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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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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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Create Infographics with easel.ly

Create Infographics with easel.ly | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it

This is a great free tool for creating sophisticated looking infographics. The tool uses well designed templates which you can edit and add your own information to. 


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Crashes when loading themes, still in beta. Needs more time perhaps...
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HowTo: Find license free images with Google Search

HowTo: Find license free images with Google Search | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it

 Often people need license FREE images, especially for educational projects. But when searching on Google the results show ONLY ALL images! But there is a little trick to find the right stuff.

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5 Ways to Make PowerPoint Sing! (And Dance!)

5 Ways to Make PowerPoint Sing! (And Dance!) | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it

A blog post with a short video illustrating Nancy Duarte's rules for good presentation. It's for a business audience not EFL teachers, but many of the points apply, I think. PS: She has written two good books on making presentations, Slide:ology (pictured) and Resonate (also available an iPad app).

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RSA Animates

RSA Animates | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it

Ideas presented visually. Some great talks with accompanying hand-drawn illustrations in real time. The RSA Animate series is an innovative way of sharing world-changing ideas. All animations are done by Cognitive Media.

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TED-Ed | Tour

TED-Ed | Tour | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it
Use engaging videos on TED-Ed to create customized lessons. You can use, tweak, or completely redo any lesson featured on TED-Ed, or create lessons from scratch based on any video from YouTube.
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Calling all visual thinkers: The Napkin Academy is here! | DanRoam.com

Calling all visual thinkers: The Napkin Academy is here! | DanRoam.com | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it

Dan Roam's Napkin Academy--a short course teaching the principles of his approach. Some even for free. 

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How Visual Clarity Affects Learning: The eLearning Coach

How Visual Clarity Affects Learning: The eLearning Coach | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it

Connie Malamed summarizes why visual clarity is important in instructional design.

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The Best Online Sources For Images | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

The Best Online Sources For Images | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it

Tons of links for photos you can use in class with learners for free or with minimal hassle.

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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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Glogster: make a poster online. It's free!

Glogster: make a poster online. It's free! | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it

Glogster.com - Make your interactive poster online and share it with friends. Mix Images, Text, Music and Video. 

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Slideworld - PowerPoint Search Engine

Slideworld - PowerPoint Search Engine | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it

Slideworld is a renowned ppt search engine which has massive collection of PowerPoint templates and PowerPoint presentations. Slideworld’s PowerPoint templates are very unique and attractive. PowerPoint template can be edited and could be customized easily...


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The Anatomy Of An Infographic: 5 Steps To Create A Powerful Visual

The Anatomy Of An Infographic: 5 Steps To Create A Powerful Visual | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it

Information is very powerful but for the most bit it is bland and unimaginative. Infographics channel information in a visually pleasing, instantly understandable manner, making it not only powerful, but extremely beautiful. Once used predominantly to make maps more approachable, scientific charts less daunting and as key learning tools for children, inforgraphics have now permeated all aspects of the modern world.


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Stock Photo Sites via The eLearning Coach

Stock Photo Sites via The eLearning Coach | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it

A collection of mostly pay sites where you can buy (or occasionally get for free) photos and illustrations for your presentations, etc. Descriptions and cost info provided.

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Presentation Zen: What is good PowerPoint design?

Presentation Zen: What is good PowerPoint design? | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it

One of my favorite posts from Garr Reynolds's wonderful Presentation Zen blog. There are lots of other great articles here, but this one deals with visual presentation for "improving the look & feel, impact, and effectiveness of the [individual] slides."

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Text 2 Mind Map – The text-to-mind-map converter

Text 2 Mind Map – The text-to-mind-map converter | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it

Text to Mind Map converter: Convert your text or list of keywords to a mind map instantly. The text 2 mind map converter makes a mind map out of your bullet list. Print or save your mindmaps.

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8 Ways to Have Fun With Pictures in PowerPoint

8 Ways to Have Fun With Pictures in PowerPoint | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it
Make your PowerPoint presentations more impressive by adding special effects, rotating or just having fun with postures in PowerPoint.
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Do Students Really Have Different Learning Styles?

Do Students Really Have Different Learning Styles? | Visual Learning for EFL | Scoop.it

Mind/Shift blog article on learning styles. Incorporating visuals helps learning.

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The Best Ways To Use Photos In Lessons | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

Great ideas collected by Larry Ferlazzo for using images with EFL learners.

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