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Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA)

Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA) | Under Construction | Scoop.it
450 million word corpus of American English, 1990-2012. Compare to the BNC and ANC. Large, balanced, up-to-date, and freely-available online.
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What Makes Great Teachers Great?

Secondary students talk about what characteristics of a teacher have the most positive effect on their learning. The responses are a valuable insight into yo...
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Google Book Tool Tracks Cultural Change With Words

Google Book Tool Tracks Cultural Change With Words | Under Construction | Scoop.it
A new searchable database of more than 500 billion words is a powerful way to study cultural change.
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The Basics of Blended Learning

Learn about Education Elements and high level concepts of blended learning.
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The Basics of Blended Learning
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The Persistent Appeal of Technology in Learning

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The technology they use in their personal lives just makes sense for use in their learning as well. If a student badly wanted a new tablet or app for his or her own personal use but wanted nothing to do with it for any kind of learning whatsoever, we may need to look at the disconnect.

But there are other reasons why education consistently turns to technology


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Neil Riley's curator insight, June 1, 2013 4:43 AM

Huge advocate of Life Long Learning and the use of personal technology breaks down the barrier between the 'classroom' and the workplace.

Dr. Helen Teague's comment, June 1, 2013 9:13 AM
I like the emphasis on connections---making connections among curricular disciplines and technology uses.
NikitaWilliams's curator insight, June 7, 2013 12:55 AM

A must read for all educators involved in technology education. Anyone who reads this will know exactly what to look for in a resource for helping develop Design & Digital Technology understandings.

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Readlang

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The online eReader for language learners. Import other websites or novel length texts and read them in a distraction free environment with one-click translation. After reading, review the new vocabularly with spaced repetition flashcards.
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timsbox's curator insight, June 4, 2013 4:52 AM

Le principe est génial ! 

Vous lisez un texte en anglais (n'importe quel texte trouvé sur le web qui vous intéresse), vous cliquez sur les mots difficiles pour avoir une traduction immédiate, puis vous pouvez réviser les mots sélectionnés !

Ce n'est pas très ludique mais très efficace.

En plus, c'est gratuit...

 

Adapté pour adultes et collégiens ...

Steve Ridout's comment, June 4, 2013 5:06 AM
Hey, Steve here, creator of Readlang. Very happy to see it shared here! It is already somewhat mobile friendly, in that the design adapts to smaller screens, and I use it on my iPad all the time. I hope eventually to develop iOS and Android applications too.
Patricia Daniels's curator insight, June 4, 2013 9:35 AM

Students, I've just tested this myself and it's a useful tool. Apparently it's also becoming more mobile compatible, which will be a postive development. There's an introduction video so watch it first and see if it's a tool that you'll put to use. I've added the extension to Chrome.

 

You can upload webpages for reading and if you're unsure of a word, click on it for the translation. This will appear in your word bank as a flashcard with some text ( this provides you with the context which is an intelligent feature). You can then run through your list of flashcards and learn the words. Remember to put them in context when you are doing your practice as this will help you retain them.

 

Try it for yourself.

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LinguaFolio® - National Council of State Supervisors for Languages

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STUDENT SELF-EVALUATION: WHAT RESEARCH SAYS AND WHAT PRACTICE SHOWS

STUDENT SELF-EVALUATION: WHAT RESEARCH SAYS AND WHAT PRACTICE SHOWS | Under Construction | Scoop.it
CDL services and resources for students and their families

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Education Week Spotlight on Teacher Evaluation 2011

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Kevin Coleman's comment, May 20, 2013 2:05 PM
Excellent newsletter on Blended Learning, with a great reference for different module styles
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Learning Beyond Walls: 21 Skype Resources

Learning Beyond Walls: 21 Skype Resources | Under Construction | Scoop.it
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From the multiple literacies students will need in the future, to the possibilities of people to connect the classroom with (from students accross the globe to field experts), Skype can be a great way to help model to students how to make connections in the world and have an engaged, meaningful learning experience. 

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21 Reasons To Use Tablets In The 21st Century Classroom

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A Vision of Students Today (& What Teachers Must Do)

A Vision of Students Today (& What Teachers Must Do) | Under Construction | Scoop.it
In spring 2007 I invited the 200 students enrolled in the “small” version of my "Introduction to Cultural Anthropology" class to tell the world what they think of their education by helping me write a script for a video to be posted on YouTube.
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The solution?   "Working with students in the pursuit of answers to real and relevant questions."

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How to make a student iPad podcasting studio

How to make a student iPad podcasting studio | Under Construction | Scoop.it

"This past summer I converted our conventional podcasting studio with PCs over to iPads in hopes of improving the workflow. To be honest, I amazed at how easy podcasting is now for my elementary students. Here are the basics:"


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Awesome!  I bet they are so excited to podcast.  

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Shea Stehm's curator insight, February 3, 2013 11:51 PM

WOW!

tammy bailey's curator insight, February 11, 2013 5:54 PM

Digital Storytelling idea.

Greenwich Connect's curator insight, August 12, 2013 7:01 AM

interesting resources for podcasting

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How To Become A Brilliant English Teacher

A video lesson on How To Become A Brilliant English Teacher that will improve your teaching methods skills. Learn how to get good at teaching methods from Vi...
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What Makes a Good Teacher? - Student Q&A

Secondary students talk about what characteristics of a teacher have the most positive effect on their learning. The responses are a valuable insight into yo...
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Communicative Grammar for Multi-Level English Language Learners | The New School

An 8-minute video combining existing video from various sources (presumed Fair Use). This is primarily aimed at educators at The Northumberland Church of Eng...
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Innovations in learning technologies for English language teaching

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4 Years Old, but Very Pertinent
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Bring the rubric to LIFE!

Bring the rubric to LIFE! | Under Construction | Scoop.it
I use this performance based rubric to assess students' language skills in my class. (Thanks to Thomas Sauer for putting pretty documents together for us at JCPS! Click here to download the rubric....

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Kevin Coleman's comment, June 28, 2013 11:14 AM
Thank you Yuly! Thank you for sharing and thanks to the author of the post. Writing a new curriculum track, I have been studying assessment rubrics and trying to pick the most important identifyers. Because I am a mind map type of person, all the lists can be daunting. This is a great way to get it up for students, colleagues, and I to see it in color on the wall!
Yuly Asencion's comment, June 28, 2013 3:56 PM
Kevin, you're welcome. I think it is very practical.
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Film English

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Kevin Coleman's curator insight, July 17, 2017 6:59 PM
For Teachers: Absolutely Recommended. Videos with lesson plans categorized by level and/or subject area. Well done on this website, Kieran! 
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US launches app to help people learn and teach English - FutureGov Magazine

US launches app to help people learn and teach English - FutureGov Magazine | Under Construction | Scoop.it
US launches app to help people learn and teach English FutureGov Magazine “English language skills open doors to economic empowerment and educational opportunities for billions of people around the world.” The app was developed in partnership with...
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36 Digital Storytelling Sites and Apps From edshelf

36 Digital Storytelling Sites and Apps From edshelf | Under Construction | Scoop.it
Websites & mobile apps for digital storytelling, such as Toontastic, VoiceThread, StoryKit, Xtranormal, Puppet Pals, Pixton, Storybird, Comic Master, etc.
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10+ Ideas for Using Cell Phones with Young Learners

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10+ Ideas for Using Cell Phones with Young Learners
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I still have very mixed feelings about young people and smart phones.  This presentation gives some great examples of activities!  I might use them for adult learners at the university.  My only concerns for young people and smart devices is how connected they are to them, how dependent they are on them, how they are unable to control their impulses with these devices and the consequences of this on other areas of their life, how interaction with them during formative years is changing how we learn, process, and memorize (a big science experiment), and last but not least, the hidden curriculum--the creation of a division between the haves and the have-nots.  On the other hand, many already have them and need to learn how to use them properly.  They can be magnificent tools.  In the end, I have more questions than answers, and I am all for technology as LONG AS IT MAKES THE LEARNING EXPERIENCE MORE HUMAN.  These are great activities!  I might add one - go interview someone.  Thanks to the presenter for a very interesting presentation with great ideas!!!

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Mark Anderson's Blog » The iPad & Critical Pedagogy

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This past year preparing for the launch of iPads has been an interesting one for sure.
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I just love this: "I think the discussion on the iPad and Pedagogy needs to go further. Too many posts (and I am guilty of this too) focus on, “check out this cool app”, or “did you know the iPad can do this”; you’ve all seen them. I really feel we are past the time where we should be looking at the functionality of the iPad as a device and be looking at it in a way which ensures we are looking more at how learning can be redefined and modified through the use of the iPad."   


Critical Pedagogy Meets Technology - I will be pondering this for a while.  

 

"Habits of thought, reading, writing, and speaking which go beneath surface meaning…”

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Authentic Assessment and Rubrics

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Online Professional Development Authentic Assessment...

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