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ESL Resources. Listening Exercises - Maturahelp.pl. For teachers by teachers. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. TechinEDU. This Is How Teens Are Using Social Media. All of us old-ish folks that didn’t grow up with hand held technology from the time we were just getting into big-kid beds sometimes ponder that children now enter the online world at a much younger age than we did.

This Is How Teens Are Using Social Media

They’ll never have to deal with a corded telephone or wait for someone to send them snail-mail (or, as I so blandly knew it to be called, “mail). This handy infographic takes a look at the effects that the digital age is having on younger minds and offers insight into how teens are using social media. Keep reading to learn more. KWestions for Michael Staton of Inigral. Yesterday evening, I was one lucky education blogger when Michael Staton, CEO and co-founder of Inigral made the time and agreed to do a KWestions interview.

KWestions for Michael Staton of Inigral

I’m happy to share the exciting news as one of the first with you. Inigral, sometimes called the Facebook of Higher Education, are now partner of the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. In a $4 million Series B founding round the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation invested $2 million, joining the existing investors Retro Venture Partners and Founders Fund. Michael having an educational background himself, experienced the struggle many freshmen have when they’re just about to start college at first hand.

Based upon his observations and simultaneously seeing Facebook becoming increasingly popular amongst students, the team have been building Inigral as a Facebook app since 2007. The Education Foundation – the UK’s education think tank. Blended Learning: A Disruptive Innovation [INFOGRAPHIC] #edtech #edutech. ANSWERED: The 5 Biggest Early Childhood Education Questions. You probably don’t need to be told that very young children today are quite adept at using technology – and perhaps more at ease with it than their parents are!

ANSWERED: The 5 Biggest Early Childhood Education Questions

While their elementary and secondary school counterparts are making moves towards BYOD and 1:1 classroom scenarios, what is happening with our youngest generation? This handy infographic takes a look at technology in the early childhood education classroom to see what’s happening there and attempts to answer the biggest early childhood questions. Keep reading to learn more. The Evolution of Classroom Technology. Classrooms have come a long way.

The Evolution of Classroom Technology

There’s been an exponential growth in educational technology advancement over the past few years. From overhead projectors to iPads, it’s important to understand not only what’s coming next but also where it all started. We’ve certainly come a long way but some things seem hauntingly similar to many years ago. For example, Thomas Edison said in 1925 that “books will soon be obsolete in schools. Scholars will soon be instructed through the eye.” Anyone Still Listening? Educators Consider Killing the Lecture. Teaching Strategies.

Anyone Still Listening? Educators Consider Killing the Lecture

What Is A Flipped Classroom? (Updated For 2013) Flipped learning has been around for awhile.

What Is A Flipped Classroom? (Updated For 2013)

It’s a rethinking of the standard classroom model that puts students in the driver’s seat. With the influx of technology into education, the flipped classroom model has really taken off. MOODLE MOOC on WizIQ: Online Course. Integrating Technology 4 Active Lifelong Learning Toronto, Canada Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning (IT4ALL) is a network of educators that provides free and low-cost professional development courses on how to integrate web technologies into full and blended online learning (BOL) courses and workshops using Moodle and WizIQ.

MOODLE MOOC on WizIQ: Online Course

The network provides courses on Moodle for Teachers, Moodle for Administrators, Sloodle for Moodle, Academic Writing, APA style, English Grammar, Learn English Online (LEO), Teaching Online, WizIQ Live Class, WebQuests, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), ESOL, Integrating Technology into the Classroom, Blogging, Teaching Online Business, Web 2.0 tools, Math, English and other subjects. The staff at IT4ALL are volunteers, who are passionate about instruction and learning and making a difference in the world of online education. The network was founded by Dr. This Is How Teens Are Using Social Media. Using English during the summer holiday : Primary - Macmillan ELT.

1 The Summer challenge checklist Ask your pupils what activities they will do in English this summer.

Using English during the summer holiday : Primary - Macmillan ELT

Warming Up the Gears: 7 Fun, Field-Tested Vocal Exercises. Getting students speaking is one of the toughest challenges a language teacher can face.

Warming Up the Gears: 7 Fun, Field-Tested Vocal Exercises

In this article, Li-Shih Huang, Associate Professor at the University of Victoria, Canada, introduces some vocal exercises you can use with your students to help get them speaking. Does anxiety seem to prevent your students from participating in class, from enjoying practicing speaking with their peers, or from doing oral reports individually or as a group? In one my previous posts on helping learners to minimize anxiety in speaking, I included a tip for “warming up the ‘gears’.”

For any ELT practitioners who wish to experiment with ways to help students feel more at ease in speaking, this post shares a set of vocal exercises to warm up learners’ “gears” that I have learned through researching and voice training, used in my teaching of English-as-an-additional-language learners, and shared with practitioners through workshops.