Безкоштовні веб ресурси для вчителя.
Автор: вчитель англійської мови Стангрет Аліна Володимирівна
Матеріал містить підбірку безкоштовних ресурсів за допомогою яких сучасний вчитель зможе зацікавити учнів та значно підвищити їх мотивацію до вивчення іноземної мови. Для опанування ресерсами необхідні базові знання комп’ютерної грамотності.Ці засоби значно урізноманітять процес навчання.
Google +-is a Multilanguage social network, good for joining in groups and sharing resources as well as communicating with people and free online learning. It’s like “Facebook” but used preferably for education. It allows you share photo, video and text resources, edit photos, create the events of your own and invite participants to participate in them.
Wikispaces is a social platform for education. It’s good for keeping teacher’s resources in one place and creating online classroom where your students can work on common project.
It is simple to use, free and safe for children.
There are lots of tutorials on how to manage your wiki.
Skype is a free perfect tool for video-conferencing. If you are looking for an instrument to enhance learning you cannot do without Skype. It will connect your students with their coevals across the world and raise their motivation to learn a foreign language.
Padlet is online blackboard. You can register and create a new board. By sharing the link you give your students the possibility to access and edit it. It is very useful for common projects. Padlet is also easy to edit, you only have to click on any free space on the board to create and edit your part of the space. It is easy to download text messages, pictures and video to Padlet.
AudioPal is a free voice-recording tool, which enables you to create unlimited audio messages and imbed them into your blog or site. You can choose from a number of voices to sound your message and moreover you don’t to create any account.
If you want to occupy your most creative young learners, than you should try Voki. With Voki students can create avatars and choose them voice to sound their messages. The process of creating is easy and various. Students can change the appearance of the avatar, its clothes and the background.
TodaysMeet is a free online tool for classroom written communication. You have to log in, create your room and invite your students to participate. The students enter their manes and the teacher is able to track the message of every student. With TodaysMeet you can share meaningful messages or exchange ideas. I would use it for gathering ideas from your students to prepare them for writing an essay. You cannot exchange pictures with TodaysMeet but you can save and look through the messages after the meeting is over.
QR codes are an easy and handy instrument in education. They can be read with the students’ smartphones, laptops or tablets. You can code over 4000 characters of information can be coded in a picture. There are many online tools to generate QR codes. They can be printed or read from computer screen. QR codes are ideal for organizing Treasure Hunts. The program for scanning should be downloaded to students’ phones.” i-nigma Reader” is an ideal app for reading QR codes.
Photo Peach is another free resource to organize your photos or pictures in a video, pick the music and create a simple interactive quiz for your students. Photo Peach allows the creator to get a feedback from the audience in a form of written comment. Your content is organized into a slideshow within seconds.
Prezi is an alternative to ppt. It is the cloud presentation software which uses zoom and motion to create and organize your slides. It was developed in 2009 is becoming more and more popular. While creating a presentation you can use suggested templates or create your own. You can also download your Prezi and use if you cannot rely on the permanent Internet access.
Blogger– is a necessary tool for a teacher. It allows you an easy way to organize access and share your materials. Blogger is a free publishing space from Google. Blogger does not require from the user special programming skills. Photos and videos are easy to imbed. Blogger enables you to stay connected with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Gmail.
Edmodo is online classroom which connects teachers and learners. You can connect, collaborate and share content with teachers and learners. It is s a safe, add-free tool. You can create and assign a task, a quiz or a pole for your students, point out the deadline for its completion and get checked results. This platform allows a teacher to exchange resources with the colleagues and keep the resources on the library page.
SurveyMonkey is designed to create an online survey. You can view the results as a graph or in a real time. It allows you to use different kinds of responses like multiple choice, rating, ranking or comments. This kind of survey is a means to get an honest feedback from your students.
Eclipse Crossword. With the help of crosswords you can create engaging vocabulary and grammar activities, which you organize into easy-to-use printable worksheets. You can easily download Eclipse Crosswords software to create the activities suitable for your students’ level and the topics covered
Quizlet is a good tool for vocabulary self-study. You can create a set of cards and practice them till you master them completely. The vocabulary is practices in different way including the written form. A good feature is the possibility to listen to the pronunciation of the word.
Learning Apps is a Multilanguage platform for creating game based activities to engage your students. It is easily accesses with the students’ phones and provides a wide range of visual and informative tasks.
Kubbu is a learning tool for teachers. The teacher registers for free and creates activities, crosswords, tests and quizzes. The teacher can create a student’s or a group account, invite the students, view and analyze their results afterward. It is also possible to share your creations with other teachers.
With Educaplay the teacher can create and share multimedia activities like riddles, jumbled sentences, fill in the blanks, slideshow, word-search puzzles, matching columns, quizzes and video quizzes. A nice feature of Educaplay is to adapt any you tube video and insert while watching tasks. The tasks are performed online.
If the teacher is interested in implementing of new technologies into teacher nothing can stop him or her. They say the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.