domingo, 21 de octubre de 2018

STEM Learning

Supported by a unique partnership of Government, charitable trusts and employers, STEM Learning is a very interesting provider of education and careers support in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

They offer a range of suppoort and guidance to enhance the teaching and learning of STEM subjects.

(Source STEM Learning)

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DOGObooks.com

DOGO Media is an online network used by millions of students and teachers form around the world. 

It empowers kids to engage with digital media in a social, fun and safe environment. empowering kids to engage with digital media in a fun, safe and social environment. 

This network is named after a word that means young or small in Swahili.

One of its webpages DOGObooks.com, is devoted to book reviews by and for kids. They can discover, review and share their thoughts about books.

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sábado, 13 de octubre de 2018

Graded reading

Graded readers are essential materials for doing extensive reading. They are particularly designed to enable learners practice reading skills and provide an opportunity to reinforce known vocabulary. Through multiple exposures learners become familiar with grammatical structures and vocabulary. Moreover, learners experience how they function in texts and they are motivated to use the vocabulary and structures they have learnt in their communication. Graded readers motivate learners, help them gain reading fluency, enhance their vocabulary and grammar knowledge development.

Mustafa Albay (2017) The Benefits of Graded Reading. International Journal of Social Sciences & Educational Studies ISSN 2520-0968 (Online), ISSN 2409-1294 (Print), June 2017, Vol.3, No.4

Visit this website and you will read stories and articles for your level of English (three levels). Each text includes exercises to check your understanding:

viernes, 12 de octubre de 2018

Radio Garden

Radio Garden is an interactive map of live radio stations across the globe Radio Garden allows you to listen to thousands of live radio stations world wide by rotating the globe. 

Every green dot represents a city or town. You can tap on it to tune into the radio stations broadcasting from that city.


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domingo, 7 de octubre de 2018

Voicepods

This A.I application converts texts to human-like audio sounds. 8 different voices are available in English. It also supports 16 International voices with Dutch, French, German, Italian, Korean, Japanese, Turkish, Spanish (Latin American and European), Hindi (Written as English, or Hindi)

Converted texts can be downloaded as MP3 audio files.

You can use it for free (5 conversions/ month) or paying for Premium features.

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sábado, 6 de octubre de 2018

NASA eClips

NASA eClips™ is a web-based video and educator resource repository that focuses on grades K-5, 6-8, 9-12 and the general public. These videos inspire and engage students, helping them see real world connections by exploring current applications of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, topics. .
(Source NASA eClips)


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domingo, 30 de septiembre de 2018

Classics for Kids

Classical music helps students to think more creatively, and stimulate the mind. It can also help teachers meet the educational objectives of their students.

Classics for Kids offers lesson plans and teaching resources that give educators and families practical plans and activities that use classical music to help children learn (composers, games, music, resources for parents and for teachers...)

(Source; Classics for Kids)

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viernes, 28 de septiembre de 2018

YouTalk TV @YouTalkEnglish

Canal de YouTube orientado al aprendizaje del inglés que confiere una especial importancia a la pronuniciación y la fluidez en el uso de esta lengua, de una manera entretenida.


Es especialmente curiosa la lista de reproducción que se refiere al inglés de algunos personajes famosos hablantes de español, tanto del mundo del espectáculo como de la política.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLaNMsL7Umzwsp-Z5qeweoxqT2UYIitYqA

El canal está asociado a un blog al que se accede desde este enlace:

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domingo, 23 de septiembre de 2018

Talking about fall/ autumn

In this ESL (engVid) video lesson you will learn some basic vocabulary related to fall or autumn.

The Zinn Education Project

The Zinn Education Project promotes and supports the teaching of people’s history in classrooms across the USA. 

For more than ten years, the Zinn Education Project has introduced students to a more accurate, complex, and engaging understanding of history than is found in traditional textbooks and curricula.

Their website offers free, downloadable lessons and articles organized by theme, time period and grade level. The teaching materials emphasize the role of working people, women, people of color, and organized social movements in shaping history.

(Source About The Zinn Education Project)


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sábado, 15 de septiembre de 2018

Wonderville.org (@wondervilleca)

Wonderville is a MindFuel program. Established in 1990 as Science Alberta Foundation, MindFuel is a registered charitable organization that creates innovative alternatives to traditional learning resources focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

With over 220 interactive games, videos and activities, this online environment is designed to help students learn and teachers teach.

By providing teachers with curriculum-aligned tools and resources, science and math classes suddenly look different. Wonderville’s games and activities are based on real-world problems that ask students to think critically, ask why, and develop inspired solutions.

(Source Wonderville.org)

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viernes, 14 de septiembre de 2018

Lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage and the Register of good safeguarding practices

Throughout 2018, we celebrate our diverse cultural heritage across Europe, at EU, national, regional and local level.

Cultural heritage also includes traditions or living expressions inherited from our ancestors, such as oral traditions, performing arts, social practices, rituals, festive events, knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe or the knowledge and skills to produce traditional crafts. Intangible cultural heritage is an important factor in maintaining cultural diversity.

The Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage meets annually to evaluate nominations and decide whether or not to inscribe those cultural practices and expressions of intangible heritage on the Convention’s Lists.

By clicking on the link below, you can discover the nominations, photos and videos. 

A very interesting tool for teachers for sensitising young people to the importance of preserving intangible cultural heritage.

viernes, 7 de septiembre de 2018

Toy Theater. Language arts

Since 2001 Toy Theater is an online game website for kids, full of interactive art games, reading games, and math games.

Focused on early learners, thesse fun Language Arts activities include word finds, typing, word searches, alphabet doodles, word scrambles, original & classic stories & more.

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jueves, 6 de septiembre de 2018

Netsafe by @PlanetNutshell

This series produced by Planet Nutshell in collaboration with Utah Education Network explains to kids what the Internet is and many contents related to Internet safety (personal information, ciberbullies, netiquette, sexting, mobile location privacy, public WI-FI network safety...).

The videos are labeled with grade levels.

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viernes, 31 de agosto de 2018

Factious

Factitious is a game developed by the American University JoLT team to playfully show how to detect fake news.

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jueves, 30 de agosto de 2018

SolveMe Puzzles

SolveMe Puzzles is an educational website with a collection of Algebra-related puzzles for children. Three types of puzzles are provided: Mobiles, Who am I and Mistery Grid. They are free and no registration is required. You can create your own puzzles using the Build option.

miércoles, 22 de agosto de 2018

Word Search Creator

ABCYa.com Word Search Creator is a very useful template to generate word search puzzles in 3 easy steps. First of all, you name the puzzle, then you type or paste up to 15 words and select how you want to play (online or generating a printable document). 

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martes, 21 de agosto de 2018

Women's Equality Day

Women's Equality Day is celebrated in the United States on August 26 to commemorate the 1920 adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment (Amendment XIX) to the United States Constitution, which prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex. It was first celebrated in 1973 and is proclaimed each year by the United States President. (Source: Wikipedia)

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jueves, 26 de julio de 2018

NPR (#radio #podcast)

NPR is a nationally acclaimed, non-profit multimedia organization and the leading provider of noncommercial news, information and entertainment programming to the American public. Launched in 1970 as a radio network by a group of public radio stations, today NPR is among the most successful news organizations in America and a growing presence in digital media including podcasting, mobile applications and social media. (Source NPR) 

An amazing resource to improve listening skills and to enrich your vocabulary.

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miércoles, 25 de julio de 2018

What's the Difference? @LEARNDlFFERENCE

En esta cuenta de Twitter se expresan muy gráficamente las diferencias entre palabras que pueden confundirse en inglés por su uso o por su forma. Un buen lugar para repasarlas y seguir aprendiendo.

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