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Strategies to Reduce Plagiarism and Increase Engagement

Brent Warner
Brent Warner

Plagiarism: scourge of the writing class and bane of teachers’ existence. Whether students are lifting others’ words accidentally or on purpose, there’s always something that comes up that puts us into a position of questioning the authenticity of some portion … Continue reading

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4 Android Features That Can Help ELs

Brent Warner
Brent Warner

Last month, we talked about how English learners (ELs) can use a number of features built into the iPhone to help them on their language learning journey. This month, as promised, we’re going to look at ways to help language … Continue reading

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Create Your Own Leveled Readers

Brent Warner
Brent Warner

As English language teachers, we often struggle with finding the right articles or reading materials for our classes, and when we finally do find something that matches our content needs, we then realize that the lexile level may be right … Continue reading

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4 Fast and Fun Forms of Feedback

Brent Warner
Brent Warner

Teachers across the globe know the research: Timely and specific feedback is one of the best ways to ensure understanding, improvement, and retention of skills. Still, we all struggle with making the time for feedback, and it can be tempting … Continue reading

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(Re)Exploring Flipgrid: 3 Underutilized Features

Brent Warner
Brent Warner

One of the biggest frustrations for teachers who have moved online is the seeming disappearance of opportunities to have students walk us through their thinking. In a face-to-face class, we can quickly check in when we pass by students struggling … Continue reading

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Increasing Immersion: VR Becomes Classroom Ready

Jeff Kuhn
Jeff Kuhn

Virtual reality (VR) has been at the cutting edge of entertainment and education for more than thirty years. The technology has promised to revolutionize training and education by placing users in computer-generated environments where they can move around, interact with … Continue reading

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Virtual Field Trips for ELT

Greg Kessler
Greg Kessler

There are numerous ways to use technology today to take virtual field trips. These activities can be designed in many different ways. I tend to think of them as an extension of simulations or role-playing activities that have been popular … Continue reading

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Basics of Using Corpora

Greg Kessler
Greg Kessler

A corpus is a collection, or body, of language. Though usually text-based, corpora (the plural of corpus) can include collections of spoken language as well. In fact, some of the most popular examples of corpora include TV news and U.S. … Continue reading

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