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Tuesday, March 29, 2011


This tool is a good idea for setting up mutual times for meeting up with others. Teachers could use it to set up meeting times with other teachers. It often seems impossible to find a common time with everyone's busy schedule. With Doodle, you can quickly set up a few date and time suggestions, send it to others and save yourself phonecalls and back and forth messages. I can see older students using it too but I have a feeling that most will still prefer using their phone!

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Another quick idea which might capture the attention of students and get them writing in English!

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Glogster is a great tool for creating interactive posters with photos, links, video and music. In an EFL context, it's a fun tool for students to create profile pages. They can add information about themselves, their hobbies, their music, etc... It's easy to use and very intuitive. Glogster also offers EDU accounts for teachers and students.

Monday, March 7, 2011


Get your students WRITING using
They can generate their own newspaper article and personalise the name of the newspaper, the date, the title and the article. Great writing exercise if you are working on past verb tenses. The articles can be printed and put up around the classroom.


Photopeach ( is a presentation tool which teens seem to love. They can make a slideshow using their own photos and adding their favourite music. It's a motivating tool for them to use and at the same time it gets them writing in English. Below is an example.

My life on PhotoPeach


WALLWISHER is an online NOTICE BOARD maker. You can get your students to make announcements, introduce themselves, leave clues, write post-its, etc... It's easy to use and it's COLLABORATIVE!


Screen Jelly is a great tool ( for recording what's happening on your screen.
It records your screen activity with your voice and let's you share it via twitter, email, facebook or by embedding it on your site. I find it's often difficult to help fellow teachers or friends with managing a new tool without actually sitting down with them at the computer so this makes it really easy. I've made a quick demonstration on how to set up a wiki using wetpaint. The address has since changed so take note that the new site is