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Best tools and reflections to introduce creative and collaborative learning in education... especially in ESL
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Using Fake Text Messages to Create Learning Activities

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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.

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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, February 23, 3:30 AM
Se volete far scambiare ai vostri alunni  finti sms tra personaggi famosi e non. (in inglese)
Juanita Amiel Townsend's curator insight, February 25, 10:08 PM

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

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Capture the Moment: Using Twitter Moments in Education 

Capture the Moment: Using Twitter Moments in Education  | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Nice post by Aaron Hogan at Leading, Learning, Questioning

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Powerful possibility we have in Twitter... if we are able to come up with a good initial idea... we can ask our students to fill it with ideas, opinions, feelings, images!!!
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Awesome Nature - YouTube

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TEDed: Lessons Worth Sharing
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An excellent list of educational videos related to science... a nice set of materials for CLIL!!
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PBS Food: Recipe Ideas, Cooking Shows and Iconic Chefs

PBS Food: Recipe Ideas, Cooking Shows and Iconic Chefs | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
PBS Food unites cooking shows, blogs and recipes from PBS and local stations across the country including Julia Child, Jose Andres, and Fresh Tastes!
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A very nice website with lots of rich information about food and cooking. Very useful for projects!
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Canva – Amazingly simple graphic design for blogs, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers and so much more.

Canva – Amazingly simple graphic design for blogs, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers and so much more. | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Canva makes design simple for everyone. Create designs for Web or print: blog graphics, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers, posters, invitations and so much more.
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Helpful tool to enrich projects!!

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Home - Creative Classrooms Lab - FCL

Home - Creative Classrooms Lab - FCL | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
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Very interesting international project about the use of tablets in the classroom. European Schoolnet always comes up with really good initiatives!

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The British Library

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The British Library’s collections on Flickr Commons offer access to millions of public domain images, which we encourage you to explore and re-use. The release of these collections into the public...
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Images galore! A chance to find copyright-free images for our projects or even for our students' narrative!!

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GamePress

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Use GamePress to introduce students to programming and game development!


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Making is learning... no need to explain more :-)

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Fröken-It Sylvia Svenungsson's curator insight, November 6, 2013 10:58 AM

Tänk nytt!

Helene Bearup's curator insight, November 22, 2013 6:30 PM

Programming for kids. Suitable for primary

Juan Fernández's curator insight, August 1, 2014 3:24 PM

Good game to introduce students to coding.

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Google Hangouts Guide for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google Hangouts Guide for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

"Google Plus is gaining such a huge momentum within educational circles. More and more teachers and educators are flocking to it and this is probably just the beginning. I have been using this platform since its early days and I have learned a great deal about it. I personally view it as a mixture of Twitter, Facebook and Skype all in one place. From sharing resources and links to posting updates to video conferencing, Google Plus has all the features to render it a powerful educational tool."


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“A Short History of the Highrise”

“A Short History of the Highrise” | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Watch a four-part interactive documentary about the fascinating past, present and future of high-rise living in cities around the world.
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I think we could use this beautiful documentary in  ELT projects with a cross-curricular approach. It is really clear and engaging. Interactive combine with video in a time line where you can easily move.

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Gamekit - Become a Great Game Creator

Gamekit - Become a Great Game Creator | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Colene Hardy, FEED THE TEACHER, Susan
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Really useful. Nice way to make students deal with processes and instructions, and also creativity!!! Thanks for the good scoop, Sue Dreger!!!

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Susan's curator insight, June 25, 2013 7:41 AM

Love the idea.  Summer is here.  I could get my lazy teen to create a game - maybe :-)

Susan's comment, June 25, 2013 7:47 AM
This is a great task for language learners. Very rich in vocabulary, critical thinking, concise clear information...
M. Van Amelsvoort's curator insight, June 25, 2013 7:23 PM

Looks interesting but needs to be investigated...

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7 of the Best Channels on YouTube for Teachers

7 of the Best Channels on YouTube for Teachers | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
There are a whole host of fantastic channels on YouTube for teachers out there with great educational content to take advantage of. Here are 7 of the best.
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Good sources of materials for our projects!!

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Collect and Organize Your Favorite Texts, Images and Videos with Keeeb

Pinterest meets Evernote. Every day you surf and find amazing things on the internet. With Keeeb you can save sentences or paragraphs, single images and vide...

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Rich tool to collect content related to a specific topic. Nice way to stack information related to a project.

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Robin Good's comment, September 28, 2013 1:56 PM
Hi David, Keeeb is a good tool if you need to collect and organize web resources, images or video. It's better than Pinterest functionality-wise but it does not have its audience. So my advice is try it out and see if it does what you need to do.
David Sallinen (WAN-IFRA)'s comment, September 29, 2013 4:43 AM
Thanks Robin, I'm going to try ;-)
BigO's curator insight, November 25, 2013 7:29 PM

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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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Design Interactive Place-Based Learning with Virtual Reality

Design Interactive Place-Based Learning with Virtual Reality | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
At the most basic level, one way to embrace ‘Genius Loci’, the spirit of a place, is to provide students with opportunities to tell digital stories about local areas of interest powered by ThingLink’s interactive 360 image editor. The tool provides a seamless way for students to capture learning on the go through mobile devices, and it offers a platform for constructing deep digital stories.

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Incredibly powerful, a real useful tool in the hands of an imaginative teacher and creative students!!!
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 21, 2016 5:15 AM

A really interesting article with some great example activities.

Trevor Corso's curator insight, October 25, 2016 9:36 AM
Definitely something new to build on VR.  I think we will be seeing more and more of this as the technology progresses.
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Adobe Post — Create stunning social graphics in seconds

Adobe Post — Create stunning social graphics in seconds | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Adobe Post - Create stunning social graphics in seconds.
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A good competitor for Canvas and Over. Nice and easy way to enrich images and send brief and direct pieces of information
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BOUTELOUP Jean-Paul's curator insight, March 23, 2016 4:17 AM
A good competitor for Canvas and Over. Nice and easy way to enrich images and send brief and direct pieces of information
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Weld - Build web apps without coding

Weld - Build web apps without coding | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Design freely, add interactive objects, and publish as a website - for free!
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Nice easy tool to create websites. A good idea when working on projects!!!

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Pear Deck for presentation and interaction

Pear Deck for presentation and interaction | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Plan and build interactive presentation deck directly from your Google Drive.

Launch a live, interactive session on the projector.

Every Single Learner joins the live session on his or her device and participates. It’s fun, easy, and engaging!


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More power for Google Drive. Interaction and sharing

 

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, October 7, 2014 12:42 PM

Using Pear Deck, design your presentations and engage your students in interactive learning. Works with Google Drive. There are free and paid versions.

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Turning documents into conversations

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NowComment is fast, powerful, and feature-rich: you can sort comments, skim summaries, create assignments, hide comments, reply privately, and much more.


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A good tool both for projects across schools and classrooms and also for a flipped classroom approach.

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Volkmar Langer's curator insight, April 25, 2014 5:41 AM

That sounds really good :-)) 

CECI Jean-François's curator insight, February 16, 2015 2:20 AM

Intéressant outil pour faire du commentaire social (débat électronique) sur un document, avec des possibilités de tri et de tracking ... Parfait pour l'hybridation de cours

Murielle Godement's curator insight, February 16, 2015 2:52 AM

Le pendant de VoiceThread à l'écrit. NowComment permet de commenter / débattre par écrit sur des documents du web en mode privé ou public. Le mode public ne propose pas de filtre de langue, difficile donc pour le moment de proposer des activités FLE de contributions à des débtas ouverts essentiellement en anglais. 

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The Difference Between Doing Projects Versus Learning Through Projects

The Difference Between Doing Projects Versus Learning Through Projects | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

"We’ve clarified the difference between projects and project-based learning before. Projects are about the product, while project-based learning is about the process."


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Easy approach, reeeeeally useful!!

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David Donat's curator insight, November 4, 2013 2:11 PM

Quatre paraules per explicar l'essència de l'aprenentatge basat en projectes (PBL) a partir d'una bona infografia difosa des de Twiter (https://twitter.com/paulscurtis/status/390188798618771456/photo/1) en la que s'incideix en les diferències respecte d'alguns "projectes" que de vegades emprenem des dels centres educatius.

Richard Whiteside's curator insight, November 11, 2013 8:31 AM

Not research per se, but it's an interesting prompt towards thinking carefully about uilding projects for education. There are may things to think about to make a project a really good, worthwhile learning experience. 

Miles McGeehan's curator insight, November 11, 2013 10:28 AM

I completely concur.  Excellent graphic.

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Explee - Animate your ideas

Explee - Animate your ideas | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Explee is a cloud-based presentation software that allows you to create amazing and mind-blowed animated videos. Select animations that fit with your speech and produce your video. The result: a beautiful and efficient video presentation.

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Carsten Jessen's curator insight, October 16, 2013 2:08 AM

Amazing tool :)

Carmenne Kalyaniwala-Thapliyal's curator insight, October 17, 2013 3:11 AM

Looks like a good tool though haven't tried it as yet. The basic features are free of cost.

Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, November 1, 2013 1:04 PM

Ook al op de cloud. Ik ga verschillende uitproberen.

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9 tools for creating great animations

9 tools for creating great animations | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Creating animations has always been considered as one of the most complex aspects of graphic design that requires specific software and technological expertise. It is a time-intensive activity that requires heavy software and high speed computers.

However, over the past few years, the emergence of different online presentation and animation tools have simplified the process of creating animations...


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Stefano Principato's curator insight, October 13, 2013 2:30 AM

Here we've gathered together some of the best...

Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, October 13, 2013 7:29 AM

Volgens mij wordt HTML5 de nieuwe norm.

Raza Khan's curator insight, March 17, 2014 11:53 PM

Found some really interesting tools, that I think will come handy for assignment 2

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Bringing Authenticity to the Classroom

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Authenticity -- we know it works! There is research to support the value of authentic reading and writing. When students are engaged in real-world problems, scenarios and challenges, they find releva
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ICT is here to stay, we know that, but it is paramount to combine authenticity when it comes to recreating/simulating or exploring realistic issues/projects. This is why we must really read this article and consider the issues raised.

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National Gallery of Art | NGA Images

National Gallery of Art | NGA Images | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
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Perfect source of free images for our ESL lessons as well as for our students' projects. More than 25.000 images available

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Ozge Karaoglu's Blog - Secret Message in a Picture: Mozaiq

Ozge Karaoglu's Blog - Secret Message in a Picture: Mozaiq | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Secret messages have been used since the ancient times. Today, I would like to introduce you a ... http://t.co/0bZWj7tlQW #esl #efl #ELT
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Mozaiq is really a catchy app that will let you engage your students in solving puzzles and enigmas... really worth a look!!!

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