Tag Archives: integrating technology into education

Teaching English to Digital Natives: Common Computer Concerns for ELLs

Nathan Hall
Nathan Hall

Those of us who remember computers being a novelty in the classroom probably also remember being told how the new generation of students are “digital natives.” The assumption is that children who grow up surrounded by computers see nothing strange … Continue reading

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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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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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3 WebQuests to Engage Your ELLs With Content!

Sherry Blok
Sherry Blok

Tired of fighting against the current? Students love their phones and want to engage in online activity, so why not put those cellphones to good use? WebQuests have proven to be highly effective to: Engage students with content Improve reading comprehension … Continue reading

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TodaysMeet: Encourage Backchanneling

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

One way technology can be used in the classroom is to encourage “backchanneling.” As I understand it, the backchannel is what goes on online about a lecture, event, or presentation during or even after it takes place. This can be … Continue reading

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PowToon: For Presentations and Videos

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

In a number of past posts, I have talked about delivering content in a variety of ways using sites like Prezi for giving presentations as well as GlogsterEDU, Youtube, and eduCanon to flip your classroom. Today, I have another great … Continue reading

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Craigslist and the Art of Asking Questions

Alexandra Lowe
Alexandra Lowe

In a blog post last summer, I described a mnemonic device one of my students invented to help her classmates master the ability to pose grammatically accurate questions in the simple past. Here’s another fun way to practice questioning skills with … Continue reading

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Be a Super Teacher With Simple Tech Tools

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

A SMART Board training session I recently attended quickly turned into a great collaborative discussion about classroom tools. Super Teacher Tools was one such promising resource that was mentioned, and it is my pleasure to share it with you today. … Continue reading

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Electronic Village Online (EVO) 2015 – Register Now!

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

In case you did not know, TESOL’s Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) Interest Section runs this wonderful project each year called The Electronic Village Online, or EVO for short. The EVO consists of these unique 5-week sessions starting January 12th and … Continue reading

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Google+ Education: Part 5

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Previously, I wrote a post about organization tools for every teacher and mentioned Edmodo, Schoology, and Engrade as a few good options for teachers wanting to go paperless or at least digitize some materials. Now, for part five of this … Continue reading

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