In my university, each of the students has laptops which were given by the university. we try to use them as much as possible in/out of the classroom. That’s why I suggested some websites to follow in their free time. Some of them are for listening however some others are for grammar or vocabulary. I will share the list with you here.
Here is the list;
Learn English with Englishclass101.com
Business English Pod
VOA Learn American English
Learn British English
Plickers is an online assesment tool for classes. It is different from other platforms in a way that it offers rapid assesment in a tech-limited class. Questions should be prepared in advance and presented on a screen. Students will hold up their responses with pre-prepared cards and teachers can scan the cards with a device(ipad or smart phones). Each card is different. Also, every side of the card represents a choice ( one side is A, the other B etc.) These cards are really appealing. Responses can be seen automatically on a screen. Results can also be printed to track students’ progress or show it to parents. It is a useful and an engaging tool. Students enjoy it. That kind of unusual assesment tools motivates students. Morever, the app is free. It can be used especially in a low-tech classes. However, there are only true-false or multiple choice questions. Also, printing cards for each student might be challenging. Continue reading
Connect with English is a website for English language teachers. It helps students learn the language in different contexts. It is a story of Rebecca Casey, a young woman who lives in Boston. It has 48 episodes under four differet sections. Videos are very engaging. Every episode includes interactive activities. Also, the website is free. You can integrate the videos into your plans according to your topics.
Canva is a tool for teachers and students to create posters, cards, infographics, certificates. It allows students to use their creativity to show their knowledge.It is very popular website, which has milions of users around the World. In the website, there are millions of images and also you can upload your own pictures and images, as well. Furthermore, photos can be edited by using filters or advanced edit tools. Free icons and shapes with different fonts can be used for your designs. It is available in eight different languages. I usually use it to design my own certificates for kids and give assignments to students to create multimedia posters in some specific topics. Continue reading
Wizer.me is an online platform for teachers to create interactive worksheets. It allows teachers to create quickly different types of questions; open questions, multiple choice, matching, fill in the blank etc. The content depends on teachers. For example, I prepare vocabulary quizzes for my EFL classrooms. Students enjoy it. Teachers can add different themes and background pictures to worksheets, which makes it fun for studens. Teachers can also put videos and multimedia materials to worksheets easily. It can be assigned to students via Google Classroom ,Edmodo a link or a code. If you prepare the answers beforehand, papers are automatically marked , which saves time for teachers.