Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Friends Fur Ever


Friends Fur Ever is the name of an eTwinning project based on the topic of 'dogs'. Students from four primary schools explore this topic from different approaches: dogs in literature, songs about dogs, different onomatopoeias for barking, etc.


Link to their Twinspace

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

School movies

From this link you can access a collection of video recordings showing the work of students from Intxaurrondo Hegoa School. It includes presentations on different topics, sketches, and dubbed cartoons.


Monday, 18 March 2013

CLIL units

This web site collects a set of CLIL teaching units created by teachers from Andalusia within a Comenius Regio European project. There are materials for primary and secondary schools.

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Vidtionary

Vidtionary is described as a video dictionary, i.e. words are visually explained through pictures in a short video clip. The entries can be searched alphabetically, by topic, or according parts of speech.  It also includes some quizzes and wordless versions of the videos aimed at guessing the word.


Wednesday, 13 March 2013

e-cultural Kaleidoscope

e-cultural Kaleidoscope is the name of an eTwinning project based on the exchange of information about traditions, greetings, recipes, and some other issues. It also includes communication on a common task: making kaleidoscopes.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Power Point Games

Tennessee's Academic Vocabulary website displays a good number of resources aimed at developing academic vocabulary at school. These materials include some blank templates of  Power Point Games that can be completed by teachers of different levels and subject matter.


These are a couple of examples:

Holiday Squares is a version of Noughts and Crosses. It can be played with the whole class divided in two teams or in small groups of four (a pair of students make up a team), for instance. Older students could also generate their own games for the rest of the class.



Password game. A students stands on the front of the classroom with his or her back to the interactive board. The class gives the student clues to the vocabulary word on the screen as a clock keeps time. The student tries to guess the word before the buzzer sounds.

Saturday, 9 March 2013

GenMagic: online comic generator

GenMagic is a simple way to create short stories. The program allows users to choose from a set of background pictures, objects, animals, characters... and add text to the different six scenes. Once it is finished, the story can be printed out.


Friday, 8 March 2013

Word card generator

Abcteach web site includes a tool to create lists of word cards. The user can choose the topic, font, size and colour of the writing.

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Phonetics

These are several online resources that can be helpful to practise and improve pronunciation.

Ship or Sheep website displays some lists of words that focus on the differentiation of a particular sound by comparing minimal pairs.




Oxford University Press: New File.
  • This web page introduces the phonemic symbols of English by associating them to pictures that represent a word that contains a particular sound. Phonems and words can be listened to by dragging the mouse on the pictures.


  • Stress monsters is a game aimed at identifying the stressed syllable in different words.


Learn English Kids (British Council) also includes several resources to practise spelling and phonetic awareness.


  • Tricky words. This section contains matching activities and tests to practise spelling related to a particular phoneme.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Story Maker

Story Maker is a simple activity that allows students to choose several items in a story. It makes three different types of story: fairy stories, horror stories and science-fiction.


Monday, 4 March 2013

Activities for Easter

These are some resources related to Easter and spring:

A story:
The Great Egg Hunt

Handicrafts:
How to Make a Spring Hat

Handouts:
Easter Worksheets