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Top six Apps for creating word clouds

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A post looking at different iOS Apps that can be used to make word clouds

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Diane Johnson's curator insight, October 21, 2015 3:58 PM

Interesting method for students to demonstrate understanding or find the big ideas from the learning.

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, November 8, 2015 9:08 PM

Timely! I was just looking for some great Word Cloud apps. 

Kimberly House's curator insight, January 7, 2016 7:45 AM

From free to pretty cheap, great options for creating word clouds. 

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A Modern Professional Learner’s Toolkit for 2018 

A Modern Professional Learner’s Toolkit for 2018  | Tools To Make Innovative Classes | Scoop.it

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Jeff Fenwick Phillips's curator insight, November 13, 2017 10:01 AM

Gus Mees does a great job of curating his site about learning in the 21st century.  The Professional Learner's Toolkit provides helpful information for designing an LMS for educators.

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Ivette Torres-Vera's curator insight, March 6, 6:33 AM
A great list of tools every professional can be using to keep up with their profession.
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Digital skills for life and work

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The report, released today, highlights the emergence of a new global skills gap where gender, class, geography and age can have a huge impact on whether a person is able to harness new technologies or not. It also presents strategies for ensuring all groups of people can develop these skills.


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Ralph Springett's curator insight, October 10, 2017 2:36 PM
Supporting the development of digital skills is complex. Initiatives are often context specific and reliant on partnerships. In addition, the environment must be fertile for initiatives to flourish. Policy makers, education leaders, industry and the individual all have a role in equitable digital skills development.
How is it that you will contribute?
Willem Kuypers's curator insight, October 10, 2017 4:15 PM
Quelques exemples de l'apprentissage à l'aide du numérique partout dans le monde.
Mario Marais's curator insight, March 10, 3:05 PM
Gaps and divides pervade our world :-(
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Can Technology Transform Education? - Learnosity Blog

Bridging this digital divide requires more collaboration between learners, teachers, and school officials, as well as the willingness to re-assess what technology means. Schools must be willing to step outside the norm to create education systems that put pedagogy first and integrate technology into the curriculum to support and enhance learning

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Mark Cottee's curator insight, July 2, 2017 6:34 PM
Realizing the potentials may take a generation - and eventually it will make sense.
lisa gorena's curator insight, July 3, 2017 3:33 PM
The article addresses actual and perceived digital divide. The emphasis on technology in the classroom should be active learning and not passive.  The real change will come from teacher buy-in and use. It will be a bottom-up (teachers) change instead of the usual top down (district).
 
lisa gorena's curator insight, July 3, 2017 4:14 PM
This article shares previous article "There's Nothing Personal About Big Tech and Education" to explore the role technology in the modern classroom. It is about supporting and enhancing learning. Pedagogy, teachers, and students should shape how we use technology in the classroom and not tech for tech sake.
 
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Google - Spaces

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You can create spaces for different topics and conversations to share with separate groups of people.
How to create a space
You can create up to 100 spaces to share with other people.
To create a space on your computer or phone:
 Open the Spaces app on your phone, or the Spaces website.
 Tap or click Create a Space Add.
Note: If you have many spaces, you may have to scroll to the bottom.
Now that you have a space, you can create a post or customize your space.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 5, 2017 4:39 AM

This looks like a great tool for getting students to work collaboratively. Let's hope that Google can be trusted to continue to support it.

Greg Quinlivan's curator insight, January 5, 2017 9:38 PM
It might also be a place for online teachers to create a space for each of their students or small groups to interact, get feedback, etc. Of course, the one issue is the blocking of Google by certain countries, including the PRC unfortunately.
vgpascal's curator insight, January 11, 2017 1:36 AM
Un tableau de bord bien pratique pour organiser ses espaces collaboratifs avec Google Spaces.
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Bloom's Digital Taxonomy for The Web

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Bloom's Digital Taxonomy for The Web is another of our most popular posts of 2016. The visual features a number of key educational web tools to digitally operationalize Bloom's thinking levels. For each of these thinking levels ( creating, evaluating, analyzing, applying, understanding, and remembering) we came up with five web tools that better correspond with it. Our selection process is entirely based on our long-standing experience of reviewing educational web tools. We invite you to check it out and share with your colleagues. Feel free to download, print, or share the visual the way you want provided you include a link back to our website. Enjoy

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20 helpful apps for teachers and educators

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Students shouldn't be the only ones trying to use their smartphones in the classroom. Check out our top picks for the best apps for teachers and educators.

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Cindy Peters's curator insight, August 21, 2015 9:15 AM

This is a great resource for #ucdsb teachers - some great apps here, let me know what you think after you try them out! #ucdsbtech #21stcenturylearning

Gert Nilsson's curator insight, December 18, 2015 6:59 AM

Det är inte bara eleverna som ska försöka använda den smarta telefonen i klassrummet!!

Camilo Toro Arias's curator insight, April 24, 2017 3:48 PM
The power of technology can not only be used inside the classroom, but also outside of it in order to achieve a fruitful communication between the parts (teachers-students). The tools named in this article are great options for those teachers who want to be in touch with their students all the time... Send materials or information about next classes and so on, since they are specifically designed for that. Yeah! Teachers can communicate their ideas and thoughts in the target language, and students will make an effort to use that language as well. Like that, the communicative practice will not be reduced to the two or three class hours inside the institution. 
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Classroom technology 'rarely used' by half of teachers

Classroom technology 'rarely used' by half of teachers | Tools To Make Innovative Classes | Scoop.it
Thousands of pounds worth of classroom technology is going unused as teachers lack the training to integrate it into lessons, survey suggests

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Breffni O'Rourke's curator insight, December 1, 2015 5:44 AM

Doesn't surprise me at all...

nicolaperry's curator insight, December 2, 2015 1:40 AM

It's true and it's such a shame. This is why I believe teachers need to train themselves and each other. 

Wendy Zaruba-Lundene's curator insight, December 2, 2015 9:02 AM

Great article, how much technology is going unused in your classroom?  Tell us where we can help in PD to assist you in using the technology in your classroom.

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ICT in the Classroom

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Great presentation about ICT in the classroom.

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Digital Tribes - What's Your Tribe?

Digital Tribes - What's Your Tribe? | Tools To Make Innovative Classes | Scoop.it

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Top six Apps for creating word clouds

Top six Apps for creating word clouds | Tools To Make Innovative Classes | Scoop.it
A post looking at different iOS Apps that can be used to make word clouds

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Diane Johnson's curator insight, October 21, 2015 3:58 PM

Interesting method for students to demonstrate understanding or find the big ideas from the learning.

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, November 8, 2015 9:08 PM

Timely! I was just looking for some great Word Cloud apps. 

Kimberly House's curator insight, January 7, 2016 7:45 AM

From free to pretty cheap, great options for creating word clouds. 

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50 Apps for the Foreign Language Classroom - teachingwithipad.org

50 Apps for the Foreign Language Classroom - teachingwithipad.org | Tools To Make Innovative Classes | Scoop.it

"I enjoy discussing iPad and other edtech resources with my colleague and friend Sylvia Duckworth almost every week through Twitter. Sylvia is a leader in the French teaching community in Canada, and has created an enormous amount of resources for language teachers to use. I asked her if she wanted to collaborate on this post, and she quickly agreed to do so. Below is a list of iPad apps that we both use in our language classrooms. The ones marked with an * are the essential, must-have ones. We have divided the list into two categories: Content consumption apps and content creation apps."

 


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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, November 10, 2014 6:14 AM

Interesting collection of well-chosen apps for the classroom or even for home with Mum and Dad!!

Lee Hall's curator insight, May 11, 2015 11:57 AM

Some cost, so check them carefully.

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, May 20, 2015 1:57 AM

Pour les profs de langues.

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Why Aren’t More Schools Using Free, Open Tools?

Why Aren’t More Schools Using Free, Open Tools? | Tools To Make Innovative Classes | Scoop.it
One school in Pennsylvania is using open-source tools wherever possible to keep students close to the code behind the machines they use. This stance is opposite to the very restrictive policies of many schools, but could allow students more freedom to explore what makes devices work.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 16, 2015 6:22 AM

Powerful article in support of open source

Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, March 17, 2015 11:09 AM

True, the new and shiny isn't always the best...but we want it. Marketers tell us what we want. 

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40 Uses For Smartphones in School | ExamTime

40 Uses For Smartphones in School | ExamTime | Tools To Make Innovative Classes | Scoop.it
The purpose of this article is simply to remove some of the negative connotations around smartphones and to consider new possibilities which we have at our disposal. In order for students to use smartphones in school responsibly, it is important that we set limits and rules beforehand.

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Eneritz Madariaga's curator insight, March 19, 2015 6:37 PM

Oso interesgarria ikasleen motibazioa sustatzeko!!

Zengin Çilingir Kale Anahtarcı's curator insight, March 23, 2015 7:58 PM

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añada su visión ...

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Digital learning

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The report gives an overview of an expert consultation on the role and future of education and skills in the digital world. It looks at which skills are important and necessary to undertake the different types of jobs available, and what skills we need to be thinking of developing now and in the future.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 3, 2017 1:32 AM

An interesting ebook report.

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Teachers’ Readiness and Willingness to Adopt Digital Tools for Learning

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Yes, the chalkboard is a white board and paper and pencils have been replaced with laptops, but other than that? Beyond the physical differences we see in classrooms, the other changes we have seen are minimal – despite the opportunities technology presents to transform learning.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 10, 2017 12:50 AM

Some interesting data.

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8 teacher guides for free tech tools (including Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest)

8 teacher guides for free tech tools (including Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest) | Tools To Make Innovative Classes | Scoop.it
I am a fan of free educational technology for teachers. This is why I created the following 8 teacher’s guides to free educational technology. The aim is to offer teachers some of the best tips concerning the most popular educational resources available today. Enjoy, and do not hesitate to contact me if I can be valuable to you.

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, June 29, 2017 1:30 AM
Un lien vers 8 guides pour utiliser Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Wiki, Flipped Classroom, ...
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9 Fundamental Digital Skills for 21st Century Teachers

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' in a digitally focused world, education is getting more and more digitized pushing us, teachers and educators, to re-conceptualize what it really means to be a teacher in the 21st century.

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Rocío Oliver López's curator insight, May 27, 2017 9:27 AM
Aplicaciones digitales para docentes del siglo XXI
Ella Barresi's curator insight, May 27, 2017 7:17 PM
This info graphic lists many great resources that could influence ICT use in a classroom. Many of these we have explored through ICT Design, however many are new resources. This could be a great starting block for an ICT and student centered unit plan. 

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Upon reading this article, I agreed that these skills are necessary for 21st century teachers. I have re-read this article however, and now I see that these skills are just as important for 21st century students. Imagine sending students out into the workforce after school, with all of these skills. This Infographic has provided me with the inspiration for creating a learning sequence within a unit.

Within the drama classroom there is room for most of these skills. Within my unit plan, students have to prepare a performance but in addition to that, they have to market their performance. This will require posters, a promotion video, creating a website for the performance. Working collaboratively to decide what needs to be done, students then work independently on their task (decided within the group). This will give students the opportunity to excel in skills from outside of the drama classroom. 
Jeff At CQU's curator insight, June 17, 2017 10:06 AM

This resource is excellent.  Highly organised, focused and very easy to read.  I think this would be a wonderful resource printed on a poster and displayed in the classroom.

 

Website addresses are given under nine headings that fit so well with the Australian Curriculum General Standards, the pedagogy I have chosen in my pedagogy map, and the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers..

 

Examples of such links are as follows:

 

1. Category on Chart: Create infographics and posters (4 websites listed)

      LINKS TO: 

(a) Australian Curriculum General Standards

    - Literacy - communicate concepts, ideas and detailed proposals

      LINKS TO: 

(b) High end pedagogy

   - Provide students opportunities to communicate ideas and detailed proposals through various self-selected ICT technologies

      LINKS TO: 

(c) Links to Pedagogy

   - Student direction: Students self-select methods to communicate their proposals, reports, drawings and specifications using media channels appropriate to the intended audience. To an extent directing, setting the pace and determining outcomes of learning (problem based learning).

      LINKS TO: 

(d) ICT Connections

   - Students should understand and develop the ability to utilise different presentation software – such as Prezzi and PowerPoint.

 

2. Category on Chart: Create PLNs, connect, discover new content and grow professionally (4 websites listed)

      LINKS TO: 

(a) Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

6.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice

 

3. Category on Chart: Create, organize adn share digital resources

      LINKS TO: 

(a) Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

6.3 Engage with colleagues and improve practice

__________________________________________________________

 

In relation to SAMR, this allows for transformation learning in the following ways:

 

1. Modification: many tasks in the classroom can be re-designed with this poster being used to locate safe and appropriate resources on the internet.

 

An example is using a a resource under "Create Digital Portfolios" such as Weebly.com in place of a portfolio in book form.

 

2. Redefinition: new tasks, previously inconceivable are possible, such as displaying a student's portfolio on a mobile device as opposed to book form.

__________________________________________________________

 

 In summary, this is brilliantly designed and I see it as a highly valuable resource for my teaching.

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Digital Tools for Teachers

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This book has been written and designed primarily with English language teachers in mind though the majority of the resources and tools contained in the book will have much wider use than just language teaching.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 3, 2017 12:44 PM

Download the first two chapters for free.

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Web-based tools for language teachers

This is the presentation deck from my webinar talk for Graz University. You can watch a recording of the presentation here: https://englishup.adobeconnect.com/…;

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 27, 2015 1:01 AM

The presentation and recording from my webinar for Graz University.

Jelena Jaksic Petrovic's curator insight, November 27, 2015 2:38 AM

A must-read! 

Anthippi Harou's curator insight, January 10, 2016 6:28 AM

fantastic tools!

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ICT in the Classroom - 71 Ideas

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Less than 5 minutes and 71 ideas to use ICT in the classroom. Check them and inspire your classes.

 

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The Generation That Doesn't Remember Life Before Smartphones

The Generation That Doesn't Remember Life Before Smartphones | Tools To Make Innovative Classes | Scoop.it

This generation is the first for whom the freedom to express every impulse to the entire world is as easy as it used to be to open your mouth and talk to a friend. How does all that change the monotony and joy and pain and wonder and turmoil that is the average teenager's life? What is it like?


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"Take the rules of Instagram. Wyatt just learned them today in the honors English class she teaches. "I was ribbing on this one boy a little bit. He was on Instagram and I asked him, 'What the heck is Instagram?' He said, 'I was just liking pictures. I can't be a ghost.' I said, 'What do you mean, a ghost?'""

And that's true, for this generation, if they do not have a social network profile and if they do not check it everyday, it's like if they do not exist.

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Scott Langston's curator insight, November 25, 2015 9:22 PM

Great article - where does @NikPreachy keep finding these?

Sonia Santoveña's curator insight, November 26, 2015 4:43 AM

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Bernard Rentier's curator insight, November 28, 2015 1:55 AM

How does that impact on the future of Science communication? Research of this generation will soon take the lead in scholarly production. They will use their own IT language and tools (and there are many). We better all get ready for this...

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The Perfect Assessment

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7 Myths and Facts About Online Learning Infographic

7 Myths and Facts About Online Learning Infographic | Tools To Make Innovative Classes | Scoop.it
Now that the number of students taking at least one online course has surpassed 6.7 million it’s high time we dispel the myth and discover the truth about online learning. Via: www.myeducation.com

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ChristopherBell's curator insight, May 14, 2015 10:47 PM

Awesome stuff to share with parents and graduating seniors!

Carlos Godoy Rodríguez's curator insight, May 15, 2015 1:13 PM

7 mitos y realidades sobre la formación online.

 

Mito nro. 1, no se puede obtener un empleo acreditando un diploma logrado mediante aprobación de cursos en línea.  Reaalidad: 62% de los profesionales de RRHH creen que los diplomas obtenidos por cursos online son equivalentes o mejores que los logrados en universidades tradicionales.

 

Mito nro 2, sólo universidades de dudosa reputación ofrecen programas que se imparten totalmente en línea. Realidad: el porcentaje de instituciones que ofrecen programas completamente virtuales se ha duplicado en la última década hasta alcanzar 62.4%.

 

Mito nro. 3, los programas virtuales contribuyen con el aislamiento de sus estudiantes. Realidad: los cursos distribuídos en el formato presencial tradicional pueden también incentivar el aislamiento.

 

Mito nro. 4, obtener un diploma en línea es tomar el camino fácil. Realidad: si bien es cierto que el formato eLearning es más flexible, ello no significa que los cursos dictados en ésta modalidad sean menos rigurosos.

 

Mito nro. 5, "Tengo todo el tiempo del mundo para culminar mi curso online". Realidad: si intenta retrazar indefinidamente el cumplimiento de las tareas asignadas en un curso online, muy problamente, no superá ese curso. La procastinación no funciona el mundo real ni en el virtual.

 

Mito nro. 6, usted no aprenderá mucho tomando cursos vía eLearning. Realidad: investigaciones recientes indican que no hay diferencias significativas entre los resultados de aprendizaje por estudios virtuales y el método presencial tradicional.

 

Mito nro. 7, puedo hacer fraude en los programas de formación online. Realidad: muchas escuelas online han implementado sistemas de protección antifraude. Algunas otras exigen la realización de exámenes presenciales a sus alumnos. ¡ El gran hermano siempre está observando...!

Ellen Comito McKeown's curator insight, July 22, 2015 6:16 PM

A great, visual way to explain the value of online education.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Ten Sites and Apps to Inspire Creative Writing

Free Technology for Teachers: Ten Sites and Apps to Inspire Creative Writing | Tools To Make Innovative Classes | Scoop.it
Last week at the Riding the Wave conference in Gimli, Manitoba someone asked me for suggestions on sites that her students could access to find story prompts. StoryToolz.com was the first thing that came to my mind then. I also suggested Make Beliefs Comix. Those are two of the ten options that are included in my slideshow of suggestions embedded below.

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Word Cloud Generator

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Generate word clouds from text or URL.


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A.K.Andrew's curator insight, March 16, 2015 11:14 AM

Word clouds are useful in all kinds of ways for writers to look at repetition, as well as for use in the classroom.

SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, March 16, 2015 6:52 PM

Word Generators are great ways to get students to think about the associations between words and concepts. 

GLASGOW ESOL FORUM's curator insight, September 5, 2016 3:49 AM
Good morning everyone. Here is a fantastic tool for teachers useful when doing new vocabulary.