Tag Archives: educational technology

Google+ Education: Part 7

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Quite a while back, I wrote a post about blogging for educational purposes and introduced Kidblog as a teacher- and student-friendly platform. For part seven of this ongoing series about using Google+ for education, let’s talk about using Blogger, another … Continue reading

Posted in TESOL Blog | Tagged as , , , , , | 3 Comments

EdSurge: For More Information on Educational Technology

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

While I do my best to bring you educational technology highlights, there are some really exceptional sites out there, for example Common Sense, that are completely devoted to this topic and have an absolute wealth of information to explore. Previously, … Continue reading

Posted in TESOL Blog | Tagged as , , , | Leave a comment

ScreenChomp: A Free Screencasting App

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

In the past, when I have written about the flipped classroom, I have usually shared individual websites to help with the process or inspire creativity, such as eduCanon, PowToon, and Padlet. I have also mentioned the occasional application, for example … Continue reading

Posted in TESOL Blog | Tagged as , , , , , | 2 Comments

Fun Fake Generators: Putting Content Into Different Formats

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

There are a number of free generators out there on the web that allow you to place content into different formats that may be more appealing, interesting, or challenging than the usual activity or standard letter-sized handout. The three that I … Continue reading

Posted in TESOL Blog | Tagged as , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Guest Writer: Independent Online Reading Practice

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Rebecca Palmer, a colleague of mine at Northern State University, has the unenviable task of teaching beginner reading to a very mixed level group of adults in the Academic English Program. While many of the materials we have dug up … Continue reading

Posted in TESOL Blog | Tagged as , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

NoRedInk: For Improved Grammar and Writing

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Although I cannot remember how or when I originally heard about NoRedInk, I finally got around to checking it out just the other day and want to encourage you to do the same. NoRedInk is a website designed for teachers … Continue reading

Posted in TESOL Blog | Tagged as , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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

Posted in TESOL Blog | Tagged as , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in TESOL Blog | Tagged as , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in TESOL Blog | Tagged as , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in TESOL Blog | Tagged as , , , , , , , | 2 Comments