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TitanPad lets people work on one document simultaneously
The "no account sign-up needed" element is a key distinguishing factor for TitanPad. Plus the playback feature, which is great for watching a (double or triple time) digital record of a learner's writing process unfold after the fact. The latter distinguishes it from Google Docs for particular types of tasks.
This is a solid version of what used to be EtherPad.
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Colaborate on one document without creating any account - thanks to @ScottHibberson for this one!
[Excerpt]: "This eBook looks at apps for business English students. First, it introduces important distinctions (native vs web-based; free vs pay for; apps for different operating systems). Then, it presents a selected number of apps chosen by the authors in the following categories: language skills (speaking / writing / listening / reading); language (grammar / vocabulary / pronunciation) and finally, business.
Each app is described briefly; then, ideas for using the app in the classroom with students are provided, followed by ideas for students to use the app autonomously, using their smartphone and / or tablet."
Lots of simple classroom and self-study activity ideas to engage learners and exploit their attachment to their mobile devices for learning purposes.
Le réseau social des étudiants de l'Alliance Française de Bombay
Great example of an online community of French learners and teachers in Mumbai, using Ning as the platform.
[Excerpt]: "Google Person Finder helps people reconnect with friends and loved ones in the aftermath of natural and humanitarian disasters.
- A crisis strikes and people get separated.
- They let the world know they are looking for someone.
- Individuals and organizations provide information.
- People find information about their friends and family.
Using technology to quickly share and crowdsource information. This was recently suggested by many as a way to avoid overwhelming cell phone bandwidth limits in Boston.
A variety of pins related to language, including this "Context Clue Strategies" poster
Eliademy support educators and students with free online classrooms that enable them to create, share and manage courses. Eliademy works for universities, colleges, coaches, trainers and their students.
This looks interesting.
Eliademy could be your solution when you are looking to offer a course online, or maybe even only when you want to support your in-class activities with an online environment.
Interesante entorno para cursos online.
Una buena opción para ofrecer un curso online o un apoyo virtual a las clases presenciales.
Dispone de una interfaz nítida e intuitiva.
Interesting environment for online courses.A good option to offer an online course or support in-class activities with an online environment..
It has a clear and intuitive interface.
One of the perks of social media is finding new vocabulary tools! Recently, I stumbled upon Lingro, a website that helps you define words on other websites. Sound confusing?
This is a great resource!
This is a great resource!
A new Tumblr blog on the topic of language learning.
Open Blended Language Learning unites offline and online language learning communities
[Excerpt]: "Storytelling in all its forms (traditional pen and paper or digital) has always been a favourite of mine. I always include some kind of storytelling activity with my classes so I decided to write about some available tools for use online (digital storytelling) or in the classroom to support pen and paper storytelling."
An annotated list of apps with screenshots and short descriptions, by language teacher Vicky Saumell.
internet resource sites for Teachers of ESL/EFL students
Pinterest es un tablón de anuncios en línea, virtual, pero colaborativo, social. Visualmente muy atractivo, te permite crear y organizar todo lo que encuentres en la red para que le pongas chinchetas a todo lo que te interese, de ahí el nombre: pin + interest.
Great concrete classroom teaching ideas for using Pinterest (in Spanish).
This multimedia site features streaming MP3s, annotated lyrics, articles and links. The recordings are of songs in the public domain plus artists’ originals used with permission. The emphasis is on providing resources for students and teachers of French.
This presentation was used with teachers to discuss different ways comics can be used in the classroom.
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Our digital world is transforming the way we learn, and today's teachers are tasked with the challenging job of sifting through the deluge of educational technologies and creating a meaningful learni
I am rehearsing about collaborative writing for a workshop I will give soon. Surfing the net, I came across Many People, Many Minds: Collaborative Writing in the ESL Classroom – a master’s thesis by Morten Oddvik which seems very interesting and would like to share with you.
An annotated list of web-based resources related to vocabulary development.
Not the most advanced use of the Internet for learning, by far, but still useful -- find the right time, the right place. Find the student who thrives on this and stuff and set it up as an out of class individualized (or collaborative) student project.
Shaping the Way We Teach English is a fantastic resource that I came across recently. The resource is similar to other online courses from colleges and universities. It's free and accessible through The Online Language Center of the University of Oregon and it is a pretty complete teacher training course that has videos , viewing tasks, transcripts, observation checklists and even recommended supplementary web based reading.
Useful set of videos that are still accessible.
even if it's not CLIL oriented, a nice colection of videos focusing on key aspects of Language Teaching.
Online and free!
An easy listening game about British painters, using learning apps, Quia and Rhinospike.
Be sure to click to open the audio portion of the activity.
If you like this type of resource, you might want to follow Shona Whyte's topic,"Learning technologies for EFL"
Listen to audio descriptions of paintings and painters, then choose from a list of answers.
Nice use of online tools to create listening exercises. Learners could do this too for speaking practice with the goal of creating quizzes for other learners.
blubbr. Play & create video trivia with friends
This ESL listening Web site created by Randall Davis helps ESL/EFL students improve their listening and speaking skills.
A great example of Voicethread in action for speaking and listening with language learners. Many of the prompts are structured as exam practice. Students can record, but also hear examples by learners from all over the world.
Language learners from around the world can share their thoughts on English and culture with their world neighbors.
Free online language learning: courses, audio, video and games, including the alphabet, phrases, vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, activities and tests
How to use learning goals and targets for designing assessments with Google Forms. Google Forms allow for quick collection of data and analysis.
"About the Project: Frankenstein is a great novel, but it is difficult novel in many ways. The first challenge is helping students unlearn what they know about the story. I do this by simply asking my students to identify the "Frankenstein" in Frankenstein. Most students will answer that the name refers to the monster--the tall guy with green paint and bolts on the side of his head. Actually, the name refers to Victor Frankenstein, the creator of the monster or "creature" as he is often called.
I then ask students to tell me what they know of the search for the Northwest Passage. Again, this is a topic that few students know about. Neither did I, in fact, when I first read the novel.
After a few articles, illustrations, and maps about this topic, I do not begin Frankenstein, but instead have students read an abridged version of ..."
I'm happy to announce the publication of the long awaited Frankenstein Google Lit Trip.
This project was developed by Mr. Gregory Greenleaf and his 2012-2013 Advanced Placement English students at Greely High School in Cumberland, Maine.
I'm also pretty excited about having used Screenflow in order to create the video preview for the Frankenstein Google Lit Trip. Screenflow is capable of capturing 1080 HD video of the computer screen so detail is much easier to see. Take a look for yourselves by viewing the Preview Video here:
~ http://www.GoogleLitTrips.com ~
Schönes Beispiel für eine literarische Reise
Every state is different. That's easy to tell thanks to this interactive map all about language learning in the United States.
Take a look at your ‘average’ high school student in the United States, and you can wager a pretty good guess that the one foreign language that they’re learning as part of the standard curriculum is Spanish.
How awesome is this?!?
very clear and visual tutorials
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