Un site pour écoliers francophones, avec des pages consacrées à l'apprentissage de l'anglais en Cycle 3 : lexique (avec et sans audio), chansons et des liens vers des livres audio sur kizclub, qu'on peut également consulter directement. http://www.kizclub.com/reading1.htm
Sandy Millin says "Ultimately, we shouldn’t force our students to use technology if they don’t really want to. It doesn’t suit everyone. However, if we at least show them what’s out there and give them the chance to experiment with it, students can make their own decisions about whether or not to use the tools."
A good selection of tools and activities for students to exploit in class and out, with computers, tablets, or smart phones.
Robin Good: Thanks to Nick Peachey for uncovering this simple and effective free screen-sharing solution that works seamlessly across PCs and Macs.
Two-click instant screen sharing for first time users
One-click instant screen sharing for visitors who have previously granted permission to our applet
No accounts required
No application install to view a screen
Works on any connected mobile or tablet device with a browser
The basic version is Free, and always will be
Screenleap works by using Java and by providing you with a unique URL which you then send or share with your invitees. As soon as they go that URL they start seeing your screen.
"With Screenleap, there’s nothing to install, provided Java is already present on the host’s computer, and sessions can be viewed from any device with a browser, including smartphones and tablets." (Source: http://blog.screenleap.com/)
A video-based pronunciation dictionary with usage examples.
Most dictionaries provide audio pronunciations of words to help learners. It's rare, however, to find videos that are tagged and time-stamped for learning pronunciations, allowing learners to jump to times when a given word is used by a speaker. We see tagged videos not only helping in learning how to pronounce a word, but they could also be effective in illustrating word usage and certain cultural concepts."
Try these fun quizzes to check your understanding of English sayings and proverbs. You can choose from random numbered quizzes or quizzes categorized by the underlying subject of the sayings. There are 240 questions, with 10 questions in each quiz set. Answers are available online."
Two professors of communication tackle the interface between curating and teaching. Of course this is easier if you're teaching communication, since the medium is the message.
For my concerns - teaching foreign languages and training FL teachers - it's clear that there are links between what I curate and what and how I teach: I put things on this Scoop.it for later use in class, and share my students' findings on here too. And setting the students loose in social media helps them understand the field and become more independent professionals.
But I still fear that in the headlong rush forward to find, scoop, post and tweet, the reflective part of the educational enterprise may get trampled underfoot.
"This site is a repository for information on Extensive Reading, with an emphasis on its application to Second or Foreign Language Learning."
Thomas Robb has saved this material from a number of JALT conferences. You can find reading resources and teaching aids, links to research supporting extensive reading in second language learning and teaching (Bell, Krashen, Waring), and advice on setting up an extensive reading programme.
Worth a look if you haven't come across these arguments, or for teachers who want to get their learners reading more.
"Welcome to ESL Printables, the website where English Language teachers exchange resources: worksheets, lesson plans, activities, etc. Our collection is growing every day with the help of many teachers. If you want to download you have to send your own contributions."
The field of Second Language Acquisition (SLA) in Linguistics has only been around for about 90 years, which makes it a newborn baby compared to “more traditional” areas of science and psychology. Though it’s a relatively new player on the scientific school yard, SLA has already garnered mountains of research, insights into learning, and cunning theories that unravel some of the mysteries of language. Today, we present our top picks for most interesting and stimulating videos on SLA and Language Learning.
Via Yuly Asencion
"AudioViator is an excellent collection of audio tours of cities and landmarks all over the globe."
An interesting idea for listening comprehension, though a bit thin on Europe and the quality on the Colisseum tour I listened to was spotty.
Richard Byrne suggests: "You could also use the audio tour files as part of a Google Earth tour. For example, you could take the Mount Rushmore audio file then have students create a visual tour in Google Earth to match the audio tour."