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Visuals from Facebook & Pinterest for #MFL: Isabelle Jones

Visuals from Facebook & Pinterest for #MFL: Isabelle Jones | TELT |

Learning and teaching opportunities for languages sometimes occur in unexpected places. As exam pressure was starting to get unbearable for some of my classes, I discovered this summer how visuals from Facebook and Pinterest could be used to motivate students in my French and Spanish lessons as well as support their literacy in general.

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Facebook and Pinterest for professional development and educational materials

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Des idées pour utiliser Pinterest à l’école.

Des idées pour utiliser Pinterest à l’école. | TELT |

Le blog ToutPinterest propose des idées pour l'école :


"Un des terrains d’application où Pinterest pourrait se développer à grande vitesse , c’est l’univers scolaire. La place donnée à l’image, la facilité d’utilisation, les fonctions de partage et de création collaboratives font de Pinterest un outil formidable pour la classe. Le monde de l’éducation et les enseignants en particulier ne s’y sont pas trompés, ils sont de plus en plus nombreux à utiliser les tableaux virtuels du réseau d’épingles."


A note qu'il faut une connexion internet et une autorisation parentale pour les moins de 13 ans ...

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Five Free Web 2.0 Tools to Support Lesson Planning

Five Free Web 2.0 Tools to Support Lesson Planning | TELT |
"Teachers need to integrate technology seamlessly into the curriculum instead of viewing it as an add-on, an afterthought or an event." -- Heidi Hayes Jacobs, Educational Consultant, Curriculum Desig (Five Free Web 2.0 Tools to Support Lesson Planning...

Via Maria Margarida Correia, LaiaJoana, Renee Maufroid, Juergen Wagner, Chris Jaeglin, Mathieu Pesin
Shona Whyte's insight:

Pinterest, Educanvas, LiveBinders, Storybird, VoiceThread: heard of 'em all, tried none of them.  But I like the idea that technology should be neither add-on nor main event.

Anne McLean's curator insight, March 9, 2013 9:38 PM

Beware any teacher who only chalks and talks!

TonyAFPIF's curator insight, March 15, 2013 4:50 AM

Des appli Web 2 intéressantes. A creuser!

Mel Wruck's curator insight, June 13, 2013 1:03 AM

This article presents and discusses a range of Web 2.0 tools and how they can be used and the benefits of incorporating them into the curriculum. It also has a great video on how one teacher uses free Web 2.0 tools in her classroom. 

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Visual Boards To Curate Your Learning Topics:

Robin Good says:


"Heiko Idensen reports in his curated newsradar "Online Curating & Social Learning Tools and Applications":


"Learnist is a new pinboard where users can organize their learning materials. It resembles Pinterest except that Learnist is just for sharing learning resources.


The website is still in beta but looks really very promising for both teachers and students.


Here is a set of the main features that Learnist offers to its users :

It is free

Itis easy to use

It has a user friendly interface

It lets users create pinboards around a certain topicUsers can create different boards and invite others to collaborate on them

It lets you pin images,videos, and text to your boards with a single click from Learnist bookmarklet

Users can also upload resources to their  boards using URLs

Free to use."


Try it out: 

Via Robin Good
Beth Kanter's comment, May 25, 2012 11:58 AM
OMG, I think I died and went to heaven .. I'm going to check this out right away - it is exactly what I had hoped to use pinterest for.
Beth Kanter's comment, May 25, 2012 12:03 PM
Bummer, it is invite only - but requested one - hopefully won't take too long - looks like a great tool for trainers and teachers