Authored by leading journalists from the BBC, Storyful, ABC, Digital First Media and other verification experts, the Verification Handbook is a groundbreaking new resource for journalists and aid providers. It provides the tools, techniques and step-by-step guidelines for how to deal with user-generated content (UGC) during emergencies.
Pretty cool. I signed up and tried it out. I tried to imagine what it would be like for my students. So I aborted the vocabulary test after only 5 questions. The articles still contained a lot of difficult vocabulary and structures, but learners can set the support language to their L1. I tried Japanese as the support language. The site automatically highlights difficult vocabulary and when you move the cursor over the work, it gives you a translation (using Google translator) and some example sentences.
It's not perfect. It misses a lot of phrasal verbs (e.g. only gives a definition of the main verb and excludes the preposition) and different usage of words, but overall, still pretty cool.
Very cool. Paste in a URL for a video and take notes as you watch. The notes are automatically synchronized to the video and everything is saved in your Google Drive account for you to review later. You can also share the link to your VideoNote.
This tool provides a fun and useful way to explore a variety of topics such as a character in a book, a person or place from history, or even a physical object. An excellent tool to for summarizing or as a prewriting exercise for original stories.
Tasks are wonderfully simple ways for getting students active and engaged in their learning ( and see my previous post of 50 regular tasks for the classroom.… (50 Tech Tasks For The English Language Classroom on @eflclassroom
Ask your students to create a monster. It will then fly to an adventure where it will eat the right word to make up a sentence. Easy game for children and young beginners to learn about basic word categories
How do you know what’s going on in their heads if they don’t say anything? If you have students who are too quiet, chances are there is something they are not telling you, which you’ll need to find out – fast!