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Improbable Planet: How Earth Became Humanity’ Home (Astro-Physicist Hugh Ross’s GREAT new book)

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EFL Classroom Blog and Directory (D Deubel)

Collaborative Sharing for Teachers and Webheads using Tapped In Integrates VOA, Daily Proverbs, ESL Podcasts, Quizzes, L1 & L2 Dictionaries and Search Engines.

Kelly Ten-Dictionaries in One Online Encyclopedia
History, Cultural Literacy, Fine Arts, etc.

365 ESL Short Stories: Extensive Reading with full Dictionary and Listening Support! Listening and Reading Free Site for Intermediate ESL Learners delivers any online Newspaper in any language you'd like to read that has one!

'HERS News: Hear, Experience, Read, See'
Simultaneously do Extensive Reading, Listening, & Viewing of Online News (Chen's program using VOA, CNN, etc.)

Lingro Language Learner

Enter any Website to make all words clickable on this site. Lingro remembers all the words you look up, so you can easily review and study them.

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Language Learning Quick Links

Language learning software
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My Happy Planet
My Happy Planet

Learn a language. Make friends. Have fun.

A language learning community offering various services to improve your pronunciation, vocabulary, writing & listening.

"The Mixxer"
offers chances to teach your language in exchange for learning another.

Top Toolbox for Learning New Words!
Cobbs LexTutor Offers English / French Dictionary / Concordancer; Text-to-Speech & Word Learning Tests & Tools.

Hypertext Builder (from LexTutor)
Build resource-linked texts for online reading. Wire your own texts so Language Learners can use the support of:
ĀE Audio with Text-to-Speech (TTS) sound
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ĀE Reading-plus: Provides resources to understand every word in any text!

Mr. B's English Learning Links: Cool links for learning English in outline form!
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Favorite CamSoft Collection of CALL Websites (Graham Davie's Great CALL Glossary)

A-Z Topical CALL Reference Bibliography of Print Media Regarding Technology in Education and Language Learning (Compiled by Vance Stevens)

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Excellent language, internet research and search tools.

78 Websites Every EFL Teacher Should Know

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Internet-Based Language Teaching (Roger Underwood Collection)

Online English Language Center (U. of Oregon)

Nations University
Free online Bible education

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Jones Avenue Adult Centre Computer Assisted ESL

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online electronic dictionaries

Conference on Advanced Technologies Enhancing Education (ICAT2E2017)

Held on March 18-20, 2017 in Qingdao, China.

Countries, Economies and Regions of the World

London Institute of Contemporary Christianity

Class Compete


GoConqr (formerly known as ExamTime) has recently been through a major site overhaul which has improved on the user interface, mobiles apps (iOS/Android), and polished new look.  This is an excellent learning tool for education that lets users create, flashcards, mindmaps, quizzes, and more.

Visit Classroom 2.0 here!

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CLOUDUCATION: 50 Web 2.0 Sites for Schools – David Kapuler

Blackboard Collaborate

Peggy George, Lorie Moffat and Tammy Moore will be hosting another Classroom 2.0 LIVE show. As an extension to the Classroom 2.0 Ning community, Classroom 2.0 "LIVE" shows are opportunities to gather with other educators in real-time events, complete with audio, chat, desktop sharing and closed captioning.

Creativity & Design Tools

Collection of web-based tools & apps for creating and designing within the curriculum (Curated by Annette Kratcoski):


BEST FREE Intelligent Design Creationist Book!

Modern Chalkboard

Modern Chalkboard is a wonderful new free site for finding SMART board resources. This is a great place to find interactive lessons on a wide variety of subjects such as: Math, Grammar, Science, and Social Studies. Also, this is a nice place to find other resources such as links and help files. For Kapulerís Pinterest board on Educational Resources click here.

Christian Men of Science

Eleven Men Who Changed the World by George Mulfinger and Julia Mulfinger Orozco) devotes a chapter to Brown. It may be read by clicking here.

Color in Colorado: Common Core and Computer-Adaptive Testing for ELLs

CoolTools Workshops

Curated by consultant and educator Polly-Alida Farrington.


TED-Ed just created an ďinteractive periodic table with a video for every element.Ē Hereís how they describe it: "If youíve ever taken a chemistry class, you know that memorizing all of the elements and understanding their properties can be difficult! To help provide a study aid, TED-Ed collaborated with Brady Haran, best known for his YouTube channel Numberphile and his extensive video coverage of the periodic table, to create a clickable periodic table with videos on every element."


Classkick is an interesting new (private beta) iPad app that allows educators to gather, assess, and provide instant real-time feedback w/ students. The way this works is through an innovative whiteboard where the teacher can see what each student is working on all their very own iPad. This is perfect for differentiating instruction and actually viewing how students are doing their work as it happens. Also, this is a great teaching tool that is easy to integrate into any curriculum and can be used by students of all ages. Charisma Magazine.

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Chronicle is an amazing iPad app that helps educators harness and organize their best teaching methodologies. This is done by "chronicling" a students' data and using it in a beneficial and meaningful way. Chronicle is an all-in-one tool that teachers are using for classroom management, grading, assessing, and so much more. Chronicle's features:

1. Ideal for Reading and Writing Workshop conferring notes, but great for any subject

2. The ability to capture multiple pics, videos, and audio recordings within a note enables teachers to easily provide rich feedback, document student growth, share student

achievements, and intervene for student needs.

3. The integrated grade book and traffic light system equip teachers with a means of formatively tracking unit goals, grades, report card descriptors, and more!

4. Many customizable features, including the option of associating any Common Core Standards with a class, if desired.



CodeCampKidz is a wonderful new site for 5th-8th graders learning how to code. This is a fun and simple to use site that uses a window by window display to show students how to code. As students type in the code, correct parts will be highlighted, wrong coding will display what is wrong and how it needs to be fixed. This is a fantastic site for anyone wanting to learn how to code in HTML5, Javascript, and more. For Kapulerís Pinterest board on learning how to Program or Code click here.

Maker/Coding Apps

A collection of "maker" apps to help students construct their learning, 21st-century style. Curated by technology coach Elizabeth Espinoza.

Creativity and the Common Core

A collection of useful apps for encouraging and developing creativity. Curated by educator Linda Nitsche.


PixiClip is a neat drawing tool that lets you make a drawing and record either audio-only or a video to go along with it. It also lets you upload an image from the web and "mark it up." The audio-plus-drawing capability could really come in handy for English Language Learners.

The "All-Time" Best Ways to Create Online Content Easily & Quickly


Pinwords allows you to create attractive illustrated quotes and lets you grab images off the web to use.


Quozio is a similar site. And you can find others at my recent post, The Best Tools for Creating Visually Attractive Quotations for Online Sharing. lets you easily add speech bubbles with your text to photos. You can upload your own, or choose a random image from the site. You're then given a link to your creation. Google has a tool called "Story Builder." Without having to register, you can create a "dialogue" of sorts, add music, and end up with a link to a video-like presentation that you can share.

Google's Peanut Gallery

Google's Peanut Gallery lets you create subtitles for a variety of old silent movies. The special twist, though, is that you create the subtitles by speaking into a computer microphone and they will then magically appear. You have to speak very clearly though, so it may, or may not, work well for English Language Learners. One negative, however, is that it only works in the Chrome Browser. lets you easily record a thirty second message with a computer microphone. You then get a unique URL address that you can share. No registration is necessary.


Fakebook is a tool over at the excellent ClassTools site (Russel Tarr is the creative genius behind the site). Teachers and students can use it to: chart the career of a historical character; create a timeline of important events; outline the main plot of a book, play or film and so on!


QikPad lets you write collaboratively with anyone you want, and you can then link to, or embed, whatever you come up with.

Our Mother Tongues

Our Mother Tongues is a very impressive site that's designed to support and preserve Native American languages. It's very engaging, and includes a 'language map,' videos and more. One of its very neat features is that it allows you choose a virtual audio postcard with a Native American greeting that you can send to someone. You can also write a personalized message on it. You're given a unique URL address, and it can be posted on a student/teacher website or blog.

News Jack

With News Jack, all you have to do is paste the URL address of any website and you're immediately given the tools to easily transform its homepage into looking however you want it to look. Without having to register, you can make the New York Times highlight photos and articles of your great basketball-playing ability; have CNN focus on covering what was happening in 1776, or The Huffington Post reporting on the first Thanksgiving dinner. You can easily grab images off the web or your computer to insert, as well as text. You can then click 'publish' and you're given the URL address to your creation so it can be shared with the world.

Google Docs new demo

Try out Google Docs new demo that lets you write collaboratively with your favorite dead famous writers. Then you get to save and share your creation.

Next Web

As Next Web explains: A 'famous writer' will start typing and then it's your turn. Once you've typed in the next line, the writer takes over.


Tildee lets you very easily create a simple step-by-step tutorial for just about anything. You can add text, maps, videos and photos.

With Picture Book Maker, you can easily create a picture book (including text). It can be saved online or printed out. It's super-easy to use, plus no registration is required. The URL of your creation can be posted on a student/teacher blog or website.


Bounce lets you virtually annotate webpages. Just type in the URL address, make notes on it (perhaps students can demonstrate their use of reading strategies like making a connection or asking questions) and then post the link on a student/teacher blog or website.

Five Card Flickr Story

Five Card Flickr Story lets you pick five photos from a group of pre-selected images from Flickr and then write a story about them. It saves your selection and story, and provides you with a link to it. No registration is required.


Phreetings lets you search for an image (it appears to use Flickr, but I can't be sure), drag and drop it on a virtual card, and then write something below it (it looks like you can write a lot there). You're then given the URL to copy and paste. During our study of natural disasters, for example, I can see my students finding an image labeled 'Katrina' and writing a short report on what they've learned so far about the hurricane.

Propaganda Film Maker

You can use the Propaganda Film Maker to combine images and audio to try convincing the public to support World War II.

Bombay TV

Many ESL Teachers are familiar with Bombay TV, Futebol TV and Classik TV, which let you create subtitles for various clips (you can guess what kind of clips by each of their names).


Szoter doesn't require registration, you can upload or grab images off the web (just insert its URL address), and the final product looks just like an image would look like using the Picture Word Inductive Model (learn more about the PWIM at The Best Online Tools for Using Photos in Lessons).


Testmoz is an app that lets you create an online, self-correcting quiz without having to register.

Jeopardy Labs

Jeopardy Labs lets you easily create an online Jeopardy game without having to register. Maybe I'm the only teacher who feels this way, but I've always found that playing Jeopardy the way they do on TV — giving players the answer and then they have to come-up with the question to be overly confusing for students in the classroom. When I've played it in class, I've just given the questions and had students have to say the answers. Given my feelings about this, even though it's super simple to use this tool to create the game, I tell my students to ignore the site’s instructions and just write the questions first and the answers second so that the board displays the question.


Padlet (formerly Wallwisher) lets you make a virtual wall of 'sticky notes' where you can include images, text, and/or videos. Inductive learning is a key part of our teaching at Burbank, and we use what are called 'data sets' as a major component of those lessons. After students categorize the info in these data sets, they can summarize them and use them to create Padlets, as our students did in our Nelson Mandela unit. You can see many examples of their creations in our class blog.

Dvolver Moviemaker

Use Dvolver Moviemaker to create short animations with text bubble dialogue. You can see many examples of these films on my Examples of Student Work page. Create a cartoon at MakeBeliefsComix and the Toronto Public Library Tell-A-Story Builder.

Zee Maps

Zee Maps lets you create maps, mark places, and add media. Scribble Maps is a neat application that lets you create maps - with markers and images that can be grabbed off the Internet - and you can draw on it, too. Plus, no registration is required. You can see all 1,200 'The Best' lists here.

Conferences on Teaching and Learning Worldwide:

Upcoming events in Teaching and Learning, including primary and secondary education


A collection of digital tools to create using images, audio and video. Curated by Sue Beckingham. Digital tools to create using images, audio and video


E-Book Reader and Publisher Program (Free Download!)


Rolling out a 1:1 student-to-device program? This service keeps track of all the devices you have deployed throughout your district.


ClassFlow is a new site that reminds me a lot of Go Class. Basically, ClassFlow is a cloud based learning platform that teachers can use to create digital lessons that can then be viewed on any browser based device (i.e. laptop/ tablet). These lessons can contain all sorts of media such as: images, videos, and more, and allows educators to assess student's learning in real-time. [Written by dkapuler on Jan 24, 2014].

Class Messenger

Need to communicate with students, teachers, or parents privately and quickly? Check out this 2-way messaging service.


Question of Origins Movie - Support in these languages: English, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Polish, Serbian and Slovak.



Need to create your own education quizzes, revision tests & teacher feedback forms with ease? 123ContactForm is your tool!


Create videos with multiple angles using this iOS app and several simultaneous devices recording the same event.


Control all of your students' iOS devices from your device, including shared presentations, real-time assessments, etc.


A mobile web clicker that lets students signal their confidence level of a topic from "I don't understand" to "Easy, I could teach my friend!"


Send text messages to students and parents for reminders, notices, and other info. Safe, private, and best of all, free.

Coach's Eye

Record a physical performance, such as a dance, swim, or golf swing. Then replay it in slow motion for careful analysis.

Continuous collaboration

Curated by Trapper Hallam, a Mathematics and Science teacher at Eisenhower High School.

Communicate with ICT, Web2.0 and LMS Life

Curated by Deborah Akers to help students in use ICT to communicate and share ideas.

ColAR App


ColAR is an extraordinary free app that TechCrunch just wrote about (see ColAR Uses Augmented Reality To Bring Your Kid's Drawing To Life). It's free, and lets you print out coloring pages from their site, color them in, look at them through the tablet app, and they come alive. I'm certainly adding it to The Best Resources For Beginning iPad Users.

Called to Teach (Scott Habeeb)


Cloudart is a great iPad app for creating word clouds from Edshelf. This is a very easy to use app where a user can either add the text they want in their clouds or transform text from a webpage into a cloud. Also, a user can edit their cloud once it is created to emphasize certain words. [Written by dkapuler on Sep 11, 2013].

Cool Tools for Schools

Creative Commons

Creative Commons is a non-profit organization that allows users to exchange creativity and knowledge through free legal tools. If you want to give people the right to share, use, and even build upon the work you've created, you should consider publishing it under a Creative Commons license. If you want to find a free course material from world's top universities, creative commons is the best option for you. It allows you to search your content using a specific website of your choice (from numerous sites like Flickr, YouTube, Google Images, etc.).

Question of Origins

Here is a 60 minute presentation of convincing evidence from many fields of science to show that Darwinian evolution cannot be true, but that creation fits the evidence. It also introduces the Creator. There is also a 16 minute abridged version of this presentation. (search "question origins")

CROWD-SOURCING SLIDESHARE "Connecting the Crowd: The Future of Creativity and Innovation"

Ross Dawson's Opening Keynote Address at Crowdsourcing Week


Growing up with Chinese - English

The series’ aim is to use dramatic skits to teach 300 most commonly spoken Chinese phrases to teenagers. CCTV launches new learning Chinese series. The on-line broadcasting of "Growing Up with Chinese" with new lessons now.

12 Zodiac Signs Song for Children to learn all 12 Animal Mascot Names!

BBC's Click Tech Programs Archive

Cosmology and Creation vs. Evolution Models

Astronomer and physicist Hugh Ross gives his testimony of his scientific journey from atheist to Christianity. This video is part of the Ex-Atheist Testimonies.

Chinese Lessons from Polyglot

1-on-1 E-Chinese

Comics English - Having Fun Learning English with Comic Strips

ComicsEnglish provides and explains English comic strips for EFL/ESL learners and teachers. Keep having fun reading comics while learning English.

ESLCarissa on Why Grammar Comics Are Amazing

ESL Jokes from

Many of them are related to health care and business, which makes them great for adult students.

Includes reproducible book of 50 comic strips for beginners, not free though.

Class Charts

This is a great site for creating customized seating charts by using one of their many templates. What I really like is the ability to use an icon or student photo for the chart as well as assign key data such as: Reading/Spelling data. Another nice feature which reminds me of the wonderful site Class Dojo, is that a teacher can also manage and track student behavior using CC. A educator can assign behavior points by clicking on an icon and then generate detailed reports. [Written by dkapuler on Apr 03, 2013].


Class Dojo is a site that acts as a content management system for classroom management. This is a wonderful site for tracking, acknowledging behavior, and engaging students. This brings old school verbal feedback to students into the age of "web 2.0".

World of Classcraft

World of Classcraft is an ambitious Kickstarter project by Shawn Young. A Kickstarter is a way for companies to find funding from donations of others in a limited amount of time. I really like these as it helps get some excellent startup companies noticed. World of Classcraft is an innovative idea of bringing the mega-popular online role-playing game into the classroom. The way this work is students would pick a character from one of three classes: mage, warrior, healer. The students then progress through real-life situations and helping out others/collaborating to gain experience points. From this they can gain rewards, level up, etc. Bad behavior or doing bad on homework or tests can result in loss of experience/health points, and the player can even die (ie, Saturday detention). [Written by dkapuler on Apr 24, 2013]

Computer Assisted Vocabulary Acquisition


Part Sixty-Six Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly

CLAWS: Part of Speech Tagger (POS)


CodeSpells is a very innovative app/game from the amazing educator, Kelly Tenkely. This is a free downloadable game for Mac (Windows coming soon) that is being piloted in schools right now for teaching programming (Java). The way this works is that players are immersed in a 3D first person player fantasy world. In order to survive they must cast spells in order to fight and defend themselves from obstacles. The spells that they cast are all done in Java and helps students learn through, trial and error and game play.

How Parents Around the World Describe Their Children, in Charts

Here is a fascinating report of an the results from an international survey. The info is fascinating, and the charts make the results very accessible to students and teachers alike. The Atlantic allows the charts to be embedded in blogs and websites, which I've done below. But it's worth reading their post for commentary.

Top 10 National Dishes Around the World!

Chinese Freebies!: Free Song of a Wanderer book in Chinese! Just click here to read.

California Distance Learning Project. - Xian Links Index

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education

The Code of Best Practices helps educators using media literacy concepts and techniques to interpret the copyright doctrine of fair use. Also available at the Temple University Media Education Lab (this Web site also has case study videos and lesson plans)

The Center for Media Literacy

The Center for Media Literacy provides leadership, public education, professional development, and educational resources nationally to promote and support media literacy education.

Center for Advanced Technology in Education

CATE2.UOregon.Edu: 8020

The Center for Advanced Technology in Education, which houses the Oregon Writing Project, is a research and outreach center at the College of Education at the University of Oregon, dedicated to investigating and promoting the use of advanced technology in education.

Center for Digital Storytelling

The Center for Digital Storytelling is an international nonprofit training, project development, and research organization dedicated to assisting people in using digital media to tell meaningful stories from their lives.

Center for Media Literacy

The Center for Research on Writing and Communication Technologies

Supports interdisciplinary teams at the Colorado State University in conducting research that explores the impact of communication technologies on instructional and professional settings.

Center for Social Media

The Center for Social Media of the American University School of Communication investigates, showcases, and sets standards for socially engaged media making.

Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA)

The Children's Internet Protection Act is a United States federal law enacted by Congress to address concerns about access to offensive content over the Internet on school and library computers.

Classroom 2.0 Social Network is a social network for those interested in Web 2.0 and collaborative technologies in education.

Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization focused on providing families and educators with high-quality information about youth media as well as reviews of popular games, Web sites, and media products.

Digital Citizenship in a Connected Culture

A Common Sense Media curriculum designed to empower responsible and engaged digital citizens; designed for students, grades six to eight, and their families.

Consortium for School Networking (CoSN)

The Consortium for School Networking is a professional association for K-12 school district technology leaders to use technology strategically to improve teaching and learning.

Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE)

CITE Journal is a peer-reviewed online journal published by the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE).

Creative Commons

A nonprofit Creative Commons is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to making it easier for people to share and build upon the work of others, consistent with the rules of copyright.

Famous Christmas Story of WWI Truce at Silent Night Stirs Controversy over Chocolate Candy Sales!

Come On, Ring Those Bells - Evie Tornquist - YouTube

Xmas=? JPL Teaching Meaning of Christmas via Game & Song DVD Interactive puzzles and activities are on's inSky Library and's publisher platform.

Winter and Xmas/Free Holiday puzzles, Christmas Word Lists & Wright Bros. activities

Holiday Tradition interactive vocabulary puzzles

Christmas crossword - 23 words

Christmas Word List

Hanukkah Word List

Kwanzaa Word List

Christmas Trivia (10 lists)

Christmas Scavenger Hunt (24 ideas)

New Year's Resolution vocabulary puzzles (28 words)

There are no fees or subscription requirements for 2,500 pages of content.

WRIGHT BROTHERS Dec. 17th: vocabulary puzzles and Aviation word list

FOOTBALL BCS/Championship & College Bowl Games start Dec. 15th

5 Football puzzles and word list

Football crossword (35 words)

WINTER WEATHER and Winter Solstice: Dec. 21st

5 Weather puzzles including a crossword (28 words)

Winter-related Word Lists (number of words listed)

Antarctica (154), Iditarod Race (169), Hockey (246), Skiing (326), Snowflakes (57), Winter Sports (309).

Los tres Šrboles: SPANISH VERSION of Tale of Three Trees

Characterization in The Tale of Three Trees

3 Trees for Narrator and Harp (lovely background!)

Christmas Tale of Three Trees

Audio Cartoon Version of The Tale of Three Trees Christmas and Easter Story

Absolutely the best and most unique Musical Version of 3 Trees Story anywhere!

Words and music by Tom Grassi, Based upon the folk tale, "The Tale of Three Trees" - author unknown. Illustrations by Tim Jonke (Uploaded by dudewithacamera on Jul 9, 2008)

Best YouTube Video with On-Screen Text for Oral InĖClass Reading:

Use for Quick Review of The Tale of Three Trees Christmas and Easter Story (GREAT for language learners!)

Book Pictures of The Tale of Three Trees Christmas and Easter Story

(But no words, so your students can read and perform it themselves!)


Charting Programs


C-Fit is a series of iOS (iPad/iPhone) video apps that I just found out about through a promotional email. These apps are designed to showcase videos that can be used in the classroom to promote fitness. In having a background in Phys Ed & Health, I was very excited to check out this site. C-Fit offers apps at a very low price ($.99) for promoting: dance, yoga, and cross training that can be done in the classroom or living room. These apps were designed by educators and help promote a healthy lifestyle. Also, this is a nice app to have during in-door recess, a break during testing, or other "down" times.

California's Vital Statistics on Immigrants


Chegg is an excellent site for students looking to buy or rent text books. Also, students can find ebooks as well as sell their books. Another great feature of Chegg is their educational portal which helps students w/ their homework. This is done by either typing a question or by browsing through Chegg books w/ step by step instructions/solutions. Try Chegg if you're looking to buy/sell textbooks (ebooks), homework help or math answers.


ClassBadges is a cool new site that I found out about from the wonderful Ed Tech review site, EdShelf. This is innovative site that is a lot of fun to use. It allows teachers to assign class badges to students so they can visualize how they are doing. This is not only great for encouraging performance but is a nice way to add gamification to your classroom. For other Web 2.0 sites in Education check out Kapuler's Pinterest board here.

Coursera Wiki

Coursera is an educational technology company founded by computer science professors Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller from Stanford University. Coursera partners with various universities and makes a few of their courses available online free for a large audience. As of August 16, 2012 more than 1,080,000 students from 196 countries have enrolled in at least one course. [Wiki Definition].

Robin Good's Collaboration Tools 2012

If you are using a decent-size monitor, this Mindmeister concept-map includes weekly updated links to tons of collaboration tools!

Collaboration Tools 4: Real-time Collaboration Apps for the iPad

As the iPad shows up in the classroom more and more, it is nice to be able to use some real-time collaboration apps to enhance instruction. The most popular of these include the whiteboard apps, most of which work when connected to the same wireless network.

Successful Vocabulary Learning Online

Using CALL and Computerized Dictionaries to Maximize Vocabulary and Language Learning: This Online Slideshare Presentation by JP Loucky provides a systematic roadmap to successful online second language vocabulary acquisition [highly beneficial if you are a non native speaker of English - looking to learn English]. Covers aspects like how to learn new words in any language more effectively, and how to more effectively use the Internet to help enhance online L2 vocabulary and reading development.


Cookie is a wonderful site that I'm just becoming aware about that is excellent for educational games and more. This is a site dedicated to younger learners (Prek-1st grade) that focuses on a wide variety of skills: Math, Science, Phonics, Reading, etc. Also, this site has lots of other activities/learning tools as well such as videos, worksheets, stories, and more. For Kapuler's top 10 sites for educational games click here.


Learn Click is an interesting site for teachers where they can create "cloze" tests/quizzes. A cloze is a gap filled sentence where students try to type in the missing word. This could be a fun exercise for teaching comprehension and vocabulary. For a much more detailed review check out Larry Ferlazzo's blog.

Chegg not only sells cheap textbooks but we also rent them too, which saves students a significant amount of money each year. We even launched a new e-Reader to promote an interactive eBook experience for students, while at the same time lessening our dependence on paper books. With a brand new e-Reader app and an extensive eBook catalogue, Chegg has become a significant contributor to the eBook revolution.


For more children's study links click here and visit our Y-page for young learners.


The Tale of Three Trees Christmas and Easter Story Educational Resources Sites:


The Tale of Three Trees, The Miracle, and other inspiring stories.

Three Little Trees - Welcome to

White Text on dark background that works well with WebReader glossing to help language learners learn and save new words quickly.

A story of hope from three little trees who had great ambitions.

Christmas Stories

Class Christmas Stories to choose from (Links to 17 nice Christmas Stories to share).

Cool Tools for Schools

C.A.L.L. Web Tools: a great collection of Web 2.0 tools arranged in categories such as presentation tools, collaborative tools, research tools, video tools, writing tools, creativity tools, and many more!

clubEFL Is A Fantastic Site For EFL/ESL Teachers & Students

ClubEFL has fantastic resources for EFL/ESL students and teachers.


This collection of inspirational Christmas stories will remind you of what the Christmas season is all about: giving, love, and cheer.

About 20 great Christmas Stories--one for each child in your family or class to read and share, or act out with a friend.

©2006 Publications International, Ltd.

TLC Family "The Tale of Three Trees"

What if Christmas trees could talk? What would they say? Find out by reading 'The Tale of Three Trees,' a spiritual Christmas tree story.

TLC Family "Christmas Tree Stories Overview"

Read about the history of the Christmas tree. These Christmas Tree stories provide insight into the origin and background of the Christmas tree.

The Tale of Three Trees, a spiritual Christmas tree story.

Mom of 9ís Tale of 3 Trees with Handelís ďAnd the Glory of the LordĒ music playing.

Artistic but slow 3 Trees Story with no words:

Could be used to encourage language learners to describe story action in pictures.

Artistic and Historic Views of Three Trees Christmas and Easter Story

(with music but no story text)

Choosing High Quality Children's Literature

Celebrations and religious holidays

Christmas Tale of Three Trees

CHRISTMAS CRAFTS: Three Trees Templates


ĎTil the Season Comes 'Round Again by Vince Gill

One Bright Star, by Vince Gill

Christmas Songs and Stories

Christmas Carol Support

Christmas and Holiday Resources

CHILDREN'S APPS for Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers (See more on Y Page at:

Kid-safe Educational Apps

A collection of family-friendly kid-safe educational apps from the weekly App Friday Launch Center

Ed Shelf's collections of tools created by teachers for young children

App Friday Apps

Curated by children's media specialist Julie Brannon.

Creative Art and Music Apps for Kids

Curated by preschool teacher Anna-Karin Robertsson.


A simple iOS app of family-friendly videos. Can also create collections of your favorite videos.

Playful Learning

We bring hands-on lessons to your fingertips, complete with inspiring videos and engaging printables. Try a free lesson on us, use code: FREE.


A simple website of family-friendly videos. Also available as an iOS app.

Kiwi Crate

Subscribe to get a box of crafts, projects, and materials once a month for your little learners.

KitHub - Subscribe and get a box of do-it-yourself electronics projects for your young engineers.

CC: CREDIT CARD REPLACEMENTS: The Stratos Card Aims To Unify Credit Cards, And Can Be In Your Pocket Next Month

Yep, here's another card that promises to consolidate all your credit cards into one. But unlike the others, the Stratos Card appears to be worth a longer look - for the latest in Digital Gadgets and Devices, visit CLICK@ BBC.Com!


International Children's Picture Dictionary

with Country Flags and Translations in over 170 Languages!


Simple Search Engines: ones that guide people to Ďshelteredí sites are a good way to encourage children or students with limited proficiency in English to use Internet without getting lost or frustrated. As Helgesen writes: ďBy giving our students these URLs, we can make them more independent. They can start to seek out English language sites that they can read and understand on their own. Although the search engines are actually designed for native-speaking children, the sites they find are often suitable for adult and young adult language students. This is especially true for nonfiction topics, since they are often presented in ways that are not particularly childlike. Not only is the information found by these search engines usually presented at a vocabulary level learners can handle, the ideas are often presented more simply and slowly than on sites designed for adult native speakers.Ē (Helgesen in Bamford and Dayís Extensive Reading Activities for Teaching Language, Cambridge University Press, 2004, pages 40-41).


The kidsí section of AskJeeves search engine. Although it does not show lists of previously identified Websites, AJKids has three major advantages over other engines. First, the learners can ask ordinary questions rather than just typing in target words. Second, the search engine will forgive spelling or typing mistakes. As long as you type something reasonably close, it will usually understand what you mean. Finally, it gives you a maximum of ten possibilities (along with up to ten from other sites). So you or your students wonít end up with an overwhelming list of hundreds of hits (suggested Websites).

At KidsClick! Websites selected by librarians are identified by reading level. At the end of each Website description, a reading level range is given. Your students will soon find which levels they can read easily.


The section of for kids. Information about cultures and countries is very interesting, useful, and understandable. Topics are broad-ranging. Try the category Around the World to can find things you are learning about in other classes.

Go to the category Cool Spots. Then search for your key words or explore some of the sites theyíve already identified. This search engine lets you choose between ďFind all of my wordsĒ and ďFind ANY of my wordsĒ as you search. This helps students start thinking about how to search effectively.


More of the worldís best English language learning links (top ten adapted from ESL All)

Enchanted Learning

Encyclopedia for Kids

Enchanted Learning
Enchanted Learning

Encyclopedia for Kids

Teaching Children ESL - Young Learners' ESL: K-12 and elementary school education articles and resources for ESL learning and teaching including: games, lesson plans, songs, fun activities and teaching techniques, as well as other sites of interest to K through 12 ESL educators.

IATEFL Young Learners Special Interest Group

IATEFL Young Learners SIG: English as a Foreign Language (EFL) and English as a Second Language (ESL) directory of resources for young learners. One of the best lists of links of ESL/EFL resources for children on the Internet. For very young learners (<7 years old), primary school children (7-12), and secondary school students (13-17).

The Internet TESL Journal List of Links for Kids

ESL Kids: Part of the most comprehensive and best-maintained list of children links for students and teachers of English as a second language.

Story Place: The Children's Digital Library See and listen to multimedia stories for children in English. Provides children with a virtual library and activities including stories, riddles, craft activities, and reading lists for pre-school and elementary aged kids.

Listen English for Children

Speech to Text for any message you want to paste in. Online English listening for Chinese or Asian children, as Menu is in Chinese.

Kindersite Games, Songs, and Stories: Over a 1,000 of links to the best games, songs and stories for the introduction to English. Used by 11,540 schools in 136 countries. Recommended by teachers worldwide as the best way to introduce technology and English to children.


Yahooligans: The child friendly version of the famous Yahoo! portal and search engine. It is a browsable, searchable directory of Internet sites for kids (aged from 7 to 14) that features safe surfing games, jokes, news, homework help, sports, reference, and more kid friendly activities and resources. Each site has been carefully reviewed to ensure appropriate and high-quality content.

Learn English Kids: Free website from the British Council that offers help to ESL learners from elementary to advanced levels. Helps parents and teachers of children learning English find information about young learner courses and tips on how you can help your child learn English. The Kids Zone features games, quizzes, print activities, songs, stories, e-cards and other resources on a wide range of topics.

Time for Kids: The child online version of the weekly classroom Time for Kids magazine. It includes the latest news from around the world about world and national events, scientific discoveries, sports, entertainment, kids in the news and much more. Also features articles, games, a reference toolbox, opportunities for student information creation and interaction, and parent and teacher sections.


Web Search for Kids by Librarians: A search engine for children that was created by a group of librarians at the Ramapo Catskill Library System to address concerns about the role of public libraries in guiding their young users to valuable and age appropriate web sites. Kidsclick! only searches sites for children pre-selected by librarians. It gives the grade level and indicates whether or not images are available. Can be browsed by categories or searched by keywords. In the advanced search, you can also search by reading level.

PBS Kids Online: Childrenís section of the PBS News Service. Official site for the cartoons and live action shows hosted by PBS. Features games, stories, coloring, music and show information. Thousands of pages of learning and fun to explore!


Interactive readers help beginning Englisn readers by giving them online audio support.

Just For Kids: fun & free games

An online playground for kids of all ages!

Childrenís Storybooks Online

Illustrated children's stories for kids of all ages arranged by fare for Young Children, Older Children and Young Adults.


Children`s Story and Picture Books; World Folktales Translated by Digital EHON Site


For more children's study links click here and visit our page for young learners.


Crafts for Kids

Childrenís Enchanted Learning Activities

Enchanted Learning

Childrenís Short Stories on East of the Web

Childrenís Literature Online

Free and in the Public Domain.

Phonetic Picture Dictionary

organized by first sound of each word.

Childrenís Picture Dictionary

that is searchable online. Also available for English to Dutch, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish in both directions and from English to Japanese Romaji.

Starfall Learn to Read


Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs of All Nations

Features children's songs from over 75 countries in their original languages, with English translations. Some songs include sheet music and musical recordings. New contributions of songs and recordings are always welcome!

Learn English Through Song

Teach and learn English through specially written grammatical songs. For ESL, EFL and English learners of any ages. Teach and Learn English grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary in a fun environment.


E-Learning for Kids is a great place for children to learn, where students can find courses on many subjects. This site is geared towards kids ages 5-12 and the courses are broken down by subject and grade. These online courses are easy and fun for the kids to do and cover everything from math to computer skills.

Childrens' Books

Learning Games for


Creately is a nice site for making an online diagram or chart. Any user of Inspiration will feel right at home w/ this site as users have the ability to add objects, shapes, etc. Best of all, this being on the web, a user can share their diagrams w/ others to collaborate on a project.


Big Marker is a free web conferencing community ideal for educators and students. This is a great place to create a private room to collaborate by: chatting, sharing documents, etc. There are three categories of attendees: participant, presenter, and moderator. Holding a web conference is very easy to do and is a great way to facilitate online learning.

Collaborize Use this site to work with!

Best of the Web for Teachers: D. Deubel

Favorite Web 2 Tools listed on an interactive Google Docs Spreadsheet.

Churches of the World: 50 Most Extraordinary Architectural Wonders!

Conditionals Learned by 10 Songs

Classroom Learning 2.0

This professional development tutorial is brought to you by the California School Library Association (CSLA).


English Language Learning and Teaching. ESL, EFL, TEFL, TESOL, and students.

EFL Classroom

EFL Classroom 2.0 Directory and website links for EFL and ESL Teachers.

Show more results from - Cached

A place for members of to share links, Classroom 2.0 is social networking site devoted to those interested in the practical application of IT or C.A.L.L. to improving language teaching and learning.a2


Here's how it works: First you sign up for the site with your name and email address, and you indicate what language you speak natively and what language you are learning (right now it only caters to English and Spanish speakers, but the founders say they will offer other languages in the future). Then you are connected with a native speaker of the opposite language. You speak in each language for five minutes, with a timer on the side of the screen telling you when to switch. There are also conversation prompts in case you get stuck. Connecting with strangers on the Internet involves some level of risk, especially if kids are involved, but if properly monitored this could be a valuable tool for those looking to sharpen their language skills.


Livemocha, another language learning website, offers a similar live feature on its site that connects users of different languages who review each other's audio recordings and offer suggestions for improvement.

Verbling - Live Video-Chat with other foreign language learners and teachers!


We will be focusing our community networking efforts on established and dedicated sites geared towards educators. These free, established social networking projects can serve teachers well:

Classroom 2.0



PBS Teachers


We Are Teachers



An extensive list of Ning and other social networks for educators is listed at


Comindware is a new company/site that is designed for collaboration and project/task management. This is done either through a web interface via a "cloud solution" or as a local install. They offer solutions such as project and process tracking, task management, issue tracking, help desk, etc.


(Written by dkapuler on Oct 06, 2011 07:07 pm)

Charlotte's Web Comic Creator is a fantastic site I just found out about from the excellent blog, The Book Chook. This is a great site to create your own comic from one of the best children stories of all time. As w/ most comic creator sites a user has the ability to choose a layout, add characters, items, text, etc. Also, a user can create a comic w/ stills from the actual book. For my top 10 digital comic creators click here.


CalcMoolater is a great site for finding calculators for all types of occasions (ie, student loans, mortgage, etc etc) The way this works is selecting the category for the type of calculator you need and the entering the data it asks for.


Draw it Live is a site for creating a collaborative drawing by naming your interactive whiteboard for drawing and then sharing a unique URL.



Presents a series of zipu or "character genealogies" which show graphically the close interconnections between over 4000 characters according to the Shuowen Jiezi and subsequent research by traditional etymologists. Aided by computerized cross-referencing, these charts allow the dictionary to be organized around Xu Shen's true radicals, avoiding the expediency of arbitrarily dividing the dictionary by bushou. This new zipu system effectively generalizes the bushou system by allowing any character to be found if the viewer knows any part of the character or knows any character which shares the same component. Students can quickly locate characters while also better remembering the relations between characters. It is hoped that other dictionary compilers will also recognize the potential that computerization now offers to fully realize Xu Shen's original project. Since the zipu are based on traditional etymologies, which themselves are based primarily on the "seal" characters from about 2,200 years ago. A new Chinese character every few minutes! Click on the image to go to the main page of a site where more information on the character is given.

Bookmarks for Corpus-based Linguists (David Lee's)

Creative Commons Search

Search for anything with a Creative Commons license across sites like Flickr, Google, YouTube, SoundCloud, etc.


NatCorp.ox has a Simple National Corpus of the BNC or British National Corpus.


Have a lesson where your students are pretending they are detectives at a crime scene? This floor plan app will help them sketch out a room.

The Mandarin Center

A free website for everyone who is passionate about teaching and learning Chinese language and culture. Find teacher-made lesson plans, member-reviewed classroom tools, and exciting job opportunities.

Zhangmen Green

Self-Paced Online Mandarin Lessons for Free Resources for the advancement of your educational goals.


Live or enables Phrased Reading of any inputted text!

For MAC it is:

CALL to Collaborate with!

Animation or Comics Creation Programs

Comic creation apps

A collection of useful apps for creating comics. Curated by Ron Mitchell.

Chogger Looks Like A Nice Comic-Creation Tool

Chogger lets you easily create a comic, with no registration required. What's particularly nice about it is that you have a choice of drawing it or searching the Web for images you can insert. More at The Best Ways To Make Comic Strips Online.

Jennifer Stern and Joyce Kasman Valenza, just published their own list of comic-creators.

Creating Online Content Easily

The Best Ways For English Language Learners To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly

The Best Ways For Advanced ELL's & Non-ELL's To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly (For Their Classmates & Teacher To See)

Cutting Edge Technology (

Dave Kapuler's great Personal Learning Network

CALL Defined

See Wikipedia's definition of Computer Assisted Language Learning and its History.

CALL (Rong's Collection)

CALL Model Lessons

Compare a wide variety of great Model CALL Lessons from Teresa Almeida.

CALL: Wikipedia's Definition and Description of


"Connect, Collaborate, Create"

This is an exceptional place to learn how to use Web 2.0 tools. Connect, Collaborate, Create was created by Pip Cleaves, and has step-by-step instructions on how to use some of the best Web 2.0 tools out there for educational use. You really need to visit it. If at some point you are prompted to log-in, all you have to do is click "Login as Guest." See The Best Places To Learn Web 2.0 Basics for even more.


Collaborize Classroom is a site that garnered quite a bit of press at ISTE this year. After looking at CC it looks to be an excellent tool for educators for creating a safe environment for students to hold discussions, blend learning, and even share resources. In a way it resembles Moodle as a content management system for education. For top 20 social networks for education click here. [Written by dkapuler on Aug 26, 2011 05:01 pm]

Cultural Differences

Video titled Cultural Differences by National Geographic, showing how "real" cultural differences can be. It could be a wonderful introduction for someone who has never experienced another country, culture and people.

Cross-Cultural/Intercultural Communications: Intercultural Communications for Students via the Internet (Dr. Edo Forsythe's Slideshare).


Concept Board from Free Technology 4 Teachers is an excellent site for creating an online whiteboard, where users can collaborate w/ others and brainstorm ideas on any number of things. Users can upload images, documents, etc and then draw/interact w/ it as they would on any other whiteboard. Some other nice features is the ability to take a screen shot, attach files, comment, and even work right from an iPad. [Written by dkapuler on Aug 24, 2011 12:01 am]

Concept Board Looks Pretty Easy To Use

Concept Board is very easy to use screensharing tool. After registration, you can create up to twenty-five Concept Boards for free. You click on "new Concept Board" and you have one — you can upload presentations, make comments, draw on it, etc. All you have to do is share its url address to others so they can gain access to it, too. More good apps at The Best Online Tools For Real-Time Collaboration.

CREATION BY INTELLIGENT DESIGN RESOURCES (English and Chinese)'s Simplified Chinese pages's Traditional Chinese pages

Why Is There Death and Suffering? (Simplified Script Chinese)a2

Best Online Collaboration Tools

MindMap by Robin Good

Collaborative Online Mind-Mapping: This Collaborative Map is a live editable map of over 150 of the best free and low-cost online collaboration tools available. This collaboration tools map has the objective of bringing together the most useful, free or low-cost technologies available today online. Originally the types of tools included by the participants in this experiment, ranged from real-time instant messaging and video conferencing tools to the main social bookmarking resources and microblogging tools as several participants felt that these too were relevant collaboration technologies. To limit its breadth and provide more specific usefulness to those who are looking for real-time collaboration solutions, it was later decided to sacrifice microblogging and social bookmarking tools, which are collected in a separate social media and collaborative publishing group. The official focus is therefore on real-time or near real-time collaborative technologies in the groups that have been already defined.

Key Mind-Map online collaboration categories covered in the map include 150 technologies: VoIP - Instant Messaging Tools ; Video Conferencing ; Screen-Sharing, Remote-Control; Web Conferencing; Co-browsing; Web Presenting; Workgrouping; File Sharing; Document Sharing and Wikis; Collaborative Document Reviewing; Collaborative Event Scheduling; Mind-Mapping; and Project Management.

NetSupport School: Classroom Management System

ďAlways Monitoring, Always Protecting, Always TeachingĒ is a social network for those interested in Web 2.0 and collaborative technologies in education.

Cuddly Chatbots: Bearbot

Cuddly Chatbots: Yuichan

A Good Collection of Clozes

This collection of simple clozes (fill-in-the-gap) about nonfiction topics canít be completed online at their site, but they can be printed-out or students can copy and paste them onto their blogs.

Free Video Chat Language Learning Partners! Provides Conversation Practice Partners for many languages (Free Log-in Account required). video chat room included.

Breaking News

ESL / EFL Current Events Lesson Plans: November 2004 - February 2009

See 1,000+ earlier current events lessons (listed by month). All free!


WebHeads Worldwide

View & Collaborate here!

Collaborative Sharing for Teachers and Webheads using Tapped In

Instruction Design Tips for Online Learning Checklist with 6 categories

Learner Support and Resources, Online Organization and Design, Instructional Design and Delivery, Assessment and Evaluation of Student Learning, Appropriate and Effective Use of Technology and Faculty Use of Student Feedback.



The world's most comprehensive English language course online for kids all ages.

ē A city inhabited by flamingos, who only speak English.

ē An interactive dictionary with words and images available in 32 languages.

ē 10 missions waiting to be solved and completed.

ē Several hundred different exercises in spelling, speaking, listening and reading.

Conversation Questions for English Students

Compleat (sic) Lexical Tutor Explanation

(How to Use LexTutor)


Cloze Builder

CLOZE BUILDER routines create cloze passages of different types and some allow links to learning resources (dictionary, audio file, video file) on user specification. One can create such Cloze Quizzes in English or French, either by a Nth-word and Rational Deletion Cloze, orVocabProfile Clozes, which are Frequency-Based (from LexTutor).

Cloze Builder Tool

This program will make a cloze passage for words in a particular Frequency Band.

VP Cloze (v.2) Use with VP-Classic *NEW>> - VP Negative! (Cloze words post 1k, 1+2k, or 1+2+AWL)


Compare Two Texts using Text-Lex Compare

(from LexTutor)

Subtract one text or list from another; find the degree of word repetition between two texts, or over a set of texts (news articles, book chapters, etc). Text Lex Compare. See Comparison demos


Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA)

COCA is a 450 million word corpus of American English, 1990-2012. Compare to the BNC and ANC. Large, balanced, up-to-date, and freely-available online, at the above or at

View.VYU.Edu: 9 CORPUS STUDIES (45 million -1.9 Billion Words Each!)

ETS's Writing Evaluation Program

Corpus of British Academic Spoken English (BASE)

The 1.6 million word British Academic Spoken English (BASE) corpus contains recordings and transcriptions of 199 academic speech events. Like the Michigan Corpus of Academic Spoken English (MICASE) the corpus spans four broad subject areas - Arts, Social Sciences, Life Sciences and Physical Sciences - but unlike MICASE it features only two types of recorded speech event: lectures (160 recordings) and seminars (39 recordings). The lectures in BASE are primarily monologic with very little student talk. The term 'seminar' covers any small group activity characterised by student rather than lecturer talk (in the seminar component there are small group discussions, student presentations and even a few field-work activities). The BASE corpus can be searched online using the open version of the Sketch Engine. Researchers can also download the entire corpus from the Oxford Text Archive. Information about access, research findings, publications etc. are listed on the website.

Corpus of British Academic Written English (BAWE)

The 6.5 million word British Academic Written English (BAWE) corpus contains 2,761 proficient student assignments, produced and assessed as part of university degree coursework, and fairly evenly distributed across 35 university disciplines and four levels of study (first year undergraduate to Masters level). Texts have been categorised into 13 broad genre families, including "essays", "critiques", "case studies",

"explanations", "methodology recounts", "problem questions" and "proposals". Information about the genre family, discipline, level and grade of each assignment is provided for each file, alongside contributor information which did not influence collection policy, such as gender, year of birth, native speaker status, and years of UK secondary education. The BAWE corpus can be searched online using the open version of the Sketch Engine. Researchers can also download the entire corpus from the Oxford Text Archive. Information about access, research findings, publications are listed on the website.

Lexi-Studyís Momentum

Online Vocabulary Expansion

(MOVE) Language Learning System

Concordancing Software Free

Laurence Anthonyís Homepage

Corpus Analysis, Correcting Errors, Word Clusters approach to vocabulary learning.

Laurence Anthonyís AntConc is a free stand-alone concordancer for any platform. Corpus Analysis, Correcting Errors, Word Clusters approach to vocabulary learning.

Collocation Searches


Corpus-based Linguistic Analysis

software programs

Concept Mapping

CMap means Concept Mapping done online.

IHMC sponsors this site, which means Institute for Human and Machine Cognition. Free downloads for all platforms available here. Use with students to help them learn how to map out relationships between conceptual area, semantic field, thematic topics and word relations and associations.

Corpus-based language learning using authentic texts or Data-Driven Learning Materials on the Web

Joybrato Mukherjeeís collection includes gerneral corpus linguistics sites and links to other DDL-related materials and resources on the web, e.g. :

The Compleat Lexical Tutor

(Tom Cobb, Canada)

ICT4LT Module 2.4

(Marie Noelle Lamy, Hans Jorgen Mortensen)

DLL materials


The Chemnitz Internet Grammar of English

(Josef Schmied)

(Yvonne Breyer)

David Leeís Bookmarks for Corpus-based Linguists. Most complete and up-to-date commented links on corpora matters.

TextSTAT - Simple Text Analysis Tool

Concordance software for Windows, GNU/Linux and MacOS X. Takes Corpora from various file formats, from text into MS Word and Open Office.


Xaira is the current name for a new version of SARA, the text searching software originally developed at OUCS for use with the British National Corpus. This new version has been entirely re-written as a general purpose XML search engine, which will operate on any corpus of well-formed XML documents. It is however best used with Text-Enterprise Initiative (TEI)-conformant documents. Xaira has full Unicode support, so you can use it to search and display text in any language, provided you have a suitable Unicode font installed on your system.

Web Vocab Profiler (VP)/BNC

(v. 3.0 British National Corpus lists). Concordancer (20 levels). Categorizes words in any text according to their frequency level, using 20 BNC 1,000 family lists

ConcApp Concordance and Word Profiler

Version 4 for Windows operating systems (98, ME, NT / 2000, XP). Free Download.

ConcApp provides concordance searches, and includes full editing support and testing activities, and also word frequency text analysis. ConcApp also has support for Unicode and can process not only English, French and probably most other European languages, but Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Russian texts in Unicode.

Online concordancers (from LexTutor)

A concordance gives a list of several words, phrases, or distributed structures along with immediate contexts, from a corpus or other collection of texts assembled for language study. Those offered by LexTutor include 1) Corpus-based concordances in English or French Clean Sentences Conc (Eng); Multi_Concordance (English) 2) Text-based concordances: English or French (output is concordance-linked frequency index for entire text); 2) Story concordancers: in English or French (Every word in a full length story is click-linked to concordances from rest of the story + other works by author.); and 4) Related: Range (En/Fr) and Phrase Extractor (Eng or Fr) are other types of concordances.


OUTPUT MODES include: 1) Plain, 2) Gaps or 3) Quiz, with 8 Corpora to choose from. has a great searchable database and collection of dictionaries, thesauri, encyclopedia, and reference works. Mostly monolingual, but multilingual definitions are also shown under searches at the bottom of the page.

Online Concordancer from LexTutor

Find Keywords in various corpora by Alphabetical Order, Frequency or Collocation.

Clever Keys free download

How to use CleverKeys for Windows:

With CleverKeys for Windows you can look up words from almost any application, including Microsoft Word, Web browsers and e-mail programs. CleverKeys is easy to use with Mac, Windows or Firefox and easy to install. Highlights of this version include:

  • L: Highlight a word and Hit Control+L to Look it up at
  • M: Hit Control+M to be presented with a Menu of other options, such as and
  • Q: New 'QuickEdit and Lookup' search mode (Control+Q). CleverKeys takes you right to the definition in your default Web browser!
  • For more help, double-click or right-click the CleverKeys icon in the System Tray after you download it (the group of icons near your clock) and select 'Help'.
  • Compatibility with current Web browsers including Firefox
  • In-depth documentation; Ability to add your own URLs
  • Option to open CleverKeys results in a new window. Configurable hot keys. Download your FREE CleverKeys today!
  • Compatibility with Windows 95/98/2000/Me/NT/XP

Corpus-based Linguistics Bookmarks

David Leeís Corpora, Collections, Data Archives.

Non-English Corpora

Parallel & Multilingual Corpora.

Corpora and Corpus-based Computational Linguistics

Manuel Barbera's Web Resources Reference Guide.

News ClipmarksClipmarks

A user-created page of most interesting current news clips. Join free and add your own to the collage! With your free account, you can: Pop your favorite clips to the top or Create your own page of clips; Collect and Comment on other people's clips; and Follow your favorite clippers and topics.


VIEW: Variation in English Words and phrases - Mark Daviesí Corpus Linguistics-based Frequency Dictionaries for English, Spanish and Portuguese.

This website allows you to quickly and easily search for a wide range of words and phrases of English in the 100 million word British National Corpus. One unique aspect of the corpus is the ability to find the frequency of words and phrases in any combination of registers that you define (spoken, academic, poetry, medical, etc). In addition, you can compare between registers -- for example, fiction versus academic writing. The interface also allows you to input information from WordNet (a semantically-organized lexicon of English) directly into the search form. This allows you to find the frequency and distribution of words with similar, more general, or more specific meanings. This interface to the BNC is fast, free, and easy to use, offering important features not found in any other interface to the BNC (or any other large corpus of English, for that matter).


A platform for online courses may also be called an LMS (Learning Management System) or LCMS (Learning Content Management System).

Open Source Content Management Systems

The most comprehensive list of Computer-Mediated Content Management Systems (Click here to research and compare various CMSs.)


Crossroads Online

for Kids is a CMS for Grades 1-6. Guest Login Needed.

Manhattan Virtual Classroom

3waynet Inc. and The Commonwealth of Learning (2003)

This study first identified 35 open source learning content management systems, and then compared five of them:






Online classrooms for FREE?!

A Review of Free Online Learning Management Systems (LMS), Saskia E. Kameron (South Puget Sound Community College Olympia, Washington USA). From TESL-EJ, Vol. 7, No. 2 (Sept, 2003).

Proprietary versus Free Open Source Systems

Questions to ask yourself or your students when comparing Proprietary versus Free Open Source Systems (FOSS).

Open source learning


Catalyst IT Limited (2004)

This study compared three systems: ATutor, ILIAS, and Moodle.

Moodle at DCU (2004)

This paper compared three systems: Bodington, Claroline, and Moodle.


Collaboration and Learning Environment for Education

Drupal Open Source CMS

Drupal is a free software package that allows an individual or a community of users to easily publish, manage and organize a wide variety of content on a website. Tens of thousands of people and organizations are using Drupal to power scores of different web sites.


The most highly developed modified CMS specifically designed to help improve Vocabulary learning and teaching in over 70 languages.



A professional online communicator for collaborative meetings, instruction, learning, and for friendly chats with family and friends. Click to try it here.

Talking Communities

Many good programs for Tele-Conferencing and Web-Conferencing. Talking Communities is dedicated to providing software solutions for organizations requiring professional online collaboration at an affordable price.


Summer Reading: CALL 2008 Conference Handouts:

Obtained from four large technology conferences held during the 07-08 school year.

Take some time to read, watch, and/or listen to these valuable, teacher-created resources!

Stanford Universityís Linguistics Departmentís Invitation to CALL Training (8 Chapters)

Florida Educational Computing Conference: 2008

Texas Computer Educator Association: 2008

National Educational Computing Conference: 2007

ICL2008 - International Conference on Interactive Computer aided Learning

Crossword Puzzles for English Learning in 6 Levels



Rich Internet Applications for Language Learning

Created by the Center for Language Education And Research at Michigan State University.

Online programs for recording, uploading, mixing, and interacting. Free!


= Center for Language Education And Research at Michigan State University.

This portal promotes the teaching and learning of foreign languages in the United States. It covers face to-face activities, as well as web-based ones.

Computer Assisted Assessment Centre

This website is the outcome of a now completed TLTP project. Some links may not be maintained, but it still contains many valuable resources and links to bibliographies, articles and other related websites. (Seth Dickensí Homepage)

CALL/IT-Enhanced Learning Blog

Seth Dickensí Thoughts and practical tips on ICT in language education

Cutting Edge Online CALL Programs

(Jim Duberís)


Europeís leading broad band network.



The Asia-Pacific Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning, is an on-line association which acts as a clearinghouse for language professionals who are interested in investigating, sharing information, discussing, cooperating and collaborating with fellow professionals working with computer-assisted language learning (CALL). It acknowledges the opportunity for use of information and communication technologies in learning, teaching and research.

International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning (IJPL)

A refereed electronic journal hosted by APACALL Newsletters list online free!

Canadian Institute of Distance Education Research (CIDER)

International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning

The iJET journal aims to focus on the exchange of relevant trends and research results as well as the presentation of practical experiences gained while developing and testing elements of technology enhanced learning.


A sub-page of The Internet TESL Journal's TESL/TEFL/TESOL/ ESL/EFL/ESOL Links, but focusing on Computer Assisted Language Learning.

International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning

(Open Journal Systems, Athabasca University, Canada)

Cofundos is a novel platform for spurring innovation and development of open-source software, which we think can have quite an impact on open-knowledge, open-source and web collaboration in general. is about revealing bright ideas regarding the development of open-source software and attracting a critical mass for their realization. The main idea of is to share innovative (Open-Source) ideas, to refine them and to mobilize funding for their realization. All content contributed to Cofundos is truly open, the licenses are Creative Commons and OSI approved open licenses. All (non-sensitive) content is available as Atom, JSON feeds or RDF export. Primary developing research group is AKSW ( (supported by IAOE).

Agile Knowledge Engineering and Semantic Web (AKSW)

The Research Group Agile Knowledge Engineering and Semantic Web (AKSW) is hosted by the Department for Business-oriented Information Systems (BIS) of the Institute of Computer Science (IfI) / University of Leipzig.

Asian EFL Journal Online

CALL Resource List

Fred Rileyís General Languages Resource List - Hull University, UK.


CALL-EJ Online

(Vol. 8, No. 2, January 2007 Issue)


Computer-Assisted Language Instruction Consortium

Computer-Assisted Language Learning Clearinghouse

Claire Bradin Siskin's CALL links

EdVista is the Siskinís Clearinghouse of CALL Specialists and links.

CALL - Robert Shea

Computer-assisted language learning (CALL) resources of Robert Shea

Computer Assisted Language Learning Journal


Language & Multimedia Research Centre - Antwerp, Belgium


LINGUAPOLIS, formerly Didascalia, is a Belgian language institute. It stands for more than 20 years of expertise in language teaching and is a unique and prominent Institute for Research, Development and Training with respect to language learning, teaching and testing. LINGUAPOLIS aims to combine, develop, apply and spread scientific and practical expertise in order to make language learning, teaching, testing, acquisition and communication more effective. LINGUAPOLIS organises and offers language courses and communication training in 21 languages.



Language Processing SIG, InSTIL (integrating speech technology in language learning)

European EuroCALL Country Organizationsí National Websites

Australian TESOL Organizations Website


Australian Technology Enhanced Language Learning


Confederation Europeenne des Centres de Language de l'Enseignement Superieur


Canadian CALL

Association for the Advancement of Computers in Education


Foreign Langauge Education and Technology


International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language


Information and Communications Technology for Language Teachers


International Association for Langauge Learning Technology

I Love Languages

Over 40 major language teaching and translation organizations.

Internet Resources Flow Chart

for Language Teachers and Learners - from Fred Riley, Hull University, UK.

New Perspectives on CALL

or the Second Language Classroom; edited by Sandra Fotos, Senshu University & Charles Browne, Aoyama Gakuin University.


JALT National

2013 JALT PanSIG Proceedings

Go here to PanSIG Website to download the Proceedings in a PDF file.

JALT CALL 2011 Conference Manual


A lot of press has been going around for Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 and for good reason. This is release from Adobe and has lots of features for the mobile learner as well as ISTE standard compliance. As w/ any Adobe product the latest in flash technology can be found as well as leading web authoring tools (ie. html 5). For more information on CS 5.5 click here!


Creativity Games is a wonderful new site for educational games. These games are used to stimulate creativity in a number of different ways. There are games focused on memory, words, organization, etc.

International Collaboration on E-Learning Projects

Computer Teaching Tips: Simple Ideas for Teaching Writing and Reading in Computer Labs

Rhetoric and composition. Technology and media. Electronic resource on teaching approaches for rhetoric and composition. Author/Editor: Krause, Steve. Sponsoring Organization: Eastern Michigan University. Digital Language Lab; CaLabo EX (CaLabo Digital Language Lab System); LMS/VLE.

QQ Chat: downloadable Chinese Skype or MSN-like online chat tool, which is extraordinarily popular on Chinese campuses. Such a tool has both text and video chat functions.

Language Education and Technology

The Japanese Association for Language Education and Technology

The Japan Association for LET

Kyushu-Okinawa Chapter

Literacy across cultures online journals

Pacific CALL


Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Christian Language Educators in TESOL Caucus

CETESOL is an online Special Interest Group Caucus of believers within the worldwide TESOL teaching community. You may find many helpful resources for integrating moral and spiritual education with English instruction here.

World CALL

Language learning and technology

Athelstan Online


Computer Enhanced Language Instruction Archive


Center for Internet Technology in Teaching

Selected Resources for Language Professionals

CALL Lab Managerís Guide

by Vance Stevens

The Virtual CALL Library

at Sussex Language Institute


TESOL CALL Interest Sectionís Software List

Association for Learning Technology, UK.

ALT is a professional and scholarly association which seeks to bring together all those with an interest in the use of learning technology. With over 200 organisations and over 500 individuals in membership they exist to:

promote good practice in the use of learning technology in education and industry;

represent the members in areas of policy; facilitate collaboration between practitioners,

researchers, and policy makers.

Corpus-based Linguistic Analysis software programs

From Ritsumeikan's CALL EJ Online Journal.

School of Language Studies and Linguistics

University of Malaysia at Kabangsaanís Online Journal

Fred Rileyís CALL Language Site

(Nottingham University, UK)

Foreign Language Resource Center

Worldís largest source for computerized translation products from many companies. Computerized dictionaries, with ability to point at a word on the screen and obtain possible translations in a balloon next to it.

Learning Technologies Centre, University of Manitoba

Compare Any Two Texts

TextLexCompare compares any two texts to show you which words are repeated vs. unrepeated. Recycling Index provided shows ď# of Recycled words out of Total words.Ē


Elizabeth Hanson-Smith's ESL Resources

Cal State U., Sacramento

Ferit Kilickaya's clever CALL site

in English and Turkish.


Randall Sadlerís ESL is dedicated to Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) for Language Teaching, TESOL, & Teaching L2 Reading and Writing. View his great PowerPoints!

View his CALICO Presentations (at bottom of the page) on: Second Life & Task-Based Language Learning and Computer-Mediated Communication and Video Chat.

Carla Arenaís CALL Blog

Reima Al-jarf's Website

ESL teaching: Contains research papers, conference presentations, course materials and tests in ESL.

Glenn Stockwell's Homepage


Vance Stevensí Papers on Social Networking, etc.


CALICO Journal

Texas State University

CAELL Journal

Computers and English Language Learning, Deborah Healey en Jeff Magoto (eds.,) International Society for Technology in Education.

Computer Assisted Language Learning

An international journal, Jozef Colpaert (ed.), Lisse: Swets & Zeitlinger Publishers

Educational Technology

AACE Publications, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education

ELT Journal

English Language Teaching Journal, Oxford, UK.

Language Learning & Technology

Warschauer, Mark e.a. (eds.), University of Hawai and Michigan State University

LL&T contains theoretical and research oriented papers. This is an excellent periodical for staying abreast of current trends and the latest directions of CALL. Issues often have special themes of particular interest to technology in education. There is also an excellent search function for finding back articles.


Australian Journal of Computers and Language Education, Centre for Language Teaching and Research, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


Highlight article from ReCALL: Meta-analysis of effectiveness studies on computer technology-supported language learning

(Maja Grgurovic, Carol A. Chapelle and Mack C. Shelley)

This article summarizes years of research comparing pedagogies for second/foreign language teaching supported with computer technology and pedagogy unsupported by computer technology. 37 studies yielding 52 effect sizes were included, following a search of literature from 1970 to 2006 and screening of studies based on stated criteria. The meta-analysis results provide an empirically-based response to the questions of whether or not technology-supported pedagogies enhance language learning, and the process of conducting the meta-analysis pointed to areas in research methodology that would benefit from attention in future research. (Free thru April 2013).

Graham Chesters & June Thompson (eds.), CTI Centre for Modern Languages, EUROCALL, University of Hull, UK.


Norman Davis (ed.), Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford, UK: Pergamon Press.

Computer-Mediated Communication Magazine

TESL-EJ Online Journal

One of the very best for language learning issues and articles online.

Reading Online

Reading Online (ROL) is a peer-reviewed journal of the International Reading Association (IRA). Since its launch in May 1997 it has become a leading online source of information for the worldwide literacy-education community, with tens of thousands of accesses to the site each month.

Unfortunately, it is not longer publishing any new issues after 2005. However, previous issues of the journal focus on literacy practice and research in classrooms serving students aged 5 to 18. "Literacy" is broadly defined by IRA to include traditional print literacy, as well as visual literacy, critical literacy, media literacy, digital literacy, and so on. A special mission of the journal was to support professionals as they integrate technology into the classroom, preparing students for a future in which literacy's meaning will continue to evolve and expand.

GEMA Journal of Language Studies

published by the School of Language Studies and Linguistics, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.


Bangladesh English Language Teachers Association

International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET)

BBCís flagship technology program about great Websites and PC gadgets.

Click Online with Subtitles

International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies

Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication (Wiley)

(Originally published online since 1995.)

Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication

(1995-2007 Issues)


CALICO 2011 Conference Archives

85 sessions were recorded. In addition, we have the UStream video recordings of the two keynote talks by Bryan Smith and Joy Egbert. These recordings are available on this Conference recap page. Several presenters have sent copies of their presentations, and these too are linked from the recap pages.

International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching (IJCALLT)



Search Team is a site from Free Technology 4 Teachers. This is a search engine designed to work in teams as a real-time collaborative search engine. This works by a user saving their search and then sharing w/ others who can then refine the search. It is rather innovative and worth a look.

The Evolution of CALL, by Lance Knowles (of DynEd)

Recursive Hierarchical Recognition: A Brain-based Theory of Language Learning

The advent of multimedia computers allows for multimodal input and practice, where learning activities can take advantage of the hierarchical structure of the human brain and the interplay between listening, speaking, memory, and the pattern-recognition logic that is at the heart of human intelligence. (Global Computing magazine.)


The Australasian Journal of Educational Technology publishes research and review articles in educational technology, instructional design, educational applications of computer technologies, educational telecommunications and related areas.


The Association for Learning Technologyís international tri-annual, peer-reviewed journal, devoted to research and good practice in the use of learning technologies within tertiary education


Apprentissage des Langues et SystŤmes díInformation et de Communication is the French journal for CMCL. It is online only and is free. ALSICís resources page is newly edited with each issue of the journal. It hyperlinks professional associations, other journals, conferences, recent theses and many other items of interest.

Language Learning and Technology

The most widely quoted international journal in CALL and CMCL. The journalís book reviews page give quick access to a very useful archive of reviews of major books in the field.

CALL Book Reviews


Applications of technology and applied linguistics to foreign language teaching and learning, including EFL. Gives priority to theoretically based work.

TESOL Quarterly

TESOL Quarterly guidelines for reporting quantitative research and types of qualitative research: case studies, conversation analysis (critical) ethnography.

University of Liege website

In French

A site on technology-based research methods and ethno-methodology.

University College Londonís Technology Research website

A series of simple templates for different types of dissemination articles drawn up by writers for the journal ALT-J, to help prepare for publishing work in the field of learning technologies, including case study, experiment, survey, etc.

Utah University OpenCourse Ware

An undergraduate course, ĎUnderstanding Online Interactioní, is available free of charge on this site. Easy, chatty style, it covers a range of systems, including game sites and includes assignments that repay if you spend a little time trying them out.

Richard Donath: Englischunterricht in der Informationsgesellschaft

Useful tips for teachers

This website by an enthusiastic English teacher contains a range of information on online projects, books/articles, teaching practice and learning strategies. The site concentrates on English but also contains information on German as a foreign language and French.


The tandem server at the Ruhr-Universitšt Bochum brings together learners of different languages by telephone, e-mail or other media. The service is free.



Tool for qualitative research able to handle multiple media. Developed n 1993 as part of a project at the Technical University Berlin. East Asian languages are supported. Claims to be easy to learn. Has an unlimited download demo online.


Learning Activity Management System is a visual authoring environment tool for designing technology-enabled course models, series of activities and lesson plans. LAMS also allows you to deliver courses to groups of students.


The International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (ijCSCL) is a new professional journal founded by the International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS). ijCSCL is a high-quality, peer-reviewed academic journal reflecting the interests of the international CSCL community that promotes research on the theory and practice of computer-supported collaborative learning. A main focus is on how people learn in the context of collaborative activity and how to design the technological settings to enhance such collaboration.

Sloan C(onsortium)

A Consortium of Institutions and Organizations Committed to Quality Online Education


Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks

Aims to describe original work in asynchronous learning networks (ALN), including experimental results.


Sciences et Technologies de Iím formation et de la Communication pour líEducation et la Formation: a major French-language journal for computer environments and human learning (i.e. computer-assisted learning and CMC). Online only and free.

The Journal of Computer-mediated Communication

Interdisciplinary journal devoted to CMC scholarshi

The Journal of Interactive Online Learning

Interdisciplinary journal of theory, research, and practice in interactive online learning.

Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication

THOT Online newsletter

Newsletter (in French) for distance education and training. Some content is free, the rest is pay-to-use, but it may be worthwhile subscribing to gain access to this rich resource, and have THOT alert you of new developments via email.



In French, this is the public access part of the research site ĎCorpus de Langues Parlees en Interaction, run by researchers looking into interaction corpora. Audio and video extracts are available, both Ďeverydayí and educational. Useful for teaching speaking (possible use as examples of conversational stategies) or as a model for structuring oneís own recorded corpora.


British Journal of Educational Technology

Covers developments in educational technology world-wide in the fields of education, training and information technology

Computer Assisted Language Learning

Intercontinental interdisciplinary journal covering all matters associated with the use of computers in language learning (L1 and L2), teaching and testing.

Computers and Education

Welcomes articles on computer-mediated communication, cooperative and collaborative learning, country-specific developments, cross cultural projects, distance education and tele-learning, distributed learning environments.

Language Learning and Technology

The most widely quoted international journal in CALL and CMCL. The journalís book reviews page give quick access to a very useful archive of reviews of major books in the field.

CALL Book Reviews


Applications of technology and applied linguistics to foreign language teaching and learning, including EFL. Gives priority to theoretically based work.


Really English joins with Letís Talk Online (CUP).


Resources: Online Journals for Language Learning and CALL/Technology

Research: Any journal with an asterisk (*) means that it is searchable in the Social Science Citation Index (SSCI) or the Science Citation Index (SCI), which are provided by the Journal Citation Report (ISI Web of Knowledge). You may use this link to search indexed papers in the ISI Web of Science [V. 4.8] of the NCKU web domain, and can use this link to log in to the NCKU online library. (National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan)

CALL Issues

References to work in Iowa State’s TESL/Applied Linguistics Program in the following areas:

CALL Research Issues; CALL Software Design; CALL Training and Use; CALL Thesis Projects; Discourse Analysis and Sociolinguistics; English for Specific Purposes; Second Language Acquisition; Second Language Testing; Spoken English: Acquisition and Use

CALL Tech: 12 Essentials for Online Technology Blog


Planet CD ROM is about the cheapest source in the world for Educational Software, Movie DVDs, and Music CDs.

Christian Book Distributors

Cheapest prices online or off for inspiring faith-building books, music, and software.

CALL Research Handbooks and Digital Encyclopedias

Handbook of Research on Computer-Enhanced Language Acquisition and Learning: to view the abstracts of all of the chapters from the Handbook of Research on Computer-Enhanced Language Acquisition and Learning, Please go to this page: Then search for (handbook of research on computer-enhanced language acquisition) within the source field. You may view the complete table of contents here:


China Holistic

Learn Chinese online

Learn Chinese language for Travel, Education, Career and Business with Chinese culture. Chinesesphere is an online Chinese school with experienced teachers to guide you using audio & video conference.

CALL Resources from Hiroshi Shimatani's CALL Lab

(Kumamoto University)


World Association for Online Education

(1998-2007) Online library.


Mobile phone site

Japancasting podcasts

Japancasting video blog


International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching 5(3)

International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching 5(4)

Agora Newsletter Homepage

Association for Advancement of Computers in Education (AACE)

Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT)

Computer-Assisted Language Instruction Consortium

Chorus at CALL

Computer-Assisted Language Learning Interest Section

University of Oregon CALL

Computers and Information Technology (C&IT)

Computer-Using Educators, Inc. (CUE) and the Orange County Department ofEducation (OCDE)

I Love

Open University Language Studies' Web Directory

Udo Jung's plenary

Udo Jung's plenary at EUROCALL 2004 in Vienna was a good survey of the ups and downs of publishing trends in CALL:

CALL Past, Present, and Future: a bibliometric approach

Published in ReCALL, Vol 17, No. 1, May 2005

Randall Sadler's survey

Randall Sadler's survey, which he presented at EUROCALL 2008, is also very useful:

How is Computer-Mediated Communication actually being used in the classroom?



Sole Online Providers of CertIBET and CertICT



TEAMNESS is a new and innovative online project collaboration platform. TEAMNESS's main features include task management, messages, file sharing, whiteboard, search engine, RSS and notifications. The service is completely web based free to use.



LiveMinutes is similar to Adobe Connect or Illuminate in that you can set up private meeting spaces, chat using text or audio/video and use a virtual whiteboard (or share and collaborate on other documents) but it is free. People can optionally call in using Skype (which is a bonus since they don't have to learn a new technology), but right now video sharing is limited to 9 people. However, that is still pretty amazing seeing as how Skype makes you pay for a pro account to have more than two people sharing video. It also has a nice feature that allows you to record all of the discussion shared during the meeting in a .pdf "minutes" document. It does let you schedule meetings in advance, so you would be able to advertise the URL ahead of time. LiveMinutes is also working on a recording functionality that would allow you to record the meeting space. Very, very cool for being free - better than many commercial alternatives.

Tech tools blog

Keah Cunningham and Jonathan Perkins and started this blog on some technology tools. They try to only post tools once they have been properly vetted which means fewer posts but hopefully more valuable tools.


Cosketch is an online tool that allows one or more users to create an online sketch in real-time. No registration is needed and the image can be embedded in a blog or Web site with the included code.

Cultura.MIT.Edu – Cultural and Language Exchanges Online Free

Vesions of Etherpad Are Raining From The Sky

Since Etherpad closed down and open-sourced their code, lots of new companies have created their own versions of this great web-based collaborating tool. Here are two new ones: Meeting Words; Titan Pads; They join Type With Me,, and PiratePad. All are on The Best Online Tools For Real-Time Collaboration list. For Collaboration is the latest site to use the open-sourced code from Etherpad, which was purchased by Google several months ago and closed-down. You just paste a bunch of text in a window and, without even having to register for the service, send others the url and everybody can edit it in real time. It also has a chat option. You can go back to the url address at any time to make further, adjustments, too. See more at The Best Online Tools For Collaboration — NOT In Real Time, where it joins several other Etherpad clones, including NetherPad, PiratePad and Primary Pad.

History Of Computers

TIME Magazine has come out with a nice slideshow titled A Brief History of The Computer.

An Illustrated History of Computers is much more complete, but isn't as accessible to ELLs as the TIME slideshow. See both at The Best Eleven Websites For Students To Learn About Computers.

Chinese Resources

Awesome Chinese Talent: 12 Girls on 1 Bike Acrobatic Cycling!

(Use for Narrative Writing/Grammar and Speaking practice in TL.)

Chinese New Year Resources

The Best Resources For Chinese New Year

Argumentation and Critical Thinking Lesson Plans

Crosswords: Create Custom Crossword Puzzles

Vest of CALL Programs and Websites

Arranged Topically from A-Z by Larry Ferlazzo.

CALL Content Creation

Best sites and programs for creating online learning content quickly and easily.

One of the best Collaboration programs available. Test it out here!

Mikogo Forum - Portable Version for Mikogo

Mikogo is a free online collaboration tool. Get it from Softpedia here.


Easiest to use, highly motivating Online Collaboration program.


Simple Meet Me

Simple Meet Me is another in a long line of easy tools to quickly stet up online chatrooms. More at The Best Online Tools For Real-Time Collaboration.


Consmr lets you write a review of just about anything, ranging from toothpaste to cans of tomato sauce. More at The Best Places Where Students Can Write For An "Authentic Audience."

Stack the Countries

Stack the Countries app is a fun way to practice country capitals and learn facts about countries, including location, borders, flags, size, language and capitals

Neat Chat

Neat Chat joins a long line of sites that let you immediately create private chat rooms with no registration necessary. See others at The Best Online Tools For Real-Time Collaboration.


These are computer programs on online sites that simulate human communication patterns. They can mimic human conversation or chatting by using artificial intelligence (AI). Eliza was the first chatbot, made in 1966 by Weizenbaum.


Artificial Linguistic Internet Computer Entity

ALICE downloads

Google Directory Chatterbots

Great list of Chatterbots from Googleís Directory.

Geocities Botlist

Chatterbots waiting to simulate chatting with you at

Basic Bot site for Artificial Intelligence Projects


Canadian Contacts

Great for finding friends, visiting Homestays and churches in Canada. They also have a great free Online Bible available at their site.

University of New Brunswickís Second Language Education Center


(Also see Atlases.)

Countries of the World

Country Profiles

Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions.

Select a country, territory or international organization from the menus included. These Country Profiles also include Audio or Video Clips from BBC.

Countries, Flags and Geography of the World Encyclopedia

Includes Map Activities and Geography Crafts for Young People.

Photius Flags

Learn all major country names and flags.

Theodora Flags

Learn all major country names and flags.

Vietnam Travel

Vietnam tours operator, Vietnam hotels reservation, Vietnam ticket booking, Vietnam car rental.

World Distance Calculator

How Far Is It to Ö? Take an Imaginary Trip!

Countries & Nationality

About Various Countries


GeoHive: Global Statistics

GeoHive is a site with geopolitical data, statistics on the human population, Earth and more. The main kind of data you can find here is population statistics of regions, countries and cities.


World Kids Network

This site is very safe and has lots of fun links where kids can play online in security. Safety tips are given.


Children's / Studentsí Links

Childrenís Literature & Fun Links

Wordsmyth Childrens Dictionary

Word Central Student Dictionary

Fact Monster Encyclopedia

Jenny Eather - Kids Math(s) Dictionary

Little Explorers Picture Dictionary

Time 4 Learning

Teach Children to Learn to Read Online - Time4Learning is an online learning system for children, PreSchool through

Middle School teaching language arts, math & more. Online learning & fun.



Open Clip Art Library is a site from Richard Byrne's excellent blog. This is one of the best sites around for finding clip art on any number of subjects.



Jack Maís China Biz connections.



Short Stories

Authorsí Bibliography included.

Classic Short Stories

Collection for pleasure reading.



A powerful online tool designed to help students read Greek and Latin texts in the original language by providing them with all the information required actively to understand a text at the click of a mouse, including commentaries, dictionary, parser and translation.

Random House

RandomHouse.comís 5 European Language general online courses


Daily Comics

Comics to learn English having fun!


How to use Online Comics to improve your English reading skills.



Cartoon Critters is a nice site for the younger kids for learning how to draw and for finding other interactive/educational links. This site has online coloring books, story books, videos, etc.


ComicStrip is a nice app (.99) for the iPad/iPhone. This allows students to create a digital story as they would w/ any online comic strip creator. A user can upload or take a photo, edit their layout, and then add speech bubbles and stickers. While it is not the most robust product around it does offer a nice and inexpensive way to explore this 21st century skill.


Mai Nada is an interesting site for making digital comics. Unlike other sites MN focuses on having users draw their own comic. Once a comic is done, it can then have pre-set timings to allow the comic to animate on its own (think Comic Life movie export feature). Keep in mind this site is also an online community, so it may not be appropriate for school. For Kapuler's top 10 digital comic creators click here.

Countries' and World's Population Studies of the World at 7 Billion

"Life In A Day" Video

From The Los Angeles Times:

"Life in a Day" is a groundbreaking film produced by Ridley Scott and directed by Kevin Macdonald that solicited user-generated content from around the world that was shot on July 24, 2010. With more than 80,000 videos from 197 countries, 4,500 hours of video was edited into a 94-minute portrait of the world. Google and YouTube have released the full-length feature for viewing before the release of the DVD. See more at The Best Sites For Learning About The World's Different Cultures.

Compare Human and Animal Worlds


Class Pager is a wonderful new site for texting in the classroom. This site allows teachers to text parents or students on any mobile device. Also, this can be good tool for a Q & A session or to give a quiz to get feedback on student assessment. It's simple and easy to use and a great way to incorporate 21st Century Technology. For other nice sites on texting in the classroom check out Celly and TXTNLRN.


Written by dkapuler on Jan 31, 2012 11:52 am - Charts and Graphs are an effective tool when trying to convey information in a simple and visual way. Also, it is a great way to track trends and help explain complex datasets. This is something that has been used in the business world and education on a everyday basis. With that, I decided to list my top favorite sites for creating a chart or graph.

Top 10 Sites for Creating a Chart or Graph:

1. Rich Chart Live - An excellent site for created animated flash based charts that can be embedded into a site. Also, a user has the ability to add links to a chart.

2. iCharts - Is a wonderful site/network for creating charts that you can embed into a site. Also, a user can share charts on social networking sites and browse/save other iCharts from the web.

3. Chartle - A great site for creating online interactive charts. What makes Chartle so unique and impressive is the ability to create more then your standard graphs such as: venn diagrams, maps, gauges, etc.

4. Hohli - A very user friendly site to use that is similar to Chartle. A user can create a variety of different types of charts such as: pie, scatter plots, and radar, then embed them into a site.

5. Lucid Chart - A nice site for creating a variety of different charts and diagrams. Also, it is a very easy site to use w/ a drag-n-drop interface. Best of all, Lucid Chart has an educational portal which allows chart creation free for education.

6. ChartGo - ChartGo is a neat site for creating charts that's very easy to use. All a user has to do is fill out the pre-determined sets of data and select the type of chart they want to create.

7. Pretty Graph - A simple site to use to make a wide variety of graphs, such as: line charts, histograms , and more. Also, a user can embed into a site, share w/ others users via email, or save as template.

8. Diagramly - A cool site for creating diagrams, flow charts, and more that is similar to Lucid Chart. Users of Inspiration should feel right at home w/ this online tool as there are plenty of shapes and clip art to choose from.

9. Cacoo - A great site for creating online charts and diagrams. A great feature is the ability to collaborate w/ others in real-time while creating a chart via a chat.

10. Lovely Charts - A easy site to use to make very nice looking/polished charts. While not free, there are three paid versions to choose from, such as: iPad, online, or desktop.

Bonus - Useful Charts - While not a chart creation tool, this site has some of the best looking charts for every subject. Also, laminated charts can be ordered for the classroom.


Comic Creator by Boys Life magazine is a fun site that is very similar to online creators of this type. It has a nice easy interface to use and all the elements can be found such as: background, character, movement etc.

I recommend checking out Comic Creator by clicking here!! Click here for top 10 digital comic creators.


Software 4 Parents

Sites that promote social interaction between people who have never met can be dangerous. Some most popular with young people to monitor very carefully are


Create Your Own Comic Strips

Encourage Writing, Reading and Communication using comics.

This site offers fun animal and human characters with different moods, thought and talk balloons to fill in with words, and story prompts. It's a wonderful resource to spur children and adults to write, read and communicate their ideas and to practice English and other languages.

Here children and adults can create their own comic strips, selecting from 10 fun characters with different moods - happy, sad, angry, worried Ė and write words for blank talk and thought balloons to make their characters talk and think. There also are story ideas and prompts to help users create graphic stories. This site can be used by educators to teach language, reading and writing skills, and also for students in English-as-a-Second-Language programs to facilitate self-expression and storytelling. Some educational therapists use it with deaf and autistic people to help them understand concepts and communicate. Parents and children can create stories together, then print them to create comic books or email them to friends and family. Hereís a place to be creative, calm down and have some fun!


(Adapted with permission from Ian Brownís 2005 JALT CALL Conference Presentation, entitled ďBlended Delivery: The Future of CALLĒ)

Blended Learning

Links to many resources and articles on blended learning

Blended learning defined

Learning New Skills in Blending

Australian National Training Authority, (2003), Learning New Skills in Blending, Booklet 1 Blended Learning.

Hybrid Course Project

Aycock, A. Garnham, C. & Kaleta, R. (2002), Lessons learned from the Hybrid Course Project, Teaching with Technology Today, 8 (6).

Online and Hybrid Methods of Course Delivery

Black, G. (2002), A comparison of traditional, online and hybrid methods of course delivery, Journal of Business Administration Online, 1 (1).

The dark side of your e-learning project

Broadbent, B. (2003), Facing resistance to change: the dark side of your e-learning project, The Training Report, April 2003.

Hybrid Courses are Best

Brown, D. G. (2001), Hybrid Courses are best, Syllabus, August 2001

Integrating Technology into the Curriculum

Capper, J. (2003), Complexities and Challenges of Integrating Technology into the Curriculum, TechKnowLogia, Jan-Mar, 2003

A Survey of Educational Change Models

Ellsworth, J. B. (2000), A Survey of Educational Change Models, Eric Digest, EDO-IR-2000-07

Introduction to Hybrid Courses

Garnham, C. & Kaleta, R. (2002), ĎIntroduction to Hybrid Courses, Teaching with Technology Today, 8(6).

Is Instructional Technology a Must for Learning

Haddad, W. D. (2003), Is Instructional Technology a Must for Learning, TechKnowLogia, Jan-Mar, 2003.

Hybrid Course Website

UWMilwaukee, University of Wisconsin, learning technology center

MacKinnon, S. (2002), Technology Integration in the Classroom Ė Is there Only One Way to Make it effective?, TechKnowLogia, Oct-Dec, 2003

Can ĎBlended Learningí Be Redeemed?

Oliver, M & Trigwell K. (2005), Can ĎBlended Learningí Be Redeemed?, E-Learning, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2005.

Strategies for Building Blended Learning

Rossett, A. et al (2003) Strategies for Building Blended Learning, Learning Circuits, July 2003.

Strategies for Connecting Online and Face-to-Face Instruction in Hybrid Courses

Sands, P. (2002), Strategies for Connecting Online and Face-to-Face Instruction in Hybrid Courses, Teaching with Technology Today, 8(6)

Building Effective Blended Learning Programs

Singh, H. (2003), Building Effective Blended Learning Programs, to be published Educational Technology, Nov-Dec 2003

Preparing for and Teaching Hybrid Courses

Sudzina, M. Kaleta, R. & Garnham, C. (2003), Preparing for and Teaching Hybrid Courses. Paper presented at Midwest EDUCAUSE Conference, USA.

Blended learning

Voos, R. (2003), Blended learning Ė What is it and where might it take us?, Sloan-C View, 2(1)

Blending Face-to-Face and Distance Learning Methods

Wonacott, M. E. (2002), Blending Face-to-Face and Distance learning methods in Adult and Career-Technical Education, Eric Practice Application Brief no. 23

Hybrid teaching Seeks to End the Divide Between Traditional and Online Instruction

Young, J. R. (2002), Hybrid teaching Seeks to End the Divide Between Traditional and Online Instructioní, Chronicle of Higher Education, Information Technology, March 2002

Thwarted innovation: What happened to e-learning and why

Zemsky, R., and W. F. Massey. 2004. Thwarted innovation: What happened to e-learning and why. West Chester, PA: The Learning Alliance at the University of Pennsylvania.


Fashion careers

Find all the information you need to jumpstart your career in fashion merchandising at Fashion Schools.

Medical career training

Features information for individuals who aspire to a career as an ultrasound technologist.


Clip Art Collections

The Grosse Pointe Public Schools (MI) offers this site with links to clip art collections, a content-specific clip art list, and links to seasonal clip art.

Clip Art HUGE Collection

Clip Art for Language Lessons



offers free TOEFL, TOEIC and English Grammar and Vocabulary Practice Tests.

has lots of free and cheap practice downloads or CDs of offer.

has fun games to try.


Quick Currency Conversion Engine and Charts

Free Currency Converter

Convert currencies online. Exchange rates and quotes.

Currency Converter

Click Online (1)

to review great gadgets and websites.

Click Online (2)

Click Online Archive for all 2007 programs

Worldwide Classroom Consortium for International Education and Multicultural Studies

Worldwide Classroom Consortium for International Education and Multicultural Studies Recommended Study Programs in Japan

Computerized Profiling of English Dialects

Listen to various samples.

China Data for Children and the Great Wall History.

Chinese Language Learning and Web Dictionaries

Access free Chinese-English and English-Chinese online dictionaries, or buy portable electronic dictionaries. (local page)

Cell Phones Store

Excellent shop for sale of many cell phones.


National Association of Japan-American Studies

Chiefs of State and Cabinet officials

listed by Country

China Teaching Opportunities

Chinese BBNBI News and Inspirational Radio Online

The biggest, most comprehensive database of celebrities addresses --Actors and Actresses, Singers, Authors, Politicians, Models, Athletes and more. This database is free for everyone, and easy to use.

Futurekids Online

Looking for a cost effective, comprehensive online learning and communication environment that aligns to major funding streams?

Futurekids online is a comprehensive, customizable web-based solution that integrates best-of-breed educationally relevant solutions for your school or district. Futurekids online will deliver a complete online learning, training and communication environment for everyone in your school or district. The platform was developed to meet the specific funding requirement for several major U.S. funding programs including No Child Left Behind.

The Futurekids solution empowers educators, students, and administrators to be proficient with technology as a learning, instruction, administrative and communication tool resulting in better learning outcomes and improved return on investment.

Adam Kilgarriffís Homepage on Lexicography and Computational Linguistics

The Association for Computational Linguistics Hompage

Communicate. Collaborate. Educate.

Distance Learning and Tele-Communications.

Elluminate pays attention to how people communicate, educate, and collaborate in the real world. You'll see this reflected in their commitment to developing the enabling technology that advances these activities in the virtual world. Built on their unique No User Left Behindô technology, Elluminate Live!ģ 7.0 delivers enhanced accessibility, functionality, and usability that facilitates small group collaboration, enables blended online/onsite learning, creates dynamic online communities that foster social networking, and much more.

Creative Commons (Digital Resource Library).

Creative Commons is an excellent resource for teachers trying to find authentic, uncopyrighted digital material. Material is categorized by audio, images, video, text and education (including lesson plans). Some items found may contain restrictions on their use such as for education only or not-for-profit use only. Creative Commons also allows people to submit their own original works to the site.

R Reader

Tom Cobbís Reading Tutor for Jack Londonís Call of the Wild.

Read, listen to the recording, pause to click any word once for individual pronunciation twice for examples + definition. Quick look-ups in Word-Net.

Web-Programming Demos and Lessons

Web Concordancer, Unique Words Text Profiler, Word Frequency Text Profiler, Net Dictionary, Chinese - English Parallel Concordancer, Teachers' toolbox, etc.

Penguin Chat

I've been using Penguin Chat with students for several years with positIve results. This site lets students text chat using an anonymous nickname and in several different rooms. As Penguin Chat is open to anyone on the Internet, before using this site I recommend going over chat rules and warning them of the dangers of giving information to strangers.


Google Image

Google Image search is a great place to get free Clip Art and images to supplement classroom activities. It is easy to search and navigate with one of the best collections of images available. Some of the images are copyright protected so care must be taken that they are used responsibly for educational purposes and that credit is given to the source.

Country Data

World by Radio gives dynamic information about each country in the world, including Flags, Population, Maps, Major Cities, Languages & Radio Broadcasts available in them.

Cultural Content discusses difference between ancient versus digital artifacts


Chinese Savvy is a free website dedicated to the study of China, its language, and its culture built by language students for language students. Its features include language reference tools and lessons, a comprehensive Chinese-English/English-Chinese dictionary, a "Speech Dictionary" for practicing oral Chinese, multimedia, travelogues, podcasts, forums, and more!

Chinese Treasures Contributor Links

Chinese Language Learning Videos

Mandarin Chinese Lessons

1-on-1 Online Live Lesson. Best Way To Learn. All Levels Free Trial Now

Confucius Institute

Learn Chinese with Confucius Institute: Thousands of audios about Chinese

Chinese Language Learning

A new site providing help in learning Chinese with basic vocabulary & forum.

Online EnglishĖChinese dictionary

Chinese handwriting recognition and pronunciation sound clips included.



Collocations or Words That Occur Together Often

Learn about collocations in English.

But what is "collocation" exactly? Put simply, it is the frequent use of two or more words together (mostly verbs and nouns) in a way that sounds correct to native speakers of English. Collocations are common word combinations or collections of words that "fit together" such as "If I had the chance," or "talk freely," or "heavy smoker."

Internet TESL Journal : A collection of quizzes and exercises about English collocations : A series of collocation quizzes

with: Take, Have and Break; Catch, Pay and Keep; Save, Find and Go; Come, Get and Feel; and Miss, Get, Do and Make.

Lexical Phrase Resources : A series of collocation quizzes

with: Give, Have, Make, Take, Do, Pay, and Hold.

Interviews with College Students from Around the World

Links to information about many countries of the students being interviewed.

COLLEGES AND CAREERS (EXPLORING US COLLEGES ONLINE) is an international directory that provides a listing of 9,176 Colleges and Universities from 183 countries. also provides a listing of 122,085 K-12 Schools in USA. will provide you with an educational community where you will be able to read and post reviews and photos of your School or College to share, discuss and improve your educational experience.

Exploring College

Ecampus Tours-- provides virtual tours of over 1200 different colleges. Of course, nothing beats a real visit. But E Campus Tours can help students think a little "outside the box." In addition, the site has other helpful resources to students thinking about their future. Useful to both English Language Learners and mainstream students as they begin to think about entering college.

Good Comics Programs for Language Learning:

Lesson plans (165 'houndouts'!) using cartoons.

Nie Online

Make Beliefs Comix

Unveils New Features for ESL, LiteracyTeachers and Students to Write, Read and Tell Stories Online


Computer Assisted Multimedia Interactive Language Learning Environment

Proyecto InGenio is a CALL language course authoring tool with several online courses in English, French, German, Spanish, Czech and Slovak.

English Camille


Children's Children's books online

Talking Calculator

CyberChase from PBS has a great online talking calculator. It's a perfect way for English Language Learners to do their math and, through listening skills, developing their language abilities.

Use Cinchcast To Create An Audio Blog

Cinchcast is a simple tool that lets you basically create an audio blog, and you can upload images, too. See others at The Best Sites To Practice Speaking English.

Classic short stories –CLS 55

Archie Classic Comics

Culture Club, portfolio assessment info for language teachers

CALL Research Guidebook

Handbook of Research on Computer-Enhanced Acquisition and Learning

Order from

Handbook of Research on Digital Information Technologies: Innovations, Methods, and Ethical Issues

(Ed., Thomas Hansson)

Handbook of Research on Web 2.0 (Ed., Michael Thomas)

Computer History Museum

This museumis "committed to preserving and presenting the history and stories of the Information Age." Introduce the next generation to some of the legends involved in developing the internet.

YouTubeís Computer History Show


An enterprise wiki that makes it easy for your team to collaborate and share knowledge. Adding, sharing and finding content has never been easier.

Cybercultures in American Culture

History of Computers Webcast Course from Berkeley

Design Dictionary

Design Search Engine

Design Taxonomy

DESIGN is an ever-growing, all-encompassing field that accommodates a plethora of different disciplines. How would a contemporary hierarchical tree of Design look like? The proposed challenge is simply to visualize the contemporary Design landscape.

CASTís (Center for Applied Special Technology) Curriculum Design

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework developed for designing curricula that enable all individuals to gain knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm for learning. UDL provides rich supports for learning and reduces barriers to the curriculum while maintaining high achievement standards for all. Though initially for helping learners with disabilities, the principles of this approach support the goal of providing learning environments that maximally accommodate learnersí individual differences.

Design vs. Chance DVDs

Theories of Origins or the Science of Cosmology

Intelligent Design or Creation versus Random Chance Evolution: Where does the evidence lead?

Explore the evidence for design and purpose in the universe. Discover the truth about the origin of life and the universe. Does the design of the universe and life point to a Designer, a Divine Engineer or Architect?

Call of the Wild (Jack London novel)

Read Online using all these great tools: Audio Text-to-Speech, dictionary and concordance information with any browser, via two type-in boxes or simply by clicking on words in the text with Windows and Explorer 5 and above.

Calendars and Celebrations around the World

Earth Calendar is an easy-to-use site which is "a Daybook of Holidays and Celebrations around the world."

All of the Embassies from All Countries in the World in a searchable database! Online Collaboration Tools And Resources

Robin Goodís VERY GOOD Online Collaboration Blog is a Corporate Research Wiki.

Chinese Edict Dictionary

(Excellent for quick A-Z Search.)


Founded in 1984 as the Center for Applied Special Technology, CAST has earned international recognition for its development of innovative, technology-based educational resources and strategies based on the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). CAST staff includes specialists in education research and policy, neuropsychology, clinical/school psychology, technology, engineering, curriculum development, K-12 professional development, and more. By defining UDL and exploring its practical applications, CAST is pushing the boundaries of education research, practice, and policymaking. Achievements include:

  • Creation or codevelopment of innovative software such as Thinking Reader, WiggleWorks, and Bobby
  • Leadership of federally funded initiatives to develop and promote a National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS). NIMAS will guide the production and electronic distribution of curricular materials in accessible, student-ready versions, including Braille and Digital Talking Books to make education accessible and rewarding for learners of all kinds.
  • CAST's Mission: To expand learning opportunities for all individuals, especially those with disabilities, through the research and development of innovative, technology-based educational resources and strategies. Universal Design for Learning calls for ...
    • Multiple means of representation, to give learners various ways of acquiring information and knowledge,
    • Multiple means of expression, to provide learners alternatives for demonstrating what they know,
    • Multiple means of engagement, to tap into learners' interests, offer appropriate challenges, and increase motivation.


An intuitive Search Program that can anticipate what you are looking for, help you search and also add more search engines with customized keyboard. Inquisitor is fast, smart, flexible... and free.


Organize your photos, videos, RSS feeds, friends, into a private trusted network. Distribute data amongst friends, contacts and amongst individual groups. You can use Joodo to communicate with messages, chat in real-time, and share files and folders.


Embed a text-chat on your site and interact with visitors.


Visual Geography is a nice site available in 5 European languages with images, information, and quizzes about 85 countries around the world. The text is accessible to Intermediate English Language Learners, and the images are obviously good for students of all levels. Good quizzes about each country, and a neat feature called ďCompare,Ē by which you can pick any two countries and easily compare their demographic data with the click of the mouse. lets you explore the world through images, flags, money, language, maps and other information.

Best Online Learning Games

(in Larry Ferlazzoís Opinion, that is!)

"Chatiquette" from Basic Communication Skills (Powerpoints, etc)


Cultural Wars and Engaging the Culture with Faith

How to Improve your Speaking and Listening Skills

Career Videos

iSeek is an organization out of Minnesota designed to assist young people develop career goals. However, a lot of its materials would be useful wherever a student lives. There are many closed-captioned videos about different careers it has, most which are accessible to English Language Learners. See more under Jobs and Careers. Readers might also be interested in The Best Websites For Students Exploring Jobs and Careers.


Country Area Studies


Capitol Words

Capitol Words. uses the Congressional Record to develop ongoing ďword cloudsĒ for each member of Congress, and can show clouds representing each state, too. For English Language Learners, it would be a great real-world exercise in vocabulary development combined with civics. See also Citizenship.

Does COOL-ER Pose Threat for Kindle?

Last May, British company Interead launched their own e-reader, COOL-ER. This year at CES, the company unveiled 2 new versions of their e-reader that will hit the market this year, both PC and MAC compatible. What sets COOL-ER apart from Amazon's Kindle?a2

Car and

Classical Music Site

Creative Kids Central has a number of very engaging online activities related to classical music. See its "talking" and musical story on the 1001 Arabian Nights and its online video game on the composer Brahms Both are accessible to English Language Learners.

Classical Music for Kids Links

Copyright Alliance Education Foundation: Lesson Plans

Lesson plans, arranged by grade level and subject area, to support the teaching of copyright in the classroom.


The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly In 2011 - So Far

To make it on Ferlazzo's list, web tools must be: 1) accessible to English Language Learners, 2) available at no-cost, 3) able to be used to easily create engaging online content within minutes, 4) willing to host user-created work indefinitely on the website itself, 5) appropriate for classroom use, 6) accessible without requiring registration. You might also be interested in:

The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly - 2010

The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly - 2009

The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly - 2008

Here are Ferlazzo's choices for The Best Ways to Create Online Content Easily & Quickly In 2011:

Font de Music

CREATE A MESSAGE WITH BOUNCING LETTERS TO MUSIC: Font de Music lets you type in a message, choose music to go with it, adjust the font and color, and then it turns your letters into a bouncing, live performance. In addition, and most importantly for English Language Learners, it also lets you write a message that goes along with it, in addition to giving you the url address of your creation. It can be posted on a student or teacher blog or website.

Clay Yourself

RECORD A MAD-LIB TRAVELOGUE: Clay Yourself is a site publicizing a hotel chain. Users get to create a clay-like avatar, choose a name for it, complete a "mad-lib"-like travel script, record themselves speaking the script they’ve helped create, and then place it in a virtual gallery. You can post the link to Facebook or Twitter, or email it to yourself. It hits all four domains — reading, writing, speaking and listening. You can’t beat that!

Fantasy Enhancer

MAKE YOUR OWN FOOTBALL CARD: You can design your own personalized football card, and use your own image (or not). Write a name, and a name of the team, too.

Show My Street

TAKE A PICTURE OF ANY STREET IN THE WORLD: Show My Street instantly shows you the Google Maps Street View image of any address you type in, and then gives you a unique url to it that you can share. English Language Learners can pick any place, post the link to it on a student/teacher blog or website, and then describe it.


Design An eCard: Cardkarma is a neat eCard site for many occasions. Without registering, you can search Flickr for any photo and turn it into an eCard you can send and post.


MAKE AN ONLINE TUTORIAL: tildee lets you very easily create a simple step-by-step tutorial for just about anything. You can add text, maps, videos and photos (unfortunately, though, you can only upload photos — not grab them from the Web. They say they're adding that ability soon). And you don't even have to register for the service.


CREATE A WEBPAGE EASILY: Instablogg is a super-easy, super-fast way for students, teachers or anybody to create a webpage, and it doesn't require registration.


DESIGN A "FAKEBOOK" PAGE: Fakebook is the newest tool over at the excellent ClassTools site (Russel Tarr is the creative genius behind the site). Teachers and students can use it to: chart the career of a historical character, create a timeline of important events, outline the main plot of a book, play or film and so on!


MAKE A VIRTUAL BULLETIN BOARD: I posted about Corkboard Me in January. It's very similar to Wallwisher, but even simpler to use — and with fewer features (you can't embed videos, nor password protect your content). You can, however, easily post images by just pasting its url on one of the virtual post-it notes. Recently, Corkboard Me just announced some additional features, including real-time collaboration and a chat room for the people collaborating. I've certainly noticed a lot of quirkiness lately with Wallwisher, and I know quite a few others have experienced the same problem. So, I'm going to start having my classes use Corkboard Me.

Freedom Share

CREATE A WEB PAGE: Freedom Share is a super, super-easy way to paste and post text, and use it to create a webpage. Making it even better, you can copy and paste images there, too. You can even create a password to make it editable in the future. It makes things very easy for students to create and share online content.

Isle of Tune

MAKE MUSIC BY BUILDING A CITY: At Isle Of Tune, you create music by creating a city. Yes, that's right, you "drag-and-drop" different parts of a city - homes, cars, trees, etc. — and each one has a musical tone. Then click "Go" and the car prompts the different elements to do their thing. No registration is required, and you're given the url address of your creation to share. As a bonus to English Language Learners, the different parts of the city are labeled, so students can pick up vocabulary at the same time. Plus, they can describe their musical creations.

The Guggenheim Museum

SEND ARTISTIC eCARDS: The Guggenheim Museum has an amazing collection of eCards that can be sent by email and then its url address can be posted on a student/class blog or website.

Simple Booklet

MAKE A BOOK: Simple Booklet is a great new tool that lets you create online books and reports that can be embedded or linked to by its url address. It's free, you can grab images and videos off the web, and extremely simple to use. No registration is required.

Worldwide Health

SEND AN eCARD: Worldwide Health has a large variety of free eCards to write and send. Students can write to an imaginary friend or family member, or describe the image, send it to themselves or to a teacher, and place the link on a student/teacher blog or website. is a professional online communicator for collaborative meetings, instruction, learning and friendly chats with family and friends. Try its free Demo!

Join a live video chat now!

Free Demo Lessons

Internet-based, interactive audio-visual English learning center with instructions in 21 languages.

Free Demo and great online Business Opportunity!

Click on a flag to choose a language.

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free online dictionary
Lingvosoft online dictionary From:     Word: 
online electronic translation tools

ESL Lounge

Free ESL Lesson Materials for teachers. Grammar, worksheets, song lyrics, board games, pronunciation and more. All free and printable.

Online Conference/Classroom
Nellies English Projects is an educational website for students and teachers whose aim is to motivate students for lifelong learning. It provides resources for teachers on how to integrate technology into the classroom by means of project based and experiential learning using WebQuests. The site provides many educational resources, articles, lesson plans, evaluation rubrics, reading practice and collaborative writing ideas.

Powered by
IP2Phrase allows you to insert dynamic customizable welcome messages to your web page with geographical information.You can either design your own phrase or use one of their defaults.


The web This site

Google Advanced Search
Google Language Translation Tools
(Lite Version)
Google Multiple Language Search Engines & Translation Tools
(Input any URL or text)

Babel Fish translation

Type or paste text or web address here:
Translate from:
Powered by Systran

FoxLingo Ė The Ultimate Language Tool!

(works only with Firefox)

Web Page Translation, Translated Search, Auto Translation, Text Translation, Language Resources, Learning Languages, etc.

Main Features
  • Page Translation - Translates full web pages (over 1,000 different language pairs)
  • Translated Search - Searches foreign pages using terms written in your language
  • Auto Translation - Automatically translates websites by recognizing their domain
  • Text Translation - Translates text entered in the search box or selected on any web page
  • Language Resources - Over 90 language services (encyclopedias, text-to-speech, etc.)
  • Ixquick - Metasearch engine with unique features, language search and complete privacy
  • Learning Languages - Over 100 links to language learning sites for a variety of languages
  • Freeware - FoxLingo is completely free and contains no adware or spyware
  • Complete Privacy - FoxLingo does not take any information from its users
Supports 45 languages & over 1,000 different language pairs

Afrikaans, Arabic, Aranese, Basque, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Filipino, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Malay, Norwegian, Occitan, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese Brazilian, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovenian, Spanish, Spanish Latin American, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Welsh

Uses 35 free online web page translator services,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

AddThis Social Bookmark Button
Free Bible Commentary
Audio New Testaments Click on your country's flag to translate this site!
AltaVista Babel Fish Translation

Language Teacherģ. Electronic pocket talking translators

Topics Online Magazine for Learners of English.

Currency Converter
Time Converter

50 BEST Sites in 60 Minutes SLIDESHARE

2Lingual is BEST Bilingual Search Engine!

Web 20-21st Century Tools

Click to search in your own language!

TeachiT Video Lessons on IT/Ed Tech

Other Translations Here:

Dicts Info
www.dicts.infoís index page shows Flags and Links to free Web Dictionaries in about 80 languages.

All with Lesson Plans & Word/PDFiles.

Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling

ESL Student & Teaching Links

Great Reading, Speaking & Vocabulary Activities

This site uses WordChamp to automatically translate words on this page into about 140 languages! CLICK for a free account so you can also SAVE new words into files.
Change Target Language Here:

Enable/disable reader bubbles:

Asia-Pacific CALL Top Teacher Resource Sites

APA CALL President J-B Son's Homepage
CALL Resources and Research

Internet-Based Language Instruction (IBLI)
Sample Work from J-B Son's Students

Internet-Based Language Teaching
(Roger Underwood Collection)

Distance & Self-Access Language Programs

English Specialist
English Specialist

EFL practice exercises

Web 2.0 Tools Slideshow

Information Technology Tools

"BEST of the Best"
of Larry Ferlazzoís most highly recommended websites to help you teach English, ESL or EFL!

The Best Websites Summarized
The "Best of the Best" Websites of 2007-2008

Website With 8,000 Links

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International Childrenís Digital Library
10,000+ Childrenís Stories in many languages.

READ & HEAR Folktales and Legends from around the world!

More World Folktales from ESL Station

Speak English Today

ďGet in the Sandbox & Play with Us Kids!ĀEby using Twiddla Co-Browsing Tool Here:
Twiddle this page!

Top ESL/TESOL Programs
Find top online and local ESL/TESOL programs and request free info. Learn more about starting an exciting career in bilingual and ESL teaching today!

Top Text-to-Speech Program Online (TTS)
Multi-Lingual Online Translator with Sound and Avatar!

ESL Gold
ESL Gold explained in 15 languages!

ESL Point
ESL Point

A treasure trove of material for teaching and learning English


Mingoville is the world's most creative and comprehensive English language course online for kids of all ages.

Great Picture Book Maker!

Enchanted Learning
Enchanted Learning

Encyclopedia for Kids

List of A-Z Links to various language Encyclopedias and their Histories

Top 20 Web-based language learning activities/tasks - Andy Johnsonís annotated list of most useful CALL sites

Software sales

Free Language Translation Bar for 10 Languages.

Translate this page offers DAILY WORD PUZZLES, Root Word Study, etc to enhance vocabulary mastery and written/verbal skills with Latin & Greek roots.

Google Language Translation Tools
(Lite Version)

Google Multiple Language Search Engines & Translation Tools
(Input any URL or text)

Voice Thread Collaborative Site for Educators

Add Audio (TTS) to Any Blog!

Media Converter

Use Universal Messenger for free media and file transfers. makes Mobile Publishing easy.
Access ANY size Device/Document/Image ANYWHERE!

Free Test of your vocabulary in English, Chinese, German, Japanese, Spanish or Turkish. Test Preparation free for GRE, SAT, TOEFL Tests. Speed-Reading Practice and Word Games.

Free Test of your vocabulary in English, Chinese, German, Japanese, Spanish or Turkish. Test Preparation free for GRE, SAT, TOEFL Tests. Speed-Reading Practice and Word Games. offers many FREE Vocabulary Tests online.

Click on the V to check how many words you know in English.

V-Check or can freely test your level!

Easy Dolch Word List Crossword Puzzles

fun with vocabulary

Computer Adaptive Test of Vocabulary Size & Strength

Take this free Vocabulary Size Test!

WordSmart: Test Your Vocab Level!

Free Vocabulary Levels Tests at LexTutor
Includes Receptive/Recognition and Interactive Productive Vocabulary Tests; Word Association and Yes/No Tests

PROGRAMS MEASURING READABILITY provides Readability Scores for any Web pages and MS Word files in a flash!

The Internet Application for Creating Curriculum-Based Assessment Reading Probes

Improving Online Text Readability

Analyze text content using this free text analysis tool.

Discovery School
"The Thrill of Discovery in Your Classroom"

English Learning Resources
Ken Schmidtís Short-List

the Language Resource Room

Word Surfing vocabulary learning strategies

Top ESL & Teacher Sites

TESOLMAX Top Sites Top Sites
The Top Sites for English Learners

ESL Web Guide: Your Guide to the Best ESL/EFL Websites! Recommendations from Daveís ESL Cafe.

SEO - create one way text link ads to your website for top search engine listings.

I Love Languages

Interesting Things for ESL / EFL Students

ITESLJ's Interesting Things for ESL / EFL Teachers

MES English games and other ESL / EFL resources for teachers

Foreign Word
translation wizard with free simultaneous access to over 265 dictionaries for 73 languages

Perceptia Press
ĀEConversation, Excel, Music, PowerPoint and Word textbooks. Great texts for personal or class use.
Click here to order

Itzalist Webring
Bilingual Webring

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