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Hacking Creativity

Hacking Creativity | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
This book is for any language teacher who is interested in developing their own and their students' creative skills while teaching languages.
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My latest book.

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9 Tools for Making the Classroom Paperless

9 Tools for Making the Classroom Paperless | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
Beyond the ecological ones of saving paper and hours of time and stress spent in front of a photocopier to produce multiple handouts that end up forgotten in a folder somewhere. There are also the more pedagogical drivers of building students’ digital literacies and making our materials more interactive and engaging.
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My latest article for OxfordTefl.

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New research problems and agendas in learning, media and technology: the editors’ wishlist: Learning, Media and Technology: Vol 44, No 2

Much contemporary research on educational technologies and media tends to be fixated on solving problems and offering evidence of ‘what works’. One of the most important aims of educational research, however, is to identify problems:

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We Need Emotional Intelligence with our Edtech

We Need Emotional Intelligence with our Edtech | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

If we expect students to interact appropriately with others, make good decisions, and manage stress, we must teach them emotional intelligence. Several characteristics make up emotional intelligence; they are a set of soft skills that have been acknowledged as important, but have been set aside to pursue other learning objectives.

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For sure.

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Teens and Tech: Distinguishing Addiction from Habit | MindShift | KQED News

Teens and Tech: Distinguishing Addiction from Habit | MindShift | KQED News | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
But are we truly addicted to technology? And what about our kids? It's a scary question, and a big one for scientists right now. Still, while the debate rages on, some doctors and technologists are focusing on solutions.
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Games2Teach

Games2Teach | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

Games2Teach helps teachers include language learning games into their curriculum. The Games2Teach website offers classroom-ready activities for Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced learners of seventeen languages. The website also provides pedagogical support for educators, such as how to adapt teaching styles and how students can learn languages more effectively.

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Useful resources and information.

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Hamza Yousaf's comment, May 9, 8:43 AM
Some new mobile gadgets that will Surprise you and increase your phone life.
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Why Students Can’t Write — And Why Tech Is Part of the Problem | EdSurge News

Why Students Can’t Write — And Why Tech Is Part of the Problem | EdSurge News | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
Writing is more important than ever, but many of today’s students are lousy at it. John Warner has some ideas about why that is, and how to fix it
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Not sure how much of this I agree with.

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The 10 Vital Skills You Will Need For The Future Of Work

The 10 Vital Skills You Will Need For The Future Of Work | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
To stay ahead of the curve and prepare to be relevant in the future workforce that will look very different than it does today and demand different things from human employees, it's time to assess your skill-set. Here are ten skills you will need for the future of work.
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Great to see that creativity comes out at number 1!

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Building a Kinder World: How Maker Education Can Solve Problems and Foster Empathy

Building a Kinder World: How Maker Education Can Solve Problems and Foster Empathy | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
SEL is a natural fit for maker education. Project-based learning and school makerspaces give students hands-on opportunities to develop collaborative, analytical, reflective and creative skills that are tougher to focus on within traditional curriculum structures.
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How Doodling Improves Creativity – Multiplier Magazine –

The doodling group did a much better job at overseeing people’s names and recalled 29% more information than the group that was not permitted to doodle.

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Great article on the benefits of doodling.

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This is how the way the world measures success in education is changing

This is how the way the world measures success in education is changing | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
The OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment is set to change its assessment guidelines to include more measures of creative thinking.
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For those interested in assessment.

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5 Classroom Strategies to Support Multimodal Learning

5 Classroom Strategies to Support Multimodal Learning | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
By: Kiara Lewis. Kiara describes why she uses creative strategies to include multimodal learning methods in her classroom to serve her students that have a combination of the learning styles.
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Some really nice suggestions. After having done one myself I really like the gallery walk idea.

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Drawing on linguistic and cultural capital to create positive learning cultures for EAL learners

Drawing on linguistic and cultural capital to create positive learning cultures for EAL learners | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

We are faced with the bizarre scenario of schools successfully transforming fluent speakers of foreign languages into monolingual English speakers, at the same time as they struggle, largely unsuccessfully, to transform English monolingual students into foreign language speakers.

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Online conference "Teach online like a Pro"

Online conference "Teach online like a Pro" | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
During 2 days our colleagues from different countries will be sharing with you their experience and lessons learnt, ideas and inspiration for how to teach individual students and groups online, how to create digital content, launch your own online courses and even start-up your own online school.
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Online teacher development.

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Five top digital tools for English language learning

Five top digital tools for English language learning | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

I’ve selected a few online resources I think students can use to improve their English. My source for these digital tools is Nik Peachey’s e-book ‘Digital Tools for Teachers’ which presents learning resources to use to enhance language development.

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Embracing Sustainable Development Goals (with Free Resources)

Embracing Sustainable Development Goals (with Free Resources) | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
Think of the 17 Global Goals as scaffolding to help students find greater relevance and meaningful applications for their learning. Challenge students to examine scientific concepts, patterns of human injustice, or data analysis skills in a global context. Global goals provide the opportunity to extend the challenges and successes experienced in a local project to similar components found in global issues.
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Creating a Thinking Environment for English Language Learners

Creating a Thinking Environment for English Language Learners | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
The research project I conducted looked into how students responded to a Time to Think Coach coaching-based teaching model. One key outcome was that operating with a coaching mindset in the EFL classroom benefits the teacher as much as the students.
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Interesting article.

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The Common Sense Census: Inside the 21st-Century Classroom | Common Sense Media

The Common Sense Census: Inside the 21st-Century Classroom | Common Sense Media | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

From the benefits of teaching lifelong digital citizenship skills to the challenges of preparing students to critically evaluate online information, educators across the country share their perspectives on what it's like to teach in today's fast-changing digital world.

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An interesting study.

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6 tips for moving your teaching online - How do you adapt your teaching techniques for the virtual classroom?

6 tips for moving your teaching online - How do you adapt your teaching techniques for the virtual classroom? | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

If you are thinking of becoming an online teacher check out this article and see what’s involved in adapting yourself and your teaching techniques to online teaching.

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My first article for Oxford TEFL.

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Innovate My School - 7 Robots Who Call the Classroom Home

Innovate My School - 7 Robots Who Call the Classroom Home | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
Robots are flexible learning tools that are making their mark in primary and secondary classrooms everywhere. From mechanics and electronics, to programming and even teamwork, here are seven robots loved by students and teachers alike.
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4 Early Learning Strategies for Developing Computational Thinking Skills

4 Early Learning Strategies for Developing Computational Thinking Skills | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
We live in a world with Smartphones and Smarthomes, and understanding how devices work allows us to approach technology as a partner to help us solve problems. Here's how we can start giving kids these skills sooner rather than later.
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Some great 'no tech' tips for getting younger learners thinking in a structured way.

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Enrique Facundo Ruiz Blanco's curator insight, May 7, 8:59 AM

Excelente artículo sobre el desarrollo del pensamiento computacional.

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How Learning Happens - Video Series

How Learning Happens - Video Series | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
We think these techniques will resonate with educators everywhere: They are focused on taking advantage of the incredible opportunity to help children reach their full potential by creating positive relationships, experiences, and environments in which every student can thrive.
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An interesting series of videos.

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What Does It Mean to Be Self-Actualized in the 21st Century :: The Creativity Post

What Does It Mean to Be Self-Actualized in the 21st Century :: The Creativity Post | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

We live in times of increasing divides, selfish concerns, and individualistic pursuits of power. I fear Maslow's conceptualization of self-actualization and the vision of humanity that was prevalent among the humanistic psychologists of the 60 and 70s has been lost in this generation.


Via Jim Lerman
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The benefits of an empathic mindset approach to classroom management

The benefits of an empathic mindset approach to classroom management | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

In a groundbreaking Stanford study, researchers Jason Okonofua, David Paunesku, and Gregory Walton have demonstrated through a series of three experiments that discipline problems are reduced when teachers think more emphatically about student misbehavior. On the other side of the spectrum, there is the punitive mindset, in which teachers are encouraged to punish students, oftentimes as a result of zero-tolerance policies in schools.

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Innovations in education: Remote teaching

Innovations in education: Remote teaching | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
Remote Teaching is a collection of articles, research papers and case studies that offer practitioners and policymakers insight into live online language teaching and teacher training.
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Well worth downloading this free ebook.

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