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MACMILLAN ONLINE CONFERENCE 2013

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 18, 2013 1:26 PM

There is a great collection of speakers for this online event. I'm proud to say that I'm also one of them. Will be presenting some ideas for using Word Clouds on Friday 15th November.

 

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Online conference on research into
using technology for language learning

Online conference on research into<br/>using technology for language learning | Great Websites | Scoop.it

This event is being organised by the IATEFL Learning Technologies SIG, Laureate International Universities and Cambridge University Press. It is part of the launch of the Laureate-Cambridge OLLReN, the Online Language Learning Research Network.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 28, 2016 1:16 AM

Delighted to be speaking at this event next week.

Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 28, 2016 1:19 AM

Looking forward to speaking at this free online conference.

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Inside the airline cabins of the future

Inside the airline cabins of the future | Great Websites | Scoop.it

(CNN)Air travel photos from the 1960s show smartly dressed, champagne-sipping passengers in spacious airliner cabins.
Contrast that with today's cramped seats and overcrowded airports and it looks like our flying experiences are getting steadily worse.

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Finding North America’s lost medieval city

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Cahokia was North America's biggest city—then it was completely abandoned. I went there to find out why.

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ROCAFORT's curator insight, December 19, 2016 2:19 AM
Finding North America’s lost medieval city
James Piccolino's curator insight, January 31, 5:54 PM
Why have I never heard of this? This is too interesting to have somehow just passed most of us by. The entire time I was reading this, I was hoping that they would offer an image of what the site looks like today, and luckily they did. As a history lover there has always been something so amazing about being able to compare historical sites in their prime vs what they are like now. I tend to look up locations of historic places after, say watching a tv show based there, for this same reason. To think this all was hidden under an old drive in movie theater, it's a little crazy, but then again that is what makes this sort of thing so interesting.
Zavier Lineberger's curator insight, February 9, 1:25 PM
(North America) The common view of Native Americans involve nomads and small villages in the north and technologically advanced cities in Mexico. However, the largest Native American settlement was in modern day Illinois. At the time, Cahokia had a greater population than Paris or London and had huge intricate mounds, plazas, agricultural centers, and, most importantly, places of ritual worship. It's amazing how archaeologists can piece together so much of day to day life. Rooms with bones and pottery are discovered to be centuries old feasting rooms, a place with distinct pottery and mats is deemed to be a ritual burning ground. The fact that the workers can tell if objects were imported from other villages or how fast the city was built allows the ancient Americans to communicate with us over 600 hundred years later, especially on their religious beliefs of the Upper and Under Worlds. Not only are the archaeologists able to see daily life, they can see the changing history of the city through different housing patterns further below the soil.
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Wonderful Tools to Screenshot on Macbook Air

http://screenshot.net/screenshot-on-macbook-air.html In this video, you learn some useful applications to take screenshot on MacBook Air easily.

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Which Airlines Have The Best Food, And What To Order? An Expert Dishes

Which Airlines Have The Best Food, And What To Order? An Expert Dishes | Great Websites | Scoop.it

kos Loukas approaches flights like a restaurant critic -- or maybe a gastro-daredevil. Since 2012, the former cabin crew member from Australia has eaten about 250 airplane meals en route to more than 40 countries. In addition to consulting for airline catering companies in Europe, he covers high-altitude dining on his blog, Inflight Feed. We asked Nik for his top picks for airline meal service. Here are his mini-reviews:....

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Why Children Still Need to Read (and Draw) Maps

Why Children Still Need to Read (and Draw) Maps | Great Websites | Scoop.it
While many skills have become obsolete in the digital age, map reading remains an important tool for building children's spatial reasoning skills and helping them make sense of our world.

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Reading the food of the brain. Without reading there is no way to develop the children skills and understanding of an subject matter. Reading can help childen investigate and value everything they see and experience. We must all read to end up with a better understanding everyting in our surrounding.

 

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ApocalypseSurvival's curator insight, March 11, 2016 9:15 AM

Young people need to develop a mental map of their environs and an over-reliance on GPS/mapping apps are no substitute.  When these youth become drivers, they are unprepared to make spatially/navigational decisions because they lack map reading skills.  They might think that their apps can do all the work and that an old fashioned paper map is outdated technology, but their spatial thinking skills become atrophied. Spatial skills are crucial for understanding the world as a global citizen, to understand your local environs and for making scientific discoveries.  So teach a kid how to read a map...the sooner the better. 

 

Tags: education, K12, geography education, spatial, mapping.

ThePlanetaryArchives - BlackHorseMedia - San Francisco's curator insight, March 11, 2016 6:25 PM

Young people need to develop a mental map of their environs and an over-reliance on GPS/mapping apps are no substitute.  When these youth become drivers, they are unprepared to make spatially/navigational decisions because they lack map reading skills.  They might think that their apps can do all the work and that an old fashioned paper map is outdated technology, but their spatial thinking skills become atrophied. Spatial skills are crucial for understanding the world as a global citizen, to understand your local environs and for making scientific discoveries.  So teach a kid how to read a map...the sooner the better. 

 

Tags: education, K12, geography education, spatial, mapping.

Mike Busarello's Digital Storybooks's curator insight, March 13, 2016 6:53 AM

Young people need to develop a mental map of their environs and an over-reliance on GPS/mapping apps are no substitute.  When these youth become drivers, they are unprepared to make spatially/navigational decisions because they lack map reading skills.  They might think that their apps can do all the work and that an old fashioned paper map is outdated technology, but their spatial thinking skills become atrophied. Spatial skills are crucial for understanding the world as a global citizen, to understand your local environs and for making scientific discoveries.  So teach a kid how to read a map...the sooner the better. 

 

Tags: education, K12, geography education, spatial, mapping.

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There’s a Philly Sign Language Accent

There’s a Philly Sign Language Accent | Great Websites | Scoop.it

"Speech with a drawl, twang, clipped consonants, broad vowels, slurred words or extra diphthongs might give away that the speaker is from the American South, Boston, the Midwest or elsewhere. The spice that a certain region may lend to spoken language can even be strong enough to flavor non-audible language as well. Indeed, American Sign Language (ASL) has its own accents. And like its audible counterpart, one of the strongest regional accents in ASL is that of Philadelphia residents, reports Nina Porzucki for PRI."

 

Tags: language, culture, regions.

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Accents are varies but we really have to care about the language itself. Universities play a major role in avoiding accents in languages. They try to use one accent that follow the dictionary phonetics.

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Airbus starts final assembly of first A350-1000 aircraft

Airbus starts final assembly of first A350-1000 aircraft | Great Websites | Scoop.it

Airbus has started final assembly of its first ever A350-1000 aeroplane.

The firm has received 181 orders for the brand new jet from 10 customers, with deliveries expected to start in mid-2017.

But the first A350-1000, which is currently on the final assembly line, is one of three flight test aircraft being built, and will take to the skies for its maiden flight before the end of this year.

The A350-1000 measures nearly 74m from nose to tail and is the longest fuselage version of Airbus’ all-new family of wide body jetliners.

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That is a very good and advanced work!

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Saylor.org – Free Online Courses Built by Professors

Saylor.org – Free Online Courses Built by Professors | Great Websites | Scoop.it

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John Dalziel's curator insight, February 21, 2013 5:36 AM

I've posted a number of links to free and open education courses, Saylor joins that list.
The site offers nearly 250 free courses online.

Although aimed at learners, practitioners will find content that could be used in both "Flipped and Traditional Models" of course delivery.
For learners, in addition to taking classes, they can...
- participate in discussion forums (organized by topic), and
- track courses and print transcripts.

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Make Way For MOOCs: How Free, Online Courses Could Revolutionize Education - Payvand

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Abdulsalam Al-Mukradi's curator insight, December 2, 2015 1:37 PM

MOOC is indeed a revolution in Education. It helps educators a lot and it gives all the chance to have flexible learning. It is a super tool for all. Thank you MOOC.

 

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Free online courses in multimedia for teaching and learning | ALISON Blog

Free online courses in multimedia for teaching and learning | ALISON Blog | Great Websites | Scoop.it

"The best free online courses from ALISON in multimedia for teaching and learning ..."

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Leona Ungerer's curator insight, December 11, 2014 7:38 AM

I haven't tried these courses myself yet, but they seem promising.

Leonard Waks's curator insight, December 15, 2014 12:36 PM

Free online courses are a great way to provide education to those who needed it at no cost. I am a big fan of ALISON. It is widely used in countries with a weak secondary education infrastructure. As direct foreign investment moves into Africa and South Asia firms need employees with a range of skills that can be acquired through formal education. ALISON is filling the gap, with courses in basic school subjects, plus high need commercial and technical subjects like bookkeeping and accounting,marketing, sales, computer programming, social media, etc. 

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2015 Guide to Free SEO Training Courses Online - Search Engine Watch

2015 Guide to Free SEO Training Courses Online - Search Engine Watch | Great Websites | Scoop.it
Here’s the good news. The vast majority of SEO skills are non-technical or semi-technical in nature. They are teachable in a relatively short period of time. The better news is that large supplies of freshly minted, liberal arts grads are now looking for work. Among them are many smart, hard-working, candidates that could be a great addition to your team.

Of course, there is an expense involved in training, but here’s the best news of all - the training materials that you need are FREE and readily available on the web. Not just blog posts or tutorials (which are fine for some things), but full-blown MOOCs (massive open online courses).

 

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CYDigital's curator insight, January 12, 2015 7:22 PM

And all the recommendations are in the original article: please click through to review. NOW THERE'S NO EXCUSE!!! Yeoman's work in this post: outstanding!

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Managing the Digital Classroom

This is my presentation slide deck with all the links to the materials and resources from my plenary at King Saud University. The presentation looked at how we can resist the changes technology is forcing into the classroom or how we can welcome them, adapt our teaching style to them and make technology a positive forse for change.

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Craig Wattam's curator insight, March 29, 2016 7:51 PM

My slide deck from my plenary at King Saud University.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, April 1, 2016 5:01 AM

My slide deck from my plenary at King Saud University.

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, April 11, 2016 8:54 AM
Très bonne présentation pour celui qui va démarrer du e-learning au cours.
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7 ways you can use technology to engage with students

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For any educator who grew up in a world where information was scarce and difficult to access, the possibilities offered by this combination should be a revelation. Edtech enthusiasts have long been predicting the miraculous impact that technology will have on education and yet research studies continually show the minimal impact large investments in technology have had.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 19, 2016 5:51 AM

My blog post for Pearson.

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Some digital tools for EFL teachers and learners
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The 14 best and most punctual airlines in the world

The 14 best and most punctual airlines in the world | Great Websites | Scoop.it

AirHelp's ranking is one of the most comprehensive of its kind and takes into account a number of metrics in three key areas.

As budget airlines continue to shake up the market, legacy carriers are pulling out all the stops in an increasingly competitive market. With private suites and onboard spas become commonplace, AirHelp Score has released its ranking of airlines to help sort the best from the rest.

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100 Great Teaching Images

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"Nature and humankind are both great artists, and when they join forces, amazing masterpieces can be produced. Today Bright Side has collected for you works in which the combined efforts of mother nature and photographic artists have captured magic moments showing the wondrous diversity of modern life and the natural world. Pictured above is the Westerdok District in Amsterdam."

 

Tags: images, art, landscape, worldwide.


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100 Great Teaching Images
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11 Reasons why teachers don't use technology

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A recent survey reported in the UK newspaper the The Telegraph stated that as many as half of the teachers consulted for the survey said they rarely use technology in the classroom. This came as no surprise to me, but what did surprise me when I shared the article with my professional networks, was the number of trainers and teachers who actually blamed lazy and unmotivated teachers for this.


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The use of technology is a big issue among teachers and educators. Whener we talk or discuss the use of technology, most teachers start mombling and react to the idea in a passive way. Some may be most teachers tend to say that technology is a waste of time, effort, and result to a boring classroom atmosphere. They also complain about the absence of some the necessary equipment for teacher and students to use in the classroom. The other reason they mention is the time that they need to spend preparing for the use of technology. In my opinion technology is the key of delivering information to studnets faster and enriching their knowledge and making the students the teachers feel great, supportive and enthusiastic to keep on studying and learning new ideas.I would highly recomment to every teacher to start and keep using technology to make thier teaching style unique. 

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 22, 2016 3:29 AM

Reflections on my experiences of being a learning technology trainer.

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Reflections on my experiences of being a learning technology trainer.

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Why should we teach geography?

Why should we teach geography? | Great Websites | Scoop.it

"One reason why geography has languished in the curricula of many American schools is that so few people understand the nature of the discipline or its relevance to our everyday lives. What is geography? What is its unique perspective? What do geographers do? Why is geography important? Why should we teach (and learn) geography in the schools? These are questions that have gone largely unanswered in American education. This brief essay presents an easily taught, understood, and remembered definition of geography."


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Jacob Clauson's curator insight, March 3, 2016 8:30 AM

Why does geography education matter? This poster nicely summarizes the classic essay on what geography is and what geographers do...it's a perfect article for high school and college student to read since it is very accessible.


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Adilson Camacho's curator insight, March 8, 2016 11:43 PM

Why does geography education matter? This poster nicely summarizes the classic essay on what geography is and what geographers do...it's a perfect article for high school and college student to read since it is very accessible.


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Katerina Stojanovski's curator insight, March 10, 2016 6:09 AM

Why does geography education matter? This poster nicely summarizes the classic essay on what geography is and what geographers do...it's a perfect article for high school and college student to read since it is very accessible.

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The History of Weddings - Lessons in digital literacy

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This lesson is based on an infographic about weddings, their history and some related customs and practices.
Source: http://www.moissanite.com/a-brie...

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 4, 2016 1:40 AM

My latest lesson plan on TES.

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Listening With Our Eyes - EFL Magazine

Listening With Our Eyes - EFL Magazine | Great Websites | Scoop.it

Developing this important visual aspect of comprehension is impossible when using audio files alone and often forgotten by teachers using video clips to develop listening skills, but it can form a vital part of supporting student’s listening comprehension.


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There are many ways to develop your listening skills. One important skill is just listen then techniques will come.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 12, 2016 1:49 AM

My article for EFL Magazine

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My article for EFL Magazine

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Make Way For MOOCs: How Free, Online Courses Could Revolutionize Education - Payvand

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MOOC is indeed a revolution in Education. It helps educators a lot and it gives all the chance to have flexible learning. It is a super tool for all. Thank you MOOC.

 

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Free online courses will change universities - The Australian Financial Review

Free online courses will change universities - The Australian Financial Review | Great Websites | Scoop.it

The internet revolution has moved to education as top universities worldwide rush to put free courses online, setting up so-called massive open online courses or MOOCs. Higher education’s traditional business model is under threat as learning from the world’s most prestigious academic experts is available to anybody with a computer and broadband access.


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Free Online Open Courses - OEDB.org

Get free online courses from the world's leading universities. This collection includes over 2850 free courses in the liberal arts and sciences. Download these audio & video courses straight to your computer or mp3 player.


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Becoming a Dynamic Educator - Canvas Network | Free online courses | MOOCs

Becoming a Dynamic Educator - Canvas Network | Free online courses | MOOCs | Great Websites | Scoop.it
The Canvas Network offers free online courses and classes from the world's leading universities. Find a MOOC and enroll now to get started on your new journey!

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Canvas is a great platform for teachers and educators to learn for free.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, August 10, 2015 10:11 AM

Share this with teachers who want to improve their practice!

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Share this with teachers who want to improve their practice!