Monday, 28 February 2011

Create a Web Based Song Activity in Minutes

Back in December 2010 I wrote an article about how you could use Batlyrics, a site which combined Song videos and lyrics, as a corpus to find examples of grammar or vocabulary you wanted your students to focus on: 'Lyrics and Video and Grammar - Song as Corpus'

Since writing this article I've spotted another useful feature of the site, and that is the addition of an embed code button.

This is really helpful, because now it means that you can select the song you want to use, copy the embed code and then embed it into your own web page or blog and write your activity around it.
This is particularly easy if you use the Posterous blogging platform, as all you need to do is copy and paste the embed code into and email, add a title and instructions and post it off to

A few seconds later you should get a message back with a link to your published activity. Then you just share the link with your students.
So now you can create quick online song based activities within just a few minutes. I hope you find Batlyrics useful.

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Nik Peachey

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Fantastic. Something so simple but so useful.

Keep up the good work, it's always a pleasure to read your new ideas.