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Welcome to English Language Learners (ICLC) presentation

Denise Krefting from Heartland AEA 11




FREE resources that can be used with English Language Learners


* AEA Online Databases



Collaborative Presentation Tools

  • Page Flip-Flap-simple tool turn your Word documents, PDFs, and images into an online book with page-turning effects
  • * Tagul- tag cloud creator that provides links to a google search about the word. Text inside text, rollover effects with custom colors and shapes. (Example)


  • * SlideRocket- revolutionary new approach to presentations. It's the only presentation software that allows you to create stunning presentations, manage them intelligently, share them securely and then measure the results. (Example)


  • Zoho- Online collaborative writing tools, spreadsheet, presentation, notebook, wiki, planner, chat, dashboard, email, meeting, project management
  • Photo Peach allows students to combine text and images in the simplest way possible, with stunning results.




  • Doodle wall-  a collaborative drawing wall
  • * Thumb Scribes is a platform for collaboratively creating poems and short stories. 
  • PrimaryPad is a web-based word processor designed for schools that allows pupils and teachers to work together in real-time.



Supportive websites

  • Turn-O-Phrase is a simple game of identifying colloquial phrases from a set of two pictures.
  • ESOL Courses is a good source of free online activities for English language learners. It provides activities for everyone from beginners just learning the alphabet to advanced students preparing to speak in English at a job interview.


Audio/Video supported site


  • * Forvo can best be described as an audio wiki for word pronunciations. One of the problems with learning to speak a language that is not phonetic is trying to figure out how to pronounce the words


Audio Books/eBooks/Books

  • BookBoon- Free ebooks and textbooks
  • Books Should Be Free is a provider of free audio books. Books Should Be Free hosts hundreds of free audio books in a wide range of genres. All of the audio books in the collection are either public domain or Creative Commons works.
  • * 60 Second Recap provides book summaries in sixty second video segments. There is a sixty second summary of each chapter of each book.




  • * Culture Talk is a collection of video clips of interviews and discussions with people from many different countries, of different ages and from different walks of life.



  • WordSteps is a resource for learning the vocabulary of your choice of nine languages.
  • Spelling City-  Add your words to students to work



Writing/Digital Stories:

Milly & the Muffin by Tineluv on Storybird

  • Little Bird Tales- Capture your child's voice and imagination with our creative story building tool and share them with friends and family.



  • Visuwords- online graphical dictionary showing the connections between words
  • * Wordia is a free visual, video dictionary. Wordia features a selection of user-submitted and professionally created videos explaining the meaning of a word.
  • Idiom Dictionary was created to help people understand the meanings of more than five thousand English idioms. To use the Idiom Dictionary just enter a phrase or part of a phrase into the search box and the Idiom Dictionary will offer an explanation of that idiom.
  • Voxy is an interesting approach to helping ESL students learn English. It uses current articles from world news, pop culture, and sports to to help students acquire language. As students read an article they can click on highlighted words and hear them pronounced. Highlighted words when clicked reveal the Spanish translation. Clicking on highlighted words also adds them to a study list. The study lists can be used for quizzes and games. Voxy is available in English and Spanish.
  • Repeat After Us is an online library of copyright-free English texts and audio recordings. The purpose of Repeat After Us is to provide ESL students with a place to read and hear proper pronunciations of English words.
  • CAPL, Culturally Authentic Pictorial Lexicon, is a project developed by Dr. Michael Shaughnessy at Washington & Jefferson College. The purpose of CAPL is to provide images that demonstrate the true meaning and intention of the words in a language. CAPL currently has collections of images for teaching and learning English (North American), German, French, Chinese, and Spanish. CAPL also has images for Japanese, Russian, and Ukranian. All of the images in the collection are licensed under a Creative Commons license that allows for re-use and manipulation for non-commercial purposes.
  • 22 Frames is a service that provides a central location for locating captioned videos for learning English and for Internet users who have hearing impairments. 22 Frames provides more than just captioned videos. For each video 22 Frames provides a list of idioms, slang words, and commonly mispronounced words in each video.


Graphic Organizers/Timelines:

  • Holt- Interactive Graphic Organizers
  • Popplet- create graphic organizers with different views
  • * Edistorm- Real-Time mind mapping w/ sticky notes.(About)






Find other resources at:

*Heartland URL Searchable Technology Database

Heartland URL Searchable Math Database

Heartland URL Searchable Science Database

Heartland URL Searchable Language Arts Database



iPod/iPad: https://sites.google.com/a/aea11.k12.ia.us/heartlandipadsed/


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