miércoles, 10 de junio de 2015

Padlet

A wonderful website to create a collaborative wall to share knowledge, opinions, videos, pictures...


Here is an example of a wall I created to share students' opinions and knowledge on a particular topic.





miércoles, 16 de abril de 2014

Akinator, the web genius

You'll have a fun time playing this game whatever the age and level of your students. I usually use it to practise yes/no questions+ short answers.
To play with akinator, you'll have to think of a character (real or fictional) and click on "Play". Akinator will try to guess you character by asking yes/no questions.
You can also click on "Story of Akinator" and read the story to introduce the game.
you'll need an internet conection to play this game or you can dowload the app in your smartphone or tablet.


http://en.akinator.com/


sábado, 12 de abril de 2014

The Theatre Club

http://efltheatreclub.co.uk/
You can find a lot of plays ready to perform in the "EFL Plays" section and many other fantastic tools and tips!!


miércoles, 9 de abril de 2014

The alphabet

Sometimes students don't know that they know the English alphabeth. 
Try with the following pictures and make them discover how much they already know!



viernes, 7 de marzo de 2014

Multimedia English

Multimedia English

This webpage contains a lot of multimedia material to break up the routine!

Upworthy - Things that matter. Pass 'em on.

UPWORTHY

This is a website plenty of articles or videos that might help at the moment of complementing your lessons with extra material. They can be used to trigger class discussions on a particular topic.

The English Alley



This is a free website that might help you to improve you vocabulary. Everything is organized in themes. When you place the cursor on the drawing you will hear the pronunciation.

viernes, 15 de noviembre de 2013

Shakespeare's WoRds!

http://www.shakespeareswords.com/Glossary.aspx

Reading Shakespeare's plays can be sometimes a pain in the neck for second language readers because of the old English Language and some strange phrases and constructions. Well here there's a complete glossary where you can find the meaning of all those words. I hope it eases your reading!!

Besides, you will find all his works there! Enjoy Shakespeare!



(Download it and zoom in!)

lunes, 5 de agosto de 2013

Downloading videos from youtube

http//www.keepvid.com
It's a useful tool for those teachers who want to work with a video from youtube and do not have internet connection at school or cannot rely on it. You download the video and save it in any mobile device.

Teaching pollution - environment

http://www.henry4school.fr/Environment/enviro.htm
Different sources and activities to teach pollution

Brainpop

http://www.brainpop.com/
Animated Science, Health, Technology, math, Social Studies, Arts, Music, English Movies, quizzes activity paged for kid

Editing Youtube videos

www.splicd.com

In this site you can isolate a segment from a YouTube video. The webpage provides you with a link to share it with your Ss. or colleagues.

Story creator 2

http://myths.e2bn.org/create/tool527-story-creator-2.html

In this site you can find several myths and legends or create your own story!

English Flash Games (Vocab)

http://englishflashgames.blogspot.com.ar/
'In this website you will find English vocabulary games for kids and ESL students: Hangman, Memory matching games, Hidden object games'

lesson plan, worksheets ideas!

http://www.eslkidstuff.com/

Lesson plan ideas

http://www.eslflow.com/

Making Movies Zimmer Twins

http://www.zimmertwins.com/
Here you have a handy resource to create cartoons videos choosing different characters and adding speech bubbles, which can be saved. You also have access to movies created by others and use them with your students.


Voki

By using this website students can create their own avatars, changing their appearance, backgrounds and adding voice to them. This can be an interesting way of exchanging messages with their classmates, improving comprehension and language learning. Besides, it is a great possibility to make all students active nourishing their creativity



Movie segments

http://moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.com.ar/
The site contains a series of movie segments and activities to asses or practice grammar points through fun and challenging exercises. Here you will find the movie segment, the lesson plan, printable worksheets with answer key for each activity, and the tips to develop your own grammar activities with the DVD's you have at home. New activities are posted regularly. Teaching grammar wwith movie segments is inspiring and highly motivating.


TodaysMeet

www.todaysmeet.com
This is a useful tool that allows you to create a chat room for students to interact outside school walls. Teachers can make use of this tool by providing feedback by chat and save class time or by using the chat to support any collaborative work.


EasyDefine

www.easydefine.com

This is a dictionary where you can search a list of words and you will obtain their definitions and synonyms as well as you will be able to quiz yourself about their meanings by “definitions/synonym match”, “definitions/synonym true or false” or “definitions/synonyms Multiple choice”. Besides, you can generate flashcards or worksheets about the searched words.



visuwords

www.visuwords.com
This is a really interesting dictionary which shows the meaning of the searched word in a mindmap way by establishing all the possible connections

Fun dictionary

http://www.harcourtschool.com/glossary/esl/
This is a nice dictionary which shows the meaning of the word, a visual aid, a couple of sentences in which the searched word fits, and the pronunciation of them


Learning to Give

http://learningtogive.org/
This site contains many lesson plans and resources to teach philanthropic themes.


Popplet

www.popplet.com
Through this webpage you can create mindmaps in which you can write things and add pictures or URL directions in different boxes and make connections between them


Listen&Write

www.listen-and-write.com
In this web page you can choose a video or a voice recording suitable to your level of English, and you have three possibilities of working on your listening or writing skills:
·        A Full mode: You will have to write the whole letters of the words you hear.
·        A Quick mode: You will have to type just the first letters of the words you hear
·        A Blank mode: You will have to fill in the blanks
In this website you can also create an account for free in order to save your scores and see your improving. 
Teachers can can train their students in dictation by getting them to practice at home


Lyricstraining

www.lyricstraining.com
Once you have registered in this website you can choose the genre of music you prefer and the language you want to practice, then you make a search, choose a video and select the level of the target language (easy, medium or hard). You will hear the song and you will have to complete the lyric depending on your level: for beginners you have to fill in the blanks (10%), for intermediate level you have to fill in the blanks (25%) and for Expert levels you will have to complete the full lyric
Teachers may have their students to practise their listening skills by asking them to find song they like or prepare a class activity using lyrics training


agendaweb

http://www.agendaweb.org/
Many excercises and resources for different levels!

Netlingo

http://www.netlingo.com/

"THIS SITE CONTAINS THOUSANDS OF DEFINITION ABOUT COMPUTERS, THE INTERNET AND THE ONLINE WORLD OF BUSINESS, TECHNOLOGY, COMMUNICATION, UPDATED TERMS AND ACRONYMS."

Slangs

http://www.internetslang.com/

"ON THIS SITE YOU WILL FIND A LIST OF SLANGS TERMS, ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS AS USED IN WEBSITES, ON TWITTER, CHAT ROOMS, BLOGS, SMS, AND INTERNET FORUMS - A COMPLETE DICTIONARY OF SLANG.

Word clouds

http://www.tagxedo.com/
Taxgedo turns words, famous speeches, news article, slogans and themes, even your love letters into a visually stunning word cloud.



Wordle

http://www.wordle.net/

This is a great source to work on both vocabulary and writing. It consists of copying a text and the webpage displays a kind of word cloud which shows the most frequent words in a bigger size.
Teachers can use this tool for making students guess the story they are going to read (or a lyrics they like) by copying and pasting it into the wordle.
You can also paste a piece of writing and see the overuse of certain words such as connectors or linking words.
Teachers can also copy a listening script into wordle and prepare a pre-listening activity based on key vocabulary.


transl8it into SMS TEXT lingo slang!

http://transl8it.com/
transl8it! (translate it!) is simple! Just type in sms, text message, amoticon, smiley, slang or chat room lingo or abbreviations and convert it to plain english to understand... or type in your phrase in english and convert it to SMS text lingo slang


Fake iPhone Text


Create fake iPhone text conversations and use them for different purposes (vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, slangs, current acronyms, feelings...etc etc)
It is useful to make Ss. predict a text. Here I used it to make them guess the song and to make them discuss what the song is about.



Busy Teacher


http://busyteacher.org

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Virgin - Exercise Your Music Muscle

http://www.flickr.com/photos/garbelini/66722414/

HOW MANY MUSIC BANDS CAN YOU FIND???

WEBLIST

http://weblist.me/
In this site teachers can create a list of websites that they are interested in working with their students.For example: A list of websites containing Fairy Tales for low levels


Englishcentral.com


In this website you can register for free, choose your level of English and topics you are interested in. You will find a lot of videos with exercises to work on vocabulary, listening and pronunciation. You can record you own voice to be evaluated and you will be shown your progress in every skill.