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50 000+ Free ESL, EFL worksheets made by teachers for teachers

50 000+ Free ESL, EFL worksheets made by teachers for teachers | Education | Scoop.it
50,000 ESL, EFL printable worksheets, activities and exercises for teaching your next English class

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 26, 2017 8:52 AM

A great place to find and download materials for the ESL classroom.

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10 Practical Strategies to Integrate Technology in Your Classroom

10 Practical Strategies to Integrate Technology in Your Classroom | Education | Scoop.it
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Kathy Lynch's curator insight, August 17, 2017 5:17 PM
Nice collection of tech tools by result
Daniel Jimenez Zulic's curator insight, August 18, 2017 12:07 PM
10 great ideas, and also allows increasing the appraisal of new content taking in account the student different learning styles
 
Aurora Rodarte's curator insight, August 20, 2017 12:13 AM

Great ideas for starters!

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Gamifying education: what is known, what is believed and what remains uncertain

Gamifying education: what is known, what is believed and what remains uncertain | Education | Scoop.it
Gamification of education is a developing approach for increasing learners’ motivation and engagement by incorporating game design elements in educational environments. With the growing popularity of gamification and yet mixed success of its application in educational contexts, the current review is aiming to shed a more realistic light on the research in this field by focusing on empirical evidence rather than on potentialities, beliefs or preferences

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 30, 2017 10:33 AM

Quite a long read but some interesting examples and links.

Gabrielle's curator insight, April 3, 2017 12:25 AM

The future of digital technology and change in the way classes can be taught. 

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Writing Lesson of the Month Network!

Writing Lesson of the Month Network! | Education | Scoop.it

Every month from 2007 to 2017, Corbett Harrison posts a writing lesson. You're sure to find something here to spark an idea. -JL


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Why Does Writing Make Us Smarter?

Why Does Writing Make Us Smarter? | Education | Scoop.it
Through our technology dependence, from smartphones to laptops, we seem to have a keyboard attached to our fingertips at all times. Have you thought about the last time you wrote something by hand? Research shows that our brains benefit from handwriting in multiple ways.

Melissa Thompson talked with Dr. Marc Seifer, a graphologist, expert in handwriting, and the author of The Definitive Book of Handwriting Analysis (published in 2008). According to Seifer, the following are the main ways in which handwriting helps our brains.

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Succeed Education's curator insight, October 19, 2016 3:49 PM

Handwriting is not a dying art.

Sheryl Nienhaus's curator insight, October 21, 2016 7:24 PM

The author of this article argues the point of stepping away from our devices and using the brain and hand to write! She outlines many reasons why the physical act of writing is good for our brains and demeanor. Good read for teachers and parents. 

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Transcend the Classroom with Virtual Place-Based Learning

Transcend the Classroom with Virtual Place-Based Learning | Education | Scoop.it
Simulation-based learning allows us to play in a highly immersive environment that reflects aspects of the real world. In virtual simulations, we can explore and create with much lower stakes than we would encounter in the real world. Questions of “What if?” flourish in a virtual simulation as we create and experience new possibilities with increasing realism. With smartphones making access to virtual reality easier and easier, virtual simulations can now become part of place-based learning in the classroom.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 13, 2017 1:46 AM

Really nice case study type article. Looks like a great project.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, January 15, 2017 8:57 PM

Geeky-cool stuff! Thanks to Peter Mellow.

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The school of the future has opened in Finland | #ModernEDU #Europe

The school of the future has opened in Finland | #ModernEDU #Europe | Education | Scoop.it
Hopefully every school will be like this one day.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

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

 


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Comunipedia 3.0 's curator insight, December 9, 2016 6:52 PM
Más información sobre educación 3.0 en Finlandia: http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Finland
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, December 9, 2016 11:45 PM

Wow this is a beautiful school!

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10 of the best virtual reality apps for your smartphone

10 of the best virtual reality apps for your smartphone | Education | Scoop.it
If you’re getting started with VR on your smartphone, here are 10 of the best apps to explore. They’re regular Android and iOS apps rather than ones requiring Samsung’s Gear VR mobile headset – that’s a separate roundup in its own right for the future.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 16, 2016 12:46 AM

Some great free apps to get started with.

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What the flip? Exploring technologies to support a flipped classroom

What the flip? Exploring technologies to support a flipped classroom | Education | Scoop.it
A flipped classroom is one where the lectures become the homework and the traditional homework tasks take place in the lesson time. This enables students to attend sessions with an understanding of the subject and to conceptualise and build upon it through doing exercises in class, with you, as the tutor, on hand to answer questions and explore the topic in more detail

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, April 29, 2016 1:41 PM
Good article for any instructor considering doing a flipped classroom approach.
William Curran's curator insight, April 29, 2016 11:33 PM

UkEdChat lists methodologies to further activate the Flipped Classroom.


Monica Reyna's curator insight, October 8, 2016 4:25 PM
I was initially introduced to a flipped classroom by one of my colleagues from another campus. At first I was confused about what it actually meant and how to implement it. This reading does a great job of defining it in a way that I can share with my fellow math colleagues at my campus.
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Listen Current – Listening that sparks learning.

Listen Current – Listening that sparks learning. | Education | Scoop.it
Students practice their listening skills while they are absorbed in the story. And practice improves listening. Research shows improved listening comprehension correlates with better reading comprehension.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 10, 2016 1:00 AM

A useful collection of listening and reading materials based around the news.

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English syntax highlighter

English syntax highlighter | Education | Scoop.it

This is a syntax highlighter for English. It uses natural language processing to determine the part of speech for each word and highlights accordingly. It works with tricky sentences too, e.g. The man we saw saw a saw.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 8, 2016 2:02 PM

An interesting tool. Must be some fun ways to use this in the ELT ELA classroom.

MS MACKINTOSH's curator insight, April 19, 2016 9:05 PM
Syntax: determine parts of speech for tricky sentences
Dave Sharp's curator insight, May 10, 2016 6:11 PM
The syntax highlighter for English uses colours to determine correct speech for each word and will highlight accordingly. It can also be used with complex sentences to help break it down into smaller parts. A great tool when demonstrating to year 3 students.
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Building a Makerspace Library @DianaLRendina

Building a Makerspace Library @DianaLRendina | Education | Scoop.it

"I’ve been a Maker in one form or another for a long time, way before that word was even common.  I learned how to sew from my mom in high school, I learned how to knit and crochet from my best friend in college, and I frequently dabbled in other crafty enterprises as well.  While I would tend to learn the initial skill in person, my favorite place for improving my skills was the public library.  I think there was a period where I had checked out just about every book under 746.63 (knitting) and 646 (sewing).

Fast forward to 2014.  There’s a ton of amazing posts out there on all the gadgets, gizmos and supplies to stock for your students in a Makerspace, but there’s very little advice on books to get to support the skills your students are learning.  Once kids get started with robotics/knitting/coding/soft circuitry/insert-Maker-skill here, they’re going to want to learn more about it.  And while there’s certainly tons of Maker tutorials out there on the internet, shouldn’t our libraries be supporting these new skills with books as well?

Before we even had any Makerspace supplies at my school, I wrote a grant to create a STEM Maker Library, adding $1,000 worth of books to our collection about Arduino, 3D printing, origami, duct tape crafts, LEGOs, etc.  These books have been checking out like crazy, and they’ve been an important part of our Makerspace program."


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#Makerspace for Education - University of British Columbia MET #makered

#Makerspace for Education - University of British Columbia MET #makered | Education | Scoop.it
Despite the popularity and trend of the term “makerspace”, educators have to search hundreds of articles, websites and books to determine what this term is, how to begin, where to locate materials and determine the educational significance. Another complication is that the resurgence of this DIY movement found its grassroots in the public population and is just starting to make its way back to education. This makes navigating materials from an educational lens even more challenging.  Makerspace for Education, is a collaborative digital space for educators to explore how to create and use makerspaces in their own environments and will help to transform pedagogies of individual educators through immersion in the context and the support of a community of practice.

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Elizabeth Dalton's curator insight, June 29, 2016 9:56 AM
Makerspaces are really in sync with UDL.  here is a wonderful resources that guides you through the "Making of a Makerspace" in you classroom.  If we had more makerspaces, we'd have more environments supportive of UDL.
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Unlocking the Promise of Digital Assessment

Unlocking the Promise of Digital Assessment | Education | Scoop.it
For many professors, student assessment is one of the most labor-intensive components of teaching a class. Items must be prepared, rubrics created, and instructions written. The work continues as the tests are scored, papers read, and comments shared. Performing authentic and meaningful student assessment takes time. Consequently, some professors construct relatively few assessments for their courses.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, October 30, 2017 12:34 PM

Here's some guidance on using 'tech-enhanced formative assessments' to improve your online or traditional classes. 

Sue Walsh's curator insight, October 30, 2017 6:11 PM
Embedding video into formative, 'automated' assessment. Excellent!
Juanita Amiel Townsend's curator insight, November 7, 2017 7:16 PM

Here's some guidance on using 'tech-enhanced formative assessments' to improve your online or traditional classes. 

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Make Your Worksheets Digital in Minutes

Make Your Worksheets Digital in Minutes | Education | Scoop.it
Telegra.ph is a simple to use tool that can enable you to turn your Word worksheets into online multimedia documents in just a few moments.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 16, 2017 1:51 PM

A blog post on how to use Telegra.ph.

Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, August 17, 2017 5:02 AM
A fantastic tool, with thanks to Nik Peachey for scooping it! Convert your word based worksheets to digital docs.
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The magic of QR codes in the classroom - Karen Mensing

Teaching is both a science and an art, and many teachers around the world spend endless hours perfecting their professional practice. At TEDActive 2013, a few teachers from the United States offer some tricks of the trade they've learned (and continue to hone) along the way.

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Miguel Angel Perez Alvarez's curator insight, October 14, 2016 11:38 AM
Hemos trabajado mucho con códigos para realidad aumentada como Zappar, pero no hay que olvidar los códigos QR. Aquí una charla sobre su uso en educación. #tecedu
GwynethJones's curator insight, October 16, 2016 1:55 PM

I am so proud of my GTAWA sweet friend Karen here! AND also honored and proud she used my QR Code tree in her preso! GREAT TEdX Video!

Gina Minks's curator insight, October 23, 2016 10:44 PM
How can you increase patron engagement with QR codes?
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100 Not-Boring Writing Prompts for Middle- and High Schoolers

100 Not-Boring Writing Prompts for Middle- and High Schoolers | Education | Scoop.it

6. Create a brand new holiday with its own traditions, rituals, foods, and activities.

7. What road-trip would you take if you suddenly could? Write about it.

8. List six true sentences that begin with the words “I'll never forget…”

9. Imagine that we lost all electricity, water, and gas for a month without any time to prepare. Write about how your life would change and how you would survive.

10. Make your bucket list for the next 5 years, the next 10 years, and for life.

 

This really is a useful list. -JL


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PlayPosit - Interactive Video Learning

PlayPosit - Interactive Video Learning | Education | Scoop.it

PlayPosit is an online learning environment to create and share interactive video lessons. Teachers begin with any online video  and transform what is traditionally passive content into an active experience for students, with time-embedded activities.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 19, 2017 4:41 AM

A useful tool for creating interactive video materials.

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, February 6, 2017 2:04 AM
Un outil à retenir.
Ricard Garcia's curator insight, February 7, 2017 4:17 AM
An alternative to edpuzzle?
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Browse Tech Terms

Browse Tech Terms | Education | Scoop.it
Browse the Tech Terms Computer Dictionary alphabetically, by category, or by tech factor.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 12, 2016 4:25 AM

A useful resource for teachers and students.

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8 digital skills we must teach our children

8 digital skills we must teach our children | Education | Scoop.it

The way children use technology is very different from adults. This gap makes it difficult for parents and educators to fully understand the risks and threats that children could face online. As a result, adults may feel unable to advise children on the safe and responsible use of digital technologies. Likewise, this gap gives rise to different perspectives of what is considered acceptable behaviour.


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Christiane Windhausen's curator insight, June 26, 2016 9:08 AM
Fürs Netz muss man irgendwie das Gleiche lernen wie fürs Leben...
Francisco Restivo's curator insight, June 28, 2016 7:46 AM
What all kids should be aware of. Interesting article.
EI Design's curator insight, July 6, 2016 4:15 AM
8 digital skills we must teach our children
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10 of the best virtual reality apps for your smartphone

10 of the best virtual reality apps for your smartphone | Education | Scoop.it
If you’re getting started with VR on your smartphone, here are 10 of the best apps to explore. They’re regular Android and iOS apps rather than ones requiring Samsung’s Gear VR mobile headset – that’s a separate roundup in its own right for the future.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 16, 2016 12:46 AM

Some great free apps to get started with.

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EdTechTeam: Get coding in your classroom! Enter the Challenge.

EdTechTeam: Get coding in your classroom! Enter the Challenge. | Education | Scoop.it
We know how important it is to get kids exposed to computer programming, but how? Here are 10 easy ways to get started with coding in the classroom.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 18, 2016 9:41 PM

Thanks to Mark Deschaine.

VLEBOIS's curator insight, May 8, 2016 4:18 AM
Une infographie intéressante sur les différentes façons d'aborder le code avec ses élèves.
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Poopfiction - Stuff to read in your time of need

Poopfiction - Stuff to read in your time of need | Education | Scoop.it
We pick the perfect story for your bathroom break - the only paper you need is on the roll.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 10, 2016 1:17 AM

Get very short reading texts based on the time you have available.

prova's curator insight, April 14, 2016 12:59 PM

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FREE e-Book: Meaningful Making: Projects and Inspirations for FabLabs and Makerspaces | FabLearn Fellows

FREE e-Book: Meaningful Making: Projects and Inspirations for FabLabs and Makerspaces | FabLearn Fellows | Education | Scoop.it
Around the world, there is a new movement to use the new tools and technology of the Maker Movement to give children authentic learning experiences beyond textbooks and tests. The Stanford FabLearn Fellows are a group of 18 educators who are working at the forefront of this new movement in all corners of the globe. They teach in FabLabs, makerspaces, classrooms, libraries, community centers, and museums – all with the goal of making learning more meaningful in the modern world.

In this book, the FabLearn Fellows share projects, assessment strategies, lesson planning guides, and ideas from their learning spaces. In over 200 pages illustrated with color photos of real student work, the Fellows take you on a tour of the future of learning, where children make sense of the world by making things that matter to them and their communities. To read this book is to rediscover learning as it could be and should be – a joyous, mindful exploration of the world, where the ultimate discovery is the potential of every child.

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asli telli's curator insight, April 8, 2016 12:27 AM
FabLearn fellows work compiled in a book. Interesting read.
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Maker Continent: Europe Unleashes Creativity During Maker Week | Make:

Maker Continent: Europe Unleashes Creativity During Maker Week | Make: | Education | Scoop.it
Inspired by this momentum and the positive impact that Makers inherently have on innovation and the economy, the European Commission, in collaboration with Maker Faire Rome and Startup Europe, are hosting the premiere European Maker Week (EMW) this year, a series of Maker events set to take place from May 30 through June 5 across 28 European countries. In a nutshell, all fab labs, makerspaces, schools, research centers, and basically any organizations that promote making are encouraged to organize and register an event during that week, creating a critical mass of Maker awareness and networking across the continent. Events can be anything from workshops to conferences to meetups and beyond. The map at top shows events that have already been planned, with more being added every day. For example, you can learn how to train your robot in Bucharest, go to an open design workshop in Barcelona, or attend an open day at Fablab Amsterdam.

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