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The History of Saint Patrick's Day

The History of Saint Patrick's Day | Efl, technology in the classroom, education, books | Scoop.it

A listening and vocabulary lesson about the History of St Patrick's Day, for adult English language students and young learners. Part of a free series of online lessons about festivals and celebrations around the world.


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How to Learn ‘3 Future Tenses’ & Time Management Quickly | English Club Pro

How to Learn ‘3 Future Tenses’ & Time Management Quickly | English Club Pro | Efl, technology in the classroom, education, books | Scoop.it

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Saving Grace

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This EFL lesson is designed around a short film called Saving Grace by Toad’s Caravan commissioned by the charity Mary’s Meals which provides 860,000 free meals every school day to hungry children....
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To drill or not to drill; that is the question. Now repeat.

To drill or not to drill; that is the question. Now repeat. | Efl, technology in the classroom, education, books | Scoop.it
Be careful! This may a bit theatrical! But you might want to watch this trailer for a current London production of Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey into Night. Its relevance will ...

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Laugh and Learn English - Jokes for increasing vocabulary

English jokes with vocabulary explanations for ESL students.

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Why Kitchens are Better Than Conference Rooms

Why Kitchens are Better Than Conference Rooms | Efl, technology in the classroom, education, books | Scoop.it
Churning out homemade pasta for a shared meal in our Chicago studioOne of the first things visitors notice when they visit IDEO is the food. It’s everywhere. Some might look at our breakfast
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News in levels

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In this site you will find short news articles for different levels. The student can choose her level and then read the news and listen to it. I also includes a glossary with the main vocabulary.


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The Effect of Parental Involvement In Academic Achievement

The Effect of Parental Involvement In Academic Achievement | Efl, technology in the classroom, education, books | Scoop.it
Students with two parents operating in supportive roles are 52% more likely to enjoy school and get straight A’s than students whose parents are disengaged.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 6, 2013 10:25 PM

This infographic plus post explores the effect of parental involvement in academic achievement and it will probably come as no surprise that students whom have parents that are more engaged in school do better.  The post states "The influence of parental involvement on a student’s academic success should not be underestimated. While brain power, work ethic, and even genetics all play important roles in student achievement, the determining factor comes down to what kind of support system she has at home."
When you go to the post you will find a full version of the infographic that is easy to read. 

Krystina Grant-Ray's curator insight, July 11, 2013 12:30 PM

Teach our children should be a priority daily...no matter your income level

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Enjoy your online life, safely

------- Cardiff Design Festival AWARD W|INNER // The Best of Welsh Design awards talented designers and design thinkers across Wales------- A viral video, explaining…

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 21, 2013 9:40 PM

A video that helps students learn about online safety.

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Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion | Video on TED.com

Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion | Video on TED.com | Efl, technology in the classroom, education, books | Scoop.it
Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, "They don't pay me to like the kids." Her response: "Kids don't learn from people they don’t like.’” A rousing call to educators to believe in their students and actually connect...
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I'm Maria Popova, and This Is How I Work

I'm Maria Popova, and This Is How I Work | Efl, technology in the classroom, education, books | Scoop.it
Maria Popova is the mind behind Brain Pickings, a highly influential and addictive curation of the best content from the web and beyond.

 

Maria Popova is quite possibly the most successful digital media curator today.  I'd like to think of myself as the Brainpicker for geography education, but that might be wishful thinking on my part.  I think very highly of her curatorial work since she consistently finds real gems.  Not always something that finds my audience, but very thoughtful material...real curating goes so far beyond simply copying and pasting or sharing online what you are reading.  I appreciated this article that delves into the work habits of a great curator.


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The 7 Most (And Least) Effective Ways To Improve Student Achievement

The 7 Most (And Least) Effective Ways To Improve Student Achievement | Efl, technology in the classroom, education, books | Scoop.it
A study is making the rounds that details a few of the best ways to improve student achievement. It also touches on the least useful methods.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, May 2, 2013 9:37 PM

How can we best improve student achievement? This infographic states that it has looked at "over 50,000 studies including over 240 million students!" The work was done by one small organization and aside from the infographic it is difficult to determine the studies used. However the findings are worth looking at. The seven areas that are most beneficial are shown in the infographic above (and listed below). Click through to see the infographic and learn more.

* Self reported grades/student expectations

* Teacher credibility

* Feedback

* Phonics instruction

* Classroom management

* Parental involvement

* Cooperative learning

Alex Rich's curator insight, September 20, 2014 10:23 AM

Interesting and helpful ideas...

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33 ways to stay creative.

33 ways to stay creative. | Efl, technology in the classroom, education, books | Scoop.it
explore. dream.

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BelizeNet.com's curator insight, March 26, 2013 10:25 AM

A Good List.

Irma L. Dillard's curator insight, April 10, 2013 9:12 PM

This is a good list for those into photography. Check it out.

MASSENGO Marina's curator insight, April 24, 2013 6:00 AM

It's good to know !

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Technology in education: if students aren't worried, why are teachers?

Technology in education: if students aren't worried, why are teachers? | Efl, technology in the classroom, education, books | Scoop.it

I couldn't agree more. As teachers, our role must change to one that enables, guides, personalises and embraces digital technology as a fundamental part of student learning. The most dangerous thing we can do to our students is to keep doing what our teachers and professors did to us:


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Navtej Kohli CDC's curator insight, March 20, 2014 1:30 AM

Teacher's play main role in student's life. #Navtej Kohli CDC on #scoopit provide latest career and technology news.

Carmen Arias 's curator insight, March 22, 2014 7:55 AM

Our role is to convince teacheer sthat Technology is here to stay. Nothing more scary than colleagues stubbornly refusing to get into the wave of this digital world.It reminds me of the times when voiced films were seen as "the devil"

Charmaine Thomae's curator insight, October 22, 2016 12:14 PM
I have always wondered why teachers, some not all, are hesitant about using mobile devices for the learning process. Some of the worry is that it's new and the student know more about the devices in general. This news report interviewed some teachers to see what they thought. 
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50 Ways To Use EFL Classroom 2.0

50 Ways To Use EFL Classroom 2.0 | Efl, technology in the classroom, education, books | Scoop.it
EFL Classroom 2.0 has gone through so many changes over the last 7 years of its existence. But there have been some constants. Always updated. A deep quantity…

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Begoña Iturgaitz's curator insight, October 7, 2013 5:26 PM

Good web site packed with resources. Best part in my opinion is the Teacher Training Corner, with lots of presentations on different issues.

Anna-Liisa Hayward's curator insight, September 4, 2014 5:55 PM

Looks handy for us EFL teachers! 

 

 

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Oppia - Bite Sized Journeys, By Anyone, For Anyone

Oppia - Bite Sized Journeys, By Anyone, For Anyone | Efl, technology in the classroom, education, books | Scoop.it

"Oppia is a tool for creating interactive online activities that enable students to learn by doing. Its creators believe that this is often a more effective and efficient way of learning than either watching videos or reading texts, since it allows the student to engage more deeply with the activity in a way that videos or books often do not."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 2, 2014 9:39 PM

Oppia is a new open source tool that allows you to create interactive learning activities. When you sign up (which is quick if you have a Google account) you will be informed that any explorations you create will be licensed under Creative Commons and will be shared. The exploration will be private until you are ready to publish. There are a number of explorations you may explore. The ones I checked out are set up as quizzes, with each question showing up individually. A wrong answer came up with a response to try again. Google maps was included in a different quiz where you had to locate a specific city. It is important to realize that this is beta and that changes may be made over time.

An online tutorial is available at https://code.google.com/p/oppia/

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11 HR, Recruiting & Leadership Practitioner Speaker Recommendations

11 HR, Recruiting & Leadership Practitioner Speaker Recommendations | Efl, technology in the classroom, education, books | Scoop.it
Many Human Resources, Recruiting and Leadership events have a lack of actual practitioners on their agendas? Jennifer McClure - President of Unbridled Talent LLC shares her personal recommendations of practitioners to include in your next event.

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Tailor Made English - Tailor Made English - Linguistic Landscapes

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What does your Linguistic Landscape look like and how can you exploit it with your students?

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21st Century Icebreakers: 10 Ways To Get To Know Your Students with Technology

21st Century Icebreakers: 10 Ways To Get To Know Your Students with Technology | Efl, technology in the classroom, education, books | Scoop.it

In an effort to bring my own classroom to the present, I’ve put together a list of 10 icebreakers that use technology and fit with 21st century students:


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Aulde de Barbuat's curator insight, March 5, 2013 5:39 AM

Great tools to introduce oneself in creative, funny ways . Thanks Annie

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Storytelling With Infographics

Let's talk about the power of visual communication and the age of infographics. Here's why infographics are so appealing and popular.

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Ruedi Grob's curator insight, August 2, 2013 6:22 AM

Visuelle Reize sollten vermehrt und besser genutzt werden!

Sue Alexander's curator insight, August 3, 2013 11:09 PM

Great information about the power of visual communication. Artists since the dawn of man have known and used this power; technology raises the bar.

Kimberly House's curator insight, August 11, 2013 7:30 AM

Tap into the power of visual learning! I love infographics and I'm happy that they are becoming more and more plentiful and easier to find. 

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The Matthew Effect: What Is It and How Can You Avoid It In Your Classroom?

The Matthew Effect: What Is It and How Can You Avoid It In Your Classroom? | Efl, technology in the classroom, education, books | Scoop.it

"The only reason not to reward the best and brightest for their achievements is to avoid punishing the rest for their shortcomings...

Programs for the gifted and acts like NCLB are classic catalysts of what social scientists call the Matthew Effect. Coined by sociologist Robert Merton, the Matthew Effect derives its name from a verse in the New Testament (Matthew 25:29)...and roughly translates to, “Those who are successful are most likely to be given the special opportunities that lead to further success, and those who aren’t successful are most likely to be deprived of them."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 1, 2013 11:57 PM

This post explores the Matthew Effect in detail, providing the background to be able to understand how this impacts our classrooms today. After the introduction the post is split into three sections:

* How The Labels You Place On Your Students Affects Their Performance

* How Early Experiences Determine A Student's Academic Career

* The Matthew Effect In The System
This final section raises the question of the value of holding students back. The author states "The ideal solution, she proposes, is not holding kids back but collaborating with parents on the creation of an individualized learning plan for each student who needs help reading — a plan that might involve specialized instruction, tutoring, or summer school."

This section also includes 20 ways you can avoid the Matthew Effect in your classroom. Two are listed below:

* Abandon the notion that it is the best and brightest who rise effortlessly to the top.

* For every “talented” student you provide with a superior experience, provide a “less talented” student with an opportunity as well.Each point has additional information that provides a more in-depth explanation.
As you reflect on your teaching are there students who may fall into the Matthew Effect? Do you have additional ideas that would be helpful to share?
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Making it up - Phrasal verb stories

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David Pogue: 10 top time-saving tech tips | Video on TED.com

Tech columnist David Pogue shares 10 simple, clever tips for computer, web, smartphone and camera users. And yes, you may know a few of these already -- but there's probably at least one you don't.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 30, 2013 10:42 PM

The video is short, about 10 minutes, and you probably will learn at least one or two new tips...and you will probably have a few chuckles too!

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Digital Curation: A Comprehensive Resource Guide

Digital Curation: A Comprehensive Resource Guide | Efl, technology in the classroom, education, books | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Excellent guide to digital curation resources by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.. It includes alphabetically organized lists of digital-curation related resources from academic programs to file formats, guidelines, organizations, blogs, and a very rich list of digital curation software tools.  

 

From the site: "This resource guide presents selected English-language websites and documents that are useful in understanding and conducting digital curation. It is also available as an EPUB file (see How to Read EPUB Files)."

 

Excellent. 9/10

 

Full guide: http://digital-scholarship.org/dcrg/dcrg.htm

 

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Thanks!
Duan van der Westhuizen's curator insight, February 20, 2013 6:13 AM

Learn all about curation here

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Great quotes about learning is sharing

A collections of visuals + educational quotes mashups exploring visual thinking in education at the Learning is Sharing workshop. 8 & 9 April 2013. Winnipeg, Ma

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Tara Faigle's comment, May 10, 2013 11:46 PM
I like these quotes!
Catalina Elena Oyarzún Albarracín's comment, October 10, 2013 10:42 AM
Very nice.