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I am in the process of moving these links to separate pages as there are now too many on a single page! 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. PicLits Match beautiful images with carefully selected words in order to inspire others. BeFunky Edit your own photo or a sample image, add photo effects, graphics, speech balloons and text. Animoto Animoto lets you take your photos and video clips, add text and a music track and turn it all into a video. Create your own video slideshow at WeVideo Wikispaces Sign up for the educational version. Wikispaces projects PB Works Wetpaint

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INTEGRATING MOBILE DEVICES INTO LANGUAGE LEARNING TO MEET THE 21ST CENTURY EDUCATIONAL CHALLENGES Home » novembre Abstract This paper focuses on the value added by digital and mobile learning to the development of language competences and to the teaching/learning of subject content in a foreign language through CLIL methodology (Content and Language Integrated Learning). The European Commission recommends CLIL as one of the most innovative strategies for the modernization of our education and training system. It has been successfully experimented in most European countries (Eurydice, 2012).

Christopher Columbus Creates 21st Century Explorers I have been dying to share this project with all of you, but I have been holding off until we have completed the unit (well almost…). There seem to be more and more opportunities popping up for our 5th grader to continue learning and connecting their knowledge about Christopher Columbus… Take a listen to the students’ “CC Newscast” video and then read on about the “upgrade” process from textbook to globally connected learning! Columbus Creates 21st Century Explorers from langwitches on Vimeo. Christopher Columbus Creates 21st Century Explorers It all started out with a planning meeting with the 5th grade teacher. What is Web 2.0 Web 2.0 is the current state of online technology as it compares to the early days of the Web, characterized by greater user interactivity and collaboration, more pervasive network connectivity and enhanced communication channels. One of the most significant differences between Web 2.0 and the traditional World Wide Web (WWW, retroactively referred to as Web 1.0) is greater collaboration among Internet users, content providers and enterprises. Originally, data was posted on Web sites, and users simply viewed or downloaded the content.

A Devil’s Dictionary of Educational Technology In the dark and satirical spirit of Ambrose Bierce, I offer the first draft of a Devil’s Dictionary for educational technology terms. May it entertain, and all be forgiven. App, n. An elegant way to avoid the World Wide Web. Blended learning, n. The practice of combining digital and analog teaching. Article: Teacher collaboration in CLIL By John Clegg In this article, John Clegg states the importance of CLIL teachers collaborating with others to create a powerful learning system. Teachers who teach their subject in a second language often have to collaborate. Of course we know that all teachers need to collaborate for one reason or another, but CLIL teachers need it more than most. I’d like to list the people they need to collaborate with and the reasons they need to do so.

Exercises Exercises Here you will find exercises based on concordance lines. If you are not familiar with studying concordance lines, look at the explanations in Concordances. The exercises focus on one word or word family from the AWL. CLIL and CALL for a teacher’s expertise: an international training experience Abstract The paper deals with the link between Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) and Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL), that is the use of ICT to enhance language teaching-learning and the teaching of subject content in a foreign language. Starting from this background, the paper describes an online training initiative promoted by the authors within an international community of peers, made up of teachers, trainers and educators from all over the world, named “Techno-CLIL for EVO 2016”. The initiative was aimed at supporting and guiding participants to discover and experiment digital tools for CLIL lessons, offering the opportunity to share ideas, materials, good practices in an international perspective. Particular attention is devoted to the personal and professional enrichment and growth this training pathway may have helped the 5.000 participants to achieve. CLIL e CALL nell’expertise del docente: un’esperienza di formazione internazionale

Learning Academic Vocabulary Here are some suggestions about using the AWL Highlighter and the AWL Gapmaker to help you expand your academic vocabulary. 1. Find a text that interests you. For on-line sources, look at the links page. Copy and paste, or type it into the AWL Highlighter; process it and print it. You will see the academic words highlighted in bold. 2. Article: Planning CLIL lessons By John Clegg To overcome the language barrier, CLIL teachers need to plan their lessons to include language support as well as content teaching. John Clegg explores the strategies that can be applied. Teaching in L1

Teachers & xWeb – A Beginner´s Guide to Webs 1,2,3,x In this last of a 4-part Beginner´s Guide series I take a look at the extended or xWeb. What is it, and what does it mean for teachers? What is it? If the concept of Web 3.0 is still a bit hazy, then the xWeb (short for ´extended web´) is a vague outline in a snowstorm. Some elements of the outline are emerging, but details (especially on application in education) are still vague. Putting CLIL into Practice - A CLIL book from OUP. It feels like it has taken years to get this book together, but actually, it's about two years. OUP have provided us with a publicity flier which I'm posting here so that any interested colleagues can see what to expect. In terms of content, one of the main things I think we offer in the book is a clear description of a framework for describing and implementing CLIL practice. The framework offers three dimensions of CLIL: language, concepts, procedures.

Teachers & Web 3.0 – A Beginner´s Guide to Webs 1,2,3, x In this third of a 4-part Beginner´s Guide series I take a look at Web 3.0. What is it, and what does it mean for teachers? The first of the series looked at Web 1.0, and the second at Web 2.0, in case you missed them. What is it?