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Free online tool for testing learners' reading proficiency levels

Started Jan 10, 2013 0 Replies

C-tests are a reliable, accurate method for assessing learners’ language proficiency at any level. I’ve decided to create a simplified version of my…Continue

Are you using an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch for you blog project?

Started Jan 9, 2013 0 Replies

If you’re considering running blog projects as part of your curriculum or even as a pilot project, here’s a quick article that outlines a particularly awkward pitfall with potentially disastrous…Continue

How well do you know the International Phonetic Alphabet?

Started Dec 16, 2012 0 Replies

I’ve just created some new MILAs Learning Content Cartridges (LCCs) focused on the…Continue

Free talking picture dictionary for Moodle (Creative Commons)

Started Oct 10, 2012 0 Replies

Hi,I’ve just finished putting together a Learning Content Cartridge which I’m releasing for free under a…Continue

 

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Free online tool for testing learners' reading proficiency levels

C-tests are a reliable, accurate method for assessing learners’ language proficiency at any level. I’ve decided to create a simplified version of my C-Test generator MILA  and to make it publicly accessible so that learners everywhere can use it to help them with their reading, anywhere at any time.…See More
Jan 10, 2013
Matt Bury posted a discussion

Are you using an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch for you blog project?

If you’re considering running blog projects as part of your curriculum or even as a pilot project, here’s a quick article that outlines a particularly awkward pitfall with potentially disastrous consequences if you’re not prepared for it. If you expect that any of your learners or teachers may want to use their iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch) to create multimedia content for their projects, read on… …See More
Jan 9, 2013
Matt Bury replied to Christopher Heath's discussion The use of iPads as a teaching tool
"Hi Christopher, I've done a fair amount of bring your own device (BYOD) in class teaching as well as in computer labs. In my experience, I'd say that iOS, the operating system in iPods, iPhones and iPads, is possibly the least suitable for…"
Dec 25, 2012
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How well do you know the International Phonetic Alphabet?

I’ve just created some new MILAs Learning Content Cartridges (LCCs) focused on the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and I cordially invite you to try them out and see how well you know the British English subset of the IPA. If you’re from north America or have little experience with British English pronunciation, the…See More
Dec 16, 2012
Matt Bury replied to Michelle Birch's discussion Reflection as part of the Curriculum: Is technology tainting reflection or does it encourage reflection?
"Hi Michelle, On the subject of critical reflection per se, I think the technology used has little to do with it, whether it's face to face coversation with pencil and paper, online forums or blogs, or virtual classrooms. I think that what does…"
Dec 1, 2012
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Free talking picture dictionary for Moodle (Creative Commons)

Hi,I’ve just finished putting together a Learning Content Cartridge which I’m releasing for free under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0) licence for anyone to use, edit and redistribute as they please.Read more here:…See More
Oct 10, 2012
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Sep 27, 2012
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iPads (and tablets) in K12 - When will we get it together?

An insightful article by Christopher Dawson over at ZDNet Education: iPads (and tablets) in K12 - When will we get it together?http://www.zdnet.com/ipads-and-tablets-in-k12-when-will-we-get-it-together-7000004656/Are there still too many barriers preventing us from effectively incorporating digitised learning resources into the classroom as a core part of learning curricula?See More
Sep 22, 2012
Dana liked Matt Bury's discussion iPads are great... as long as you have a real computer on hand!
Sep 14, 2012
Sue Davenport replied to Matt Bury's discussion iPads are great... as long as you have a real computer on hand!
"I read the article you posted and I feel my school did the same thing.  When I began teaching, we had desktop computers for our (teacher) use and for students to use.  Then the school bought laptop carts for the students and laptops…"
Sep 12, 2012
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iPads are great... as long as you have a real computer on hand!

The school that swapped its laptops for iPads… and wants to switch back:http://www.pcpro.co.uk/blogs/2012/09/11/the-school-that-swapped-its-laptops-for-ipads-and-wants-to-switch-back/Are iPads and tablets just expensive toys for rich kids?See More
Sep 12, 2012
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Article: iPad vs. Netbook for a 1:1

Looking into acquiring some hardware for you school or organisation? This guy has done a practical examination of the issues and costs that we rarely see in review media:Article: iPad vs. Netbook for a 1:1 - http://edreach.us/2011/04/01/ipad-vs-netbook-for-a-11/Enjoy! :)See More
Aug 23, 2012
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BYOD: Be safe with a notebook, leave the tablet at home

BYOD: Be safe with a notebook, leave the tablet at homeSummary: Many folks are bringing their own device to work, and a common question asked is notebook or tablet? Since we're talking work, better leave the tablet at home.http://www.zdnet.com/byod-be-safe-with-a-notebook-leave-the-tablet-at-home-7000002133/See More
Aug 5, 2012
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Kindelizaton: Are Books Obsolete?

Stephen Krashen, the godfather of modern second language acquisition, has done an analysis of the data behind the media headlines about eBooks taking over from traditional print: http://www.sdkrashen.com/articles/kindelization.pdfSee More
Jul 31, 2012
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From a professional author: Apple Made Its Decision. My Turn.

Because of content.Lesson 6 includes my “Amazon River” technique, in which I show students how I use a couple of useful bits of Amazon’s website software and the Amazon database to figure out how to find alternative genres for their books if they aren’t having any luck selling it in the genre they wrote it for.  I’ve successfully used this technique to place both TALYN and MIDNIGHT RAIN.This is not just essential information for writers publishing or hoping to publish commercially—it’s also the…See More
Jul 29, 2012

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At 10:04am on January 2, 2012, Steve Hargadon said…

Matt--glad to have you here.  Fun to look over your background and interests.  Hope to connect at some point.

 
 
 

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