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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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Take a Virtual Field Trip

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

While educators are often limited by time, funding, and logistics when it comes to field trips, virtual field trips can make them a real option again. Students get a similar learning experience and teachers can focus on the educational side … Continue reading

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Randomizing Order in Class

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Unfortunately, it is sometimes hard to get students to volunteer, so educators all have their own methods for randomizing the order in which students present or perform other tasks. Do you have students draw numbers from a hat or popsicle … Continue reading

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Socrative: A New Student Response System

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Do you like the idea of exit slips, but don’t have time to grade them all outside of class? Do you find yourself wondering whether or not students caught the main point of your lecture? Do you wish you could … Continue reading

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Teaching Tip: Cloud Storage & Why You Need It

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Cloud storage is something that I use every day, and the only reason I did not write about it sooner is because I thought I already had. How could I have forgotten to share something so basic? I have no … Continue reading

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Guest Writer: 21st Century Flashcards with Quizlet

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

This week, you are in for a treat, courtesy of Andrew Pharis, an ESOL educator and fellow ed-tech enthusiast based in Japan. Andrew was a classmate of mine at USC and introduced me to a number of amazing sites, such … Continue reading

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Google+ Education: Part 4

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

It has been a while since I have shared anything new about using Google+ for education, but I would like to add Flubaroo to the series (which has so far covered Google Hangouts, Sites, and Drive). Flubaroo is this handy … Continue reading

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SCVNGR Hunts

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

A week after the TESOL convention in Portland, I am still trying to unpack all the information I tried to absorb and one of the pieces I rediscovered today is SCVNGR, which came up in one of the many sessions I … Continue reading

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Virtual Flashcards in a Flash

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

You know I love sharing groundbreaking, game-changing, high-tech resources, but technology is not always like that. Sometimes online resources are really just tech versions of a traditional learning tool (like flashcards), and that’s what I want to share with you … Continue reading

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