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EFL Classroom's Blog – January 2011 Archive (8)

Simply the Best - for any toolkit

web-tools350pxh There has been A LOT of consolidation online, over the last 7-8 years. Sites, tools have come and gone. The web can be a cruel marketplace and particularly so when it comes to tools that help teachers and get students learning/creating.



There is so much out there! So, in order to help new teachers especially, I'm going to list those that are "Simply the Best" and have stood the test of time. Simply the best sites for students to create, share, produce and work with… Continue

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Our Quizlet flashcards are now embeddable!

Yes, that's right! Finally this is a feature and easy to do with all our flashcard sets

 

Makes it very easy for you to share the hundreds of our flashcard sets with your students on a school page, public page or wiki.   You can even embed the learning games (Scatter).Here's an example.

 



Here's how it works.

 

1. Go to a flashcard set

 

2.…

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Huffduffer - Audio podcast library

Huffduffer is a site where you can simply collect and tag audio podcasts. It really is attractive and well laid out. Visit our EFL Classroom 2.0 collection and click on the tags on the right to get… Continue

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iEtherpad - Collaborative writing

Writing, shared writing and working on a document, can be a powerful learning process. Very constructivist.

 

Google docs is okay but there is no better place than iEtherpad.  They recently took over the public etherpad code when Etherpad was bought out by google (still awaiting what google is going to do with this…

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Translation Tools - oddcast and google

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.

 

1.  The Oddcast Translation bot

 

Limited to 250 characters, it is still very powerful. Type in the L1 language and then have it read…

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Chirbit - real Audio possibilities

chirbit When I think about the possibilities of using technology to learn language - it is the audio realm that really excites me. Unlike other subjects, we have ready made content to now bring directly into our classrooms. Input is the technical term - I call it the plain old thing - oral language.



I've championed from the get go such great tools as Voicethread,… Continue

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CDLP - a great listening/reading/learning site!

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"…

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Tele prompter and Transl8it.com

Today, two quick tips of two very innovative and adaptable tools.  The Cue Prompter  and Transl8it.com. Listen/Watch as I show you them and suggest some uses.  Get the dialogues mentioned… Continue

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