Tag Archives: educational technology

Technology Resources, Reviews, and More: Graphite

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Common Sense Media is an amazing site that has way too much information on digital literacy and citizenship to fit into just one post. Even the section of the site for educators is massive, so I’m going to narrow it … Continue reading

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Virtual Flashcards in a Flash

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

You know I love sharing groundbreaking, game-changing, high-tech resources, but technology is not always like that. Sometimes online resources are really just tech versions of a traditional learning tool (like flashcards), and that’s what I want to share with you … Continue reading

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Guest Writer: Tech Training & Tutorials via EdTech.tv

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Today I have a really special post for you about EdTech.tv, a great website for teachers to learn about using technology. EdTech.tv was started this year by Brent Warner, an ESOL educator and tech enthusiast based in California. Brent was … Continue reading

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A Great Online Resource: Explanatory Videos for ELT

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

It’s easy to get stuck using the same lesson plan template. Throwing in something new from time to time (in this case, a new teaching technique or short video segment) can really get students’ attention and help them stay focused … Continue reading

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Organization Tools for Every Teacher

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

While I was teaching internationally, none of my schools ever had their own software to help teachers with their record keeping (for things like grades and attendance), but there are a number of free sites that help teachers do just … Continue reading

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English and Free Rice

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

After that monstrous post the other week about online dictionaries, I have one that’s short and sweet. Have you heard of Freerice? It is a very basic site with multiple choice questions. You can choose from 21 different categories including … Continue reading

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Online Dictionaries for English Learners

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

While I do not know how popular online dictionaries are with teachers and students, I have noticed that my own students often rely on translators to help them with new vocabulary. Translators definitely serve a purpose and students perceive them … Continue reading

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Digital Wanderings + Padlet

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Here is a story about the digital wanderings of one afternoon. I cannot even remember where it all started but at some point I ended up reading a great article about using Prezi in an academic setting. The article contained … Continue reading

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Using Smartphones in Class to Improve Speaking Skills

Alexandra Lowe
Alexandra Lowe

For better or for worse, smartphones and tablets are here to stay in the ESL classroom.  At worst, they are an annoying distraction, with students furtively texting family and friends and disengaging from class.  But at best, they can be … Continue reading

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Next Generation ELT: MALL

Deena Boraie
Deena Boraie

Last year, the president of my university, Lisa Anderson, requested that we provide English language courses for our security guards. We tested and placed these learners in the appropriate levels in our continuing English program for adults. Recently, I found … Continue reading

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