I have just returned from the annual TESOL Conference in Boston, Mass. I am so energized with all of the information that was provided in the CALL sessions. There are so many online tools that can be used with our ESL/EFL students in the classroom. I would like to share some of the sessions that I attended.Alice.org
Alice is an innovative 3D programming environment that makes it easy to
create an animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or
a video to share on the web. Alice is a teaching tool for introductory
computing. It uses 3D graphics and a drag-and-drop interface to
facilitate a more engaging, less frustrating first programming
This is a great site for students to develop summaries in a cartoon form. Students can also practice their grammar, vocabulary and culture skills. The site was developed by Bill Zimmerman.nicenet.orgThe Classroom Is Not a Marketplace.
Internet Classroom Assistant (ICA) allows virtually any classroom, even
those with modest resources, access to powerful tools. Everything in
Nicenet is offered free for public use, and Nicenet makes no profits
from your participation.
I can't wait to try out these sites with my students. If you have used any of these sites, please share your experiences.