domingo, 4 de diciembre de 2016

ListenAndReadAlong

ListenandReadAlong is a very useful ESL resource if you want to improve your pronunciation and intonation. 

You can listen to stories and read along with them. Words are highlighted as you hear them, so it's easy to follow the text as you listen. 

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PIZZAZ. Creative #Writing

PIZZAZ (People Interested in Zippy and ZAny Zcribbling) has been an Online Resource since 1995 from Leslie Opp-Beckman For Scribblers and Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). 

This site uses poems and short stories as writing examples and exercises to teach creative writing and usage. It provides simple creative writing and oral storytelling activities with printable handouts for: Poetry, Fiction and Tricks. They can be used with all ages. 

jueves, 24 de noviembre de 2016

Grammar for Kids

Website created by Aurora Jove and Luz Pérez, teachers of English at Ponte dos Bozos State Primary School in Arteixo (Galicia. Spain).

The website is focused on the learner and on the use of ICT as a teaching tool in the ESL classroom. It provides a funny way to refresh grammar skills with lots of interactive games, quizzes, and tutorials.


Some other amazing websites by the same authors:

Web Tools For Kids Plenty of free web applications for your blogs.
Topics For Kids Lots of online activities, word games, exercises, quizzes, songs, videos, e-books and other ESL resources.

miércoles, 23 de noviembre de 2016

Cookie. Learning games for young children

At Cookie, child experts and educators design interactive online games for kids. Their learning games for kids help in building skills needed for success in school. 

This website provides games, stories, videos, worksheets, arts & crafts, and a preschool zone.

Very interesting and fun for kids.

jueves, 17 de noviembre de 2016

EF English Proficiency Index

The EF Education First English Proficiency Index (EPI), a report which attempts to rank countries by the average level of English language skills amongst adults, has published its latest research on where English is learned around the world and quality of teaching in each country to find the places with the highest proficiency of English as a second language.

The EF EPI sixth edition was calculated using test data from 950,000 test takers in 2015. The test takers were self-selected and no demographic information was collected on them. The tests are used by the company for marketing and placement purposes (Source Wikipedia)

EF EPI Executive Summary (2016):

Spain Country Fact Sheet:

miércoles, 16 de noviembre de 2016

Crickweb

Website for Primary and Elementary schools providing more than 260 free educational interactive teaching resources and activities and may free to use fun kids games and activites for kids. Subjects including: Maths, English, Science, History, Geography, R.E., D.T., I.C.T, French and Spanish. 

Crickweb can be used in the classroom, as well as at home

domingo, 13 de noviembre de 2016

Zing

Zing is a very interesting resource by Schoolwide that provides educators, parents, and students unlimited access to thousands of authentic eBooks in English (and Spanish), both in school and at home.

What does a free account include? (Source Zing):
  • Unlimited, simultaneous access to over 1,000 authentic eBooks and short digital texts
  • eReader tools (note taking/annotating, highlighting, bookmarks, and an interactive dictionary powered by Collins COBUILD Dictionaries)
  • Customized library-building capability
  • Audio eBooks and audio eLearning
  • Personalized collection-building capability (virtual book bins)
  • Access to student reading logs and reading progress monitoring
  • Embedded eLearning teaching points
  • Web-based access (accessible anywhere an Internet connection is available)
  • Robust searching and filtering functionality (by genre, guided reading level, Lexile level, theme, topic, etc.)
  • Can be used on laptops, desktops, interactive whiteboards, and tablets
  • eLearning assessments (multiple-choice, reading response, and constructed response) 
Zing! Promo Video from Schoolwide Inc on Vimeo.

martes, 8 de noviembre de 2016

Road to Grammar Jr

Road to Grammar Jr. provides quizzes (you can choose a topic from a large list), interactive activities (puzzles, word games...), and extra help suitable for younger ESL learners.

The website is viewable on smartphones and tablets. You can use a smartboard or projector to try it as a class activity.


The resource requires Adobe Flash.


(Main website for adult ESL learners: http://www.roadtogrammar.com)

viernes, 4 de noviembre de 2016

Math Playground

Math Playground is a learning site created by Colleen King in 2002 for students in her classes who needed to practice math facts. 

It provides math games, logic puzzles and problem solving activities. You can find math games by theme and by grade level. It is described as a safe place for children to learn and explore math concepts at their own pace.


On Facebook: https://es-es.facebook.com/MathPlayground/

jueves, 3 de noviembre de 2016

U.S. Geological Survey. Educational Resources

The USGS was created in 1879. It is the sole science agency for the US Department of the Interior. 

The USGS provides science about the natural hazards, the water, energy, minerals, the health of our ecosystems and environment, and the impacts of climate and land-use change.

It also provides educational resources (for Primary, Secundary and Undergraduate Education) and useful information about the Earth and its processes.

viernes, 28 de octubre de 2016

Anglomaniacy. English for kids

Anglomaniacy.pl is a Polish website created by Barbara Kowal with thousands of resources for kids who are learning English as a foreign or second language. They will find here lots of online activities and printable worksheets.

Anglomaniacy is divided into four main sections: vocabulary, expressions, grammar and printables.

Also a useful website for teachers and families.

martes, 25 de octubre de 2016

#Syria Sources in English

More than 7 million Syrians have been forced from their homes and more than 400,000 people have lost their lives in years of armed conflict, which began with protests against the government of President Bashar al-Assad and have escalated into a civil war.

This site developed by a professor in the Seattle area provides very interesting resources to deal with the issue in the English language classroom.

viernes, 21 de octubre de 2016

NewseumED

Headquartered in Washington D.C, the Newseum is an interactive museum that promotes free expression and the five freedoms of the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States: religion, speech, press, assembly and petition. It was open in 2008.

NewseumED is a free online learning platform for teachers and students that shows the Newseum's commitment to reach all who wish to better understand these freedoms and their relationship to learning and teaching history and civics.

It provides free learning tools on media literacy, EDcollections, lesson plans, activities, EDideas, and much more.

You can register to get free, complete access to all these resources.

martes, 18 de octubre de 2016

SciShow Kids

Hosted by Jessi Knudsen Castañeda, and aimed at youngsters, this YouTube Channel offers short video lessons on a variety of topics (animals, space, science experiments...).



jueves, 13 de octubre de 2016

Simple English Videos

Website hosted by Vicki Hollett and her husband Jay, English teachers and teacher trainers. 

On this site you will find more than a hundred videos to help you learn and improve your English. Videos are categorized by level and theme.


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martes, 11 de octubre de 2016

CommonLit @CommonLit

Free instructional materials created by teachers, for teachers to support literacy and critical thinking development for students in grades 5-12. 

You can search and filter their collection (by lexile, grade, theme, genre, literary device, or common core standard), share it with your students, and track progress.


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Michelle Brown Founder and CEO of CommonLit:

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jueves, 6 de octubre de 2016

Science Bob

Educational resource for elementary school and middle school students with suggestions for experiments and science fair projects. It provides videos, science questions and answers, science websites...

This resource was created by Bob Pflugfelder (@ScienceBob), a science teacher, author, and speaker, whose experiments have been featured in many magazines and on TV programs.

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miércoles, 5 de octubre de 2016

GoNoodle. Brain breaks

GoNoodle is a free service designed to promote physical fitness and to improve self-regulation, academic performance, language skills, and more. It provides an online environment where they can choose avatars to represent themselves. This environment helps them channel their physical and emotional energy.

Hundreds of short funny videos (2-5 minutes) that get the kids active at school and at home. Very interesting for quick brain breaks in the classroom.


An example:

domingo, 2 de octubre de 2016

MIT+K12 Videos

MIT+K12 Videos is an educational outreach media program in the Office of Digital Learning. They produce original digital media and live programming that seeks to spark curiosity and a love of learning among middle-high school students, open the door to the STEM world, and promote STEM-literacy among the general public. 

Teachers can find all of their videos available to download and stream on their PBS Learning Media page. They will find related resources, follow-up/ supplementary activities, and standards alignment for each video to integrate into the classroom. Supplementary materials can also be found on their Pinterest page.


(Source MIT+K12 Videos)

jueves, 29 de septiembre de 2016

ESL Phonics World

ESLPhonics World is an internet based educational tool that promotes playful learning for kindergarten, nursery and primary school kids. 

It provides free educational ESL resources: phonics alphabet worksheets, handwriting and tracing worksheets, anagram worksheets, vowel sound printables, beginning blends, ending blends, diphthong worksheets, consonant sounds and blends, ESL phonics flashcards, kids alphabet rhymes & songs, phonics video games, interactive flash games, animal crafts for kids, family crafts, colouring worksheets & pages, flashcards, short & long vowel printables, r-controlled vowel pages, trigraph printables...

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