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:
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