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Looking Glass

Looking Glass | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Create your own animated story, share your story on the web, remix to learn new skills, and learn to program!
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This is a great tool for getting students to produce 3D animated movies which they can share online. They also get a sneak peak into the world of programming. You need to download the software and watch the tutorials, but this is a great project for kids.

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LundTechIntegration's curator insight, August 30, 2013 11:07 AM

Awesome Tool.  I am going to try this.  

Alexis Tzormpatzakis's curator insight, September 4, 2013 10:02 AM

I am going to try this for school!!!

Rebecca Stern's curator insight, September 4, 2013 1:29 PM

Looks interesting, I wonder if it can be downloaded?

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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.

Thanks, Nik Peachey, for the link.

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.

jon's curator insight, May 9, 12:37 PM

This may be of some value

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Cowbird · Home

Cowbird · Home | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Cowbird is a public library of human experience. Our mission is to gather and preserve exceptional stories of human life, so the insight and wisdom we accumulate as individuals can live on in the commons, as a resource for others to look to for guidance. We offer a simple set of storytelling tools, designed to encourage contemplation and depth — for free, and without ads.

Nik Peachey's insight:

This is a wonderful site to get students finding, reading and creating short picture stories.

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Carolyn Quarterman's curator insight, May 26, 8:43 AM

Great site to get students finding, reading and creating short picture stories.

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, May 27, 9:56 AM

A source of inspiration. A rich bag of secrets to wake our students' creativity and sensitivity.

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Moving Image Archive

Moving Image Archive | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

This library contains digital movies uploaded by Archive users which range from classic full-length films, to daily alternative news broadcasts, to cartoons and concerts. Many of these videos are available for free download.

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The moving image archive is a fantastic collection of clips and full length films that you can use with your students.

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Free Online Poster Maker

Free Online Poster Maker | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Lucidpress is a professional-quality poster maker for everyone. With a library of templates and a drag-and-drop interface, you'll have an attention-grabbing poster made in no time.

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This is a great tool for creating classroom materials or for getting students to show the outcomes of their projects.

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Елена Гончарова's curator insight, May 27, 6:51 AM

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Javier Arana's curator insight, May 28, 12:30 AM

Una buena opción para hacer brochures, folletos, y hasta revistas.

Richard Whiteside's curator insight, Today, 5:38 AM

Looks like a great tool for being able to produce professional quality posters. Potentially very useful and motivating for students to use as a project presentation.

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Video note & messaging for collaboration

Video note & messaging for collaboration | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Vidopop is a free service that lets you send and receive video messages instantly, watch and interact live or later.
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This looks like a great free tool for enhancing homework tasks or distance learning online courses.

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GOELANCE's curator insight, May 16, 4:39 AM
Pour annoter des vidéos, collaborer, dynamiser une séance.
Mª Jesús García S.M.'s curator insight, May 17, 1:17 AM

Cool for e-connecting

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Estipaper | Get your paper done

Estipaper | Get your paper done | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Estipaper gives you a time estimate on when you'll finish your paper, as well as other helpful facts.
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Great tool for helping students manage their time realistically.

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Adobe Slate | Make a beautiful visual story. In minutes.

Put a unique twist on anything you want to communicate — a book report, weekly customer newsletter or your latest travel adventure. Slate automatically adapts to any device, creating a delightful read on tablets, phones or computers.

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This looks like an awsome free tool for anyone who wants to do some project work with their students.

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Deekit - Online Whiteboard

Deekit - Online Whiteboard | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

nicely designed whiteboardDeekit is a shared whiteboard that enables online editing using any kind of content, be it drawing, text, image, anything. A whiteboard that is available anytime, anywhere on any device.

Nik Peachey's insight:

This looks like a really nicely designed whiteboard that runs across a range of devices.

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Suzanne's curator insight, May 10, 4:48 AM

Looks good to try out for free.

Don't like that sign in options are only through Facebook, Google or Microsoft, though.  

Liz Horrocks's curator insight, May 10, 11:26 AM

Adult and Teenage students would love this - also good for out of the classroom learning, or virtual one-to-ones. 

Gav Morris's curator insight, May 15, 4:04 AM

This looks interesting.

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Home - Learning Bird

Home - Learning Bird | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Learning Bird is an affordable, online alternative to private tutoring. We match content from real teachers to students based on their geographic location, their grade level and their learning profile.
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 6, 1:30 AM

This looks like a good potential way for teachers to share their lessons and make some extra money.

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Make videos online with photos, clips, music

Make videos online with photos, clips, music | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Make beautiful videos, online, easily! How to make travel movies, wedding videos, promo ads, property virtual tours: just add photos, clips, music and watch your video!
Nik Peachey's insight:

This is a great free tool for creating videos online. Great for student projetcs.

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Charlie Dare's curator insight, April 20, 1:08 AM
Another useful tool for projects ~
emilioet's curator insight, April 21, 5:29 AM
Make amazing videos in secondsMake beautiful movies using your photos and videos. Tell your story with text, maps. It's very easy, and super fun!
Paternina's curator insight, April 30, 1:06 AM

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Noisli - Improve Focus and Boost Productivity with Background Noise

Noisli - Improve Focus and Boost Productivity with Background Noise | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Noisli is a fantastic background noise and color generator for working and relaxing. Plus Text Editor for distraction-free writing and Markdown support.
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A nice way of creating atmosphere in your classroom.

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Ressources pour les cours d'anglais's curator insight, April 18, 6:28 PM

J'ai bien envie de tester cette ambiance sonore dans mes classes.

Andrew Sparks's curator insight, April 24, 12:00 AM

I never like studying in absolute silence.  I always gravitate towards having sound whenever I am trying to concentrate.  This is perfect for students and teachers alike who are sometimes stuck reading those big boring textbooks and would like to give themselves a concentration boost

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PhotoScape X for Mac

PhotoScape X for Mac | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Free image editing for Mac.

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This is a great image editing application for Macs. Lots of features and great for students to use on their image based projects.

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anna's curator insight, April 7, 4:40 AM
i want to try it
Andrew Sparks's curator insight, April 24, 12:01 AM

good for the history student who wants to use a photo for their paper but have to touch it up in order for their project to look more visually appealing

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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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Streaming Unicorns. Stream the dream. Live stream your iPhone or iPad screen via your Mac.

Streaming Unicorns. Stream the dream. Live stream your iPhone or iPad screen via your Mac. | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Unicorns was started as an internal experiment, we fell in love with how useful it has become and decided that we would love to see how this gets used out in the wild.

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A great way for students or teachers to report back whilst on field trips. Nice tool to live stream from your iPhone or iPad through your Mac.

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flea palmer's curator insight, Today, 7:32 AM

This looks interesting - good for reporting back from field trips as suggested by @NicPeachy  and useful for demonstrating apps too?

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Creatubbles - The place to nurture children’s creativity

Creatubbles - The place to nurture children’s creativity | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Creatubbles is a safe place for those who care about creativity to upload, share and start conversations around young people’s artwork. Start Now - It's Free!

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Great place for safely connecting young artists.

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PicMonkey

PicMonkey | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Editing your photos is easy with PicMonkey! Add filters, frames, text, and effects with our free online photo editing tool!

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This looks like a great tool to help students find images to use in theri projects and also to help them edit their own images.

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ClassTools Breaking News Generator

ClassTools Breaking News Generator | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

This is a great tool from ClassTools.net.

Nik Peachey's insight:

This is a great way to create images as the inspiration for writing news stories. You can edit all of the text and the image.

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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, May 22, 1:09 AM

Fun way to set up a creative writing assignment.

Character Minutes's curator insight, May 24, 6:28 PM

Have students create their own character news headline!

 

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Free online file storage (15GB)

Free online file storage (15GB) | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Copy offers a simple cloud solution to manage business and personal storage.

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This looks useful and the basic free plan comes with 15GB storage.

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Nandan Choksi's curator insight, May 15, 2:43 PM

Web Tutoring is a simple and efficient way to get the tutoring you want at the time and place you want. Contact anpadh@hotmail.com for further details.

wanderingsalsero's curator insight, May 15, 11:41 PM

I'm all for online storage. It amazing how soon the minimal free limits on various services get filled up.

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Virry - Animal webcams and interactive activities

Virry - Animal webcams and interactive activities | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Discover a world of animal adventures with Virry through wild animal live cameras, interactive videos, and countless hours of captivating entertainment and learning

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This looks ike a great free app to use with young learners.

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Post-it Plus App

Post-it Plus App | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

The Post-it® Plus App takes the momentum from your collaboration sessions and keeps it rolling. Simply capture your notes, organize and then share with everyone. It’s that easy.

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Great tool to use if you like brainstorming with Post-it notes.

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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, May 12, 3:09 AM

useful app for brainstorming and collaboration

ASA Awarding Body's curator insight, May 14, 11:28 AM

Could your tutors use this on a course?

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How to use SOLE in your school - Innovate My School

How to use SOLE in your school - Innovate My School | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Just what is a self-organised learning environment, and how can it help teachers? School In The Cloud’s Sally Rix explains how the idea changed her career tremendously.
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Interesting article about how SOLE was approached in one school.

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Julie Cumming-Debrot's curator insight, May 8, 6:19 AM

Students learn far more when fully engaged in passionate subjects and user friendly environments, these and thankfully coming to the fore now.  It's been a long long wait.

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Pablo by Buffer - Design engaging images for your social media posts in under 30 seconds

Pablo by Buffer - Design engaging images for your social media posts in under 30 seconds | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Buffer makes it super easy to share any page you're reading. Keep your Buffer topped up and we automagically share them for you through the day.
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This is a great simple tool for mixing text with images. Create flash cards or get students to create example sentences or illustrate quotes.

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WeVideo | Free Online Video Editor & Maker

WeVideo | Free Online Video Editor & Maker | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
WeVideo is the leading online video creation platform for video editing, collaboration, and sharing across iPhone, iPad, Android, Chromebook, MAC, PC.
Nik Peachey's insight:

A really useful tool for video based projects.

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Carolyn Quarterman's curator insight, April 18, 1:32 PM

Rescooped from "Tools for Teachers & Learners" as a useful tool for video-based projects.

Charlie Dare's curator insight, April 20, 1:05 AM
A great recourse for video editing ~
emilioet's curator insight, April 21, 5:27 AM

WeVideo is the leading online video creation platform for video editing, collaboration, and sharing across iPhone, iPad, Android, Chromebook, MAC, PC.

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GooseChase - How It Works

GooseChase - How It Works | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Photo proof is required to receive points for a mission. Luckily, our smartphone apps make completing a mission incredibly easy.
Just select the mission you want to complete from the mission list, take a picture with the phone's camera and press the submit button. You'll receive the points right away, but remember that all photos are subject to review. This means that you can lose those points at any time if the photo isn't good enough.


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This is a great tool for creating situated learning that gets students out and about exploring the environment.

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Maryanne Burgos's curator insight, April 20, 2:55 PM

This could be a great ESL tool for thematically designed lesson such as the supermarket, the zoo, etc.

Filomena Gomes's curator insight, April 21, 1:53 AM

Good for treasure hunt or chasse au trésor?

 

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, May 27, 10:15 AM

Scavenger Hunts 2.0!!!! Image turned into quest!

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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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anna's curator insight, April 7, 4:52 AM

only for iOS...

uffa

transivm's curator insight, April 20, 4:14 PM

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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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