POPPLEThttp://popplet.com/ – a very intuitive and user friendly application for mind-mapping and presentations. Uses a range of media – word/pdf/jpg documents or videos. Available as a mobile app as well. Ideal for individual and group projects and short presentations.
This is an example of a collaborative project The Royal Mile Museums (a trip, worksheets, a popplet presentation)prepared by NC4 ESOL for Employability students –
SCCOP.IT – http://www.scoop.it/ – an excellent tool for collecting (scooping) material online. Excellent for research. This is a screenshot of my scoop.it with 5 different topics (highlighted). The program collects what is available online related to the chosen topic.
Unfortunately, now you can create only one topic for scooping (used to be 5).
Monolingual dictionary Expanding vocabulary in context
Increase exposure to a target language
Slowing down a less advanced learner while reading for example
Bilingual dictionary Helps to boost bilingualism
Useful for translation to and from
Have a look at an excellent infographics on bilingualism
What is CEFR? Watch this video from Cambridge TV with your students CEFR explained Watch this and many other video clips on Cambridge TV.
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