When in Japan I did say that I would post some useful websites - here they are. There are so very many more out there.
Websites and other online resources
Worksheet making tools
http://www.triptico.co.uk/ (use with IWB for classroom activities)
Windows Live MovieMaker (part of the Office package)
http://www.dvolver.com/moviemaker/make.html Make fun animations with dialogues in seconds and then send them or embed them.
Video on how to use this: http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/voxopop/index.html
as well as the BBC sites, TV streaming sites, etc.
Recording/podcasting (many of these could also be used for listening practice)
http://my.brainshark.com/Home.aspx Add audio to presentations
Video on how to use this: http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/brain/index.html
http://mailvu.com/ MailVu allows you to send Webcam messages and can be used for lots of different things. It works with just 2 button clicks and one more to send the videos.
video on how to use this: http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/mailVu/index.html
Video on how to use this: http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/vocaroo1/index.html
http://audioboo.fm/ Easy to use podcasting
http://www.podomatic.com/login Easy to use podcasting
http://vyou.com/ Students can create profiles and then other students can email them questions. The first student then creates video answers to the questions so lots of speaking, reading and writing taking place.. You can listen to questions and answers on other profiles and even look up experts.
http://anmish.com/ Choose a famous person, imagine what you think he/she might say and then do the voice recording. Great way of getting students speaking and lots of fun. Takes about 2 mins to do
Music (other than YouTube…)
Blogs: there are lots of ideas on how to use technology, and links to websites
Teacher Training Videos – lots of these websites were introduced to me by Russell Stannard via his Teacher Training Videos: worth subscribing to if you don’t alreadyhttp://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/Ancona/index.html
16 online tools presented in a video, e.g. Wallwisher