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Food for thought about the challenging and changing world  of teaching  and learning  
Curated by Carmen Arias
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ICT spending: proceed with caution

ICT spending: proceed with caution | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it
Technology doesn't guarantee improved learning outcomes – put the pedagogy first...
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How American Schools Compare To All Other Countries [Infographic] | Edudemic

How American Schools Compare To All Other Countries [Infographic] | Edudemic | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it

Great infographic to reflect and learn

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Blog challenge: How and why you learned a foreign language

Blog challenge:  How and why you learned a foreign language | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it
RT @ShellTerrell: via @brad5patterson Blog challenge: How and why you learned a foreign language http://t.co/aHVdXDGb #eltchat #esl...
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Brad Patterson's comment, February 17, 2012 6:03 AM
Thanks for sharing, Carmen!
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The number one reason to learn a language...

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Thanks for sharing, Carmen :-)
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Redes sociales y aprendizaje de lenguas: posibilidades e interrogantes | Nuevas tecnologías aplicadas a la educación | Educa con TIC

Redes sociales y aprendizaje de lenguas: posibilidades e interrogantes | Nuevas tecnologías aplicadas a la educación | Educa con TIC | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it
Para desarrollar la competencia comunicativa es necesario participar en situaciones comunicativas. Los tiempos de aprender un idioma rellenando huecos se han acabado (o deberían) y un mundo de nuevas posibilidades se abre ante nosotros.
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The Updated Twitteraholic’s Guide to tweets, hashtags, and all things Twitter | The Edublogger

The Updated Twitteraholic’s Guide to tweets, hashtags, and all things Twitter | The Edublogger | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it

You can´t do without this useful article to make the most of  Twitter 

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What Good Is a Video Game in the ESL Classroom?

What Good Is a Video Game in the ESL Classroom? | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it
Since the 1980’s when video games first entered youth culture, things have not been the same.
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What Should I Read Next? Book recommendations from readers like you

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Reading is not a race: The virtues of the ‘slow reading’ movement

Reading is not a race: The  virtues of the ‘slow reading’ movement | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it

The goal of reading instruction should not be to rush this process, not to put students on the clock, but to say in every way possible — “This is not a race. Take your time. Pay attention. Touch the words and tell me how they touch you”


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Breaking down the walls of the classroom

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In this posting I would like to argue that in order for technology to really enhance learning and for learners to achieve their full potential, we need to fundamentally rethink the relationship between learning and the classroom and to rethink the role of the teacher.


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Classroom Strategies - Google Docs | CLIL - Teaching Models, Strategies & Ideas

Classroom Strategies - Google Docs | CLIL - Teaching Models, Strategies & Ideas | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it
Explicit strategy instruction is at the core of good comprehension instruction. "Before" strategies activate students' prior knowledge and set a purpose for reading.
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How long does it take to learn a foreign language? Not so long as we can imagine

How long does it take to learn a foreign language?  Not so long as we can imagine | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it

Interesting article in Spanish with l-inks in English- about the not so difficult task of learning a second or third language...

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Twittering, Not Frittering: Professional Development in 140 Characters | Edutopia

Twittering, Not Frittering: Professional Development in 140 Characters | Edutopia | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it
Members of the education community microblog about what they're doing.
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Author of the month: Nik Peachey | Onestopenglish

Author of the month: Nik Peachey | Onestopenglish | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it

Nik Peachey, digital guru and author of our Tech Tools for Teachers series, talks about the highs and lows of his personal experiences of education and explains how a lazy workaholic (his own words) came to get so interested in learning technologies. He also imparts some valuable advice on becoming a materials writer and gives tips on the wonders of self publishing online through blogs and e-books.


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This is the text of an interview I did for the OneStopEnglish website when I was selected as author of the month.

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Using technology in the classroom requires experience and guidance, report finds | Learning Technology

Using technology in the classroom requires experience and guidance, report finds | Learning Technology | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it
Fresh out of college, few new teachers experiment with new technologies because they have the potential to be disruptive.
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TED: Ideas worth spreading

TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading -- through TED.com, our annual conferences, the annual TED Prize and local TEDx events.
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ThinkBinder

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ThinkBinder is a great free tool for creating your own study group.


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Twitter for Beginners - Resources - TES

Twitter for Beginners - Resources - TES | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it
This video shows how to get started on Twitter, how to sign up to an account, find people to follow and use hash tags.
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Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution!

In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning -- creating conditions where kids' natural talents can flourish.

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Top 5 Reasons to use Prezi instead of PowerPoint

Blog Post: http://www.danh.me/top-5-reasons-i-use-prezi-and-why-you-should Prezi is a terrific new presentation platform that offers dynamic content delivery...

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Twenty Everyday Ways to Model Technology Use for Students

Twenty Everyday Ways to Model Technology Use for Students | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it
In honor of Edutopia's 20th anniversary, blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron shares 20 ways to share technology with students. Please add your own!

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Windows 7 Repair Software

Windows 7 Repair Software | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it
Windows 7 TuneUp suite protects your computer from system crashes, repairs and maintains your PC health, removes unneeded Internet clutter, regains valuable disk space, cleans your registry and tweak windows to perform better.
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Personal Learning Networks for Educators: 10 Tips

Personal Learning Networks for Educators: 10 Tips | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it

Many educators get frustrated when they first experiment with these tools, but building a personal learning network doesn’t happen quickly, and it isn’t a trivial commitment. It takes time to make connections and build relationships. It’s takes perseverance to continue when you receive no replies to your requests, and it requires patience to build up social capitol over the months that may be necessary before you begin to feel part of a community.


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Forget Networking. How to Be a Connector. Are teachers "connectors"? Should they be?

Forget Networking. How to Be a Connector. Are teachers "connectors"? Should they be? | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it

Interesting article on peole who can "connect" with others.

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Flipping the flipped classroom

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There’s a lot to be said for this approach, especially in the traditional lecture based classroom, but for us as communicative language teachers I often wonder if this is really anything new. I’ve known teachers for years who have been setting grammar study as homework and then doing the more practical communicative tasks in the classroom.


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