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Video Games and Violence: Facts and Fear

Jeff Kuhn
Jeff Kuhn

Video games are back in the news again after a series of tragedies in the United States. It has become a familiar pattern, a young adult commits violence and an immediate response is to lay blame upon video games as … Continue reading

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Gamifying the Classroom, Part III: Gamification Tools

Jeff Kuhn
Jeff Kuhn

Greetings everyone, to this month’s TESOL games and learning blog. This month, we will wrap up our long look at gamification by highlighting tools for the classroom. Following is a list of tools to get you started—or to keep you … Continue reading

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Gamifying the Classroom, Part II: Core Motivations

Jeff Kuhn
Jeff Kuhn

Hello again, everyone! It’s another month and another blog post on gamification. Last time, we surveyed the foundational aspects of gamification—sketching out a definition, highlighting examples, and covering where to learn more. This month covers the core aspects of gamification … Continue reading

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Gamifying the Classroom, Part I: The Basics

Jeff Kuhn
Jeff Kuhn

Recently, Ohio University held its annual CALL Conference featuring a keynote from TESOL President Deborah Healey. During her visit, she found time to delivered a fantastic primer on gamification to our graduate students. As a result, I thought it would … Continue reading

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Classroom Games: Designing for Experience

Jeff Kuhn
Jeff Kuhn

Hello everyone! Welcome to another games and learning blog post. Safe travels to all those venturing to the TESOL Convention. For those staying home, be sure to check out the CALL-IS session webcasts for live broadcasts from the Electronic Village. … Continue reading

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Problem (Tech) Solved: Vocabulary Drills 1

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

For part two of this little series I have started, let’s take a look at vocabulary, which I feel quite certain has been learned using the same methods for centuries. I know memorization gets a bad reputation these days, but … Continue reading

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5 Icebreakers for English Interaction

Kristen Lindahl
Kristen Lindahl

In the United States, it’s that time of year again, when students and teachers excitedly (reluctantly?) return to the classroom after summer vacation. First and foremost, you’ll want to get your students talking to you and to each other! In … Continue reading

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Be a Super Teacher With Simple Tech Tools

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

A SMART Board training session I recently attended quickly turned into a great collaborative discussion about classroom tools. Super Teacher Tools was one such promising resource that was mentioned, and it is my pleasure to share it with you today. … Continue reading

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