IT in the English language classroom
Apart from using the Internet as a tool for finding information, there are plenty of wonderful tools you can use!
Groove: Find out about the world!
Improve: reading, writing, sometimes listening and speaking
Prove: There are myriad ways here, you can monitor emails and see what improvements learners have made or you can take part in projects.
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Groove with Avatars and text-to-speech accents!
Improve writing and pronunciation.
Prove that learners have read a text by having them portray a character or read and record a text about a story.
Hint: See the Voki lesson plan database.
Groove with this fun app for all age groups.
Improve by watching the video and playing again to speak better.
Prove by documenting learner performance via the video function.
Ownership: Learners can create wordlists from assigned units
Variations: Heads and Hands Up: Make a Video; or look through the "similar" suggestions on the respective google play pages.
Groove by making funny mouths!
Improve writing and speaking by having learners record texts with Audacity.
Prove: Useful for summaries, for becoming characters.