Tag Archives: edtech for ELLs

5 Apps for English Learning and Teaching

Greg Kessler
Greg Kessler

It’s quite common to not allow the use of mobile phones in the English classroom. However, there is an increasing array of opportunities to use them in meaningful ways. Because students today are likely to have their own devices, we … Continue reading

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Virtual Field Trips for ELT

Greg Kessler
Greg Kessler

There are numerous ways to use technology today to take virtual field trips. These activities can be designed in many different ways. I tend to think of them as an extension of simulations or role-playing activities that have been popular … Continue reading

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Augmented Reality for Language Learning

Greg Kessler
Greg Kessler

Augmented reality (AR) presents us with so many opportunities for language teaching and learning. If you are not familiar with this concept, perhaps the best example is Pokémon Go! This cultural phenomenon continues to be so compelling that it has … Continue reading

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Video for ELT, Episode 2: Ideas and Resources

Greg Kessler
Greg Kessler

There are so many opportunities to use video in interesting and creative ways. Last month I wrote about the various ways that TED talks can be incorporated in English teaching. If you didn’t see that blog entry, you should take … Continue reading

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Mapping Engaging Experiences

Greg Kessler
Greg Kessler

One of my favorite resources for language teaching has been maps. There are so many ways that creative teachers can use maps to make engaging experiences for their students. With today’s digitally aggregated, crowdsourced, customized, and mashup map, the potential … Continue reading

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