Monthly Archives: March 2009

EFL Web explorer: Listening and tapescripts

Yaper is an excelent video tool for English students to see and understand videos at different levels. A community of people who upload video segments togetehr with their scripts.

It is interesting to see their introductory video to see the many possibilities you can make use of http://en.yappr.com/welcome/Welcome.action

Tech Explorer: WIZ iQ

This new free e-learning tool can be used to get in contact with your students.

“Wiz IQ is a place where you can teach and learn using an easy-to-use Virtual Classroom. You are welcome to give private and public live online classes, teach for free or earn money teaching. As a learner you can attend public classes on various topics from academics to anything under the sun.”

URL: http://www.wiziq.com/

You can see an English tech-tool in action about Ning at the following blog URL: http://learn-english-wiziq.blogspot.com/2008/11/introduction-to-ning-social-blogging.html

Tech explorer: Blip tv

blip.tv is a video sharing service with a serious focus on video blogging and podcasting. With blip.tv you can easily upload video and share it with the world.

If you want to learn a little molre about this powerful free tool for teachers go to their walkthrough

Tech explorer: Ning

Ning is a powerful tool to set up social networks and online communities. It is also a good tool for blended-learning. I would recommend you to go to the Online Classes space and visit the possibilities offered by the online courses. It is also worth checking the tools they have used to develop their learning projects (there is a list on the left side bar). URL: http://onlineclasses.ning.com/

Tech explorer: Media File Converter (Spanish web)

Changing a web format is useful when you are working with slideshows or editing tools and you can upload a limited file size (this usually happens with music or image files).

If you want to convert a file format, there are many web sites which offer this possibility easily.

Here you have a couple of tools where you can change your file format for free: