Activating language skills with new technologies
From Whiteboards to Web 2.0 links interactive whiteboards and the internet to make language-learning activities both fun and effective.
From Whiteboards to Web 2.0 guides teachers to the most popular and user-friendly web tools to create activities for students to use both in and outside the classroom to maximize their language learning.
From Whiteboards to Web 2.0 is divided into three main sections, Image-based activities, Sound and video-based activities and Text-based activities. A strong emphasis has been placed on promoting learner interaction and active language practice and communication in the classroom
From Whiteboards to Web 2.0 provides links to video tutorials on how to use the Web 2.0 tools described in the book. The tutorials cover both the technical aspects of how to access and use the tools and the language learning potential of these tools.
'From Whiteboards to Web 2.0' provides links to video tutorials on how to use the Web 2.0 tools described in the book. The tutorials cover both the technical aspects of how to access and use the tools and the language learning potential of these tools.
'JustTheWord' is a very useful lexical tool that can provide help with writing English and choosing just the word. If you're learning English, 'JustTheWord' can justify your choice of words or suggest improvements - and 'JustTheWord' knows about some common errors made by speakers of other languages.
'MailVU' is an easy online video recording, video email, and video sharing tool.
'Padlet' is a virtual wall that allows people to express their thoughts on a common topic easily. It works like an online sheet of paper where people can put any content (e.g. images, videos, documents, text) anywhere on the page, together with anyone, from any device.
'TodaysMeet' allows you to have live feeds in lectures, conferences and lessons and is easy to use. Now managing your digital classroom is even easier with 'TodaysMeet' Teacher Tools, a toolbox just for teachers.
'Vocaroo' is a quick and easy way to record and share voice messages over the Internet.
'VoiceThread' is a totally web-based application that allows you to place collections of media like images, videos, documents, and presentations at the center of an asynchronous conversation. A 'VoiceThread' allows people to have conversations and to make comments using any mix of text, a microphone, a web cam, a telephone, or uploaded audio file.
'Wordle' is a tool for generating word clouds from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the 'Wordle' gallery to share with your friends.
Daniel Martín is a language teacher and teacher trainer. He has taught English as a Second Language in Spain, and Spanish as a Second Language in the UK and the US.
He currently teaches English at the Escuela Oficial de Idiomas de Astorga (Spain). Daniel regularly contributes to language magazines such as Humanising Language Teaching. He favours a theme-based approach to language learning while integrating multiskills, and enjoys creating his own teaching materials.
The Resourceful Teacher Series is a series of handbooks for teachers with innovative activities and techniques written by leading names in the field.
The Resourceful Teacher Series offers teachers, teacher trainers and teacher trainees a discussion of new developments in various areas, such as linguistics, pedagogy and cognitive psychology, and shows them practical ways of using key findings in these areas to enrich their own teaching.
Many of the activities are photocopiable and accompanied by multimedia.
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