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Smartmonkeytv.createsend1. Education & Tech - The Start of the Self-Learning Revolution in African Schools with the sub US$100 tablet (For the latest video clip interviews from Smart Monkey TV, see the bottom of this e-letter) Many African schools are failing their pupils.

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Through a combination of lack of resources, low teaching skills and many other factors, the students who come out at the other end do not have the skills and understandings required. In a fortnight’s time iSchools in Zambia will launch a tablet or under US100 pre-loaded with the curriculum for schools and parents. I talked to its founder Mark Bennett about what it wants to do.

Zambia has 8,800 schools, 500 of which cover the full secondary syllabus. iSchools was set up by Mark Bennett as the CSR programme of the ISP he ran, Africonnect. When the Internet was working, the server would update itself with any new materials generated by iSchools. Hangouts.

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About IFTTT. Learning Designer. Adobe Slate Reviews. Named App Store Editors’ Choice, Slate lets you turn your next newsletter, report, invitation or travel adventure into a gorgeous visual story that delights readers on any device.

Adobe Slate Reviews

Simply tap to select a unique look — beautiful fonts, color and magazine-style design are automatically incorporated. Fluid movement and elegant motion are applied instantly. Share your Slate story link anywhere. Grab attention, increase awareness and inspire action. Stand out. What Slate Users Say: “Our WIRED Slate Story, is almost like a mini magazine in its own right, and it couldn’t have been easier to make.” “A useful and easy way to create text-and-photo-based scrolling web pages, Adobe Slate is a great, free tool for building universally viewable photo galleries, promotional materials, presentations and other communications.” “Adobe’s been on an iPad app tear recently and is now releasing Adobe Slate so you can make presentations and stories look way more professional.” Augmented Reality.

Games for Change. Online English Game. Schools & Colleges. I've been looking for something like this for YEARS!

Schools & Colleges

Our pupils are finding Vocab Express really useful, and some even seem to be addicted. We have an ongoing competition with edible prizes for the top three scores in every lesson. Hazel Bailey, Teacher, Bishop's Stortford College Vocab Express has stood the test of time with our students. We’ve had it for more than two years now but just yesterday one student explained it like this to a new girl to the school: “It’s wicked. This is the best vocab building tool ever!

Whilst using Vocab Express, I have also experienced my competitive side; before every session of Vocab Express I look at the leader board to see who is ranked as 1st in each of my language classes. Vocab Express guaranteed at least one grade difference! I can't recommend Vocab Express highly enough. SmartFeet. Hemingway.

Speak in English online - the best way to improve English speaking skills. Plotagon - Write a story, make an animated video. Games. Anybody can learn. Proof It! - A Fun Proofreading Game at Portland Proof. Begin Game!

Proof It! - A Fun Proofreading Game at Portland Proof

Proof-it The speaker called out, "/Ladys/Ladies/, choose your partner for the next dance! "! @#$@! $%^%$All of my /freinds/friends/ think that I have strange ideas about politics.! @#$@! Every quiz consists of ten sentences, which will appear one at a time on the screen. The mistake might be a misspelled word, an incorrect punctuation mark, an improperly used word, or a capitalization error. The mistake might also be a missing word, or a missing punctuation mark. If your selection is incorrect, the word will turn red, and a message will appear telling you that your selection is incorrect. If your selection is correct, the word will turn green. In the text box, type the correct word or punctuation mark, and then either click "Submit" or press "Enter" on your keyboard.

If you are correct, the next sentence will be displayed. Skipping Questions If at any time you cannot figure out the error in a sentence, you may click the "Skip" button. Click here for more games. ROLE Widget Store. Learning, made joyful - Memrise.

Digital tools

Web2 - 4 Languages Teachers - Web2.0 tools. I am in the process of moving these links to separate pages as there are now too many on a single page!

Web2 - 4 Languages Teachers - Web2.0 tools

Click on the links below or the newly created pages in the side menu to access these tools. I have located many of these tools through Richard Byrne's Free Technology for Teachers blog. You might like to subscribe to Richard's RSS feed or his email list. Panoramio Locate photos from places all around the world. Compfight - A Flickr Search tool Find Creative Commons photos. Box of Tricks A useful blog article about using photographs in the languages classroom. EdQu - Digitala, adaptiva kunskapstest för skolan. Welcome to Flubaroo. Tülays IKT-sida. Personal Learning Environment. Collaborative Open Webcasting Community.

Delicious. Open-source learning platform. Blackboard. Diigo - Better reading and research with annotation, highlighter, sticky notes, archiving, bookmarking & more. Build and cultivate your own community - Ning.com. Wikispaces. Classroom 2.0. Connect With Students and Parents in Your Paperless Classroom.