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Author Topic: IDEA: Wordlist Maker for teachers and students and ppl learning English  (Read 11669 times)

justabeginner

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I've had an idea for making a program that makes wordlists from web pages. I've added some more features like a wordsearch creator and an online google dictionary facility. Hope you like it.

What the program does:

You basically copy and article of the web or from a document on a topic you may be covering. My program splits up the words, gets rid of duplicates, and puts the word in alphabetical order. From there you can drag and drop a word list into MS Word or wordpad. You can also make a wordsearch with those words, as well as access the web to get their meanings. As an added bonus, you may chat with you peers over the net and upload your wordlists or other files to them (once you know their IP address). Hopefully the attached pictures describe all of this.





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I have custemised the program for donation coder. Sorry about the wait. Enjoy!


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I would like to hear from the locations that people come from. I'm just interested to see how far my program travels, and to what use it is being used for. I work for a school, so I created the program for the literacy program at the college where I work at. Please send any bugs that you may find, so that I may fix them.








« Last Edit: August 16, 2009, 06:34:47 PM by justabeginner »

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Re: IDEA: Wordlist Maker for teachers and students
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2009, 07:49:30 PM »
that's a fun idea.

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Re: IDEA: Wordlist Maker for teachers and students
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2009, 10:57:45 PM »
An EXCELLENT idea!

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Re: IDEA: Wordlist Maker for teachers and students
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2009, 12:01:52 PM »
I dont get it? What does it do?

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Re: IDEA: Wordlist Maker for teachers and students
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2009, 06:32:40 PM »
Coeluh ,

Hopefully the attached pictures describe the program.

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Re: IDEA: Wordlist Maker for teachers and students and ppl learning English
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2009, 09:24:23 PM »
Brilliant idea. I will let a local ESL organization know about this.

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Re: IDEA: Wordlist Maker for teachers and students and ppl learning English
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2009, 10:51:35 AM »
This is a terrific time-saver for all kinds of teachers. I teach Adult Literacy and ESL in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, and intend to share this news with other instructors. Thanks!
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Re: IDEA: Wordlist Maker for teachers and students and ppl learning English
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2009, 12:52:30 PM »
I'm also confused. Can anyone re-explain?

I get this part:

You basically copy and article of the web or from a document on a topic you may be covering.

Then I get lost:

My program splits up the words, gets rid of duplicates, and puts the word in alphabetical order.

Why would you split up the words and get rid of duplicates? Is it's purpose to be a dictionary program that eats text rather than to have words inserted manually?

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Re: IDEA: Wordlist Maker for teachers and students and ppl learning English
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2009, 05:12:14 PM »
I'm a lowly maths teacher, so take my ideas with a grain of salt, but...
If I wanted my ESL students to read and COMPREHEND a text, I would sort out some vocab problems first. It would make the actual task much simpler if a lot of the vocab discussion/explanation happened up front so interruptions to the narrative were lessened.
 In my maths classes as well, I like to have the vocab sorted out early, so it doesn't get in the way of explaining the maths concepts.
 So, returning to word lists, it's useful to make them from a text and use them in different ways all centering on learning vocab.
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Re: IDEA: Wordlist Maker for teachers and students and ppl learning English
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2009, 02:22:07 PM »
I see. Thanks for clarifying this tsaint.

I've never thought of that before. I guess I always saw these things more as stuff to put on the back. Glossary and all that.


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Re: IDEA: Wordlist Maker for teachers and students and ppl learning English
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2009, 05:15:08 PM »
... I always saw these things more as stuff to put on the back. Glossary and all that.


Funny how different minds work, I never thought of it that way round