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 :

domingo, 28 de mayo de 2017

XP Math (Math games)

XP Math features fun and free educational math games for grades 5-9 designed to differentiate instruction by providing tools to collect and analyze student data at every stage of their learning.

The following categories are intended to group together games on similar subjects:

Number and operations
Algebra
Geometry
Measurement
Data Analysis and probability


sábado, 27 de mayo de 2017

DOGOnews

DOGOnews is a student news site that covers current events, news and non-fictional content in the areas of Science, Social Studies, Sports, Environment...

It provides thousands of news articles. They are added daily. Yoy can find stories by browsing the categories or filtering by grade level. You can create your DOGO class page and add your own assignments for free. A premium account is also available.

jueves, 18 de mayo de 2017

Inside Mathematics

Inside Mathematics is a multimedia website for teachers and educators who struggle to provide the best mathematics instruction for their students. This work grew otu of the Noyce Foundation's Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative.

At Inside Mathematics you can explore real mathematics teaching practices and resourcesto promote problem-solving.

You are welcome to download the written materials on the site, to photocopy them, and to use them in your classroom or in educator professional development. (More information).

miércoles, 17 de mayo de 2017

Science Buddies #STEM

Science Buddies is a non-profit organization that provides a website of free science fair productivity tools and mentoring to support K-12 students in science and engineering research projects, especially for science fairs.

Science Buddies empowers K-12 students, parents, and teachers to quickly and easily find free project ideas and help in all areas of science from physics to food science and music to microbiology.



jueves, 11 de mayo de 2017

LearnZillion

LearnZillion, an educational start-up founded by Eric Westendorf and Alix Guerrier, offers a free and growing Math and English Language curriculum that has been developed by expert teachers directly from the Common Core State Standards. It connects and aligns curriculum, assessment and professional development.


miércoles, 10 de mayo de 2017

CLIL Explained simply

CLIL (Content Language Integrated Learning) Explained simply series on YouTube focused on the four dimensions that form its conceptual framework: content, cognition, culture and communication. (4Cs).

jueves, 4 de mayo de 2017

PhET Interactive Simulations

Founded in 2002 by Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman, the PhET Interactive Simulations project at the University of Colorado Boulder creates and provides free interactive math and science simulations. PhET sims are based on extensive education research and engage students through an intuitive, game-like environment where students learn through exploration and discovery.

The simulations are written in Java, Flash or HTML5, and can be run online or downloaded. All simulations are open source.

You can register and browse activities by simulation, type, level and language.

(Source Phet Interactive Simulations)



miércoles, 3 de mayo de 2017

KinderArt®

KinderArt® was created in 1997 by Jantje and Andrea Mulder-Slater. Since then it has became one of the largest collection of free art lessons on the Internet. 

It offers art lesson plans and printable activity pages, educational links and articles for art teachers, students and families. 

Lessons can be searched by age or grade or by medium/discipline/theme. Another section, Art 101, offers information on color mixing, art supplies, art room setup, glossary of terms (interesting for CLIL), 15 minute fillers and more. 


On Twitter: https://twitter.com/kinderart @KinderArt 

jueves, 27 de abril de 2017

ElementalEnglish.com

ElementalEnglish.com is a free online resource for English language lessons, with a focus on practical conversation and pronunciation. 

Created by Larissa Majlessi, this resource teaches how native speakers speak in everyday life.


On YouTube:
On Facebook: 
On Twitter: 

Podcast (iTunes): 

miércoles, 26 de abril de 2017

E-news

Built specifically for an English-learner audience, E-news was created by Eva Baisan, a language teacher, to help ESL learners read real newspaper articles at their current level of English (advanced, intermediate or elementary). You can read the same contents in different levels. 

In each article keywords to help learners understand the main ideas are available.

This site offers weekly news reports. News categories include culture, politics, science, sports, travel and tech.

Visit:

On Twitter:
On Facebook:

viernes, 21 de abril de 2017

#EarthDay

In 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco a day to honor the Earth and the concept of peace was proposed. First held in 1970, Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22. It is considered the birth of the modern environmental movement. Since then many people participate worldwide on Earth Day in various events to demonstrate support for environmental protection.

Some resources to celebrate Earth Day (activities, lesson plans, lessons, videos, printables...) with your students:

http://www.earthday.org/ (Earth Day Network)

martes, 18 de abril de 2017

dreamreader.net (@dreamreader.net)

Free online English reading practice for learners created by Neil Millington, an EFL instructor with over 15 years of experience in the field of language education, to help teachers find freely available resources and for students to improve their reading skills. The website is updated regularly with new content.


On Twitter: 
On Facebook: 

Blog: 

miércoles, 12 de abril de 2017

Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature

If you are interested in children's literature of the late 19th century, we recommend that you enter the Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature (University of Florida Digital Collections), where you will find more than 6,000 titles searchable by subject, author, title, topic, etc.

You can also download XML versions and read the books with comfortable reader views.

lunes, 10 de abril de 2017

Martha`s True Stories

Martha’s True Stories is based on Martha Speaks, an animated series and interactive website on PBS KIDS. It introduces kids ages 4-7 to the world of nonfiction through interactive books where they can read along with Martha as they learn vocabulary skills.Martha's True Stories are divided into four STEM categories: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (environment, technology, inventions and measuring).

Within each category, you'll find two nonfiction stories about the topic, plus another kind of nonfiction "text" (instructions, recipe, a made-up website, and so on). You can review the words using the Word Bones interactive glossary. There is also a short vocabulary quiz for each story or text, that will help reinforce the new vocabulary and concepts.

A parents guide and a teachers guide are also available.

sábado, 8 de abril de 2017

Englishwsheets.com

ESL printable grammar worksheets, exercises, handouts, quizzes, tests, activities, teaching and learning English resources, materials, explanations and lessons.

Website created by Mehmet Gül, a Turkish English teacher, for the use of English language learners and teachers from all over the world.

miércoles, 5 de abril de 2017

Songlyrics.com

It's great to use songs in the class. Songs are often used in the ESL classroom to learn new vocabulary and expressions, and to consolidate concepts that they have already learnt. Songs help recognize sound patterns and words of a foreign language in a motivating way.

Songlyrics.com offers thousands of song lyrics searchable by artist and genre. Music news and songs and albums reviews are also available. In fact, it is one of the largest entertainment sites and one of the most complete lyrics databases in the world.


sábado, 1 de abril de 2017

April Fools' Day

April Fools' Day is celebrated every year on April 1 by playing practical jokes and spreading hoaxes. The jokes and their victims are called April fools. An April Fool joke is revealed by shouting "April fool!" at the recipient, who becomes the "April fool".

These are a few April Fools' Day resources and teaching ideas you can use to bring this celebration into your class:

On Pinterest

Hoaxes.org: http://hoaxes.org/

Story Starters

Stories are important in education and in language learning. 

Story Starters is a fun interactive tool aimed at engaging children and inspiring them to write by serving up hundreds of writing prompts in creative combinations. Three main themes (Adventure, Fantasy, or Sci-Fi) are available. 

Story Starters gives ideas for character, plot, and setting. Students may choose to use the notebook, letter, newspaper, or postcard templates for their writing and may choose to include a drawing with their story.

jueves, 23 de marzo de 2017

LearnEnglishFeelGood.com

Online grammar quizzes. A good place to practice and improve your knowledge of English Grammar.

The quizzes come in three levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. The topics covered include verb tenses, phrasal verbs, articles, prepositions, noun clauses, adjectives, adverbs...

lunes, 20 de marzo de 2017

Using English for Academic Purposes @UEfAP

Amazing guide by Andy Gillet, English language and educational consultant. The objective of this resource is to help students in Higher Education learn some of the linguistic and cultural practices involved in studying or working through the medium of English.

Introduction (video): 

sábado, 18 de marzo de 2017

Playphrase.me

The purpose of PlayPhrase.me service is to learn English using TV series.

It allows you to search for specific phrases in a database of video clips from popular films and TV shows, like an online corpus of authentic spoken English.

PlayPhrase can be used as a cool tool to practice listening discrimination or to present new vocabulary while using authentic speech.

miércoles, 15 de marzo de 2017

Lingorank

Short lessons around great talks (TED...) to improve English listening skills, vocabulary and grammar while learning about interesting topics.

A tool to help intermediate and upper-intermediate students of English. It allows you to carry out searches according to level, speech speed, duration and content.

More information in Spanish.

domingo, 12 de marzo de 2017

Mrs. O's House. Problem Based Learning

Mrs. O's House is dedicated to providing information and engaging activities. The activities cover a wide variety of topics and offer many levels of difficulty. 

This section provides teachers with PBL ideas. It makes use of online resources to enrich a broad set of topics Students will actively explore real world problems in order to acquire a deeper knowledge.


martes, 7 de marzo de 2017

The English Consistent Confusion Corpus

The English Consistent Confusion Corpus is a large-scale collection of noise induced British English speech misperceptions. These misperceptions have been elicited by asking listeners to transcribe English words mixed with complex noise backgrounds.

The corpus has been distilled from over 300,000 listener responses and includes responses to over 9,000 individual noisy speech tokens. Of these, more than 3,000 passed the condition of minimal consistency where at least 6 of the listeners reported the same incorrect response.


The ECCC can be downloaded as a zip file. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

More information on:

sábado, 4 de marzo de 2017

Useful Expressions in English

Very useful IH Bristol’s extensive list of commonly used English expressions available for free to beginners up to advanced users. 

The topics are ordered alphabetically and the list also provides detailed explanations on how to use those expressions.

Visit:

miércoles, 1 de marzo de 2017

Easy Science For Kids

EasySciencieForKids.com is a free online resource for tutors, teachers, parents and educators where young kids learn about sciencie (animals, plants, human body, Earth, technology, biographies through articles, science worksheets, downloadable activity sheets, interactive science quizzes, experiment tips and ideas, videos...)


domingo, 26 de febrero de 2017

6 Minute English

BBC Learning English, as part of the BBC World Service, has been teaching English since 1943, offering free audio, video and text materials to learners around the world.

One of the resources provided by BBC Learning English is 6 Minute English, a free tool for learners interested in improving their English listening skills. Audios and texts can be downloaded.

This weekly podcast is published every Thursday. Useful If you don’t feel ready to listen to a full radio program for native English speakers.


On iTunes: 

On Google Play:

jueves, 23 de febrero de 2017

Short Stories

Short story section at East of the web. You can browse the library by genre (children's, crime, fiction, horror, humor, nonfiction, romance, sci-fi) or search it for a title, author or keyword. 

Clicking on an author's name lists all their stories along with further information and links. Stories can be read online, printed or downloaded for reading offline or on handheld devices.

Double clicking on any word in a story will bring up a dictionary definition along with an audio pronunciation of the word.

Visit:

domingo, 19 de febrero de 2017

Yummly

The following resource gives you an opportunity to practise your culinary English and to learn how to give instructions in English for a real-life activity like cooking.

Yummly is a mobile app and website that provides recipe recommendations personalized to the individual's tastes, semantic recipe search, a digital recipe box among other services.


martes, 14 de febrero de 2017

Science of Kissing

Why do we kiss? 

On St Valentine's Day an explanation from a scientific perspective. A very stimulating video. 

viernes, 10 de febrero de 2017

Kids World Fun

Portal dedicated to pre-teen children, parents and teachers, providing an informal learning center for children and families. It has a variety of activities best suited for children.

The activities are subdivided into different sections:
Fun Time (activities like animated stories, games, jokes, and much more)
Reading (reading material)
Activities (contests, art and craft, cards, coloring pages...)
Learn (English, Science, Math, study tips...)
Competitive Exams
Current Affairs
Resources


miércoles, 8 de febrero de 2017

USA Learns

USA Learns, a free website for adults to learn English online. Here you can practice English speaking, reading, writing, listening, grammar, vocabulary and more. The website was originally launched in 2008. Since then, more than 7 million adults from around the world have visited it.

Their beginning and intermediate English courses include hundreds of educational videos that will teach you American English. USA Learns also has thousands of English learning activities and quizzes that let you know immediately if you answer correctly.

The following video explains how to start learning English free with USA Learns. You will learn how to register, choose an English course and sign in next time. When you register on USA Learns, your work will be saved and you’ll be able to see your scores. You only need to register once. Registering on USA Learns is easy and free. (Source USA Learns)


viernes, 3 de febrero de 2017

ReadWorks Digital

Commited to solving reading comprehension crisis and student achivement gap, ReadWorks provides K-12 teachers, for free, with research-based units, lessons, and authentic leveled resources (non-fiction and literary passages, along with reading comprehension vocabulary, and teacher guidance).

ReadWorks Digital is also a free online site where teachers and students can engage with ReadWorks intereractively.
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