News and Information for LearnIT2teach participants
September 30, 2015                                   Issue #52
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Project News
It's here! - LINC 1 Courseware
LINC 1 courseware is now available. Contact your mentor to request your copy.

Starting in October  - Online training in integrating and managing blended learning 
A LearnIT2teach invitation to CIC-funded language program administrators 
Improving program outcomes and learner access through innovative learning technology is a goal of Citizenship and Immigration Canada. … for more info please email:
Web News
Computers in classroom have ‘mixed’ impact on learning: OECD report
At a time when school boards across Canada are equipping classrooms with new laptops, tablets and desktop computers to bring learning into the digital age, a global study raises questions over whether all that technology necessarily means better education results. ...

Vancouver Community College staff launch group to save school
A group at Vancouver Community College says the provincial government is putting the school on the chopping block.  The Save Our VCC campaign was launched to put pressure on the government to re-invest in the college, which has been hit by cuts to both English as a Second Language and adult education. ...

Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015
Jane Hart compiled the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 from the votes of over 2,000 learning professionals (from education and enterprises) worldwide. The list was published on 21 September. ...

7 Tips To Beat Short Attention Spans In eLearning
Even if learners are excited about their eLearning experience and can see the true potential in learning the subject matter, they may not be able to concentrate on one thing for too long. There are, however, certain ways that eLearning professionals can beat short attention spans ...

HTML5: What’s the buzz?
… HTML5 is non-proprietary and open source, free for all to use. Though the language is primarily created for web pages, it is increasingly relevant to eLearning courses…  The advance in technology from Flash to HTML5 paved the way for Content Modernization – transforming old content to new delivery formats to create a more dynamic learning experience …

5 tools for teaching online
With such a new industry, online teachers are developing tools and combining programs and apps to facilitate the learning experience of students… This medley of tools demonstrates how, with a degree of ingenuity, teachers can plan a full-spectrum curriculum for their students…

EdTech in ELT: Using Cloud Technology in EFL and ESL
Language instructors may ask themselves: What will be gained by using technology? What technology could I use? ... In this article, I would like to make a case to add an online component—cloud technology—to the already existing classroom.

The Art of Storyboarding
Storyboarding is used by e-learning professionals to plan and map out online materials and courses before the development begins. This brief article explains how this is done and why it is important.

Adult ESL Instructor - Ottawa Carleton District School Board
Benchmark 4/5 Pronunciation Instructor....

ESL Jobs World
This site has a listing of various online ESL teaching jobs.

Professional Development
5th Canada Moodle Moot
A Moot is a conference! A Moodle Moot is a conference all about Moodle. The theme for Canada Moot 2015 is Connecting with Moodle. Hosted by Université de Montréal & Polytechnique Montréal ... October 21 - October 23, 2015.

On CALL: The Newsletter of the Computer-Assisted Language Learning Interest Section
The September 2015 newsletter,  published by TESOL's CALL SIG.

Design Essentials
Learn graphic design with these quick and simple tutorials. No experience required. And it's completely free.

Teacher Training Videos: How to Use Quizlet
This is a great set of videos that take you through Quizlet and shows you the quickest way to get up and running and what your students need to know. A great tool for revising vocabulary.

e-Resource Corner
Ballots and Belonging
Ballots and Belonging - New Citizens On Political Participation is an opportunity to see Canadian democracy through the eyes of Canada's newest citizens - a group that is keen to participate and give back to their new home. Here's what they had to say ...

CNN Student News
CNN Student News is a ten-minute, commercial-free, daily news program designed for middle and high school classes. It is produced by the journalists at CNN. This award-winning show and its companion website are available free of charge throughout the school year.
Licensed by Creative Commons, is a website created by two EFL instructors ... [who] noticed that there were few sites on the web that freely provided a comprehensive graduated approach to English reading suited to different levels of English ability.  As a result, they decided to create their own website with freely available reading materials ...
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