The universe of learning

The universe of learning

quarta-feira, 29 de setembro de 2010

Working with quizes

I love working with quizes that's why I loved this tool. We are given the option to choose ready quizzes or create our own. 
I believe we must revise structures that were given very often that's why I prepared this quiz to my Pre-intermediate group. I want them to remember the passive voice. I will post it in our communicative site ( Edmodo ) and I will ask them to do the quiz at home . I'll give them  a week to do it. After doing it they will be asked to leave me a message in edmodo saying if they liked or not. I took this idea after exploring wiki tools.  I chose the topic quiz and polls and the tool is my studiyo

terça-feira, 28 de setembro de 2010

A Junior project using photos

This is another very good tool to work with photos or videos. It's good for classrooms to revise things and it's good for anyone that likes to send photos to friends.The site offers 1 min free. Why don't you try?

 I'll share an experience of mine using this tool. It happened this morning with my Junior group.They are in the second semester. Since it was a revision day I took my camera with me and decided to try this tool. Some time before the class started I wrote verbs related to routine on the board. I used the ones they have just learnt. After revising the structure I asked them to choose a verb and perform it then I would take photos to send to parents via e-mail. They got so excited that it was difficult for them to decide who would perform what.It was a different and exciting way to revise vocabulary and they had fun.
The idea was taken from David Kapuler's e- book and the tool I used is called Flixtime 

sábado, 25 de setembro de 2010

Working with a site of questions and answers.

I found it quite interesting while exploring Nik Peachey's blog. It's called  "Ask and Answer questions".  I think it's very suitable for upper levels. 
 What I'm planning is I'll post the link  of this site ( Hunch  ) in our communication site (Edmodo )  . Then I'll ask students to sign and answer the questions they find appropriate. They must go until the end to get the results. After this step they must tell me in edmodo if they agree with the suggestions of the site. They will be given suggestions on  which magazines and books to read  and finally  tv shows to watch.

sexta-feira, 24 de setembro de 2010

Working with eyejot a recording tool

If you are a teacher you should try this tool. It's very similar to tokbox. Since it's not available I was given this option. You can use it to record messages or give dictation to students. It offers students the possibility to respond by recording their voices.

I prepared this to my pre-intermediate group.The unit is about quantifiers (8B).I took this idea from their book ( New English file p. 91) Instead of reading the questionnaire and choosing the answers in their books I'll be offering this option. Students will practise listening and speaking or listening and writing. If they choose writing they will have to use ( a site we've been using to communicate. I'll show them in class this activity posted in the site I've just mentioned then I'll ask them to answer to the questions at home. It'll be a homework activity and they'll be given some extra points for that.
webtools applied to teaching e-book ( By Ana Maria Menezes)

sexta-feira, 17 de setembro de 2010

My pdf document

I prepared this revision and as students didn't have the programme at home I decided to convert it to pdf so that they could study more at home.
Flipchart Reviews UIA

Posting a video

This is another version of this song that I appreciate. a student of mine showed it to me. I hope you like it.

My first powerpoint slides

Believe it or not but this was my first trial using powerpoint.I have to explore it much more.

Scroll messages. What about writing messages in movement? Using blog de César.

Isn't it a very good Tool? You have many possibilities in the blog. Try it out.

quinta-feira, 16 de setembro de 2010

colourful message

segunda-feira, 13 de setembro de 2010

My playlist

I have selected some of my favourite songs. See if you have the same tastes for songs. Choose a song , listen to it and have fun.

Music Playlist at

Working with recording tools for dictation or listening exercises (

I have tried out the three suggestions that you can see below. The one I liked most was because it offers us the possibility to use the webcam. The second I liked most was because it has the embed code in it that´s why I found a little less practical because you have to get the embed code in your e-mail. Why don't you try one of them? They are really useful.

Working with recording tools (

Very good tool for recording texts and dictations. The bad thing about it is that you have to wait a little to get in your e-mail the embed code to post it where you want.

Using recording tools for dictations or listening exercises. (

This is a very easy tool and also very fast. You can use it to record whatever you want and there's no time limit. The bad thing about it is that it doesn't offer you the option to use your webcam.

MY little pet using

Gif animator. Brothel

sexta-feira, 10 de setembro de 2010

A photo of me - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more

Just contemplate!!

Isn't this a breathtaking image? Spend some time observing it and have your relaxing moment.

Just a little about me

This is my first post for my new blog.
I'll start by talking a little about me. I'm an ESL teacher for almost 20 years. I started when I was still at university. I have taught using many methods but nothing compared to this new methodology which is filled with technology. I used to be very resistant concerning this aspect but after trying things out and doing a specific course on that I 'm feeling more comfortable with it. You should do the same. Let's learn together. I'll be posting things and I invite you to visit me  and share whatever you find useful and interesting for you.