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Tools for Learners
A collection of web and mobile based tools to help learners exploit the web
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Son of Citation Machine

Son of Citation Machine | Tools for Learners | Scoop.it

This is a very useful tool for collecting citations and building up a bibliography of references.

 

 

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Storyboard Generator

Storyboard Generator | Tools for Learners | Scoop.it

This is a great tool for developing storyboards based around scripts. Great for helping to visualise a text / script.

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, December 27, 2012 5:47 AM

Share your creative work with the Generator community. Upload to the Video Gallery and Free Media Library.

Karen Faulkner's curator insight, March 25, 2013 3:26 AM

What a fantastic tool for uper primary students to bring to life scripts

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YouSpin Lite for iPhone

This is a great free tool which enables you to create 3D photgraphs in just a few seconds. Very impressive.

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Create ebooks with Booktype

Create ebooks with Booktype | Tools for Learners | Scoop.it

Booktype is a free, open source platform that produces beautiful, engaging books formatted for print, Amazon, iBooks and almost any ereader within minutes. Create books on your own or with others via an easy-to-use web interface. Build a community around your content with social tools and use the reach of mobile, tablet and ebook technology to engage new audiences.

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Create interactive charts and infographics

Create interactive charts and infographics | Tools for Learners | Scoop.it

This is a great tool for creating graphs from your own data. You can them embed the graphics it produces into reports or webpages using the embed code. You do need a Twitter or Facebook account to sign up though.

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Malachy Scullion's comment, March 7, 2012 7:16 AM
Nice resource. Pity I live in a place where FB/Twitter is blocked.
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Prezi Viewer for iPad | Prezi

Prezi Viewer for iPad | Prezi | Tools for Learners | Scoop.it

View and present your prezis anywhere with simple, intuitive multitouch gestures.
Revise and retouch your prezis, correct typos and adjust your presentation on-the-fly.
Prezi Viewer is the perfect companion to your Prezi experience, and... it’s free.

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GIFPAL - Make animated GIFs online with webcam and images.

GIFPAL - Make animated GIFs online with webcam and images. | Tools for Learners | Scoop.it

This is a great free tool for making animated 'gif' images from either your photographs or using your web cam. You can also add a number of effects to the images and then download them or share them online. No registration necessary.

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Select & Speak: An Easy To Use Text To Speech Extension [Chrome]

Select & Speak: An Easy To Use Text To Speech Extension [Chrome] | Tools for Learners | Scoop.it

Select and Speak is a handy extension for Google Chrome that allows users to listen to text from almost any website. The extension has a list of voices (accents) to choose from; you can choose any of the voices that you recognize the clearest and the easiest.

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Ove Christensen's comment, February 10, 2012 5:08 AM
Works very fine in English - Useless in Danish and probably all other languages beside English
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Timeline Movie Maker

Timeline Movie Maker | Tools for Learners | Scoop.it

This free site enables you to create a ovie from your Facebook timeline. This is a great way to create a digital narrative of your life since you joined Facebook.

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Wording - bab.la

Wording - bab.la | Tools for Learners | Scoop.it

This is a great site to help you with prepositions and sentence structure. Just type in the beginning of the sentence and it will offer you options for the next word in the sentence.

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Random Words By POS

Random Words By POS | Tools for Learners | Scoop.it

This is a really useful tool for testing your own vocabulary. Just generate random word lists and then check to see how many of the words you know.

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Becoming an eTeacher

Becoming an eTeacher | Tools for Learners | Scoop.it

This course is in five parts, preceded by an introduction video (to the right). You can preview the modules to see which of them you want or need to complete on its own, or you can complete them all one-by-one in your own time, at your own pace. If you complete them all, we suggest you complete them in order, beginning with Module 1.

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Ove Christensen's comment, January 27, 2012 3:31 AM
There is no such thing as an eTeacher - only good and less good teachers. And some use more digital tools than others.
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Storytree

This is a nice app for iPad, iPhone etc which enables you to structure and create stories combining images and audio with text. Great for digital storytelling.

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New Outline Maker- CRLS Research Guide

New Outline Maker- CRLS Research Guide | Tools for Learners | Scoop.it

This is a simple tool for helping students to create a thesis outline.

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Video messaging service

This looks like a great new free video messaging servcie. Just register and start sending video messages directly from your webcam.

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Seven Digital Learning Tips for Students

Seven Digital Learning Tips for Students | Tools for Learners | Scoop.it

The good news is that succeeding in an online environment isn’t so different than succeeding in a traditional classroom. OK, sure, there’s the time and distance and technological wall that can separate online learners. But the computer, in many cases, doesn’t slam the communication door closed; it, in fact, opens it wider.

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GifBoom: Animated GIF Camera

This is a useful free app for creating animated gifs from images you create on your camera phone. These can then be posted on to various social networking sites.

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Elizabeth Anne's comment, April 15, 2012 12:06 AM
My app store says "not found" :-(
I wonder if there's some sort of localisation problem :-(
grrrrrrrrrrrrr
Nik Peachey's comment, April 15, 2012 12:27 AM
@Elizabeth Try searching directly in the app store
Elizabeth Anne's comment, April 15, 2012 1:12 AM
THX a million :-) I got it in the end - my fault of course :-(
I just CANNOT get the apple mentality! But I'm back in fighting again
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Create quick polls for mobile

Create quick polls for mobile | Tools for Learners | Scoop.it

This is a great tool for creating quick live interaction polls. Great way to get quick research or audience response.

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ThinkBinder

ThinkBinder | Tools for Learners | Scoop.it

ThinkBinder is a great free tool for creating your own study group.

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Add Voice to Tweets and Voice Over to Videos you Share

Add Voice to Tweets and Voice Over to Videos you Share | Tools for Learners | Scoop.it

This looks like a useful free tool for adding voice to your tweets or facebook postings. You can also add voice overs to videos you share. Could be very useful. There's also a free mobile app.

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IDroo Whiteboard for Skype

IDroo Whiteboard for Skype | Tools for Learners | Scoop.it

This is a very useful free interactive whiteboard that works along side Skype for online teaching and tutoring.

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Create a printable summary of your video with Vidinotes!

Create a printable summary of your video with Vidinotes! | Tools for Learners | Scoop.it

This website enables you to upload a video and convert it into a series of images that you can print to make notes on. This is very useful for taking notes about video lectures or information rich documentary type programs.

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Rosemary Tyrrell's comment, February 7, 2012 9:16 AM
This looks great, but when I clicked "Get Started" I got an error message from PayPal saying that it couldn't process because of a problem with the website! I couldn't find costs anywhere on the website, either. Do you know any more?
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iPiccy.com - Online image editing

iPiccy.com - Online image editing | Tools for Learners | Scoop.it

iPiccy is a very simple easy to use, feature rich online image editor. You can start using it without even registering. Very useful for simple cropping, adding effects or more complex edits.

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Free Online Grammar Checker, Proofreader, and Writing Coach

Free Online Grammar Checker, Proofreader, and Writing Coach | Tools for Learners | Scoop.it

This is a great way to improve your essay and assignment writing. This tool will check your grammar, show you any areas where you may have plagiarised content and make suggestions for improving your writing style.

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Free Video Converter for Windows and Mac | WonTube

Free Video Converter for Windows and Mac | WonTube | Tools for Learners | Scoop.it

This is a free software tool which runs on MAC or Windows and allows you to download and convert videos to a range of formats suitable to run on mobile or desktop devices.

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