Date: 18th February 2010
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the information and tutorials
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other users the day after publication, and you'll get points according
to the average rating:
- Average rating 5: you will get 10 points
- Average rating 6: you
will get 20 points
- Average rating 7: you will get 30 points
- Average rating 8: you
will get 50 points
- Average rating 9: you will get 100 points
- Average rating 10: you
will get 150 points
- Average rating under 5: the contribution is not approved
and will be removed.
The approved online exercises will be
www.englishexercises.org, and they can be used by you and your
students for free (no points needed).
you can make "online notebooks" for your students. You can make
passwords for them, and assign them online work. Then you can see all
their answers and results. More information
You can get points by uploading printables,
powerpoints, or online exercises.
Your contributions must be 100% in English
Your contributions must be your own
creations. You can use free images from cliparts or other free sources.
You can also use images that you have subscribed to and paid for.
You can īt publish any document including
pictures or contents taken from iclipart.com, since it īs against their
Worksheets containing watermarked cliparts
are not allowed and will be removed from now on.
Please, don't use pictures taken from
other ESL websites or books, even if you add your own exercises.
If you have a worksheet that you didn't
make yourself (borrowed from a colleague teacher, for example) don't
send it. It might be taken from a website or book, and your account
could be banned on account of it.
You can use texts from other websites or
books in your worksheets if you add your own exercises or activities (For example, reading
comprehension questions, etc). Please don't take texts from other ESL
websites or books, it would be unfair.
If your worksheet is just a reading text,
it will only be accepted if the text is written by you.
It is acceptable to take a text from other
sources (not ESL websites or ESL books) and add your own exercises or
activities, but you are not allowed to take an exercise from another
source and add more exercises of your own. All the exercises must be yours.
You can use songs (traditional or modern)
but make sure that you add your own exercises or activities. If your
worksheet consists of just the song with a beautiful decoration, it will be
considered a copy, since the content is not yours. Of course, if you
write your own song, it will be gladly accepted, even if you don't add any
Worksheets consisting just of lists (such
as "Phrasal verbs list" or "Irregular verbs list") are allowed, although
they are not recommended because everybody can find them in other
websites for free. Of course, they are not allowed if you have copied
them from another source.
You are not allowed to send the same
are highly appreciated, but they must be included in the same document
as the original worksheet, not uploaded as a different one.
There will be two special categories:
tutorials. No points will be needed to download them (new
users are the ones that might need them most). The generous members who
upload contributions for these categories will get no points from them.
You are allowed to use templates from the
"templates page" to make your own contributions, but it is not allowed
to use other members' worksheet as templates.
If you want to contribute with templates
or tutorials, just upload your printable or powerpoint and choose the
category "Other printables > templates" or "Other printables >
tutorials". Remember that you'll get no points from them.
If you want to send a colour and a BW
version of the same worksheet, they have to be in the same document.
In the past, members were permitted to
send the colour and the BW versions in different documents. Those worksheets will
not be removed, but members are no longer allowed to do so.
Single flashcards (a document with a
single picture) are not allowed. There must be at least four flashcards
in the same document for it to be considered a flashcard set and be
accepted. In the past we had many flashcards uploaded
separately, and they will not be removed, but it is not allowed anymore.
Your contributions must be ESL resources.
because it is an ESL task (read and learn
Single flashcards are
not allowed, but you can send
a SET of flashcards (at least 4).
because it is a speaking activity (Bingo)
because it is not an ESL resource.
because it is just a frame, without any
activity in English.
because it is not an ESL activity (students
don't learn English trying to find the path)
Cliparts and coloring pages are
because it includes a reading activity.
If three of your contributions are
confirmed as copies by the moderators, your account will be reviewed by
the administrator of the website, who might cancel your account at his
discretion, taking into account the percentage of your work has been
copied, if you have been warned previously, etc.
In order to save space in the web server,
worksheets and powerpoints with 0 downloads after one month will be automatically
The uploading system:
Printables must be under 500KB.
They must be .doc files.
If you are using Word 2007, take into
account that your documents will be saved as .docx by default. This
format is not accepted here, since not everybody can use it. Therefore
you have to choose "save as word 97-2003 document", in the "save as"
Powerpoints must be under 2 MB.
They must be .ppt documents.
If the uploading system does not work,
first check that your document meets the previous conditions. Even when
it does, the uploading system may fail
sometimes. In that case it is recommended to wait and try again 1 hour
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be descriptive and accurate, it will help your worksheet to be found by
the members who need it, enabling you to get more points.
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worksheets or other users' worksheets. (You can do it if another member
asks for a specific content or topic).
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Those kind of posts will be removed by the administrator.
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Those messages which are considered spam
by the administrator will be removed (such as using the forum with the
solely purpose of advertising your website).
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videos, etc. please use the "teachers'
cafe", not the forum.
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address in the forum. Anybody could see it. It is not safe.
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the website fair and clean.
The moderators will review the
contributions that have been reported by members, and confirm if they
are against the rules or not.
The moderators can also inform the
administrator if there are forum posts that go against the rules.
The activity of the moderators will be
supervised by the administrator, who can decide to revoke the moderator
privileges of anyone who does not moderate according to the rules.
The reporting system:
Any user with 30 or more points can
report contributions, if they think that they are against the rules.
Reported contributions will be reviewed by
Reported contributions will be "frozen"
(not downloadable) until they are reviewed by the moderators. If the
moderators decide that the worksheet is not against the rules, it will
be included in the "recent contributions" the next day.
The reports will also be supervised by the
administrator, who can decide to revoke the reporting privileges of
anyone who reports worksheets without justified reasons.
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whatsoever. That includes publishing them on your website for your
The rules that have changed will not be
applied to older contributions.
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further change. All the members of the website will be informed of the