Web 2.0 tools for listening, speaking, reading and writing

Listening

1.TeacherTube – YouTube but for educational purposes. This site is moderated so content is suitable for students.
2. Vocaroo – Besides practice speaking skills, the student will develop the way that he listens to himself and practice by itself.
3. Jamendo – A community of free, legal and unlimited music published under Creative Commons licenses. Listen to music is a good way to practice this ability.
4. iSpeech Text to Speech – It allows to upload any supported document (Word, PowerPoint, PDF etc) or type in your text directly and convert it to audio.
5. Voki – Allows to generate fun listening activities through the creation of avatars to represent the student.

Speaking

1. Audacity – A free, multi-track audio editor and recorder. Students are able to export recorded files in a range if formats and use them.
2. Skype – Allows students to make audio and video calls.
3. Vocaroo – Is a site that allows students to record their voices, save the recorded file in mp3 or get the embed code or link to access the recorded file in the website.
4. Voki – A website that allows students to create a customizable animated character and give it a voice.
5. VoiceThread – An online media album that can hold many types of media (images, documents, videos) and allows students to make and share comments using voice, text, audio file or video.

Reading

1. Bookopolis – A website that teachers can create a virtual classroom for the students where they can identify the book they’re reading and write an essay or a review of the book.
2. Rootbook – In this website students can search for books without registering or signing-up.
3. Lingro – In this website, students can click in any word in a web page and check the meaning.
4. Edublogs – A platform that is used to post academic essays, it can be used for writing and reading, because you can read all the academic posts on this website.
5. Storybird – A website that use illustrations to inspire the student’s writing to create stories. It is possible to read stories from other people.

Writing

1. Storybird – A website that use illustrations to inspire the student’s writing to create stories.
2. Pixton – A website where the student can create cartoons, stimulating their writing creativity.
3. Oneword – In this site, a word is given and the student has 60 seconds to write about it.
4. Inkle Writer – A platform on which students can write stories.
5. Penzu – Is an online diary/personal journal where students can keep their journals or share them by email.

References:

https://oupeltglobalblog.com/2015/05/07/teaching-with-web-2-0-tools-part-2/

http://edjudo.com/web-2-0-teaching-tools-links

http://web2-4languageteachers.wikispaces.com/Web2.0+tools

http://www.miscositas.com/webtools.html

http://www.gcflearnfree.org/topics/reading/ 

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