Tag Archives: integrating technology into education

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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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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