Educandy

Educandy is a website where you can create interactive learning games in minutes. All you need is to enter the vocabulary or questions and answers and it turns your content into interactive activities. Once you’ve created an activity, a unique code is generated. Then you can share that code with your students so they can play the game on their own device. Or you can embed the game into your own website. Students can play the games you’ve created on their own device by visiting the Educandy [...]

Twinkl

Twinkl is a website that provides ready to use or to create new educational resources that can be used at each step of a child's learning journey. The teacher-created resources available provide entire schemes of work, lesson planning and assessments right through to online educational games, augmented reality and so much more. They have over 525,000 resources and new content gets added every day.

Wordwall

Wordwall.net allows teachers to create interactive games and printed materials for their students. Teachers simply enter the content they want, choose the game template and the website automates the rest. Interactive activities are played on any web-enabled device, like a computer, tablet, phone or interactive whiteboard. They can be played individually by students, or be teacher-led with students taking turns at the front of the class. Printable activities can be printed out directly or [...]

School Materials Guide: final years of Secondary Education

The School Materials Guide addresses the importance of teaching materials in the teaching and learning of the target language, and supports readers in the production, choice, and use of English schools materials, based on the alignment with the BNCC (Base Nacional Comum Curricular) and on the dialogue with the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). (in Portuguese)

Guide for Continuous Teacher Training: final years of Secondary Education

The Guide for Continuous Teacher Training supports the planning and execution of specific continuous education actions for English language teachers, based on the BNCC and the CEFR. The Guide is divided into two parts: in the first one, we discuss the quality premisses for training initiatives and present references and explanatory texts about the linguistic and pedagogical dimensions of skills needed by English teachers; the second part is practical and includes steps and tasks to support [...]

Proficiency Guide: final years of Secondary Education

The Proficiency Guide defines what is meant by linguistic-discursive proficiency, showing how the idea of proficiency deviates from a single, fixed conception of language use and learning. It presents linguistic-discursive expectations for students and teachers of the English language, bringing a greater understanding of the proficiency levels within reach at the end of elementary school and being able to inform and guide the planning of teacher training initiatives. (in Portuguese)

Scope & Sequence: final years of Secondary Education

The Scope & Sequence describes and organizes the learning objectives, skills and knowledge to be addressed in the final years of Elementary School (Key stage 3 and first half of Key Stage 4), as indicated by the Common National Curricular Base (BNCC), demonstrating equivalences with the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) descriptors. It also presents a suggestion for a logical sequence and progression development within the same year. (in Portuguese)

Online tools that help with teaching English

Check out tips for platforms and websites used by teachers for planning and preparing activities for presencial and remote classes

My experience: Websites that help me prepare activities for presencial and remote classes

Carol Gonçalves, English teacher, who has been working for 14 years at the Brazilian Society of English Culture (SBCI), with scholarship students from communities in Rio de Janeiro

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