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Guest Writer: Technology in an Adult Ed ESL Program

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Realizing that readers of the TESOL Blog teach in a wide variety of contexts, I invited a colleague, Darrin Hetrick, whose students are very different from my own, to share his experiences with technology in the classroom. For those of … Continue reading

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PowToon: For Presentations and Videos

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

In a number of past posts, I have talked about delivering content in a variety of ways using sites like Prezi for giving presentations as well as GlogsterEDU, Youtube, and eduCanon to flip your classroom. Today, I have another great … Continue reading

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Elevate Your Mind: Brain Training

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Seeing as I do not own a smart device capable of running apps (yet), I do not often have the opportunity to share apps with you, but today I bring you a free app for Apple and Android devices called … Continue reading

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AWW App: A SMART Board Alternative

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Another gem from a recent training session I attended is the AWW app, which you can use to turn your regular classroom computer, projector, screen, and WiFi into a more interactive platform for free. The “AWW” stands for “a web … Continue reading

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Be a Super Teacher With Simple Tech Tools

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

A SMART Board training session I recently attended quickly turned into a great collaborative discussion about classroom tools. Super Teacher Tools was one such promising resource that was mentioned, and it is my pleasure to share it with you today. … Continue reading

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Electronic Village Online (EVO) 2015 – Register Now!

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

In case you did not know, TESOL’s Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) Interest Section runs this wonderful project each year called The Electronic Village Online, or EVO for short. The EVO consists of these unique 5-week sessions starting January 12th and … Continue reading

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eduCanon: For Making Videos Interactive

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Videos can really be a good addition to any class, especially for students who may be struggling readers or those who are visual learners. Additionally, there are so many to choose from online that you can find videos for every … Continue reading

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Tech-Break: A Quiz Game for Review the Fun Way

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

It has been quite a while since the last tech-break, so I think it is time for another one. While teaching in Japan, I learned how to play a version of Jeopardy with students and then adapted this activity from that. … Continue reading

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Leap.it: A Visual Social Search Engine for ELLs

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Whenever you search for something online, you probably have a go-to search engine, like Google, that can help you out with anything you could possibly imagine. You likely view the list of results in the traditional link and brief summary … Continue reading

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Academic Earth: Free Education for All

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Over a year ago, I wrote about free MOOCs for educators and mentioned Coursera and edX as good sites to find valuable courses for professional development. The importance of professional development can never be underestimated, so today, I want to … Continue reading

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