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Five-Minute Film Festival: 8 Interactive Video Tools for Engaging Learners

Five-Minute Film Festival: 8 Interactive Video Tools for Engaging Learners | Ideas for ESOL | Scoop.it

It's no secret that I am a passionate advocate for using video in the classroom. When used well, videos can help students make connections to people and ideas beyond their usual frame of reference. 


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An amazing collection of tools that allow you to add a range of learning tools to existing videos.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 7, 9:06 PM

This post not only provides 8 interactive video tools it also a section on "Reviews and Guides for Interactive Video Tools" and "Sources and Ideas for Using Videos in the Classroom."
The 8 video tools are shared as video clips (via YouTube) and include:

* Zaption

* TED-Ed Website Tour

* How to use Vialogues

* Using Metta.io

* Add Questions and Quizzes to YouTube Videos!

* VideoNot.es: Improving How We Learn with Online Videos

* eduCanon

* Huzzaz

Frances's curator insight, March 8, 9:42 AM

Multiple ways to represent info and idea; to ask qs; to stimulate engagement

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British school to teach English as a FOREIGN language | UK | News ...

British school to teach English as a FOREIGN language | UK | News ... | Ideas for ESOL | Scoop.it
A SCHOOL with children from more than 50 different countries is set to become the first in Britain to teach English as a FOREIGN language.
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Interesting article. How on earth will it disadvantage native English speaking pupils to learn EFL? I didn't even start to understand my own language until I learnt to teach it.

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Four Fun Videos That Explore the English Language

Four Fun Videos That Explore the English Language | Ideas for ESOL | Scoop.it
TED-Ed offers dozens of fascinating videos about all kinds of subjects that draw students in. (To learn more about how to use videos in the classroom, check out
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I love trying to explain to my students how English spelling reveals the whole history of the British Isles. I particulary liked the 'Doubt' video and 'How English evolved'.

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Cultural training games/ worksheets for EFL classes

Cultural training games/ worksheets for EFL classes | Ideas for ESOL | Scoop.it
Now updated to include all relevant stuff on this one page. Other relevant pages Cultural differences in EFL articles Worksheets for Koreans (including describing typical festivals etc) Worksheets ...
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I was looking for something on cultural differences for the Multi-cultural Week at our college. There are a great collection of fun activities on body language and gestures here.

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TV commercials to teach English

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Using TV commercials to teach English.

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An interesting collection of TV ads with links to all the videos and teaching ideas as well.

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Inspiring Students to Reflect & Write by Blogging! 20+ Ideas & Resources | ESL Library Blog

Inspiring Students to Reflect & Write by Blogging! 20+ Ideas & Resources | ESL Library Blog | Ideas for ESOL | Scoop.it
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English Grammar Pill: How to use the past tenses correctly | English with a Twist

English Grammar Pill: How to use the past tenses correctly | English with a Twist | Ideas for ESOL | Scoop.it

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A great mind map included on using past tenses. One for the classroom wall!

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Three Good Tools for Building Flipped Lessons That Include Assessment Tools

Three Good Tools for Building Flipped Lessons That Include Assessment Tools | Ideas for ESOL | Scoop.it

Via Beth Dichter, Mark Rollins, Carla Arena
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Some more ways of adding learning content to video.

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The Rice Process's curator insight, January 12, 8:53 PM

Very helpful.

Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 12, 8:53 PM

Are you interested in flipping part of your class and would like to know some tools that would also allow you to add assessments to videos. Richard Byrne has three suggestions and all are free!

*eduCanon - Quoting from the post "eduCanon allows teachers to build flipped lessons using YouTube and Vimeo videos, create questions about the videos, then assign lessons to their students."

*Teachem uses the TED-Ed model. Choose videos that are hosted on YouTube. Add questions and comments. Videos may be public or private.

*Knowmia is a website and iPad app and their website has over 17,000 videos that you may use. You may also create your own. Knowmia has been designed for teachers and students and provides an Assignmen Wizard and is adding additional  features.

If you looking for a tool that allows you to flip a lesson and also include an assessment these three provide a variety of options. Have fun exploring and finding the one that will work best for you.

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Comic Master - graphic novel creator

Comic Master - graphic novel creator | Ideas for ESOL | Scoop.it
Comic Master allows you to create your own short graphic novel. Brought to you by 'Reading for Life'

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Charlotte Assomo's insight:

This would make a great resource for encouraging ESOL learners to write. You don't need to write a lot to create a story. Would be engaging for teengers as well.

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Tatiana Kuzmina's curator insight, March 16, 11:49 AM

Seems to be a good tool

Marianne Hart's curator insight, March 17, 10:07 AM

More than Bitstrips, it's creating a whole comic book.

T. Love's curator insight, March 27, 2:13 PM

Will share this with a teacher who is preparing for a graphic novel unit. #graphicnovels #libchat #readingchat #edutechchat

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Film English

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What an interesting collection of short films. Why haven't I come across this before?! 

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Weebly - Create a free website and a free blog

Weebly - Create a free website and a free blog | Ideas for ESOL | Scoop.it
Create a free website or blog in minutes by using a simple drag and drop interface. No ads. One of Time's 50 best websites of the year.
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I've scooped this before but I'm about to start a new project with it so it's a reminder. Best thing for me about Weebly is the ability for students to work on multiple PCs on the same website at the same time. Perfect for group and team work as they really need to co-ordinate with each other to make it work.

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Basic English Grammar

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An interesting summary of English grammar. I don't know how useful it would be for students but would certainly generate interest and look eye-catching if displayed.

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Interesting Ways | edte.ch

The Interesting Ways series continues to be a great example of crowdsourcing good quality classroom ideas.

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I have contributed to a couple of these in the past so it's great to see them gathered together in one place.

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Talking About Wordless Picture Books

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http://familieslearning.org/pdf/talking-about-wordless-picture-books.pdf

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Really lovely ideas for using picture books with adult ESOL learners.

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How to Swear Effectively

English as a Second F*cking Language: How to Swear Effectively, Explained in Detail with Numerous Examples Taken From Everyday Life - Kindle edition by Sterling Johnson. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.
Charlotte Assomo's insight:

OK, OK my tongue is frimly in my cheek here...but as a linguist it does fascinate me that there are grammatical rukes to swearing just like there is to everything else.

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Language learning: what motivates us?

Language learning: what motivates us? | Ideas for ESOL | Scoop.it
What happens in the brain when we try to learn a language can tell us a lot about what drives us to learn it in the first place. Lauren Razavi unpacks the science
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They found that social bonding in the classroom is what keeps learners motivated.

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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Video Projects to Try With Your Students

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Video Projects to Try With Your Students | Ideas for ESOL | Scoop.it

5 great ways to use video in the classroom and as a teaching aid, with links to useful tools.

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Students with English as a second language 'outperform native speakers' in GCSEs

Students with English as a second language 'outperform native speakers' in GCSEs | Ideas for ESOL | Scoop.it
Children who speak English as a second language are outperforming native speakers in GCSE exams, official figures show.
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This might be an inspiring article to adapt for students - those who want to study at university or have children in school.

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Using Graded Readers in the EFL/ESL classroom

Using Graded Readers in the EFL/ESL classroom | Ideas for ESOL | Scoop.it
ESL EFL Articles | Using Graded Readers in the EFL/ESL classroom: The graded reader can pr... http://t.co/A2n1BRxfVW #ESL #teaching #ELT
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Useful ideas for using readers in class.

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ESL Games: Proverbial Wisdom | TESOL Blog

ESL Games: Proverbial Wisdom | TESOL Blog | Ideas for ESOL | Scoop.it
Introduce your English language learners to proverbs, or use this classroom activity to have them practice these well-known sayings in this interactive game.
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I like this idea for explaining proverbs. You could link the proverbs to a topic or lexis area.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: 8 Interactive Video Tools for Engaging Learners

Five-Minute Film Festival: 8 Interactive Video Tools for Engaging Learners | Ideas for ESOL | Scoop.it

It's no secret that I am a passionate advocate for using video in the classroom. When used well, videos can help students make connections to people and ideas beyond their usual frame of reference. 


Via Beth Dichter
Charlotte Assomo's insight:

An amazing collection of tools that allow you to add a range of learning tools to existing videos.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 7, 9:06 PM

This post not only provides 8 interactive video tools it also a section on "Reviews and Guides for Interactive Video Tools" and "Sources and Ideas for Using Videos in the Classroom."
The 8 video tools are shared as video clips (via YouTube) and include:

* Zaption

* TED-Ed Website Tour

* How to use Vialogues

* Using Metta.io

* Add Questions and Quizzes to YouTube Videos!

* VideoNot.es: Improving How We Learn with Online Videos

* eduCanon

* Huzzaz

Frances's curator insight, March 8, 9:42 AM

Multiple ways to represent info and idea; to ask qs; to stimulate engagement

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Curriculet - Build interaction around digital text

Curriculet - Build interaction around digital text | Ideas for ESOL | Scoop.it

Curriculet’s digital reading platform allows teachers to enrich reading by embedding their questions, quizzes and rich media directly into the reading.


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Alexandra Koukoumialou's curator insight, March 6, 3:16 AM

Definitely worth trying!

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, March 7, 2:17 AM

Amazingly easy to use. A good way to turn reading comprehension into something catchy!

lharvey's curator insight, March 9, 1:04 PM

Appears to be geared mostly toward secondary at this time.  Would love to see upper elementary text added.

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Graphic Organizers for Writing

Graphic Organizers for Writing | Ideas for ESOL | Scoop.it
A selection of graphic organizers for writing. The organizers are in PDF format, ready to print and use.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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This is a very varied collection of writing organisers. Very useful.

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Lou Salza's curator insight, March 6, 3:44 PM

Awesome site! robust tools! These graphic outlines provide  practice in two important skills for students with language or organizational challenges. First the organizers provide an external structured process and product for students with a need to break complex composition and communication tasks down into smaller steps. Second--as students use these outlines, they become 'internalized' --a cognitive tool equipping them with a ready made schema that increases comprehension of what they hear and read. --Lou

Judith Morais's curator insight, April 7, 7:23 AM

A range of prompts, templates etc to encourage and develop writing skills.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 20, 6:28 PM

Some useful pages here!

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Voxopop - a voice based eLearning tool

Voxopop - a voice based eLearning tool | Ideas for ESOL | Scoop.it
Voxopop is a fun, engaging and easy-to-use way to help students develop their speaking skills. Create a talkgroup for your language class today!
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Unfortunately I still can't get the in browser recording to work at my college, but if you can get it to work it's fantastic. You could also set it up for out of class/ homework use.

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Computer Mediated Feedback

Computer Mediated Feedback | Ideas for ESOL | Scoop.it
Using audio/visual feedback on students' writing.... - created using powtoon.com
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My first Powtoon. It's about some research I did on using audio-visual feedback on student's writing. Students were very positive about it.

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English Memes - Site

English Memes - Site | Ideas for ESOL | Scoop.it
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This could be a really fun activity for learners in an IT lesson and would make a great classroom display if printed out.

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