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Exploiting Infographics for ELT

Exploiting Infographics for ELT | Technology for Business English Teaching | Scoop.it

For those of you who haven’t encountered the term ‘infographic’ before, an infographic is a visual representation of, what is often, quite dense statistical information. This is the kind of information which can be very difficult to read as prose / text, but which, when transformed to a visual, can become accessible very quickly.


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Infographics and business English training make a good fit and Nik Peachey's ideas transfer nicely to the BE classroom.

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Begoña Iturgaitz's curator insight, April 5, 2013 3:06 PM

Most useful and complete post on uses if infographics: tools, activities ans how to in the class.

Lyn Doolan's comment, April 8, 2013 6:15 PM
This is great thank you!
Katja Kranjec's comment, April 21, 2013 9:08 AM
Thanks. Really inspiring ideas.
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Kaizena - Voice Comments feedback tool

Kaizena- Voice Comments and More! This is an overview of the changes and additions to voice comments you can use in Google Docs!
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This app integrates very well with Google Drive and provides an easy-to-use way of giving audio-visual feedback on learners' written work.

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Blooms digital taxonomy

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Bitly. The power of the link.
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A New Fantastic Bloom's Taxonomy Wheel for iPad Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A New Fantastic Bloom's Taxonomy Wheel for iPad Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Technology for Business English Teaching | Scoop.it

"Today while I was browsing through my Twitter feeds I came across this fabulous Bloom's Taxonomy wheel of apps shared by Anthony. If you still recall, some previous versions of this wheel have already been featured here in Bloom's Taxonomy for Teachers section .

As you can see, the wheel outlines a wide variety of verbs and activities related to each thinking level of Blooms taxonomy coupled with iPad apps that go with it. These apps are supposed to help teachers and students better cultivate these different thinking levels in their use of iPad apps. And because the the visual is not hyperlinked, I went ahead and provided the links for each of these apps in the lists below. Enjoy"


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Apps for teaching purposes classified according to Bloom's taxonomy and visually represented for quick reference.

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, March 27, 9:06 AM

Check the apps you use against this taxonomy.  What level do you personally spend a lot of your time at?  What level can you push your students to try?

Jon C's curator insight, March 27, 4:33 PM

This could be useful resource to connect the old Bloom's taxonomy to new resources out there on the iPad. And a nice visual to boot.

Eileen Sepulveda's curator insight, April 15, 12:29 PM

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The value of Virtual Learning Environments for Business English

The value of Virtual Learning Environments for Business English | Technology for Business English Teaching | Scoop.it
Pete Sharma explores some of the different Virtual Learning Environments suitable for Business English teachers. A colleague recently asked me: “Which VLE should I use with my Business English stud...
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Useful introduction to the topic of VLEs for business English teaching.

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Quick video conferencing

Quick video conferencing | Technology for Business English Teaching | Scoop.it
appear.in is an easy to use video meeting system in your browser

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Another in the growing list of video conferencing tools now available to us. Haven't tried this yet, but as Nik says, it's worth giving it a go.

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Wilko Dijkhuis's curator insight, March 3, 11:43 PM

alternative  for hangouts

Patty Ball's curator insight, March 10, 9:26 AM

another video conferencing option

John O'Connor's curator insight, March 20, 4:15 AM

FaceTime on the iPad is great but this could be better in that its multiplatform.

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Free Video Conferencing Tools

Free Video Conferencing Tools | Technology for Business English Teaching | Scoop.it
Best free downloadable and web-based video conferencing tools for holding multi-party video calls
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Increasingly, web conferencing tools needs to be part of every teacher's toolkit these days. If using one  of the established pay-for tools like Adobe or WebEx isn't viable then it's worth checking some of these out.

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Find out how strong your vocabulary is and learn new words at Vocabulary.com.

Find out how strong your vocabulary is and learn new words at Vocabulary.com. | Technology for Business English Teaching | Scoop.it
Vocabulary.com helps you learn new words, play games that improve your vocabulary, and explore language.

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This adaptive learning tool looks interesting. I'll ask my undergrads to check it out I think.

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Louise Quo Vadis's curator insight, September 13, 2013 10:26 AM

I love this site. It's actually really fun to do. Check it out!

Jan Klassiek's curator insight, September 15, 2013 6:41 AM

Zo leer je er nog eens een Engels woordje bij...!

Robert Paulraj's curator insight, September 15, 2013 9:14 AM

Regardless of your education level, Vocabulary.com will help you to master the words that are essential to academic and career success.

Simply click on the link and get started!

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A-Z of Top eLearning Trends You Should Know!

A-Z of Top eLearning Trends You Should Know! | Technology for Business English Teaching | Scoop.it

This A-Z of Top eLearning Trends infographic is a fantastic resource for modern teachers. It covers concepts you should know when integrating technology into the classroom.

 

ExamTime.com is a new free online learning platform designed to transform learning into an 'active' process using proven tools & techniques - Mind Maps, Flashcards, Quizzes, Notes & more. Get started at www.examtime.com.

 

 


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This simple infographic is from a new site that seems worth exploring.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, November 21, 2013 3:36 AM

 

ExamTime.com is a new free online learning platform designed to transform learning into an 'active' process using proven tools & techniques - Mind Maps, Flashcards, Quizzes, Notes & more. Get started at www.examtime.com.

 

ExamTime's comment, January 28, 7:12 AM
Thank you for your comment Carldowse. Hope you get a chance to check ExamTime out.
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[GUIDE] Mobile learning success (2)

[GUIDE] Mobile learning success (2) | Technology for Business English Teaching | Scoop.it

Mobile learning (also referred to as “mlearning”) is becoming a common occurrence in both educational and corporate sectors. With such a large portion of the population using smartphones and similar technology, creating mobile learning programs only makes sense.

However, it only makes sense if you can do it right!

 

While mobile learning program design is in many ways similar to traditional elearning implementations, there are certain factors that you will need to consider.

 

If you are new to the world of mlearning and what you will need to consider in a mlearning program, then you are in luck. The folks at Kineo have created a free PDF tutorial designed to help you create winning mobile learning for your organization.

What’s in it?

Part 2 ventures into strategies for implementing a mlearning program, and helps you decide if mlearning is indeed the correct way to go – includes some discussion around tools and technology.

 


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Very clearly set out with some good solid advice for adopters

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Phraseum - language learning online

Phraseum - language learning online | Technology for Business English Teaching | Scoop.it

The Web offers huge opportunities to improve any foreign language you’re learning, from news stories, blog posts, comments and all that content. So, find sites with your favourite topics and read them regularly. Phraseum will help you save and organize all useful sentences you come across while reading, in order to learn them later.
You can organize your clips by tags (situation, meaning …) and personal categories (your projects, meetings …)
You can also search for and re-save phrases that others have saved
or discover phrases that match the topics of your interests in your Phrase feed.


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Vocabulary builing tool with a web clipper that can be added to a browser for quick additions to a tagged phrasebook - looks like a very interesting use of browser technology that promotes learner autonomy

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, October 29, 2013 1:20 AM

For those who like to keep a good record of the expressions they learn... both useful and social!!

Patrice McDonough's curator insight, October 29, 2013 5:33 AM

Great way to keep track of all those phrases you want to incororate into your language learning.  IEP's take note!

Check out Phraseum

carldowse's curator insight, November 13, 2013 1:16 AM

A clipper tool that looks to have great potential for learners to use the web systematically for vocabulary expansion

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50 Resources to Use Animation as a Teaching Tool

50 Resources to Use Animation as a Teaching Tool | Technology for Business English Teaching | Scoop.it

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It's useful that two different approaches and types of resource are offered here - definitely worth exploring as animation appeals to most learners - busy executives included!

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 17, 2:23 AM

Create your own animations for your classes using these tools.

Dr. Gordon Dahlby's curator insight, January 17, 6:38 AM

Would like to see the list pruned to those software programs and applications in an age-appropriate list for students to use to represent/explore their own learning.  Animation makers, not consumers.

Tonya D Harris's curator insight, January 27, 2:49 PM

List of recommended resources to" purchase" for amination teaching tools under $50 and some are free. Good source for ideas you can use. 

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Stoodle - A Virtual Whiteboard for collaboration

Stoodle - A Virtual Whiteboard for collaboration | Technology for Business English Teaching | Scoop.it

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Moble friendly, whiich is a big plus. Can be used as a shared space in one-to-one lessons or with groups in virtual training contexts

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Bettina Ascaino's curator insight, December 17, 2013 3:10 PM

Features: 

 

- Real-time collaboration on a virtual whiteboard with infinite pages 

- Real-time communication through voice conferencing and text chat 
- Permanent storage of all classrooms for later access 
- Support for image uploading 
- Access to basic drawing tools and colors

 
MikaOpo Lehtolainen's curator insight, December 18, 2013 3:21 AM

sddd

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, February 14, 8:17 AM

STUDENTS

  • Work on homework with your peers
  • Illustrate problems and invite teachers for help
  • Create group study guides

TEACHERS/TUTORS

  • Hold online office hours or review sessions
  • Provide flexible, individual feedback
  • Organize illustrated review notes
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Top 10 Clever Google Search Tricks

Top 10 Clever Google Search Tricks | Technology for Business English Teaching | Scoop.it
Google is a more powerful tool than most people realize. You can get much more refined searches with Google's built-in tools, advanced operators, and third-party extensions. You can also use it for some pretty cool stuff if you know the right tricks.

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Witmer Group's curator insight, November 14, 2013 7:53 AM

GREAT Google tips in this article!  I bookmarked this article and will be going back through to play with some of the suggestions.  

malek's curator insight, November 15, 2013 5:47 AM

You never know what Google is hiding in sleeve until you read such an all-around Google search lifehack.

Graeme Sanderson's curator insight, November 15, 2013 7:56 AM

Some great time-saving tips for you here

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Flipboard As a Textbook Replacement

Flipboard As a Textbook Replacement | Technology for Business English Teaching | Scoop.it

"OK…so let me clarify that title. I honestly think textbooks are on their way out…or at least I hope they are. Really it should read “Flipboard as core curation artifact for classrooms” but that wouldn’t have you here reading now would it. "


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With its magazine function Flipboard is an attractive cross platform means of curating and delivering content fro teaching purposes.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 27, 2:54 PM

Let's change the title of this article a little and I'm all on board.  "Scoop.it as a textbook replacement."  I nice the ring to it...maybe I'll write that article. 

Kim Flintoff's curator insight, March 28, 5:16 AM
Student created books generated from high quality collaborative curation strategies seems a very valid entry point to active learning.
Carla Gordon's curator insight, March 29, 10:09 AM

I love Flipboard and use it as a supplementary textbook filled with literature notes that I have gleaned off the Internet for my pupils or that I have created myself on Google Drive. I have connected my Twitter account to Flipboard, so I can send tweets of my material, which can then easily be flipped into a magazine of my choice. 

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5 Tech Savvy Teaching Tools That Your Students Will Love

5 Tech Savvy Teaching Tools That Your Students Will Love | Technology for Business English Teaching | Scoop.it
These Fun, Free Web Applications Make it Quick and Easy to Create Cool Learning Content (Watch out Though, Other Teachers Will be Banging Down Your Door Looking

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 23, 7:00 PM

Five resources are shared in this post, with explanations about how to use them in your classroom. All have free versions available.

* LessonPaths (http://www.lessonpaths.com/) allows you to put together groups of web resources and other digital resources in one location. (This was called MentorMob.)

* Blendspace (https://www.blendspace.com/schools) is similar to LessonPaths but with a different look to it. Check them both out to see which fits your needs.

* Geddit (http://letsgeddit.com/) provides a space where you can ask questions and students can respond using most any digital device that can access the Internet.

* TED-Ed (http://letsgeddit.com/) is a resource that provides lessons that include a video, questions, resources and a discussion forum and allow you to flip any lesson you find. Additional videos are added frequently.

* Powtoon (http://www.powtoon.com) allows you to create videos using templates. It is a little more complex to learn and you will be limited to five minute videos unless you subscribe. There is an educational version available.

Have fun exploring these tools and creating content to engage your students!

Lori Wilk's curator insight, March 23, 8:14 PM

This list of webistes offers suggestions for sites with tools  to help teachers to create interactive learning environment from surveys, to lessons, to making short videos. Super helpful escpecially since there's both free and paid versions available. You can have teaching tools on a zero or low budget.#education#technology.  

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Apps for Bloom's Taxonomy

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Get recommended app lists, webcasts and resources selected by Apple Distinguished Educators. Our recommended apps have been tested in a variety of different grade levels, instructional strategies and classroom settings.
We are what we app!
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Apps & resources categorized according to Bloom's digital taxonomy - very handy!

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A Curated Collection of The Best Search Engines Organized Around Your Needs

A Curated Collection of The Best Search Engines Organized Around Your Needs | Technology for Business English Teaching | Scoop.it

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This could be very helpful for business students on BA or MBA programmes and for in-service clients doing research for their companies or for their English lessons!

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Mary Clark's curator insight, March 9, 8:15 PM

Exactly what it says!  Via @Robin Good

Terheck's curator insight, March 10, 1:01 AM

A good selection of search engines organized according to what you need to find.

Fatima Formariz's curator insight, March 31, 2:41 PM

Refining research by choosing best fitting search engines..

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A New Educational Technology Cheat Sheet for Teachers

A New Educational Technology Cheat Sheet for Teachers | Technology for Business English Teaching | Scoop.it

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A concise, visual introduction

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Jun Kim's curator insight, February 5, 7:01 PM

Terminology you need to understand.as we examine our instructional strategies.

 

Jay Roth's curator insight, February 6, 9:13 AM

Definite tech terms to know about

Dean Mantz's curator insight, February 13, 7:07 AM

Thanks to Mel Riddile for sharing this on his Leading Schools scoop.it page. 

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Vittle: Turn your iPad into a Recordable Video Whiteboard

Vittle: Turn your iPad into a Recordable Video Whiteboard | Technology for Business English Teaching | Scoop.it
Unleash your creativity.
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Easy to use app for recording tutorials or using as a whiteboard

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The Comprehensive Google Drive Guide for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Comprehensive Google Drive Guide for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Technology for Business English Teaching | Scoop.it

"Google Drive is one of the fundamental tools in our digital toolkits as teachers and educators. Whether you want to compose a document, create a presentation,  design a sheet, or share a beautiful drawing you made, Google Drive provides you with the tools to do that on any device and anywhere you are with an internet connection "


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A very helpful guide for an essential tool in providing virtual training. More on using Google for teaching purposes here: http://bitly.com/bundles/o_7g9dui3mug/d

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ELENA 's curator insight, January 29, 1:26 AM

PINTA BIEN

Mabel A. Opare - Ababio Ayita's curator insight, January 29, 2:50 AM

Very Useful tool that can really aid in effective teaching and learning activites when used appropriately.

Konstantinos Floridis's curator insight, January 29, 1:47 PM

"Google Drive is one of the fundamental tools in our digital toolkits as teachers and educators.

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A Comparison of Educational Blogging Platforms

A Comparison of Educational Blogging Platforms | Technology for Business English Teaching | Scoop.it

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A useful guide for choosing the tool that fits your teaching context and learners' needs.

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niftyjock's curator insight, January 8, 1:16 PM

Is blogging "out of date"?

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, January 10, 10:35 AM

Useful comparison chart. 

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, January 11, 11:15 AM

The chart compares eight key elements of five common blogging platforms.

You can download this chart as a PDF through this Box.com link or click here to see it as a Google Document.

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Classmint.com - Awesome Study Notes

Classmint.com - Awesome Study Notes | Technology for Business English Teaching | Scoop.it

Classmint lets anyone create annotatable, audible, beautiful notes that can be folded like paper. It also maintains automated revision list to aid in timely revision.


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Will ask my buisness undergrads to check this out. Looks promising.

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Lou Salza's curator insight, October 4, 2013 8:42 AM

Finally-- a note-taking platform that is free, and integrates elements of Universal Design. Classmint.com promotes active study routines using a hi tech, multi-sensory,  Cornell Notes approach which is great for kids with dyslexia who struggle with text notes in any format.  It is still under development but I really like what I see so far!--Lou

Bonnie Buchanan's curator insight, October 4, 2013 8:59 AM

Might be worth a try.

 

Olga Bulat's curator insight, October 7, 2013 1:27 AM

Good note-taking tool

 

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TitanPad

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TitanPad lets people work on one document simultaneously


Via Nik Peachey
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Can be used in the classroom for 'live' collaborative writing with the updates projected onto a screen for the group to see as the contribute

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Terheck's curator insight, October 28, 2013 2:16 AM

Je vous recommande aussi Framapad, un très bon éditeur de texte collaboratif en ligne : https://framapad.org/

Odile Dupont's curator insight, October 28, 2013 12:25 PM

une autre déclinaison de Etherpad depuis son rachat par Google.  Un autre Framapad ...

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, November 1, 2013 9:14 AM
This would be a good tool to use in collaborative writing lessons. Or better yet, with peer reviews!
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Designing Media-Based Assignments

Designing Media-Based Assignments | Technology for Business English Teaching | Scoop.it
This website helps college teachers develop, deliver, and assess assignments incorporating images, video, and sound.

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ech08ravo's curator insight, December 1, 2013 7:50 PM

Fantastic website from Notre Dame helps instructors (and students) design effective media-based assignments. Great examples and how-tos for inspiration.

Designing for Learning's curator insight, December 2, 2013 8:34 PM

The media capabilities of student devices (including but not limited to iPads) open up a diverse spectrum of rich assignment formats. This Notre Dame site contains helpful exemplars and instructions for those starting out in this new field of both formative and summative assessment.

Malin Fölster's curator insight, December 7, 2013 5:37 AM

Wow denna sida var sååå bra. Jag förlorade mig själv på denna sidan idag! :))) 

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Scoot & Doodle

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“Scoot & Doodle, a social creativity site that blends the video conferencing capabilities of Skype with the playfulness of Draw Something.”


Via Nik Peachey
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Can be used to add a visual element to your G+ Hangout or Skype based live virtual lessons

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LaraBadioli's curator insight, November 29, 2013 4:31 AM

altro utilizzo funzionale degli scarabocchi in chiave social!

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, December 1, 2013 7:33 AM

Scoot y Doole un sitio de creatividad.

Simon da Roza's curator insight, January 12, 3:09 PM

What a great way to collabrate and share and inspire!