Tag Archives: integrating technology into education

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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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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Blogging for Educational Purposes

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

I want to expand on another educational resource that I mentioned in TESOL Connections back in January called Kidblog. Although some might think of blogging as an activity for people with too much free time, it can also be integrated … Continue reading

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Prezi: It’s the new PowerPoint

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

With Prezi, you have a new way to make presentations for class. Prezis look very professional so they are great for lectures or even business presentations. This makes mastering Prezi a good idea both for you and for students, especially … Continue reading

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Moving Education Online

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Jenkins, Clinton, Purushotma, Robison, and Weigel (2006) describe participatory cultures, outlines new media literacy skills, and explains the importance of learning and teaching these skills in their white paper “Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century” … Continue reading

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The Flipped Classroom

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

More and more, you might hear about the flipped classroom. What is it? Well, the flipped classroom is a teaching model where students do traditional classroom activities, such as listen to lectures, at home via the Internet, resulting in more … Continue reading

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