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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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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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A Picture's Worth: 1000words.net

A Picture's Worth: 1000words.net | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it

Visitors  share their memories through a single photograph and an accompanying essay. The editors control the content of the site but the essays could be used a examples that students can look at before they write their own essays about their own special pictures.

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Dear Photograph

Dear Photograph | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it

Take a picture of a picture from the past in the present. Brilliant idea--very moving. This would make a great activity for learners, I think.

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Visual Understanding Environment

Visual Understanding Environment | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it

The Visual Understanding Environment (VUE) is an Open Source project based at Tufts University. The VUE project is focused on creating flexible tools for managing and integrating digital resources in support of teaching, learning and research. VUE provides a flexible visual environment for structuring, presenting, and sharing digital information.

 


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Qwiki - The Information Experience

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

Audio-visual presentations made from wikipedia resources. A great way to experience new information.

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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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FACEinHOLE.com - Who do you want to be today?

FACEinHOLE.com - Who do you want to be today? | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it

Haven't you ever wanted to see what you'd look like as Harry Potter, James Bond, Paris Hilton or one of the Rolling Stones? Well now you can with FACEinHOLE.com. Great site for mashing images that can then be used for speaking or writing activities.

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Record & Share your Ideas | Present.me

Record & Share your Ideas | Present.me | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it

Present.Me is a  way to record and share your presentations (slides and video together).

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Howcast | How-to videos on the web

Howcast | How-to videos on the web | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it

Howcast is a great source of fun, free, and useful how-to videos and guides.

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Flash cards, vocabulary memorization, and study games | Quizlet

Flash cards, vocabulary memorization, and study games | Quizlet | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it

Quizlet is a  way to memorize vocabulary lists. It's fun and interactive. Vocab lists are customizable and flashcards can be printed out. Users can study independently via PC or smartphone (I use Cardboard) or tablet. Now with multiplayer games! 

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