domingo, 15 de octubre de 2017

Vocabulix.com

Vocabulix is a language learning platform that focuses on vocabulary, verbs, grammar and reading. It can be a good resource for English, French, Italian, German and Spanish language learners. Vocabulix has a smart system that guides through the entire language learning process until the students reach their certificate. 

Its drills include audio and visual support. It has a "Find friends" section where users interact with each other. Each account has a personal trainer that analyzes the progress and gives tips on how to learn better.

It is a paid service. Only the trial is free.

Vocabulix is based in Switzerland and it is in the market since 2005. Since then it has served over 100,000 active students and has received 50 million visits on its web.

Visit Vocabulix.com on:

On Twitter: @Vocabulix

jueves, 12 de octubre de 2017

TweenTribune

TweenTribune is a free online educational service offered by the Smithsonian for use by K-12 grade Teachers and students. 

It consists of daily news sites for kids, tweens, and teens, and includes text, photos, graphics, and audio and/or video materials prepared by the Smithsonian and others about current events, history, art, culture and science. 

It also includes lessons, instructional and assessment tools, and opportunities for the registered users to communicate with other participants (Source: TweenTribune)


sábado, 7 de octubre de 2017

No Slang.com

No Slang.com is a translator that translate slang and acronyms.

No Slang.com was started in 2005 by Ryan Jones after talking to relatives on AOL Instant Messenger and not being able to understand a damn thing they were typing. 

After much research (and free child labor) he compiled a large database of slang terms, and continues to add new ones every day 

(Source No Slang.com)


miércoles, 4 de octubre de 2017

Prelinger Archives. Film collection

Prelinger Archives was founded in 1983 by Rick Prelinger in New York City. Over the next twenty years, it grew into a collection of over 60,000 "ephemeral" (advertising, educational, industrial, and amateur) films. In 2002, the film collection was acquired by the Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division.
Prelinger Archives remains in existence, holding approximately 11,000 digitized and videotape titles (all originally derived from film) and a large collection of home movies, amateur and industrial films acquired since 2002. (Source: Prelinger Archives)
Visit Prelinger Archives:

domingo, 1 de octubre de 2017

The Mapping History Project

The Mapping History Project has been designed to provide interactive and animated representations of fundamental historical problems and/or illustrations of historical events, developments, and dynamics. The material is copyrighted, but is open and available to academic users.

The fourth edition (2016) converted most modules to HTML5, making the maps compatible with current web browsers.

Visit:

There is also a German version:

sábado, 30 de septiembre de 2017

CommonLit

CommonLit delivers high-quality, free instructional materials created by teachers, for teachers, to support literacy development for students in grades 5-12

You can search and filter their collection (by lexile, grade, theme, genre, literary device, or common core standard), share it with your students, and track progress.

On Twitter:

Michelle Brown Founder and CEO of CommonLit:

On Facebook:

On Pinterest:


domingo, 24 de septiembre de 2017

Autumn (or fall) is coming

The process of leaf color change during the autumn. Why does this miraculous change happen? An Untamed Science video.

The Open Library

The Open Library is a collection of more than one million free ebook titles. The collection is cataloged by a community ov volunteer online librarians. 

The ebooks in the Open Library can be read online, downloaded to your computer, read on Kindle and other ereader devices and embedded into other sites. Some of the ebooks can also be listened to. 

(Source The Open Library).

Visit:

About The Open Library (How it works)

sábado, 16 de septiembre de 2017

Get the Math

Get the Math combines video and web interactivity to help middle and high school students develop algebraic thinking skills for solving real-world problems. 

Viewers are encouraged to try the challenges themselves using interactive tools provided on the Get the Math website before returning to the video to see the teams’ solutions.

Students can further explore the same, as well as extended, algebraic concepts through additional interactive challenges on the website. (Source: Get the Math)

jueves, 7 de septiembre de 2017

A Thin Line Campaign (@a_thin_line)

MTV's A Thin Line campaign is a digital safety education resource that was developed to empower teenagers and young adults to identify, respond to, and stop the spread of digital abuse in their lives and amongst their peers. The campaign is built on the understanding that there's a "thin line" between what may begin as a harmless joke and something that could end up having a serious impact on them or someone else.

A Thin Line offers a series of fact sheets about sexting, digital spying, and excessive text messaging. It gives advice on how to recognize these behaviors and their dangers and how to protect students' digital identity.


jueves, 31 de agosto de 2017

martes, 29 de agosto de 2017

Planet Nutshell

Since 2008, Planet Nutshell, a Cambridge-based animation studio, makes videos called Nutshells that explain products, services and concepts to everyday people.

On Vimeo:

On YouTube:

On Facebook:

On Twitter:

Blog:

It also offers an interesting teacher library with educational videos:

Visit:

miércoles, 23 de agosto de 2017

Mathtrain TV

Mathtrain.TV is a free educational "kids teaching kids" project from Mr. Marcos & his students at Lincoln Middle School in Santa Monica, CA. Mathtrain.TV was created by middle school mathematics teacher, Eric Marcos. 

It is part of the Mathtrain.com Project and was created to host their student-created math video lessons all in one place. 

Source: 

Visit Mathtrain.TV:

jueves, 3 de agosto de 2017

Recursos para aprender inglés

Recientemente vio la luz la última publicación del CEFIRE de Elda referida a la evaluación y aprendizaje de lenguas. 

Una de sus secciones atañe a recursos disponibles en la red para la enseñanza y aprendizaje de alemán, árabe, español, francés, inglés, italiano, portugués, ruso, valenciano y, además, incluye un documento con enlaces generales de utilidad no ligados a un idioma en concreto.

Os presentamos en esta entrada el documento dirigido a la lengua inglesa. Como observaréis, se divide en distintas partes basadas en el tema tratado o en el formato de cada recurso:

Si os interesan recursos en cualquiera de las lenguas mencionadas, os recomendamos acceder a través del siguiente enlace:

martes, 1 de agosto de 2017

Fichas de expresión oral en inglés (A2 MCER)

Recientemente presentamos la última publicación del CEFIRE de Elda en torno a la evaluación y aprendizaje de lenguas. Una de sus secciones está integrada por distintos modelos de fichas de expresión oral para la enseñanza y aprendizaje de alemán, árabe, español, francés, inglés, italiano, portugués, ruso, valenciano.

Estas fichas se refieren al nivel A2 del MCER. Las presentamos tanto en formato más adecuado para su impresión directa (PDF) como en formato ODT en el caso de que queráis personalizarlas o editarlas a vuestro gusto. 

Así mismo, es posible seleccionar aquellas fichas consistentes en monólogos, diálogos o conversaciones entre tres personas. En cada uno de los casos, los temas abordados por ellas se pueden encontrar al inicio del documento.

El modelo original seguido se debe a la profesora de alemán de la EOI de Alicante Isabel M. Orellana.

Como muestra del este trabajo, incluimos a continuación un enlace al documento de diálogos para lengua inglesa:

Para acceder a fichas sobre otras lenguas, os invitamos a acceder a través de este enlace:

sábado, 29 de julio de 2017

The English Vocabulary

Vocabulary learning is dominant in language acquisition, whether the language is a second or a foreign language.

Here you will find words grouped by topics, with their pronunciation and translation to your own language. Also, you will be able to print exercises which will help you to memorize every topic.

(Source: The English Vocabulary http://www.theenglishvocabulary.com/index.php)

For Spanish speakers:

martes, 25 de julio de 2017

Everyday Conversations

Produced by the Office of English Language Programs (Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs) and the Office of Written Content (Bureau of International Information Programs), Everyday Conversations is intended for sixth- and seventh-grade students of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) or English as a Second Language (ESL).

This resource can be used by teachers and learners. Students can listen to and/or read dialogues in American English. Topics of the conversations include introductions and small talk, shopping, asking for directions, hobbies, and giving advice.

domingo, 23 de julio de 2017

School Radio

Podcasts, downloads, audio, video clips and learning resources for primary schools. Most programmes from School Radio are available as 'podcasts'. This means they are available to download in mp3 format, currently for a minimum of 60 days following transmission. 

Teacher's Notes are also available as pdf files to support most programmes. They are added throughout the year to coincide with transmission times.

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