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Teacher Education for Languages with Technology / Formation des enseignants de langue avec les TICE
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10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators

10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators | TELT |

These tools can be very helpful for language teachers. Students can use them to impprove their pronunciation and develop their reading skills. All these tools are easy to use and above all free of charge. Most of these tools are extensions that you can install on your browser.

Via Gust MEES
Profesor Mills's curator insight, January 25, 2014 4:59 AM

Great for preparing for language assessments

Training in Business's curator insight, January 28, 2014 7:32 PM

10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators


Progressive training's curator insight, January 28, 2014 7:34 PM

10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators


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Subtitle, Caption and Translate Any Video with Amara / Universal Subtitles

Amara is a free web-based service that allows anyone to easily sub-title and add captions to any video. 


As long as you have a URL of a published video, Amara makes it very easy to caption it. The clip may be on a video sharing site or embedded in custom video player and Amara can still get to it.


Amara is made up of three main parts:


a) A subtitle creation and viewing tool (aka the widget)

b) A collaborative subtitling website


c) An open protocol for subtitle search/delivery


All tools inside Amara are free and open-source.

Via Robin Good, 173 Sud, michel verstrepen, Gust MEES, Ricard Garcia, Emilia Carrillo, dinelecoeur
Margie's curator insight, June 7, 2013 12:24 PM

This tool makes video more acessible for EAL learners. Of course, we could create captions with the tools in  Youtube.

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Scribble Maps - Draw on google maps with scribblings and more!

Scribble Maps - Draw on google maps with scribblings and more! | TELT |
Draw on google maps with scribbles, squares, circles, and more!


The Easiest Way to Draw and Share Maps!
We have focused on making a tool that makes it ultra easy to draw on maps, we have polished the user experience using a large amounts of feedback from our users, and we continue to improve on a regular basis. The effort has paid off with Scribble Maps being used in grade school classrooms all the way up to Government agencies. In addition to being able to draw, with Scribble Maps you can:


- Add Custom Images / Overlays
- Place Text
- Place Markers
- Create custom widgets
- Export to Google My Maps.
- Export to Google Earth.
- Save as KML/GPX/JPG
- Create 3D JPEGs and Widgets
- Send Maps to Friends
- Print


Read more:


Via Gust MEES, Laurent Blanquer, rthibert
lynnegibb's comment, October 31, 2012 11:42 PM
I can see this being really useful - thanks :)
j alguacil's curator insight, June 13, 2013 10:39 AM

Powered by Google. Really helpful!

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Re-envisioning Modern Pedagogy: Educators as Curators

Two professors of communication tackle the interface between curating and teaching.  Of course this is easier if you're teaching communication, since the medium is the message. 


For my concerns - teaching foreign languages and training FL teachers - it's clear that there are links between what I curate and what and how I teach: I put things on this for later use in class, and share my students' findings on here too.  And setting the students loose in social media helps them understand the field and become more independent professionals.


But I still fear that in the headlong rush forward to find, scoop, post and tweet, the reflective part of the educationational enterprise may get trampled underfoot.

Via Paulo Simões, Gust MEES, Ana Rodera, Shona Whyte
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