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“Simon’s Cat” Videos Are Perfect For English Language Learners | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

“Simon’s Cat” Videos Are Perfect For English Language Learners | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | Web 2.0 Tools in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it
“Short videos for English Language Learners #ESL #EFL #ELT #ELL #VenTESOL http://t.co/mXDPRi60h1”;
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14 Technology Concepts Every Teacher should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

14 Technology Concepts Every Teacher should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Web 2.0 Tools in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it

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May our learning never end...

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Vance Stevens's curator insight, January 3, 2014 6:20 AM

You're tending towards multiliterate the more familiar you are with these 14 concepts:

1 - Adaptive Learning
2 - Virtual Classroom
3 - MOOCS
4 - Synchronous Vs Asynchronous Learning
5 - Blended Learning
6 - Flipped Classroom
7 - Self-directed Learning
8 - Learning Management Systems
9 - Cloud Based Learning
10 - Mobile Learning
11 - Course Management System ( CMS )
12 - E-learning
13 - 1:1 Technology
14- Gamification

 

Any others?

J. Mark Schwanz's comment, January 3, 2014 11:10 AM
digital citizenship and leadership
J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, January 3, 2014 11:20 AM

Yes. This list is a good summary. I think we need to add a few basic competencies:

  1. Data bases and data systems
  2. Blogs and social networking
  3. Digital citizenship and leadership 
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iVisual Info Touch - Create Infographics on Your iPad

iVisual Info Touch - Create Infographics on Your iPad | Web 2.0 Tools in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it
iVisual Info Touch is an iPad app that you can use to create relatively simple infographics. The app makes it easy to create your infographics. It is not necessary to create an account in order to ...

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Terrie Pressman's curator insight, January 3, 2014 8:24 AM

Need to give this a try...just wondering...how many people verify the statistics in infographics

 

Patricia Flavin's curator insight, January 3, 2014 2:46 PM

I think this would work with my elementary students.

Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, January 5, 2014 12:13 PM

Prachtig simpel!

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TodaysMeet

TodaysMeet | Web 2.0 Tools in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it
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Set up your own online meeting room and embrace BACKCHANNEL, helping you to connect with your audience in realtime.

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Happy New Year! Our top five essential 'How-to Guides' of 2013

Happy New Year! Our top five essential 'How-to Guides' of 2013 | Web 2.0 Tools in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it
As the New Year festivities inspire personal reflection, renewed productivity and exploration, the Impact of Social Sciences team has put together our five most popular How-to Guides of 2013. If yo...

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'How to' guides...

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, January 2, 2014 12:37 AM

Your essential ‘how-to’ guide to using Prezi in an academic environment



Best Practice for Tagging Academic Notes



Using Google Hangouts for Higher Education blogs and workshops



Opening up your research: a guide to self-archiving




How to find an appropriate research data repository.

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Cool tools for schools

Cool tools for schools | Web 2.0 Tools in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it
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I have often used this site for finding tools for my classes.  There are some good links and they are quite well categorized in order to find tools for specific tasks.  I don't like the esthetics of the page but the info is worth a look.

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Gary Harwell's curator insight, December 3, 2013 12:04 AM

A great site for finding tools to use in the classroom.

Gary Harwell's curator insight, December 10, 2013 11:35 PM

Many engaged teachers are using these "Cool Tools" for their classes.

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Talky

Talky | Web 2.0 Tools in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it

Truly simple video chat and screen sharing for groups. Add multiple people to the conversation. Easily add anyone's screen to the conversation. Add a shared key to a room for added privacy.


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This tool does look very practical, esp because you don't have to download any software.

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Helene Bearup's curator insight, November 22, 2013 6:20 PM

For Firefox 24 and google chrome only. Haven't tried it yet but sounds good.

Aunty Alice's curator insight, December 24, 2013 5:55 PM

Been looking for something like this . Now to do it.

AraceliGF's curator insight, February 9, 2014 6:47 AM

Video chat and screen sharing for groups, no sign in required.

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44 QR Codes Resources For Teaching & Learning

44 QR Codes Resources For Teaching & Learning | Web 2.0 Tools in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it
44 QR Codes Resources For Teaching & Learning

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, November 30, 2013 4:22 PM

good resources....

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, December 1, 2013 9:12 AM

Some great ideas and resources here.

Soledad de Noriega's curator insight, December 9, 2013 1:44 PM

Keep an eye on www.teachthought.com!

 

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MixBit - create videos together

MixBit - create videos together | Web 2.0 Tools in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it
Record, edit and publish videos right from your mobile device. We provide powerful yet simple editing tools like rearranging and trimming clips — everything you need for that perfect video. MixBit is brought to you by Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, the co-founders of YouTube. We created YouTube to give you a way to share videos, and now we want to help you create videos, together.
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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, October 23, 2013 7:14 PM

This looks like a really interesting app! Will have to try and see. 

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A Comprehensive List of Apps and Tools to Flip your Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Comprehensive List of Apps and Tools to Flip your Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Web 2.0 Tools in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it
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For those of you wanting to try out 'The Flipped Classroom' 

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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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Free apps list

“ A list of free apps recommended by the STaRT Education Department”
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10 Reasons Why Edmodo is an Excellent Digital Learning Platform

10 Reasons Why Edmodo is an Excellent Digital Learning Platform | Web 2.0 Tools in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it
Edmodo is a Premier Online Learning Tool for K-12, for Good Reason. Do you Know Edmodo? I've been aware of Edmodo and respected its capabilities and popularity

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Edmodo, a great VLE for both students and teachers!

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Journal Jar - Free Journal Topic App for iPhone / iPod touch / iPad / Android

Journal Jar - Free Journal Topic App for iPhone / iPod touch / iPad / Android | Web 2.0 Tools in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it
Journal Jar - Free Journal Topics App for creative thinking. Educational Language Arts App. Access it online and/or on your mobile device (iphone / ipad / ipod touch / android). Get over 150+ journal topics ideas.
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An app to stimulate writing or class discussion by generating different topics and ideas.     It can be downloaded onto your phone or tablet and topic choices appear one by one when you 'shake' your device.

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5 tools I’ll use in 2014 : A Journey in TEFL

5 tools I’ll use in 2014 : A Journey in TEFL | Web 2.0 Tools in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it

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Some great new tools here.  I just tried Buncee and it's pretty neat and easy to use.  You can create dynamic greeting cards and share them within minutes like the one I just made.  http://www.buncee.com/buncee/45336

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English news and easy articles for students of English

English news and easy articles for students of English | Web 2.0 Tools in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it
We write news in three different levels of English. We want to help you understand English more. Now all students can enjoy reading and listening to news.
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Great site for reading and listening to new in English.  The stories are presented in 3 different levels, beginners, intermediate and advanced. There are also learning materials available for download.  Great!

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, December 10, 2013 3:46 AM

A nice way to enhance our students' reading skills through the language of news... Thanks, Sue Dreger!!

Helen Davies's comment, December 10, 2013 6:46 AM
Hmm - I may be wrong but this seems to be a paying resource - just discovered this after signing up.
Judith Morais's curator insight, December 28, 2013 7:22 PM

This is one resource I will be using. The three levels are quite distinct. level 1has a few difficult words. I'd be interested to see what level 0 looks like (they are working on that now).

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197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About

197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About | Web 2.0 Tools in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it

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Free Visual Dictionary & Thesaurus | Online Dictionary | Associated Words | Synonyms Dictionary at SnappyWords.com

Free Visual Dictionary & Thesaurus | Online Dictionary | Associated Words | Synonyms Dictionary at SnappyWords.com | Web 2.0 Tools in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it
Snappy Words is a free visual English dictionary and thesaurus that lets you search the meaning of words and other associated words.
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This tool is a bit like a mindmap using words and associated words or synonyms to create relationships between them.  It's still in Beta and a lot of words don't show up but it could be useful in any case.

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Phraseum - language learning online

A web clipping app for language learning. Discover, clip, organize and remember useful foreign language phrases and collocations while browsing the web.
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Excellent Videos OnThe Use of Augmented Reality Apps by Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent Videos OnThe Use of Augmented Reality Apps by Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Web 2.0 Tools in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it

"Below are some good videos I got a few days ago on examples of how some augmented reality apps are being used with kids to help them improve their learning. If the concept of augmented reality if all new to you then here is a brief definition of it: Augmented Reality is exactly what the name implies: an augmented version of realty created by mixing technology with the known world. It might be a distorted, augmented, or less augmented version of the actual world but in its basic form, augmented reality is a simulation or rather a way of superimposing digital contents into the real context."


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Rachael Jones's curator insight, October 18, 2013 1:10 AM

The Department of Citizenship & Immigration in Australia created an augmented reality app for Harmony day which was AWESOME. I'm all for this near-holographic technology in classrooms! Best thing is - it's technology that gets students out of their chairs and keeps them engaged while they walk around exploring the 360 degree augmented "reality".

NASA also made a cool Mars Rover app.

Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, October 19, 2013 12:11 AM

This offers fascinating possiblities. Just need to sync the equipment and OS

montse lzluzuriaga's curator insight, January 5, 2014 2:41 PM

ideos n ayudar a enfocar el uso de realidad aumentada en el aula.

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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, 2015 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, 2015 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, 2015 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.