Friday, July 31, 2009

Byki and Quizlet

Ok, ok, I've been

a little inactive lately but work is piling up like ants on a bitten apple on a picnic day in the park!!!!!!!!!

Vale just shared these with us for Task 14.3 so here we go. I really like Quizlet because you don't have to downlaod any software as opposed to Byki. Having said this I find Byki more appealing to the eye so will see what I prefer later on.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

UN School bus resources for Primary and Secondary

Our ICT co-ordinator shared with us here this resource and so I'm adding it here.

Here is what he has to say about it:

The UN Cyber-school Bus - This is mainly for primary and secondary, but it’s particularly useful for comparing countries (click on ‘country at a glance’) so could be used with lower level general adult classes. You can find out the low-down on any country in the world (UN style) and compare these countries on any particular statistic. Find out what the population density of Brazil is, and compare it with Singapore or get the news from each country via their newspaper websites. There are links to games and some serious UN-type (and GP-type!) topics such as disarmament or famine on the start page.

Super cool - The game crafter

I just saw this on a Twitter post from Vel and I loved it! Gosh how do you manage not to keep on line and do work at the same time!!! Argh....

I had to come back to my blog and post it here to get back to it later tonight when I get home. I love this blog/repository of sources!!!

Thanks Vale :)

Storytelling with Children Show

Hello there,

I'm currently teaching a How to Teach English:Kindergaten course here at BC and while working on resources I found a very nice website which provides lots of video and audio input which comes in very handy. At this stage of the ICT course, wonderful ideas started coming up when I saw the resources available... embedding video and audio into PowerPoints and IWB flipcharts, etc.
Hope you enjoy it!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Lextutor - oh yes!!!!

This is a portal that contains links to a variety of vocabulary/text analysis tools. It’s really for highly motivated high level students, er…or teachers! You can check your grammar intuition against corpus data; compare the content of two texts to see how much is duplicated (good for plagiarism check!); ‘profile’ the vocabulary in a text (for overall frequency of the words used in it) or find some ‘readalong’ listenings with review capability.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Eyeplorer rocks!!!

It's been a while since my last post, but this come back makes it worth the wait!

Eyeplorer is a super cool and easy to use, or should I say to help you learn new things or expand on what you already know.

Well, you better see it yourself! Here's the link to an introductory video:

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Devil's dictionary

Def. 1 Someone who's job is to 'work' in a school or a college.(Cambridge dictionary)

Def. 2a A Mormon ranking above a Deacon in the Aaronic priesthood (Merriam-Webster)

Def. 3 Someone whose job is to 'work', especially in a school.

NB Words in quotation marks are not the original word used in the definition.

This definition was not available in the Devil's Dictionary so here we go with my own...

Someone whose job is of primary importance in society, but has never been given the social status it deserves both in terms of pay and recognition.