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Here is a cool tool for creating online sketches: SKetch Toy

Without signing up, you can start drawing on a blank page. You can choose different colors to draw on the page. When you are done, it gives you a link that you can share with others. The link shows the actual drawing of your sketch on the canvas. 

Students can draw their live cards for birthdays, mother’s or father’s days, xmas … They can send students a greeting card for special days or different occasions.  Students can also create their own mini animations using this tool and share them with others. 

 

 

Oct
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downloadToday’s kids can go online from so many different tools, and they are increasingly living their lives online. Although there are wonderful resources for our students online, these resources can pose problems as well.

And here is a cool online game that we can use to train young learners on how to be more safe as they are using their emails: Safety Land 

Safety Land is online game making kids more aware about e-mail safety. The game is featuring two characters, Captain Broadband and another character who is sending unsolicited emails to kids. In the game, you visit different buildings in the town to catch the nasty character and answer questions about what to do on receiving unwanted emails. When you answer all the questions, you can send the nasty character into the jail. Also, on finishing the game, the children can download a Hero certificate and as teachers, we can even download the game as a PDF file to use it in our classes as paper based resource. 

 

Oct
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Here is a cool tool that I have learnt from my dear friend, Berna.

If you are looking for an app that will help you to learn and practice vocabulary, Biscuit can be a great tool for that and it’s free, at least for now!

With this app, you can create your own vocabulary list and it will give you the definitions immediately. You can keep that list and you can get notifications on your smart phones that will remind you the word and show you the definition.

You can also take a picture and Biscuit app will list all the words on that picture. You can save this list, also you can delete the words that you don’t want from the same list.

You can also use this app as a dictionary, simply write the word and it will give you the definition. 

Biscuit has been designed as an extension of Evernote. So it’s not a surprise that Biscuit app is great!! 

This app is available both on AppStore and Google Play. It is just very useful and fun for our learners and this is something that we can suggest actually anyone who is learning a new language. 

 

 

Oct
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Filed Under (Uncategorized) by on October 10, 2014 and tagged , , , , ,

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If you are looking for a cool website that you would like to recommend your students to practice listening in a nice way, here is Just Books Read ALoud.

The website has many read aloud books that you can choose from. As you listen to the books, you can see the pictures of the stories and sometimes the text that goes along with it. The stories have been read by native speakers and many of them has great talent in telling the stories. You can search books by length, age, narrator, level and author.

This site can be recommended to parents who would like to help their children to practice English at home. Students can be assigned to listen to one of the books and retell it at home or can be given some questions to answer.

Loved this website and hope you enjoy this too!

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