Creative Tools... and ESL
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Creative Tools... and ESL
Best tools and reflections to introduce creative and collaborative learning in education... especially in ESL
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Over 30 Good Infographics for Language Teachers from GrammarCheck via Educators' Technology

Over 30 Good Infographics for Language Teachers from GrammarCheck via Educators' Technology | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Visual students need visual resources, so... there you are!
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GwynethJones's curator insight, March 19, 10:15 PM

Cool!

Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, March 20, 10:08 AM
What a great resource for English teachers!  Love this!
Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, March 20, 6:37 PM
Clear and simple examples for beginning students.
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Google Released A New 3D Digital Story Telling Tool

Google Released A New 3D Digital Story Telling Tool | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

"Google announced today the release of Toontastic 3D which is similar to the original Toontastic but has more awesome stuff to offer. Toontastic 3D allows kids to use their imagination and engage in creative tasks. They can construct amazing things including book and school reports, design pitches, narrate stories, create beautiful cartoons and many more. Toontastic 3D is available for free download in both iOS App Store and Google Play Store.  It also works with select Chromebooks."


Via John Evans
Ricard Garcia's insight:
A very good and engaging tool for digital storytelling. Quite simple but with a very catchy layout. Easy to use, with simple outcomes. It is a good tool for primary and lower secondary students!! Production is saved as a video in the mobile device.
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Fausto Cantu's curator insight, January 16, 12:52 PM
Google Released A New 3D Digital Story Telling Tool
Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, January 17, 3:07 AM
another great tool from google for 3D storytelling
 
Sandy Bernstein's curator insight, January 20, 9:40 AM

Great book creation, story telling tool!  Students can narrate as well.

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 Listening that sparks learning.

 Listening that sparks learning. | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Free lessons and educational podcasts for your classroom.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Good resource: Easy navigation and good activities and tasks once registered... for free!
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TubeQuizard

TubeQuizard | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Automatically generate vocabulary and grammar quizzes based around YouTube videos.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 15, 2016 12:39 AM

This looks like a fantastic tool. You can use the search engine like a corpus to look for vocabulary and grammar you want to teach and then the site will make the activity for you. Lots of ready made quizzes there already too.

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Halloween Magnetic Poetry with Google Drawings!

Halloween Magnetic Poetry with Google Drawings! | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Who's ready for a little Halloween fun with Google Drawings? I've created a Halloween-themed magnetic poetry template with Google Drawings for you and your students. There are nearly 100 words in this one, so adapt the words that are appropriate for your grade levels. You can use this as an independent activity, or take it a step further and make it a collaborative activity and see how the poetry evolves. You can use the "magnets" included, or even add your own text boxes to extend the activity.

Via basil60
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Easy and handy!!!
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basil60's curator insight, October 1, 2016 4:27 PM
Halloween might be that big "down under", but some great ideas that could be adapted for other big events. Like football grand finals.....
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Play "The Fiscal Ship" and make your own plan to keep U.S. debt from rising

Play "The Fiscal Ship" and make your own plan to keep U.S. debt from rising | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Play "The Fiscal Ship" and make your own plan to keep U.S. debt from rising
Ricard Garcia's insight:
It may seem a game for US children, but English tecahers could make good use of it! Lots of vocabulary but clear and easy structures!
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Maptia · A World of Stories

Maptia · A World of Stories | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Join Maptia to discover a world of remarkable stories, told by some of the most inspiring photographers, writers, and adventurers on the planet, and to publish and share your stories as part of our thoughtful community.

Via Nik Peachey
Ricard Garcia's insight:
A beautiful website where we can read some captivating stories about the world around us. The creative part is also present as we can be the ones publishing our own. One mor challenge for our students!
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 24, 2016 2:53 PM

Amazing content to build lessons around.

Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, August 12, 2016 12:38 PM
This site has incredible visuals if you need them for content areas.  The readings could be difficult for many ESL/EFL students, but the text could be pasted into sites that simplify reading.  I believe I've scooped some of those sites in the past.
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divernic - YouTube

divernic - YouTube | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Have fun with the episodes of your favourite characters like Frozen, Peppa pig, Disney princesses and many more. We use all kind of toys, even tiny food an
Ricard Garcia's insight:
This youtube channel contains more than 70 videos with animations created by a catalan English teacher using dolls and her own voice. A good example of how teachers can create good materials out their imagination and with the simplest resources. A source of inspiration!!
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Teach With Movies - Lesson Plans from movies for all subjects

Teach With Movies - Lesson Plans from movies for all subjects | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Movie Lesson Plans Based on Films that will Inspire and Motivate Students; 425+ Movie Lesson Plans for High School, Middle School, Elementary and Home School

Via Nik Peachey
Ricard Garcia's insight:
Extremely useful stuff! Do not miss it. Lots of things to engage our pupils!
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António Leça Domingues's curator insight, May 24, 2016 7:13 AM
Planos de aula para usar conteúdos da sétima arte.
Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, May 26, 2016 8:29 AM
Useful post, presenting an interesting concept. For those who speak Portuguese or Spanish and are interested in continuing education, please visit http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com
Barbara Goebel's curator insight, May 28, 2016 6:27 PM
Free, densely-packed lesson plans using video clips from popular Hollywood features and science documentaries. 
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Inspirational Quotes from Children's Literature infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Inspirational Quotes from Children's Literature infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
The Inspirational Quotes from Children's Literature infographic features uplifting quotes from popular children’s books.
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Beautiful and inspiring... a rewarding activity with young learners... values, images, reflection...
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Comma: Share your story!

Comma: Share and view beautiful thoughts, stories, and ideas.

Via Nik Peachey
Ricard Garcia's insight:
Another app & webtool to enrich ideas with images... another tool to enhance our students' ability to communicate
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 19, 2016 4:00 AM

Really nice digital story telling app for web or mobile. Create short one page website stories using images text and gifs.

Ramon Pavia's curator insight, April 20, 2016 2:39 AM
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Create and share your storytellings
 
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Newsela | Nonfiction Literacy and Current Events

Newsela | Nonfiction Literacy and Current Events | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Unlimited access to hundreds of leveled news articles and Common Core–aligned quizzes, with new articles every day.
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Just perfect! Decide the level of the article and it automatically changes and adapts... very useful!
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ClipFlair

ClipFlair | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Foreign Language Learning through Interactive Revoicing and Captioning of Clips

Via Nik Peachey
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Really nice language learning tool. You'll need to install Silverlight though.

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ELVIRA POLO ESCOLANO's curator insight, April 2, 2016 2:51 PM

Really nice language learning tool. You'll need to install Silverlight though.

Μπερέτσου Μάρα's curator insight, April 3, 2016 7:39 AM

Really nice language learning tool. You'll need to install Silverlight though.

Cinta's curator insight, April 4, 2016 2:57 AM

Really nice language learning tool. You'll need to install Silverlight though.

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PlayPosit - Interactive Video Learning

PlayPosit - Interactive Video Learning | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

PlayPosit is an online learning environment to create and share interactive video lessons. Teachers begin with any online video  and transform what is traditionally passive content into an active experience for students, with time-embedded activities.


Via Nik Peachey
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An alternative to edpuzzle?
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 19, 4:41 AM

A useful tool for creating interactive video materials.

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, February 6, 2:04 AM
Un outil à retenir.
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Newspaper generator

Newspaper generator | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Use this free online newspaper generator to create your own spoof newspaper articles. Just upload a photo and add your own text.


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Good tool for our students. Let them exploit their creativity and create page-long mock newspaper articles where they can even insert a picture.
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LitLift - A FREE online novel and story writing application

LitLift - A FREE online novel and story writing application | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
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Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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One more attempt to foster creativity through collaborative storytelling... it looks good... worth a try!
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ROCAFORT's curator insight, December 19, 2016 2:19 AM
LitLift - A FREE online novel and story writing application
Bart van Maanen's curator insight, December 19, 2016 9:54 AM
Ziet er veelbelovend uit, deze gratis online editor. Je zou hem kunnen gebruiken om een serie blogs te maken die uiteindelijk in een e-book terecht moeten komen. Dat geeft overzicht.
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LingoRank.com- Improve your English

LingoRank.com- Improve your English | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
400 selected talks to improve your English listening and vocabulary skills, while learning about interesting topics. From basic to advanced level.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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This site seems to offer a good source of inspiring texts... worth using with our students!!
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Drawing Europe

Drawing Europe | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
"Politiken has taken the extraordinary step of asking 28 leading newspapers from the (still) 28 EU countries to let one of their cartoonists solve this task: Give us your interpretation of the European Community at this moment — and in the light of Brexit. • Politiken has launched this pan-European media initiative in order to demonstrate the kind of community, solidarity and cooperation that EU leaders find it difficult to maintain and develop at the moment. 

Via Dennis Richards
Ricard Garcia's insight:
A good source of inspiration to have our students thinking and interpreting what they see on th cartoons about a very rellevant topic such as Brexit
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12 herramientas online para crear animaciones sin conocimientos avanzados

12 herramientas online para crear animaciones sin conocimientos avanzados | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Con estos servicios podrás crear animaciones y videos animados sin saber programación. 


Via Net-Learning
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very useful scoop!!! Give it a look!!
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Swipe – make your presentations personal & interactive

Swipe – make your presentations personal & interactive | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

With Swipe, your presentation ends up where your students are looking: on their devices, in their hands. Ask questions with polls to see what they know and want to know to guide the pace of your lectures. Swipe promotes a more engaged and smarter classroom, whether physical or online. It’s as easy as sharing a link.


Via Nik Peachey
Ricard Garcia's insight:
Just another presentation tool? I don't think so... interaction is completely integrated and mobile visibility has become a clear goal. Worth a try!
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elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, July 5, 2016 8:50 AM
Looks Fun, let's try
rim ben ayed chemima's curator insight, July 29, 2016 9:15 AM
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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, October 12, 2016 1:22 PM
Haven't had a chance to try this yet, but it looks great. 
 
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Ten innovations that have changed English language teaching

Ten innovations that have changed English language teaching | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

English language teaching is evolving all the time, particularly alongside advances in technology. But what changes have had the biggest impact on teachers in recent years?


Via Nik Peachey
Ricard Garcia's insight:
Well... some other things could be added, but quite rigt in some points... I'm missing the storytelling bit here!
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 5, 2016 1:37 AM

Nice to get a mention here.

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, June 11, 2016 7:19 AM
Great resources worth adding to your teaching and learning library.
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300 Ice-Breakers, Warmers & Fillers.pdf

300 Ice-Breakers, Warmers & Fillers.pdf | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Quick activities or odd moments in class. 

Via Shona Whyte
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Always handy!!!
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BOUTELOUP Jean-Paul's curator insight, May 24, 2016 1:48 AM
300 activités de 5 min pour lancer, animer vos formations, réunions et impliquer vos participants.
AF Sydney's curator insight, May 26, 2016 8:35 AM
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Dragana Zornic's curator insight, November 4, 2016 2:55 PM
Ice-breakers, warmers & fillers
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10 Life Lessons From Kung Fu Panda Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

10 Life Lessons From Kung Fu Panda Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Kung Fu Panda is'nt just a delightful movie; it also has some great life messages. Here are highlights 10 of the best life lessons we can learn from it.
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Nice infographic we can use to talk about values with our students, both native English speakers and EFL
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Stop Saying: Learn about transitive and intransitive verbs

What are transitive and intransitive verbs?! Why is grammar so confusing? Watch this and learn more her

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Natàlia's curator insight, April 14, 2016 12:58 PM

it is a fun and interesting video!

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Word Games

Word Games | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
A collection of free online word games. Includes fast-paced anagram and vocabulary games as well as word mastermind, cryptograms, hangman and a wordsearch generator.
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NIcely built site with interesting and engaging word games... worth a try!!!
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