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Best tools and reflections to introduce creative and collaborative learning in education... especially in ESL
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The Flipped Class Manifest

The Flipped Class Manifest | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

The "Flipped Classroom" is a term that has recently taken root in education. Much information and misinformation currently surrounds the conversation. We, as outspoken advocates for the "Flipped Classroom" concept, believe the following (click for more...)


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PlaySay gamifies language learning with speech recognition app ...

PlaySay gamifies language learning with speech recognition app ... | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

The goal of the PlaySay Survival app is to take learning out of the classroom and make learning a language more fun.You can learn pronunciation by using the app to complete a series of real-world missions in scenarios. It is available for Spanish ... probably soon we'll have the ELT version... hopefully!


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An Analytical Take on Youth, Social Networking, and Web 2.0: A Few Moments with Amanda Lenhart | DMLcentral

An Analytical Take on Youth, Social Networking, and Web 2.0: A Few Moments with Amanda Lenhart | DMLcentral | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

A sound reflection on the use of technologies by teens: Social media, 2.0 apps... a core element in their lives?

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7 Ways To Keep Students Focused While Using Technology

7 Ways To Keep Students Focused While Using Technology | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

When used effectively, technology plays an important role in enhancing the learning process. Teachers can use digital devices to present supplemental material for lessons or to encourage students to take a more hands-on role in their education.


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Difficult to keep focused as a teacher when you're curating such interesting stuff ;-)
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Kidblog in Education

Kidblog in Education | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Easy blogging within the classroom... students accounts and total validation from the teacher... a choice to consider.


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The New York Times > The New Readers

The New York Times > The New Readers | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Good explanation on the way e-readers approach a text in contrast to what traditional readers do. Worth considering... how do our students approach a text?

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Internet Explorers: Virtual Field Trips

Internet Explorers: Virtual Field Trips | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Many websites allow students to travel to far away places and carry out projects that could not be done otherwise. Virtual adventures and field trips are a nice way to deal with cross curricular projects in our English lessons.

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Novlet - Collaborative non linear story writing

Novlet - Collaborative non linear story writing | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Create stories and enrich those from other members of the project... add chapters, endings, beginnings... modify paragraphs... cretae a better common narrative in a collaborative way.

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Ficly - A better, shorter story

Ficly - A better, shorter story | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Ficly is a place for playing with story-telling; a collaborative environment where anyone can pick up a narrative thread and weave a prequel or sequel.

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You Think More Clearly in a Foreign Language

You Think More Clearly in a Foreign Language | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
If you find that you're forever making foolish decisions, there might be a solution. A team of researchers has found that thinking in a foreign language sees people make more rational decisions.
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Kodu - Microsoft Research

Kodu - Microsoft Research | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Kodu is a new visual programming language made specifically for creating games. It is designed to be accessible for children and enjoyable for anyone.

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7 Collaborative Storytelling Websites to Weave Your Own Digital Stories

7 Collaborative Storytelling Websites to Weave Your Own Digital Stories | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Everyone loves a good story. Writing it is another matter. Come to think of it, crafting a good story shouldn't be too difficult.

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Free ESL Stories and Exercises

Free ESL Stories and Exercises | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Free short English stories for ESL students, with grammar, comprehension, and dictation exercises, created for ESL learners who want to practice reading and improve their reading skills. Students can also choose to listen to the stories.
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StudyStream - The Future of Language Learning

StudyStream - The Future of Language Learning | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

StudyStream is a useful tool for practicing your reading or listening in a language you want to learn. It has a range of different mdia and language activities and is free.


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Story Games - RPGs to learn languages

What if scenarios like"What would I do if I was magician that was dropped into Narnia, Lord of the Rings, etc?" were the keypoint in learning a language? 


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Nine Tenets of Passion-Based Learning

Nine Tenets of Passion-Based Learning | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Passion is a key element when the learning process in a person must must be triggered... let's have a look at some ways to enhance that.

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Snapguide

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

This is a great free app for creating step by step instruction guides. It combines video, images and text. Also a great tool for learning how to do something new. The instruction guides can be viewed online or on mobile devices.


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Interactive Bayeux Tapestry

Interactive Bayeux Tapestry | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

This interactive tapestry was created in 2003, but some years ago it was not to be active anymore... here's a new build. Students can create a story and then they can explain what happens in the tapestry... highly engaging!!

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The Textbooks Of Tomorrow | Visual.ly

The Textbooks Of Tomorrow | Visual.ly | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
As someone who has just bought an iPad, people can personally appreciate its potential to become the dominant force in the digital book wars.
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The Secret Annex Online

The Secret Annex Online | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

The hiding place in 3D. Wander around the furnished spaces and get to know the stories from Anne Frank's diary.

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Fabulate | The Collaborative Book Project

Fabulate | The Collaborative Book Project | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Fabulate | The collaborative book project, designed to combine the skills and ideas of authors and writers from around the world. Enrich stories with your additions of 140 to 160 characters.

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English Grammar

English Grammar | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

English grammar rules, lessons, and English grammar exercises for free, as a PDF, or use ESL grammar help on proper grammar usage.

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Creativity is Great | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

Creativity is Great | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

This lesson is all about creativity and innovation. Students start with a discussion which leads into a vocabulary task and reading activities. The lesson focuses on using the past simple and present perfect.

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How Interactive Ebooks Engage Readers and Enhance Learning

How Interactive Ebooks Engage Readers and Enhance Learning | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
What's the difference between an ebook, an app and an interactive ebook?

 

DRC:  This article provides an in-depth, but easy to understand answer.  It's well worth a read.


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Classroom Of The Future Will Make You Wish You Were A Student Again

Classroom Of The Future Will Make You Wish You Were A Student Again | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Kids, don't stick your gum on these desks.

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