Tag Archives: technology resources

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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Crash Course: Awesome Videos for High School Topics

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

While I have already written a couple of posts about Khan Academy, I really wanted to come back to it in order to highlight some of my most favorite videos of all time, which happen to be from Crash Course. … 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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Lingogo: Language Practice App

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

I have some good news for people who have been searching for language practice they can do from their smartphones or know students who could use more practice and/or motivation. There is a new app available! Released in November 2015, … Continue reading

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Professional Development Resources From Common Sense Media

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Common Sense Media returns again and again as an invaluable source of information and materials for educators. Previous posts have pointed to Graphite, where educators can read and post reviews of various resources, and the topic of digital citizenship and … Continue reading

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Create Engaging Video Lessons With Zaption

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Whether it is for listening practice, the basis for a discussion or writing assignment, an extension of a reading activity, or something else altogether, videos are an excellent, often underutilized, resource at our disposal. Despite that fact that there is … Continue reading

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Teaching the (Breaking) News

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

The news, as we have already covered in previous posts (Feb 2014 and May 2014), is an excellent source of material for the language classroom because of its wide range of topics and its relevance to our everyday lives. You can … Continue reading

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