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September 10, 2007

Teacher Development- Hot Potatoes

Hello Readers,

Are you looking for an effortless way to create interactive worksheets online? Do you want to create multiple choice, short-answer or jumbled-sentence exercises? How about crossword, matching/ordering or gap-fill exercises? If so, then...

... the Hot Potatoes website (http://hotpot.uvic.ca/) might be worth checking out.

Hot Potatoes software can be bought online (using paypal) for $120 for individuals and more for companies and other for-profit organizations. However, if you work for a state-funded education institution that is non-profit and want to provide your material online for free, then you can get free access to the software.

To see a list of websites who have used Hot Potatoes software, go to: http://hotpot.uvic.ca/sites6.htm. As the website hasn't been updated recently, some of the links are dead. But have a look anyway to see what you could do with the software.

Have you used Hot Potatoes or other similar software for materials? If so, feel free to share your comments below.

Hope that helps!

Carol Rueckert
Writer, ESL Lesson Plan
E-mail: crueckert@eslemployment.com
Blog: www.esl-lesson-plan.com

"I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand." - Chinese Proverb

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About the author of this entry:
Carol, a native English-speaker who hails from the small town of St. Joseph in Minnesota, USA, worked in China for more than 7 years. During that time, she worked with students of all ages and levels. She worked at universities, private language schools, grade schools, international schools, and did private tutoring as well. Besides teaching, she also worked as a head teacher, an education manager, and a material development manager. In addition to working on this newsletter, she also writes a monthly column for Time Out Beijing. Carol is also currently working on her MA in TESOL at Oxford Brookes University in England. Look for her posts on the ESL-Jobs-Forum discussion boards!

Posted by crueckert at September 10, 2007 05:01 AM

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