lunes, 25 de mayo de 2015

ESL Partyland

ESL Partyland, founded by Karin M. Citron, a US-based English teacher in 1999, provides students and teachers with content and tools necessary to learn online, and materials and teaching ideas for every type of classroom and learner.

It offers resources to teach ESL through music, film, video and the Internet. You can also find materials and lesson plans to use when teaching or learning conversation, grammar, listening and speaking skills.

Visit:

viernes, 22 de mayo de 2015

Activities for ESL Students (a4esl.org)

Resources to help you learn English as a Second Language (ESL)

This project of The Internet TESL Journal (iteslj.org) has thousands of contributions by many teachers (activities, quizzes, tests, exercices, puzzles...) by many teachers:

- Grammar Quizzes
- Vocabulary Quizzes
- Crossword Puzzles
- External links
- Bilingual quizzes (e.g. English-Spanish: http://iteslj.org/v/s/)

All this and much more on:


http://a4esl.org/

lunes, 18 de mayo de 2015

MakeBeliefsComix.com

This site was launched in 2006 by Bill Zimmerman as a multilingual comic strip creation service. MakeBeliefsComix.com empowers students to express themselves and communicate through art and writing. You can select characters, emotions, objects, backgrounds, panel prompts and balloons... It includes more than 350 printable templates divided into thematic categories. 

There are many ways to use MakeBeliefsComix.com in the classroom: create autobiographical comix, practice new vocabulary words in a creative way, promote team collaboration, practice conversation skills in a meaningul context, introduce students to creative writing... Teachers can also share their own lesson plans for using this educational resource to teach literacy and reading. 


domingo, 17 de mayo de 2015

Move On! Global Connections. Curso de verano

Os recordamos que sigue abierta la convocatoria de esta formación, en especial, diseñada para la docencia AICLE-CLIL y dirigida al profesorado de primaria e infantil que enseña inglés o en inglés.

Se llevará a cabo en inglés de forma semipresencial. En la sede de la UIMP de Cuenca del día 6 al día 10 de julio (30 horas) y en una fase en línea (20 horas) durante los meses de septiembre, octubre y noviembre.

El curso está dirigido por Leslie Davison y aborda numerosos contenidos que dinamizarán las prácticas en el aula a través de diversas estrategias, herramientas y metodologías.

Podéis acceder al programa a partir de este enlace:

La convocatoria de la Secretaría de Estado de Educación, Formación Profesional y Universidades en la que figuran este y otros cursos de verano para la formación permanente del profesorado dentro de la oferta es accesible desde:

(Fuente: Blog INTEF.)

jueves, 14 de mayo de 2015

Easy Way Lyrics

Created by Easy Way Language Center, this app synchronizes lyrics with the songs and translates them in real time with Google Translate.

viernes, 8 de mayo de 2015

Manythings.org

Very interesting ad-free web site for people studying English as a Second or as a Foreign Language (ESL/ EFL) It provides learners with quizzes, word games, word puzzles, slang, pronunciation and listening practice and other computer assisted language learning activities (Flash, Java/ Javascript..., audio and video). It also offers external references to useful materials for teachers of ESL.

lunes, 4 de mayo de 2015

UN Human Rights Education

Videos, games, cartoons, podcasts, and a number of interesting tools on Human Rights Education are available to you to discover on this website. It includes among other sections:

- Teach yourself. Students of all ages can use this section to learn about human rights (kids, teenagers, university).
- Teach others. Teachers of Human Rights issues can use these pages to find pedagogical material on human rights (primary, secondary, tertiary).
- Field experiencies.
- Materials.
- Play and learn (a selection of media and other resources covering different themes).

You can also share your experiences about Human Rights Education with people from around the world.

jueves, 30 de abril de 2015

Studyladder

Awarded 2012 Best Website for Teaching and Learning, Studyladder provides free school access to thousands of teaching resources for kids age 4-12, A wide range of subjects are covered, from mathematics to literacy, science, music, art, language, culture, health, safety, and even citizenship
Studyladder offers a sequential learning program built by teachers with videos, interactive activities, worksheets and assessments for reporting to teachers and to parents. 
Premium access and free home or school use.

lunes, 27 de abril de 2015

Explore and Act for Human Rights (in English)

Education plays an essential role in the promotion of democracy and human rights as well as in the prevention of human rights violations. 

This project initially intended to enable European secondary school students to become familiar with the key principles of European law relating to human rights. It also aimed to develop the teachers’ role and responsibilities as key actors in ensuring an effective implementation of the principles of the European human rights system.

The project includes: 

Guides for teachers relating to education for human rights and a selection of teaching resources prepared by the Council of Europe.

Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights (EDC/HRE) "Living democracy" (downloadable) manuals for teachers.

A compendium of good practice (101 exemplary practices of human rights education, education for democratic citizenship, and education for mutual respect and understanding):

Visit:

jueves, 23 de abril de 2015

TitanPad. Free tool for collaborative writing

TitanPad is a free and simple to use Web 2.0 tool that lets a group of people (up to 8 authors) come together to easily create and edit documents. It does not require a user account.

You can import other text documents into your pad and they can be downloaded as PDF, DOC, HTML or text.

TitanPad has many possibilities for classroom use. For example, it allows teachers to create their own working space. Students can access the document at the same time or individually at any time. In this case, each person, who is color-coded, can see the changes that others are making.



Nathan Hall's video guide:

lunes, 20 de abril de 2015

Map Maker Interactive

Amazing resource created and maintained by National Geographic Education & Children's Media. By using Map Maker Interactive you can create and share your maps. Tools to overlay different themes (water, land, climate, population, political system...) and to draw and place a variety of different markers are provided.

You can save them as an XML or PNG file, share with others via link and modify and use the maps in any way, subject to the following conditions:

- You charge no fee for anyone to view or use any item that includes or is based on this map image or screen shot.
- You include the following credit or attribution in the same visual field as any use: "Map from National Geographic's MapMaker Interactive; data from [insert data sources here]". Data sources include the attribution from the base map, included on the lower right corner of the map, and for any map layers visible on the map. To see the data source of any map layer activated on your map, click the information icon in the legend. Some map layers have additional restrictions and cannot be used in screenshots, and this will be noted in the information text accessed from the legend.

viernes, 17 de abril de 2015

Analyze My Writing

Analyze My Writing is an online text content and readability analyzer. Copy and paste a text into the homepage and it will generate information about your writing:

- word, sentence, and character count
- word and sentence lengths
- readability scores based on several measures
- customizable graphs for Fry and Raygor readability measures
- punctuation marks
- most frequently used words (with word cloud)
-most common word pairs.

This is a very easy to use tool as there is no registration and analysis of your text is completely free. You may analyze as many texts as you like, and the texts you analyze can be as long as your browser and system can handle.


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On Pinterest:
On Google+:

martes, 14 de abril de 2015

Community Values Primary Competition (Go Digital with Oxford)

Oxford University Press is giving you the opportunity to win an iPad Air; 16 GB for you and each of your students.

You will need to create a video (no more than 2 minutes long). It should explain what the class has done, what they have learnt and how they have helped their community. The whole video must be entirely in English.

For inspiration and ideas:

You must have completed and uploaded your video to YouTube before registering on:

All the videos will be uploaded to a special page on Monday 18th May where anyone can vote for their favourite video. The voting closes on Sunday 24th May. Oxford University Press España will decide the winner out of the 8 videos with the most votes. The winner will be announced on Tuesday 26th May.

Follow the competition on Facebook and Twitter:
https://www.facebook.com/oupeltglobal
https://twitter.com/oupeltspain #GoDigitalOxford

jueves, 9 de abril de 2015

ESL Games Plus

ESL Games Plus (from the same team that brought us ESL Games World) provides interesting ESL games and fun activities for teaching and practising English grammar, vocabulary, sentences, listening and pronunciation skills for both teachers and learners.  

The site features these ESL Activities Online: ESL Classroom Games, Memory Games, Spelling Games, Sentence Games, Interactive Board Games, Hangman Games, Jeopardy, Wheel Games, Concentration Games, Matching Games, Car Racing Games, Pirate Games, Crocodile Games, Word Recognition Games, Mobile Games for iPad, iPhones and Android devices. 

miércoles, 8 de abril de 2015

Crash Course

Crash Course is an educational YouTube channel started by Hank and John Green, two brothers who provide some excellent video explanations and tutorials on a variety of topics related to World and US History, Biology, Literature, Ecology and Chemistry. 

Crash Course launched a preview on December 2, 2011. As of January 25, 2015, the channel has earned over 2.6 million subscribers and over 200 million video views. 

(Source: Wikipedia)

 

jueves, 2 de abril de 2015

World Library of Science

The World Library of Science (WLoS) is a free online resource developed as a partnership between UNESCO and Macmillan Science and Education. It offers quality Nature Education content in short eBooks and articles, serving a mission to equalize access to high quality resources for science education for all communities across the globe. All offerings are digital. 

WLoS is for teachers, students and any curious person. As the content is all free, anyone can access the library or create a classroom or discussion space. Teaching faculty (or anyone) can create online reading lists to share with their students, and students (or anyone) can browse the Library resources or search for others in the WLoS social network who share their interests. 

Registration is free but requires an email address. 

Future plans involve expansoion of life and physical science subjects, as well as a translation of resources into multiple languages.

lunes, 30 de marzo de 2015

EnglishTestStore

EnglishTestStore provides you free English tests and exercises online for English learners to practice. It can be a useful resource if you want to improve your English skills or if you are interested in taking an examination in English for work or study.

You can also download many tests for offline use.


On Facebook:

EnglishTestStore Grammar Test App is available:
on iTunes:
and on GooglePlay:

viernes, 27 de marzo de 2015

Science Museum (London) Teaching Resources

The Science Museum is a major museum on Exhibition Road in South Kensington, London. Opened in 1857, today constitutes one of the city's major tourist attractions. In fact, it is well worth a visit. Unfortunately it is not always possible. However, on its webpage a very interesting bank of free online resources is available for teachers and students.

You can select an age, choose a subject, and then a topic from the list or browse by the following categories:

- Hands-on activities and fun challenges.
- Short videos to use in your teaching.
- Online games and websites to motivate and engage students.
- Techniques and demos to use in your teaching.

Teaching resources:

jueves, 19 de marzo de 2015

English-at-home.com

English-at-home.com is a very interesting resource in order to learn English grammar, vocabulary and speaking with games, free lessons & more. A number of sections are available: Speaking, Grammar, Vocabulary & Idioms, Reading, Real Life English, Lessons, Games and Quizzes and a free English Course.

Since its launch in 1999, more than 350,000 visitors a month come to the site to learn English, generating more than 700,000 monthly page views.


You can also follow English-at-home.com

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