domingo, 28 de mayo de 2017

XP Math (Math games)

XP Math features fun and free educational math games for grades 5-9 designed to differentiate instruction by providing tools to collect and analyze student data at every stage of their learning.

The following categories are intended to group together games on similar subjects:

Number and operations
Algebra
Geometry
Measurement
Data Analysis and probability


sábado, 27 de mayo de 2017

DOGOnews

DOGOnews is a student news site that covers current events, news and non-fictional content in the areas of Science, Social Studies, Sports, Environment...

It provides thousands of news articles. They are added daily. Yoy can find stories by browsing the categories or filtering by grade level. You can create your DOGO class page and add your own assignments for free. A premium account is also available.

jueves, 18 de mayo de 2017

Inside Mathematics

Inside Mathematics is a multimedia website for teachers and educators who struggle to provide the best mathematics instruction for their students. This work grew otu of the Noyce Foundation's Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative.

At Inside Mathematics you can explore real mathematics teaching practices and resourcesto promote problem-solving.

You are welcome to download the written materials on the site, to photocopy them, and to use them in your classroom or in educator professional development. (More information).

miércoles, 17 de mayo de 2017

Science Buddies #STEM

Science Buddies is a non-profit organization that provides a website of free science fair productivity tools and mentoring to support K-12 students in science and engineering research projects, especially for science fairs.

Science Buddies empowers K-12 students, parents, and teachers to quickly and easily find free project ideas and help in all areas of science from physics to food science and music to microbiology.



jueves, 11 de mayo de 2017

LearnZillion

LearnZillion, an educational start-up founded by Eric Westendorf and Alix Guerrier, offers a free and growing Math and English Language curriculum that has been developed by expert teachers directly from the Common Core State Standards. It connects and aligns curriculum, assessment and professional development.


miércoles, 10 de mayo de 2017

CLIL Explained simply

CLIL (Content Language Integrated Learning) Explained simply series on YouTube focused on the four dimensions that form its conceptual framework: content, cognition, culture and communication. (4Cs).

jueves, 4 de mayo de 2017

PhET Interactive Simulations

Founded in 2002 by Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman, the PhET Interactive Simulations project at the University of Colorado Boulder creates and provides free interactive math and science simulations. PhET sims are based on extensive education research and engage students through an intuitive, game-like environment where students learn through exploration and discovery.

The simulations are written in Java, Flash or HTML5, and can be run online or downloaded. All simulations are open source.

You can register and browse activities by simulation, type, level and language.

(Source Phet Interactive Simulations)



miércoles, 3 de mayo de 2017

KinderArt®

KinderArt® was created in 1997 by Jantje and Andrea Mulder-Slater. Since then it has became one of the largest collection of free art lessons on the Internet. 

It offers art lesson plans and printable activity pages, educational links and articles for art teachers, students and families. 

Lessons can be searched by age or grade or by medium/discipline/theme. Another section, Art 101, offers information on color mixing, art supplies, art room setup, glossary of terms (interesting for CLIL), 15 minute fillers and more. 


On Twitter: https://twitter.com/kinderart @KinderArt 

jueves, 27 de abril de 2017

ElementalEnglish.com

ElementalEnglish.com is a free online resource for English language lessons, with a focus on practical conversation and pronunciation. 

Created by Larissa Majlessi, this resource teaches how native speakers speak in everyday life.


On YouTube:
On Facebook: 
On Twitter: 

Podcast (iTunes): 

miércoles, 26 de abril de 2017

E-news

Built specifically for an English-learner audience, E-news was created by Eva Baisan, a language teacher, to help ESL learners read real newspaper articles at their current level of English (advanced, intermediate or elementary). You can read the same contents in different levels. 

In each article keywords to help learners understand the main ideas are available.

This site offers weekly news reports. News categories include culture, politics, science, sports, travel and tech.

Visit:

On Twitter:
On Facebook:

viernes, 21 de abril de 2017

#EarthDay

In 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco a day to honor the Earth and the concept of peace was proposed. First held in 1970, Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22. It is considered the birth of the modern environmental movement. Since then many people participate worldwide on Earth Day in various events to demonstrate support for environmental protection.

Some resources to celebrate Earth Day (activities, lesson plans, lessons, videos, printables...) with your students:

http://www.earthday.org/ (Earth Day Network)

martes, 18 de abril de 2017

dreamreader.net (@dreamreader.net)

Free online English reading practice for learners created by Neil Millington, an EFL instructor with over 15 years of experience in the field of language education, to help teachers find freely available resources and for students to improve their reading skills. The website is updated regularly with new content.


On Twitter: 
On Facebook: 

Blog: 

miércoles, 12 de abril de 2017

Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature

If you are interested in children's literature of the late 19th century, we recommend that you enter the Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature (University of Florida Digital Collections), where you will find more than 6,000 titles searchable by subject, author, title, topic, etc.

You can also download XML versions and read the books with comfortable reader views.

lunes, 10 de abril de 2017

Martha`s True Stories

Martha’s True Stories is based on Martha Speaks, an animated series and interactive website on PBS KIDS. It introduces kids ages 4-7 to the world of nonfiction through interactive books where they can read along with Martha as they learn vocabulary skills.Martha's True Stories are divided into four STEM categories: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (environment, technology, inventions and measuring).

Within each category, you'll find two nonfiction stories about the topic, plus another kind of nonfiction "text" (instructions, recipe, a made-up website, and so on). You can review the words using the Word Bones interactive glossary. There is also a short vocabulary quiz for each story or text, that will help reinforce the new vocabulary and concepts.

A parents guide and a teachers guide are also available.

sábado, 8 de abril de 2017

Englishwsheets.com

ESL printable grammar worksheets, exercises, handouts, quizzes, tests, activities, teaching and learning English resources, materials, explanations and lessons.

Website created by Mehmet Gül, a Turkish English teacher, for the use of English language learners and teachers from all over the world.

miércoles, 5 de abril de 2017

Songlyrics.com

It's great to use songs in the class. Songs are often used in the ESL classroom to learn new vocabulary and expressions, and to consolidate concepts that they have already learnt. Songs help recognize sound patterns and words of a foreign language in a motivating way.

Songlyrics.com offers thousands of song lyrics searchable by artist and genre. Music news and songs and albums reviews are also available. In fact, it is one of the largest entertainment sites and one of the most complete lyrics databases in the world.


sábado, 1 de abril de 2017

April Fools' Day

April Fools' Day is celebrated every year on April 1 by playing practical jokes and spreading hoaxes. The jokes and their victims are called April fools. An April Fool joke is revealed by shouting "April fool!" at the recipient, who becomes the "April fool".

These are a few April Fools' Day resources and teaching ideas you can use to bring this celebration into your class:

On Pinterest

Hoaxes.org: http://hoaxes.org/

Story Starters

Stories are important in education and in language learning. 

Story Starters is a fun interactive tool aimed at engaging children and inspiring them to write by serving up hundreds of writing prompts in creative combinations. Three main themes (Adventure, Fantasy, or Sci-Fi) are available. 

Story Starters gives ideas for character, plot, and setting. Students may choose to use the notebook, letter, newspaper, or postcard templates for their writing and may choose to include a drawing with their story.

jueves, 23 de marzo de 2017

LearnEnglishFeelGood.com

Online grammar quizzes. A good place to practice and improve your knowledge of English Grammar.

The quizzes come in three levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. The topics covered include verb tenses, phrasal verbs, articles, prepositions, noun clauses, adjectives, adverbs...

lunes, 20 de marzo de 2017

Using English for Academic Purposes @UEfAP

Amazing guide by Andy Gillet, English language and educational consultant. The objective of this resource is to help students in Higher Education learn some of the linguistic and cultural practices involved in studying or working through the medium of English.

Introduction (video): 

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