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Curated by technology integration specialist Jake Duncan.
US Navy Game-Changer: Seawater Turned into Fuel
New mechanism for collecting data using human computation games
Learning MIMO Signal Mappings for Recognition Systems across sensory modalities.
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Top 100 Sites/Apps for Game Based Learning
Geography students create different forms of Instagram videos as part of their finals (see Using Instagram, Bloom's Taxonomy & Student Interest As A Fun Part Of A Semester Final). It's just the latest experiment this year using Vine or Instagram (see The Best Resources For Learning To Use The Video Apps 'Vine' & Instagram).
University of Michigan Computer and Video Game Archive
Val Waldron's spreadsheet of video games and their available localizations
The spreadsheet allows you to find games in your target language. An upside of this approach is that localizations of major video games create fully immersive experiences for the player in a target language. A down side is that scaffolding work and additional resources (the console, the game, etc) will be needed to integrate them into a curriculum. But a helpful starting place.
Guiness Book of World Recordís Top 100!Have students choose the Weirdest, the hardest and the most amazing feat and tell why they chose it/think so!
Nov 17, 2014 - Developing Digital Game-Mediated Foreign Language Literacies.
Teacher Gaming Network is a excellent site where educators can go to create their very own games. Educators control all the content in the game and choose different styles questions to incorporate into the game such as: T/F, matching, multiple choice, etc. Also, there are up to 5 different styles of games they can create (plus account) as well as browse through other games created by other educators. For Kapulerís Pinterest board on Game Based Learning click here.
Kahoot is a fantastic easy to use learning tool that can be used to Gamify a classroom. The way this works is very similar to when a person goes to a restaurant/sports bar and then get a device to use to answer questions that are being displayed on the TVs. The players then answer in real time and see the results up on the TV to see who was correct and leading w/ the highest score, etc The questions a user creates can include images, video, text, etc and is done through a very user friendly drag-n-drop interface. This is a great tool for differentiating instruction as educators can find which areas that specific students may need help in. Students can even be the leader and be the one to create a "Kahoot" (session) and quiz their peers.
Ginkgotree is an ambitious new educational tool that is revolutionizing the way textbooks/ebooks are being used in the classroom. It's kind of like a cross between a textbook/book w/ iBooks author mixed in, where an educator can take any content from a textbook, web page, or online media and then digitize it to be read on any device (i.e. laptop/mobile platform). This is perfect for educators who like the adaptability to teach what "THEY" want to teach and not having to stick by the textbook. They can spend more time teaching and less time lecturing.
GoClass is an amazing web tool/app for creating lessons that can done on mobile devices. This is all done through an innovative user interface where educators use the web to create their students/class/courses and then have students complete them on their mobile devices. Best of all, the teacher creates all the content, student accounts, and then has the option to "lock" down the device while they are presenting a lesson to them and "unlock" them for assignments to be completed. Finally, educators can then assess students work and in real-time while archiving and generating reports.
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Avant Browser is an ultra-fast web browser. Its user-friendly interface brings a new level of clarity and efficiency to your browsing experience, and frequent upgrades have steadily improved its reliability. Best is its Ultimate Version at www.avantbrowser.com/download.aspx?uil=en-US
GRADUATE PROGRAMMING AND EDITING TOOLS AND LANGUAGES:
GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks asphoto retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages. Open Source Tool!
(GNU is typically used today with a kernel called Linux. This combination is the GNU/Linux operating system. GNU/Linux is used by millions, though many call it "Linux" by mistake.)
Most exciting news: Texas A& M University is building a Humanities Visualization Space!
An Image Viewer with special creative effects. [IrfanView is a very fast, small, compact and innovative FREEWARE (for non-commercial use) graphic viewer for Windows 9x, ME, NT, 2000, XP, 2003 , 2008, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.]
DeepBurner is an advanced and powerful CD and DVD burning package that utilizes power and efficiency. Burn any data, copy discs, make backups, burn astonishing photo cd albums, make ISO CDs and DVDs with just one easy to handle software- DeepBurner. Personal version can be used for personal purposes only.
Free personal CAD System capable of producing professional technical drawings
CadStd is a general purpose, easy to learn CAD/drafting program for creating professional quality mechanical designs, house plans, blueprints, schematics and charts utilizing ANSI drawing standards. The Lite version is free and can read any drawing created by the Pro version.
Lycos is a search engine and web portal established in 1994. Lycos also encompasses a network of email, webhosting, social networking, etc.
Fully integrated, cross-platform Office System, compatible with MS Office files but Free!
Free Text Editor between Notepad and Wordpad
World's most popular Open Source Data Management System.
Personal Database using Explorer-like interface. Pioneer in Tree Structured data-management since 1995, TreePad is an award-winning Personal Information Manager, Organizer, Database, Word Processor and much more. TreePad combines portability and compactness with its other distinctive features: versatility and power, as well as simplicity and intuitiveness of use.
Kerio Control 8.2 introduces application/web content filtering over IPv4 & IPv6.
Gadzookery is a wonderful free iOS app that helps students build their Writing and Vocabulary skills. This can be done by either playing one player or against random opponents where a person tries to create a sentence from a given word. What makes this nice for educators is that the game comes w/ a built in dictionary/thesaurus to help kids create their sentences. Scoring is done by each letter and a person can challenge another person (to eliminate their opponent's score) for misspelled/made up words.
Gooru is a fantastic online community for educators/students to share and create learning resources. This is a great place for teachers to go to find educational resources that are aligned to Common Core Standards that have been reviewed and rated. Also, educators can create custom collection and share them w/ others and students as well track/assess all students’ progress. Finally, educators can create courses and share, view, and customize all resources to meet their needs.
GoNoodle is a fantastic App to be used on a whiteboard/projector to give students "brain" breaks throughout the school day. This is done by interacting w/ three different videos/activities: Airtime, Run w/ Us, and Maximo. Integrating GoNoodle into the classroom has a positive effect on students and helps reenergize them to maximize their potential throughout the day.
Glean is a fantastic new site I just found out about from the award winning blog, Free Technology 4 Teachers. This is a great site for finding educational videos on Math & Science. All videos are aligned to Common Core Standards and a user can ask questions of others too.
Looking for a tool to manage an individual education program (IEP)? This collaborative, full-featured system includes everything you'll need.
Go here for videos, sites, interactives, questions, slides, textbooks, handouts, lessons, and exams. Filter by CCSS, subject, and grade.
Google University Learning: brings you the collection of OCW (Open Course Ware) and OER (Open Educational Resources) sites in its search results. You can add this gadget to your Google home page for better usage.
Lester Hendershot's Free Electricity Generator: Try making this Fuelless Electric Motor!
(Pick 1 to discuss and describe to the class!)
Grow Fish Anywhere pioneers fish farming without environmental impact.
Japanese Trilogy of INTELLIGENT DESIGN CREATIONISM Online Videos.
GREAT DEBATE BETWEEN INTELLIGENT DESIGN CREATIONISM VS. RANDOM CHANCE EVOLUTION COSMOLOGIES
Chemical Engineering and Nanotechnology Pioneer
Powerful collaboration, review, and code management for open source and private development projects.
It's Never Too Late to Learn English, Nanotechnology, The History of Newspapers, etc.
Daredevil, 34, completes ambitious stunt 1500 feet up, on live television.
Sex and Culture by Unwin, J. D. (Joseph Daniel), 1895-1936.; Unwin, J. D. (Joseph Daniel), 1895- 1936. Published 1934. Topics Primitive societies, Sexual ethics.
READ and write a Review about each scientist you read about them in A-Z Order. Research the one you are assigned, and then challenge yourself to read about 110-1000 famous Scientists listed here.
We believe students should read 1000 science stories because they are our future decision makers, and that politicians need to read 1000 science stories because they are our current decision makers. As they read science, they will pick up an amazing amount of useful knowledge, while laying down the neural pathways to use science throughout their life. If this happens, the future of human decision making will be bright!
What is 6-Minute Science? 6-Minute Science is a revolutionary new way to learn science that provides students with a broad foundation of scientific knowledge by encouraging them to read hundreds of short science stories. ScienceHeroes.com presents three new science stories a day to be read, as well as offering numerous other science stories throughout the website. We count the number of science stories each member reads and provide awards beginning with 100.
While researching and writing the major Stories, we sometimes come across miniStories - important in their own right. So we create a special page for each. A miniStory will show up in the related major story, but can now be directly accessed on its own. Find a sampling of MiniStories below. You can also find these on the website on the TEACHERS page, or go direct to the MiniStories page.
Technical Online Readings:
Oct 12, 2015 - Researchers designed nano-scale, synthetic diamonds that can illuminate cancer in MRIs, paving the way for quicker methods to detect cancer.
This new construction kit aimed at young girls (though boys like it too) has been buzzing with parents lately. Could be a great gift item!
Using Built-in sensors to detect hand posture and pressure on commodity mobile phones
GoClass is one of my favorite new iPad apps/website for creating and assessing student data. The way this works is by having teachers signup on web and create lessons, classes, students etc. After this is done students can use their iPad to join sessions, view content, take quizzes etc. Teachers can then get real time results, track student progress, monitor classes, and more. [Written by dkapuler on Jan 30, 2013]
With all the controversy swirling about "Genius," my challenge to you is to view the entire 34-minute movie at www.GeniusTheMovie.com and make up your own mind. If you just want to see the trailer, go to: www.youtu.be/ZW2lhWfa28g
GCF Learn Free is an excellent new site I found for educational resources. This is a very innovative site that offers users over 750 online interactive lessons and over 250 videos. These lessons are fun to do and a user can customize how they want to learn a give topic. [Written by dkapuler on Feb 05, 2013].
The Washington Post has just published The year in graphics, 2012. It's nowhere near as impressive as The NY Times version, but it still has some pretty good stuff. See more at The Best Infographics Of 2012, where you can also find The Times link. Its found at 2012: The Year in Graphics, and it's absolutely terrific here.
Program integrates a youth development approach and international and public policy issues into youth media programs that build digital literacy, foster substantive online dialogues, develop resources for educators, and promote civic participation.
The GoodPlay Project explores the ethical character of young people's activities in the new digital media by seeking to understand how they conceptualize their participation in virtual worlds and the ethical considerations that guide their conduct.
gText is a great free service for group text messaging. A user can use a cell phone to send group text messages that other people can receive. Not only can a person send text messages but they can share files, photos, and calendars as well. For other great sites using cell phones check out: TXTNLRN and Celly.
Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything is a wonderful guide to, well almost everything! This site really has it all for educational resources. A teacher can find stuff on 21st Century learning, developing a PLN, QR Codes, iPad's in the classroom, etc.
Graph Words is a great visual thesaurus where all a user has to do is enter a word, click on draw and a web is displayed of your term. Once the web is done, you can then click on any term in that web to watch another one branch out. This is great for seeing how words are related!
DimensionU is a site I blogged about last month and was really excited about the potential that I saw. After collaborating w/ them I've decided to get an in depth look at what this exciting site has to offer. DimensionU is much more than just a gaming site. DimensionU combines a top of the line 3D gaming environment w/ an abundance of educational content that makes learning immersive and fun. (See rest of Kapuler's evaluation here.)
The role of Nakahama Manjiro in the Opening of Japan to the World. lst Japanese Engineer and Pioneer in many fields.
Brief Tale of Nakahama Manjiro Mung, lst Japanse to visit America.
20th Century Presidents recall Manjiroís Visit.
The first Japanese young man to live in America: John Mung Nakahama Manjiro or the two worlds of Nakahama Manjiro: a tale of the first Japanese to reside in America and later return to Japan to become a legendary figure in his own lifetime, by Paul C. Blum. Adapted for use by Japanese college students by John Paul Loucky. (Word doc file Ė left click to open, right click to download.)
WAR FILMS WITH GOOD VALUES:
Pearl Harbor/WWII MOVIEShttps://vimeo.com/131994761
Wounded Tiger Movie Test Trailer
CLICK here to Read the first chapters of Wounded Tiger online for free!
Huge number of related resources can be found at The Best Online Resources For Teaching & Learning About World War II (Part One).
Storming Juno is the online site of a television show from History TV about Canadian soldiers landing on D-Day. It has a 3D feature of the landing, plus interviews with survivors that include subtitles. The Best Online Resources For Teaching & Learning About World War II (Part Two).
With 1) Text-to-Speech Audio, 2) Concordancer and 3) Dictionary Lookups.
Pearl Harbor Story
The TRUE story of what happened to the Pearl Harbor Hero, Captain Fuchida.
Jake DeShazerís revenge and hatred for Pearl Harbor Japanese enemy turned to loving forgiveness. A miracle of Amazing Grace.
WATCH Pearl Harbor's Wounded Tiger new book, coming movie (fictionalized historical novel by Martin Bennett)
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - Toyohiko Kagawa (Kagawa Toyohiko , 10 July 1888 Ė 23 April 1960 ) was a Japanese pacifist, Christian reformer, and labour activist. Kagawa was born in Kobe
Toyohiko Kagawa was born in 1888 in Kobe, Japan. Orphaned early, he enrolled in a Bible class in order to learn English, and found a new life.
Works by Toyohiko Kagawa
The Relation of Jesus to His Disciples
Toyohiko Kagawa was born in 1888 in Kobe, Japan. Orphaned early, he enrolled in a Bible class in order to learn.
Japanese social reformer Toyohiko Kagawa, history and biography of the pacifist.
The Center was found by Kagawa Toyohiko, who was the most well-known Japanese Christian evangelist and social activist. Kagawa was also one of the best-known Japanese of the 20th Century as an excellent Japanese author, poet, philosopher, social worker, economist, and moral philosophy lecturer and preacher. His efforts were central to establishing a humane social welfare system in modern Japan, getting rid of slums, establishing the right of workers to organize, as well as womenís voting rights, establishing agricultural reforms and cooperatives, as well as workersí and studentsí cooperative movements throughout Japan. Among his most important social relief projects were his coordinating of relief to victims of the 1923 Kanto Great Earthquake and for victims of WWII firebombings in Tokyo. He was a life-long pacifist, friend of Einstein and Gandhi, whom he joined in a mutual quest for a peaceful, war-free world.
Biography: Toyohiko Kagawa, renewer of society (23 Apr 1960) Toyohiko Kagawa, Renewer of Society, was born in 1888 in Kobe, Japan. Orphaned early, he lived first with his widowed stepmother and then with an uncle. Died 1960.
PROGRAMS TO BUILD YOUR GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY SKILLS; GOOGLE APPS:
No Red Ink is a fantastic free site for students to help improve their writing and grammar skills. NRI uses differentiated learning so it adapts to student's needs and focuses on the areas they need help in. Also, NRI focuses on a student's content area interest to keep writing interesting and exciting. Finally, teachers can use NRI for testing and assessing a student's needs as well as generate maps/reports for student/class tracking. [Written by dkapuler on Jun 25, 2013].
Russians - like people everywhere - are good, often helping strangers without any notice. Russian vehicles are required to have dashboard cameras due to the high rate of insurance fraud there. But the cameras have captured something else - the high rate of humanitarian goodness. Obviously people like watching this type of good news.
This video, showing 18 separate displays of helpfulness, has received 2.4 million views on the original YouTube page alone. It is now spreading across social media. The English translation of the opening title to the compilation is, "Do something good."
(WATCH this amazing collection of kindness caught on video!)
An effort to invite the wealthiest Americans to commit to giving a majority of their wealth to philanthropy, remembering that we are "Blessed to BE a Blessing to others!"
Grockit Answers is a cool new (beta) site for interacting w/ YouTube/educational videos. This is done by searching for a video and then having the ability to start a public or private question/answer "session". What makes this so nice is how easy it is to use while still having an innovative and fresh look.
Gnowledge is a wonderful site for creating online tests, assignments, and exercises. These test are saved online and can be shared w/ others. Also, a teacher can get real-time results, collaborate w/ others, and more. Plus, Gnowledge has excellent video tutorials as well as top-line tech support.
EXPAND YOUR VOCABULARY RAPIDLY:
Keys to building a better vocabulary from English to Japanese
Rapidly expand your English (or Japanese) vocabulary by using Semantic Field Keywords Bilingually
(Right click to download Word doc file.)
Google has revamped their Education site! Not only is this a great site for the awesome Google Apps suite but for many other resources as well. Teachers can find resources, lesson plans, videos etc. Information on Google Chromebooks can be found and how they are being used in the classroom. Students can find out about the latest contest and events and much, much more.
GAMES & GAME-BASED LEARNING PROGRAMS:
Web and mobile games to reinforce science. Curated by 5th grade teacher Monique Haug.
This little app includes 46+ Common Core-aligned games ranging from language arts to math skills. Offers summative assessments too.
Create professional games using this Mac and Windows desktop program. Caters to both entry-level and experienced programmers.
Based on the methodology of Montessori, this app teaches the shapes, names, flags, and locations of North American countries.
Chooses and catalogs the best videos. Ever feel overwhelmed by all the educational videos online? Aided by a team of teachers, this service chooses and catalogs the best videos.
(J. Klein's Online Powerpoint)
GoClass is a wonderful educational tool that allows educators to create to student accounts and then create courses/lessons that they can assign to students on mobile devices (iOS/Android). This allows for educators to flip their classroom and assess student's learning in real-time. Also, the GoClass interface is highly intuitive and easy to use and allows teachers lots of options to to adjust for different learning styles.
Google has unveiled a new interactive site to explain to the novice and to others how search works. See more of The Best Search Engines For ESL/EFL Learners.
Digital Raiders is a company that has a variety of online, Google Play, and iOS games that are ideal for education. Two of those being Math Apocalypse and Space Words Defense.
Space Words Defense is a fun typing game where you can select your level and try to type in words to stop aliens before they hit the bottom of the screen (think Missle Command or Space Invaders). [Written by dkapuler on Jan 01, 2013]
Interesting interactive map added to The Best Sites For Learning About The World's Different Cultures.
Gooru Collections is a wonderful free iPad app for finding educational resources for Science and Math 5th-12th grade. This is done by searching through a variety of videos, games, quizzes, and more.I highly recommend checking out Gooru Collections by clicking here! For Kapuler's Pinterest board on Educational iOS apps, click here.
iKnow That is a excellent site for educational games for grade K-6. These games cover every subject from math to social studies. This is totally a safe environment and the games are aligned w/ state standards.
Play Kids Games is an excellent site for educational games for grades Pre-K to Middle School. This is a safe site that covers a lot of areas such as: math, vocabulary, shapes, etc. Also, there is a teacher portal which allows teachers to create a class and then customize content so that it shows up in the games.
Kidz Page is a fun site for educational games for grades K-8. These games cover a wide variety of subjects such as: math, word games, memorization, etc. Also, this site has printables, clip art, puzzles, and other fun stuff to look through. For Kapuler's top 10 educational games, click here.
Kids Know It is a great site, a "complete" learning network for kids. What that means is that you can find educational links, games, etc here. Also, a kid can find educational music, comics, movies, interactive activities, etc.
Knowledge Adventure is a wonderful site for educational games for grades PK-6th grade. These games cover all sorts of subjects such as math, science, phonics, etc. This is a fun site to help kids find the joy in learning.
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Primary Games is a nice site to find educational games. Not only does PG have games for math, science, and social studies, but also printables, downloads, and virtual worlds. For Kapuler's top 10 sites for educational games click here and read on below.
Dave Kapuler's board for excellent sites for online educational games. Being a blogger who specializes in Ed Tech resources Pinterest is becoming an easy and viable option for sharing resources. He states "I feel it is my responsibility to share these tools w/ educators anyway I can. If that means through the use of my: mobile app, Twitter, FB, Plurk, Pinterest, etc., I'll do my best to do it." [Written by dkapuler]
GameUp is a wonderful free site for educational games as part of a section of BrainPop. Games are on a variety of subjects and are even for PreK-3rd grade (BrainPop Jr.) or ESL games. These cartoon/animated interactive games are very easy to use and intertwine nicely w/ BrainPop's popular/successful lesson plans and quizzes.
BubbaBrain is one of the best sites for educational games w/ 1000's of games for students to play. There are educational accounts for teachers and students to sign up for as well as lots of practice for test prep.
Gamestar Mechanic is a wonderful site to teach kids how to design their own games. Designing games builds up a lot of educational skill such as: problem solving, storytelling, and 21st Century Skills. There are different account options for teachers, but paid versions offers more features and student tracking. For a more detailed review check out iLearn Technology.
-New languages for calling in Gmail; lower rates
You can now call phones from Gmail in 38 languages. Calls to the United States and Canada are $0.01/minute, and international calling rates have been reduced for over 150 destinations. To make calls, click "Call phone" at the top of your chat roster.
-New languages for Gmail on iPhone and Android
Now you can point your phone's browser to gmail.com and get Gmail in 44 languages, complete with label support, an outbox for messages composed while offline, the ability to mute messages, and more. Watch the video or learn more.
-New in Labs: Message translation
Turn on "Message translation" from the Labs tab under Settings, and whenever you receive an email in a language other than your own, Gmail will automatically translate it into a language you can understand with just one click.
Top 10 Sites for Educational Games
One of the most popular educational gaming sites around. Not only does this site cover a variety of subjects, it caters to K-8th graders, and has nice teacher resources as well.
Excellent, safe, teacher approved, state standard aligned games for grades K-6. Also, lots of teacher resources to find such as: videos, lesson plans, worksheets, etc.
A great site for games for kids K-6 in all types of subjects. Videos, eBooks, and teacher resources can be found on here as well.
A nice site where games are based on flash cards. Also, a registered user can include their own study lists/flash cards in the games.
A wonderful site for skill building games for younger kids where parents can track their progress.
A cool site for math and spelling games where kids can compete w/ other kids online. Best of all this site is COPPA compliant.
Is an innovative site that allows kids to play educational games for math and english in safe virtual worlds. In these worlds kids will interact and compete w/ other kids. Also, a teacher portal is available to allow teachers to sign up their class.
Clever Island offers fun educational games for kids 3-8 in a variety of subjects such as: math, reading, spelling, etc.
An excellent site for educational games where a teacher can track students progress through a paid account. Also, users can create custom made games as well.
A newer site geared towards younger kids that allows them to view a movie as well as play a game.
You're Trapped! Can you escape the tower in these 10 spooky English games?
Social Studies GAMES on important Social Issues. Canadian secondary Social Studies teacher Mike Farley has gone far beyond my sharing of games. He writes a blog where he lists the links to fifteen excellent Social Studies-related games. Mike also shares in his blog are student hand-outs for all those games. They're a real gold mine! They are excellent models that can be easily modified.
Ge.tt is excellent for file-sharing in real time and a user can keep adding more files after a URL is shared. Another great feature is the ability to share the URL even while files are uploading.
Google Buzz is a new way to start conversations about the things you find interesting. It's built right into Gmail
Numerous Graded Readers and free stories
Google Voice is as an easy way for English Language Learners, particularly those with no Internet access, to practice speaking "homework." They can call your Google Voice number, leave a message, and you can then access both their audio and an automatically generated written transcript of what they said. You also can then easily embed both on a classroom blog.
FOG.com=Games, Free Online Games Galore!
Online Games, Free Online Games, Free Games For Your Website, Funny Games, Action Games, Addicting Games, Puzzle Games, Flash Games, etc.
Go2Web20 is a visual directory to hundreds of Web 2.0 tools. Mouse-over a logo to get a brief description of the tool, and move through the pages one at a time to find all types of exciting new sites!
Gickr is a nice site for making a animated GIF similar to Gifup. All a user has to do is upload photos either from their computer or favorite photo sharing site and then customize their settings such as size and time. Check out Gickr by clicking here!
Offers a variety of Professional Development learning opportunities.
Focused on building memory, word-learning, improving organization, etc.
Go Pileus - A simple to use site (drag-n-drop) for sharing files that also integrates nicely w/ bit.ly for URL shortening. Go Pileus is one of the easiest file sharing sites around. All a user has to do is drag-n-drop files from their desktop right in their browser window on the Pileus window and items are transferred. It also integrates w/ bit.ly for making URL's shorter.
Make Illustrated Wordcards in a Flash!
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The Global Competence Matrix was created as part of the Council of Chief State School Officers' EdSteps Project, in partnership with the Asia Society Partnership for Global Learning. You can download the matrix (pdf) here. The main competencies are: Investigate the World; Recognize Perspective; Communicate Ideas and Take Action.
We have created a new PD "hub" filled with specific links, blogs, organizations, resources, videos and connections to help teachers and learners CONNECT globally. Take a special look at Global Competencies and Matrix released by Asia Society and CCSSO.
The Good Guide is sort of a user-created geographical, social, cultural guide to the world. You can ask and answer questions about places and, more importantly, can create your own "infoguides" to places of your choice.
Google Translate Toolbar, also found on The Best Reference Websites For English Language Learners - 2008 list, has just gotten better by adding a text-to-speech ability. Unfortunately, though, it doesn't seem to function for lengthy passages. Read more about their improvements at Richard Byrne's Free Technology for Teachers blog. To learn more view http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2009/11/google-translate-adds-speech-and.html . Google Translate now offers you the opportunity to hear translations read to you. The translation service now translates text as you type it rather than waiting for you to finish typing. If you want to translate an entire website, Google Translate now lets you do that by simply typing the url of the site you wish to translate into the translation text box. Click translate, and the entire site will be shown in the language of your choice. Google Translate has now made it easier to handle non-Roman texts.
John Larkin, an Australian educator and technology trainer, has collected all of his useful handouts on a single page. They cover everything from cables and connectors, storyboarding, how to set up a Flickr account and everything in-between! Take the time to learn something new this week with his practical material.
Global Stories uses a method called Word Quest. This method includes weekly in-class self-corrected and self-managed quizzes which use minimal paper and demands minimal teacher record-keeping. Students study outside of class via the method of their choice (a few are on this website: http://spiriatwork.net/ .
Groove To English has quite a few different activities for English Language Learners, and it looks pretty good. They're divided into sections, including vocabulary, writing, and listening. It's worth a visit.
"Google Squared" extracts structured data from across the web and presents its results in spreadsheet-like format. You can try it out with celebrities, actresses, athletes, bands, singers or cities, animals, movies, etc. Try "actresses" and you will get six columns (name, image, description, date of birth, place of birth, profession, spouse) and you can even add more. Students can write sentences for their classmates who decide if these are true or false. You might also use it to practice superlative and comparative adjectives. Use "Google Alerts" to get notified by email about the latest web and news pages of your choice and to find teaching material for current topics.
Program to access English dictionary containing over 100,000 words. Spelling aid feature enables you to find similar words. The program also displays the conjugations of verbs and the singular and plural forms of nouns. One important feature of the program is that it will give you the root form of a word regardless of which word you put in, for example, the word "was" retrieves the verb "be". Each form of the word is displayed with its grammatical attributes.
Game Classroom contains a nice collection of Math and language arts learning games. You can read more about it at The Book Chook blog.
LingNet.org is DODís GLOSS: Global Language Online Support System
GLOSS online language lessons are developed for independent learners to provide them with the learning/teaching tools for improving their foreign language skills. Reading and listening lessons are based on authentic materials (articles, TV reports, radio broadcasts, etc.) and consist of 4 to 6 activities. The motivating tasks are accompanied with in-depth feedback that provide learners with thorough explanations and tutoring just like an attentive and experienced teacher would do. With more than 5,600 instructional hours of materials for 26 languages, GLOSS is a valuable resource in maintaining and improving language ability of learners.
Google Notebook was a very useful tool for gathering clips, information, URLs, and notes to yourself as you are conducting research; with or without the browser plug-in, you can organize information, export to Google Docs, and share and collaborate on your notebook with others. Unfortunately, itís no longer supported by them.
Azarís Understanding and Using English Grammar-Interactive CD from Pearson Education, Inc.
Longman English Interactive texts with online programs
Extremely useful free version with fewer features but option to upgrade anytime to full version.
Web Site Guides for ESL Students
Using Real-Life English Materials Found on the Internet
(also see Readability and Word Lists for assessing text levels)
Steps to help online reading.
Clear and systematic Phonics Instruction with good moral values.
An unbeatable choice of Graded Readers at every level o World classics, films, biographies, business, plays, modern authors... Go, Stories children love!
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ELT Graded Readers. ... Express Publishing's graded Readers give learners the chance to extend their English reading in the most natural way.
How are graded readers best used? JALT 2000 Granship, Shizuoka, Japan November 3, 2000. Rory ... 128). Three Ways to Use Graded Readers.
Browse through Elt graded readers books at UK online bookstore. Save on bookshop prices with discounts in ELT graded readers books.
ESL Graded Readers. Here is some information about how to enjoy reading English books and lists of more than 1,500 easy English books.
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
TFU Graded Reader Level Color-Coded explanation, plus:
Why Easy, Extensive Reading (English, Japanese)
Extensive Reading Tips (English, Japanese)
Graded Readers - Information Services - We have over 450 simplified readers and they are graded into six levels. It helps English learners to study English
Graded readers supply a wide variety of tales in a language format which enables learners from beginners upwards to read them in English.
Questions and answers Graded readers. The question. Graded readers Fitch, Portugal. What kinds of experiences have people had with using graded readers?
ESL Reviews > A Selection of Graded Readers. A Selection of Graded Readers. Publisher: Cambridge University Press. Consists of: Graded readers.
Explains how to use Graded Reading materials online to improve your English skills while using pleasure reading.
ONLINE GRAMMAR RESOURCES
More of the worldís best English language learning links chosen by ESL All
One of the best ESL sites in the world. A collection of grammar lessons that also have quizzes to check your understanding. For beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.
English as a foreign or second language grammar site. Pre-intermediate to high-intermediate level English grammar exercises. Lots of interactive quizzes for students learning English providing multi-feedback, instant correction and diagnostic tests.
A grammar book of high-quality English lessons and series of interactive exercises to help advanced English learners better their English grammar online.
Online activities for ESL Students. Over 1,000 activities, from easy to difficult, to help you study English as a Second Language. This project of The Internet TESL Journal has contributions by many teachers.
Self-study HTML-only grammar quizzes. All levels. Page Contents: Articles | Cloze | Conjunctions | Dialogs | Plurals | Prepositions | Pronouns | Sentence Structure | Tag Questions | Verbs | What's the Correct Sequence | Word Choice | and Other Quizzes.
Main points of this page are explanations about how to use the English grammar combined with exercises. It also includes information and exercises about countries and cities and some crosswords, irregular verbs exercises, texts and quizzes. All your answers can be checked directly by clicking the check button on the bottom of each page. Occasional comments in German.
(Capital Community College) Guide to advanced Grammar and Writing by Professor Charles Darling. Contains scores of digital handouts on grammar and English usage, over 170 computer-graded quizzes, and useful recommendations on writing.
An Intermediate ESL Site for Reference and Practice. Written by an ESL/EFL practitioner, this site provides extensive grammar practice through a great variety of reading, writing and listening activities. It is suitable for self-directed learning and also as an extension to regular classwork.
These English lessons are aimed at the beginner although people with a little experience of English may find some parts useful.
Take a few minutes and get a new grammar lesson each day. Visit the Daily Grammar website where you can find a mini-grammar lesson by Mr. Bill Johanson for each day of the year.
Plenty of free materials.
Your one stop for vanquishing your English language anguish! English spelling and grammar software, entrance exam study aids and online English grammar reference. Free trial downloads of all our software.
The British Council has a number of animated Grammar movies. See more grammar activities under the Grammar section on Ferlazzo's Best website.
ENGLISH LESSON PLANS
Educator's Reference Desk users may wish to search ERIC* at the U.S. Department of Education's ERIC website: http://www.eric.ed.gov. *The Educators Reference Desk is not affiliated with or funded by the ERIC program or the United States Department of Education. All questions concerning ERIC should be addressed directly to the ERIC program at 1-800-LET-ERIC.
US Dept of Edís ERIC Ė the worldís largest digital library of educational literature.
ERIC at the U.S. Department of Education's ERIC website. All questions concerning ERIC should be addressed directly to the ERIC program at 1-800-LET-ERIC.
Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM) provides quick and easy access to over 40,000 educational resources found on various federal, state, university, non-profit and commercial Internet sites. Enter a word or words that describe the information you are looking for in the search box on the right side of the GEM page.
GAMES AND ACTIVITIES FOR ENGLISH CLASSES
Can make all kinds of printable puzzles to use in class or for homework. Wordsearches, crosswords, etc. Especially useful as a Vocabulary Revision Activity.
Games and other ESL / EFL resources for teachers.
Hot Potatoes-based Games in FranÁais , Deutsch , Espanol and Italiano.
Vocabulary Games in French, German, Italian and Spanish.
Create your own Macromedia Flash Vocabulary Training Aids
with these easy to use FREE tools. Spellmaster.Com games are used in scores of countries by tens of thousands of students across the world. Providing stimulating activities in a wide range of languages, not only do they play an essential role in many award winning web sites, but they also perform a vital part in motivating, entertaining and educating students in thousands of classrooms and homes across the world. You can even add your own voice!
Games always make learning easier. Many good resources for teaching English to children offered here cheaply.
Many interesting Learning Games and Activities, Stories and Holiday Episodes. Read Short Flash Stories!
Dave Keeís ideas for games that take little preparation. As he writes: ďI try to do as little as possible and get the students to do as much as possible. Here are three quick and easy games. We can call this sort of activity a LIMO, Little In Much Out: 1. Dictionary Liar Game; 2. Alibi; 3. True Answer or False Answer Game.
(in Larry Ferlazzoís Opinion, that is!)
GLOBAL ISSUES / GREEN ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
Discuss disasters and other world problems. Green environmental issues, war and peace
Includes Map Activities and Geography Crafts.
a virtual and actual look at how we can reduce harmful and wasteful emissions to better protect our environment.
Gapminder shows World Development Statistics using dynamic graphics.
Gapminder/Dollar Street compares degrees of poverty worldwide.
Hans Roslingís 2006 Talk on Global Development
Hans Roslingís 2007 Talk: ďNew Insights on Poverty and DevelopmentĒ
COUNTRIESí GLOBAL STATISTICS
GeoHive is a site with geopolitical data, statistics on the human population, Earth and more. The main kind of data you can find here is population statistics of regions, countries and cities.
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 ďCompare,Ē 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.
(Links in Italics have Audio Support with them.)
TaskMagic is a suite of authoring tools for creating interactive lesson content. It is a really quick and easy way for teachers to create a whole range of presentation and practice activities in just a few minutes. Itís currently used by a large number of secondary school Modern Languages departments in the UK as it can be used to teach and practise any roman-script language at any level. So there's no need to buy separate software packages for French, German, Spanish, Italian etc. for KS2, 3, 4, or 5 - TaskMagic can be used for all of these.
Measy "helps you find the perfect gadget." It's the newest addition to The Best Sites For Learning Which Consumer Electronics To Buy list. It looks pretty neat.
You can read more about the site at this TechCrunch post.
(from Kathy Schrock)
As more and more educators get digital cameras, camcorders, interactive whiteboards, or other "gadgets" to use in the classroom, they need ideas like the ones gathered on this page to help them best use the tools to support teaching and learning.
PlasmaLink Web Services provides the Glossary of Instructional Strategies as a resource for all educators
An easy-to-use online word processor and spreadsheet editor that enables you and your students to create, store and share documents and spreadsheets instantly and securely and collaborate online in real time. If you know how to use any word processing or spreadsheet editing program, you can easily use Google Docs & Spreadsheets, and even upload older documents and spreadsheets. There's no software to download, and all your work is stored safely online and can be accessed from any computer. Sharing features enable you and your students to decide exactly who can access and edit documents, and it's all recorded in the document revisions history. It helps promote group work and peer editing skills, and that it helps to fulfill the stated goal of The National Council of Teachers of English, which espouses "writing as a process" and encourages multiple revisions and peer editing. Use spreadsheets to keep track of grades, attendance, student projects and assignments. Maintain multiple spreadsheets, each for a specific purpose, and easily import data from other spreadsheets.
Google Image search is a great place to get free Clip Art and images to supplement classroom activities. It is easy to search and navigate with one of the best collections of images available. Some of the images are copyright protected so care must be taken that they are used responsibly for educational purposes and that credit is given to the source.
Quickly need graph paper? Paper for a game of Dots? Music notation paper? Printed number lines? This site provides PDF printouts of common educational graphs and grids for all levels.
There are 20,000 free books in the Project Gutenberg Online Book Catalog. Project Gutenberg is the oldest producer of free ebooks on the Internet. Our collection was produced by thousands of volunteers.
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 Ė Globish. English is spoken in England, and Globish can be spoken in the ďglobal village,Ē 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!
Is Goreís ďInconvenient TruthĒ Movie a Convenient Lie?
Google Earth combines the power of Google Search with satellite imagery, maps, terrain and 3D buildings to put the world's geographic information at your fingertips.
These voices are collected from a non-profit organization of bloggers, includes commentary, translated commentaries, RSS feeds, links and contact information.
Learn German, experience Vienna
Description: ActiLingua Academy in Vienna is one of the leading schools for German as a foreign language. The school offers year-round courses for adults (16+ years) and teens aged 12-17 years (summer school - located in the city centre surrounded by a generous park). Benefit from small international study groups taught by qualified and motivated staff. A varied cultural and leisure programme is included. Details about accommodation, discounts, course programme and teaching methods on our website.
Glogster can be used to create Poster Pages about yourself or group.
Genius helps you memorize things. Genius organizes your information and carefully chooses questions using an intelligent "spaced repetition" method that's based on your past performance. It performs fuzzy answer checking and even highlights errors visually. Use Genius to study foreign language phrases, vocabulary words, historical events, legal definitions, formal speeches, marketing points, religious textsóanything you need to memorize! Only for Mac X. (For Mac OS X 10.3, use Genius 1.5.4.)
Key Facts and Factors of, including Trade, Multinationals, Currencies, Income Discrepancies, etc. Includes these PRODUCTS & SERVICES:
ē E-mail news
ē News feeds
Latest Gadgets Blog in Japan
Grazr.com lets you manage the information overload from the huge number of feeds available on any subject. This tour will show you the basic steps involved in using the site.
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Tips to know about the best colleges to learn for the various aspects of online degree courses to learn about various best online graduate degree courses to fulfill all the learning requirements.
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.
Free ESL Lesson Materials for teachers. Grammar, worksheets, song lyrics, board games, pronunciation and more. All free and printable.
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.
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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.
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