Tools for language teachers
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Tools for language teachers
A miscellany of online tools to investigate for use by language teachers
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Language Box

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"The Language Box is a new way of storing, managing and publishing your Language teaching resources on the web. Share handouts, exercises, podcasts, videos and anything else you can imagine!"

 

An LLAS project, and not "new" any more so there's some good stuff on there now!

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Quizlet

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Quizlet is a lightning fast way to memorize vocabulary lists. It's like flashcards, but much more fun and interactive.

 

Flash cards, vocabulary memorization, and study games.

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StudyStack

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Flashcards for studying any subject. Matching game, crossword, word search puzzle, hangman, and word scramble also available. Study online or use your cell phone, PDA, or iPod.
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FunnelBrain

FunnelBrain is the leading online destination for creating free flashcards, quizzes and study teams...

 

FunnelBrain widgets can be embedded in other websites, quizzing from flashcards made on the site. 

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The REALIA Project

"The REALIA Project publishes faculty-reviewed media for the teaching and study of modern languages and cultures. Faculty and students at all levels are encouraged to contribute materials to our searchable, online database. The focus of the REALIA Project is realia: Materials which convey the everyday life of different cultures."

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Learning Object Creator

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Developed by LLAS at Southampton University, this tool creates simple instructional web pages with  some interactivity - more 'progressive disclosure' than multiple-choice quizzing. You needed a special program to do this, but it may now all be online.

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Memrise

Memrise | Tools for language teachers | Scoop.it

Memrise is a novel way to learn vocabulary, akin to Language Gardening (designed by "Grandmaster of Memory" Ed Cooke and Princeton neuroscientist Greg Detre.)

 

Topics are already created in many languages, and there is a 'community' element.

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LORO

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"LORO contains resources for language teaching available to download and reuse, including those used by the Department of Languages at the Open University, UK.

 

Sign up for a free account and start publishing and sharing your own materials with other language teachers."

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LeMill

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LeMill is a web community for finding, authoring and sharing learning resources.

 

Not specific to language teaching.

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StudyBlue

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Find and study online flashcards and class notes at home or on your phone.

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Create online flashcards and quizzes; interfaces with Evernote.

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Language technology links (SCLS website)

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An ordinary web page on the Sussex Centre for Language Studies site with more links - some more tools, but also journals freely accessible at the University of Sussex.

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