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Koen Timmers and Angeles Soriano: Breaking Language Barriers via Skype Translator

by Koen Timmers and Angeles Soriano Expert Educator Columnists, Belgium and Spain 14:30. Angels just finished her lessons in a sunny Spain. Koen is teaching his class remote in a cloudy Belgium. Both are meeting up using Skype to collaborate on a column. Except… for this time they are speaking in their own language. Skype Translator is translating their words on the fly. After using this cutting edge tool, both educators are really excited. A wonderful experience. Let’s move to Belgium. Koen: The first time you send an email, the first website you visit, your first smartphone, your first Skype Translator call. All unforgetable moments. Let’s take a closer look at this cutting edge tool. Skype Translator is in preview. You can request an invite at http://www.skype.com/en/translator-preview/. After installing the Windows 8 app, you can choose a voice which will represent you (see above picture). Later, you can choose your language. Unfortunately Dutch isn’t current supported so the call would happen in Spanish – English. Don’t expect Skype to translate your words in text. No …

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Angeles Soriano: My 2015 Goals- Sharing, Collaborating, and Creating

by Angeles Soriano Expert Educator Columnist, Spain In a few days I will have the opportunity to see how a small idea that you comment via twitter with different people, (you don’t know personally), but who also believe that education can be improved with small actions, becomes a reality. This group of teachers have planned a forum for discussion and dissemination about the ICT and education: @Xatac5 This Forum will use twitter as a communication tool to discuss a topic based on questions that are thrown to the audience to generate one hour debate. It seeks to create a forum where teachers can improve your personal learning network environment (PLN) The idea arose after participating in several of them during the summer holidays, (there is always time to all rest and fill yourself with new ideas). I’d like to point out #Educhat, #Nt2t and #assuieED. All of them, with their collaboration, teachings have offered me each week the possibility to export this idea to my country, Spain, and used it in Catalan language, because the …

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Àngels Soriano: Student Voice- Technology for Participation and Empowerment

The contact our students are having with technology is increasingly done at younger ages. Even our daily habits are linked to the use of technology. It is clear that the classroom can’t be out of this world and has incorporated information technology and communication in the day. A second step was to use this technology for our students to construct their own knowledge, that create content where tools like OneNote obtained an exceptional role in the ability to adapt to the needs you want to raise students.