lunes, 23 de febrero de 2015

Back in black

Hey everyone!

Summer's almost over in this part of the world, and it finds me on the other side of the river! Taking advantage of this (in theory) quiet Argentinean week, I'll start something I have promised some of you: to share some websites I've been using and how.

Here's my first post regarding this topic.

The only requirement: sit back and enjoy The (mandatory) Doors as you read :)

To begin with, simple and effective tools to use in the classroom (great to work with interactive whiteboards): (Similar to the first version!)

Score boards, timers, student selectors, etc. These two websites provide a set of easily customizable tools, allowing the teacher to use them in any way he/ she can imagine.

Both sites require a free account.

Although they have different features, they are both very powerful tools for assessment through production. They are both very flashy and engaging, great for working with multimedia. I have used them to assess grammar, to work on pronunciation, on linkers, for creative writing, among others.

They are not difficult to use, though I have always use them with youngsters; some adults may find it a bit challenging. After devoting 1 hour of class, students were able to create posters and stories like the ones below:

Mybrainshark is one of the best applications I have seen and used in the last two years. It allows you to upload power point presentations and add narration to it, without losing the animation features.

It's easy to use and very effective. A free account is required.

Here's another great site to create lessons: (ex mentor mob).

Here's an example you might have seen in one of my previous posts:

Create your own Playlist on LessonPaths!

Well, that's all for the moment. If you have any questions or you any other ideas on how to use any of the resources shown in this post, post a comment!!! 

Stay tuned,

2 comentarios:

  1. We cannot run away from grammar because it constitutes the rules and framework, changing the form of words and joining them into sentences.

    Grammar check

  2. Thanks for sharing Yana! I will definitely check it out.