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6 Useful Resources for Exploiting the News in the English Language Classroom

6 Useful Resources for Exploiting the News in the English Language Classroom | Computer-Assisted Language Learning for ESP | Scoop.it
Whether it's fake news, real news, world news or just news to you, navigating and understanding the news in a second language can be a really useful way to gain some valuable and authentic insights into the culture of the language.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 21, 2017 1:34 AM

Some useful resource sites with lots of ready made activities and lesson plans.

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, August 22, 2017 2:36 AM
Useful links to different sites to make the best of News in ELT
Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, August 25, 2017 9:15 AM
Using current events with functional English resources within the 21st Century teaching and learning classroom.
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Learning Spaces

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Learning Spaces focuses on how learner expectations influence such spaces, the principles and activities that facilitate learning, and the role of technology from the perspective of those who create learning environments: faculty, learning technologists, librarians, and administrators. Information technology has brought unique capabilities to learning spaces, whether stimulating greater interaction through the use of collaborative tools, videoconferencing with international experts, or opening virtual worlds for exploration.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 23, 2017 2:00 AM

A useful free ebook. Individual chapters can be downloaded seperately or you can save the whole ebook.

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Project Based Learning is a Roller Coaster by Catlin Tucker

Project Based Learning is a Roller Coaster by Catlin Tucker | Computer-Assisted Language Learning for ESP | Scoop.it
One of the most challenging aspects of this school year has been using project-based learning to integrate curriculum. Projects are a beast! It feels like I am boarding a roller coaster each time we begin a new project. In fact,

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 22, 2017 3:51 PM
Project-based learning was invigorating for students and me. It allowed me to teach in a cross-curricular manner, integrating subjects. For example, The Cay provided bridged Social Studies, Science and Language Arts.

I spent time with multiple curricula, the projects, and rubrics each year. At the heart of a project are problems waiting to be addressed
Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, June 23, 2017 12:55 PM
Less is more.
Oskar Almazan's curator insight, June 25, 2017 4:26 PM
One of the most challenging aspects of this school year has been using project-based learning to integrate curriculum. Projects are a beast! It feels like I am boarding a roller coaster each time we begin a new project. In fact, it feels like every project follows the same emotionally turbulent trajectory as pictured below.
 
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An App for Making Grammar Addictive

An App for Making Grammar Addictive | Computer-Assisted Language Learning for ESP | Scoop.it
The ‘Quiz Your English App’ is a great new free app available for on both iOS and Android that has been designed to make English learning and revision into an engaging, enjoyable and addictive game.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 19, 2017 4:52 AM

My recent blog post about a mobile quiz game to help students revise and develop their understanding of English.

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Fact Check now available in Google Search and News around the world

Fact Check now available in Google Search and News around the world | Computer-Assisted Language Learning for ESP | Scoop.it

After assessing feedback from both users and publishers, we’re making the Fact Check label in Google News available everywhere, and expanding it into Search globally in all languages. For the first time, when you conduct a search on Google that returns an authoritative result containing fact checks for one or more public claims, you will see that information clearly on the search results page. The snippet will display information on the claim, who made the claim, and the fact check of that particular claim.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 12, 2017 8:42 AM

An interesting attempt from Google to help stamp out fake news.

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 12, 2017 3:32 PM

Built in Fact Check for Google Search! 

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Learning in the age of Social Networks

Learning in the age of Social Networks | Computer-Assisted Language Learning for ESP | Scoop.it

Our understanding of how to learn in this globally connected world is limited by our experience of learning. Our formal education has led us to believe that learning is something given to us. We are one step removed from the process of planning and regulating our learning for so much of our lives as learners that we become dependent on educators. We have powerful tools at our disposal and yet make poor use of them. Networks which should bring us closer together are used to divide and segregate. Instead of enhancing our collective understanding we are confronted by the challenges of alternate facts and fake news. We have an abundance of information but seemingly little wisdom and little understanding of who we may trust and how we may find truth.


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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, March 27, 2017 3:14 PM
There is room for both global and local in teaching and learning. At the heart of good teaching are the relationships with students. Pedagogy is a feature of good teaching.
Emanuela Pitassi PhD's curator insight, March 28, 2017 10:53 AM
Vantaggi e svantaggi dell'apprendimento nell'epoca dei Social Network
 
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vantaggi e svantaggi dell'apprendimento nell'era dei social networks

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Emotional Intelligence - Lessons in Digital Literacy

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This lesson is based on an infographic about the importance of emotional intelligence (EI) and its role in our lives. In the lesson students will explore the differences between IQ and EI and develop an understanding of how they can improve their EI an

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Charlie Dare's comment, March 28, 2017 5:39 AM
SNAP Coupon NOT VALID 28/3/17 So there you go A waste of time for me !!
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SNAP Coupon NOT VALID 28/3/17 So there you go A waste of time for me !!
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9P51987D0N not yet 28/3/17 in USA I,m in Australia ???
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150+ Chrome Apps and Extensions for Teachers and Students (Updated!) | Shake Up Learning

150+ Chrome Apps and Extensions for Teachers and Students (Updated!) | Shake Up Learning | Computer-Assisted Language Learning for ESP | Scoop.it
I have put together a Google Chrome App and Extension Database for Teachers that is loaded with apps and extensions for productivity and classroom integration. Google Chrome can be customized to fit the needs of our student learners. The database includes 100+ Apps and Extensions and is searchable and filterable. I do not recommend every app and extension for every teacher. Rather, use this as a guide to find what works for you, your classroom and your students. There is something in here for everyone.

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Communities using technology to improve education in Africa

Communities using technology to improve education in Africa | Computer-Assisted Language Learning for ESP | Scoop.it
Many parts of the Africa are evolving and developing and there’s an air of optimism in many regions about the improving economic outlook. One driver for an improved economy is education, and here technology is being utilized for positive results.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 6, 2017 2:16 AM

Great.

8A JessicaL's curator insight, March 8, 2017 11:34 PM
This article is about Communities in Africa using technology to improve education. Many cities of Africa are evolving and developing and theres an optism in many regions about the improving of economic outlook. Technology is being utilized for positive results to improve Africa's economy. With a shortage of textbooks and sometimes long destinations to and from schools, technology can help change this idea, raising standards in shcools througout the continent. A way of improving curriculum and giving students a wide range of reading materials and study aids is by using tablets. Nivi Mukherjee, an education technologist, developed Kio Kit, which is a tablet based learning system desined for African schools. The device is powered by BRCK, which is one of Kenya's earliest consumer electronic companies. 30 million children living in Africa miss out on primary school education. The devices are pre-loaded with a mix of the Kenyan curriculum and international content. "Education drives technology. Any nation that cannot create new ideas, devoid of intellectual property, will never lead; today, technology is wealth." quoted by Ndubuisi Ekekwe. The worldreader app and its library of stories has been downloaded onto over four million devices,with active readers in Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Ghana. African countries have battled against lack of infrastructure and finance to makeimpressiveprogress in improving their education levels throuhg technology.  

This is related to what we have been learning because many children in Africa don't have the oppurtunity to be educated. Throughout the semester, we have been learning and watching videos about life as a child in Africa. We recently watched a video called "End child marriage now" about girls who are married before their 18th birthday and are often socially isolated and subjected to violence, and have limited oppurtunies for education. This article makes me feel happy because it shows that people do care and are dedicated to improving childrens' future.
8B DanielL's curator insight, March 17, 2017 3:17 AM
This article is about how technology could help with education in Africa. In Africa, you could use textbooks at school, but using tablets are better source for education. Tablets could help the students to have larger range of education. Tablets can provide larger range of information for education than schools can. There's a tablet that is used for education. The tablet is specially designed for use in a rural African classroom. Tablet does not have network, which helps the students to be on the task all the time not on non-educational tabs. This shows that Africa is developing more of their education. 

 This helps me to understand Africa more by letting me know that technologies could boost their education process. This is some what related to what we are learning in social studies currently because we also talked about how children in Africa were not able to study that well. They had to work instead of learn.  
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Noam Chomsky on the Dangers of Standardized Testing

Noam Chomsky on the Dangers of Standardized Testing | Computer-Assisted Language Learning for ESP | Scoop.it

"The assessment itself is completely artificial. It’s not ranking teachers in accordance with their ability to help develop children who will reach their potential, explore their creative interests. Those things you’re not testing.. it's a rank that’s mostly meaningless. And the very ranking itself is harmful.


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Noam Chomsky
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John Rudkin's curator insight, April 4, 2017 4:58 AM
Alas, the cost of real evaluation is huge, but the excuses for standardised testing are all founded in  'cheapness'.  Wrong.
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Preparing learners’ mindsets for the online world

Preparing learners’ mindsets for the online world | Computer-Assisted Language Learning for ESP | Scoop.it
Be the same person on and offline. What you do when you think people are watching you is all about your reputation, but what you do when you think no one is watching you? Those decisions speak directly towards your character.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 16, 2017 2:22 AM

Useful article with tips and links to information about digital citizenship and esafety.

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The changing skill set of the learning professional

The changing skill set of the learning professional | Computer-Assisted Language Learning for ESP | Scoop.it
‘What we are’ is constantly changing as we continue to develop our existing skills and take on new challenges to respond to a changing world around us. Learning professionals are no different. Perhaps more than ever before, we need new skills to respond to the developing expectations of both employees and our key stakeholders, and to take advantage of the fantastic opportunities afforded by technology.

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Margarita Saucedo's curator insight, March 31, 2017 10:14 AM
Para formarse en TICs: cambio de paradigma
Mark Cottee's curator insight, April 2, 2017 7:00 PM
Worth a look for a self auditiing purposes
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A pitch for a product, but still lists valid points to pay attention to regarding four changes for learning professionals.
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3 Tech Tools that every teacher should know about by NEIL JARRETT

3 Tech Tools that every teacher should know about by NEIL JARRETT | Computer-Assisted Language Learning for ESP | Scoop.it
BY NEIL JARRETT

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John O'Connor's curator insight, January 29, 2017 4:21 PM
Typeform looks interesting.
Sue Alexander's curator insight, January 30, 2017 12:30 PM
dig deeper into Typeform...
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Convert Your Chrome Browser into a Language Lab for Speaking Practice

Convert Your Chrome Browser into a Language Lab for Speaking Practice | Computer-Assisted Language Learning for ESP | Scoop.it
This is a great way to make reading aloud less stressful and more productive for students. They will have the time to read and understand the text before recording it (there are comprehension questions with each of the prepared texts) and they will have the opportunity to listen to themselves and improve their recording.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 15, 2017 7:53 AM

A very useful Chrome plugin.

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Teachers’ Readiness and Willingness to Adopt Digital Tools for Learning

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Yes, the chalkboard is a white board and paper and pencils have been replaced with laptops, but other than that? Beyond the physical differences we see in classrooms, the other changes we have seen are minimal – despite the opportunities technology presents to transform learning.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 10, 2017 12:50 AM

Some interesting data.

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Blended and Hybrid Environments are Driving the New Global Movement in Education

Blended and Hybrid Environments are Driving the New Global Movement in Education | Computer-Assisted Language Learning for ESP | Scoop.it
Today’s global employers are searching for employees that have specific skills. Those skills may not be the same needed in 10 years though. In 2009, the US Department of Labor estimated 65% of today’s school children would eventually be employed in jobs that have yet to be created. The number is far higher today. The influx of technology is what has changed the shape of education forever. For this reason, schools must create opportunities for students to engage in higher level thinking skills and experience 21st century skills while using technology.

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, June 22, 2017 2:30 AM
Blended and Hybrid Environments are Driving the New Global Movement in Education
Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, June 23, 2017 8:40 AM
21st Century educational shifts to a blended / hybrid teaching and learning environments to support career readiness -kctestandtech.org
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Today’s global employers are searching for employees that have specific skills. Those skills may not be the same needed in 10 years though. In 2009, the US Department of Labor estimated 65% of today’s school children would eventually be employed in jobs that have yet to be created. The number is far higher today. The influx of technology is what has changed the shape of education forever. For this reason, schools must create opportunities for students to engage in higher level thinking skills and experience 21st century skills while using technology.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

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

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=Blended+Learning...

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=Hybrid+Pedagogy

 

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

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/05/26/what-are-the-skills-needed-from-students-in-the-future/

 

 

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3 Useful #MediaLiteracy Resources You Might Not Know via Lisa Nielsen

3 Useful #MediaLiteracy Resources You Might Not Know via Lisa Nielsen | Computer-Assisted Language Learning for ESP | Scoop.it
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Lee Hall's curator insight, April 13, 2017 3:18 PM
Help your students recognize fake news sites. 
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Webinars | Teach with digital: using digital tools to enrich your learners’ vocabulary | Cambridge English

Webinars | Teach with digital: using digital tools to enrich your learners’ vocabulary | Cambridge English | Computer-Assisted Language Learning for ESP | Scoop.it
Cambridge English webinars for teachers are free professional development and with our ELT experts. They give teachers useful information and support to help teach Cambridge English exams.

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8 Free Online, Collaborative Interactive White Boards | Emerging Education Technologies by Kelly Walsh

8 Free Online, Collaborative Interactive White Boards | Emerging Education Technologies by Kelly Walsh | Computer-Assisted Language Learning for ESP | Scoop.it

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Looking at The Impact Of Digital Tools On Student Writing

Looking at The Impact Of Digital Tools On Student Writing | Computer-Assisted Language Learning for ESP | Scoop.it
When used properly, there are many ways that digital tools can help students improve their skills. It's the educator's job to steer their students in the right direction and help them get the most from this relatively new breed of tools.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 13, 2017 5:12 AM

Some useful points from a higher Ed perspective.

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The Teacher's Guides To Technology And Learning | Edudemic

The Teacher's Guides To Technology And Learning | Edudemic | Computer-Assisted Language Learning for ESP | Scoop.it
We've gone through hundreds of resources to assemble these guides which are meant to help you learn, teach, and share as much as possible.

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History of Educational Technology

History of Educational Technology | Computer-Assisted Language Learning for ESP | Scoop.it
The more advanced the culture, the more complex became the technology of instruction designed to reflect particular ways of individual and social behaviour intended to run an educated society. Over centuries, each significant shift in educational values, goals or objectives led to diverse technologies of instruction.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 3, 2017 1:08 AM

Great to see edtech put into historical perspective.

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Competency-Based Learning for Teachers: Can micro-credentials reboot professional development?

Competency-Based Learning for Teachers: Can micro-credentials reboot professional development? | Computer-Assisted Language Learning for ESP | Scoop.it
This targeted training is in stark contrast to traditional, strikingly ineffective teacher professional development (PD). With its focus on seat time—awarding credit for showing up to workshops, conferences, or classes—formal PD has ignored whether teachers actually learn new skills, apply them, and improve student outcomes. And with its reliance on generalized, off-the-shelf programs, most formal PD does not target the specific skills or expertise an individual teacher may need to improve her practice.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 1, 2017 3:48 AM

I'd like to see more this happening.

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Taxonomy Of eLearning: Does eLearning Need A New Taxonomy? - eLearning Industry

Taxonomy Of eLearning: Does eLearning Need A New Taxonomy? - eLearning Industry | Computer-Assisted Language Learning for ESP | Scoop.it
When considering educational objectives, we perhaps need to consider ‘whose’ educational objectives? Where Bloom spoke of analyzing and evaluating concepts, processes, procedures, and principles, he clearly had the learner in mind as he classified educational goals. I ask if eLearning would not be better served by its own taxonomy (framework) where the separate objectives of the various parties involved in eLearning are distinctly and separately categorized. This is important because there are many aspects to eLearning. And none of them can promise a successful learning outcome. Successful learning outcomes (the result, or not, of educational objectives) require a multi-faceted approach to delivery.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 13, 2017 1:58 AM

Always room for another taxonomy.

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Project Based Learning … 5 Misconceptions: Plus… 5 Resources to Raise the PBL Bar via  @mjgormans

Project Based Learning … 5 Misconceptions: Plus… 5 Resources to Raise the PBL Bar via  @mjgormans | Computer-Assisted Language Learning for ESP | Scoop.it
I wanted to take a moment to share some of the thoughts I often hear from educators as I travel the country providing PBL Professional Development. I really believe it might be a helpful read for those wanting to make that PBL possibility in their school or district. Before continuing, I would appreciate having you…

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Ginger Jewell's curator insight, February 4, 2017 1:23 PM
There is a link to a set of videos in here that are worth the look.