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35 Digital Tools To Create Simple Quizzes And Collect Feedback From Students

35 Digital Tools To Create Simple Quizzes And Collect Feedback From Students | TEACHING ENGLISH WITH TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it
35 Digital Tools To Create Simple Quizzes And Collect Feedback From Students

 

If there is one thing teachers lack, it’s time.

 

And while using technology to automate learning has been frowned upon by many, using it to automate time-consuming processes or aggregate data automatically is among the many seamless fits technology can make into any classroom. Which is where the following collections of apps and tools comes in.


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"Very cool tools and websites for creating quizzes and polls!

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, December 12, 2013 6:44 PM

I have used several of these programs in the past. It depends on your level of tech in your learning environment. Testmos, Hot Potatoes, Moodle are a few. I have introduced studystack and evernote to my students and Learnboost as the LMS. A step at a time...

Paul Ng's curator insight, December 13, 2013 2:15 AM

The LECTURE IS DEAD.  So many tools exist now for an interactive class that teachers have no excuse... 

Nigel Burling's curator insight, December 15, 2013 12:14 AM

Have used a couple will need to check out the various features.

 

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TED talks: beyond coursebook accents

TED talks: beyond coursebook accents | TEACHING ENGLISH WITH TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it
Do you ever use TED talks in your classes? This nonprofit organisation, with the tagline ‘Ideas worth spreading’, is a great place to find interesting authentic audio.

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, June 16, 2014 9:15 AM

Nice selection of different accents for awareness raising or teacher education

Nedi Silveira's curator insight, September 28, 2014 12:59 AM

Wonderful and inspiring talks.

Ramon Gomes's curator insight, November 22, 2014 7:29 PM

This is the best programme for talks ever!!!

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Teaching Learning/Learning Teaching: Teaching S...

Teaching Learning/Learning Teaching: Teaching S... | TEACHING ENGLISH WITH TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it
Teaching Learning/Learning Teaching: Teaching Speaking for the TOEFL iBT with Technology on Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers curated by Shanthi Cumaraswamy Streat (Teaching Learning/Learning Teaching: Teaching...
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Practise word linking and speech rhythm | DailyStep

Practise word linking and speech rhythm | DailyStep | TEACHING ENGLISH WITH TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it

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Grammar videos | LearnEnglishTeens

Grammar videos | LearnEnglishTeens | TEACHING ENGLISH WITH TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it

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Technology in Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Technology and education; TEFL; Web 2.0 tools; resources, strategies and methodologies to teach English as a foreign language Group:551006-19.

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Phrasal verb games – Macmillan Dictionary

Phrasal verb games – Macmillan Dictionary | TEACHING ENGLISH WITH TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it
Our interactive language games are intended to improve language skills and help English language learners.

 

Choose a phrasal verb synonym or antonym from three options for each (non-phrasal) verb.


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Shona Whyte's curator insight, February 13, 2013 3:33 AM

This is a decent game.  No context, so you have to juggle possible interpretations quickly, and the synonym/antonym variation keeps you on your toes.  

 

Intermediate learners and above given the lack of context - if you don't know, you can't really figure it out.

 

Immediate feedback on your answer, a time constraint, and a total score at the end, which you can share on Twitter or Facebook.

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10 Free Resources For Learning Nearly Any Language | The Everyday Language Learner

10 Free Resources For Learning Nearly Any Language | The Everyday Language Learner | TEACHING ENGLISH WITH TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it

Aaron G Myers says: "I would like to share ten free resources that I have used or newly discovered that will help you learn nearly any language that you  wish to learn.  I don’t see any of these as a silver bullet or as capable in and of themselves in taking you to fluency in your target language.  I don’t really believe in silver bullets!  They can all be a part of building an overall personal language learning program that will lead to success."


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Shona Whyte's curator insight, March 29, 2013 4:55 AM

Nice selection, including places to interact with native speakers as well as lists of resources.

Shona Whyte's curator insight, March 29, 2013 4:59 AM

Places to send your learners for more practice

Blake Turnbull's curator insight, April 19, 2013 12:25 AM

A nice selection of 10 free online resources that cover a vast range of languages in total. The programmes include the ability to chat with native speakers, submit your work to be checked by native speakers, online language games, flashcards, and more!

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Free Online Karaoke

Free Online Karaoke | TEACHING ENGLISH WITH TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it

This is a great tool which matches up YouTube music videos to lyrics. Just enter the name of a singer you like then select a song. You'll see the lyrics appear beside the song. Great way to improve your language skills.


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malek's comment, May 3, 2013 10:39 AM
Out of service for now
Ana Sclerandi's comment, May 3, 2013 11:16 AM
I've just searched for a couple of songs and artists and worked out for me.
Ness Crouch's curator insight, May 14, 2013 4:29 PM

Lol! just for fun!

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Video lessons | Inside Out

Video lessons | Inside Out | TEACHING ENGLISH WITH TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it

MacMillan videos and worksheets free to download.


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Shona Whyte's curator insight, August 2, 2013 3:17 AM

Looks like standalone materials which would work for self-study if it's the right level for you.

Shona Whyte's curator insight, August 2, 2013 3:19 AM

Ready-made video and worksheet with teacher's version; could be used regularly or as a one-off.

Ressources pour les cours d'anglais's curator insight, October 24, 2014 11:58 AM

Des vidéos courtes que l'on peut télécharger.

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Clilstore videos : Teaching units for content and language integrated learning

Clilstore videos : Teaching units for content and language integrated learning | TEACHING ENGLISH WITH TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, September 24, 2013 5:05 AM

A search for English videos brings up 288 video and audio files, graded by CER proficiency level, which you can browse by title.

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Play the Great Language Game: It’s Fun and Free

Play the Great Language Game: It’s Fun and Free | TEACHING ENGLISH WITH TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it
Are you ready to play The Great Language Game? This online game 'challenges you to distinguish between some eighty or so languages [see a list here] based on their sound alone. In each game you're allowed three mistakes, which are kept for you to study at the end.

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Susan's curator insight, February 19, 2014 4:18 AM

How good is your ear for picking out the language being spoken?  Give this game a try! #foreignlanguages

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Linguee: bilingual dictionary and search engine

Linguee: bilingual dictionary and search engine | TEACHING ENGLISH WITH TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it

Linguee is a unique translation tool combining an editorial dictionary and a search engine with which you can search hundreds of millions of bilingual texts for words and expressions.

The Linguee search results are divided into two sections. On the left hand side you see results from our reliable editorial dictionary. This provides you with a quick overview of various translations of your search term. On the right hand side, you see example sentences from other sources to give you an idea of how your search term has been translated in context.

Compared to traditional online dictionaries, Linguee contains about 1,000 times more translated texts, which are displayed in full sentences. Linguee shows translations for expressions such as "strong evidence", "strong relationship" or "strong opinion", and even for rare expressions or specific technical terms.


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Shona Whyte's curator insight, March 14, 2014 10:57 AM

Just using this to translate an abstract from English to French - a great addition to a regular bilingual dictionary and thesaurus, and available from English to a good number of Romance and Slavic languages.

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Download 55 Free Online Literature Courses: From Dante and Milton to Kerouac and Tolkien

Download 55 Free Online Literature Courses: From Dante and Milton to Kerouac and Tolkien | TEACHING ENGLISH WITH TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it
Here at Open Culture, we don't just feature education in your recommended daily servings of culturally wide-ranging video, audio, text, and image — we also feature it in a form that goes deep: whole courses you can download to your computer or mobile device of choice and experience at your own pace.

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The History Of The English Language In One Chart

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Triangulations blogger Sabio Lantz recently put together this rather clever diagram showing how the English language has evolved over the past 3,000 years.

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Teaching English with Technology

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Teaching English with Technology is an EdTechTeacher resource created for K-12 English and language arts teachers to incorporate technology into their courses.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Comics in the Classroom - Webinar Recording

Free Technology for Teachers: Comics in the Classroom - Webinar Recording | TEACHING ENGLISH WITH TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it

The webinar reached capacity quickly and unfortunately some people who wanted to join the live session could not get in. The recording of last night's webinar is now available to view online. I have embedded the recording below (if you're reading this in RSS or email, you may have to click here to see the video).


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The Best Sites To Practice Speaking English

The Best Sites To Practice Speaking English | TEACHING ENGLISH WITH TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it
This was one of the trickiest "The Best..." list for me to compile. As I was going through my favorites, and all of the great suggestions others contributed, I concluded that it might work best to ...

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Irregular verb game– Macmillan Dictionary

Irregular verb game– Macmillan Dictionary | TEACHING ENGLISH WITH TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it
Our interactive language games are intended to improve language skills and help English language learners.

 

Spin the wheel, get 5 versions of a given verb, and identify the infinitive, the 3rd P singular present, simple past, past participle, and present participle.


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Shona Whyte's curator insight, February 13, 2013 3:26 AM

Nice idea, but I'd have put in some plausible wrong forms, rather than just matching grammatical label with correct form.  Finding the -ing form when there's only one is a bit of a no-brainer.

senecalc's curator insight, April 12, 2013 3:47 PM

Have fun while practicing your irregular verbs.  Spin the wheel, then answer the question

Carmenne K. Thapliyal's curator insight, April 14, 2013 6:21 AM

Tried it, liked it, I suppose it would be fun for students studying English at a basic level, perhaps 6ème-5ème of collège (France).... 

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Language Games – Macmillan Dictionary

Language Games – Macmillan Dictionary | TEACHING ENGLISH WITH TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it
Our interactive language games are intended to improve language skills and help English language learners.

 

Choose the best of four prepositions to make the correct phrasal verb.


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Shona Whyte's curator insight, February 13, 2013 3:38 AM

This is probably the best of the four games I have just posted - there is a full sentence to give context, and learners choose the correct particle to complete the sentence.  

 

The game factors should help maintain motivation, so the only question that remains is retention - can/will learners remember any corrections?  Or is the reinforcement provided for the expressions they already know enough?

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8 Famous British painters listening quiz.

8 Famous British painters listening quiz. | TEACHING ENGLISH WITH TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it

An easy listening game about British painters, using learning apps, Quia and Rhinospike.


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Shona Whyte's curator insight, April 8, 2013 10:06 AM

Listen to audio descriptions of paintings and painters, then choose from a list of answers.

Shona Whyte's curator insight, April 8, 2013 10:08 AM

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.

sarspri's curator insight, April 12, 2013 10:49 AM

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"

http://www.scoop.it/t/learning-technologies-for-efl

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Writing for a Purpose | LearnEnglish | British Council

Writing for a Purpose | LearnEnglish | British Council | TEACHING ENGLISH WITH TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it

From the introduction to this learning resource on writing for EAP students:

 

"If you are studying in a British university you will be required to do a large amount of writing, whatever your subject. Some people distinguish between "essays" and "reports", and you may also know some other names for written assignments. However, sometimes the same name is used for very different types of assignment, and different names are used for very similar types of assignment.

 

Some of these assignments are more common in some disciplines than in others. For example, in business Case Studies are very common, in law Problem Questions are very common, while in history and philosophy Essays are very common.

 

Three thousand examples of proficient British university assignments from more than 30 disciplines, such as business, engineering, law, biology, sociology and history have been collected. These form the BAWE corpus. By analysing these assignments 13 basic Genre Families of student writing can be identified and each one has been given a specific name.

The 13 Genre Families are:

Explanations

Exercises

Literature Surveys

Methodology

Recounts

Research Reports

Essays

Critiques

Event Recounts

Public Engagement

Case Studies

Design Specifications

Problem Questions

Proposals

 


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Steve Kirk's curator insight, July 8, 2013 3:54 AM

This is a great collection of learning resources, designed by Andy Gillet (@UEfAP | http://www.uefap.com/) for the British Council. The resources draw on the BAWE corpus work done by Hilary Nesi and Sheila Gardner, published as Genres across the Disciplines: Student Writing in Higher Education (CUP). Students (and teachers) can learn about the 13 genre families identified and their relevance to UK university study. The website materials are ESRC funded - and free for all to use.

Shona Whyte's curator insight, July 24, 2013 2:08 PM

Nicely designed e-learning resource with integrated activities.

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5 Services for Creating & Sharing Audio Recordings Online: Free Technology for Teachers:

5 Services for Creating & Sharing Audio Recordings Online: Free Technology for Teachers: | TEACHING ENGLISH WITH TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it

Free services for creating audio recordings: Vocaroo, SoundCloud, AudioPal, AudioBoo and Record MP3.  


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Shona Whyte's curator insight, July 22, 2013 8:25 AM

Obvious applications for language learning and teaching.

jillyfrees's curator insight, August 12, 2013 3:11 AM

So much good stuff, Shona! Tag it 'audio tools' in Evernote and review what you use  - I'm enjoying the ease of use of Soundcloud at the moment, but it has some weird 'behaviours'.

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Free eBooks, Movies, Audio Books, Online Courses & More from Open Culture

Free eBooks, Movies, Audio Books, Online Courses & More from Open Culture | TEACHING ENGLISH WITH TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it
Santa left a new Kindle, iPad or other media player under your tree. He did his job. Now we'll do ours. We'll tell you how to fill those devices with free intelligent media -- great books, movies, courses, and all of the rest.

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, December 27, 2013 2:09 AM

NIce collection of links and tips.

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English Resources: primaryresources.co.uk

English Resources: primaryresources.co.uk | TEACHING ENGLISH WITH TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it

"Primary Resources - free worksheets, lesson plans and teaching ideas for primary and elementary teachers."

 

Teaching materials intended for young native speakers, which can be used for reading and writing work with young EFL learners.  Includes text, PDF, powerpoint and interactive whiteboard (Notebook) files.


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Eisa Muhammad's curator insight, September 24, 2014 6:45 AM

Good links and greatly helpful

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Free Courses From Top Universities: 27,000 Hours of Audio/Video Lectures

Free Courses From Top Universities: 27,000 Hours of Audio/Video Lectures | TEACHING ENGLISH WITH TECHNOLOGY | Scoop.it
In recent months, we've enhanced what's now a list of 875  Free Online Courses from top universities. Here’s the lowdown: Our big list of free courses lets you download audio & video lectures from schools like Stanford, Yale, MIT, Oxford, Harvard and UC Berkeley.

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