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A collection of web and mobile based tools to help teachers & learners exploit the web
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Digital Tools for Teachers

Digital Tools for Teachers | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
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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Download the first two chapters for free.

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Extensive Reading Central | The go-to place for all our Extensive Reading needs

Extensive Reading Central | The go-to place for all our Extensive Reading needs | 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.
Our aim is to keep this site as much as possible free. Our hope is the EFL community will assist us in building the site through collaboration.

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Thi is a useful resource with some useful tools as well as resources. Check out the Text Helper.

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Venngage | Beam - Create Charts

Venngage | Beam - Create Charts | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Beam lets you make pie charts, bar charts, and line charts, as well as choose from different color themes so that you can create data-rich visualizations without stress.
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A great and very simple to use tool for creating charts and graphs. Great for infographics and presentations.

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Atlas

Atlas | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
The new home for charts and data, powered by Quartz.
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This is an amazing resource for finding facts, statistics, data and charts.

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Teresa Maceira's curator insight, January 14, 2017 2:22 PM

This is an amazing resource for finding facts, statistics, data and charts.

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Read Listen Learn - digital graded readers with audio to help people teach and learn English as a foreign language

Read Listen Learn - digital graded readers with audio to help people teach and learn English as a foreign language | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Read Listen Learn - We enable teachers to provide graded readers to their learners in almost any setting and we help learners to enjoy improving their English and develop fluency through reading and listening for pleasure
Nik Peachey's insight:

This looks like a useful resource. At resent it's free.

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Francisco González's comment, January 2, 2017 4:50 AM
Awesome resource. Thank you!
Ricard Garcia's curator insight, February 2, 2017 2:49 AM
Good free website with a growing list of readers!!
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LeanLearn - Kanban

LeanLearn - Kanban | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Students see the content of the tasks without exiting the application at the risk of losing focus. YouTube videos, images and websites are embedded directly in the cards.
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This is a type of kanban board for learning. Teachers set up tasks for students and the students select and manage the tasks. Looks like it's based on Google Keep. Nice idea.

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Seppo — Spark for Learning

Seppo — Spark for Learning | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

 The game can be played in the school premises, in the city centre or in a field trip location. The map of the selected area works as a game board. The game can be played in the school premises, in the city centre or in a field trip location. The map of the selected area works as a game board.

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Create augmented reality games.

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Manos Koutsoukos's curator insight, December 28, 2016 12:18 AM
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Roos de Groot's curator insight, January 6, 2017 10:11 AM
Het lijkt me veel voorbereiding kosten, als je tenminste goede vragen wilt bedenken. Als je de kinderen alleen naar buiten kunt laten gaan is het wel interessant om uit te proberen 
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Anchor - Podcasting and Radio

Anchor - Podcasting and Radio | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Recording your voice in Anchor is incredibly easy; you simply hold your phone up to your ear, just like talking on the telephone. Best of all, anyone can interact and respond, creating instant discussions that were never before possible on the internet. Once published, conversations can be shared as podcasts, and heard all over the web.

Nik Peachey's insight:

Great free app for creating radio stations and podcasts.

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Fluent Land - Learning Foreign Languages

Fluent Land - Learning Foreign Languages | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Learning Foreign Languages, Learning English, Language Exchange with Native Speakers, Practice English Speaking, Practice English Listening, IELTS, TOEFL.
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Lots of materials for language learners here.

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Telestory Lesson Ideas for Moviemaking and Digital Storytelling - Class Tech Tips

Telestory Lesson Ideas for Moviemaking and Digital Storytelling - Class Tech Tips | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Help students demonstrate their understanding and apply what they've learned in engaging, real world contexts. Here are Telestory Lesson Ideas !
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Some nice ideas for exploiting a free iOS app.

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Vizia - Interative video tools

Vizia - Interative video tools | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Insert multiple choice quizzes, polls, and short answer questions into your videos with a ground-breaking new interface.
Nik Peachey's insight:

Great tool for adding quizzes or polls to YouTube videos.

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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, December 19, 2016 11:22 AM
This looks great. 
 
Character Minutes's curator insight, February 13, 2017 6:17 PM
Free tool!
Graeme Noll's curator insight, May 11, 2017 1:53 AM

one feature caught my eye which was to embed quiz questions into media, guessing that it acts as a gate keeper. Gate keepers unlock the rest of the content or re-direct you back. thought it was interesting.

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WebReel — Featured

WebReel — Featured | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Curate collections — we call them WebReels — of websites, documents, videos, PDFs, and more. Picture a Google Drive or a Dropbox folder, but social. What makes us different is our fully interactive community. WebReels can be searched, filtered, shared, rated, commented on, and even sold.

Nik Peachey's insight:

This looks like an interesting curation tool. It even offers the possibility to monetize your curation work.

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Unity - Unity Personal

Unity - Unity Personal | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Unity is the ultimate game development platform. Use Unity to build high-quality 3D and 2D games, deploy them across mobile, desktop, VR/AR, consoles or the Web, and connect with loyal and enthusiastic players and customers.
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Ideal for anyone who wants to try their hand at developing 3D computer games.

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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, December 19, 2016 11:37 AM
A program for creating games. 
 
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Fleex: learn English with tv shows and movies

Fleex: learn English with tv shows and movies | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Learn English by watching movies and TV series with Fleex: discover idiomatic English expressions; improve your English grammar and enrich your English vocabulary.
Nik Peachey's insight:

An interesting tool. Looks like you'll need a Netflix account though to access the films.

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Nebo

Nebo | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Structure your notes using titles, paragraphs, and bullet lists then render your ink into text. The layout, colors and styles are preserved. Recognized text is displayed while you write.
Nik Peachey's insight:

Nice free note taking app with handwriting and shape recognition.

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Teresa Maceira's curator insight, January 2, 2017 12:23 PM

Nice free note taking app with handwriting and shape recognition.

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Wixie | Online authoring platform for students

Wixie | Online authoring platform for students | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Wixie is a creative platform for powerful teaching and learning in the cloud.
Nik Peachey's insight:

This is a bit like a 'Paint' type program on steroids. Nice tool for creating a digital portfolio with younger learners.

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Words With Friends EDU

Words With Friends EDU | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Words With Friends EDU brings the fun of Words With Friends into your classroom. Students learn new words as they play in a safe environment with their classmates, and teachers and parents track students' progress using custom teacher dashboards.
Nik Peachey's insight:

A really nice vocabulary building game with some LMS features. Works across platforms.

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TES Teach with Blendspace - Lesson Resources on the App Store

TES Teach with Blendspace - Lesson Resources on the App Store | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

TES Teach with Blendspace is a free tool that enables users to create unlimited interactive lessons, presentations and projects by dragging-and-dropping web content, computer files and more. The app allows teachers to organize their videos, websites, documents, images and assessments all in one place.

Nik Peachey's insight:

A really useful app for building blended learning.

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Codie Bower's curator insight, February 16, 2017 6:45 PM
Lesson planning has never been so easy. 
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Google Tone - Share URLs with nearby computers

Google Tone - Share URLs with nearby computers | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Google Tone turns on your computer's microphone (while the extension is on) and uses your computer's speakers to exchange URLs with nearby computers connected to the Internet. You can use Google Tone to send the URL for any web page, including news stories, pictures, documents, blog posts, products, YouTube videos, recipes – even search results. Any computer within earshot (including over a phone or Hangout) that also has the Google Tone extension installed and turned ON can receive a Google Tone notification.

Nik Peachey's insight:

This is a really interesting Chrome extension that allows you to easily share links to websites with other computers nearby.

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Turn web links into visually appealing newsletters, web pages and website embeds

Turn web links into visually appealing newsletters, web pages and website embeds | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
elink is an all-in-one content marketing tool to curate and publish email newsletters and web pages in minutes. Grow your audience and increase engagement.
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An interesting cross between curation and email marketing.

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Lightning hunt

Lightning hunt | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
In the Lightning Hunt, the students learn to identify and take action on what makes their work in School successful. What distracts them from performing their very best? This is visualized in a gamified process by lightnings and monsters. To move forward, the Lightning hunt also focuses on developing skills your students need to succeed, both in school and life.
Nik Peachey's insight:

Nice tool to gamify your classroom and get students developing self-discipline and digital literacy skills.

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Free Stock Market Game, Create Your Own Contest

Free Stock Market Game, Create Your Own Contest | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Free stock market game with real-time trading and educational resources. Create a custom stock game for your class, club, or friends and learn to invest.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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This looks like a great resource for Business or Business English teachers.

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, December 23, 2016 2:41 AM
Learning about markets and the stock excange can b very boring... why not use GBL?
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Fluency Tutor Reading Assessment Software | Texthelp

Fluency Tutor Reading Assessment Software | Texthelp | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Great for time-stretched teachers, Fluency Tutor for Google makes reading aloud more fun and satisfying for students who need some extra support. It’s a big help for struggling and reluctant readers, as well as students learning English as a second language.
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This looks like a useful Chrome plugin to make reading aloud more productive. Students can use the tool to practice safely. Great tool for computer language labs.

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Revue - Get your thoughts into people's inboxes

Revue - Get your thoughts into people's inboxes | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
We believe everybody should send a newsletter. We are here to make it extremely simple to send yours today and start a conversation with your followers.
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Great free tool for creating a class newsletter.

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LitLift - A FREE online novel and story writing application

LitLift - A FREE online novel and story writing application | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

LitLift helps you write, organize, store, and share (if you want) your stories. it is an easy-to-use proprietary design to help writers of any ability make the most of their writing. Some advanced features include rich text full screen editing, mobile friendly interface, storyboard-like feature, library, and more coming soon.


Via Ana Cristina Pratas
Nik Peachey's insight:

This isa good tool to help students structure their writing. Might use this myself.

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, December 19, 2016 4:43 AM
One more attempt to foster creativity through collaborative storytelling... it looks good... worth a try!
Bart van Maanen's curator insight, December 19, 2016 9:54 AM
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