The websites on this list were not designed with education in mind, but which can easily be used for learning purposes — particularly, though not exclusively, for English language development. I only hope that creators of “educational” content can learn from the qualities that make these sites so engaging.
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I’m not listing these sites in any order of preference.
Here are my picks for Part Two Of The Best “Fun” Sites You Can Use For Learning, Too — 2009:
ONLINE VIDEO GAMES:
I’ve written about how I use online video games as language-development activities with my students.
Here are some of particularly good ones that came out recently:
Heart Of Tota is a new online “point and click” video game. English Language Learners can use it through reading its “walkthrough” and through reading the words describing the items they click on and “save.”
There are plenty of ways that teachers can use engaging photos with both English Language Learners and mainstream students. You can read about some of them at The Best Ways To Use Photos In Lessons. Here are few fun images you might want to consider using:
I describe how I use videos in my classes in The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL list. And, since some of these videos are on YouTube, you might want to read The Best Ways To Access Educational YouTube Videos At School.
Here are a few fun videos you might want to consider using in class:
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