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A collection of web and mobile based tools to help teachers & learners exploit the web
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Taking manual efforts for question generation? Time to automate!

Taking manual efforts for question generation? Time to automate! | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Why spend so much time on generating questions for your courses? Automate question generation with Quillionz: AI-powered, fastest, auto-question generator. Take any text and create a range of test questions around it in seconds.

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Quillionz is a great tool for generating questions around a text.

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Mootish

Mootish | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

A debating platform matching people with opposing views for a one versus one debate.

 

Choose a topic, choose For or Against and get into a live debate with the next available person. Don’t want to debate? Spectators can interact with the debate by Agreeing or Disagreeing with the statements made as the debate unfolds.

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This is a nice way to get your students using written language or reading and following othe debates.

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Ulangi App - Learn vocabulary using spaced repetition

Ulangi App - Learn vocabulary using spaced repetition | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Ulangi is a mobile app for learning and managing vocabulary. It comes with many useful features for memorizing vocabulary easier, such as Spaced Repetition, Quiz mode and mini games. All features are free for learners.
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This looks like a useful free app for vocabulary development.

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MEGA

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MEGA provides free cloud storage with convenient and powerful always-on privacy. Claim your free 50GB now!
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Great place to get 50GB of free storage for course materials or projects.

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Digital Tools for Teachers

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Get a free copy of Digital Tools for Teachers

The book contains reviews and links to more than 70 free tools and resources. Click on 'Buy Now' and add this code to download a free copy: R98UIQIGL6

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Get a free copy of Digital Tools for Teachers

The book contains reviews and links to more than 70 free tools and resources. Click on 'Buy Now' and add this code to download a free copy: R98UIQIGL6

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 8, 12:00 PM

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Create Reading Activities from Authentic Text in Minutes with Quillionz

Create Reading Activities from Authentic Text in Minutes with Quillionz | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Well here finally is a genuine example of something we can use to save time and effort. Quillionz is an AI-powered question generator that can help you to take any text from anywhere and create a range of comprehension or test questions around it.
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Here's a great AI powered tool for generating quick questions around any text.

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Extraordinary Stories in Virtual Reality

Extraordinary Stories in Virtual Reality | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Within's first AR app empowers children with narratives designed to encourage movement, reading aloud and exploration
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This looks like a really fantastic platform that works on the whole range of VR devices from Cardboard to Hive.

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Spelling Bee Ninja - Spelling lists and text to speech training software

Spelling Bee Ninja - Spelling lists and text to speech training software | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Our aim is to provide the most comprehensive spelling bee resources kit to all the students willing improve spelling skills and, why not, master and win spelling bee competitions.The #1 resource to Win spelling bee competitions: custom spelling lists, free spelling bee software, and spelling tutorials.

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Edit video as naturally as text

Edit video as naturally as text | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Edit video as naturally as text. Screenplay gives you an auto-generated transcription of all the speech in your whole video file. All you have to do next is use the familiar text editor interface to trim, cut, and rearrange text to create your brand new video!
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An interesting looking video editing app.

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peterlakeman's curator insight, December 5, 2018 12:02 PM
Lijkt me een handige (nog gratis) tool voor taaldocenten.
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UBONGO KIDS

UBONGO KIDS | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Meet the Ubongo Kids: Kibena, Kiduchu, Koba, Baraka and Amani. They’re curious kids just like you, and they’re ready to take on any challenge that comes their way.

Join them as they put their math, science, and tech skills to the test, from understanding fractions with fruit to creating electricity.
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Some useful free videos and apps for kids.

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Education - LGBTQI

Education - LGBTQI | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Free ebook.

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This is a really useful collection of resources and advice to help you deal with issues around discrimination and migration.

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Quillionz - World’s First AI Platform for Creating Questions

Quillionz - World’s First AI Platform for Creating Questions | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Don't spend your valuable time creating simple questions anymore. Explore the world’s first AI-powered platform for creating questions, assessments, and quizzes.
Nik Peachey's insight:

This is a handy tool for building quiz and assessment questions around any text. It does quite a good job, but the tests have to be saved or printed as text files.

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Morph ID - Build Your AR & VR Avatar

Morph ID - Build Your AR & VR Avatar | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Morph Avatars built with ReadyRoom® can travel between worlds. From a social VR experience, to a classroom, to a galactic battle. Your avatar and identity are persistent, unique, and yours.
Nik Peachey's insight:

This is an interesting tool for building your own 3D virtual avatar that can be used across a range of VR and AR devices. Unfortunately it's only available for Windows users at present.

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EDIFACE - Digital Learning Simplified

EDIFACE - Digital Learning Simplified | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

The Ediface Platform is an easy-to-use digital hub for the creation, storage and distribution of lesson plans, homework assignments and learning content.

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This looks very useful.

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Voicepods - Create automated human-like text to speech

Voicepods - Create automated human-like text to speech | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Convert any text, webpage, pdf, document, or text in image into a realistic voice that you can share with your students.

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This is quite impressive. It has a nice range of voices and you can customise the output so that they sound more realistic.

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Acadly - check in to a smarter class

Acadly - check in to a smarter class | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Acadly converts any university classroom into a smarter classroom for free. Move beyond clickers to free live polls, quizzes, Q&A, attendance, video & discussions. Add analytics, IM and file-sharing. This is active learning simplified.
Nik Peachey's insight:

This looks like a great free tool to track attendance and increase engagement.

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Vaibhav Vashisht's curator insight, January 8, 9:36 AM
Free alternative to clickers, with one-tap automatic attendance.
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Mind Dot - Desktop Mindfulness helper

Mind Dot - Desktop Mindfulness helper | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Mindot is a small desktop app that helps you maintain your daily mindfulness routine, it's focused on people spending a lot of time in front of computers and loosing a track of the time. All it takes is to compose your background sounds to get rid of sound distractions, set your timer, and start session.
Nik Peachey's insight:

This could be useful for running short meditation or mental breaks in your classroom. At present it's only for iOS, but it looks like aWindows version is coming.

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SkELL: corpus examples for learning English

SkELL: corpus examples for learning English | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Use SkELL to learn English collocations, find English synonyms and look at useful English examples taken from real-life texts (a huge English corpus).
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This is a great free tool for exploring words and their relationships.

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VR Films – UN Virtual Reality

VR Films – UN Virtual Reality | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
United Nations Virtual Reality (UNVR), uses the power of immersive storytelling to inspire viewers towards increased empathy, action and positive social change. The project supports the UN system with disseminating their content and expanding their impact in 360’ video and virtual reality. The series provides a deeper understanding for those living in the most complex development challenges, catalyzing urgency for those most in danger of being left behind if the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are not met.
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Some powerful content to build lessons around.

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Talkwall

Engage your students in open and exploratory dialogues in the classroom with Talkwall. Expand your dialogic teaching.
Nik Peachey's insight:

This looks like an interesting combination of a back channel and a padlet type sticky noticeboard. Worth trying.

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Nik's QuickShout: Epigrammar - Making assignment marking quick and collaborative

Nik's QuickShout: Epigrammar - Making assignment marking quick and collaborative | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
It’s clear that the more you use Epigrammar the more time it is likely to save you and the more efficient the whole process will become. A bonus feature of the site is that you and your students will also be creating a form of e-portfolio that will enable you and students to look back over their work and assess progress.
Nik Peachey's insight:

A really useful tool for making homework more impactful.

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Teen Ink | By Teens, For Teens

Teen Ink | By Teens, For Teens | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Teen Ink, a national teen magazine, book series, and website devoted entirely to teenage writing, art, photos and forums. Students must be age 13-19 to participate, register and/or submit work. Distributed through classrooms by English teachers, Creative Writing teachers, Journalism teachers and art teachers around the country
Nik Peachey's insight:

This could be a good source of materials if you are teaching teenagers. Mixture of fiction, poetry, images and fact.

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ClassroomScreen

ClassroomScreen | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Quickly get a timer, textbox, noise meter, drawing tool, name picker, work symbols and more. Completely free.
Nik Peachey's insight:

This is a beautiful free interactive whiteboard screen you can simply open and use in your browser.

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Greg Quinlivan's curator insight, November 30, 2018 1:59 AM
Nice, intuitive tool. Will be useful for online teaching as much as for classroom settings.
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StoryWeaver - Stories in multiple languages

StoryWeaver - Stories in multiple languages | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Reading is one of the most essential components of a child's learning & development journey. At Pratham Books and StoryWeaver, we understand this and StoryWeaver came about with the exact purpose of increasing access to books for children in languages and context that they enjoy - in a boundary-less digital way.
Nik Peachey's insight:

This is a wonderful resource of great simple stories for kids in multiple languages. There is also an image bank and you can create your own stories on the site. Marvelous.

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Vane García Aguilar's curator insight, November 28, 2018 5:05 PM

This is a wonderful resource of great simple stories for kids in multiple languages. There is also an image bank and you can create your own stories on the site. Marvelous.

Elise Ayoub's curator insight, December 1, 2018 8:39 AM
This tool allows you to create your own story with illustrations which you can pick from an image bank.You can also read and comment on the stories of others.Great constructive and collaborative as well as creativity enhancing tool that will restore children's love for reading. 
Aya Arab's curator insight, December 11, 2018 1:18 AM
more than 10000 stories in more than 120 languages in different English levels all in one place.
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Tangerine® is electronic data collection software designed for use on mobile computers

Tangerine® is electronic data collection software designed for use on mobile computers | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Tangerine® is electronic data collection software designed for use on mobile computers, including netbooks, tablet computers and smartphones. Its primary use is to enable capture of students’ responses in oral early grade reading and mathematics skills assessments, specifically Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) and Early Grade Mathematics Assessment (EGMA), and interview responses from students, teachers and principals on home and school context information.

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