domingo, 15 de octubre de 2017

Vocabulix.com

Vocabulix is a language learning platform that focuses on vocabulary, verbs, grammar and reading. It can be a good resource for English, French, Italian, German and Spanish language learners. Vocabulix has a smart system that guides through the entire language learning process until the students reach their certificate. 

Its drills include audio and visual support. It has a "Find friends" section where users interact with each other. Each account has a personal trainer that analyzes the progress and gives tips on how to learn better.

It is a paid service. Only the trial is free.

Vocabulix is based in Switzerland and it is in the market since 2005. Since then it has served over 100,000 active students and has received 50 million visits on its web.

Visit Vocabulix.com on:

On Twitter: @Vocabulix

jueves, 12 de octubre de 2017

TweenTribune

TweenTribune is a free online educational service offered by the Smithsonian for use by K-12 grade Teachers and students. 

It consists of daily news sites for kids, tweens, and teens, and includes text, photos, graphics, and audio and/or video materials prepared by the Smithsonian and others about current events, history, art, culture and science. 

It also includes lessons, instructional and assessment tools, and opportunities for the registered users to communicate with other participants (Source: TweenTribune)


sábado, 7 de octubre de 2017

No Slang.com

No Slang.com is a translator that translate slang and acronyms.

No Slang.com was started in 2005 by Ryan Jones after talking to relatives on AOL Instant Messenger and not being able to understand a damn thing they were typing. 

After much research (and free child labor) he compiled a large database of slang terms, and continues to add new ones every day 

(Source No Slang.com)


miércoles, 4 de octubre de 2017

Prelinger Archives. Film collection

Prelinger Archives was founded in 1983 by Rick Prelinger in New York City. Over the next twenty years, it grew into a collection of over 60,000 "ephemeral" (advertising, educational, industrial, and amateur) films. In 2002, the film collection was acquired by the Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division.
Prelinger Archives remains in existence, holding approximately 11,000 digitized and videotape titles (all originally derived from film) and a large collection of home movies, amateur and industrial films acquired since 2002. (Source: Prelinger Archives)
Visit Prelinger Archives:

domingo, 1 de octubre de 2017

The Mapping History Project

The Mapping History Project has been designed to provide interactive and animated representations of fundamental historical problems and/or illustrations of historical events, developments, and dynamics. The material is copyrighted, but is open and available to academic users.

The fourth edition (2016) converted most modules to HTML5, making the maps compatible with current web browsers.

Visit:

There is also a German version:

sábado, 30 de septiembre de 2017

CommonLit

CommonLit delivers high-quality, free instructional materials created by teachers, for teachers, to support literacy 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.

On Twitter:

Michelle Brown Founder and CEO of CommonLit:

On Facebook:

On Pinterest:


domingo, 24 de septiembre de 2017

Autumn (or fall) is coming

The process of leaf color change during the autumn. Why does this miraculous change happen? An Untamed Science video.

The Open Library

The Open Library is a collection of more than one million free ebook titles. The collection is cataloged by a community ov volunteer online librarians. 

The ebooks in the Open Library can be read online, downloaded to your computer, read on Kindle and other ereader devices and embedded into other sites. Some of the ebooks can also be listened to. 

(Source The Open Library).

Visit:

About The Open Library (How it works)

sábado, 16 de septiembre de 2017

Get the Math

Get the Math combines video and web interactivity to help middle and high school students develop algebraic thinking skills for solving real-world problems. 

Viewers are encouraged to try the challenges themselves using interactive tools provided on the Get the Math website before returning to the video to see the teams’ solutions.

Students can further explore the same, as well as extended, algebraic concepts through additional interactive challenges on the website. (Source: Get the Math)

jueves, 7 de septiembre de 2017

A Thin Line Campaign (@a_thin_line)

MTV's A Thin Line campaign is a digital safety education resource that was developed to empower teenagers and young adults to identify, respond to, and stop the spread of digital abuse in their lives and amongst their peers. The campaign is built on the understanding that there's a "thin line" between what may begin as a harmless joke and something that could end up having a serious impact on them or someone else.

A Thin Line offers a series of fact sheets about sexting, digital spying, and excessive text messaging. It gives advice on how to recognize these behaviors and their dangers and how to protect students' digital identity.


jueves, 31 de agosto de 2017

martes, 29 de agosto de 2017

Planet Nutshell

Since 2008, Planet Nutshell, a Cambridge-based animation studio, makes videos called Nutshells that explain products, services and concepts to everyday people.

On Vimeo:

On YouTube:

On Facebook:

On Twitter:

Blog:

It also offers an interesting teacher library with educational videos:

Visit:

miércoles, 23 de agosto de 2017

Mathtrain TV

Mathtrain.TV is a free educational "kids teaching kids" project from Mr. Marcos & his students at Lincoln Middle School in Santa Monica, CA. Mathtrain.TV was created by middle school mathematics teacher, Eric Marcos. 

It is part of the Mathtrain.com Project and was created to host their student-created math video lessons all in one place. 

Source: 

Visit Mathtrain.TV:

jueves, 3 de agosto de 2017

Recursos para aprender inglés

Recientemente vio la luz la última publicación del CEFIRE de Elda referida a la evaluación y aprendizaje de lenguas. 

Una de sus secciones atañe a recursos disponibles en la red para la enseñanza y aprendizaje de alemán, árabe, español, francés, inglés, italiano, portugués, ruso, valenciano y, además, incluye un documento con enlaces generales de utilidad no ligados a un idioma en concreto.

Os presentamos en esta entrada el documento dirigido a la lengua inglesa. Como observaréis, se divide en distintas partes basadas en el tema tratado o en el formato de cada recurso:

Si os interesan recursos en cualquiera de las lenguas mencionadas, os recomendamos acceder a través del siguiente enlace:

martes, 1 de agosto de 2017

Fichas de expresión oral en inglés (A2 MCER)

Recientemente presentamos la última publicación del CEFIRE de Elda en torno a la evaluación y aprendizaje de lenguas. Una de sus secciones está integrada por distintos modelos de fichas de expresión oral para la enseñanza y aprendizaje de alemán, árabe, español, francés, inglés, italiano, portugués, ruso, valenciano.

Estas fichas se refieren al nivel A2 del MCER. Las presentamos tanto en formato más adecuado para su impresión directa (PDF) como en formato ODT en el caso de que queráis personalizarlas o editarlas a vuestro gusto. 

Así mismo, es posible seleccionar aquellas fichas consistentes en monólogos, diálogos o conversaciones entre tres personas. En cada uno de los casos, los temas abordados por ellas se pueden encontrar al inicio del documento.

El modelo original seguido se debe a la profesora de alemán de la EOI de Alicante Isabel M. Orellana.

Como muestra del este trabajo, incluimos a continuación un enlace al documento de diálogos para lengua inglesa:

Para acceder a fichas sobre otras lenguas, os invitamos a acceder a través de este enlace:

sábado, 29 de julio de 2017

The English Vocabulary

Vocabulary learning is dominant in language acquisition, whether the language is a second or a foreign language.

Here you will find words grouped by topics, with their pronunciation and translation to your own language. Also, you will be able to print exercises which will help you to memorize every topic.

(Source: The English Vocabulary http://www.theenglishvocabulary.com/index.php)

For Spanish speakers:

martes, 25 de julio de 2017

Everyday Conversations

Produced by the Office of English Language Programs (Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs) and the Office of Written Content (Bureau of International Information Programs), Everyday Conversations is intended for sixth- and seventh-grade students of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) or English as a Second Language (ESL).

This resource can be used by teachers and learners. Students can listen to and/or read dialogues in American English. Topics of the conversations include introductions and small talk, shopping, asking for directions, hobbies, and giving advice.

domingo, 23 de julio de 2017

School Radio

Podcasts, downloads, audio, video clips and learning resources for primary schools. Most programmes from School Radio are available as 'podcasts'. This means they are available to download in mp3 format, currently for a minimum of 60 days following transmission. 

Teacher's Notes are also available as pdf files to support most programmes. They are added throughout the year to coincide with transmission times.

jueves, 20 de julio de 2017

VideoVocab.tv

Video Vocab is a podcast published by Business English Pod for ESL learners who want to expand and improve their English vocabulary for business.

Each video lesson features a series of English vocabulary words and terms with simple definitions and examples related to a particular business topic. Current lessons feature vocabulary on the economy, law, project management, accounting and finance, the credit crisis and Web 2.0 internet technologies.
(Source Video Vocab)

domingo, 16 de julio de 2017

Brains On!

What makes children want to learn? Neurological studies show that curiosity makes our brains more receptive for learning so question-asking activities help students become better learners.

Brains On! is a podcast featuring science and kids produced by American Public Media. A different kid co-hosts each episode. They ask questions and go wherever the answers take them. Scientists talk to them about what they are doing and the things they think about.


Twitter: @brains_on
Instagram: @brains_on

Facebook: Brains On

StoryCorps

StoryCorps is an independently funded organization. Since 2003 it offers one of the largest oral history projects of its kind. 

StoryCorps consists of more than 50,000 interviews from more than 80,000 participants. The interviews can be used as writing prompts, discussion topics, primary sources for research projects, and more. 


 

domingo, 9 de julio de 2017

TeensHealth

TeensHealth belongs to the KidsHealth family of websites. These sites, are run by the Nemours Center for Children's Health Media, a part of the Nemorous Foundation, a nonprofit organization created in 1936 and devoted to improving the health of children. 

TeensHealth provides accurate, up-to-date health information that's free of "doctor speak". A team of medical experts reviews its content regularly to ensure the information is as current as possible. 


Other resources for parents and children:

miércoles, 5 de julio de 2017

Amigos ingleses

Isabel Carrasco y Phillip Bartlett ofrecen, entre otros de pago, estos interesantes recursos abiertos para el aprendizaje de inglés de forma práctica y desenfadada. 

Una buena opción si queréis dedicar algo de tiempo a mejorar vuestra competencia en esta lengua.

A través de podcast:

A través de su canal en YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/AmigosIngleses


domingo, 2 de julio de 2017

EOIVA English (Symbaloo webmix)

Basta con echar un vistazo a este blog para advertir nuestro aprecio por las posibilidades de una herramienta como Symbaloo a la hora de organizar y dar a conocer recursos sobre los más diversos temas. Directamente relacionado con la enseñanza y el aprendizaje del inglés, nos gustaría presentaros este webmix de Paz Alonso, profesora del departamento de inglés de la EOI de Valladolid. 

Un magnífico ejemplo de colección de recursos al que podéis acceder desde el siguiente enlace:

Si os interesan otros idiomas, también tenéis a vuestra disposición, desde la propia EOI de Valladolid, otros tableros referidos a diversas lenguas:

martes, 27 de junio de 2017

Art, education and language

Peter Sansom is a Dutch Art and Design CLIL teacher who shares his lesson ideas on this blog since 2014. 

A very useful resource for art teachers who use CLIL (apps, ICT and art, art and cultural links, CLIL material, general education and much more).


Sansom's website http://www.petersansom.nl/

jueves, 22 de junio de 2017

Simple English News

A good tool for practising English is reading and listening the news. Simple English News offers short articles that can be listened to and are read very slowly in American English. News can be selected by year and by country.

Helpful for both ESL students and teachers.


martes, 20 de junio de 2017

The Literacy Shed

In 2012 Rob Smith, a Primary school teacher, built the Literacy Shed, joined by some collaborators such as Lee Parkinson and John Murray. Soon afterwards the website was attracting visitors in their thousands from all around the world.

The Literacy Shed is home to a wealth of visual resources collected over 10 years. It is an exciting site with a wide range of superb resources freely available to all teachers. The sheds are broadly thematic.

(Source: The Literacy Shed)

viernes, 16 de junio de 2017

The Classroom Bookshelf

The Classroom Bookshelf is a blog which features a weekly post focusing on a recently published children`s book. In addition to a summary of the book, a related lesson plan and other resources are included. The Classroom Bookshelf provides teachers with a variety of ideas to help them incorporate these books into their classroom teaching. It is also a useful tool if you want to find book lists by topic.

A must-read for teachers that joined the School Library Journal blog network, a leading publication serving the youth and school library market.

On Twitter: @clssrmbkshlf

martes, 13 de junio de 2017

Europe Comics

Europe Comics began as an idea of Franco-Belgian comics agent Mediatoon Licensing. It evolved into a 13-partner pan-European alliance, supported by the European Commission and held together by the desire to spread the European graphic novel heritage around the world.

One of its main targets is the creation of a collective digital imprint, replicating European comics’ variety, richness and originality, in English and digital format. This initiative strives for greater international exposure of European comic authors. Last but not least, this project aims to create a comprehensive European comics online directory.

domingo, 11 de junio de 2017

Knoword.com

Knoword is a fast-paced word game that challenges your vocabulary, tests your typing skills, and stimulates your mind. 

Knoword gives you dictionary definitions and the first letter of a word and you have to guess the word within a specific time period to continue. After missing a few, you have to start over.

Funny and addictive.

miércoles, 7 de junio de 2017

ClassHook

ClassHook is a free service that helps teachers find clips with valid educational merit from popular TV shows and movies. By selecting a topic and browsing through the collection, ClassHook makes it quick and easy to find clips for a variety of subjects and disciplines, such as Science, Math, Art, Music, and more, saving teachers a considerable amount of time when planning their lessons.


miércoles, 31 de mayo de 2017

Inglés americano 101

Canal de YouTube de Daniel Manzano con numerosos vídeos para aprender inglés (americano) muy orientado a vocabulario y expresiones y su pronunciación.

Desde la perspectiva de un hablante de español resulta interesante por su orientación práctica, por la referencia a multitud de situaciones reales y el esfuerzo por reflejar el uso corriente de la lengua. 

Así mismo, el hecho de que los contenidos se distribuyan en vídeos temáticos y de distinto nivel de complejidad hace un poco complicada su utilización sistemática, si bien como consulta o repaso de temas concretos es bastante aprovechable.

Aunque en su web ofrece también cursos de pago, podéis consultar de manera abierta multitud de materiales en:


En Twitter: @IngAmericano101

lunes, 29 de mayo de 2017

Estades de formació al Regne Unit i a Irlanda

RESOLUCIÓ de 23 de maig 2017, de la Secretaria Autonòmica d'Educació i Investigació, per la qual es convoca la realització d'estades de formació al Regne Unit i a Irlanda per al professorat dependent de la Generalitat Valenciana, d'Infantil, Primària i Secundària de centres ubicats en l'àmbit territorial de la Comunitat Valenciana.

El termini per a fer la inscripció finalitza el 7 de juny de 2017.

Resolució:

Enllaç al formulari d'inscripció :
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