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Moovly - Create Animated Content like a Pro

Moovly - Create Animated Content like a Pro | Web 2.0 Tools in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it
Moovly is an online tool that allows you to create animated videos, tutorials, explainers, presentations, infographics, video clips, display ads or e-cards.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 24, 4:39 AM

Moovly is an online tool that allows you to create animated videos, tutorials, explainers, presentations, infographics, video clips, display ads or e-cards.


Atika MOKHFI's curator insight, February 25, 2:55 AM

Moovly semble intéressant et facile à utiliser pour la création de vidéos en ligne, mais personnellement je ne l'ai pas encore  testé...

Une version Free est disponible.

Moovly propose aussi une license "Education" : Ready to use Moovly for your educational projects or in your classroom? We offer educational licenses at a discount for individuals and groups.

Valérie Bardot's curator insight, February 28, 1:32 PM

Moovly, un outil qui a de multiples applications en ingénierie pédagogique (vidéos,, tutoriels..)

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instaGrok | A new way to learn

instaGrok | A new way to learn | Web 2.0 Tools in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it

instaGrok is a visual search engine and interactive learning tool collects educational content and displays it in the form of a web of related words. The tool is very appealing because it offers a variety of multimedia features to meet the unique learning needs of students. In addition to the visual map, content is displayed in the form of text, images, video and web links. Better yet, students can use the handy slider tool to self select the level of difficulty of the results displayed  which provides them with access usable information.

 


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I have just had a look at this and think it could be a great tool for project work.  Students type in any topic and the tool generates a 'GROK' which is a type of mind-map with all related topics.  You can then simplify and personalize your Grok by adding pins, eliminating unwanted info, creating personal notes, etc... Edmodo allows you to launch the App directly from your Edmodo site too which is convenient.  It looks a bit confusing at first but I think it's worth a look!

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Stacey Campo's curator insight, September 20, 2013 10:53 AM

The fast pace growth of these tools is so very exciting ~

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Great Web Tools

EdTechTeacher provides professional development services to teachers, schools, districts, and administrators.

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A really great extensive list of tools to use with the corresponding links.  They are well categorized in order for you to pick the right tool for the learning goal you have in mind.  Definately useful!

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Laura Spencer's curator insight, September 26, 2013 6:11 PM

This is a great list of web tools, organized by what a teacher would like the student to be able to do.

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Symphonical - Boost your teams' productivity

Symphonical - Boost your teams' productivity | Web 2.0 Tools in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it
The quickest way to get things done! Symphonical is an easy and fun app made of whiteboards and sticky notes.
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Very cool tool! Have made a quick example.  I like it, very intuitive and visual.  https://www.symphonical.com/wall/swyiq

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Susan's curator insight, October 8, 2013 3:38 AM

Un outil très util pour t'organiser.  C'est très visuel et intuitif! Voilà un example que je viens de faire....  https://www.symphonical.com/wall/swyiq

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Welcome to Flubaroo

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Used this lots - an excellent grading tool. 

 

Create a series of questions/quizzes using Google Forms then download the script which will turn the form into a self marking activity.

 

You can create a range of different closed questions: multiple choice, Yes/No, Short answer questions.

 

Records scores, averages, high/low scores and can also email students their results.

 

Very easy and simple to do.


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Robert Sims's curator insight, June 26, 2013 7:51 AM

Google Drive is offering some incredibly helpful tools to help teachers...and the students will react positively for technology based interactions.  Consider this article as an introduction if you are not yet familiar with the Google Drive tools.

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Sound interesting and useful!
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Amara - Caption, translate, subtitle and transcribe video.

Amara - Caption, translate, subtitle and transcribe video. | Web 2.0 Tools in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it
The easiest way to caption and translate any video, with crowdsourcing, volunteers, and professional services.
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Add subtitles to your videos!

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Susan's curator insight, September 25, 2013 3:47 AM

Mettre les sous-titres aux vidéos, en français!

 

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IFTTT / Put the internet to work for you.

IFTTT / Put the internet to work for you. | Web 2.0 Tools in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it
Put the internet to work for you.
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If THIS, then THAT.  This is a nifty little app that puts two apps together and works them in your favor.  You can, for example, get your 'to do' list sent to Evernote, have the weather sent to you in an SMS, wish all your friends an automatic birthday wish on FB, etc... It's a question of putting together 2 apps that you are already using and letting the app IFTTT work for you depending on your needs!

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The Best YouTube Tools and Tips for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Best YouTube Tools and Tips for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Web 2.0 Tools in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it
Youtube is a fantastic educational resource for teachers. This is a summary of the best posts.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Crunchzilla's Code Monster Teaches Kids Javascript Programming

Free Technology for Teachers: Crunchzilla's Code Monster Teaches Kids Javascript Programming | Web 2.0 Tools in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it
Crunchzilla is a service that students can use to learn to write Javascript programs. There are two versions of Crunchzilla; Code Maven and Code Monster. Code Monster is designed for students of middle school age.
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Printing Press - ReadWriteThink

“ The interactive Printing Press is designed to assist students in creating newspapers, brochures, and flyers.”
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I have personally used this one and it's very quick and simple to use!
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10 Excellent Platforms to Create your Classroom Website and Blog ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Excellent Platforms to Create your Classroom Website and Blog ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Web 2.0 Tools in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it
Setting up a classroom website or blog for your classroom is as easy as pie. There are several web platforms that allows users to easily create their website in a matter of minutes.
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Morfo - Create morphing images like Voki and Blabberize

Morfo - Create morphing images like Voki and Blabberize | Web 2.0 Tools in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it
Use Morfo to quickly turn a photo of your friend's face into a talking, dancing, crazy 3D character!

 

Almost free (£0.69) app for iphone, ipad AND android phones.

 

Create morphed images of people and add in the voice. Is this the new Voki?

 

Lots of other features too.


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The Accidental (MOOC) Student

The Accidental (MOOC) Student | Web 2.0 Tools in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it

"It started on a whim. I happened to be reading an article that discussed the rising popularity of MOOCs (massive online open courses) and in particular, how a Stanford professor decided to try an experiment with his traditional brick-and-mortar classes (around 220 enrollees) versus his online class (approximately 160,000 students)... My curiosity was piqued: College courses, taught by prestigious professors, some from universities I could only dream of attending, offering their studies for anyone, and unbelievably, at zero cost! How could such a thing exist?"


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robyn's comment, August 30, 2013 9:59 AM
i'm getting ready to start my third with the fourth comin up right on its heels. i love them!
Susan's comment, September 2, 2013 6:26 AM
Will be taking my first MOOC course starting next week! http://www.moodlenews.com/2013/why-a-moodle-mooc-more-information-on-learn-moodle-net/ ; We shall see!!
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8 Things Kids should Be Able to Do with Technology ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

8 Things Kids should Be Able to Do with Technology ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Web 2.0 Tools in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it

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This is something to reflect about.  I would add that the left column does not represent for me 'wrong answers'.  I do want my students to create and use many of the tools mentioned!  I also want them to RAISE AWARENESS, START CONVERSATIONS, MAKE A DIFFERENCE, TAKE ACTION, JOIN PARTNERS, ETC!!  Can we do both at the same time?

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Evelyn Izquierdo's curator insight, October 19, 2013 11:10 AM

I just came across this graphic on Twitter and it straightforward picked my interest. I was contemplating the deep meaning it communicates and could not agree more. The message is clear: technology is a means and not an end.

However, still water runs deep and if we dive a bit under the surface meaning we ll arrive at the core of the problem behind technology use in schools. Instead of integrating technology into education in a structured way that enhances learning and consolidates the insights students garner in class, technology is often being used for the sake of using it or at the most for carrying out traditional taks in a techy way...
Continue reading: http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2013/07/8-things-kids-should-be-able-to-do-with.html ;

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Citelighter - The fully automated bibliography, research, citation, and internet highlighting tool.

Citelighter - The fully automated bibliography, research, citation, and internet highlighting tool. | Web 2.0 Tools in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it

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This tool can help students organize their ideas when writing papers and/or doing research.  It allows them to highlight important information, drag information around and add their own comments and notes once they've read something.  I haven't tried it but think it could be a really useful tool for students who have to do research and write a lot of papers or essays.  Another bonus is that it adds the bibliography which always seems to be one of the complicated issues!

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TutoToons.com - Everyone Can Create Mobile Games

TutoToons.com - Everyone Can Create Mobile Games | Web 2.0 Tools in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it
With TutoTOONS You Can Easily Create Mobile Games for Free
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Transform your idea into an educational APP and get creative

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Susan's curator insight, October 10, 2013 4:20 AM

Un outil pour Créer les jeux

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Super Teacher Tools

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Super Teacher Tools has many free classroom review games and classroom management tools, including Flash Jeopardy.

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Gary Harwell's curator insight, October 1, 2013 12:49 AM

useful tools

Gary Harwell's curator insight, October 1, 2013 12:50 AM

Useful tools

Cindy Rudy's curator insight, October 4, 2013 10:07 AM
Productivity tools and learning tools links.
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Fake iPhone Text

Fake iPhone Text | Web 2.0 Tools in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it

Write the conversation and then press Create to recreate an iphone text conversation. 

 

Only issue is that you will need to pritnscreen it to save as an image although you could send the temporary webpage that it creates

 

Bound to have some good uses somewhere


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I could see this being useful with students.  They could create conversations and display them as text just as they are used to doing hundreds of times each day!  Only in English!!

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The EFL SMARTblog: Teaching and Learning Styles - What makes a good teacher? How do you like to learn?

The EFL SMARTblog: Teaching and Learning Styles - What makes a good teacher? How do you like to learn? | Web 2.0 Tools in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it
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A good lesson if you want to connect with your students at the beginning of this bright and new school year to find out what THEY think makes a good teacher!  Could start the year off on the right foot and make for some interesting conversation

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Katy ISD | A New Vision for Mobile Learning

In 2011, Katy Independent School District, in partnership with Cisco, launched the final phase of a technology transformation. Learn how Katy ISD realized th...
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It's nice to see that there are places that have really taken on board the idea of BYOD in their classroom and in their entire school.  Here in Catalonia it is generally still 'punishable'  being caught with mobiles or devices into the classroom. I am waiting for the day when this mentality changes.  I truly believe that the way to engage our students is by allowing them to interact with these devices in a way which would actually teach them to LEARN new things in and out of the classroom and enable them to see beyond using them simply for Facebook or Watsapp!  It would be nice to hear what the policies are from other European countries.  I'm curious to know if this is a general practise here in Catalonia, in most of Spain, in Europe? etc... In my opinion, we have a long way to go...

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Free Technology for Teachers: Quickly Add Speech Bubbles and Effects to Images

Free Technology for Teachers: Quickly Add Speech Bubbles and Effects to Images | Web 2.0 Tools in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it
Phrase.it is a simple service that anyone can use to add speech bubbles and some basic Instagram-like effects to your pictures.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Podcastomatic Turns Your Blog Posts Into Podcasts

Free Technology for Teachers: Podcastomatic Turns Your Blog Posts Into Podcasts | Web 2.0 Tools in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it
Podcastomatic.com is a free service that automatically converts your blog posts into podcasts.
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Could be handy for reaching more people
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10 Great YouTube Videos for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Great YouTube Videos for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Web 2.0 Tools in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it
Just like TED-ED and Khan Academy, YouTube now hosts several educational channels all geared towards the betterment of education. More importantly is the fact that many teachers and educators are creating their channels where they share their content area expertise and knowledge in the form of tutorials and guides.
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Bounce – A fun and easy way to share ideas on a webpage

Bounce – A fun and easy way to share ideas on a webpage | Web 2.0 Tools in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it

Bounce is a fun and easy way to share ideas on a webpage. Allows you to add feedback to any interface and toss that back and forth with other people


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gideonwilliams's curator insight, April 8, 2013 1:03 PM

Evaluate features on a website by getting students to offer their opinions. Students drag text boxes over features and write in short comments.

 

Good for evaluating students websites or anything else with a visible URL. Also good for reviewing other websites

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, April 18, 2013 2:25 AM

NIce way to share ideas and thoughts about a webpage... we can comment on news, articles...

M. Van Amelsvoort's curator insight, September 5, 2013 8:26 PM

Many possible uses with this interesting tool: annotation, vocabulary explanation, etc.

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Welcome to Flubaroo

Welcome to Flubaroo | Web 2.0 Tools in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it

Used this lots - an excellent grading tool. 

 

Create a series of questions/quizzes using Google Forms then download the script which will turn the form into a self marking activity.

 

You can create a range of different closed questions: multiple choice, Yes/No, Short answer questions.

 

Records scores, averages, high/low scores and can also email students their results.

 

Very easy and simple to do.


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Robert Sims's curator insight, June 26, 2013 7:51 AM

Google Drive is offering some incredibly helpful tools to help teachers...and the students will react positively for technology based interactions.  Consider this article as an introduction if you are not yet familiar with the Google Drive tools.

Susan's comment, September 27, 2013 8:42 AM
Sound interesting and useful!
Susan's curator insight, September 27, 2013 8:42 AM

Sounds interesting and useful!