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Can YOU solve these word riddles?

Can YOU solve these word riddles? | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
Playbuzz has devised a list of infuriating word riddles, otherwise known as dingbats, to put your logistical knowledge to the test.
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something to think about when you've got nothing better to think about.  Maybe a few challenging time fillers in a class that needs a challenge?
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What we learn in school and why - SWI swissinfo.ch

What we learn in school and why - SWI swissinfo.ch | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
The subjects taught at Swiss schools are a reflection of society’s expectations, a pioneering national research project shows.
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More about languages + Switzerland

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One Simple Way to Screencast with Office Mix

One Simple Way to Screencast with Office Mix | Articles re. education | Scoop.it

A 2-Minute Technology Tip on Screencasting by Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher). A screencast is when you record the screen. While there are many great options out there, Office Mix is so simple, I’m using it for most screencasting. In this example, students have written a few lines of code in Scratch. Then, they open Office Mix. They use the screen recording tool to capture their program in action. Finally, they make the video and upload it to PowerSchool Learning. This tutorial video shows everything except the uploading process.


Via Peggy George
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I usually use SNAG IT, for which I made a once-in-a-lifetime purchase, but it wasn't that expensive.  I have also used SCREENCAST O COM but that is - in the free version - only for narrating and not recording from your PC.  Obviously, this one needs some trying-out.
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8 Free Web Conferencing Tools - eLearning Industry

8 Free Web Conferencing Tools - eLearning Industry | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
Are you looking for a Free Web Conferencing Tool? Check the best 8 Free Web Conferencing Tools! 
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All well worth trying out.  
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Home Page

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Educational technology for K-16 educators
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This lady has millions of ideas.  
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How to Write a Formal Email | Learn English

How to Write a Formal Email | Learn English | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
Learn English. 1 FREE English lesson added every single day. Grammar, vocabulary, listening & reading
Via David M
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Very useful for my Business English classes.  All bundled together for use outside class.
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Google like a boss

Google like a boss | Articles re. education | Scoop.it

Via Ricardo Martín Ramirez 
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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, March 17, 2017 6:42 PM

Very handy to do more with Google search.

Angela Cain's curator insight, March 19, 2017 3:25 PM

Good insight for anyone to have more success finding things on Google. 

Charlotte Fabri's curator insight, March 29, 2017 5:31 AM

Always useful ! 

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10 Tools for More Interactive Videos 

10 Tools for More Interactive Videos  | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
Forget about PowerPoints with voice-over — that's old school. These "new school" apps can help you engage your students while they're learning from your lectures.

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Richard Whiteside's curator insight, August 12, 2016 5:55 AM
Useful for blended or online courses
Willem Kuypers's curator insight, March 18, 2017 3:04 AM
Certainement des outils à utiliser pour créer de la vidéo et ajouter des instructions.
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 20, 2017 5:39 AM
10 Tools for More Interactive Videos
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Grammar-Quizzes: Practice on Points of English Grammar (ESL/ELL)

Grammar-Quizzes: Practice on Points of English Grammar (ESL/ELL) | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
Improve and update your knowledge of English grammar with contrastive examples, modern descriptions, contexts, images, diagrams, quizzes, editing exercises.
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Not only for students....useful for teachers (including me) too!
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50+ Free Tech Tools For Your Classroom

50+ Free Tech Tools For Your Classroom | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
We are here to give you the know-how necessary to continue to learn about new free tech tools for your classroom.
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Another list of useful ideas when you're running short of them yourself.  Lots to learn, practise and try out.  
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Five Most Popular Posts Of The Week

Five Most Popular Posts Of The Week | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
Here’s the latest edition of this every-weekend feature . These are the posts appearing this blog that received the most “hits” in the preceding seven days (though they have origi…
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Larry Ferlazzo is spot on!  His blog is great if you're short of ideas. 
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The future of digital advertising: Ads that look back

The future of digital advertising: Ads that look back | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
Billboards that watch you back aren't just the stuff of science fiction. Columnist Alan K'necht takes a look at the technologies that are transforming digital advertising.
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If you ever  thought that the horrors of George Orwell's '1984' could never happen, well -surprise, surprise, you were wrong! We're already well entrenched and no sign of escape.  It can only get worse.

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10 Customer Experiences You Need To Deliver Today!

Looking for a way to gain a competitive advantage? Check out these 10 must-provide customer experiences!
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Once again, not really education but an interesting topic for reading and discussion with business students.  It's often hard to find texts that are easy to read and can apply to both large and small companies, but I think this one would be a good bet.
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Real English: Using WHEN & WHERE to Make Plans

Real English: Using WHEN & WHERE to Make Plans | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
Are you feeling like a day out with a friend? Great! Let me teach you how to arrange a meeting so you can have a chance to practise your English together! In this lesson, I will teach you some of the vocabulary you need to make plans. We will cover all the essential details, such as when, meaning the time of the meeting, and where, meaning the location. After watching, make sure to do the quiz to check your understanding of the lesson. Have a fun day out!
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She's probably even older than I am!  So that means she knows what she's talking about.
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Multilingualism: Switzerland’s unique selling point - SWI swissinfo.ch

Multilingualism: Switzerland’s unique selling point - SWI swissinfo.ch | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
Switzerland is a good test case for how the world might benefit from more multilingualism, argues language expert Gabrielle Hogan-Brun.
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As a Swiss resident this information appealed to me.  Mother tongue English but also speaking Swiss dialect and reading and understanding 'High' German plus a smattering of French and the ability to order a pizza in Italian.  Here I get to use languages, in the UK I probably wouldn't.
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3 Tech Tools To Create A Classroom ‘Cloud’.

3 Tech Tools To Create A Classroom ‘Cloud’. | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
The ‘cloud’ is the term meaning a collection of online data which is stored online.  Creating a classroom cloud is extremely useful because it allows for all the children’s work to be stored in one place and shared easily. Here are 3 tech tools which make creating a cloud nice and straightforward: Google Drive. This…

Via Ricardo Martín Ramirez 
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sounds interesting.  I knew Google Drive and OneNote but not Showbie.  Good luck with trying stuff out. 
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9 Maps to Change How You See the World - Goodnet

9 Maps to Change How You See the World - Goodnet | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
Get ready to have your mind blown
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different ways of seeing the world 
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Teach Your Students Even When You're Absent | TechSmith EDU

Teach Your Students Even When You're Absent | TechSmith EDU | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
Learn how screencasts can teach your students even when you're absent.
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Such a useful tool.  And you can buy it and have the access forever.  If you don't believe me, watch Russell Stannard using Snagit and get convinced!
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English will not be an official EU language after Brexit, says senior MEP

English will not be an official EU language after Brexit, says senior MEP | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
No other EU country has English as their official language and so it could lose its status.
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Oh oh....will this affect teachers of EFL?  
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100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom

100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Maria Claudia Londoño D., Juergen Wagner, RitaZ, Ricardo Martín Ramirez 
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LiveSlides: Embed any web content in a PowerPoint presentation

LiveSlides: Embed any web content in a PowerPoint presentation | Articles re. education | Scoop.it

Kick off your presentation with a YouTube video. Then ask the audience a few ice breaker questions they can answer from their mobile phones. Throw in a live Twitter feed to keep them on their toes. Finish it off with an interactive Q&A session. All of that, and more, is possible when you can insert live web content into your presentation with LiveSlides.

 

Make presentations fun again:

Turn a passive audience into active learners. Interactive activities, like multiple choice questions, engage the audience making presentations more enjoyable.

Audience powered Q&A sessions

Tackle the most relevant issues your audience wants answered by letting them upvote the questions they care about and downvote the ones they don't.

Live-updating word clouds

Know what your audience is thinking. LiveSlides can help reveal prominent ideas by presenting these insights as a live word cloud visualization.


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English in a Minute: Baggage

English in a Minute: Baggage | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
When you travel, you take things with you in bags. This is called "baggage." But, Anna and Jonathan are not actually talking about travel. Find out another definition of "baggage" means in this episode of English in a Minute!
Via David M
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15 Characteristics of a 21st-Century Teacher

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Encouragement for us all!
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What will it take to get plastics out of the ocean?

What will it take to get plastics out of the ocean? | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
From drones to filters to artificial islands, innovators are working to reduce the threat thousands of tons of trash pose to marine ecosystems.
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Interesting to share with students.  It's affecting us now and it will continue to do so when our students are all grown up. 
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54 Flipped Classroom Tools For Teachers And Students -

54 Flipped Classroom Tools For Teachers And Students - | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
54 Flipped Classroom Tools For Teachers And Students by TeachThought Staff The flipped classroom has continued to enjoy momentum years after it

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