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Best tools and reflections to introduce creative and collaborative learning in education... especially in ESL
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LiquidText

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LiquidText improves upon the reading experience by allowing users to better understand, synthesize, visualize and collaborate over digital text.

Via Nik Peachey
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Very useful app for a better reading experience.. who said literacy cannot be enhanced digitally?
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 14, 11:07 AM

I haven't tried this yet, but it does look very interesting as a digital literacy tool.

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Southern Ghost Stories, Folktales, Storytelling: The Moonlit Road.com

Southern Ghost Stories, Folktales, Storytelling: The Moonlit Road.com | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Southern ghost stories, folktales, myths and legends. Text and audio storytelling. Original stories and classic campfire tales.
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A good source of literary texts to improve our listening and reading skills!

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Listen and Read

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Captivate your early learners with these 54 nonfiction read-along books. Listen and Read activities tell the story through words, images, and sound. You can use these online activities in a variety of ways, from one-on-one instruction using a computer or tablet to class instruction on an interactive whiteboard

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Easy and catchy reading activities with audio available as well... very useful for primary ESL, thanks, Sue Dreger!

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Using visuals to represent concepts in texts | 4C in ELT

Using visuals to represent concepts in texts | 4C in ELT | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

It’s this visual aspect that breaks up the monotony text, text, text, which is important for many to help understand the ideas behind the words. We all do it.

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10 of the Greatest YA Series of All Time - Flavorwire

10 of the Greatest YA Series of All Time - Flavorwire | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Good list of catchy engaging stories for young adults.

One of the best ways to learn a language is to take in as much vocabulary imput as possible, and the best way to do that is to read enticing stories that will not let us put down a book until we finish it.

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How to Inspire Your Students to Read this Summer

How to Inspire Your Students to Read this Summer | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Some teachers like to get back all their classroom library books before the school year ends. I was not that teacher. Check ‘em out, read ‘em, and share ‘em. That's a good reflection on Summer reading for our students. We must make sure we provide students with the best tips to foster reading during Summer holidays, a gap to be filled with rich food for our soul as well... books!!

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity - Follow a National Geographic Expedition to Everest: Live

Moving at the Speed of Creativity - Follow a National Geographic Expedition to Everest: Live | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

"The latest National Geographic magazine in the NG iPad app provides a realtime opportunity to track a current/live expedition to climb Mount Everest."


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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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TECHY TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS: IATEFL - Extensive Reading Foundation Reception and Awards Ceremony

TECHY TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS: IATEFL - Extensive Reading Foundation Reception and Awards Ceremony | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Don't miss this joyful read by my good friend and colleague Sue Dreger about the joy of reading... truly inspiring!!

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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 | Create: 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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Newsela | Nonfiction Literacy and Current Events

Newsela | Nonfiction Literacy and Current Events | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Unlimited access to hundreds of leveled news articles and Common Core–aligned quizzes, with new articles every day.
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Just perfect! Decide the level of the article and it automatically changes and adapts... very useful!
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Help Students With Comprehension Through Collaborative Reading - Edudemic

Help Students With Comprehension Through Collaborative Reading - Edudemic | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Collaborative reading and digital devices can give students a huge boost in comprehension. How? Take a look at these great tips from Holly Clark.
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15 Of The Best Educational Apps For Improved Reading Comprehension

15 Of The Best Educational Apps For Improved Reading Comprehension | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

"Reading comprehension is a matter of decoding, reading speed, and critical thinking about the text, all of which can improve with tiered practice.

So below, in an order of general complexity, are 15 apps for improved reading comprehension, ranging from word and sentence fluency, to recall, to critical thinking skills, to reading speed."


Via John Evans
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Mobile reading skills... I'm sure they are here to stay!!

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Bmw's curator insight, September 2, 2013 1:09 PM

thanks John. plenty of ideas for reading.

Karine Thonnard's curator insight, September 5, 2013 7:58 AM

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Maria Persson's curator insight, September 5, 2013 6:13 PM

Always great to have more than one choice since there isn't one perfect app!

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How sweet it is: destinations and their desserts - travel tips and articles - Lonely Planet

How sweet it is: destinations and their desserts - travel tips and articles - Lonely Planet | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Read How sweet it is: destinations and their desserts for travel tips, advice, news and articles from all around the world by Lonely Planet...

Via ITTO online TEFL, LaiaJoana
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Welcome to Lit2Go ETC

Welcome to Lit2Go ETC | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it


"Lit2Go is a free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format. An abstract, citation, playing time, and word count are given for each of the passages. Many of the passages also have a related reading strategy identified. Each reading passage can also be downloaded as a PDF and printed for use as a read-along or as supplemental reading material for your classroom."

Mostly American out-of-copyright classics aimed at native-speakers, but well put together for teachers (transcript, reading level, word count) so usable for intermediate-plus teen or adult learners.


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The Science of Deduction

The Science of Deduction | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Sherlock Holmes' website where students will find hidden messages, case studies to solve, and lots of reading!! Don't tell them about the last bit. It's highly motivating and addictive... worth using!

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The Times in Plain English |

The Times in Plain English | | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

News in plain English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) and ESL, information for immigrants and students improving their literacy skills and learning about health, jobs, immigration and other interesting issues.


Via Evdokia Roka, Susan
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Ricard Garcia's comment, May 16, 2012 8:57 AM
Good resource, Sue!!! Un petó!
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Thunks

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This site has been a wonderful source of discussion ideas in my class, especially in philosophy sessions. This site has a archive going back to 2007 of over 1,000 fabulous question that will get your class (and you) thinking and discussing. You can even submit your own brain bouncing questions to the site.


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Lingle

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Easily create English Language learning material from an enormous pool of ever growing English Language news sources from around the world. Free version seems to be a trial version, but it's worth a look.

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