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Clicker Revolution: A Classroom Response System that Works

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Today, thanks to technology and its multiple advancements you can improve the learning and teaching process. Technology has shown many benefits to the educational field, such as giving the chance to students to learn at their own pace via e-learning platforms and MOOCs without even having to enter a classroom. It has also demonstrated its capacity to leverage the mobile devices...

How to Teach English Online [and Make a Real Profit]

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Do you want to become an online teacher working with dedicated students on a one-to-one basis? Do you want to be able to teach English online from anywhere in the world, setting your own schedule? Do you want to decide who to teach, what to teach, and how much to charge? Having been a private tutor myself, I have struggled with questions like...

Teacher to Teacherpreneur [How to Combine Creativity, Skills and Expertise to Earn Additional Income]

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Are you a teacher looking for a challenge, an opportunity to learn new skills, use your professional skills in a different way and earn additional income? Then becoming a teacherpreneur could be for you. ESL/EFL teachers transition to teacherpreneurs as writers, website designers, video makers, and school owners. In December 2015, I left my job as an ESL teacher after 20...

The Top 50 Edublogs of 2017

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The Top 50 Edublogs of 2017
Following up on the list we compiled a year ago with the The Top 20 Edublogs of 2015, we have expanded the list to include the top 50 education websites. Out of the numerous websites worldwide focusing on education policies, teaching practices, methodology, or educational technology, some manage to stand out from the rest, garnering a hefty social following in the...

JoomlaLMS [a Hussle-Free LMS That Does Wonders]

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Not long ago I wrote about the 8 Essential Features any modern LMS should have. I recently came across JoomlaLMS, a Learning Management System that has been around for ten years and is used in more than 30 countries around the world. I decided to give it a check against the 8 features that I had outlined in my post...

Reading Habits [in the New Literary Landscape]

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Developing Reading Habits
Everyone knows the importance of good reading habits and teachers are always wondering how to make students read more. The truth is, they are reading more. Teachers just don´t know how. The idea that students these days have more competition for their time from social media, smartphones and on-demand TV is true but only tells part of the story. A...

A Different Online Course on Finnish Education

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ALO Finland introduces a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on Innovative Pedagogy and EdTech in Finland. The emphasis is on the practical and holistic approach, as well as simple solutions that can be easily repeated, adopted and further developed further worldwide. The course is aiming to be more than just content delivery and theory. A MOOC at its best is a...

15 Ways To Help Kids Learn Anything

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We all want our kids to learn and do well at school. We also want our kids to be passionate and engaged in their learning. When it comes to student engagement strategies, I’m sure there are times when you’d like to help your kids with their schoolwork, teach your kids something new, or tap into or ignite their passions.   Do...

Learning Management System: 8 Essential Features

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  As blended learning is gradually becoming the norm, schools around the world are progressively using a Learning Management System (LMS) for all aspects of the teaching process: to enroll students, to deliver lessons, to assign homework, to assess learning, to track progress, to produce reports and grade books. ‘Learning Management System’ is a broad term that covers a wide range of...

Using Smartphones in the Classroom [20 Ideas]

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Some easy ways to use phones in the English classroom
I have spent a great part of my teaching career teaching young ESOL students. Sadly, a substantial part of that trying to police and prohibit using smartphones in the classroom. Eventually I have to concede that it was a pointless exercise and a missed opportunity. I could have done all the things I am talking about below. There is a myriad...