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How To Use Google Drive and Evernote To Create Digital Portfolios

How To Use Google Drive and Evernote To Create Digital Portfolios | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
As iPads proliferate in schools around the world, and students as well as teachers create more and more content, questions about what to do with all of those learning objects have arisen.
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These two powerful tools are easily turned into powerful elements for our digital portfolio!

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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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EdVisto - Create Stories. Learn Together.

EdVisto - Create Stories. Learn Together. | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Finnish teaching method through online video storytelling, for active learning, creativity, co-creation and international collaboration

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Storytelling with a sound structure to implement in class
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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, July 7, 2:39 PM

Students create stories collaboratively and turn them into videos. Learned about from Nik Peachey's newsletter.

Francisco González's comment, July 8, 3:45 AM
It looks awesome. Thank you!
Joyce Valenza's curator insight, July 8, 8:54 AM
Looks very promising for instruction and storytelling and their intersection!

 
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What Is Microlearning And What Are The Most Important Microlearning Features?

What Is Microlearning And What Are The Most Important Microlearning Features? | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Get a Free PDF Download on Microlearning Features! Get the Free eBook - Microlearning: A Beginner’s Guide To Powerful Corporate Training, by CommLab India.

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Microlearning cannot be neglected... it has come here to stay, and this article gives some good tips about it!
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Narrative4Change

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Very good explanation on using narratives in a rich environment... let us all tell stories and imagine!
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Adventure Narratives for EFL ESL Students

Adventure Narratives for EFL ESL Students | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

A blog about the use of educational technology in language learning and teaching


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A useful article on the use of digital adventures in learning . Games by Amanita are beautiful sets for imagination and narrative!
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The Tech Edvocate’s List of 35 Amazing Apps for Teachers

The Tech Edvocate’s List of 35 Amazing Apps for Teachers | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
The Tech Edvocate is pleased to produce its “Best of the Best” resource lists.

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A good list of interesting apps. I'm sure there's one for each one of us
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English literacy exercises - Improve your literacy skills and writing skills

English literacy exercises - Improve your literacy skills and writing skills | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
English literacy exercises - Improve your literacy skills and writing skills
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Practical... not very innovative... but handy sometimes :-)
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Why Professors Shouldn’t Ban Smartphones

Why Professors Shouldn’t Ban Smartphones | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

"As smartphones have become more common, educators have struggled with the question of what to do with smartphones in the classroom. For K-12 educators, the answer has been to ban smartphones from the classroom completely."


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Obvious statements? Maybe, but still necessary to be mentioned!!! Good easy read on the need to incorporate mobile devices in our classrooms!
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Nataliacp's curator insight, May 29, 1:01 PM
A study conducted by researchers in Singapore found that undergraduate students who were allowed to keep their phones with them actually scored better on tasks that measured their cognitive functioning. Even when they weren’t allowed to use their phones, students who were allowed to keep their phones in their pockets performed better than students whose phones were confiscated. 

As teachers, we need to take into account in which moments it is necessary to use the cell phones within the classrooms and which situations is essential confiscate them. Furthermore, we need to consider the age of the students and the subject that we are teaching.
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Why Professors Shouldn’t Ban Smartphones
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Digital Storytelling: Tips and Resources

Digital Storytelling: Tips and Resources | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
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A very useful set of guidelines for proper digital storytelling
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We The Educators

We The Educators | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
A new conversation about the future of public education.
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Food for thought... not exactly creativity, not exactly ICT, nor ESL.. but everyone should give it a read!
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pageOrama - one page at a time

pageOrama - one page at a time | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

How Page O Rama?
Choose page name. Write your title. Write your page content. Add your email if you want to edit your pages. Click submit and you are published!.


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Easy and handy!!!! keep it in your pocket of resources!
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 22, 1:33 AM

A simple tool to publish single pages online.

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Advancing Educational Technology in Teacher Preparation: Policy Brief - Office of Educational Technology

Advancing Educational Technology in Teacher Preparation: Policy Brief - Office of Educational Technology | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
The U.S. Department of Education believes it is important that all programs responsible for pre-service teacher training prepare all graduates to effectively select, evaluate, and use appropriate technologies and resources to create experiences that advance student engagement and learning. We call upon leaders of teacher preparation programs to engage in concerted, programmatic shifts in their …
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The main TO DO's when considering edtech teacher training. Good ideas that should not be neglected!!
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How Pineapple Charts Revolutionize Professional Development

How Pineapple Charts Revolutionize Professional Development | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
As one-size-fits-all PD fades away, more personalized professional development models have emerged. The Pineapple Chart may be the greatest of them all.
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Nothing new here, just a way to see how we can share our innovation, our projects... nice way, indeed!!!
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Lee Hall's curator insight, April 10, 11:18 AM
Easy to implement idea for providing PD to teachers. 
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Teaching in a Digital Age | The Open Textbook Project provides flexible and affordable access to higher education resources

Teaching in a Digital Age | The Open Textbook Project provides flexible and affordable access to higher education resources | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

The book examines the underlying principles that guide effective teaching in an age when all of us, and in particular the students we are teaching, are using technology. A framework for making decisions about your teaching is provided, while understanding that every subject is different, and every instructor has something unique and special to bring to their teaching.The book enables teachers and instructors to help students develop the knowledge and skills they will need in a digital age: not so much the IT skills, but the thinking and attitudes to learning that will bring them success.


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Looks like a Bible to me... but there are always believers! Good as a reference!
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 12, 12:17 PM

Tony Bates is always worth listening to.  Great mind, great educator! 

Carlos Fosca's curator insight, July 14, 12:25 AM

El último libro de Tony Bates sobre educación en la era digital. Lo puede descargar sin costo alguno.

Geemik Maria Açucena Da Silva's curator insight, July 17, 5:16 AM
"Although the book contains many practical examples, it is more than a cookbook on how to teach. It addresses the following questions: is the nature of knowledge changing, and how do different views on the nature of knowledge result in different approaches to teaching? what is the science and research that can best help me in my teaching? how do I decide whether my courses should be face-to-face, blended or fully online? what strategies work best when teaching in a technology-rich environment? what methods of teaching are most effective for blended and online classes? how do I make choices among all the available media, whether text, audio, video, computer, or social media, in order to benefit my students and my subject? how do I maintain high quality in my teaching in a rapidly changing learning environment while managing my workload? what are the real possibilities for teaching and learning using MOOCs, OERS, open textbooks?"
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binumi.com

binumi.com | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Binumi is all you need to create and share videos using millions of royalty-free multimedia clips. Our vision is a world where anyone can easily tell video stories through digital storytelling.
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Promising and rich... worth a try!!!
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Building an Edtech Ecosystem in your Classroom

Building an Edtech Ecosystem in your Classroom | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

"Students having access to technology is, of course, the first step in creating a thriving edtech ecosystem. However, once technology becomes readily available, teachers must create their own landscape in which students are free to explore, create and grow."


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Good tips to start with clear ideas
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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, June 30, 1:22 AM

Educational technology is transforming our schools and giving teachers new roles as mentors and technology advisors. Here are few suggestions in building an Edtech Ecosystem in your school.

Russell Roberts

Hawaii Intellligence Digest

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Building an Edtech Ecosystem in your Classroom
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Mobile technology in education

Our studies indicate that many of the challenges currently faced by teachers could be efficiently addressed by mobile technology, for example th
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In case someone had any doubts
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English Language Learners Stack Exchange

English Language Learners Stack Exchange | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Q&A for speakers of other languages learning English
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A nice space for sharing: Doubts, questions and answers available to the community
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Interland

Interland | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Interland is an adventure-packed online game that puts the key lessons of digital citizenship and safety into hands-on practice. Play your way to being Internet Awesome.
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Nice interactive game that helps our students to learn the fundamental aspects of a safe Internet 
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How Making Kindness a Priority Benefits Students

How Making Kindness a Priority Benefits Students | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Achievement is considered a higher priority than caring for others, according to kids surveyed. But having a school and family culture that values kindness can
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Innovation? New ESL methodology?... nope, pure common sense! KINDNESS
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A Handy Infographic Featuring 10 Things Every Teacher Should be Able to Do on Google Classroom

A Handy Infographic Featuring 10 Things Every Teacher Should be Able to Do on Google Classroom | 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

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Google Classroom: A world of possibilities everyone should be familiar with
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Allan Tsuda's curator insight, May 29, 7:07 PM
Google Classroom 101.
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Ditch the grammar and teach children storytelling instead

Ditch the grammar and teach children storytelling instead | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Storytelling in its way can have just as much complexity as music or mathematics. That we don’t really understand this craft – or that this is a craft – is partly because of the romantic myth of “inspiration” peddled by authors as much as anyone. It is taught (up to a point) in creative writing degrees – but it can be simplified enough to be taught to schoolchildren as well.

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Please, can someone pay attention to what this guy is saying??? In total agreement with his view!
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Enrique Facundo Ruiz Blanco's curator insight, May 25, 3:40 PM

Excelente propuesta educativa para enseñar a contar cuentos (y construir desde las palabras) más que una gramática abstracta sin contexto ni sustento. Va con lectura política incluida. 

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, May 26, 5:25 AM
Great!
 
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 26, 4:58 PM
When I moved to activies like Fractured Fairytales, students took considerable care with spelling, punctuation, and grammar. They asked others and me to proofread.
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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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Quiz your English | Cambridge English

Quiz your English | Cambridge English | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Improve your English with our fun, free app Quiz your English. Download the Cambridge English app and practise your vocabulary and grammar skills with friends from around the world.

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Challenges foster more challenges... challenge others to compete with your English!!
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 21, 4:40 AM

This is a nice free app to get students practicing together and with others around the world. Available for both iOS and Android.

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, April 23, 7:03 AM
A great free app to learn and test your knowledge with your peers.
 
Edward Russell's curator insight, April 24, 11:31 AM
Looks like a fun, free app :)
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7 ways edtech boosts student confidence in the classroom by NA’AMA Y. ROSENBERG

7 ways edtech boosts student confidence in the classroom by NA’AMA Y. ROSENBERG | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
From reviewing questions in groups to personal avatars for shy students, these edtech-enabled actions can boost student confidence in learning.

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Student confidence: Paramount element in learning. ICT in education definitely fosters self-esteem... properly implemented, of course!
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David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 10, 9:07 PM

Thanks to Tom D'Amico.

Anna Mclean's curator insight, April 12, 7:39 PM
Technology in the classroom can meet the needs of students in a personal non-threatening way.
 
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Ingage - Interactive Presentations

Ingage - Interactive Presentations | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Ingage is an interactive presentation app that allows you to easily create stunning touchable experiences, automatically sync to the cloud, and share with everyone on any device. Tap and drag your photos and videos into templates to add interactivity. Your videos become touchable as you move your finger across the screen...


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Powerful easy presentation tool for mobile devices! Worth a try!
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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, January 29, 12:32 PM

Created for iOS. Free for limited time.