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Funland

A fun English language learning game with a fairground theme, aimed at young learners age 7-12. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment, part of the University of Cambridge and award winning game developer Matmi.

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This looks like an interesting step for Cambridge English

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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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Newsletters will be sent no more than twice each month.
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My Free Edtech & ELT newsletter.

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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.
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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.
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Cram.com: Create and Share Online Flashcards

Cram.com: Create and Share Online Flashcards | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Create, study, print, share and download millions of flashcards. Cram.com makes studying easier!
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This is a useful tool for those who like to use flashcards.

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ThinkCERCA | Personalized Close Reading & Argumentative Writing Lessons

ThinkCERCA | Personalized Close Reading & Argumentative Writing Lessons | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Teach critical thinking through argumentative writing with ThinkCERCA's personalized literacy platform for English language arts, science, social studies, and math.
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This looks useful.

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10 Intriguing Photographs to Teach Close Reading and Visual Thinking Skills

10 Intriguing Photographs to Teach Close Reading and Visual Thinking Skills | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
We pair 10 photos from The Times that we’ve used in our weekly “What’s Going On in This Picture?” with ideas from students and teachers for how you can use them, or images like them, to teach close reading and visual thinking skills.
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Marvelous materials.

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, February 20, 8:33 AM
10 Intriguing Photographs to Teach Close Reading and Visual Thinking Skills
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10 Intriguing Photographs to Teach Close Reading and Visual Thinking Skills
Stacy Esch's curator insight, February 24, 9:10 AM
incredible provocative images to work on visual analysis
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i Visual info Touch Lite on the App Store

i Visual info Touch Lite on the App Store | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Designed specifically for the iPad, this program allows you within minutes to create an excellent infographics with objects and backgrounds library- simple finger touch.
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A good entry level tool for creating simple infographics.

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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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Yashy Tohsaku's curator insight, March 15, 8:51 PM
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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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Futurism Infographics

Futurism covers the breakthrough technologies and scientific discoveries that will shape humanity’s future. Our mission is to empower our readers and drive the development of these transformative technologies towards maximizing human potential.

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Futurism has a great collection of science and technology related infographics. These are great for developing vocabulary or generating discussion.

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Billy Brick's curator insight, February 22, 3:52 AM
A whole range of Infographics which could be used in an ELT setting to prompt discussion.
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Digital Tools for Language Development

My slide deck from my webinar presentation for the British Council Armenia. Feb 19th 2017
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My slide deck from my webinar presentation for the British Council Armenia. Feb 19th 2017.

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Cíntia Rabello's curator insight, February 20, 11:35 AM
Nik Peachey's presentation on digital tools for language development
Suzanne's curator insight, February 21, 11:27 AM
21st century skills and language development.
Volkmar Langer's curator insight, March 22, 4:56 AM
Some really nice ideas not only for language development.
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Block Posters

Block Posters | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
A free poster maker to create massive wall posters from your own images! Free!
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This is a great tool for creating large scale classroom posters or enlarging infographics with only an A4 printer.

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Giancarlo Ganapini's curator insight, February 18, 3:38 PM

This is a great tool for creating large scale classroom posters or enlarging infographics with only an A4 printer.

Isabel García's curator insight, February 19, 4:33 AM
Qué buena idea, me encanta el programa.