viernes, 24 de junio de 2016

Teach-This.com

Created in 2012 by Paul Adams, Teach-This.com is an interesting ESL & EFL teaching resources website. 

Teachers can download many teaching materials for use in the classroom: activities, lessons, worksheets, articles, games and ideas to help students improve their language skills.

Some resources are free. You can also purchase it and get the entire collection.

martes, 21 de junio de 2016

Storynory

Audio books have become increasingly popular in recent years, as there are many benefits to listening to literature. Storynory can be a good resource to develop listening and reading skills. In case of ESL students, they will also benefit from hearing clear pronunciation and native speech patterns.

Storynory is a free website with a collection of stories sorted in categories such as fairytales, educational stories, junior stories, myths and world stories, classic audio books, and music and poems. It was founded in 1995 by Hugh Fraser and Matthew Lynn.

All their stories come with an HTML5 audio player that should work on most devices in use today. Users can read the text and/ or listen to the story.



sábado, 18 de junio de 2016

Teach Your Monster to Read

Teach Your Monster to Read is a free (the computer version), award-winning series of games. The game has been funded by the Usborne Foundation, a charity set up to support initiatives to develop early literacy.

The game is for children in the first stages of learning to read, or for older children who need a bit more practice. There are three Teach Your Monster to Read games to play, covering 2 years of the reading journey.

All of the games will run on any normal laptop or desktop computer (including Apple Macs). Additionally for tablet users, our first game Teach Your Monster to Read: First Steps is now available on iPad.


viernes, 17 de junio de 2016

eTwinning ESL Group

If you would like to get involved in projects to improve your students’ English language skills, or get advice on teaching ESL from teachers from across Europe, visit the English as a Second Language (ESL) group on eTwinning. This group provides English teachers with a space for inspiration, collaboration, professional development and modernising ESL education through the use of ICT.

viernes, 10 de junio de 2016

English on the Rocks

Si tienes interés por trabajar recursos y ejercicios prácticos en inglés relacionados con la gramática, el léxico (vocabulario, falsos amigos, diferencias entre inglés americano y británico, slang...), curiosidades sobre la lengua y hasta un repertorio de canciones esta página podría responder a tus necesidades a través de sus muy diversos materiales, especialmente orientados al público de habla castellana.



miércoles, 8 de junio de 2016

The Origins of the English Language

The following TED-Ed Lesson by Claire Bowern, a linguistics professor at Yale, explores the origins of the English language in a very visual way.

Additional resources for classroom use (guided discussions, multiple choice and open answer questions) are available on http://ed.ted.com/lessons/where-did-english-come-from-claire-bowern

miércoles, 1 de junio de 2016

Timeglo.be

Developed by Misha Wagner, with the help of Joe Groocock and based on an idea by Hoagy Cunningham, Timeglo.be uses data from Wikipedia and Dbpedia to show the location of over 20,000 historical events on an interactive 3D globe. 

You can search for events by date and by key words. More detailed information on Wikipedia is also provided, 

This resource lets you explore the history of the world in a very visual way. Very interesting tool for History teachers in CLIL programmes. 

martes, 31 de mayo de 2016

Improve your Writing (University of Bristol)

Interesting resource with explanations and exercises intended to form a comprehensive guide to using English grammar and avoiding common writing mistakes.

Each point of grammar has an explanation and a related exercise or exercises. The explanation sections contain several examples.

The website also includes a section about ways of improving your writing style.

sábado, 28 de mayo de 2016

The Academic Phrasebank

Designed primarily for academic and scientific writers who are non-native speakers of English, the Academic Phrasebank is a general resource for academic writers provided by the University of Manchester. It aims to offer examples of some useful phrases which might kick start your writing and thinking.

The phrases are mostly content neutral and generic. They are organised according to the main sections of a research paper or dissertation (Referring to Sources, Describing Methods, Reporting Results, Discussing Findings, Writing Conclusions).

Other phrases are listed under the more general communicative functions of academic writing (Being Critical, Being Cautious, Classifying and Listing, Compare and Contrast, Defining Terms, Describing Trends, Describing Quantities, Explaining Causality, Giving Examples, Signalling Transition, and Writing about the Past).

jueves, 26 de mayo de 2016

Energy Kids. All about energy in English

Energy Kids is a student-friendly website hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration (EIA).

The site includes a variety of information and activities about energy organized in several main categories: What is Energy?, Sources of Energy, Using & Saving Energy, History of Energy, Games and Activities, for Teachers, Related Links, Energy Calculators, and a Glossary.

It also includes a teacher guide which provides energy lessons that use the website as a resource. The guide provides Language, Arts, Math, Performing Arts, Science and Social Studies extension activities by age levels.

(Source: Energy Kids)

Don't miss it:

sábado, 21 de mayo de 2016

Writefull

Writefull is an app that provides feedback on your writing by checking your text against databases of correct language. The databases used are Google Books, Google Scholar, Google News, and Google Web. 

You can use Writefull in any writing tool from MS Word to Gmail. Simply select a piece of text, hit the short-key to activate the Writefull popover, and choose one of its options. 


 

Tutorial:

Writefull on Twitter: 
On Facebook: 

Blog: 

More information about Writefull in Spanish by Juan Diego Polo: 

lunes, 16 de mayo de 2016

National Geographic. Teaching Resources

The National Geographic Society, a nonprofit scientific and educational organization dedicated to exploring our planet, protecting wildlife and habitats, and helping assure that students in K-12 are geographically literate, offers teaching resources, units, lessons, activities, guides, and educational games for K-12 teachers.

Resources are grouped K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 and can be filtered to streamline searches.

Education blog:

On YouTube (Young Learners)
On Google+: https://plus.google.com/+NatGeoEdOrg/about

jueves, 12 de mayo de 2016

LitCharts

LitCharts is an online site from the creators of SparkNotes.

It provides literature guides for more or less 300 literary classics. Its charts can be viewed online and downloaded in a PDF file. Each chart presents a bulleted-list-style summary of every single plot point in the book side-by-side with analysis and color-coded themes for each point. The interactive data visualizations of books are awesome.


lunes, 9 de mayo de 2016

Gif Lingua

Interesting site based on animated GIF images as a good resource to provide visual contents for English language learning.

Images are arranged into categories: Pronunciation, News, Music, Videos and Levels 1-6. Have a look at a section called Books. You will find many extra supporting materials.


Gif Lingua on Twitter: https://twitter.com/giflingua
Gif Lingua on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/giflingua

jueves, 5 de mayo de 2016

MOOC Open eTwinning

Today, May 5 registration for this new 5-unit MOOC on eTwinning, the first offered in English by INTEF, is officially open.

The eTwinning action, launched in January 2005, is an initiative of the European Commission that promotes school collaboration in Europe through the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) by providing support, tools and services for schools.

The MOOC concludes on June 29. All the participants who complete it succesfully will be issued a digital badge that can be stored in EducaLAB's backpack.

Pay attention to the MOOC's hashtag on Twitter: #twinmooc

More information:

martes, 3 de mayo de 2016

ChemWiki

The ChemWiki is a collaborative approach toward chemistry education based on an open access wiki environment to supplant conventional paper-based books and an effort to supply chemistry knowledge to the community. It's development is currently directed by UC Davis Professor Delmar Larsen.

The ChemWiki provides students and teachers with an explanation of the core, textmaps, wikitexts, homework, worksheets and visualizations. The materials covered include: organic, inorganic, physical, and analytic chemistry.

jueves, 28 de abril de 2016

Colorín Colorado

Colorín Colorado is a US bilingual website in English and Spanish serving parents and teachers of English language learners in grades PreK-12. It receives major funding from the American Federation of Teachers and National Education Association.

Colorín Colorado provides free multimedia materials on bilingual education (videos, toolkits, activities, articles...) and advice to parents and schools.


martes, 26 de abril de 2016

World Press Freedom Day

The United Nations General Assembly declared May 3 to be World Press Freedom Day or World Press Day to raise awareness of the importance of freedom of the press.

Press plays an important role in ESL & EFL learning. The following interactive resource will help your students know about the problems that jounalists face when doing their job.

The World Press Freedom Index ranks 180 countries according to the level of freedom available to journalists. Published every year since 2002 by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), the Index has a growing influence as a tool that reminds governments of their duty to respect the right to freedom expression.

sábado, 23 de abril de 2016

Excellence Gateway

The Excellence Gateway is now the Education and Training Foundation’s resources portal. It provides online access to interesting resources for everyone working in the education and training sector. 

You can search and browse for over 6,000 resources, register and store your favourites.

lunes, 18 de abril de 2016

Earth Day. Educational resources

April 22 is Earth Day, an annual event, that is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's natural environment. Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970. This celebration (in more than 190 countries each year) is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network.

You can find information about the history of Earth Day on:

A collection of educational resources for teaching about Earth Day:

Natural Education Association:

Teachervision

Free Technology for Teachers

ScienceNetLlinks
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