jueves, 11 de agosto de 2016

Edheads

Edheads is an online educational resource that provides science and math games and activities that promote critical thinking.


More information about Edheads (in Spanish):

miércoles, 3 de agosto de 2016

EnglishMediaLab

Free online English exercises, quizzes for beginners, intermediate & advanced level English learners, interactive grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation exercises, and much more... 

Developed by Kisito Futonge.

jueves, 28 de julio de 2016

AsapSCIENCE

Do you know this resource? 

AsapSCIENCE offers an interesting and funny way to explain science by using animations and drawings. Popular topics on science on this YouTube channel created by Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown.



martes, 26 de julio de 2016

Kidtopia.info

Created by librarians, teachers, and other education stakeholders, Kidtopia.info is a friendly Google custom search engine and web site directory for students in grades K-4. All web sites have been checked thoroughly and recommended by teachers, librarians or educational consortia, so you get reliable, age appropriate reources in your search results.

You can find Kidtopia on:


jueves, 21 de julio de 2016

ELSA English Language Speech Assistant

ELSA, which stands for English Language Speech Assistant, is a mobile application that functions as a personal pronunciation coach to help English learners around the world speak English more correctly and confidently. Interesting resource to practice pronunciation regularly and effectively.


ELSA Blog with interesting and fun reads on pronunciation practices:
http://blog.elsanow.io/

domingo, 17 de julio de 2016

Recursos para trabajar el inglés en edades tempranas (curso)

La oferta de formación para el primer trimestre del curso 2016-2017, como seguramente sabréis, se ha publicado recientemente en la página del CEFIRE de Elda.

Directamente relacionada con la didáctica del inglés en edades tempranas, tenemos el gusto de presentaros una nueva edición del curso con Juan Rubio, docente de cuya experiencia y valía conoceréis muchas y muchos docentes de nuestra zona.

Si tenéis interés en esta propuesta, está disponible en la página:

Los objetivos específicos del curso son los siguientes:
  • Reconocer los factores que influyen en el proceso de adquisición de la lengua extranjera a edades tempranas.
  • Disponer de conocimientos sobre los diferentes métodos y enfoques didácticos orientados a este fin.
  • Saber utilizar materiales y recursos conducentes a la mejor adquisición de la lengua extranjera a edades tempranas.

Sus contenidos:
  • Factores que influyen en el proceso de adquisición de la lengua extranjera a edades tempranas.
  • Métodos y enfoques didácticos.
  • Uso de materiales y recursos.
  • Contextos significativos en el marco de un enfoque comunicativo.

No os lo perdáis.

viernes, 15 de julio de 2016

Music in the English Class

Music is one of the best and most motivating resources in the ESL/ EFL classroom. Music is the universal language of mankind. This makes it an amazing teaching tool which connects cultures and languages. 

Studies have shown that music improves concentration and memory. It relaxes people, makes learning fun and constitutes a shared learning environment regardless of the age, background, sex… of the learner.

The following educational resource by M.Àngels Araujo, Isabel Clara Moll, Josep Perez-Prior and Laura Rocamora provides a very interesting example of good practice in this regard.

jueves, 7 de julio de 2016

SmartyReader

SmartyReader is an eReader platform that aims to improve student’s critical reading skills. It cultivates reading and independent critical thinking.

SmartyReader has multiple tools:
Smarticles (Modular reading comprehension exercises. Articles from real times news so a student can improve his reading and grammar skills).
Flashcard Stack (It allows you to go back to words that you did not understand while reading a Smarticle).
VocabCompanion (It allows you to improve your vocabulary by providing preselected words that you have to match with their correct definitions).

SmartyReader is functional on any device that has a web browser. It offers a monthly suscription to a limitless supply of Smarticles.


Ian Siegel (SmartyReader founder) on SmartyReader:


martes, 5 de julio de 2016

#Brexit and #Bregret

On June 23rd a referendum was held to decide whether the UK should leave or remain in the European Union. As you probably know, leave won by 52% to 48%.

This Padlet summarizes some significant reactions on Brexit in social media, and gives you an opportunity to learn about this subject and to practice your reading in a real-life context.


jueves, 30 de junio de 2016

ENABLE  (European Network Against Bullying in Learning and Leisure Environments)

ENABLE (European Network Against Bullying in Learning and Leisure Environments) is an EU-funded project (supported by a Think Tank of 12 international experts and implemented by 6 core partners in five countries) whose aim is to combat bullying and contribute to the well-being of young people aged 11-14 through social and emotional development and peer education.

Their resources are designed to support the development of social-emotional learning skills and promote peer advocacy.




martes, 28 de junio de 2016

VocabSushi

VocabSushi is an online vocabulary building service that helps you learn new vocabulary words through the context of real-world sentences from recent news articles.

Conceived and created by Jeff Novich, an SAT tutor in New York City, it is interesting for students studying for standardized tests, and is also perfect for anyone looking to expand his or her vocabulary to communicate more precisely.

You can sign up for free. A pro (paid) service for teachers is also available (video).

viernes, 24 de junio de 2016

Teach-This.com

Created in 2012 by Paul Adams, Teach-This.com is an interesting ESL & EFL teaching resources website. 

Teachers can download many teaching materials for use in the classroom: activities, lessons, worksheets, articles, games and ideas to help students improve their language skills.

Some resources are free. You can also purchase it and get the entire collection.

martes, 21 de junio de 2016

Storynory

Audio books have become increasingly popular in recent years, as there are many benefits to listening to literature. Storynory can be a good resource to develop listening and reading skills. In case of ESL students, they will also benefit from hearing clear pronunciation and native speech patterns.

Storynory is a free website with a collection of stories sorted in categories such as fairytales, educational stories, junior stories, myths and world stories, classic audio books, and music and poems. It was founded in 1995 by Hugh Fraser and Matthew Lynn.

All their stories come with an HTML5 audio player that should work on most devices in use today. Users can read the text and/ or listen to the story.



sábado, 18 de junio de 2016

Teach Your Monster to Read

Teach Your Monster to Read is a free (the computer version), award-winning series of games. The game has been funded by the Usborne Foundation, a charity set up to support initiatives to develop early literacy.

The game is for children in the first stages of learning to read, or for older children who need a bit more practice. There are three Teach Your Monster to Read games to play, covering 2 years of the reading journey.

All of the games will run on any normal laptop or desktop computer (including Apple Macs). Additionally for tablet users, our first game Teach Your Monster to Read: First Steps is now available on iPad.


viernes, 17 de junio de 2016

eTwinning ESL Group

If you would like to get involved in projects to improve your students’ English language skills, or get advice on teaching ESL from teachers from across Europe, visit the English as a Second Language (ESL) group on eTwinning. This group provides English teachers with a space for inspiration, collaboration, professional development and modernising ESL education through the use of ICT.

viernes, 10 de junio de 2016

English on the Rocks

Si tienes interés por trabajar recursos y ejercicios prácticos en inglés relacionados con la gramática, el léxico (vocabulario, falsos amigos, diferencias entre inglés americano y británico, slang...), curiosidades sobre la lengua y hasta un repertorio de canciones esta página podría responder a tus necesidades a través de sus muy diversos materiales, especialmente orientados al público de habla castellana.



miércoles, 8 de junio de 2016

The Origins of the English Language

The following TED-Ed Lesson by Claire Bowern, a linguistics professor at Yale, explores the origins of the English language in a very visual way.

Additional resources for classroom use (guided discussions, multiple choice and open answer questions) are available on http://ed.ted.com/lessons/where-did-english-come-from-claire-bowern

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