The “The Things To Do” section of the Victoria and Albert Museum in Great Britain has a ton of online activities, and many are accessible to English Language Learners.

I’ve placed direct links to several of the activities on the appropriate pages of my website.

I particularly like their Design A Coat of Arms, which fits in well with the World History class I’m teaching this year.  Students create the coat of arms, then email the url to be posted on a blog or online journal.  Students can then describe it.

Of course, this online activity, like many that I post about, can easily be done in the classroom with construction paper and colored pens, too.  As I’ve mentioned before, though, using the computer can provide a nice change-of-pace, as well as offer an opportunity for the development of some tech skills.