Sunday, January 3, 2010

Dear all, my experience at the TESOL conference in New York has been equally exciting and productive. I have learned how to use a couple of online tools and I think any ESL/EFL instructor could use them to engage language learners in creative mini projects. I would like to share these with you:

1. Dvolver: teachers and learners to create and direct their own mini-movies. There are a few easy steps to follow - you can choose your characters, scenes and backgrounds, add text and music and your movie is ready! You can see the one I created for my American Culture students below

2. Online Comics Generator: as many characters as you want, give them a "mood", add a thought or a talk balloon and your comics is ready for printing and using in class (great with elementary students).

3. Screen-o-Matic: to create a tutorial for your students? Do you want your students to create online projects where they would use their own voice? Try this tool - it's easy and it's free!

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