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Best tools and reflections to introduce creative and collaborative learning in education... especially in ESL
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EdVisto - Create Stories. Learn Together.

EdVisto - Create Stories. Learn Together. | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Finnish teaching method through online video storytelling, for active learning, creativity, co-creation and international collaboration

Via Baiba Svenca
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Storytelling with a sound structure to implement in class
Francisco González's comment, July 8, 2017 2:45 AM
It looks awesome. Thank you!
Joyce Valenza's curator insight, July 8, 2017 7:54 AM
Looks very promising for instruction and storytelling and their intersection!

 
Amreet Kaur Sandhu's curator insight, August 19, 2017 7:05 PM
Storytelling with a sound structure to implement in class
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Virtual Reality in the Classroom: It’s Easy to Get Started

Virtual Reality in the Classroom: It’s Easy to Get Started | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Every teacher I know has virtual reality on their radar. It’s one of those short-listed disruptive technologies that kids want to be involved in and will change teaching for the better. I was…

Via xavier suñé
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very good introduction for newbies!
Limitless Learning Limited's curator insight, March 23, 2018 9:55 AM
Getting started with using virtual reality in the classroom really is this easy
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New Stanford Study: A Positive Attitude Literally Makes Your Brain Work Better via @EntryLevelRebel

New Stanford Study: A Positive Attitude Literally Makes Your Brain Work Better via @EntryLevelRebel | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
@EntryLevelRebel

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Soooo important in learning! We must encourage students to see life in a positive way! And we should be their model!
Sandrine Antoine's curator insight, February 23, 2018 4:43 AM

Une attitude positive pour que les cerveaux de nos enfants fonctionnent mieux.

Jerry Busone's curator insight, February 23, 2018 6:55 AM

When times are tough ... lean towards that which keeps you positive ... people, places or things ... stay positive you'll think better #PioneerStimulator #Positivity #makeeverydaycount

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Hay que ayudar a los niños a encontrar su pasión

Hay que ayudar a los niños a encontrar su pasión | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Cuando los niños empiezan a ir al colegio, los primeros años, se les anima a ser creativos, a jugar, a ser físicos, a crear cosas con arena, pintura, papel, arcilla, se les anima a que hagan cosas. Pero, con el tiempo, genera problemas, porque sus conocimientos son abiertos. ..No se centran en estudiar cosas, aprendérselas de memoria y que los evalúen para cerciorarse de que se acuerdan, se centran en las cosas que pueden crear...


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Inspiring talk... many people are not aware of the need for this change!
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How to manage Cell Phone use in your Classroom

How to manage Cell Phone use in your Classroom | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

In today’s technological world, there is no escaping the smartphone phenomenon. The average person uses their smartphone anywhere from 8 to 10 hours a day. Most people are even checking their phones every 15 to 20 minutes while they’re awake. The ways in which smartphones have become such an essential part of modern life is staggering, and something to be aware of when teaching in a classroom.


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This article will shed some light on the use of mobile devices in our classrooms when we are still thinking if it is a good option. It is not an option, it is a need, but some things must be seriously analysed.
Luisa Fernanda Giraldo 's curator insight, October 27, 8:55 PM
When we start teaching, we want to find a way to keep students' attention. However, this is not so easy and one of the things that distracts students the most is the cell phone. It is the reason why we must let students know the proper use of this device within our class
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Dalai Lama Inspires Emphasis on Kindness in Schools | MindShift | KQED News

Dalai Lama Inspires Emphasis on Kindness in Schools | MindShift | KQED News | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Focusing on kindness is an approachable way to get kids in touch with their feelings and growing social intelligence

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Teachin emotions is part of a teacher's job. This article may offer a good approach to this
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A Starter’s Guide to PBL Fieldwork

A Starter’s Guide to PBL Fieldwork | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Five tips to help you get started with taking students out for fieldwork—a powerful component of project-based learning.
Ricard Garcias insight:
Interesting article about the basic steps to iontegrate PBL into our professional career
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Why Playing is Essential to Achieving Effective Learning

Why Playing is Essential to Achieving Effective Learning | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Learning should be fun! Here's why the idea of play in achieving effective learning should be a fundamental consideration for educators of all subjects and grade levels.

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Always important to reflect on the need to incorporate play in learning processes, regardless of the students' age
magnus sandberg's curator insight, February 6, 2018 8:53 AM
Nice little reasoning of the obvious :)
Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, February 9, 2018 7:52 AM
I encourage my ESL students to "play" or have "fun"with their English inside and outside of the classroom. This allows the student to reduce the affective filtering, which occurs in learning a new language. This also helps with self correction and editing. 
Gust MEES's curator insight, February 14, 2018 1:55 AM
Learning should be fun! Here's why the idea of play in achieving effective learning should be a fundamental consideration for educators of all subjects and grade levels.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=Effective+Learning

 

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Kapwing - The Online Video Editor

Kapwing - The Online Video Editor | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Kapwing is a modern editor for videos, GIFs, and images. Try our free meme maker, resizer, subtitle maker, filters, and more!
Ricard Garcias insight:
Kapwing offers different possibilities to work with video and images: memes, subtitles, and other assets we can use in our projects.
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New Strategies to Get Kids to Create Media, Not Just Consume It by Christine Elgersma

New Strategies to Get Kids to Create Media, Not Just Consume It by Christine Elgersma | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
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Very useful article on creativity and learning with useful examples of those resources which can help us achieve that goal
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Create Talking Animations With These Free iPad Apps - iPad Apps for School

Create Talking Animations With These Free iPad Apps - iPad Apps for School | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Making animated movies is one of my favorite video creation projects for elementary school students. Students love hearing their voices bringing to life an animated character on the screen. You can have students create animations to tell stories from their own lives or to animate short stories that they have written in your classroom. The following three free iPad apps enable elementary school students to create talking animated movies.

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Ricard Garcias insight:
Good resources for ESL or foreign language lessons in general!!
legendofcibola's curator insight, January 14, 2018 10:29 AM

https://goo.gl/x91hJD

Erin Stack ��‍��'s curator insight, June 5, 2019 1:37 PM
What a great option for students to share out learning and understanding! Will definitely explore more. 
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Puzzle Creator

Puzzle Creator | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Looking for vocabulary or theme-specific word games? Or need a fun way to reinforce word recognition? Our free and easy-to-use interactive puzzle maker lets you custom create word games for your student or child.


Via Nik Peachey
Ricard Garcias insight:
Useful tool to create your own quizzes... or to ask your students to create their own!
Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 15, 2017 11:45 PM

Useful tool for creating games and puzzles.

ducky58's curator insight, December 17, 2017 7:05 AM
Altro utilissimo strumento per creare cruciverba
Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, December 31, 2017 10:06 PM
Must try, then share!

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Fake It To Make It | Games for Change

Fake It To Make It | Games for Change | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Fake It To Make It is a simulation-style game where players take on the role of someone creating and distributing fake news for profit. Players learn how misinformation is created, spread, and emotionally targeted, and leave better prepared to be skeptical of misinformation that they encounter in the future.


Via Nik Peachey
Ricard Garcias insight:
Maybe a bit complex, but useful with young adults!!
Claudia Andrade's curator insight, November 26, 2017 9:42 AM
Interesting game to identify fake news
Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, November 26, 2017 1:51 PM
Interesting tool for teaching students to recognize fake news.
Presenters's curator insight, November 26, 2017 2:38 PM
Fake It To Make It es un juego que, apostando por la terrible actualidad, logra crear un entorno educativo. El jugador tiene que crear y difundir noticias para obtener beneficios, pasando por las etapas de creación, localización de un objetivo emocional, difusión... En definitiva, es un título que prepara al que lo termina para un futuro de escepticismo con las informaciones que reciba.
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Create Interactive Content Using Joomag

Create Interactive Content Using Joomag | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Joomag  is a platform which allows users to design and publish professional looking publications. It contains hundreds of templates whic

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Worth a look! Rich tool for CLIL and cross-curricular projects.
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Pixorize: Image Annotation Made Easy

Pixorize: Image Annotation Made Easy | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Pixorize is the online image-annotation platform where users can upload, annotate, and share images online. 

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An interesting tool to enrich projects and help visual students in learning
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Using Fake Text Messages to Create Learning Activities

Using Fake Text Messages to Create Learning Activities | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
iFake Text Message is a great tool for creating authentic looking materials to engage students and shift materials design into a genre that’s both relevant and familiar. The tool enables you to create a screen image of a text conversation.

Via Nik Peachey
Ricard Garcias insight:
Good tool to enrich transmedia narrative, or mixed storytelling... where we can recreate dialogues produced in mobile environments...make sure your students make a good use!!
Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 22, 2018 7:09 AM

This blog post has a collection of ideas to engage and motivate learners through the use of fake text messages.

ducky58's curator insight, February 23, 2018 2:30 AM
Se volete far scambiare ai vostri alunni  finti sms tra personaggi famosi e non. (in inglese)
Juanita Amiel Townsend's curator insight, February 25, 2018 9:08 PM

This blog post has a collection of ideas to engage and motivate learners through the use of fake text messages.

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10 Web Tools and Apps for Creating Avatars

10 Web Tools and Apps for Creating Avatars | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

"One of the first steps for participating in any social network or online community is creating a digital image of ourselves, an avatar. We often have several avatars across many social networks. Some look like us and others are symbols or graphical representations of us. It is important we get our students to create digital avatars and reflect on their digital identities"


Via Jim Lerman
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Avatars are an excellent chance to foster communication, they are a very good tool for foreign languages!
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Using Quests in Project-Based Learning

Using Quests in Project-Based Learning | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Questlines—learning pathways that are both personalized and differentiated—build choice into any lesson.


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Quests are a catchy way to encourage our students into learning!
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How to Teach Teens About Love, Consent and Emotional Intelligence | MindShift | KQED News

How to Teach Teens About Love, Consent and Emotional Intelligence | MindShift | KQED News | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
A Harvard survey reveals that teens want more clear guidance about love and romantic relationships from their parents and teachers.
Ricard Garcias insight:
Why don't we start teaching emotions to teens, why don't we help them grow?
Marta Teacher's curator insight, February 14, 2018 12:37 PM

Mindshift Education

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Imagine Forest | Creative Writing Community for Kids

Imagine Forest | Creative Writing Community for Kids | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Imagine Forest makes writing stories easy and fun. Never again will you be lost for inspiration or story ideas. Improve your creative writing skills and imagination through completing quick and fun activities.

Via Nik Peachey
Ricard Garcias insight:
Nice tool for primary students that lets them create nice stories incorporating their own pictures or using those form the library
Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 13, 2018 12:20 AM

This looks like a great site to get young learners writing. Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo for this one.  http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/

Limitless Learning Limited's curator insight, February 14, 2018 11:50 AM
Lots of writing inspiration, activities, lessons and a cute game to get the creative juices flowing.
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The elearning attention span: How long should your project be? –

The elearning attention span: How long should your project be? – | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
What's the optimal length of a piece of elearning? Should elearning session time it be short and sweet, or in-depth and involved?

Via Marta Torán
Ricard Garcias insight:
Interesting article on attention span... think of our students!!
Marta Torán's curator insight, February 9, 2018 1:26 PM

Muy bueno.


El tiempo y el aprendizaje en línea. Simon Greany nos cuenta qué duración deben tener los contenidos eLearning para mantener la atención del alumno.

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Word Search Puzzles

Word Search Puzzles | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Thousands of word search puzzles and games to play online or print out, covering a mix of both fun and educational topics. You can even create your very own game in just a few simple steps.
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Simple, easy, quick... it is good to have always close at hand...
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What Kids Eat Around the World

What Kids Eat Around the World | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
In the face of global obesity, photographer Gregg Segal traveled around the world to photograph kids alongside the food they eat.
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A beautiful page where children from different countries are photographed from above with all the food they eat in a week. Nice source of speaking activities with young students and early teens!
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5 Apps for Making Movies on Mobile Devices

5 Apps for Making Movies on Mobile Devices | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
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Nice article for newbies who want to learn the basics about mobile learning
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Five Keys to Rigorous Project-Based Learning

Well-designed project-based learning (PBL) has been shown to result in deeper learning and more engaged, self-directed learners. Learn more about the fiv
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A very interesting video showcasing the most important aspects of PBL
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How Do You Play Games

How Do You Play Games | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
This site features instructions and guides to fun games, icebreakers, activities for classrooms, parties, youth groups, camps and businesses. Click on a game to read how to play!

Via Nik Peachey
Ricard Garcias insight:
NIce showcase on how to use games in a language class!
Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 25, 2017 12:55 AM

A useful collection of physical games and warmers for livening up the class.

Christiane Windhausen's curator insight, November 26, 2017 3:04 AM
Gute gruppensynamische Spiele für Teams 
The Library Patch's curator insight, November 26, 2017 5:20 AM
Through play we learn!
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