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Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends.

Create your own.

Wordle: wordle

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

ESL video quiz on "Sleepless in Seattle" Part 1

It's my favourite movie, you know.
I tried to make a quiz on the first ten minutes of it. And if it gets some positive feedback, I'm planning to continue:) I think this tool should be used somehow in teaching, 'cos it's free but still you can monitor the process. As soon as you finish the quiz, you can send the results to your teacher. You just need to know his/her ID. Mine is MS1711. Look forward to your feedback!

Monday, July 19, 2010

One more discovery of 2010

When I came across this tool I gave a cry "Hurrah! THIS IS IT!"
I mean quizlet. What is it like? - It's easy to use online Flashcard tool with a number of interesting additional features. Initially you have the option to familiarise, learn or test the Keywords, you then have a number of games that can be played which insist on the correct answer being given before proceeding. They are curently testing a new feature using voice recogintion which could be useful for language teachers especially. But it's not free of charge. You can also include images on the cards, which is great for younger students.
The site also allows you to create groups and invite members to join the group so you can keep track of what question sets users have taken and how well they did.
I've been testing this tool for 2 months and can defenitely say it's worth using in ELT.