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Skype Auto Recorder - Home

Skype Auto Recorder - Home | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Free open-source application that provides silent automatic recording of Skype conversations and supports flexible configuration for filtering calls, saving records to different places depends on contact names, improving the output sound. Great for recording online tutorials or interviews.

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School in the Cloud - Library of big questions

School in the Cloud - Library of big questions | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
School in the Cloud allows learning to happen anywhere by supporting children all over the world to tap into their innate sense of wonder and ability to work together in Self Organised Learning Envrionments.
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This is a great resource to generate student research and discussion.

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Ruby Rennie Panter's curator insight, March 19, 10:25 AM

This is a really interesting development, following on from the "Granny Cloud" experiment. The idea of self-directed learning is obviously not new, but the way of using technology to bring together groups of learners for different purposes is extremely thought-provoking.

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Raj Shekhar Mishra's curator insight, March 20, 2:01 AM

A great resource. Self-organized learning propelled by the sense of wonder, curiosity and collaborative social learning.

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Opinion - Record & Edit Podcasts on your iPhone

Opinion - Record & Edit Podcasts on your iPhone | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

We asked ourselves why podcasting is a medium reserved for tech geeks and media corporations. Our answer is Opinion, audio recording and editing made human.

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An easy to use podcasting tool for creating short audios and getting them online quickly.

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Loops - The iPad animator

Loops - The iPad animator | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Loop lets you easily create short hand-drawn animations on your iPad and share them via email, Tumblr and in the Loop gallery.

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This looks like a useful free tool for creating short hand drawn animations on the iPad. A great way to illustrate or get students to illustrate meaning and concepts.

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GG's curator insight, March 24, 11:39 PM

This could be good!

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Prodigy Math Game

Prodigy Math Game | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Prodigy is a free math game for Grades 1 - 8 that kids absolutely love! Learn over 300 critical math skills in our self-paced math game.
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This looks great.

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Filomena Gomes's curator insight, March 16, 10:53 PM

Pokemon style game only available on Firefox or Chrome browsers. There are premium features for the characters if parents of students wish to purchase but the game, levels and teacher features are free.  Accounts are required to play.

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Nurph. The Twitter Chat Platform.

Nurph. The Twitter Chat Platform. | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Nurph is The Twitter Chat Platform. Free-flowing group chats, chat planning, statistics, replays, and more for buzzing Twitter Chat Communities.

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This is a great tool for controlling Twitter chats. It even records them for playback and delivers a whole load of statistics. This is a really useful tool for anyone running Twitter discusions.

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Ressources pour les cours d'anglais's curator insight, March 12, 11:53 PM

Il semblerait que ce soit un outil très intéressant pour contrôler les chats et travailler en différé.

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Linking Generations Through Radio: Toolkit for Radio with Youth

Linking Generations Through Radio: Toolkit for Radio with Youth | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

UNESCO’s radio toolkit – Linking Generations through Radio – is an open access document, which is inspired by children and youth who make up one-third of the world’s population. The majority may listen to radio but the likelihood they are invited to regularly produce interviews and programmes, express their information needs or their opinions about productions made for them is very low.

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This looks like a useful resource for anyone interested in doing a project on radio.

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StockSnap.io - Beautiful Free Stock Photos

StockSnap.io - Beautiful Free Stock Photos | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
The #1 source for beautiful free stock photos. High quality and high resolution images free from all copyright restrictions - no attribution required.
Nik Peachey's insight:

Great collection of images for materials or students' projects. All CC and free even for commercial use.

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Sharrock's curator insight, March 3, 1:50 PM

Nik Peachey's insight:

Great collection of images for materials or students' projects. All CC and free even for commercial use.

Ressources pour les cours d'anglais's curator insight, March 12, 11:55 PM

Pour trouver de belles photos libres de droits et gratuites.

Lee Hall's curator insight, March 13, 3:02 PM

The first place to look for stock photos for projects.

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Corrective Feedback : User the language power tools to process your assignments

Corrective Feedback : User the language power tools to process your assignments | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Teachers sometimes hesitate to assign writing tasks because of the correction work it creates. However, students benefit from frequent writing practice and the corrective feedback they receive. One solution is for teachers to work longer hours. Another is to find ways to integrate automatic corrective feedback into second language pedagogy.

Nik Peachey's insight:

This looks like a great tool to support the marking of written work and give students detailed and supportive feedback which they can actually take forward.Worth watching the introductory video: http://youtu.be/Wu0TMqPfW_0

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Johan van der Merwe's curator insight, February 25, 5:04 AM

Useful for marking written work

Bulara Monyaki's curator insight, February 27, 9:03 AM

Yes. Corrective feedback should help develop students' writing

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Voice Record Pro for iPhone and iPad

Voice Record Pro for iPhone and iPad | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Voice Record Pro is a professional voice recorder. It allows you to record voice memos and on-site sounds at unlimited length with configurable quality. Recorded voices are in standard AAC/MP4/M4A format. Voice Record Pro can record directly in MP4 (AAC), MP3 (MPEG) and WAV (PCM) formats plus convert function for all supported formats.

Nik Peachey's insight:

This looks like a really useful free app for anyone wanting to do recording or produce podcasts in class.

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Demi Andriopoulou's comment, February 18, 5:23 PM
I would like to know if there is such a web tool for android phones.
Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, March 1, 11:40 AM

HT Recorder is also a great voice recording app. The difference? HT Recorder is not free.

Sandrine Pac-Kenny's curator insight, March 17, 6:09 AM

I use it all the time in language class. Best app on my iPad. 

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konoz for creating online video based courses

konoz for creating online video based courses | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
konoz is a vibrant community of great teachers and passionate learners. We encourage and support great creators who make their content free.
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This looks like an interesting concept.

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Aguilar Dominique's curator insight, February 14, 4:15 AM

Facilite la transmission des connaissances par le visuel.

Costantino Soudaz's curator insight, February 14, 5:06 AM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

Limitless Learning Limited's curator insight, March 10, 4:28 AM

An alternative way to make money from educational videos?

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#LaunchpadEDU | Playful Resources for Toontastic and TeleStory | Launchpad Toys

#LaunchpadEDU | Playful Resources for Toontastic and TeleStory | Launchpad Toys | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Digital storytelling lesson plans and other playful resources for integrating Toontastic and TeleStory into your classroom.
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Two great apps here. Both free to download thanks to Google. Great for teaching younger learners.

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Glean — Find the best videos in education for you

Glean — Find the best videos in education for you | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Explore awesome math and science video lessons from the best teachers online! High quality videos to save you time and help you ace your homework

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This is a really useful site if you are looking for online video lessons for flipped learning or CLIL.

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Mª Jesús García S.M.'s curator insight, February 3, 1:51 AM

Nice clips for CLIL learning

Tina Jameson's curator insight, February 5, 5:35 PM

With many teacher created clips and videos to specifically support mathematics and science - this could be a fabulous resource for staff to use with our students.  Appears to be free to use, but does require to to 'register' with site.

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Speaky : The Next Level of Language Exchange

Speaky : The Next Level of Language Exchange | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Find and meet native speakers from all around the world. Browse our community to find your ideal language partner and enjoy improving your language skills.
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Could be interesting for learners of all languages.

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Michael MacNeil's curator insight, January 14, 8:26 AM

Worth a look, for sure.

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Foldpass - A Creative Haiku Writing Game

Foldpass - A Creative Haiku Writing Game | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Foldpass is a creative game where you write haikus with your friends. Write a line, invite friends to finish it. Make a nifty poster out of the completed work.

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This is a nice free app for the collaborative creation of haikus. Just write a line and then pass it on.

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Night Zookeeper - Inspire kids to write, read and create!

Night Zookeeper - Inspire kids to write, read and create! | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

We help kids develop their writing, reading and creative thinking. Discover our educational games, apps and resources.

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This looks like a great tool to get younger kids creating narrative.

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GifGrabber - Make Animated Gifs from Video

GifGrabber - Make Animated Gifs from Video | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

GifGrabber is a free mac app that helps you generate animated gifs from video. Convert from any video source or format on your screen, including Youtube, VLC, Quicktime, etc.

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A tool like this can be really handy for creating online instructional materials that show things like tool tips and which buttons to select on a user interface. Gifs also produce much smaller files than video and so download more quickly.

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Word Cloud Generator

Word Cloud Generator | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Generate word clouds from text or URL.

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Nice word cloud generator. I know! But can you really ever have too many??

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suzanne mcmahan's curator insight, March 16, 9:14 AM

It doesn't get any easier than this!

A.K.Andrew's curator insight, March 16, 11:14 AM

Word clouds are useful in all kinds of ways for writers to look at repetition, as well as for use in the classroom.

SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, March 16, 6:52 PM

Word Generators are great ways to get students to think about the associations between words and concepts. 

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Teacher - Off2Class: Digital coursebook solution

Teacher - Off2Class: Digital coursebook solution | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Welcome to our ESL lesson plan library designed for teachers running private lessons. We cover grammar, vocabulary and phonics, get in touch for access.
Nik Peachey's insight:

This is a great service for independent teachers or even teachers working in schools. Whether you are teaching online with tools like Skype, or working in the classroom with a digital whiteboard, you can use these lesson plans and materials as a complete digital coursebook solution. Well work checking out.

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JordiMarínba's curator insight, March 16, 9:08 AM

Worth taking a look at this plan library. 

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FieldRelated.com

FieldRelated.com | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Is your writing academic or conversational? Is it related to your field of study? Paste it into the textarea here, hit "Analyze it now," and FieldRelated.com will check your text for academic vocabulary and field-relatedness. After extracting field of study vocabulary and scoring your text against a range of possible fields of study, the system will provide links to glossaries and vocabulary learning activities to help you further your English Second Language learning.

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This looks like a very useful tool for helping students to develop their vocabulary. Should be particularly useful for EAP students.

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Verity Cole's curator insight, March 9, 6:23 AM

Could be very useful for EAP materials writers too.

Ruby Rennie Panter's curator insight, March 9, 6:55 AM

Fascinating! Is this the beginning of a computer-assisted stylstics analysis?

Carol Floyd's curator insight, March 9, 6:19 PM

Very useful!

 

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Moovly - Create Animated Content like a Pro

Moovly - Create Animated Content like a Pro | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Moovly is an online tool that allows you to create animated videos, tutorials, explainers, presentations, infographics, video clips, display ads or e-cards.
Nik Peachey's insight:

This looks like a really useful tool. It's run on a freemium model. The free version allows for the unlimited creation of videos up to 10mins long at 480p.

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Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, March 2, 5:57 AM

Wonderful online tool.

Gust MEES's curator insight, March 18, 12:59 PM

Moovly is an online tool that allows you to create animated videos, tutorials, explainers, presentations, infographics, video clips, display ads or e-cards.


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Nik Peachey's insight:

This looks like a really useful tool. It's run on a freemium model. The free version allows for the unlimited creation of videos up to 10mins long at 480p.

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TwistedWave Online

TwistedWave Online | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Run TwistedWave without having to download or install anything. Launch it directly from your web browser, and continue editing your files where you left them.

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Free online audio recorder and editor. There is also a desktop and app version available.

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Carolyn Quarterman's curator insight, February 22, 9:53 AM

Haven't tried this yet, but could be another option for making recordings and for student recording assignments

Kiruthika Ragupathi's curator insight, February 22, 7:35 PM

A free online voice recorder and editor, comes with a desktop version as well.

anna's curator insight, March 1, 4:28 AM

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Create Your Personal Brand Website

Create Your Personal Brand Website | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Build a fully customizable Personal Website in seconds - for free.
Nik Peachey's insight:

This is a great site for anyone with a LinkedIn profile. It converts your CV infomration into a personal website. Looks very smart and can be customised.

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Alvaro Escobar's curator insight, February 23, 9:57 AM

Must know how to put together a bunch of technologies and make them work for the development of Web Systems.

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, February 28, 12:23 PM

Here is an option for a personal brand Website. Take a look!

Javier Arana's curator insight, March 2, 12:04 AM

Una manera rápida de usar nuestros datos de Linkedin para un personal branding. Lo probé y me pareció su forma de presentar los contenidos. Pruebelo. 

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Word Map

Word Map | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
This experiment brings together the power of Google Translate and the collective knowledge of Wikipedia to put into context the relationship between language and geographical space.
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Just type in a word and it will translate and pronounce the word in languages from all over the world.

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Suzanne's curator insight, February 12, 8:14 AM

If nothing else, this is fun! Type in any word and see it translated in a great many languages.

anna's curator insight, March 1, 4:32 AM

fantastic!

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Self publish a textbook with Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing

Self publish a textbook with Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Prepare Your File: Amazon’s new Kindle Textbook Creator Beta helps you convert PDFs of your textbooks, course notes, study guides and other educational content that includes complex visual information like charts, graphs and equations into Kindle books.

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Diane Johnson's curator insight, February 1, 4:31 PM

Might be an interesting way to "publish" units as you develop them for NGSS.

flea palmer's curator insight, February 3, 5:08 AM

Worth investigating!

Anne Macdonell's curator insight, March 13, 9:39 AM

With Amazon's immense universe behind it, this could be a very interesting development for teachers.

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Verification Junkie

Verification Junkie | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

A growing directory of tools for verifying, fact checking and assessing the validity of social media.

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This is a really useful resource for research students and anyone interested in journalism.

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Fiona Harvey's curator insight, January 20, 9:35 AM

Information literacy.  Resources on checking sources of information on the web.  Great collection includes relevant Ted Talks and tools. 

Lindsay Sprague's curator insight, January 29, 4:12 PM

"A  directory of tools for verifying, fact checking and assessing the validity of social media and user generated content."  As students become more and more dependent on the internet to provide them resources for learning, this could be a great tool to help them recognize what's legitimate.