Tagged: web 2.0

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Sharing Yourself (Online)

As a teacher trainer, one of the things I have trainees do many times, is to reflect on themselves, their personal qualities and their accomplishments. Just this little bit of reflection sets a teacher on more solid ground from which to progress. You can do...

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Bestwords.me – Web 2.0 vocabulary building

BestWords.me is a really cool, authentic website where students can build vocabulary (adjectives) in a Web 2.0 / interactive fashion. Simple as pie and no registration! Students just: 1. make a personal “word” page 2. Choose words to describe themselves 3. Share the page with...

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The 4 Freedoms – Richard Stallman

I’ve written quite a bit here about copyright and control of knowledge through larger entities. One place to start is my “Captive Mind” series.  My attempt to publish my own previously published work and to stop institutions from having for perpetuity, control over knowledge. Finally,...

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We keep what we give

I’m a confirmed, addicted, “sharer”. Been that way for years and I’m sure its caused it share of incredulity. Many people just don’t operate on and of the same mental construct – believing as I do that knowledge is not something created nor owned. It...

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The Future of Learning II

The future of teaching is learning. This is an addendum to my last post – The future of learning. Just watched this now 3 year old presentation – A Manifesto for Learning. I think it appropriate, given what the last 3 years have presented to...

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The #1 ….. (badge maker)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. Big Huge Labs Big Huge Labs makes badge making so simple! Just go there, upload a photo and design it as you like. Lots of choices, from a regular styled “Hello” badge to something...

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Simply the Best 10 – for any toolkit

There has been A LOT of consolidation online, over the last 7-8 years. Sites, tools have come and gone. The web can be a cruel marketplace and particularly so when it comes to tools that help teachers and get students learning/creating. There is so much...

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The #1 ….. (place to have your students blog)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. Edublogs I guess this one is pretty obvious, seeing that what you are experiencing right now IS Edublogs. However, I do expect this pick to be contentious and I do agree there are many...

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Web 2.0 and English Language Learning

Web 2.0 and English Language Learning A New Model or A New Muddle? “ In the electronic age, we wear all mankind as our skin” – Marshall McLuhan (this article is one of a series on my blog – highlighting how educators can publish and...

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The Summer of my Discontent

“Living is an affair for those who turn on the ovens” Believe it or not – I’m usually a very positive guy. In life, in the classroom and online. I’m accused often of being too positive and forward looking, being naive and idealistic. I used...

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ELT and Technology

I’m firmly convinced, if done right, technology offers a powerful “forum” for language learning and instruction. Over the last few years, I’ve made many tutorials and presentations on using technology in the English language classroom. Finally, got things together into one handy wiki – ELT...

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Woices – travel, record, listen …

Woices is Wonderful! It is a fairly new site which enables teachers or students to roam and listen to authentic audio about different places. Even download it for classroom use! Basically, you browse a google map, find a region of the world you want to...

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Social Media and Learning

Social Media is growing rapidly. Exponentially. See below, Gary Hayes’ fascinating counter for just how fast information is flowing and in the process, people being engaged in discussion/content and thus – LEARNING (and for the most part without a teacher) Here are my own thoughts...