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GRAPH dictionary

With visuword whether you are a native English speaker or a second language user you can explore the lexicon in a complete new way.

Use the graphs to associate words and expand on concepts. Brainstorm. Move beyond synonyms and find other kinds of relational connections.

Enter words into the search box, “visualize a word,” to look them up. Touch a node to see the definition of that word group and click and drag individual nodes to move them around to help clarify connections.

  • It’s a dictionary! It’s a thesaurus!

  • Great for writers, journalists, students, teachers, and artists.

  • No membership required.

It uses Princeton University’s WordNet, an opensource database built by University students and language researchers. Combined with a visualization tool and user interface built from a combination of modern web technologies, Visuwords™ is available as a free resource to all patrons of the web.

THE VISUWORDS™ INTERFACE

To use the applet you only need to type a word into the search query at the top of the page and press ‘Enter’. A network of nodes or ‘synsets’ will spring out from the word that you entered. A synset is essentially a single concept that is represented by a number of terms or synonyms.

SYNSETS

Each synset node is shown as a globe. Nouns are blue, verbs are green, adjectives; orange and adverbs; red. The synsets are joined by colored links that represent kind of association those synsets have to one another.

  • “is a kind of” — hyponym/hypernym pair

    With regards to “wheat” and “grain”, we see a cyan link from “wheat” pointing towards “grain” we can understand this to mean that wheat “is a kind of” grain. Here, “wheat” is a hyponym and “grain” is a hypernym. In the case of verbs this same cyan link can be understood better by “is one way to”. So, for example, to trot “is one way to” walk.

  • “is an instance of” — hyponym/hypernym pair

    In these relationships, the hyponym is specific and unique. For example, “Einstein” is an instance of a “physicist”.

  • “is a member of”, “is a part of”, “is a substance of” — meronym/holonym pair

    In these cases the meronym in some way belongs to the holonym. Examples: “robin” is a member of the “thrushes”, a “wheel” is a part of a “wheeled vehicle”, “caffeine” is a substance of “coffee”.

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Semantic Word Visually Online

Graph Words it’s an free and useful English online thesaurus that helps you find the meanings of words and show connections among associated words. You can easily see the meaning of each by simply placing the mouse cursor over it.

Nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs are grouped into sets of cognitive synonyms (synsets), each expressing a distinct concept. These meanings and semantic relationships are revealed in a graphically way

Here you have an example

HOW TO USE IT?

To search for associated words, type the word in the search box at the top of the window and press the “Draw” button. You may also press the enter key instead.  The word you searched for will appear in the center of the display, and will be surrounded with words and meanings that are related to it.
To save what is currently displayed in the Graph Words, you can press the “Save as image” button on the toolbar.

Some other features of Graph Words to find and learn meanings of words

  • 1.-Each synonym dot can be clicked to find out its meaning and related words.

  • 2.-The tool is free and doesn’t require a member account to start using it.

  • 3.-Words can be saved as an image for your future reference or for other purposes.

  • 4.-Synonims are categorized based on the definitions of the main word.

  • 5.-For words that have lots of synonyms, sometimes you cannot see its entire map. Fortunately, the map can be moved by dragging it so that you can view the hidden dots or synonyms.

  • 6.-Each dot can be moved as well.

Two more examples:

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vocabulary.com

 Really useful to learn english.   “Vocabulary.com is a platform for lifelong learning, growing with you every step of the way. As you improve, the words that you learn will become more and more advanced. And, with our easy-to-use progress-monitoring tools, you can always look back to see how far you’ve come.”

It’s a great tool either to learn and improve your vocabulary or, as a teacher, to help your students. Find: grammar, vocabulary, antonymes, synonymes….

¡It’s  more than a simple dictionary!

 (click on each tab !)

 You can  play 

 You can  even to prepare your own lists for learning and teaching

 You can  look a word up

A great thesaurus with grammar tips and a good word for each day

        A complete list of synonymes and antonymes

 

Once you have your word with the different synonymes. You can even look it up depending on its complexity or lenght, like in the examples below:

 

But also, you can discover what words are the most common or informal ones by clicking that option like in the examples:

Go and investigate all the things you can do. You can join in for free but you have also a pro account for more things.

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BUSY TEACHERS for teachers

busyteacherBusy Teacher is a a page with an increase database of more than 16,000 free printable worksheets and lesson plans for teaching English. No matter if you teach kids or adults, beginners or advanced students – BusyTeacher will save you hours in preparation time.

No registration required.

All the worksheet has been made for teachers. So you can also become a BusyTeacher contributor by submitting your own Worksheets

In their pages you can find different worksheets as I show you directly below

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The english alley to learn english

english alley homeThe English Alley is a 100 % free website with one goal: to help improve your English vocabulary

How does it work?

Here you can find plenty of  lovely drawings that show the different vocabulary terms. Everything is organized in themes (house, park, school…) Here, they are in alphabetical order

When you put the cursor over the drawings you will hear the pronunciation of the words, and if you click on many of them it will give you access to a new vocabulary page.

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ISL Collective

 Internet SecoISL COllective2nd Language Collective is  an international community of half a million ESL/EFL language teachers sharing self-made language teaching materials.

Enjoy their free teaching resources whether you’re teaching English as a second language (TESL) or foreign language (TEFL) in a school or via one-on-one tutoring.  You will find printables, projectables and teaching tips of any level  or material for your classes.

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You can also  consider sharing the printable worksheets (doc/docx) and powerpoints (ppt, pptx) you created or type in ” teaching tips and ideas(“UPLOAD” menu) for others to benefit from.

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ATTENTION!! To download the materiaISL Collective4ls you have to log in but it is very easy and it’s free!!!!

If you are using iSLCollective for the first time, you can sign up right here with your email or using your Facebook or Google account. If you sign up using your email, make sure to drag the blue box to the right before you click on the Sign up button to show that you’re not a spam robot.

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Learn languages efficiently with VocApp

VocApp helps you practice the specialized vocabulary you need, wherever you are and whenever you want, using your smartphone or tablet. You choose which modules to include in your training session. The function “My Words” enables you as a registered user to add your own words and expressions. 

You can build your vocabulary and optimize it with VocApp and reach your goals much faster. You can also put it your lessons in your blog , wiki… I think that VocApp is a great help at any level.

It is an aplication that allows you: to learn and repeat vocabulary, to learn and repeat sentences, to create your own audio courses in eleven languages, to create your own audio flascards from a text or from a photo, to download the mp3 or the pdf…  It makes remember your vocabulary faster.

You only need to create a free account.

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Even if  some of the packages are not free…

 there are 3 packages that are totally free: 

1.- Top 1000 english words

2.- English in one day

3.- Academic word list

Anyway, in order to show you how to use VocApp, I leave  some very short videos (no longer than 2 minutes each) :

1.-What is VocApp?

2.-How to create your own set?

3. How to create your own set? (part 2)

4. How to learn?

5. Modes of learning

6. How to create your own course faster?

7. Repetitions, new, hard and mp3

How to create flashcards from a photo

How to create flashcards from a text

Mobile Flashcards = VocApp:)

Some more tips about VocApp:

voccapp4Multisensory flashcards provide your brain with just that – multiple types of input! As a result, you easily connect new words and phrases with ones you already know.

vocapp5Thanks to its spaced repetition algorithm you remember 95% of the material with just seven revisions per year (revision intervals are based on your learning history).

voccap6The more words you know, the more freely and accurately you can express yourself. Start speaking with confidence in no time!

voccap7Study anywhere, anytime with the Android & iOS apps. Time wasted while commuting or standing in line is in the past! Your progress is synced across all your devices.

voccap8Import, type, dictate or upload a photo… and let them do the rest! They’ll add translations, images, examples and pronunciation recordings.

vocapp9The key to success is consistency. VocApp helps you establish a study routine by keeping track of your current study streak and motivating you to study every day!

12 o'clockI have created a lesson related with the clock “It’s about twelve”

(click on the clock to go  there)

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Interactive sites 4 education: Literacy

This a good page with an incredible collection  of fun, educational, interactive games and simulations for , english language apart from other subjects

These activities work great with your SMARTboard or interactive  whiteboard for whole group or small group instruction or use in the computer lab  or at home for individual learning.

Here I leave the ones related with literacy

abcalphabetical ordercapitalisationcompound wordsgrammar

parts of speech

phonemes & words

poetry

punctuation

reading & sight words

rhyming

sentences

spelling

vocabulary

writing

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Interactive sites for education

interactive S 4 educ1This a good page with an incredible collection  of fun, educational, interactive games and simulations for math, english language arts, science, social studies, 

These activities work great with your SMARTboard or interactive  whiteboard for whole group or small group instruction or use in the computer lab  or at home for individual learning.

 INERACTIVE SITES

Choose from them! 

Here I put all the subjects but you will find some of them in its specific area of this web.

interactive s 4 edu3abcalphabetical ordercapitalisationcompound wordsgrammar

parts of speech

phonemes & words

poetry

punctuation

 

reading & sight words

rhyming

sentences

spelling

vocabulary

writing

interactive S 4 edu5ancient egyp

civil war

 

colonial times

 

communities

 

continents

 

 

countries

inmigration

 

landform

 

maps & directions

 

 

native americans

revolitionary war

 

states and capitals

 

US president and government

 

 

US government

 

 

US president

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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animal adaptation

 

animal clasification

 

biomes

 

body systems

 

bones & skeleton system

 

 

cells

 

clouds & condensation & water cycle

 

colours

 

 

constellations

 

dinosaurs

 

earth moon &sun

 

electricity & energy

 

 

float & sink

 

food chains

 

habitats

 

healthy living

 

insects & bugs

 

 

landforms forces of nature

 

life cycles

 

light

 

living things

 

 

magnets & compass

 

matter chemivcal & physical changes

natural disasters

 

physics & motion

 

 

 

rocks & minerals

 

season & weather

 

senses

 

solar system

 

 

temperature

 

 

volcanoes

 

interactive S 4 edu2adition substraction division

 

addition

 

algebra

 

angles

 

area &perimeter

 

circles

 

classsifying & sorting

 

 

coordinates

counting & numbers

decimals

 

division

 

estimation

 

 

fractions

 

geometry

 

geometry shapes

graphing

 

greater than less than and equal

 

 

mean median & mode

 

 

measurements

money

 

multiplication

 

number lines

 

number order

 

 

patterns

 

percentage

 

place value

probability

 

substraction

 

 

tamgrams & tessellations

time & clock

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autumn fall

 

christmas

easter

halloween

 

St Patrick's

 

thanksgiving

 

valentine's

 

winter

interactive S 4 edu8composing musicmusic fun

virtual instruments

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ENGLISH VOCABULARY

vocabulary2Practice English vocabulary, expressions, the alphabet and numbers. Within each category, place your cursor over an image or text to hear it pronounced aloud.

Then test your audio comprehension and speaking skills with the listening and speaking challenenge situated on the top right corner of each page.

Below, the contents you can find in the page.

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