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ActiveTextbook | Interactive Textbook Software

ActiveTextbook | Interactive Textbook Software | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Active Textbook provides educators with the tools to extend and customize digital learning materials, making them truly engaging for effective learning outcomes. Students can interact with customized content and cooperate with their peers using built-in social learning tools available on a variety of computing devices.

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This looks like a good idea. Users can create digital text books based around adding multimedia interactivity to PDF files. These can be combined into courses and then groups of students can interact around the text.

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Catalina Elena Oyarzún Albarracín's comment, June 19, 2013 4:25 PM
Great share!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anne Fox's comment, June 20, 2013 3:26 AM
The price is good compared to other options such as Inkling
Christin Lopez's curator insight, October 23, 2014 7:15 AM

This site provides a way to have an online textbook that you can share with students. Even in the free edition, there are upgrade charges for features and more storage, you can create and join classes. 

 

It looks like this has the potential to be a great resource, but I found trouble right away while searching for a couple topics that I currently teach. There are not textbooks that have tags that help me find what I was looking for. This made me question if the information is on the site and not tagged, or is it too new that others have not uploaded information. I thought that the software creators would have obtained copyright privileges for a number of topics to start the site out. They would have been seed ideas to get the ball rolling. For you to upload PDFs, you need to have the copyright permissions. So while the potential is there for individualizing, it is not a quick jump right into it. 

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Educational Technology Newsletter by Nik Peachey

Educational Technology Newsletter by Nik Peachey | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
For the latest news, cool tools and research links related to educational technology inside and outside the English language classroom.

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My Free Edtech & ELT newsletter.

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LOOPY!

LOOPY! | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
However you choose to use LOOPY, hopefully it can give you not just the software tools, but also the mental tools to understand the complex systems of the world around us. It's a hot mess out there.
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An interesting tool I found thanks to Larry Ferrlazo. Here's an example I created in a few mins. http://bit.ly/2o7chXx

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Trinity College London - Useful Corpus resources

Trinity College London - Useful Corpus resources | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Traditionally, language teaching focused on vocabulary and grammar as two separate components of linguistic skills. It was believed that once learners acquire lexical items and internalise grammatical rules, they will be able to combine these components and apply them in communicative situations. However, there is a growing body of evidence that shows that in order to communicate successfully, learners also need to acquire expressions and structures that lie between lexis and grammar, so called lexico-grammar
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A really interesting resource.

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Emotional Intelligence - Lessons in Digital Literacy

Emotional Intelligence - Lessons in Digital Literacy | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
This lesson is based on an infographic about the importance of emotional intelligence (EI) and its role in our lives. In the lesson students will explore the differences between IQ and EI and develop an understanding of how they can improve their EI an
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Between now and 28th or March you can download this lesson plan for free.
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Click on ‘Buy Now’ and enter this coupon code: 9P51987D0N

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 25, 1:44 AM

Between now and 28th or March you can download this lesson plan for free.
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SchoolTube

SchoolTube | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
SchoolTube is the best source for videos from students and teachers everywhere. Endorsed by leading educational organizations.
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Like YouTube for schools.

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Home - Minetest

Home - Minetest | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Minetest is a near-infinite-world block sandbox game and a game engine, inspired by InfiniMiner, Minecraft, and the like.

Minetest is available natively for Windows, OS X, GNU/Linux, Android, and FreeBSD. It is Free/Libre and Open Source Software, released under the LGPL 2.1 or later.
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Looks worth trying for those moving away from Minecraft.

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Story Friend – Be part of a bigger story

Story Friend – Be part of a bigger story | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Story Friend lets you be part of a bigger story by making micro stories and turn them into collective narratives with your friends.

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Great collaborative story telling app.

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Anchor - Radio, reinvented

Anchor - Radio, reinvented | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Anchor is the easiest way to hear, share, and create audio worthy of your ears. Broadcast voice, mix in music from Spotify and Apple Music, and take call-ins from your listeners. All from your phone.
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Great way to get students creating their on radio shows.

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Synonym Match on the App Store

Synonym Match on the App Store | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Synonym MATCH is an interactive, educational, fun match game for school age children, adults and lifelong learners.

The object of the game is to reveal pairs of Synonyms by turning over the cards.
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Useful free app for iPad.

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publishthis.email - Create a web page in seconds, by sending an email.

publishthis.email - Create a web page in seconds, by sending an email. | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
The quickest way to create a web page. No account or sign up needed. Send us an email with your content to publish online, and we'll reply instantly with a link to your new web page.
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Great tool for getting materials up on the internet in seconds.

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VocApp Flashcards - Optimize Your Learning

VocApp Flashcards - Optimize Your Learning | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Multisensory flashcards provide your brain with just that – multiple types of input! As a result, you easily connect new words and phrases with ones you already know.
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I'm a bit sceptical about these kinds of flashcards to learn vocabulary type apps, but if it works for you there's one here.

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Discovery VR

Discovery VR | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Discovery VR 360 videos can be viewed on your desktop in most modern browsers. For more immersive Virtual Reality experiences, download the app for your iPhone or Android device and check out these other ways to watch.

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Some fantastic VR content from the discovery channel.

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Vibby - Share What Matters

Vibby - Share What Matters | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Vibby is a fast-growing video platform that enables users to clip, share and discuss the moments that matter. thereby making content more engaging, as well as providing invaluable analytics on user interaction at a very granular level.

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Another useful tool for creating interaction and discussion around online video.

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Tools for creating polls and surveys

Tools for creating polls and surveys | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Any internet search will show that there are a huge number of online tools available for the creation on polls and surveys. The ones included here are some of the best I have used and show some of the variety of polling tools available.
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A collection of tools for creating different kinds of surveys.

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LiquidText

LiquidText | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

LiquidText improves upon the reading experience by allowing users to better understand, synthesize, visualize and collaborate over digital text.

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This looks like an interesting tool for developing digital reading skills.

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Ines Bieler's curator insight, March 28, 11:53 AM

This looks like an interesting tool for developing digital reading skills.

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, March 28, 3:34 PM
another useful app for supporting better reading
 
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Sutori

Sutori | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

We strive to allow our storytellers to be as creative as they like. We are authentic and stay true to whom we are. We endeavor to deliver quality in our work.

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Great tool for creating digital narrative using multimedia and text to build a time line. Love it.

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Student Contest | Our Fourth Annual 15-Second Vocabulary Video Challenge

Student Contest | Our Fourth Annual 15-Second Vocabulary Video Challenge | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Along with Vocabulary.com, our collaborators for Word of the Day, we invite you to create a short video that defines or teaches any of the words in our now over 1600-word strong collection.
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A great idea and great resources for students.

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Assembly - Graphic design for everyone

Assembly - Graphic design for everyone | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Graphic design for everyone

Create icons, logos and scenes using a building block approach to design.
Available on iPhone and iPad.
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This looks like a great tool for designing icons and infographics. Nice way to enhance the look of your materials.

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Verse | Interactive Video Platform

Verse | Interactive Video Platform | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Create and share immersive interactive videos and engage your audience like never before. Start for free and see why the world's best storytellers use Verse.
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A very stylish tool for delivering video content. The interaction isn't particularly great, but there is some interesting conent here.

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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, March 15, 11:11 AM
The interactions seem primarily a link to more video content, but it is interesting content. 
 
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Portfolios For Students, Educators and Professionals - PortfolioGen

Portfolios For Students, Educators and Professionals - PortfolioGen | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Join thousands of teachers, students, educators, nurses and professionals from around the world. Showcase your skills and achievements with your free professional ePortfolio.
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Alays good for teachers and students to have a learning portfolio.

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Dotstorming

Dotstorming | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Dotstorming takes the process of dot voting online to allow groups of people to collaborate on a topic.
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A simple tool for lve audience response and polling.

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Edward Russell's curator insight, March 14, 12:36 PM
I think this tool is fab, as you may know...
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Microsoft Touch Develop - create apps everywhere, on all your devices!

Microsoft Touch Develop - create apps everywhere, on all your devices! | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Create apps everywhere — on all your devices! Keyboard optional. Share your programs with other people. Download the free app for Windows Phone, try the Web App in your browser!
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Great tooll to get students started developing their own apps.

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H5P

H5P | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
H5P enables existing CMSs and LMSs to create richer content. With H5P, authors may create and edit interactive videos, presentations, games, advertisements and more. Content may be imported and exported. All that is needed to view or edit H5P content is a web browser. Rich content, applications and content components may be shared here on H5P.org.
Nik Peachey's insight:

Very useful free tool for building interactive courses.

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Ines Bieler's curator insight, March 13, 2:15 PM

Very useful free tool for building interactive courses.

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Short Stories at East of the Web

Short Stories at East of the Web | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Large online library of short stories with monthly features and additions. Classics and new writing - includes summaries, biographies and analysis. User-friendly layout, fully searchable.
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A great collection of easy to print short stories. Many with teaching materials too.

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Digital Tools for Teachers | PeacheyPublications.com

Digital Tools for Teachers | PeacheyPublications.com | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
The book contains more than 70 tools and resources and these have been hand picked because they represent a broad cross-section of what is at present available.

Speaking Tools ChapterThe chapters of the book are divided into simple pedagogical tasks that most teachers need to carry out or help their students with and the descriptions of the resources are suitably concise to make the book easy for a stressed teacher to access and browse in a few spare moments between classes.
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My latest ebook for just £1.99

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David Alexander's curator insight, March 10, 12:56 AM
Every tool you add to your box creates new possibilities for your students.