viernes, 6 de diciembre de 2019

Google Tools for English Language Learners by @ericcurts

Tips to help you improve your English skills with Google tools: translation tools, speech-to-text tools, text-to-speech tools, dictionary tools, summarization tools and more. 

A post by Eric Curts on his amazing blog Control Alt Achieve.

NeoK12.com

Watching educational videos and animations is a great way to learn because it allows kids to build a visual model in their mind. 

NeoK12.com offers educational videos for school kids. NeoK12 website also features innovative tools for learning and teaching: Quiz Games, Interactive Diagrams, Flow Chart Games, Vocabulary Games and other educational games & puzzles

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sábado, 30 de noviembre de 2019

National #AIDS Trust. Educational resources

World AIDS Day takes place on 1 December each year. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day.

The National AIDS Trust (UK) offers free educational resources to have a better understanding of the realities of living with HIV and to know how to protect yourself from infection. Good practices, World AIDS day Resources, ideas, lesson plans and activities...

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Douglas Wise Education Blog

The Douglas Wise website was created to provide educational commentary and teaching resources. Douglas Wise is a teacher of English and assistant principal (teaching and learning) at a secondary comprehensive school in Northampton.

Amazing blog with many educational and ELT resources.

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domingo, 24 de noviembre de 2019

Flashcard Stash

Created by David Lynam in 2009, Flashcard Stash (originally WordStash) allows you to create and customize your own digital flashcards. You can easily add images to your flashcards from Wikipedia and Flickr.

Flashcard Stash is built on top of a dictionary and contains over 200,000 English words and phrases. This helps when creating vocabulary flashcards by allowing you to select existing definitions.

Flashcard Stash has been designed with a game element. It has an integrated points system that rewards you with points as you learn. (Source Flashcard Stash)

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Audio Joiner

Audio Joiner is a free online tool you can use to combine multiple audio tracks into one. There is no limit on the number of tracks you can join. Audio Joiner supports more than 300 audio formats and converts them to mp3.

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sábado, 16 de noviembre de 2019

The Great Thanksgiving Listen

Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated on various dates in the United States (4th Thursday in November), Canada, some of the Caribbean islands, and Liberia. 

The Great Thanksgiving Listen is a national movement that empowers young people and people of all ages to create an oral history of the contemporary United States by recording an interview with an elder, mentor, friend, or someone they admire using the free StoryCorps App. (Source: The Great Thanksgiving Listen)

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Humanising Language Teaching

Edited by Hania Kryszewska and published by Pilgrims, Humanising Language Teaching is a free online magazine for teachers of English. Since 1999 it offers ELT articles and ELT resources, lesson plans, book reviews, CLIL resources and more.

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sábado, 9 de noviembre de 2019

Fall of the Berlin Wall

It's been 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall For many years, the Berlin Wall separated East Germany from West Germany, acting as a barrier that symbolised the political divisions of the time.

On November 9, 1989, the East German government announced that all East Germany citizens could visit West Germany and West Berlin. When the Italian reporter Riccardo Ehrmann asked Günter Schabowski, the spokesman for the SED Politburo, when this would apply, Schabowski seemed unsure, but then said "immediately". Within minutes, crowds gathered at the border demanding to cross.

Some educational resources about the rise and fall of the Berlin:
https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2216&context=gradreports
https://study.com/academy/popular/berlin-wall-lesson-plan.html

Expresso

Expresso is an interactive tool to analyze, edit and compare text styles in English. You can use Expresso to monitor changes in your writing style over time or to highlight weak parts of a text which can benefit from stylistic changes.

It will teach you to express yourself through writing more efficiently and help make your texts more readable, precise, and engaging. Expresso does not save entered texts to protect privacy.  

(Source: Expresso)

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sábado, 2 de noviembre de 2019

Educandy

With Educandy you can generate 8 types of engaging activities in minutes. You enter your words, questions and answers and this service turns your content into interactive games.

You can also share those games through a unique code that is generated when you create the activities.


On Twitter @educandydotcom

On Facebook

App on GooglePlay

App on the App Store

sábado, 26 de octubre de 2019

How does PISA define and measure reading literacy?

PISA 2018 focused on students’ proficiency in reading. A new framework for the reading assessment was developed in order to reflect how reading has changed over the past decade. In particular, the prevalence of reading in digital environments was reflected by a greater emphasis on reading multiple-source texts.

Read the new Pisa in Focus #101 (October 2019):

domingo, 20 de octubre de 2019

Historica Canada’s Education Portal

Historica Canada’s Education Portal is a digital resource for teachers. It invites users to interact with each other, and with their vast collection of learning tools covering Canada’s remarkable history. 

The resources are searchable by grade level, province, theme, and keyword. In addition to browsing these, teachers can share their own resources and create their own collections of grouped resources to reference at any time.

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ERA Subject Playlists

Selection of curated TV and radio broadcasts handpicked for several subjects. The Subject Playlists have been created with GCSE students in mind and are based on existing GCSE subject specifications. 

However, some programmes and clips may be relevant to students at other levels of study, so it might be worth taking a look at the Playlist for your subject even if you do not teach at this level. (Source: Era.org)

sábado, 12 de octubre de 2019

SELMA. Hacking Hate

Online hate speech is a growing problem. Education is part of the solution. Do you want to hack online hate?

SELMA (Social and Emotional Learning for Mutual Awareness) is a two-year project co-funded by the European Commission which aims to tackle the problem of online hate speech by promoting mutual awareness, tolerance, and respect.

You can navigate the SELMA materials according to the thematic questions or focus angles which best suit your interest or expertise. You can also browse the resources directly.

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Listenwise

Teaching with podcasts is a fun and engaging way to teach content, language, and grow listening skills. Listenwise offers thousands of 3-6 Minute Stories For Grades 5-12.

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sábado, 5 de octubre de 2019

Learning Corner

If you're a teacher and want to help your pupils learn about the EU and how it works, this is an interesting source of teaching materials by age group. You can find inspiration for lesson plans. You can also discover networking opportunities with other schools and teachers across the EU.

Popular topics include: environment, consumers’ rights, EU countries, EU history, EU laws and institutions...

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Vogue. 73 Questions

73 rapid-fire questions answered by your favorite celebs. 

Short videos filmed in a single shot to help you teach and learn English and to improve your students’ listening skills.

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https://video.vogue.com/series/73-questions

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