Tag Archives: educational technology

Connectivity With Google’s Cultural Institute

Kristen Lindahl
Kristen Lindahl

One of the greatest benefits of being online is the global connectivity it brings—connection to other people, other places, other perspectives, and, of course, other languages. Language teachers have been long aware of the connection between language learning and cultural … Continue reading

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Hot Potatoes: Free Software for Making Materials

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

As much as I hate to admit it, fall classes are just around the corner, so I have been spending a lot of time recently creating activities for my students. Vocabulary practice has been one area students always seem to … Continue reading

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Guest Writer: Vocabulary Through Social Media With SayWhat

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Today, it is my great pleasure to introduce our guest writer, Ivy Li. Originally from China, Ivy recently graduated from Columbia University with a master’s degree in TESOL, speaks three languages, and shares my interest in educational technology. A while … Continue reading

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Haiku Deck: Revolutionize Your Presentations

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Despite drastic changes over the years, many educators still use presentation software, such as PowerPoint, for a variety of reasons. Such presentations in class reinforce content delivered orally, serve as supplemental material, and scaffold learning. Turning these types of presentations … Continue reading

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Teaching Leadership With the World’s First $9 Computer

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! In the first two ESP project leader profiles (Kristin Ekkens and Charles Hall), we have been able to gain insights into how these two leaders communicated to influence stakeholders and to achieve success in the healthcare industry … Continue reading

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Mind Mapping vs. Tired Templates

Kristen Lindahl
Kristen Lindahl

I’ve been busily evaluating lesson plans turned in by my preservice TESOL teachers, and as always, I’m reflecting my own lessons, all with the goal of improving the quality of their coursework: How can I improve my delivery? Format? Modeling? Assignments? … Continue reading

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Another Student Response System: Kahoot!

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

It has been almost a year since I wrote a post about Socrative, an awesome and free student response system, and while I would still highly recommend it, I recently came across another such system, Kahoot!, which is also free … Continue reading

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An Online Game for Fun With Music in ELT

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Although it seems to have been around for a number of years, I just recently stumbled upon Lyrics Training, a fun site that uses music to get students listening, reading, writing, and even speaking—well, singing. I am excited to share … Continue reading

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TodaysMeet: Encourage Backchanneling

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

One way technology can be used in the classroom is to encourage “backchanneling.” As I understand it, the backchannel is what goes on online about a lecture, event, or presentation during or even after it takes place. This can be … Continue reading

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Flip Your Classroom With EDpuzzle: Video Lessons

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

As the flipped classroom approach continues to gain popularity, there are more and more sites to help teachers flip their classrooms. Delivering the content of a course to students outside the classroom usually entails the use of videos, and I … Continue reading

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