ILT resources

There's a lot of free technology available to use in (and out of) the classroom to enhance learning. Here are some ideas.

Quizbusters gameThere are a number of free websites which allow you to make quizzes (especially for use with mobile devices and IWBs). Kahoot is very popular with my students, but there are others. If you are teaching online, you can share the main question screens with the students, but they will need an additional mobile device to answer the questions for most of these.

Puzzgrid word gameThere are lots of free websites with vocabulary or spelling games which are suitable for EFL students. Here are some of my favourites.

PowerPoint haunted houseSome require no preparation, for others you need to type in questions. But if you have an interactive whiteboard in your classroom, then this is the place for you.

There are lots of ways to record students nowadays, but Voki.com in particular works well for students who don't like being filmed, and also has a nice text-to-speech functionality if they want to compare their pronunciation. Read on for more suggestions!

Wordle word cloudWordle is an utterly brilliant way of making word clouds. This one is from 10 present perfect sentences. Read more to see ideas of how to use these.

Dvolver animationDvolver is a website where students write short dialogues and choose simple animations to create their own short cartoon films. Here are some ideas to go with it.

ClassTools word or letter wheelThere are lots of other nice websites with tools you can use to manage activities and lessons.