APPS AND RESOURCES FOR LANGUAGE TEACHING

On this post I’m going to introduce different tools and applications or websites that can help us to do our classes more efficient and interesting for our pupils. As a primary school teacher I must include ICT resources that can be very helpful for our everyday class so some of these tools or webpages could be a standard webpage or tools where our students could work by themselves creating new content, learning vocabulary or listening to themselves talking to improve their language skills. These are different websites and pages to work through our English classes. Some of them are resources we can use and others are ICT web tools.

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APPS AND RESOURCES FOR LANGUAGE TEACHING

 

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On this post I’m going to introduce different tools and applications or websites that can help us to do our classes more efficient and interesting for our pupils. As a primary school teacher I must include ICT resources that can be very helpful for our everyday class so some of these tools or webpages could be a standard webpage or tools where our students could work by themselves creating new content, learning vocabulary or listening to themselves talking to improve their language skills. These are different websites and pages to work through our English classes. Some of them are resources we can use and others are ICT web tools

APPLICATIONS TO CREATE DIAGRAMS OF ORGANIZE IDEAS. MIND MAPPING AND LESSON DIAGRAMS.

These are 18 FREE MINDMPAPPING TOOLS FOR TEACHERS

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/06/18-free-mind-mapping-tools-for-teachers.html

Bubbl.us

https://www.mindomo.com/es/

Mindomo is an interesting webpage to create mindmaps with an easy tool kit.

Mindmeister

 

APPLICATIONS AND WEBSITES USEFUL FOR LITERACY AND TEACHING ENGLISH

https://todaysmeet.com/

Todays Meet: Useful application to create dialogues and insert or get ready a class chat about a topic. The teacher, as administrator, can control the amount of children entering or participating on this chat.

http://vocaroo.com/

Interesting website to save documents and listening. We can record conversations and export them uploading the recording to a website, even we can get a QR code to embed in our website.

PADLET: https://es.padlet.com website to create digital posters with multimedia information. It’s very useful if we want to create cooperative posters. We can create as teacher our own posters or Padlet and let the students cooperate or add information, to do this options just adding the link or sending the link it’s enough. We can share our “walls” to share interests. Ideas…

FotoBabble: http://www.fotobabble.com/ Interesting website and application record students talking about their photos or prepare listening activities for your classes.

Claris scketchhttp://www.clarisketch.com/ Web browser that let us write and edit annotations on a picture. It’s interesting and useful to write different tasks on a homework copy or give additional information. We can draw on the picture for instance on a map, a copy or even to write annotations on the instructions of a device. Clarisketch could be a great app for teachers to use to create short tutorials. Students could use the app to create short stories about their pictures. You could also have students use Clarisketch to explain things like how to solve a math problem or the significance of a place featured on a map.

MailVU. http://www.mailvu.com/ Mail you can view. This website let us record a full conversation with an student or another teacher and show it sending on our email. It can be interesting for our dialogue or role play classes. We can record with the webcam and check conversations on the email until 10 minutes.  We don’t need to download any software, mesagges can be destroyed at any time or they can be stored up to 365 days.

WORD CLOUDS

35 Ways of Using Word Clouds in LanguageLearning. Repositorywithinteresting links toworkwithcloudwords and vocabulary web exercises.

http://www.teachergreg.com/blog-articles–posts/35-ways-of-using-word-clouds-in-language-learning

Tagxedo: http://www.tagxedo.com/ Interesting website that turns words in cloud drawings. Nice to work on topics, animals, places… as long as we pass the mouse on them the words get bigger and visible.

Glogster: http://edu.glogster.com/?ref=com Multimedia posters with links and videos. Popular but not free.

http://edu.glogster.com/glogpedia

Glogtpedia has posters done by users.

Dvolver Moviemaker.  http://www.dvolver.com/moviemaker/make.html – is a very simple tool for creating animated movies. It enables users to watch a video created using the tool and then evaluate its potential and limitations whilst creating your own animated video

Zimmer Twins: http://www.zimmertwins.com/ Webpage to create comics and animated stories. You can create your own avatars and stories with characters. Easy to work with.

Tellagami. https://tellagami.com/

This tool creates an avatar you can customize on your own. It can talk with your speaking live voice or you can let him talk writing whatever you want. Interesting to give instructions for exercises or do listening exercises.

WordBucket http://www.wordbucket.com/

App that works as a dictionary registering or “learning” the words you learn.

My Tunner. http://www.mytuner.mobi/ Interesting app to listen to the radio from different countries searching topics, information, news…

Nick Peachy’s Scoop..it account for learners. It’s a repository with resources to learn.

http://www.scoop.it/t/tools-for-learners

Russel Stannard’s teacher training videos for his top ten web tools.

http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/

Jose Picardo’s Box of tricks of internet resources for education.

http://www.boxoftricks.net/

Web2 – 4 Languages Teachers

Kristyn Paul’s great wiki.

https://web2-4languageteachers.wikispaces.com/

http://www.pinterest.com/susandreger/web-tools-and-language-learning/

Susan Dreger’s Pinterest for web tools and language learning.

Neok 12. http://www.neok12.com/

Interesting website with videos, resources and lots of activities to learn science, English and improve children skills.

http://www.scoop.it/t/science-english-classroom

Nacho Hs Scoop.it resources for English and Science

This is my website were I include or curate my tools or websites I consider that can be interesting for English language teaching or science. Follow the twitter account for ICT resources too. https://twitter.com/nachohs

Most of these resources belong to the workshop from “MACMILLAN TEACHER TRAINING IN BILINGUAL EDUCATION” that took place in the “VIII Congreso TICC” from Escuelas Católicas. Other resources belong the the Foreign Language Teaching with Apps held in the CFIE Valladolid. Thanks to David Sánchez Barbudo and the CFIE VALLADOLID

 

ICT RESOURCES and other areas on: http://www.scoop.it/t/red-ed-tic

TWIN SCHOOLS FOR LEARNING. BLOGS COLABORATIVOS

Este es un ejemplo de cómo realizar un blog colaborativo y real realizado entre dos centros educativos de Educación Primaria. Colegio San José de Valladolid y CEIP Santa Clara de Cuellar

 

Título: Blog cooperativo entre dos escuelas Bilingües de Valladolid y Cuellar (Segovia)

Nivel: 4º de Educación Primaria

Objetivos: llevar a cabo un intercambio de recursos digitales, fotografías, experiencias en el aula para seguir el curriculum del área de Science a lo largo del curso. Incluyendo visitas entre los centros e investigación por parte del profesorado y colaboración por parte de las familias. Layar para geolocalizar los diferentes puntos interesantes a visitar y también para crear los posters digitales y Aurasma para crear actividades especiales como el día de la madre, día del libro etc.

Apps usadas:

  • Principalmente Blogger para trabajar la información en las diferentes entradas.
  • Evernote, para tomar apuntes de las experiencias que vamos trabajando en el aula y avisarnos entre los profesores siempre que veamos un link o un sitio web interesante de algún tema que estábamos viendo en el aula.
  • Instangram para localizar las fotos de aula de los profesores implicados.
  • Álbumes web de Google para crear las galerías de fotos.
  • Skype para videoconferencias entre los colegios.
  • Youtube para crear y publicar videos para el blog.
  • Layar para geolocalizar los diferentes puntos interesantes a visitar y también para crear los posters digitales.
  • Aurasma para crear actividades especiales como el día de la madre, día del libro etc.
  • Lector QR y generadores QR para facilitar a las familias el listado de enlaces, en los posters de aula.
  • Geo Aumentaty/Layar : para crear una pequeña ruta por Valladolid. No sé cuál puede ser mejor yo he hecho una ruta geolocalizada con Layar y es realmente útil visitando los diferentes lugares de interés y su historia en el centro de Valladolid.

Breve descripción de la actividad y uso de las aplicaciones y el blog.

El principal interés de objetivo de este proyecto, sería y fue, en su momento, para crear un blog colaborativo a través del cual seguiríamos el curriculum y el área de Science en 4ºde Primaria. Los dos colegios estáran en continuo contacto a través de correo y por carpetas compartidas para ir colocando la información en el Blog de Twin Schools.

Para esta actividad los alumnos primero desarrollarán una videoconferencia a través de Skype y mostrarán las características del centro, profesores, presentación de actividades y del curso.

A lo largo del curso y según vamos avanzando en las diferentes partes del curso los recursos interesantes que vayamos viendo en Cuellar y en Valladolid se irán (y fueron en su día) presentando en las diferentes entradas del blog, bien etiquetadas y por categorías para manejar también el propio buscador de entradas en el Blog. Los niños participan activamente en las entradas con sus comentarios y con un chat que podrán utilizar los alumnos que aparece en un widget a la derecha del blog. Se llama Cbox la aplicación.

Otro de los propósitos sería ir introduciendo diferentes aplicaciones de realidad aumentada, diferentes tipos de presentaciones y herramientas para presentar los materiales que se vayan trabajando durante el curso. Empezamos enseñando un proyecto sobre un acuario que pusimos en nuestro centro y de los diferentes cuidados que los peces necesitan y en el otro colegio de Cuellar nos enseñaron a cuidar “insectos palo” y desde ahí comenzó todo.

http://twin-schools.blogspot.com.es/search/label/acuarium

http://twin-schools.blogspot.com.es/2013/12/stick-insects-at-san-jose-ecosystems.html

Entre todas las aplicaciones y ejemplos con los que trabajamos son:

  • Slideshare creando presentaciones.

http://twin-schools.blogspot.com.es/2014/02/santa-clara-lapbooks.html

También hemos utilizado Youtube para enseñarnos los videos que hacemos en el colegio sobre las fiestas o sobre concursos en los que hemos participado. http://twin-schools.blogspot.com.es/2014/04/congratulations-from-santa-clara-school.html

Junto a todo esto hay que añadir los diferentes widgets que nos permite colocar Blogger a los lados para facilitar las etiquetas y la busqueda de entradas por etiquetas o categorías, la agenda de eventos o colocar los enlaces a nuestros recursos principales de science.

Recursos educativos digitales  para aprender Vocabulario en Ingles – Educanave.

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Actividades interactivas y juegos online para aprender Vocabulario en Inglés , programados para alumnos de Educación Infantil.

Nacho Herrero‘s insight:

An interesting website with lots of vocabulary resources and games. Very good structure for a multimedia class.

 

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5 Things To Do On The First Day Of Class – Edudemic

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Looking for skills and tips for the first day of class? These visual guides will get you on some steady footing quite quickly!

Nacho Herrero‘s insight:

Good tools and posters for the first day of class. Interesting website to plan the beginning of the course. 

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ACTIVITIES AND GAMES. LearnEnglish Kids | British Council

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Nacho Herrero‘s insight:

Loads of resources, games and activities for literacy and science. Interesting posts, games and Multimedia resources.

 

Un gran repositorio de recursos y actividades de todo tipo. Muy bien indexado. Simplemente es necesario buscar lo que quieres para tu clase.

 

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