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Planeto

Planeto | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Nice site to play quizzes on different topics. Choose your degree of knowledge and create your own questions. Ask your students to search for information in Wikipedia and ask them to create their own quizzes and challenge their colleagues.

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eduClipper - Coming Soon

eduClipper - Coming Soon | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Clip everything. Share anything... new web application to create collections of information related to a specific topic. Put together websites, pictures, videos, texts into a clipboard for a specific topic. Ideal repository or referitory of resorces for students when they are preparing a project or for teachers when focusing on specific areas. Each area can become a clipboard where all the related stuff we find may be stored.

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Mooklet

"Mooklet for iPhone" is an app that allows you to create a "Mooklet", a "Photo Story Book", using your photos and text, that is unique in the world!
Just choose your favorite pictures and create a dynamic photo album in just a few minutes.


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The Social Timeline - Intoloop

The Social Timeline - Intoloop | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

This looks like a great tool to use over the summer holidays to create a digital record of your summer and to keep your English active. It could also be a useful tool to use as an ePortfolio of your learning. Upñoad videos and information into the timeline. Students can describe processes through time, or narrate events.


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I wish I were… | Grammar Newsletter

I wish I were… | Grammar Newsletter | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
“I wish I were” and “I wish I was”: which of these is proper in English? Both are proper, they are not interchangeable, and each has a purpose. Luckily, the differences are simple. What Does “Subjunctive” Mean?

Via David Mainwood / EFL SMARTblog, Roselink
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iBooks author tutorial for jazzing up your iBooks textbooks

iBooks author tutorial for jazzing up your iBooks textbooks | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

The iBooks author tutorial for improving the look of your iBooks textbooks with iBooks Author Templates (iBooks author tutorial for jazzing up your iBooks textbooks http://t.co/s6jMGzYy...)...


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Visual Dictionary Online

Visual Dictionary Online | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Merriam-Webster's Visual Dictionary Online is a nice free dictionary for those who like to enrich their vocabulary through images. Very good quality examples and a huge list of words and concepts to explore

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10 Ways That Mobile Learning Will Revolutionize Education

10 Ways That Mobile Learning Will Revolutionize Education | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

We’ve found that the education industry needs new models and fresh frameworks to avoid losing touch with the radically evolving needs of its many current and potential new constituencies. These range from a generation of toddlers just as comfortable with touchscreens as they are with books, to college-aged men and women questioning the value of physical campuses.


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Kids News and News Articles for Kids - GoGoNews -

Kids News and News Articles for Kids - GoGoNews - | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

GoGoNews has the latest kids news articles and news articles that are fun for kids! Students can carry out tasks and activities based on different materials. They earn points that can be spent on building their own GoGo world.

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London 2012 Olympics [Infographic]

London 2012 Olympics [Infographic] | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Interesting figures about the upcoming London 2012 Olympics


Via Jonha Revesencio, FEED THE TEACHER, Esther, Roselink
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Five-Minute Film Festival: TED Talks for Teachers

Five-Minute Film Festival: TED Talks for Teachers | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

TED ED's shortlist of talks for teachers. Worth a look!

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Great Infographics for Language Teachers

Great Infographics for Language Teachers | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Here's a wide list of infographics covering different aspects of grammar. Some are highly useful and clarifying.

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Neuroscience & the Classroom - Harvards-Smithsonian

Neuroscience & the Classroom - Harvards-Smithsonian | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Insights drawn from neuroscience not only provide educators with a scientific basis for understanding some of the best practices in teaching, but also offer a new lens through which to look at the problems teachers grapple with every day. Here's an interesting introductory course to these concepts extremely tantamount for us teachers in the 21st Century.


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Dr. Susan Bainbridge's comment, May 29, 2012 12:52 PM
Glad you liked this post. Should be lots more of these types of courses appearing this year.
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Secret Location Combines Gaming, Interactivity, and Telephony With Mysterious Film “The Sevens”

Secret Location Combines Gaming, Interactivity, and Telephony With Mysterious Film “The Sevens” | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Rae Ann Fera: "Toronto-based interactive agency uses a multi-layered narrative experience to test the limits of where technology meets story" ...


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Cindy Tam's comment, June 11, 2012 12:01 AM
Ever play 11th hour or Myst? This reminds me of that.. interesting to see it catching on outside of a PC. Is this sort of technological story-telling something invented or is it remembering things forgotten?
Julio Vizcarra's curator insight, August 18, 2013 11:14 PM

Transmedia en acción

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What's wrong with our education system?

What's wrong with our education system? | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

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Subtitle, Caption and Translate Any Video with Amara / Universal Subtitles

Amara is a free web-based service that allows anyone to easily sub-title and add captions to any video. 

 

As long as you have a URL of a published video, Amara makes it very easy to caption it. The clip may be on a video sharing site or embedded in custom video player and Amara can still get to it.

 

Amara is made up of three main parts:

 

a) A subtitle creation and viewing tool (aka the widget)


b) A collaborative subtitling website

 

c) An open protocol for subtitle search/delivery

 

All tools inside Amara are free and open-source.


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Margie's curator insight, June 7, 2013 12:24 PM

This tool makes video more acessible for EAL learners. Of course, we could create captions with the tools in  Youtube.

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Why Daydreaming Isn’t a Waste of Time

Why Daydreaming Isn’t a Waste of Time | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Parents and teachers expend a lot of energy getting kids to pay attention, concentrate, and focus on the task in front of them. This article gives a different view on something we worry and talk about so much, children'r personal growth. Worth reading!

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Crea una infografía | Nuevas tecnologías aplicadas a la educación | Educa con TIC

Crea una infografía | Nuevas tecnologías aplicadas a la educación | Educa con TIC | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Presentar datos en forma de gráficos o infografías es una manera visual y atractiva de mostrar información/Nice way to introduce infograpics to newbies.

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Introducing: The Layar Creator

Introducing: The Layar Creator | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Time for students to create AR materials with layar. Layar creator ahs been launched allowing users to create their own AR data... Creativity, mobile learning and high motivation!

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Novels: On Location

Novels: On Location | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

A Google-Maps/Amazon mash-up for finding books in the precise location where their stories take place. Search the map and find out.

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Vialogues : Meaningful discussions around video

Vialogues : Meaningful discussions around video | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Vialogues(Video+Dialogues) is an asynchronous Video discussion tool which can be used for leveraging digital videos for learning by adding group interaction as part of the online video experience. Worth trying if we want to experience a freer scope on communicative skills with our students.

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How To Embed Technology Into The Classroom

How To Embed Technology Into The Classroom | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

A way to see how to to embed technology so it makes a real difference.

Let's start focusing on what the teacher already does well. This could be demos that they create; it could be how they record student progress; it could be the actual teaching and learning material; it could be the department budget or curriculum planning.
Then, look at what they think they could improve on.

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Crazy animals and other activities for teaching young learners

Crazy animals and other activities for teaching young learners | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

This is a book for primary school teachers of English written by primary school teachers of English. It brings together the experience and expertise of teachers from around the world to provide a range of stimulating and exciting classroom activities for the primary classroom. There are 50 tried and trusted activities which have been refined and improved over the years by teachers working in diverse contexts and environments. Children will enjoy practising their English through these stimulating and motivating activities.


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The Official Rube Goldberg Website Official Site

The Official Rube Goldberg Website Official Site | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Strange inventions. Curious machines students may use to describe processes and objects. It may be a source of inspiration if you want students to create their own crazy machines! Creativity and communicative skills and good fun!

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Bookr

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Bookr is a very nice way to create storybooks out of a databank of images. Students choose Creative Commons pictures from Flick'r and compose a flipbook they can publish and share 

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