Tag Archives: educational technology

English Language Teachers and Technology

Dudley Reynolds
Dudley Reynolds

The TESOL President’s Blog In fall 1983, I was hired as an undergraduate Spanish teaching assistant. Over the course of a weekend, I was trained to: 1) speak and dramatize a Spanish sentence from a pattern-practice drill, 2) snap my … Continue reading

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5 Reasons to Use Newsela

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

There are so many websites out there with great materials, and many of them, including News in Levels, Breaking News English, and others, use current events as the basis of their articles or videos. Today, I want to share with … Continue reading

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Fun Ways to Incorporate (Free) Tech Into Your Classroom

Guest Author
Guest Author

A guest post by Kathleen Berger In this blog, Kathleen Berger shares a long list of free online resources to help you motivate and engage your ELLs. These web tools will have your students working collaboratively to use language meaningfully. We as … Continue reading

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Google+ Education: Part 8

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

This latest installment in an ongoing series of posts about using Google features and products for educational purposes is all about Google Groups. Now, before we get started, if you have an LMS, such as D2L or Edmodo, through your … Continue reading

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Crash Course: Awesome Videos for High School Topics

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

While I have already written a couple of posts about Khan Academy, I really wanted to come back to it in order to highlight some of my most favorite videos of all time, which happen to be from Crash Course. … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Incorporate Digital Literacy in ELT: Class, Take Out Your Cell Phones

Robert Sheppard
Rob Sheppard

Gasp. Really? Phones? In class? Blasphemy! Heresy! If this is your attitude, you’re fighting a losing battle. Can phones be a distraction? Certainly. But they are also a resource, and one that is fundamentally altering the way we communicate. Here … Continue reading

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Guest Writer: Blogging for Stakeholders

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

To get more of the adult education perspective on technology for you, I invited Darrin Hetrick, a coworker of mine who wrote a post previously about that topic, to guest write for you again. Today he has agreed to share with … Continue reading

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Seesaw: Student-Driven Digital Portfolios

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

I realize that since the bulk of my current teaching is done at the university level, I need to make an effort to explore what is available for teachers and students in other contexts. Having said that, I think Seesaw, … Continue reading

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Lingogo: Language Practice App

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

I have some good news for people who have been searching for language practice they can do from their smartphones or know students who could use more practice and/or motivation. There is a new app available! Released in November 2015, … Continue reading

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Mind Map It: Aiding ELL Vocabulary Acquisition

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Guest Author

A guest post by Elizabeth Mosaidis In this blog, Elizabeth Mosaidis shares how she used the free online mind-mapping tool Coggle to help her ESL/EFL students better learn vocabulary and improve their essay writing. After reading some disappointing essays in … Continue reading

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