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Tools for ELT, ESL teaching, CLIL and any other aspect dealing with teaching through technology
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Nik's QuickShout: Cloze Test Creation Tool

Nik's QuickShout: Cloze Test Creation Tool | Tools for  Teaching | Scoop.it
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Just used it today to check understanding of a Readers Book my students are reading currently

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Collaborative writing activities

Collaborative writing activities | Tools for  Teaching | Scoop.it
Collaborative writing Some teachers tend to avoid writing in class, perhaps feeling that as it is something which learners do individually and in silence, it is better done for homework. However, w...
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BusyTeacher: Free Printable Worksheets For Busy Teachers Like YOU!

BusyTeacher: Free Printable Worksheets For Busy Teachers Like YOU! | Tools for  Teaching | Scoop.it
Free printable worksheets and lesson plans for every busy teacher. Find printable worksheets on any topic: vocabulary, grammar, listening, reading, writing and speaking!

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CristinaSkyBox: With Eyes Wide Open - Plagiarism

CristinaSkyBox: With Eyes Wide Open - Plagiarism | Tools for  Teaching | Scoop.it
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Yes, plagiarism is certainly an issue with my students. What about yours?

 

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Avatar Creators - Web tools for kids

Avatar Creators - Web tools for kids | Tools for  Teaching | Scoop.it

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Carmen Arias 's insight:

Students love creating their own avatars. Let´s practise with some of  these tools

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, March 18, 12:04 AM

Always looking for good avatar creators for students to use on their edmodo accounts. 

Profesor Mills's comment, March 20, 6:33 PM
Most of these link to advertisements for commercial brands or websites that no longer exist
john dimitriou's curator insight, March 26, 6:58 AM

Asking students to create or identify themselves through an avatar to explain how something works or how it is made allows students to package information in a way that it helps them to unpack knowledge. Becoming personally and emotionally invested helps to engage learners. They take ownership.

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53+ Free Image Sources For Your Blog and Social Media Posts

53+ Free Image Sources For Your Blog and Social Media Posts | Tools for  Teaching | Scoop.it
In social media, we're all increasingly thinking about visual content. But there's one question we get asked quite often: Where can you find free, good quality images that are cleared to use for your blog posts or social media content?...

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More free images sources

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FREE Original CLIPART for Kids, Teachers, Parents, WebPages - created by a professional artist

FREE Original CLIPART for Kids, Teachers,  Parents, WebPages - created by a professional artist | Tools for  Teaching | Scoop.it

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Looking for something creative and original?

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What Resources Can Students Use to Find Education Info? - ESL Articles | EFL Articles | TEFL Articles | TESOL articles | English Teaching Information

What Resources Can Students Use to Find Education Info? - ESL Articles | EFL Articles | TEFL Articles | TESOL articles | English Teaching Information | Tools for  Teaching | Scoop.it
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A Wonderful Visual On The Lesson Planning Process

A Wonderful Visual On The Lesson Planning Process | Tools for  Teaching | Scoop.it
June 4, 2014
I just learned about this awesome visual from Edudemic and want to share with those of you who haven't seen it yet. The visual below  dissects  the process of lesson planning...

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Language Games – Macmillan Dictionary

Our interactive language games are intended to improve language skills and help English language learners.
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Having fun while revising irregular verbs today!
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How To Set Your Story Free

How To Set Your Story Free | Tools for  Teaching | Scoop.it
Created with Haiku Deck

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Love Haiku Deck and the idea it implies... Less is More

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Carmen Arias 's comment, January 17, 2013 1:07 PM
Love Haiku Deck and the idea it implies... Less is More
Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, January 18, 2013 12:42 AM
Hi Carmen, absolutely! And it is great for learners who will talk to audience instead of reading a script on their slides.
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Paper for the web | Padlet

Paper for the web | Padlet | Tools for  Teaching | Scoop.it
The simplest way to create. From any device, with anyone
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A good tool for anything, including collaborative writing

 

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[Infografía] Teachers: The real masters of multitasking

[Infografía] Teachers: The real masters of multitasking | Tools for  Teaching | Scoop.it

A Teacher Makes 1500 Educational Decisions A Day

Teaching has been compared to rocket science, but usually in jest, as in it’s not rocket science.

 

But any teacher worth their salt–and thus aware of the incredible demands of instructional design, personalizing learning, classroom management, the always-on demand of student and collegial relationships, grading, and so on.

 

Teaching isn’t rocket science; it’s harder.

Which is what the following infographic from busyteacher.org is getting at–focusing on the concept of multitasking. Increasingly, research shows that multitasking is bad news for your brain, your habits, and your overall productivity. In the infographic, busyteacher.org says that a teacher makes over 1500 educational decisions every school day, a constant juggle of manager, content holder, master communicator, and support system.

 

While it’s exactly this kind of extraordinary burden that underscores the need for new learning models that decenter the teacher, the fact remains–if you really are meeting the needs of all of your students, teaching is crushingly difficult to do well on a consistent basis.

 

While the graphic focuses mostly on multitasking, the big takeaway for us really is that complexity.

 

1500 educational decisions a day.

 

Not sure where the data comes from exactly, but it’s a number that makes sense–and may be even higher. (It works out to about 4 per minute assuming 6 hours of “instruction.”).

 

We’d be curious to see what the number is when you factor in the decisions that go into the curriculum and instructional design, grading, feedback, and revision of planned instruction.

 

And then spacing out on pinterest or watching Duck Dynasty because you just can’t.

 


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Heads Up English | ESL Lessons - Frontpage

Heads Up English | ESL Lessons - Frontpage | Tools for  Teaching | Scoop.it
ESL lesson plans based on the news. ESL materials for speaking, listening, vocabulary, and grammar. Free ESL activities for teachers and students.
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REsources for the ESL ,EFL classroom

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NoRedInk makes learning grammar fun and easy

NoRedInk makes learning grammar fun and easy | Tools for  Teaching | Scoop.it
A fun way to practice and master grammar & writing skills!
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Teachers should have the resources to help each student at the appropriate level – and that learners should be able to work at their own pace.This site allows students to practice independently so that teachers can differentiate instruction based on results.

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Awesome Screenshot - Capture, Annotate and Share

Awesome Screenshot - Capture, Annotate and Share | Tools for  Teaching | Scoop.it

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Hyperlapse from Instagram

Hyperlapse from Instagram | Tools for  Teaching | Scoop.it
Get Hyperlapse from Instagram on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

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Carmen Arias 's insight:

Yes, in the classroom too!

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, August 27, 3:46 PM

"When you shoot a time lapse video with Hyperlapse, your footage will be instantly stabilized to smooth out the bumps from the road and give it a cinematic feeling. Capture an entire sunrise in 10 seconds—even from the back of a moving motorcycle. Walk through the crowds at an all-day music festival, then distill it into a 30 second spot. Capture your bumpy trail run and share your 5k in 5 seconds.

Features:

* Shoot handheld time lapse videos in motion— while you're walking, running, jumping or falling.
* Smooth out your video for cinematic quality with automatic stabilization. 
* Speed up your hyperlapse to be up to 12 times the speed.
* Share your videos seamlessly on Instagram and Facebook or save them to your camera roll to share anywhere, anytime.
* Start filming immediately with a simple design that gets out of the way of your creativity
* Download and start capturing. No sign up or account required."

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"What Did You Call Me?" – How to Remember Students’ Names

"What Did You Call Me?" – How to Remember Students’ Names | Tools for  Teaching | Scoop.it
Blogger Todd Finley shares techniques on how to remember students' names.
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CLIL Teacher Magazine | Educación Infantil Prim...

CLIL Teacher Magazine | Educación Infantil Prim... | Tools for  Teaching | Scoop.it
Welcome to the CLIL Teacher Magazine! Become part of the onestopclil community and keep up to date with the latest news, reviews and events in the CLIL calendar. Connect with your colleages and read about CLIL experiences from around the ...
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Dvolver Moviemaker

Dvolver Moviemaker | Tools for  Teaching | Scoop.it
Dvolver Moviemaker. Make digital movies online.
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Free and no register needed . Intuitive for everybody.

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GroupMe | Group text messaging with GroupMe

GroupMe | Group text messaging with GroupMe | Tools for  Teaching | Scoop.it

It's like a private chat room for your small group. Have as many as you want, and it's always free. Now, you can coordinate with coworkers, organize a game night, and keep in touch with family all in the same place.


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Safe backchanelling or messaging with/for teachers and students on the go

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 12, 1:33 PM

This could be a really useful tool for creating a back channel.

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, June 22, 10:26 AM

Thx to Nik Peachey! Easy GroupTexts

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Write and Improve: An Online writing helper

Write and Improve: An Online writing helper | Tools for  Teaching | Scoop.it
Writing is probably the most difficult area for learners to improve on by themselves.  Writing demands an audience and if you have no-one to tell you how successful your efforts are - or not - then...
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ENGAMES

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Carmen Arias 's insight:

Fabulous!! Games to learn and practise diferent aspects ofEnglish.                          

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Carmen Arias 's curator insight, April 11, 6:59 AM
Fabulous!! Games to learn and practise diferent aspects of English.