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Take a Virtual Field Trip

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

While educators are often limited by time, funding, and logistics when it comes to field trips, virtual field trips can make them a real option again. Students get a similar learning experience and teachers can focus on the educational side … Continue reading

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Socrative: A New Student Response System

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Do you like the idea of exit slips, but don’t have time to grade them all outside of class? Do you find yourself wondering whether or not students caught the main point of your lecture? Do you wish you could … Continue reading

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Guest Writer: 21st Century Flashcards with Quizlet

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

This week, you are in for a treat, courtesy of Andrew Pharis, an ESOL educator and fellow ed-tech enthusiast based in Japan. Andrew was a classmate of mine at USC and introduced me to a number of amazing sites, such … Continue reading

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SCVNGR Hunts

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

A week after the TESOL convention in Portland, I am still trying to unpack all the information I tried to absorb and one of the pieces I rediscovered today is SCVNGR, which came up in one of the many sessions I … Continue reading

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TED Talks for English Language Teaching

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

A little while back, I wrote about the site News in Levels and how perfect it was for listening practice, especially for mixed level classes. While I have used it with students in the past, in the intensive English program … Continue reading

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Teaching the News: A Great Site for Everyone

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

From time to time, I worry that I might run out of topics for these posts. It happened today, and then I remembered a great site that I use with my students called News in Levels. News in Levels is … Continue reading

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Back to the Basics: Typing Practice

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Many of the sites I discover come from efforts to help my students. Since I teach in an intensive English program where students aspire to obtain a college degree, it makes sense for them to improve their typing skills. Very … Continue reading

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Surveys for Education

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Surveys are an excellent way to collect information about any number of things. In education, they can be used with students to learn more about their behavior, learning styles or preferences, and opinions. They can also be used in class … 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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TLO 9: How to Teach Online: Get to Know Your Course Participants

Andy Curtis
Andy Curtis

Finally! The “how to” stuff! Some readers have e-mailed me to say that, although they are finding these TLO blogs interesting, they thought it was going to be more of a “how to” type blog, which some of the other … Continue reading

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