Filtering Discussion : Filtering in Schools A NZ site (netsafe) where they are trying to develop guidelines for schools and government on filtering internet content (and the tension between being safe and having opportunities to learn)
Listen and Write – Dictation A site that can be used to improve listening skills and hear about the news. Listen-and-write.com is free listening practice.
Simply select a recording from provided audio library and click play. The app will then start to dictate the text so that you can type it in. There is a tool which examines and grades the quality of your transcription so you can keep track of improvements. Offers he service in a number of languages.
World Wide Words A facinating site on ‘Words’ (British. It offers more than 2100 pages on the origins, history, evolution and idiosyncrasies of the English language worldwide.
Mr. Picassohead Mr Picassohead is a fun website. It allows users to create their own ‘Picasso’ by selecting different types of faces and facial features, colours and so on and dragging them onto a canvas. It is a great way to begin a unit of work on Picasso, Cubism or abstract art with students.
Featured Videos | dotSUB dotSub is another site beyond YouTube that makes available a wealth of video resources. This one is unusual in that it offers the facility for those who upload their videos to create subtitles in any language.
Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.
I LOVE Mr. Picassohead!! I used to teach the book The Phantom Tollbooth, and the character of the dodecahedron is very Cubist. The students studied Picasso a bit then went to play on Mr. Picassohead. It’s awesome! I have to get back to it somehow…