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221. Visuwords Online Visual Dictionary: Synonym Chart Assignment

Activity Description

In this activity, students will work individually or in pairs or small groups to create synonym charts using the Web site Visuwords.

Program Areas

ABE: Adult Basic Education

Levels

Low, Intermediate, High, All Levels
222. Watch Know Learn Educational Videos

Activity Description

Watch Learn Know website showing different categories of videos
Source: Watch Know Learn Homepage (License: Protected by Copyright (c) [i.e. screenshot])
 

This is a wiki Web site full of educational videos to use in class or send students to for supplementary learning or use in a distance learning setting. Over 50,000 videos have been found, submitted, and categorized by other teachers. They cover many of the basic academic areas, including basic math, algebra, geometry, science, history, social studies, language, physical education, health, computers and technology, life skills (check writing, budgeting), career paths, exercise, crafts, etc. There is not enough room here to list all of the categories, so you will need to take a look for yourself. We are sure you will find something useful, regardless of your program.

WatchKnowLearn also allows members to add videos they find, so this could be a great organizing tool for you. Many of the videos come from YouTube, but somehow they are viewable at schools that normally block YouTube videos.

Program Areas

ASE: High School Diploma, ASE: High School Equivalency Preparation, ABE: Adult Basic Education

Levels

All Levels
223. WebMD: Source of Medical/Health information

Activity Description

WebMD has a vast database useful in presenting/accessing accurate information on health issues. It is important to get students used to finding the site, navigating the site, and using the information. This can be done through assigning students/groups to investigate health issues. Assign students with lower reading levels to work in mixed groups so they can participate. By working together collaboration and presentation skills can be practiced.

Program Areas

ABE: Adult Basic Education

Levels

Low, Intermediate, High, All Levels
224. Wordsmyth Online English Dictionary-Thesaurus

Activity Description

Use this online dictionary in class whenever students need to know a definition of words or phrases or learn words with similar meanings to a given vocabulary word. You can also assign students to use the Web site to look up definitions, synonyms, find antonyms, see sample sentences, images, and animations of given vocabulary words on word lists, and hear pronunciations of words.

A registered account allows you to save and print glossaries and quizzes, select your dictionary level, add annotations to dictiionary entries and customize your experience.

Program Areas

ESL: English as a Second Language, ABE: Adult Basic Education

Levels

Intermediate Low, Intermediate High, Advanced, Low, Intermediate, High, All Levels
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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN220124 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.