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
Mindomo is an interesting webpage to create mindmaps with an easy tool kit.
APPLICATIONS AND WEBSITES USEFUL FOR LITERACY AND TEACHING ENGLISH
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Russel Stannard’s teacher training videos for his top ten web tools.
Jose Picardo’s Box of tricks of internet resources for education.
Kristyn Paul’s great wiki.
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.
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