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Digital Publications for the Digital Classroom

Digital Publications for the Digital Classroom | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

The home of my digital education publishing site.

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The home of my digital education publishing site.

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Ruby Rennie Panter's curator insight, April 10, 4:16 AM
very useful materials and ideas for the classroom
Stewart-Marshall's curator insight, April 10, 8:43 AM
The home of my digital education publishing site.
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Britannica.com

Britannica.com | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Explore the updated online encyclopedia from Encyclopaedia Britannica with hundreds of thousands of articles, biographies, videos, images, and Web sites.
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Lots of great interactive content here for your students.

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elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, April 26, 8:03 AM
Anything with Prince on the cover is worth sharing ;-)
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Wonderopolis | Where the Wonders of Learning Never Cease

Wonderopolis | Where the Wonders of Learning Never Cease | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Wonder is for everyone. It can happen anywhere and at anytime. Connecting the learning we do in our schools, our homes, and our communities, Wonderopolis walks the line between formal and informal education. Each day, we pose an intriguing question and explore it in a variety of ways. Our approach both informs and encourages new questions, sparking new paths of wonder and discovery in family and classroom settings.

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Wonderful site full of interesting content with lots of built-in language support.

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Should I Download That App? A Ten Question Checklist

Should I Download That App? A Ten Question Checklist | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Let’s be honest—flashy, colorful, unique apps will hook your students, but not usually for long. Is this emphasis (or overemphasis) on apps the right way for students to experience learning? Will their attention hold in the long-term?
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Interesting checklist.

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Watchkin - Watch videos without distractions

Watchkin lets you watch youtube videos without all the distractions of related videos and comments, and creates a safer viewing environment for families.
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Good tool for showing YouTube videos in kids classes.

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vgpascal's curator insight, April 28, 4:10 AM
Une alternative à Viewpure
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CaptionBot - For pictures worth the thousand words

CaptionBot - For pictures worth the thousand words | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

I was created to showcase some of the new capabilities of Microsoft Cognitive Services. These new capabilities are the result of years of research advancements (some of them summarized here). Specifically, I use Computer Vision and Natural Language to describe contents of images. I am still learning, so sometimes I get things wrong.

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This AI bot from MS tries to describe pgotographs. Might be nice to get student to improve on the descriptions.

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Deep Grammar - Grammar checker

Deep Grammar - Grammar checker | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

We all make mistakes when we write, and it would be nice if a computer could help us see the ones that spell checkers miss. Grammar checking is hard because language is squishy, so you can’t just write down the rules and check that they are followed. This lack of regularity is why grammar checkers have always been so poor.

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Impressive grammar checker - Still in Beta

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, April 19, 2:53 AM
Useful tool!!
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The Reedsy Book Editor: A Powerful Writing Tool

The Reedsy Book Editor: A Powerful Writing Tool | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
The Reedsy Book Editor is a free online writing tool allowing any author to format and create professional ePub and print-ready files in seconds.
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Nice tool for getting your students to create ebooks and stories for the eReader.

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Poopfiction - Stuff to read in your time of need

Poopfiction - Stuff to read in your time of need | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
We pick the perfect story for your bathroom break - the only paper you need is on the roll.
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Get very short reading texts based on the time you have available.

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Edu Apps

Edu Apps | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Not familiar with LTI? Basically it's like Facebook apps or Google widgets, but interoperable between lots of edu tools. Browse this site to find tutorials, extensions and other resources.

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A searchable directory of apps dor education.

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The Habits of the World's Wealthiest People by Nik Peachey on iBooks

This lesson encourages students to think about their attitudes to wealth and the link between success and positive habit formation. It also helps them to question and explore the credability of online information, develop a more critical approach to information and improve a range of digital researh skills using various online tools.

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Another of my Lessons in Digital Literacy is now available on the iBook Store.

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English syntax highlighter

English syntax highlighter | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

This is a syntax highlighter for English. It uses natural language processing to determine the part of speech for each word and highlights accordingly. It works with tricky sentences too, e.g. The man we saw saw a saw.

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An interesting tool. Must be some fun ways to use this in the ELT ELA classroom.

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MS MACKINTOSH's curator insight, April 19, 9:05 PM
Syntax: determine parts of speech for tricky sentences
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Think Zone Games

Think Zone Games | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
The portal features tools developed by the most innovative EdTech companies and educational researchers–many of which have been funded by U.S. federal agencies who have worked with our cohort to help develop educational resources capable of transforming student learning for today’s learners.
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Looks like a useful reesource.

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elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, April 7, 9:26 AM
A good resource for anyone who like to introduce more gamification in her/his teaching ... The free access covers a wide range of resources
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inklewriter - for collaborative writing

inklewriter - for collaborative writing | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
inklewriter is a free tool designed to allow anyone to write and publish interactive stories. It’s perfect for writers who want to try out interactivity, but also for teachers and students looking to mix computer skills and creative writing.
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Great idea for collaborative writing. People can add branches to other people's main narrative and develop stories in different directions.

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elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, Today, 3:35 AM
A nice application to try in a stand-alone mode
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Pathbrite - eportfolio

Pathbrite - eportfolio | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Pathbrite is the easiest way for people to showcase their abilities and achievements via beautiful and compelling Portfolios. Show your body of work. Show what you know with Pathbrite.

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Beautiful eportfolio tool. Great for showcasing students work and digital projects.

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elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, April 25, 3:50 AM
A new portfolio tool, cloudbased
Ricard Garcia's curator insight, April 26, 2:09 AM
Nice layout... easy to use and extremely useful for university students... or teachers. A showcase for our ideas, abilities and reflections
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Free Screen Recorder | Download Ezvid

Free Screen Recorder | Download Ezvid | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Ezvid is exceptional because of the power of its cutting-edge effects and features. With voice recording, facecam, voice synthesis, screen drawing, and speed control, Ezvid the world's single best solution for making videos which entertain, inform, and enchant your viewers.
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Looks worth a free download if you need a versatile screen recorder.

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, April 27, 7:08 PM
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Looks like a pretty versatile program. It's free!
 
vgpascal's curator insight, April 28, 4:09 AM
Testé et approuvé si vous avez un compte Youtube ! La solution propose de multiples avantages :

Les +
+ capture d'écran animés
+ banc de montage facile à prendre en main
+ ajouts de textes
+ ajout d'un filigrane de personnalisation
+ accès à une banque de musique de fond (issue de la bibliothèque ou la vôtre)
+ synchronisation de la voix
+ incrustation de la webcam possible
+ mixage d'images et de vidéos existantes
+ durée jusqu'à 45 minutes
+ ajout d'éléments pour le guidage d'attention (dessin, flèches...)

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- exports Youtube seulement
- compatible uniquement avec Windows
- le système stocke les fichiers qui composent votre vidéo (différentes séquences) dans le dossier username/my documents/ezvid/projects
- seule la version montée sera exportable sur Youtube... il ne manque plus qu'à la récupérer par des moyens tiers depuis Youtube ;-)
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Tweentribune.com | Current events, lesson plans, quizzes, assessments

Tweentribune.com | Current events, lesson plans, quizzes, assessments | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Our lesson plans refresh themselves with new stories, questions and quizzes posted everyday. Each also includes links to the Common Core standards

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This is a great resource for teaching teens and includes quizzes and lesson plans.

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Comma: Share your story!

Comma: Share your story! | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Comma: Share and view beautiful thoughts, stories, and ideas.
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Really nice digital story telling app for web or mobile. Create short one page website stories using images text and gifs.

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Create and share your storytellings
 
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Videos - Sex, Etc.

Videos - Sex, Etc. | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Sex, Etc. is published by Answer, a national organization that provides and promotes unfettered access to comprehensive sexuality education for young people and the adults who teach them. Learn how you can support better sex education.

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This is  agreat site with informative videos made by teenagers for teenagers. It deals with a range of issues surrounding sex and sexuality.

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Digital Tools Series - Videonotes

You can download the accompanyng ebook from: https://www.tes.com/us/teacher-lessons/digital-tools-series-videonotes-11173909 VideoNot.es is a great tool fo
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This is a video tutorial from my Digital Tools Series. The ebooklet was first published in my ebook - Digital Video - A Manual for Language Teachers https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/digital-video/id1025275485

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Creativity in the English language classroom

Creativity in the English language classroom | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

This is a wonderful book from the British Council that I was lucky enough to co-edit with Alan Maley. The book is a collection of creative classroom ideas from a mix of new writers and some of the most experienced ELT writers around the world.

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A collection of great activities and ideas for the English language classroom.

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Digital note taking in chrome

Digital note taking in chrome | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Drop the meaningless links, the rummage in your mailbox, lost articles in read later silos, and copy-pasting into docs to see content and context together.
Candy lets you capture ideas in an easy, beautiful way.
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This is a great note taking tool for Chrome.

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Listen Current – Listening that sparks learning.

Listen Current – Listening that sparks learning. | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Students practice their listening skills while they are absorbed in the story. And practice improves listening. Research shows improved listening comprehension correlates with better reading comprehension.
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A useful collection of listening and reading materials based around the news.

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DataMaid - Storytelling for busy people

DataMaid - Storytelling for busy people | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Use DataMaid app to capture experiences as they are happening. Choose from photo, video, audio, text or combine all media.
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A nice tool for creating stories on the go. Great for class trips or projects.

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elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, April 10, 4:01 AM
Nice storytelling authoring tool
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Online text correction with better feedback for students

Online text correction with better feedback for students | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Revisely - helping teachers with more effective text correction, giving students better feedback and providing more objective insights to school management.
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This looks like a useful tool for managing the correction of text.

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Lilydale High School's curator insight, April 24, 4:37 AM
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