List of iPad apps that we both use in our language classrooms. The ones marked with an * are the essential, must-have ones. We have divided the list into two categories: Content consumption apps and content creation apps.
There are a wide variety of free web tools that teachers can use to create backchannels and hold synchronous conversations and discussions in the classroom. Integrating backchannels in your teaching can positively impact your students learning and increase their engagement in learning activities.
Todos los docentes venimos viendo como, en los últimos años, han surgido multitud de herramientas que facilitan estrategias de aprendizaje más dinámicas y participativas.
Blogs, wikis, líneas de tiempo, podcasting, marcadores sociales y tantas otras conforman un universo de recursos que nos dota, cada vez en mayor medida, para afrontar la formación de un alumnado con retos del siglo XXI. Parece evidente la necesidad de superar paradigmas del pasado para afrontar los desafíos educativos presentes y futuros.
Los muros colaborativos vienen a ser elementos muy valiosos en este sentido, porque, de modo participativo, aportan un medio extraordinario para expresar resultados de investigaciones, conclusiones, ideas, valores, lluvias de ideas, etc.
eComma is a free software module that plugs into Drupal, a popular open source content management system. eComma allows a group of users to annotate the same text together and to share their annotations with each other. Collaborative online annotation offers a new kind of reading experience: instead of making notes in the margin of a book, readers can now share their reactions instantaneously and build a body of commentary about a text together. eComma may be used synchronously or asynchronously, depending on the task and circumstances.
Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational games and exercises via smartphones and tablets. Our apps are super simple and take seconds to load and run. Teachers control the questions and games on their laptop, while students respond and interact through their smartphones/laptops. Run it as an app or on any web browser
DeCuentos es una aplicación para iOS y Android que ofrece una selección de nuestros videorelatos en la que los sonidos y las voces, las manos, las siluetas y los objetos reinventan los cuentos de siempre y nos descubren otros nuevos, con nuestra particular forma de contarlos. La aplicación permite descargarlos en el dispositivo y visionarlos en cualquier momento. Puedes crear tu lista de cuentos favoritos y compartir con otros los que más te gusten.
There is an ongoing debate on the intarwebs as to whether blogging is dead, whether Twitter and/or Facebook has killed blogging, and so on and so forth. The fact that you are reading these words here on this blog says that perhaps these dire predictions are, at least for the moment, unfounded.
In today's post I am sharing with you a bunch of useful web tools that you can use with your students to record and share audio clips. One of the pluses about these tools besides having a friendly interface and being easy to use is that they do not require any software installation. They are all web based. Also they do not require any advanced tech wizardry to operate them.
TwistedWave is a new audio recording and editing tool that is now included in Next Vista's list of recommended tools. Through TwistedWave you can create and edit spoken audio recordings from scratch. Your completed tracks can be exported to Google Drive and SoundCloud.
Whether you're gearing up to go on your summer holidays, studying for exams, or just want to expand your mind, it's always a great time to learn a foreign language. You can stock up on books, spend hours listening to CDs or use Chrome's Language Immersion – but these five iOS and Android apps are…
In the right setting the flipped classroom model can work well for some teachers and students. I recently received an email from a reader who was looking for a recommendation for a tool would enable her to add an assessment aspect to her flipped lesson. Here are some tools that can accomplish that goal.