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Best Online Collaboration Tools: MindMap by Robin Good
A-Z Directory of ~3,000 Online Learning Tools!
107 Best Websites! TOP 100 SITES & APPS OF 2012
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WebHeads Worldwide: View & Collaborate here!

Improbable Planet: How Earth Became Humanity’ Home (Astro-Physicist Hugh Ross’s GREAT new book)

Visit Connecting All Language Learners

EFL Classroom Blog and Directory (D Deubel)

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

Kelly Ten-Dictionaries in One 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 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 on this site. Lingro remembers all the words you look up, so you can easily review and study them.

Please go here for Quick Start Guide to Snap Account

Language Learning Quick Links

Language learning software
Language learning books & products

My Happy Planet
My Happy Planet

Learn a language. Make friends. Have fun.

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

"The Mixxer"
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:
ĀE Audio with Text-to-Speech (TTS) sound
ĀE Concordance + Dictionary/Dictionary only (Monolingual or Bilingual for Chinese, Japanese, Spanish or French (so far)
ĀE Reading-plus: Provides resources to understand every word in any text!

Mr. B's English Learning Links: Cool links for learning English in outline form!
I. Reading Links
II. Writing and Essay Advice
III. Speeches
IV. Listening/Speaking
V. Intercultural Learning Links
VI. Dictionary Sites (Learner- & Other)
VIII. Technical English & Language Learning Technology
IX. Email Keypals
X. More English Learning Links

Logos Home Page
Logos Dictionary

World of Reading

The Largest Language Learning Software Shop
Mention CALL4ALL to get a discount!

Favorite CamSoft Collection of CALL Websites (Graham Davie's Great CALL Glossary)

A-Z Topical CALL Reference Bibliography of Print Media Regarding Technology in Education and Language Learning (Compiled by Vance Stevens)

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TESL Links

Maintained by The Internet TESL Journal.

Language-Learning and Teaching Links Index

Excellent language, internet research and search tools.

78 Websites Every EFL Teacher Should Know

English Resources for Students & Teachers (Illustrated CALL Sites)

Internet-Based Language Teaching (Roger Underwood Collection)

Online English Language Center (U. of Oregon)

Nations University
Free online Bible education

Mark's ESL World
Weblion Leo's Learning Links

Currency Converter

Weblion Leoís Learning Links
Weblion Leoís Learning Links

Jones Avenue Adult Centre Computer Assisted ESL

Search Insightin Dictionary
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Concept Mapping
ĀEmap out relationships between conceptual area, semantic field, thematic topics and word relations and associations. Library of Dictionary and Encyclopedia Links

ECTACO Electronic Dictionary


    Into English
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Lingo24 Translation
Free translations for major languages Instant Translation for 42 Languages

Lingvosoft free online dictionary
Lingvosoft online dictionary
From language:
To language:

online electronic dictionaries



Gifted Education Sites

KIT Course Articles

Syllabus for Jissen Eigo or Integrated Academic Reading and Writing

Engineering Journals Online


The Nature of the Chemical Bond and the Structure of Molecules and Crystals

Neurotechnology for Bio-mimetic Robot

Freed Hostage Trio Back Home

What Is MP3?

Cropland - The Past and the Future

Thermal Risk

Bright Spots in the Rain Forest

Looking for a Job

Multiple Intelligences: Gardner's Theory

Connecting on a Personal Level

The Decline and Fall of Academia

The Solution Was Sake: Strange Ingredients Make a Better Loudspeaker

Improbable Planet: How Earth Became Humanity’ Home (Astro-Physicist Hugh Ross’s GREAT new book)


MIT Wristband Could Make AC Obsolete

Ryno Single Wheel Motorcycle

Bras in Space - The Incredible True Story Behind Spacesuit

Earworms - Why catchy tunes get trapped in our heads

Hans Zimmer plays the piano of the future

Inventor Unveils $100,000 Jet Pack

Man's Bionic Arm Provides Hope for GIs

Scientists hail 'frozen smoke' as material that will change the world

Teen's tongue piercing causes 'suicide disease'

Scientists probe the use of the tongue

World's oldest living person credits health to sushi and sleep

Twins saved mother's life by kicking loose a tumor in womb

Gender Issues: Lies Told about Homosexuality Exposed!

Slack without having to pay to see the messages beyond the 10k slack limit.

Glip Playground Setup VIdeo!

Gamification/GBL Tools for My Class

Curated by technology integration specialist Jake Duncan.

Alternative Power Sources

US Navy Game-Changer: Seawater Turned into Fuel

YouMove: Enhancing Movement Training with Augmented Reality Mirrors


New mechanism for collecting data using human computation games

Eliciting user preferences with an online game


Learning MIMO Signal Mappings for Recognition Systems across sensory modalities.

Combining embedded accelerometers with computer vision

For recognizing food preparation activities

Top 100 Sites/Apps for Game Based Learning

Geography Instagram Videos By English Language Learners

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).

Great list of classroom games

Vocabulary learning classroom games

University of Michigan Computer and Video Game Archive

Val Waldron's spreadsheet of video games and their available localizations

Games in your Language

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.

Sunrise Tracking Tool to protect from Car-jackings! (Kenyan Startup Co.)

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!

Games2Teach @ CERCLL | Developing Digital Games

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.

From Play Station to Active Learning


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.

Google Account Set-Up: Start HERE!

GOOGLE Classroom (for Innovative Online Education!)

Globally-Connected Educators (Sylvia Rosenthal Prez.)

Curriculum 21 Global Partnerships

GSEnglish.Net: Global Stories are John Spiriís GREAT English Study Exercises!


Avant Browser

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



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!

German Zwei-Tein Movie Editing Vintage Gem!

GNU: OS Free Software Foundation

(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.)

IDHMC: the Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture

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

CAD Standard Lite

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, Inc.

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.

Lavasoft provides Antivirus and Malware protection.

Spybot Blocker


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.

E-Learning R&D Research Groups shown on Web Poster!

E-Learning Research Groups ( showing Research Groups)

Google University Learning

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!

New book Tiny Dynamo

Untold - 21 Inventions and Tiny Dynamo Nation of Israel

(Pick 1 to discuss and describe to the class!)

Desalinated Water / Energy-Efficient Desalination

Fish Farming

Grow Fish Anywhere pioneers fish farming without environmental impact.

Drip Irrigation Systems

Alternative Solar Energy

New Electric Cars

Anti-bacterial Fabric

GopherTree Productions

Japanese Trilogy of INTELLIGENT DESIGN CREATIONISM Online Videos.


What Is Nano-Technology?

Science & Faith - Dr. James Tour

Chemical Engineering and Nanotechnology Pioneer

Garbology - Where does the stuff in your garbage and recycling bins go? This interactive website will tell you. Perfect for an Earth Day unit.

WATCH Pearl Harbor's Wounded Tiger new book, coming movie (fictionalized historical novel by Martin Bennett) - Build software better, together

Powerful collaboration, review, and code management for open source and private development projects.

5 Simple Tools Graduate Students and Teachers should use! (Thanks to Bruce Lander)

Simple English News: Yes, you can learn English!

It's Never Too Late to Learn English, Nanotechnology, The History of Newspapers, etc.


Wallenda grand canyon

Nik Wallenda walk between 2 sky-scrapers in Chicago, it's amazing!

Wallenda WOWs Chicago with his Amazing Faith on the high wire!

Youtube's link of Nik Wallenda's Niagara Falls Megastunt:

Nik Wallenda completes tightrope walk across gorge near Grand Canyon - CBS News

Daredevil, 34, completes ambitious stunt 1500 feet up, on live television.

Nik Wallenda's Grand Canyon tightrope walk earns millions of viewers - Fox News

High-wire artist Nik Wallenda crosses Grand Canyon gorge - video

The Guardian

Nik Wallenda's Amazing Life and Faith Story in

Internationalization: Dobson, Jerry Burks and Dr. Nakamura's Views

Sex and culture [electronic resource] : Unwin, J. D. (Joseph Daniel

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.

Bryan Hydesí commentary on J.D. Unwinís thesis in Sex and Culture.

Science Heroes: Lifesavers from book Scientists Greater Than Einstein (by Billy Woodward)

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.

Free Innovative Reading Program: Why Read 1,000 Science Stories?

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!

READ 1 SCIENCE STORY PER DAY (for just 5-6 minutes!)

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. 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.

Awesome Stories' Awe-inspiring collection of Mini-Stories?

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:

EcoBioRings (Using Nattou to clean water!?)

Nanotechnology TED Video

Detecting Cancer With Diamonds: A New Treatment?

Oct 12, 2015 - Researchers designed nano-scale, synthetic diamonds that can illuminate cancer in MRIs, paving the way for quicker methods to detect cancer.

What's Harder Than Diamonds?

Fostering Female Engineers


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]

GENIUS: John Lennon Beatles Movie

With all the controversy swirling about "Genius," my challenge to you is to view the entire 34-minute movie at and make up your own mind. If you just want to see the trailer, go to:

Using Google Hangouts for Teaching

GCF Learn Free

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].

How to Be a good listener

MAP App as sleek as iPhone 5 is often off.

The Washington Post's "The year in graphics, 2012"

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.

Global Kids' Online Leadership Program: Global Kids' Online Leadership

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.

GoodPlay Project

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.

Google Apps for I-Pads.

Guide to Everything

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

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: A Closer Look

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.)

Greek Translation services

Nakahama Manjiro

The role of Nakahama Manjiro in the Opening of Japan to the World. lst Japanese Engineer and Pioneer in many fields.

Nakahama Manjiro Mung

Brief Tale of Nakahama Manjiro Mung, lst Japanse to visit America.

Manjiroís Visit to America

20th Century Presidents recall Manjiroís Visit.

Nakahama Manjiro

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.)

Japanese-American National Museum

Store Products.

Japanese-American National Museum Exhibitions


Pearl Harbor/WWII MOVIES

Wounded Tiger Movie Test Trailer

CLICK here to Read the first chapters of Wounded Tiger online for free!

World War II

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 Really Quite An Impressive World War II Interactive

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).

Pearl Harbor Attack’s 75th Anniversary Commemoration

He Led the Attack on Pearl Harbor, but Then His Enemy Led Him to Jesus

'Burned on My Mind.' Pearl Harbor Survivor Recalls Day of Infamy

The Best Sites For Learning About Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor Story

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.

Pearl Harbor Story (2)

Jake DeShazerís revenge and hatred for Pearl Harbor Japanese enemy turned to loving forgiveness. A miracle of Amazing Grace.

Wounded Tiger - Nonfiction Novel

WATCH Pearl Harbor's Wounded Tiger new book, coming movie (fictionalized historical novel by Martin Bennett)

Joseph-Hardy-Neejima Joe Links

2 Swords of Neejima Joe: Biography of Doushisha's Founder

Toyohiko Kagawa

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, Renewer of Society

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.

The knowledge of God

Works by Toyohiko Kagawa

Toyohiko Kagawa

The Relation of Jesus to His Disciples

Toyohiko Kagawa biography

Toyohiko Kagawa was born in 1888 in Kobe, Japan. Orphaned early, he enrolled in a Bible class in order to learn.

Toyohiko Kagawa

Japanese social reformer Toyohiko Kagawa, history and biography of the pacifist.

Kagawa Archives & Resource Center

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.

Toyohiko Kagawa

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.


Google Blooms: How to Maximize Use of Google Apps

No Red Ink

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!)

Graded Readers List (Rob Waring's)

HertzundPixel German Program for Japanese

Geography (Human): Countries' and World's Population Studies of the World at 7 Billion.

Giving Pledge

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

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.


ITESLJ Vocabulary Quizzes

Keys to building a better vocabulary from English to Japanese

Vocabulary skills

Semantic Field Keyword Approach

Rapidly expand your English (or Japanese) vocabulary by using Semantic Field Keywords Bilingually

Writing Themes Using SFKA Words for Grammar and Vocabulary Practice

(Right click to download Word doc file.)

Grammar Articles


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.


Game-based Learning - Science

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.

GameMaker: Studio

Create professional games using this Mac and Windows desktop program. Caters to both entry-level and experienced programmers.

Intro to Geography

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.

Fostering GLOBAL Citizenship in the English Classroom

(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.

Very Fun BBC Vocabulary Games!

Google Unveils New Site To Explain How Search Works

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.

Math Apocalypse - is a nice game where a person tries to answer the math questions before the aliens reach your base.

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]

Interactive Map: "Gift-Giving Traditions Throughout The World."

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

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

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

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

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

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.


The Best Ideas For Using Games In The ESL/EFL/ELL Classroom

3 fun ways of incorporating games into beginner level classes

By Adam Simpson

3 fun online activities for practicing verb tenses

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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 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.

Game Classroom

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

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.

Whiz Kid Games

A newer site geared towards younger kids that allows them to view a movie as well as play a game.

Bitesize Games to learn English from!

You're Trapped! Can you escape the tower in these 10 spooky English games?

GAMES on social issues

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

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

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.


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!

Getting Things Done: GTD Software & Strategies

Globally Connected Learning Workshops

Offers a variety of Professional Development learning opportunities.

Games sto Creativity

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/ 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/ for making URL's shorter.

Make Illustrated Wordcards in a Flash!





The Global Competency Matrix

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" Looks Good

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

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 . 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.

Technology How-to Guides

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. Good News Stories only.

Global Stories

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: .

"Groove To English"

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

"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.

English Dictionary with Grammatical Data

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.

Graphic Organizers for teaching anything!

Google Books: 10 Ways to Use Google Books for Lifelong Learning and Research

Online Games

"Game Classroom"

Game Classroom contains a nice collection of Math and language arts learning games. You can read more about it at The Book Chook blog.

Google Notebook Video Demo 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

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.

Grammar Text with Interactive CD

Azarís Understanding and Using English Grammar-Interactive CD from Pearson Education, Inc.

General English with Interactive CD

Longman English Interactive texts with online programs

Snapgrades: Student Online Grader

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)

Measuring and Improving Readability of any Online Text

Steps to help online reading.

ABeka Book Graded Readers

Clear and systematic Phonics Instruction with good moral values.

Welcome to Penguin Readers

An unbeatable choice of Graded Readers at every level o World classics, films, biographies, business, plays, modern authors... Go, Stories children love!

Oxford Teachers Club | Graded Readers

... Tomorrow's teaching ideas today. Graded Readers. I want to download free activities, ideas and information to use with:

Express Publishing

ELT Graded Readers. ... Express Publishing's graded Readers give learners the chance to extend their English reading in the most natural way.

Why Extensive Graded Reading (EGR)

How are graded readers best used? JALT 2000 Granship, Shizuoka, Japan November 3, 2000. Rory ... 128). Three Ways to Use Graded Readers.

ELT graded readers books at discount prices

Browse through Elt graded readers books at UK online bookstore. Save on bookshop prices with discounts in ELT graded readers books.

Learning Materials - ESL Graded Readers-

ESL Graded Readers. Here is some information about how to enjoy reading English books and lists of more than 1,500 easy English books.

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)

Extensive / Graded Reading @ TFU

TFU Graded Reader Level System

TFU Graded Reader Level Color-Coded explanation, plus:

Why Easy, Extensive Reading (English, Japanese)

Extensive Reading Tips (English, Japanese)

British Council - Korea

Graded Readers - Information Services - We have over 450 simplified readers and they are graded into six levels. It helps English learners to study English

Myths, Legends, Fantasy... - Graded Readers

Graded readers supply a wide variety of tales in a language format which enables learners from beginners upwards to read them in English.

Graded Readers from University of Victoria, BC

BBC | British Council teaching English

Questions and answers Graded readers. The question. Graded readers Fitch, Portugal. What kinds of experiences have people had with using graded readers?

Review: A Selection of Graded Readers (TEFL.NET)

ESL Reviews > A Selection of Graded Readers. A Selection of Graded Readers. Publisher: Cambridge University Press. Consists of: Graded readers.

Graded Readers Online

Explains how to use Graded Reading materials online to improve your English skills while using pleasure reading.


More of the worldís best English language learning links chosen by ESL All

Can learning grammar really make a difference in learning English? We believe it can, especially if you are an adult. Learning the rules while practicing as much as possible will help you overcome plateaus and eventually reach a level of competence that compares to that of native speakers. The study of grammar helps us to communicate more effectively. Quite simply, if we know how English works, then we can make better use of it. The Internet is an excellent place to begin experiencing English grammatical structures. Here are ten excellent sites where you can learn a lot about English Grammar for free:

The English Club

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.

ESL Blues

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.

A 4 ESL easy quizzes

A 4 ESL medium quizzes

A 4 ESL difficult quizzes

A 4 ESL grammar

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.

English 4 U

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.

Guide to Grammar and Writing

(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.

Net Grammar

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.

Online Vocabulary & Grammar

Learn English Online

These English lessons are aimed at the beginner although people with a little experience of English may find some parts useful.

Daily Grammar

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.

Basic grammar

Plenty of free materials.


Grammar skills


English Plus

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.


Grammar Movies

The British Council has a number of animated Grammar movies. See more grammar activities under the Grammar section on Ferlazzo's Best website.



Educator's Reference Desk users may wish to search ERIC* at the U.S. Department of Education's ERIC website: *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.

Education Resources Information Center

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.

Educational teaching materials massive Digital Library

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. Virtual Lessons



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.

Languages Online.Org.

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 and Activities for English Classes


Teaching English Games

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!

LIMO Games

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.

Vocabulary Learning Games that are fun classroom activities.

BEST Online Learning Games

Best Online Learning Games

(in Larry Ferlazzoís Opinion, that is!)


Society and Culture

Discuss disasters and other world problems. Green environmental issues, war and peace

Countries, Flags and Geography of the World Encyclopedia

Includes Map Activities and Geography Crafts.

Carbon Gym

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

Gapminder/Dollar Street compares degrees of poverty worldwide.

Global Development

Hans Roslingís 2006 Talk on Global Development

Poverty and Development

Hans Roslingís 2007 Talk: ďNew Insights on Poverty and DevelopmentĒ


GeoHive: 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.


Google maps

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 ďCompare,Ē by which you can pick any two countries and easily compare their demographic data with the click of the mouse. lets you explore the world through images, flags, money, language, maps and other information.

Geography & United States History

(Links in Italics have Audio Support with them.)


Task Magic

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.

Gadget Page

(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.


Glossary of Instructional Strategies

PlasmaLink Web Services provides the Glossary of Instructional Strategies as a resource for all educators

German BBNBI News and Inspirational Radio Online

Google Docs & Spreadsheets

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.

Petersenís Practice Listening to and Answering Questions

Google Image

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.

Graphs and Grids printable online Graph and Grid Paper

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.

Gutenberg Project

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.

Audio Books: Both Human- and Computer-Read

Audio Books: Human-Read

Audio Books: Computer-Read

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 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!

Free French, German and Spanish Language Learning Free Activities

German, French, English and Spanish dictionaries and study links

(in German)

Global warming warning: fact or fiction?

Is Goreís ďInconvenient TruthĒ Movie a Convenient Lie?

Geography/Google Earth Maps

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.

Global Voices Online

These voices are collected from a non-profit organization of bloggers, includes commentary, translated commentaries, RSS feeds, links and contact information.

German Podcasts for Listening Practice

ActiLingua Academy

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 Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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 Mobiles

ē Alerts

ē News feeds

ē Podcasts


Latest Gadgets Blog in Japan 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.

The Best Sites For Grammar Practice

Introductory Grammar and Vocabulary

with Color Key - Screen Shots

Goethe Institute (German)

Best Online Graduate Degree

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. 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

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: 
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
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.


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 Ė 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,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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 Teacherģ. 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

Click to search in your own language!

TeachiT Video Lessons on IT/Ed Tech

Other Translations Here:

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

All with Lesson Plans & Word/PDFiles.

Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling

ESL Student & Teaching Links

Great Reading, Speaking & Vocabulary Activities

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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 Ferlazzoís 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 Childrenís Digital Library
10,000+ Childrenís Stories in many languages.

READ & HEAR Folktales and Legends from around the world!

More World Folktales from ESL Station

Speak English Today

ďGet in the Sandbox & Play with Us Kids!ĀEby using Twiddla Co-Browsing Tool Here:
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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 explained in 15 languages!

ESL Point
ESL Point

A treasure trove of material for teaching and learning English


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 Johnsonís annotated list of most useful CALL sites

Software sales

Free Language Translation Bar for 10 Languages.

Translate this page 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 Universal Messenger for free media and file transfers. 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 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. offers many FREE Vocabulary Tests online.

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

V-Check or 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 provides Readability Scores for any Web pages and MS Word files in a flash!

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 Schmidtís Short-List

the Language Resource Room

Word Surfing vocabulary learning strategies

Top ESL & Teacher Sites

TESOLMAX Top Sites Top Sites
The Top Sites for English Learners

ESL Web Guide: Your Guide to the Best ESL/EFL Websites! Recommendations from Daveís 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
ĀEConversation, Excel, Music, PowerPoint and Word textbooks. Great texts for personal or class use.
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Itzalist Webring
Bilingual Webring

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