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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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Artful Thinking

Artful Thinking | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it

A Harvard Visible Thinking Project Zero website of resources to help students develop think dispositions that support thoughtful learning. 

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360 Degree Aerial Panorama | 3D Virtual Tours Around the World | Photos of the Most Interesting Places on the Earth | AirPano.com

360 Degree Aerial Panorama | 3D Virtual Tours Around the World | Photos of the Most Interesting Places on the Earth | AirPano.com | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it

AirPano is a noncommercial project focused on high resolution 3D aerial panoramas. 

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Image-based Quizlet Flashcards by EFL Classroom

Image-based Quizlet Flashcards by EFL Classroom | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it

Links to image-based Quizlet Flashcards organized by topic and level. And links to download all the cards.
 

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Life Feast: EFL ACTIVITIES using SILENT VIDEOS

Life Feast: EFL ACTIVITIES using SILENT VIDEOS | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it

EFL ACTIVITIES using SILENT VIDEOS http://t.co/93rPnJ7J...


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Making Lectures (Lessons) More Engaging

Garr Reynolds'  2012 TED Osaka Presentation (20 minutes). He stresses effective use of images and interactive activities.

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PIMPAMPUM :: Phrasr .:.

PIMPAMPUM :: Phrasr .:. | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it

This site brings up flickr images to illustrate the words of any phrase you enter into the input field. You can then choose of reject the suggested images to get a great visual mnemonic for your target language.

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WordSift - Visualize Text

WordSift - Visualize Text | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it

Input a text, get a word cloud. Then click on the word cloud items to see examples, synonymns, and related vocabulary. Very nice.

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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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Free Technology for Teachers: 11 Ways to Find and View Panoramic Images

Free Technology for Teachers: 11 Ways to Find and View Panoramic Images | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it

Great selection of links for panoramic images on the web. 

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The use of advertising in ELT / CLIL

The use of advertising in ELT / CLIL | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it

I came across this site and thought it could be a great way to engage students and get them to reflect, share their thoughts and practise their English.  The adverts could be used in many different ways and a lot of language can be generated from them. 


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Visual Boards To Curate Your Learning Topics: Learni.st

Heiko Idensen reports in his curated newsradar "Online Curating & Social Learning Tools and Applications": "Learnist is a new pinboard where users can organize their learning materials. It resembles Pinterest except that Learnist is just for sharing learning resources.

 

The website is still in beta but looks really very promising for both teachers and students.

 

Here is a set of the main features that Learnist offers to its users :

It is free Itis easy to use It has a user friendly interface It lets users create pinboards around a certain topic Users can create different boards and invite others to collaborate on them It lets you pin images,videos, and text to your boards with a single click from Learnist bookmarklet Users can also upload resources to their  boards using URLs

Free to use.

 

Try it out: http://learni.st 


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Beth Kanter's comment, May 25, 2012 11:58 AM
OMG, I think I died and went to heaven .. I'm going to check this out right away - it is exactly what I had hoped to use pinterest for.
Beth Kanter's comment, May 25, 2012 12:03 PM
Bummer, it is invite only - but requested one - hopefully won't take too long - looks like a great tool for trainers and teachers
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ドロップレット・プロジェクト (Droplet Project)

ドロップレット・プロジェクト (Droplet Project) | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it

A large series of iconic images originally designed to help communicate better with people with learning disabilities. The images can be downloaded if you register (free). (In Japanese)

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Jing, screenshot and screencast software from TechSmith

Jing, screenshot and screencast software from TechSmith | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it

Jing captures anything on you see on your computer screen, as an image or short video, and lets you share it instantly. 

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GraphWords.com - Visualize words!

GraphWords.com - Visualize words! | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it

Graph Words is a visualization tool. Use it as an English dictionary and thesaurus. Search for words and get a visual mindmap of similar words. Just wish it had collocations...

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:: PIMPAMPUM :: Bubblr! .:.

:: PIMPAMPUM :: Bubblr! .:. | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it

Search for photos, add dialog bubbles and other text, and make stories you can publish and share. Easy to use and great fun.

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