Make simple cartoons with Pixton, especially designed for education, it allows people to create fun dialogs. Interfaces in many different languages.
Scott Thornbury will be coming to JALT in November as a keynote speaker. His ideas about language learning are really interesting. For example, this idea about teaching grammar as if it were vocabulary, in his book Natural Grammar, which has a teacher support site with all kinds of ideas about teaching grammar in a natural way.
For a quick game of word ordering to make sentences, try out Wall of Words.
Danny Choo loves Japan. Born in England, he has come to Japan recently, and with incredible energy, posts regularly about Japan in his blog. A great way for our students to see what foreigners think of Japan.
I’ve always thought that talking about numbers gets short shrift (not enough attention) in most language classes. People talk about numbers a lot in normal conversation, and we hardly ever practice them in class. I’d like to do a whole class about using numbers in English. I think it would be a blast.
I’d certainly use this site in that class, What Japan Thinks is a look at Japan through questionnaires and statistics. I think it is a great way to talk about Japan, and about people.