martes, 3 de mayo de 2016


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:


Free Technology for Teachers


sábado, 16 de abril de 2016

The Kid Should See This

Growing library of smart and cool not-made-for-kids but perfect for them videos. They can be watched in the classroom or at home. 

This collection of videos can spark questions and inspire exploration, conversation and additional research for all ages. 

More than 2.400 videos grouped into topics (science, technology, space, animals, food, DIY, music, animation, and art) for curious minds curated since 2011 by Rion Nakaya.

lunes, 11 de abril de 2016

ELT Resources on Pearltrees by Verónica Alconchel (@Veronica_elt)

Pearltrees is a visual and collaborative curation tool that allows you to organize, explore and share any URL, as well as to upload photos, files, notes, etc. It is a very useful tool when collecting and sharing learning & teaching resources for ELT students.

This amazing collection by Verónica Alconchel Pertejo, an ESL teacher from Zaragoza, will help you find the best resources organized by categories.

Don't forget to visit her blog:

Also on Pinterest:

viernes, 8 de abril de 2016

World Health Day

World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated annually on the 7th April. The theme for 2016 was Beat Diabetes.

Here you can find a complilation of World Health Organization (WHO) infographics. WHO is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health established on 7th April 1948. It could be a good idea to use them in order to promote health messages through visuals in the classroom.

More resources on WHO mediacentre.

martes, 5 de abril de 2016

Philosophers in the Schools Program

The University of Washington's Center for Philosophy for Children developes this program dedicated to introducing philosophy to K-12 students by using chindren's books and activities to inspire explorationof life's essential questions.

On their web site lots of resources are available:

Over 100 lessons plans for using literature to introduce philosophy:
Games and exercises:

Philosophy with Young People (Blog):

Links to interesting sites about philosophy for young people:

jueves, 31 de marzo de 2016

Cram. Online flashcards

Flashcards can be fun and effective when learning a foreign language. They are great resources to study, memorize and test yourself. There are many ways of using them both with individuals and groups. On the benefits of flashcards in learning:

The internet is a great source of flashcards. You'll find many places on the web that offer them, for example, Cram.

Cram, originally called Flashcard Exchange was founded in January 2001. Since that time, the site has grown into the largest online source of flashcards and a thriving community of educators, students, and all types of enthusiastic learners.

You can also find other mobile flashcards for your Android or iPhone device:

Web site:

Cram (Tag: English)

martes, 29 de marzo de 2016

Ask Smithsonian

Founded in 1846, the Smithsonian is the world's largest museum and research complex, consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park, and several research facilities.

Ask Smithsonian is a part of Smithsonian website which provides a collection of educational videos for common questions about History, Science, Nature, etc. Each of them is answered with the help of interactive and funny videos. All the videos range from 60-80 seconds in length.

jueves, 24 de marzo de 2016

Teachers TryScience

Teachers TryScience is a collaborative web site developed by the New York Hall of Science, IBM Corporation and to bring best practices in design-based learning to schools in order to challenge students to engineer solutions through their knowledge of Science, Technology, Engineering an Math (STEM)

It provides elementary school students with a collection of free and engaging lessons and science activities. You can browse them by topic, by age and by estimated time required.

lunes, 21 de marzo de 2016


Comprehensive collection of educational video clips and games (quizz games, puzzles, vocabulary…) for kids that are in grades kindergarten through 12th grade, covering the subjects of science, math, health, social studies and Engilish.

All videos and lessons linked are safe for kids and have been reviewed by teachers. They can be viewed on other sites but it is easier to find them here.

Access to some of their items require a paid subscription.

Good stuff to make lessons more exciting and visual.

jueves, 17 de marzo de 2016

Arcademic Skill Builders

Online educational video games, originally born as a side project in the research department of the University of Kansas School of Education.

A very useful approach to learning basic math, language arts, vocabulary and thinking skills and an engaging way to let your students enjoy and practice a skill at the same time.

Also available on GooglePlay as an Android App:

lunes, 14 de marzo de 2016

Happy Pi Day

Pi Day is an annual celebration of the mathematical constant pi π in the US. Pi Day is observed on March 14 (3/14) since 3, 1, and 4 are the first three significant digits of π. 

The earliest known official or large-scale celebration of Pi Day was organized by Larry Shaw in 1988 at the San Francisco Exploratorium

Pi Day can be celebrated in a number of ways, most commonly by eating pies, discussing its significance, holding math quizzes etc.

Some ideas and resources to celebrate Pi Day in English:

domingo, 13 de marzo de 2016

Learners TV

LearnersTV is a non-commercial and free to use web service that offers video lectures, animations, online tests, audio lectures, etc. on a variety of subjects and topics including biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, statistics, computer science, medicine, dentistry, engineering, accounting, and management. Once students click on a subject and a topic, they are shown a list of clearly ordered and labeled lectures.

Materials may be used by individuals, institutions, governments, corporations, or other business whether for-profit or non-profit so long as the use itself is not a commercialization of the materials or a use that is directly intended to generate sales or profit.

miércoles, 9 de marzo de 2016

Longreads. Sharing the best storytelling

Longreads, founded in 2009, is dedicated to helping people find and share the best storytelling in the world. Longreads features nonfiction and fiction over 1,500 words, and many of the stories come from their community’s recommendations. You can explore stories by topic.

Longreads Editors’ Picks, Exclusives and Originals are free for everyone even if he or she is not a Longsreads member. Nevertheless, the Longreads Membership is reader-funded storytelling. That means every dollar you contribute goes into a giant story fund to pay for original journalism, short fiction, and exclusive essays and book excerpts from the best writers and publishers in the world.

(Source Longreads FAQ and About Us)

Longreads & Social Networks.

jueves, 3 de marzo de 2016 is a free simple and quick online tool that allows teachers to create their own interactive worksheets. To begin using this tool, you need to create a free account.

The following video shows how to start creating worksheets by adding relevant materials and customize them to your needs. You can use different types of activities or tasks to make as many worksheets as you like.

lunes, 29 de febrero de 2016

Film & ESL

The Academy Awards, or Oscars, is an annual awards ceremony hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements in filmaking from the previous year. The first Academy Awards were distributed in 1929. The last one (the 88th ceremony) was held recently, on February 28.

For those who think that film is not just a form of entertainment but a powerful learning tool in the educational process, a tool with many possibilities, some links to a number of sites containing a variety of views, information and resources on cinema and English teaching and learning:

Film English
Film in Language Teaching Association (FILTA)
Movie Segments to Assess Grammar Goals
LearnEnglish Teens (British Council)

jueves, 25 de febrero de 2016

Sounds of English

This website is a collaboration between Sharon Widmayer, Ph.D, and Holly Gray, ESL teachers and curriculum developers for over 20 years. 

It's primary goal is to offer language schools, trainers and students tools that make the learning-teaching process easier and more efficient in the field of English sounds and pronunciation.

It includes sections on vowels, consonants and stress and intonation. It also provides with some lessons and activities.

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