online activities

Minneapolis Public Schools Adult Education has made a major update to its website. You can view the updated website at http://abe.mpls.k12.mn.us.
Cancer risk website
This is an interesting, free (and largely ad-free) interactive online tool that's accessible to adult learners with high intermediate reading skills. It allows users to self-assess their risk for 5 major diseases (cancer, diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, and stroke) that can be affected by prevention measures like a healthy diet and exercise.
Here's a sweet website for English learners who have access to broadband Internet (at home, school, or the library): www.englishcentral.com.
Video Ant is a free flash-based tool for annotating videos with markers set on a timeline matched to text comments. The comments appear in a panel next to the video, and the viewer can jump to different portions of the video by clicking on the text comments.
English for Work video screenshot
The English for Work Interactive Video Series, created by former MLC - Arlington Hills Learning Center teacher Bethany Gustafson, was designed to give students the vocabulary and language to succeed at work they were already doing in the hopes this would help prepare them for supervisory positions.
If you were a fan of the Minneapolis ABE Online Activity List I'm sure you have discovered that it's gone! The content, however, has not disappeared forever. It is being reorganized and republished on a new site: http://abeonline.mpls.k12.mn.us.
These little tools have been around for quite a while. They're free and easy to use.
CLEAR (the Center for Language Education and Research, based at Michigan State Univ.) has a number of sleek, easy-to-use online language teaching tools. Most allow you to build speaking and listening activities for your students - a real rarity among teacher-friendly tools for building online activities. There is also a nice process-writing service for writing teachers called "Revisions".

   

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