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How Do Digital Portfolios Help Students Learn?

How Do Digital Portfolios Help Students Learn? | Learning Technology in TEFL | Scoop.it

Digital Digital student portfolios can provide what other assessment tools cannot: Real, unabridged, minimally processed artifacts of learning that make sense to all the learners in the classroom, including the teacher. Technology used in this way can bring us as close as we can get to peering inside our students’ hearts and minds to find out what they currently know and are able to do.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 8, 2014 8:12 AM

Digital portfolios for students. Well worth looking in to.

Josh Round's curator insight, August 10, 2014 12:34 PM

I've been wanting to integrate digital portfolios for language learners into my rolling-enrolment school for some time. With the growth in longer term academic year course students, this could be a realistic goal...And some good ideas here for how portfolios can help students learn.

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10 ways Google Classroom will make learning better | Ditch That Textbook

10 ways Google Classroom will make learning better | Ditch That Textbook | Learning Technology in TEFL | Scoop.it

I became a fan of Google Reader, which collected blog posts and other publications to RSS in one easy-to-access place. Then Google discarded this service — one that had a very loyal user base. Google has a history of doing this to features that don’t meet its needs anymore. If I’m making the switch to Classroom, I’d like to know that Google has committed to it.


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Sofie Kokelenberg's curator insight, May 21, 2014 6:02 AM

"Dog ate my homework" won't work with this, but what a promising option for blended learning :)

Alyssa Shields's curator insight, May 29, 3:00 AM
I love Google Classroom!! It's helped so much with group assignments. I want to use this more!
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Google Launches Add-on Stores for Google Docs and Sheets

Google Launches Add-on Stores for Google Docs and Sheets | Learning Technology in TEFL | Scoop.it
Google today launched separate add-on stores for its Google Docs and Sheets products. You can check out the two stores here: Docs and Sheets. To browse add
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Using Bloom's Taxonomy In The 21st Century: 4 Strategies For Teaching

Using Bloom's Taxonomy In The 21st Century: 4 Strategies For Teaching | Learning Technology in TEFL | Scoop.it

For decades, education reform has been focused on curriculum, assessment, instruction, and more recently standards, and data, with these efforts only bleeding over into how students think briefly, and by chance. This means that the focus of finite teacher and school resources are not on promoting thinking and understanding, but rather what kinds of things students are going to be thinking about and how they’ll prove they understand them.


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, December 19, 2013 8:28 PM

A good review on teaching approaches used in a 21st century teaching and learning  environment.

John R. Walkup's curator insight, January 12, 2014 2:25 PM

A good discussion of Bloom's Taxonomy that includes useful cautionary discussions about the potential misuse of digital technology. I especially liked the mention about improper strategies for teaching introverts, an issue that is often glossed over in our current zest for group activities.

Marcelo Triviño's curator insight, April 21, 2014 1:14 PM

Must read

 

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What Is Successful Technology Integration?

What Is Successful Technology Integration? | Learning Technology in TEFL | Scoop.it

Before we can discuss how to shift our pedagogy or the role of the teacher in a classroom that is integrating technology, it is important to first define what "technology integration" actually means. Seamless integration is when students are not only using technology daily, but have access to a variety of tools that match the task at hand and provide them the opportunity to build a deeper understanding of content.

 


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Jason Smith's curator insight, July 18, 2015 11:57 AM

A deeper understanding and learning through technology

natalia_walchli's curator insight, August 2, 2015 10:04 PM

Good article with some great advice.

Sandy Owens's curator insight, November 18, 2015 8:03 PM

Integration is at its best when a child or a teacher doesn't stop to think that he or she is using a technology tool.

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A Must Read Guide ~ Google Forms for Teachers-

A Must Read Guide ~ Google Forms for Teachers- | Learning Technology in TEFL | Scoop.it

Google Forms is one of the potent services Google provides for free for its users. Using Google Forms, you can very easily and without the need for any advanced technology knowledge create all kinds of forms to use with your students from contact forms to quizzes and polls. Since its inception a few years ago, Google Forms has undergone some major updates and the last one in this regard is enabling users to embed pictures and images into forms.


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Innovations in Learning Technologies for English Language Teaching

This publication offers a different approach to the uses of learning technologies in the language classroom. As a regular classroom teacher you will be able to find lesson ideas to adapt to your own contexts; as a teacher trainer, there is a useful overview of the current state of the art in each of the contexts and a range of practical examples.


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Mrs Shahinur's curator insight, June 21, 2013 10:26 AM

The innovation approach in teaching is really praseworthy.

Jovi Buendia's curator insight, August 8, 2013 12:51 AM

An awesome resource on integrating language learning and technology.  Plenty of sites listed for different target areas.  

John O'Connor's curator insight, October 21, 2013 7:54 PM

This is a well organised a very interesting book for the modern language teacher. Just look at the table in the introduction to each chapter and you will find a wealth of ideas for language teaching.

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The power of digital student portfolios

The power of digital student portfolios | Learning Technology in TEFL | Scoop.it

With the spreading use of computers and mobile technology in schools, going digital with student portfolios has become more popular. Simply put, digital portfolios are online collections of student work. They allow us to archive, curate and analyze samples of student learning from both the past and the present and keep that data — literally — at the tip of our finger.


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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, August 2, 2014 12:12 PM

Good portfolios, whether digital or hard versions or hybrids, are important in teaching and learning.

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, August 2, 2014 10:21 PM

El uso de los portafolios Digitales

Fiona Harvey's curator insight, August 3, 2014 3:28 PM

Interesting article around eportfolio's

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Turning documents into conversations

Turning documents into conversations | Learning Technology in TEFL | Scoop.it

NowComment is fast, powerful, and feature-rich: you can sort comments, skim summaries, create assignments, hide comments, reply privately, and much more.


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Volkmar Langer's curator insight, April 25, 2014 5:41 AM

That sounds really good :-)) 

CECI Jean-François's curator insight, February 16, 2015 2:20 AM

Intéressant outil pour faire du commentaire social (débat électronique) sur un document, avec des possibilités de tri et de tracking ... Parfait pour l'hybridation de cours

Murielle Godement's curator insight, February 16, 2015 2:52 AM

Le pendant de VoiceThread à l'écrit. NowComment permet de commenter / débattre par écrit sur des documents du web en mode privé ou public. Le mode public ne propose pas de filtre de langue, difficile donc pour le moment de proposer des activités FLE de contributions à des débtas ouverts essentiellement en anglais. 

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Rethinking Teacher Roles in a New Networked World

Rethinking Teacher Roles in a New Networked World | Learning Technology in TEFL | Scoop.it
Author-educators Marc Prensky and Will Richardson opened up this weekend's conference with some big ideas on how technology is changing learning and the many ways schools need to adapt and catch up.
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Marie-Pierre Ruggiero's curator insight, November 21, 2013 12:35 AM

totally at lost with my teaching life! For sure some major shifts in the classroom must happen!!!

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Google Hangouts Guide for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google Hangouts Guide for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning Technology in TEFL | Scoop.it
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Digital Storytelling 106: Open, Participatory, Student-centric, Social...the Future? | DMLcentral

Digital Storytelling 106: Open, Participatory, Student-centric, Social...the Future? | DMLcentral | Learning Technology in TEFL | Scoop.it
Far more important to me than all the venture-capitalized consortia of elite university MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) and the hundreds of thousands of students flocking to them is a course taught by an adjunct professor at University of...

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Chris Brown's curator insight, September 10, 2013 2:59 PM

Intresting course... worth more investigation....

A/Prof Jon Willis's curator insight, September 10, 2013 9:22 PM

Interesting perspective on abandoning the LMS in favour of individual student learning blogs

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 22, 2013 11:46 AM

Student-centric learning approaches

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10 Podcasting Projects Every Teacher Should Try

10 Podcasting Projects Every Teacher Should Try | Learning Technology in TEFL | Scoop.it

Now that teachers have easy access to tools like Garage Band and iPods that make recording a breeze, podcasting is quickly becoming the latest creative mode of learning and presenting in schools.  Here are ten ideas to try in your classroom today.

 


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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, July 9, 2013 1:42 PM

I like some of these ideas. I'm thinking we could have students make podcast booktalks and have QR codes linking to them in the books or on a display or around the school. Hmm...kids can't use their phones at school, yet. Well, I can always put links to them in our catalog and on the website.

Connie Wise's curator insight, July 23, 2013 12:04 AM

Use podcasting to meet Common Core standards of speaking & writing.

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, August 19, 2013 3:05 PM

Let us know if we can try one of these projects with your class.

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Innovations in Learning Technologies for English Language Teaching

This publication offers a different approach to the uses of learning technologies in the language classroom. As a regular classroom teacher you will be able to find lesson ideas to adapt to your own contexts; as a teacher trainer, there is a useful overview of the current state of the art in each of the contexts and a range of practical examples.


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Mrs Shahinur's curator insight, June 21, 2013 10:26 AM

The innovation approach in teaching is really praseworthy.

Jovi Buendia's curator insight, August 8, 2013 12:51 AM

An awesome resource on integrating language learning and technology.  Plenty of sites listed for different target areas.  

John O'Connor's curator insight, October 21, 2013 7:54 PM

This is a well organised a very interesting book for the modern language teacher. Just look at the table in the introduction to each chapter and you will find a wealth of ideas for language teaching.