Tag Archives: tech tools

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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A Week After TESOL 2015: Technology Reflections

Christel Broady
Christel Broady

It has been a week since the 2015 TESOL convention concluded, and I am still sorting through all of my convention experiences. Many of my TESOL friends must feel the same way, since my social media channels and e-mail are … 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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USA Learns: A Web-Based Tool for Self-Directed Learning

Alexandra Lowe
Alexandra Lowe

Many students like to be able to log into a computer program on their laptop, tablet, or smart phone to practice their English online outside of class. Here’s a free resource that every ESL teacher should know about: USA Learns, … 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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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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Google+ Education: Part 5

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Previously, I wrote a post about organization tools for every teacher and mentioned Edmodo, Schoology, and Engrade as a few good options for teachers wanting to go paperless or at least digitize some materials. Now, for part five of this … Continue reading

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Evernote: For Organizing Your Digital Life

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

With all the media that we are exposed to every day, it is no wonder that people are often overwhelmed by the amount of information they come into contact with. For example, some of us are being told to use … Continue reading

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