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auphonic

auphonic | eLearning tools that I use | Scoop.it
The automatic audio post production webservice, using signal processing and machine learning techniques.
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Brilliant App for recording, especially voice. The signal processing improves the quality significantly. Has an Android and iOS apps. Great for recording voice overs or presentations. 

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Blendspace - Create lessons with digital content in 5 minutes

Blendspace - Create lessons with digital content in 5 minutes | eLearning tools that I use | Scoop.it
Blendspace allows educators to blend their classroom with digital content.
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A super simple way to collect a page of information and links on a topic. Uses Google accounts and intergrates with Google drive and youtube.

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Paper for the Web | Padlet

Paper for the Web | Padlet | eLearning tools that I use | Scoop.it

We give you a blank wall. You put anything you want on it, anywhere. Simple, yet powerful.

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Padlet (formerly Wallwisher) is an very diverse tool. It can be used for brain storming, collecting resources, mind mapping, elicting feedback, and much more. The new 'streams' feature also makes it a simple blogging platform.

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everystockphoto

everystockphoto | eLearning tools that I use | Scoop.it
Everystockphoto.com is a search engine for free stock photos, offering community features to the stock photography community. Free photos are listed under creative commons, public domain and other free licenses.
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Great for finding royalty free images for you, and your students to use.

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Feedly.

Feedly. | eLearning tools that I use | Scoop.it
Introducing the New Feedly. Browsing, reading and sharing your favorite sites has never been this easy, fast and rewarding. Feed your mind anytime, anywhere!
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A wonderful aggregator, which gathers information from your selected feeds and presents them in pleasing way. Feedly has both Android and iPhone apps, as well as being web based.

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Gantter

web-based project scheduling made easy.

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Great for sceduling projects. Free, and syncs with your Google Drive.

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Socrative

Socrative | eLearning tools that I use | Scoop.it
Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational games and exercises via smartphones and tablets. Our apps are super simple and take seconds to load and run.
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A "clicker system" using mobile and web platforms. A great way to get resposnses from students, including in-lesson responses, quizes and exit ticket. Especially good for direct instruction lessons.

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Google Drive

Google Drive | eLearning tools that I use | Scoop.it

Google Drive is now the home of Google Docs, a suite of productivity applications, that offer collaborative editing on documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and more.

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This office suite is not quite as powerful as Microsoft Office, but are much better at simulatneous collaboration.

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Lucidchart

Lucidchart | eLearning tools that I use | Scoop.it

Flow Chart Maker & Online Diagram Software.

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For creating diagrams, mindmaps and flow charts. Allows for collaboration. Connects to Google Drive and students can access trhough their Google Account.

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easel.ly

Create and share visual ideas online in the form of infographics.

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Think of infographics as elctronic versions of posters.

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Neat Chat!

Neat Chat! | eLearning tools that I use | Scoop.it

Neat Chat is the easiest and fastest way to have an online conversation with a group. No sign up required

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Chatrooms can be used in a mirriad of ways. They can be a medium for barrier games, role playing, group collaboration, and discussion points. The list is endless. It is also a simple way to bring in outside experts.

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ACMI Generator

ACMI Generator | eLearning tools that I use | Scoop.it

A creative studio space to explore storytelling and the moving image. Download free video, images and sound and upload your own media. Create your own storyboards and share them online.

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A great way to introduce storyboards

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videoANT

videoANT | eLearning tools that I use | Scoop.it
VideoANT is a web-based video annotation tool for mobile and desktop devices. VideoANT supports annotation of any publicly accessible video file or YouTube video. VideoANT annotated videos are called ANTs. VideoANT users can manage their ANTs from their personal ANT Farm. Your ANT Farm is a dashboard for managing your ANTs - from here you can share your ANT via email, embed your ANT into another web site, customize your ANT's privacy settings, or export your ANT in a number of data formats.
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<p>A great, and simple way to annotate videos. Allows you to tag annotations to locations within the footage.</p>

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Brainstorming and Voting

Brainstorming and Voting | eLearning tools that I use | Scoop.it
Collect ideas and vote. Free online tool for easy brainstorming and voting. For decision making, crowdsourcing and idea generation.
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A great way to get feedback and responses to feedback. Students don't require an account. The ability to respond to each others posts makes this very powerful.

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Diigo

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Diigo is a powerful research tool and a knowledge-sharing community

 

Web highlighter and sticky notes, online bookmarking and annotation, personal learning network.

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Great for gathering resources, and note taking. Students can login using Google accounts and Diigo enables students to work collaboratively in research. Duugo also offers educator accounts.

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ThingLink - Make Your Images Interactive

ThingLink - Make Your Images Interactive | eLearning tools that I use | Scoop.it
ThingLink lets users add interactive links to any photo and turn them into fun web experiences that drive engagement.
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This is brilliant, and has so many possible uses. It enables you to explain different parts of images and make them interactive, but don't just think 'pictures', the image can be anything: maps, charts, people, historic resources just to name a few. Allows for collaboration as well.

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Prezi - Ideas matter.

Prezi - Ideas matter. | eLearning tools that I use | Scoop.it
Prezi is a cloud-based presentation software that opens up a new world between whiteboards and slides. The zoomable canvas makes it fun to explore ideas and the connections between them.
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Great for making engaging, beautiful presentations. Allows for teams to work on the same presentaion.

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TubeChop

TubeChop | eLearning tools that I use | Scoop.it
TubeChop allows you to easily chop a funny or interesting section from any YouTube video and share it.
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Great for extracting parts of YouTube videos.

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Pearltrees

Pearltrees | eLearning tools that I use | Scoop.it
Pearltrees lets you have all your interests at your fingertips all the time
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Another great way to collect, organise and distribute links.

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Scoop.it

Scoop.it | eLearning tools that I use | Scoop.it
Easily curate engaging magazines. Effectively feed your web presence.
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You're looking at it. It's a great way to attractively display a collection of online resources.

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Soundation — Make music online

Soundation — Make music online | eLearning tools that I use | Scoop.it

Soundation — a powerful online music studio with recording, effects, virtual instruments and over 600 free loops and sounds.

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Great way to create royality-free music. Think soundtracks, backing tracks or student's own songs.

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AnswerGarden

AnswerGarden | eLearning tools that I use | Scoop.it

AnswerGarden is a new minimalistic feedback tool. Use it as a tool for online brainstorming or embed it on your website or blog as a poll or guestbook.


A word cloud that is generated from suers inputs, with the frequency of the word determining the size of the font.

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Great for brainstorming, and getting feedback. 

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YouCanBook.Me

YouCanBook.Me | eLearning tools that I use | Scoop.it
The Easiest Way To Take Bookings Online. Let people book fixed length slots straight into your Google Calendar.
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I use this to help staff book my services, but it could work for resrouce booking, or booking presentation time slots.

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Mapfaire

 

We're here to help you create any kind of map, for business or for pleasure.

Mapfaire is free; there's also a pro version that gives you more powerful customization options.

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A simple way to create personalised maps.

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