Tag Archives: technology and education

Teaching English Online: From the Perspective of a Teacher

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Previously, I wrote about my experiences studying online, but I have also had the pleasure of teaching English online using several different platforms and would like to share some of my insights on that. As far as online teaching goes, … Continue reading

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Online Dictionaries for English Learners

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

While I do not know how popular online dictionaries are with teachers and students, I have noticed that my own students often rely on translators to help them with new vocabulary. Translators definitely serve a purpose and students perceive them … Continue reading

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Digital Wanderings + Padlet

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Here is a story about the digital wanderings of one afternoon. I cannot even remember where it all started but at some point I ended up reading a great article about using Prezi in an academic setting. The article contained … Continue reading

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Great Grammar Websites for Adult ELLs

Alexandra Lowe
Alexandra Lowe

My recent blog post, “Unearthing the Secrets of Successful Adult ELLs (Part 2),” explored some of the secrets of successful language learners. Two things are clear: (1) successful language learners don’t depend exclusively on their classroom teacher to master English … Continue reading

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The Future of Learning: GlogsterEDU

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

As promised in my last post, I will share my new favorite online resource with you today. GlogsterEDU, which I’ve already written a bit about in TESOL Connections, is absolutely amazing, and if you haven’t heard of it before, you … Continue reading

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Many Helpful Things: Online Resources and Activities

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

As a comment to one of my earlier posts about blogging, reader Diana Bermfadez mentioned a website that was new to me called ManyThings.org. This prompted me to take a look at the site, which is amazing, and think about other … Continue reading

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From the Perspective of a Student

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Since I am advocating for teaching using technology, I would like to note that I have also studied extensively online using all sorts of technology. While it is not the same as integrating technology into traditional classroom-based lessons, I wanted … Continue reading

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Prezi: It’s the new PowerPoint

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

With Prezi, you have a new way to make presentations for class. Prezis look very professional so they are great for lectures or even business presentations. This makes mastering Prezi a good idea both for you and for students, especially … Continue reading

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Speaking Homework: You can do that?

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

For a long time, I simply didn’t give homework to oral English classes because most traditional homework assignments focus on reading and writing and I want my students to develop their speaking and listening skills more than anything else. Additionally, … Continue reading

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Moving Education Online

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Jenkins, Clinton, Purushotma, Robison, and Weigel (2006) describe participatory cultures, outlines new media literacy skills, and explains the importance of learning and teaching these skills in their white paper “Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century” … Continue reading

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