Online Material Builders
Online E-Tools Database: A directory of online tools for language teachers and learners.
12 Free Online Quiz Makers to Create Online Quizzes – Blog article describing 12 free online quiz making applications.
Acapela.tv allows you to select the setting for a story that your students can write in one of 23 languages or dialects. Once the story is written, they click on a button to see and hear the story. This online tool uses a text to voice application and the “voices” are therefore somewhat lacking in realism, but this remains a fun tool as writing and (to a lesser extent) listening exercises.
Badge Maker - Create an ID badge using your digital photographs. This application is on the Big Huge labs Web site.
Best Online Collaboration Tools 2009 – Robin Good’s Collaborative Map – This is an article in the blog NCTech!
bookr allows students to easily create small books with photos from Flickr and publish them online.
Captioner - Add captions to your digital photographs. This application is on the Big Huge labs Web site.
Catpin Productions - Create your own bubble test forms with this online answer sheet generator.
Charles Kelly's Bilingual Quiz Generator / Quiz Maker / Quiz Creator / Quiz Builder / Quiz Writer / Quiz Producer - Generate simple online quizzes and bilingual word lists.
Classroom Architect - Design a floor plan for your classroom.
Class Set-Up Tool - Rearrange your room without moving a chair!
ClassTools.net - Tool designed by a teacher for teachers to easily generate various types of online FLASH learning activities.
Dvolver Movie Maker - Make your own flash animation and captions.
Edublog - On this free blog hosting platform devoted specifically to education you can sign up for a free WordPress-powered blog and effortlessly create and manage students blogs. It also provides useful information on how to use your blog with your students. It can also be used for networking between educators.
Flash Game Generator - Simply input questions and answers in this quiz generator to produce a Flash cards and games that can be played by your students on the classtools.net Web site or inserted in your own web site.
Flash Card Maker - Create interactive cards with vocabulary words.
Fotobabble lets you create talking photos in two clicks. Simply upload a photo and then record your voice directly through your computer to create a talking photo. You can easily share it by e-mail, Facebook, Twitter or embed it into a blog or website.
JeopardyLabs allows you to easily create a customized jeopardy template. The games you create using a simple editor can be played online.
Glogster provides an environment to design interactive posters. The user inserts text, images, photos, audio (MP3), videos, special effects and other elements into their glogs to generate a multimedia online creation. Glogster EDU is an offshoot of this online tool. Teachers privately register their students and may create a safe virtual class with as many as two hundred students. Teaching glogs are private and are made accessible to others at the discretion of the teacher.
Hangman Game Builder - Build your own hangman game online in any of 115 languages.
How I create and publish podcasts – This article provides extensive and useful information on how to create and publish podcasts.
Jane's E-Learning Pick of the Day: Top 100 Tools for Learning 2009 – compiled from the top 10 tool contributions of 278 learning professionals worldwide.
Lingro - Enter a web address (URL) and make all of the words on that page clickable for definitions and translation. A clicked word immediately displays its definition from the Lingro dictionary pages. Translate to and from Spanish, French, German, Polish, and Swedish.
Magazine - Create a magazine cover from your digital photographs.
Make Beliefs Comix - Online educational comic generator for kids of all ages.
Motivator - Create your own customized motivational poster with this application from Big Huge Labs Web site.
NanoGong - NanoGong is an applet that can be used by someone to record, playback and save their voice, in a web page. When the recording is played back the user can speed up or slow down the sound without changing it. After the sound is saved in a file, the file can be put on the Internet and then played back using the applet.
The NanoGong is a 'simple' applet which does not require any complicated setup procedure. You only need a simple webpage in order to use it.
The Newspaper Clipping Generator - Create your own fun newspaper.
Ning - Ning is a tool to create social networks and communities. It offers teachers K-12 free and secure social networking for their classrooms. Ning provides discussion features and the capability of embedding videos. You can also join existing networks or communities created with Ning.
Online Spelling Program - This Web site has over 37,000 spelling words and eight spelling games, a real person who says each word and sentence, and thousands of free spelling lists. Registered users can also enter and save their own lists of words!
The Parade of Games web site was created to provide educators and trainers with easy-to- assemble educational games in a technology- enhanced environment to support key learning points. The site demonstrates the creative use of popular game shows and other familiar games to reinforce learning.
Personal Educational Press – Flashcards - Create free educational worksheets such as flashcards, game boards, and quizzes to print directly from your browser.
Photo Peach – This online application allows you to easily and quickly create slide shows with captions for each image and add background music. You can even insert multiple choice questions on the images. You can then also embed the slide show in your own blog or Website.
QuizStar - Construct online quizzes that can include multimedia.
ReadWriteThink Printing Press - Create a brochure, a newspaper, a booklet, or a flyer online.
Rich Internet Applications from the Center for Language Education And Research at Michigan State University - Online programs for recording, uploading, mixing, and interacting. Registration is required but at no cost.
Slideshare - A Web 2.0 tool that lets students and instructors upload their presentations and share them online through an interface similar to YouTube. The Slidecast facility allows you to add mp3 files to run with your slides.
Soundsnap.com - Find and share free sound effects and loops.
Speech Bubbler: Create Your Own Cover Text - Create your own comic book cover text.
Teachers 2.0: Teaching in the digital age - A group of educators helping each other to learn and use the new tools that are out there - from PowerPoint to Web 2.0.
Tools for Educators - Worksheet makers, game creators, customizable worksheet generators with images!
Tools for Teachers & Students - Free spreadsheet templates and other printable charts, calendars, and schedules for educational purposes.
The Top 100 Language Blogs 2009 is the largest language blog competition and is hosted annually by bab.la and Lexiophiles. It is aimed at finding the best blogs related to languages and awarding language-loving bloggers.
Voicethread 4 Education - EFL & ESL – “The purpose of this wiki is to gather examples of how educators are using Voicethread in their classrooms (or for professional development) and to share those examples. A Voicethread is an online media album that can hold essentially any type of media (images, documents and videos) and allows people to make comments in 5 different ways - using voice (with a microphone or telephone), text, audio file, or video (with a webcam) - and share them with anyone they wish. A Voicethread allows group conversations to be collected and shared in one place, from anywhere in the world.”
Weebly is a free webpage creation site. It uses a widget style format, allowing users to create pages with only a few clicks. The user drags and drops different page elements (such as images, text, and Google Maps) onto a page and fills in the content.
Web Poster Wizard Home - This tool allows educators to create a lesson, worksheet, or class page and immediately publish it online. Teachers can also set up classes and assign projects to students. Students complete the assignments by creating their own online projects or reports. Teachers and students can even add images and links to their pages.
Wordsmyth - This Web site features a glossary maker and a quiz builder.
Pics4Learning - Pics4Learning contains a copyright-friendly image library for teachers and students. The Pics4Learning collection consists of thousands of images that have been donated by students, teachers, and amateur photographers.
Quizlet - Make set of Flashcards to help students learn vocabulary and expressions. Free registration required.
ImageResizeTool - Application en ligne pour réduire la grandeur d'une image.
Hangman - Play hangman from games created by others or create your own hangman games for others to play.
Just Crosswords - The website allows you to make your own crossword puzzles, save them, link to them or put them on your own website.
Qedoc - Qedoc provides interactive learning resources which centre on quiz-making and quiz-taking. Qedoc learning modules are self-contained modifiable pieces of learning software which you can download to play with, learn from, modify and upload again. Under our open content concept, anyone can use or contribute learning resources for free.
Classroom Games: Effective tools for new teachers: Handout, Games (PDF) -- These are useful documents on using games in language classes. The first provides a rationale for using games and points out some benefits and caveats. The second offers a detailed description of a large number of games.
Zamzar - Convert videos from YouTube videos and download them and view them on your computer.
Community Learning Network - CLN is designed to help K-12 teachers integrate technology into their classrooms. Over 265 menu pages with more than 5,800 annotated links to free resources on educational WWW sites -- all organized within an intuitive structure.
ePALS Classroom Exchange - This completely free service lists thousands of classrooms who use the site to form international friendships and exchange information and ideas. The site includes a search engine to help locate epals from more than 180 different countries.
Foreign Language Search Engines Galore - Over one hundred search engines from more than 40 countries in the world.
Language Dictionaries - Online dictionaries for over 240 languages.
PhotoFiltre – Un logiciel pour le traitement des photos, gratuit pour une utilisation en éducation. This image editing tools can be downloaded and used for educational purposes.
Puzzlemaker.com is an elegant site which makes it easy to create puzzles and games for your newsletters, flyers, handouts, or classroom assignments. Teachers can also create word searches, crisscross puzzles, number blocks, cryptograms, and letter tiles.
Quia - Games for Learning - Free ready-made games and activities in English, French and other languages such as Dutch, Russian, German, Italian etc. You could also create your own game and add it to this website in your own webpage which is given to you for free when you sign in.
RubiStar - RubiStar provides generic rubrics that can simply be printed and used for many typical projects and research assignments. The unique thing about RubiStar, however, is that it provides these generic rubrics in a format that can be customized. The teacher can change almost all suggested text in the rubric to make it fit their own project.
TeAch-nology.com - Especially useful to build a fun L2 activity is the BINGO Card Generator: simply input any word you wish and easily generate a bingo card with either 9 or 25. words. Also useful is the Educational Download Center - World Languages that provides a listing and description of a number of freeware and shareware second language programs that you can download. The General Rubric Generator is a handy tool as well.
The Node Learning Technologies Network - a not-for-profit organization which promotes effective uses of Internet-based technologies in education and training. Its aim is to forge links between the capabilities of new technology tools and good pedagogical practice.