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Storylining: the best-kept secret of successful strategic communication

Storylining: the best-kept secret of successful strategic communication | Teaching English: Texts, ICTs, Units & Lesson Designs | Scoop.it
As a rule, every business discipline has tried and tested processes and techniques others can understand, learn, and even apply for themselves. These give credence to that discipline. Communication is often seen as an exception to the rule — its […]
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The author challenges us to think from the audience's perspective.
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Build Literacy Skills with WordFlyers

WordFlyers builds and consolidates literacy essentials for Australian students in years 7–10 through motivational online activities. Sign Up for a free Trial today!
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Like to explore the effectiveness of this program in schools.
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Collaborative mind mapping, concept mapping and outlining

Collaborative mind mapping, concept mapping and outlining | Teaching English: Texts, ICTs, Units & Lesson Designs | Scoop.it
Easy-to-create and share mind maps, concept maps, task maps and outlines. Mind map creation on Web, iOS and Android. Start mind mapping with us for free!
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Great relationship mapping tool for classroom use.
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Ezvid: Free Video Editor & Screen Recorder

Ezvid: Free Video Editor & Screen Recorder | Teaching English: Texts, ICTs, Units & Lesson Designs | Scoop.it
Home of the best detailed video reviews, wiki and the world’s easiest to use freeware screen recorder and video editor.
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This tool has good features including audio and text, sequencing and editing that seem easy to use.
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Welcome to Quick Rubric – Free, Fast, and Easy to Use! :)

Quick Rubric – FREE, fast and simple rubric creator
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Every teacher needs a rubric creator.
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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Free Tools for Creating Book Trailer Videos

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Free Tools for Creating Book Trailer Videos | Teaching English: Texts, ICTs, Units & Lesson Designs | Scoop.it
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Excellent advice on available free book trailer maker tools.
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Pinterest

Pinterest | Teaching English: Texts, ICTs, Units & Lesson Designs | Scoop.it
Find and save recipes, parenting hacks, style inspiration and many other ideas to try.
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A useful resource for curating collections of ideas and for sourcing them. It is also a social networking tool.
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Nearpod - Create, Engage, Assess through Mobile Devices

Nearpod is an interactive classroom tool for teachers to engage students with interactive lessons
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PowToon - Brings Awesomeness to your presentations

PowToon - Brings Awesomeness to your presentations | Teaching English: Texts, ICTs, Units & Lesson Designs | Scoop.it
PowToon is a brand new presentation tool that allows you to create animated presentations and cartoon style videos just by dragging and dropping.
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Have fun in the classroom by creating animated videos.
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Top 25 Tech Tools for Teachers for 2015

Top 25 Tech Tools for Teachers for 2015 | Teaching English: Texts, ICTs, Units & Lesson Designs | Scoop.it
All of the tech tools featured in this post are free, user friendly, and (likely)will be available on your school's network. These tools are best for students in grades 6-12 but the teacher creatio...

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Fantastic ideas for free apps to use in the classroom!
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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, July 11, 2015 8:31 AM

Tech tools for teachers...Start here via @edutechchick 

janebeck's curator insight, May 23, 2016 2:47 AM
There are quite a few good ideas I can see myself using in the classroom here. The storyboardThis looks useful for history and civics in the younger year groups
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Celebrating National Law Week in Australia « OzTREKK – Study in Australia

Celebrating National Law Week in Australia « OzTREKK – Study in Australia | Teaching English: Texts, ICTs, Units & Lesson Designs | Scoop.it
OzTREKK is an application and information centre for Canadian students considering studying at select Australian universities.
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Law Week annually in May. Court open days, meet the judge and mock trials. What a fantastic opportunity for students to understand Australia's judicial system!
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Holes by Louis Sachar | Scholastic.com

Games, author extras, and resources based on the award-winning book Holes by Louis Sachar.
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Scholastic is trying to make novels interactive through ICT resources.
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A Field Guide for Disrupting the 21st-Century Classroom

A Field Guide for Disrupting the 21st-Century Classroom | Teaching English: Texts, ICTs, Units & Lesson Designs | Scoop.it
Here are some ways to disrupt the 21st-century classroom to achieve higher engagement, deeper learning, and better outcomes for all.
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Collaborative learning, flipped learning, project based learning, independent and interdependent learning are 21st century ways to engage the digital generation.
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Prioritizing Student Online Safety via Gaggle

Prioritizing Student Online Safety via Gaggle | Teaching English: Texts, ICTs, Units & Lesson Designs | Scoop.it
School-issued technology has led districts to consider an around-the-clock approach to looking after the safety of their students while also helping them learn how to be good digital citizens. This infographic will contribute to making student online safety a higher priority throughout your school or district.

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Creating responsible digital citizens is what it's all about! Thanks Lynn.
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An illuminating infographic on student online safety.

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10 Ways to Use Poetry in Your Classroom

10 Ways to Use Poetry in Your Classroom | Teaching English: Texts, ICTs, Units & Lesson Designs | Scoop.it
From activating prior knowledge to exploring language to capturing character, discover ten ways to integrate poetry into your language, reading and writing lessons.
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Windows Movie Maker

Windows Movie Maker | Teaching English: Texts, ICTs, Units & Lesson Designs | Scoop.it
Windows Movie Maker, free and safe download. Windows Movie Maker 2.6: The easiest way to create photo presentations. For Vista and Windows 7 users: Windows Movie Maker is included in Windows Live Essentials. For XP users:
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A tool that can create and edit movies and has effects features.
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Video Maker & Photo Slideshow Maker | Animoto

Video Maker & Photo Slideshow Maker | Animoto | Teaching English: Texts, ICTs, Units & Lesson Designs | Scoop.it
Make great videos, easily. Turn ordinary photos and video clips into stunning, HD videos with Animoto's online video maker. Start a free trial today!
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Provides choice for video styles and music.
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Free Technology for Teachers: 3 Good Tools for Creating Rubrics

Free Technology for Teachers: 3 Good Tools for Creating Rubrics | Teaching English: Texts, ICTs, Units & Lesson Designs | Scoop.it
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Good to know about tools for creating rubrics for assessments.
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Free Online Book Cover Maker by Canva

Design your own stunning book cover with Canva's amazingly simple tool - now with hundreds of professional layouts to choose from!
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A free tool to create beautiful book covers.
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Family Echo - Free Online Family Tree Maker

Draw your printable family tree online. Free and easy to use, no login required. Add photos and share with your family. Import/export GEDCOM files.
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A great tool for creating fictional family trees for novel studies.
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Storyboard That: The World's Best FREE Online Storyboard Creator

Storyboard That: The World's Best FREE Online Storyboard Creator | Teaching English: Texts, ICTs, Units & Lesson Designs | Scoop.it
Create storyboards without a storyboard artist! Screenwriters, teachers, students, businesses all love Storyboard That, an easy online storyboard & comic creator
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An English teacher's dream, students creating storyboards!
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Free Online Photo Editor | Photo Editing, Collage Maker, Graphic Design | PicMonkey

Free Online Photo Editor | Photo Editing, Collage Maker, Graphic Design | PicMonkey | Teaching English: Texts, ICTs, Units & Lesson Designs | Scoop.it
Editing your photos is easy with PicMonkey! Add filters, frames, text, and effects with our free online photo editing tool!
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In Successful Edtech, Pedagogy Comes First--Devices Second

In Successful Edtech, Pedagogy Comes First--Devices Second | Teaching English: Texts, ICTs, Units & Lesson Designs | Scoop.it
By Ken Eastwood, Superintendent, Middletown City School District, NY

In terms of student proficiency, today's classrooms are more diverse tha
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"A pedagogically skilled teacher leverages and manages edtech to maximize instructional efficiency and effectiveness".
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Teachers require to implement a good passionate pedagogy prior to the introduction of tech device to achieve a max student learning platform...
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Holes by Louis Sachar | Scholastic.com

Games, author extras, and resources based on the award-winning book Holes by Louis Sachar.
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The timeline, matching game, and treasure game are simple but fun and test basic knowledge of the novel.
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5 Web Tools to Create Awesome Digital Newspapers for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Web Tools to Create Awesome Digital Newspapers for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teaching English: Texts, ICTs, Units & Lesson Designs | Scoop.it
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Doing a lesson on writing newspaper articles this blog suggests ICTs for that purpose.
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Bloom's Digital Taxonomy Verbs [Infographic]

Bloom's Digital Taxonomy Verbs [Infographic] | Teaching English: Texts, ICTs, Units & Lesson Designs | Scoop.it
Feel free to share this infographic showcasing over 200 Bloom's Digital Taxonomy verbs for use in any classroom environment!

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We all need a good dose of Bloom's every day! Thanks Lynn.
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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, April 22, 2016 3:27 AM
When using Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy (a revised take on Bloom’s devised by educator Andrew Churches), it helps to have a list of taxonomy verbs to know what actions define each stage of the taxonomy. This is useful for lesson planning, rubric making, and any other teacher-oriented task requiring planning and assessment strategies. The Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy verbs in this handy infographic apply specifically to each stage of the taxonomy, from LOTS (lower-order thinking skills) to the HOTS (higher-order thinking skills).
Lynn Heere's curator insight, May 9, 2016 9:04 AM
a great go-to for using Bloom's verbs when planning lessons.