Tag Archives: educational technology

Trace Effects: A Game for Language Learning and Teaching

Jeff Kuhn
Jeff Kuhn

Welcome to another edition of the TESOL Games and Learning Blog! I hope many of you were able to attend TESOL’s Virtual Convention last month. During the Convention, TESOL President Deborah Healey delivered the fantastic keynote “Teaching With Play: Games, Game-Based Learning, and … Continue reading

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Serious Games for the Classroom

Jeff Kuhn
Jeff Kuhn

Greetings and welcome to another edition of the TESOL games and learning blog! When searching for video games to incorporate into the classroom, choices often fall into two broad categories: educational games and commercial off-the-shelf (CotS) games. Serious games is … Continue reading

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Increasing Immersion: VR Becomes Classroom Ready

Jeff Kuhn
Jeff Kuhn

Virtual reality (VR) has been at the cutting edge of entertainment and education for more than thirty years. The technology has promised to revolutionize training and education by placing users in computer-generated environments where they can move around, interact with … Continue reading

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7 Game Design Tools for the Classroom

Jeff Kuhn
Jeff Kuhn

Hello everyone, and welcome to the latest TESOL games and education blog! Using video games in the classroom can be highly engaging for students, but perhaps a more engaging activity is making games. Educators interested in task-based learning can leverage … Continue reading

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Using Technology to Promote Reading

Greg Kessler
Greg Kessler

There are so many excellent resources online for teaching all the various aspects of the English language and culture. I have previously shared some of my favorite sites and tools for listening and speaking as well as writing. This month’s … Continue reading

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Digital Games for the Writing Process

Jeff Kuhn
Jeff Kuhn

Welcome back to another edition of the TESOL Games and Learning blog. To kick off this month’s post, I wanted to encourage everyone to visit the new Ludic Language Pedagogy journal by James York and Jonathan DeHann. The journal strives … Continue reading

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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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