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Upcoming webinars for ELT educators | Mar & Apr 2018

Upcoming webinars for ELT educators | Mar & Apr 2018 | Thinking about teaching English | Scoop.it
Here's a round-up of webinars scheduled over the next two months. I've been told that I neglect webinars provided by North American platforms although I've always included ones from Tutela - I'm going to try to cast my net a bit more widely but do let me know if I've missed any. Academic skills Bottoms…

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Make the time to extend yourself & your staff - worth it in spades
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8 Ways to Get Started With Doodling in the Classroom

8 Ways to Get Started With Doodling in the Classroom | Thinking about teaching English | Scoop.it
Doodling has many benefits for the brain, which aids in the learning process for students. It helps concentration, creativity, and retention.
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Branstad: Education reform must precede more state aid - DesMoinesRegister.com

Branstad: Education reform must precede more state aid - DesMoinesRegister.com | Thinking about teaching English | Scoop.it
Branstad: Education reform must precede more state aid DesMoinesRegister.com “We think that should be the top priority, and once that is accomplished, we're then willing to work with them on the issue of providing more state aid for schools in...
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PM urged to spell out education reforms - The Border Mail

Sydney Morning Herald PM urged to spell out education reforms The Border Mail By Daniel Hurst. Jan. 20, 2013, 3 a.m..
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English Timeline

English Timeline | Thinking about teaching English | Scoop.it
Explore the evolution of English language and literature, from the 11th century to the present day.
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Five Tips for New Teachers to Become Connected Educators

Five Tips for New Teachers to Become Connected Educators | Thinking about teaching English | Scoop.it

While the idea of being or becoming a connected educator is important, as a new teacher, this may seem completely overwhelming. There are resources in abundance for this month of learning, such as the CEM Starter Kit and the Connected Educator Month Calendar. These sites are packed with wonderful information, truly enough to get the head of a new teacher spinning!


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eUniSIM: Useful blogs on e-learning

eUniSIM: Useful blogs on e-learning | Thinking about teaching English | Scoop.it
The following e-learning blogs appeared in the blog at http://learningcircuits.blogspot.sg: 1. Internet Time Blog 2. eLearning Learning 3. Clive on Learning 4. Learnlets 5. elearnspace 6. The eLearning Coach 7.
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Higher Education Reform in the Arab World: The Model of Qatar | Middle East Institute

Higher Education Reform in the Arab World: The Model of Qatar | Middle East Institute | Thinking about teaching English | Scoop.it
Higher Education Reform in the Arab World: The Model of Qatar | Middle East Institute http://t.co/q5yahYTq via @MiddleEastInst...
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Column: Olympic effort needed for education

Column: Olympic effort needed for education | Thinking about teaching English | Scoop.it
Michelle Rhee: Who isn't excited about the Games? But we could use the same competitive spirit for our students.
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The #EdTech “Hysteria” | Zythepsary

The #EdTech “Hysteria” | Zythepsary | Thinking about teaching English | Scoop.it
Creative and blatantly honest home for Laura F. Hilliger. A learner, teacher, designer, writer, collaborator, developer, gardener, philosopher, backhoe driver, and more. Much more.
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The World of Massive Open Online Courses| The Committed Sardine

The World of Massive Open Online Courses| The Committed Sardine | Thinking about teaching English | Scoop.it

MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are the feature of this infographic from Online Colleges. As learning continues to make a shift towards online platforms, the ambitious student is discovering that there are many different options for course content available over the Internet, and much of it for free. The most well-known example of this is, of course, Khan Academy, but there are many others to choose from. Learn more about MOOCs and the options and benefits they offer to the digital student by checking out the infographic below.

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Why I Teach: Giving Voice | transformED

Why I Teach: Giving Voice | transformED | Thinking about teaching English | Scoop.it

I teach, mostly, because I like it. I find it intensely interesting. It is creative and varied, and this suits me, since I'm someone who gets bored easily.

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Infographics / #infographic: How Tech transforms school ...

Infographics / #infographic: How Tech transforms school ... | Thinking about teaching English | Scoop.it
An infographic is worth than 1000 words. Search Infographics. results 1 - 1 of about 1 for Infographics / #infographic: How Tech transforms school #careerteched #edtech. (0949 seconds) ...
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How To Design A 21st Century Assessment

How To Design A 21st Century Assessment | Thinking about teaching English | Scoop.it

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Multiple-Choice Tests: Revisiting the Pros and Cons

Multiple-Choice Tests: Revisiting the Pros and Cons | Thinking about teaching English | Scoop.it

By: Maryellen Weimer, PhD

 

"Given class sizes, teaching loads, and a host of other academic responsibilities, many teachers feel as though multiple-choice tests are the only viable option. Their widespread use justifies a regular review of those features that make these tests an effective way to assess learning and ongoing consideration of those features that compromise how much learning they promote."


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How do you deal with 180 students at a time? 

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Multiple-Choice Tests: Revisiting the Pros and Cons
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talk_politics: The education balloon

talk_politics: The education balloon | Thinking about teaching English | Scoop.it
Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonk blog/post/chart-of-the-day-college-tuiti on-is-out-of-control/2011/10/27/gIQABi4s MM_blog.html In a nutshell, the tuition fees in the US universities have increased 4 times for ...
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Dan Spalding - "How to Teach Adults": A Free, Beautiful E-Book

Most adult educators are untrained. This free, beautiful e-book gives everything you need to be a successful adult education teacher.
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Six Vintage-Inspired Animations on Critical Thinking

Six Vintage-Inspired Animations on Critical Thinking | Thinking about teaching English | Scoop.it
A field guide to the art and science of the solid argument.

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EdTech » A Principal's Reflections: Connectedness as the Standard

Here is my quick list of reasons why all educators should become connected and form their own Personal Learning Network(PLN): We become the epicenter of our learning and determine what, where, and when we want to ...
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Great Apps for Teaching Your Kids Foreign Languages

Great Apps for Teaching Your Kids Foreign Languages | Thinking about teaching English | Scoop.it
Here are some top foreign language apps that could have your kids chatting in German or confidently ordering food from a Spanish restaurant.
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50 Education Twitter Hashtags Perfect For Parents | Edudemic

50 Education Twitter Hashtags Perfect For Parents | Edudemic | Thinking about teaching English | Scoop.it
50 Education Twitter Hashtags Perfect For Parents http://t.co/Dv5Ks03r via @edudemic #Edtech #Edchat...
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Let's Get to the Bottom of #Edtech Hysteria

Let's Get to the Bottom of #Edtech Hysteria | Thinking about teaching English | Scoop.it
There's an underlying "disruptive" strain to #edtech that is, from my perspective, disconcerting. It seems that certain proponents of #edtech are pushing technology in order to completely "teacher-proof" the classroom.
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Tech-Rich Doesn’t Equal Learner Centered

Tech-Rich Doesn’t Equal Learner Centered | Thinking about teaching English | Scoop.it

he environment is design well for a teacher-centered learning environment. It surely could be a learner-centered but I don’t feel it is ideally setup that way. In fact, do the following and I don’t think you have much of a different room:

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