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Better learning can be leveraged through using images to activate or build schema, encourage emotional responses, facilitate story-telling and other activities, and more.
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10 Ideas for Classroom Video Projects | open thinking

10 Ideas for Classroom Video Projects | open thinking | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it

In this post, I share ideas on certain types of videos that I’ve gathered and how educators might use related methods or styles to engage students in constructing and deconstructing media while becoming critical consumers and producers of digital media.


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Picture to People - Online Graphic Effects

Picture to People - Online Graphic Effects | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it
World's biggest set of free online professional photo effects and free online realistic text effects.
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Creating a Visual Dictionary on the iPad | Langwitches Blog

Creating a Visual Dictionary on the iPad | Langwitches Blog | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it

Pic Collage (free), is creates great looking Scrapbook pages of multiple images in no time.

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Label 59 : Add interaction to images.

Label 59 : Add interaction to images. | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it

Label 59 is an online browser based application that lets you label any image interactively. With its rich annotation toolset. The free version allows you to create upto 10 slides with interactive features. This is a nice tool for adding interactivity to images.


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Vialogues : Meaningful discussions around video

Vialogues : Meaningful discussions around video | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it

Vialogues(Video+Dialogues) is an asynchronous Video discussion tool which can be used for leveraging digital videos for learning by adding group interaction as part of the online video experience. Upload your own video or link to a YouTube video.

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30 great print ads that tell a visual story – Part 1

30 great print ads that tell a visual story – Part 1 | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it

Here is a collection of random print ads that rely less on the copy but more on the visuals to tell a story. Most of them force the reader to think about what is said for a split second. Let's make our students squash their brains and think!


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The Image Language

The Image Language | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it

Enter text and see it represented as images. Lots of bugs, but interesting concept that could make language more memorable. Similar to Phrasr. 

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Create Animations, Make Friends | DoInk.com

Create Animations, Make Friends | DoInk.com | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it

Create animations for teaching, or let learners create their own. Save and share easily.

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Visual Dictionary Online

Visual Dictionary Online | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it

Merriam-Webster's Visual Dictionary Online is a nice free dictionary for those who like to enrich their vocabulary through images. Very good quality examples and a huge list of words and concepts to explore


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Slide.ly - Free Photo Slideshow online

Slide.ly - Free Photo Slideshow online | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it
Slide.ly™ ★ Instant Social Slideshows! ★ Create amazing free video slideshows with your photos and music in seconds! Fun to make and Easy to share on Facebook, Twitter or publish anywhere!

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A List of 20 Free Tools for Teachers to Create Awesome Presentations and Slideshows

A List of 20 Free Tools for Teachers to Create Awesome Presentations and Slideshows | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it

Creating presentations and slideshows is one of the needed skills for both teachers and students. Unfortunately many teachers still find it hard to arrange data into a catchy slideshow to share with students...


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CAPL: Culturally Authentic Pictorial Lexicon

CAPL: Culturally Authentic Pictorial Lexicon | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it

"Visual perception is culturally determined and visual cognition varies from culture to culture." This site is a collection of culturaly specific photos that you can use with learners to challenge their cultural knowledge and help them learn to see.

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Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling

Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it

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Konstantinos Kalemis's comment, September 5, 2012 12:29 AM
Digital Storytelling is the practice of using computer-based tools to tell stories. As with traditional storytelling, most digital stories focus on a specific topic and contain a particular point of view. However, as the name implies, digital stories usually contain some mixture of computer-based images, text, recorded audio narration, video clips and/or music. Digital stories can vary in length, but most of the stories used in education typically last between two and ten minutes. The topics that are used in Digital Storytelling range from personal tales to the recounting of historical events, from exploring life in one's own community to the search for life in other corners of the universe, and literally, everything in between. A great way to begin learning about Digital Storytelling is by watching the following video introduction to Digital Storytelling.
According to Bernard Robin, at the University of Houston, she states in her Power Point presentation that the educational uses of digital storytelling are immeasurable. She clearly shows that if this type of technology is used appropriately by classroom teachers its results will be effective in helping students with research skills, writing skills, organizational skills, technology skills, presentational skills, interviewing skills, interpersonal skills, problem-solving skills, and assessment skills. She also mentions that students will learn information from digital storytelling that will influence and improve their digital, global, technology, visual, and information literacy skills. The questions that arise around the practicality of using such technology have lead others to write about how digital storytelling can be integrated into the classroom to allow students to construct their own learning. In an article in Library Media Connection (2003) titled, What’s Your Digital Story? the authors explain that when we integrate digital storytelling into classroom projects we also enable students to construct their own stories. This pursuit requires students to become active participants instead of passive viewers. They further state that when students structure in narrative stories they are more likely to remember this information and commit it to memory as it is believed that our brains are wired in narrative stories and the construction of these stories help us to better cope with conflict and give us the ability to put incongruity into neat little packages we call stories. There is also reason to believe that by producing digital stories students become more critical when viewing media such as television, computers, and video games. They can now see how easy it can be to manipulate images and text to produce information that is less than truthful.
According to (Barrett, 2006) she sees digital storytelling as a means of creating a reflective portfolio that ties into a new type of learning environment whereas the instruction is student centered with multi-sensory stimulation. As students work collaboratively exchanging information in an active mode with real opportunity they develop and use critical thinking skills. The new learning environment has application because it is authentic and the learning is not isolated or out of context. She states that students will be able to:

• Communicate using a variety of media and formats
• Access and exchange information in a variety of ways
• Compile, organize, analyze, and synthesize information
• Draw conclusions and make generalizations based on information gathered
• Know content and be able to locate additional information as needed
• Become self-directed learners
• Collaborate and cooperate in team efforts
• Interact with others in ethical and appropriate ways

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This could be useful for my afterschool program

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5 Free Tools to Remove Annoying Features around YouTube Videos

5 Free Tools to Remove Annoying Features around YouTube Videos | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it
YouTube is a great video resource for us in education.  It is probably the primary source everyone thinks of when looking for a video online.

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PowerPoint picture tools for effective presentations

PowerPoint picture tools for effective presentations | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it

This article provides an overview of the PowerPoint 2010 Photo/Picture manipulation tools, that can speed up the process of creating appropriate pictures, to help emphasise your presentation.


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7 Visually Appealing Ways to Publish Documents Online

Web-based publishing platforms. from Richard Byrne of Free Technology for Teachers. Publish attractive documents online that can also be downloaded as pdfs. 

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Qwiki - The Information Experience

Qwiki - The Information Experience | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it

Enter a topic and watch a multimedia presentation about it (drawn from Wikipedia) and voice to text. 

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Storybird - Collaborative storytelling

Storybird - Collaborative storytelling | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it

A  web tool for language teachers and learners that enables you to create your own illustrated stories.


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Slidemotion - create a video from your photos

Slidemotion - create a video from your photos | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it

Create awesome videos from your photos, video clips and music.

Simply upload your photos and videos, add music and Slidemotion will do the rest... all you need to do is share them.


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