Tag Archives: tech tools

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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Plickers: A Lower Tech Student Response System

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

For one reason or another, I sometimes stop using a resource for a period of time and then get to experience the joy of discovering it all over again. This happened to me recently with Socrative, my student response system … Continue reading

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Google+ Education: Part 7

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Quite a while back, I wrote a post about blogging for educational purposes and introduced Kidblog as a teacher- and student-friendly platform. For part seven of this ongoing series about using Google+ for education, let’s talk about using Blogger, another … Continue reading

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ScreenChomp: A Free Screencasting App

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

In the past, when I have written about the flipped classroom, I have usually shared individual websites to help with the process or inspire creativity, such as eduCanon, PowToon, and Padlet. I have also mentioned the occasional application, for example … Continue reading

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NoRedInk: For Improved Grammar and Writing

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Although I cannot remember how or when I originally heard about NoRedInk, I finally got around to checking it out just the other day and want to encourage you to do the same. NoRedInk is a website designed for teachers … Continue reading

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Connectivity With Google’s Cultural Institute

Kristen Lindahl
Kristen Lindahl

One of the greatest benefits of being online is the global connectivity it brings—connection to other people, other places, other perspectives, and, of course, other languages. Language teachers have been long aware of the connection between language learning and cultural … Continue reading

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Hot Potatoes: Free Software for Making Materials

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

As much as I hate to admit it, fall classes are just around the corner, so I have been spending a lot of time recently creating activities for my students. Vocabulary practice has been one area students always seem to … Continue reading

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Guest Writer: Vocabulary Through Social Media With SayWhat

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Today, it is my great pleasure to introduce our guest writer, Ivy Li. Originally from China, Ivy recently graduated from Columbia University with a master’s degree in TESOL, speaks three languages, and shares my interest in educational technology. A while … Continue reading

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Haiku Deck: Revolutionize Your Presentations

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Despite drastic changes over the years, many educators still use presentation software, such as PowerPoint, for a variety of reasons. Such presentations in class reinforce content delivered orally, serve as supplemental material, and scaffold learning. Turning these types of presentations … Continue reading

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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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