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36 Tools for Digitising your ELT Course Book

36 Tools for Digitising your ELT Course Book Vocabulary development Wordle http://www.wordle.net/ create

Get students thinking about the vocabulary from the texts they are studying.

Wordnik http://www.wordnik.com/

Get students finding out more about words and creating their own word lists.

FlickRiver http://flickriver.com

Brainstorm topics using visual to stimulate vocabulary and existing knowledge.

Going beyond word level Phras.in http://phras.in/

Get students to hypothesize and check collocations.

PhraseUp http://www.phraseup.com/

Students can find out words that are commonly used together.

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Pronunciation Forvo http://www.forvo.com/

Get students to do pronunciation research and find out about other accents.

HowJsay http://howjsay.com/

Get students to explore word stress and find related words.

Making example sentences and texts more interesting Flickr Poet http:// www.storiesinflight.com/ flickrpoet/index.php

Students can make visual records of sentences or illustrate short poems or paragraphs.

Phrasr http:// www.pimpampum.net/ phrasr/

Create visual slide shows of sentences or short texts. http:// www.pimpampum.net/ phrasr/?id=27157

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Transl8it http://transl8it.com/

Students can translate example sentences to text speak and keep them as a record. They can build up text speak dialogues.

PhoTransEdit http:// www.photransedit.com/ Online/Text2Phonetics.aspx

Students can translate text to phonetic script and keep their example sentences or short texts in phonetics

Going beyond sentence level Telescopic text http:// www.telescopictext.org/

You can show students how to add detail to sentences and they can examine sentence structure. they can also practice adding detail to their own sentences.

Developing receptive skills WallWisher http://www.wallwisher.com/

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You can create receptive skills work which draws on varied sources and different types of media.

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Simply Box http://simplybox.com/main

You can create reading tasks that exploit multiple texts and get students to collect their own selections of texts.

Twurdy http://twurdy.com/

You can find texts based around key topics for lower levels far more easily.

Tag Bulb http://tagbulb.com/

Students can explore multiple sources and media types based on a theme.

Checking comprehension Urtak http://urtak.com

You can create yes no receptive skills tasks and students can compare their answers with others. You can get students thinking about discussion topics. You can get students creating polls.

Intervue Me http://intervue.me

You can get students to answers comprehension questions verbally using video. You can create discussion questionnaires for them.

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Getting deeper into a text Cue Prompter http:// www.cueprompter.com/

You can develop students gist reading skills.

Cloze Test Creator http://l.georges.online.fr/ tools/cloze.html

You can create instant interactive cloze test tasks.

Momorizenow http:// www.memorizenow.com/

You can create instant dialogue builds and gap fill activities that test students abilities to recognise word relationships.

Developing grammar through receptive skills Bat Lyrics http://batlyrics.com/

You can find songs that link to key grammatical structures or lexis.

VYou http://vyou.com

Set up your own grammar q&A video booth. Get students to ask you questions.

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Getting students practicing functional language Dvolver http://www.dfilm.com/live/ mm.html

Students can create dialogues. You can create short scenes that illustrate time relationships.

Makebelief Comics http:// www.makebeliefscomix.co m/Comix/

Students can create dialogues and link them to context.

Xtranormal http://www.xtranormal.com/

Students can create dialogues or news reports or more complex animated scenes.

Developing students speaking skills MailVu http://mailvu.com/

Students can send in reports and homework tasks verbally using video.

AudioBoo http://audioboo.fm

You can record and publish audio directly from your classroom.

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Voxopop http://www.voxopop.com/

You can create discussion tasks. You can set drills and get students to listen and record their responses.

Listening comprehension Listen and Write http://www.listen-andwrite.com/

Create your own listening activities for dictation or listening close tests.

ESL Video http://www.eslvideo.com

Create your own viewing and listening tasks based around video from YouTube.

VYou http://vyou.com/

Get students to listen and interact with real people.

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Developing writing skills Sync In http://sync.in/

Get students to work on text collaboratively in real time.

Write or Die http://writeordie.com/

Get students to write and to focus on fluency and drafting ideas rather than accuracy.

Posterous https://posterous.com/

Get students writing and publishing while integrating different media into their blogs.

Bookr http:// www.pimpampum.net/ bookr/index.php

Get students to write illustrated reports.

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