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V FONCEI: gamificación y fines específicos

En Cervantes EI ya se están empezando a calentar los motores para su próximo foro nacional. El título de este año aúna dos apasionantes temas que están a la cabeza de los últimos estudios del español como lengua extranjera: Gamificación y Fines Específicos. La utilización del juego en el aula y el estudio de un español específico para los diferentes sectores profesionales son lo más “in” en el mundo ELE.

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LdeLengua 88 sobre MOOCs en español

En esta ocasión retomamos el tema de los cursos online masivos abiertos (MOOC) para presentar la experiencia de las dos ediciones del curso Español Salamanca A2. Para ello Victoria Castrillejo ha entrevistado a Rebeca Delgado y Carmela Tomé, integrantes de ELElab de la Universidad de Salamanca, entidad que ha creado e impartido el curso.
Con ellas hemos hablado del desarrollo de materiales para el curso en línea, la participación de los alumnos y el papel de los tutores en estos cursos masivos.

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A Hippocratic Oath for Ed-Tech

This post first appeared on Educating Modern Learners

Ethics and educational technology – we don’t talk a lot about the two together, but perhaps it’s time we do. We can’t simply assume that ed-tech is good or progressive, for starters. Nor can we ignore the growing political and economic power of the ed-tech industry. Although comparisons between medicine and education aren’t always that useful, perhaps there’s something to be learned from the promises the health care profession makes … and breaks.

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¿Está enferma la educación?

Si ojeamos los últimos informes  sobre el Sistema Educativo en España, muchos de los indicadores que analizan apuntan directamente a un diagnóstico que evidencia la “deficitaria salud del sistema educativo”: bajo rendimiento académico, fracaso escolar elevado, excesivo abandono temprano  del sistema educativo, tasas altas (y costosas) de repetición de curso,

A Virtual Edtech Conference By Students, For Students (and Teachers, Too)

THESE KIDS KNOW TECH--as far as the students at the Marymount School of New York are concerned. In fact, they aren’t waiting around for all us to figure out just how “edtech” helps and hurts schools. The kids of Marymount School of New York, working with students from the likes of Long Island and Mu

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Use Google Sites File Cabinet Templates to Create a B-Roll Media Gallery

Over the years I've written a lot about the idea of creating b-roll galleries of images, videos, and sounds for your students to use in their multimedia projects. In building a gallery of media that you and your students have created, you're building a resource that students can dive into when they need media for their projects. Google Sites is one platform on which you could build a gallery of media. Use the "file cabinet" template to create a page in your Google Site. Then use Custom Page-level Permissions to allow your students to upload and download media on that page.

Independent Reading Bookmarks

For the first time, I’m teaching an English class for English Learners. It has been interesting seeing how strategies I’ve used in my Spanish classes translate (ha, ha!) to this class. The activity that has really helped me structure the class is a class-opener that I call “Bookmarks,” which is an independent reading activity. I will […]

Two Ways to Share Bundles of Links With Your Students

Trying to get all of your students to the same set of websites at the same time can be a frustrating experiences.