Tag Archives: educational technology

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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Google+ Education: Part 1

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Perhaps you do not use Gmail as your default e-mail account or Google as your trusty search engine. Still, Google has a number of free tools that could be of great use to teachers, and today I want to talk … Continue reading

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The Future of Learning: GlogsterEDU

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

As promised in my last post, I will share my new favorite online resource with you today. GlogsterEDU, which I’ve already written a bit about in TESOL Connections, is absolutely amazing, and if you haven’t heard of it before, you … Continue reading

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Online Education: Ready, Set, Learn!

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Perhaps as a teacher you’ve found yourself thinking about how great it would be to go back to school and learn more about different aspects of the field of education, brush up on some of your skills, or even learn … Continue reading

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Many Helpful Things: Online Resources and Activities

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

As a comment to one of my earlier posts about blogging, reader Diana Bermfadez mentioned a website that was new to me called ManyThings.org. This prompted me to take a look at the site, which is amazing, and think about other … Continue reading

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From the Perspective of a Student

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Since I am advocating for teaching using technology, I would like to note that I have also studied extensively online using all sorts of technology. While it is not the same as integrating technology into traditional classroom-based lessons, I wanted … Continue reading

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