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Let’s All Be Connected Educators

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Newsflash: October is Connected Educator Month! I almost missed it, so to make up for it, I have this lovely little post for you about what it is and how you can get involved. First off, what is this all … Continue reading

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TLO: Part Four: A Pedagogical Paradox

Andy Curtis
Andy Curtis

In response to the second of my blogs on teaching and learning online (TLO), on “Putting the Pedagogy First” (Aug 28), Evan Simpson and I posted a couple of comments and responses. One of the questions that came out of … Continue reading

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Free Books for Your Classroom: Shakespeare, Austen, Dickens, and More

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Schools around the world face similar issues and a major one for many institutions is funding. This is something that I have come up against numerous times, and you probably have, too. Maybe you’ve thought up some brilliant unit on … Continue reading

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TLO: Part Three: Blurring the Lines in Virtual Classrooms

Andy Curtis
Andy Curtis

I wrapped up my last blog (posted 28 Aug) with the following questions: If the traditional role of the teacher was, for many centuries, to stand at the front of the classroom, what is the position of the teacher now—now … 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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Google+ Education: Part 2

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Back when I talked about participatory cultures in a post entitled Moving Education Online, I mentioned Google Sites as a resource for teachers. Google Sites is great because you can easily make a class website using the template called Classroom … 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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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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