domingo, 19 de febrero de 2017


The following resource gives you an opportunity to practise your culinary English and to learn how to give instructions in English for a real-life activity like cooking.

Yummly is a mobile app and website that provides recipe recommendations personalized to the individual's tastes, semantic recipe search, a digital recipe box among other services.

martes, 14 de febrero de 2017

Science of Kissing

Why do we kiss? 

On St Valentine's Day an explanation from a scientific perspective. A very stimulating video. 

viernes, 10 de febrero de 2017

Kids World Fun

Portal dedicated to pre-teen children, parents and teachers, providing an informal learning center for children and families. It has a variety of activities best suited for children.

The activities are subdivided into different sections:
Fun Time (activities like animated stories, games, jokes, and much more)
Reading (reading material)
Activities (contests, art and craft, cards, coloring pages...)
Learn (English, Science, Math, study tips...)
Competitive Exams
Current Affairs

miércoles, 8 de febrero de 2017

USA Learns

USA Learns, a free website for adults to learn English online. Here you can practice English speaking, reading, writing, listening, grammar, vocabulary and more. The website was originally launched in 2008. Since then, more than 7 million adults from around the world have visited it.

Their beginning and intermediate English courses include hundreds of educational videos that will teach you American English. USA Learns also has thousands of English learning activities and quizzes that let you know immediately if you answer correctly.

The following video explains how to start learning English free with USA Learns. You will learn how to register, choose an English course and sign in next time. When you register on USA Learns, your work will be saved and you’ll be able to see your scores. You only need to register once. Registering on USA Learns is easy and free. (Source USA Learns)

viernes, 3 de febrero de 2017

ReadWorks Digital

Commited to solving reading comprehension crisis and student achivement gap, ReadWorks provides K-12 teachers, for free, with research-based units, lessons, and authentic leveled resources (non-fiction and literary passages, along with reading comprehension vocabulary, and teacher guidance).

ReadWorks Digital is also a free online site where teachers and students can engage with ReadWorks intereractively.

miércoles, 1 de febrero de 2017


Storynory is a website with a collection of stories (from original stories or myths to classic fairy tales) sorted into different categories. It is an excellent podcast for listeners of all ages, very useful in English classes and recommended to parents and students for outside reading, especially, for contexts with limited resources.

The audio stories are free and regularly updated. All their stories come with and HTML audio player. Their feed is also a free service.

On Twitter: @storynory

viernes, 27 de enero de 2017


Every January 26th we celebrate the World Environmental Education Day. This has its origin date from 1972 with the Declaration of the United Nations Conference on Human Environment held in Stockholm in 1972.

Started in 1994, EcoKids offers free learning activities and resources for Canadian teachers, students, parents and communities to engage in environmental action. EcoKids is designed to inspire children to become life-long environmental stewards through nature connection and play. (Source EcoKids)

EcoKids also provides activities and interactive games to help make the planet a little greener.

miércoles, 25 de enero de 2017

Math Open Reference

Online, free, interactive textbook by John Page that provides high-quality content on Math and includes a variety of useful tools (scientific calculator, quadratic function explorer...) and animations. 

An engaging way to learn and explore the subject, and a very interesting reference resource for CLIL Math classes. 

domingo, 22 de enero de 2017

Math is fun

Free maths games, puzzles and reference resources. The site aims to cover the full Kindergarten to Year 12 curriculum. 

Algebra, data, geometry, measure, numbers, games, puzzles and worksheets with solutions. It also offers a Mathematics dictionary with illustrations and links to further reading

martes, 17 de enero de 2017

Ayudas para participar en cursos de inmersión en lengua inglesa (UIMP)

Extracto de la Resolución de 9 de diciembre de 2016, de la Secretaría de Estado de Educación, Formación Profesional y Universidades, por la que se convocan 1.005 ayudas para participar en cursos de inmersión en lengua inglesa organizados por la Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo, destinadas a titulados en Máster en Profesorado de Enseñanza Secundaria Obligatoria y Bachillerato, Formación Profesional y Enseñanzas de Idiomas y a Maestros.

Podrán solicitar estas ayudas: 
 a) quienes hayan finalizado la diplomatura o grado de Maestro en cualquiera de las especialidades en alguno de los siguientes cursos académicos: 2015-2016, 2014-2015 o 2013-2014, con una nota media del expediente académico de, al menos, 8,00 puntos. 
 b) quienes hayan finalizado los estudios de Máster en Profesorado de Enseñanza Secundaria Obligatoria y Bachillerato, Formación Profesional y Enseñanzas de Idiomas, con una nota media en el master de, al menos, 8,00 puntos en alguno de los siguientes cursos académicos: 2015-2016, 2014-2015 o 2013-2014.

domingo, 15 de enero de 2017

Nueva edición. Cambridge Monitor

Algunos medios de comunicación se han hecho eco durante la semana de la cuarta edición del estudio Cambridge Monitor orientado al conocimiento del contexto sociopolítico europeo a través de más de 3.000 encuestas en seis países. 

Una de las cuestiones más reflejadas tiene que ver con la competencia en lengua inglesa y su percepción. También la relación de esta competencia con muy diferentes criterios geográficos, socioeconómicos e incluso de naturaleza ideológica.

Si tenéis curiosidad, podéis acceder al informe completo a través del siguiente enlace:

De la misma forma, es posible encontrar los informes correspondientes a ediciones anteriores a partir de: 

sábado, 14 de enero de 2017

Quick Rubric

According to Wikipedia, in education terminology, rubric means "a scoring guide used to evaluate the quality of students' constructed responses". They usually contain evaluative criteria, quality definitions for those criteria at particular levels of achievement, and a scoring strategy. 

Often presented in table format, they can be used by teachers when marking, and by students when planning their work. 

There are many rubric creation tools. Quick Rubric is a powerful one that allows you to create, share, and publish rubrics with minimal effort. The following video shows you how it works.


viernes, 6 de enero de 2017

NOAA's Planet Arcade

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOOA) is an American scientific agency within the United States Department of Commerce.

On this site it provides a funny place to experience the world of science through gaming. 26 educational online games and interactive activities focused on ocean science and environment.

sábado, 31 de diciembre de 2016

Happy New Year

We wish you a very happy new year. 

"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning." 

Albert Einstein.

martes, 27 de diciembre de 2016


Awesome site by Ian James (@ij64) where you can find short and engaging viral clips with ELT lessons planned around them.

The aim of Viralelt is harness their emotional impact to generate language in the ELT classroom. Each video on Viralelt is accompanied by 10 conversation questions and a listening activity.

Most of the activities are aimed at upper intermediate to advanced adult learners of English.

domingo, 25 de diciembre de 2016

FREE ESL Christmas worksheets, a community of language teachers from around the world who share their homemade worksheets on a free-to-use platform, provides this amazing collection of ESL worksheets connected with the Christmas period.


martes, 20 de diciembre de 2016

Common Sense Education

Common Sense is the largest independent nonprofit organization committed to helping kids, teachers, and families manage media and technology in life and learning.

Common Sense Education provides high-quality digital literacy and citizenship programs to educators and school communities. Their free resources include ratings and reviews of digital tools, a comprehensive K–12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum, ready-made lesson, plans, videos, webinars, and more.

On Twitter: @CommonSenseEd

lunes, 19 de diciembre de 2016

CEFIRE de Elda. Online course: English Resources


- To reflect on the importance of the methodological strategies and the materials used in the classroom.
- To know and use different ICT tools for English teaching/learning in secondary schools and eoi.
- To share teaching/ learning resources embedded in the communicative approach.
- To give examples of educational experiences related to English learning using ICT.
- To suggest different activities that encourage linguistic and cultural reflection and learning through ICT.


- Methodological aspects, didactic resources and the inclusion of cultural contents in English learning.
- Reflection on authentic materials and their use in the classroom.
- Online resources to practice the four skills: reading, listening, writing and speaking.
- Materials and online tools that encourage communication in the classroom.
- Collaborative learning tools on the 2.0 web.

Get more information by visiting the application page:

jueves, 15 de diciembre de 2016

Visuals for Foreign Language Instruction

This interesting website contains hundreds of visual aids that can be used to support instructional tasks. It can be useful for ESL teachers when teaching vocabulary and grammar.

The illustrations were created as part of the Visuals for Developing Communication Skills in Foreign Language Classes (University of Pittsburgh). All the illustrations were drawn by Alec Sarkas from the Center for Instructional Development & Distance Education (CIDDE)
You can search for an image or browse the collection.

The University of Pittsburgh provides access to the digital materials on this site for educational and research purposes only. Any other use of these materials, including but not limited to commercial or scholarly reproductions, redistribution, publication, or transmission, is strictly prohibited without written permission.

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