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The best children's apps are about great storytelling and strong characters

The best children's apps are about great storytelling and strong characters | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Stuart Dredge: "Technology doesn't replace traditional skills, but it can bring kids into the creative process" ...


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Best tools and reflections to introduce creative and collaborative learning in education... especially in ESL
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Ricard Garcia on about.me

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i2Speak - Free Online Smart IPA Keyboard

i2Speak - Free Online Smart IPA Keyboard | Create: 2.0 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.

 

 


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

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 27, 12:39 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, 5:26 AM

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

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Classroom de Google

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It's already on!! Worth a look! Maybe not as rich as Moodle, but on the other hand, far simpler for rookies and newbies. Ideal for language teachers who want to manage reading and writing skills and assignments in one single space.

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Mastering the Teaching Game

Mastering the Teaching Game | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
After listening to an interview with top tennis coach Sven Groeneveld, Carol Tomlinson clarifies eight essential principles that teaching shares with high-level sports coaching.
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A nice reminder never hurts anyone, does it?

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Improve Your Vocabulary - VocabMonk

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VocabMonk is a virtual guide to improve your vocabulary skills. Test your vocabulary today and gain the extra edge required to crack exams like GRE, GMAT, SAT and CAT for free.


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Time for drills.... always useful!! Worth a look

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Daniel Compton's curator insight, July 7, 7:25 AM

Another vocabulary builder- the standardized test features are a plus.

Wan-li Tsai's curator insight, July 7, 7:25 PM

Another interesting website to increase your vocabulary!

Barbara Paola Garcia's curator insight, August 4, 11:06 AM

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ForAllRubrics - The Rubric & Badging Platform

ForAllRubrics - The Rubric & Badging Platform | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
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A promising platform to integrate rubrics and a badge system. Mobile version also available... I am definitely going to give it a good look!

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A School That Ditches All the Rules, But Not the Rigor

A School That Ditches All the Rules, But Not the Rigor | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
How can we make school a joyful experience without sacrificing rigor? What's the best way to measure true learning? What's the purpose of school? The founders and teachers at the PlayMaker School, an all-game based school in Los Angeles, are asking those big, hairy questions that all teachers grapple with. At the PlayMaker School, they're trying to find their own answers through their constantly morphing, complex experiment. Here are their thoughts about these issues, in their own words.
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Utopia? Well, they seem to be successful... and happy!

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How Tablets Are Powering The Future Of Storytelling

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Because one way or another... they are. Sooo, let's see how.

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, June 26, 11:58 PM

Good stories are like springboards that set off the reader’s imagination into a realm of co-creation, where the the story evokes personal tales from the reader. These intertwine and lead to richer, memorable story experiences. 

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Jeni Mawter's curator insight, June 29, 8:41 PM

Tablets are in the hands of every child and young adult across much of the planet. Children's and young adult storytellers take not.

Karen E Smith's curator insight, July 2, 12:46 PM

First drafts from now on are done on my iPad. This is a personal shift.

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Parade - Create your own scrolling album for free!

Parade - Create your own scrolling album for free! | Create: 2.0 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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The Future of E-Ducation: The Impact of Technology and Analytics on the Education Industry

This groundbreaking EdTech study examines the way that modern technology is bringing remarkable innovation into the educational sector; a field which has historically remained fairly fixed and traditional for centuries. The report analyses the degree to which education is being made into a universally accessible, innovative, personalized, and adaptive experience, and finds that the these changes will be pivotal for achieving the United Nations’ goal of universal education by 2015.

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For those who really want to know what needs to be done in the future.

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Julie Bourguignon's curator insight, June 2, 2:25 AM

Food for thought

Chris B. Olds's curator insight, June 4, 7:47 AM

A nation of un-educated / ignorant Voters ?  no more business as usual in Washington D.C. for the American Govt..  The American people are on to you, and we're not gonna take it anymore.  You big fat lazy greedy "Lifer" politicians had better get ready to go get a Job.  

N Kaspar's curator insight, June 7, 8:29 PM

A great overview of the possibilities for technology to impact education - not only in distributed learning programs but also in brick and mortar schools.  Worth a look.

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Timeline - ReadWriteThink

Timeline - ReadWriteThink | Create: 2.0 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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The 7 characteristics of a digitally competent teacher

The 7 characteristics of a digitally competent teacher | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Being a proper digitally competent teacher is not as simple as picking up an iPhone and tweeting. You need to be a good digital citizen, understand privacy, and more. In an effort to clarify and explain some of the most important characteristics that a digitally competent teacher must have, we whipped up this fun visual. [...]

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Many teachers should read this... probably those who think they shouldn't

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Vilma Galstaun's curator insight, June 12, 4:34 PM

Some important issues to consider when preparing for becoming ICT literate and competent.

Enrique Robles's curator insight, June 13, 7:36 AM

very very good

Library@NYP's curator insight, June 13, 7:57 AM

The teacher has to be digitally savvy to engage next generation students.

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3 Edtech Tools You Can Use To Gamify Your Classroom - Edudemic

3 Edtech Tools You Can Use To Gamify Your Classroom - Edudemic | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Gamification is one of the buzzwords in education right now, and for a good reason: Gamification is empowering, exciting, and under the right circumstances can be the disruptive innovator many teachers desperately need in order to change the dynamics between knowledge and the learner. There is an explosion of EdTech tools destined to gamify the …
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Introducing ClassDojo Messenger!

Introducing ClassDojo Messenger! | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
ClassDojo Messenger: The easiest way for teachers to instantly message with parents
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A different way to communicate with parents and students in a controlled environment.

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3 Different Things You Can Do With Google Classroom - Edudemic

3 Different Things You Can Do With Google Classroom - Edudemic | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Google’s advance in the education field has brought to schools around the globe affordable devices and effortless access to educational content. Google’s latest solution for learning is called Google Classroom. Although Google Classroom will be available at the beginning of the school year to all schools that have adopted Google Apps for Education, the Mountain …
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And here is one of the first articles on how to use it!

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Designing for Emergence: The Role of the Instructor in Student-Centered Learning

Designing for Emergence: The Role of the Instructor in Student-Centered Learning | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

I believe in student-centered learning, and I believe there is huge potential for this kind of learning to occur in online environments. But the instructor is a key element of that learning, and we need to talk more explicitly about what her role is and the specific ways she negotiates and leverages her authority, guidance, and presence to design learning environments in which emergence is possible.


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That seems to be the way things will happen... time to adapt!!

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Helen Teague's curator insight, August 24, 6:11 PM

Many highlights but especially this post distinguishes between Lave & Wenger’s communities of practiceand Brown & Campione’s communities of learners, explaining that communities of practice emerge naturally because the community members have a common interest, whereas communities of learners are designed by instructors to put students in situations where they will engage in active and distributed learning. --featuring the research of Filitsa Dingyloudi

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, August 24, 9:02 PM

El aprendizaje centrado en el estudiante.

Edgar Mata's curator insight, August 26, 5:36 AM

Un cuestionamiento interesante: "El aprendizaje centrado en el alumno es una excelente propuesta, pero el instructor es un elemento clave en estas formas de trabajo; es necesario explicitar su rol y las formas en que pondrá en práctica sus orientaciones y presencia en el diseño de ambientes de aprendizaje"

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Animaker, Make Animated Explainers for free

Animaker, Make Animated Explainers for free | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Animaker.com is a cloud-based do-it-yourself (#DIY) video making app that is bringing studio quality professional animation tools within reach of everyone.
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Fun and learn put together. Time to create animations in the easiest way... catchy and rich tool!

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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, August 5, 11:16 PM

You must request an invitation to join it

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Episode Interactive « Pocket Gems

Episode Interactive « Pocket Gems | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
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Time to write love and hate stories, time to write, time to create, time to learn!

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Edu Apps

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Apps that can be integrated into VLEs such as Moodle

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It is paramount to integrate apps within VLEs... I hope creative apps find a place there as well soon!

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The magic of QR codes in the classroom - Innovate My School

The magic of QR codes in the classroom - Innovate My School | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
QR codes are on just about every product you might want to buy. Poppy Gibson, a Year 5 teacher and ICT coordinator in North London, has employed this massively-used technology for fun use in her classroom.
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Nice set of examples on how to use QR codes effectively!

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Gary Harwell's curator insight, July 11, 9:30 PM

Definately a good tool to use in the classroom.

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Intrinsic Motivation for the Classroom

Intrinsic Motivation for the Classroom | Create: 2.0 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, 8:44 PM

authentic learning can happen with intrinsic motivation

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, June 26, 11:34 PM

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, 4:01 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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Pixiclip

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

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 23, 12:36 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, 6:19 AM

This is a very easy to use site.

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Zaption - Interact With Video

Zaption - Interact With Video | Create: 2.0 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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Adobe Voice — Show your story.

Adobe Voice — Show your story. | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Voice is a free iPad app that turns your story into a stunning animated video in minutes.
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A very good free app to create storytelling combining pictures and voice. Easy and with very catchy outcomes

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Gary Harwell's curator insight, June 12, 9:08 AM

This could be very useful for our students.

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Many Ways to Tell a Story: How Transmedia Is Transforming Education In and Out of Classrooms - The Digital Shift

Many Ways to Tell a Story: How Transmedia Is Transforming Education In and Out of Classrooms - The Digital Shift | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
SLJ explores how transmedia storytelling, or telling a story across media platforms, has cracked open engaging possibilities for educators to teach and assess, as well as for students to learn.
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Transmedia... rich narrative, creativity, high learning!

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Flipped Classroom Resources | RIT Teaching & Learning Services

Flipped Classroom Resources | RIT Teaching & Learning Services | Create: 2.0 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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Lee Hall's curator insight, June 20, 8:24 AM

Be sure to catch the resources at the end of the infographic. Once on their site just click the last tab in the row below that says, "What's the Difference between Flipped and Blended Classes?" to see the entire infographic. 

Audrey's curator insight, June 25, 2:40 PM

This model is excellent when used with topics created for A level learning  on www.hotmoodle.com.   

 

 

Julio Cirnes's curator insight, July 8, 10:00 AM

Flipped and blended learning