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Organization Tools for Every Teacher

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

While I was teaching internationally, none of my schools ever had their own software to help teachers with their record keeping (for things like grades and attendance), but there are a number of free sites that help teachers do just … Continue reading

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Teaching English Online: From the Perspective of a Teacher

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Previously, I wrote about my experiences studying online, but I have also had the pleasure of teaching English online using several different platforms and would like to share some of my insights on that. As far as online teaching goes, … 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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English and Free Rice

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

After that monstrous post the other week about online dictionaries, I have one that’s short and sweet. Have you heard of Freerice? It is a very basic site with multiple choice questions. You can choose from 21 different categories including … 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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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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Tech-Break: Running Dictations

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

After sharing so much tech-related information, I thought it might be time for a short break. In this post I’ll just explain a fun tech-less classroom activity called Running Dictations that I learned from one of my coworkers in China. It … Continue reading

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The Future of Learning: GlogsterEDU

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

As promised in my last post, I will share my new favorite online resource with you today. GlogsterEDU, which I’ve already written a bit about in TESOL Connections, is absolutely amazing, and if you haven’t heard of it before, you … Continue reading

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Online Education: Ready, Set, Learn!

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Perhaps as a teacher you’ve found yourself thinking about how great it would be to go back to school and learn more about different aspects of the field of education, brush up on some of your skills, or even learn … Continue reading

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