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Todays Comics Online | Read Comic Strips at GoComics

Todays Comics Online | Read Comic Strips at GoComics | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Welcome to GoComics.com, the world's largest comic strip site for online classic strips like Calvin and Hobbes, Dilbert, Non Sequitur, Get Fuzzy, Luann, Pearl Before Swine, 9 Chickweed Lane and more!
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This iste has a huge collection of comics and comic strips that you can access for free and use with students.

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Tina Jameson's curator insight, June 28, 2018 7:11 PM
A comprehensive source of comic strip satire to use with students.
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Metaverse Studio - Create Magic In Your Classroom

Metaverse Studio - Create Magic In Your Classroom | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Thousands of teachers and students are creating AR in their classrooms. It is so easy to create that grade school kids can do it. Engagement is off the charts!

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This is a really great tool for creating AR learning activities. There are some great new updates too, so check it out again if you have seen it in the past.

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Mixkit - Extraordinary Free HD videos

Mixkit - Extraordinary Free HD videos | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Mixkit is a curated gallery of high-quality videos and animation, made by some of the world’s most talented creators, with all content licensed for free.

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This looks like a great source of high quality silent video for use in classroom projects.

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Forex hero - learn how to trade forex for beginners

Forex hero - learn how to trade forex for beginners | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Master the basics & secrets in the illustrated forex School. Start by learning some basics and secrets about the financial markets in our forex school. You will earn virtual money with every chapter you finish.

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This is a great free app for business or business English students. It really gamifies the process of learning about trading.

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Storyboarder - The best and easiest way to storyboard.

Storyboarder - The best and easiest way to storyboard. | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Storyboarder makes it easy to visualize a story as fast you can draw stick figures. Quickly draw to test if a story idea works. Create and show animatics to others. Express your story idea without making a movie.
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This looks like a nice too for chanelling creativity. You need to download the application and instal it.

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Mootish

Mootish | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

A debating platform matching people with opposing views for a one versus one debate.

 

Choose a topic, choose For or Against and get into a live debate with the next available person. Don’t want to debate? Spectators can interact with the debate by Agreeing or Disagreeing with the statements made as the debate unfolds.

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This is a nice way to get your students using written language or reading and following othe debates.

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Ulangi App - Learn vocabulary using spaced repetition

Ulangi App - Learn vocabulary using spaced repetition | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Ulangi is a mobile app for learning and managing vocabulary. It comes with many useful features for memorizing vocabulary easier, such as Spaced Repetition, Quiz mode and mini games. All features are free for learners.
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This looks like a useful free app for vocabulary development.

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MEGA

MEGA | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
MEGA provides free cloud storage with convenient and powerful always-on privacy. Claim your free 50GB now!
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Great place to get 50GB of free storage for course materials or projects.

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Mind Dot - Desktop Mindfulness helper

Mind Dot - Desktop Mindfulness helper | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Mindot is a small desktop app that helps you maintain your daily mindfulness routine, it's focused on people spending a lot of time in front of computers and loosing a track of the time. All it takes is to compose your background sounds to get rid of sound distractions, set your timer, and start session.
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This could be useful for running short meditation or mental breaks in your classroom. At present it's only for iOS, but it looks like aWindows version is coming.

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SkELL: corpus examples for learning English

SkELL: corpus examples for learning English | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Use SkELL to learn English collocations, find English synonyms and look at useful English examples taken from real-life texts (a huge English corpus).
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This is a great free tool for exploring words and their relationships.

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VR Films – UN Virtual Reality

VR Films – UN Virtual Reality | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
United Nations Virtual Reality (UNVR), uses the power of immersive storytelling to inspire viewers towards increased empathy, action and positive social change. The project supports the UN system with disseminating their content and expanding their impact in 360’ video and virtual reality. The series provides a deeper understanding for those living in the most complex development challenges, catalyzing urgency for those most in danger of being left behind if the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are not met.
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Some powerful content to build lessons around.

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Talkwall

Engage your students in open and exploratory dialogues in the classroom with Talkwall. Expand your dialogic teaching.
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This looks like an interesting combination of a back channel and a padlet type sticky noticeboard. Worth trying.

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Nik's QuickShout: Epigrammar - Making assignment marking quick and collaborative

Nik's QuickShout: Epigrammar - Making assignment marking quick and collaborative | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
It’s clear that the more you use Epigrammar the more time it is likely to save you and the more efficient the whole process will become. A bonus feature of the site is that you and your students will also be creating a form of e-portfolio that will enable you and students to look back over their work and assess progress.
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A really useful tool for making homework more impactful.

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Teen Ink | By Teens, For Teens

Teen Ink | By Teens, For Teens | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Teen Ink, a national teen magazine, book series, and website devoted entirely to teenage writing, art, photos and forums. Students must be age 13-19 to participate, register and/or submit work. Distributed through classrooms by English teachers, Creative Writing teachers, Journalism teachers and art teachers around the country
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This could be a good source of materials if you are teaching teenagers. Mixture of fiction, poetry, images and fact.

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The Girl & the Tiger - Lesson Plan

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

This lesson starts with a single image of a girl sitting in the forest with a tiger and moves on to explore our relationship with animals and our responsibility to them and their environment. It explores the role of zoos and hunting for sport.

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Thsi lesson plan now has a digital slide deck http://bit.ly/girl-tiger-demo   and some added activities for exploring animal rights.

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Welcome | LazyHabit

Welcome | LazyHabit | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Visualization practice is a mental rehearsal of your routine where you simulate and practice over and over again how you'll start and successfully go through the motions until it feels natural and expected to act that way. Starting this way helps overcome your mind's doubts and resistance to change as well as building up your self-confidence to practice in real life.
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This might be a good tool for developing good study habits.

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Vizor | Create 360 tours, stories, sites and WebVR experiences

Vizor | Create 360 tours, stories, sites and WebVR experiences | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Vizor 360 is a super simple WebVR tool that lets you create interactive and customizable 360° experiences with zero coding. Just drag and drop your 360° images, link them together, customize and share.

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This looks like a great free tool to get students and teachers creating virtual reality learning experiences.

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EDIFACE - Digital Learning Simplified

EDIFACE - Digital Learning Simplified | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

The Ediface Platform is an easy-to-use digital hub for the creation, storage and distribution of lesson plans, homework assignments and learning content.

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This looks very useful.

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Voicepods - Create automated human-like text to speech

Voicepods - Create automated human-like text to speech | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Convert any text, webpage, pdf, document, or text in image into a realistic voice that you can share with your students.

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This is quite impressive. It has a nice range of voices and you can customise the output so that they sound more realistic.

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Acadly - check in to a smarter class

Acadly - check in to a smarter class | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Acadly converts any university classroom into a smarter classroom for free. Move beyond clickers to free live polls, quizzes, Q&A, attendance, video & discussions. Add analytics, IM and file-sharing. This is active learning simplified.
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This looks like a great free tool to track attendance and increase engagement.

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Free alternative to clickers, with one-tap automatic attendance.
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Taking manual efforts for question generation? Time to automate!

Taking manual efforts for question generation? Time to automate! | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Why spend so much time on generating questions for your courses? Automate question generation with Quillionz: AI-powered, fastest, auto-question generator. Take any text and create a range of test questions around it in seconds.

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Quillionz is a great tool for generating questions around a text.

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Mike Kenteris's curator insight, February 3, 1:24 AM
This looks interesting too..
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Digital Tools for Teachers

Digital Tools for Teachers | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Get a free copy of Digital Tools for Teachers

The book contains reviews and links to more than 70 free tools and resources. Click on 'Buy Now' and add this code to download a free copy: R98UIQIGL6

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Get a free copy of Digital Tools for Teachers

The book contains reviews and links to more than 70 free tools and resources. Click on 'Buy Now' and add this code to download a free copy: R98UIQIGL6

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Create Reading Activities from Authentic Text in Minutes with Quillionz

Create Reading Activities from Authentic Text in Minutes with Quillionz | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Well here finally is a genuine example of something we can use to save time and effort. Quillionz is an AI-powered question generator that can help you to take any text from anywhere and create a range of comprehension or test questions around it.
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Here's a great AI powered tool for generating quick questions around any text.

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Extraordinary Stories in Virtual Reality

Extraordinary Stories in Virtual Reality | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Within's first AR app empowers children with narratives designed to encourage movement, reading aloud and exploration
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This looks like a really fantastic platform that works on the whole range of VR devices from Cardboard to Hive.

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Spelling Bee Ninja - Spelling lists and text to speech training software

Spelling Bee Ninja - Spelling lists and text to speech training software | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Our aim is to provide the most comprehensive spelling bee resources kit to all the students willing improve spelling skills and, why not, master and win spelling bee competitions.The #1 resource to Win spelling bee competitions: custom spelling lists, free spelling bee software, and spelling tutorials.

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Edit video as naturally as text

Edit video as naturally as text | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Edit video as naturally as text. Screenplay gives you an auto-generated transcription of all the speech in your whole video file. All you have to do next is use the familiar text editor interface to trim, cut, and rearrange text to create your brand new video!
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An interesting looking video editing app.

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peterlakeman's curator insight, December 5, 2018 7:02 AM
Lijkt me een handige (nog gratis) tool voor taaldocenten.