Tuesday, 7 October 2008

HOW TO CREATE FREE PHOTOCOPIABLE MATERIAL FOR CLASSROOM USE


I know...I know... most of you share the same problem when it comes to photocoping... Photocopies from books, magazines or copyright photos are STRICTLY PROHIBITED and you want to enhance your students' knowledge on grammar, reading comprehension, vocabulary etc.

For that reason, I can suggest several websites where you can create your own personalised material and reproduce it without any restrictions in use. Have a look below:

1. Puzzlemaker is a puzzle generation tool for teachers, students and parents. Create and print customized word search, criss-cross, math puzzles, and more using your own word lists.

http://puzzlemaker.discoveryeducation.com

2. Crossword Construction Kit is a great tool for educators, students, publishers, corporate trainers and puzzle enthusiasts to quickly produce professional looking puzzles. Just enter the words and clues, select a puzzle shape and page layout, and press a button to generate the puzzle. Choose from the four best puzzle fits and the puzzle is ready for print or export.

http://www.crosswordkit.com

3. ...and of course once more the well-known HotPotatoes application

http://hotpot.uvic.ca