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Teaching Tips 2: Using Flashcards in the Classroom

How do you use flashcards in your class? Watch Vikki, and then download activities, tools and more to use in your own classroom. Useful links & resources Fla...
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Never too late to learn about using flashcards... nice approach!!

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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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Can Your Students Spot Fake News? 

Can Your Students Spot Fake News?  | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

sIt's all around us. It's permeated Facebook, Twitter, all social media and the Internet. Yet I have seen adults fall for these hoaxes


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Very good article about a relevant issue we must not neglect... part of the literacy we are all trying to teach our children and youth!
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RESENTICE's curator insight, January 4, 5:00 AM

Des liens utiles pour aider les élèves à trier l'information collectée sur les réseaux sociaux et internet et à détecter les fausses nouvelles et les rumeurs

TrayKay's curator insight, January 4, 4:10 PM
The ability to discern bias in the news, and the incorrect usage of statistics are other important skills.
Marijke Trienekens's curator insight, January 11, 10:56 AM
Zie onderaan de uitgebreide lijst met links naar artikelen over nepnieuws!
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Free Stock Market Game, Create Your Own Contest

Free Stock Market Game, Create Your Own Contest | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Free stock market game with real-time trading and educational resources. Create a custom stock game for your class, club, or friends and learn to invest.

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Learning about markets and the stock excange can b very boring... why not use GBL?
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 22, 2016 12:34 AM

This looks like a great resource for Business or Business English teachers.

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LingoRank.com- Improve your English

LingoRank.com- Improve your English | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
400 selected talks to improve your English listening and vocabulary skills, while learning about interesting topics. From basic to advanced level.

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This site seems to offer a good source of inspiring texts... worth using with our students!!
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The Evolving Role of the Teacher

The Evolving Role of the Teacher | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

More teachers today are providing opportunities for their students to connect and learn in powerful ways. There is an increasing focus on collaboration, competency-based learning, use of open resources, project-based learning, and learning environments are shifting to support these new opportunities. These shifts are accelerated by access to technology that has transformed how we learn and interact with one another.


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Relevant ideas to be considered!
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Silvia Uzal Rguez.'s curator insight, December 14, 2016 4:40 PM
#SCEUNED16
Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, December 16, 2016 8:36 AM
This is a new paradigm shift within ESL /ELL role of the teacher.
Almudena's curator insight, December 26, 2016 4:11 AM
The role of the teacher
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Finland Will Become the First Country in the World to Get Rid of All School Subjects

Finland Will Become the First Country in the World to Get Rid of All School Subjects | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
This is a real revolution in education.

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Time for debate... too bad we can't move forward in time and see how next generation learns after these dramatic changes... I personally believe this is the way!!
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Paula Weir's curator insight, November 15, 2016 9:12 AM
Curious Changes 
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Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, November 16, 2016 5:11 AM

Post very interesting, revealing some aspects that I did not know about education in Finland. For those who speak Portuguese or Spanish, more about continuing education can be read in http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com

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The Digital Skills Metro Map

The Digital Skills Metro Map | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

All Aboard is rising to the challenge identified in the national Digital Roadmap of building our ‘digital capacity,’ not just in terms of infrastructure, but also in terms of people, their skills, their levels of confidence and their ability to critique and challenge pre-conceptions.


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Mind boggling maybe, but quite comprehensive
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Helen Wybrants's curator insight, November 12, 2016 4:32 AM
Getting embedded at last
Jacques Lebègue's curator insight, November 12, 2016 4:38 AM
Tous les points fondamentaux du digital  en une seule carte interactive!
Willem Kuypers's curator insight, November 14, 2016 5:02 AM
Idéé originale pour représenter les compétences digitales.
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5 Mistakes in Using Videos for eLearning Courses Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

5 Mistakes in Using Videos for eLearning Courses Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
The 5 Mistakes in Using Video for eLearning Courses Infographic presents five mistakes you should avoid when utilizing videos for your curriculum.

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5 mistakes many of us have made... good idea to have them together as a reminder :-)
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, October 25, 2016 10:45 AM

Short, on point course videos work.  However, there are some basic mistakes to avoid. This infographic informs succinctly.

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The Simpsons VR

The Simpsons VR | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

To celebrate the series’ 600th episode, The Simpsons and Google have come together to create a special Virtual Reality experience. Produced with Google Spotlight Stories, The Simpsons couch gag, “Planet of the Couches,” is available on both Android and iOS. View it with any Google Cardboard viewer for the full VR experience.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 17, 2016 4:41 AM

The Simpsons go VR. How could this be anything but educational?

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The magic of QR codes in the classroom - Karen Mensing

Teaching is both a science and an art, and many teachers around the world spend endless hours perfecting their professional practice. At TEDActive 2013, a few teachers from the United States offer some tricks of the trade they've learned (and continue to hone) along the way.

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Miguel Angel Perez Alvarez's curator insight, October 14, 2016 11:38 AM
Hemos trabajado mucho con códigos para realidad aumentada como Zappar, pero no hay que olvidar los códigos QR. Aquí una charla sobre su uso en educación. #tecedu
GwynethJones's curator insight, October 16, 2016 1:55 PM

I am so proud of my GTAWA sweet friend Karen here! AND also honored and proud she used my QR Code tree in her preso! GREAT TEdX Video!

Gina Minks's curator insight, October 23, 2016 10:44 PM
How can you increase patron engagement with QR codes?
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Why The Art of Speaking Should Be Taught Alongside Math and Literacy

Why The Art of Speaking Should Be Taught Alongside Math and Literacy | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Oral communication skills are often overlooked in school in favor of math, reading and writing. But this London school has put it front and center with amazing
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Good reflection... and necessary!
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TES Teach with Blendspace | Create & Find Free Multimedia Lessons

TES Teach with Blendspace | Create & Find Free Multimedia Lessons | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Make learning fun with TES Teach with Blendspace, the free and easy edtech tool teachers love for lessons, projects, presentations, and more. No planning needed.
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A nice tool to create engaging materials for our students!
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12 herramientas online para crear animaciones sin conocimientos avanzados

12 herramientas online para crear animaciones sin conocimientos avanzados | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Con estos servicios podrás crear animaciones y videos animados sin saber programación. 


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very useful scoop!!! Give it a look!!
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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."


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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, Today, 3:07 AM
another great tool from google for 3D storytelling
 
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Newspaper generator

Newspaper generator | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Use this free online newspaper generator to create your own spoof newspaper articles. Just upload a photo and add your own text.


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Good tool for our students. Let them exploit their creativity and create page-long mock newspaper articles where they can even insert a picture.
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 Listening that sparks learning.

 Listening that sparks learning. | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Free lessons and educational podcasts for your classroom.

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Good resource: Easy navigation and good activities and tasks once registered... for free!
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LitLift - A FREE online novel and story writing application

LitLift - A FREE online novel and story writing application | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
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One more attempt to foster creativity through collaborative storytelling... it looks good... worth a try!
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ROCAFORT's curator insight, December 19, 2016 2:19 AM
LitLift - A FREE online novel and story writing application
Bart van Maanen's curator insight, December 19, 2016 9:54 AM
Ziet er veelbelovend uit, deze gratis online editor. Je zou hem kunnen gebruiken om een serie blogs te maken die uiteindelijk in een e-book terecht moeten komen. Dat geeft overzicht.
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Does Gamification Education Really Improve Learning?

Does Gamification Education Really Improve Learning? | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Students are used to playing games, earning badges for successfully completing challenges and sharing their wins with friends. The challenge of winning a level or beating an obstacle can keep them working until they can earn that achievement. Why not put that natural affinity for gaming to use with games that teach?

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Margarita Saucedo's curator insight, November 18, 2016 10:43 AM
Para grupos de adultos es un reto para el docente
Danielarv's curator insight, November 18, 2016 2:31 PM
You can find the answer of this question in this article which have enough arguments to believe that gamification really improve learning. One of the arguments is that games can increase the motivation through the challenge; for example, the challenge of winning a level make that the students can keep working. However; is necessary that teachers choose an appropriate educational game in order to integrate it in the lesson plan. If you want more about the others arguments to this question, you can click on it.
Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, November 21, 2016 1:05 PM
This doesn't settle the question, but it provides a few thoughts worth considering. 
 
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How Finland broke every rule — and created a top school system - The Hechinger Report

How Finland broke every rule — and created a top school system - The Hechinger Report | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Spend five minutes in Jussi Hietava’s fourth-grade math class in remote, rural Finland, and you may learn all you need to know about education reform – if you want results, try doing the opposite of what American “education reformers” think we should do in classrooms.


Instead of control, competition, stress, standardized testing, screen-based schools and loosened teacher qualifications, try warmth, collaboration, and highly professionalized, teacher-led encouragement and assessment.


At the University of Eastern Finland’s Normaalikoulu teacher training school in Joensuu, Finland, you can see Hietava’s students enjoying the cutting-edge concept of “personalized learning.”

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

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

 

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

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, November 7, 2016 8:09 PM
Spend five minutes in Jussi Hietava’s fourth-grade math class in remote, rural Finland, and you may learn all you need to know about education reform – if you want results, try doing the opposite of what American “education reformers” think we should do in classrooms.


Instead of control, competition, stress, standardized testing, screen-based schools and loosened teacher qualifications, try warmth, collaboration, and highly professionalized, teacher-led encouragement and assessment.


At the University of Eastern Finland’s Normaalikoulu teacher training school in Joensuu, Finland, you can see Hietava’s students enjoying the cutting-edge concept of “personalized learning.”

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

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

 

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

 

Olaia Baquedano's curator insight, November 9, 2016 2:34 PM
Tene mucho que aprender #SCEUNED16 - The Hechinger Repor... | @scoopit via @knolinfos http://sco.lt/...
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5 Ways Teachers Can Encourage Deeper Learning With Personal Devices (EdSurge News)

5 Ways Teachers Can Encourage Deeper Learning With Personal Devices (EdSurge News) | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
To ban or not to ban, that is always the question when it comes to personal devices in the classroom. But rather than fight this uphill battle (Generation Alpha is forecasted to be more technological than any previous), let's figure out how to leverage these little machines. If used intentionally, m

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5 clear tips for those who still fear taking the big leap!
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Helen Teague's curator insight, November 2, 2016 12:07 PM
With effective monitoring, mobile devices can be integrated into courses and classroom time
Yeison Ossa Trejos's curator insight, November 2, 2016 12:45 PM
From my point of view, personal devices such cell phones, tablets, ipads, among others, can be a huge risk if we allow students to use them in the classroom. However, it is also true that we as teachers should try to find useful ways to incorporate these potential resources into our lessons if we want to increase learner involvement and motivation while at the same time improving time management, teacher-student interaction, meaningful learning and real-time provision of feedback. 

All these educational factors can be simultaneously addressed if teachers take some time to do a little research on the web to find out the countless activities that digital devices allow them to perform along with your students both in and outside the classroom. 
Sebastián Vásquez's curator insight, December 4, 2016 6:07 PM
One of the most common expressions that I use to listen to nowadays is "put your cellphone away". Many teacher deal in their daily basis with students distracted by their phones and most of time they take desperate actions towards this situations which leads to a rough environment and affects the atmosphere of the classroom. In fact, one need we have in this current days is that of creating students perception towards the use of this devices which is not  a short way to walk but neither impossible. Providing the conditions and raising awareness about other possible uses into the classroom as well as raising curiosity to what is happening in the classroom will increase the possibilities of obtaining better behaviors in terms of technology. Our task then is to start thinking of strategies to implement since the very basis of the students academic life.
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Design Interactive Place-Based Learning with Virtual Reality

Design Interactive Place-Based Learning with Virtual Reality | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
At the most basic level, one way to embrace ‘Genius Loci’, the spirit of a place, is to provide students with opportunities to tell digital stories about local areas of interest powered by ThingLink’s interactive 360 image editor. The tool provides a seamless way for students to capture learning on the go through mobile devices, and it offers a platform for constructing deep digital stories.

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Incredibly powerful, a real useful tool in the hands of an imaginative teacher and creative students!!!
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 21, 2016 5:15 AM

A really interesting article with some great example activities.

Trevor Corso's curator insight, October 25, 2016 9:36 AM
Definitely something new to build on VR.  I think we will be seeing more and more of this as the technology progresses.
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What is Phenomenon-Based Learning? | #Finland does it WHY NOT WE!? #Europe #LEARNing2LEARN #PracTICE

What is Phenomenon-Based Learning? | #Finland does it WHY NOT WE!? #Europe #LEARNing2LEARN #PracTICE | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

What is Phenomenon-Based Learning?

Finland will go through a new education reform that will take over in the academic year 2016-2017. Phenomenon-Based Learning will be complementing Finland’s traditional subjects. The Phenomenon or Topic Based Learning is being planned to be conducted over periods during the year and could be paced in projects – is the old new in Finland’s education. For more than three decades, Finnish schools have had a form of Phenomenon-Based Learning. What will change in 2016-2017 is that it will be obligatory in all basic schools for seven to 16-year-olds.

Phenomenon-Based Learning tackles real-world scenarios holistically from different subject areas’ perspectives. This method will entail a rich learning experience, which is relevant to learners’ lives. The interdisciplinary learning could be conducted in a simple way, by linking similar knowledge areas between different subjects and introducing them at the same slot of the academic year.

 

This develops awareness of how curricula intersect to form the broader frame of knowledge. A more sophisticated interdisciplinary approach, such as Phenomenon-Based Learning occurs when we go beyond simply linking different subjects to applying, organising centers and essential questions to plan topic teaching. One example could be the questions students have about a topic such as the importance of the European Union. To answer these questions knowledge and skills from economics, history, geography and languages are to be integrated.

 


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An upgraded approach to PBL? Worth reading
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Matt Manfredi's curator insight, October 13, 2016 3:03 AM
Phenomenon-Based Learning
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#SCEUNED16 Phenomenon-based learning
Corina Barbu's curator insight, November 26, 2016 12:53 PM
#SCEUNED16 WHAT IS PHENOMENON
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90 aplicaciones Android para profesores

90 aplicaciones Android para profesores | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Ahora que va a comenzar el curso escolar y que muchos profesores estarán pensando en utilizar tabletas con sistema operativo Android pueden apoyarse en su planificación en este listado de aplicaciones organizadas por categorías.


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Andrea López Pontes's curator insight, October 31, 2016 11:17 AM
#SCEUNED16
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#SCEUNED16
Paco Gascón's curator insight, November 27, 2016 6:43 PM
No todas menparecen útiles pero considero que muchas de ellas son imprescindibles
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Formative

Formative | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
A platform for real-time formative assessments + a FREE next-generation student response system.
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Another interesting platform to create content. In this case it is only present in web format.
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Halloween Magnetic Poetry with Google Drawings!

Halloween Magnetic Poetry with Google Drawings! | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Who's ready for a little Halloween fun with Google Drawings? I've created a Halloween-themed magnetic poetry template with Google Drawings for you and your students. There are nearly 100 words in this one, so adapt the words that are appropriate for your grade levels. You can use this as an independent activity, or take it a step further and make it a collaborative activity and see how the poetry evolves. You can use the "magnets" included, or even add your own text boxes to extend the activity.

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basil60's curator insight, October 1, 2016 4:27 PM
Halloween might be that big "down under", but some great ideas that could be adapted for other big events. Like football grand finals.....
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What’s Going On in This Picture - The Learning Network

What’s Going On in This Picture - The Learning Network | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
We are excited to begin our fifth year of What’s Going On in This Picture?, and we are thrilled that it continues to be one of the most popular features we offer. Teachers tell us they use it for everything from helping students strengthen their skills in finding evidence to encouraging English language-learning students to practice speaking aloud.

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Always a nice activity... make students look and analyse!
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 14, 2016 9:46 AM

Great series of image based materials for discussion and writing.