By Nik Peachey
This book has been written and designed primarily with English language teachers in mind though the majority of the resources and tools contained in the book will have much wider use than just language teaching.
The book contains more than 70 tools and resources and these have been hand picked because they represent a broad cross-section of what is at present available.
The chapters of the book are divided into simple pedagogical tasks that most teachers need to carry out or help their students with and the descriptions of the resources are suitably concise to make the book easy for a stressed teacher to access and browse in a few spare moments between classes.
The sites, apps and resources within the book have been divided into the following chapters:
- Reading Tools
- Writing Tools
- Speaking Tools
- Listening Tools
- Grammar Tools
- Presentation Tools
- Poll & Survey Tools
- Infographic Tools
- Course Creation Tools
At present each chapter contains between 5 – 10 different sites that have been selected to help you make a quick choice of the tools you need.
Download the first two chapters here: Chapter 1 – 2
All of the tools and resources selected for the book are either free or have a useable permanent freemium offering, so you will never be forced to pay for any of these resources in order to sustain the work you are doing with your students.
Over the coming years it is my intention to regularly review and expand on the contents of this book. If you would like to be involved and assist in this process you can do so by:
- Suggesting tools to be included in future editions
- Writing an entry about a tool you have used and found useful
- Reporting a dead link or a tool or resource that has become commercially unviable for teachers
- Reporting a typo or factual error.
Anyone who contributes in any of the ways above will get a brief mention in the next edition of the book along with a link to their own blog or website.
Send contributions to: nik.peachey[at]peacheypublications.com