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Voice of America - Learn American English with VOA Learning English

Voice of America - Learn American English with VOA Learning English | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Learn American English with English language lessons from Voice of America. VOA Learning English helps you learn English with vocabulary, listening and comprehension lessons through daily news and interactive English learning activities.
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A huge collection of multimedia self-access lesson to help students improve their English here.

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, October 29, 2013 1:23 AM

I'm a Britenglish lover ;-) , but this site offers very good resources for learners... Worth using!!

Jorge Leal's curator insight, November 27, 2013 11:44 AM

I tried it

Gary Harwell's curator insight, December 3, 2013 9:41 PM

Are we making this resource av ailable for our students?

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Splashbase for free public domain images

Splashbase for free public domain images | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Search & discovery platform for free hi resolution photos

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You can also send in and share your own images.

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ClassDo - Learn. Teach. Anytime, Anywhere

ClassDo - Learn. Teach. Anytime, Anywhere | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

The best teachers from more than 90 countries are offering online lessons on ClassDo. Be a student : Reach out to teachers worldwide. Anytime, Anywhere. Be a teacher : Your own page. Set your own rates. Teach anything you like

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This is a free platform for delivering one to one classes online.

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PurposeGames.com - Create & Play Online Games

PurposeGames.com - Create & Play Online Games | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Create your own games, host your own groups / classes, study for a test, or just dazzle us with your knowledge. PurposeGames is a completely FREE service!

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Useful website to build games and quizzes based around images. Great for developing vocabulary.

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Filomena Gomes's curator insight, July 11, 7:01 AM

Requires Flash to play

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Tackk - Simply create beautiful pages

Tackk - Simply create beautiful pages | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Quickly publish and share your message with one simple page. No signup, just easy, beautiful design.
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This is a simple free tool for creating single page websites. Great for multimedia posters and project presentations, etc.

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Елена Гончарова's curator insight, July 10, 9:27 AM

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Fiona Price's curator insight, July 10, 11:58 AM

Via Nik Peachey "Great for multimedia posters, project presentations, etc."

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, July 11, 4:59 AM

Tackk.

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TimeAway - Android Apps on Google Play

TimeAway - Android Apps on Google Play | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

A Parental Control App That Let's You Monitor Your Kids' Device Usage, App Downloads and Location.

TimeAway helps you balance the awesome educational opportunities your kids get from the internet while also preventing addiction. It lets you set and enforce an agreement with your child about their daily internet time.

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This might be something to recommend to the parents of device obssessed students.

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Blendspace - Create lessons with digital content in 5 minutes

Blendspace - Create lessons with digital content in 5 minutes | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Blendspace allows educators to blend their classroom with digital content. Collect web resources in one place and share with just one link.

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This looks like an interesting free tool for creating blended learning.

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Gary Harwell's curator insight, July 2, 11:56 PM
Great place to make online lessons
MeeMetICT's curator insight, July 5, 10:31 AM

Aanrader. werkt perfect en snel!

Ionel Nedelcu's curator insight, July 5, 4:01 PM

Mi-am făcut cont aici.

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5iler Personal organizer

5iler Personal organizer | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

ou can organize your files using colors and customizable labels, and repurpose them to fit the contexts relevant to you at a given time. Unlike most other text editors, 5iler's working space is limited — so things remain maintainable.

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Nice tool to use as away of getting students to organize their life and work.

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Free Web & Mobile (iOS, Android) Prototyping and UI Mockup Tool

InVision lets you transform your designs into beautiful, interactive web & mobile (iOS, Android) mockups and prototypes!

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Great tool for getting students to work together on designing their own app concept.

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Adobe Voice — Show your story.

Adobe Voice — Show your story. | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Voice is a free iPad app that turns your story into a stunning animated video in minutes.

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This looks like a really useful and powerful free app to get students creating digital narrative.

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Kathy Lynch's curator insight, June 22, 7:32 AM

Thx Nik Peachey!

Peter Sampson's curator insight, June 22, 1:51 PM

This is amazing quick and easy to use.

cioccas's curator insight, July 8, 2:19 PM

a few people have recommended this as a lovely app for digital storytelling

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Free Beautiful Online Survey & Form Builder | Typeform

Free Beautiful Online Survey & Form Builder | Typeform | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Create awesome online forms with Typeform, the FREE online survey tool that makes asking questions easy, human & beautiful. Sign up now and try it out!

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This looks like a great tool for creating interactive forms and online tests.

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Miguel Paul Trijaud Calderón's curator insight, June 17, 12:25 AM

Typeform, another great (and free) tool for surveying.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, June 17, 12:31 PM

Free Beautiful Online Survey & Form Builder/ Typeform

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, June 22, 7:35 AM

Thx Nik Peachey! Free online survey tool

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ParticiPoll free audience polling for PowerPoint

ParticiPoll free audience polling for PowerPoint | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Free audience polling add-in for PowerPoint that uses audience members' mobile devices for voting and displays results live in your slides.
Nik Peachey's insight:

This looks like a useful tool for anyone who use PowerPoint and wants to make it a bit more interactive.

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Kiruthika Ragupathi's curator insight, June 9, 6:27 PM

Check out this audience polling tool that can be used from within PowerPoint. Students can use their mobile devices to cast their votes!

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, June 14, 6:03 PM

For the die-hard MS Power Point fans...

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, June 22, 7:34 AM

Thx Nik Peachey! Realtime polling in powerpoint!

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High quality copyright free images

High quality copyright free images | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Free high-resolution pictures you can use on your personal and commercial projects. Click on an image to download the high-resolution version. New awesome pictures added weekly!
All pictures were captured by Ryan McGuire of Bells Design and free of copyright restrictions.

Nik Peachey's insight:

Great collection of really interesting and thought provoking images. Great to get students using these in their projects.

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Charlie Dare's curator insight, July 8, 9:51 PM
Great collection of really interesting and thought provoking images. ~
gregmhagar's curator insight, Today, 5:57 AM

Always on the lookout for legal high quality free images to use. Sweet!

Julie Cumming-Debrot's curator insight, Today, 3:36 PM

Thanks Nik for sharing this.

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Twine / An open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories

Twine / An open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Twine is an open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories.

You don't need to write any code to create a simple story with Twine, but you can extend your stories with variables, conditional logic, images, CSS, and JavaScript when you're ready.

Twine publishes directly to HTML, so you can post your work nearly anywhere. Anything you create with it is completely free to use any way you like, including for commercial purposes.

Nik Peachey's insight:

Great tool for creating reading mazes and stories with branching. Quick and easy to do. Great for digital narrative.

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Antón Seoane Pardo's curator insight, June 11, 10:08 AM

Interesante herramienta para practicar la escritura creativa y el desarrollo de historias no lineales. Fantástica para aprender a crear "historias de videojuego" o relatos 2.0. 

Aguilar Dominique's curator insight, June 26, 12:47 AM

Captee les éléments essentiels d'un interview : fondamental. Twine peu aider .

Régine Ballonad-Berthois's curator insight, June 30, 1:29 AM

Créer une histoire intéractive

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Mazwai - Free to use HD video

Mazwai - Free to use HD video | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Download free creative commons HD video clips & footages.
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This is a small but really fantastic collection of HD video that can be used in both educational and commercial projects. Great materials for prompting discussion.

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Joaquín Ballester's curator insight, July 21, 2:31 AM

Clips de video CC.

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, July 21, 12:59 PM

Mazwai Uso libre de video HD.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, Today, 2:13 PM

a new useful HD video collection

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YoouKids | Sync educational YouTube videos to children's tablets, PCs and TV

YoouKids | Sync educational YouTube videos to children's tablets, PCs and TV | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

From the playroom to the classroom or homework desk, YoouKids brings the benefits of YouTube's selection of educational videos safely into the hands of tots and K12 youngsters, and helps grown ups refresh and sync them remotely to kids’ mobile devices, tablets, iPods, TVs

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This looks like a useful tool if you have or are working with younger learners. You can create a playlist for them to access through their iPad.

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Embody different characters on your webcam

Embody different characters on your webcam | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

FaceRig is a program enabling anyone with a webcam to digitally embody any character they want. For now we're focusing on just the portrait, but we aim to do more in the future. The video next to this paragraph will explain it better than tons of text.

Nik Peachey's insight:

I love this idea. Great to get students chatting online and protect their identity. Also good for creative projects.

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Kathryn Dalton's curator insight, July 11, 5:04 PM

Could make video conferencing more interesting!

Marian Royal Vigil's curator insight, July 14, 1:25 PM

What fun!  I love this idea and students will, too.  Since it's still in alpha testing, it's inexpensive as long as you already have a webcam and microphone. 

brooklyn hubbard's curator insight, Today, 11:30 AM

oh so cute

 

 

this gonna be my dog btw

 

 

 

 

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Peggo - Record beautiful MP3s from YouTube

Peggo - Record beautiful MP3s from YouTube | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Peggo is a Digital Video Recorder (DVR) that records MP3s of your favorite online videos.
Peggo's packed with great features like integrated search, automatic silence removal, audio normalization, subtrack offsets, and artist and title tags.
Peggo automatically removes unwanted silence from the beginning and end of videos so you get a beautiful MP3 with just the good stuff. In addition, Peggo also normalizes the volume of every recording to the same, comfortable level so you never have to reach for the volume dial between MP3s again.

Nik Peachey's insight:

This looks like a useful tool for extracting the audio from a YouTube video clip.

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Scott Holcomb's curator insight, July 10, 11:24 AM

Shhhhhhhh!

Bart van Maanen's curator insight, July 14, 2:54 AM

Wil je het geluid van YouTube video opnemen dan is Peggo een mooie manier om een mp3 bestand te maken. Kopieer  en plak de link in de zoekmachine en de video wordt opgezocht. Met een paar handige instellingen (verwijder stiltes, audio normaliseren) maakt Peggo in een handomdraai een prima mp3.

Julie Cumming-Debrot's curator insight, Today, 2:25 AM

Looks like a very interesting tool here.  Thanks for sharing Nik.

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Improve Your Vocabulary - VocabMonk

Improve Your Vocabulary - VocabMonk | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

VocabMonk is a virtual guide to improve your vocabulary skills. Test your vocabulary today and gain the extra edge required to crack exams like GRE, GMAT, SAT and CAT for free.

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This looks like an interesting attempt to make vocabulary learning more interesting, competitive and collaborative. Much of the content is quite high level though.

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Michael MacNeil's curator insight, July 7, 6:41 AM

It never hurts to expand ones vocabulary.

Daniel Compton's curator insight, July 7, 7:25 AM

Another vocabulary builder- the standardized test features are a plus.

Wan-li Tsai's curator insight, July 7, 7:25 PM

Another interesting website to increase your vocabulary!

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Channelkit

Channelkit | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Organize links, articles, places, books or anything on the web into neat channels for personal or public use.

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Interesting visual bookmarking site that allows you to create 'channels' of content that you can share with specific users. Looks like a nice tool for collecting materials for student projects, webquests or SOLE.

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Juan Fernández's curator insight, July 2, 12:36 AM

It could be used, for example, to share resources and material for your students.

Sonya Kew's curator insight, July 2, 10:48 AM

Another alternative is always good.  I think people need to find the one that works for them.

Patty Ball's curator insight, July 20, 9:20 PM

collections online, 

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Zaption - Interact With Video

Zaption - Interact With Video | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Add response elements throughout your tour, including multiple-choice questions, continuous polls, discussions, and more.

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Great tool for making video and flipped learning more interactive. Some really nice interaction types. Fantastic.

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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, June 22, 6:14 PM

What an awesome tool!

Ramon Pavia's curator insight, June 22, 11:09 PM

Great tool to create your own presentations using videos...

Tom Cockburn's curator insight, June 24, 2:47 AM

Another one to test drive yourself and see if it works for you

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Charts Builder

Charts Builder | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Create Charts Online ,Choose From Different Chart Types( Line - Bar - Radar), based on Chart.js API

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This is a great tool for creating charts to go into infographics. Just get students to enter the data they want to show.

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carldowse's curator insight, June 23, 12:32 AM

Very useful when for teaching the language of change and trends

josé krijnsen's curator insight, June 23, 12:51 AM
this is a great tool for students to create professional charts on whatever they want to show
Consultants-E's curator insight, June 23, 6:20 AM

This could be very useful for Business English, EAP and IELTS students and teachers alike.

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Versal - Build free interactive courses

Versal - Build free interactive courses | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Versal brings knowledge to life. For the first time, create and publish amazingly engaging online learning experiences - no coding required. From homework and classroom exercises, to product tutorials and corporate training, to yoga and computer programming, Versal is flexible, powerful, and open to everyone.

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This looks like a simple to use LCMS for building interactive courses just by dragging and dropping widgets and configuring content

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Amélie Silvert's curator insight, June 16, 9:21 AM

for flipped classrooms

MFaculty's curator insight, June 18, 4:35 AM

Another potential presentation took to give continue management systems a run for the money...

Ramon Pavia's curator insight, June 18, 5:23 AM

If you want to build up an interactive course, check out this tool

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Create Interactive Online Presentations, infographics, animations & banners

Create Interactive Online Presentations, infographics, animations & banners | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Easily Create online Presentations, animations, animated HTML5 banners, infographics and other rich visual content free in your browser.

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This looks like a great tool for students to use for showing results of research and projects.

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Daniel Compton's curator insight, June 14, 9:37 AM

Another PowerPoint alternative

Sergei Polovin's curator insight, June 17, 8:32 AM

Great tool!

josé krijnsen's curator insight, June 23, 1:02 AM

another great tool for students to create online presentations and animations

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Practice Languages by watching reading and listening

Practice Languages by watching reading and listening | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Practice foreign languages for free by reading news, watching videos, and listening to music. Sign up for account adapted to your level and interests.

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This is a useful site for the self-motivated learner. It suggests a range of content and will adapt to your interests. The learning mainly occurs through vocabulary translation and saving words to word lists while you are browsing and enjoying content. Includes songs, lyrics and complete movies.

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Julie Cumming-Debrot's curator insight, June 1, 4:53 AM

Thanks for sharing this Nick

Anne-Marie Armstrong's curator insight, June 1, 8:19 AM

Foreign language is not only a useful skill, it improves your cognition and this method involves meta-cognition

José Antonio Gutiérrez Flores's curator insight, June 11, 10:10 AM

Este es un sitio  muy  útil para el auto-aprendizaje, sólo se necesita estar motivado. Puedes elegir entre una gran variedad de contenidos, que se irán adaptando a tus intereses. El proceso de aprendizaje se basa principalmente en ir conociendo nuevo vocabulario que se va guardando en listas de palabras mientras se está navegando y disfrutando de contenido. Incluye canciones, letras y películas completas.

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Collaborative whiteboard for visual methodologies

Collaborative whiteboard for visual methodologies | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

TUZZit is a online collaborative whiteboard that will help you to develop your creativity. It's the perfect tool for visual and design thinking. Through our canvas library learn new visual methodologies.

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This looks like an interesting take on the online IWB. It has some interesting templates to base activities around.

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Елена Гончарова's curator insight, June 5, 3:02 AM

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milagros's curator insight, June 11, 5:58 AM

Magnifico para los educadores.  

Aguilar Dominique's curator insight, June 26, 12:51 AM

Une nouvelle voie "visuelle" pour synthétiser nos pensées et nos décisions.