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Best tools and reflections to introduce creative and collaborative learning in education... especially in ESL
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Using Photos With English Language Learners

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"A picture is worth a thousand words." -- Unknown Though the origin of this popular adage is unclear, one thing is clear: using photos with English Language Learners (ELLs) is one of the most resourceful ways to help students in learning a language.

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JustTheWord

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Just The Word collocations - helps you in writing English. Type a word and get collocations and associated expressions.


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BBC - Podcasts - The English We Speak

BBC - Podcasts - The English We Speak | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

The English We Speak from bbclearningenglish.com. Every week, it looks at a different everyday English phrase or piece of slang in this three-minute programme. Good for those students who wish to acquire some proficiency in the use of everyday expressions in conversation

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Creating a Visual Dictionary on the iPad with PicCollage

Creating a Visual Dictionary on the iPad with PicCollage | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

The ideas was for the students to take photos, email photos from home or find photos online to represent their weekly Hebrew vocabulary words. Once the images are on the iPad, tap on the blank canvas and choose “Photos From Library” to import photos into PicCollage.


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108 Ways to Use Word Clouds in the Classroom...Word Clouds in Education

108 Ways to Use Word Clouds in the Classroom...Word Clouds in Education | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

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Linxy - Augmented reality encyclopedia

Linxy - Augmented reality encyclopedia | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

This is a fantastic augmented reality dictionary / encyclopedia. Simply donload the app to your phone then point the camera at any word and see the entry on screen. Great free app.


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IdiomSite.com - Find out the meanings of common sayings

IdiomSite.com - Find out the meanings of common sayings | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Useful site for studying idioms. It gives simple and accurate definitions to a good range of idioms.


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Visual Dictionary Online

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Merriam-Webster's Visual Dictionary Online is a nice free dictionary for those who like to enrich their vocabulary through images. Very good quality examples and a huge list of words and concepts to explore

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BuiLD YouR WiLD SeLF

BuiLD YouR WiLD SeLF | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

This application was created some years ago and it still proves useful and catchy. Its interface is really enticing and children love to play with body parts and create strange wild creatures. Probably one of the best apps to deal with vocabulary of the body!

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Prodigious Stratagems for Escalating Vocabulary

Prodigious Stratagems for Escalating Vocabulary | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

At every level of language learning, vocabulary acquisition is vitally important to success. Obviously we cannot express ourselves unless we have the words to do so. This article gives us some tips to increasing vocabulary acquisition.

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What School Lunches Look Like In 20 Countries Around The World

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What School Lunches Look Like In 20 Countries Around The World: Here are some pictures of school lunches from around the world.

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Great to compare and revise food vocabulary.


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List of British words not widely used in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

List of British words not widely used in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

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Wordia - help students to learn subject vocabulary through free learning games and video

Wordia - help students to learn subject vocabulary through free learning games and video | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

A free resource that uses interactive video and games-based learning to teach students vocabulary. Educators can set school tournaments, and students can play fun learning games challenging classmates and other schools. Let students create their own game and they will be inproving their vocabulary dramatically!

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Memrise

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Memrise is almost certainly the most fun and effective way to learn vocabulary. Designed by Grandmaster of Memory Ed Cooke and Princeton neuroscientist Greg Detre.

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OneLook Reverse Dictionary

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The OneLook reverse dictionary is a great tool to get students thinking about how they explain what words mean. Unlike most dictionaries which gives you the meaning of a ord, this one will give you the word as long as you can give the correct maning. This is a great skill to develop as a language learner.


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Kids Learn Everyday Words Lite

Kids Learn Everyday Words Lite | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Free Andoid App with nice activities to practise vocabulary with children.

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ABCya! Word Clouds for Kids!

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Word Clouds for Kids... Easy and catchy interface to help kids learn about word clouds... an easy way to introduce them to word categories

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szoter - online annotation tool

szoter - online annotation tool | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Szoter is easy to use, free, online image annotation tool. It makes expressing Your ideas and thoughts easy. It can be used to share Your ideas with friends and highlight important parts of images. Great tool for language learners. Use pictures to learn vocabulary: Name things, describe them...

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Unused Words - A new word every day

Unused Words - A new word every day | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Unused Words - Discover a new word every day..., many of them still in use. The site gives some interesting information about the history and origin of th words as well. You can browse by verbs, nouns... Users can submit that long forgotten word they once heard and have never used.

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In An English Country Garden

Things found in an English country garden Sung by Jimmie Rodgers...

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1000 images on the tip of my tongue - trilingual directory to learn idioms

1000 images on the tip of my tongue - trilingual directory to learn idioms | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Understanding and using idioms in a foreign language helps us to communicate in a more realistic way. However, this is a difficult aspect of language learning since they differ a lot from language to language. The website 1000 images on the tip of my tongue will be a great for all those who want to learn to use idiomatic expressions. It includes idiomatic expressions in three languages (Spanish, English and French) illustrated with pictures, audio to learn to pronounce them and games to practice. 


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Susana Crespo's comment, July 10, 2012 10:27 PM
I find this very interesting
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Oxford Dictionaries Spelling Challenge

Oxford Dictionaries Spelling Challenge | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Test your spelling skills with the Oxford Dictionaries Spelling Challenge. Can you spell words like quiescent, millennium, accommodation, and bureaucracy? Could you get a perfect score on the fiendish level? A very catchy website to foster spelling skills... playful and engaging!

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Words of the World by The University of Nottingham

Words of the World by The University of Nottingham | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Informative videos from language and culture experts about background and use of various important words. Presented by the University of Nottingham's School of Modern Languages and Cultures.
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Museum of London - Apprentice game

Museum of London - Apprentice game | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Short game that lets students take a quick walk of life in medieval times. They must choose a newborn character and take decisions as they grow. Good for vocabulary revision and group decision taking.

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English Attack!

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English Attack is a state-of-the-art website where students can practise their vocabulary along with listening skills in a very engaging way. Catchy activities with video, song and exercises that will surely motivate students.

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