Web 2.0 Tools in the EFL Classroom
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5 Creative Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom

5 Creative Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom | Web 2.0 Tools in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it
Creative Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom

The answer: in more ways than you could imagine. While Skype was not designed as an educational tool, it’s quickly becoming one as teachers discover the many ways it enriches their lessons and the lives of their students. Even something as simple as hosting a guest speaker through a video call can add excitement to a lesson.

As with any tech tool, it can seem daunting to introduce this into your classroom at first. If you don’t know where to start, try one of these five creative ideas.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Skype

 


Via Gust MEES, Mª Jesús García S.M., Juergen Wagner
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At Christmas I set up a Skype call with a two classes, one from Barcelona and the other from Ontario, Canada.  They asked each other questions and then finished by singing Xmas carols from their countries.  It was snowing in Ontario at the time and they even showed us what was happening through the window.  Fantastic for the kids!

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Jen Pollard's curator insight, March 15, 2015 4:40 PM

Skype is a great tool to use in learning as it provides real time engagement with experts. This a great article with ideas about thinking outside of the box when integrating Skype. 

Phil Hobrla's curator insight, March 16, 2015 8:04 PM

Microsoft recently showcased a new Skype feature that allows for real-time, two-way, voice translation! This feature will make the Skype Cultural Exchange even more extensible and will allow those who use Skype for non-native language acquisition to have in-depth conversations, in their own languages, about their progress and issues in their learning. 

Henry Lee's curator insight, March 16, 2015 9:25 PM

Rescooped from Sarah Kozlowski. This make distance learning possible for virtual classrooms. While this setup up isn't ideal for a lot of virtual classroom setups, it can work as a low-tech solution.

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A Great Project Based Learning Checklist for Teachers

A Great Project Based Learning Checklist for Teachers | Web 2.0 Tools in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it

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Very useful!

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jillyfrees's curator insight, May 6, 2013 3:15 AM

This ia a neat checklist to assess whether the project you set is worth the effort.

Michelle Gohagon's curator insight, May 14, 2013 1:45 PM

Great checklist for project-based learning

KiwiBelma's curator insight, August 18, 2013 6:16 PM

Just to remind myself :-)

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Interactive Learning Sites for Education

Interactive Learning Sites for Education | Web 2.0 Tools in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it
Interactive learning Sites for the Classroom

Via Gust MEES, Kevin Biles, Catherine Douthard, Tibshirani, Arthur Correia, Mª Jesús García S.M., M. Van Amelsvoort
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Wow!

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Craig Crossley's curator insight, February 24, 2013 7:36 PM

No HPE here, but heaps of engaging ideas otherwise...

 

Edit! Science - some great body system links for upper/Senior HPE

Aulde de B's comment, September 7, 2013 1:43 PM
interactive sites for education,
Pamela Perry King's curator insight, November 14, 2014 11:04 AM

Great resources to share!

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Don’t use a 2.0 technology in a 1.0 way

Don’t use a 2.0 technology in a 1.0 way | Web 2.0 Tools in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it

“And that's the grand dilemma of social networking: it's intended to allow participation, to let companies and individuals all engage and interact, but a...

 

As we have progressed, not only in our use of technology but also our understanding of effective leadership, we know that communication includes effective talking but, more importantly, listening. Being able to hear what is being said from those we serve is extremely important to how we develop our schools, and the conversation is extremely valuable. Yet, many schools and organizations use social media in the old fashion: sharing information but not having a conversation. In reality, just because you have ears doesn’t mean you are listening.

 

Read more, a MUST:

http://smartblogs.com/education/2012/09/26/dont-use-2-0-technology-1-0-way/

 


Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Gust MEES, Teaching, Learning & Developing with Technology, Louise Robinson-Lay, Ricard Garcia
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Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, November 16, 2012 9:31 AM
Glad you liked this Gust!
Gust MEES's comment, November 16, 2012 9:48 AM
Hi Ana, thx very much! Looks like You had seen my Tweet about lack of knowledge about Social Media with Government and prompt there is a nice article from Ana to amplify my message ;) Have a great week-end :)
Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, November 16, 2012 11:04 AM
You too Gust! Yes, I did see them and thought how funny it was that we were both on the same wavelength! Have a relaxing weekend :-)
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Teachers and Social Media –Do’s and Don’ts:

Teachers and Social Media –Do’s and Don’ts: | Web 2.0 Tools in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it
This new digital age has everyone engaging in some form of social media -including teachers.  With the growing interest of educators in...

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How to Humanize eLearning | Infographic

How to Humanize eLearning | Infographic | Web 2.0 Tools in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it
The How to Humanize eLearning Infographic provides useful tips that can help you humanize your content in order to resonate with your learners.

Via Gust MEES
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It should go without say but it doesn't hurt to mention it! #elearning

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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 11, 2015 12:10 PM

The How to Humanize eLearning Infographic provides useful tips that can help you humanize your content in order to resonate with your learners.


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The Skills Both Online Students And Teachers Must Have

The Skills Both Online Students And Teachers Must Have | Web 2.0 Tools in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it
What does it take to have an effective online classroom? These skills are critical for both online students and teachers.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 27, 2013 9:57 PM

 

THE word "SUCCESS" for both, Students and Teachers ;)

 

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12 Principles Of Mobile Learning

12 Principles Of Mobile Learning | Web 2.0 Tools in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it

Mobile Learning is about self-actuated personalization.

As learning practices and technology tools change, mobile learning itself will continue to evolve. For 2013, the focus is on a variety of challenges, from how learners access content to how the idea of a “curriculum” is defined."


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Helene Testud's curator insight, December 17, 2012 2:41 AM

 

 

 
Emily DiGiulio's curator insight, July 12, 2013 9:48 AM

12 Principles of Mobile Learning

roberto gilli's curator insight, October 31, 2013 5:46 AM

I would add: "on-the-job".

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21st Century Classroom: YouTube @ Kent-Meridian High School

Learn about how one teacher, Mike Christiansen, a 9th grade social studies teacher at Kent-Meridian High School in Kent, WA, uses YouTube in his classroom to transform it into a 21st century learning environment.


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