sábado, 17 de marzo de 2018


Known as the Apostle of Ireland, Saint Patrick is the primary patron saint of Ireland. Saint Patrick's Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick is a cultural and religious celebration occurring annually on 17 March.

St. Patrick features in many stories in the Irish oral tradition and there are many customs connected with his feast day. 

There are also many educational resources to learn more about him and about Irish culture:

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STEM careers and caring responsibilities

Women with a STEM degree are less likely than their male counterparts to work in a STEM occupation. 

This video reflects one factor that contributes to the discrepancy of women and men in STEM jobs: the impact of caring responsibilities.

domingo, 11 de marzo de 2018


Storium is a creative writing game developed by Protagonist Labs, a startup based in the San Francisco Bay area. Storium can help you build your skills as a writer, exercise your creative juices, meet new people, and have a blast along the way. It is free to play. It works on your comuputer, tablet or smartphone.


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sábado, 10 de marzo de 2018

Photos for Class

Photos for Class is a place to access safe images that are available to be used in the classroom and for educational purposes. 

All photos shown are licensed by Creative Commons for public use. All of the downloaded images automatically cite the author and the image license terms (name of the author, name of the photo, a link to the original photo and the name and type of licence along with a link to read it).

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domingo, 4 de marzo de 2018

The Public Domain Review

Founded in 2011, the PDR is an online journal and not-for-profit project dedicated to the exploration of curious and compelling works from the history of art, literature, and ideas. As its name suggests, the focus is on works which have now fallen into the public domain.

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domingo, 25 de febrero de 2018

The Phrase Finder

A list of thousands of English idioms, phrases and proverbs with their meaning and origin explained. Phrases listed under category headings, origins...

This site was founded in 1997 by Gary Martin, who writes the Meanings and Origins section of the site and the Phrase A Week posts. It grew out of post-graduate research into computational linguistics that was developed in 1985 in a Sheffield Hallam University research project into the use of artificial intelligence techniques to aid the teaching of writing.


viernes, 23 de febrero de 2018

Tumble Book Library

La Biblioteca del CEFIRE de Elx nos informa de que, gracias a una inversión de la Subdirección General de Coordinación Bibliotecaria del Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte, las Bibliotecas Públicas del Estado ofrecen desde sus páginas Web, acceso gratuito a una colección de libros electrónicos parlantes, dirigidos especialmente al público infantil y juvenil y que al mismo tiempo suponen un valiosísimo recurso para la práctica de idiomas. 

Se trata de un recurso anglosajón, muy popular en centros educativos y bibliotecas públicas de Estados Unidos y Canadá La biblioteca virtual Tumblebook, destinada fundamentalmente al público infantil y juvenil, incluye: libros de cuentos, libros juveniles, cuentos en inglés, en francés, español y diversos idiomas, además de juegos y puzzles. 

Los textos de TumbleBooks son un complemento magnífico al programa de lectura que puede utilizarse de forma independiente o en grupo. Las opciones de búsqueda permiten localizar los libros por título, autor, tema, idioma (ingles, español, francés), géneros, duración, dificultad y nivel de lectura.

sábado, 17 de febrero de 2018


Scoilnet is the Department of Education and Skills (DES) official portal for Irish education Scoilnet.ie contains a database of over 15,000+ online resources including websites, quizzes, lesson plans, notes, video/audio, games and other multimedia. You can access their resources from the blue search box at the top of every page.

Scoilnet.ie has been developed as a support for teachers at both primary and post-primary levels.

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martes, 13 de febrero de 2018

Saint Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day or Saint Valentine’s Day is a holiday celebrated on February 14 by many people throughout the world. In the English-speaking countries, it is the traditional day on which lovers express their love for each other by sending Valentine’s cards, presenting flowers, or offering confectionery. The holiday is named after two among the numerous Early Christian martyrs named Valentine. (Source: Wikipedia)

Some Valentine's Day teaching resources (lesson plans, printables, activities games...):

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sábado, 10 de febrero de 2018

MAD English TV

This YouTube channel is about learning English. It includes creative and fun lessons to help you learn vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, verb tenses, idioms, IELTS and TOEFL preparation, and much more. 


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The ChemCollective is a collection of virtual labs, scenario-based learning activities, tutorials, and concept tests. Teachers can use our content for pre-labs, for alternatives to textbook homework, and for in-class activities for individuals or teams. Students can review and learn chemistry concepts using our virtual labs, simulations, and tutorials. 

The ChemCollective is organized by a group of faculty and staff at Carnegie Mellon who are interested in using, assessing, and creating engaging online activities for chemistry education. 

(Source: ChemCollective).

sábado, 3 de febrero de 2018

Sing King Karaoke

Karaoke can be a musical way to improve your English. Sing King Karaoke is a great YouTube channel with many karaoke versions of the latest hits to chose from. Free karaoke content from the brand new to the old classic.

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Vikidia is an encyclopedia written for 8 to 13-year-old children and anyone seeking easy-to-read content on a subject. 

The content that is generally considered as inappropriate or that is generally considered as possibly offensive for this age range is excluded. 

Vikidia is free content that anyone can edit, use, and modify according to the principle of Free Knowledge. The general license used is CC-BY-SA.

Vikidia currently has more than 2,000 articles in English language.

sábado, 27 de enero de 2018

PBS NewsHour Extra

PBS NewsHour Extra is an interesting site for students (7-12 Grade Level) and teachers. Educators can find news, lesson plans and an active teacher community. 

Using the standards and resources of PBS’s NewsHour, PBS NewsHour Extra provides students and teachers with quality educational resources based on current issues and events.

Multicultural Children's Book Day

Multicultural Children's Book Day is an annual celebration that highlights children’s book titles that reflect diverse families and cultures.

It is celebrated on Jan 27th but you can find lots of resources and diversity book lists on the organization`s site.

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Hashtag: #ReadYourWorld

domingo, 21 de enero de 2018

#Science Friday (@scifri)

Science Friday is a weekly podcast that features science stories and offers free STEM activities, lessons, web articles and educational resources for parents and informal educators. New episodes appear on Fridays. All its work is independently produced by the Science Friday Initiative, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the public's access to science and scientific information.

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Easy World of English

Easy World of English is a system designed by a group of young experienced teachers that allows you to learn English in an easy and comfortable way.

The system has been designed in such a way that will allow you to advance at your own pace, repeat a lesson as many times as it is necessary and also learn vocabulary without the need of translation. It provides all the learning components that are needed to build strong vocabulary, grammar, as well as pronunciation.


domingo, 14 de enero de 2018

Tune into English

Songs are meaningful to students. Tune into English helps them to learn English by listening to pop songs, singing and playing games. The site contains lots of helpful tools like phonetic charts, games and explanations. A motivating ESL educational tool.

sábado, 13 de enero de 2018

Online Dictation Exercices

If you want to improve your English listening, spelling, writing and typing skills skills, English Club Dictation Exercices can help in many ways. They come in three different levels. Students can choose their listening speed and check their answers.It even helps them learn new vocabulary in context.


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