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Best tools and reflections to introduce creative and collaborative learning in education... especially in ESL
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Gamefroot | game creator social and mobile gaming

Gamefroot | game creator social and mobile gaming | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Via Pere Cornellà Canals
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A very engaging site. Creation of viedogames in a reasonably simple interface.
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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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Maptia · A World of Stories

Maptia · A World of Stories | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Join Maptia to discover a world of remarkable stories, told by some of the most inspiring photographers, writers, and adventurers on the planet, and to publish and share your stories as part of our thoughtful community.

Via Nik Peachey
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A beautiful website where we can read some captivating stories about the world around us. The creative part is also present as we can be the ones publishing our own. One mor challenge for our students!
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 24, 2016 2:53 PM

Amazing content to build lessons around.

Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, August 12, 2016 12:38 PM
This site has incredible visuals if you need them for content areas.  The readings could be difficult for many ESL/EFL students, but the text could be pasted into sites that simplify reading.  I believe I've scooped some of those sites in the past.
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Three Brain Teasers to Spur Logical Thinking and Collaboration - Mindshift

Three Brain Teasers to Spur Logical Thinking and Collaboration - Mindshift | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
There are lots of ways to stretch student thinking and get them talking to each other about ideas. One fun way is through riddles that require inductive reasoning, critical thinking and hopefully some good collaboration around student ideas. The three brain teasers below created by TED-Ed have fun visuals and include an explanation at the end. All the videos also include lesson plan ideas to deepen the conversation and start discussion.

Via John Evans
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Nice ideas to get your students into thinking... individually or collectively!!
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Hollie Brassington's curator insight, May 16, 2016 5:38 PM

Interesting article -  short and sharp ideas that might be useful at the beginning of a student project or help students consider their assignment ideas..

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Comma: Share your story!

Comma: Share and view beautiful thoughts, stories, and ideas.

Via Nik Peachey
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Another app & webtool to enrich ideas with images... another tool to enhance our students' ability to communicate
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 19, 2016 4:00 AM

Really nice digital story telling app for web or mobile. Create short one page website stories using images text and gifs.

Ramon Pavia's curator insight, April 20, 2016 2:39 AM
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Create and share your storytellings
 
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The Seven Types of Creative Teachers

The Seven Types of Creative Teachers | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
When you the word “creative,” you might think of a painter or a playwright or an author or a photographer or a filmmaker or a chef. In other words, yo...
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Let's take a closer look on how we innovate... or let's just check if we do
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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, March 8, 2016 3:10 AM
Let's take a closer look on how we innovate... or let's just check if we do
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7 Ways to Use Canva to Create Compelling Graphics :: coolcatteacher :: Vicki Davis

7 Ways to Use Canva to Create Compelling Graphics :: coolcatteacher :: Vicki Davis | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

"Canva is a tool to create infographics, social media graphics, and more. If you need to gain traffic, you need a graphic. Canva is to graphic designwhat the Keurig coffee maker is to drinking coffee. It is free, but they make money by having stock images you can buy for $1 a piece if you want them. Everything I did was free. Here are some ways I’ve used Canva in the last 24 hours along with a tutorial video at the bottom on how to use it."


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Toni's curator insight, January 30, 2016 10:45 AM
It's a free online tool! Thoroughly and accessibly written how-tos to produce excellent graphics for a variety of uses.
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Cowbird · Home

Cowbird · Home | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Cowbird is a public library of human experience. Our mission is to gather and preserve exceptional stories of human life, so the insight and wisdom we accumulate as individuals can live on in the commons, as a resource for others to look to for guidance. We offer a simple set of storytelling tools, designed to encourage contemplation and depth — for free, and without ads.


Via Nik Peachey
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A source of inspiration. A rich bag of secrets to wake our students' creativity and sensitivity.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 26, 2015 2:10 AM

This is a wonderful site to get students finding, reading and creating short picture stories.

Carolyn Quarterman's curator insight, May 26, 2015 8:43 AM

Great site to get students finding, reading and creating short picture stories.

Angela Mitchell's curator insight, July 5, 2015 9:44 AM

Will share with colleagues as we search for new and exciting tools to motivate learners.

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Clarisketch

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Clarisketch: Images enriched

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Take a snapshot, doodle on it and add some voice... there's some story there!!

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Episode Interactive « Pocket Gems

Episode Interactive « Pocket Gems | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
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Time to write love and hate stories, time to write, time to create, time to learn!

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Make it - Crear y compartir actividades y juegos educativos con cualquiera, en cualquier lugar.

Make it - Crear y compartir actividades y juegos educativos con cualquiera, en cualquier lugar. | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Create activities and educational games for iOS

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An excellent app created by la Factoria d'imatges. Creativity and fun blended into a catchy application for iPad. Kids and teens, and even adults will easily get engaged into creation with this easy and intuitive tool.

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Storehouse: visual storytelling

Storehouse: visual storytelling | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Welcome to Storehouse, visual storytelling for the iPad. It’s the easiest way to create, share, and discover beautiful stories. Combine photos, videos, and text to meaningfully document your experiences. Publish stories for friends and followers, and share them by email, Facebook, or Twitter. Explore stories from our community of storytellers from all around the world.
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Very easy and intuitive tool to create visual stories on your iPad

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Todos los recursos que necesitas para diseñar aplicaciones móviles - 40deFiebre

Todos los recursos que necesitas para diseñar aplicaciones móviles - 40deFiebre | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
¿Quieres diseñar una aplicación móvil y no sabes por dónde empezar? Don´t panic! Empecemos por el principio: recopilando unos cuantos recursos para diseñar y prototipar tu aplicación.

 

Places where we can build up our layouts for apps.

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Spanish website with useful links to apps and resources whwre we can give shape to our ideas about creating apps... Scaffolding from foundations is paramount in creation, and these apps provide with the tools to sketch up those ideas.

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Tour Builder - Put your story on the map.

Tour Builder - Put your story on the map. | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Tell your stories with photos, videos and rich text on Google Earth.
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Nice free tool to use geolocalization on Google Earth. Extremely powerful and creative!
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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, January 21, 1:05 AM

Spatial technologies - a great tool for communicating geographical information from research our fieldwork

 

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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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Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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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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The Creative Classroom: Why We Must Teach With Imagination

The Creative Classroom: Why We Must Teach With Imagination | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Let's have a look at some of the actions that make up a creative classroom, a place where teaching and learning comes from the imagination.
Via Dean J. Fusto
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All teachers should make sure there's more than a pinch of this in their performance!
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27 Ways To Inspire Innovative Thinking In Students

27 Ways To Inspire Innovative Thinking In Students | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
27 Ways To Inspire Innovative Thinking In Students by TeachThought Staff Innovating thinking is one of those awkward concepts in education--on
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Harriet Rolfe's curator insight, May 25, 2016 10:23 PM

I like the concepts in this article- however I would love a bit more practical advice at how I extend my teaching strategies to promote innovative thinking

Lacey Mack's curator insight, May 28, 2016 10:09 PM
Not only is the diagram attractive, it has some excellent points. Links with the flipped classroom approach and State Schooling Explicit Instruction
Stephania Savva, Ph.D's comment, June 3, 2016 2:11 AM
Thanks for sharing this interesting article!
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Epic Rap Battles of History

Epic Rap Battles of History | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
The Official Epic Rap Battles of History web site.
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Probably too difficult for EFL students, but the idea of students creating rap battles with two famous characters rises as something highly creative!!
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Atavist

Atavist | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Shape your story with title designs, visual themes, page navigation,
and a whole lot more.


Via Nik Peachey
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One of those tools that are meant to engage our students into rich creativity, into learning!

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Murielle Godement's curator insight, November 29, 2015 2:26 AM

Motiver les élèves et mettre en scène leurs productions. Sobre, efficace et complet (texte, images, sons, vidéos, ...)

José Mª Ezquerro's curator insight, November 29, 2015 3:09 AM

añada su visión ...

emilioet's curator insight, November 30, 2015 5:25 AM

Atavist

molto interessante.

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Creativity in the English language classroom | EnglishAgenda | British Council

Creativity in the English language classroom | EnglishAgenda | British Council | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

The activities will help teachers to explore the role of creativity in the classroom both in the sense of helping students to express their unique creative identity and also by helping them to think about and use language in a creative way. The activities are suitable for a broad range of students from young to old and from low to higher levels and can be used alongside your existing syllabus and course materials to enhance your students’ experience of learning English.


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Zarah Gagatiga's curator insight, July 30, 2015 9:11 PM

This is GOOD. Get it! It's free!

 

Pilar Moral's curator insight, August 3, 2015 7:24 AM

A free ebook.

Angela Mitchell's curator insight, August 5, 2015 7:12 PM

A free ebook.

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ClassTools Breaking News Generator

ClassTools Breaking News Generator | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

This is a great tool from ClassTools.net.


Via Nik Peachey
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Love it!!! Soooo catchy!!

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Character Minutes's curator insight, May 24, 2015 6:28 PM

Have students create their own character news headline!

 

Елена Гончарова's curator insight, May 27, 2015 6:52 AM

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Imelda Elliott's curator insight, June 27, 2015 4:45 AM

Great tool for language teachers.

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Animaker, Make Animated Explainers for free

Animaker, Make Animated Explainers for free | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Animaker.com is a cloud-based do-it-yourself (#DIY) video making app that is bringing studio quality professional animation tools within reach of everyone.
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Fun and learn put together. Time to create animations in the easiest way... catchy and rich tool!

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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, August 6, 2014 2:16 AM

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Timeline - ReadWriteThink

Timeline - ReadWriteThink | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Students generate descriptive timelines and can include images in the description.
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A very good tool, both web and mobile, to create digital timelines.

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Using Technology to Inspire Creativity

The Innovative Classroom is a Multi-Touch eBook for the iPad, aimed at teachers, trainee teachers and home educators worldwide who teach children between the...

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How to Change Education - Ken Robinson - YouTube

Sir Ken Robinson addresses the fundamental economic, cultural, social and personal purposes of education. He argues that education should be personalised to ...
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One more great approach from Sir Ken Robinson

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