Guerrilla Literacy Learners

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Visual Learning (Comprehensible Input)

Dr. Stephen Krashen talking about comprehensible input and how it takes to the understanding by students in an FL class, he uses German to explain the topic in a genious way. His german might not be perfect, but he has a point. Watch this video! Watch more of Stephen Krashen here.


Using New Technology to Rediscover Traditional Ways of Learning

Older, more traditional forms of learning resonate with students because they connect with something deep within our human psyche. They engage the full person, not just the part of the brain that can decipher words on a page. They evoke a time when all of our ancestors were more alike than different in their cultural practices.

Learning through movement and the senses is becoming easier to do as bulky, stationary technology has become more mobile. Also, we are seeing the beginnings of a trend in which technology is becoming practically invisible and more integrated into our everyday environments. Digital technology such as tablets can help teachers and students rediscover traditional ways of learning by using touch, movement, sound, and visuality...


How to Grow a Classroom Culture That Supports Blended Learning

Computers, tablets, and other electronic devices alone are not going to change the classroom. It is the change in culture that will make the difference. To help everyone remember Esther Wojcicki (Palo Alto) comes up with an acronym, TRICK. Each letter stands for an important part of the culture: T = trust; R = respect; I = independence; C = collaboration; K = kindness. Absolut


The Future of Learning

IDEO’s Sandy Speicher predicts seven fundamental changes that will transform education.


Blended Learning: How Can Online Technology be Integrated into the Learning Diet of Students?

This infographic, based on US experience, explores a range of models of blended learning. The blended element involves how far online technology is used in the learning programme.


Research trends in mobile assisted language learning (MALL) from 2000 to 2012

A systematic and extensive review of MALL-related literature revealed that research in the field increased at a fast pace from 2008 and reached a peak in 2012. Teaching vocabulary with the use of cell phones and PDAs remained popular over this period. The writing process and grammar acquisition tended to be neglected in the MALL studies...


Open Discovery Space: A socially-powered and multilingual open learning infrastructure to boost the adoption of eLearning resources

ODS addresses various challenges that face the eLearning environment in the European context. The interface has been designed with students, teachers, parents and policy makers in mind. ODS will fulfill three principal objectives. Firstly, it will empower stakeholders through a single, integrated access point for eLearning resources from dispersed educational repositories. Secondly, it engages stakeholders in the production of meaningful educational activities by using a social-network style multilingual portal, offering eLearning resources as well as services for the production of educational activities. Thirdly, it will assess the impact of the new educational activities, which could serve as a prototype to be adopted by stakeholders in school education.


The Purposeful Use of Technology in the Classroom

A nice infographic that explains how using technology in the classroom–and using it effectively–might require some slight adjustments on the part of the teacher to sustain the effort, creative problem-solving, and innovation required to actually improve learning through the use of technology.


Why digital natives prefer reading in print.

Textbook makers, bookstore owners and college student surveys all say millennials still strongly prefer print for pleasure and learning, a bias that surprises reading experts given the same group’s proclivity to consume most other content digitally. A University of Washington pilot study of digital textbooks found that a quarter of students still bought print versions of e-textbooks that they were given for free.

An article worth reading, whether you believe in digital learning or textbook learning...


Online tests on English

Repository of quizzes, tests, exercises and puzzles to help you learn English as a Second Language (ESL).


Schools Need to Include More Visual-Based Learning

This article is a call to action to increase visual-based learning in the classroom through:

• Using visuals, images, video, and other visual media to teach and demonstrate concepts.

• Using and teaching learners how to make concept maps.

• Using and teaching learners how to do sketchnotes.

• Allowing and encouraging learners to show what they know through visual imagery.

• Teaching visual literacy.


The Neuroscience of Storytelling Will Make You Rethink the Way You Create Online
Courses It took neurology several centuries to validate what the prehistoric cave painters of Indonesia already knew: storytelling makes for effective communication. Yet it feels like the more evidence we have that our brains are hardwired for relational and analogical reasoning, the more instructors recite bulleted data points without context, despite the vast amount of resources and technology at our fingertips.This is especially true if you’re an online educator. With proper planning and free sources like YouTube EDU and TED, students can think of calculus or computer programming and look forward to logging into your school.


A Glimpse of the Future: The ‘Oscars of Innovation in Higher Education’

When it comes to modern higher education, a few things are universally clear. First, there is no one right answer for every student. Second, everyone involved is still learning what methods will work best in the 21st century. But some clear winners do stand out for their effective, outside-the-box approaches, and a few of them were honored at the recent inaugural Reimagine Education Conference.

Among the innovations that were celebrated was the flipped classroom, a model which offers a fresh approach to higher education.




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