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Plot Generator

Plot Generator | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Automatically generate a story plot for film or paperback and using key words of your choice. Select from a variety of styles and either publish them online or destroy them forever.
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Great way to stimulate imagination

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Great way to stimulate imagination

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Great way to stimulate imagination

Tools for Teachers & Learners
A collection of web and mobile based tools to help teachers & learners exploit the web
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The Habits of Successful People - Lessons in Digital Literacy

The Habits of Successful People - Lessons in Digital Literacy | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

This lesson encourages students to think about their attitudes to wealth and the link between success and positive habit formation. It also helps them to question and explore the validity of online information.

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My latest revised lesson plan with digital worksheets for students: https://view.genial.ly/5bb9a51fd5e71b5dfede1604

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PureForm: Diary - Your Digital Diary

PureForm: Diary - Your Digital Diary | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Minimal distraction-free interface allows you to fully focus on writing. Multiple themes, sizes and fonts let you quickly change the look of your entire diary. Advanced markdown editor allows you to apply formatting while you are typing.

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This looks like a great tool for encouraging your students to keep a learning journal.

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Synth - For Interactive Podcasting

Synth - For Interactive Podcasting | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Interactive podcasts in byte-sized increments. Easy to discover 256 second audio or video recordings you can synthesize into interactive podcast experiences.

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This looks like an interesting new free tool from the makers of Recap.

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Edtech Impact | Research the best edtech for your school

Edtech Impact | Research the best edtech for your school | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
We only list products that can demonstrate high impact in a variety of schools, backed up by robust evidence from a number of sources
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Get early access to this useful tool for evaluating edtech products.

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Lexiconvo | Unforgettable Language Learning

Lexiconvo | Unforgettable Language Learning | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

AI meets language immersion. Lexiconvo is a platform on a mission to make language learning unforgettable.

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This looks interesting.

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Clean up your online presence - Deseat.me

Clean up your online presence - Deseat.me | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Clean up your online presence

Instantly get a list of all your accounts, delete the ones you are not using.

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Great tool if you or your students want to make a new start and clear up your online footprint.

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Liveworksheets.com - Interactive worksheets maker for all languages and subjects

Liveworksheets.com - Interactive worksheets maker for all languages and subjects | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Make interactive worksheets with our free easy-to-use tool. Worksheets that listen, speak, correct themselves and save paper, ink and time.
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Don't be put off by the appearance of the site. What it does and the functionality it enables is really useful.

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Into the Book: Teacher Area

Into the Book: Teacher Area | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

A collection of resources that includes a series of videos featuring exemplary educators effectively teaching their students to be strategic readers

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This looks like a great resource for teaching students reading skills and for developing teachers' abilities to teach reading.

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RexPad

RexPad is a clean and speedy note-taking app, where you can write on your own, or collaborate with family, friends, and coworkers.

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Really great app to improve note-taking effectiveness.

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Kidblog – Safe Student Publishing

Kidblog – Safe Student Publishing | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Kidblog provides K-12 teachers with tools to safely publish student writing. Teachers can monitor all activity within a community of authors. Posts can even be public, but nothing goes live until a teacher approves it.

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A great tool to get students blogging (safely).

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Shireen Chadid El-assaad's curator insight, October 6, 11:05 PM
Kidblog: a safe blogging tool aimed for elementary level students. Kids can be brought up to be "digitally wise" using this tool.  
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Teaching Tolerance Diversity, Equity And Justice

Teaching Tolerance Diversity, Equity And Justice | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Teaching Tolerance provides free resources to educators—teachers, administrators, counselors and other practitioners—who work with children from kindergarten through high school. Educators use our materials to supplement the curriculum, to inform their practices, and to create civil and inclusive school communities where children are respected, valued and welcome participants.
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This is a really fantastic resource.

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Mark A J Ellis's curator insight, September 18, 3:02 PM
Very useful materials here

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VRChat

VRChat | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
VRChat lets you create, publish, and explore virtual worlds with other people from around the world.
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Looks like a great way to put the VR headset to use. You can also use it just with your normal screen. You'll need to download Steam first though. Enjoy.

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Edward | Write Your First Novel

Edward | Write Your First Novel | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Edward is an app designed for first-time authors. If you're discouraged by blank pages or stumped by writer's block, Edward can help. Sign up for a free account and write your first chapter today.
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Nice tool for writers.

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Learning Apps - Create interactive and multimedia learning blocks

Learning Apps - Create interactive and multimedia learning blocks | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

LearningApps.org is a Web 2.0 application, to support learning and teaching processes with small interactive modules. Those modules can be used directly in learning materials, but also for self studying. The aim is to collect reusable building blocks and make them available to everyone. Blocks (called Apps) include no specific framework or a specific learning scenario. The blocks are therefore not suitable as complete lessons or tasks, instead they must be embedded in an appropriate teaching scenario.

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This is a remarkable site that enables teachers to create learning objects that can be added to a range of media from websites to iBooks.

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Roberto Ivan Ramirez's curator insight, Today, 9:00 AM
Interesante espacio para implementar recursos digitales. Habría que probarlo y pilotearlo para observar in si tu su eficacia en el proceso de aprendizaje.
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KidRex - Kid Safe Search Engine

KidRex - Kid Safe Search Engine | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Official Site. Fun and Safe Search for Kids, by Kids. Google Custom Search.
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A useful safe search site to use with your students.

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Be Internet Legends

Be Internet Legends | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Be Internet Legends is a multifaceted programme that includes a fun and free web-based game called Interland and educational resources to teach children the skills they need to be safe and sharp online.
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Useful resource for teaching e-safety.

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Facebook Spaces

Facebook Spaces | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Facebook Spaces — a new VR app where you hang out with friends in a fun, interactive virtual environment, as if you were in the same room.
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Is this going to be what saves facebook?

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Narrator's Club: Create, Read, & Share Interactive Stories

Narrator's Club: Create, Read, & Share Interactive Stories | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Narrator's Club provides a complete ecosystem for creating & consuming modern interactive stories.

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A simple tool for creating branching narrative.

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UtellStory - Tell Stories, Share Topics, Make Impact

UtellStory - Tell Stories, Share Topics, Make Impact | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
A multimedia storytelling and sharing community.
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Create simple interactive digital story books.

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Google Transparency Report

Google’s Safe Browsing technology examines billions of URLs per day looking for unsafe websites. Every day, we discover thousands of new unsafe sites, many of which are legitimate websites that have been compromised. When we detect unsafe sites, we show warnings on Google Search and in web browsers. You can search to see whether a website is currently dangerous to visit.

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A useful tool for checking to see how safe a site is for your students.

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A curated directory of AR lenses, apps and projects | CatchAR

Find and discover the best Augmented Reality projects for Microsoft HoloLens, Magic Leap, ARKit & ARCore and facial recognition. Share and promote your own.

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An interesting collection of AR projects.

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Breakfast Around The World Example

Breakfast Around The World Example | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

In this lesson, students will find out about the different things people usually have for breakfast in different countries and they will develop an awareness of the importance of having a good breakfast.

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  • To develop students’ abilities to think critically and form informed opinions.
  • To develop students’ abilities to understand statistical information.
  • To develop students’ abilities to check the credibility of online information.
  • To develop students’ abilities to carry out and create online research and to represent their findings visually.
  • To develop students’ abilities to extract information from research and create informative text based on their findings.
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Storyline Online

Storyline Online | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Storyline Online is available 24 hours a day for children, parents, caregivers and educators worldwide. Each book includes supplemental curriculum developed by a credentialed elementary educator, aiming to strengthen comprehension and verbal and written skills for English-language learners.

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Great resource with some really nice videos of celebrities reading kids books. There are also downloadable activity sheets for teachers and parents.

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Wonder | Creativity training and idea community

Wonder | Creativity training and idea community | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Creativity is just like anything else. To be great at it you need to practice. Wonder is an idea workout that gets you making new connections between thoughts. It’s in these that you find inspiration and new ideas. It’s how a lion + a closet become a best selling book. And how the sun + alarm clock become an award-winning device.

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A free app for stimulating your creativity. Only on iOS at present.

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EtonX Future Skills - Online Courses for Teenagers on

Giving teenagers the soft skills to succeed in life, EtonX online courses are live online and delivered by specialist tutors. Find out more and sign up at https://etonx.com/
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Great to see these courses being launched by my former employer EtonX. I, along with a great team of people, put a lot of work into the courses, so I hope they are a great success. If you know any teenagers who want to skill up for the future by doing an Eton College approved course then please share the link and this code will give them 30% off - NPLAUNCH30 - (I have no financial interest here).

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