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Mural.ly - Google Docs for Visual People

Mural.ly - Google Docs for Visual People. Thousands of creative people from all over the world are using Mural.ly to grow ideas.
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More like Wallwisher or Glogster than Google docs, but looks pretty good.

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Ania Zielinska's comment, April 9, 2013 9:47 PM
oops got my canvases mixed up - meant to say http://www.edcanvas.com/
Alessandra's comment, April 9, 2013 11:02 PM
Ania, I don't know if a mobile app is available for apple (it's not for windows yet). It's very smooth, I agree. It reminds me of Prezi and Glogster, as well :)
Nik Peachey's comment, May 7, 2013 7:07 AM
Mural.ly runs natively in the Safari browser on mobile as it's html5 based
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EdTech & ELT Newsletter

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Sign up for my free EdTech & ELT Newsletter.

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Sign up for my free EdTech & ELT Newsletter. You'll also be able to download a free copy of Digital Tools for Teachers: https://payhip.com/b/Y1TA

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AI-powered iOS app for daily journaling and text analysis

AI-powered iOS app for daily journaling and text analysis | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Morning Pages is a mobile app for stream of consciousness writing based on the journaling practice from the book The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron.
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This may be a good way to get students writing every day.

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Yumpu - Create Online Magazines

Yumpu - Create Online Magazines | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
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Create Online Magazines Easily. 100% Free! Simple, elegant, impressive and Free. Immediately available on all devices!

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Really nice tool for creating online magazines. Thanks to Shelly Terrell at: http://teacherrebootcamp.com/ for this one.

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WalkWoke | Create Powerful and Impactful Protest Signs

WalkWoke | Create Powerful and Impactful Protest Signs | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

WalkWoke is an app that empowers activists to create, share, and print beautiful and impactful protest signs on-the-fly.

The app is the first of its kind, specifically designed to promote empathy through powerful artwork and cultivate an environment where activists are able to unite positive energy and effective efforts to mobilize social and political change.

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This looks like an interesting app that could be used in a range of ways to raise awareness of a number of social issues.

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Linqes - Manage and share your collection of bookmarks

Linqes - Manage and share your collection of bookmarks | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Do you have a plenty of bookmarks in your browser or you just want to create a collection of nice websites? Save everything you find interesting into created Groups and you can share it with anyone.
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A simple tool for sharing small collections of bookmark links. Great for creating digital learning tasks.

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Learn English with Aco - Apps on Google Play

Learn English with Aco - Apps on Google Play | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

This English learning app helps you with reading, writing, listening, speaking, conversation, pronunciation, translation, grammar & vocabulary. You can now learn English daily without taking an English course.

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This is an interesting looking Android app that uses an AI bot to help teach and practice English.

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English Immersion Online | Learn English with Videos | FluentU

English Immersion Online | Learn English with Videos | FluentU | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
English immersion is the key to learning English. FluentU brings English learning to life through English immersion with real-world videos.
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Interesting looking app for learning multiple languages. based around authentic video and vocabulary development.

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Mark A J Ellis's curator insight, May 6, 12:27 PM
Working with this and getting good initial feedback.
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Google - Talk to Books

Google - Talk to Books | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Talk to Books is a new way to explore ideas and discover books. Make a statement or ask a question to browse passages from books using experimental AI.
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Great tool for getting answers from books.

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Home - Mahara ePortfolio System

Home - Mahara ePortfolio System | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Mahara is an open source ePortfolio and social networking web application. It provides users with tools to create and maintain a digital portfolio of their learning and social networking features to allow users to interact with each other.

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One of the most respected onpen source ePortfolio tools.

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Learny - Slack Class Assistant

Learny - Slack Class Assistant | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Learny is an LMS bot for Slack that is designed for ease of use, so you can have all your class communication in one platform.

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This could be really useful, especially if you are already using Slack with your students.

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TAPEBLE - The Netflix of Drama Poscast

TAPEBLE - The Netflix of Drama Poscast | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

We are building the future of fictional podcasts, radio dramas and other scripted audio content.

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Good listening practice for higher level more mature teens and adults.

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GrammarFlip 20% Discount for April 2018

GrammarFlip 20% Discount for April 2018 | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

GrammarFlip is a comprehensive grammar and writing program designed to reach every student in the classroom while saving English teachers valuable time with lesson planning and grading.  Instructional video lessons, interactive practice exercises, engaging writing activities, and competitive review games provide a full learning experience for students of all levels.  Sign up during the month of April and receive 20% off your annual subscription.

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Take advantage of this discount offer before the end of April.

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Genius Web Annotator | Genius

Genius Web Annotator | Genius | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Now, with the Genius Web Annotator, it’s possible to add context, commentary, and images directly on top of any web page using only your browser.
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This tool allows you to add annotation to any site.

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Mado

Mado | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
While we all know kids like to play, in our experience, grandparents do too. Mado gives them games and activities to focus on together.
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This looks like an interesting concept that combines video conferencing with gaming. It's aimed at grandparents but may well work for lessons with young learners too.

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BBC Sound Effects - Research & Education Space

BBC Sound Effects - Research & Education Space | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
These 16,000 BBC Sound Effects are made available by the BBC in WAV format to download for use under the terms of the RemArc Licence. The Sound Effects are BBC copyright, but they may be used for personal, educational or research purposes, as detailed in the license.
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Some great sounds that you can use to stimulate students' immagination and creativity.

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Edit, Convert PDF Files Online for Free

Edit, Convert PDF Files Online for Free | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
This tool allows converting PDF files with high efficiency, integrated with support for Microsoft Office formats, Image formats (JPG, PNG), and many more. Therefore, you can make use of this online utility to convert PDF documents to various commonly used files or easily create a PDF from a wide range of document formats. The result file preserves good format and layout making it the best suitable option to convert PDF online.
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A really useful free tool that can handle a range of PDF conversion and editing functions.

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Widbooks for Writers

Widbooks for Writers | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
You can use more than just words to give life to your stories. Take your followers on an unforgettable journey by uploading images, embedding videos and creating links for an interactive ebook creation.
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A useful tool for creating or reading ebooks.

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KineMaster — Professional Mobile Video Editing

KineMaster — Professional Mobile Video Editing | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
KineMaster is the only full-featured professional video editor for Android, supporting multiple layers of video, images, and text, as well as precise cutting and trimming, multi-track audio, precise volume envelope control, color LUT filters, 3D transitions, and much more.
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This looks like a great mobile editing app. There's a free version as well as a pro version.

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Text Helper | Extensive Reading Central

Text Helper | Extensive Reading Central | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Extensive Reading Central is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to developing an Extensive Reading and Extensive Listening approach to foreign and second language learning.
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A useful tool for developing vocabulary and generating glossaries.

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about explayn

about explayn | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
explayn is a vocabulary revision app.
It provides a more engaging and communicative way of revision than multiple choice quizzes or matching games.

Fed up with apps using in-build vocab lists that are irrelevant to your learners? We were too. So we've given teachers the ability to create their own sets of words that are more suitable for their students.
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This looks like a great vocabulary app for teachers and students.

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EdTag - Personal pages for language teachers

EdTag - Personal pages for language teachers | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Create a Edtag profile to put all relevant information about your language teaching experience in a personalized page.
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A simple way to advertise yourslef as a freelance or job searching teacher. Here's mine:https://edtag.me/nikpeachey

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Exploiting StoryboardThat for Language Practice

Exploiting StoryboardThat for Language Practice | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Once the storyboard is complete there are some interesting options for sharing and exporting. You can export as images for PowerPoint, Download to print, embed the storyboard into a site or blog or launch it as a slideshow directly from the site.
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A great tool for creating language practice activities.

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Frimousse, the app that makes your cat talk

Frimousse, the app that makes your cat talk | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Download the app now to find out what he or she always wanted to tell you.
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This might be a fun conversation starter or warmer.

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FunControl - Make Distraction Motivating

FunControl - Make Distraction Motivating | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Existing applications only restrict, cover, block access, or engaged in surveillance and at the same time they do not take into account the interests and desires of the child and do not contribute to his/her development.

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Looks like a good idea.

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Song Lyrics & Knowledge - Annotation

Song Lyrics & Knowledge - Annotation | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Genius is the world’s biggest collection of song lyrics and musical knowledge.
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This is a youth culture site that focuses on music and allows students to sign up and annotate articles and share knowledge about new artisits. Great way to tap into students interests.

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