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Best tools and reflections to introduce creative and collaborative learning in education... especially in ESL
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How Storytelling Inspires Children to Learn English

How Storytelling Inspires Children to Learn English | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
When you engage your English-language learners through the power, fun, and sharing of narrative, the formal elements of language acquisition will follow more easily.
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7 Ways to Deal With Digital Distractions in the Classroom | Edudemic

7 Ways to Deal With Digital Distractions in the Classroom | Edudemic | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
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Useful tips to face the problem of digital distraction.

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The 23 Best Game-Based Education Resources for 2014 | Edudemic

The 23 Best Game-Based Education Resources for 2014 | Edudemic | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Edudemic has covered game-based learning and gamification in the classroom on numerous occasions in the past. When learning becomes a game, it’s an enjoyable, effective experience for students and teachers alike. We’ve curated 23 of the best game-based education resources for 2014. If your class hasn’t gotten its game on yet, then now is the time.

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The more background we have, the better the outcome!

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Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, November 17, 3:58 AM

Goede sites en goede artikelen

Tony Guzman's curator insight, November 18, 3:04 PM

This article shares over 20 different game-based resources to help you get started with adding game elements into your courses. Have you added any of these to your courses already?

Luigina Sgarro's curator insight, December 5, 4:38 AM

Enjoy learning!

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Teachers enlivening classrooms with free role-playing game

Teachers enlivening classrooms with free role-playing game | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Young people naturally gravitate towards games, but how can teachers gamify learning without making a huge commitment? The team behind hit RPG Classcraft have an innovative solution to this problem.


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Good article on the use of Classcraft in the classroom!!

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, October 21, 3:43 PM

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Adriane Caldeira Silva's curator insight, November 13, 6:31 AM

For oral practicing, for socialization, for changing the boring aspect of expository lessons, for improving your classes…

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How-To: Link Audio Recordings to QR Codes - Class Tech Tips

How-To: Link Audio Recordings to QR Codes - Class Tech Tips | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

"Audio recordings can definitely support students who have trouble reading directions or need extra help with new vocabulary words.  I’ve shared one way to make QR codes talk to students but if you’d like to add your own voice to a QR code, here’s how:"


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Enriching QR codes turns them into an even more powerful educational tool.

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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, October 14, 5:38 AM

Awesome educational...

Don Breedwell's curator insight, December 17, 8:22 PM

This is great for students who can use an and iPad to allow them to "hear" a message, set of instructions repeatedly, or repeat passages for memorization. Definitely something for Special Needs students too. 

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Tour Builder - Put your story on the map.

Tour Builder - Put your story on the map. | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Tell your stories with photos, videos and rich text on Google Earth.
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Amazing tool whereby google earth becomes a showcase of stories and journeys

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162. SIR KEN ROBINSON: Full body education

162. SIR KEN ROBINSON: Full body education | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Sir Ken Robinson is a leading authority on education and creativity. A former professor of education, he now advises governments and businesses around the world and is one of the most sought-after ...
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Nice work!!!

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Video Games and the Future of the Textbook

Video Games and the Future of the Textbook | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Curriculum designers are rethinking not only the textbook, but educational content delivery in general.
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Food for thought!!

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Artefactos Multimedia (III): mapas interactivos | Nuevas tecnologías aplicadas a la educación | Educa con TIC

Artefactos Multimedia (III): mapas interactivos | Nuevas tecnologías aplicadas a la educación | Educa con TIC | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
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A very clear explanation in Spanish about the use of geolocalization in education... inspiring and direct!!

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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, September 5, 4:03 AM

Excelentes ideas para docentes experimentales

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ForAllRubrics - The Rubric & Badging Platform

ForAllRubrics - The Rubric & Badging Platform | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
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A promising platform to integrate rubrics and a badge system. Mobile version also available... I am definitely going to give it a good look!

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The magic of QR codes in the classroom - Innovate My School

The magic of QR codes in the classroom - Innovate My School | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
QR codes are on just about every product you might want to buy. Poppy Gibson, a Year 5 teacher and ICT coordinator in North London, has employed this massively-used technology for fun use in her classroom.
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Nice set of examples on how to use QR codes effectively!

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Gary Harwell's curator insight, July 12, 12:30 AM

Definately a good tool to use in the classroom.

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Two things every teacher should be able to do on Edmodo

Two things every teacher should be able to do on Edmodo | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Edmodo is a great online platform with huge educational potential for teachers. Since its launch a few years ago, Edmodo is being used now by huge number of teachers and schools from all around the globe. Given this mounting importance of Edmodo in teaching, I created  a section where you can find a plethora of resources, guides, and materials on how to leverage the power of this web tool in your classroom, check out here.

Today, I am sharing with you two important things every teacher should be able to do on Edmodo. These are: creating a classroom group and adding apps to this group.


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Julio Cirnes's curator insight, May 27, 1:58 PM

Edmodo!!!

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, June 11, 10:54 AM

Be sure to check out the "plethora of resources" as well.

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Home - Creative Classrooms Lab - FCL

Home - Creative Classrooms Lab - FCL | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
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Very interesting international project about the use of tablets in the classroom. European Schoolnet always comes up with really good initiatives!

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Cómo llevar a cabo el aprendizaje basado en problemas con las TIC

Cómo llevar a cabo el aprendizaje basado en problemas con las TIC | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Si tuviéramos que dar una definición sencilla de  lo que es el ABP (aprendizaje basado en problemas) nos quedamos con la que dio Barrows y Tamblin: "Aquel aprendizaje que resulta de un proceso de trabajo dirigido hacia la comprensión o resolución de un problema, siendo el problema el punto de partida del proceso de aprendizaje".


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Very clear guide to PBL in the classrroom

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Ingrid B's curator insight, November 20, 8:16 AM

ABP + TIC

Interconectados's curator insight, November 24, 5:31 PM

Claves en el desarrollo y aprendizaje de las Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, November 30, 10:47 AM

Muchas veces hablamos indistintamente de aprendizaje basado en proyectos y de aprendizaje basado en problemas como si fuesen lo mismo; sin embargo, y a modo de puntualización, el aprendizaje basado en proyectos se trata de un modelo formativo cuyos fundamentos son los mismos que los del aprendizaje basado en problemas pero que tiene como finalidad el logro o fabricación de un producto final.

A la hora de llevar a cabo una metodología ABP tenemos que tener claros cuáles son los roles que desempeñan tanto alumnos como docentes en cada una de las diferentes fases por las que pasa el ABP.

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MinecraftEdu: From game room to classroom

MinecraftEdu: From game room to classroom | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
An educational version of the wildly popular Minecraft take kids' passion for the game and directs it toward their educational experience.
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A must read for those who think Minecraft helps students in their learning... Me amongst them :-)

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Playfully

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Good platform to introduce the use of webgames in the classroom... have a look at Simcity edu!!! Create groups, assign tasks and assess your students.

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Canva – Amazingly simple graphic design for blogs, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers and so much more.

Canva – Amazingly simple graphic design for blogs, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers and so much more. | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Canva makes design simple for everyone. Create designs for Web or print: blog graphics, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers, posters, invitations and so much more.
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Helpful tool to enrich projects!!

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Learn It In 5 - Home

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How-To videos that help you learn what is Web 2.0, and strategies for using Web 2.0 technology in the digital classroom - all in 5 minutes or less
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A very good source of inspiration!!

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10 Things That Learners Pay Attention To (And How to Use Them in eLearning)

10 Things That Learners Pay Attention To (And How to Use Them in eLearning) | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Even more than other types of education, eLearning must struggle to attract learners' attention: the Internet is full of distractions, and adult lear
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It's about engagement!!!

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How to Minimize Digital Classroom Distractions

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Here are some proven techniques for keeping students from using digital devices inappropriately in your classroom Classroom technologies such as smartphones, tablets, computers, and wireless intern...
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Necessary, indeed!!!

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Welcome to Epic, A School Where Students Are Heroes On a Quest

Welcome to Epic, A School Where Students Are Heroes On a Quest | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
At Epic charter middle school in Oakland, students are immersed in a game as soon as they step into the school on the first day.
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Classcraft - Make learning an adventure

Classcraft - Make learning an adventure | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
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If Class Dojo reintroduces the concept of rewards within an ICT environment, Classcraft improves it by turning the classroom into a sci-fi/fantasy role-play scenario. Extremely interesting to investigate!!

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A School That Ditches All the Rules, But Not the Rigor

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How can we make school a joyful experience without sacrificing rigor? What's the best way to measure true learning? What's the purpose of school? The founders and teachers at the PlayMaker School, an all-game based school in Los Angeles, are asking those big, hairy questions that all teachers grapple with. At the PlayMaker School, they're trying to find their own answers through their constantly morphing, complex experiment. Here are their thoughts about these issues, in their own words.
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Utopia? Well, they seem to be successful... and happy!

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3 Edtech Tools You Can Use To Gamify Your Classroom - Edudemic

3 Edtech Tools You Can Use To Gamify Your Classroom - Edudemic | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Gamification is one of the buzzwords in education right now, and for a good reason: Gamification is empowering, exciting, and under the right circumstances can be the disruptive innovator many teachers desperately need in order to change the dynamics between knowledge and the learner. There is an explosion of EdTech tools destined to gamify the …
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The Epic BYOD Toolchest (51 Tools You Can Use Now)

The Epic BYOD Toolchest (51 Tools You Can Use Now) | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
You've got every device under the sun in front of you. Now what apps are you going to use? Here are the apps or app categories that I recommend you test for your school. There are lots of apps, and t
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