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Cartoons & Movies


Digital Storytelling

EFL/ESL Activities (includes all skills)


Journals, Websites...

Learning Styles...

Mass Media & Education











  Locations of visitors to this page



  articles, papers, presentations and chapters  
  700 reasons for studying languages  
  A Brief History of CALL Theory - Elizabeth Hanson-Smith (2002)  
  A Model for Listening and Viewing Comprehension in Multimedia Environments - Debra Hoven (LL&T, Jul. 1999)  
  Another Look at Tutorial CALL (.ppt & bibliography) - Claire B. Siskin and Philip Hubbard (WorldCALL 2003)  
  Attitude and Access: Building a New Teaching/Learning Community in TESOL - Julian Edge  
  Authoring in CALL - Claire B. Siskin (Last updated 20 Feb. 2004)  
  Be the Light - Karen VanWinkle (techLearning, May 2005)  
  Blog Assisted Language Learning (BALL): Push button publishing for the pupils ("This paper examines the definitions of ‘weblog’, explains the weblog’s history and discusses how weblogs develop writing, reading and communication skills. The positive and negative potential of weblogs for language teachers is discussed, the use of weblogs in a writing class for non-native English speakers in the first year of university study is demonstrated, and feedback from these students is considered.") - Jason M. Ward (TEFL Web Journal, 2004)  
  Captioned Video: Making it Work for You - Randall S. Davis (TESLJ, Mar. 1998)  
  Common, Persistent Errors in English by Brazilian Portuguese Speakers ("This teacher research, set in an intensive English program (IEP), is a case study of eleven Brazilian adults studying English as a second language in the USA. One aspect of this IEP was extensive use of songs, including pronunciation songs addressing specific pronunciation challenges.") - Betty Lanteigne (TEFL Web Journal, 2006)  
  Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) Activities (Resources compiled by Pacific Gateway International College)  
  Connecting the Course Book ("...the teacher needs to develop ability in humanising, localising, and personalising the course book") - Brian Tomlinson (ET, Jun. 2007)  
  Correcting Student Work with a Computer - Using Dedicated Software and a Word Processor - Jarek Krajka (Aug. 2002)  
  Creating interactive materials for ESL/ ELT - Agata Zieba-Warcholak (OneStop Magazine, 2004)  
  Crosscultural Communication Online - The Webheads Community (Aug. 2002)  
  Cupola's WordPlay Gallery (Word Puzzlers, Ponderers, Poetry, Peculiar and Playful Prose (fun)  
  EFL/ESL Articles & Research Papers (ITESL-J)  
  Elements of an Effective Internet Video Conference - Yvonne Marie Andres (Global School Net Foundation, 1993)  
  First, You Have to Hear It! ESL Oral Language Practice - Jean W. LeLoup & Robert Ponterio (LL&T, Sep. 2005)  
  Getting Acquainted with the Internet (for ESL/EFL teachers) - Michael Coghlan (Jul. 1998)  
  How to create your own webpage - Agata Zieba-Warcholak (OneStop Magazine, 2004)  
  How to teach writing using the Internet - Agata Zieba-Warcholak (OneStop Magazine, 2004)  
  Interactive Language Learning on the Web - Sally Morrison (ERIC, Dec. 2002)  
  Introducing EFL Students to Chat Rooms - Jo Mynard (2002)  
  Introduction: Principles of CALL & Content-Based Instruction (In CALL Essentials, Chaps. 1 & 7) - Joy Egbert (TESOL, 2005)
  iPod in Education: The Potential for Language Acquisition - Jeff McQuillan (2006)  
  iPods help ESL students achieve success: Students are learning English through songs, audio books, and more - Meris Stansbury (eClassroom News, 11 May 2009)  
  Learning language and learning style: principles, process and practice - Gloria Banner and Steve Rayner (2000)  
  Marking Student Work on the Computer - Martin Holmes (Sep. 1996)  
  Online Project Tips - Cheryl Vitali and Janice Friesen (Dec. 2005)  
  Overcoming Common Problems Related to Communicative Methodology - Stephen B. Ryan (Nov. 2001)  
  Overview of CALL Reserach with Second Language Acquisition Perspectives - Hee-Jung Jung (Jul. 2003)  
  PowerPoint principles for education - Ellen Finkelstein (2005)  
  Reach Them to Teach Them - Carol AnnTomlinson and Kristina Doubet (Educational Leadership, Apr. 2005)  
  Reaching English Language Learners through Cooperative Learning - Noorchaya Yahya and Kathleen Huie (TESL-J, Mar. 2002)  
  Reassessing the Role of Tutorial CALL - Claire B. Siskin and Philip Hubbard (TESOL 2002)  
  Scenario-based learning using PowerPoint - Penny Everett (ALT, Aug. 2005)
  Second Language Acquisition in Adults: From Research to Practice - Dinna Moss and Lauren Ross-Feldman (Dec. 2003)
  Seven steps to vocabulary learning - Paul Bress (Jul. 2005)
  Teaching teenagers (12 tips) - Gary Anderson (2006)
  Teaching the Target Language through the Lyrics of Melodic Music - Tom Blodget
  Technology in the Classroom: Practice and Promise in the 21st Century - Elizabeth Hanson-Smith (TESOL, 2001)
  Ten Ways to Enhance Teaching through Technology - Bob Godwin-Jones (1996)
  TESL/FL Resource Guide (20 Jan. 1996)
  The Dark Side of the Web - Claire Bradin Siskin (1997)
  The deductive approach vs. the inductive approach to teaching grammar
  The English Lesson (demonstrating the irregular nature of English spelling and pronunciation to English speakers who are just beginning to learn a new language: a fun text)
  Tips for Presentations with Movies - Wesley A. Fryer (1 Jan. 2005)
      Multimedia Madness (basics of capturing graphics, video and audio from the Web and CDs, and inserting captured files into a multimedia presentation) - Wesley A. Fryer (2003)
  Top 10 Web 2.0 Tools for Young Learners - Chris Riedel (THE Journal, Feb. 2009)
  Twenty Practical Uses of a Computer for the EFL Profession - Chris Elvin
  What Makes a Good Online Project? - Janice Friesen (Dec. 2005)
  Why People Don't Read Online and What to Do About it - Michelle Cameron (Ubiquity, Nov. 2005)


  cartoons and MOVIE making  


Teachers' films



Cora's Films - Cora Chen (Aug. 2006)



"Learning with Computers Film Festival"


      Preparation phase  


    Great News!!!



    Let's Get Started!



    The End

      End products by students  
      Argentinian Show Time!!!  
      Brazilian Cartoons for the Festival  
      Our films  
      Show Time!!  
      Show time! / Teens-Pre Intermediate ARICANA Argentina  
      Show time! / Teens-Elementary ARICANA Argentina  


Movies made by 2nd year EFLers


  Making movies with Zimmertwins (scroll down to "Movies created in class" and "Follow-up Activities")  
  Making more movies with Zimmertwins (scroll down to "Movies created in class")  
  American Comic Books  
  BrainPop Jr  
      Kindergarten (movie)  
      Big Word Wall (learn the alphabet and new words)  
  Comic Creator (lesson plans)  
  Los Amigos de Mafalda/Mafalda's Friends (English & Spanish)  
  Scott McCloud (homepage)  
  Rubric for Comic Strip Reports  
  Teaching EFL/ESL with Comic Strips (resources collected and commented by Nik Peachey)  
  Comic Creator  
  DFilm (as of Sep07 changed to Dvolver; see below)  
      Moviemaker (make your own movies)  
  Dvolver (former DFilm)  
  Film Street ("the place to go to explore films and film-making")  
      21 Ways to Use in the Classroom  
  Pixton ("a user-generated comic strip, that you create, publish, share and remix with your friends")  
  Toufee (create flash movies & view gallery)  
      Registering in ZT (a mini-tutorial with images)


  Debating the Use of Dictionaries  
  Longman Web Dictionary  
  LookWayUp (online dictionary/thesaurus with spelling correction)  
      Merriam-Webster for Kids  
      Visual Merriam-Webster  
  OneLook (dictionary search)  
  Online Etymology Dcitionary  
  Roget's Thesaurus  
  Speaking Picture Dictionary/ (picture dictionary on numerous topics with the corresponding sound files)  
  The American Heritage Dictionary  
  The Internet Picture Dictionary  
  Visuwords (online graphical dictionary)  
  Voycabulary (not a typo!)


  50 Web 2.0 Ways to Tell a Story (a workshop) - Alan Levine  

    50 Story Tools (to create a story) - Links compiled by Alan Levine

      50 Ways to Tell the Dominoe Story - Alan Levine  
  Bubbleshare ("create slideshows")  
  DigitalStoryteller ("A digital story combines text and images with narration in the student’s own voice to form a short digital movie. Digital Storyteller is a web-based tool that offers teachers and students frictionless access to digital images and materials that enable them to construct compelling personal narratives")  
  Digital Storytelling - Daniel Pink (a .ppt presentation on the basics of DS)  
  Digital Storytelling Network ("A network of storytelling practitioners who seek to expand the digital storytelling (DST) methodology as an e-learning strategy.")  
  Digital Storytelling Resources - Sharon Betts  
  Flickr Storm ("a better search for Flick")  
      Using Flickr Storm for locating imagery for digital storytelling projects (tutorial) - David Jakes  
  Making a Case for Digital Storytelling (" storytelling merges a personal story with video, still-frame imagery, music, and voice to create a personal multimedia story. Students begin by composing their narrative story, and from that, strip the narrative to its essence to develop a script. The script is then rebuilt into a digital story by the inclusion of multimedia in a highly engaging process that merges composition and creativity to extend the story and make it come alive") - David Jakes (techLearning, 1 Dec. 2005)  
      Digital Stories (by students and teachers)  
  MSNBC Picture Stories (narrated and with text)  
  Photostory 3 (software to download)  
      PhotoStory Tutorial - David Jakes  
  Slide (make slide shows)  
  Slidestory ("Tell a story. Share your photos. Narrate in your own voice. Combine sharing pictures and narration; auto slideshows & podcasting"


  esl-efl activities Online ESL Center (Free, comprehensive ESL Site including forums, realtime chat, jobs, grammar, helplines, multi-lingual content...")  
  Activities for ESL Students - Charles Kelly  
  Activities for the Foreign Language Classroom (Multiple Intelligences)  
  All Star Puzzles  
  Autonomous Technology-Assisted Language Learning (ATALL) (a wiki)  
  Boggle's World  
  Brain Boosters (  
  Brain POP  
  Dave's ESL Cafe - Dave Sperling  

    ESL Quiz Center

  Discovery Educational Software ("Crossword maker, Wordsearch maker, EFL software - free worksheets")  
  Earth Day Story: What Can I do? (awaken students to environmental problems and solutions)  

Educational Links (compiled by Michel Barbot)

    Homepage (with other useful links)

  EFL/ESL Resources - Glenys Hanson  
  ELLO Links (to different sites of interest) (englsih and drama resources for students & teachers) ("online English lessons and ESL/EFL resources")  
  English Practice Quizzes - Erlyn Back  
  English Quizzes - Tereza Neves  
  English Trailers ("a free website for studying English using movie commercials"; includes practice exercises)  
  ESL Bears ("for students whose English ability ranges from entry-level to intermediate")  
  ESL Games ("hundreds of pages of free English teaching and learning materials for both students and teachers. All resources are organized by skill and level for quick and easy access")  
  ESL Kidstuff ("We are a resource website for English language teachers (ESL, EFL, TESL, TEFL) who are teaching English as a foreign language or as a second language to kids / children and young learners")  
  ESL Independent Study Lab (resources organized by Michael Krauss)  
  ESL Links - Kelly Brothers (lesson plans, teaching tips, resources...) - Judie Haynes  
  Extensive Reading  
  Fable Vision Place ("a town for kids and grown-ups of all ages, filled with stories, games and fun places to visit")  
  Games & Activities for the ESL/EFL Classroom  
  Grammarman ("to give students a fun way to learn or practice grammar")  
  Hot Potatoes Exercises - Michel Barbot (last updated 7 Jul. 2005)  
  Interactive Web Pages ("Templates for classroom teaching with the internet": some links are broken)  
  Interesting Things for ESL Students - Charles Kelly  
  International Writing Exchange - Ruth Vilmi  
  In the Classroom ("a toolkit for effective instruction of English learners": resources)  
  Isabel's ESL Site - Isabel Pérez Torres  
  John's Word Search Puzzles (not interactive)  
  Jokes for the ESL/EFL Classroom  
  Larry Ferlazzo's English Resources (different sections designed to help children and adults learning ESL)  
  LDOnline (website on learning disabilities)  


Learn English (click "About" at bottom of page for an explanation and a list of activities) - Jacob Richman

    English Vocabulary Games (wordsearch, crosswords, hangman, quiz, match game, unscramble)



  LearnEnglish ("a free site that helps learners and teachers of English. LearnEnglish comes to you from the British Council") ("free ESL resources")  
  Mobile Madness (interactive game) (OUP)  
  MultiMedia CALL Lessons ("Lessons produced by students in Christine Bauer-Ramazani's GSL520 CALL and CALL ONLINE course)  
  Nellie's English Projects - Nellie Deutsch  
  Nik's Daily English Activities (resources collected and commented by Nik Peachey)  
  OneStopEnglish ("ELT resource site")  
  Projects and Webquests - Barbara Dieu  
  Quiz Tree  
  Renata's ESL/CALL Corner - Renata S. Chylinski  
  Self-Access Centre ("recommendations for choosing a language and for self-study")  
  Self-Study Links for ESL/EFL Students  

Self-Study Quizzes for ESL Students

  Students' Stuff (Casa Thomas Jefferson - Brazil)  

Teach your Students Well -- With Movies (article)

  Teaching with the Web  
  Ten Suggestions for Effective Teaching of Oral English - Chris Elvin (sep. 2002)  
  The English Department Home Page - Barbara Dieu  
  The ESLoop (click on List Loops)  
  The Internet TESL Journal (articles, research papers, lesson plans...)  
  The Learning Edge ("resources for ESL")  
  Volterre-Fr - Linda Thalman (English [and French] Language Resources)  
  Web Projects for the ESL/EFL Class: Famous Japanese Personages - Tom Robb (1996)  
  Wkigogy ("a worldwide wiki to collaboratively develop the best TEFL & TESL lesson plans and teaching practice with other teachers of English as a second or foreign language worldwide and locally")
  English Tenses with Cartoons
  ESL Blues: Pre-intermediate to high-intermediate level English ("a very rich and varied list of exercises") - Eifion Pritchard
  Exercises at Grammar Bytes - Robin L. Simmons
  Grammar Resources - Compiled by Dennis Oliver
  Grammaring in the ESL Classroom (a webcast presentation by Diane Larsen-Freeman, 7 Nov. 2001)
  Grammarman ("EFL/ESL comics for students and teachers")
  Grammar videos
      Present Continuous
      Simple Past
  Phrasal Verb Video Dictionary (short video clips created by students; may take time to load)
  The Grammar Index


  Animal Sounds  
  Audio bank  
      Dialogues ("to help students develop pronunciation", British Council)  
      Tongue twisters  
  Audio e-books (free)  
  Book-Pop: Web-Enhanced Reading Adventures  
  Brainbubbles (podcasts: quiz questions to focus your listening)  
  Breaking News English ("Ready-to-use EFL / ESL Lesson Plans & Podcast")  
  CNN Stories Archive  
  ComAudio Online ("You can listen to many different kinds of audio items and read the texts at the same time. To find the meaning of a word, you can click on it and then click the Find button. ... You also have the option of doing a ... CLOZE.  You have three chances to get it right.")  
  Current TV videos  
  ELLO: English Language Listening Lab Online ("Learn English by listening to English speakers from all over the world. Over 500 listening activities to choose from!") - Todd Beuckens  
  English Pronunciation Practice - Charles & Larry Kelly  
  English Teachers Everywhere ("a web site that supplies free and unusual mp3 audios for teachers and learners of English all over the world") - Kevin McCaughey  
  ESL Video (Free esl video quizzes and resources for ESL / EFL students and teachers. Use videos from YouTube, BlipTV and others via the embed code. Create a quiz for it and publish it) - Ryan Detwiler  
      Will you be in New York City? (example of a video & quiz)  
  EZ Slang ("free lessons on spoken conversational English. Each unit is based on a theme such as "Study Abroad and Travel" and "Dating and Romance" and includes audio files") - Randall Davis  
  Free Classic Audio Books (downloadable)  
  Listen to English - Resources compiled by Eva Easton  
      Authentic American Pronunciation (alphabet, months, numbers...)  
  Listening: Audio-based listening exercises - Resources compiled by Glenys Hanson  
      Songs (most have exercises)  
  Listening for English Language Learners  
  Living on Earth ("weekly environmental news and information program; transcripts of all audio files are available") - Tim Bowyer  
  Online Spelling Lessons (a mix of listening and multiple choice) ("American poets read their own poetry")  
  Power English ("what to say and how to say it")  
  Practical American English Audio Course  
  Pronunciation - Compiled by Glenys Hanson  
  Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab ("quizzes in English for General Purposes, and English for Academic Purposes, Videos and a lot more! classified by level and topic")  
      First, You Have to Hear It! ESL Oral Language Practice - Jean W. LeLoup & Robert Ponterio (LL&T, Sep. 2005)  
  Real English Online (Real English Interactive Video On-Line) - Michael Marzio and Elizabeth Hanson-Smith (moderators)  
  Repeat After Us: your online library and language lab ("an award-winning online library with the best collection of copyright-free English texts and scripted recordings. Our free audio clips provide an excellent resource for students and literature lovers of all ages")  
  Stories for kids (British Council)  
  Story Corps ("roaming the country, collecting the stories and legends of everyday America. The first-person accounts that emerge are a record of the way we live today -- and how we got here. Since 2003, thousands have taken part in the StoryCorps oral history project, describing their lives and history")  
  Storynory (free audio stories)  
  Talkin' About Talk ("a collection of fascinating insights into language:  a series of 52 little essays--conversational in tone, light and anecdotal in style--that encourage language study and invite listeners to look further into the subject of each essay")  
  The Flatmates (The first online soap opera launched by BBC World Service for English language learners using authentic English. There are language points, quizzes and am archive of the episodes)  
  This I Believe (true stories to listen and read at the same time)  
  Youth Radio ("The site is produced by young Americans under the direction of media professionals. It contains hundreds of listening clips, with scripts, in categories including Arts & Entertainment, Education, Environmental, Health, International, Jobs & Money, Lifestyle, Politics, Relationships, Society, Sports, and more. There is also a Podcast option.
Many of the contributors are immigrant teenagers, which makes the content especially interesting to ESL/EFL users. Of course the segments are not written for L2 learners, so the level is rather high, but some segments are short and easy enough that you could use them as is with intermediate-level learners.


  Pronunication: Vowels Sounds (includes two videos on sounds and links to related sites) - Claudia Ceraso (24 Jun. 2007)


  Awesome Stories ("uniquely uses the Internet to link its story content to hundreds of thousands of the world's best on-line primary sources. Enjoy an interactive learning experience as you see relevant maps, pictures, artifacts, manuscripts and documents, IN CONTEXT, within each story. Take advantage of human-based searches for a safe, fast and fun way to learn the real story behind historic events, famous people, heroic exploits, legends, disasters, movies, plus topics of current and general interest")  
  Becoming Bilingual (click "watch online")  
  Extensive Reading ("repository for information on Extensive Reading, with an emphasis on its application to Second or Foreign Language Learning")  
  Fable Library ("a modest collection of stories for your amusement")  
  International Children's Digital Library (digital versions of books for online reading)  
  Read, Write Think ("Providing educators and students access to the highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction")  
  Story Place: The Children's Digital Library ("pages full of stories and activities for children")  
  Teaching English Language Learners to Read (a webcast Featuring Diane August, Margarita Calderón, and Fred Genesee discussing best practices for teaching English language learners (ELLs)  
  The Literacy Project ("A resource for teachers, literacy organisations and anyone interested in reading and education, created in collaboration with LitCam, Google, and UNESCO's Institute for Lifelong Learning")  
  The World's Healthiest Foods ("unbiased scientific information about how nutrient-rich World's Healthiest Foods can promote vibrant health and energy and fit your personal needs and busy lifestyle") - George Mateljan Foundation  
  This is True ("True reports on bizarre-but-true news items from legitimate newspapers from around the world (never "tabloids"). Each story ends with commentary by Randy -- a tagline which is humorous, ironic or opinionated.") - Randy Cassingham (have students write roleplays)


  Conversation Questions for the ESL/EFL Classroom  
  Splendid Speaking ("speaking skills for adanced learners of English")  
  Voki (create our own speaking avatar)


  1,000 Most Common Words - John's ESL Community  
  Internet Anagram Server  
  Analysing Vocabulary in Texts (resources collected and commented by Nik Peachey)  

Context developing activities - Jill Brazda (19 Aug. 2005)

  (All-mixed up) Hangman  
  Kindersay ("free online video activities for preschool children to learn English words")  
  Learning Chocolate ("This web site aims to help students to memorize English vocabularies in an easy and efficient way, by using pictures, sounds and games. Try our games and enjoy learning, like eating chocolate")  
  Learning Vocabulary Can Be Fun  
  Phrasal Verb Dispenser  
  Quizlet ("top 5 ways to learn vocabulary; you enter a vocabulary list and Quizlet gives you a specialized learning mode, flashcards, randomly generated tests...")  
  Visual ESL  
  Vocabulary activities  
  Vocabulary Building (sample lesson and activities)  
  Vocabulary for Learners of English - Paul Shoebottom  
  Vocabulary Power - Links compiled by Maria Pitsas  
  Vocabulary University  
  Vocabulary Web (sample lesson & link to article)  


WordChamp ("create your own vocabulary lists, hear words pronounced by native speakers...")



Word Quest (vocab quizzes for word frequency lists) - John Spiri


  Constructing the Paragraph - Elizabeth Hanson-Smith  


If they don't write, get them to text - Hamish Norbrook (Guardian, 15 May 2003


  Writing Help - Ruth Vilmi


  Jokes in English (text and audio file)
  Jokes in English for the ESL Classroom (a series of jokes and links to many others) (The Internet TESL Journal)
  Sense of humour (an article with suggestions on how to use humor in class) - Nik Peachey (4 Oct 2004)
  This is True ("reports on bizarre-but-true news items from legitimate newspapers from around the world (never "tabloids"). Each story ends with commentary by Randy") - Randy Cassingham
  Use Jokes and Humor to Learn English ("learn English vocabulary quickly and easily by reading and listening to these English jokes") - Teacher Joe


  Journals, websites...
  EC-CALL Journal - Jorge Villegas (ed.)
  ELT News
  Humanising Language Teaching - Mario Rinvolucri (ed.)
  TEFL Web Journal
  The Internet TESL Journal (for teachers of English as a Second Language) - Kelly Brothers
  The Technology Source Archives


  learning styles, strategies, techniques...  
  About Learning (Funderstanding)  
  Activities for the Foreign Language Classroom (Multiple Intelligences)  
  Adult Education Learning: Major Theories in One Instructor's Classroom Experience - Jan Rutherford (Indiana Univeristy, 5 Jan. 2005)  
  Brain Gym Exercises (  
  Cooperative and Collaborative Learning  
  Cooperative Learning  
  Cooperative Learning, Values, and Culturally Plural Classrooms - David W. Johnson and Roger T. Johnson  
  Educational Kinesiology (Edu-K) & Brain Gym - Elaine L. Magidson (updated 29 Mar. 2005)  
  Emotional Intelligence (Funderstanding)  
  Fourteen Pedagogical Patterns ("The patterns are not all at the same level of scale. Some speak to the overall course organization and some to very low level things. The general flow is from large structure (semester courses) to small scale (daily activities)") - Joseph Bergin  
  How children learn at different stages of development (The Onestop Magazine)  
  How Not to Talk to your Kids: The inverse power of praise - Po Bronson (New York)  
  Inclusion of Gardner's Multiple Intelligences Across the Curriculum in the 21st Century Classroom: Leaving no Student out of the Learning Loop - James Mbuva  
  Index of Learning Styles (ILS)  
  Inquiry-based Learning  
  Instructional Design Models - Martin Ryder  
  Interdisciplinary Learning in your Classroom - Heidi Hayes Jacobs  
  Language Study and the Brain ("Historical brain research, combined with a review of effective foreign language methodology and research, provides a framework that teachers can utilize to incorporate brain-sensitive activities that foster memory storage and language retrieval")  
  Learning Styles (numerous resources)  
  Learning Styles and Teaching and Learning Strategies - Virginia Havergal (ILT Mentor)  
  Making Quantum Leaps in Learning - Shelby Reeder (Learning Forum, 2001)  
  Multiple Intelligences - Thomas Armstrong  
      Multiple Intelligences: Seven Ways to Approach the Curriculum - Thomas Armstrong (1994)  
  Multiple Intelligences and Technology - Dana Matousek  
  Multiple Intelligences: A Theory for Everyone - Anne Guignon (16 Feb. 1998)  
  Multiple Intelligences Defined - James C. Shuman  
  Multiple Intelligences Theory (summary of key features)  
  Pedagogical Patterns ("Pedagogical patterns try to capture expert knowledge of the practice of teaching and learning")  
  Reach Them to Teach Them - Carol Ann Tomlinson and Kristina Doubet  
  Research points the finger at PowerPoint ("It is more difficult to process information if it is coming at you in the written and spoken form at the same time") - Anna Patty (SMH, 4 Apr. 2007)  
  Tapping into Multiple Intelligences  
  Theories of Learning and Cognition in Collaboration - V. S. Kumar (1996)  
  TPR: Total Physical Response (links compiled by James J. Asher, the originator)  
      James Asher, Inventor of Total Physical Response (ESL MiniConference Interview, Fall 2005)  
  Why Teachers are drawn to using Multiple Intelligence Theory in their classrooms - Leslie Owen Wilson (1998)  
  Left vs. Right Brain (for those wanting to stay up-to-date on what's coming out on neuropsychology as it pertains to learning)  
  Differences between Left and Right Hemisphere (inlcudes an inventory to determine the balance of your hemispheres)  
  Handedness and Brain Lateralization  
  Left Brain, Right Brain (1999)  
  Left Brain/Right Brain: Pathways to Reach every Learner (includes a cognitive-style quiz) - Diane Connell (Scholastic)  
  Left Vs. Right Brain (modes and typical brain behaviors)  
  Revenge of the Right Brain (Wired, Feb. 2005)  
  Right Brain / Left Brain: What is it all about? (  
  Right Brain vs. Left Brain (Funderstanding)  
  Teaching your Right Brain Child - Dianne Craft (1999)  
      Right Brain Math - Dianne Craft (1999)  
  VARK: a guide to learning styles


  mass media & education  
      CNN Interactive Learning Resources (news stories with a variety of interactive learning activities)  
      Specials (with lesson plans, etc)  
  Los Angeles Times  
  The New York Times on the Web  
      Learning Network  
  The Washington Post  


  Common Errors in English - Paul Brians
  Data Scurity: Fighting Off CyberHackers - Carol Holzberg (techLearning, 1 Sep. 2004)
  ESFL/EFL Acronyms
  Ethical guidelines released for English Language teachers ("A draft code of ethics for the ELT profession was published online this week...") - Liz Ford (GuardianUnlimited, 3 Jan. 2006)
      Code of Ethics (draft; TESOL Law Journal)
  Evaluation Form for Web Lessons - Lewis Johnson
  Learn the Net (reosurces on Internet basics)
  Megasites for Teachers - Bernie Poole
  The Internet Grammar of English (includes exercises)


  A Phone Story: 12-Hour Student Challenge (ideas for lessons with cell phones)


  Flat Stanley Project  
  Friends and Flags ("a collaborative learning project which promotes multicultural awareness by connecting classrooms around the world in international learning clusters") - Karen Eini  
        Friends and Flags (blogging portal)  
  Project MORE (something special for K-12 mainstream content-areas and ESL/EFL teachers)  
  SAXophone (Students all over the world use videoconferencing to communicate and learn from each other)  
  The King's Road Project - Ruth Wilmi (Dec. 2000)  
  The Viva Project - Phil Benz (24 Aug. 2002)


  Blue Web'N ("a library of Blue Ribbon sites on the Web)  
  CALL4All (World CALL Directory)  
  CLEAR: Center for Language Education and Research  
  Learning Resources ("The Learning Resources site offers web-delivered instruction using current and past CNN San Francisco bureau and CBS 5 - KPIX [CBS Broadcasting] news stories")  
  K12 Academics ("the complete education resource center") - Chris Galvin  
  Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... For Teaching ELL, ESL & EFL  
  Modern Foreign Languages and Special Educational Needs (Compiled by David. R. Wilson)  
  PiELL: Partners in English Language Learning  
  Teachers Resource Page


  software (free tools to produce class materials)  
  Backpack ("gather your ideas, to-dos, notes, photos, and files online. Set email and mobile reminders... Easily collaborate with others")  
  Computer Tools that Support Learners (a mindmap of different links by topics)  

Discovery Channel"offers an array of powerful tools that help you create your own materials") [broken link]


  Flashcard creation software  
  Flashcard Machine ("the flashcard wiki anyone can edit; the home of memorizable tables, which are an efficient flashcard-like way to memorize information on a web page")  
  Study Cards Online  


The Study Stack ("When you create a StudyStack, the corresponding flashcards, hangman game, word search puzzle, crossword puzzle and StudyTable are automatically created")



  Grey Olltwit's Software (games and educationl programs: some are free)  
  Hot Potatoes  
      Review of Hot Potatoes (LL&T, May 2001)  
  Interactive Exercise Makers  
  Kid Safe Land ("a safe online audio and video chat system free of predators and hackers. Monitoring your children's online chatting for their safety and your comfort")  
  Quiz Star  
  SchoolNotes ("Create Notes for homework and class information and post them on the web in seconds using this free community service")  
  SurveyMonkey ("to enable anyone to create professional online surveys quickly and easily")  
  Teaching Tools ("You will find here different "Add-ons" (=modified source files) for Hot Potatoes and Textoys which enable you in some cases to create complete new exercise types") - Michael Rottmeier  
  The Study Place  
  WebCollaborator ("Web Collaborator coordinates collaborations automatically, keeping backups of every revision ever made to the project, letting you see who made the changes")  
  Web Worksheet Wizard  
  Wordsearch Puzzle Maker (to be printed)  
  Writeboard ("sharable, web-based text documents that let you save every edit, roll back to any version, and easily compare changes... to write solo or collaborate with others")


  An Evaluation of the Usefulness of the Internet in the EFL Classroom - Johan Graus (1999)  
  A System for the Evaluation of ESL Web Sites - Jeffrey T. Nelson (Sep. 1997)  
  The Internet as an Educational Tool in ESOL Writing Instruction - Karla Frizler (Dec. 1995)


  10 Netsurfing Tips: How to Save Time & Avoid Frustration - Charles Kelly  
  10 Steps to HTML Bliss Open University OLRC)  
  10+ Steps to creating simple HTML files - Vance Stevens (last updated 23 Apr. 2005)  
  A Beginner's Guide to HTML  
  Breaking the Silent Barrier on the Web: Backgound - Randall S. Davis  
  Guidelines for Designing a Good Web Site for ESL Students - Charles Kelly (Mar. 2000)  
  How to Build a Multimedia Website for Language Study - Randall S. Davis (Feb. 2002)  
  How to Make a Succesful ESL/EFL Teacher's Web Page - Charles Kelly  
  HTML Cheat Sheet (WebMonkey for Kids)


  Anneberg Media Learner.Org  
  A Story about Teddy Stoddard (2006)  
  CNN Video (current events clips)  
  Do You Speak American? ("Arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown talks with former NewsHour anchor Robert MacNeil about his new documentary, "Do You Speak American?" - click the first brown link) (PBS, 5 Jan. 2005)  
  InTime ("There are nine different videos for each lesson")  
  Kids' Video ("an instructional website to help teachers ad students use video production in class to support project-based learning")  
  MIT World  
  Teacher Tube  
  Teacher's TV  
  Teacher's TV ("Teachers' TV is a channel for everyone who works in education, from heads to NQTs, governors to support staff. Programmes take you inside classrooms and schools across the country to see how good teachers are bringing the curriculum to life and improving schools")  
  Teaching HOW to learn - Tony Buzan  
  The Future of English  
  Twitter - a magical micro-blogging tool explained by Fast Company and Robert Scoble (24 Aug. 2007)  
  Video Online (resources compiled by Elizabeth Hanson-Smith, Mar. 2005)  
  Whiteboard Top Tips ("Overcoming whiteboard phobia is the underlying message of this programme, as expert Simon Botten takes us through his top tips for novice whiteboard users. From first principles - selecting the right kind of whiteboard - to how to involve children in using them and how to maintain them, Simon answers key questions and provides direct and simple advice.") - Simon Botten (Teacher's TV)


  From Theory. . .  
  Adapting and Enhancing Existing WebQuests - Bernie Dodge (2002)  
  A Rubric for Evaluating WebQuests - Bernie Dodge (last updated 19 Jun. 2001)  
  Assessing WebQuests - Tom March (last updated 15 Jun. 2005)  
  Creating a WebQuest: It's Easier than You Think! - Linda Starr (Education World, last updated 12 Mar. 2004)  
  Creating a WebQuest with FrontPage - Christine Bauer-Ramazani (last updated 16 Jan. 2005)  
  Criteria for Assessing Bets WebQuests - Tom March  
  How to Succeed with WebQuests - Adam Garry and Parry Graham (Apr. 2002)  
  Instant WebQuest ("a web based software for creating WebQuests in a short time. When you use InstantWebQuest, you will not need any of writing HTML code or using any web editor software. InstantWebQuest creates all the necessary files and puts them into the server free. Hosting is FREE!")  
  Language Quests in Language Education (a series of articles, 2009-2010) - Ton Koenraad (ed)  
  Overcoming Obstacles to Quicker WebQuest Creation - Bernie Dodge (NECC 2005)  
  Pre-Writing your WebQuest - Tom March (last updated 17 Apr. 2001)  
  Project-Based Learning Just Became Easy: An Introduction to WebQuests - Adam Garry (Learning Technology, Jul. 2001)
  Readings & Training Materials - Compiled by Bernie Dodge  
  Some Thoughts about WebQuests - Bernie Dodge  
  The Idea Machine: A Possiblity Pool of Starting Points - Tom March (last updated 15 Jun. 2005)  
  The WebQuest Design Process - Tom March  
  The WebQuest Page - Bernie Dodge  
      Matrix of Examples  
      Readings & Training Materials  
      WebQuest Community  
  Understanding and Using WebQuests - Midge Frazel (last updated 12 Jun. 2005)  
  Using a WebQuest in your Classroom (includes a definition, evaluation, collections of WQ, choosing a topic, locating resources, constructing a quest, etc) - Susan Brooks and Bill Byles (last updated 2 Jun. 2005)
  Using Design Patterns for WebQuests - Bernie Dodge  
  WebQuest 101: Putting Discovery into the Curriculum (a tutorial)  
  WebQuest Design Map - Bernie Dodge (2001)  
  WebQuest Evaluation Form (Spartanburg District 3, SC)  
  WebQuest Garden 1 ("authoring tool and hosting site. QuestGarden will allow you to create a solid WebQuest without any need to know web editing or uploading")  
  WebQuest Generator (Teachnology)  
  WebQuest Homepage -  
  WebQuest Links: a collection of theoretical and practical resources organized by Phil Benz  
  WebQuest News - Bernie Dodge  
  WebQuest Taskonomy: A Taxonomy of Tasks - Bernie Dodge (last updated 17 May 2002)  
  WebQuest Template (Spartanburg School District 3)  
  WebQuest Templates - Bernie Dodge  
  WebQuest Workshop - Phil Benz  
  WebQuests: A Strategy for Scaffolding Higher Level Learning - Bernie Dodge (Jun. 1998)  
  WebQuests & more ("This page gathers Tom's work in creating and teaching WebQuests") - Tom March (last updated 15 Jun. 2005)
  WebQuests and other activities - a collection of sites organized by Phil Benz  
  WebQuests for Learning: Why WebQuests? - Tom March  
      Designing for Success - Tom March (last updated 2 Oct. 1998)  
  WebQuests in our Future: The Teacher's Role in Cyberspace (info on WQs & resources) - Kathy Schrock [broken link]  
  What is a WebQuest? - Univeristy of Science, Sydney (29 Sep. 1999)  
      Exploring WebQuests! (ppt)  
  What WebQuests Are (Really) - Tom March  
  Why WebQuests? - Phil Benz


  . . . to Practice  
  A Magical Day in the Magic Kingdom - Linda Hackney (2000) [middle school: elementary to intermediate ESL/EFL students?)
  American University: Here I Come!! (prepare advanced academic ESL students for American university) - Paula Emmert (2001) [high intermediate to advanced ESL students]
  Ancient Egypt WebQuest (Grades 4-6) - Matthew Durant (last updated 11 Feb. 2002)  
  A Visit to the United Kingdom - Susana Silva
  A WebQuest about WebQuests ("This exercise has proven useful for introducing the concept to educators. Working in teams they examine five WebQuests from four different points of view....") - Bernie Dodge
  Create-A-Habitat ("Remember when you won your first goldfish at the fair? You have probably all gone through several goldfish bowls in your lives. What happened to that bowl that was left behind after the last fish died? Does it have to be filled with water? Does it have to contain fish? What are your options? There is an empty 10 gallon tank in our classroom that needs to be filled! What can we fill it with that we can afford, and that we will be able to maintain?") - Anna Zuccarini and Peg Vandeleur
  Creative Problem Solving - Farida Pawan (2000) [advanced ESL students at the college level]  
  Daredevils of the Sky: Aerobatics - Vanya Katsarska  
  Ellis Island Webquest - Claude Covo-Farchi, Solange Soinard, Florence Viquerat and Phil Benz  
  Exploring Mars WebQuest - Phil Benz  
  Going around Lisbon: A Travel Guide - Cristina Costa (Mar. 2006)  
  Health and Fitness - Gabriela Santos (2000-2001) [intermediate EFL students?]  
  How are YOU smart? (a webquest on Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences) - Richard Giovannoli  
  How do Educators use the Internet? - Trevor Ettenborough (2004)  
  Industrial Revolution: A Webquest on the Birth of Modern Times - Cathy Bon, Maria Bartolotti and Todd Parker (2003)  
  In Town without my Car - Fernanda Rodrigues (2001-2002)  
  Key Moments in the Troubles of Northern Ireland (for advanced learners of English) - Robert O'Dowd  
  Life in the Tenements - Phil Benz and Michèle Maurice (Dec. 2002)  
  Little Rock 9, Integration 0? (on racial desegregation in schools) - Tom March  
  Look Who's Footing the Bill! (on democracy and the national debt) - Tom March  
  Mission: London ("A week in London - travelling like a pro despite the obstacles...") - Susan Burg (2007)  
  Mission: Possible (an international student's adjustment to an American family) - Paula Emmert (2001)  
  Of Mice and Men, a Cloning WebQuest - Phil Benz  
  On the Road Again (mapping out a road trip) - Paula Emmert (2001)  
  Protest Songs in the United States: Civil Rights and the Anti-War Movement - Fernanda Rodrigues (1998-1999)  
  Radio Days: A WebQuest - Cynthia Matzat  
  Searching for China - Tom March  
  Snapshot in Time (how will the culture of your generation be reflected to future generations?) - Sandee Hallum-Torres [10th grade, Social Studies]
  That's a Possibility: UFOs - JoAnn Miller  
  The 1960's Museum - Kathy Schrock  
  The American Dream: Immigration to America - Fernanda Rodrigues (1999-2000)  
  The Big Wide World WebQuest - Tom March  
  The Copacabana Restaurant - Barbara Dieu  
  They Had an Impact (people who had an impact) - Carlos Muniz  
  Tuskegee Tragedy (exploring the powerful and their victims) - Tom March  
  Twelve Days to Get to London - Susan Burg
  Un Jour à Paris (a combination of Paris tourism and the conditional tense: for level III or IV French students) - Dawn Smith
  Weaving the Web into Your K-12 Curriculum ("A WebQuest designed for use with pre-service and in-service teachers") - Bernie Poole et al. (2002)  
  World Hunger: The Face of Starvation  
  World War II - Fernanda Rodrigues (1999-2000)


  In Portuguese  
  Listagem de WebQuests em Português - Centro de Formação Edufor  
  Navegar é Preciso - Haydée de Oliveira, Barbara Dieu e Fábio C. Sampaio Netto  
  Teoria do Design: Factores Económicos - João Carlos Nunes (1999-2000)  
  WebQuest: aprendendo na internet (inúmeros WebQuests - Universidade de São Paulo)


  Collections of WebQuests  
  Best WebQuests: Celebrating the Best in WebQuests - Tom March  
  ESC WebQuest Matrix ("built during  professional development experienceS at the Education Service Center, Corpus Christi, Texas")
  Kathy Schrock's WebQuest Archives (1996-98)  
  Matrix of 320 WebQuests - Alice Christie  
  Matrix of Examples - Bernie Dodge  
  Matrix of Examples: Middling - Bernie Dodge  
  Matrix of Examples: New - Bernie Dodge  
  Matrix of Examples: Top - Bernie Dodge  
  Science WebQuests  Sheppard, Wade & Associates (last updated 1 Jan. 2004)  
  Spartanburg District 3 County Schools WebQuests  
  The TeachersFirst WebQuest Collection  
  Web-Based Projects ("The WebQuests on this page have been written and designed by students preparing to become teachers. They were created in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a course entitled Integrating Technology Across the Curriculum.") (Last modified 25 Apr. 2005)
  WebQuest Archive (Education World)  
  WebQuest Collections (mostly University courses and workshops) - Compiled by Bernie Dodge  
  WebQuest Discoveries Archive  
  WebQuest Resource Page - Christine Bauer-Ramazani (last updated 23 May 2005)  
  WebQuest Training: An Internet WebQuest on WebQuest Training - Heather A. Akiyoshi (last updated 24 Feb. 2004)
  WebQuests (about blood drives, donating blood...) - Adam Garry  
  WebQuests (Spartanburg School District 3)  
  WebQuests (last updated 7 Aug. 2003)  
  WebQuests Created by Missouri Teachers  
  WebQuests in Geography - Tony Fisher  
  WebQuests: Related Links and Sites - Leslie Owen




Updated 22Mar13

Created 20 January 2002

Teresa Almeida d'Eça

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