Reflecting online about education and my learning experiences in the world of TEFL/ESL and new webtools
venerdì 28 dicembre 2018
Some years ago I came across this great resource for teaching literature. It is a website where you can find lessons and activities for teaching reading for free. It is called " CommonLiterature" and it created by American educators who care for teaching while they do not charge anything for the service. You can find a lot of information online by going to these links : you will find the website , the youtube channel and the blog for educators.
I started using some readings with my English language learners: I have not worked on the whole system online but I must admit that it is a really good source of texts and there are a lot of tools that can help struggling learners. Learners can work online and also download the texts, they can listen to the text in English and they can search the meaning of unknown words online. These are great tools for struggling learners who are not used to working online and need to widen their language and reading skills. This is my short recorded video about CommonLiterature- I am not speaking but only showing how easy it is to work online and find texts. The webisite is user-friendly for learners and also for educators.
I have created my account online and I regularly get emails about the webinars and the improvements they have worked on. Whenever I can I follow the webinars where they present how the website works or introduce some new features. This is what they wrote us about the changes and improvements in the last mail:
redesigned Assignments page to show more data and action steps upfront.
assignment Report also got a makeover.
new dashboards for assignments.
improved Sign Up experience.
the library has been expanded by 50%, bringing to a total of over 1500 texts.