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ActiveTextbook | Interactive Textbook Software from Evident Point

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

Turn your vision into reality by creating your own version of an existing PDF or textbook. Give it a dynamic touch, jot down notes, add video/audio clips, and discuss materials with your readers within your interactive content. Use Active Textbook to learn, teach or simply share your documents online – it's easy!

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This looks like a great tool  for creating interaction and adding multimedia to PDF content. Free for materials up to 500 page.

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xemabg's curator insight, August 28, 2013 3:47 AM

Idem

Renuka de Silva's curator insight, August 30, 2013 2:26 PM

A fun and a meaningful way to engage students in their learning.

Fiona Harvey's curator insight, September 30, 2013 12:56 PM

looks like a cool thing to play with 

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On-line courses with Russell Stannard

On-line courses with Russell Stannard | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

If you would like to do a live session training session with Russell then this is your chance. There are a whole range of courses that are priced between $20 and $30. You don't need any special technology to receive this training. Just a web browser, headphones and a good internet connection (broadband or similar)..


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Great opportunity to study with Russell Stannard.

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JordiMarínba's curator insight, November 19, 4:50 PM

Great value for money and highly rewarding! 

Julie Cumming-Debrot's curator insight, December 19, 4:19 AM

A wonderful support tool from a very talented trainer.


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History in Color - Colorized-History

History in Color - Colorized-History | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

ColorizedHistory is dedicated to high quality colorizations of historical black and white images, and discussions of a historical nature. 

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This is a great source of interesting images brought to life by colour.

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Plotly

Plotly | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Create educational infographics.

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This looks like a useful, though rather complex tool for creating a wide range of graphs and graphics based on data sets.

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juanjovilar's curator insight, December 16, 7:05 AM

Infografías con excelentes diseños. Plantillas.

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Google Keep - Note taking app

Google Keep - Note taking app | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Google Keep lets you quickly capture what's on your mind.

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This looks like a really useful web based app to help yoiu keep track. Let's hope Google Keep supporting it.

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Rhonda White's curator insight, December 3, 2:32 PM

Great for making "to do" lists, setting up reminders for appointments; you can also upload your own photos to make your notes visually appealing. 

Ramon Pavia's curator insight, December 4, 2:06 AM

Great app that helps anti-calendar guys! I think I am going to use often...

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Preso.tv

Preso.tv | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
The hassle-free way to broadcast retina-quality presentations on smartphones, tablets, and computers in real-time, anywhere in the world
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This looks like a really handy tool for broadcasting your presentations either to the room or to anyone online on any device. Free and no registration required.

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Judy Doctoroff's curator insight, December 2, 10:31 AM

This is an amazing way to share files.  I hope they will expand the format to include other file types.  No registration and no account sign up is necessary.  It accepts Word, PDF and Powerpoint files.

Marie Arndt's curator insight, December 3, 6:56 AM

A useful mobile tool for taking your presentations anywhere.

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The world's leading provider of archive footage

The world's leading provider of archive footage | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

s looks like a great source of materialWhether looking for archive footage or the latest quality HD video clips, ITN Source has endless video footage. Our topics cover international news, entertainment, celebrities, sports, quirky and more. Register online today for full access.

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This looks like a great source of material for creating lessons or for students to use in projects.

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Paul Westeneng's curator insight, November 21, 2:14 AM

Looks indeed great, although a lot is paid content.

Adilson Camacho's curator insight, November 23, 5:02 PM

Imagens ...

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Synchronous video viewing tool

Synchronous video viewing tool | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

NicGaze lets you watch videos with a partner in perfect synchrony. Any friends, family or significant others that live far, can feel close.

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Great tool if you teach online and want to watch video with your one to one students.

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Tess MacMillan's curator insight, November 1, 8:48 PM

Worth a look for sure!

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Pyne

Pyne | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Pyne is the most engaging way to crowd source your everyday questions and curiosities. Information is power. Poll the world.

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This looks like a nice tool for creating mobile polls and quizzes for students.

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Katja Bier's curator insight, October 28, 8:16 AM

Has great potential!

Edgar Mata's curator insight, October 29, 10:05 AM

Una herramienta potencialmente útil para la interacción con estudiantes.

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Using Moodle Has Never Been Easier

Using Moodle Has Never Been Easier | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Use WalkMe to Make Moodle Easier to Use with Onscreen Guidance
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Moodle is a great tool for creating online courses if you know how to use it. Here you can use it to set up a course for free.

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, November 1, 2:42 PM

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Audrey's curator insight, November 3, 2:24 PM

Moodle is a great resource to help learning.  Have a look at http://www.hotmoodle.com where students of psychology are able to download AQA A  lesson "bibles" written for students to gain top grades.

 

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eSplice - We make it really easy to teach languages online.

eSplice -  We make it really easy to teach languages online. | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Teach languages? Try our Virtual Classroom or Blended School, live online
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This looks like a really nice tool for delivering online learning and building community among learners.

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Suzanne's curator insight, October 16, 8:42 AM

I have yet to encounter a virtual language learning environment that is worthwhile but this one looks good and one can try it out for free.

Magalona Szt's curator insight, November 3, 1:34 PM

Une nouvelle plateforme de e-learning  pour l'apprentissage en ligne des langues. Elle met en avant le concept de "blended learning" .

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Storyline Online - Video stories reading

Storyline Online - Video stories reading | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Reading to children has been repeatedly shown to improve their reading, writing and communication skills, logical thinking, concentration and general academic aptitude… as well as inspire a love of reading. The Screen Actors Guild Foundation records well-known actors reading children’s books and makes graphically dynamic videos so that children around the world can be read to with just the click of a Storyline Online video book image.

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Really nice resource for younger learners. Nice stories told on video by professional actors.

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Frank Napoli's curator insight, October 16, 9:19 AM

Have shared this site with teachers for years. The ability to listen to a story and follow along with independence..

Sue Ward's curator insight, October 17, 5:03 AM

A classic reference for the benefits of reading aloud - THE READ ALOUD HANDBOOK by Jim Trelease

Anne Macdonell's curator insight, October 17, 11:32 AM

Haven't tried yet, but interesting.

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Simple Graph

Simple Graph | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Online graphs made easy.

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Pretty much what it says on the box.

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reEmbed – Custom YouTube Video Player

reEmbed – Custom YouTube Video Player | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Every YouTube video that is embedded in your site will automatically be replaced with your new player.

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This should be useful if you are embedding video from YouTube into a course. It allows you to use a custom player and add your own logo.

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Lara N. Madden's curator insight, October 7, 6:26 PM

This is cool, will test and let you know how it works...

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Distill: Free HD Stock Video Footage

Distill: Free HD Stock Video Footage | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Curated HD Video Free For Your Personal and Commercial Use

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Great free HD video clips to use in class for generating discussion.

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Allan Tsuda's curator insight, December 19, 12:51 AM

Breath of fresh air. Good quality. Aesthetically pleasing. Artistic. Done by people who can see. Nothing like the trash you see on YouTube.

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Write About

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At Write About, we believe that writing should be fun and sharing should be easy, so we built a social publishing platform for classrooms.
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This looks like a great tool with lots of prompts to inspire student writing activities and a platform to enable them to share and interact around what they write.

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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, December 16, 8:26 PM

This writing and sharing tool has a stack of writing prompts, visuals and ideas for writing. Students can publish their work and interact with the works of other students. 

Alexandra Koukoumialou's curator insight, December 17, 4:48 AM

Great resource for authentic writing - thanks, Nik :-)

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CommonLit - Creative commons text worksheets

CommonLit - Creative commons text worksheets | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

CommonLit is a nonprofit organisation building an open-source, free collection of news, poetry, and stories to support literacy, inquiry, and critical thinking.

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This is a fantastic resource with lots of easy to find graded tasks for students to read.

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Agora Abierta's curator insight, December 9, 9:27 AM

Topics to discuss in classrroom

Robin Yu's curator insight, December 10, 10:26 AM

A good range of materials on interesting subjects.

Robin Yu's curator insight, December 10, 10:27 AM

Interesting range of materials. 

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Transcribe - online transcription and dictation software

Transcribe - online transcription and dictation software | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Transcribe saves thousands of hours every month in transcription time for journalists, lawyers and students all over the world.
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Useful tool for transcribing audio recordings from research or listening materials.

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Jose Pietri's curator insight, December 3, 5:17 AM

Compare to Dragon, etc. Test for use in creating training guides, etc.

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Photos For Class - The World's Easiest Way to Download Properly Attributed, Creative Common Images

The World’s easist way to search for safe, creative commons images and cite them.
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Great tool for downloading creative commons images with correct citations already added.

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Deborah Davison's curator insight, November 28, 3:27 AM

Great for class

Simon Condon's curator insight, November 29, 4:10 PM

Site that lets teachers and students search for creative commons images that are g rated, and when downloaded come with the attribution and source information.

Ruth Vilmi's curator insight, December 4, 6:47 PM

Very useful for teachers, students and more...

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Easily Turn Google Spreadsheets into Online Flashcards

Easily Turn Google Spreadsheets into Online Flashcards | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

The place where you can easily convert a Google™ Spreadsheet into a set of online flashcards

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This looks like a great way to change vocabulary lists into flashcards.

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רונית יעקב's curator insight, November 8, 4:59 PM

כולל פרסומות

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LanguageTool Style and Grammar Check

LanguageTool Style and Grammar Check | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Paste your own text here and click the 'Check Text' button. Click the colored phrases for details on potential errors.

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Really easy to use grammar and spell checker. There is also a plugin for websites.

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David Smart's curator insight, November 1, 9:10 PM

Help language learners improve their writing skill.

emilioet's curator insight, November 5, 4:12 AM

Interessante strumento di controllo grammaticale online

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Fun & Free Business English Courses

Fun & Free Business English Courses | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
BEhereBEthere offers fun and free courses which improve your business english. Select your study level Watch videos, take tests and complete activities.
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This site has some great interactive materials for teachers and students of Business English.

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Anica Petkoska's curator insight, October 30, 6:58 AM

Free Business English Courses

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Classcraft - Make learning an adventure!

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

Transform your classroom into an immersive game, played with your students throughout the semester or school year.

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This looks like a great tool to gamify your classroom.

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flea palmer's curator insight, October 23, 4:43 AM

This seems to be aimed at children rather than HE students but looks interesting...

Alaa Al-zaidi's curator insight, October 29, 1:57 AM

علاء

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Primer | Knock Some Sense into Marketing

Primer | Knock Some Sense into Marketing | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Learn marketing, fast. Primer is a free app that gives you insider tips and case studies, and shows you how to avoid mistakes and get more customers.

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Interesting app for business English students. Has 5 min marketing lessons.

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Thought Plan – Organize your Thoughts

Thought Plan – Organize your Thoughts | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Thought Plan: A minimalistic tool for planning projects, organizing your thoughts and storing simple documents. Powered by markdown.
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This looks like a powerful tool for planning essays and assignments.

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Aguilar Dominique's curator insight, October 11, 6:27 AM

Plusieurs voies pour s'organiser amène de la créativité

Filomena Gomes's curator insight, November 7, 4:12 PM

Une idée pour Jackson?

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typWrittr - free distraction-free minimalistic text editor for writers

typWrittr - free distraction-free minimalistic text editor for writers | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Free, minimalistic, distraction-free, highly customizable cloud text editor for writers. TypWrittr featuring unique concept of inspirational presets. Write your book from any device with pleasure, for free, forever.

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This looks like a good way to make sure your students don't get distracted by facebook while they are supposed to be doing writing tasks.

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kathyvsr's curator insight, October 7, 7:58 AM

Imagine students writing without playing with the fonts and colors...