benefits of play, educational issues for discussion, easily accessible game information, and activities related to the game on Submrge.” In addition to this information there is also a page for each game that includes “important information on the level and subject, but also the activity’s relationship to Bloom’s Taxonomy, Common Core Standards, 21st Century Skills, and the H.E.A.T. Framework. If you are wondering what HEAT Framework stands for think of Higher Order Thinking, Engaged Learning, Authentic Connections and Technology Use. This page also provides a list of learning styles and the games I checked included an Essential Question,

The Links section has resources in the following areas:

* More on Games as Text

* Advice on Games in the Classroom

* General Games Collections (many content-specific)

If you use games in your classroom, or are considering doing so, this website will provide additional resources that may provide you with new ideas.

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Making the Old New Again: Reviving Content with Transmedia Techniques and Connected Toys

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, August 14, 2013 10:05 PM


Beth Rogozinski:  "The mystical magical fountain of youth was a place where if you drank the waters – the old would become young again.  While we are still searching for these waters for us mere humans – certain entertainment properties have unlocked the source:  adaptation, modernization and transmediation."