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The Instant Web Image Editor: Pikock Pimagic

The Instant Web Image Editor: Pikock Pimagic | continuing professional development in ELT | Scoop.it

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The Instant Web Image Editor: Pikock Pimagic

Filomena Gomes's curator insight, January 19, 2016 8:52 AM

Free picture editing/editor similar to features in Instagram

Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, March 30, 2016 12:17 AM


Pimagic is an excellent and super-intuitive free online image editor

accessible to anyone without needing to download, register, login or install anything. 


You can easily upload any image you have, and crop it, or apply to it one of several presets which allow you to easily improve it.

Pimagic also offers a set of visual effects, similar to those available in Instagram. 


Images can be saved in either .jpg or .png file formats.


The only function I was not able to find was a resizing tool. Did I miss it? 



Useful. Easy. Immediate.


Free to use. Ad free. 


Try it out now: http://app.pikock.com/pimagic ;



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mysimpleshow - create your own explainer video in minutes

It has never been easier to create your own explainer video. mysimpleshow transforms any text into an animated video you will love.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 1, 2016 12:30 AM

This is an excellent tool for creating online learning or getting students to presenttheir work. Just add the script for each slide and it autogenerates images and voice to go with the text. You can then tidy up and edit it or add your own voice.

Elena Manou's curator insight, August 1, 2016 8:15 AM
looks awesome! I need to check further - great for students' projects
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Here's how you can generate a 3D hologram with your smartphone | Maker | MakerSpaces | MakerED

Here's how you can generate a 3D hologram with your smartphone | Maker | MakerSpaces | MakerED | continuing professional development in ELT | Scoop.it

Create a 3D hologram with your smartphone using an old CD case, a knife,a ruler, a pen and paper and some sticky tape.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/maker-space-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=makerspace

 

 


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Create a 3D hologram with your smartphone using an old CD case, a knife,a ruler, a pen and paper and some sticky tape.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/maker-space-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=makerspace

 

 


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Create a 3D hologram with your smartphone using an old CD case, a knife,a ruler, a pen and paper and some sticky tape.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/maker-space-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=makerspace

 

 


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Create a 3D hologram with your smartphone using an old CD case, a knife,a ruler, a pen and paper and some sticky tape.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/maker-space-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=makerspace

 

 


Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, August 19, 2015 11:49 AM

Here is a great idea for science class, or just to see if you can create one yourself.  Let us know if you were successful in creating a 3D hologram.

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The NEW Free Education Technology Resources eBook is Out!

The NEW Free Education Technology Resources eBook is Out! | continuing professional development in ELT | Scoop.it
With nearly 200 free software applications, this new update is just jammed full of awesome free tools and tons of insights into how to use them in your courses and classrooms! If you’ve followed EmergingEdTech for a few years now,

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Mel Riddile's curator insight, May 13, 2015 9:10 AM
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Emerging EdTech has just released their newest version of the excellent e-book that covers free software applications. This version is free to download and it may become a great resource for you to check out when you are considering new projects to do with your learners.

The e-book has eighteen chapters, beginning with Blogs and Blogging Resources. Additional chapters include:

* Creating Your Own Comics and Cartoons for Teaching and Learning

* Educational Games and Gamification

* Interactive Collaboration Tools

* Open Educational Resources

* Screencasting

* Using YouTube Videos as Lesson Materials

* Video Conferencing and Video Chat Tools

And this is by no means a complete list. You will find many more tools if you download the free book. You will need to provide your name and email address to receive the download link. Click through to the post for additional information.

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, June 24, 2015 11:12 AM

Thanks Beth Dichter

Ellen Dougherty's curator insight, August 1, 2015 11:52 AM

Emerging EdTech has just released their newest version of the excellent e-book that covers free software applications. This version is free to download and it may become a great resource for you to check out when you are considering new projects to do with your learners.

The e-book has eighteen chapters, beginning with Blogs and Blogging Resources. Additional chapters include:

* Creating Your Own Comics and Cartoons for Teaching and Learning

* Educational Games and Gamification

* Interactive Collaboration Tools

* Open Educational Resources

* Screencasting

* Using YouTube Videos as Lesson Materials

* Video Conferencing and Video Chat Tools

And this is by no means a complete list. You will find many more tools if you download the free book. You will need to provide your name and email address to receive the download link. Click through to the post for additional information.

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5 big things we learned at Fortune Brainstorm Tech

5 big things we learned at Fortune Brainstorm Tech | continuing professional development in ELT | Scoop.it
Education, the impact of technology on business and bubbles were on everyone's minds at Fortune's Brainstorm Tech event.

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Tech is amazing

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Сollection of 11 sources with learning activities

Сollection of 11 sources with learning activities | continuing professional development in ELT | Scoop.it

For teachers who need to continually find great writing prompts and activities for their students, the Internet provides a huge array of options. This article presents some of the best sources for writing activities, carefully selected from hundreds of potential ideas.

 


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shrikewolds's curator insight, June 30, 2015 1:38 AM

http://equitycrowdnews.com/

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Incredibly good...!!
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DIVII DIC: English video dictionary app for TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC

DIVII DIC: English video dictionary app for TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC | continuing professional development in ELT | Scoop.it
Dictionary meanings are not clear?
Don't worry! Watch unlimited video examples and also search meanings by tapping the text in subtitles!

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Gabriela's curator insight, June 23, 2015 10:21 AM
Diccionario de Inglés en Video Situaciones de la vida real con Ejemplos Ilimitados en Video Su solución “todo en uno” para escuchar, hablar y desarrollar sólidamente el vocabulario.
Carolyn Quarterman's curator insight, June 24, 2015 3:15 PM

Can search for a term in online video clips to see examples. Of course, beware of some that may not be appropriate! Could be a good resource for teachers to look up video examples of terms.

Imelda Elliott's curator insight, June 27, 2015 4:31 AM

Very interesting for language learners

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9 “Dos” for Making Engaging Flipping Videos * Flipped Learning Network

9 “Dos” for Making Engaging Flipping Videos *  Flipped Learning Network | continuing professional development in ELT | Scoop.it
What to do when making videos for flipping education. Many thanks to Ray Lu, Ken Bauer @ken_bauer, Audrey McLaren @a_mcsquared, and Nicole Avon @AvonPhysics for volunteering to be in this video!

Content Times:
0:12 Enjoy yourself.
0:45 Look at the Video Camera!
1:01 Collaborate.
2:12 Provide Lecture Notes.
2:34 Have a theme.
3:10 Use A Script.
3:42 Make Mistakes / Address Misconceptions.
4:45 Fast Forward when you can.
6:02 Be Creative.
6:20 Summary

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Free Technology for Teachers: Create Animated Videos and Presentations at the Same Time on Wideo * by Richard Byrne

Free Technology for Teachers: Create Animated Videos and Presentations at the Same Time on Wideo * by Richard Byrne | continuing professional development in ELT | Scoop.it
Wideo is a neat service for creating animated, Common Craft style videos in your web browser. I've been using and talking about the service for a couple of years now. Recently, Wideo added a new feature that allows you to generate presentations from your videos.

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The Instant Web Image Editor: Pikock Pimagic

The Instant Web Image Editor: Pikock Pimagic | continuing professional development in ELT | Scoop.it

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Mr Tozzo's curator insight, November 28, 2014 6:08 AM

The Instant Web Image Editor: Pikock Pimagic

Filomena Gomes's curator insight, January 19, 2016 8:52 AM

Free picture editing/editor similar to features in Instagram

Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, March 30, 2016 12:17 AM


Pimagic is an excellent and super-intuitive free online image editor

accessible to anyone without needing to download, register, login or install anything. 


You can easily upload any image you have, and crop it, or apply to it one of several presets which allow you to easily improve it.

Pimagic also offers a set of visual effects, similar to those available in Instagram. 


Images can be saved in either .jpg or .png file formats.


The only function I was not able to find was a resizing tool. Did I miss it? 



Useful. Easy. Immediate.


Free to use. Ad free. 


Try it out now: http://app.pikock.com/pimagic ;



Thanks to Ana Cristina Pratas for uncovering this gem.




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64 Varied And Essential iPad Apps For Teachers

64 Varied And Essential iPad Apps For Teachers | continuing professional development in ELT | Scoop.it
64 Varied And Essential iPad Apps For Teachers

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, January 29, 2015 9:47 AM

Plenty of free apps mixed with those you have to pay for..it is a very extensive list of iPad Apps for teaching and learning!

Trude Burnett's curator insight, February 16, 2015 5:17 PM
Technology is an amazing way to differentiate. I would caution us to be thoughtful about what and how we use it. There is no magic pill - use your head and heart when when making decisions.
Lee Hall's curator insight, May 29, 2015 10:29 AM

Some of these are not free, but they are not very expensive either.

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27 Presentation Software & Powerpoint Alternatives For 2015

27 Presentation Software & Powerpoint Alternatives For 2015 | continuing professional development in ELT | Scoop.it
At CustomShow, we decided to list some powerpoint alternatives that could help solve your overall presentation software problems. These programs serve many purposes.

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добавить ваше понимание ...

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Classroom Posters: Supporting English Language Learners

Classroom Posters: Supporting English Language Learners | continuing professional development in ELT | Scoop.it
It can feel overwhelming to be an English language learner in the classroom, so we put together a series of free classroom posters to help ELL students!
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Focus on Real-World Problems with Flipped Learning

Focus on Real-World Problems with Flipped Learning | continuing professional development in ELT | Scoop.it
Einstein’s famous formula changed the world. We believe the following equation will change education:

FL + PBL = GL (Flipped Learning + Project Based Learning = Great Learning)

In a nutshell, lectures are done at home and projects are done in the classroom, though there is much more to it.

By definition, project-based learning involves the real-world problem that you are trying to solve. This is your hands-on learning piece that involves critical thinking and collaboration.

The flipped learning portion is the method that you choose to disseminate information pertinent to your goal in the PBL.

What we’ll need to do is imagine different forms that the flipped learning portion will take and how it can enhance PBL.

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, August 8, 2015 8:53 AM

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Teacher Statistics: How Teachers Make a Difference

Teacher Statistics: How Teachers Make a Difference | continuing professional development in ELT | Scoop.it
You know that bumper sticker that says, “If you can read this, thank a teacher”? It’s the literal truth. While most of us spend more time thinking about reality TV stars and pro athletes, teachers are among the few people who truly affect our ...

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Tiziana Rosanna Iozzi's curator insight, September 11, 2013 1:37 AM

Un insegnante ha il ruolo di un mentore, è un modello, sa aiutare i ragazzi nelle difficoltà e li incoraggia a seguire i loro sogni... A chi di voi è capitata la fortuna di conoscerne almeno uno/a nella vita?

Darleana McHenry's curator insight, September 11, 2013 11:56 PM

I had the opportunity to tell my first grade teacher thank you 5 years ago. She actually had kept my first grade picture all these years. My teachers were great and school was my favorite place and I excelled there. So thanks to all the teachers that I did not get to thank. :-)

Silvia Nascimento's curator insight, August 6, 2015 9:22 PM

There are days when we ask ourselves why we teach...and this infographic shares lots of reasons for why we teach and how we impact our students...so as a visual to share, or one to look at you when you need some building up.

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Best Skype Audio/Video Recording App

Best Skype Audio/Video Recording App | continuing professional development in ELT | Scoop.it
Learn how to record your audio and video Skype conversations using SKYPE Call Recorder from ECAMM.

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Hemingway

Hemingway | continuing professional development in ELT | Scoop.it

Paste in something you're working on and edit away. Or, click the Write button to compose something new.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 18, 2015 4:37 AM

Great way to get students revising and editing heir own work.

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Dale Dougherty, Father of the Maker movement talks about breaking rules, erasers & building a learning culture (EdSurge News)

Dale Dougherty, Father of the Maker movement talks about breaking rules, erasers & building a learning culture (EdSurge News) | continuing professional development in ELT | Scoop.it

by Betsy Corcoran

 

"Making represents the kind of informal learning that happens mostly outside of school. Part of me didn't want to see it in school because it would lose its magic if it was to become defined as curriculum. I want making to flourish as something we do because we discover it and love to do it -- not because we are forced to do it. I've also come to think that rather than having making fit into school, we should transform our schools so that this kind of informal learning is given greater emphasis and so-called formal learning de-emphasized. 

"Certainly, I would like more and more young people to have the opportunity to become makers, and having makerspaces in schools and library seems like the best way to reach more of them. I've been excited by the progress I'm seeing. I have to say that making is the only thing in education that is getting adopted as the result of grassroots initiatives. It's bottom-up, not top-down. 

"I believe that one of the lasting impacts of the maker movement is to transform our education system, replacing a standardized curriculum and testing with learn-by-doing experiential learning. Kids will lead the way, saying "I don't learn the way they are teaching." That's how the next generation will learn that they have the freedom to become productive and creative."


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Free Technology for Teachers: Dozens of Story Starters in One Free eBook * by Richard Byrne

Free Technology for Teachers: Dozens of Story Starters in One Free eBook * by Richard Byrne | continuing professional development in ELT | Scoop.it
Make Beliefs Comix is a great service that offers comic strip templates and writing prompts in seven languages. The templates and prompts can be completed online or you can print them out to give to your students.

The latest release from Make Beliefs Comix is a free ebook called Something to Write About (link opens a PDF). The free ebook contains dozens of writing prompts. Students can write in the ebook online and print their work. Alternatively, you can print all or part of the book to give to students.

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New: Best Online Collaboration Tools - 370+ Tools Organized and Ranked By Category

New: Best Online Collaboration Tools - 370+ Tools Organized and Ranked By Category | continuing professional development in ELT | Scoop.it

Software tools, web apps and services for online collaboration


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If you are looking for a bird's eye view on what alternative collaboration tools are now available for different kind of projects and purposes, I do have what you are looking for.


The new Best Online Collaboration Tools 2014 directory is now public. It contains over 370 collaboration tools organized in over 25 different categories ranging from video-conferencing to screen-sharing, collaborative reviewing and many more.


The tools listed have all been checked and verified and represent my own personal census on what is available today for each one of the categories listed. There is no attempt (yet) to provide individual evaluations or recommendations, though I have tried to subjectively rank tools in each category according to their value and importance.



The directory is updated weekly.

New suggestions, comments and request for revisions and changes are highly welcome.


Free to use.


Try it out now: https://best-online-collaboration-tools.zeef.com/robin.good (370+ tools)



Previous editions:


Best Online Collaboration Tools 2013 (250+ tools)
 Best Online Collaboration Tools 2008 - 2012 (277 tools)





Alex's curator insight, August 1, 2016 10:45 PM
Wow! That's a whole lotta tools.....
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Convert Any Slideshare Presentation Into an Animated Short Video: GIFDeck

Convert Any Slideshare Presentation Into an Animated Short Video: GIFDeck | continuing professional development in ELT | Scoop.it
Convert your SlideShare presentations into beautifully animated GIFs in one click

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GIFDeck is a free web app which allows you to convert any published Slideshare presentation into an animated GIF ready to be published.


GIFDeck allows you to specify the URL of the slideshare presentation you want to convert, the number of frames to extract from it and the amount of time you want each image to be displayed.


Free to use.


Excellent way to promote content visually. Works great on Twitter. 

Try it out now: http://gifdeck.in/ ;





elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, May 11, 2016 4:47 AM
That is something I would like to try now ;-)
Alex's curator insight, August 1, 2016 10:44 PM
Cool little tool for slideshare users!
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How flipped learning works in (and out of) the classroom

How flipped learning works in (and out of) the classroom | continuing professional development in ELT | Scoop.it

Flipped learning is more than just having students do homework during the school day. It’s more than just putting the onus on students to teach themselves. In fact, it’s neither of those things. Don’t be fooled by simple explanations of flipped classrooms that simplify a highly complex undertaking.


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Jess Farley's comment, May 29, 2016 6:55 PM
Great article Mina! I have seen this strategy on prac. The students love it.
Stewart-Marshall's curator insight, May 30, 2016 4:03 PM
A short and easily read introduction to flipped learning.
Tim Pennycuick's curator insight, June 2, 2016 6:37 AM
Very good comparison between traditional and new ways of teaching and learning.