Creating social phrasebooks amongst Phraseum

I pass a lot of fourth dimension looking at dissimilar web-based tools in addition to apps in addition to thinking most if in addition to how they tin live on used for learning. Sometimes it takes roughly thought in addition to at other times it’s actually obvious. With Phraseum it was directly obvious that this was a actually swell tool for learning.

Phraseum allows y’all to collect words, phrases in addition to sentences from anywhere on the spider web piece y’all you browse in addition to organise them into social phrasebooks.

Phraseum is a browser-based tool which tin live on activated from your browser toolbar. Simply create an concern human relationship in addition to thence drag the ‘Clipping button’ bookmarklet to your favourites bar on your browser.

Once that’s done y’all tin only collect whatever words or phrases that y’all notice online past times highlighting them in addition to thence clicking on the bookmarklet. This opens upward a window where y’all tin add together tags to the phrase in addition to add together your ain someone notes in addition to annotations. The tags could live on a definition, translation, purpose of spoken language or something most the context inwards which it could live on used. You tin thence relieve the phrase into i of your phrasebooks. The phrases in addition to phrasebooks tin live on someone or they tin live on made populace in addition to thence shared alongside others.

If y’all desire to include specific words or phrases from a give-and-take document or PDF, y’all tin also only type inwards the words or phrases y’all desire to include inwards your phrasebooks, but if y’all relieve them from the spider web thence Phraseum also stores a link dorsum to the master copy source, thence y’all tin acquire dorsum in addition to run across how the give-and-take or phrase is used inwards context. You tin also acquire a link from the phrase to a translation from Google Translate.

Phraseum is social, thence y’all tin part phrases in addition to phrasebooks alongside anyone else on the site in addition to follow other people if y’all similar the kinds of things they are saving in addition to sharing. You tin also click on whatever of the tags on your phrase to notice other related words or phrases which create got been saved past times other users in addition to add together those to your ain collection.

If y’all utilisation social media alongside your students y’all tin post service the phrases y’all relieve through diverse social media channels thence this is a swell agency to feed data in addition to activities into something similar a Facebook grouping or page or a Twitter feed that y’all utilisation alongside students.

All of the entries y’all brand to Phraseum tin live on edited in addition to changed, thence students tin e’er add together additional tags, alter them in addition to add together the same entry to multiple phrasebooks.

Phraseum also enables y’all to follow people inwards a similar agency to Twitter or Pinterest. If y’all follow people y’all tin run across their populace phrasebooks in addition to continue up-to-date alongside what they are saving.

This is actually useful if y’all are using it alongside students, every bit past times next them y’all tin easily monitor their move in addition to utilisation the comments characteristic if y’all necessitate to help, back upward or encourage your students.

Here are a few examples of phrasebooks I’ve created:

How to utilisation Phraseum alongside students

  • You could acquire started only past times creating a few of your ain useful phrasebooks in addition to sharing them alongside your students.
  • If y’all similar to pre-teach vocabulary, a skillful agency to practice this would live on to create a vocabulary phrasebook from a detail online article y’all would similar your students to read. They tin hold off at the phrasebook earlier they read in addition to banking enterprise jibe they sympathise the vocabulary, or utilisation it every bit a reference piece or later they read.
  • You could also collect a phrasebook alongside a collections of to a greater extent than random words in addition to phrases in addition to run across if the students tin predict the genre or sort of text the phrases came from.
  • You tin collect phrases into a phrasebook in addition to inquire students to propose appropriate tags to add.
  • If y’all develop your students to utilisation Phraseum thence they tin showtime using it to create phrasebooks piece they read. They tin sort novel words into specific groups. They could live on grouped according to the source or theme or they could grouping words according to give-and-take classification such every bit parts of spoken language or types of collocation.
  • You tin acquire students to part phrasebooks in addition to crosscheck thence that they part vocabulary in addition to banking enterprise jibe that they create got similar definitions or translations of the words.
  • You tin ship students on treasure hunts for specific things, for instance searching for concern related collocations. If they utilisation this every bit the tag they volition thence live on able to part their results together (any tag y’all click on shows y’all all other words in addition to phrases which part that same tag).
  • Get students to utilisation the phrasebooks to revise in addition to review their vocabulary.

What I similar most Phraseum

  • I honey that it plant inwards the browser tool bar. This makes it actually tardily in addition to quick to access at whatever fourth dimension y’all are online.
  • I actually similar the social aspect too. Being able to part in addition to compare phrasebooks alongside other people is actually useful.
  • It’s swell that it makes it tardily for students to acquire dorsum to the source of the give-and-take or phrase.
  • Saving phrases actually encourages students to mean value most words inside lexical chunks rather than every bit independent entities.
  • Phraseum tin live on used inwards multiple languages.
  • It’s free.
I mean value this is a swell tool to back upward to a greater extent than of a lexical approach to online learning. It tin also back upward students digital literacy in addition to report skills. I promise y’all in addition to your students notice Phraseum useful. Be certain to part inwards the comments whatever ideas y’all create got for using it alongside your students.
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