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Hemingwayapp is a nifty little web tool for students who want to improve their Writing skills. All a user has to do is copy/paste in some text and click edit and they will get a Readability score. The score will tell you how many paragraphs/words you have, how many hard to read sentences, suggestions on how to shorten or switch verbs around, etc.
British Pathé was one of the leading producers of newsreels and documentaries during the 20th Century. This week, the company, now an archive, is turning over its entire collection over 85,000 historical films to YouTube. The archive which spans from 1896 to 1976 is a goldmine of footage, containing movies of some of the most important moments of the last 100 years. Its an amazing collection that will be gold mine to U.S. and World History teachers everywhere. And, in a bonus to teachers of English Language Learners, many appear to be close-captioned (not using YouTubes error-plagued automatic system). Im adding this info to both The Best Websites For Teaching & Learning About World History and to The Best Websites For Teaching & Learning About U.S. History.
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Energy for Life is a wonderful new iPad app by the creators of Miracle of Life and Experience Life. This beautifully designed interactive app takes students through the different systems of the body: digestive, respiratory, and circulatory. What I like about these series of apps from iDiCreative are the easy to understand explanations and interactive animations that engage students and allow them to learn in a fun way (Energy for Life does this by interacting w/ dinosaurs). This is a fantastic app for MS/HS students as well as Health/Biology/Science teachers. [Written by dkapuler on May 17, 2013].
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High Tech High began as a charter high school in San Diego and now includes a network of K-12 schools, a teacher certification program, and a Graduate School of Education.
The Holocaust Educators Network provides a forum for educators interÂested in studying and teaching the Holocaust using an inquiry-based approach to engage students with difficult material and show how writing and dialogue can help move students from shock and denial to empathy and action.
Highlighter is an excellent site that allows readers to annotate, highlight, comment, and share any text on your site. Another nice feature is the analytics that allow user to track exactly what people are reading on one's site (ie, comments, shares, etc). For Kapuler's top 10 sites on Bookmarking and Annotating, click here.
Critical Past is a great free site for history buffs or teachers. This site has over 57,000 videos and 7 millions stock-free images from the last 100+ years. What makes this site so great is the ability to search for data by decade, subject, or even find out what happened on your birthday.
There are quite a few sites out there that show historical photos or videos, along with their location on a map - you're able to see what a particular street looked like fifty or one hundred years ago. Here are Ferlazzo's choices for The Best Historical Photo + Video Based Map Sites: Historypin is probably the biggest site on the Web. HistoGrafica Sepia Town here and Then has a limited number of historical videos. Old S.F. shows photos from San Francisco. Time Shutter does the same for San Francisco.
NBC Learn is an interesting and ambitious site that provides resources for K-12. These resources contain historic videos, current news, etc while being aligned to state standards. Also, there are free resources to be found and they even offer webinars to help implement into the curriculum.
Past and Future (Can you recall or predict it?)
What Are The Best (& Worst) Scenes From "Mind Your Language"? 70's British situation comedy show called "Mind Your Language," which is about an ESL teacher and his class. There are tons of clips on YouTube. Do you have any recommendations of scenes that are either particularly good in showing what NOT to do, or ones that are good at showing what you SHOULD do?
Hope Movie Chart of Available Languages, including as follows.
(From OneHopeJapan.net includes Books of Hope for Kids/Youth and other materials to help give people hope, especially to Japanese suffering after the Triple Disasters of 2011)
Hello Slide lets you upload a PDF of your PowerPoint. You can then type in the narration and it will use a text-to-speech feature to provide audio to your slideshow. You can read more about it at Richard Byrne's blog. More at The Best Ways To Create Online Slideshows.
Historic Map Works is an interesting site that shows a giant collection of historical maps through Google Maps. These maps can be searched by continent, states, and other various criteria. I find this to be a very interesting site and a great asset for History/Geography teachers.
Hold Ye Front Page is a cool site from the British newspaper "Sun" where they produce online front pages about events in world, science and sports history. The articles are fairly accessible, and they typically include videos from The History Channel. The science pages are done in collaboration with the British Science Museum. This site will certainly be on Ferlazzo's "The Best" lists for Social Studies and Science sites in 2012.
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Hear and Say is one of the leading Paediatric Auditory-Verbal and cochlear implant centres in the world, teaching children who are deaf or hearing impaired.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has teamed-up with the University of Wisconsin to create a pretty impressive interactive infographic ranking every county in the United States of a variety of health factors. You can also read more about it at the Wall Street Journal, which has an article and infographic comparing rural and city counties.
Holidays is a listening game from ELLO - English Listening Lab Online. It's designed to help English Language Learners learn words about the holidays. I've placed the link on my website under Holidays.
10 Houses to See Before You Die shows images, and provides text information, on ten intriguing or weird or beautiful houses.
Best Websites for Learning about Multiple Holidays: Learn about major holidays and celebrations in the United States. To locate them, just go to that link and find the "Holidays" section. If, however, you're looking for resources accessible to English Language Learners about holidays, here's a list of sites that provide information on many different celebrations.
250 free worksheets covering various aspects of English grammar and vocabulary, including a special section devoted to holiday-related vocabulary.
Hospitality/Hotels English: A site devoted to helping people who work in various hospitality industry jobs to improve their English.
GOOD Magazine has been holding a contest for people to design Infographics related to the Haiti earthquake. You can see them all here.
Vermilion Parish, Louisianna's eHomework Pad! Click on your grade level for interactive helpful sites to review skills at home.
This is sort of a version of BBC News designed for younger people. The lay-out, writing, and choice of stories is very inviting.
Features one historical event each day; includes what happened, what led up to it, what has happened since, and places the event in today's context including links to the best research on the subject.
CVS Pharmacy has a pretty impressive multimedia collection of health resources. There are three sections on the site - animations, multimedia, and audio. The animations are engaging, but the English probably isn't very accessible to English Language Learners. The multimedia slideshows are also good, and are probably accessible to Intermediate ELL's. Their audio reports are the best resources on the site for ELL's - they're short reports with audio support for the text. See more under Health.
Voices Across Time was created to help teachers harness the power of song as primary source to supplement any secondary American Social Studies, Language Arts, and Music curriculum. The project has three components (use the buttons at the top of this page to find out more about each): a Teacherfs Guide, the Summer Institute for Teachers, and Lesson Plans and other Teaching Resources. Also found at this site is an index of Timely Tunes; songs appropriate to enhance discussion of any major holiday or historical anniversary. Songs have a special power to express what words alone cannot: hopes, fears, dreams, love, hate, anger, pride, aspirations, and disappointments. Because songs span the breadth of human experience, they are uniquely able to communicate across time and space the beliefs and ideas held by their composers, performers and listeners. Yet textbooks are silent.
Hope for people from any race at any time. English-language streaming video of The HOPE - 80 minutes / Copyrighted, 2002 Mars Hill Productions.
New Hope Chapel, Honolulu with Pastor Wayne Cordiero
(Their Video Podcasts are excellent Listening practice.)
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Shmoop is sort of a Cliff Notes Ebut a whole lot better.
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E-Reading-plus: Resources for every word in any text!
Time4Learning has online math, language arts, science, and social studies, pre-school to middle-school curriculum. It's an online home-based learning system with multimedia lessons, interactive exercises, printable worksheets, assessments/quizzes for use in homeschool, tutoring, or summer programs. Kids love the learning games, and parents love the low cost and reports.
Always in touch with your friends. European Social Networking Service: Since the start in October 2004, Hyves has grown into Holland's most popular website, with over 5 million members and over 2 billion page-views per month.
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Live-in training programs & camps, TOEIC/TOEFL Training, etc. at a small, personal live-in school based in Kyushu) Agape Retreat Center (English camps and homestays in Japan) English language programs for Japanese; Intensive English Camps.
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Help for foreign students in the USA from International Students, Incorporated. Helps any foreign student get adjusted to studying in America and make friends there. Brief Homestays with American families possible.
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Summer and winter ESL program with a homestay component. It's located in Canada (near Vancouver) and has interesting trip and culture components. Click on the links for the summer (or winter) ESL program since the other programs are about the high school.
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Wonderful English Bible camps in the great outdoors, also one with English Language Institute at Schroon Lake, New York. Others in various countries worldwide. Contact and ask them for more details on any you are interested in.
Connected with Soon Magazine, some offering English Homestay options.
Short term, quarter, semester, and year-long study abroad programs in Barcelona, Madrid, Paris, Florence, Berlin, and London.
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Catholic Heritage Curricula publishes colorful and current texts for Catholic home school families. CHC offers lesson plans, free curriculum, grade-by-grade guide, free support and more.
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Use to make posters or discuss local or national cultural or religious festivals. Discuss parties and celebrations. Also search for any free clipartEor clipart collection.E
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Humbul maintains the following tutorials as part of their RDN Virtual Training Suite:
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Ideal for student research material or E-treasure hunts:
HKU Library has an excellent section on Internet Resources listed by category.
Everything the visitor needs to know about Hong Kong from arriving at the airport to visas, hotels, eating out, sightseeing, shopping, history and latest events.
Free registration allows you to access the latest news. Previous articles can be searched and downloaded at a cost of $10 each. Subject to copyright provisions, articles can be printed out or sent by email to a friend. Students might like to choose an article to read an discuss on-line.
Listen to the latest news in English on your computer with RealAudio. This can also be a useful source of authentic listening material.
for creating online tests. Free lesson construction software to build a teaching website; includes crosswords, gap-fills, cloze tests, matching, multiple choice and jumbled exercises.
Startpage of Hot Potatoes Exercises and Theory by Hans De Four.
This includes 100s of exercises, tutorials and bulletin board. Free lesson construction software to build a teaching website; includes crosswords, gap-fills, cloze tests, matching, multiple choice and jumbled exercises.
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Ultralight Adventures Over Kauai. Amazing Photos! Get me a ticket over there!
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"Committed to preserving and presenting the history and stories of the Information Age." Introduce the next generation to some of the legends involved in developing the internet.
An enterprise wiki that makes it easy for your team to collaborate and share knowledge. Adding, sharing and finding content has never been easier.
History of Computers Webcast Course from Berkeley
English Hymns can be set to play automatically, giving composer information, etc.
The Cyber Hymnal: Thousands of Christian hymns & Gospel songs from many denominations lyrics, MIDI files, scores, pictures, history & more. Searchable, advanced Autoplay feature, free downloads. New entries every week. User friendly. Biggest site of its kind on the internet.
A well-arranged site with explanations, resources, and links all about Hieroglyphs.
A Readable Blog for English language learners.E
Earth Calendar is an easy-to-use site which is "a Daybook of Holidays and Celebrations around the world."
'The Hope' is an 80-minute dramatic presentation of God's epic story of redemption as revealed in the Bible, available in many languages, and in closed caption English.
20 Eras of World History made easy enough for kids to understand. Kids Past World History For Kids is a great website for English Language Learners. It's not deep, but provides a very accessible overview to many eras of world history. It also has fun history games.
Automatically generates personal Homepages based on your location and interests. Amazing!
Hitler's Holocaust Horrors and One of the Few Heroes that Opposed Him
Homework Hotline has a variety of resources designed to help students with theirEomework. Take a look at their video. They have ones for every subject, and they're fairly accessible to English Language Learners.
My Safe Home is a pretty neat interactive from the Home Safety Council. It highlights numerous potential dangers in the home, and provides audio support for the text. It's surprisingly engaging. See also Health.
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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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