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BACK TO THE FUTURE

Documentary on Argentinian artist Irina Werning whose Back to the Future project went viral on the internet, made using footage from Irina's personal archive of…
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Take an old picture and recreate it. This documentary explains how one artist does it. Could be a great project for students. Lesson plan here: http://film-english.com/2013/06/24/back-to-the-future/

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Unsplash - Free 10 New Photos every 10 Days

Unsplash - Free 10 New Photos every 10 Days | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it
Free (do whatever you want) hi-resolution photos for your website. 10 new photos every 10 days....

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David Rumsey Historical Map Collection

David Rumsey Historical Map Collection | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it
Welcome to the David Rumsey Map Collection Database and Blog. The Map Database has many viewers and the Blog has numerous categories. The historical map coll...

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Portraits of Grandmas and Their Cuisine From Around the World

Portraits of Grandmas and Their Cuisine From Around the World | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it
Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti realized that trying to not overeat over at your grandma's place has got to be a universal thing, and set out to explore what grandmothers cook around the world.
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Which are some of the funniest, most clever advertisements?

Which are some of the funniest, most clever advertisements? | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it

Quora page listing clever advertisements. 

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Picture This! Building Photo-Based Writing Skills

Picture This! Building Photo-Based Writing Skills | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it
Lesson Plan | A menu of activities for cultivating writing, vocabulary and skimming skills, using photographs as prompts.

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Create An Interactive, Label-Based Image Quiz!

Create An Interactive, Label-Based Image Quiz! | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it
Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo for sharing this resource! ImageQuiz is a fantastic new website that lets users create image-based quizzes with ease. Just upload your image, choose a title, and begin tagg...

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Some bugs here, but a nice idea

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Carmenne K. Thapliyal's curator insight, October 8, 2013 1:03 AM

An interesting tool with good teaching potential

Susan's curator insight, October 8, 2013 1:21 AM

Pour faire des images avec le vocabulaire en français!

Ramon Pavia's curator insight, October 8, 2013 1:44 AM

Upsss! Another digital toy. Seems to be use useful for proactive techno-teachers

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Creating Great Images With Quotes Is Like Creating Flags For Your Fans To Wave: 3 Free Tools To Create Your Own

Creating Great Images With Quotes Is Like Creating Flags For Your Fans To Wave: 3 Free Tools To Create Your Own | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it

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I'm not a big fan of the overuse of quotes, but creating and sharing them could be a good EFL lesson.

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medienfundgrube's comment, July 11, 2013 11:34 PM
https://findings.com/ seems to be quite interesting, too. Kind of quotes community.
Kate Williams's curator insight, October 28, 2013 4:01 AM

November's focus for Soical Biz is IMAGES (following the focus on Pinterest in October). There are some really helpful free tools available to help any entrepreneur, image-challenged or not, make an impact at image hungry social sites e.g. Pinterest, Facebook and Google+. There's no doubt images draw attention and drive visibility and traffic.

Maria Eva Blaiotta's curator insight, March 24, 7:24 PM

Free tools which will help you create your own images with quotes.

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Mural.ly - Google Docs for Visual People

Mural.ly - Google Docs for Visual People. Thousands of creative people from all over the world are using Mural.ly to grow ideas.

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Ania Zielinska's comment, April 9, 2013 6:47 PM
oops got my canvases mixed up - meant to say http://www.edcanvas.com/
Alessandra's comment, April 9, 2013 8:02 PM
Ania, I don't know if a mobile app is available for apple (it's not for windows yet). It's very smooth, I agree. It reminds me of Prezi and Glogster, as well :)
Nik Peachey's comment, May 7, 2013 4:07 AM
Mural.ly runs natively in the Safari browser on mobile as it's html5 based
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Simple Design

March's Slideshare offering is all about visual design. Learn why simplicity takes work, why it's best to pair one idea with one slide, why unity matters, why pictures are superior...


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Dr. Doris Molero's curator insight, March 9, 2013 5:38 AM

Easy to follow advice...mmmm well, i will try to have my slides ..less crowded..but there's so much to tell.. sighs.. :)

Alejo Castillo's curator insight, March 15, 2013 8:52 AM

An excellent summary of visual strategies to follow when designing a presentation.

Peter Sampson's curator insight, April 28, 2013 3:41 PM

Slide design but think for articulate objects also

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Tagxedo - Word Cloud with Styles

Tagxedo - Word Cloud with Styles | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it
Tagxedo turns words - famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters - into a visually stunning word cloud
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Sweet, but you need to have Microsoft Silverlight.

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8 Great Tools to Add Interactive Animations to Videos

8 Great Tools to Add Interactive Animations to Videos | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it

Gone are the days when you would have to pay so much to buy a software to create videos. With web 2.0 tools you can get your videos up and viral within minutes and right from your browser without having to install any software and in most of the times for free.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, February 26, 2013 8:52 AM

The article lists eight tools and gives some tips how to create videos with animation effects. The tools are free and easy to use.

MECIX's curator insight, February 27, 2013 1:14 PM

Diverses eines per editar vídeos online

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Pixabay - Images du domaine public

Pixabay - Images du domaine public | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it
Trouvez de magnifiques images libres de droit.
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High quality images in the public domain.

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Fifteen Fantastic Sources For Free Art and Images For Your #MOOC Projects

Fifteen Fantastic Sources For Free Art and Images For Your #MOOC Projects | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it
One common MOOC assignment is to create a digital artifact that will send you hunting for sources of free art or other images. Here are 15 places to get started.

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Arnie Rotenberg's comment, June 8, 2013 5:42 PM
A fun & incredible site with many uses in the classroom or just to enjoy. Thanks for sharing
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FunPhotoBox - Best Photo Effects and Gif Animations. Photo Fun Online. Create funny pictures.

FunPhotoBox - Best Photo Effects and Gif Animations. Photo Fun Online. Create funny pictures. | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it

FunPhotoBox is a free online photo editor to create funny photos and gif animations. Photo fun online. Select from hundreds of funny photo effects, e-cards, face effects.


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Young market traders (lower level) | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

Young market traders (lower level) | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it
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Complete lesson plans for using images in the EFL classroom--worksheets, teacher notes, and images. Different lesson plans for different levels. 

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Wrong Hands-Great Cartoons

Wrong Hands-Great Cartoons | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it
Cartoons by John Atkinson ©2011-2013

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Many nice cartoons with idioms as subjects

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Louis Foussard's curator insight, June 2, 2013 3:01 AM

Good humor! 

Linda Allen's curator insight, June 2, 2013 10:18 AM

Funny

Kari Jozami's curator insight, June 3, 2013 6:27 AM

Excelente representación gráfica.

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Affective Pictures for classes

Affective Pictures for classes | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it

Great collection of emotional images for use in EFL classes. 

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21 Ways To Get Visual Ideas: The eLearning Coach

21 Ways To Get Visual Ideas: The eLearning Coach | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it
These resources may give you ideas and strategies for approaches to visual design for eLearning.
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Great collection of online visual resources for inspiration, for images, for ideas.

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Infographic Builders: 9 Free Tools To Create Great Visual Charts

Infographic Builders: 9 Free Tools To Create Great Visual Charts | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Here is a handy short guide to nine free infographic creation tools that can be utilized to create enticing visuals, word charts and data-based infographics without having special technical skills.

 

Useful. 8/10

 

Check them all out: http://www.infographicsarchive.com/create-infographics-and-data-visualization/ ;

 

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Mary A. Axford's curator insight, April 1, 5:27 AM

Nice collection of infographic tools from an expert in digital curation.

 

David Baker's curator insight, April 3, 8:47 AM

I am adding this to my seminar resources. Having another set of tools for my teachers to create their PIE Infographics is important.  Creating visual representations of learning is such a powerful learning for teachers and is a skill they can transfer to their classroom and for students to create in the classroom.

Trude Burnett's curator insight, May 9, 12:48 PM

Good tools to make Infographics

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Visuals for Foreign Language Instruction

Visuals for Foreign Language Instruction | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it
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Interesting site, more than just images.

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Vidtionary: A Video Dictionary

Vidtionary: A Video Dictionary | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it
See and hear the meaning

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15-second videos to illustrate the meanings of words. Limited selection, not enough usage info, but visually well done.

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Beth Panitz, Ed.D.'s curator insight, June 30, 2013 8:07 AM

Great contribution to Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, June 30, 2013 7:17 PM

Great tool for reaching visual and auditory learners!

Mrs Le Roy's curator insight, February 3, 1:15 AM

un dictionnaire où on peut voir et entendre le sens des mots !

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The Phrasal Verbs Machine – A Nice App for ELL Students

The Phrasal Verbs Machine – A Nice App for ELL Students | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it
One of the true challenges for English language learners is understanding the meanings of phrasal verbs. The Phrasal Verbs Machine, developed by Cambridge University, is a free iPad app that aims t...
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TotSplash | TotSplash - Awesome Way to Organize and Present Ideas using Mind Maps and Prezi Effects

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New tool: imagine a mind map tool combined with a Prezi-like presentation tool.

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Google Life Project; A Resource of Great Images to Use in Classroom

Google Life Project; A Resource of Great Images to Use in Classroom | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it
Google Life Archive is a wonderful resource of historical images. It features millions of searchable photographs from the Life photo archive stretching from the 1750s to the present day. Most of...

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