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Best tools and reflections to introduce creative and collaborative learning in education... especially in ESL
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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.


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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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LiquidText

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LiquidText improves upon the reading experience by allowing users to better understand, synthesize, visualize and collaborate over digital text.

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Very useful app for a better reading experience.. who said literacy cannot be enhanced digitally?
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 14, 2016 11:07 AM

I haven't tried this yet, but it does look very interesting as a digital literacy tool.

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Quick Rubric

Quick Rubric | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Quick Rubric – FREE, fast and simple rubric creator

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Esay peasy!! Quick as its name... well.... as quick as your mind to imagine parameters and criteria!! ;-)

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Isabel García's curator insight, March 24, 2016 5:04 AM

A useful template for creating rubrics.

Natasha Georgiou's curator insight, March 26, 2016 11:29 PM

A useful template for creating rubrics.

Curatorially Yours's curator insight, April 4, 2016 4:54 AM

This rubric generator looks like a good tool to create rubrics in a hurry. Definitely one to explore:

This rubric generator looks like a good tool to create rubrics in a hurry. Definitely one to explore!

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A Beginner’s Guide to Creating an Infographic With Visme

A Beginner’s Guide to Creating an Infographic With Visme | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
A short tutorial for beginners on how to create a simple infographic with Visme.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, November 23, 2015 12:23 PM

If you want to learn how to make infographics, this is your tutorial.

Lee Hall's curator insight, November 24, 2015 9:16 AM

Here are clear instructions for making an infographic. 

Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, February 2, 2016 10:26 AM

Great tips for creating Infographics.

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7 Ways to Use Canva to Create Compelling Graphics :: coolcatteacher :: Vicki Davis

7 Ways to Use Canva to Create Compelling Graphics :: coolcatteacher :: Vicki Davis | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

"Canva is a tool to create infographics, social media graphics, and more. If you need to gain traffic, you need a graphic. Canva is to graphic designwhat the Keurig coffee maker is to drinking coffee. It is free, but they make money by having stock images you can buy for $1 a piece if you want them. Everything I did was free. Here are some ways I’ve used Canva in the last 24 hours along with a tutorial video at the bottom on how to use it."


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Toni's curator insight, January 30, 2016 10:45 AM
It's a free online tool! Thoroughly and accessibly written how-tos to produce excellent graphics for a variety of uses.
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Research, create, and present school projects online - Biteslide

Research, create, and present school projects online - Biteslide | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Biteslide is engaging presentation tool for school. Research, create, and present school projects online.
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Just one more? Worth a look, and then we'll judge!

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Create free interactive timelines

Create free interactive timelines | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Create free interactive timelines. Hstry is a free digital learning tool which promotes collaboration and engagement in the classroom.
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There are quite a few timeline webtools... but Hstry provides a clearer look, crisp and engaging!!

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Kiddle - search engine for kids

Kiddle - search engine for kids | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Kiddle - search engine for kids with illustrated results and safe search.

Via Luísa Lima
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Children friendly... proper filters...a good initiative!!

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Robyn Harrison's curator insight, December 1, 2014 6:45 PM

Will be great to introduce your students to searching for their own 'online' sources of information. I love that it is a 'safe search' and these filters can not be turned off.

Anabela Baptista's curator insight, December 4, 2014 5:10 PM

Google para crianças

Carla Manuela Nunes's curator insight, January 29, 2015 11:32 AM

Ainda não tem possibilidades de selecionar idioma, mas já é um avanço

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Parade - Create your own scrolling album for free!

Parade - Create your own scrolling album for free! | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Visit www.myparade.com to create your own free scrolling album to share with your friends.
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Simple storytelling, image description, ideas showcased... easy and rewarding tool

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Zaption - Interact With Video

Zaption - Interact With Video | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
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A very good tool to edit video into educational content... comments, questions, debate... a good alternative to edpuzzle

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The Epic BYOD Toolchest (51 Tools You Can Use Now)

The Epic BYOD Toolchest (51 Tools You Can Use Now) | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
You've got every device under the sun in front of you. Now what apps are you going to use? Here are the apps or app categories that I recommend you test for your school. There are lots of apps, and t
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Chatterpix

Chatterpix | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Duck Duck Moose educational iPhone apps and itouch apps iPad apps and android apps for kids: wheels on the bus app, itsy bitsy spider app, old macdonald app
Ricard Garcia's insight:

If you think Voki or Tellagami are useful tools in ESL, have a look at Chatterpix. Make kids speak, and make them use the language they learn!!

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FoxType  - Sentence Analysis

FoxType  - Sentence Analysis | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Visualise the grammar of a sentence and learn how to write in a proper style


Via Nik Peachey
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Foxtype is an interesting tool for college students and also for younger ones when learning to write proper texts
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Bronwyn Burke's curator insight, June 16, 2016 4:51 AM
An interesting visual for planning instruction.
António Leça Domingues's curator insight, June 16, 2016 5:58 AM
Análise de construção de períodos de texto.
Marshall Gass's curator insight, June 16, 2016 4:00 PM
invaluable tool for writers. Get it.
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Ed: The Mobile LMS

Ed: The Mobile LMS | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Ed is a sophisticated rapid authoring platform that provides mobile learning management solutions for today’s work environment.

Via Nik Peachey
Ricard Garcia's insight:

Trial version worth trying: No time limit and the possibility to create 20 learning units within the LMS. The possibility to build a nice ecosystem.

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Cinta's curator insight, April 4, 2016 3:00 AM

Really enjoying using this to create some mobile learning units. Great range of activity types.

Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, April 4, 2016 7:01 AM

Really enjoying using this to create some mobile learning units. Great range of activity types.


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Gary Harwell's curator insight, April 5, 2016 2:49 AM

Really enjoying using this to create some mobile learning units. Great range of activity types.

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Phocabulary word

Phocabulary word | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Photo Word of the Day with definitions, synonyms, antonyms to help improve and enhance word memory for learning and studying.

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Good tool!!

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 29, 2015 9:18 AM

A free flashcard app for improving vocabulary

tomnguyen's curator insight, November 30, 2015 11:53 AM

A free flashcard app for improving vocabulary

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Snip - Show and Tell (Create Videos in 60 Seconds)

Snip - Show and Tell (Create Videos in 60 Seconds) | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

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Gust MEES's curator insight, November 22, 2015 6:56 AM

Snip, on the other hand, is a free tool developed through a Microsoft Garage project that allows users to capture screenshots and then annotate them. With the Snip app, users can draw on their captured screenshots using a software pen, which is available in various colors and sizes.


Lee Hall's curator insight, November 23, 2015 2:53 PM

Snip it is great for saving a part of the page like a screen shot. 

Toni's curator insight, January 30, 2016 10:25 AM
I've long wanted to create videos for my website and class. Overwhelming prospect. Short ones like this is a great start.
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Free Online Quiz Tool - Easily Create Online Quizzes

Free Online Quiz Tool - Easily Create Online Quizzes | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Qzzr is a simple online quiz tool that allows you to quickly create beautiful quizzes, post them anywhere on the web, view on any device, and track results.

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One more tool to engage students into question making and also into sharing opinions!!
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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, July 28, 2015 12:13 PM

I haven't tried this, but it looks pretty slick. 

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Story Generator

Story Generator | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Hilarious short story generator. Write your own story in thirty seconds by entering some keywords or letting our automated system choose some for you. Story writing has never been so quick and easy.

Via Nik Peachey
Ricard Garcia's insight:

Nice tool for storytelling... maybe not really creative, but useful for starters!

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cioccas's curator insight, June 20, 2015 7:30 PM

Looks very useful for getting students started on writing narratives. After they generate a story, they could then copy the text and work on it to craft their own story.

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, June 21, 2015 3:32 PM

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Alexandre Silva's curator insight, July 23, 2015 2:22 PM

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OMGoogle! Get Familiar with Google's Lesser Known Tools

OMGoogle! Get Familiar with Google's Lesser Known Tools | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
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Big Brother has always something in store for us!!!

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i2Speak - Free Online Smart IPA Keyboard

i2Speak - Free Online Smart IPA Keyboard | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

i2Speak is a free online Smart IPA Keyboard (International Phonetic Alphabet) to quickly write phonetic symbols using Roman letters without the need to memorize any symbol code.

 

 


Via Nik Peachey
Ricard Garcia's insight:

About time! Easy way to have phonetic transcription at hand!

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 27, 2014 3:39 AM

Well I'm not so sure about quick and not needing to know the symbols and code, but it does work well.


Jennifer Dorman's curator insight, August 27, 2014 8:26 AM

Free IPA keyboard resource - great for ELA/ESL/EFL educators

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Pixiclip

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

Pixiclip is an online canvas that lets you communicate using a webcam or a mic. Just click record and you’re ready to go. Pixiclip is your message in motion!


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Ricard Garcia's insight:

Use it to express ideas and projects on line in real time

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 23, 2014 3:36 PM

This looks like a simple to use online sketch pad which you can add audio and webcam messages to. Nice collaborative online workspace.

Lee Hall's curator insight, June 19, 2014 9:19 AM

This is a very easy to use site.

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Timeline - ReadWriteThink

Timeline - ReadWriteThink | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Students generate descriptive timelines and can include images in the description.
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A very good tool, both web and mobile, to create digital timelines.

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Sprites - Create Infographics

Sprites - Create  Infographics | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Sprites is a free tool for creating beautiful animated infographics for the Web.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
Ricard Garcia's insight:

Very easy tool to create infographics... use it to show information and describe it. Good for ELT!! Make students speak!!

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Raluca Luana Gaiseanu's curator insight, May 28, 2014 3:47 AM

Keep searching for a good free infographic tool, that will make my "life" easier. Today, Sprites is tested :) Brand new app, so let's criticize. :D

Amy Burns's curator insight, June 3, 2014 6:18 AM

Interesting variation on infographic creations.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, June 4, 2014 5:55 PM
Easy to Use

With a good set of visual elements and built-in themes composing your infographic becomes super-easy.

Free and Open

The basic version of Sprites is absolutely free for everybody and all infographics are released under Creative Commons license.

Embracing the Web

Everything in Sprites is 100% HTML5-based and plugin-free. There's no Flash or any other proprietary technology used.

Fully Scalable

Sprites infographics utilize the newest responsive design techniques and should look good on pretty much any device.

Mobile-Ready

We try to make Sprites infographics shine on as many platforms as possible. You can already try it on your iPhone and iPad.

Developer-Friendly

The JavaScript SDK plus the guidelines on making your own themes are available atgithub.com/spritesapp.

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A new writing app for the L2 classroom

A new writing app for the L2 classroom | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Ricard Garcia's insight:

Who says we can't improve our writing with apps?

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mary m martin's curator insight, May 7, 2014 1:12 PM

Great writing app for middle school and high school students.