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11 Steps Of Effective Project-Based Learning In A Blended Classroom - TeachThought

11 Steps Of Effective Project-Based Learning In A Blended Classroom - TeachThought | ICT news in EFL | Scoop.it
What is the relationship between project-based learning and blended learning? This article takes a look, and offers 11 specific steps for effective PBL planning.
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Welcome to Locly

Welcome to Locly | ICT news in EFL | Scoop.it
Locly is being used across the world to let students explore the spaces around them and discover digital content with their iPads.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 18, 2016 1:19 AM

Interesting application for creating situated learning using augmented reality.

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Annotate | Mobile Interactive Whiteboard, Student Response System

Annotate | Mobile Interactive Whiteboard, Student Response System | ICT news in EFL | Scoop.it
Annotate integrates a Mobile Interactive Whiteboard, Screen Mirroring, Formative Assessments, and Collaboration on your tablet.

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12 Tools and Apps for Learning with QR Codes – American TESOL Institute

12 Tools and Apps for Learning with QR Codes – American TESOL Institute | ICT news in EFL | Scoop.it

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5 Opportunities to Amplify Your Writing

5 Opportunities to Amplify Your Writing | ICT news in EFL | Scoop.it
Langwitches, The Magic of Learning.
Modern learning that transforms education in the 21st century. Finding new forms and redefining learning for the challenges of the future .

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Athabasca University Press - Teaching Crowds: Learning and Social Media

Athabasca University Press - Teaching Crowds: Learning and Social Media | ICT news in EFL | Scoop.it
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Lizzie Pinard - Innovation in education: looking for learning | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

Lizzie Pinard - Innovation in education: looking for learning | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC | ICT news in EFL | Scoop.it
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A Planning Cycle for Integrating Digital Technology Into Literacy Instruction

A Planning Cycle for Integrating Digital Technology Into Literacy Instruction | ICT news in EFL | Scoop.it

The Technology Integration Planning Cycle is a guide to help teachers integrate digital technology into literacy instruction in meaningful ways that are consistent with the Common Core State Standards.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 9, 2014 4:15 AM

You can either read it online or download it for later.

Pamela Hills's curator insight, April 9, 2014 10:06 AM

People do your research into 'COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS " From what I have read about it stand up and say know ! To me is like China, Former Soviet Union and what Hitler had incorporated in schools ! We need good old fashion education it can be high tech sure . But the art of teaching and exciting young minds to learn are being taken over by Government make no mistake it is the core beliefs they want taught and will punish a school and teacher if not implemented . I do not know which is worse "NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND" or this to make sure they all march in straight line ! <3

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Effective virtual facilitation

Effective virtual facilitation | ICT news in EFL | Scoop.it
As virtual classes rapidly become de rigueur, the need for an effective virtual facilitation framework accelerates. I propose the 5-stage model of e-moderation developed by world-renowned networked...

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sdoukakis's curator insight, April 3, 2014 12:38 AM

Για το πλαίσιο λειτουργίας προγραμμάτων e-tutoring... 

Inger Langseth's curator insight, April 4, 2014 5:39 AM

Lesson design inpiration!

 

Bodil Hernesvold's curator insight, April 5, 2014 8:55 AM

I have rescooped this from Inger Langseth, trying to keep up with ideas on how to teach (online).

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Half an Hour: Like Reading a Newspaper - by Stephen Downes (on MOOC Completion)

Half an Hour: Like Reading a Newspaper - by Stephen Downes (on MOOC Completion) | ICT news in EFL | Scoop.it

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, March 22, 2014 12:14 PM

"The traditional course is designed like a book - it is intended to run in a sequence, the latter bits build on the first bits, and if you start a book and abandon it p[art way through there is a real sense in which you can say the book has failed, because the whole point of a book is to read it from beginning to end.

But our MOOCs are not designed like that. Though they have a beginning and an end and a range of topics in between, they're not designed to be consumed in a linear fashio the way a book it. Rather, they're much more like a magazine or a newspaper (or an atlas or a city map or a phone book). The idea is that there's probably more content than you want, and that you're supposed to pick and choose from the items, selecting those that are useful and relevant to your present purpose"

A/Prof Jon Willis's curator insight, March 22, 2014 5:16 PM

This is an interesting take on course (and MOOC) design

Dr. Pamela Rutledge's curator insight, March 23, 2014 10:51 AM

Downes highlights a society-wide heuristic about courses--that they are like books and argues that MOOCs aren't all like that.   In some cases they are, of course; some materials in courses and books build upon what came before.  This is true in subjects like math and in mystery novels.  I sign-up for MOOCs for entirely different reasons.  Sometimes it's to see the structure of a topic I know pretty well, sometimes it's to get a reading list, sometimes it's to cherry pick a lecture or two out of something I am interested in.  I have been known to read nonfiction books the same way, especially where multiple authors contribute chapters.  The biggest drawback to MOOCs for me is when the instructors don't include transcripts of their lectures.  As an online instructor, I can appreciate that a tremendous amount of work that goes into creating a syllabus for online environments--more than you would ever believe!  Most MOOCS instructors not only lay out the topics, but in order to construct  courses that are accessible to all background and language levels, they break them down into 8 minute soundbites and record clean little videos, but frankly, I don't have that much time.  I have a mountainous 'to-do' pile (by my own choice and/or inability to say no) so my learning time is precious.  I leave websites that don't load in a couple of seconds, so I'm not going to wade through 10 little lectures when I could skim a PDF script for the whole lot of them in less than it would take me to listen to one. 


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OneNote now on Mac, free everywhere, and service powered | Office Blogs

OneNote now on Mac, free everywhere, and service powered | Office Blogs | ICT news in EFL | Scoop.it

When we started OneNote we set out to revolutionize the way people capture, annotate, and recall all the ideas, thoughts, snippets and plans in their life. As many of you have attested, OneNote is the ultimate extension for your brain, but it’s not complete if it’s not instantly available everywhere. We’ve already made a lot of progress in that direction with our mobile, tablet and online web experiences. But there was still a gap. People frequently asked us for OneNote on Mac, and for more ways to capture content.


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OneNote has been the best thing ever for me! I've been using it to curate links, articles and text from the internet or my pc files, and then reorganise and produce new doc to work on by incorporating my notes and remixing them.  I don't even have to think about how to convert pdf files any more. I just take a clip from them and use the 'copy text from picture' button. Helped me organise some of the mess. God sent gift!!!

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Aunty Alice's curator insight, March 19, 2014 4:05 PM

Am keen to try it out. It could be the answer to my prayers

Larissa Bonthorne's curator insight, March 19, 2014 7:08 PM

Many of the students use OneNote on their iPads, so this may be a valuable tool for staff to learn about, as well.  It is now available as a free Mac program.

Anne Macdonell's curator insight, March 28, 2014 8:47 AM

HOW long have we been waiting for this?

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79 Interesting Ways to use Google Forms in the Classroom

Tom Barrett 'interesting ways' series

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Andrew 's curator insight, February 28, 2014 11:24 AM

Good slideshow, even though some uses are repetitive.

Armando's curator insight, March 3, 2014 6:16 AM

79 Interesting Ways to use Google Forms in the Classroom

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 14, 2014 3:59 AM
79 Interesting Ways to use Google Forms in the Classroom
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Google Hangout Resources for Teachers

Google Hangout Resources for Teachers | ICT news in EFL | Scoop.it
EduHangout Website (ideas for class and teachers) by @catlett1 Tutorial for Google Hangout on Air- by @iPadSammy Cybrary Man's Google Hangout Page- by @cybraryman1 Google Hangout Tip Sheet by @MsMa...

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18 Good Chromebook Apps for Teachers

18 Good Chromebook Apps for Teachers | ICT news in EFL | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education
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20 WebCam Activities for EFL ESL Students

20 WebCam Activities for EFL ESL Students | ICT news in EFL | Scoop.it

Back in November I published Part 1 of a series of articles intended to explore the use of WebCams in education. I have now finally got round to writing Part 2 which is a collection of 20 activities EFL ESL teachers can do with their students.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 18, 2016 2:10 AM

A collection of activities to help develop students' speaking and digital communication skills.

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How You Can Master Business English with Free Lessons

How You Can Master Business English with Free Lessons | ICT news in EFL | Scoop.it
Do you want to learn and reinforce your use of business English? If you are looking for a competitve edge, there is bound to be a tool here to help you.
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Skype Integration Ideas for Your Classroom - Simplek12

Skype Integration Ideas for Your Classroom - Simplek12 | ICT news in EFL | Scoop.it
Skype is a great resource for connecting and collaborating with other classrooms. Here are some tips on how to get started using in in your classroom.

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Here are the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015

Here are the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 | ICT news in EFL | Scoop.it

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, September 27, 2015 7:28 AM

A rich, crowd-sourced list.

Greg Hill's curator insight, September 28, 2015 12:13 PM
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KB...Konnected's curator insight, September 30, 2015 12:33 PM

I love when Jane Hart's "Top 100 Tools" comes out each year. I always find something new.

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Education 3.0 and the Pedagogy (Andragogy, Heutagogy) of Mobile Learning

Education 3.0 and the Pedagogy (Andragogy, Heutagogy) of Mobile Learning | ICT news in EFL | Scoop.it

Many educators are doing Education 1.0; talking about doing Education 2.0; when they should be planning and implementing Education 3.0. This post compares the developments of the Internet-Web to those of education. The Internet has become an integral thread of the tapestries of most societies throughout the globe. The web influences people’s way of thinking, doing and being; and people influence the development and content of the web.


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Adam Lenaarts's curator insight, April 21, 2014 2:07 PM

 This education 3.0 concept combined with Keegan's levels of Ego Development should help educators and students in their question for glory.

 

Dean Mantz's curator insight, May 5, 2014 3:12 PM

Special thanks to Feed the Teacher (Giselle Santos) for sharing this diagram originally posted by Dr. Jackie Gerstein.  

 

The one point I really like is the definition of Education 3.0 - planning and implementing education.  The key is being thoroughly infused and reinvented. 

Jeremiah Stanley's curator insight, August 6, 2014 3:16 PM

This article provides a great foundation on web 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 and how making a shift to web 3.0 can benefit students in their learning.

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It Sure Is Complicated: Teen Life in the Digital Age | MiddleWeb

It Sure Is Complicated: Teen Life in the Digital Age | MiddleWeb | ICT news in EFL | Scoop.it

As parent of two teenagers and as a teacher of pre-teens, I took away a lot of information from It’s Complicated. First and foremost is the idea that young people have less and less access to public spaces and time in which to socialize with friends and peers. The days of our moms and dads kicking us outdoors in the morning and saying, “Don’t come back until dinner time” are over.


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David Baker's curator insight, March 22, 2014 8:06 PM

The seven main ideas that are shared will make a great starting point for ongoing conversation about the role of technology, schools and students.  This will be especially important as we talk with parents about the role digital learning will have as a part of our 1:1.

Library Staff's curator insight, March 23, 2014 5:22 PM

The danger of labelling students as digital natives, and other interesting observations about their online lives.

Francisco Restivo's curator insight, March 31, 2014 10:02 AM

It's a completely new world, that strangely no one asked for.

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Pedagogy in Cyberspace: The Dynamics of Online Discourse


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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, March 29, 2014 9:01 AM

Pedagogy in Cyberspace: The Dynamics of Online Discourse

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Tools that can revolutionize our feedback and reflection ( and speaking)

Russell's presentation at the University of Barcelona for Macmillan
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Free Technology for Teachers: Speech to Text and Text to Speech In Your Web Browser

Free Technology for Teachers: Speech to Text and Text to Speech In Your Web Browser | ICT news in EFL | Scoop.it
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Best Places to Find Free Images Online

Best Places to Find Free Images Online | ICT news in EFL | Scoop.it
If you are frequently sharing images online it’s essential to have a list of go-to websites where you can quickly and effectively find free images. Here's my 16 best!

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juanjovilar's curator insight, April 20, 2014 4:11 PM

16 excelentes lugares donde encontrar buenas fotografías de uso libre o con licencias Creative Commons. 

Heather Thompson's curator insight, May 6, 2014 5:44 PM

Thank  you 

BookChook's curator insight, May 7, 2014 4:57 AM

Some new image editors on this list. 

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Google Docs: Which Workflow Works for You?

Google Docs: Which Workflow Works for You? | ICT news in EFL | Scoop.it
On Twitter this week I was asked how I manage Google docs with so many students. I realized there are several different answers to this question. I wanted to share a few different workflow options for managing Google documents when you go paperless with your students. #1 Students Create & Share

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Angie Mc's curator insight, February 20, 2014 1:17 PM

Our family uses Google Docs heavily to communicate and organize projects.

Lisa Burkhalter's curator insight, February 25, 2014 11:43 AM

Google Scripts included

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Quick Key Turns Your iPhone Into a Scanner

Quick Key Turns Your iPhone Into a Scanner | ICT news in EFL | Scoop.it
Quick Key is a new and free iOS app that turns your iPhone into a bubble sheet scanner. My former colleague, Mike Morrell, was raving about it on Facebook a while back so I had to check it out. Qui...
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