Technology & Teaching resources

Last updated on

4-Jan-11

Center for Language Education And Research: Title VI Language Resource Center offering many free technology applications

 

Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition: Title VI Language Resource Center: offers assessment help, technology, etc.

 

www.todoele.net: educational materials, scholarships, blogs, etc.; by and for Spanish teachers

 

Funding/Grants

· Grant writing tips and resources

 

· www.refresheverything.com Pepsi Refresh Project: grant awards where people vote for the winners.

 

· Donorschoose.org: Public school teachers may submit proposals. Independent donors may choose to fund them.

 

 

Assessment

· Assessment Training Online (oral proficiency) free course

· World Language Assessment

· Automated Oral Proficiency Test (Pearson/Versant)

https://www.aetip.com/Products/CAPE/CAPE.cfm

 

 

Audio/video resources

· Cine con clase: Spanish-language film clips for classroom use

 

· Foreign Language videos: video clips in which native speakers talk about various topics

· Culturally authentic pictorial lexicon: authentic images for language learning

· Oral Language archive

· Lyrics training: listen to music videos and fill in the blanks

· Www.podbean.com

· http://www.nettvdb.com/ Internet TV stations from 208 countries

· www.teachertube.com

· Videos and activities for Spanish teachers

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EDsitement: language, literature, history, art, culture tools (NEH)

 

Free High School Recognition Certificates (by April 30)

 

Free Stuff for Teachers: printable graphic organizers, forms, awards and certificates

 

Free materials for teachers

 

Creating Crosswords and Other Puzzles

 

www.teachers-pet.org: An add-on for Microsoft Word. Text can be turned into educational games.

 

http://www.memorylifter.com/about.html virtual flashcard system, free downloadable for English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese.

 

http://l.georges.online.fr/tools/cloze.html : create your own CLOZE test

 

www.teachersdiscovery.com: catalog of foreign language supplies

 

www.DiversityStore.com: catalog of language/ethnic supplies

 

Rich Internet Applications for Language Learning from CLEAR

 

Audacity                       http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

 

Freecorder                   http://www.freecorder.com/

 

gCast                            www.gcast.com

 

Yakitome                      www.yakitome.com: create and access podcasts

 

Yackpack                     www.yackpack.net or

                                       http://www.yackpack.com/education.html

 

DL Recorder                http://helix.dartmouth.edu/dl-recorder/

 

 

Skype                            www.skype.com

 

Audiria                          www.audiria.com

 

JeopardyLabs            jeopardylabs.com

 

CultureQuest Project Toolkit           www.culturequest.us/pt_a1.htm

 

Understanding audio file formats   

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audio_file_format

 

WikiRecording                                                 

http://www.wikirecording.org/File_formats

 

Integrating Technology in the Foreign Language Classroom   

http://www.cortland.edu/flteach/mm-course/sound.html

Try Open Source Software for Free: Moodle, Sakai, etc.

Blogging sites

· Classblogmeister

· Edublogs

· Blogger

Wikis

· Wikispaces

· Wiki Spot

Virtual Immersion Communities

Chat/social networking

· (K-12) GlobalSchool: “is a great service that helps teachers locate other schools and classes with whom to conduct online exchanges.” (from the NCLRC December newsletter)

· Mixxer: “is another free educational website that allows students to conduct language exchanges online with partners around the world via Skype.” (from the NCLRC December newsletter)

· Hello-Hello Language on the Go: a free language learning website combined with social networking

· www.epals.com

· http://www.busuu.com/

Babbel

SmartBoard sites

· SMART educator resources

· SMART exchange

· SMART Board Revolution

· Wichita Public Schools

· Polyvision Environmentally Certified Whiteboard

Videos for Integrating Technology into the Classroom

Time for Kids—celebrates different countries

On-line tutoring services

· Smarthinking.com: company provides their own tutors

· AskOnline.net: software allows you to use your own tutors

Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro E-Learning Environments: create virtual classroom environments

PollEverywhere.com

Wordle.net: generating word clouds

xtranormal.com: enter text to create animated movies

secondlife.com: avatars can interact with others in virtual environments

Open Courseware Consortium—free university courses from different countries, in various languages

http://www.moretprs.net/: TPRS discussion and support forum