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21 Digital Tools to Build Vocabulary (Infographic)

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I previously published 21 Digital Tools to Build Vocabulary which has been widely read and quite popular with educators.

Via Beth Dichter
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This infographic provides 21 digital tools that help build vocabulary. It is split into the following sections:

* Reference Tools

* Word Clouds
* Games and Reviews

* Word Walls and More

Why use digital tools?  Here are a few reasons (and there are many more). They allow students to hear spoken words; often words are acccompanied with images, providing a deeper understanding; students may play and manipulate words; and create virtual word walls. We are told to personalize instruction today and digital tools help us do that. Teaching vocabulary is critical and these tools will provide you with resources for a range of students. For more information on the tools you might look at the original post located at http://www.learningunlimitedllc.com/2013/02/20-digital-tools-for-vocabulary/

Audrey's curator insight, November 16, 2013 7:48 AM

This is really great.  It is very helpful for students, particularly those whose first language is not English and are learning subjects in the UK.  

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Anatomy of a Project: "Give Me Shelter"

Anatomy of a Project: "Give Me Shelter" | Technology for the classroom | Scoop.it
Juniors at Casco Bay High School, in Portland, Maine, explore homelessness by working in teams to make audio slide-show portraits.
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An amazing project that requires all levels of thinking and working to explore homelessness in their community. 
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Who am I? Identity Portfolio | mrspal

Who am I? Identity Portfolio | mrspal | Technology for the classroom | Scoop.it
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Project on identity, that allows students to really explore and share who they are in this world. 
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Seven Sins of Writing - Home - Hamilton College

Seven Sins of Writing - Home - Hamilton College | Technology for the classroom | Scoop.it
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Seven Deadly sins of writing! With printable PDF documents. 
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Newsela | Nonfiction Literacy and Current Events

Newsela | Nonfiction Literacy and Current Events | Technology for the classroom | Scoop.it
Unlimited access to hundreds of leveled news articles and Common Core–aligned quizzes, with new articles every day.
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I know this is not a new website--but did you know you can create and share text sets on this site? 
Create an account and then begin collecting articles with similar themes, ideas, concepts and create text sets for students to see past and present connections 
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Avalon Project - Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy

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Another great source for finding historical documents to teach 
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Literacy in the Digital Age: Five Sites With High-Quality Informational Text

Literacy in the Digital Age: Five Sites With High-Quality Informational Text | Technology for the classroom | Scoop.it
Engage your students with high-quality informational text that allows them to explore their own interests at these 5 fabulous websites.
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Very helpful resources to create text sets for the classroom 
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Zoom In

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Very cool website for social studies: allows you to create a class and then send out work to students. Very in depth lessons covering some major topics. 

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Dave's ESL Cafe: Free English Grammar Lessons

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Grammar mini lessons with examples 

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50 Essential Resources for ESL Students | OEDB.org

50 Essential Resources for ESL Students | OEDB.org | Technology for the classroom | Scoop.it
Learning a new language is always daunting, especially when that language is as full of weird rules and contradictions as English. Even native speakers som
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This site has unlimited online resources for ESOL or ELL learners. Many of them have useful practice sites for free. 

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10 Team-Building Games That Promote Critical Thinking

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10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking
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great ideas to build community in the classroom 

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100 Search Engines For Academic Research

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100 Search Engines For Academic Research
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This lists the top research sites

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Raise Your Flag: Start an awesome career without a degree or diploma and find companies who hire people just like you.

Raise Your Flag: Start an awesome career without a degree or diploma and find companies who hire people just like you. | Technology for the classroom | Scoop.it
Raise Your Flag helps young people connect with companies who offer entry-level jobs that don’t require a degree or diploma.
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Excellent website to match interests with career path and potential employers.

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Text Compactor: Free Online Automatic Text Summarization Tool

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Similar to smmry.com but will also read the summary to the student 

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k-12-ela-unit-plan-text-list.pdf

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Excellent resource for text sets, offering different ways to present a genre, theme or topic. This covers K-12
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FlocabularyYT - YouTube

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Flocabulary is a web-based learning program for all grades and subjects that uses educational hip-hop music to engage students and increase achievement
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Making learning fun through rap and animation. From Shakespeare to SAT to Energy they have you covered. 
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College Essays - Top 141 Essays That Worked

College Essays - Top 141 Essays That Worked | Technology for the classroom | Scoop.it
100% Free AP Test Prep website that offers study material to high school students seeking to prepare for AP exams. Enterprising students use this website to learn AP class material, study for class quizzes and tests, and to brush up on course material before the big exam day.
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Some very out of the box college essays. Would be interesting to look at in class and rate, grade, or dissect. 
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Out Of Eden Walk | Dispatches from the Field from Paul Salopek

Out Of Eden Walk | Dispatches from the Field from Paul Salopek | Technology for the classroom | Scoop.it
Dispatches from the Field from Paul Salopek
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This is a fascinating blog of a man walking until 2020, he is retracing the steps of our ancestors. The pictures, stories, and description are fascinating. Some great talking points for students and great example of blogging. 
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Documents | DocsTeach

Documents | DocsTeach | Technology for the classroom | Scoop.it
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This is a great website for finding primary sources, including current articles. 
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SERP | Word Generation - Student Download Center

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Series 2 2.01 Should a standardized test be a requirement for high school graduation? 2.02 Should colleges use affirmative action? 2.03 Should schools or parents be responsible for sex education?

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Complete PDF files of debatable topics: complete with article, vocabulary, writing assignments, graphics, etc. 

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Coggle

A clear way to share complex information. Coggle is a collaborative mind-mapping tool designed to help you make sense of complex things - it's a shared workspace to help your team work more effectively together
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Online brainstorming and visual mapping. 

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Breaking News English - Easier News Lessons

Breaking News English - Easier News Lessons | Technology for the classroom | Scoop.it
Breaking News English Lessons - 2,140 FREE Easy News English lesson plans. EFL/ESL graded news lessons, news in 7 levels, current events.
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Excellent source for current events and gives the option to print the articles at several levels so all readers can access the information on their level. 

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Resources • Page - Jefferson Elementary School District

Jefferson Elementary School District serves over 6000 students in the Northern California Bay Area, on the peninsula just south of San Francisco.
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Some great resources for K-8 including access to stories, graphic organizers, vocabulary and close reading templates. 

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Elena Aguilar

Connect virtually or in person with this coach, consultant and writer working for school transformation.
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If you are an academic coach or curriculum specialist, this is your site. Untold resources and PDF's to make your job easier. 

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What Is Syntax? - All About Linguistics - original

What Is Syntax? - All About Linguistics - original | Technology for the classroom | Scoop.it
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Excellent visual for syntax

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Free Online Learning at GCFLearnFree

Free Online Learning at GCFLearnFree | Technology for the classroom | Scoop.it
GCFLearnFree - The freedom to learn what you want, when you want, absolutely free! Check out our Everyday Life, Basic Math, and Computer Training today!
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Fantastic tutorials for any subject 

 

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