On June 3, we discussed web tools and other technologies that have been useful in our practice in some measure. Click to read Julie Moore and Leo Selivan‘s choices, which focus on dictionaries, corpora and other lexical tools. Others mentioned during the chat included:
Just the Word – http://just-the-word.com – input a word to retrieve collocation and frequency information about it.
Learner Corpus bibliography – http://www.uclouvain.be/en-cecl-lcbiblio.html – includes citations to a number of books and articles on this topic (600+).
PONS Online dictionary – http://en.pons.eu/ – online dictionary that translates words into many languages as well as shows translation of different ways of using that word
Jing – http://www.techsmith.com/jing.html – giving writing feedback to students by recording your screen as you comment
Of course, there’s always ELTpics – http://www.flickr.com/photos/eltpics/sets/ – a crowd-sourced photo gallery of usable images for the classroom.
Read the full transcript here.
Burning question: If you find a web tool particularly useful in your practice, please list it in the comments with a little summary of its main function and/or blog about it. 🙂