Unfortunately didn’t get around to any readings this week – it’s been a busy one. A few handy tools below however. Enjoy!
- A lovely wiki hosting all of the tools and resources that emerge from the #kiinderchat on twitter. You don’t need to use twitter to benefit from the chats – simply go to this site to see all of their resources.
Lexilogos – multi-language dictionaries and multi-language keyboard inputs
- This is a great site with loads of multi-language supports.
- My favourite feature is the Multi-Lingual Keyboard. It displays an onscreen keyboard in loads of languages and also takes phonetic keyboard input. For example, when I type ka on my keyboard using the Japanese keyboard, the input on the screen is か. Used in conjunction with www.google.com/translate, this tool may well save the sanity of many ESOL learners and their teachers.
- Some great interactive, child (sometimes older child) friendly resources on the human body, simple machines and the like.
- Some fantastic resources for teachers, displayed in a 7 minute video.
- There are some excellent tools for early childhood/kindergarten educators.
- A last minute inclusion, this blog post from Jeff Utecht gives 5 great tips to help you manage your email – if you use gmail or Google Apps for Education at your campus. I make use of every one of these tips every day!