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David Olio

Common Core State Standards - Resources for CT Teachers - 57 views

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    Portal to Common Core State Standards resources for teachers based on teacher's level of concern--where they need to enter the conversation.
Michelle Kassorla

5 Innovated Mind Mapping Tools - 5 views

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    Includes some tools that aren't on the usual list, including Xmind that includes a very handy "fishbone" map that can be used as a timeline for projects!
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    OOPS! Sorry for the strange spelling above--my phone "corrected" me. Sigh.
Tricia Hunt

lingro: The coolest dictionary known to hombre! - 85 views

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      Lingro is really cool.  It takes any website or highlighted piece of text and makes every single word clickable.  Once you click on the word, it will tel you the definition in more than 11 lanugages!
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    A nice multilingual dictionary and translation site. Lots of extra tools, such as a website translator and file viewer. http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Languages,+Culture+&+International+Projects
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    The coolest dictionary known to hombre!  Creates an interactive dictionary from what you are reading, text or web.  It remembers all the words you look up so that you can review later.
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    An online dictionary and translator - view on webpage through their web page viewer and every word becomes clickable to see a definition
Charity Fisher

Teachers Testimonials : TTS Online : Free Text to Speech : Read The Words - 83 views

  • find ReadTheWords.com to be one of the most useful services on the Internet today. Many LD (learning disabled) students struggle with auditory processing.
  • these students are very capable, they tend to favor auditory processing, versus the more common visual processing. It is important that these students learn how their mind works and modify their learning techniques accordingly.
  • 5 students incorporate this service for study of their weekly vocabulary words. We started by making an audio file of the words and definition, and turned it into an mp3 format. The students spent 10 minutes each day on the computer. Each student has averaged a minimum of a full letter grade higher. Two students have received perfect scores for the past 2 weeks.
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  • ReadTheWords.com been created to cater to these students.
  • ReadtheWords.com is an AMAZING SERIVCE for young students.
  • ReadTheWords.com allows me to create listening material for some learners that struggle a little bit. It allows my students to read along with the Virtual Avatar Reader. This saves a lot of time so I can focus on certain children without slowing down the rest of the class.
  • We create links to audio files that read our upcoming events, and we use it to help visually impaired patrons read anything - articles, letters they have received, emails that can be copy/pasted from their email account...the possibilities are endless! On a personal level, I have been using ReadTheWords toolbar plug in.
  • service with my university students who are learning English
  • brings the text to life, and stimulates my second language learners in a dynamic way. I would recommend this program to all foreign language teachers,
  • I have been assisting students to create audio files of study review materials. This greatly helps them decode and analyze the material for comprehension. I have seen a great improvement on test scores
  • Students listen to a piece of their own writing, so they can hear if what they wrote sounds correct. It helps students with comprehension, spelling, grammar and structuring sentences.
  • This service is godsend for many students, especially auditory learners. I cannot even begin to imagine how many people this will help in the future. We just received approval to offer this service to our entire school. (Email webmaster@readthewords.com to get a special deal like we did.
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      I believe that the audio could act as a reinforcer of the written word as students read. This could be helpful not only with students who are Language Impaired, but also for students who struggle with reading comprehension.
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      This website could be benefitical to students who are Hearing Impaired or Learning Disabled in Reading.
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      Thsi tool can reinforce the written word and comprehension.
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      Something not mentioned by these teachers is the possible benefit to Autistic and Aspergers students. I can this being used as a reward or incentive because the work could be done independently. Since these students generally feel more at ease working independently, it would a motivator to them.
    • Charity Fisher
       
      This could be a great tool for Language Impaired students, but also Learning Disabled in reading as well. The audio would act as a reinforcer of the written material. Even though this is learning or reading comprehension tool, students may see it as a reward thereby motivating them to read more. This could a aid to any teacher attempting to motivate reluctant or struggling readers.
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    readthewords.com for Special Ed, ESOL, Low Level Readers, Writing and More!
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    Read The Words could be a beneficial tool to students who are Language Impaired and/or Learning Disabled in Reading. The audio can reinforce the written word and increase comprehension. Also, it could be a valuable tool for autistic students who prefer to work independently. They can use this to aid comprehension and also it could be a reward. This tool could also add interest to text for any student.
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Voki in the Languages Classroom « Voki for Education Blog - 20 views

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    The ability to speak the foreign language in question can safely be described as the principal objective of learning foreign languages. However, it can often prove difficult to assess your pupils' ability to speak the foreign language in the classroom, as time and numbers often conspire against us.
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WordNet - About WordNet - 140 views

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    WordNet® is a large lexical database of English, developed under the direction of George A. Miller (Emeritus). Nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs are grouped into sets of cognitive synonyms (synsets), each expressing a distinct concept. Synsets are interlinked by means of conceptual-semantic and lexical relations. The resulting network of meaningfully related words and concepts can be navigated with the browser. WordNet is also freely and publicly available for download. WordNet's structure makes it a useful tool for computational linguistics and natural language processing.
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Phonetics: The Sounds of English and Spanish - The University of Iowa - 31 views

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    This site contains libraries of phonetic sounds of English, German, and Spanish. Available for each consonant and vowel is an animated articulatory diagram, a step-by-step description, and video-audio of the sound spoken in context. It is intended for students of phonetics, linguistics, and foreign language. There is also an interactive diagram of the articulatory anatomy.
Tim Hornbacher

Mr. Foxhole's Classroom - 155 views

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    This is a blog dedicated to finding great tools for teachers to use.
Rob Reynolds

50+ Ways To Create Digital Stories With Students | The Edublogger - 3 views

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    Great resource post for creating digital stories
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    Creating stories using web tools is fun and engaging for student while also teaching them new skills
Roberta Bandfield

Free online tutorials for learning to use technology and ict in education - 16 views

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    Award winning free on-line training videos for teachers interested in technology
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    Teacher training videos focused on web technology.
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    I liked the recent post on Lyrics Training... using international music to teach students foreign language in an interactive game-like mode.
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    Great collection of short videos on using various web 2.0 sites.
Marc Patton

Visuwords™ online graphical dictionary and thesaurus - 5 views

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    cool interactive dictionary makes concept map of words/concepts
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    Look up words to find their meanings and associations with other words and concepts. Produce diagrams reminiscent of a neural net. Learn how words associate.
Ed Webb

Forvo: the pronunciation guide. All the words in the world pronounced by native speakers - 1 views

  • Forvo is the largest pronunciation guide in the world. Ever wondered how a word is pronounced? Ask for that word or name, and another user will pronounce it for you. You can also help others recording your pronunciations in your own language.
Kathy Malsbenden

Featured Videos | dotSUB - 1 views

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    Watch videos with subtitles in your language, upload your videos, create your own subtitles!
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