Tag Archives: CALL

Lextutor video by Tom Cobb!

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For those who want a video tour of the site by the creator himself. Look no further. Enjoy and learn!

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We continue to use technology to reinforce 19th century teaching practice’

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why [has] technology, to date, had very little impact on improved learning outcomes? This could be because we continue to use technology to reinforce 19th century teaching practice to meet out-dated assessment models. Most of the world’s curriculum and assessment systems are based around fact recall rather than actually demonstrating that you have learned something and can deploy it within a problem-solving situation.

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Are flashcards effective? フラッシュカードで語彙を覚えるかどうか


Via: Voxy Blog

100+ Google Tricks for Teachers

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From super-effective search tricks to Google tools specifically for education to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these tricks will surely save you some precious time.

 

Peter Parise‘s insight:

A must have for any serious Googler!

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MAJ: Best Moodle Innovation Award ベスト・ムードル・イノベーション賞について

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Peter Parise‘s insight:

Planning to go to this conference. Hope to learn a lot since I am new to Moodle.

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9 Tools to Create E-magazines and Newspapers for Your Class

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When I worked in a public school in Japan, I remember how the students would make the front page of a newspaper to tell about their school trip to Kyoto, or other events. Now your students can go from analog to digital.

I am pretty sure as you introduce the idea to your students everyone will want to have a say in their next e-magazine. There is nothing much more rewarding to students then to have a proof of their hard work recognized in a publication of some sort.

Most of the tools cited here are easy to use and have user-friendly interface and they will let you create your own e-magazine or newspaper in few simple steps. Yet I would recommend your discretion as you use them with your students.

See on www.educatorstechnology.com

The Ultimate Guide To Infographics | Edudemic

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An excellent guide to Infographics: a blend of data and design to presnet information in a visual form. This appoach is a more accesable way to communicate because, as Mark Smiciklas, author of the book The Power of Infographics: Using Pictures to Communicate and Connect with Your Audiences, states; vision accounts for 50% of the brains functions.

What I like about this article is the discussion about its applications for education with some links to how to apply it in your classroom.

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Michael Stout’s Blog-For students and teachers: Vocabulary Flashcards

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Michael Stouts online resource for his own students using a flaschard app. Perfect example of a teacher using blogging for delivering class material.

See on mrstoutsblog.blogspot.fr

The Top 100 Language Learning Blogs Competition | Foreign …

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Interesting post here, there is a top 100  Language Learning Blog Competition, and this is one of the nominees.

Foreign Language Education in the 21st Century has been nominated in in this year’s Lexophile/bab.la Top 100 Language Lovers 2012 competition again. Thank you, whovever is ‘responsible’ 🙂 for this. Please click on this …

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Data visualization discovery: potential for classroom/ CALL use!

Data visualization discovery: potential for classroom/ CALL use!

Work and employment is one topic of discussion. But one way to present the topic in a CALL environment would be to have students use this handy post I discovered on  the BBC news site comparing work hours. One idea here would be to have students enter the number of days they work if they have a job, or if they don’t work they could enter the data of someone they know (parent, friend, etc.) or maybe their “ideal” work hours.  Then they could talk about their work situation, make comparisons with other countries and/or other students situations. You can also access the related article about Who gets the most time off? for more discussion material.

I recommend giving this a try yourself!

But would this be appropriate in some cultures to talk about their occupation with others? For North Americans is fine but for other countries it might be taboo. What do you think?