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A collection of web and mobile based tools to help teachers & learners exploit the web
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Conversation & Listening - Book 1 - Blended Learning Edition

Conversation & Listening - Book 1 - Blended Learning Edition | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

The blended learning activities that are included in each unit are intended to extend the students learning and help to develop their learner independence. The activities can be used at the discretion of the teacher either in a flipped way to prepare students for the lessons or to consolidate and extend what students have learned during the lessons.

Nik Peachey's insight:

A blended approach to the remote classroom.

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FunApéro | Video calls with more than 400 challenges and games to have fun between friends!

FunApéro | Video calls with more than 400 challenges and games to have fun between friends! | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Have a fun Apéro with friends using our free video conferencing platform which offers more than 400 challenges & games!
Nik Peachey's insight:

This is an interesting way of socialising online. It includes lots of games and challenges. Try it with a friend before you think of using it with students.

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ELSA - Speak English fluently, easily, confidently

ELSA - Speak English fluently, easily, confidently | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
ELSA is the world's best way to improve your English speaking skills. Pronounce English like an American through real-world conversations on ELSA.
Nik Peachey's insight:

This looks interesting.

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TimeZap – Keeps virtual meetings on time. A timer you can share with everyone.

TimeZap – Keeps virtual meetings on time. A timer you can share with everyone. | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Time your meetings with TimeZap. A timer you can share with everyone.

Nik Peachey's insight:

A useful tool for keeoing track of time in remote lessons.

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SpatialChat - Video Chat for upto 50 people

SpatialChat - Video Chat for upto 50 people | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Video chat, screen sharing, share videos and images.

Nik Peachey's insight:

Video classroom with an interesting interface.

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The rise of online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic

The rise of online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Research suggests that online learning has been shown to increase retention of information, and take less time, meaning the changes coronavirus have caused might be here to stay.
Nik Peachey's insight:

A look at the future of education.

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EFL.digital

EFL.digital | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

EFL.digital (https://EFL.digital) is a FREE platform for generating, assigning, and submitting a range of different English teaching and testing assignments.
It is compatible with smartphones, tablets, desktops, and laptops, and runs on all modern browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and iOS Safari.
Teachers can log into the site with their Google account and start making assignments immediately.

Nik Peachey's insight:

This looks like a great tool for creating online homework assignments.

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The Simplest Mind Mapping Software

The Simplest Mind Mapping Software | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Create Mind Maps, Concept Maps, Brain Mapping with our Online Free Mind Mapping Maker Software. Loved by Users from +140 Countries. Sign Up Free!
Nik Peachey's insight:

It does look simple.

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Leonardo English | Learn English with Podcasts

Leonardo English | Learn English with Podcasts | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
The home of the 'English Learning for Curious Minds' podcast, trusted by listeners from 142 countries. Learn about the world while learning English through podcasts. Every podcast comes with a transcript and key vocabulary so you can understand every word.
Nik Peachey's insight:

Great way to improve listening and pronunciation. Also great for CLIL

Kübra's curator insight, April 30, 5:39 AM

Great way to improve listening and pronunciation. Also great for CLIL

Katherine Giraldo's curator insight, May 15, 10:04 AM
It is a tool to practice your listening skills. It also offers audios from different countries with which you can learn to differentiate between different accents. In addition, each podcast contains vocabulary that will help you better understand the audios and learn new words.
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Meet - Instant Free Videoconferencing

Meet - Instant Free Videoconferencing | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Jitsi Meet offers free, secure, flexible, open-source video conferencing. Start using Jitsi Meet today. Build and deploy secure videoconferencing solutions.
Nik Peachey's insight:

An open source alternative to Zoom

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Remotehour

Remotehour | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

A nice tool for making yourself available each day for a quick video chat with students

Nik Peachey's insight:

Looks very useful.

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CryptPad: Free Online Collaborative Tools with Real Time Editing

CryptPad: Free Online Collaborative Tools with Real Time Editing | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

CryptPad is a private-by-design alternative to popular office tools and cloud services. All the content stored on CryptPad is encrypted before being sent, which means nobody can access your data unless you give them the keys (not even us).

Nik Peachey's insight:

Great tools for developing students' online collaboration skills.

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Raptivity 2020: The New-Age Tool to Build Learning Interactions

Raptivity 2020: The New-Age Tool to Build Learning Interactions | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Add interactive games and quizzes to your online learning modules in minutes without any programming. Check out Raptivity 2020 - the new-age tool to build learning interactions. Sign up for free now.

Nik Peachey's insight:

Great tool for quickly building responsive interactive learning.

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Language Panda | Explore and Share Digital Projects for the Foreign Language Classroom

Language Panda | Explore and Share Digital Projects for the Foreign Language Classroom | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

LANGUAGE PANDA is a crowd-sourced, searchable database for teaching of foreign languages with digital resources.

Nik Peachey's insight:

Some interesting projects here.

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Yang the Canary - Spaced Repetition App

Yang the Canary - Spaced Repetition App | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

As most of the things for our memory "Practice makes perfect" is true. If we repeat the information we learned we increase retention rate and recall time. It's like motor, skills your neural paths are getting stronger and faster.

Nik Peachey's insight:

This looks interesting

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Business Plan Template for a Startup Business

Business Plan Template for a Startup Business | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Business plan template with step by step examples and easy to follow outline
Writing a business plan shouldn't be hard. Follow the simple, step by step process to create a business plan in minutes, not days.

Nik Peachey's insight:

A great writing activity for business English students.

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Spatial: How Work Should Be

Spatial: How Work Should Be | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
How Work Should Be. Collaborate from anywhere in VR, AR, Desktop & Mobile. Create a lifelike avatar. View 3D models, presentations, videos, & photos, together.
Nik Peachey's insight:

This looks like a VR version of Zoom for virtual collaboration.

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Read Along by Google: A fun reading app - Apps on Google Play

Read Along by Google: A fun reading app - Apps on Google Play | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Read Along has an in-app reading buddy that listens to your young learner read aloud, offers assistance when they struggle and rewards them with stars when they do well – guiding them along as they progress. It works best for children who already have some basic knowledge of the alphabet.

Nik Peachey's insight:

This looks useful for younger learners

Billy Brick's curator insight, May 11, 12:46 AM
Good reviews.
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Whiteboard.fi - Online whiteboard for teachers and classrooms

Whiteboard.fi - Online whiteboard for teachers and classrooms | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Whiteboard.fi is an instant formative assessment tool for your classroom, providing you with live feedback and immediate overview over your students.
Nik Peachey's insight:

I love this. Each student gets there own whiteboatrd and you can see what each one is doing on their board. Great tool for getting creative in the online classroom.

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Shannon Coad's comment, June 1, 9:16 PM
This is an excellent resource to use and link digital literacy to it instead of paper or a white board and wasting of valuable resources. This would also encourage engagement and reduce the fear of being wrong which can sometime impede students from giving answers or getting proper formative assessment from them
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Facebook Introduces Messenger Rooms

Facebook Introduces Messenger Rooms | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Today, we are rolling out Messenger Rooms, which are joinable group video calls that make it easy to spend quality time with friends, loved ones and people who share your interests. Create a room right from Messenger or Facebook, and invite anyone to join, even if they don’t have a Facebook account. Rooms will soon hold up to 50 people with no time limit.
Nik Peachey's insight:

Looks like facebook is trying to take over from Zoom.

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Hatch App - Stay Focused & Productive

Hatch App - Stay Focused & Productive | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
The first app to make focusing fun! Combat phone addiction with a beautifully designed tool to study, read, and be more present with friends and family.
Nik Peachey's insight:

Great idea.

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Saylient | Transcribe and Annotate Audio Using AI

Saylient | Transcribe and Annotate Audio Using AI | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Accurate interview transcriptions. Saylient helps you transcribe, highlight, tag and share your conversations and meetings.
Nik Peachey's insight:

This looks very useful.

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Audible Stories: Free Audiobooks for Kids

Audible Stories: Free Audiobooks for Kids | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Free stories for kids of all ages. Audible Stories is a free website where kids of all ages can listen to hundreds of Audible audio titles across six different languages—English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Japanese—for free, so they can keep learning, dreaming and just being kids.
Nik Peachey's insight:

Great resource for developing listening skills.

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WBO — Online collaborative whiteboard

WBO — Online collaborative whiteboard | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

WBO is a free and open-source online collaborative whiteboard that allows many users to draw simultaneously on a large virtual board. The board is updated in real time for all connected users, and its state is always persisted. It can be used for many different purposes, including art, entertainment, design and teaching.

Nik Peachey's insight:

A simple to use collaborative whiteboard.

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Hubs - Private social VR and video conferencing in your web browser

Hubs - Private social VR and video conferencing in your web browser | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

This is a great alternative to Zoom, especially if you are working with younger learners who are looking for something a bit more fun than talking heads. This is a complete 3D virtual world where you can screen share, video conference, chat and work together. It's also made by Mozilla, so comes with a good reputation for privacy and security.

Nik Peachey's insight:

Great alternative to Zoom for younger learners.

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