miércoles, 27 de diciembre de 2017

Funky English

Funky English is a website that features a range of English language learning materials: British culture, common phrases, grammar, idioms, in the news, lessons, photo vocab, phrasal verbs, proverbs, slang...


On Facebook: 

martes, 26 de diciembre de 2017

Next Vista For Learning

Next Vista For Learning provides a library of free videos made by and for teachers and students everywhere. 

It includes an English Language Project, a collection of hundreds of very short videos (20 to 40 second videos) grouped by topic to supplement the language learning efforts of people around the globe. 


English Language Project: 

domingo, 24 de diciembre de 2017

ADA Project

ADA Project is an open mathematics textbook, which is always being updated and expanded. ADA is after Ada Lovelace- a Mathematician and the writer of the world’s first machine algorithm for an early computing machine that existed only on paper. The ADA Project aims to evolve mathematics online. Naming it after Ada Lovelace seemed relevant.
The website will evolve online, using the resources of the internet to aid learning.
Every question can have an easy to find answer, a more indepth solution and a video explanation. Every question is linked to a forum, where there is an opportunity to discuss. (Source: Ada Project. About us)


Math Pickle

MathPickle.com is a free online resource of original mathematical puzzles, games and unsolved problems for K-12 teachers. 

Its puzzles are organized by grade and subject – each designed for a 45-60 minute period.  

MathPickle.com is also a practical resource for teachers. Its puzzles and games engage students in problem solving.

It is supported by the American Institute of Mathematics.


domingo, 17 de diciembre de 2017

Take the Pen (blog)

Blog de Belén Monreal @BelenTeacher, maestra de inglés de primaria en el colegio Santa Ana de Valencia. Se trata de un interesante recurso para el profesorado de esta lengua con muchísimos materiales, propuestas y experiencias de aula. Cuenta con actualizaciones frecuentes y un recorrido de 6 años.

El blog ofrece secciones dedicadas a las distintas habilidades implicadas en el proceso de enseñanza-aprendizaje: Speaking, Reading, Listening y Writing. A estas se suman otras dos: Grammar (con varios niveles de dificultad) y Vocabulary (con apartados relativos a celebraciones, diferentes campos semánticos y ejercicios diversos).

sábado, 9 de diciembre de 2017

iSLCollective Video Lessons

Interactive English learning activities with videos for language learners of every level (you can select it) to improve your listening, vocabulary, grammar and speaking skills.

An amazing tool that allows teachers to create their own interactive video quizzes around YouTube and Vimeo videos.

An example:

viernes, 8 de diciembre de 2017

The Image in English Language Teaching

Edited by Kieran Donaghy (the author behind the famous Film English website) and Daniel Xerri, this book features contributions by leading experts in the use of images in language education. 

The book is available by open access thanks to the support of the ELT Council. 

You can download a free copy from the Visual Arts Circle website:

sábado, 2 de diciembre de 2017

viernes, 1 de diciembre de 2017

World AIDS Day. Resources for teachers

World AIDS Day, designated on 1 December every year since 1988, is a day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection and mourning those who have died of the disease.

So far, AIDS has killed between 28.9 million and 41.5 million people worldwide and there are over 36 million people living with HIV.

NAT (National Aids Trust) provides free resources for teachers to use with young people to educate about HIV in a way that is engaging, practical and non-stigmatising.

domingo, 19 de noviembre de 2017

Math Playground

Math Playground is a popular learning site created by Colleen King in 2002 for students in her classes who needed a fun way to practice math facts. Since then it has grown to include math games, logic puzzles and a variety of problem solving activities. 

Many of the math games and activities on Math Playground were developed by veteran, K-8 educators. It is supported by advertirsers so it can bring great educational content to children at no cost to schools or parents

Visit :

sábado, 18 de noviembre de 2017

Our English Class. Blog de @pelesa2

Os traemos hoy un magnífico blog con recursos en orientados a la clase de inglés para la etapa de Primaria. Se trata de Our English Class de Mayte Pelegrín (@pelesa2), profesora de Lorca (Murcia). El blog fue reconocido en la X Edición de Espiral de Edublogs con un segundo premio.

Podéis seguir a su autora en las redes sociales:
Canal de YouTube:

El blog incluye numerosas secciones bien ordenadas con una oferta de materiales prácticos, en los más diversos formatos, para su uso en el aula realmente interesante.

Os animamos a conocerlo como ejemplo de buena práctica y como fuente de ideas y recursos.

sábado, 11 de noviembre de 2017

Podcast: Here & Now

A live production of NPR and WBUR Boston, in collaboration with public radio stations across the country, Here & Now reflects the fluid world of news as it’s happening in the middle of the day, with timely, smart and in-depth news, interviews and conversation.

Co-hosted by award-winning journalists Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson, the show’s daily lineup includes interviews with newsmakers, NPR reporters, editors and bloggers, innovators and artists from across the U.S. and around the globe.


domingo, 5 de noviembre de 2017


Podcasts are a great tool in the language hacker's toolbox. 

Through iHeart you can discover thousands of live and local AM and FM radio stations across the globe. Stream the best podcast or listen to music you like all in one app. iHeartRadio is easy to use and free. 

sábado, 4 de noviembre de 2017


Planboard makes it simple to get organized and reduce classroom prep time. Accessible from anywhere, teachers can plan lessons, align to curriculum sets, and manage their schedule with ease. It's free for individual teachers.


App GooglePlay: 
App iTunes: 

domingo, 29 de octubre de 2017

What a Digital World! (2ºESO)

Los recursos educativos abiertos constituyen una gran oportunidad de contar con materiales de calidad en los más diversos ámbitos de enseñanza. En la entrada de hoy nos gustaría llamar la atención sobre el tantas veces mencionado Proyecto EDIA, en este caso, a través de la serie de recursos What a Digital World! dirigida al alumnado de 2ºde ESO y cuyo hilo conductor se basa en las nuevas tecnologías (medios, Internet, aplicaciones y juegos, periodismo digital...)

Si no lo conocéis, os invitamos a visitar estas propuestas que parten del apendizaje basado en proyectos para trabajar las diferentes habilidades implicadas en el aprendizaje de la lengua inglesa.

Podéis acceder a este y otros recursos en:

jueves, 26 de octubre de 2017


Halloween is coming. If you think it would be interesting to replace your typical school Halloween party with a valuable service-learning project, we invite you to celebrate it in a fun alternative way.

Here we have an example:

sábado, 21 de octubre de 2017

KidLit TV

Winner of the Parents’ Choice Gold Award, KidLit TV is the place to discover great children’s books and connect with the people who create them. KidLit TV is a diverse group of parents, educators, librarians, kid lit creators, and awerd winning filmmakers working together to create fun new ways to to reinforce an appreciation of reading that children will carry with them for the rest of their lives. 

It is available in over 600,000 schools worldwide via their website and video distribution partners. 

KidLit TV offers TV shows (Storymakers, Read out Loud, Ready Set Draw!, Young at Art, Phil's Fast Five...) and children's literature podcasts for kids.

On Twitter: https://twitter.com/KidLitTV_NYC 

Web: https://kidlit.tv/

The English We Speak

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

The English We Speak is your chance to catch up on the very latest English words and phrases. In under 3 minutes, we help you stay ahead of the pack by giving you 'must have' phrases that you can use in your everyday conversation. 

(Source BBC Learning English).

domingo, 15 de octubre de 2017


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 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.


There is also a German version:

sábado, 30 de septiembre de 2017


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).


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:


It also offers an interesting teacher library with educational videos:


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. 


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:

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