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Modern Teacher: Essential Skills and Methods

Modern Teacher: Essential Skills and Methods | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
Each teacher has to possess many vital skills to be a professional. Many of them have been known to people for many years already, the others have been formulated quite recently because of changes in our society. In any case, each contemporary teacher should:
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Some obvious and some interesting entries on this list.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, January 9, 2017 2:00 AM
Essential Skills and Methods for teachers
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Reforama e edukimit fillon nga mësuesit - këtu janë disa nga aftësitë esenciale të mësuesit bashkëkohës... ia vlenë të lexohet! :-)
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5 Reasons Why Conversation Practice Is Key to Learning a Language

5 Reasons Why Conversation Practice Is Key to Learning a Language | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

Many believe that the amount of learning is related to a time issue but really, learners are inspired by good content. They engage with content they find useful, relevant and inspiring. In conversation training, this is the ideal setting to tap into learner-focused topics.

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Preparing for the Future: Learning Activities

Preparing for the Future: Learning Activities | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

We can help students develop leadership skills and engage in more meaningful work by giving them the opportunity to become the teachers. During a PD session, have students share digital tools and strategies that help them to learn better in the classroom and work with teachers to build skills together.

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Some nice ideas and activities here.

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Gamification, Flow, Habit Cycle & Learning

Gamification, Flow, Habit Cycle & Learning | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

Csikszentmihalyi characterized nine component states of achieving flow including “challenge-skill balance, merging of action and awareness, clarity of goals, immediate and unambiguous feedback, concentration on the task at hand, paradox of control, transformation of time, loss of self-consciousness, and autotelic experience.

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Worth a read if flow theory is new to you.

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The SAMR Model: A critical perspective

The SAMR Model: A critical perspective | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

This post may not win me many fans.  In some ways, offering a critical perspective of the SAMR Model is like attacking rainbows, puppy dogs and sunshine.  The SAMR Model is that beloved.  If you're not familiar with the model, SAMR is designed to support technology integration in educational settings. 

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4 Games to Boost Media Literacy Skills –

4 Games to Boost Media Literacy Skills – | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

Critical thinking, healthy skepticism, fact-checking; in today’s information age, these three are more important than ever. On a daily basis, students are bombarded with information from multiple platforms that they must wade through, analyze and interpret, to make the most informed decisions on the authenticity and relevance.

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5 Free Video Games That Support ELLs

5 Free Video Games That Support ELLs | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
These games simulate real-world problems, guiding middle and high school students to engage deeply with content—and embedded supports benefit English language learners in particular.
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Six Strategies for Effective Learning: A Summary for Teachers —

Six Strategies for Effective Learning: A Summary for Teachers — | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

Cognitive psychologists have identified six key strategies that promote learning in many situations, and this research can be implemented to promote long-term durable learning. These six strategies have been heavily investigated for decades, and there is a lot of evidence to suggest their effectiveness in a variety of situations.

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A useful summary with links to more information.

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Six Thinking Scaffolds That Can Move Students Toward Deeper Levels of Understanding | MindShift | KQED News

Six Thinking Scaffolds That Can Move Students Toward Deeper Levels of Understanding | MindShift | KQED News | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
A change in a prompt can influence how a student responds thinks. A study found that using a problem-based curriculum can help students develop their own hypotheses and take risks — all signs of deeper-level learning.
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Teaching Technology, Digital Literacy as Global Competencies

Teaching Technology, Digital Literacy as Global Competencies | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
Let’s not teach technology, or just teach our standard curriculum with technology, but rather really have students become global citizens through technology. They can use technology to not only transform themselves but the world as well. Here are some things to consider, or possibly reconsider, when we use technology in school:
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8 Business English Lessons: Meetings

8 Business English Lessons: Meetings | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

This collection of Business English lessons aims to help busy teachers with ready-to-use interactive digital materials for the modern classroom.
The lessons focus on developing students skills by engaging them in discussions, role-plays and simulations as well as reading and listening activities.

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My latest collection of lesson plans.

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Geschikt voor aanstaande HBO' ers en VWO' ers die in hun vervolgopleiding in Teams in het Engels moeten werken/studeren.

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Digital technology and the rise of new informal learning methods

Digital technology and the rise of new informal learning methods | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

We have analyzed this reality through two case studies with consultants, auditors and independent professionals, and have identified the factors in the use of these practices and highlighted four informal learning methods based on digital technology:

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What might a new global edtech readiness index look like?

What might a new global edtech readiness index look like? | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
The four main categories or themes presented here deliberately recall the World Bank's SABER-ICT framework, which was developed as a result of a review of hundreds of educational technology policy documents from around the world.
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What is the role of automated writing assessment in ELT?

What is the role of automated writing assessment in ELT? | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

With demands on teacher time growing and the capabilities of automated writing support improving all the time, I feel these tools can deliver an increasingly important contribution to the development of our students writing skills.

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Skills of the future report.pdf - Do you know the skills that students need moving beyond 2020?

Skills of the future report.pdf - Do you know the skills that students need moving beyond 2020? | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

As technology becomes more pervasive, traditional trades disappear and the world of work becomes more globalised, interconnected and collaborative, the skills demanded by employers are shifting.


Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Useful PDF report.

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Quinnsights: Changing Nature and Unchanging Brains

Quinnsights: Changing Nature and Unchanging Brains | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
There is profound change happening in society as consequences of technological advances. And this has plusses and minuses. In this context, however, it’s worth thinking through the changes that are implied for learning.
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Mediation in English Language Teaching

Mediation in English Language Teaching | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

Discover how mediation skills can be taught and learned effectively in the English language classroom, including advice on overcoming challenges and tips for implementation.

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A very useful focus paper from OUP.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

For the past ten years, I have written a lengthy year-end series, documenting some of the dominant narratives and trends in education technology. I think it is worthwhile, as the decade draws to a close, to review those stories and to see how much (or how little) things have changed.

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Future classroom: will AI transform education?

Future classroom: will AI transform education? | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
What will the future classroom look like? And what are the ethical concerns of an increasingly digital education?
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Visualisation to Enhance Creativity in the ELT Classroom | PeacheyPublications.com

Visualisation to Enhance Creativity in the ELT Classroom | PeacheyPublications.com | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
This is a simple but powerful technique we can use to encourage students to see things in their 'mind’s eye’. This involves persuading students to close their eyes, concentrate and visualize.
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Finland is winning the war on fake news. Other nations want the blueprint

Finland is winning the war on fake news. Other nations want the blueprint | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

The course is part of an anti-fake news initiative launched by Finland’s government in 2014 – two years before Russia meddled in the US elections – aimed at teaching residents, students, journalists and politicians how to counter false information designed to sow division.

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Finland getting the thinking straight: Misinformation = Internet pollution
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Global Skills: Creating empowered 21st century learners | Oxford University Press

Global Skills: Creating empowered 21st century learners | Oxford University Press | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

Global Skills: Creating empowered 21st century learners
Help every learner develop the skills they need for success in a fast-changing modern world.

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Interesting, but you will have to give them your email address to download a copy.

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Eight Ways To Teach Climate Change In Almost Any Classroom | MindShift | KQED News

Eight Ways To Teach Climate Change In Almost Any Classroom | MindShift | KQED News | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
65% of teachers in our poll said the reason they don't talk about climate change is because it's not related to the subjects they teach. Here are some tips that you can use in any classroom.
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The learning sciences — a toolkit to learn and understand | ISTE

The learning sciences — a toolkit to learn and understand | ISTE | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
Learning sciences offer tools and frameworks that educators can use to intentionally design, implement and assess instruction and learning. The learning sciences can help us think critically about our own interactions, our behavior, our learning habits and preferences, and our choice of resource, be it a printed textbook or a digital tool.
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Does Duolingo Even Work

Does Duolingo Even Work | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
A linguist, Steven Sacco, has used Duolingo with 26 languages, completing seven entirely. But when he took a final exam in Swedish, he failed. Does Duolingo work? How do you learn a language as an adult?
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7 Excellent Activities to Encourage Collaborative Learning

7 Excellent Activities to Encourage Collaborative Learning | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
Collaborative learning activities are not only free and easy, but provide a fun, easy way to get students thinking creatively and working together.
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