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Best tools and reflections to introduce creative and collaborative learning in education... especially in ESL
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Imagine Forest | Creative Writing Community for Kids

Imagine Forest | Creative Writing Community for Kids | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Imagine Forest makes writing stories easy and fun. Never again will you be lost for inspiration or story ideas. Improve your creative writing skills and imagination through completing quick and fun activities.

Via Nik Peachey
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Nice tool for primary students that lets them create nice stories incorporating their own pictures or using those form the library
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 13, 1:20 AM

This looks like a great site to get young learners writing. Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo for this one.  http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/

Limitless Learning Limited's curator insight, February 14, 12:50 PM
Lots of writing inspiration, activities, lessons and a cute game to get the creative juices flowing.
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Word Search Puzzles

Word Search Puzzles | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Thousands of word search puzzles and games to play online or print out, covering a mix of both fun and educational topics. You can even create your very own game in just a few simple steps.
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Simple, easy, quick... it is good to have always close at hand...
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Puzzle Creator

Puzzle Creator | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Looking for vocabulary or theme-specific word games? Or need a fun way to reinforce word recognition? Our free and easy-to-use interactive puzzle maker lets you custom create word games for your student or child.


Via Nik Peachey
Ricard Garcia's insight:
Useful tool to create your own quizzes... or to ask your students to create their own!
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 16, 2017 12:45 AM

Useful tool for creating games and puzzles.

ducky58's curator insight, December 17, 2017 8:05 AM
Altro utilissimo strumento per creare cruciverba
Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, December 31, 2017 11:06 PM
Must try, then share!

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Quest - Write text adventure games and interactive stories

Quest - Write text adventure games and interactive stories | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Interesting tool to foster creativity in storytelling and narrative... a bit complex but rewarding if teachers devote some time to learn the tool.
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Oskar Almazan's curator insight, October 23, 2017 8:46 AM
Quest lets you make interactive story games. Text adventure games like Zork and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Gamebooks like the Choose Your Own Adventure and Fighting Fantasy books. You don't need to know how to program. All you need is a story to tell. Your game can be played anywhere. In a web browser, downloaded to a PC, or turned into an app.
 
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6 Useful Resources for Exploiting the News in the English Language Classroom

6 Useful Resources for Exploiting the News in the English Language Classroom | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Whether it's fake news, real news, world news or just news to you, navigating and understanding the news in a second language can be a really useful way to gain some valuable and authentic insights into the culture of the language.

Via Nik Peachey
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Useful links to different sites to make the best of News in ELT
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 21, 2017 1:34 AM

Some useful resource sites with lots of ready made activities and lesson plans.

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, August 25, 2017 9:15 AM
Using current events with functional English resources within the 21st Century teaching and learning classroom.
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Narrative4Change

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Very good explanation on using narratives in a rich environment... let us all tell stories and imagine!
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English literacy exercises - Improve your literacy skills and writing skills

English literacy exercises - Improve your literacy skills and writing skills | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
English literacy exercises - Improve your literacy skills and writing skills
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Practical... not very innovative... but handy sometimes :-)
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English Language & Usage Stack Exchange

English Language & Usage Stack Exchange | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Q&A for linguists, etymologists, and serious English language enthusiasts
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A place for doubts and questions regarding English.
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Over 30 Good Infographics for Language Teachers from GrammarCheck via Educators' Technology

Over 30 Good Infographics for Language Teachers from GrammarCheck via Educators' Technology | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Visual students need visual resources, so... there you are!
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GwynethJones's curator insight, March 19, 2017 10:15 PM

Cool!

Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, March 20, 2017 10:08 AM
What a great resource for English teachers!  Love this!
Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, March 25, 2017 12:13 PM
These are good resources to use in your 21st Century language learning / teaching environments.
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MadLipz

MadLipz | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
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Nice app to foster our students speaking abilities, and also creativity. Have them think about altrenative dialogues for the videos offered by the platform... good fun!!
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PlayPosit - Interactive Video Learning

PlayPosit - Interactive Video Learning | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

PlayPosit is an online learning environment to create and share interactive video lessons. Teachers begin with any online video  and transform what is traditionally passive content into an active experience for students, with time-embedded activities.


Via Nik Peachey
Ricard Garcia's insight:
An alternative to edpuzzle?
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 19, 2017 4:41 AM

A useful tool for creating interactive video materials.

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, February 6, 2017 2:04 AM
Un outil à retenir.
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Newspaper generator

Newspaper generator | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Use this free online newspaper generator to create your own spoof newspaper articles. Just upload a photo and add your own text.


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Good tool for our students. Let them exploit their creativity and create page-long mock newspaper articles where they can even insert a picture.
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 Listening that sparks learning.

 Listening that sparks learning. | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Free lessons and educational podcasts for your classroom.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Good resource: Easy navigation and good activities and tasks once registered... for free!
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Kapwing - The Online Video Editor

Kapwing - The Online Video Editor | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Kapwing is a modern editor for videos, GIFs, and images. Try our free meme maker, resizer, subtitle maker, filters, and more!
Ricard Garcia's insight:
Kapwing offers different possibilities to work with video and images: memes, subtitles, and other assets we can use in our projects.
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What Kids Eat Around the World

What Kids Eat Around the World | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
In the face of global obesity, photographer Gregg Segal traveled around the world to photograph kids alongside the food they eat.
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A beautiful page where children from different countries are photographed from above with all the food they eat in a week. Nice source of speaking activities with young students and early teens!
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How Do You Play Games

How Do You Play Games | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
This site features instructions and guides to fun games, icebreakers, activities for classrooms, parties, youth groups, camps and businesses. Click on a game to read how to play!

Via Nik Peachey
Ricard Garcia's insight:
NIce showcase on how to use games in a language class!
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Christiane Windhausen's curator insight, November 26, 2017 4:04 AM
Gute gruppensynamische Spiele für Teams 
peterlakeman's curator insight, November 26, 2017 5:00 AM
Een grote lijst met spelmogelijkheden voor je klas. Doe inspiratie op en kijk of je een spel kunt gebruiken in de klas. Gewoon 'ouderwetse' en 'moderne' spellen.
The Library Patch's curator insight, November 26, 2017 6:20 AM
Through play we learn!
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Word Booster

Word Booster | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
We save valuable time of English teachers when they prepare authentic class material from news articles so that they could spend the time on more important things. Just grab the URL of a news article you want to teach, copy & paste the URL on our site, wait for a moment. Then viola! You have ready-to-print word list, vocabulary quiz, and even the article itself reformatted for notes taking.
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When you are in a hurry, or when you exactly know what you want... make the best of a web article with this useful tool
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Integrating global issues in the creative English language classroom

Integrating global issues in the creative English language classroom | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Ricard Garcia's insight:
A good idea to make our students think... in English! :-)
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Amreet Kaur Sandhu's curator insight, August 19, 2017 8:05 PM
A good idea to make our students think... in English! :-)
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English Language Learners Stack Exchange

English Language Learners Stack Exchange | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Q&A for speakers of other languages learning English
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A nice space for sharing: Doubts, questions and answers available to the community
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Quiz your English | Cambridge English

Quiz your English | Cambridge English | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Improve your English with our fun, free app Quiz your English. Download the Cambridge English app and practise your vocabulary and grammar skills with friends from around the world.

Via Nik Peachey
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Challenges foster more challenges... challenge others to compete with your English!!
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 21, 2017 4:40 AM

This is a nice free app to get students practicing together and with others around the world. Available for both iOS and Android.

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, April 23, 2017 7:03 AM
A great free app to learn and test your knowledge with your peers.
 
Edward Russell's curator insight, April 24, 2017 11:31 AM
Looks like a fun, free app :)
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How to Learn English Playing Video Games

How to Learn English Playing Video Games | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Learn and Improve English as a second language playing Video Games

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Nice easy tips for those who believe learning English through videogames is possible... I do!
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Sutori

Sutori | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Ricard Garcia's insight:
A very powerful tool! Engage students into content creation and foster comprehension through displaying info and creating tasks!
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Try These 7 Writing Exercises to Boost Students' Creative Writing Skills

Try These 7 Writing Exercises to Boost Students' Creative Writing Skills | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
From some of the experts in our midst comes a host of powerful and effective writing exercises that will get students thinking critically and creatively.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Nice ideas if not new
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Google Released A New 3D Digital Story Telling Tool

Google Released A New 3D Digital Story Telling Tool | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

"Google announced today the release of Toontastic 3D which is similar to the original Toontastic but has more awesome stuff to offer. Toontastic 3D allows kids to use their imagination and engage in creative tasks. They can construct amazing things including book and school reports, design pitches, narrate stories, create beautiful cartoons and many more. Toontastic 3D is available for free download in both iOS App Store and Google Play Store.  It also works with select Chromebooks."


Via John Evans
Ricard Garcia's insight:
A very good and engaging tool for digital storytelling. Quite simple but with a very catchy layout. Easy to use, with simple outcomes. It is a good tool for primary and lower secondary students!! Production is saved as a video in the mobile device.
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Fausto Cantu's curator insight, January 16, 2017 12:52 PM
Google Released A New 3D Digital Story Telling Tool
Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, January 17, 2017 3:07 AM
another great tool from google for 3D storytelling
 
Sandy Bernstein's curator insight, January 20, 2017 9:40 AM

Great book creation, story telling tool!  Students can narrate as well.

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Read Listen Learn - digital graded readers with audio to help people teach and learn English as a foreign language

Read Listen Learn - digital graded readers with audio to help people teach and learn English as a foreign language | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Read Listen Learn - We enable teachers to provide graded readers to their learners in almost any setting and we help learners to enjoy improving their English and develop fluency through reading and listening for pleasure

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Ricard Garcia's insight:
Good free website with a growing list of readers!!
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 30, 2016 8:29 AM

This looks like a useful resource. At resent it's free.

Francisco González's comment, January 2, 2017 4:50 AM
Awesome resource. Thank you!