I was going through our "sites" of the day and really kind of taking joy at this list of resources. Solid sites that help educators. But I noticed one glaring hole -- Teaching Recipes.
Teaching Recipes is a site where you…
I've already written many reviews about websites for learning how to type. They are quite handy and also teach students a little English keyboarding at the same time - a vital skill.
Here's an addition - Letter Bubbles
It isn't too…Continue
So simple in fact it might be too simple! But the simplicity can only be a foreshadow of great things to come. Just click and leave a note. Share the…Continue
Curriki.org is a wonderful endeavour. It is a place where teachers can share resources and bypass the big monopolization of "content" which many large
publishers hold. I"ve been a member for awhile but haven't looked at the Foreign language directory for a few months. Since then it has grown substantially and I'm thinking of putting our own EFL Classroom 2.0 materials there. Join, click on our pic! and see…
43 Things is the kind of site that I call a "home work" site.
A place that you can send students for whole language practice BUT with the intention that they bring something back to class for a classroom language activity.
43 Things is where you can make "lists" of how you want to improve your life. You can hit some popular tags and follow what other people have…
Edochan, (3 Wise Monkeys) , a Japanese site, has some great teaching ideas.
You have to take your time to go through them but their lesson ideas and activities are really teacher friendly.
You'll get a wealth of useable ideas for games and lessons......As the promotional part of the site says,
Three Wise Monkeys, a collection of teaching ideas compiled by Japan…
It's incredible - EnglishCentral videos are now fully embeddable and shareable....
Just click under the video and grab the embed code. You are set!
Here's one of my favorites - a commercial with some great…Continue
Today, I'd like to introduce 2 fantastic photo editing sites.
Tuxpi is a simple place where students and teachers can quickly do some very dynamic editing of photos with a minimum of work/headache. It is brilliant!
Fodey is much the same and click the top right corner links for many surprising ways to get students…Continue
Smart Choice - Culturally Specific Content.
I'm not a big one for giving publishers promotion - not because I don't believe in textbooks yadda yadda... rather because I think that "profit" should stay away from those things directly concerned with learning and education. However, I understand realities and "good things" when I see them , so I'd like to suggest readers check out Oxford Univ.…
Today's ELT chat was about using translation in the classroom. I joined in late but the tweeting reminded me of two very "solid" automated translation tools for students and teachers.
Limited to 250 characters, it is still very powerful. Type in the L1 language and then have it read…Continue
CDLP - The California Distance Learning Project, is one of the many governmental sites leading the way towards free online learning resources.
It doesn't have a lot of "flash"…Continue
This is an update on Vocaroo, a great audio service that I reviewed a year or more ago as it was going through "growing pains".
It now works great and allows teachers / students to record their voice in a simple fashion. Then download it in one fell swoop! The quality could be a little better but for a free service, it rocks. Just what learning needs, this kind of simple functionality. Here, try it yourself! Enjoy…Continue
One thing that I'm very convinced of, is the notion that us teachers are "motivators". It is our job to motivate our students, to lead our students towards becoming self directed learners, learning for themselves, intrinsically.