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Teaching the (Breaking) News

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

The news, as we have already covered in previous posts (Feb 2014 and May 2014), is an excellent source of material for the language classroom because of its wide range of topics and its relevance to our everyday lives. You can … Continue reading

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Free Books for Your Classroom 3: Storynory

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Despite the fact that many educators have access to a wide selection of books from school and public libraries, it can still be challenging to choose the “right” ones and keep students supplied with material they are interested in. For … Continue reading

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Guest Writer: Extending Student Engagement With Wiggio

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

For the sake of variety, I enjoy inviting guest writers to the TESOL Blog from time to time for the purpose of sharing even more tech resources with all of you. Today, it is my great pleasure to introduce Dr. … Continue reading

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Take a Spin on the App Wheel

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Well, now it is official. Having recently purchased both a tablet and a smartphone, I have, as so many people have gleefully pointed out to me, joined the 21st century. While I still maintain that neither is necessary for functioning … Continue reading

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Digital Citizenship Materials From Common Sense Media

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

While we may not be technology or computer science teachers, the fact of the matter is that most of us probably require students to use technology in one way or another. As an example, my students make videos, create audio … Continue reading

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Khan Academy for ELT: Part 2

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

As promised, I am back this week to outline what you can do with Khan Academy’s free account. For more information on why you might be interested in using Khan Academy, check out my last post. As I mentioned before, … Continue reading

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Khan Academy for ELT: Part 1

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

As you know, I am always searching for material to incorporate into my classes. In the past, I have written about TED Talks and News in Levels as great resources for supplemental listening materials, but it is, quite frankly, shocking … Continue reading

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Quill: For Writing Development

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Back in August, I wrote a post about NoRedInk, which is a website full of exercises to assist students with their grammar and writing through semipersonalized exercises. Today, I have a similar site for you that reader Ellen Johnston brought to … Continue reading

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ClassDojo for Feedback and Communication

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

ClassDojo is a tool that helps teachers, especially those with younger learners, deliver feedback on student performance to students and parents. It popped up on my radar again recently and I was surprised to discover that I had not yet … Continue reading

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Take a Classroom Break With GoNoodle

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

I recently had the opportunity to ask a group of colleagues what websites, apps, and software they used in the classroom, and a number of them recommended the website GoNoodle. Having never heard of it before, I decided to check … Continue reading

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