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2-minute “second conditional” video presentation

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Last week I saw what was possibly the funniest Big Bang Theory episode ever and, to my delight, there was also a short extract that screamed "second conditional." So, guess what, here's a little something for you: a 2-minute (well, two minutes and...

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2.0 Tools... and ESL
Best tools and reflections to introduce creative and collaborative learning in our lessons... especially in ESL
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Ricard Garcia on about.me

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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 | 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 12, 12:30 AM

Definately a good tool to use in the classroom.

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Intrinsic Motivation for the Classroom

Intrinsic Motivation for the Classroom | 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 ...

Via Beth Dichter
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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, 11:44 PM

authentic learning can happen with intrinsic motivation

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, June 27, 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, 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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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, 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, 9:19 AM

This is a very easy to use site.

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Zaption - Interact With Video

Zaption - Interact With Video | 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. | 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, 12:08 PM

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 | 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 | 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, 11:24 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, 5:40 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, 1:00 PM

Flipped and blended learning

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

The Epic BYOD Toolchest (51 Tools You Can Use Now) | 2.0 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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Sprites - Create Infographics

Sprites - Create  Infographics | 2.0 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, 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, 6:18 AM

Interesting variation on infographic creations.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, June 4, 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 Visual Guide To Slowing Down The Distracted Generation - Edudemic

A Visual Guide To Slowing Down The Distracted Generation - Edudemic | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
I’m guilty. And I’m definitely too old to be considered part of the ‘distracted generation’. I didn’t grow up with a device in hand at all times, hopping from shiny thing to shiny thing on the internet. I use tools to help keep me from being distracted online. Distractions are all around with technology, and connecting …

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Innovative as we want to be, we can't escape this real fact: Our kids tend to be more 'unfocused'. Let's have a look at how we could solve it..  or at least try it!

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 9, 2:30 PM

I think teachers and parents have to work at finding ways to integrate various modes of learning i.e. digital and cursive into children's learning.

Deborah Welsh's curator insight, May 19, 10:57 PM

They're not the only ones distracted...

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Extra Credits - How Games Prepare Kids for Real Life - Education: 21st Century Skills - YouTube

Games give players agency and teach the core 21st century skills of critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity better than any tradition...
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Why are games so useful?

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ForAllRubrics - The Rubric & Badging Platform

ForAllRubrics - The Rubric & Badging Platform | 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 | 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 27, 2:58 AM

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, 11:41 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, 3:46 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! | 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.

Via Nik Peachey
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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, 5:25 AM

Food for thought

Chris B. Olds's curator insight, June 4, 10:47 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, 11:29 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 | 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 | 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, 7:34 PM

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

Enrique Robles's curator insight, June 13, 10:36 AM

very very good

Library@NYP's curator insight, June 13, 10:57 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 | 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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Two things every teacher should be able to do on Edmodo

Two things every teacher should be able to do on Edmodo | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Edmodo is a great online platform with huge educational potential for teachers. Since its launch a few years ago, Edmodo is being used now by huge number of teachers and schools from all around the globe. Given this mounting importance of Edmodo in teaching, I created  a section where you can find a plethora of resources, guides, and materials on how to leverage the power of this web tool in your classroom, check out here.

Today, I am sharing with you two important things every teacher should be able to do on Edmodo. These are: creating a classroom group and adding apps to this group.


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Julio Cirnes's curator insight, May 27, 1:58 PM

Edmodo!!!

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, June 11, 10:54 AM

Be sure to check out the "plethora of resources" as well.

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What Makes a Great School Leader?

What Makes a Great School Leader? | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
This is the time of year when, for many different reasons, some teachers consider taking positions at other schools. I've received a number of calls from friends and colleagues this spring asking for
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Top 10 Websites for Teaching Grammar To Your Students

Top 10 Websites for Teaching Grammar To Your Students | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Here is a list of top ten websites for teaching or learning grammar lessons.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Useful list, indeed!!

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Chatterpix

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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
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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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A new writing app for the L2 classroom

A new writing app for the L2 classroom | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
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Who says we can't improve our writing with apps?

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

Great writing app for middle school and high school students.