Thursday, January 28, 2016

Free, Printable Bingo Cards by Bingo Baker

Generate hundreds of random cards

Okay, let's face it. Sometimes you just need a bingo game to consolidate vocabulary, switch gears, or just refocus the class energy.

"Bingo Baker makes it easy to create bingo cards. You can generate hundreds of random cards and print them using the printer-friendly PDF (with no ads or watermarks). You can also save paper (and waste electricity instead) by playing your bingo game online (it works on the iPad)."

See also: Word Search labs:


Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Make your own text messages -

Send me a text, Christopher Robin
Imagine if the characters in a novel or historical figures could text message each they can. (Create text messages in other languages too!)

" allows you to create a conversation between two people and present it as a text message conversation. Simply type in the specifics of the owners phone, carrier and time, then add in the lines, and press the submit button. (Thanks CL) "


Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Powerful QuickTime Features That You Might Not Know

Use QuickTime to combine many clips into one

Lots of great tips in this post; read the whole thing. But I really like number 9: "You can use QuickTime to combine video clips into one. QuickTime is far simpler than iMovie."

  • Step 1: open a movie in QuickTime and place your movie "playhead" cursor at the end of the clip.
  • Step 2: Drag & drop the 2nd movie to the open window. Then repeat to add more movie clips.
  • Step 3: Export, or click the "Close" button and save the movie as a single file.

City Creator - Medieval, Modern or Snowy

Be creative, build a city!
Indulge your inner creator and build cities in one of three scenarios. If you want to save your cities and come back later, you'll need an account, but students can play with no account and simply screenshot their creation. (Returning to the same computer later will allow you to continue building since cookies from the site will keep track of changes.)

Young kids can have fun practicing mouse skills, and the resulting cities can be used as a story prompt, or illustration for an existing adventure, or even language practice for ELL or other language classes. ("Je vois deux maisons, un camion et trois voitures.") It's not mobile friendly!