Tag Archives: technology resources

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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Film English: An Online Resource for ELT

Alexandra Lowe
Alexandra Lowe

Watching movies is a time-honored way for students to hone their listening skills, improve their pronunciation, and expand their vocabulary.  I consistently encourage my students to watch movies in English at home, with and without English subtitles, and ask them … Continue reading

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Teaching the News: A Great Site for Everyone

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

From time to time, I worry that I might run out of topics for these posts. It happened today, and then I remembered a great site that I use with my students called News in Levels. News in Levels is … Continue reading

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Back to the Basics: Typing Practice

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Many of the sites I discover come from efforts to help my students. Since I teach in an intensive English program where students aspire to obtain a college degree, it makes sense for them to improve their typing skills. Very … 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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How to Cook A Camel: Giving Instructions

Alexandra Lowe
Alexandra Lowe

Explaining to someone how to do something is a fundamental communicative skill in any language.  If you are looking for ways to teach this skill to your ESL students, my favorite vehicle is the website Howcast.com, a perennially popular source … Continue reading

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Guest Writer: Tech Training & Tutorials via EdTech.tv

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Today I have a really special post for you about EdTech.tv, a great website for teachers to learn about using technology. EdTech.tv was started this year by Brent Warner, an ESOL educator and tech enthusiast based in California. Brent was … 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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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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