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Fun Fake Generators: Putting Content Into Different Formats

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

There are a number of free generators out there on the web that allow you to place content into different formats that may be more appealing, interesting, or challenging than the usual activity or standard letter-sized handout. The three that I … Continue reading

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Guest Writer: Independent Online Reading Practice

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Rebecca Palmer, a colleague of mine at Northern State University, has the unenviable task of teaching beginner reading to a very mixed level group of adults in the Academic English Program. While many of the materials we have dug up … Continue reading

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NoRedInk: For Improved Grammar and Writing

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Although I cannot remember how or when I originally heard about NoRedInk, I finally got around to checking it out just the other day and want to encourage you to do the same. NoRedInk is a website designed for teachers … Continue reading

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Hot Potatoes: Free Software for Making Materials

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

As much as I hate to admit it, fall classes are just around the corner, so I have been spending a lot of time recently creating activities for my students. Vocabulary practice has been one area students always seem to … Continue reading

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Guest Writer: Vocabulary Through Social Media With SayWhat

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Today, it is my great pleasure to introduce our guest writer, Ivy Li. Originally from China, Ivy recently graduated from Columbia University with a master’s degree in TESOL, speaks three languages, and shares my interest in educational technology. A while … Continue reading

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Haiku Deck: Revolutionize Your Presentations

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Despite drastic changes over the years, many educators still use presentation software, such as PowerPoint, for a variety of reasons. Such presentations in class reinforce content delivered orally, serve as supplemental material, and scaffold learning. Turning these types of presentations … Continue reading

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Another Student Response System: Kahoot!

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

It has been almost a year since I wrote a post about Socrative, an awesome and free student response system, and while I would still highly recommend it, I recently came across another such system, Kahoot!, which is also free … Continue reading

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An Online Game for Fun With Music in ELT

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Although it seems to have been around for a number of years, I just recently stumbled upon Lyrics Training, a fun site that uses music to get students listening, reading, writing, and even speaking—well, singing. I am excited to share … Continue reading

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TodaysMeet: Encourage Backchanneling

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

One way technology can be used in the classroom is to encourage “backchanneling.” As I understand it, the backchannel is what goes on online about a lecture, event, or presentation during or even after it takes place. This can be … Continue reading

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Flip Your Classroom With EDpuzzle: Video Lessons

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

As the flipped classroom approach continues to gain popularity, there are more and more sites to help teachers flip their classrooms. Delivering the content of a course to students outside the classroom usually entails the use of videos, and I … Continue reading

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