Richard de Meij

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 20+ Educational Tools and Apps That Support 21st Century Learning

October 8, 2015
Technology has radically transformed the notion of education to the extent that a label such as 21st century learning is a …


Infographic: The Countries With The Most Spoken Languages

Humans are thought to speak more than 7,000 languages across the globe. Asia has the most of them, 2301, followed by Africa with 2,138. There are …

Papua New Guinea

6 Wearable Technologies Most Helpful In The Classroom

Take a quick look at the world around us; the TVs are slimmer than ever before, the mobile phones have gone smarter and tablets are here to replace …


Hacking Education Audiobook | Mark Barnes, Jennifer Gonzalez

Want to solve your biggest problems tomorrow? You have problems, but you don't have time for a five-year plan. You're tired of philosophy, research, …


Parent-Teacher Conferences ... or Collaborative Conversations?

Photo credit: Bart Everson via flickr (CC BY 2.0)John McCarthyParent PartnershipFor productive parent-teacher conferences, teachers can team up with …


Life of an Educator: 10 questions every educator should be asking...

I firmly believe in self-reflection as a means toward growth and development. As such, we all would benefit from an intense session of …


Blooms Taxonomy with some awesome verbs. - e-Learning Feeds

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Headache tablets?

This piece originally appeared as a featured article in the TES on 25 September 2015.

In the debate about technology and education, it is expected …


15 Things Every Teacher Should Try this Year


Educational Leadership:Emotionally Healthy Kids:What's an Instructional Leader?

It's essential for principals to view themselves as "lead learners."1 This doesn't mean they know the most; rather, it means they believe their job …


The Best Resources On Blended Learning – Help Me Find More

© 2013 Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, Flickr | PD | via Wylio“Blended Learning” has become sort of an education “buzzword.” What, exactly, is …

Flipped Classroom

How To Use Infographics As Multimodal Learning Tools

How To Use Infographics As Multimodal Learning Toolsby Sara McGuire, venngage.comPeople don’t all learn the same way. Teachers know this, and that’s …


Wake-up call: help your teenage students see the importance of sleep

Lack of sleep is a common problem among high-school students, and it can do serious damage, hampering mental activity and resulting in reduced academic performance.

Sleep-deprived children display less brain activity while working on maths problems, for example, and make more mistakes in tests. In …

The Brain

How to Upgrade Your Language Patterns mind map

Upgrading Language Patterns

by Adam Sicinski

Joseph O’Connor

We translate experience into language and mistaken the language as the actual …


The 10 Reasons to Use Technology in Class Infographic

OK, so here it is… Technology is everywhere. It’s basically twisted and tangled into every part of our lives in some sort of way. It impacts how we …


How to Automate Your Tweets: 3 Useful Twitter Apps

Does tweeting take up a lot of your time? Do you want to share content automatically? There are tools you can use to automatically tweet your best …


Study finds that students earn better grades from teaching assistants of same race/ethnicity

While numerous studies have examined the impact on students of having faculty members of the students' race or ethnicity, the role of teaching …


ELL Treasure Chest "Colorín Colorado" Unveils Great New Site Design

Colorín Colorado, the great resource for all teachers and parents of English Language Learners, unveiled a new site redesign today.

In addition to the …


Five reasons your school’s NOT transforming

So, maybe you’re on Twitter, your colleagues are on Twitter, you’re excited about ideas around new learning and your Principal might mention these


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25 awesome apps for teachers, recommended by teachers

What are the best apps for teachers? We asked TED-Ed Innovative Educators and the TED-Ed community. Below, 25 awesome apps recommended for teachers, …


'We can't blame technology for the failings in the way it has been used in the classroom'

Technology and the computer are part of our world – we just need to learn how to make better use of them in the classroom, says Peter Tait

The findings of the OECD think tank on the use of computers in schools, released this week, makes disturbing reading. Not only does it state that the use of …


8 Videos You Must Watch to Learn About Integrating Technology (with 21st Century Vision) in Schools

Successful integration of technology in education is more than just introducing web tools to classroom.Read more...


Using E-Learning Technologies To Improve Educational Quality Of Language Teaching

How To Use E-Learning Technologies To Improve Educational Quality Of Language Teaching

E-Learning or technology in learning has become a buzz in the …


Connect with Native Speakers Worldwide with Linqapp @LINQAPP #translationservice

Language help and translation app Linqapp is now available in iOS. In the recent Tech in Asia Tokyo 2015 competition, this startup got second …

Language Learning

Language Learning in the Real World

Posted on 14. Sep, 2015 by Malachi Rempen in Uncategorized

These days, learning a language from the comfort of your armchair is as easy as 1, 2, …

Language Learning

Where Do English Language Learners Fit Into the Ed Tech Revolution?

English Language Learners are a growing yet underserved segment of the U.S. student population, and teaching these diverse learners presents teachers …


10 Must-See French Movies (With Language Hacking Notes) - Fluent in 3 months - Language Hacking and Travel Tips

Watching movies to help with your language learning missions is really effective.

One of the main reasons I study languages is to get an inside view …

New OECD Report Is Not An Indictment Of Ed Tech - It's Really An Indictment Of Unilateralism & Professional Development

The media is awash today in headlines about a new report finding that, as the BBC headline says, Computers ‘do not improve’ pupil results.

I don’t …

Professional Development

LEARNING LEADING CHANGE: "Tech doesn't improve student results - study" - why news reports like this are damaging (and missing the point).

Source: TV3 News

Journalists love a bit of scaremongering and in many ways I can't help feeling that the reporting of a recent OECD report on the …