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Utilizing Cell Phones With Students: Sending Reminders 101

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

While I talk a lot on the TESOL Blog about using technology, I have yet to talk about how to use cell phones as part of your teaching, and that is something I want to start to address in this … Continue reading

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Let’s All Be Connected Educators

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Newsflash: October is Connected Educator Month! I almost missed it, so to make up for it, I have this lovely little post for you about what it is and how you can get involved. First off, what is this all … Continue reading

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Free Books for Your Classroom: Shakespeare, Austen, Dickens, and More

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Schools around the world face similar issues and a major one for many institutions is funding. This is something that I have come up against numerous times, and you probably have, too. Maybe you’ve thought up some brilliant unit on … Continue reading

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A Great Online Resource: Explanatory Videos for ELT

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

It’s easy to get stuck using the same lesson plan template. Throwing in something new from time to time (in this case, a new teaching technique or short video segment) can really get students’ attention and help them stay focused … Continue reading

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Organization Tools for Every Teacher

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

While I was teaching internationally, none of my schools ever had their own software to help teachers with their record keeping (for things like grades and attendance), but there are a number of free sites that help teachers do just … Continue reading

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Google+ Education: Part 2

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Back when I talked about participatory cultures in a post entitled Moving Education Online, I mentioned Google Sites as a resource for teachers. Google Sites is great because you can easily make a class website using the template called Classroom … 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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