Name selector tools
https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/team-shake/id390812953?mt=8 This app allows teachers to enter additional information about students’ ability and gender and then generate a mixture of groupings for different activities.
https://www.classdojo.com/ This paid classroom app has lots of management and sharing features, including a ‘group maker’.
Vocabulary game sites
www.wordplays.com Fun interactive site with engaging games such as ‘word in a word’.
https://freerice.com/ This is a multi-choice vocab site and students collect grains of rice for correct answers. The rice is donated to the World Food Programme.
Dictionaries and Thesauri resources
www.dictionary.com Good general dictionary with simple explanations of words.
www.wordhippo.com Simple dictionary with synonyms, pronunciation, example sentences etc.
Picture dictionary for maths
http://www.mathsisfun.com/definitions Visual images to describe mathematical terms.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zd37W3CAgI0 Word as image – inspire
http://dramaresource.com/ David Farmer’s website.
https://www.dramanotebook.com/drama-games/ This site offers a selection of drama activities.
http://www.bbbpress.com/dramagames/ This site includes a selection of drama activities.
Story-making and creating websites and apps
https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/story-starters/ This Scholastic story selector web based resource, can be used for creating story ideas for drama.
http://www.plot-generator.org.uk/ This plot generator site could be used to create plots for drama.
http://www.springhole.net/writing_roleplaying_randomators/plotgens.htm More ideas for plots.
http://www.shortstoryideas.co.uk/ This site has a range of ideas for writing, which could be used for drama, for example, a first line.
https://storybird.com Students could create or read stories on this site and use them for drama activities.
http://www.dltk-teach.com/books/index.htm This website has a section on fables and traditional stories, many of which have cut-out puppets that students could use to retell a story.
https://www.talkingmatters.com.au/about-us/resources/barrier-games/ Fantastic free barrier game site.
http://www.esolcourses.com/topics/songs-to-learn-english.html Information gap activities using song lyrics.
http://picklebums.com/build-your-own-robot/ Free robot barrier games.
Other Listening Websites
https://storytime.rnz.co.nz New Zealand audio books.
www.tessarose.co.nz Developing listening skills using songs with actions.
www.noisyclassroom.com Excellent support and examples of debates, as well as activities that develop debating and oral language in the classroom.