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Best tools and reflections to introduce creative and collaborative learning in our lessons... especially in ESL
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Digital Storytelling 2.0

Session given at RCAC 2009 Symposium, focusing on what I believe is the direction DST is heading...

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iRubric: RCampus

iRubric: RCampus | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Free rubric builder and assessment tools. Build simple to complex rubrics in minutes. Reuse rubrics made by other members. Assess student work using rubrics.
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Another great source to create rubrics for free. This allows you to log on and track your rubrics and create new ones with the worry of losing them in a file!

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15 Grammar Goofs That Make You Look Silly | Copyblogger

15 Grammar Goofs That Make You Look Silly | Copyblogger | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Making unnecessary grammatical errors just makes you look bad, and hurts your effectiveness as a writer. So, here are the 15 most egregious grammar goofs into one helpful infographic. Here's an idea, make your own students reflect on their grammar errors, or communicative errors, why not? And ask them to create an infographic about it, or a digital poster.

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Dickens 2012 Read-a-thon in 24 Countries

7 February 2012 was the bicentenary of Charles Dickens. The British Council welcomed readings from across the globe in a Dickens 2012 read-a-thon. 24 countri...

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Language is a Virus

Language is a Virus | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Rich and helpful website with writing prompts, writing tips & writing games to inspire learners and writers creativity...

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Alternative Assessment

Possible parameters to assess in an alternative way. Good examples of different approaches to rubrics.

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NCSALL: Less Teaching and More Learning

NCSALL is NCSALL's efforts are dedicated to an important purpose: improving practice in educational programs that serve adults with limited literacy and English language skills, and those without a high school diploma.
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Learning through Curiosity

Learning through Curiosity | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Traditional learning is not so efficient because it is separated from real-world context. We enforce people to learn something that does not inspire them; something that has not grown naturally inside them. This may work in theory but in practice is an enormous waste of resources.


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ePals Global Community

ePals Global Community | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
ePals is the social network optimized for K-12 learning. Over half a million classrooms in 200 countries and territories have joined the ePals Global Community to connect, collaborate and exchange ideas.

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103 Things to Do Before/During/After Reading | Reading Topics A-Z

103 Things to Do Before/During/After Reading | Reading Topics A-Z | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
This article offers a collection of interactive activities that help kids become more involved in the stories that they read.
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Chatzy - Free Private Chat Rooms

Chatzy - Free Private Chat Rooms | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Create your own chat room. No installation or registration required. Probably the best way to enhance written natural communication within a monitored and secure environment. International projects between schools can share experiences in real time with a proper surveillance.

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create Interactive Images Using Thinglink

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create Interactive Images Using Thinglink | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Thinglink is a neat tool for creating interactive images. Choose an image and create hotspots where links and additional information can be added. Image turned interactive really easily!


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The TED Talk from the Future.

The TED Talk from the Future. | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Guy Pierce stars as Peter Weyland, “a magnet for controversy” and would-be builder of “the first convincingly humanoid robotic system by the end of the decade”, in this awesome sci-fi TED Talk directed by Luke Scott with conception and design by Ridley Scott and Damon Lindelof.


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Learning Styles: The Multiple Intelligences Redefine "Smart" | Edutopia

Learning Styles: The Multiple Intelligences Redefine "Smart" | Edutopia | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Edutopia reports on the resurgent relevance of Howard Gardner's ground-breaking theory, which changed the game for students and teachers.

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19Pencils

19Pencils | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
A resource for educators, parents, and homeschooling providing educational content for K-8.
Leverage content from others including quizzes, educational websites, and more.
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Here's to You

Here's to You | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
In inquiry-based instruction the teacher does not dispense knowledge as a sage-on-the-stage to eager note-takers, as so many teachers used to do forty or fifty years ago. Rather, the teacher begins by posing a question and ...

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Teacher Tap: Technology and Multiple Intelligences

Teacher Tap: Technology and Multiple Intelligences | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Find very good descritions of multiple intelligence types as well as some tips to use ICT tools to enhance learning by each type of student. In fact, Teacher Tap offers a massive range of topics and resources for teachers who want to innovate and enrich their everyday professional tasks.

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Are Tablets Any Good for Serious Reading? | Think Tank | Big Think

Are Tablets Any Good for Serious Reading?  | Think Tank | Big Think | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Good article on reading books with tablets. Some of the issues raised can't be neglected, as reading is paramount in most people's lives...  worth reading!

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Learning English - 6 Minute English

Learning English - 6 Minute English | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

sixminute... Another good section within BBC's Learning English massive site. Listening skills with audiofiles and transcripts covering diverse topics. They can also be downloaded into mp3 files for listening on the go.

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The Artistifier

The Artistifier | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Make any YouTube video award-winning.... turn youtube videos into black and white clips and add captions like in a silent movie. Great tool for storytelling!

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Epic Mickey Comic Creator

Epic Mickey Comic Creator | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Students can create and print magical Epic Mickey comics using their favourite characters. A catchy way to foster creativity through digital storytelling.

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31 Online Resources for Better Writing

31 Online Resources for Better Writing | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Here are 31 online resources to help students improve their writing and become a better writer.

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Teacherpreneurship by Alan Razee on Prezi

Inspiring prezi about an idea that might solve some of the everlasting problems in education... food for thought!

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Infographic: The Digital Classroom | TeachThought

Infographic: The Digital Classroom | TeachThought | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

What are the components of a digital classroom? From eBooks to smartboards, iTunes implementation to online learning, the world of learning is changing. Click on the image to expand the infographic.

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English Attack!

English Attack! | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

English Attack is a state-of-the-art website where students can practise their vocabulary along with listening skills in a very engaging way. Catchy activities with video, song and exercises that will surely motivate students.

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