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Articles and resources for teachers of EFL who are interested in using technology.
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Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014 is ready

Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014 is ready | Tech Gems for Teachers | Scoop.it
I spent the weekend compiling this year's Top 100 Tools List, updating the Top 100 Tools site and producing a slideset that I have uploaded to Slideshare and embedded below. I've also done a full a...
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I've never even heard of some of them, exciting!

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30 Trends In Education Technology For 2015

30 Trends In Education Technology For 2015 | Tech Gems for Teachers | Scoop.it

"What’s trending up for 2015 school year in terms of education technology?"


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Gary Harwell's curator insight, September 25, 2014 11:55 PM

This is a lot to wrap your head around.

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Write rhymes - The interactive rhyming dictionary

Look up rhyming words as you write. Instead of leaving what you're writing to find rhymes in a rhyming dictionary, just alt-click (or option-click) on the word you need a rhyme for and select from a pop-up list of suggested rhymes.
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I still can't find a rhyme for orange, but awesome class tool!

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The Google Glass Experiment - Edudemic

The Google Glass Experiment - Edudemic | Tech Gems for Teachers | Scoop.it
Integrating Google glass in the classroom? Here are a few tips from someone who has done it!
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Yeah, probably never going to see that in my class, but hey...

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Poetica

Poetica | Tech Gems for Teachers | Scoop.it
Whether you’re writing a blog post, email, or job application, an extra pair of eyes can really help get your message across. Poetica makes it easy to ask friends and colleagues for instant feedback on your text. It’s for anything you’re struggling to write, anywhere on the web.
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Editing texts that looks closest to what I do with pen and paper in the class. I've been looking for something like this for a long time.

Early access beta still, but looks promising. You have to sign up to a waiting list

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Every Last Drop – An Interactive Website about Water Saving

Every Last Drop – An Interactive Website about Water Saving | Tech Gems for Teachers | Scoop.it
Every Last Drop is an interactive website which takes a detailed look at how much water we waste on a daily basis and how small changes can make a big difference.
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Might be useful for anyone teaching ecology-related issues.

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Phraseum - language learning online

A web clipping app for language learning. Discover, clip, organize and remember useful foreign language phrases and collocations while browsing the web.
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Great tool via Nik Peachy for collecting phrases and sharing with students.

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For Teachers

For Teachers | Tech Gems for Teachers | Scoop.it
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That would be awesome for readers that like music. I have my personal theme song for every day and it makes everything more epic and immersing!

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Home page | Been for Education | Gather where you've been together.

Home page | Been for Education | Gather where you've been together. | Tech Gems for Teachers | Scoop.it
Gather where you've been together. Own the value of where you've been.
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Via @dkapuler. Reminds me a bit of Pearltrees, but more social way of collecting bookmarks. Has the option of adding people to a live-browsing session, which makes it great for synchronous work-sessions. 

Has Edu option, which I find brilliant.

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Answerables on edshelf

Answerables on edshelf | Tech Gems for Teachers | Scoop.it
Information and reviews about Answerables
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Have to try this, see what the potential for creative use in class is.

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27 Simple Ideas To Stimulate Creativity - Edudemic

27 Simple Ideas To Stimulate Creativity - Edudemic | Tech Gems for Teachers | Scoop.it
Sometimes you're just stuck in a creativity rut. Check out these 27 simple ideas to boost your creativity!
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Come back to this regularly, I shall!

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A Great Wheel of All The Learning Theories Teachers Need to Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great Wheel of All The Learning Theories Teachers Need to Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Tech Gems for Teachers | Scoop.it

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 38 Ideas to Use Google Drive in Class

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 38 Ideas to Use Google Drive in Class | Tech Gems for Teachers | Scoop.it
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I don't really use Google Drive with my classes, but it might be useful for someone else.

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WordSift - Visualize Text

WordSift - Visualize Text | Tech Gems for Teachers | Scoop.it
visualize texts.
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This might cut a bit off my ESP reading activities prep time.

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Word Ninja HD - Android Apps on Google Play

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I am in favour of anything that helps spelling.

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Test Prep with Virtual Tools: 10 Flashcard Apps for Mobile Devices

Test Prep with Virtual Tools: 10 Flashcard Apps for Mobile Devices | Tech Gems for Teachers | Scoop.it
When children are told to "go home and study," many aren't quite sure what this means. "Do I stare at the pages of a textbook? Should I redo old homework problems?
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14 Honest Slogans You’d Surely Agree With

14 Honest Slogans You’d Surely Agree With | Tech Gems for Teachers | Scoop.it
Are you annoyed by Hulu's ad choices but never said anything out loud. Sick of Adobe Reader's incessant need to update itself? Some things in life are better left unsaid, and that's exactly the opposite of what graphic designer Cliff Dickens. Instead, he made a series of honest slogans depicting exactly what to expect from…
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There's a unit about advertising in Headway somewhere.
I think this bit will come in useful!

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Cite This For Me: Automatic bibliography generator

Cite This For Me: Automatic bibliography generator | Tech Gems for Teachers | Scoop.it
Create your bibliography or reference list automatically using the APA, Chicago, MLA, Vancouver, or Harvard referencing citation styles. It's fast and free!
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Where was this when I was a student?!

You can choose what you want to cite, book, article in a journal or newspaper, website and more.

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Consultants-E's curator insight, April 19, 2014 9:01 AM

An excellent tool for learners - a good way in to research and referencing...

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Free Technology for Teachers: A Handy New Tool for Giving Proper Attribution When Using Flickr Images

Free Technology for Teachers: A Handy New Tool for Giving Proper Attribution When Using Flickr Images | Tech Gems for Teachers | Scoop.it
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This is going in my Creative Commons Pearl.

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The Most Important Ingredient of a Viral Video (it isn’t cats)

The Most Important Ingredient of a Viral Video (it isn’t cats) | Tech Gems for Teachers | Scoop.it
There are many great YouTube personalities who can get hundreds of thousands of views with their jump-cut editing and smart content. One standout team is
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This will come as useful for my ESP classes one of these years.

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Skimmers, Smishing, SpoofCards, Wifi Sniffing: What Do You Know About Cybersafety?

Skimmers, Smishing, SpoofCards, Wifi Sniffing: What Do You Know About Cybersafety? | Tech Gems for Teachers | Scoop.it
I was fortunate to participate in a Goggle Hangout with Sarah Thomas on cybersecurity this December. Sarah is the Technology Liaison at John Hanson French Immersion School in Oxon Hill, MD.  In add...
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Excellent read on cybersafety, an aspect of EdTech we don't talk enough about.

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Animate Your Life | Tellagami

Tellagami is a mobile app that lets you create and share a quick animated message called a Gami.
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Animations, Augumented reality, Video

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Free Technology for Teachers: Five Multimedia Creation Apps for BYOD Classrooms

Free Technology for Teachers: Five Multimedia Creation Apps for BYOD Classrooms | Tech Gems for Teachers | Scoop.it
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Not only for the BYOD, HW and mobile as well.

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