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Ozge Karaoglu's Blog - About apps and web tools, and being a teacher …

Ozge Karaoglu's Blog - About apps and web tools, and being a teacher …
Thinglink is a tool that I wanted to write about for a long time. It is neat, simple and very flexible. It simply lets you create interactive images. You can upload any picture and tag links, text, audio or video on the picture. When you are done, you can share it via social media tools. It is a collaborative tool that lets you and your students work on the same picture while tagging.

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13 Ways That Expert and Novice Teachers Think Differently An age old question still lacks an answer: what makes a good teacher good and a bad teacher bad? When trying to identify the characteristics between novice and expert educators, we often look at instructor behaviors. What do expert teachers DO that novice teachers don't, or vice versa. Rarely considered is the way expert teachers THINK differently than novice teachers. How do expert teachers mentally represent common classroom issues and occurrences? When training new teachers, it would be helpful to not only tell them what to do, but also how to think. The Rapid eLearning Blog - Practical, real-world tips for e-learning success. Creating great interactive learning experiences requires a few core building blocks: relevant content, pull versus push, and real-world decisions. With those building blocks you're able to structure effective learning scenarios that are meaningful to the learner and helps meet the objectives of the course. One of those building blocks in creating relevant content or content that is placed in a meaningful context.

BLOGS...made in Türkiye TWO things for today: Number 1 – Did you know that the blogosphere is really quite a “racist” place? OMG – what is he up to, now? No, don’t get your knickers in a twist – this is not “that” type of post (saving that for tomorrow)! Important notice! You need to be logged in to textivate in order to create your own textivities. This means that you need either a Basic, Premium or Group subscription in order to create your own resources, whether or not you intend to upload them to textivate. If you have a Premium or Group subscription, you can share a separate student password with your students so that they can create and play with their own textivities. Click here to find out more about textivate subscription options (link opens in a new tab or window). Go back to the textivate home page.

TESOL Resource Center Welcome to the TESOL Resource Center! Need a lesson plan? An activity? How about ideas for what to do in class tomorrow morning? Well, you've come to the right place. for teachers by teachers by David Dodgson “But you only teach six lessons a day and you have a guaranteed summer holiday…” Ah, the common misconception that being a teacher is somehow an “easy” job! We all know the truth, however. We know that those six hours in the classroom are intense, full hours; we know that those six hours are supported by more hours of planning and preparing; we know that those six hours are followed by marking and reviewing; and we know that those “guaranteed” weekends and holidays often include training and development.

Back to School with Web 2.0 - Part 2 - Interactyx eLearning Wow! All if you must be really excited to be back at school or getting ready to go; my last blog was a big hit, not because I am a great writer but because you all like resources. I too like resources and when I come across a great resource or deal I like to share them. This is part two of the “Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0″ series. QR codes: A treasure hunt Here’s another classroom idea for using mobile devices and QR codes. It’s a simple idea, based around the concept of a treasure or scavenger hunt, where students need to find specific information in various locations. In this case, my international students in the UK all had smartphones, but not 3G connections.