Tagged: vocabulary

Using Zoom Words

Zoom Words is a pretty cool way to present vocabulary. It is super simple to use and probably even quicker to use than Wordle or Tagxedo. However, it is browser based and you’ll have to have a webpage/blog to embed your creation in (or just...

Verbalearn – Adv. Vocabulary Practice

VerbaLearn is a new site which does a lot of things well. I’m not usually a big fan of learning English through “word study”, however, it is a reality and it does work for many students. Also, VerbaLearn caters to those who are trying to...

Quizlet now has voice recognition for student practice!

I’ve started up our long dormant Quizlet flashcard group. Even make your own flashcards and share them (use our ID/PW – eflclassroom/eflclassroom.     I also highly recommend all the Quizlet quizzes on Gif Lingua.  For any book, click “Study” and then “Quizlet”. They have...

Flikr Poet

Flikr poet is so simple it is astonishing! A great example of how web 2.0 applications are transforming our teaching and classrooms. No doubt, Flikr Poet makes learning happen – happen quicker, better, faster than many other methods. What is it? Well, Flikr Poet gives...

The #1 (website for YLs vocabulary)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. KinderSay There are so many great websites for teaching young learners. See a list of my own below (culled from my big list, also attached). However, after our own resources here (always got to...

Vocabulary – Does Size Matter?

We live in and by and through words. Baudelaire famously said, “Life is a forest of symbols”, meaning, we walk through life as we would walk through words. Yet, though on one hand “words are mightier than the sword”. On the other hand, “Actions speak...

The #1 …….(short video for YLs)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. The Elephant Song — 150%!!!! Eric Herman does a great job with his son. It is so engaging, even for adults. A song but with dialogue – it has it all. Use in millions...

What the Wordle Part 2 – using Picasa!

I tried to do something different with this presentation of wordles. Simply GO HERE and see them. Play What the Wordle. It is in my Picasa web album – something teachers might use! You can get a lot more Wordle games on EFL Classroom’s wordle...

Using short videos – Part II

Short videos like those on Youtube or EFL Classroom, are perfect “engaging” starters for great language learning. I did a previous blog post on ways to use videos, especially “silent videos”. Also see my own presentation with “cautions” when using video. Here are some suggestions...

A People’s Dictionary? Words Web 2.0 style

I’ve long been one who “protests” the dictionary as a form of enslavement! It is a traffic cop, a false prophet saying and prescribing what words are “right” and which are “wrong”. BAAAAAAHHHHH This delightful TED Talk is really entertaining and in her quirky way,...

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