New Year With Technology!

12/31/2013 12:00:00 AM

shutterstock_20810806New year is on the way and here are some tools to enjoy the last days of this year with your students!

JibJab is an amazing site where you can place your face on different animated e-cards. Share this fun with Santa.
If you would like to chat with Santa, here he is the Santa bot, waiting for you to answer your questions.
If you are a gamer, here is an escape the room game. Help Santa escape from the room before someone sees him. Be quick!
ElfYourSelf  is a website that lets you create an elf of yourself. You upload your picture, create your mouth cut and choose your dance. When you finish it, you can download it or mail it to others. You can create up to five elves or you can get your Xmas elf name here.
You have got something to say to Santa? He has got an email adress here. Let’s write and wait for his reply.
Make Santa jump, hop, dance, sing!! Write whatever you want and Santa does it for you on SimonSezSanta.
Visit Santa’s secret village in NorthPole and play games.
What about creating animated and personalized e-cards for others? Nice!
You can create a personalized Santa story for your kids. Here it comes!
What about creating a custom letter for Santa! You can film yourself or upload a picture and it to Santa’s mail.
Make your carol with Zefrank and share the joy!
How about following Santa on Twitter? Learn what he is into these days.
You can play the songs with the Rain Deer Orchestra, squash their noses with your mouse or click the symbol on your keyboard.
Make your online snowflake and let it snow.
Are you on Santa’s good list?? If you want to learn, here you go!
Send an interactive ecard via OWorlds, decorate your gingerbread man,write your message and change your background.
Make your personalized Christmas card and share the joy with others.
What about making your own virtual snowman! You can try this one here.
This calendar has a new animation for each day until Christmas! You can also try this one and solve a puzzle each day.
Decorate your Christmas tree here.
and cheers to a happy New Year…

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Özge Karaoğlu is an English teacher and educational consultant in teaching young learners and teaching with web-based technologies. She is the author of  Minigon ELT book series, which aims to teach English to young learners through stories. Read more of her ideas about teaching English through technology and Web-based tools at

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