New language materials for the new year!

By Lori Langer de Ramirez posted 01-14-2010 13:37

Dear WL Friends,
Happy holidays! I spent much of my holiday break playing around with educational technology: social bookmarking, social networking, and digital storytelling (yes, I'm a geek, but it was a BLAST!)
I highly recommend social bookmarking - a great way to save your bookmarks publicly so that others can see them and share them. Mine are at delicious:
I've just set up a Facebook page for with updated links and materials for language teaching. If you're already on Facebook, feel free to join the page as a fan. Here's the link:
I've created "movie" versions of most of the folktales on my site - something I've been wanting to do for years. With PhotoStory and MovieMaker (both free programs), it was a cinch - and tons of fun. You can access these videos on my YouTube channel: or on my website at:

Also, just an FYI if all these tools excite you and you'd like to learn more. There are tons of sites out there that offer free tutorials and assistance with web 2.0 tools. I have a few pointers on my website: Also, my new book on the topic - "Empower English Language Learners With Tools From the Web" - has just been published. Here's the link:
( It was written for teachers of ESL, but really has applications for WL teachers.
What web 2.0 tools have you excited?
Lori Langer de Ramirez, Ed.D.