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Engage Students with Flipped Video Tasks

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One of the major criticisms of this method though is that a dull unengaging content doesn't suddenly become engaging because it's on a video on the web, so how do we get students to engage with the content and make sure they watch it in a challenging and interactive way.

Vialogues is a useful tool for attempting to do this (though dull content will always be dull) because it enables you to create interaction around the video that actually gets students to think about and engage with the content.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 23, 12:34 PM

A great way to create blended learning.

Fiona Harvey's curator insight, February 23, 12:44 PM
Just love the idea of this and would be great to explore in practice. 
 
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Make Beliefs Comix – Create Your Own Comix!

Make Beliefs Comix – Create Your Own Comix! | English Language Teaching Journal | Scoop.it

Select a character to represent you and speak for you as you talk about yourself, your life story and your interests. Introduce yourself, talk about who you are, what you do, what you're interested in, what you like or don't like.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 16, 1:05 AM

This is a great resource with some great ideas to get students writing comics.

Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, February 19, 12:10 PM
Here is a creative way for students to practice writing, grammar, vocabulary.  
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Creativity, Global Issues and the English Language Classroom

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The book focuses on the development of a deeper understanding of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 and explores creative ways teachers can raise awareness of and promote these goals among our students.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 11, 2017 4:16 AM

With links to two free ebooks.

Andrea Paola's curator insight, October 28, 2017 11:36 AM
This is a perfect way to approach 21 st Century skills. The book allows students to be aware of the current issues happening in the world. So that learners cñuld have a different perspective of what learning a new language involves. Moreover, I this book may be the perfect complement of a class based on Task Based Instruction. I think we as teacher can take some of the situations presented in the book and offer them to student as a task. 
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6 Online Teaching Lessons From Albert Einstein

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When you teach online, the words of celebrated thinkers can offer plenty of food for thought. And Albert Einstein provides a perfect example…

Although he’s known for re-writing the laws of physics, Einstein’s genius extended beyond his academic achievements.

He had personal philosophies on a wide range of issues, from religion to nuclear disarmament.

And, more than 60 years after Einstein’s death, many of his perspectives resonate strongly with the practice of online teaching.

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Miloš Bajčetić's curator insight, August 30, 2017 3:55 PM
“Information Is Not Knowledge.”
Alexandra Mápura's curator insight, November 3, 2017 9:07 PM
I loved this article since it shows six true lessons about learning. I agree with the second lesson "“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough" because we sometimes believe we know any concept, but then, we get troubles trying to explain it; it is important to be aware about what we know, and what we have to improve. 
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Project Based Learning: Start Here

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“ Maybe you've always wanted to try PBL, but you just haven't gotten around to it yet. Here's a set of beginner-level resources to get you started.”
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Jim Lerman's comment, September 2, 2017 4:37 PM
Comments?
Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, September 3, 2017 2:05 AM
I agree Jim. Research is not about finding the answer it is about coming to a conclusion from the information you have found.
Erin's curator insight, September 4, 2017 9:20 AM
PBL making classes connect to real life
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Manifesto for Teaching Online, June 2017

A video for the Manifesto for Teaching Online, created by researchers from the MSc in Digital Education at the University. Video by James Lamb. Read more about the…

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Educating for Global Competence: 6 Reasons, 7 Competencies, 8 Strategies, 9 Innovations

Educating for Global Competence: 6 Reasons, 7 Competencies, 8 Strategies, 9 Innovations | English Language Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
By Tom Vander Ark & Emily Liebtag - We see six reasons, seven competencies, eight strategies and nine innovations around global education.

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What the Heck Is Inquiry-Based Learning?

What the Heck Is Inquiry-Based Learning? | English Language Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
Teachers use inquiry-based learning to combat the “dunno” -- a chronic problem in student engagement. Check out these four steps for creating inquiry-based curriculum.
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Foster A Growth Mindset in Your Class Using These Strategies | #ModernEDU

Foster A Growth Mindset in Your Class Using These Strategies | #ModernEDU | English Language Teaching Journal | Scoop.it

August , 2017
In her celebrated book ‘Mindset: The New Psychology of Success’, Stanford university psychologist Carol S. Dweck makes a strong case backed up with  scientific evidence for the power of mindset in shaping one’s success or failure in almost every facet of our life.Those with a fixed mindset mentality tend to be limited in their learning scope believing that their inner traits and abilities are biologically determined. On the other hand, people with a growth mindset embrace change and tend to learn more from life experiences because for them concepts such as skills, abilities and competencies are not fixated  and can be developed through a process of error and trial.

In today’s post, we are sharing with you this handy infographic we created based on Marcus Guido’s post ’10 Ways Teachers Can Instill a Growth Mindset in Students’. Guido walks you through the different strategies you can use with your students to cultivate a growth mindset in your class and ultimately enhance students learning.  Read his post to learn more about each of the strategies featured here.

The visual below is also available in PDF format from this link.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=growth+mindset

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=practice

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, August 15, 2017 12:21 PM

August , 2017
In her celebrated book ‘Mindset: The New Psychology of Success’, Stanford university psychologist Carol S. Dweck makes a strong case backed up with  scientific evidence for the power of mindset in shaping one’s success or failure in almost every facet of our life.Those with a fixed mindset mentality tend to be limited in their learning scope believing that their inner traits and abilities are biologically determined. On the other hand, people with a growth mindset embrace change and tend to learn more from life experiences because for them concepts such as skills, abilities and competencies are not fixated  and can be developed through a process of error and trial.

In today’s post, we are sharing with you this handy infographic we created based on Marcus Guido’s post ’10 Ways Teachers Can Instill a Growth Mindset in Students’. Guido walks you through the different strategies you can use with your students to cultivate a growth mindset in your class and ultimately enhance students learning.  Read his post to learn more about each of the strategies featured here.

The visual below is also available in PDF format from this link.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=growth+mindset

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=practice

 

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, August 15, 2017 1:27 PM
There are excellent ideas in the flow chart i.e. journals, teaching how to deal with challenges, create portfolios to show progress, etc.

Art Costa and Bena Kallick's Habits of Mind would be a nice complement to these.
Diana Jaimes V.'s curator insight, September 2, 2017 9:50 AM
First, this article led me to consider mindset shaping as a powerful tool for learning as any other aspect of life. It explains the difference between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset that normally refers to people constantly learning from any experience. Since their capabilities are not fixed, these people are never closed to a learning experience and always use the trial and error learning. They proposed an infographic with several strategies to foster a growth mindset in our students some of the steps include the use of diverse teaching strategies, explanations of purposes of abstract thinking, teaching values, among others.
 
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4 Ways to Promote Growth Mindset in Project-Based Learning

4 Ways to Promote Growth Mindset in Project-Based Learning | English Language Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
By Bonnie Lathram -- Reflection and sustained inquiry are hallmarks of project-based learning. These ideas connect deeply to building a growth mindset.
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Movie Segments to Assess Grammar Goals

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Teaching in a Digital Age | The Open Textbook Project provides flexible and affordable access to higher education resources

Teaching in a Digital Age | The Open Textbook Project provides flexible and affordable access to higher education resources | English Language Teaching Journal | Scoop.it

The book examines the underlying principles that guide effective teaching in an age when all of us, and in particular the students we are teaching, are using technology. A framework for making decisions about your teaching is provided, while understanding that every subject is different, and every instructor has something unique and special to bring to their teaching.The book enables teachers and instructors to help students develop the knowledge and skills they will need in a digital age: not so much the IT skills, but the thinking and attitudes to learning that will bring them success.


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Geemik Maria Açucena Da Silva's curator insight, July 17, 2017 5:16 AM
"Although the book contains many practical examples, it is more than a cookbook on how to teach. It addresses the following questions: is the nature of knowledge changing, and how do different views on the nature of knowledge result in different approaches to teaching? what is the science and research that can best help me in my teaching? how do I decide whether my courses should be face-to-face, blended or fully online? what strategies work best when teaching in a technology-rich environment? what methods of teaching are most effective for blended and online classes? how do I make choices among all the available media, whether text, audio, video, computer, or social media, in order to benefit my students and my subject? how do I maintain high quality in my teaching in a rapidly changing learning environment while managing my workload? what are the real possibilities for teaching and learning using MOOCs, OERS, open textbooks?"
Richard Whiteside's curator insight, July 21, 2017 10:09 AM
Pretty sure this is going to be worth a read for anyone involved in ELT publishing, whether focused on digital products, like me, or not. 
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, August 8, 2017 3:38 AM
Teaching in a Digital Age
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High Quality Free Presentation Templates

High Quality Free Presentation Templates | English Language Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
High quality powerpoint templates and Google Slides themes for presentations. Download our free slide designs and impress your audience.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 20, 2:24 AM

A useful collection of presentation templates.

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Digital skills for life and work

Digital skills for life and work | English Language Teaching Journal | Scoop.it

The report, released today, highlights the emergence of a new global skills gap where gender, class, geography and age can have a huge impact on whether a person is able to harness new technologies or not. It also presents strategies for ensuring all groups of people can develop these skills.


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Ralph Springett's curator insight, October 10, 2017 2:36 PM
Supporting the development of digital skills is complex. Initiatives are often context specific and reliant on partnerships. In addition, the environment must be fertile for initiatives to flourish. Policy makers, education leaders, industry and the individual all have a role in equitable digital skills development.
How is it that you will contribute?
Willem Kuypers's curator insight, October 10, 2017 4:15 PM
Quelques exemples de l'apprentissage à l'aide du numérique partout dans le monde.
Mario Marais's curator insight, March 10, 3:05 PM
Gaps and divides pervade our world :-(
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10 Tips for Creating a Fertile Environment for Kids’ Creativity and Growth

10 Tips for Creating a Fertile Environment for Kids’ Creativity and Growth | English Language Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
Mitchel Resnick of the MIT Media Lab applies the Creative Learning Spiral to show how parents and educators can better support kids' creativity.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 12, 2017 3:38 AM

Some nice tips and suggestions.

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, October 12, 2017 4:49 PM
Playing, imagining, reflecting, and sharing are essential in learning. John Dewey would agree.
Alexandra Mápura's curator insight, November 3, 2017 9:12 PM
I decided to share this article because it is helpful for me in order to know more about to teach little children. I am doing my practicum in a preschool grade, so I am interested in development of toddlers and kids who are 4 and 5 years old. 
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Synchronous Online Classes: 10 Tips for Engaging Students

Synchronous Online Classes: 10 Tips for Engaging Students | English Language Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
Online courses are increasingly holding synchronous sessions. Here's how to increase engagement, participation, and accountability during virtual meetings.

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, August 29, 2017 3:20 PM

I agree with one of the commenters-these are good tips for engaging students in any type of environment

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Most Used Lesson Planning Tools by Teachers

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Modern lesson planning tools help a teacher invariably to plan out lessons easily with the right technology and also lighten the pressure of lesson planning.

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Why Students Aren't Learning: 10 Silent Disruptors Of Academic Performance

Why Students Aren't Learning: 10 Silent Disruptors Of Academic Performance | English Language Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
Factors that disrupt student academic performance include weak responses to data, work outside of the students' ZPD, and little depth of knowledge.

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David Baker's curator insight, September 5, 2017 6:17 PM
Thinking about my experience as a middle school teacher and working with teachers in a 1:1 initiative, I have seen many of these challenges embodied in the classroom. 
"10. Student Disorganization Every teacher has that student—the one that comes into the classroom with a pile of papers stacked high enough to hide their face as they waddle in. Middle school teachers especially have seen the way disorganization can impact note-taking.
9. Student Work Not Within ZPD Without differentiation or personalized learning, for the majority of the class any work given will likely fall outside of their Zone of Proximal Development."
Daniela Montoya's curator insight, March 12, 10:40 AM
We need to understand the different academic and social disruptors that may be affecting students' performance in the classroom in order to make changes and adjustments to the teaching practice. Sometimes teachers are not the principal cause of students'  learning struggle; however, it does not mean that they can not do anything. Being aware of the disruptors is a good starting point to help students improve by combining appropiate pedagogical strategies and content knowledge. 
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Flipped Learning: Using online video to transform learning | Nesta

Flipped Learning: Using online video to transform learning | Nesta | English Language Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
This series looks at how online video can change learning in schools.

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PeterT's curator insight, November 19, 2015 7:47 AM

Useful set of resources and research evidence re the use of flipped learning in schools (with focus on use of Khan academy resources).

 

The conclusion that "Where flipped learning was implemented more successfully, case-study interviewees reported it had resulted in a range of benefits for teaching and learning practice and for students’ engagement, learning and skills." (p.6) seems a bit weak (understatement!). None the less an interesting set of publications including the research report, guidelines for teachers and a handbook for schools.

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Aprendizagem Flipped: Usando o vídeo on-line para transformar a aprendizagem
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Esta série analisa a forma como o vídeo online pode mudar a educação nas escolas, movendo a aprendizagem de novos conteúdos para o lado de fora da sala de aula.

- See more at: http://www.nesta.org.uk/publications/flipped-learning-using-online-video-transform-learning#sthash.KoC7xIxd.dpuf

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12 Principles of Modern Learning

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Derek Wenmoth's curator insight, June 25, 2016 4:38 PM
Always interested to see these sorts of attempts to classify and group aspects of our modern learning practice. It's the intersections between the things in each of the three columns that are the challenge for MLP - for instance, modern inquiry learning that is self directed and carried out in a social context i.e. collaborative.
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A Taxonomy of Reflection: Critical Thinking For Students, Teachers, and Principals (Part 1)

A Taxonomy of Reflection: Critical Thinking For Students, Teachers, and Principals (Part 1) | English Language Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
Part I of IV. In an effort to help schools become more reflective learning environments, I’ve developed this “Taxonomy of Reflection.” – modeled on Bloom’s approach. …

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Diana Jaimes V.'s curator insight, September 2, 2017 9:36 AM
This text proposed me a way to promote reflection and to foster critical thinking while starting from the most basic elements. It exposes how any learning experience must have a meaningful experience in order to provoke a reflection process in the students. The author proposes the taxonomy of reflection which consists of the reflective student, reflective teacher, and reflective principal. This basically consists of scaffolding the type of questions for students based on the revised blooms taxonomy, going from the lower thinking questions to the highest ones.
 
Laura Largo's curator insight, March 12, 1:07 PM
I believe that through reflection, students, teachers (and everyone) are able to learn. When you go over what you have learned or experienced and pay close attention to the details, think about how you felt and what things you could have done different, you are enhancing critical thinking. Teachers should promote the practice of reflection since through this practice we can utilize bloom's taxonomy inasmuch as students will remember , understand, apply, analyze, evaluate and from that point create or put in practice what they have learned.
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Film English - Short Films & Lesson Plans for ELT

Film English - Short Films & Lesson Plans for ELT | English Language Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
by Kieran Donaghy

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Rolf Donald's curator insight, November 20, 2013 5:10 PM

This is a great video website

Katrina Viloria's curator insight, March 26, 2016 1:06 AM
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Greg Quinlivan's curator insight, August 9, 2017 11:01 PM
Film English is a comprehensive and valuable resource that I have used in my EFL classes several times. The videos, while not long, are thought-provoking, and the resources provided may easily be adapted to different ability levels, as well as to complete lessons.
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Mobile pedagogy for English language teaching: a guide for teachers

Mobile pedagogy for English language teaching: a guide for teachers | English Language Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
The ideas within highlight the use of activities which exploit a dynamic language and technology environment while drawing on teacher wisdom and the distinctive capabilities of both teachers and th

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The No-Nonsense Guide to Writing

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Sue Lyon-Jones's curator insight, March 25, 2015 2:31 AM

A great free e-book for aspiring ELT writers!

Dr. Doris Molero's curator insight, March 25, 2015 5:45 AM

The No-Nonsense Guide to Writing is an e-book for anyone who is interested in designing and writing materials for the learning and teaching of English as a foreign (or additional) language.

 

......for all of you who want to become (or continue to be) writers of ELT material, this collection of articles provides a one-stop resource of information about what you need to be able to do, what to be careful about, and how to enjoy it.(And when you have looked at what is on offer here, you may want to ask to join the ELT Writers group on Facebook – where The No-Nonsense Guide to Writing was first suggested. We are happy to welcome new writers.).....