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New developments in technology and its potential for language learning
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FoxType  - Sentence Analysis

FoxType  - Sentence Analysis | Trends and tools for language learning | Scoop.it

Visualise the grammar of a sentence.


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Bronwyn Burke's curator insight, June 16, 4:51 AM
An interesting visual for planning instruction.
António Leça Domingues's curator insight, June 16, 5:58 AM
Análise de construção de períodos de texto.
Marshall Gass's curator insight, June 16, 4:00 PM
invaluable tool for writers. Get it.
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Cultura

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Cultura is a well established platform for inter-university exchanges. It started with an exchange between American and French students in 1997 and has since been adapted to other languages, connecting students in the US with students in Germany, Italy, Mexico, Russia and Spain.

 

 

Have a look at the archived discussion to get an idea of the topics covered in these exchanges.

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Language learning - Skype Community

Language learning - Skype Community | Trends and tools for language learning | Scoop.it
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The Skype Community Webpage has a section on Language Learning where people can find native speakers to practice their foreign language. Check it out!

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Monty Python's John Cleese Almost Explains Our Brains : NPR

Monty Python's John Cleese Almost Explains Our Brains : NPR | Trends and tools for language learning | Scoop.it
Monty Python's John Cleese gives us a highly sophisticated, totally un-understandable, look at the human brain. The secret is, Cleese isn't speaking English. It sounds like English, but its nonsense.
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Turn the subtitles on and see what the speech to text software is making out of Cleese's gibberish.

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New Test for Computers: Grading Essays at College Level

New Test for Computers: Grading Essays at College Level | Trends and tools for language learning | Scoop.it
A system developed by a joint venture between Harvard and M.I.T. uses artificial intelligence to assess student papers and short written answers, freeing instructors for other tasks.
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New developments in automatic essay marking.

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What Is Blended Learning? These Videos Will Get You Started - Edudemic

What Is Blended Learning? These Videos Will Get You Started - Edudemic | Trends and tools for language learning | Scoop.it
We talk about it a lot, but never give enough detail. So let's get right down to it. What is blended learning and what should you know about it?
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Blended learning is the combination of classroom teaching (or face to face, f2f teaching) and online teaching and learning. Have a look at these two videos for an introduction to the concept and the associated benefits.

 

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JOLT - Journal of Online Learning and Teaching

The Journal of Online Learning and Teaching
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More on the "digital native" debate.

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Helping children help themselves

Helping children help themselves | Trends and tools for language learning | Scoop.it
Work with computers and slum children in India may have given rise to a novel teaching method.
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This is the experiment I mentioned in class the other day. Sugata Mitra also gave a TED talk on the topic if you want to know more.

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Antonie Alm's comment, March 11, 2013 4:42 AM
And here is the follow up. From the perspective of a critic
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http://donaldclarkplanb.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/sugata-mitra-slum-chic-7-reasons-for.html
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Recognising the power of voice recording

Recognising the power of voice recording | Trends and tools for language learning | Scoop.it
Creating and sharing clips allows learners to assess their own speaking
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Some ideas how to use voice recording to develop oral proficiency.

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Blake Turnbull's curator insight, March 7, 2013 4:12 PM

A very interesting look at the idea of voice recording to aid in oral proficiency.

Huang Yahong's curator insight, March 23, 2013 8:00 PM

Helen'insight

i think the vioce can be recorded is a great invention. i want to share my experience with guys. when i was in high school, my parents gave me a studying instrument which could help me studying my second language. when i firstly got it, i felt it was mircle. because it was not only recording my vioce, but also comparing original one to own vioce. it was very useful for new learner. nowadays, we use new techonology in our daily life, and studying as well. we can use many website like facebook, skype for keeping touch with our classmates afterclass. Teacher could invite a guest from other coutries giving us a course via internet. we could not imagine this change 50 years ago. i believe all of those success for attributing the developent of technology increasingly. let' s enjoying this friut of techology .

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Innovative Educational Apps: Duolingo

Innovative Educational Apps: Duolingo | Trends and tools for language learning | Scoop.it
Innovative Educational Apps: Duolingo: ELL, ESL, Foregin Language, Language Learning
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I just had a quick look at this site. I got stuck quickly as I didn't connect with friends. From what I read on the page it is free because they make you contribute. Seems like a good idea. Will have to check it out.

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Antonie Alm's comment, April 4, 2013 4:42 PM
And this is what is behind this program, a massive translation project. You can hear more about it on TED, http://www.ted.com/talks/luis_von_ahn_massive_scale_online_collaboration.html
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callspot's Podcast

Telecollaboration

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Listen to this discussion of CALL researchers on "tools, techniques, and tasks for successful telecollaboration".

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Teresa MacKinnon's curator insight, May 12, 2013 2:31 AM

telecollaboration for language learning podcast #cmc #oie

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Welcome | Soliya

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The Connect Programme by Solyia enables students to independently participate in an exchange with students from other countries for which they receivve credit from their own universities.

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Check out Ginger!

Check out Ginger! | Trends and tools for language learning | Scoop.it
Your #1 grammar and spell checker for social media, e-mails and documents!
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I have to try this one out!

 

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Nik's Learning Technology Blog: Criteria for Evaluating Web Tools and Apps

Nik's Learning Technology Blog: Criteria for Evaluating Web Tools and Apps | Trends and tools for language learning | Scoop.it
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Have a look at these suggested criteria for web tools and apps for language learning. How do they blend in with the CALICO model?

 

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Songdrop | Share and Discover

Songdrop | Share and Discover | Trends and tools for language learning | Scoop.it
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Songs are a popular resource in foreign language teaching and learning. In the past teachers provided these songs for there students but with online access to foreign language music students can easily find songs they like. With this program they can make playlists, which can be shared with others.

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COERLL | Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning

COERLL | Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning | Trends and tools for language learning | Scoop.it
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Interesting project showing the changing nature of reading.

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Donald Clark Plan B: BYOD: 7 reasons to leave them to their own devices

Donald Clark Plan B: BYOD: 7 reasons to leave them to their own devices | Trends and tools for language learning | Scoop.it
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Should students be provided with computers and other electronic devices or should they use their own?

 

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How The Internet (And Social Media) Has Changed The World [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter

How The Internet (And Social Media) Has Changed The World [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter | Trends and tools for language learning | Scoop.it
How The Internet (And Social Media) Has Changed The World [INFOGRAPHIC] (RT @marsyk: How The Internet (And Social Media) Has Changed The World [INFOGRAPHIC] http://t.co/fPKgWMNjtA via @zite)...
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Have a look at these statistics. From your experience, how has the Internet, and social media changed the way you were taught at school and at university?

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The Top 10 Educational Trends

The Top 10 Educational Trends | Trends and tools for language learning | Scoop.it

Teachers rate their interest in today’s Educational Technology trends. With the coming launch of menco.io, you’ll be able to explore these trends and more, and discuss how they will shape the culture of learning around the globe.


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Ali Anani's curator insight, September 10, 2013 12:16 AM

Exploration of the changing teaching landscape

Alfredo Corell's comment, January 26, 2015 9:16 AM
well... Elena, you are speaking about a 2013 post!!!!
Sarah E Kerr's curator insight, June 2, 4:35 AM
A fascinating snapshot of trends for ICT uses in teaching
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busuu - Learn languages for free online

busuu - Learn languages for free online | Trends and tools for language learning | Scoop.it
busuu.com is a free online community for learning languages. Connect for free with native speakers worldwide. Enhance your language learning with our online languages courses.
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Social networking sites for language learning have blossomed in the last few years. I particularly like this one for its clear design and the incorporation in the European Reference Framework.

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