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Paul Beaufait

What's Up with QR Codes: Best Tools & Some Clever Ideas - Learning in Hand - 12 views

  • My favorite app that scans QR codes continues to be i-nigma
  • I almost always create QR codes on a desktop or laptop computer.
  • Creating on a computer in the first place eliminates the extra steps of having to transfer it.
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    Tony Vincent (2014.09.24) recommended code readers, a label printer, and code-making sites.
Paul Beaufait

Blogging as Pedagogy: Facilitate Learning | Langwitches Blog - 12 views

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    In this post, Tolisano stipulated, "Blogging should not be an add-on, not an isolated project, but should be seen as PEDAGOGY" (¶1, emphasis in original). She lauded blogging for its affordances facilitating learning through reading, writing, reflecting, and sharing.
Paul Beaufait

10 Reasons Why I Want My Students to Blog - Getting Smart by Susan Lucille Davis - DigL... - 20 views

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    "First of all, blogging is writing, 21st-century style, plain and simple. Blogging constitutes a massive genre.  It comes in many forms, addresses myriad topics, and can certainly range in quality. For my money (which usually means free), blogging provides the best venue for teaching student writing. As bloggers, young people develop crucial skills with language, tone their critical thinking muscles, and come to understand their relationship to the world" (¶1, 2014.03.11).
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    "First of all, blogging is writing, 21st-century style, plain and simple. Blogging constitutes a massive genre.  It comes in many forms, addresses myriad topics, and can certainly range in quality. For my money (which usually means free), blogging provides the best venue for teaching student writing. As bloggers, young people develop crucial skills with language, tone their critical thinking muscles, and come to understand their relationship to the world" (¶1, 2014.03.11).
Paul Beaufait

mELTing Activities, Lessons and Ideas: ELT Blog Carnival - Pronunciation - 8 views

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    "an array of blogs on the topic of pronunciation"
Paul Beaufait

M that learning! - 11 views

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    On this blog, Vinicius Lemos presents learning activities and tips  "utilizing mobile devices like smartphones, digital cameras and tablets."
Paul Beaufait

10 Reasons Why I Want My Students to Blog - Getting Smart by Susan Lucille Davis - DigL... - 11 views

  • For my money (which usually means free), blogging provides the best venue for teaching student writing.
  • This emphasis on process encourages reflection and re-thinking, doubling back on earlier posts and feedback to watch how the process of learning unfolds.
  • Transparency requires being comfortable in your own skin; it requires being who you say you are; it requires a healthy openness and an equally healthy sense of privacy armed with a modicum of skepticism.
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  • Being truly Internet savvy in today’s world means learning how to be honest about who you are, professional in your dealings with others, and willing to learn openly from mistakes as well as from successes.
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    Davis (2012.10.22) supports her assertion, "For my money (which usually means free), blogging provides the best venue for teaching student writing" ( ¶1).
Paul Beaufait

Free Technology for Teachers: Page-level Permissions and Digital Portfolios in Google S... - 10 views

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    Richard Byrne advises teachers to activate page-level permissions when giving students access to classroom websites for blogging or digital portfolio development (2012.05.24).
Paul Beaufait

Free Technology for Teachers: Best of the Summer - 5 Ways to Use Google Sites - 7 views

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    Richard Byrne explains "five ways that Google Sites are commonly being used in schools" (2012.08.20).
Paul Beaufait

My Languages: Guest Blog Post: Language Learning in Online Classes, Lindsey Wright - 10 views

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    "Lindsey Wright is a keen linguist and she is fascinated with the potential of emerging educational technologies.... In this guest blog post, she considers the advantages and possible barriers to studying languages online.  
David Wetzel

What Does the Online Digital Footprint in Your Classroom Look Like? - 3 views

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    In contrast to the digital footprint you use for your personal learning network, this focus is on the online digital footprint students' use in your science or math classroom. The power of a well designed digital footprint brings the capacity to transform a classroom into an online learning community. Within this community your students use digital tools to create and develop a personal learning network.
David Wetzel

5 Benefits for Creating a Classroom Environment for Student Blogs - 6 views

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    Benefits for creating a classroom environment for student blogging begin with establishing a foundation for their success. Why is this important? Integrating blogs transforms a classroom into a learning community where students become self-directed learners and thinkers. This in turn, causes students to use higher order thinking skills as they create and post entries in their blogs, along with commenting on other student's blogs.
Paul Beaufait

4 Easy Ways to Avoid Plagiarism on Your Blog - 5 views

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    "...[I]n most cases, online plagiarism checkers act as better wrappers to deliver the results from a search engine" (Google, ¶1).
Paul Beaufait

100 Ways To Improve Your Blog - 2 views

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    Thanks to Carla for pointing this out via Delicious and Diigo.
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    Dragos "grouped the tips into several areas: content, layout, plugins, promotion, networking and money" (¶1).
Gladys Baya

Welcome to the blogosphere | Glogster - 0 views

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    An incredible welcome to the blogsosphere, by Andy Lee Fisher. Not to be missed!
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    Enjoy this incredible Glogster to welcome new bloggers!
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