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“Digital Video – A Manual for Language Teachers”: Book Review

“Digital Video – A Manual for Language Teachers”: Book Review | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
I jumped at the chance, having been asked to review a new series of eBooks by Nik Peachey, as I have followed his blog (Nik's Learning Technology Blog) for such a while now. Nik's eBook, "Digital Video - A Manual for Language Teachers" is such an invaluable publication for those teachers who wish to develop their technical skills…
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Nice review of my ebook.

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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, June 15, 2016 9:08 PM
Nik Peachey's stuff is also so, so helpful! 
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Thinking Critically through Digital Media

Thinking Critically through Digital Media | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
The book uses as its basis the development of key digital literacies. These include the ability to understand visually presented data, the ability collect and analyse data using a range of techniques and survey tools and the ability to create and deliver a range of presentation types using digital media tools.


Whilst developing these digital literacies students are also encouraged to assess the validity, credibility and underlying bias of the information they study and are given a range of research tools and techniques for reassessing the information and evaluating how it fits within their personal framework of belief systems and values.

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My ebook on developing critical thinking and digital literacy skills.

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Lisa Davis's curator insight, September 18, 6:49 PM
Digital Media Literacy: A critical component for everyone to help determine opinion from fact in everything one reads, hears, and sees. 
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Helping students control their mobile devices

Helping students control their mobile devices | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

When a designer builds a mobile app, they do everything they can to design it so that it’s engaging and holds your attention for as long as possible. The designer has a range of tools at their disposal to enable them do this and many do it very successfully. Helping students to understand this and helping put them in control of their devices can be the first steps to ensuring they use them in a more productive and constructive way.

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This is an article I wrote for the CUP blog. It includes a lesson plan to help students understand how and when to use their mobile phones in class.

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A Brief Guide to Creating Learning Outcomes | Presence

A Brief Guide to Creating Learning Outcomes | Presence | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

Whatever you call them – learning goals, learning objectives, outcome statements, learning outcomes (my go-to) – we should be able to indicate the knowledge or skills we intend students to gain.

The good news is there are general elements to include in naming what students will know, think, or do as a result of engaging with us.

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Some useful tips.

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Virtual Reality to Foster Real-World Empathy

Virtual Reality to Foster Real-World Empathy | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
Empathy is an element of the skill that is developed in the course. More specifically, I want to help students understand the reality of an immigrant. Thus, when confronted with this situation in their future job, they will be able to ask the appropriate questions to establish a therapeutic relationship.
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Interesting case studies.

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The Public Necessity of Student Blogging

The Public Necessity of Student Blogging | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
This article was borne out of my frustration, admittedly with both my own practice and that of my colleagues, in asking students to produce work only to have it locked away for a limited audience, mostly the marker but occasionally small groups of fellow students. We have the technical capabilities and infrastructure to push student work into the world
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Very much agree with this well argued piece.

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Education Technology: Practical Ideas for Your Lessons

Education Technology: Practical Ideas for Your Lessons | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
A list of websites that specialize in education technology and will give you inspiration and practical ideas for your lessons | Bright Classroom Ideas
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Nice to get a mention here.

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Choose your words wisely - Semantic Environment Canvas

Choose your words wisely - Semantic Environment Canvas | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

Humans live in language. It defines what we do, how we do it, and why we do it. Language is the bedrock of our cultures and societies. As with fish in water, we go about our daily business without paying much attention to the language around us and how it influences us.

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Interesting.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 30, 5:38 AM

This is a great activity to do with teachers or with hgher level learners in a business setting.

Vane García Aguilar's curator insight, November 28, 12:06 PM

Interesting.

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Promising uses of technology in education in poor, rural and isolated communities around the world

Promising uses of technology in education in poor, rural and isolated communities around the world | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
Promising uses of technology in education in poor, rural and isolated communities around the world
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Interesting blog post from the World Bank.

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What Learning Technologist’s said the key challenges would be for 2019: ALTC Word Cloud

To reflect on the main challenges highlighted, I thought I would provide a breakdown of the top 10 word cloud responses from the ALTC conference. So, in the style of Top of the Pops, let’s take a look at the top 10 countdown:
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Interesting reading.

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What Is ARCS Design Process?

What Is ARCS Design Process? | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

Instructional design is concerned with factors that influence how well a person will be able to acquire, recall, and use new knowledge and skills. These are the factors that together with effort, the outcome of motivation, have a direct influence on the quantity and quality of a person’s performance.

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Worth reading if you design materials for students.

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Are classroom robots the NextGen of learning?

Are classroom robots the NextGen of learning? | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
Technology keeps evolving and so should our classroom learning methods, to keep up with these developments and to use them to our benefit. As teachers, it’s time to adapt and think of ways to blend our classroom learning with the latest in technology.
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Interesting article with some interesting examples.

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Breaking through: stories of effective digital practice from UK further education (FE) and skills

Strong leadership and a clearly articulated vision for the use of technology continue to be hallmarks of a digitally capable organisation. The ability to realise your organisation’s digital ambitions is especially important when a reorganisation or merger is planned.
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Some useful examples.

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Classroom Management For The Connected Classroom

Classroom Management For The Connected Classroom | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

Making changes to the way we teach and especially to the way we manage our classes can be challenging. It can initially lead to more disruption and distraction while we find out what works best for us and while our students adapt to this new way of working. However, if you involve your students and let them know what your doing and why, you might just find that the devices your students bring into class and their way of working with them can be a blessing rather than a curse.

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My blog post for World of Better Learning.

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Five Proven Benefits Of Play | MindShift | KQED News

Five Proven Benefits Of Play | MindShift | KQED News | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
Play is, by definition, intrinsically motivated. People and many animals do it just because. But apparently parents and teachers these days need more of a nudge than that to make the space for play. So here are some of the research findings that appear in the paper.
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Absolutely.

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AI in Personalization in Education: How Automation is Aiding Higher Education

AI in Personalization in Education: How Automation is Aiding Higher Education | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

Personalized learning, which tailors educational content to the unique needs of individual students, has become a huge component of K–12 education. A growing number of college educators are embracing the trend, taking advantage of data analytics and artificial intelligence to deliver just-right, just-in-time learning to their students.

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Anyone doing this?

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Why Is It so Hard to Teach K-12 Educators How to Personalize Learning?

I want students to use their passions to shape projects, control the pace of their content and set their own deadlines, but building this kind of learning environment is challenging. It’s easier to provide a syllabus with structured projects and assignments that have assigned due dates and clear grading parameters.
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An interesting personal reflection on project based learning.

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The challenge of researching dialogic interactions in digital classroom contexts | BERA

The challenge of researching dialogic interactions in digital classroom contexts | BERA | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

‘Classroom dialogue’ can be thought of as a very specific use of language, one that involves using language as a cultural and psychological tool in a way that is productive for learning. Through a process of thinking with others, dialogic approaches can support learners to creatively build knowledge together. Dialogue in classrooms is, therefore, about much more than just ‘talking’.

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A good article for those interested in the value of teacher talking time.

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The Evolution Of Natural Language Processing And Its Impact On AI

The Evolution Of Natural Language Processing And Its Impact On AI | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
NLP aims to eventually dominate human-to-machine interaction to the point where talking to a machine is as easy as talking to a human.
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This looks pretty interesting.

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Revamping Social and Emotional Learning with Technology

Revamping Social and Emotional Learning with Technology | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
By harnessing new technology, educators can teach students about empathy, relationship building, and goal setting to make good and achievable decisions. SEL can help to students build empathy in the classroom, and later, in the workplace.
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Some interesting links to examples.

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Learning invisibly: The value of unstructured experiences –

Learning invisibly: The value of unstructured experiences – | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
The challenge for schools and learning programs is now to enable individuals to thrive in a world that needs more imaginative, creative, and innovative talent, not generic workers that can fill seats at an office or factory.
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I think every teacher should read this.

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Mark Cottee's curator insight, November 27, 5:15 PM
"They are being replaced with knowledge—and innovation—based work which requires people to function contextually, working almost anytime, anywhere, and with nearly anybody. These emerging workers are knowmads,.."
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Nik's Learning Technology Blog: Would you like to become an ELT materials writer?

Nik's Learning Technology Blog: Would you like to become an ELT materials writer? | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
There are so many talented teachers who create materials for their students each day and never have the opportunity to get them published.
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Would you like to become an ELT materials writer?

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Free Technology for Teachers: Teaching Online - What Does it Take?

Free Technology for Teachers: Teaching Online - What Does it Take? | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
As the market for online tutoring and particularly for online English lessons continues to grow at rapid pace, it seems inevitable that eventually all teachers will be expected to be able to deliver some elements of their classes online.
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Great to see my article featured on Free Tech 4 Teachers.

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6 Keys to a Successful Classroom Technology Pilot

6 Keys to a Successful Classroom Technology Pilot | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
As Simpson concluded, the pilot has given teachers a new way to “add value to each other,” empowering them to improve education for every student in every classroom.
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Interesting case study.

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10 researched tips to produce great video in learning (some will surprise you)

10 researched tips to produce great video in learning (some will surprise you) | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
Understand how the mind works and you can use video more effectively and cheaply. Here’s seven research-based facts that you should perhaps consider when using video in learning:
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Well worth a read.

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Oscar Iván Palacio Echeverri's curator insight, November 17, 9:09 AM
Este interesante artículo nos regala 10 tips para realizar videos educativos. Un aporte para docentes y no docentes. No olvidemos que una de las funciones de los medios es y será siempre, educar.
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How Technology Controls Your Life and What to Do About It

Marshall McLuhan spent most of his working life at the University of Toronto, where he was primarily focused on understanding culture and technology: what exactly they are, the way they interact, and how they have shaped what we experience as the past and the present.

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An interesting read.

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The Real Failure in ICT4Edu: Poor Teacher Professional Development

The Real Failure in ICT4Edu: Poor Teacher Professional Development | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
Considering all the money that’s been dumped into technology without producing any wins, it’s time we act on investing in human potential as our top priority if we expect to make progress and deliver on the promise of technology’s ability to amplify real learning.
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I'd have to agree with this.

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