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Shareflow: Color-Coded Collaborative Conversations
Set-up "threaded" conversations on different topics in one place.


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EFL Classroom Blog and Directory (D Deubel)

Collaborative Sharing for Teachers and Webheads using Tapped In
ManyThings.org Integrates VOA, Daily Proverbs, ESL Podcasts, Quizzes, L1 & L2 Dictionaries and Search Engines.

Kelly Ten-Dictionaries in One
Answers.com Online Encyclopedia
History, Cultural Literacy, Fine Arts, etc.

365 ESL Short Stories: Extensive Reading with full Dictionary and Listening Support! Listening and Reading Free Site for Intermediate ESL Learners

ThePaperboy.com delivers any online Newspaper in any language you'd like to read that has one!


'HERS News: Hear, Experience, Read, See'
Simultaneously do Extensive Reading, Listening, & Viewing of Online News (Chen's program using VOA, CNN, etc.)


Lingro Language Learner

Enter any Website to make all words clickable, as WordChamp does on this site. Lingro remembers all the words you look up, so you can easily review and study them. So does WordChamp.com, once you have become a member!

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LingQ
A language learning community offering various services to improve your pronunciation, vocabulary, writing & listening.

"The Mixxer" Language-Exchanges.org
offers chances to teach your language in exchange for learning another.

Top Toolbox for Learning New Words!
Cobbs LexTutor Offers English / French Dictionary / Concordancer; Text-to-Speech & Word Learning Tests & Tools.


Hypertext Builder (from LexTutor)
Build resource-linked texts for online reading. Wire your own texts so Language Learners can use the support of:
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Blended Language Learning Strategies, Lecture Sevres. By Warth-Sontheimer, C. (2011).

Birthday Computer Matching (via BBC YourStory!)

Books That Grow.com

Books That Grow is a Web App that uses a unique leveling system for every book in our library to create 3 to 5 books in one. Through the leveling, text complexity, sentence structure, and vocabulary change as needed. A Vast Digital Library! Books That Grow has a diverse library of texts that range from Biographies, Classic Fiction, Folktales, Primary Source Documents, Science, Social Studies, and more. Each book adapts to your reading ability to give you the best possible reading experience to help you become a more powerful reader!

BBC.com/Click - for the latest in Digital Gadgets and Devices, visit CLICK@ BBC.Com!

Boom Writer.com –Enables youth to write together in collaboration.

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Blackboard Collaborate

Peggy George, Lorie Moffat and Tammy Moore will be hosting another Classroom 2.0 LIVE show. As an extension to the Classroom 2.0 Ning community, Classroom 2.0 "LIVE" shows are opportunities to gather with other educators in real-time events, complete with audio, chat, desktop sharing and closed captioning. A Google calendar of upcoming shows is available at http://live.classroom20.com/calendar.html.

Amazing teachers from the Madison Elementary School District in Phoenix, AZ sharing their stories and experiences using digital assessment tools focusing on Kahoot, Socrative, Plickers, Google Forms, & Answergarden. The presenters are: Kim Thomas, Rae Dewberry, Julie Leckman, and Jessie McKinley. More information and session details are at http://live.classroom20.com.

StudentChallenge.Edublogs.org's Student Blogging Challenge!

Braille Startup by 12 year old who makes cheap Braille Printer

Scholastic BookFlix: Fictional Video Storybooks Paired to Student Needs

Scholastic BookFlix is a new interactive online literacy resource for Grades PreK-3 that pairs fictional video storybooks from Weston Woods with classics. [Scholastic Corporation].

Babies with Dogs and Lemons Videos!

Booktrack Classroom

Booktrack Classroom is a new site/app from Richard Byrne's blog. This is an interesting tool that allows students or teachers to add a soundtrack to their writing.

BEEN FOR EDUCATION

Been for Education is one of my favorite new Web 2.0 sites/companies that is perfect for Social Learning. This is all done through a safe educational portal that allows educators to manage/create student accounts. Been is a great way to collaborative browse the web, curate, and collaborate in a safe environment. It kind of reminds of a cross between Symbaloo and Diigo w/ a more visual and interactive style. Been is a great tool for Project Based or Guide Learning, and even for Flipping a classroom. The protective "bubble" that Been wraps each web page in is a great way to make browsing the web safe (as well as a district's filter) and interactive for students. For Technology & Learning's review of Been click here. [Written by dkapuler on May 28, 2014].


BEST EASY CREATIVE APPS FOR KIDS:

MyBrainShark

Record your voice to augment your slide deck as a video you can embed on a blog. Or use this site to put together a simple podcast.

Bubblr (PimPamPum.Net) is a super-easy tool to use for adding "speech bubbles" to online photos.

Bookr

Use to Create a slideshow with it!

TxtBear

TxtBear is great -you can create a document using Word, for example, and upload it to the Web for free. TxtBear create a url address for it.

Webydo

A professional online website creator enabling web & graphic designers to create and publish websites code-free. Create your FREE website today.

Stick Around

Stick Around is a fantastic iPad Puzzle Labeler app by educator Tony Vincent that is for creating puzzles and then having students label them. For example, an educator can create a diagram/puzzle of a cell using Stick Around, and then have students label the different parts. It can be used for any subject and can be used to flip instruction w/ the ability to record narration. Also, educators can share their different puzzles/templates and find new ones online all the time.


Tech Blogs

The site's Guides tab features pointers on everything from using blogs in the classroom,

to maximizing the use of social networking and personal learning networks. Helpful teaching resources aim to create a collaborative environment for helping teachers engage students. At Technology Tidbits David Kapuler reviews and recommends tons of online tools and sites for educational use!

KungFu Skeeter

"Don't BUG Me Digital Critters Game"

In this augmented reality game, players squash virtual bugs by moving their arms and legs over the digital critters.

Buncee

Buncee is a fantastic free site for creating online stunning presentations, posters, signs, eCards and more. Educators can use this super user-friendly site to create interactive digital lesson containing all forms of digital media and built-in clip art. Best of all there is an educational portal that allows educators to create student accounts and track and assess their work. Also, there are lots of educational resources and lessons for teachers to browse through to see how others are using Buncee. Finally, users are able to embed a finished project (or "Buncee") into a site/blog. This is a fantastic site for Guided and Blended Learning and even Flipping a classroom. [Written by dkapuler on Jan 22, 2014 04].

Book Writer

Book Writer is a fantastic iPad app ideal for digital storytelling. This app allows students to create a stunning digital story by dragging-dropping images and video. Combine that w/ the ability to add any text or links and even record their own audio, and it makes for the creation of the perfect digital story. A finished story can then be shared w/ others via link, published to iBooks, or exported into a PDF. [Written by dkapuler on Jan 31, 2014].

10 book-discovery websites you should know about

by CHRIS ROBLEY on DECEMBER 18, 2013 in EBOOK PROMOTION

Book Recommendation engines. Social surfacing algorithms. Crowd-sourced bookshelves. All just fancy terms for the internet version of "hey, I read this great book the other day... "

Whether you're interested in exploring online book forums, sharing thoughts about your favorite author via a social-reading platform, or even analyzing intertextual connections - these 10 sites will help you wade through a sea of titles to find the one that's right for you. And as a bonus, some of these sites also provide ways for independent authors to boost their own books' "discoverability." A list of online book recommendation tools:

1. Goodreads

2. Shelfari

3. What Should I Read Next?

4. Small Demons

5. Whichbook

6. YourNextRead.com

7. The Staff Recommends

8. BOOKish

9. Slice Bookshelf

10. LibraryThing


For more information about the growth of "social" reading and the popularity of online book-recommendation sites, check out this article from Liz Wassmann.

Curriculet

Curriculet is an innovative new site that reminds me of EDpuzzle but for books. This site allows educators to purchase any digital book and turn it into a lesson. The way this works is an educator selects a book and then adds different types of media (i.e. questions, quiz, video) to create a lesson for students. Once the lesson is completed a teacher gets instant real-time feedback to assess student's learning. This is also a great way for educators to track Common Core Literacy Standards and "flip" their classroom. [Written by dkapuler on Jan 14, 2014].

Biteslide

Written by dkapuler on Jan 03, 2014 10:41 am

Biteslide is an excellent site for creating beautiful looking "slideshows"/ presentations. This is a very user friendly drag-n-drop site that has students creating: presentations, slideshows, posters, and more by adding any type of media. There is even a useful browser plugin that can be installed to easily save and access images from across the web. Finally, Biteslide has an educational portal which allows educators to add, track, and monitor students.

BaiBoard

BaiBoard is an excellent free iPad app that turns your iPad into an interactive collaborative whiteboard. This is a great way for educators or students to share content w/ others through their iPad via the web. Also, BB lets users annotate on PDFs as well as e-sign documents. For Kapuler's Pinterest board on Educational iOS Apps click here.

Back Pack Games

Back Pack Games is an excellent site for online educational games. These free games designed for grades 3rd-8th, cover a wide range of subjects (Math, Science, etc) and are aligned to Common Core Standards. Future plans are to include student tracking as well as assigning specific games to students. [Written by dkapuler on Dec 25, 2013].

Kiba Games

Very Impressive Interactive Infographic: "After Babylon"

After Babylon: Analysis of the current linguistic situation in the world is a very impressive interactive infographic

VISUALLY

Explore more infographics like this one on the web's largest information design community - Visually.

Blendspace

Want to jazz up your lesson plan? Put together an interactive lesson by dragging & dropping text, images, videos, and quizzes.

Excellent Video: "What Is A Blog?"

Raspberry Pi

Build a Mini-Basic Pocket Raspberry-Pi Computer! This popular credit-card sized computer is a great tool for learning engineering and computer science concepts. Very versatile and used in lots of products.

Blippex

Android Apps on Google Play Blippex is a search engine by the people, for the people. Individuals that have our browser extension installed tell us how long they stayed on a webpage.

BIKES:Flying Czech Electrical Bike Gets Off the Ground!

BIOLOGY MADE EASY FOR KIDS from: Energy for Life

Energy for Life is an excellent iPad app in the series of Science/Biology apps from iDi Creative. This is a stunningly beautiful looking interactive app that focuses on the: digestive, circulatory, and respiratory system. Students learn in an engaging way as the watch vivid animations and interact w/ the different system inside a dinosaurs body. [Written by dkapuler on Jun 26, 2013].

Welcome to the World! Royal Birth and Other Babies

Oh, Baby! To celebrate the arrival of the royal baby, Clarence House (the official account of the Prince of Wales and his sons) launched a social media campaign asking people around the world to send images of their own newborns with the #WelcometotheWorld hashtag. Clarence House used Storify to pull together a selection of the best photos and quotes into a story that was embedded on sites across the web.

Book Retriever App ($0.99 - iOS)

Download Book Retriever and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. It allows you to scan, level and inventory your entire Classroom Library, giving you leveling data such as Guided Reading Levels, Lexile, etc.

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Babbel.com

Online, on your computer, mobile- There are multiple ways to use Babbel so you can learn on-the-go or in your in-between time. First, Babbel.com is a multimedia website that can be accessed from any computer with internet. Then with Babbel Mobile, you can learn anywhere on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. Do something productive with time that would have otherwise been wasted: Learn a language.

Biteslide

Biteslide is one of my all-time favorite Web 2.0 sites for creating beautiful presentations in a safe environment. What makes Biteslide so great for education is that it's CIPA compliant and that teachers can create student accounts. Also, a digital presentation can contain all types of media such as: video, images, text, etc etc, and best of all can be embedded into a site. This is a great way to incorporate technology into a curriculum and works for any subject and grade level.

Brainy

Brainy is a fantastic website developed by an amazing educator, Miss Farah. She is a well known educator around the world and is currently teaching in Lebanon. Her new site is designed for kids 5-10 yrs old and focuses on a wide variety of subjects, such as: Math, Reading, Science, Computers, Art, and more. This is an ideal site for parents or teachers to use w/ their students/kids to reinforce skills through the use of educational games and activities. Also, there is a nice section for reading digital stories out loud as well as a weekly treasure hunt where students can win a certificate. I highly recommend checking out Mss Farah's Brainy website by clicking here! [Written by dkapuler on Apr 22, 2013].

Browne, Charles' Webinar on Vocabulary Acquisition Research (Corpus Linguistics).

Apologetics - Science as an Apologetic Tool

27th Bridge Workshop

Damage Analysis of Bridges Affected by Tsunami due to Great East Japan Earthquake (Kenji Kosa; Development of Tsunami Design Criteria for Oregon).

Western Branch of the Japan Society of Civil Engineers Institute of public utility association

Healthy Super-Brain

LaiLai Book.com - Bookstore in English or Chinese

Bible-History.com

Brainy Box

Brainy Box is a new (beta) site that I just found out about from Larry Ferlazzo's blog. He compares it to a more advanced version of Cube Creator. This is a very cool site that allows users to add any type of content (text, video, images) to a 3D cube and rotate it anyway they want. I'm not sure if a user can embed a finished cube but that would be ideal. [Written by dkapuler on Feb 07, 2013].

BoomWriter News: Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston Using

BoomWriter is proud to announce that the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston are using their cutting edge innovative web-based program to create collaborative stories. This is being done in conjunction w/ BW's Technology Heroes Program. The program brings together enthusiastic educators, local celebrities and corporate sponsors to promote literacy and inspire kids to become master storytellers through collaborative writing projects. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston will offer the Technology Heroes Program to members of their Clubs in Boston and Chelsea.

BoomWriter inspires children to bring their stories to life online and in print. The creative process starts with the first part of a story written by a professional writer. Students then are encouraged to write what they think should happen next in the story. After submitting their work online, students read the chapters of their peers and then vote for the most appealing chapter. Once the winning chapter is selected, it is added to the story and the process continues until a book is completed. Using the generous support of corporate partners, BoomWriter will convert these stories into published books. Each participating club member will receive a free copy and the thrill of their name in print with their peers. [Written by dkapuler on Feb 12, 2013].

Bread Loaf Teacher Network

Middlebury.edu's Bread Loaf/BreadNet

The Bread Loaf Teacher Network is a network of teachers connected to the Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College and supported by BreadNet, one of the first electronic teacher networks in the nation.

Bud the Teacher

Bud the Teacher is the blog of Bud Hunt, an instructional technologist for the St. Vrain Valley School District in northern Colorado and teacher-consultant for the Colorado State University Writing Project.

ZOCIAL BOOKS

Zocial Books is a nice search engine for finding books. The results give nice thumbnails and description of the book w/ detailed bibliography details.

Free Bible-Teaching Courses!

Basic Beginning English Language Learner

Easy-to-use and engaging to both young-er and beginner learners or for someone new to computers. They all have audio support for text and, with only one exception, they also have visual support. Only a couple re-quire registration (though the top-ranked site lets you do so if you want to keep track of what exercises you've done (and registration takes seconds). Of course, they all are free-of-charge. Here are my ranked picks for The Best Sites For K-12 Beginning English Language Learners.

BBC.Com/World Class Twinning Project

BBC World Class helps UK schools to twin with schools around the globe as part of its educational legacy for the 2012 Olympics.

Foboko Looks Like A Good Place To Write Books Online

Foboko is a new site where you can easily write and publish books online. It similar in most ways to a number of other sites that are on The Best Places Where Students Can Write Online list. The big place where it does differ, though, is that it actually takes you through a step-by-step planning process for your story/book. That could be particularly useful for some students.

BEECLIPEDU

BeeclipEDU is a wonderful web 2.0 site for education. This site is designed to allow students to create digital scrapbooks in an online secure way via their educational portal. Educators can manage their classes/students while students create and collaborate on their scrapbooks. They can upload video, images, and more to create an engaged visual project. [Written by dkapuler on May 23, 2012]

Breaking the Language Barrier: A Game-Changing Approach, version 0.22

Presents emerging ideas and implementations in computer-assisted language learning (CALL), second language reading and writing aids and machine translation (MT). FREE E-BOOK! The e-book has undergone significant updates since its initial release (version 0.09 in April 2010). Almost every part has significant new developments, so I suggest existing readers take it anew. Perhaps nothing can explain this ebook better than its own Overview and Table of Contents, which are attached below. View or download it (free) above. Offered free from: Ziyuan Yao [his personal site is here: https://sites.google.com/site/yaoziyuan/]

BOOM WRITER

Boom Writer is a site I've blogged about in the past and one of my favorite sites to engage students reading & writing skills. The way this works is by an innovative design that allows students (Grade 3 on up) to create an online book through friendly competition. Students create chapters for books then vote on which ones they want to be in the finished book/piece. [Written by dkapuler]

BOOMWRITER: CELEBRITY LAUNCH EVENT

Barnabas Fund

Global Terror and Human Rights Abuses Mapped

BURN OUT: Best Cure for

Never Burn Out is a great book dealing with finding a higher identity by D.H. Park. (E-Book is under $10!) BULK Orders at: usaresource@xpmedia.com or resource@xpmedia.com.

BACCIZ

BacciZ is a company dedicated to creating educational iOS apps. They have a lot of apps that are great for interactive storytelling such as: Rapunzel 3D, Old Macdonald had a Farm, etc. Also, this company has apps for other subjects such as educational games, writing, etc. See sample here of http://bacciz.com/portfolio/goldilocks-3d/ [Written by dkapuler]

BUBBABOX

BubbaBox is an interesting site that for a paid membership delivers activities for kids 3-6 yrs olds. These activities include: doing tangible projects w/ all the materials included, a nature based theme project, storytelling, and approved online downloads. [Written by dkapuler]

2Lingual Could Be A Very Useful Search Engine

2Lingual is a bilingual search engine. You type in your search term and then choose two languages. Search results will show-up side-by-side in both languages. It could come in very handy for English Language Learners in content classes, as well as for their teachers who might be looking for materials in a second language that they could offer to their students for extra support. I wish they had separate "tabs" for videos. They provide bilingual searches for Google and for Bing, plus a voice search capability. See more at: The Best Search Engines For ESL/EFL Learners and to The Best Multilingual & Bilingual Sites For Math, Social Studies, & Science.

BAG THE WEB

Bag the Web is a great site for curating the web and then sharing it w/ others. This is done by collecting links, videos, presentations, and then adding them to your "bag". These bags can then be shared w/ others, linked together, or even embedded into a site. Best of all, Bag the Web has an educational portal for finding and sharing educational content.

Social Bookmarking Applications For English Language Learners & Other Students

Social bookmarking basically means being able to easily save the url addresses of specific sites you're looking at and want to revisit, and then being able to share those with others, such as del.icio.us [April 16, 2008 by Larry Ferlazzo]

BigMarker

Bigmarker is an easy-to-use, no-cost, Web conferencing system - one where teachers can offer entire classes, supplementary lessons, tutor sessions or office hours.

Bloom's Revised Taxonomy Prezi

Prezi presentation with suggestions for Web 2.0 tools at each level of Bloom's Digital Taxonomy.

Bloomin' Google

Clickable image map with Google Tools slated at each level of Bloom's Digital Taxonomy.

Bloomin' iPad

Bloomin' iPad is a clickable image map with iPad apps that support each level of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy.

50 Must-See Teacher Blogs Chosen By You

from edudemic.com

Educational Origami

Educational Origami includes tons of information about using technology to support Bloom's Taxonomy; there are tips, tricks, handouts, and information to support you as you use this in your classroom

English Learning Links (4 Skills Recommendations from Mr. Bronner)


BEST KIDS APPS

Best Kids Apps is a wonderful place to find educational apps for kids. These apps are arranged by age level and category. A nice feature is how every app is rated on a A-F grading scale. Also, there are beneficial reviews to read w/ screen shots as well.

BBC Learning For Adults Is A Treasure Trove

BBC Learning For Adults is a treasure trove of very accessible resources for English Language Learners and others to learn in multiple subject areas. Particularly the site's English activities, and its collection of games. Add its game collection to The Best Collections Of Online Educational Games.


BEST SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES FOR EDUCATORS:


BLOUST

Bloust is a social networking site designed for educators to create web pages and engage w/ students in a safe online community. This is really a great place for students and teachers to interact w/ other colleagues and students and looks a little bit like Moodle. For Kapuler's top 20 sites for social networking clicking here.

BUZZ YEARS

Buzz Years is an excellent Learning Management System found by Kapuler at Free Technology 4 Teachers. This site reminds me of Social Media Classroom and is ideal for integrating 21st Century technologies.

Top 10 ways to use Buzz Years:

1. Free website for classes

2. Discuss course work w/ students

3. Manage assignments online

4. Gradebook for class

5. Manage attendance

6. Connect w/ parents

7. Locker to store teaching materials

8. Manage signups

9. Dashboard

10. School calendar

Brain Pop

Get a short new educational movie each day that comes with a quiz on what you just watched. The BrainPOP app is pretty cool! It is educational both for knowledge acquisition as well as comprehension.


BILLY BEAR

Billy Bear is a nice/safe site for kids for educational games, storyboards, drawing tools, etc etc. Also, BB has nice activities for holidays, clip art, and links to other educational sites.

Britannica Kids: Solar System

Skills: Reading, space; Cost: $4.99

Platform: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad

Grade(s): 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade


FRIENDS WITH BRAINEFITS

Friends with Brainefits is a nice free Facebook application for studying. Once a user adds the application, FWB will post a term and definition on their wall. Then FWB allows the users friends to post need-to-know terms on their wall. This is a fun way to study and help facilitate learning!

BOOK AND A HUG

Book and a Hug is a wonderful site for young readers of all ages. One of the best features of this site is the ability to search by age, reading level, category, etc. Once a book is found a user can read the reviews or even rate and review the book on their own. Think of this a kind of like an Amazon for kids. For a more detailed review check out Free Technology 4 Teachers. For other great sites on reading check out: BookFlavor.com, Booktagger.com, and BookLamp.com.

BOOLIFY

Boolify is an innovative search engine that people use by piecing together puzzle pieces. The reason for this is to help students visualize the process of searching. Also, Boolify uses Google's "safe search" filter which helps it be a more viable option for education. For Kapuler's top 10 safe search engines click here.

BIG MARKER

Big Marker is a free web conferencing community ideal for educators and students. This is a great place to create a private room to collaborate by: chatting, sharing documents, etc. There are three categories of attendees: participant, presenter, and moderator. Holding a web conference is very easy to do and is a great way to facilitate online learning.

Adding TTS to Any Blog

Best Web Tools for Language Learning (Join Skype Project!)

"Book Club It"

Book Club It Lets You Easily Create Online Book Discussion Groups

Book Club It is a new web tool that lets you easily create and participate in online book discussion groups. After registering, you can quickly find a thumbnail image of pretty much any book out there and set privacy options (you can make it public, or can set it so you can only access it if you have the precise url address and participants have been approved). Online polls related to the book can be set-up in seconds. It's designed to be Ñ an online book discussion group. See more at My Best Posts On Books: Why They're Important & How To Help Students Select, Read, Write & Discuss Them.

Bloom's Taxonomy and iPad Apps

LearningToday shares with everyone two beautiful posters, that help us remember Bloom's Taxonomy: the Blooming Butterfly and the Blooming Orange.

BookBaby.com: for all your E-Book creation needs.

Book writing: Convert your text to PDF.

e-Book to PDF Conversion

Video Search Engine - Blinkx

BLINKs links is a search engine for videos that looks a lot of Clip Blast. This is a nice site that is arranged by subject and even has a safe search filter similar to how Google works.

Bharatstudent.com

107 Best Websites On The Web

Share the page with your friends on Facebook, Twitter or other networks by using the sharing buttons on the page.

Book Report Alternatives (from Pearson Publishing)

Here are some interesting and creative ideas about activities that students can do after reading a book. They can also be used after reading a short story, newspaper article or watching a movie. It's great to have a list of interesting and engaging activities that a teacher can employ to activate students in English.

Book Report Alternatives (from Pearson Publishing) - Page 2

Book Report Alternatives (from Pearson Publishing) - Page 3

Many Books

Many Books is a nice site that is a great search engine for over 29,000 free E-books, similar to Neotake but not as visual.

The Best Funny Videos Showing The Importance Of Being Bilingual - Part One

A couple of days I ago I asked readers to help me out by suggesting video clips from movies and television that would demonstrate the importance of being bilingual. I'm creating a lesson plan (which I'll share in this blog sometime in the future) where I'll use videos, along with information from The Best Resources For Learning The Advantages To Being Bilingual. Here are my choices for The Best Videos Showing The Importance Of Being Bilingual Ñ Part One. Anne is the one who got me looking on YouTube with her suggestion of "The importance of being bilingual"


BEST BEGINNER SITES FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS:


The Best Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced English Language Learner Sites. They're both for Beginners: One is ABC Phonics. I've written, both in this blog and in my books, how I teach phonics inductively to students as well as teach it through a focus on their reading high-interest books of their own choosing. However, a little fun online practice now and then also can't hurt. The other is Spelling City, specifically their "Free Activities and Games."


Abacadabra

Anglomaniacy

Bitesize Literacy

Brainpop

Brainpop Free

Brainpop Jr.

British Council Stories

California Distance Learning

Chirbit

Dance Mat Typing

Educaster

English Central

English Interactive

ESOL Courses

Everyday Life

Fiction

Fotobabble

GCF Reading

Into The Book

Kids R Cool

Kiz Club

Language Guide

Learning Chocolate

Listen And Write

Non-Fiction

Online TPR Exercises

Professor Garfield

Road To Grammar, Jr.

Starfall

Strivney

Study Ladder

U.S.A. Learns

VOA Activities

VOA Grammar Bytes

Vocaroo

Wordbuilder

Brain Nook

Brain Nook is an excellent site to help kids strengthen their math and English skills. This is done by roaming through safe Virtual Worlds while playing educational games. Also, there is the ability for teachers to add a class so their kids can play together.


BLOGS

Brainstorming Programs

Top 10 Sites for Brainstorming/Mind Mapping

INSTABLOGG

InstaBlogg is a great site for creating a single blog post. It's very easy to use w/ some nice features such as making the post public/private and turning on/off comments.

"50 Sites In 60 Minutes"

Slideshare presentation highlights 50 different Web 2.0 applications most useful for education.

TOP 100 TECHNOLOGY BLOGS FOR TEACHERS

By ONLINE DEGREES (Written by dkapuler)

Online Degrees a new site has just published their top 100 educational blogs.


BOOK CREATION ONLINE

Create Online Books At ePub Bud

ePub Bud is a new online application that lets you create your own eBooks for free. It seems quite easy to use, and lets you grab images off the web as well. You can read more about it at iLearn Technology. More at The Best Places Where Students Can Write Online.



Free Bible Commentary


BROWSERS

Opera



Top 10 Precarious Buildings

A fun TIME Magazine slideshow. See more at The Best Images Of Weird, Cool & Neat-Looking Buildings (& Ways To Design Your Own)


BILINGUAL SITES

More Vietnamese Quizzes

Pumarosa (Spanish)

Spanish Vocabulary Quizzes

Urdu

Vietnamese

VOA Farsi


Fun and effective language learning

Lively, interactive exercises and courses make studying fun - and efficient. Babbel offers all kinds of learning material, from beginners' courses and vocabulary training to grammar and practical phrases. The system detects your level and suggests a selection of courses that correspond to your interests and knowledge.


Education through technology

Babbel employs state-of-the-art technology to make learning a language easy and convenient. The internet, modern software and mobile devices make for new, exciting ways to learn on your own. Babbel takes advantage of this technology and combines it with the most effective foreign language education methods around. The result is a comprehensive system that facilitates stress-free learning.

Language Flex Access to all eleven languages - switch as often as you like

Another Language? How to choose a course in another learning language

Pass it on! And get a free week of Babbel for you and your friends.

Babbel Mobile Learn wherever you want with iPhone and iPod touch

Bulletin Board Ideas: a great site with bulletin board ideas to keep you busy throughout the school year!

Browser Battle for Homepage: IGoogle-vs-Netvibes-vsPageflakes?

Basic ENGLISH and Business English Learning Sites; Books; Biographies


Bee Oasis.com

Basic and Essential English Oasis:

Beeoasis.com is a place for learners of English to relax. At BeeOasis you can... easily enjoy many stories; at a level just right for you; improve English reading and listening; and learn about arts, sciences, and news. Sign up, for free and you can get all the stories with audio and information about prizes and new features.

A library of Blue Ribbon Learning Sites on the Web

A superb collection of online resources. Search for educational web sites using: Content Areas; Subject Area; and Grade Level.

BING.COM Search Engine

Bing is Microsoft's new search engine that finds and organizes the answers you need to work faster.

Best Internet Sites For English Language Learners in 2008:

Mingoville

Listen and Write and iCue (tied)

Trailers

Beat The Clock

Into The Book

Bee (tied)

Embedded Learning Portal

Chuala

With Chuala, teachers or speech language pathologists record pronunciation examples and create lessons for their students or clients. Learners can practice wherever there is internet and as often as they want. Pronunciation examples can be recorded in any of the world's 7,589 languages and translations can be added if this will help the learner.

J@M (tied)

J@M offers great video dialogues covering 14 language situations

JING Screen Capture


TarheelReader.org

Books for Beginning Readers

Tar Heel Reader is a great collection of free, easy-to-read, and accessible E-Books on a wide range of topics. Each book can be speech-enabled and accessed using multiple interfaces (i.e. switches, alternative keyboards, touch screens, and dedicated AAC devices). The books may be downloaded as slide shows in PowerPoint, Impress, or Flash format. You may even write your own books using pictures from the huge collection at Flickr or from pictures you upload yourself.

Shmoop is sort of a Cliff's Notes Ebut a whole lot better.

Literature Classics Section

Beginning English Sites/English for Beginners List of A-Z Sites

BEST of Larry Ferlazzo's most highly recommended websites

to help you teach ELL, ESL and EFL! (From larryferlazzo.edublogs.org page, Websites of the Year, which is actually a better place to access the lists.

EUROPE, Compare Countries by Using Visual Geography.com

Best of CALL Programs and Websites

Arranged Topically from A-Z by Larry Ferlazzo.

Visual Geography

A nice site available in 5 European languages with images, information, and quizzes about 85 countries around the world. The text is accessible to Intermediate English Language Learners, and the images are obviously good for students of all levels. Good quizzes about each country, and a neat feature called compare, by which you can pick any two countries and easily compare their demographic data with the click of the mouse. Visualgeography.com lets you explore the world through images, flags, money, language, maps and other information.

exercises.

Bookr

One of the BestE for slideshows, that's so easy to use, used effectively for writing is Bookr, another great tool for anybody, including Beginning English Language Learners. You just type in a tag to search Flickr for images, drag them into a book and write about them.

Babbel

One of the few really effective vocabulary building websites that I've seen on the web. It's actually a social network and can help you to make friends for language exchange etc, but the core of the site is its interactive multimedia vocabulary building exercises.

Bubblr

A tool to create comic strips from Flickr.com photos.

Bilingual Quizzes in over 40 Languages

EFL/ESL Articles & Research Papers

From The Internet TESL Journal

British National Corpus Web VP/BNC Profiler

Type or paste your text and click the SUBMIT window button. VocabProfile will tell you how many words the text contains from 20 frequency bands of roughly 1,000 word families in size from the 100 million word British National Corpus.


BASIC ENGLISH WORDLIST AND STORIES USING IT

(only an 850 word vocabulary)

Basic English wordlist

(850 words: Click on WordList or go to page 4)

Basic English is an attempt to give to everyone a second, or international language, which will take as little of the learner's time as possible. It is a system in which everything may be said for all the purposes of everyday existence: the common interests of men and women, general talk, news, trade, and science.

A basic phonetic reader

(Using Basic English's 850 word vocabulary only)

Basic English Reading Books and Sources

Bibliography of about 200 books

written using only 850 words of Basic English


Buddy2

Created by Indiana educators and leaders, "Buddy2 develops and facilitates leading edge learning projects in K-12 school communities to increase student achievement using technology in anytime, anywhere settings."


BASIC ENGLISH AND BUSINESS ENGLISH LEARNING SITES

Sites for Students; Business and Company English; English for Specific / Academic / Technical Purposes

Useful Links

for English Vocabulary and Language Learning

A 4 ESL

Many Great Activities for ESL / EFL Students

ESOL 4 All - Vocabulary

Vocabulary Development Practice Lessons at various levels to choose from

Basic English

An 850 word Simplified English to make learning and reading easier.

Voice of American Learner Pages

News in Easier English

Biz/ed Resources

for students and teachers

Business English Online

Dave's ESL Café Business Section

The Language Key Magazine

The IATEFL Business English SIG

Business English

Talk about company logos, image and philosophy. Create new or imaginary company letterheads or Websites.

Basic English Vocabulary

Ogden's Basic English List of 850 most essential words and website.

BBC's Easy English

Reading Writing and Learner's Site

Basic English Idioms: Learn English Online Open English World

Open English World provides free activities to help you learn English. The Weekly Idiom will help to improve your spoken English. Business Jargon will improve your business English conversation. Talk English will help you speak English fluently in daily life. The Forum is a place to meet students, ask questions, and discuss activities.


TOP ESL BUSINESS SITES

More of the world's best English language learning links chosen by ESL All

Adapted with permission from ESL All March-April 2006 Issue - Vol. 2, no. 3

What is Business English?

Business English is English especially used in national or international trade with English-speaking countries as well as countries where English is not a native language but is used as a shared second language. Business English touches on a variety of fields. For some it means vocabulary related to business topics. For others it is more closely linked to the communication skills required in the workplace. ESL All selected these top ten resources covering both business vocabulary and business skills in addition to material aimed at developing the four language skills (speaking, writing, listening, and reading).

Learning English - Business English

By far the most widely developed British business website on the Internet. A great place to visit to learn and improve your English through business related topics. Top-quality materials only.

ESLgold.com/business

A favourite general and business English website of ours. Provides over a thousand pages of free information and resources for both teachers and students. All materials are organized by skill and level for quick and easy access. The business section contains: Useful Expressions (with audio files in American English), Textbook Recommendations, Quick Links, Learning Strategies, Teaching Business English resources, and a lot more.

English for Business, Work and other Special Purposes

Your guide to English as a 2nd language (ESL / EFL) including an interesting section devoted to Business English. Contains resources related to Business English Lessons, Business Reading, Business English Vocabulary, Business Speaking Skills, Business English Writing and a lot more.

EnglishClub.com ESL Learning Center - Business English

Business English for EFL, ESL students. Resources for learning business English, including varied sections: business correspondence, business presentations and public speaking, business vocabulary, business news and business and money.

Linguarama Postcript Magazine

A self-study magazine for learners of English published by the Linguarama website. Each issue has a theme on which many of the exercises are based, for example: Sales, Personnel, Cross Culture, Finance, Marketing, Business Communication, Insurance, Quality, Legal English, Technology, Banking, Management, and Retailing. There are also exercises with answer keys on reading, writing, grammar, pronunciation, style, vocabulary and usage.

Business English.com

Business English Lessons: Better English Pearson Brown, ESL teacher and author, offers free interactive exercises for many business-related topics. Some of these topics are: Business Idioms Hangman, Business Idioms of Time, Business as War Idioms, Business Adjective Intensifiers, Phrasal Verbs, Business Presentations, Survival Expressions, Signposting, and more.

TESL Business English

An interesting collection of online Business English resources put together by the Internet TESL Journal. For those of you looking for additional business resources.

E.L. Easton Business English Online

An impressive list of additional resources for those interested in learning or teaching Business English. Covers Vocabulary, Business Exercises and Quizzes, Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening, Telephone English, Public Speaking, Debate, Famous Speeches, Multilingual Sites, and a lot more.

Business Emporium

An interesting collection of business resources. Includes vocabulary quizzes, tests, ESL Business lessons, T.O.E.I.C ( Test Of English in International Communication).

Business English Revision Exercises

Hundred of free business revision exercises touching on topics such as: Company (law), Joint-Stock Company, Partnership, Supply and Demand, Letter Writing, and a lot more. Site is maintained by Dr Michael A. Riccioli, the University of Paris-Dauphine.


BUSINESS ENGLISH VOCABULARY AND TEXTS

Business English Vocabulary

From Mike Nelson's Business English Lexis Site

Business English

Talking English text and multimedia from PearsonLongman.com


BUSINESS MAGAZINES ONLINE

Businessweek.com

Top Economic News; Asia and Asia Tech Blog; Economics Innovation Investing; Europe; Investing and Newsletters; Technology; Innovation & Design; Autos; Energy Product Reviews.


WORLD'S BEST ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING LINKS CHOSEN BY ESL ALL

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More of the world's best English language learning links chosen by ESL All

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Top Children English Sites

More of the world's best English language learning links chosen by ESL All

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Top Online Dictionaries

More of the world's best English language learning links chosen by ESL All

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Top ESL Web Sites

More of the world's best English language learning links chosen by ESL All

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Online Grammar Resources

More of the world's best English language learning links chosen by ESL All

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Listening Comprehension Resources

More of the world's best English language learning links chosen by ESL All

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Picture Vocabulary Resources

More of the world's best English language learning links chosen by ESL All

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Podcasting and English Learning

More of the world's best English language learning links chosen by ESL All

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Reading Comprehension

More of the world's best English language learning links chosen by ESL All

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Converse with a Robot

More of the world's best English language learning links chosen by ESL All

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BASIC LANGUAGE PROGRAMS

Before You Know It

Free Demos for learning the Basics of 64 languages. Get started!


CHAT ROBOTS, CHATBOTS OR CHATTERBOTS, ALSO SIMPLY KNOWN AS “BOTSE

These are computer programs on online sites that simulate human communication patterns. They can mimic human conversation or chatting by using artificial intelligence (AI). Eliza was the first chatbot, made in 1966 by Weizenbaum.

ALICE

Artificial Linguistic Internet Computer Entity

ALICE downloads

Google Directory Chatterbots

Great list of Chatterbots from Google's Directory.

Geocities Botlist

Chatterbots waiting to simulate chatting with you at Geocities.com.

Basic Bot site for Artificial Intelligence Projects


Modern CMS Talking

The fabulous Ektoras created a tool called Loudbot to combine the general power of some well-known content management systems with the ease of use on handling media files that LoudBlog is providing to its users. If you are working with Mambo, Joomla, Drupal, Serendipity, Geeklog or WordPress, you can install LoudBlog additionally to your existing setup- it will help you with uploading, organizing and tagging your media files, and after that Loudbot transfers those files to your main CMS. It's that easy!


BOOK-MARKING PROGRAMS:

SKLOOG

Skloog is a fun site for bookmarking that I just found out about from Zarco English, one of my favorite blogs. I like to compare Skloog to SpeedyMarks which organizes bookmarks via nice visual thumbnail of the site. This is very similar to how the start-up page for Safari or Chrome works for a user's history. (Dave Kapuler)a2

Best English Education Blogs

Edublogs: You can create as many blogs as you want for free here at Edublogs!

Bookr

Bookr is a document reader for the Play Station Portable (PSP) that currently supports plain text (.txt) PDF, and new for this release; text only basic HTML files. http://www.jogtheweb.com/run/kLNfFgf9DEz6 Bookr is a tool to share and create and share images in your Photobook as Flickr Images. Bookr is a simple, fun, web-based program that lets users search Flickr photo program. Bookr is a great resource for beginning readers and writers.

More of the world's best English language learning links chosen by ESL All

Adapted with permission from ESL All September 2006 Issue, Blogs, Vol. 2, No. 7.

Welcome to this selection of the BEST ESL (English as a Second Language), EFL (English as a Foreign language) and Business English Blogs! A weblog, or blog for short, is a type of website where entries are made (like a journal or diary) and displayed in reverse chronological order. These ten blogs provide news, comments and information on English learning and teaching. A typical blog contains mostly text, but can also contain images, and links to other resources and blogs, web pages, and other media related to the topic under discussion. These blogsites cover a wide range of topics dealing with general and business English, topics that can be useful to both English learners and teachers. The last suggested link provides a collection of close to 100 other English learning blogsites available for free on the web. Happy blogging!

The English Blog

A high-quality English-learning related blog for teachers and students managed by Jeffrey Hill. Valuable comments and resources for English learning. Archives. Links to other blog sites.

The English Blog.com

A place where English instructors and students meet to discuss and learn. Covers the field of English as a whole. Great links and resources for English as a Second language, and other related disciplines such as composition, literature, rhetoric and linguistics. Also features ESL Coffeetalk, ESL Forum Buzz, and Scattergories. Edited by Lee Hobbs.

ESL Lesson Plans

Lesson plans, teaching locales, tips, tricks and budgeting advice mostly for novice and veteran ESL instructors, but also contains very interesting material for ESL students. Features Recent Entries, ESL Jobs, Hot Discussion Topics, and Cool Links. Edited by Carol Rueckert.

Technology for Business English

Te4Be.com: Ideas and observations about the day-to-day teaching of Business English as well as site visitors comments and experiences. Includes the following sections: Teachers, Technology, Web Links, Students, and FAQ. Edited by Barney Barrett and Pete Sharma.

Where Are the Business English Blogs?

Business English Blogs: A list of high-quality blogsites for those who are interested in Business English.

English 360

Ideas, reflections and conversation about language learning and teaching, business and communication, entrepreneurship and technology.

Ask Doctor English

AskDoctorEnglish.Blogspot.com: Ask Doctor English your ESL and English language learning specialist. Ask whatever you like about the English language. Doctor English is an ESL Teacher, based in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

UsingEnglish.com Weblog

UsingEnglish.com: ESL learners and teachers online blog. Ideas, thoughts, uses of English and other language-learning related issues. Features many discusion categories, ESL archives and links to other blogs. Very useful material for language learners.

Englastuces

A very interesting blogsite for ESL learners. Contains general thoughts and ideas on language learning as well as great language links. Featured sections are: Dictionaries and References, ESL Learners, ESL Teachers, Quizzes and Exercises, Links to other Blogs on the web, and a lot more.

The Internet TESL Journal Weblogs

For those of you who would like to explore more blogsites not listed in this newsletter, here's an interesting collection of blog-related links of interest to teachers and students of English as a Second Language.

Rosa Ochoa's Australian Adult English Class Blog

(with Slideshows).

ICT FOR LANGUAGE TEACHERS

THIS IS A BLOG RELATED TO THE ICT4LT WEBSITE AT HTTP://WWW.ICT4LT.ORG IT AIMS TO ENCOURAGE FEEDBACK ON THE ICT4LT SITE IN PARTICULAR AND THE USE OF ICT IN LANGUAGE LEARNING AND TEACHING IN GENERAL.

Technorati.com/blogs

BlogsESearch Engine: Technorati is the major search engine for blogs, which you can interrogate with an advanced query form by keyword (try Academic or Language learning or browse via their blog index.

Blog.HUMlab.umu.se

Run by students at Sweden's Ume University's humanities lab, a place where the humanities, cultural studies and modern information and media technology can meet and work together, both in real and virtual termsE

Therese Ornberg-Berglund's academic blog

discusses her research on virtuality and conversational multi-tasking.

Telecollaboration Resources from Robert O'Dowd

focused on intercultural exchanges.


BLOGS FOR ENGLISH TEACHERS AND STUDENTS

ReadableBlog.com is a Blog for English language learners

TalktotheClouds.com is a Blog for ESL & EFL teachers and tutors by Clarissa Ryan.

LoudBlog.com

LoudBlog is a sleek and easy-to-use Content Management System (CMS) for publishing media content on the web. It automatically generates a skinnable website and an RSS-Feed for Podcasting. Just upload your audio/video files, add some notes and links, and you're done!


E-LEARNING BLOGS

Best 19 E-Learning Blogs

This list represents some of the more active e-learning blogs Gabe Anderson has found or read regularly. As he says: each of these is great in its own way -- be it the in-depth analysis, the industry headlines, the technical prowess -- but all will get you thinking about learning and technology in new ways. From learning theories to content design, metadata to LMSes, survey data to industry trends, these blogs have it all.E

ESL Wizard

Information and resources for teachers of English as a Foreign Language. Includes a forum, job vacancies, flashcards, and activities.

Top 100 language Blogs

LexioPhiles recently published "The Top 100 language Blogs" here.

LexioPhiles Top 100 language Blogs


BLACKBOARD

Blackboard.com

offers free 1 month trial to set up any online course.


BLOGGING & FILE-EXCHANGE PROGRAMS

SharedTalk.com

Find a Language Partner to practice with for 113 Languages in over 170 Countries! Free!

Lang-8.com

Lang-8.com is a great place for free Language Exchange! Allows you to start your own Japanese Language Blog, which natives speakers will help correct for free! Corrections will be highlighted so you can easily learn from your own mistakes. Sample recommended Language Blogs include:

Camera Life

Mieko's World

Mixi Blogs

Edmodo

Edmodo is a site that is "a private micro-blogging platform that teachers and students can use to send notes, links, files, alerts, assignments, and events to each other;" students do not need an email address, just a code obtained from the teacher.

Gliffy

Gliffy is a Graphic Organizer program


BIBLIOGRAPHIES

Mother of all SLVA Bibliographies

by William J. Rapaport

Extensive Reading

NEW SITE FOR EXTENSIVE READING HEADQUARTERS! Extensive Searchable Research Reference List with Abstracts.


BOOKS

ELT Books

(available via Amazon.com)

Books (and software) listed on this page have been selected by EFL / ESL teachers of the English Specialist Group on the purpose of helping language teachers and students with finding good resources for their work.

Christian Book Distributors

Cheapest prices online or off for inspiring faith-building books, music, and software.

Abebooks

Atlases. World's largest online marketplace for books. Huge travel selection!


BRITISH COUNCIL

English Learners Hub

from the British Council

Teaching English

Includes practical lesson plans, articles, books, downloads, etc. to keep your teaching fresh.

Network for Language Teachers

Network with over 10,000 teachers via this English Language Teaching Contacts Scheme (ELTeCS).

Hornby Educational Trust Professional Development

Hornby Educational Trust runs regional workshops to benefit language teachersEdevelopment.

ELT and Educational Technology Search Engine

Use this powerful search engine to help build up your links with others in the CALL and Language Teaching Community worldwide.

Language Assistant

Regularly updated links, materials and tips to help improve your language assistance and teaching.

Jobs & Qualifications

Essential data for career development in language education. Find suitable language programs and qualifications for your future success here (EU-related).

Your Local British Council

Having offices in 110 countries, the British Council has many local webpages to assist area teachers. They work with education ministries, and provide support to teacher associations such as electronic newsletters.


BIOGRAPHIES

Biography Of America Interactives

Biography of America is a very ambitious video and text U.S. History presentation. Much of it isn't accessible to English Language Learners. However, Ferlazzo's U.S. History page will lead you to a series of links to short interactive Flash exercises that should be accessible to Intermediate English Language Learners. Theyfre each images that have a number of "hot spots" you can click on for further information. Each era in U.S. History has one of them.

Reviewing Famous People of the 20th Century.

There are 20 people in each of these five sections: Arts, Business, Politics, Science and Society.

Famous People's Hall of Fame and Heroes of Modern Life.

(All Males here)

Distinguished Women of Past and Present

Search by field of activity or categories.

Biography.com

Famous person anagram or quiz.

Famous Quotations

Famous PeoplesEQuotations. Can be searched by category and author.

Famous People's Birthdays

to compare with your own.

Biography Maker

guide for writing about famous or infamous people.

Celebrities

Current celebrities site

CelebritiesEBiographies

Yahoo!

Older Famous People, famous people now deceased, writers, politicians, scientists, etc may be found under Yahoo! Sections.


BIBLE-RELATED RESOURCES

Asian Language Bible-related resource store

Bamboo is an online Christian Bookstore with this stated aim:
We specialise in Asian language Christian resources and offer products in Burmese, simplified and traditional Chinese, Japanese, Khmer/Cambodian, Korean, Laotian, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian and Tagalog, as well as stocking a big range of English language products. Check out our bibles, books, tracts, gifts, cards, CDs, DVDs, etc.

Chinese and Asian Language Bible-related resource store

Polyglot Bible, Book of Luke searchable in 30 languages.

This is a parallel corpus of the entire Gospel of Luke in 30 languages, which allows full-text searching and side-by-side comparison of up to seven languages.

Bible.com

Bible Resources makes the Bible freely available online in multiple languages (20 major ones at this time) and translations with Bible Answers, Free Online Concordance Keyword and Passage Searches, Bible Tools, Bible Aids, Bible Studies, Bible Stories, Bible Devotionals, Bible Reading Plans, Bible Memorization Techniques. Most versatile free site on the subject known.

Blueletter Bible Project

The Blue Letter Bible now has over 4,000,000 links onsite to over 165,000 pages of concordances, lexicons, dictionaries, commentaries, images, and Bible versions! A program devised by Mark-Jason Dominus from Pennsylvania University, and applied to King James Authorised Version of the Bible. The program includes other corpora such as: Topical Bible (Nave), Bible Dictionary (Easton), New Topical Textbook (Torrey), Thematic Subject Guide, Dictionary of New Testament Words (Vine) and Bible Names Dictionary (Hitchcock). Here you can look for any quote/word from the Bible. The program also provides information about the different senses of a word and the corresponding concordances for each sense.

Greek and Hebrew Concordances

for searching English Bible versions online.

FreeBibleCommentary.org

Offers free Bible commentaries and Bible helps in 21 languages:

Afrikaans, Arabic, Bengali, Mandarin, French, Hindi, Magyar (Hungarian), Bahasa Indonesian, Korean, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish, Tagalog, Telegu, Thadou (India), Turkisn, Urdu, Vietnamese, and of course, English.


BIBLE LEXICONS AND FREE SOFTWARE

Lexica & Dictionaries

This site offers free lexica and dictionaries that can be used in any SWORD API based Bible program. To download, simply click on the links given for free Chinese, German, English, Greek and Hebrew support.


FOREIGN LANGUAGE LEARNING BOOKSELLERS

Grant and Cutler

A London foreign language-learning bookstore for all living languages from Afrikaans to Zulu (they say), with a particularly deep range in French, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese. (enquiries@grantandcutler)


OTHER

BBC News and Audio in 33 Languages

Give it a listen in your native or Target Language!

BBC Learning English

BBC Website for learning English via news, entertainment, music, sport.

Alphabetized and Categorized Bibliography of Vocabulary Studies

Breaking News English

Eallows students to study using current news articles. He paraphrases current news into a one-page Word or PDF along with various activities for teachers to create a lesson with. Maintained by Sean Banville, who also supplies an audio file of him reading the article allowing each lesson to be made into either a listening or reading focus.

Practicing Basic Questions in English

(Online Interactive Links to Conversation Games)

Loucky, J. P. (2004). Gaining Speaking Confidence by Mastering Basic English Questions: Using Enjoyable Games within a Simple Framework.

Globish: Simplified English

Mankind always needed a common language to exchange and share ideas.

Today, it is a certain form of English, with a sentence building that is not too demanding, no trouble with accents, and a small set of useful words (1 ,500). This language is so different from formal English, and more limited that it must given a different name EGlobish. English is spoken in England, and Globish can be spoken in the global village, everywhere by everyone. They can be called Globiphones. Native English speakers have great difficulties when they want to reduce their words down to the 1, 500 key ones. As a simple globiphone, you are satisfied as soon as language is just understandable. Globiphones are at least seven times more numerous than Native English speakers . We should accept the evidence that a new language has appeared!

Graded Readers or Book Reports by Doshisha University Students

These are 225 book reports written by Doshisha University students to help you decide what books you would like to read. Choose either Low or High Intermediate Levels

Low Intermediate Level

(1001--2000 words) > 195 books

High Intermediate Level

(2001--3000 words) > 30 books

Book Report Evaluation Form

Book Report Format

Graded reader project format and writing procedure.

Extensive or Freereading

= Reading for Pleasure!

Graded Readers List

(at Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan)

Britannica Encyclopedia Online

Gadling.com Blogging Posts

Blogging posts from the foreign language category at Gadling.com. Multiple links to other blog topics.

Blended Learning

Probably the best brief, one page site and set of definitions.

British National Corpus Search Engine

Business English from Forbes.com

Try listening to their online Video News!

BBC's World Challenge

BBC's World Challenge helps support innovative self-help economic development projects in developing countries. in association with Shell, is a global competition that seeks out projects and businesses that not only make a profit, but also put something back into the community. World Challenge 2007, brought to you by BBC World and Newsweek, in association with Shell is all about rewarding individuals or groups that truly make a difference through enterprise and innovation at a grass roots level.

Kolabora.com Online Collaboration Tools And Resources

Robin Good's VERY GOOD Online Collaboration Blog

Crocodyl.org is a Corporate Research Wiki.

BrainHoney

BrainHoney is a free online personalized learning platform that allows teachers to track student progress against state standards, supplement instruction with online resources, or even teach online.

Bible Stories Listening Practice

25 Old and New Testament Stories (Macmillan L.H.)

LifeSiteNews.com

BIRTH PROCESS: "In the Womb": Amazing 4-D Footage of Growing Baby

The two-hour National Geographic documentary "In the Womb" is now available on YouTube in 9 parts. Originally aired in 2005, the documentary used revolutionary techniques in computer imaging and 4-D ultrasounds to present stunning images of the developing embryo, taking viewers through the amazing journey of the unborn baby from conception to birth. The video presents a remarkable visual apologetic for the pro-life message that human life begins with fertilization. Showing the continuous development of the unborn child from conception to birth, it shatters all attempts to pinpoint any other time as the beginning of life.

Boost

Skill Series (Longman-Pearson)


BASIC ENGLISH

Technical Terminology explained in Basic English

(Ogden's)

Summary of RichardsETECHNIQUES IN LANGUAGE CONTROL

by Prof. Yoshiko Aizawa in his new book on BASIC, published in Japan in 2007.

Blogs for English Learning

BlogAbroad.com

BlogAbroad.com chronicles the adventures of four students as they study abroad in different countries.

You can interact with the students and give them advice or learn from their journeys.

MindSay Social News Community

Blog with Interesting Stories & Pictures

Blickis

Bookgoo - Highlight the World

Bookgoo allows you to highlight and annotate your documents in the same way you would mark up a piece of paper with a highlighter and pen!

Video sharing online resources

from Nik Peachey's Learning Technology Teacher Development Blog.






ooVoo.com is a professional online communicator for collaborative meetings, instruction, learning and friendly chats with family and friends. Try its free Demo!

Join a live video chat now!


Free Demo Lessons
http://CALL4ALLUS.en101.com

Internet-based, interactive audio-visual English learning center with instructions in 21 languages.

Free Demo and great online Business Opportunity!

Click on a flag to choose a language.

English  Chinese  Simplified Chinese  Russian  Spanish German Latvian-Lettish Hebrew Arabic Mongolian Korean Hungarian Dutch French Romanian Indonesian Estonian Polish IPortuguese Italian Lithuanian Turkish Japanese  Vietnamese  Thai  Tagalog



free online dictionary
Lingvosoft online dictionary From:     Word: 
To: 
online electronic translation tools





ESL Lounge

Free ESL Lesson Materials for teachers. Grammar, worksheets, song lyrics, board games, pronunciation and more. All free and printable.




Online Conference/Classroom
Nellies English Projects is an educational website for students and teachers whose aim is to motivate students for lifelong learning. It provides resources for teachers on how to integrate technology into the classroom by means of project based and experiential learning using WebQuests. The site provides many educational resources, articles, lesson plans, evaluation rubrics, reading practice and collaborative writing ideas.







Powered by IP2Location.com
IP2Phrase
IP2Phrase allows you to insert dynamic customizable welcome messages to your web page with geographical information.You can either design your own phrase or use one of their defaults.

Google


The web This site

Google Advanced Search
Google Language Translation Tools
(Lite Version)
Google Multiple Language Search Engines & Translation Tools
(Input any URL or text)




Babel Fish translation

Type or paste text or web address here:
Translate from:
Powered by Systran





FoxLingo – The Ultimate Language Tool!

(works only with Firefox)

Web Page Translation, Translated Search, Auto Translation, Text Translation, Language Resources, Learning Languages, etc.

Main Features
  • Page Translation - Translates full web pages (over 1,000 different language pairs)
  • Translated Search - Searches foreign pages using terms written in your language
  • Auto Translation - Automatically translates websites by recognizing their domain
  • Text Translation - Translates text entered in the search box or selected on any web page
  • Language Resources - Over 90 language services (encyclopedias, text-to-speech, etc.)
  • Ixquick - Metasearch engine with unique features, language search and complete privacy
  • Learning Languages - Over 100 links to language learning sites for a variety of languages
  • Freeware - FoxLingo is completely free and contains no adware or spyware
  • Complete Privacy - FoxLingo does not take any information from its users
Supports 45 languages & over 1,000 different language pairs

Afrikaans, Arabic, Aranese, Basque, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Filipino, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Malay, Norwegian, Occitan, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese Brazilian, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovenian, Spanish, Spanish Latin American, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Welsh

Uses 35 free online web page translator services

Worldlingo.com, Tranexp.com, Google.com, Abacho.co.uk, Altavista.com, Apertium.org, Eigo-navi.com, Elmundo.es, Excite.co.jp, Freetranslation.com, Gencat.cat, Gts-translation.com, Ibm.com, Imtranslator.com, Internostrum.com, Interpret.co.za, Linguamatix.com, Lingro.com/, Lingvo.org, Nazgol.co.il, Nifty.amikai.com Ocn.ne.jp, Oesi.cervantes.es, Online-Translator.com, Opentrad.org, Sli.uvigo.es, Solvingmaze.com, Toggletext.com, Tr.voila.fr, Translatica.pwn.pl, Translator.live.com, Translendium.es, Vil-net.dyndns.org Yahoo.com, 220.194.61.120





AddThis Social Bookmark Button
Free Bible Commentary
Audio New Testaments Click on your country's flag to translate this site!
AltaVista Babel Fish Translation

Language Teacher®. Electronic pocket talking translators



Topics Online Magazine for Learners of English.

Currency Converter
Time Converter

50 BEST Sites in 60 Minutes SLIDESHARE

2Lingual is BEST Bilingual Search Engine!

Web 20-21st Century Tools

Language Learning.net
Click to search in your own language!

LearniT
TeachiT Video Lessons on IT/Ed Tech



Other Translations Here:





Dicts Info
www.dicts.info’s index page shows Flags and Links to free Web Dictionaries in about 80 languages.

ESL DISCUSSIONS on Topics A-Z!
All with Lesson Plans & Word/PDFiles.


Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling

ESL Student & Teaching Links

Great Reading, Speaking & Vocabulary Activities



This site uses WordChamp to automatically translate words on this page into about 140 languages! CLICK for a free account so you can also SAVE new words into files.
Change Target Language Here:

Enable/disable reader bubbles:

Asia-Pacific CALL Top Teacher Resource Sites

APA CALL President J-B Son's Homepage
CALL Resources and Research

Internet-Based Language Instruction (IBLI)
Sample Work from J-B Son's Students

Internet-Based Language Teaching
(Roger Underwood Collection)

Distance & Self-Access Language Programs

English Specialist
English Specialist

EFL practice exercises

Web 2.0 Tools Slideshow

Information Technology Tools


"BEST of the Best"
of Larry Ferlazzo’s most highly recommended websites to help you teach English, ESL or EFL!

The Best Websites Summarized
The "Best of the Best" Websites of 2007-2008

Website With 8,000 Links

Larry Ferlazzo, Teacher

International Children’s Digital Library
10,000+ Children’s Stories in many languages.

READ & HEAR Folktales and Legends from around the world!

More World Folktales from ESL Station


Speak English Today

“Get in the Sandbox & Play with Us Kids!Eby using Twiddla Co-Browsing Tool Here:
Twiddle this page!

Top ESL/TESOL Programs
Find top online and local ESL/TESOL programs and request free info. Learn more about starting an exciting career in bilingual and ESL teaching today!

Top Text-to-Speech Program Online (TTS)
Multi-Lingual Online Translator with Sound and Avatar!

ESL Gold
ESL Gold

ESLGold.com explained in 15 languages!

ESL Point
ESL Point

A treasure trove of material for teaching and learning English

TOP CHILDREN’S ENGLISH LEARNING SITES

Mingoville is the world's most creative and comprehensive English language course online for kids of all ages.

Great Picture Book Maker!

Enchanted Learning
Enchanted Learning

Encyclopedia for Kids

List of A-Z Links to various language Encyclopedias and their Histories

Top 20 Web-based language learning activities/tasks - Andy Johnson’s annotated list of most useful CALL sites

ShareIt!
Software sales

Free Language Translation Bar for 10 Languages.

Translate this page

MyVocabulary.com offers DAILY WORD PUZZLES, Root Word Study, etc to enhance vocabulary mastery and written/verbal skills with Latin & Greek roots.

Google Language Translation Tools
(Lite Version)

Google Multiple Language Search Engines & Translation Tools
(Input any URL or text)

Voice Thread Collaborative Site for Educators

Add Audio (TTS) to Any Blog!







Media Converter

Use QNext.com Universal Messenger for free media and file transfers.

ISeeMedia.com makes Mobile Publishing easy.
Access ANY size Device/Document/Image ANYWHERE!

Free Test of your vocabulary in English, Chinese, German, Japanese, Spanish or Turkish. Test Preparation free for GRE, SAT, TOEFL Tests. Speed-Reading Practice and Word Games.

FREE ONLINE VOCAB TESTS
Free Test of your vocabulary in English, Chinese, German, Japanese, Spanish or Turkish. Test Preparation free for GRE, SAT, TOEFL Tests. Speed-Reading Practice and Word Games.

Vocaboly.com offers many FREE Vocabulary Tests online.


Click on the V to check how many words you know in English.

V-Check or WordSmart.com can freely test your level!

Easy Dolch Word List Crossword Puzzles

fun with vocabulary

Computer Adaptive Test of Vocabulary Size & Strength


Take this free Vocabulary Size Test!

WordSmart: Test Your Vocab Level!

Free Vocabulary Levels Tests at LexTutor
Includes Receptive/Recognition and Interactive Productive Vocabulary Tests; Word Association and Yes/No Tests


PROGRAMS MEASURING READABILITY

Readability.info provides Readability Scores for any Web pages and MS Word files in a flash!

OKAPI!
The Internet Application for Creating Curriculum-Based Assessment Reading Probes

Improving Online Text Readability

Analyze text content using this free text analysis tool.





Discovery School
"The Thrill of Discovery in Your Classroom"


English Learning Resources
Ken Schmidt’s Short-List


the Language Resource Room

Word Surfing vocabulary learning strategies



Top ESL & Teacher Sites

TESOLMAX Top Sites

Primary.Games.com Top Sites

Gotop100.com
The Top Sites for English Learners

ESL Web Guide: Your Guide to the Best ESL/EFL Websites! Recommendations from Dave’s ESL Cafe.

SEO - create one way text link ads to your website for top search engine listings.

I Love Languages

Interesting Things for ESL / EFL Students

ITESLJ's Interesting Things for ESL / EFL Teachers


MES English games and other ESL / EFL resources for teachers


Foreign Word
translation wizard with free simultaneous access to over 265 dictionaries for 73 languages


Perceptia Press
EConversation, Excel, Music, PowerPoint and Word textbooks. Great texts for personal or class use.
Click here to order



Itzalist Webring
Bilingual Webring





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