Vocabulary developmentWordlehttp://www.wordle.net/ createGet students thinking aboutthe vocabulary from thetexts theyare studying.Wordnikhttp://www.wordnik.com / Get students ﬁnding outmore about words andcreating their own wordlists.FlickRiverhttp://ﬂickriver.comBrainstorm topics usingvisual to stimulatevocabulary and existingknowledge.Going beyond word levelPhras.inhttp://phras.in / Get students tohypothesize and checkcollocations.PhraseUphttp://www.phraseup.com / Students can ﬁnd outwords that are commonlyused together.
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PronunciationForvohttp://www.forvo.com / Get students to dopronunciation research andﬁnd out about otheraccents.HowJsayhttp://howjsay.com / Get students to exploreword stress and ﬁndrelated words.Making example sentences nd texts more interestingFlickr Poethttp:// www.storiesinﬂight.com/ ﬂickrpoet/index.phpStudents can make visualrecords of sentences orillustrateshort poems orparagraphs.Phrasrhttp:// www.pimpampum.net/ phrasr/ Create visual slide shows ofsentences or short texts.http:// www.pimpampum.net/ phrasr/?id=27157
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Transl8ithttp://transl8it.com / Students can translateexample sentences to textspeak and keep them as arecord. They can build uptext speak dialogues.PhoTransEdithttp:// www.photransedit.com/ Online/Text2Phonetics.aspxStudents can translate textto phonetic script and keeptheir example sentences orshort texts in phoneticsGoing beyond sentence levelTelescopic texthttp:// www.telescopictext.org / You can show students howto add detail to sentencesand theycan examinesentence structure. theycan also practice addingdetail to their ownsentences.Developing receptive skillsWallWisherhttp://www.wallwisher.com / You can create receptiveskills work which draws onvaried sources anddifferent types of media.
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36 Tools for Digitising your ELT Course Book
These are the notes to accompany my presentation at IATEFL Brighton 2011. The document shows a number of tools and how they can be used to create digital tasks to mirror those in our course books.