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Saturday, September 24, 2016

90 Tech Resources for Teachers

Even more ED Tech for teachers. I know I post a lot about  Ed tech on this blog, but I had to include this list from TESOL because it covers many educational categories. Reading, writing, communication tools, listening, speaking, PD, vocabulary, and more. Click on the link below. 

Royalty free music and sound effects for your classroom.

Do you like to make your own resources? What about making presentations that are more engaging for the students? Here is a post from "Free tech for teachers" that lists several free sites to try. 


Quill: A Digital Tool for Teaching Writing

I have posted about Quill before on this blog. They have just added several new features. This could work with advanced Thai students, but it could be challenging with the lower levels. A good warm up activity to try in the computer lab. Check out the links below.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

2 Ed Tech websites that have possibilities in the ESL classroom

"Storyboard That" lets you use thousands of pose-able creative common figures and speech bubbles to make story boards. and "SeeSaw" is a student driven digital portfolio that empowers students of any age to independently document what they are learning at school. Both sites are free to try, but if you want the more powerful features, you have to pay for it. Check out the links below.

10 Characteristics of Highly Effective EF/SL Teachers

In this post from TESOL Connections The question of what makes someone a good teacher is relevant for all teaching contexts, but it is especially important in the field of English as a foreign or second language (EF/SL) where teachers can be hired simply for being a native speaker with a bachelor’s degree. Click on the link below for more information. 

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Three websites that let you and students take notes and interact with videos.

(from free tech for teachers) Creating flipped lessons in which students answer questions about a video that you make them watch can be one way to check whether or not they watched a video. Another way is to have them simply record their own observations and or write their own questions while watching a video. The following three tools are excellent options for those purposes. I just included the first video here. For more videos click on the links below. 

Huge online library of books

The books found here are not ESL books or the same you would find in a bookstore. However, the books might be ones that students and parents could read together at home. The books are readable on any device and also printable. You can search for books according to topic, language, publisher, genre, and publication date.