Tag Archives: tech tools

Problem (Tech) Solved: Comprehension Checks 1

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

For as long as I have been teaching, I have witnessed a similar pattern occurring time and time again in my various classrooms. Regardless of whether it was 40 Japanese high school students, 20 Chinese university students, or even just 5 ESL students … Continue reading

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4 Fast Fun Fillers: Games for ELL Break Time

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Breaks are important, but that does not mean you have to waste them. Choose any of the four activities below to engage students in a fun way without taking up a lot of time either in class or at home. … Continue reading

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Grammarly: 1 Easy Step to Improved Writing

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Writing is one area where students tend to lack confidence, so I am always on the lookout for resources that can help them. Previously, I shared Quill and NoRedInk, which both guide students through independent practice of writing and grammar … Continue reading

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360° Photos for ELT

Robert Sheppard
Rob Sheppard

Every innovation in tech has the potential to be or become an advancement in ed tech. So, every time we hear about a new technology, we ought to pause and ask ourselves, what could this mean for my classroom and … Continue reading

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5 Reasons to Use Newsela

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

There are so many websites out there with great materials, and many of them, including News in Levels, Breaking News English, and others, use current events as the basis of their articles or videos. Today, I want to share with … Continue reading

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Fun Ways to Incorporate (Free) Tech Into Your Classroom

Guest Author
Guest Author

A guest post by Kathleen Berger In this blog, Kathleen Berger shares a long list of free online resources to help you motivate and engage your ELLs. These web tools will have your students working collaboratively to use language meaningfully. We as … Continue reading

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Organize Online Lessons and Resources: Live Binders

Kristen Lindahl
Kristen Lindahl

To follow up on my last post about TESOL curriculum innovation and design, in this post I review online curation software called Live Binders. As an ESL teacher in the 1990’s, I had always kept my “stuff”—lesson plans, handouts, tests, quizzes, … Continue reading

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Google+ Education: Part 8

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

This latest installment in an ongoing series of posts about using Google features and products for educational purposes is all about Google Groups. Now, before we get started, if you have an LMS, such as D2L or Edmodo, through your … Continue reading

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Seesaw: Student-Driven Digital Portfolios

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

I realize that since the bulk of my current teaching is done at the university level, I need to make an effort to explore what is available for teachers and students in other contexts. Having said that, I think Seesaw, … Continue reading

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Game-Based Learning and Pre-K–5 English Learners

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

In my previous blogs, I talked about using websites and apps to help elementary-age ELs improve literacy skills. In this blog, I would like to mention some games that support STEM  learning for ELs through game-based learning (GBL). GBL is … Continue reading

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