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ADDRESS http://www.pbs.org Go to: Teachers http://www.pbs.org/teachers
DESCRIPTION This website belongs to the American Public Broadcasting Service which offers free online TV programs and documentaries for young people and adults in a wide variety of categories: News and public affairs, arts & entertainment, history and more; many of the programs are available for Ecuador. Also, content- related lesson plans, online activities and classroom resources for teachers at the school years described are available in these areas: Arts, Health & Fitness, Math, Reading and Language, Science & Tech, and Social Studies
2. Discovery Channel
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http://www.discoveryeducati on.com/ Go to: Teachers http://www.discoveryeducati on.com/teachers/index.cfm?c ampaign=flyout_teachers
It has educational programs for all ages. There are many free teachers´ resources to extend learning beyond the classroom. Lesson plans, worksheets, puzzles and many more are available for educators (K- 12 grades, i. e. 5 to 17year- old students) in various areas: Math, ESL, Social Studies and even technology. “Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators” includes a list of sites for enhancing content-based curriculum and professional growth as well useful sites for teaching and learning. Discovery Education produces educational materials for people of all ages on a wide variety of content. Available are full curricula, assessment materials, and other classroom resources. The product available directly through this link is a video library of 87,000 short (approximately 3 minute) video clips on a full range of curriculum content areas, all of which are linked to state and national standards in the U.S.A and which may be adapted to any kind of syllabi. This is a site for teachers and learners of English as a Foreign Language
3. Discovery Education
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http://www.discoveryeducati on.com/administrators/curric ular-resources/streamingplus/
ETS is a nonprofit institution that administers worldwide testing.gov/a mericanenglishonline/teach. 4-8. ideas. it provides booklets that can be downloaded from the site. This free digital 7. Colorín Colorado Teachers at institutions for: - http://www. technology. TOEFL. The “Teach English” section offers the Office of English Language Program’s series of English teacher training materials called “Shaping the Way We Teach English” including trainer lesson plans. ETS TOEFL Teachers interested in international standard examinations at institutions for: 1 .o Early childhood education (0. English for young learners.rg/educators/ 4 year-olds) 1 .based courses at institutions for: http://www. free sample questions and tips about such tests.org This is the official website of Education Testing Service (ETS).colorincolorado. articles. Celebrate! and Wordscapes) and e.org/wgbh/no va/teachers/ . for example. The “Learn English” section offers links to grammar and games.ht ml - developed by the American Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. which includes more explanation and tips for each category.state.ets. strategies to help PreK-3.3 year Bachillerato University education st rd st th Teachers who work with English as a Second Language learners will find ESL/ESOL/ELL/EFL reading/writing skill-building activities. multimedia learning.3 year Bachillerato University education st rd http://www.g.English Online (AEO) educational levels: 8 . GRE. which is useful instruction for taking them. 5.3 year Bachillerato University education st rd th th mericanenglishonline/index. The resources offered by the site include PDF files for publications like the English Teaching Forum.10 year EGB 1 . English for Specific Purposes and citizenship. Nova Teachers Teachers in content.10 year EGB 1 . The site contains practical information. - 6. and 9-12 students learn to read. NOVA Education site is a collection of resources for bringing science.ht ml Go to: Teach English http://exchanges. reference materials. Also.journals.pbs. and engineering to life in educational settings. new publications (e. and videos. and IELTS tests.
Support for various other disciplines (Art. audio segments.3 year Bachillerato University education 1 st rd th th library is tied to teaching standards and includes video. 9. All the unit lessons were created for learners (3rd to 12th grade) and meet state educational requirements.) is available as well.uk/ This website is fantastic for ESL/EFL students and teachers of many levels. It is a guide to free online English learning and teaching resources for ESL/EFL settings.bbc.3 year Bachillerato University education st rd The New York Times in collaboration with Bank Street College created the lesson plans for its articles. It covers teaching/learning basic grammar and vocabulary skills to more ESL: English as a Second Language.uk/schools /teachers/ Free teachers’ resources by country (within the United Kingdom). BBC Learning Teachers Beta Teachers at institutions for: Early childhood education (04 year-olds) 1 .co.3 year Bachillerato st rd st th http://www.shtml 10. Music.bbc. The New York Times Learning Network ESL/EFL/EAP institutions for: th th teachers at www. . EAP: English for Academic Purposes. etc.uk/learnin g/subjects/english. BBC Learning 1 University education Teachers (especially in contentbased courses) at institutions for: http://www.com/learning/ 4 .co. learning videos and BBC schools.nytimes. BBC online learning and teaching resources Teachers in content. level (Early Years Foundation. adult learning. and 4 to 16 or more) and subject: Languages. etc. i.bbc.3 year Bachillerato University education st rd st th http://www.10 year EGB 1 . Archives hold articles dated from the beginning of the New York Time’s existence. EFL: English as a Foreign Language.e.10 year EGB 1 . Science. There are links to sites for primary school literacy. interactive and much more.co. History.based courses at institutions for: 1 . 11.10 year EGB 1 . Website links for EFL teachers and learners provide fun language practice through themes and skillbased English language activities. The Learning Network blog provides lessons based on New York times content and teachers can adapt them across subject areas and levels. Geography.- 8 .10 year EGB 1 . Learners can be exposed to language that is both academic and colloquial. Media. Art. It includes printable teacher guides for some topics and areas. 8. 0-3. online courses.
co. current events.com/TR ANSCRIPTS/ .org/ It is the British Council´s (UK´s international cultural relations body) official page. The homepage displays Go to: Teach English http://www. listening.English - 1 . listening.co.teachingenglish. grammar. These sections allow users to investigate theoretical and pedagogical journal articles. There are links to popular pages for learning and teaching English like the “Learn English Kids”. This site provides information on a wide range of topics including reading. and interest groups.uk/skillswi se/words/grammar/ advanced study of worldly events and news. 12. “Learn English” and “Teach English” with free materials and resources for both students and teachers. and professional development.3 year Bachillerato University education st rd http://www. to participate in an interactive community of blogs. pronunciation. reading. Different difficulty levels are available (Entry 1.10 year EGB 1 . writing. including interviews. This site provides transcripts for a wide variety of topics.bbc. and activities. This website provides activities. 2 & 3 and Levels 1 & 2). Audio is provided for most of the tutorials and activities that are followed by comprehension questions so that students can monitor their understanding of articles read and informational radio programs.britishcouncil.org. and to benefit from information on training. BBC World Service Teachers (especially in contentbased courses) at institutions for: 1 . BBC Skillswise English Teachers for: . CNN Teachers at institutions for: 1 .cnn. Teaching English is a website produced by the British Council in partnership with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). 13. to access and contribute teaching materials such as lesson plans. The site is broken down into sections: spelling. British Council Teachers at institutions for: 1 . and vocabulary. quizzes. writing.bbc.uk/worlds ervice/ 14.co.3 year Bachillerato University education st rd Go to: Learning English and “For Teachers” http://www. BBC broadcasts on contemporary people and issues are available as audio files and can be downloaded in MP3 format.3 year Bachillerato st rd http://transcripts.uk/worlds ervice/learningenglish/teach/ http://www. and speeches from world leaders. games.Adult learners who need to develop literacy skills in English. Links to further information on the people.bbc. places and issues discussed are available. uk/ 15. speaking. vocabulary.3 year Bachillerato University education st rd st th http://www. and quizzes in a number of problem areas for English language learners. discussion forums. and grammar.
feelings. with heavy emphasis on vocabulary development.manythings. First Words Teachers for beginner courses and at institutions for: 1 . http://esl. The vocabulary activities on this page are based in reading and matching pictures to printed words.10 year EGB 1 . Easy things for Beginners Teachers for institutions for: st th http://www.3 year Bachillerato University education st rd 18. food. exercises. 16. and reading of connected texts. and more. spelling. concepts of English print. slang.html 1 . Additionally.fis. proverbs” and other activities to support English language learning for beginners.edu/vocab/index -e. the website provides links to printable worksheets that can be used to supplement instruction or practice that is done with the website. including clothes and accessories. and matching vocabulary that has been previously taught.10 year EGB 1 .com Teachers for kids in ESL/EFL courses and at institutions for: 2 . This website is a compilation of “word games. General advice to help learners is also provided for teachers and parents. These activities can be used as independent practice with reading.7 year EGB nd th www.- University education broadcasted video programs.3 year Bachillerato University education beginners at st rd st th 17. body parts. . which include “American Morning” or “Anderson Cooper 360”.htm This site provides resources for beginner English speakers. countries and languages.starfall.com This website was designed by Starfall Education. and word quizzes. Starfall. puzzles.org/e /easy. keyword vocabulary. It provides a range of differentiated audio-visual games and read-alongs that allow ELLs to practice English alphabet letter and sound recognition. Most activities are designed as picture quizzes. quizzes. Activities are designed according to categories.
e. Smithsonian Museum and their special site for educators Teachers in content.3 and 4-12.3 year Bachillerato University education st rd st th www.smithsonianeducation. The “Online Activities” link has word search activities. adults. The lessons address native speakers of English in content-based classrooms in four domains: Art and Design. U.3rd year Bachillerato http://iteslj. The resources provided can be adapted according to specific needs in ESL/EFL courses. including historic newspapers.org/Techniques/ A wide variety of good articles with guidelines on teaching techniques in 26 categories (ranging from teaching specific age groups.10th year EGB 1st .10 year EGB 1 . comic books. The online digital collections and services link offers access to some surprising searchable resources.gov The website of the US Library of Congress provides an immense resource for teachers looking for ideas and extensive references for students.loc.3 year Bachillerato University education st rd www.o rg/educators/ - This website has lesson plans for teachers grades Pre K. and many more. map activities. - - University . The educational resources link includes lesson plans that are organized by gradelevel and historical topic. images and photographs. 21. ESL/EFL Teaching techniques Teachers at all educational levels: Early childhood education (0-4 year-olds) 1st .based courses at institutions for: Early childhood education (04 year-olds) 1 .g. and links that are useful for placing current trends and cultural debates into a historical context. History and Culture and Language Arts.S Congress library Teachers (especially in contentbased courses) at institutions for: 1 . 20. recordings. and the four skills to technology and humor) is offered. sheet music. Science and Technology.19.
They include topics like the comparative and superlative form of adjectives or pronunciation of the –ed ending of verbs.asp?sectionType=l istsummary&catid=58063 In the “Skills for Life” link there are lesson plans prepared for ESOL students and aimed at a range of different levels.3 year Bachillerato University st rd - .c om/section. sports and social problems. This site is directed by the Internet TESL Journal.10 year EGB th th following http://www. Christmas. Conversatio n questions for the ESL/EFL classroom A project of the Internet TESL journal ESL/EFL teachers at the following educational levels: 1 .com/en glish/About/ 1 . 23. health. There are tabs that take you to resources for children and teenagers as well. One stop English ESOL lesson plans ESL teachers with adult learners in English for survival classrooms and EFL teachers at the following educational levels: 1 .10 year EGB 1 .org/questions/ This is a collection of over 2.onestopenglish.10 year EGB 1 . News in 45 languages plus a Learning English link (didactic texts and audio) 24.3 year Bachillerato University st rd st th http://www. In the “Beginner Lesson Plans” there are lessons especially prepared for beginner ESOL students. “Driving and the highway code” or “Contract for employment”.000 questions on 33 topics that can be used for conversation practice. They include topics like “The alphabet and telephone books”. family.22. Voice of America Teachers at the educational levels: 8 . Some of the many topics include animals and pets.3 year Bachillerato University st rd st th http://iteslj.voanews.
However. 27. . dMarie Time Capsule Teachers at the educational levels: 8 . html 1 .S historical database of facts from the 1900´s through about 1995.storyarts.B: An interactive e-book may be downloaded for free to work and can be used with high-school learners to read and talk about environmental issues in EFL classes. The collection of activities on this site was developed by storyteller and author Heather Forest for her workshops with students.7 824652778 1 . etc).3 year Bachillerato University education st rd - This is a U.3 year Bachillerato University st rd - (lots of online materials – some free) In spite of a very busy and even overwhelming appearance. one is able to tell only once clicking on them.10 year EGB nd th following www.com/time cap/final. main events.dmarie. The site is not clearly divided into sections for teachers and students but and it may be more difficult to navigate if one is looking for something specific.friendly and has one set template with categories for a specific date: birthdays.10 year EGB th th following http://www. 26. English Raven ESL/EFL Resources Teachers at the educational levels: 2 . teachers and librarians. this is a great resource for lesson ideas and materials (some are free downloads and some must be purchased).25. what famous people share one´s birthday.englishraven.10 year EGB nd th This site is specifically designed for storytelling. music and even food prices.com/Main. There are suggestions about storytelling activities and lessons. It can be used for project based themes. Story Arts on line Teachers at the educational levels: following http://www. how much a gallon cost. Suggestions are practical and can be used in classroom right away. one´s own birth date) to instantly get a page with all the information about the year one was born. One has to only enter the date one is interested in (for example. It is really user. the site is still a possible resource to help brainstorm ideas.org - 2 .asp?unique=39672. It also has an advanced template on which teachers can create their own categories to be included into their time capsule worksheet. N. Some of the links go to a different website while some stay on English Raven.
online program for learning to read English with phonics. The educational levels: educational l-storytelling/ uses of st rd digital 1 . articles. . interactive hidden pictures that are pretty challenging. It contains a handful amount of useful information including descriptions.edu/digita 28.asp - Focus: Phonics 30. animated learning games. Also. they might get frustrated through the working process. Teachers whose learners are at the following educational levels: Early childhood education (0-4 year-olds) 1st . Strivney: where learning to read is fun. The activities are accompanied by free printable worksheets. steps and tools that users can refer to. The teachers and parents’ links provide ideas and advice from people whose work or research has had an impact on children and parents and a toolbox with printable puzzles. fun animated stories with subtitles that allow learners to follow the stories as they heart them.highlightskids. thus it can serve as a good device to integrate technology with language learning in an engaging way for students. Over a thousand interactive. crafts.Teachers at the following http://www. poems for fun in the classroom that educators can make use of. It is highly student-centered and language-focused. Strivney is a free.com/index. Free ESL resources are available and gifted (pre-K to 5 year-olds) and/or dyslexic children and slower learners can benefit from it. so.University This is a great tool for students to work on a long term project in creating journals and stories using technology. if there is any problem with computers or the internet.co m/ - This web site is designed for younger learners (ages 5-12). Still.3 year Bachillerato storytelling .uh. 29. students might have difficulties for processing the project. Since the process of creating the story might be complicated for some students. exercises and presentations provide a quality educational experience. The activities include animated story telling.7th year EGB http://www. this is totally computer-based. storytelling will assist both visual and auditory learners. Highlights Kids Teachers whose learners are at the following educational levels: Early childhood education (0-4 year-olds) 1st .6th year EGB http://www. examples. this is a useful classroom tool to deeply explore historical themes and regarding ESL/EFL.coe. stories.strivneyenglish.
3rd year Bachillerato University ADDRESS DESCRIPTION 32. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Many genres (e.0 Teachers at the educational levels: st rd following www. . This website is geared towards building vocabulary and helping end hunger. The majority of the books are classics such as Peter Pan.10th year EGB 1st . the sponsors donate 10 grains of rice to the UN program.g.com - 1 . It is an extension of the online news source and broadcast system Voice of America.com/sp ecialenglish/index. fiction.freerice. The link provides English Language Learners with up to date world news articles and broadcasts that they can follow along to in transcript format. A great way to learn while contributing to an honorable cause. romance) are available.31. POD CASTS NAME USERS Teachers at all educational levels: 1st . The website also provides English Learners with a glossary link. Sherlock Holmes.3 year Bachillerato University - Free Rice is a non. - 33. children. Romeo and Juliet. Books should be free http://www. Students can work independently since they receive immediate feedback and for each answer they get right. fantasy. iPod or iTunes format to download.cfm - This website is great for reading up on and listening to radio broadcasts of current events. word games and an online television news broadcast that has been slowed and is accompanied by captions so that the listener can follow along as he/she hears the story.voanews.3rd year Bachillerato University http://www.com/ - This website has thousands of free audible books in mp3. Voice of America News and Information: Special English Teachers at the following educational levels: 1st .profit website run by the United Nations World Food Program.booksshouldbefre e. Free Rice 2.
npr. FOCUS: Listening practice through authentic materials.org/ Students can post comments on each show. and opinions. 36. On the right side of the screen.3 year Bachillerato University education st rd http://www. hour. NPR (National Public Radio) Teachers (especially in contentbased courses) at institutions for: 1 . Or click on “Listen” and then choose the “Hourly News Summary” for 5-minute recordings of the daily news. transcripts.kcrw. CNN Teachers (especially in contentbased courses) at institutions for: 1 . people and places. opinions.publicradi o. Scripts available. which contain audio and the transcript. and blogs. technology and others. - . world news.3 year Bachillerato University education st rd http://www. It is an important cultural voice in terms of current trends in arts. links to news. KCRW is a public radio station that is the official public radio station of Santa Monica College in Santa Monica California. KCRW Teachers (especially in contentbased courses) at institutions for: 1 . music. books. There is news about current events taking place in business. 37. you can “find past stories by… topic/segment. It includes a show called “Bookworm” featuring an in-depth.org 35.3 year Bachillerato University education st rd http://www. diversions. and both written and audio archives. Marketplace News Teachers (especially in contentbased courses) at institutions for: 8 – 10 year EGB st rd 1 – 3 year Bachillerato University education th th http://marketplace. music.org offers banner links including programs. Click on “Podcasts” for dozens of topics produced by the news network.long interview with a contemporary author. news.com/services /podcasting/ This website has both audio and video podcasts of the programs presented on their channel. arts and culture.cnn.org NPR.” Scripts are available as well.34. health and science.
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