Writing

Teaching tips and advice

British Council Articles on Teaching Writing Skills

The Guardian Styleguide

WriteIt Online Courses
For academic, business and technical English.

Blogs

Online journal/diary sites. This site – Blogging for ELT – will help you get some ideas on how to use them. The three, free blogging platforms below are very popular and quite easy to use.

Blogger

Typepad

WordPress

Comic creators

Create your own/let students create their own cartoon strips or comics.

Comicbrush

MakeBeliefs Comics

ToonDoo

Film/movie creators

Create animated films (with text and/or audio accompaniment), which can then be shared online.

Dvolver

Voki

Xtranormal

Film/movie subtitle creators

Students/ teachers can add subtitle to existing videoclips using these sites.

CaptionTube

OverStream

Subtitle Horse

Interactive world maps

Students can view and add information to shared world maps online.

Bravenet

ClustrMaps

MyGuestmap

Mindmaps

These are graphical organisers for any information you come across. Especially useful when used alongside listening or writing tasks, or to gather and store lexis.

Lovely Charts

Text2Mindmap

xMind

Poster creators

Very useful for collating information for presentations, as well as for revising/consolidating and recontextualising topic-based vocabulary. The posters created can combine images, text, audio & video for a multimedia extravaganza!

Glogster

Museum Box

Wallwisher

Questionnaire/survey sites

Where students or you can create polls or questionnaires for others to complete online. The surveys can be kept password-protected and private, or made public, so that anyone can view the results and complete the form.

PollDaddy

QuestionForm

Survey Monkey

Shared whiteboards…

…where student(s) and teacher(s) can collaborate in real-time on a virtual whiteboard.

EtherPad

GroupBoard

Skrbl

Scriblink

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