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Best tools and reflections to introduce creative and collaborative learning in education... especially in ESL
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How modern technology evolved from established teaching methods

How modern technology evolved from established teaching methods | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Helping to demonstrate the evolution of teaching and technology, we’ve created the following infographic to shed some light on how modern technology is helping some teachers give their tried and trusted learning practices a new lease of life.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 15, 1:19 AM

A little bit optimistic.

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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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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.
Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, March 25, 12:13 PM
These are good resources to use in your 21st Century language learning / teaching environments.
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5 Mistakes in Using Videos for eLearning Courses Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

5 Mistakes in Using Videos for eLearning Courses Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
The 5 Mistakes in Using Video for eLearning Courses Infographic presents five mistakes you should avoid when utilizing videos for your curriculum.

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5 mistakes many of us have made... good idea to have them together as a reminder :-)
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, October 25, 2016 10:45 AM

Short, on point course videos work.  However, there are some basic mistakes to avoid. This infographic informs succinctly.

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27 Ways To Inspire Innovative Thinking In Students

27 Ways To Inspire Innovative Thinking In Students | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
27 Ways To Inspire Innovative Thinking In Students by TeachThought Staff Innovating thinking is one of those awkward concepts in education--on
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Harriet Rolfe's curator insight, May 25, 2016 10:23 PM

I like the concepts in this article- however I would love a bit more practical advice at how I extend my teaching strategies to promote innovative thinking

Lacey Mack's curator insight, May 28, 2016 10:09 PM
Not only is the diagram attractive, it has some excellent points. Links with the flipped classroom approach and State Schooling Explicit Instruction
Stephania Savva, Ph.D's comment, June 3, 2016 2:11 AM
Thanks for sharing this interesting article!
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Top 8 eLearning Trends Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Top 8 eLearning Trends Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
The Top 8 eLearning Trends Infographic is a list of the top 8 eLearning trends to follow in this year.
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Nik's Learning Technology Blog: Creating illustrations and infographics for ELT tasks

Nik's Learning Technology Blog: Creating illustrations and infographics for ELT tasks | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Draw.io is one of my favourite tools and the one I use most for creating graphics and infographics. As someone who doesn’t draw very well and has only limited design abilities it has really helped me out a number of times and enabled me to produce professional looking illustrations, product mockups and teaching materials.


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Easy, handy... and free... direct into your Google Drive

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 31, 2015 7:21 AM

A review and some teaching task suggestions.

Pierre Mongin 's curator insight, November 15, 2015 1:51 AM

Intéressant versez Créer des infographies, des cartes conceptuet mentales 

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, November 17, 2015 6:07 AM

Herramientas...Nik's Learning Technology Blog: Creating illustrations and infographics for ELT tasks | @scoopit via @NikPeachey http://sco.lt/...

 

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How flipped learning works in (and out of) the classroom

How flipped learning works in (and out of) the classroom | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Flipped learning is more than just having students do homework during the school day. It’s more than just putting the onus on students to teach themselves. In fact, it’s neither of those things. Don’t be fooled by simple explanations of flipped classrooms that simplify a highly complex undertaking.


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Simple but good approach as an intro for newcomers

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Jess Farley's comment, May 29, 2016 6:55 PM
Great article Mina! I have seen this strategy on prac. The students love it.
Stewart-Marshall's curator insight, May 30, 2016 4:03 PM
A short and easily read introduction to flipped learning.
Tim Pennycuick's curator insight, June 2, 2016 6:37 AM
Very good comparison between traditional and new ways of teaching and learning.
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Artefactos Multimedia (III): mapas interactivos | Nuevas tecnologías aplicadas a la educación | Educa con TIC

Artefactos Multimedia (III): mapas interactivos | Nuevas tecnologías aplicadas a la educación | Educa con TIC | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
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A very clear explanation in Spanish about the use of geolocalization in education... inspiring and direct!!

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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, September 5, 2014 4:03 AM

Excelentes ideas para docentes experimentales

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Flipped Classroom Resources | RIT Teaching & Learning Services

Flipped Classroom Resources | RIT Teaching & Learning Services | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

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Nice clarifying infographic for those who still couldn't make out one from the other.

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Andrea Comarata's curator insight, September 26, 2014 9:29 PM

An interesting perspective

Marijke Trienekens's curator insight, March 17, 2015 5:27 AM

Blended learning vs Flipping the classroom Infographic

Jane Boothman's curator insight, February 21, 2016 4:35 AM

Blended or flipped. Nice clarifying infographic for those who still couldn't make out one from the other.

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How Video Games Are Changing Education

How Video Games Are Changing Education | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Schools have found an alternative way to equip children with flexible and adaptive skills by allowing them to learn through playing video games.
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Comprehensive infography displaying scenarios we find when introducing games in education... typologies, competencies and skills covered.

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Tonya D Harris's curator insight, January 27, 2014 6:44 PM

List of recommended games that are tailored to academic subjects. 

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A Map of Education Technology Through 2040 [#Infographic]

A Map of Education Technology Through 2040 [#Infographic] | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
How will disruptive technology change education?
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A wide view of the coming trends... true?

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Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age

Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age


Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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We can't escape reality... learning with a permanent access to knowledge will change methodologies.

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Richard Whiteside's curator insight, November 9, 2015 12:51 PM

Good, clear infographic comparing different learning theories alongside connectivism. Interesting to consider, whether you appreciate the theory or not. 

Ana Seb+'s curator insight, November 9, 2015 6:04 PM

¿Epoca de conectivismo?

maralma's curator insight, October 15, 2016 7:39 AM
INTERESTING!

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38 Predictions About the Future

38 Predictions About the Future | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
What will the world look like in the future? This infographis tells us what the future holds for the science and tech world.

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Ricard Garcia's insight:

It's not the predictions that matter... it's the catchy infograpic we have to ensnare our students into creating their own predictions... worth using!!!

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Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, March 23, 2013 9:02 PM

As a writer, I find this set of predictions both interesting and, well, less than overwhelming. I'd like to see more creativity, especially with regard to the "least likely" possibilities, and less focus on tech companies. I'm more interested in thinking about what life might be like, than in which social media giant is on top. What predictions do you have, and what do you think are the odds for or against?

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 19, 2013 5:11 PM

Hmmm can we predict the future... will be interesting to see what happens with these tools.

Stephen Gwilliam's curator insight, April 30, 2013 10:40 PM

Q. How are we best preparing our students with 21st century fluencies in our schools given these predictions?

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How Can Games Help in Education Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

How Can Games Help in Education Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
The How Can Games Help in Education Infographic explains why games are very important for the educational system.
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Good comprehensive infographic with the most relevant ideas related to the use of videogames in the classroom
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10 Reasons To Use Virtual Reality In The Classroom -

10 Reasons To Use Virtual Reality In The Classroom - | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
10 Reasons To Use Virtual Reality In The Classroom by Ashley McCann Although still an emerging technology in terms of recognizing its full potential, virtual reality offers the opportunity to step into places, roles, and experiences that were previously impossible, or at the very least,...

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Nice ideas for those who need some clues on VR in the classroom
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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, February 17, 8:02 AM
Don't forget to add history, real geography, story maps and content that is not just eye candy. Cultural geography helps.
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12 claves educativas para la Sociedad Digital

12 claves educativas para la Sociedad Digital | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Educational Keys for a Digital Society
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I think policy makers should try to read this carefully!!
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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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Deeper Learning: 4 Components of the Theory of Action Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Deeper Learning: 4 Components of the Theory of Action Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
As the Deeper Learning Infographic shows, the model requires a big shift from traditional school and rests on positive school culture.
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For those who want to build a more ambitious, demanding and rewarding educational structure.

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TEACHING WITH iPAD IN A FLIPPED CLASSROOM: 10 reasons to use technology in the classroom

TEACHING WITH iPAD IN A FLIPPED CLASSROOM: 10 reasons to use technology in the classroom | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

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Good image... very descriptive!

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Lenescu's curator insight, September 21, 2015 5:15 AM

#TICE #classe

elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, September 21, 2015 11:17 AM

If the activity is well design, sure

Anne-Marie Armstrong's curator insight, September 25, 2015 9:51 AM

Keeping up with instructional usage.

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2015 Mobile Learning Trends Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

2015 Mobile Learning Trends Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
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Very solid approach to those changes that are here to stay!!

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Intrinsic Motivation for the Classroom

Intrinsic Motivation for the Classroom | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Bring on the i. I just finished reading several books about intrinsic motivation. None of the research is new, so why aren't we incorporating intrinsic motivation into the classroom more? Here are ...

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Can we do anything to get our students into their learning process with motivation and engagement? Maybe we'll find some answers here.

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Agisa Abdulla's curator insight, June 21, 2014 11:44 PM

authentic learning can happen with intrinsic motivation

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, June 27, 2014 2:34 AM

I love this break down! Which motivation technique inspires learners  the best? Can both be meaningful and why? Which technique do you feel Common Core applies most heavily?

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, July 2, 2014 7:01 PM

ahhh...esse tal MOTIvo para AÇÃO... vale a pena conhecer mais a respeito para auxiliar os aprendizes a encontrarem o seu próprio caminho: interiormente ou exteriormente ?


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Evolution of Storytelling | Visual.ly

Evolution of Storytelling | Visual.ly | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Evolution of storytelling created for iversity.com.


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Very interesting infographic about storytelling. It shows really relevant present approaches that must be seriously considered in education

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Claude Emond's curator insight, April 5, 2014 8:11 AM

Good story told on this infographic. For those leaders who know that nothing beats telling a good story :)

Marta Torán's curator insight, April 6, 2014 5:56 AM

Genial!

Clare Treloar's curator insight, April 10, 2014 6:04 PM

Another interesting infographic

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A Visual Guide to Generation Z

A Visual Guide to Generation Z | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

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We should have a look at the data provided by this infography to learn about the people who will be ruling the world in our near future... the people we are educating now.

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Ennio Martignago's curator insight, November 28, 2013 3:37 AM

Generazione Z

Beatriz Montesinos's curator insight, November 28, 2013 5:42 AM

Excelente estudio sociólogico de la Generación Z (niñ@s nacidos entre 1995 y 2009) realizado por la empresa australiana McCrindle.

Gilbert C FAURE's curator insight, November 28, 2013 4:24 PM

for kids

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Getting the Facts on Game Based Learning (INFOGRAPHIC)

Getting the Facts on Game Based Learning (INFOGRAPHIC) | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
The Knowledge Guru team knows how effective serious games and game based learning are, that's why we've developed an entire learning game engine focused on making game based learning easier to impleme...

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This infographic shows proof of how useful it is to use games in education. Worth a look.

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Florence HENCKE's comment, August 9, 2013 3:10 AM
Thank you for this infographic and the sources you used, the importance of having fun while learning seems to increase in education. Good news !
Ines Evaristo's curator insight, August 21, 2013 6:53 PM

Una buena infografía que resume estudios con resultados del efecto de los videojuegos en el aprendizaje de la educacion superior, cosa que no habia visto mucho.  Además, el inicio es bastante claro, hacer un videojuego "serio" o educativo es doble reto: lograr los objetivos de aprendizaje propuestos y diseñar un gameplay igualmente divertido, motivador, estimulante... es la diferencia entre un videojuego educativo de un juego didactico.

Taryn Coxall's curator insight, October 8, 2013 10:24 PM

This article gives great insight into the upcoming phenominon of "Game Based Learning".Although i have never seen it in my practises, after reading abit about it, i believe game based learning is something i would incoperate into my own classroom. Game Based learning provides a stimulating and engaging way of learning for children on a wide range of educational areas and topics. It is proven through this approach to learning students aremore likely to become motivated to learn, become increasingly engage and excel in their learning. 
Although many peoleay belive an "old school" approach to teaching is best, i feel it is highly necassary to kepp up with the fast moving pace of technology on offer, and use theseresources to help student in the classroom. Most learners that i have come aross are kinaesthetic learning, being one myself i can see how these games will help a variety of different learners and create opportunity for divergent thinking.

great resource which has iven me great insight.  

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7 Ways To Use Your iPad In The Classroom - Edudemic

7 Ways To Use Your iPad In The Classroom - Edudemic | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
There's a plethora of ways to use your iPad in the classroom but this infographic details some insanely useful apps, methods, and ideas for all teachers.
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Nice all-in-one infographic with the most relevant tips regarding the use of iPads in the classroom. Best for rookies!

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