Many of the interactive resources below can also be shared with the students to improve their English / other language comprehension,
Presentation on WHY use technology? and resources for ESL
Every Student has a blog from years Little Ducks to Year 9. Please let Jon or Simon know if you are interested in having students blog in your subject.
Here is an example of a Year 8 blog. The student is currently blogging in Science and ICT. After surveying the students 80% preferred blogging in place of using their exercise book.
APPS / WEB 2.0
Great looking resource for older students
Duolingo & Memrise will remind students if they haven’t studied that day (encourage them to add it to their phones / tablets etc). The software is designed to optimise memory retention of the vocabulary. This is also available on their laptops via the web.
Duolingo - there is a course for Russians Learning English
Memrise is also an app and mac based language learning software. This, like Duolingo,
Storybird - students can collaborate a book together, or by them selves then publish it to the world to get reviewed.
Don’t forget Quizlet for flashcards and games.
Useful site with games, flashcards & worksheets
Worldle.net is also very useful for key words- easy for students to create (see below)
If you are currently not integrating - start small. Choose one from the above to introduce, once comfortable having the students use that, add another.