I love the National Film Board of Canada and I've previously highlighted their fine videos and especially animations - for use in the classroom (or just enjoyment!). We have many classics like George and Rosemary, The Big Snit and Paddle to the Sea, in our videos.
The videos stream well and offer a wealth of authentic material and animations for use in the… Continue
Weebly is a site where your students or you can make a website. Free and very simple.
Next semester, I'm teaching a course on Culture and language and will have my students make their own websites as part of their course requirements. You could also make a website for your own students or better yet, get them to make their own. Also, useful as a blogging site for your students who can easily share with each other…
Twiducate gives me goosebumps! I really get excited when I see a tool that teachers can use with their class - a tool that genuinely gets students communicating in a "real" and purposeful fashion.
Twiducate functions like private twitter. Teachers sign up and invite students. Students choose from some nifty avatars and then begin "tweeting" to each other - responding. The teacher can "peg" questions to the top for students to respond to… Continue
Spezify is a unique search engine that would be useful for second language learners (or teachers). Put in a term and it will give you both photos/pictures for the term and also the newest mentions on the internet. All in a kind of jumbled, interactive format. You can easily move things around and highlight as wished - this would be good for teachers who might want to instruct on a screen in front of the class.