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Using Fake Text Messages to Create Learning Activities

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iFake Text Message is a great tool for creating authentic looking materials to engage students and shift materials design into a genre that’s both relevant and familiar. The tool enables you to create a screen image of a text conversation.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 7, 12:43 AM

Some tips and ideas for making text based learing activities.

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Blogging About The Web 2.0 Connected Classroom: Why All Educators Need SAMR And TPACK

Blogging About The Web 2.0 Connected Classroom: Why All Educators Need SAMR And TPACK | MALT | Scoop.it
On its surface technology can make learning more fun and engaging. Allowing students to create podcasts or work on websites, write blog posts or use 3-D printers certainly engages students and shows them what is possible. However, what is lacking from many of the discussions is what pedagogical impacts the use of technology can have on learning. Moreover, if there isn’t a clear understanding of what types of activities promote the most student gains, then the use of technology is just flashy and in some cases, makes learning less effective.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 12, 7:03 AM

Not much to argue with.

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5 Myths and misconceptions in learning theory

5 Myths and misconceptions in learning theory | MALT | Scoop.it
So what can we learn from this? That it’s worth investigating any theories we hear and that we shouldn’t accept ideas as true just because a large amount of people believe in them.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 26, 1:04 AM

Agood quick read.

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Epic | Free e-learning White Papers

Epic | Free e-learning White Papers | MALT | Scoop.it

Epic is a Brighton-based eLearning company which some MALT graduates have gone on to work for. The company makes available its 'White Papers' on e-learning for free. Most of the areas you are looking at are covered in these white papers. 


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Back to School with Google Docs

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Google Docs is truly one of my favorite tools for teaching and learning because of the features it offers to support research, writing and collaboration in the 24/7 classroom. Here are some things to try with Google Docs as you make plans to use a little more tech and embrace change.


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Lynn Findlay's curator insight, November 11, 2013 9:12 AM

For start of year, or start of session

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Language CMC- Twitter

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Today, much of the communicating is done through “text-based” messages that are sent through computers and digital devices. The example I found to have an interesting display of CMC language was through my Twitter account online. This text based site is a new social networking site that involves “tweets” or written text in the form of a status reporting a message or sending to someone. Twitter allows users the ability to update their profile by using their mobile phone either by text messaging or by apps released for certain smartphones / tablets. 

 

In Herrings article, she says CMC language can also be different letters put together to mimic sounds people make to emit different emotions. Twitter used this all the time with people writing in how they would react emotionally, such as "hahahaha" for laughter emotions, or "mwah" to kiss them through message. A criticism of text-based CMC is that there are limitations in understanding. It is difficult to really capture the emotion or tone someone says something through text. This language is administered all the time on twitter and it is an issue when talking about how the language is on twitter. It's quick thoughts, quick reactions and emotions, therefore, it is in short hand and sometimes difficult to understand the meaning, but overall, if you have the time, write in it at least proper understandable text-based language. I say twitter language has a lasting impact inhibiting our youth learning how to read and write properly, but at the same time, it is teaching kids different ways to express their emotions and question or comment on things they might not normally have spoken up about.

 

Resources:
Herring, S. (Classification) (2007) A Faceted Classification Scheme for Computer-Mediated Discourse. Language@Internet (4). Available at http://www.languageatinternet.de/articles/2007/761/index_html/

 

 


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Technology and principles in language teaching: Andrew Walkley

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Shona Whyte:

Hugh Dellar gives ELT Heinle co-author Andrew Walkley space to expand on his IATEFL 2012 presentation on technology in language teaching.  The overal thrust is to question blind assumptions about teaching and technology: 

 

Impoverished acquisitional/pedagogical models

- "the vast bulk of new technologies for ELT are based on OLD – and I would argue discredited – theories of language. Many of the sites recommended by gatekeepers such as Russell Stannard and Nik Peachey focus very much on grammar rules and lists of single words and their meanings."  Walkley rejects this restricted view of language learning/teaching as "grammar rules + words + skills."

 

Overestimation of technology's power to motivate

- "We’re frequently told we’re teaching screenagers, but our students are only screenagers when using facebook to sort out a meet-up with friends or to post comments on recently uploaded photos."  Our younger learners are not so tech-savvy or pro-tech as older teachers may fear.

 

Unhealthy obsession with technology among some teachers

- "Don’t let workaholics be our role models."  Technology is time-consuming for teachers, but pro-tech teachers don't mind giving up a great deal of spare time for it.

 

Technological versus pedagogical interactivity

- "Far too often, in classes I observe, IWBs are simply used as giant held-up coursebooks, as another form of crowd control."

 

[Author photo from ELT Heinle http://elt.thomson.com/emea/en_uk/innovations/pages/0759396205/teacher_andrew.html]


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Literacy and Technology: Where We've Been and Where We're Heading

Richard Kern is Associate Professor of French and Director of the Berkeley Language Center. In addition to teaching in the language program, Professor Kern also teaches courses in applied linguistics and foreign language pedagogy.


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10 Characteristics of Professional Learning that Inspires Learner-Centered Innovation –

10 Characteristics of Professional Learning that Inspires Learner-Centered Innovation – | MALT | Scoop.it

By maximizing the multiple and diverse resources available, we can rethink the traditional model of professional learning to chart unique pathways and reach desired goals. Valuing the differences in teachers and immersing them in learner-centered experiences in professional learning is an essential lever that will allow educators to design similar learning experiences for the students they teach.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 4, 1:32 AM

Some nice ideas.

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A Futuristic Look at Assessing Learning | MindShift | KQED News

A Futuristic Look at Assessing Learning | MindShift | KQED News | MALT | Scoop.it
To allow our brains to develop their full potential, “we need to take control over how we use technology,” said Gazzaley. “How do we build stronger brains so that we have less distracted minds?” This can be done by modifying our behavior, but he also believes that technology itself can play a role in enhancing cognition.

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Infographic: Ed tech can change the world

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Educational technology is making a huge impact on how students learn, how teachers teach and how education is done.

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SA Fia Z's curator insight, September 29, 2015 4:15 AM

Technology is and will continue to revolutionize education. I

elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, September 29, 2015 9:05 AM

Great inforgraphics

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Lets Change The World Together , I'll Show You How to Make Things Right Again, Gain Trust and Fix any Problems We Face! Give Me Your Hand and Trust Me!

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6 Good Educational Web Tools to Teach Writing Through Comics

6 Good Educational Web Tools to Teach Writing Through Comics | MALT | Scoop.it

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26 Content Marketing Tools to Use in 2013

A tremendous collection of content marketing tools available for your immediate use.  NOTE: For Content Curation, you'll want to use Scoop.it.  You'll want to bookmark this list for future reference...

 

Content Ideas

TrendSpottr – TrendSpottr helps users discover the most timely and relevant information about any topic from across the real-time Web.RSS Feeds Hootsuite Plugin – If you use Hootsuite, this plugin is great for keeping track of your RSS feeds all in one place.Bottlenose – Bottlenose provides social media listening and analytics for marketers, including a free search tool for tracking trending news and topics.Quora – Quora is a great place to find what people in your niche or industry have questions about – a goldmine of great ideas for content.LinkedIn Answers – Like Quora, LinkedIn Answers is another excellent source of ideas for content.Google+ Communities – Join some relevant Google+ Communities to get some content ideas from the discussions taking place.Evernote – I use Evernote to quickly jot down and keep track of any content ideas I have. I can add it through the Evernote website, and it syncs to Evernote on my phone and tablet.

Content Curation

List.ly – List posts are great for traffic and SEO. Listly helps you curate items into lists you can then embed into a blog post. Plus, others can vote on your list items or add their own items to the list.Storify – I love this tool. Using Storify, you can curate all different types of content about a specific topic, like blog posts, tweets, videos and images, into one board. It’s especially useful for events like conferences.Pinterest – By now I’m sure you’re already quite familiar with Pinterest (and are as addicted to it as I am). But have you thought about using it to curate ideas for your content? Perhaps you see an infographic you like and want to emulate, or new ways to present your content visually. Pinterest is the ultimate visual content curation tool!

Content Planning

Editorial Calendar – This is probably the most important tool you need for content marketing – an editorial calendar. This post on Content Marketing Institute walks you through how to create an editorial calendar for your content marketing efforts, and even includes a handy template you can use.Bubbl.us – This is a very easy-to-use tool for brainstorming and creating mindmaps. I use it for mapping out different content and blog post types to include in my editorial calendars.Google Drive – Formerly Google Docs, Google Drive is a great place to keep your editorial calendars for easy sharing and collaboration during the content planning process.Trello – Organization is key when it comes to producing content. Trello is a collaboration tool that organizes your projects into boards, and can help you organize your content projects from start to finish.Podio – Podio is a project management tool, and can help you keep your content projects in check much the same way as Trello – with the added bonus of nifty Apps you can add it and use for different functions (like collaboration and research).

Content Research

Consumer Barometer – Google’s Consumer Barometer provides insights into how consumers search and research product purchases – which is useful insight when it comes to creating content that targets those consumers.Google Analytics – If you use Google Analytics, you have a goldmine of data available to you to inform your content marketing efforts. The keywords people are using to get to your website, for example, tell you what topics people are interested in and searching for.Google Keyword Tool – Keyword research is a must for content planning and creation so your content can be optimized for the right keywords. Google’s AdWords Keyword Tool is one of the best (free) tools out there for determining which keywords to use, and also doing some competitive keyword analysis.Buzzstream – BuzzStream is a platform that can be used for SEO link building and public relations. Using BuzzStream, you can look up keywords to find content about those topics and the influencers writing that content. This will not only help you with research, but also with generating additional content ideas.

Content Creation

Prezi – Prezi has become very popular as a way to visually enhance your presentations and make them more dynamic. While it can take some planning and creativity to create a truly effective Prezi presentation, this could be a great tool for re-purposing existing presentations into something more interesting.Visual.ly – If you don’t have the resources in-house to create mind-blowing infographics and visual data, Visual.ly has a creation tool so you can create your own. Or, you can hire a designer through their Marketplace to create something a bit snazzier.Piktochart – This is another tool for creating your own infographics. They offer a free tool with a few basic themes to choose from, as well as Pro packages for more choice and customization.- Pixlr is a free online photo editor, and comes in handy if you don’t have Photoshop at your disposal. I use it for creating simple visual content like photo memes and visual equations.Issuu – Use Issuu to create your own digital magazines or present PDFs in a new format (such as reports, whitepapers, guides, or ebooks).

Content Distribution

Dlvr.it - Sometimes keeping up with a voluminous feed of content from multiple sources can be overwhelming. dlvr.it helps publishers deliver their content to their Twitter and Facebook accounts from RSS feeds.BufferApp – If you have lots of content to post to your social accounts at once, Buffer allows you to set a schedule for automatically posting that content throughout the day. Just add each piece of content to your Buffer, create the posts, and you’re done!

 


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CYDigital's curator insight, January 13, 2013 9:16 AM

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Radio Ga Ga: corpus-based resources, you’ve yet to have your finest hour | TOETOE Technology for Open English Toying with Open E-resources (ˈtɔɪtɔɪ)

Radio Ga Ga: corpus-based resources, you’ve yet to have your finest hour | TOETOE Technology for Open English Toying with Open E-resources (ˈtɔɪtɔɪ) | MALT | Scoop.it

Shona Whyte:

A cornerstone post on open e-resources by Alannah Fitzgerald, "an open education practitioner and researcher working in the area of technology-enhanced learning for English Language Teaching (ELT)" and "doctoral candidate in Educational Technology at Concordia University."


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Internet technology-based projects in learning and teaching English as a Foreign Language at Yakutsk State University | Zamorshchikova | The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Le...

Internet technology-based projects in learning and teaching English as a Foreign Language at Yakutsk State University | Zamorshchikova | The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Le... | MALT | Scoop.it

Internet technology-based projects in learning and teaching English as a Foreign Language at Yakutsk State University...


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Emma Jiménez's curator insight, March 27, 2015 4:07 PM

A good motivator for projects

 

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Call for Abstracts Qualitative Research Methods (30 Nov)

Call for Abstracts Qualitative Research Methods (30 Nov) | MALT | Scoop.it

Call for Papers for the 3rd Qualitative Research in
Management and Organization Conference to be held in April 2012 in Albuquerque, NM. The theme
of the conference is ‘Embodiment, Imagination, and Meaning’. This year the event will include two streams: one focusing on the conference theme and one addressing more general issues and methods associated with qualitative research.

 


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