Tag Archives: technology in ELT

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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Teaching the News: More Online Sources for News Materials

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Back in February, I wrote a post about using a site called News in Levels to help students improve their listening and, to a lesser extent, their reading. That site is really just one of the many sites out there that … Continue reading

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Duolingo: Independent Learning

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Depending on the native language(s) of the students you teach, you might want to send your students to Duolingo for independent language learning and practice activities. Duolingo is a free website and app designed for language learners. It is absolutely … 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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TED Talks for English Language Teaching

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

A little while back, I wrote about the site News in Levels and how perfect it was for listening practice, especially for mixed level classes. While I have used it with students in the past, in the intensive English program … Continue reading

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A Web Companion for Teachers

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Have you ever given students a worksheet to guide them through an online assignment? Have students ever lost such a worksheet between the classroom and the computer lab or the classroom and home? Is your computer station or lab lacking … Continue reading

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Technology Resources, Reviews, and More: Graphite

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Common Sense Media is an amazing site that has way too much information on digital literacy and citizenship to fit into just one post. Even the section of the site for educators is massive, so I’m going to narrow it … Continue reading

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Surveys for Education

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Surveys are an excellent way to collect information about any number of things. In education, they can be used with students to learn more about their behavior, learning styles or preferences, and opinions. They can also be used in class … 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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Google+ Education: Part 3

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

For part three of this series on Google+ for education, let’s talk about Google Drive, formerly Google Docs. It is free and easy to create an account and enables users to create documents, presentations, spreadsheets, forms, drawings, and more. Now, … Continue reading

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