Here you will find a list of online resources that I personally find useful when teaching lexis and I think would be a nice addition to your toolkit. While there are many tools on the web that (claim to) help learners with vocabulary, they often focus on single words. The tools listed below can help learners (and teachers) with collocations, chunks and patterns, in other words - lexis, and build up students’ phrasal lexicon –
Webcams aren’t just for the Skyping Grandma: they are your computers’ eye on the world. There’s a surprising amount you can do with that webcam, so let’s take a look at some uses you might not have thought of.
Search for musical artists and discover similar singers and bands you never knew existed.
Welcome to MusicPlasma.com the original visual music mapping tool. Music Plasma is a visual search service that allows music lovers to discover new bands and artists that are closely related to their favorites. Our graphic interface lets you visualize how the groups are fused together. Just enter your favorite musical artist in the search bar below. A circle will appear on the music map. Click on it and chose expand to explore.
This is a great way to create eBooks from your own online content or from any content you find online. You can create and share reading lists for courses. Create your own eBooks of yours or your students' stories. Create your own collection of your favourite articles. Collect a reading list of articles to read when you don't have an Internet connection. Webpages that you capture in this way can be much easier to read and of course you have all the eBook's mark up and note taking functions which will store all your annotations on the eBooks you create.
...Speaking of the spell, do you remember the scene when Harry wished he knew a good Vanishing Spell to escape his fan Colin’s photograph-clicking spree? Or the time when Bill Weasley used this incantation to make a stack of scrolls disappear while cleaning up after a meeting of the Order of the Phoenix during Harry's first night at number twelve, Grimmauld Place?