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A collection of web and mobile based tools to help teachers & learners exploit the web
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Word Map

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This experiment brings together the power of Google Translate and the collective knowledge of Wikipedia to put into context the relationship between language and geographical space.
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Just type in a word and it will translate and pronounce the word in languages from all over the world.

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Suzanne's curator insight, February 12, 2015 8:14 AM

If nothing else, this is fun! Type in any word and see it translated in a great many languages.

anna's curator insight, March 1, 2015 4:32 AM

fantastic!

Jukka Melaranta's curator insight, December 15, 2015 12:49 AM

Googlen kartta ja kääntäjä yhdistetty hauskalla tavalla.

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Self publish a textbook with Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing

Self publish a textbook with Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Prepare Your File: Amazon’s new Kindle Textbook Creator Beta helps you convert PDFs of your textbooks, course notes, study guides and other educational content that includes complex visual information like charts, graphs and equations into Kindle books.

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Diane Johnson's curator insight, February 1, 2015 4:31 PM

Might be an interesting way to "publish" units as you develop them for NGSS.

flea palmer's curator insight, February 3, 2015 5:08 AM

Worth investigating!

Anne Macdonell's curator insight, March 13, 2015 9:39 AM

With Amazon's immense universe behind it, this could be a very interesting development for teachers.

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Verification Junkie

Verification Junkie | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

A growing directory of tools for verifying, fact checking and assessing the validity of social media.

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This is a really useful resource for research students and anyone interested in journalism.

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Fiona Harvey's curator insight, January 20, 2015 9:35 AM

Information literacy.  Resources on checking sources of information on the web.  Great collection includes relevant Ted Talks and tools. 

Lindsay Sprague's curator insight, January 29, 2015 4:12 PM

"A  directory of tools for verifying, fact checking and assessing the validity of social media and user generated content."  As students become more and more dependent on the internet to provide them resources for learning, this could be a great tool to help them recognize what's legitimate.

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Create video sentences

Create video sentences | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Crumbles are kinda like reaction GIFs with a way bigger vocabulary... and all you have to do to make one is type.
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This is an interesting tool for creating composite video sentences made up from a collection of clips. You can type in a sentence or select words from the dictionary.

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, January 6, 2015 3:49 PM

Diseñando frases párr La vídeos ...Create video sentences | @scoopit via @NikPeachey http://sco.lt/...

elvira duran's curator insight, January 7, 2015 6:29 AM

Divertida proposta per crear frases a partir d'escenes de pel·lícules..

Antoinette La Rose's curator insight, January 27, 2015 9:20 PM

Quasimodo Esmeralda Phoebus Frollo

Gargouille    Bella.          Zak.          Shérif

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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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Dave Wallbanks -'s curator insight, January 4, 2015 11:25 AM

An interesting new way of using old photos from history.

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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, 2014 7:05 AM

Infografías con excelentes diseños. Plantillas.

Lindsay Sprague's curator insight, January 29, 2015 4:16 PM

With visual presentation being a common way to present information is a classroom full of students with disabilities, as well as just a useful way to appeal to more students, this is a great tool for teachers.  Also, it could be a great way for students to understand information in a way that might make better sense to them.

Craig Van Ham's curator insight, March 24, 2016 9:29 PM

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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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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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, December 4, 2014 2:06 AM

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

Olga Boldina's curator insight, January 11, 2015 1:37 AM

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Ajo Monzó's curator insight, February 25, 2015 1:56 AM

Yes!!!!

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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
Nik Peachey's insight:

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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Jimun Gimm's curator insight, December 16, 2014 8:21 AM

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Preso.tv's curator insight, March 2, 2015 4:51 AM

Innovation in education technology !

Santa Sofia Mille's curator insight, March 5, 2015 8:44 AM

ajouter votre aperçu ...

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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.

Nik Peachey's insight:

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, 2014 2:14 AM

Looks indeed great, although a lot is paid content.

Adilson Camacho's curator insight, November 23, 2014 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.

Nik Peachey's insight:

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

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Lindsay Sprague's curator insight, January 29, 2015 4:17 PM

This tool could be great for synchronous classes or for students to connect with other people from around the world.  Awesome!

Janna Mattson's curator insight, February 1, 2015 1:47 PM

This is great! I can see how this would be helpful for online learners involved in group work.

Kristie's curator insight, February 25, 2015 9:49 PM

Neat tool!

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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, 2014 8:16 AM

Has great potential!

Edgar Mata's curator insight, October 29, 2014 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
Nik Peachey's insight:

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, 2014 2:42 PM

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Audrey's curator insight, November 3, 2014 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.

 

Jimun Gimm's curator insight, December 16, 2014 8:20 AM

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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
Nik Peachey's insight:

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, 2014 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, 2014 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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#LaunchpadEDU | Playful Resources for Toontastic and TeleStory | Launchpad Toys

#LaunchpadEDU | Playful Resources for Toontastic and TeleStory | Launchpad Toys | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Digital storytelling lesson plans and other playful resources for integrating Toontastic and TeleStory into your classroom.
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Two great apps here. Both free to download thanks to Google. Great for teaching younger learners.

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Glean — Find the best videos in education for you

Glean — Find the best videos in education for you | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Explore awesome math and science video lessons from the best teachers online! High quality videos to save you time and help you ace your homework

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This is a really useful site if you are looking for online video lessons for flipped learning or CLIL.

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Mª Jesús García S.M.'s curator insight, February 3, 2015 1:51 AM

Nice clips for CLIL learning

Tina Jameson's curator insight, February 5, 2015 5:35 PM

With many teacher created clips and videos to specifically support mathematics and science - this could be a fabulous resource for staff to use with our students.  Appears to be free to use, but does require to to 'register' with site.

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Speaky : The Next Level of Language Exchange

Speaky : The Next Level of Language Exchange | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Find and meet native speakers from all around the world. Browse our community to find your ideal language partner and enjoy improving your language skills.
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Could be interesting for learners of all languages.

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Michael MacNeil's curator insight, January 14, 2015 8:26 AM

Worth a look, for sure.

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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, 2014 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.

jlkpodar's curator insight, January 16, 2015 12:21 PM

Une collection de vidéos HD originales, qui peuvent servir comme déclencheurs d'écriture en français.

Craig Van Ham's curator insight, March 24, 2016 9:28 PM

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

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Write About

Write About | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
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, 2014 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, 2014 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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Lindsay Sprague's curator insight, January 29, 2015 4:16 PM

Cool!  I'm an English teacher, and anything that helps to promote literacy and exposure to new and interesting texts gets an A in my book.

Tina Jameson's curator insight, February 5, 2015 5:57 PM

Choose a theme - choose a discussion question - choose a text.

Open-source resources offering a great range for primary through to year 12 students.

Patricia Daniels's curator insight, February 11, 2015 9:07 AM

These texts can be downloaded and are aimed at varying literacy levels. The topics are broad and can be used to promote critical thinking. In an ELT context they could be used to form the basis of discussions. The text worksheets also contain questions to encourage reflection and debate.

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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, 2014 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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Olga Boldina's curator insight, January 11, 2015 1:41 AM

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Aguilar Dominique's curator insight, January 24, 2015 3:37 AM

Une photo vaut mille mots, à utiliser sans modération

Dennis Swender's curator insight, March 3, 2016 10:29 AM

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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Jimun Gimm's curator insight, December 16, 2014 8:21 AM

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SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, January 30, 2015 10:45 AM

Great resource for students.

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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, 2014 9:10 PM

Help language learners improve their writing skill.

emilioet's curator insight, November 5, 2014 4:12 AM

Interessante strumento di controllo grammaticale online

Jimun Gimm's curator insight, December 16, 2014 8:20 AM

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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, 2014 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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Alaa Al-zaidi's curator insight, October 29, 2014 1:57 AM

علاء

asli telli's curator insight, January 7, 2015 4:39 AM

Class into immersive game...