Tag Archives: tech tools

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

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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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Take a Spin on the App Wheel

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Well, now it is official. Having recently purchased both a tablet and a smartphone, I have, as so many people have gleefully pointed out to me, joined the 21st century. While I still maintain that neither is necessary for functioning … Continue reading

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Digital Citizenship Materials From Common Sense Media

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

While we may not be technology or computer science teachers, the fact of the matter is that most of us probably require students to use technology in one way or another. As an example, my students make videos, create audio … Continue reading

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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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