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Google+ Education: Part 3

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

For part three of this series on Google+ for education, let’s talk about Google Drive, formerly Google Docs. It is free and easy to create an account and enables users to create documents, presentations, spreadsheets, forms, drawings, and more. Now, … Continue reading

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Utilizing Cell Phones With Students: Sending Reminders 101

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

While I talk a lot on the TESOL Blog about using technology, I have yet to talk about how to use cell phones as part of your teaching, and that is something I want to start to address in this … Continue reading

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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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