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Pindex is an interesting new (private beta) that I just found out about from the amazing blog Free Technology 4 Teachers. ÊIt is very similar to Pinterest where a user can "pin" a image or video, w/ some nice sharing options. ÊHowever, there is a nice feature that awards digital badges for users who complete a "course" on a given topic.
PBS Students is a free educational iPad app designed for students K-12. Students can access 1000's of resources to help learn any subject through the use of educational games, activities, or videos. "For the first time, users can now access learning resources on tablets through the official PBS Student app, available for free for iPad. The PBS Student app is the ideal platform to watch and learn with videos, games and images from PBS and PBS KIDS content. Designed specifically for students in grades K-12, the app provides access to thousands of resources covering all subject areas, from math and science to English and social studies." For Dave Kapuler's Pinterest board on Educational iOS Apps click here.
Curated by head of computer science Mike Washburn.
Photos for Class is an excellent new site that is ideal for finding safe images for students. This search engine uses Flickr safe search as well as some built in filtering to find Creative Common licensed images. Best of all when a user clicks download the image gets cited automatically w/ the proper licensing terms. For Kapulers Pinterest board on Educational Images click here.
A six-week online Pen?Pal program that builds literacy through writing about current events and real-world issues.
PiggyBot is a fun free iOS app that teaches children about counting money and the value of money through a virtual allowance. The way this works is an adult give them a set out of money and the child allocates on how they are going to: save, spend, and share their money. They can also take pictures of items they want and upload them to use their "money" to purchase them.
Play Zone is a nice iOS app designed for young learners by having them play 6 different educational activities. These activities arrange from dressing up a character (creativity) to recognizing patterns (logic) and even addition/subtraction. The "gold star" system and great animations make this a fun game w/ lots of replay value.
A collection of apps for physical education. Curated by physical education teacher Iain Stanger.
Leo's Pad is a wonderful series of interactive iPad apps that are ideal for Preschool aged kids. This fun app has students play along and develop emotional and cognitive skills appropriate for their age. The stories follow along a young Leonardo Da Vinci as he goes on adventures and playing educational games. The best aspect of Leo's Pad is the Parent's Pad that educators/parents can use to assess their students/kids and track what they are learning. The Parent's Pad will track how their child is learning in over 80 different learning dimensions and help educators/parents focus on areas to help their child/student become better learners.
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Lightbot is a excellent iOS app for teaching kids how to programming by playing through a fun puzzle game. The way this works is by having a player guiding a robot through puzzles using different programmable commands such as: procedures, loops, etc. This game has 50 puzzles and 20 stars for players to collect while trying to complete the game. Also, check out Light-bot Hour of Code for a simpler version to introduce kids to programming and ideal for K-12. For a more detailed review check out Graphite by clicking here.
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Need to fix up a photo with filters, cropping, re-sizing, re-coloring, and more? Here's a free app that's available on the web, iOS, and Android.
How about a simple way to add text to a photo? And not just regular text, but text that curves, swirls, and goes in any ole' direction? This will do.
And if you are writing a simple poem, this free web app suggests rhymes, counts syllables, and gives you a clutter-free place to work. This is a text editor built with poets in mind. Everything is finely tuned to assist with the creative process.
Finally, put it all together in this web-based storytelling creator. Stories are presented in short paragraphs over faded photographs.
Fix the Factory - Learn basic programming and logic skills while issuing commands to help a robot out of a factory maze.
ProcessOn is a new free site/app designed for creating collaborative diagrams. Upon first signing up (neat feature allows you to create your own unique URL) users will notice that the interface very similar to most online diagramming programs/apps i.e. Inspiration. ProcessOn is very user friendly and allows users to add: shapes, bubbles, text, images, colors, etc. Best of all ProcessOn is collaborative in nature and ideal for student's working in groups on the same project (users of Google Doc's will feel right at home). The social networking features allows users to share, collaborate, chat, and set privacy features all in real-time which is ideal for education. Not only is this a great tool for creating diagrams but ideal for brainstorming, mind mapping, and creating flow charts. [Written by dkapuler on Jan 21, 2014].
PortfolioGen is a site for creating digital portfolios. New educational portal allows students to create free digital portfolios in a safe environment. The way this works: Teacher signs up for a PortfolioGen Classroom account and then invites students to their site/portfolio via a unique URL. Once the URL is published students can then sign up and start creating their own site/portfolio and upload: assignments, videos, and images. Once a student uploads their portfolio a educator can then access and assess student's work in real-time. [Written by dkapuler on Jan 22, 2014 ].
Want to gather feedback from your students, teachers, or parents? Run classroom - or school-level surveys to get the information you need.
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Start with a blank online canvas and put anything you want on it - text, images, or video. Create an online poster or interactive visual aid.
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Go here for games, videos, and interactives. Filter by grade, subject, and CCSS.
Create a 3D animated story by writing in a movie script format. Characters come with a library of animated actions.
PixiClip is a neat drawing tool that lets you make a drawing and record either audio-only or a video to go along with it. It also lets you upload an image from the web and "mark it up," but I think there are plenty of other web tools that let you do that easily enough - and let you grab images off the web with photo url addresses (PixiClip just lets you upload one from your computer) - so I don't think that feature particularly stands out (you can see those other tools at The Best Online Tools For Using Photos In Lessons). But the audio-plus-drawing capability could really come in handy for English Language Learners. Adding this site to The Best Art Websites For Learning English.
This Xposed module lets you share any image and portrait video via Snapchat, not only pictures you take with the camera from within Snapchat. When you are viewing an image and click on share, Snapshare will pop up as an option. It will load Snapchat and lets you even paint on the image as if you had just taken it with your camera inside Snapchat. Snapshare will crop your images so they fit into your display. It uses the Xposed framework to intercept launches of Snapchat from Snapshare and do the magic. Because it uses the Xposed framework, it is device and ROM independent.
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A wonderful site for educators w/ lots of different resources. A user can use a template or game generator to create customized educational games and then embed into their site/blog.
A innovative app that teaches students how to code in Java by casting spells in a 3D virtual world.
A fun iPad app that teaches kids how to program and animate by dragging blocks together and watching Daisy preform the action.
Is one of my son's favorite iPad apps that allows them to create games. This app is ideal for learning the basics of programming by providing graphics, commands, logic and more.
A nice site for teachers wanting to teach their students how to program games. This is done by reinforcing skills such as, problem solving, writing, storytelling, and more.
A visual programmer editor that reminds me of Scratch in where a user has to drag-n-drop blocks together to create an action.
A wonderful iOS app that teaches kids how to program and create animations by dragging-n-dropping blocks together.
A fun iPad app designed for younger kids that has them controlling fuzzballs to complete each level. Each level deals w/ a simple concept of programming and gets more advanced as they get higher.
A wonderful site filled w/ lots of educational resources for teaching students how to program mobile apps.
A nice way to learn programming by solving coding exercises.
An innovative site/app for creating text based games that will show/hide the programming language while it is being worked on.
Probably the most popular site on the list as 1000's of students have created online games through their very easy to use web interface.
A wonderful site for creating iOS or Flash based games by putting blocks together (i.e. Scratch).
One of my favorite apps (Windows) on the list for learning how to program. While this free app is no longer supported it is still available for download.
A great site for students 4th-8th grade learning how to program.
Shake-a-Phrase is a fun/educational iOS app for Writing. This app is ideal for educators as it works on different skills such as parts of speech and Vocab. Also, SAP is great for Writing as teachers can use it to create writing prompts. Best of all there is a quiz feature which allows students to test their knowledge on: adjectives, verbs, nouns, etc.
Create professional-looking presentations and videos that look like the ones on company websites.
Digital permission slips, forms, and payment collection for K-12 schools (PTAs & daycares too!) Free to use! Easy setup.
Slidebean is a new (beta) site for creating stunning looking presentations. It reminds me of a cloud-based version of PowerPoint but a lot more polished looking and very easy to use. This is a great place for educators to create presentations for their class/parents and can even use it to Flip a Lesson or Project Based Learning. Best of all a finished product can then be embedded into a site or blog. For Kapuler's Pinterest board on Slideshows/Presentations click here.
Version 3.0 for producing & sharing video presentations. Now you can combine your video with slides, record any desktop activity, produce videos in wide screen format, and much more. The new version is compatible with all versions of Windows and MS PowerPoint.
Biteslide is a wonderful web tool w/ educational portal that teachers are using to create beautiful looking slidebooks/presentations. This is all done through a very easy to use drag-n-drop interface and web browser plugin (a.k.a "Nibbler") for adding images, clipart, text and more. Educators are using this for Project Based Learning, creating dynamic digital stories/scrapbooks, and even "flipping their classroom. Best of all, the educational portal allows educators to create and monitor student accounts and projects.
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Creating a presentation or slideshow is one of the staples of any 21st Century Classroom. This is a skill that almost every educator has and is a must known skill for any successful student. It used to be that only programs such as PowerPoint could create presentations. However, now there are lots of sites and apps that not only creating stunning presentations but also make it easier than ever. Below is my list of some of my favorite tools for creating beautiful looking presentations/slideshows. [Written by dkapuler on May 29, 2013] *This list is in alphabetical order.
A wonderful site and app for adding video/audio narration to a presentation. Ideal for professional development or teaching a lesson.
One of the most popular sites/apps for creating beautiful looking slideshows w/ an educational portal.
A great way to upload PPT presentations and share them w/ others similar to Slideshare.
A wonderful Android app for creating stunning looking slideshows.
A fantastic site for creating interactive presentations that contain all types of media w/ educational portal, where teachers create student accounts.
Is a nice iOS app that allows users to present all styles of presentations (PPT, Keynote, etc) wirelessly.
A nice site that is a cross between Prezi and PP that allows users to zoom around their presentation. Best of all, a finished presentation can be embedded into a site.
A cool site for mixing photos, videos, and music to create a stunning presentation.
A amazing iPad app for creating beautiful looking presentations w/ the ability to upload Creative Commons licensed photos as well as creating charts and graphs.
A innovative site that allows a user to add narration to their presentations simply by typing in text.
A fun site for creating slideshows or collages w/ a built in photo editor.
A nice site for adding video or audio to a powerpoint presentation. Ideal for Pecha Kucha style presentations.
A cool way to create a presentation w/ this video mash-up site/app.
Another nice video mash-up site that creates fun looking movies/presentations by mixing and matching video and music.
An innovative site for adding audio to photos to create an engaging slideshow.
While Netclick is more of a "student response system" it is a great way to engage an audience through the use of an interactive slideshow.
A fantastic video mash-up site for mixing video, audio, and images to creating stunning presentations.
One of my favorite sites/apps for creating an interactive slideshow w/ educational portal. A user can also create a quiz embedded into a slideshow as well.
A nice site for creating slideshows w/ photos, videos, and music, and sharing publicly or privately.
A fun site for creating slideshows for blogs, FB, or Twitter.
One of the easiest video mash-ups sites around to creating stunning presentations.
Is a new (beta) and wonderful site for creating amazing animated slideshows/presentations.
A great site for "flipping" your classroom by adding a video narration side by side to a slideshow.
A simple site for uploading presentations to garner feedback and self assessment.
Create a beautiful looking presentation w/ images and music.
A fun site for creating beautiful looking slideshows.
A easy to use site for creating visually engaging slideshows, recently purchased by ClearSlide.
A nice site/app to create slideshows and publish them on the web.
One of the most popular sites around for uploading and sharing presentations in a secure environment.
A nice iOS app for view and editing PPT on the iPhone or iPad.
SSC on Google+ is probably one of the most popular way to create slideshows in a safe environment for students.
A very popular site for creating beautiful looking slideshows, collages, presentations and more.
A wonderful site for "flipping" a classroom and creating excellent looking presentations that can be embedded into a blog or site. Also, there are nice features such as: the ability to embed a poll into a presentation, track usages statistics, and more.
A great site for uploading a PDF then turning them into a slideshow that can be embedded into a site or blog.
A new (private beta) site for creating beautiful looking slideshows that can be used on any device.
An innovative presentation and brainstorming tool for creating engaging presentations that can be embedded into a site/blog.
A nice plugin for PPT and Android to engage audiences on mobile devices.
A cool site for making a slideshow out of text.
A great site for creating stunning presentations and slideshows.
A neat way to turn Diigo bookmarks into interactive slideshows.
Free Open Source to download or develop free Open Source Software for Japanese. SourceForge.JP is a Japanese version of SourceForge.net. For developments that are not related to Japan, we recommend you to use SourceForge.net.
This page lists articles, presentations, and groups related to collaboration, and provides links to related topics. Diigo is about better ways to research, share and collaborate on information.
Popjisyo supports online reading for learners of English or Japanese - How to Use PopJisyo (and why it's better than Rikai or WordChamp's WebReader, no longer free).
Practice site for Academic Word List (with Japanese Tips).
Why you should learn the words from the Academic Word List first before you start learning less common academic words. You will need these words for context when you learn less common words. See the video for more information.
PoodLL is a set of plugins for Moodle, that add amazing functionality. While it is designed for language learning courses, it is being used in countless imaginative ways in universities, schools and organisations all over the world. PoodLL is free and open source.
GetIP will locate your PC anywhere.
Their APST (Automated Pronunciation Screening Test) screens foreign students for oral intelligibility - directing them to special training before they lead in a classroom as a TA for example.
The Pacific Bell/UCLA Initiative for 21st Century Literacy strives to provide a constellation of twenty-first-century literacy skillsÑincluding cultural, information, and media literacyÑthat provides students, teachers, librarians, and all citizens with critical tools needed to flourish today. tomorrow.
The Partnership for 21st Century Skills aids schools, districts, and states in implementing the infusion of twenty-first-century technology skills in education, and provides tools and resources.
The Pew Internet & American Life Project produces reports that explore the impact of the internet on families, communities, work and home, daily life, education, health care, and civic and political life.
Project Tomorrow supports the innovative uses of science, math, and technology resources in K-12 schools and communities so that students will develop the critical-thinking, problem-solving, and creativity skills needed to compete and thrive in the twenty-first century.
Pathbrite is a great site for creating digital portfolios that I just found out about from Free Technology 4 Teachers. This is a done by completing a template that can include: audio, video, Google Docs, images, links and more. Portfolios also can integrate data from social networks and share w/ others via a unique URL.
Popjisyo supports online reading for learners of English or Japanese
PodOmatic looks like an extraordinarily easy way to create a podcast. Sign-up and your class has your own channel - all you need is a computer microphone. See also: Podcasting Resources section.
Extraordinary Photos shares millions of photos from the LIFE Magazine archives and Getty Images.
LIFE's site shows them in thematic slideshows with accessible captions. Plus, they include daily updates of slideshows about current events. You can also subscribe to a weekly email newsletter that gives you updates on new content. Both the historical and current slideshows are fabulous.
The evolution of presentations has arrived with this zoomable Presentation Creator. Also, there is an educational portal in the works.
Convert your PDF documents and catalogs to stunning page-flip books!
Present.me is new (beta) wonderful site for uploading powerpoint presentations then adding a narration. The finished product actually combines the two so you see the presentation and the narrator as well. When the presentation is done you can share it w/ others via a URL or embed into a site. If you upgrade your account you can then activate privacy options and others as well.
Papyrs lets you create a free social network site that can be private or public. It joins quite a few other sites on the Not "The Best," But "A List" Of Social Network Sites list.
ENGLISH-JAPANESE BIBLE/COUNSELING COURSES
Agape Bible and Counseling Media Ministry rents all Cassette Courses for 3,000 yen and Video or DVD Courses for 5,000 yen or sells entire Course Sets for 10,000 yen each. Postage is separate, and all materials will be sent by Chaku Barai or COD for payment to be made upon delivery. Courses sent outside of Japan include shipping for either rental at $50 per course or $100 to buy any course.
POETRY AND PEACE EDUCATION
by Susan Polis Schutz. This inspiring collection of poetry is intended to promote understanding, tolerance, and peace for all people. Free online edition.
(Open attached Word file with Vocabulary List here.)
Peace Education Poetry Web Sites
Submit your poems for a chance to win prize money and have your poetry published on our website. Contest Guidelines. Winning Poems .
Petes PowerPoint Station is a treasure trove of freely available PowerPoint presentations on all subjects, and most of them appear very accessible to English Language Learners such as ones on United States History.
Page O Rama lets you quickly create a website easily without having to register. You can copy and paste images directly onto the page. Even though there are quite a few "instant" page-building apps, most don't have that copy-and-paste image option. More ideas at: A Few Simple Ways To Introduce Reluctant Colleagues To Technology and to The Best Places Where Students Can Write Online.
Well, it looks like I jumped on the Pinterest bandwagon and had to give it a fair chance. I must admit after playing w/ it for a few hours I'm pretty impressed. It is very easy to create a board and then "pin" anything from the web. Others can view your boards or (depending on your setting) can even "pin" things to them as well. It makes for a nice visual way to share resources in a social network type setting. [Dave Kapuler created a board of his favorite web 2.0 resources (44) that you can view by clicking here!
The smoothest, fastest HTML publishing platform for iOS and beyond. More than a reader: Pugpig is the HTML5 publishing platform that allows you to create beautiful newspapers, magazines and books for the iPad, iPhone, Android and more. Pugpig is a hybrid that mixes the best bits of native code with the juiciest cuts of HTML, producing a lovely reading experience across all platforms.
PollHut is a nice site for creating on polls or surveys. This is done via a simple user interface, where a person can create a multiple choice question and add a picture. The poll can be set to public or private and even allowed to let other users add to it. My only gripe would be the ability to embed a poll into a site but a person can only share it w/ a unique URL. For Kapuler's top 10 sites for creating a survey or poll click here.
Pult is a nifty little site that I just found out about from David Andrade's blog. This site allows a person's smart phone to stream videos, presentations, etc. to any web enabled device (think smart TV for a giant display). It's rather easy to use, just go to Pult's website on a smart phone, enter the 4 digit code and hit connect. That's it. [Written by dkapuler on Feb 17, 2012 04:52 pm]
Partners in Conversation is a new website that pairs students together in video or text chats to practice speaking foreign languages with each other. Please see the attached PDF for more information.
Open this site during the Pledge of Allegiance. Then dare to say it, inserting the name of your school! Assert your freedom OF religion not from it.
Puppet Pals is a great free iPad app for digital storytelling. This is an excellent application that users of Toontastic will feel right at home with. Users have the ability to add characters (a pre-selection of 8) and backgrounds (3) or import their own. Once these have been selected by using the two finger crop/rotate gesture a person can move or grow/shrink their character. Then they can record their story by adding their own audio by talking while moving the "actors" around. A saved movie can then be shared via YouTube, email, or another computer. [Written by dkapuler on Jan 04, 2012 11:07 am]
Abandoning a successful business career, Kien Lam quit his job and spent a year traveling around the world, shooting time-lapse videos in 17 countries. Time Is Nothing is his five-minute compilation of these moments. EFL students may be asked to describe people, places and countries they see.
Once you become a registered member of 19Pencils.com, you can select how you'd like your search results displayed: filtered or unfiltered. If filtered you get a robust choice of options: by country, state, district, school or grade.
Population Studies of the World at 7 Billion.
Here's how it describes itself: We live in a world of 7 billion people, living in seven continents and more than 200 countries. Though family size (fertility) continues to decline in most places, our numbers are projected to rise for years to come. This dashboard allows you to take a closer look at the world population in 2011 and beyond: Check out populations by region or country. Look at the proportion of young and old. See what various paths the future population growth may take. Population Control, Marauder Style is a really interesting infographic (New York Times). World population still growing, but slowing is an historical interactive from the CBC. Hans Rosling on global population growth is a TED Talk.
Teacher Professional Development Sourcebook is a wonderful free resource for educators that has everything such as: articles, news, tips, professional development, web 2.0, links, etc.
PBS Teachers is an excellent for educational resources for teachers grade PreK - 12th. There is lots of valuable information to be found and shared such as: games, links, videos, audio, lesson plans, etc etc. Also, a teacher can sign up and then participate in an online forum, blog, etc.
Primary Games is a nice site to find educational games.ÊNot 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.
PageOrama is a site from Larry Ferlazzo's blog. This is a nice site for easily and quickly creating a web page. A user can add links and photos (doesn't look like u can add videos) and then publish a site w/ a click of a button. For Kapuler's 10 best website creators click here. For Kapuler's top 10 website creators click here.
Penolo is a very cool site from, The Educational Technology Guy! This is a great site for sketching a unique image from scratch or uploading an image (or online via URL) and drawing over it (think Skitch). These images then can be shared via Twitter w/ a click of a button.
Phrasal Verb (most useful), Idiom (common ones useful) & Proverbs Websites
Pronunciation practice links
Froggy Phonics is an excellent iOS/Android app for PreK-2nd grade students working on Phonics. The way this works is a student guides a frog to jump from lily pad to lily pad collecting words that starts w/ a certain letter(s). As the frog lands on the correct word they gobble up fireflies. Once a user collects enough fireflies they unlock a "special" feature/photo. The farther along a student goes the more words they'll unlock (over 900) as well as more boards and other characters. [Written by dkapuler on Jan 16, 2014].
PHONICS: Links to sites teaching how to spell better (learning how groups of letters are likely pronounced in English)
PRONUNCIATION LINKS for North American English
ESL Pronunciation Sites + more
(For Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing, Culture, Link Sites)
For just words, use free online learners dictionary like learnersdictionary.com and dictionary.cambridge.org and native speaker dictionary thefreedictionary.com
B. Pronunciation on You Tube (linked from websites):
C. Great Audios & sites for listening. Repeat for pronunciation practice and to get the rhythm and accent of American English:
Great list of media collections with copyright free and public domain media material for use in the classroom
Shidonni is a fun free site for kids to draw a picture and then watch it come to life. This is very easy to use and anyone with experience with a drawing program or even Kid Pix for that matter will feel right at home. Once the picture is finished, click OK, and watch it come to life in a virtual world. (I call it Dave-o-saurus...Ñwritten by Dave Kapuler).
Imageloop is a cool new free site/app for creating slideshows. This is an app for iPhoto/iPod touch that allows users to snap a photo and then immediately create a slideshow w/ the touch of a button. Once the slideshow is created it can then be shared to popular social networking sites, (ie, Twitter/Facebook). Check out Imageloop by clicking here!! For Kapuler's top 10 sites for creating a slideshow click here.
Pronunciator has simple lessons for 60 different languages, and its most important feature is that it allows you to repeat and record what is being taught, and then "grades" your pronunciation.
Phraseup is an interesting site that can be used for curing writers block or those who just can't seem to put into words what they are thinking. This works by typing in the start of a sentence and clicking complete which then gives the user a bunch of different sentences to choose from.
The Best Online Collections Of PowerPoints For Teachers
PowerPoint presentations put together by Larry Ferlazzo into another great "The Best" list sharing sources of decent PowerPoint presentations that are free to use and are accessible to English Language Learners. All these sites cover most of the content areas. Here are his picks for The Best Online Collections of PowerPoints For Teachers: 1) Pete's PowerPoint Station, 2) World of Teaching, 3) Jefferson County Schools,4) Nebo School District, 5) Graves School District, 6) Gaston County Schools, Primary Resources. Here's a list of 7 Search Engines for PowerPoint Presentations.
Big Changes At Flickr Today, Including Allowing 200,000 Photos For Free
Yahoo announced a bunch of changes at its photo site, Flickr, today, including letting you store 200,000 photos for free! (compared to the previous 200).
iPiccy is another great site for photo editing. This site is similar to ImageOid for adding effects and fixing up photos.
Image After is a site from Free Technology 4 Teachers and it is a nice site for finding free images & clip art. There is a lot to this site such as images, textures and extra goodies to search for. Click here for Kapuler's top 10 sites for images & clip art.
Fotobabble is a super-easy application that lets you upload a photo, provide a minute audio recording to go along with it, and then you get a link and an embed code that can be used for sharing. It's a simple tool students can use to practice their speaking skills. See more at The Best Sites To Practice Speaking English.
The Echo Enduring blog just posted a list of eleven sources of copyright or royalty-free images. Find others at The Best Online Sources For Images, including Stockvault; Dreamstime; and Stock.xchng.
This collection of sites with "generous" copyright licensing is a nice place to start if you need some images or sounds for your Web page, blog, wiki, podcast, or videos. Remember to read the usage rights and the citation information required by each site before you use their materials.
JellyCam is a new site from Richard Byrne's wonderful blog, for doing stop motion animation. This is done w/ the use of a web cam or a bunch of photos and very easy to use (think QuickTime). JC is a free download for Mac of PC.
PWIM: Picture Word Inductive Model (helps develop student's vocabulary naturally)
Rated as the Top 10
Poptropica is a great free online game from Pearson that is very well-designed.
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Easy Language 16
Learn the basics of 16 major languages for less than $2 per language! Great CD for learning basic vocabulary for 16 foreign languages. Just $30.
The following articles can be downloaded in printable pdf format (members only):
FREE SAMPLE ARTICLES BY THE AUTHOR
When Eastern and Western Language Systems Meet: Crossing the English Vocabulary Threshold versus Breaking the Kanji Barrier, by John Paul Loucky in GEMA Current Articles. (Click here for GEMA Journal.)
PHOTO AND SLIDESHARING PROGRAMS
Perk Up Your Projects With Web 2.0 is a wiki filled with resources and tutorials
Come learn a whole host of new tools to spice up your students' projects and your lessons. Explore and experiment with a variety of Web 2.0 tools including animated avatars, comic creators, digital scrapbooks, image creators, interactive timelines, logo generators, slideshows, streaming video, and the web resources that will serve as "containers" for different new media elements. Learn how you can re-invent your teaching and your students' learning using a few engaging, motivating, and fun resources like these!
A prefix is placed at the beginning of a word to modify or change its meaning. This is a list of the most common prefixes in English, together with their basic meaning and some examples.
150 English prepositions and 370 sample sentences
PUBLISHERS AND TRAINING SCHOOLS
Pilgrims offers top quality English language and teacher training in the United Kingdom.
Publishers of ELT texts and references:
Planet Quest is a pretty amazing multimedia timeline of space exploration that begins at 500 B.C. In addition, it provides audio support for the text. See also The Best Sites For Learning About Planets & Space.
PHONICS-BASED READING PROGRAMS THAT ARE EFFECTIVE:
Planet Software / DVD Offers
Order Pat Doran's EDU-Steps to Reading Success here!
Get Free Sample Catalogs at firstname.lastname@example.org
Where children have fun learning to read. Primarily designed for first grade, Starfall is also useful for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and second grade. Starfall is perfect for Home Schooling.
RoomRecess is a wonderful free site for educational online games for Elementary students. These games are simple to use and focus on a lot of different skills in the area of Math and Language Arts. Some of the different skills covered in RR are: irregular verbs, parts of speech, multiplication, and more. [Written by dkapuler on May 21, 2013].
Blue Mountain Arts greeting cards, gift books, calendars, bookmarks, and other products meet an important need in today's marketplace. Published and sold around the world in a variety of languages, including French, Spanish, German, and others, they convey real-life thoughts and emotions that people everywhere can relate to and appreciate.
How to set up a Remedial Reading Clinic or Reading Lab; Odessa, Texas volunteer clinic by Don Potter.
Instructional Audio for Rudolf Flesch's 'Why Johnny Can't Read and what you can do about it'.
Here is John Corcoran's web site. He was a teacher but could not read. His story is fascinating. He eventually learned to read and is now an advocate for teaching reading with phonics - the only method that really works.
RECOMMENDED READING AND CALL SOFTWARE TESTED
for schools or homeschooling for phonics-based reading and most any subject: kindergarten-college texts. Largest Christian publisher in the world. Browse and order on-line.
(1994-96). Softkey Multimedia hybrid version.
Planetcdrom.com is about the cheapest source in the world for Educational Software, Movie DVDs, and Music CDs.
Cheapest prices online or off for inspiring faith-building books, music, and software.
The Largest Language Learning Software Shop
Mention CALL4ALL to get a discount!
RECOMMENDED TEXTS FOR JAPANESE HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE STUDENTS
to order many of these texts
listing 23,000 articles for related research.
RECOMMENDED VOCABULARY ARTICLES
From Educator's Publishing Service (EPS)
PICTURE VOCABULARY RESOURCES
More of the worlds best English language learning links chosen by ESL All
Adapted with permission from ESL All July 2006 Issue -Vol. 2, no. 6
Over 7,800 FREE online resources to better your English. Here ESL ALL has selected for you ten of the Top Picture Vocabulary Resources available online. Some of these recommended sites even have audio files that allow you to hear the correct pronunciation of each word. Picture vocabulary dictionaries, exercises and games are great ways of building new vocabulary. The visual support they provide have the added advantage of increasing the level of retention of new words by both beginners and intermediate learners. What is however important to keep in mind is the importance of repetition. The more often you revise or redo the exercises or play the games, the more you will remember. Never underestimate the importance of repetition. This is what the human brain needs for long-term memorization. These chosen resources are divided into three categories: 1) picture dictionary sites; 2) picture vocabulary exercise sites; and 3) picture vocabulary game sites for those who want to learn while having fun.
A few Online Picture (visual) Dictionaries
Visual Dictionaries: Although rather limited, there exists a few interesting and useful online viusal dictionaries for beginners and low-intermediate learners. Most of them are multilingual and cover a great variety of topics. Some have audio support while others are merely text-based.
(English and French)
ESL student vocabulary resources including a photo dictionary and quizzes. Most quizzes include audio files that make it possible for you to hear the correct pronunciation of each word.
A collection of 200 vocabulary quizzes on a variety of topics. Furniture, School and Office, Home Appliances, Kitchen Utensils, Clothes, Animals, Canadian Coins, and Food. No audio files.
Vocabulary Practice with Pictures: A list of some of the best illustrated vocabulary resources on the Internet. Great variety. Great links!
The author of this site has also created his own collection of picture quizzes:
Picture vocabulary quizzes. Vocabulary exercises may include: multiple-choice, short-answer quizzes, gap-filling, matching, and crossword puzzles. Topics cover: Aches and Pains, Action Verbs, Canada's Provinces & Territories, Canada's Provincial Capitals, Canadian Money, Classroom Objects, Colours, Everyday Clothes, Family & People, Feelings & Emotions, Parts of the Body, Foods, and Going Places. (Literacy & Level 1/2 )
Topics for Levels 3 and 4 cover: Collective Nouns, Jobs, Job Adjectives,and Job Applications. (Literacy & Level 3/4 )
Vocabulary Practice with Picure Games: A new way to read and learn English vocabulary. Multiple choice games with pictures that help ESL learners to increase their elementary vocabulary. Topics include: Food, Architecture, Office, Colours, School, Shapes, Hospital, Garden, Days, Jobs, Months, Music, Tools, Seasons, and Transport.
Picture Book Drag'n'Drop Vocabulary Quizzes: Vocabulary matching quizzes with words grouped in subject themes. Drag each word and drop it on the corresponding picture. If it is right you will hear the sound file for this word. Encourages you to use the dictionary. Chosen topics include: Feelings and Emotions, Animals, Occupations, Home Appliances, Transportation, Sports Food, Occupations, Building & Construction, Kitchenware, Furniture, Places, and Hong Kong Parks.
An important selection of matching vocabulary games for all levels (easy, medium, and difficult). Click on a picture or a topic to play a game. Too many topics to list here. A must-see resource. No audio files. Requires Java.
PODCASTING AND ENGLISH LEARNING
Create, Find, Share Podcasts! Get your free podcast hosting, free podcast creation, podcasting tips, free podcast tools, etc.
More of the worlds best English language learning links chosen by ESL All
Adapted with permission from ESL All February 2006 Issue -Vol. 2, no. 2
These are ESL Alls recommended sites that use podcasting to improve English learning. Podcasting is a way of recording and publishing a non-music audio broadcast (news, ESL lesson, discussion, etc.) via the Internet mainly in the MP3 format for playback in a digital music player). These non-music audio broadcasts are called podcasts and users can automatically download them (usually mp3 files) onto their computers and transfer these recordings automatically to portable music players such as iPods or other portable MP3 players. Users can also burn these files on blank CDs and listen to them as they would with any other audio files such as songs. Students of English can then listen to these files anytime and anywhere they choose. What makes podcasting so interesting and so useful is that it combines the advantages of variety, authenticity, and portability. Not surprisingly, podcasting is getting increasingly popular all around the world and the collections of useful educational podcasts are growing at a very fast pace. If you dont have podcast software, you can try iTunes or Juice freeware:
(Mac & Windows)
(Mac, Windows & Linux)
Yahoos new podcast section. Here you will find the best collection of educational and non-educational podcasts in English on a wide range of subjects now available online. Learners can even slow down the speed of a podcast file when using Yahoos online podcast player. Not all podcasts have transcripts.
An ESL site containing over 135 podcasts to help improve your English by listening to native speakers talk and discuss topics of interest to you. You'll learn new idioms and expressions and learn to use them the way native speakers do. Pronunciation is very slow and clear, and a little unnatural. Each ESL Podcast lasts 10-20 minutes. Includes: transcripts, slow dialogue, explanations, and fast dialogue.
What is ESL Podcast? What is a podcast?
A podcast is an audio file that you download from the Internet. After you download it, you can listen to it on your computer or on an MP3/portable music player (for example, an iPod or iRiver). You can subscribe to a podcast so that it is delivered to you automatically each day, just like a newspaper.
What is the Learning Guide?
The Learning Guide is an 8 - 10 page guide for every future podcast. The Learning Guide includes all of the following:
Complete transcripts (ESL Podcast and English Café); Definitions; Sample sentences; Comprehension questions; Additional explanations; Cultural notes; and Tips on improving your English.
A 30-minute daily news and feature program in a simplified form of American English, made easier for those learning the language. Level: High beginner through advanced. Summary of the shows available but no transcript. Click on Special English (last podcast link on the page).
VOA also features the following podcasting programs: Encounter, Issues in the News, Our World, Press Conference USA, and Talk to America.
ESL site containing over 60 podcasts dealing with English vocabulary words podcasts (3 to 10 minutes). Great for students, foreigners, or anyone looking to improve their vocabulary. For intermediate students. Summary of the shows available but no transcript.
Short daily podcast about slang and idioms study read in American English for intermediate and advanced level learners. Includes transcripts.
A weekly English lessons from a Yankee and a Brit for all levels. They offer useful English lessons for intermediate level learners. Summary of the shows available but no transcript.
An easy-to-understand English learning podcast that features: grammar, idioms, pronunciation, various topics and more. Useful English lessons for intermediate level learners. No transcript available.
Listen to a weekly fun, entertaining episode of a dramatic story (a soap opera) in English but with explanations of the key words and phrases. You will learn new idioms and expressions and how to use them the way native speakers do. Podcast lasts about 10-20 minutes. Includes transcripts.
The Linguist: Podcasts that help English learners become better English speakers through making English learning better, faster, and more rewarding. Trained tutors present short natural language conversations - and transcripts are always available.
A daily podcast for logophiles (word lovers). You get a minute or two of discussion every day on the history and etymology (origin) of familiar words. Over 195 podcasts available. For advanced learners of English. No transcript.
A very interesting source of listening materials. Jeff McQuillan's website with transcripts available.
International Journal of Foreign Language Teaching (Winter 2006 edition).
The LearningTimes.org community features free group collaboration tools, such as virtual meeting rooms, a site-wide instant messenger, and virtual office suites, making it a vital place on the web for thousands of education professionals to meet and interact at any time.
Languagecaster.com - learn English through soccer offers a free weekly podcast with worksheets, transcripts and vocabulary lists for learners of English who like football (Soccer). Other Language-learning links given.
Learn how to burn your RSS feeds using Feedburner.com.
VIDEO OR POD-CASTING SHARING AND STORAGE SITES
Each of these sites allow educators and students chances to develop, share and store video projects, and manage access to video productions and a community of Video Bloggers, and training and data on video film compression and RSS feeds, etc.
Categorized here into these groups:
Japan - Traditional Culture and Religion
Japan - Contemporary Society and Education (includes some by students)
Linguistics or Multilingual (English, Japanese and Chinese, some with students)
Comparative Culture (some by students)
Educational Technology (such as podcasts of conference presentations)
PHOTOGRAPHY AND PICTURE PROGRAMS:
LoonaPix is a site that reminds me a lot of Big Huge Labs. This is a great place to upload a photo, select an effect, and then save/download. A user can also add a border and trim/crop a picture to tweak their photos. (Recommended by Dave Kapuler).
Pic Treat is a nice site for editing a profile photo. This is done by uploading any photo (profile or face pictures work best) and then waiting while it smoothes skin, removes red eye, etc etc. When finished it shows you a before and after picture and then can be shared among favorite social networking sites (ie, Facebook, Twitter). For Kapuler's top 10 sites for photo editing click here.
Pixenate is a nice free online photo editor. As w/ most photo editors user can: crop a photo, rotate, and resize an image. Also, there are some nice options such as drawing and teeth whitening. For Kapuler's top 10 sites for photo editing click here.
Obviously, photos can be great educational tools with English Language Learners and with any students (see The Best Ways To Use Photos In Lessons). Ferlazzo posts about many photo galleries, also called slideshows. To do it in a little more organized way, though, he recently began this weekly feature called "Photo Galleries Of The Week." This post is a "round-up" of online slideshows added to various "The Best" lists:
World's Most Dangerous Countries for Women is a photo gallery from The Boston Globe. I'm adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About Women's History. Last Folio: A Living Monument to the Holocaust is a slideshow from TIME. I'm adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About The Holocaust. Ecology photo prize winners revealed is a slideshow from the BBC. The 2012 World Monuments Fund Watch List is a TIME slideshow. The 2011 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition winners is from The Telegraph. I'm adding it to The Best Images Taken In Space.
FREE ONLINE POLLS
Flisti is a nice easy site to use for creating free online polls. A user has the ability to allow for multiple answers and can share their polls w/ others or embed them into a site/blog. For Kapuler's top 10 sites for creating polls click here.
People and Pictures
Download free clip art from Microsoft Office Online Clip Art and Media. Choose from over 130,000 pieces of clip art, photos, animations and sounds to personalize your documents. Clip-Art may be added to students stories or vocabulary notebooks.
Use for practice in people-watching and describing.
Huge collection of art, art museums / galleries and artists.
Put your photos through this wide collection of filters to produce stunning, and even funny images. Available as a free web or mobile app.
Assemble an online poster with easy drag & drop controls, then share it with friends, colleagues, or students.
FXmypics is a nice little site for editing photos that I found out about from Larry Ferlazzo's blog. All a user has to do is register for a free account, upload their photos, and then edit their photos w/ a bunch of different effects. [Written by dkapuler on Feb 04, 2013].
Presidents vs. Aliens is a fun iOS game for learning about the US Presidents. This is a game that allows players to unlock all the presidents by playing through a variety of games. Also, this game teaches people about unique facts, nicknames, and more about each president. Best of all a person can control which types of questions are asked, which as ideal for younger students. [by Dave Kapuler.]
Use the Pulp-O-Mizer to create a fun-looking and over-the-top pulp magazine cover. You can download your creation, though you can't save it to the web. If you or your students want some inspiration, you can always check out 8 Sci-Fi Experiments Gone Wrong.
Phrase.it lets you easily add speech bubbles with your text to photos. You can upload your own, or choose a random image from the site. You're then given a link to your creation. Get more at the popular list, The Best Sites For Online Photo-Editing & Photo Effects.
Photocat is a new fun site for editing photos. A person can edit photos, retouch images, and even make collages. Also, there is a iPhone app which makes editing nice and easy on the go.
Photolist is a new tool that seems like a very easy way to make a slideshow (that's also embeddable) and that lets you also add expanded captions. See even more at: http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2008/05/06/the-best-ways-to-create-online-slideshows/
Edutopia has published Using Photos With English Language Learners, an excerpt from the recent book on teaching ELLs that Katie Hull Sypnieski and Farlazzo have written. I'm adding it to The Best Ways To Use Photos In Lessons.
Watchitoo Creates Online Video Chat Service
Watchitoo has created a "Playground" video service that lets you have up to eleven people on a video call at one time for free. You can pay for expanded services. Unfortunately, all the participants actually have to register on Watchitoo in order to be on the call, as opposed to other services which just require the initiator to be registered, but it's still a decent service.
I'm adding it to The Best Online Tools For Real-Time Collaboration.
ZangZing is a wonderful new site for photo sharing. This site is ideal for those who like to keep their photos on the web and share w/ others. What makes this so great is how easy it is to use and the ability to create public, private, or hidden groups which determines who can and can't see a person's photos. Also, these photos can be shared on social networking sites and even ordered for print copies.
Kozzi is a nice site for finding 100% free pictures on any subject.
PhotoPin is new search engine for Creative Commons images. It has a very nice interface, and I especially like it because you not only get the photos, but it also gives you the exact attribution to copy and paste. Find more at The Best Online Sources For Images.
Flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. Show off your favorite photos and videos to the world!
World Images, according to its site, is a "database that provides access to the California State University IMAGE Project. It contains almost 75,000 images, is global in coverage and includes all areas of visual imagery. WorldImages is accessible anywhere and its images may be freely used for non-profit educational purposes." See also The Best Online Sources For Images.
PhotoPeach is an online slideshow creator.
See also The Best Ways To Create Online Slideshows. They've now added the ability to use images off the web by using url addresses. You can also create quizzes within your slideshow.
Thinglink is a wonderful new site that installs a plugin on a blogging platform and then turns your photos interactive by tagging and labeling them.
PhotoShow is a nice free site for creating slideshows. All a user has to do is upload their photos from their computer or favorite photo sharing site (a la Flickr, Picasa, etc) and the personalize it and share it w/ others. Also, w/ upgrading to a paid account a user can add video and music. I recommend checking out PhotoShow by clicking here!! For my top 10 sites for creating a slideshow click here. Written by dkapuler on Aug 23, 2011 02:52 pm [Written by dkapuler on Aug 23, 2011 02:52 pm]
The Instant Upload service automatically sends every photo and video taken to Picasa where it can be tagged, modified and shared, from any web browser!
Pinterest is a cool new site for taking notes that I just found out about from iLearn Technology. Printerest reminds me a bit of Pindax, where a user can create sticky notes by pinning them. Once a note is pinned it can be tagged or typed in to add information. For top 10 sites on note taking click here. [from Dave Kapuler]
National Geographic has a neat slideshow on the History of Photography.
2009 "year in review photo" collections.
PDF My URL is an online app that lets you quickly and easily turn any webpage into a PDF file. See more at Not "The Best," But "A List" Of Ways To Convert PDF & Word Documents.
Renee Maufroid has created another one of her great activities for English Language Learners. This one is called Prepositions For Beginners. Find more under Prepositions.
Pixorial is an excellent site for creating video and then sharing w/ others. If there is one thing I'd say that Pixorial specializes in that would be electronic cards (e-cards). Other nice features is the ability to share w/ a number of sites such a: YouTube, FB, Twitter, etc. and the ability to generate an embed code.
Veezzle is a new free search engine to find free stock photos. This is a great site for finding pictures and the way images get sorted is by having people rate them. The higher the rating the better chance at see that photo.
The Best Resources For Using Puppets In Class can be much fun and a great learning tool.
LocPDF is a visual search engine for PDF's on the Web. In other words, you see thumbnail sketches of the PDF's that are in your search results.
It may be the most versatile free program for sharing photos and files online.
Photo-sharing community. Discover the world through satellite photos.
Flickr.com allows you to save and share photos online.
There are quite a few no-cost online photo-editing tools available, and flauntR is one of them. This particular application has tons of frames for your photos, special effects you can apply, and can easily import all of your Flickr photos for editing. Schrock created a simple "fall-themed" photo here: http://flickr.com/photos/kathyschrock/1464974326/ Your students will have a blast with this application!
PicLens provides an immersive full-screen experience for viewing photos on the supported sites listed below and on sites that support Media RSS. Supported Sites:
Photo Sites: Flickr, Photobucket, Picasa Web Albums, Fotki, FotoTime ,deviantART, Smugmug
Social Networking: Facebook, MySpace, Bebo, Hi5, Friendster
Image Search: Google Images, Yahoo Images, Ask Images, Live Images, AOL Images
Webhosts/Galleries: Freewebs, Adobe Lightroom
Free photo editing and photo management software
Picasa is a software download from Google that helps you organize, edit, and share your photos. It's free, and easy to use.
One of the most popular viewers. Free for non-commercial use, 32-Bit graphic viewer for Win 9x/ME/NT/2000/XP, with multiple (animated) GIF support and Multipage TIFF support. Features print support, scan (TWAIN) support, slideshow, and batch conversion.
with online storage.
Photo and Picture-Sharing Sites (Copyright-free to use or download)
Image-After is a large online free photo collection. You can download and use any image or texture and use it in your own work, either personal or commercial.
(Public Domain, free-use pictures)
Photo effects program that allows, without registration, the creation of some cool effects on a photo you upload including a cube, puzzle, and many more.
FREE IMAGES, PICTURES AND PHOTOS
Largest Library of Various Clip-Art Collections it seems.
Not free. Grammar, Vocabulary Word Cards and Lesson Plans Free!
PHOTO AND SLIDE-SHARING PROGRAMS
Flickr slide shows sure do make it easier to view all those images being shared on a given Flickr Flickr stream, and the ability to do so has even spurred a healthy-sized third market from developers that offer Flickr slide show tools as well.
Pixcetra has a huge amount of photos and slideshows about current news and other topics. Their images are great and the captions are accessible to English Language Learners. For lack of a better place, there is a link under Multimedia Resources From News Outlets.
Photo laboratory Photl.com presents you a fantastic collection of free photo images (Free Stock Photo Images) of high resolution for commercial usage.
Can make all kinds of printable puzzles to use in class or for homework. Wordsearches, crosswords, etc. Especially useful as a vocabulary revision activity.
Greeting Card Writings
Send us your original writings for an opportunity to have your work published on Blue Mountain Arts greeting cards.
Offers Web surfers means to search for businesses by state, zip code or keyword.
A new directory of pro-life businesses on the Internet, hoping both to connect consumers with like-minded businesses and generate money for pro-life causes.
MacMillan / Heinemann editors site
POWERPOINTS FOR CLASSES
Petes PowerPoint Station is a treasure trove of freely available PowerPoint presentations on all subjects, and most of them appear very accessible to English Language Learners. Easy to understand PowerPoints on United States History. See also The Best Websites For Teaching & Learning About U.S. History and The Best Websites For Teaching & Learning About World History.
Powerful collection of over 20,000 background slides and templates for PowerPoint and Keynote.
A Universe Today article features the third installation of a video series by Dustin Farrell, called "Landscapes." The striking videos show amazing views of Earth and sky through Time-lapse videography. (Photo: Dustin Farrell) Certainly, "The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork," as it says in Psalm 19. On his Vimeo site, Farrell explains that he may be producing these videos on a less frequent basis: Watch Part 1 and Part 2 in the series, or visit his website below.
Dustin's awesome time-lapse nature videos.
ESL/EFL/ELT Texts from various publishers. Japanese Independent Publishers included.
Book of Luke searchable in 30 languages. This is a parallel corpus of the entire Gospel of Luke in 30 languages, which allows full-text searching and side-by-side comparison of up to seven languages.
Portuguese language guide, the right site to learn Portuguese language.
Portuguese BBNBI News and Inspirational Radio Online
I've been using Penguin Chat with students for several years with positIve results. This site lets students text chat using an anonymous nickname and in several different rooms. As Penguin Chat is open to anyone on the Internet, before using this site I recommend going over chat rules and warning them of the dangers of giving information to strangers.
Offers many links and audio lessons. Fees after free samples.
An English pronouncing dictionary with instant sound.
www.fonetiks.org provides online pronunciation guides to 9 varieties of the English language and 9 other languages Instant sound Pronunciation samples by over 40 native speakers All 1,000+ pages free Just click on a flag to open a dictionary!
from Florida States Educational Technology Clearinghouse.
Lit2Go is a free online collection of stories and poems in mp3 (audiobook) format. It's a growing collection of public domain content graded for K-12, including MP3 audio files, text files, permission to make "books", and at least one post-reading activity sheet for each.
Children`s Story and Picture Books; World Folktales Translated by Digital EHON Site
DESIGN is an ever-growing, all-encompassing field that accommodates a plethora of different disciplines. How would a contemporary hierarchical tree of Design look like? The proposed challenge is simply to visualize the contemporary Design landscape.
Plaxo, Inc. keeps people connected by solving the common and frustrating problem of how to keep updating out-of-date contact information. The easiest way to stay connected is now also the easiest way to share just about anything. Pulse now brings you "people feeds" from all over the web.
Lets you have your computer, without the computer!
PortableApps.com Suite is a collection of portable apps including a web browser, email client, office suite, calendar/scheduler, instant messaging client, antivirus, sudoku game, backup utility and integrated menu, all preconfigured to work portably. Just drop it on your portable device and you're ready to go!
An Anticipatory Thesaurus (From Epangsoft.net)
Ivor Richards, with Christine Gibson (Recently reissued by Pippin in Toronto)
Just point and click. It's an easy and satisfying way to learn Spanish, French, Italian, German, Russian, or Polish and save 25%. 42 languages, for just $29.95each or all 42 for only $112!
LinguaMatch Panoramic Phrasebook for Windows works like no other language program. It brings you to 30 different situations where you'll learn conversational phrases, object names, and pronunciation by exploring a 360-degree environment. Click an object and hear its name in another language. Click a person and learn a conversational phrase. Simply associate words with objects... it's that easy!
Peer 2 Peer University is an online community of open study groups for short university-level courses. Think of it as online book clubs for open educational resources. The P2PU helps you navigate the wealth of open education materials that are out there, creates small groups of motivated learners, and supports the design and facilitation of courses.
A clean, easy-to-use online Writing / Journaling site
International Educational Puppets in Education provides educational puppet programs which enlighten children on the issues of disability awareness, medical-educational differences, and social concerns. Includes package overview and information on starting a troupe.
Automatically generates personal Homepages based on your location and interests. Amazing!
With Picture Book Maker, you can easily create a picture book (including text). It can be saved online or printed out. It's super-easy to use, plus no registration is required. The url of your creation can be posted on a student/teacher blog or website.
Storybird.com is a free Picture Book maker.
Planet Quest is a pretty amazing multimedia timeline of space exploration that begins at 500 B.C. In addition, it provides audio support for the text. See also The Best Sites For Learning About Planets & Space.
Cross-Cultural Studies text written by a colleague of mine is available in Japanese entitled "Nichibei Bunka Hikaku," or A Comparison of Japanese & American Cultures, 258 pages. English versions are limited but may be copied upon request. In addition, a great interactive Conversational Game Book, called Can You Relate is available from me that is extremely fun for college level English Oral classes. (2,000 yen, free postage)
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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