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Free icons by first-class designers - IconStore

Free icons by first-class designers - IconStore | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
A library of free vector icons for personal and commercial projects, designed by first-class designers.
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Your students can use these to make their publishing prjects look more professional.

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Tools for Teachers & Learners
A collection of web and mobile based tools to help teachers & learners exploit the web
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ESL Lesson Plans & Activities Based On Real-World Videos

ESL Lesson Plans & Activities Based On Real-World Videos | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Are you an English language teacher with teenage or adult students? Check out Veslio - a highly effective tool to help your students develop their English skills using real-world videos. The video topics are engaging, and the lesson plans train students' listening, speaking, vocabulary, grammar, and more. Veslio provides you a tangible resource paired with digital technology.

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This looks like a great new resource for teachers.

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The Window - Lesson Plan

The Window - Lesson Plan | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
"Behind every closed window there is a story."

This lesson is based around a single image of a window with the shutters closed. The lesson includes a variety of discussion and conversation tasks that you can use to get students thinking and talking about the image. These are followed by language focus tasks and some more creative tasks. Finally, there are some suggestions for digital creation and research follow-up tasks.
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This is the second in my series of image based lesson plans for English teachers.

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LearnMatch - Learn Languages Playfully

LearnMatch - Learn Languages Playfully | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
LearnMatch combines social learning and gamification, through the medium of football matches. Within a sports and fitness context, you can create and develop your own player profile, complete training sessions, compete with family and friends and progress into higher, more challenging leagues.
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A useful app for students who like football.

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Claudia Andrade's curator insight, June 17, 12:28 AM
Nice app but it translate all the content into native language, I think it is not necessary to translate because it uses pictures to show meaning.
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Blended Games for the classroom using YOUR content

Blended Games for the classroom using YOUR content | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Blended Play is a free online gaming portal for any classroom content. Write your questions and start playing!
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This is a nice way to bring games into the classroom.

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Greg Quinlivan's curator insight, June 11, 11:27 PM
Four fun games, flexible, free, and capable of re-using question sets with each game. It does not require students to have their own tech. It can work with one screen and/or projector.
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Create beautiful quotes - Apagraph

Create beautiful quotes - Apagraph | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Share words of love, wisdom or humor with your friends in a very simple manner! Type a quote. You are limited to 255 symbols,
there is no space for novel.
 
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Nice tool for getting students sharing and discussing quotes.

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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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Audience Interaction Made Easy

Audience Interaction Made Easy | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Slido is an audience interaction tool for meetings, events and conferences. It offers interactive Q&A, live polls and insights about your audience.
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This looks like a useful audience response tool for the classroom or conference room.

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exaQuark. infinitely connected worlds.

exaQuark. infinitely connected worlds. | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

7 billion users can interact simultaneously in a single instance
Augmented Reality means the playground is planet Earth
Develop multiplayer games at unprecedent scales

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I hope this lives up to its potential.

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The Girl & the Tiger - Lesson Plan

The Girl & the Tiger - Lesson Plan | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

This lesson is based on a single image of a girl sitting in the forest with a tiger. The lesson includes a variety of discussion and conversation tasks that you can use to get students thinking and talking about the image.

These are followed by language focus tasks and some more creative tasks.

As well as vocabulary, the plan can be used to practice 'present continuous', 'present perfect continuous' or 'second conditional'.

Finally, there are some suggestions for digital research and creation follow-up tasks.

Nik Peachey's insight:

This is the first in a series of image based lesson plans I'm creating. The overall aim of the series is to develop students' creative and critical thinking capabilities as well as their sense of empathy.

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custard_cottage's curator insight, June 14, 1:48 AM
Useful picture lessons to use with the understanding map.
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Home - Plagiarism.org

Home - Plagiarism.org | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Plagiarism is a common (and often misunderstood) problem that is often the result of a lack of knowledge and skills. Our mission is to support the education community with a comprehensive set of resources to help students write with integrity.
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A really useful resource for teachers and students.

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custard_cottage's curator insight, June 9, 4:10 PM
Can never have enough resources on plagiarism.
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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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custard_cottage's curator insight, June 9, 4:14 PM
Can see various uses for this in lessons.
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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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Mohamad Kafafi's curator insight, May 23, 5:06 AM
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Tina Jameson's curator insight, May 27, 7:28 PM
Free!  And appears to work well - almost seems too good to be true - but certainly worth investigating.
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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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