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A collection of web and mobile based tools to help teachers & learners exploit the web
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Tools for Teachers and Learners is managed by Nik Peachey

Tools for Teachers and Learners is managed by Nik Peachey | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

This site is managed by award winning freelance course designer, writer, consultant and technology trainer Nik Peachey. Use this link to find out more about him and how you can hire him.

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Selfie for iPhone

Selfie for iPhone | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Selfie is the fun new way to have face-to-face video Conversations with people you know and people you’ll meet -- from friends and family to anyone, anywhere in the world.

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This looks like a great free video communication tool which students will love.

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PHHHOTO - Shoot Instant Moving Pictures

PHHHOTO - Shoot Instant Moving Pictures | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

PHHHOTO: The animated, social photo booth.

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This is a nice free app for creating GIFs. They can be posted through various social media too.

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Launch your own online school, create your online courses in minutes

Launch your own online school, create your online courses in minutes | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Create and organize your courses, include video and audio, share PowerPoint and PDF, an integrated payment system, EDUonGo gives you everything you need launch and manage your online school.

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This looks like an interesting free online leaning environment with some nice ways of creating your own online courses and getting students interacting.

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Lee Hall's curator insight, September 22, 11:56 AM

This might be a great place to put your videos, etc. for a flipped classroom.

Nick van Breda's curator insight, September 26, 2:39 AM

#launch #online #schools over here!

Andre Swart's curator insight, September 26, 2:59 AM

Lijkt een leuke tool voor MOOC en online courses, wie heeft ervaring?

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Social bookmarking site for schools

Social bookmarking site for schools | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

A social bookmarking site for schools. Allow students to explore, learn, gather & share resources with everyone in the class. No student sign up required! Easily share resources with anyone in the class!

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This looks like a useful tool for sharing specific links with specific classes. Nice way to manage your online bookmarks.

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Isabel García's curator insight, September 20, 6:25 AM

el profesor crea una cuenta para la clase a la que acceden los alumnos con un código. No se necesita registro del alumno. Facilidad de compartir recursos con cualquiera dentro de la clase.

Miguel Paul Trijaud Calderón's curator insight, September 20, 9:11 AM

Nkwiry is a free social bookmarking site that allows a teacher and a group of students to share and curate content.

Hugo Loyola's curator insight, September 22, 2:27 PM

Thanks for sharing @Nik Peachey

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HomeTube - Android Apps on Google Play

HomeTube - Android Apps on Google Play | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

HomeTube transforms your Android device into a safe, child-friendly haven where kids have instant access to watch whatever YouTube content they want from a list of content you deem suitable.
Child-friendly navigation allows kids to switch from watching a Curious George video to a Spider-man or Dora cartoon without requiring you to navigate them to the new content yourself. No more having to take hold of the device yourself to change the content that is displaying as your child's mood changes on a whim!


Nik Peachey's insight:

This looks like a useful app for anyone using Android tablets with young learners. It allows you to control the content they can access through YouTube to make sure there are no surprises.


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Film UK | LearnEnglishTeens

Film UK | LearnEnglishTeens | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Do you like watching films? This section offers you the chance to watch some amazing short films that were made by young people in the UK. 

Nik Peachey's insight:

Some nicely designed interactive materials based around short film clips. Useful content for self access learning.

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Donna shoesmith's curator insight, September 14, 3:39 AM

Whilst there may be links for Media here, these films are also very useful for PSE and discussion in form period. Worth a look!

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PixTeller - Poster Maker!

PixTeller - Poster Maker! | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Create targeted image quotes, personalized greeting cards, beautiful posters or any amazing image you wish on PixTeller.com.


Nik Peachey's insight:

This is a nice free site for students to get them, creating their own meme or just adding quotes or text to any image. Easy to use, lots of icons and they can even upload their own pictures. Once they are created they can share them through social media or even print them as posters.


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Linda Denty's curator insight, September 14, 10:48 PM

This looks like a great way to create cards and posters.

Isabel García's curator insight, September 20, 6:35 AM

realizar poster

Ulla Kytömäki's curator insight, September 22, 3:50 AM

Luo näyttäviä julisteita / sanastokortteja.

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Social Learning Platform, Simple Learning Management

Social Learning Platform, Simple Learning Management | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Learning is happening inside an active Chalkup Discussion. Whether it’s a burning question that a student just asked and got answered, a quick class poll, or that perfect video to go with today’s lesson, your class is never more active and connected than it is on Chalkup.

Nik Peachey's insight:

This looks like a useful tool for managing your classroom and communicating with students and parents. It promises to always be free.

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SchoolCircle | Parent-teacher communication made easy

SchoolCircle | Parent-teacher communication made easy | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

SchoolCircle is a new free service for teachers and parents which turns school emails and paper flyers into easy reminders and action items.

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This looks like a useful tool for keeping in touch with parents and keeping them involved in their kids' work.

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Audio Extractor

Audio Extractor | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Online Audio Extractor is a handy software for audio extracting. It can help you to extract sound streams from your favorite videos and save them as OGG, MP3, Wave or FLAC files.

Nik Peachey's insight:

This is a useful tool for extracting the audio file from any videos that you have on your hard drive.

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Murielle Godement's curator insight, September 7, 5:29 AM

Pour la boîte à outils.

Bart van Maanen's curator insight, September 9, 9:25 AM

Nifty tool.

Mª Jesús García S.M.'s curator insight, September 26, 1:57 AM

Extrae audio de un vídeo clip y lo guarda en diferentes formatos.

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Top 10 Websites for Teaching

Top 10 Websites for Teaching | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Using grammar correctly could be challenging may be not for those who are English native speaker, but surely for those who learn English from scratch. English language and its difficulties can be very much puzzling. Although, a dictionary or software can assist learners but it cannot give accurate answer. In fact, word processing programs are not very much effective in correcting grammar errors completely.


Nik Peachey's insight:

This looks like a very useful collection to get students doing grammar research.


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Donna shoesmith's curator insight, September 6, 5:30 AM

New curriculum changes, new MacBook - this resource may be of use to those in the English Dept.  I will also attempt to add resource links as I find them for all other subjects.  Similarly, if anyone knows/finds an excellent resource, please share!

Sergei Polovin's curator insight, September 21, 8:52 AM

Great list!

Elvis Sanfins's curator insight, September 21, 1:53 PM

EFL sites

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Clyp - Record and share audio, simply.

Clyp - Record and share audio, simply. | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Discover and share the world of audio. Clyp is a free, simple and fun way to record and share the sounds in your life with friends and family. Now available on iOS.


Nik Peachey's insight:

This is a really useful tool for recording and sharing audio either from the desktop or iOS and it doesn't require registration.

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173 Sud's curator insight, August 28, 9:12 AM


Free and no account required.

Brooke Hall's curator insight, August 28, 7:31 PM
Quick, easy tool to record, upload sounds, and share with others.
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Beyondpad - Digital note taking

Beyondpad - Digital note taking | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Easy and efficient way to organize, structure and keep track of notes the way you want. Keep it simple or take it to the next level - advanced data management with unique type, tagging, templating and filtering features.

Nik Peachey's insight:

This looks like a great digital study tool and one that can integrate with the rest of your life and help to keep things organised.

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Tracey Duffy's curator insight, September 30, 5:01 AM

Looks useful.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, October 1, 5:51 PM
Boards and lists

More natural way for managing related notes like to-do lists or project tasks. Lists are set of tags that act as filters. By drag notes across lists notes will change their tags accordingly.

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Infinit - The smartest way to send files

Infinit - The smartest way to send files | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Infinit lets you easily transfer unlimited files of any size, and to anyone through a free application for Mac OS X and Windows.

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This looks like a useful service for quickly sharing files and media.

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MyStorybook.com - Free Storybook Making Online

MyStorybook.com - Free Storybook Making Online | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Write and share your very own storybooks with this free online app!

Nik Peachey's insight:

This is a nice tool to use with younger learners to get them writing and publishing their own illustrated books.

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A.K.Andrew's curator insight, September 25, 5:59 PM

Looks like a great tool for young and not so young!

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Group Brainstorming Tool - GroupMap

Group Brainstorming Tool - GroupMap | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

GroupMap's easy and effective online group brainstorming tools with visual templates puts your ideas against everyone's ideas on one single unique platform.

Nik Peachey's insight:

This looks like a very interesting group brainstorming tool.

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Nick van Breda's curator insight, September 26, 2:41 AM

Seems like a nice #tool to #brainstorm with

Kim Flintoff's comment, October 1, 5:22 AM
GroupMap is a terrific tool- was lucky enough to be involved as a tester very early in development and its been a delight watching it grow.
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HelloTalk - Language Exchange Social Networking App

HelloTalk - Language Exchange Social Networking App | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

The best way to learn a foreign language is to practice with real people. If you are a native English speaker learning Chinese Mandarin, ideally you would want to meet native Chinese speakers learning English.

Nik Peachey's insight:

This looks like a great mobile app for language learners with a really wide range of languages supported. The app runs on iOS or Android and enables, text and voice messages as well as exchanging images. This is a really great tool to get students teaching and learning each other's languages.

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Darleana McHenry's curator insight, September 18, 11:27 PM

I am learning this new program and I thought that I would share it.

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Photo Editor | Polarr - Online Photo Editing Re-imagined.

Photo Editor | Polarr - Online Photo Editing Re-imagined. | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

From advanced image filters to professional local adjustments, Polarr is the most versatile and powerful photo editing tool in the web.

Nik Peachey's insight:

Very nice browser based imaging tool for student to use on photographic projects.


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Evelyn Izquierdo's curator insight, September 12, 11:27 AM

Great tool, indeed. It looks very versatile. Let's try it this new school year. ;)

John Bostock's curator insight, September 13, 5:41 AM

Not the only product of this type available, and with limited effect filters; but very good  basic image adjustment controls - accessible from any modern web browser. 

Tim Brook's curator insight, September 13, 7:52 AM

I like the look of this. Adjustable filtering nice UI

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ChangeGamer

ChangeGamer | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

ChangeGamer promotes the use of computer games to study themes such as energy, climate change, natural disasters, the environment, economics, politics, history and science. The main function of ChangeGamer is to find high-quality games, and to create student activities for each of those games.

Nik Peachey's insight:

This is a valuable resource for teachers who are looking to use games in the classroom and want to know how to get started. There are lots of games here with ready made activities and lesson plans.

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Host free webinars and web conferences with BigMarker

Host free webinars and web conferences with BigMarker | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Create and host unlimited free webinars and web conferences with the features of sharing screen, record the session, upload to YouTube only at BigMarker.

Nik Peachey's insight:

I've used BigMarker a few times now and it seems really reliable. Great that you can use it to actually sell seats for your webinars and they just take a very small percentage.

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Gary Harwell's curator insight, September 10, 10:49 PM

Webinars are good if you can put it all together.

Judy Edwards's curator insight, September 13, 3:16 PM

Has anyone used the resource?

 

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Video Recorder

Video Recorder | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Video Recorder. Record video from your webcam directly into your browser and save to your hard drive.


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This is a useful tool for recording video from your webcam, if you don't already have something installed on your computer. Saves either to DropBox, GoogleDrive or your hard drive as mp4.


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Online Voice Recorder

Online Voice Recorder | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Online Voice Recorder is a free simple application which records sound from microphone. After recording you can trim the sound and save it to your computer.

Nik Peachey's insight:

This looks like a useful tool for capturing and editing audio. Very simple to use and doesn't require any download or registration.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, September 5, 11:02 PM

This looks like a very cool tools for recording, editing and sharing audio clips. H/T Nik Peachey.

JordiMarínba's curator insight, September 8, 1:24 PM

Very usuful online Voice Recorder

Mª Jesús García S.M.'s curator insight, September 10, 9:35 AM

No registration needed, that's nice!

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Scribbleton | The little personal wiki

Scribbleton | The little personal wiki | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Scribbleton is your own personal wiki, where you can store everything from quick notes, to detailed checklists for work, to the outline for that next bestseller novel.


Nik Peachey's insight:

This is a really useful personal wiki. Just download the wiki software onto your hard drive and store everything locally until you are ready to publish.


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Christoph Meier's curator insight, September 8, 3:38 AM

Interssanter Ansatz: Wiki auf dem lokalen Recher, Synchronisation mit weiteren eigenen Geräten, (selektives) Teilen mit anderen... Noch in der Alpha-Version

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Classcraft - Make learning an adventure

Classcraft - Make learning an adventure | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Classcraft is a free online educational role-playing game that teachers and students play together in the classroom. Acting as a gamification layer around any existing curriculum, the game transforms the way a class is experienced, throughout the school year. Explore the different sections below to get a better understand of how Classcraft works.


Nik Peachey's insight:

This looks like a great free tool to gamify your classroom and help to improve motivation and classroom behaviour.


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Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, September 5, 11:37 PM

Do you want to gamify your classroom? Try Classcraft!

 

William Henderson's curator insight, September 14, 10:00 AM

Brilliant.. gamification here we go!

magnus sandberg's curator insight, October 1, 4:23 AM

I don't know how I feel about Classcraft. Is it a way to make school more exciting or is it a way to make games more boring. Or both? Or neither? I dont know, but it certainly is interesting!