Tools for Teachers & Learners
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A collection of web and mobile based tools to help teachers and learners exploit digital resources
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To-do list system

To-do list system | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

This is a useful but simple task manager that can help you organise your studies and help to make sure you don't miss deadlines.

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Puush

Puush | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

This is a useful way of grabbing screenshots of from your computer monitor and quickly publishing and sharing them online.

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Syllable Counter, Word Count

Syllable Counter, Word Count | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Find out how many words or syllables there are in a short text. Also gives a sentence by sentence by sentence break down.

Tuba Angay-Crowder's comment, October 5, 2011 8:51 AM
I was looking for it. Thank you. I am not familiar with this type of tools, but I need to use it for my data analysis for the first time. Do you know if it is better than atlas.it or not? Thank you very much.
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Historypin Lets You Explore the History of Your Surroundings | iPhone.AppStorm

Historypin Lets You Explore the History of Your Surroundings | iPhone.AppStorm | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

This is a great free app for anyone interested in history. You can walk around with your mobile and see historical see images of your location. Full review here.

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Country Guides to Culture, Etiquette, Customs & more!

This is an excellent community built guide to cross-cultural understanding, with an excellent guide to understanding your own cultural baggage.

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Synonyms | Synonym-Finder.com

Synonyms | Synonym-Finder.com | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

A very useful tool for increasng your vocabulary and improving your writing skills.

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Learn to read faster

Learn to read faster | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

This is an interesting looking tool that can help you to increase your reading speed. It has been developed to deal with web pages and web based materials and helps you to increase your online reading speed.

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Blurb - Make your own book. Make it great

Blurb - Make your own book. Make it great | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Blurb's free, easy-to-use bookmaking tools let you design, publish, promote, and sell your own bookstore-quality books. Unleash your creative genius, make a book with Blurb, and be part of the Blurb community.
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Mobile Personal Security for You and Your Phone

Mobile Personal Security for You and Your Phone | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

This is a useful looking free app for the iPhone that may help to keep you and your phone safe. It sends automatic alerts to friends if you are in trouble and instantly uploads audio, video and messages to a secure server to act as evidence.

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Knovio Video Presentations

Knovio Video Presentations | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Add video commentary to presentations. This is a marvelous way to create multimedia reports for your assignments.

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Skim | PDF Annotating tool for MAC

Skim | PDF Annotating tool for MAC | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Skim is a PDF reader and note-taker for OS X. It is designed to help you read and annotate scientific papers in PDF, but is also great for viewing any PDF file or marking corrections.

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Visual.ly | Infographics & Visualizations.

Visual.ly | Infographics & Visualizations. | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
A huge and growing collection of infographics. Some really good models to base information display on.
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Learn a New Language from Songs

Learn a New Language from Songs | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Improve your language skills by listening to songs and adding the missing words. You can watch the video and try to complete the lyrics. Select the level of difficulty to get more gaps.
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Highlight the web with Marker.to

Highlight the web with Marker.to | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

This is an excellent digital study tool for highighting and creating links to specific parts of an online text. This makes referencing and finding quotes from articles or online journals much quicker and easier.

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Convert Online Video To Audio

Convert Online Video To Audio | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

This is a useful tool for converting the audio track from an online video into audio track that you can download as mp3 (or range of other formats).

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WeVideo - Collaborative Online Video Editor in the Cloud

WeVideo - Collaborative Online Video Editor in the Cloud | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Very useful online video editor with free sign up.

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GoAnimate

GoAnimate | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

This is a great toolfor creating short animated movies with text to speach or longer more complex animation. Lots of characters and different sets. Your movies can then be downloaded or embedded into blogs.

Lauren Lewis's curator insight, October 13, 2013 3:54 AM

GoAnimate es una herramienta perfecta para hacer videos cómicos, y únicos con la opción de grabar la voz o escribir la historia.  Es fácil de utilizar, y ofrece una cuenta gratis con una dirección de email. Mis estudiantes disfrutaron hacer videos con GoAnimate! 

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Digital Tattoo

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

This is a very useful site which teaches you about how you are perceived online and shows you what other people can find out about you. It also helps to show you how you can exploit this to create a positive impression.

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Free Screen Sharing and Online Meetings

Free Screen Sharing and Online Meetings | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Free, simple, fast online meetings. Share your screen instantly with anyone. Works on MAC or PC.
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Create your own radio show

Create your own radio show | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Interesting website hat lets you create quite complex online radi broadcasts. Live or pre-recorded. Great project.

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CiteThisForMe - The Harvard Referencing Generator

CiteThisForMe - The Harvard Referencing Generator | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
CiteThisForMe is a free online tool designed to help students prepare their whole bibliography or reference list using Harvard Referencing.
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Create Cloze Test Flashcards

Create Cloze Test Flashcards | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Create your own flashcards and cloze tests based around any text. Set a specific time to review each item.

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Knoword

Knoword | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it

Knoword is a game of quick thinking, smart decisions and great words. It focuses on teaching and advocating proper spelling habits, as well as good observational, analytical and typing skills. What makes Knoword different from all the other fun word games out there is that it's actually fun! With its fast-paced, addictive gameplay and a competitive and comprehensive player ranking system , Knoword pushes the limits on contemporary puzzle games and provides its players with a truly rewarding experience.

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The Anatomy Of An Infographic: 5 Steps To Create A Powerful Visual

The Anatomy Of An Infographic: 5 Steps To Create A Powerful Visual | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
Information is very powerful but for the most bit it is bland and unimaginative. Infographics channel information in a visually pleasing, instantly understandable manner, making it not only powerful, but extremely beautiful. Once used predominantly to make maps more approachable, scientific charts less daunting and as key learning tools for children, inforgraphics have now permeated all aspects of the modern world.
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ePals Global Community

ePals Global Community | Tools for Teachers & Learners | Scoop.it
ePals is the social network optimized for K-12 learning. Over half a million classrooms in 200 countries and territories have joined the ePals Global Community to connect, collaborate and exchange ideas.
Patrick Jackson's comment, July 18, 2011 5:58 AM
ePals is good. Used it for years to find partners for snail mail projects.