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Oxford Dictionaries Spelling Challenge

Oxford Dictionaries Spelling Challenge | Tech in teaching | Scoop.it

Test your listening and spelling skills with the Oxford Dictionaries Spelling Challenge. Listen to the words then type them. You can select your level and choose between UK or American English.


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Basic but absolutely superb. Wonder if they have an app doing the same thing

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timsbox's curator insight, May 16, 2013 6:25 AM

Basique mais sympa... Choisis le niveau vert pour démarrer !

Elena Manou's curator insight, October 11, 2013 7:40 AM

lovely spelling - listening practice for learners

Tony Gough's curator insight, November 14, 2013 6:17 AM

For those English language learners and users who need to check their spelling, or even improve it!

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A Realist's Guide to Flipping the Classroom


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An interesting presentation on flipping the classroom. 

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Have Your Teachers Banned Wikipedia? They Must Not Know About This.

Have Your Teachers Banned Wikipedia? They Must Not Know About This. | Tech in teaching | Scoop.it
Wikipedia's most common sources of information are news outlets, books, and academic archives. So if your teacher has banned Wikipedia, just follow Wikipedia's trail of sources to get to the good stuff. Oh, and don't tell them we sent you.

Via Dennis T OConnor
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I must admit I fail to understand teachers who ban Wikipedia... why can't they teach students to use it wisely instead of banning it altogether? 

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Deborah Owen's curator insight, May 7, 2013 8:12 AM

Hmmm... Worth knowing about. Still can't cite it, but a good place to start for background info.

Sarah Rach-Sovich's curator insight, May 7, 2013 9:06 AM

A great starting point - track it back to see where it might have come from.

Lorena Swetnam's curator insight, May 7, 2013 9:43 AM

Teach students and teachers how Wikipedia can be a starting point in the research process, not the final destination. 

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The Top 17 Free Digital Storytelling Apps for The iPad

The Top 17 Free Digital Storytelling Apps for The iPad | Tech in teaching | Scoop.it

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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It's such a shame having these awesome apps for iPads alone... well, something's better than nothing!

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Living and Learning with Mobile Devices - Parent perspective (2013 report)


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Mercedes Kamijo's curator insight, May 2, 2013 10:25 PM

Este informe (en inglés) indaga sobre las opiniones de los padres cuyos hijos pertenecen a una generación móvil, desde niños en edad preescolar hasta estudiantes de la escuela secundaria.

¿Cómo perciben los padres el valor de los dispositivos móviles, qué piensan de su uso con objetivos educativos y de recreación, qué opinan de las posibilidades que brindan los móviles? 

En vista del creciente interés en el M-Learning por parte de instituciones educativas, y en la expansión de los modelos de BYOD ("Trae tu propio dispositivo"), los padres pueden llegar a ser aliados clave en este nuevo campo de aprendizaje.

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, May 6, 2013 1:55 AM

Good to have some help sometimes! 

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A little bird told me...

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Fiona Milburn:  "As a creative practitioner, you're probably familiar with twitter as a key social media platform for marketing your projects to today’s internet-savvy audiences.But did you know it’s also a great storytelling tool?"


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Some creative ways of using Twitter for teaching

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Shwetal Randive's curator insight, May 5, 2013 3:38 AM

Creative uses of Twitter - A storytelling tool

Marci Segal, MS's curator insight, May 5, 2013 8:24 AM

Educators using twitter with students?  Ya think?

Mervi Rauhala's curator insight, May 6, 2013 2:16 PM

If you like Twitter and storytelling, read this!

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Ten social media commandments for kids & parents

Ten social media commandments for kids & parents | Tech in teaching | Scoop.it
Remember when we were kids and our parents sat us down to discuss the birds and the bees?

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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Very very important!

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Stampsy - create digital multimedia content

Stampsy - create digital multimedia content | Tech in teaching | Scoop.it
Stampsy is a sharing platform for people who produce compelling digital media content.

Whether you're a photographer, an editor or an art school student, Stampsy is the place where your creative ideas are shaped into beautiful digital experiences. We call them Stamps and they're a completely new online format for framing your talent and sharing content on the web. At a time of rapidly increasing opportunities for storytelling and visual expression, Stampsy is the place where digital content comes to life.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, May 2, 2013 2:00 PM

Stampsy is a new iPad app for creating digital content. The steps are easy to follow - add images and text to your page using drag-and-drop method. Change colours or fonts, and design the page as you like.

The result you'll get is a linear presentation with great visual potential, perfect for storytelling purposes.

There is a small inconvenience though - you will need a Facebook account to use the application.

The app is free. Download it here https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/stampsy/id582398120?mt=8

 

ghbrett's curator insight, May 8, 2013 9:32 AM

Stampsy is an interesting graphic tool currently for the iPad. It has a few necessry tools such as Headline, Text, Images, Colour Palette, Various Fonts, and best of all it is limited to 10 pages. If Powerpoints were limited to 10 pages I wonder how much real information would be lost? No doubt we'd see the important information. Check it out.

Lee Hall's curator insight, May 15, 2013 12:21 PM

Teachers could use this site to help them meet the Common Core recommendations of bringing in technology whenever possible.

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The 4 Stages of Technology Integration in Education [Infographic]

The 4 Stages of Technology Integration in Education [Infographic] | Tech in teaching | Scoop.it

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Interesting!

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Sharla Shults's curator insight, May 4, 2013 1:26 PM

Integrating technology in your teaching requires beforehand planning and structuring. It also predisposes the existence of a set of learning goals you  want to achieve through the integration of this technology in the class. So, the process is highly structured and pre-arranged and nothing is left for " happy accidents ".

Amanda Rogers's comment, May 4, 2013 6:11 PM
This is a great tool to refer to for integrating technology into lessons whilst encorporating learning goals and allowing for HOT. It is well structured and prevents lesving steps out.
Kia Sowden's comment, May 11, 2013 1:01 AM
I think many teachers struggle to truly integrate technology into their classrooms. I believe their is the common misconception that if you are 'using' technology you are integrating it into your teaching and learning. However there is a difference between the two.
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How to insert a 3D model into ibooks author


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Peter Pappas's curator insight, December 17, 2012 7:36 PM

A bit frantic. No narration. But you'll get the idea.

Fulvio Colasanto's curator insight, December 18, 2012 8:51 AM

Una semplice e utilissima video guida su come inserire oggetti 3D in iBooks Author. 

Scarica Google Sketchup

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Newsmap

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Newsmap is an application that visually reflects the constantly changing landscape of the Google News news aggregator.

Via Ricard Garcia
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Superb!

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, May 2, 2013 3:37 AM
Soooooo useful for our ESL classroom! Explore news, compare countries and the kind of news they show... a vast array of possibilities!
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A Wonderful Poster on Learning Styles

A Wonderful Poster on Learning Styles | Tech in teaching | Scoop.it

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Adam Lenaarts's curator insight, May 1, 2013 2:15 PM

LS are so overrated...

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21 Digital Tools to Build Vocabulary

21 Digital Tools to Build Vocabulary | Tech in teaching | Scoop.it
Great literacy Web 2.0 tools from @tysonkimberly: 21 Digital Tools to Support Common Core Academic Vocabulary http://t.co/4I63IzSiXO
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Effective Classroom Presentations

I delivered a talk at Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH) on May 03, 2013 addressing a group of nearly 50 higher-ed educators on the use of technology in the classroom...


Via Baiba Svenca
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Very interesting!

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Michele Cairns's curator insight, May 8, 2013 11:18 AM

Before setting your students off to do their PPT have them review this.

Enrique Adolfo Simmonds Barrios's curator insight, May 8, 2013 2:26 PM

We have to know how is the better way to show effective classroom presentations

Dolly Bhasin 's curator insight, May 26, 2013 12:02 AM

An effective presentation to watch!

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Theory of Gaming Motivation

the psychology of video games

Via Timo Ilomäki, Bhushan THAPLIYAL
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This article puts forth what it calls a 'theory' to 'model the psychological reasons people play video games'. It does make for an interesting read and will probably even serve in giving teachers solid reasons to encourage students' gaming endeavours. This article puts forth however a subjective point of view and is not a result of scientific research. 

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Magazine LCF : Langue et la Culture Françaises - Nouveau Magazine pour les francophiles francophones

Magazine LCF : Langue et la Culture Françaises - Nouveau Magazine pour les francophiles francophones | Tech in teaching | Scoop.it
Le magazine LCF a pour but de promouvoir la Langue et la Culture Française à travers le monde. Il est consultable et téléchargeable gratuitement. C'est un magazine francophone pour les étrangers qui aime lire en français.
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Langue et culture françaises, le premier magazine de FLE gratuit, téléchargeable gratuitement via ce site. 
Langue et culture françaises est un mensuel d'une cinquantaine de pages dont le contenu est adapté aux personnes qui aiment lire le français, même s'il ne s'agit pas de leur langue maternelle.
Les thèmes que nous abordons sont divers et variés : Culture, Société, Mode, Gastronomie, Langue et Voyages.

En partenariat avec TV5Monde et RFi, ils proposent également des jeux, du contenu audio et vidéo.
Chaque mois le magazine est dédié à une ville ou un pays francophone. Après avoir visité Montpellier, Nantes, Lyon et Paris nous partons pour les prochains mois pour la Suisse, Cannes, l'île de la Réunion et bien d'autres destinations!
Le magazine est disponible en version papier sur commande.
La version numérique du magazine est cependant totalement gratuite!

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Find Your Hogwarts House - Harry Potter Sorting Hat Personality Test

find your hogwarts house harry potter sorting hat personality test

Via Pilar Pamblanco
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A very interesting test!! 

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English Module 2.4: Concordance programs

English Module 2.4: Concordance programs | Tech in teaching | Scoop.it

Via Randy Rebman
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Superbly brilliant !! 

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Randy Rebman's curator insight, May 4, 2013 8:43 PM

This is a very thorough module on using corpus linguistics in the classroom.  It is about 50 pages worth of materials. A great introduction or review of the uses of corpora, resources and related research.

Shona Whyte's curator insight, May 5, 2013 11:06 AM

Undated module on Graham Davies' legacy website (most recent reference 2011, the majority from the 1990s).  The authors recommend printing and reading the 50+ pages of information, then come back to the webpage to use the links to complete the activities.

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I’m still here: back online after a year without the internet

I’m still here: back online after a year without the internet | Tech in teaching | Scoop.it

I was wrong.

 

One year ago I left the internet. I thought it was making me unproductive. I thought it lacked meaning. I thought it was "corrupting my soul."

 

It's a been a year now since I "surfed the web" or "checked my email" or "liked" anything with a figurative rather than literal thumbs up. I've managed to stay disconnected, just like I planned. I'm internet free.

 

And now I'm supposed to tell you how it solved all my problems. I'm supposed to be enlightened. I'm supposed to be more "real," now. More perfect.


Via Miloš Bajčetić
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I've often wondered what life would be like without the Internet, and this story replies to my question. Definitely worth a read.

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Miloš Bajčetić's curator insight, May 4, 2013 6:01 AM

"there's a lot of 'reality' in the virtual, and a lot of 'virtual' in our reality"

 

An introspective story on living without Internet. Great article!

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14 Educational Websites Students Will Want to Visit

14 Educational Websites Students Will Want to Visit | Tech in teaching | Scoop.it
14 Educational Websites Students Will Want to Visit

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A list of websites that can make learning fun for children

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Le TBI en classe de langues : conférence en ligne 24 juin

Le TBI en classe de langues : conférence en ligne 24 juin | Tech in teaching | Scoop.it
Landesinsitut für Pädagogik und Medien Saarland

Via Shona Whyte
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I'm interested! Do I simply need to log on to the site at the hour mentioned? 

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, May 3, 2013 7:36 AM

Conférence en ligne gratuite

Shona Whyte's comment, May 7, 2013 4:17 PM
Yes, you can just "show up" at the right time, or you can contact Jürgen Wagner ahead of time to sign up. A bientôt en ligne :-)
Shona Whyte's comment, May 8, 2013 11:58 AM
Inscription par mél à jwagner@lpm.uni-sb.de - utile mais pas nécessaire
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L'interaction en langue cible au TBI | itilt.eu

L'interaction en langue cible au TBI | itilt.eu | Tech in teaching | Scoop.it

"L'approche communicative, orientée plus vers le sens que vers la forme des mots, et l'approche actionnelle, ou apprentissage par la tâche, sous-tendent l'enseignement des langues secondes à l'heure actuelle.  Il est donc utile de voir des exemples d'activités de classe où le TBI est utilisé pour étayer la communication spontanée dans des contextes authentiques.  Cependant, ce type de communication n'est ni possible ni souhaitable à tous les stades d'acquisition et dans toutes les phases d'une séance ou séquence d'enseignement.  Dans les exemples qui suivent, nous observons l'usage du TBI dans de différents types d'interactions qui vont d'un entraînement à l'utilisation d'éléments linguistiques hors contexte communicatif, en passant par des activités plus ouvertes, pour arriver à une vraie communication en langue cible." 


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Shona Whyte's curator insight, May 3, 2013 3:35 AM

Des exemples de pratique de classe de langue au TBI qui montrent des niveaux d'interaction variés, allant de l'écouter-répéter du modèle comportementaliste à la communication authentique de Krashen et des constructivistes.

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Tablettes numériques réalisation d'un exposé

Tablettes numériques réalisation d'un exposé | Tech in teaching | Scoop.it
Eric Peytavy, professeur des écoles à l'école Anatole France de Saulx les Chartreux (91), expérimente l'usage pédagogique des tablettes tactiles.

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Reconceptualising interactional groups

Shona Whyte:

 

Here's a very practical discussion of group formation for second language interaction by Judith Rance-Roney in the English Teaching Forum 2010.  It begins with some second language research supporting the importance of interaction for language acquisition, then looks at a variety of ways of grouping students to maximise their learning opportunities.  It's based on ESL for higher education in the US, but applicable to foreign language contexts also for the most part.

 

I've picked out some do's and don'ts which I think are valuable:

 

DO
- consider fixed groups, saving planning time and allowing learners to get to know each other

- also consider a roster of groupings, to make different groups for different tasks/topics

- group students by proficiency; keep a class list ordered by language level for quick reference

- assign roles to group members: leader, scribe, reporter, vocabulary monitor, time monitor

- allow 5 minutes' study time for learners to absorb new language or instructions before group work begins

 

DON'T
- feel bound to make groups of equal numbers: put 3 quiet students together so that they have to participate, but 6 louder students so they have to take turns

- consistently mix high and low proficiency learners: the stronger students will dominate

- always group by affiliation: learners who do not know each other well accomplish more on-task learning

- always avoid grouping same-L1 learners together: L1 discussion can be helpful and code-switching can lead to greater analytic depth


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Shona Whyte's curator insight, April 28, 2013 1:50 PM

I scooped this a while back and when I went back to find it, discovered the document had disappeared.  But this is another link to the same document.

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FlipSnack: Créer un flipbook en ligne

FlipSnack: Créer un flipbook en ligne | Tech in teaching | Scoop.it

FlipSnack est un service web2 qui va vous permettre de créer facilement des flipbooks en ligne.

Les flipbooks sont ces liseuses que l’on rencontre de plus en plus souvent sur le web et la blogosphère qui reproduisent la sensation de lecture d’un magazine papier. On tourne les pages du magazine avec parfois un petit bruit de feuille, on peut accéder au chemin de fer de la publication et zoomer sur une partie du texte.


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Sounds like an interesting tool

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Isabellefr10's curator insight, May 1, 2013 8:08 AM

la page qui tourne, ok