I suggested that I'm not so much a teacher as a cook (as well as being a doctor!) so that these are, if you like, the "utensils" I use.
The best dinner parties, however, are always those where the guests help cook (even if it's only fondue!) and a class is like that too: put the "utensils" in the hands of your learners and technology is so much more fun…
Particularly for those of you coming to my session at the Macmillan Teachers' Day in Zaragoza this Saturday, here in alphabetical order, are 10 sites I can highly recommend if you teach English in Primary.
I'm not a big games-in-class player myself, though it's always been my secret wish to have a DoS tell me "I want you to teach this teens class; there's no coursebook, but you do have 15 copies of Age of Empires…"
Google Reader and Diigo: find stuff… and find it again!
I posted the third thing I try to take to class — something new — prior to my APABAL session so I won't repeat it here.
What I would like to stress is what a fabulous tool Google Reader is [seevideo], both for finding new things to take to class and for keeping up-to-date with technology.
As well as Google Reader, I also use Diigo [viewvideo] to bookmark and organise things that I find that I might want to be able to find again (which is vital!). Although I don't get learners to actually use them, they are definitely two tools I can highly recommend and, personally, couldn't live without them.
If you're interested, you can "follow" my Diigo feed with Google Reader, and see what new things I've bookmarked.
A couple of other sites not mentioned at APABAL but which also provide new things that I take to class, and can highly recommend:
National Geographic's Photo a Day page, which I have automatically open in a new tab every time I open my browser (and see this activity for class)
The Guardian's You are the Ref page, particularly recommended if you teach teenage boys!