multiliteracyrevolution

Mulitliteracy in the Classroom

Posted by serovy1 on July 6, 2011

This portion of Multiliteracy Revolution will be dedicated to teacher tools for implementing multiliteracies   in the classroom. The list below is a comprehensive and comprised of a variety of websites that offer free resources that students and educators alike can use for implementing technology in the classroom. Each new post on the blog will feature a site from the list and offer a more visual outline of how to use it. The sources where taken from a list of resources for teachers at Kaplan International College in San Francisco.

The Lousy Linguist http://thelousylinguist.blogspot.com/ Linguistics
NY Times Learning Blog http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/ Teaching
PrimoPDF http://www.primopdf.com/index.aspx Teaching Tools Free PDF Converter
Web 2 PDF Converter http://www.web2pdfconvert.com/ Teaching Tools Convert any webpage to PDF
Language Log http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/ Linguistics Well-known linguists point out linguistic perspective on current events
Netflix Movies with Subtitles http://ncmacasl.blogspot.com/2010/10/netflix-instantwatch-titles-with.html# Teaching Tools A list of Netflix InstantWatch titles with English subtitles
Song lyric sites that don’t crash Internet Explorer http://www.songmeanings.net/, http://lyrics.wikia.com/Main_Page Teaching Tools First site allows you to copy and paste; second doesn’t but is more extensive
10 Words You Need To Stop Misspelling – comic at The Oatmeal http://theoatmeal.com/comics/misspelling English language Look up comics for “semicolon” and “apostrophe” too
Memorize Now! http://www.memorizenow.com/ Teaching Tools The website will insert blanks in any pasted text and provide cues when necessary.
Write a Blues song http://www.thebluesmaker.com/ Teaching Tools This is a fun, interactive website that guides students through creating their “own” Blues s
Word bank of 1200 high frequency words http://school.elps.k12.mi.us/donley/classrooms/berry/sitton_spelling_activities/4thgrade_spelling/sitton_word_list.htm English language
Fun With Grammar online http://www.pearsonlongman.com/ae/download/funwithgrammar/home.html Teaching Tools Must have Longman.com login
Free Rice http://www.freerice.com/index.php English language Improve your vocabulary and donate rice to poor nations at the same time!
Assign-A-Day http://assignaday.4teachers.org/ Teaching Tools Calendar for helping you keep track of homework assignments
Encyclopedia of Life http://www.eol.org Teaching Tools An online encyclopedia of all species known to man! Can be used for many different types of research projects for students at multiple levels.
Google Battle http://googlebattle.com/ English language Compare two words or phrases to find out which has more Google hits. Can teach students about word frequencies.
Polyvore – Create your own designer outfit http://www.polyvore.com Teaching Tools
Create your own board games http://www.toolsforeducators.com/boardgames/ Teaching Tools This site allows you to fill in 21 w
Live Mocha http://www.livemocha.com/ ESL
Merriam Website VISUAL Dictionary Online http://visual.merriam-webster.com English language
ESL Party Land http://www.eslpartyland.com ESL  My favorite place to explore with the students is the Quiz Center . NO password needed – just hop on it. Good stuff especially with the Slang ,Idioms and Phrasal verb sections. Put students in pairs and have them slog through BAR TALK in the slang section.
Movie Review Website http://www.eslnotes.com Teaching Tools Each review has a summary of the plot, list of characters, vocab, discussion questions
MiCASE – The Michigan Corpus of Academic Spoken English http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/micase/ English language
The Purdue Online Writing Lab http://owl.english.purdue.edu/ English language
Aesop’s Fables http://www.umass.edu/aesop/ ESL
The Virtual Museum of the City of San Francisco http://www.sfmuseum.org/ Teaching Tools
Youth Radio http://www.youthradio.org/ Teaching Tools
Breaking News English http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/ Teaching Tools
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