Tag Archives: educational technology

Guest Writer: Extending Student Engagement With Wiggio

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

For the sake of variety, I enjoy inviting guest writers to the TESOL Blog from time to time for the purpose of sharing even more tech resources with all of you. Today, it is my great pleasure to introduce Dr. … Continue reading

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Take a Spin on the App Wheel

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Well, now it is official. Having recently purchased both a tablet and a smartphone, I have, as so many people have gleefully pointed out to me, joined the 21st century. While I still maintain that neither is necessary for functioning … Continue reading

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Digital Citizenship Materials From Common Sense Media

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

While we may not be technology or computer science teachers, the fact of the matter is that most of us probably require students to use technology in one way or another. As an example, my students make videos, create audio … Continue reading

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Khan Academy for ELT: Part 2

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

As promised, I am back this week to outline what you can do with Khan Academy’s free account. For more information on why you might be interested in using Khan Academy, check out my last post. As I mentioned before, … Continue reading

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Quill: For Writing Development

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Back in August, I wrote a post about NoRedInk, which is a website full of exercises to assist students with their grammar and writing through semipersonalized exercises. Today, I have a similar site for you that reader Ellen Johnston brought to … Continue reading

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Meet Joy Egbert, Incoming TESOL Journal Editor

TESOL International Association
TESOL International Association

Beginning in January 2016, Joy Egbert will take over the editorship of TESOL Journal. Joy is professor of English language learning and education technology at Washington State University, Pullman. She coordinates the three ELL programs in the Department of Teaching … Continue reading

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ClassDojo for Feedback and Communication

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

ClassDojo is a tool that helps teachers, especially those with younger learners, deliver feedback on student performance to students and parents. It popped up on my radar again recently and I was surprised to discover that I had not yet … Continue reading

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Comprehensible Input via Infographics

Kristen Lindahl
Kristen Lindahl

It’s hard to imagine a language classroom without text—as a culture, we place a ton of importance upon the ability to read and write. The integration of the four skills—reading, writing, listening, and speaking—is a key feature of successful language … Continue reading

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Take a Classroom Break With GoNoodle

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

I recently had the opportunity to ask a group of colleagues what websites, apps, and software they used in the classroom, and a number of them recommended the website GoNoodle. Having never heard of it before, I decided to check … Continue reading

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Teaching Young ELs to Blog: 4 FAQs

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

Blogging provides elementary-age ELs the opportunity to practice writing across the curriculum. Even beginning ELs can produce text to publish a blog.  Many teachers blog with students as young as first grade. Here are four questions that I am frequently … Continue reading

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