Monthly Archives: November 2014

#InstagramELE challenge

The #instagramELE challenge, originally developed by Pilar Munday, asks students to take pictures of things that represent various vocabulary words. Although it was designed for practicing Spanish vocabulary it an be easily adapted for use in other languages. A brilliant

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The Influence of Young Children’s Use of Technology on Their Learning: A Review

The influence and impact of digital technology on young children’s development is an issue that divides the academic community. Some scholars believe that use of technologies may impede children’s cognitive development while others maintain that the use of technologies may

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Digital Passport – interactive website for digital safety

Digital Passport is an interactive website for grades 3-5 that teaches and tests the basics of digital safety, etiquette, and citizenship. Teachers can add their students and keep track of their performance. There are five learning modules and each is

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Using social media to engage and develop the online learner in self-determined learning

What is the role of social media in promoting cognitive and meta-cognitive learner development? This research examined the perspectives of students and instructors on the use of social media in the online classroom. The results showed that students perceived specific

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How to learn a new language: 7 tips from TED Translators

Polyglots in TED’s Open Translation Project shared their secrets to mastering a foreign language. The strategies distill into seven basic principles: Get real Make language-learning a lifestyle change Play house with the language Let technology help you out Think about

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Prezentt – online presentation tool

Prezentt is an online presentation tool that helps instructors to get a better audience engagement through a range of tools. The free account allows users to deliver 4 presentations per year. Worth trying! Website: http://www.prezentt.com/

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nQuire-it – test a new learning platform before it is launched!

The nQuire-it platform has been designed as part of the project nQuire: Young Citizen Inquiry a research and development project funded by Nominet Trust and coordinated by The Open University in collaboration with the Sheffield UTC. The platform helps learners

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