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Blogging In The Classroom: A 4-Step Guide - Edudemic

Blogging In The Classroom: A 4-Step Guide - Edudemic | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
As this visualization from the always wonderful langwitches explains, 21st century skills are learned and enhanced by blogging in the classroom.
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For those who still don't know... blogging is great for our classrooms!

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Best tools and reflections to introduce creative and collaborative learning in education... especially in ESL
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Create interactive worksheets with wizer.me

Create interactive worksheets with wizer.me | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Blending worksheets


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Great tool for creating interactive worksheets with embeded multimedia. Rich outcomes!

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Craig Van Ham's curator insight, March 24, 2016 8:31 PM

Great tool for creating interactive worksheets with embeded multimedia.

Jeroen Rougoor's curator insight, March 29, 2016 2:10 AM

Great tool for creating interactive worksheets with embeded multimedia.

Tessa van Zadelhoff's curator insight, March 31, 2016 3:21 AM

Great tool for creating interactive worksheets with embeded multimedia.

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The 11 best games that aren't about killing stuff

The 11 best games that aren't about killing stuff | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Violence is to gaming as, "I'm not here to make friends," is to reality television. Historically, the two have been inseparable. But there are exceptions.

Via Pere Cornellà Canals
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Good collection of videogames... why not thinking of possibilities in the classroom?. Maybe the school can buy the game and use it in class with the students? Decision making, debate, collaboration... Welcome to innovation!
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Oracy in the Classroom: Strategies for Effective Talk

Oracy in the Classroom: Strategies for Effective Talk | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
School 21 develops confident students who can articulate their thoughts and learning with strategies like discussion guidelines and roles and structured talk tasks.
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Nice article giving those useful tips we always need to Foster orality in the classroom
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Sutori

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A very powerful tool! Engage students into content creation and foster comprehension through displaying info and creating tasks!
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25 Tips For Teaching With Apps

25 Tips For Teaching With Apps | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

"We’ve done tips in the past for teaching with tablets. This one is similar, so there is some overlap, but this has more to do with apps specifically. Below are 25 tips for teaching with apps. Let us know in the comments what we missed."


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Extremely useful tips for newcoming teachers embracing this methodology
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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, March 10, 9:09 AM
This is a good review on a "How to" to assist with independent learning with guided focus within a 21st Century teaching and learning environment.
Willem Kuypers's curator insight, March 14, 6:06 AM
J'ai vraiment bien aimé l'article et les astuces qu'ils donner pour enseigner avec les tablettes.
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Try These 7 Writing Exercises to Boost Students' Creative Writing Skills

Try These 7 Writing Exercises to Boost Students' Creative Writing Skills | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
From some of the experts in our midst comes a host of powerful and effective writing exercises that will get students thinking critically and creatively.

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Nice ideas if not new
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MadLipz

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MadLipz
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Nice app to foster our students speaking abilities, and also creativity. Have them think about altrenative dialogues for the videos offered by the platform... good fun!!
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Create Immersive Virtual Reality with Storyspheres - EdTechTeacher

Create Immersive Virtual Reality with Storyspheres - EdTechTeacher | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Though impressive, the first Virtual Reality offerings in education primarily consisted of pre-created experiences where students could explore famous landmarks, geographic regions and unique locations.  For instance, thoughtfully developed tools such as Google Expeditions and Nearpod VR allow teachers to guide their students through … Read more

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Ressources pour les cours d'anglais's curator insight, February 14, 5:11 AM
je vais tester très bientôt dans mes cours :-) 
CECI Jean-François's curator insight, February 15, 2:54 AM

La réalité virtuelle au service d'une pédagogie active. De belles choses à faire...

elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, February 15, 3:02 AM
A tester avec les nouvelles facilités qui se mettent en place à l'ULg
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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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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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Read Listen Learn - digital graded readers with audio to help people teach and learn English as a foreign language

Read Listen Learn - digital graded readers with audio to help people teach and learn English as a foreign language | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Read Listen Learn - We enable teachers to provide graded readers to their learners in almost any setting and we help learners to enjoy improving their English and develop fluency through reading and listening for pleasure

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Good free website with a growing list of readers!!
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 30, 2016 8:29 AM

This looks like a useful resource. At resent it's free.

Francisco González's comment, January 2, 4:50 AM
Awesome resource. Thank you!
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Helping Struggling Students Build a Growth Mindset via Edutopia

Helping Struggling Students Build a Growth Mindset via Edutopia | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Veteran researchers present five strategies—like maintaining success files and allowing choice—to help struggling students develop a positive attitude needed for success.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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We need to make sure the issues shown in this article are a basic part of our teaching approach
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Jan Stoner's curator insight, January 26, 3:41 PM
Interesting idea on keeping a success file. 
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Tour Builder - Bobby Lake

Check out how Teacher Bobby Lake uses Tour Builder to bring together education and technology. Watch the video to see how he brings history to life for hi
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If you skip the Gym part, the video is really inspiring ;-)
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12 augmented reality apps students can use today

12 augmented reality apps students can use today | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
As augmented reality’s classroom potential grows, apps are becoming more relevant and targeted for educational purposes.

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Nice list of AR apps
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Enrique Facundo Ruiz Blanco's curator insight, March 20, 12:40 PM

Excelentes herramientas para llevar al salón de clases. 

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Gamefroot | game creator social and mobile gaming

Gamefroot | game creator social and mobile gaming | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

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A very engaging site. Creation of viedogames in a reasonably simple interface.
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#MetKids

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#MetKids is a digital feature made for, with, and by kids.
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Incredibly rich... could/should be a source of inspiration for many museums. Veeery engaging!! 
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The New Periodic Table of iPad Apps for Primary Aged Pupils

The New Periodic Table of iPad Apps for Primary Aged Pupils | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
This just in… An updated list of some pretty amazing apps for enhancing teaching and learning. Yep, ICT Evangelist Mark Anderson is back with another Periodic Table of iPad Apps—this on…

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Useful showcase of apps for our classroom
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 Ken Robinson on the ‘Learning Revolution’ (EdSurge News) By Mary Jo Madda

 Ken Robinson on the ‘Learning Revolution’ (EdSurge News) By Mary Jo Madda | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
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Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Always nourishing!!!!!
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Gemma Ballarín's curator insight, March 1, 6:37 AM
learning revolution

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 3, 4:07 PM
It is not the schools that fail. It is people running schools and deciding what should be done in each classroom. Not only do they fail the children, they fail teachers. We confuse reform for transforming schools.
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Capture the Moment: Using Twitter Moments in Education 

Capture the Moment: Using Twitter Moments in Education  | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Nice post by Aaron Hogan at Leading, Learning, Questioning

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Powerful possibility we have in Twitter... if we are able to come up with a good initial idea... we can ask our students to fill it with ideas, opinions, feelings, images!!!
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Embed a Google Form in a ThingLink Video | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Embed a Google Form in a ThingLink Video | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

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Powerful combination. Let's see what the free version lets us do
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Smartphones: From Toy to Tool

Smartphones: From Toy to Tool | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Since students already have smartphones in hand, why not build classroom activities around them? Be sure all stakeholders are on board, and set some ground rules.
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A nice article on the use of mobile phones in education. Worth reading, especioally for those who are planning to use mobile devices for the first time.
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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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CoSpaces: Making 3D Virtual Reality

CoSpaces: Making 3D Virtual Reality | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

CoSpaces is a free online platform that allows you to build your own 3D spaces and even experience them in virtual reality. Choose from a library of objects and characters to fill the stage and edit them to create your very own fantasy worlds.
CoSpaces makes VR creation super easy, accessible and fun – so that anyone can dive into their own virtual reality experiences.


Via Nik Peachey, Francisco González
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Looks promising, rich and creative... it is important to check how much we can do without paying.
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Bhushan THAPLIYAL's curator insight, February 5, 11:37 AM

Just amazing!

Gust MEES's curator insight, February 10, 8:09 AM

CoSpaces is a free online platform that allows you to build your own 3D spaces and even experience them in virtual reality. Choose from a library of objects and characters to fill the stage and edit them to create your very own fantasy worlds.


CoSpaces makes VR creation super easy, accessible and fun – so that anyone can dive into their own virtual reality experiences.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=VR

 

RESENTICE's curator insight, February 14, 4:38 AM

Plate-forme en ligne gratuite de création d'espaces virtuels en 3D  simple à utiliser

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Storyline: Narrative app for groups

Storyline: Narrative app for groups | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

With Storyline, you can collaboratively create and share memories together with ease.


Via Nik Peachey
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Good possibilities in storytelling!!! Worth a try. Collaborative narrative is a powerful methodology.
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Rebecca Scriven's curator insight, January 29, 8:15 PM
This could be a good way for student to share a moment  or experience while out on prac.
Francisco González's comment, January 31, 12:48 PM
Only available for iOS, not Android version yet. :(
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Tour Builder - Put your story on the map.

Tour Builder - Put your story on the map. | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Tell your stories with photos, videos and rich text on Google Earth.
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Nice free tool to use geolocalization on Google Earth. Extremely powerful and creative!
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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, January 21, 1:05 AM

Spatial technologies - a great tool for communicating geographical information from research our fieldwork

 

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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
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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.