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The Pedagogical Framework | e-Didaktik

The Pedagogical Framework | e-Didaktik | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
The pedagogical framework of eDidaktik.dk can form the basis for an assessment of whether a digital learning tool is suitable for use in a specific teaching situation. It is based upon a distinction between a monological, a dialogical and a polyphonic form of teaching.
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It is always inspiring to find resources in order to assess both if a learning tool is useful and also our students outcomes with that tool.

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Best tools and reflections to introduce creative and collaborative learning in education... especially in ESL
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EdVisto - Create Stories. Learn Together.

EdVisto - Create Stories. Learn Together. | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Finnish teaching method through online video storytelling, for active learning, creativity, co-creation and international collaboration

Via Baiba Svenca
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Storytelling with a sound structure to implement in class
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Leena's comment, July 26, 2017 12:43 AM
Amazing
Amreet Kaur Sandhu's curator insight, August 19, 2017 8:05 PM
Storytelling with a sound structure to implement in class
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 7, 2017 4:20 AM
EdVisto - Create Stories. Learn Together.
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Using Fake Text Messages to Create Learning Activities

Using Fake Text Messages to Create Learning Activities | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
iFake Text Message is a great tool for creating authentic looking materials to engage students and shift materials design into a genre that’s both relevant and familiar. The tool enables you to create a screen image of a text conversation.

Via Nik Peachey
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Good tool to enrich transmedia narrative, or mixed storytelling... where we can recreate dialogues produced in mobile environments...make sure your students make a good use!!
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 22, 8:09 AM

This blog post has a collection of ideas to engage and motivate learners through the use of fake text messages.

ducky58's curator insight, Today, 3:30 AM
Se volete far scambiare ai vostri alunni  finti sms tra personaggi famosi e non. (in inglese)
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10 Web Tools and Apps for Creating Avatars

10 Web Tools and Apps for Creating Avatars | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

"One of the first steps for participating in any social network or online community is creating a digital image of ourselves, an avatar. We often have several avatars across many social networks. Some look like us and others are symbols or graphical representations of us. It is important we get our students to create digital avatars and reflect on their digital identities"


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Avatars are an excellent chance to foster communication, they are a very good tool for foreign languages!
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Using Quests in Project-Based Learning

Using Quests in Project-Based Learning | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Questlines—learning pathways that are both personalized and differentiated—build choice into any lesson.


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Quests are a catchy way to encourage our students into learning!
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How to Teach Teens About Love, Consent and Emotional Intelligence | MindShift | KQED News

How to Teach Teens About Love, Consent and Emotional Intelligence | MindShift | KQED News | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
A Harvard survey reveals that teens want more clear guidance about love and romantic relationships from their parents and teachers.
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Why don't we start teaching emotions to teens, why don't we help them grow?
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Marta Teacher's curator insight, February 14, 1:37 PM

Mindshift Education

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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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The elearning attention span: How long should your project be? –

The elearning attention span: How long should your project be? – | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
What's the optimal length of a piece of elearning? Should elearning session time it be short and sweet, or in-depth and involved?

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Interesting article on attention span... think of our students!!
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Marta Torán's curator insight, February 9, 2:26 PM

Muy bueno.


El tiempo y el aprendizaje en línea. Simon Greany nos cuenta qué duración deben tener los contenidos eLearning para mantener la atención del alumno.

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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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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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5 Apps for Making Movies on Mobile Devices

5 Apps for Making Movies on Mobile Devices | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
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Nice article for newbies who want to learn the basics about mobile learning
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Five Keys to Rigorous Project-Based Learning

Well-designed project-based learning (PBL) has been shown to result in deeper learning and more engaged, self-directed learners. Learn more about the fiv
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A very interesting video showcasing the most important aspects of PBL
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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
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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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Guest Posts Archives - Buncee Blog

Guest Posts Archives - Buncee Blog | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Friends of buncee!
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Good library of examples of the educational use of  Buncee!
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New Stanford Study: A Positive Attitude Literally Makes Your Brain Work Better via @EntryLevelRebel

New Stanford Study: A Positive Attitude Literally Makes Your Brain Work Better via @EntryLevelRebel | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
@EntryLevelRebel

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Soooo important in learning! We must encourage students to see life in a positive way! And we should be their model!
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Sandrine Antoine's curator insight, Today, 5:43 AM

Une attitude positive pour que les cerveaux de nos enfants fonctionnent mieux.

Jerry Busone's curator insight, Today, 7:55 AM

When times are tough ... lean towards that which keeps you positive ... people, places or things ... stay positive you'll think better #PioneerStimulator #Positivity #makeeverydaycount

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Hay que ayudar a los niños a encontrar su pasión

Hay que ayudar a los niños a encontrar su pasión | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Cuando los niños empiezan a ir al colegio, los primeros años, se les anima a ser creativos, a jugar, a ser físicos, a crear cosas con arena, pintura, papel, arcilla, se les anima a que hagan cosas. Pero, con el tiempo, genera problemas, porque sus conocimientos son abiertos. ..No se centran en estudiar cosas, aprendérselas de memoria y que los evalúen para cerciorarse de que se acuerdan, se centran en las cosas que pueden crear...


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Inspiring talk... many people are not aware of the need for this change!
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How to manage Cell Phone use in your Classroom

How to manage Cell Phone use in your Classroom | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

In today’s technological world, there is no escaping the smartphone phenomenon. The average person uses their smartphone anywhere from 8 to 10 hours a day. Most people are even checking their phones every 15 to 20 minutes while they’re awake. The ways in which smartphones have become such an essential part of modern life is staggering, and something to be aware of when teaching in a classroom.


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This article will shed some light on the use of mobile devices in our classrooms when we are still thinking if it is a good option. It is not an option, it is a need, but some things must be seriously analysed.
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Michael MacNeil's curator insight, February 15, 2:18 PM
Canada, too!
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How to manage Cell Phone use in your Classroom
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Dalai Lama Inspires Emphasis on Kindness in Schools | MindShift | KQED News

Dalai Lama Inspires Emphasis on Kindness in Schools | MindShift | KQED News | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Focusing on kindness is an approachable way to get kids in touch with their feelings and growing social intelligence

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Teachin emotions is part of a teacher's job. This article may offer a good approach to this
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A Starter’s Guide to PBL Fieldwork

A Starter’s Guide to PBL Fieldwork | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Five tips to help you get started with taking students out for fieldwork—a powerful component of project-based learning.
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Interesting article about the basic steps to iontegrate PBL into our professional career
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Why Playing is Essential to Achieving Effective Learning

Why Playing is Essential to Achieving Effective Learning | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Learning should be fun! Here's why the idea of play in achieving effective learning should be a fundamental consideration for educators of all subjects and grade levels.

Via Nik Peachey
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Always important to reflect on the need to incorporate play in learning processes, regardless of the students' age
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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, February 9, 8:52 AM
I encourage my ESL students to "play" or have "fun"with their English inside and outside of the classroom. This allows the student to reduce the affective filtering, which occurs in learning a new language. This also helps with self correction and editing. 
Gust MEES's curator insight, February 14, 2:55 AM
Learning should be fun! Here's why the idea of play in achieving effective learning should be a fundamental consideration for educators of all subjects and grade levels.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=Effective+Learning

 

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, February 15, 4:51 AM
Effective Learning
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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!
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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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New Strategies to Get Kids to Create Media, Not Just Consume It by Christine Elgersma

New Strategies to Get Kids to Create Media, Not Just Consume It by Christine Elgersma | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
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Very useful article on creativity and learning with useful examples of those resources which can help us achieve that goal
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Create Talking Animations With These Free iPad Apps - iPad Apps for School

Create Talking Animations With These Free iPad Apps - iPad Apps for School | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Making animated movies is one of my favorite video creation projects for elementary school students. Students love hearing their voices bringing to life an animated character on the screen. You can have students create animations to tell stories from their own lives or to animate short stories that they have written in your classroom. The following three free iPad apps enable elementary school students to create talking animated movies.

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Good resources for ESL or foreign language lessons in general!!
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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
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Useful tool to create your own quizzes... or to ask your students to create their own!
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ducky58's curator insight, December 17, 2017 8:05 AM
Altro utilissimo strumento per creare cruciverba
Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, December 19, 2017 6:52 AM
Puzzles can be fun and challenging ways to reinforce new vocabulary or review information about specific topics. Build your own or use one that's already been created.
Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, December 31, 2017 11:06 PM
Must try, then share!

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Fake It To Make It | Games for Change

Fake It To Make It | Games for Change | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Fake It To Make It is a simulation-style game where players take on the role of someone creating and distributing fake news for profit. Players learn how misinformation is created, spread, and emotionally targeted, and leave better prepared to be skeptical of misinformation that they encounter in the future.


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Maybe a bit complex, but useful with young adults!!
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Claudia Andrade's curator insight, November 26, 2017 10:42 AM
Interesting game to identify fake news
Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, November 26, 2017 2:51 PM
Interesting tool for teaching students to recognize fake news.
Presenters's curator insight, November 26, 2017 3:38 PM
Fake It To Make It es un juego que, apostando por la terrible actualidad, logra crear un entorno educativo. El jugador tiene que crear y difundir noticias para obtener beneficios, pasando por las etapas de creación, localización de un objetivo emocional, difusión... En definitiva, es un título que prepara al que lo termina para un futuro de escepticismo con las informaciones que reciba.
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Neuroeducation Will Lead to Big Breakthroughs in Learning

Neuroeducation Will Lead to Big Breakthroughs in Learning | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

As neuroscience brings greater understanding of the human brain, experts are applying those findings in the classroom to improve how we teach and learn.


In recent decades we’ve seen the rise of an emerging interdisciplinary field that brings together neuroscientists and educators. As technologies like brain mapping and scanning continue to advance our understanding of the human brain, a sub-sector of experts are applying those findings to the classroom. Instead of being based on traditional or individual assumptions about learning, education is beginning to be treated more like a science. The new discipline, neuroeducation, serves to apply the scientific method to curricula design and teaching strategies. This comes with attempts for a more objective understanding of learning that is based on evidence. What Is Neuroeducation? All human abilities, including learning, are a result of our brain activity. Hence, a better understanding of how our brains operate can result in a better understanding of learning. As we continue to unravel the issues and limitations of traditional education, many solutions involve a better scientific basis behind how we teach. The goal of neuroeducation (also known as mind and brain education or educational neuroscience) is to solidify a scientific basis in teaching and learning. The field uses the latest findings from neuroscience, psychology, and cognitive science to inform education and consequently, teaching strategies.


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Ocean´s five's curator insight, October 27, 2017 3:23 AM
¿Qué es la neuroeducación? 
 Todas las habilidades humanas, incluido el aprendizaje, son el resultado de nuestra actividad cerebral. Por lo tanto, una mejor comprensión de cómo funciona nuestro cerebro puede resultar en una mejor comprensión del aprendizaje.
Dani Rivera's curator insight, November 2, 2017 11:35 AM
It shows findings in neuroeducation and how does that affect the nree metholodiges and techniques for teaching int he classroom, for instance that affective filters is linked with theories like neurolinguistic and linguistic programming, (you are able to understand and to perfom activities if you think you can do it and have the abilities to do it), another finding is that in the future mind mappings could be done per individuals of the brain, this means that teachers in the future will be able to understand the synapsis of the brain of the students, in order to know how they learn and how their neurons activate through different learning styles.
Florencia's curator insight, November 9, 2017 10:02 AM
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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

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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.