Tag Archives: technology resources

Comprehensible Input via Infographics

Kristen Lindahl
Kristen Lindahl

It’s hard to imagine a language classroom without text—as a culture, we place a ton of importance upon the ability to read and write. The integration of the four skills—reading, writing, listening, and speaking—is a key feature of successful language … Continue reading

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Take a Classroom Break With GoNoodle

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

I recently had the opportunity to ask a group of colleagues what websites, apps, and software they used in the classroom, and a number of them recommended the website GoNoodle. Having never heard of it before, I decided to check … Continue reading

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Plickers: A Lower Tech Student Response System

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

For one reason or another, I sometimes stop using a resource for a period of time and then get to experience the joy of discovering it all over again. This happened to me recently with Socrative, my student response system … Continue reading

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Infographics for ELT: Content Knowledge and Language Development

Guest Author
Guest Author

A Guest Post by Gabriela Kleckova Gabriela Kleckova, chair of the Department of English at the Faculty of Education, University of West Bohemia in Plzen, the Czech Republic, is a university professor, language teacher, teacher trainer, researcher, consultant, and materials developer. She is … Continue reading

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EdSurge: For More Information on Educational Technology

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

While I do my best to bring you educational technology highlights, there are some really exceptional sites out there, for example Common Sense, that are completely devoted to this topic and have an absolute wealth of information to explore. Previously, … Continue reading

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ScreenChomp: A Free Screencasting App

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

In the past, when I have written about the flipped classroom, I have usually shared individual websites to help with the process or inspire creativity, such as eduCanon, PowToon, and Padlet. I have also mentioned the occasional application, for example … Continue reading

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Fun Fake Generators: Putting Content Into Different Formats

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

There are a number of free generators out there on the web that allow you to place content into different formats that may be more appealing, interesting, or challenging than the usual activity or standard letter-sized handout. The three that I … Continue reading

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Guest Writer: Independent Online Reading Practice

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Rebecca Palmer, a colleague of mine at Northern State University, has the unenviable task of teaching beginner reading to a very mixed level group of adults in the Academic English Program. While many of the materials we have dug up … Continue reading

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NoRedInk: For Improved Grammar and Writing

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Although I cannot remember how or when I originally heard about NoRedInk, I finally got around to checking it out just the other day and want to encourage you to do the same. NoRedInk is a website designed for teachers … Continue reading

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Hot Potatoes: Free Software for Making Materials

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

As much as I hate to admit it, fall classes are just around the corner, so I have been spending a lot of time recently creating activities for my students. Vocabulary practice has been one area students always seem to … Continue reading

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