Summer is when I put on serious computer mileage and have time to surf and explore web"sites"....
Always on the lookout for ways to build content area vocabulary recognition.
One new site that I came across is:
This is a very child friendly set of games called Picture Labeling...it includes, visuals, sound and spelling of new words...
www.turtlediary.com is a free resource,but does ask that you establish a membership...very simple set up...
Have fun exploring...what do you think?
Are there any other new resources that might help our ELLs?
I was curious to find this app because it seems like an intriguing way to learn vocabulary. For those who wish to try Opposites, it is available for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad from the iTunes store for $1.99.
What a clever app! ...Too bad I don't have ipads available for my classes - my students would absolutely love that!
I do have a personal device that that my grandson enjoys gaming with...here is another vocab app that is free:
Might be a bit juvenile for high schoolers since the words need to be spelled out - but the animated definitions of the words are delightful and am sure older students will enjoy and learn from.
What do you think?
One of my students in my TESOL course shared these great resources for learning about idioms from different countries. I asked her if I could share them with you. Here they are:
For example, I liked the Chinese idiom below:
Chinese: Plugging One's Ears to Steal a Bell 掩耳盗铃 (yăn ěr dào líng)
Literal Translation: To cover one's ear to steal a bell.
Meaning: To try to conceal the facts of something one did or is doing.
These are lots of fun, thanks so much for sharing! I love seeing the original language and translations...Often when studying idioms, my older students are able to share a few that they can recall...but these lists are excellent resources and additions to my staple...EYE ON IDIOMS...
I look forward to introducing these new websites in my classes...