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    Participant
    16 September, 2013 at 3:26
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    What experiences have you had with using modern technology?

    I’ve been looking at smarttech whiteboards and such.

    dan
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    7 October, 2013 at 15:27
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    That’s quite a broad question – what kind of information/feedback are you looking for exactly?

    EduKator
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    14 November, 2013 at 5:26
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    I use technology varyingly. Whiteboards are a great idea and it really works in the classroom. We also have shared notebooks on Evernote. It’s easy to store information, jot down ideas etc. I also use a variety of online games to compliment learning. The trick is to find the right balance between lecturing and giving them sensory activities. Students remember what they experience longer than what they hear.

    martin@liveteflprague.com
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    18 November, 2013 at 15:19
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    Hello,

    I’m a big fan of using technology in class. Evernote is great.

    I use these to support my teaching:
    1) http://www.edmodo.com – great teacher-student/teacher-teacher network. You can assign tasks, publish quizzes, send alerts or just chat
    2) http://www.quizlet.com – I create my own flashcards there and my students can learn the vocab through PC or iPhone/Android applications
    3) myiPad connected to a flatscreen via Apple TV – much cheaper than interactive whiteboards

    Cheers,

    Martin @ LiveTEFL/SPEVACEK Languages
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/105113391992642633589/posts?rel=author


    eflsensei
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    25 November, 2013 at 7:27
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    I’ve enjoyed using Triptico. It’s an app with interactive resources such as a student selector, student group maker, match it game, what’s the question game, etc. All of the activities and games are templates. The content is designed by you, the teacher, so it is adaptable for all ages and levels.


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    10 December, 2013 at 15:57
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    I’ve really liked quitlet so far. It has some limitations, but it’s has potential.

    Do you use it in the classroom or just an activity for children to do at home? I’m curious how many of my students aged 8-13 can study at home using a computer or would be even willing to use this on a regular basis.

    I really like the test, that it can be printed out and change the form of the questions. Then just shuffle it again to vary the questions.

    EduKator, what online games do you use? I always find them to be tacky.

    martin@liveteflprague.com
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    10 December, 2013 at 21:11
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    I ask my students to use Quizlet for self-study. They can download iOS or Android app for their smartphones.


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    11 December, 2013 at 2:39
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    How old are your students and how many use quizlet?

    Any other useful sites you use for teaching/study or games?

    martin@liveteflprague.com
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    17 December, 2013 at 14:38
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    I teach adults. 1 out of 3 uses Quizlet.

    As for other sites and apps:
    http://www.edmodo.com, http://www.ted.com (+TEDiSUB iOS app), Conversation English HD (iOS app), Hangman (iOS app), Prezi for funny and creative presentations (PC and iOS), Wordfeud (iOS and Android), other iOS apps: Chicktionary, LearnBots, PhonFocus HD, English Wizz, Interactive English, Word Chaos, QuickVoice, etc.


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    14 October, 2014 at 14:34
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    Does anyone know any software that can be used for standard touch screen projectors?

    I have created games using photoshop and powerpoint, It’s however hard to find simple but decent interactive tools.

    FortyK
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    26 March, 2015 at 9:48
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    Continuing on this theme…

    We run a network of after school education centres in India, teaching low income children English using android tablets and peer learning.

    We are looking for any ESL content that plays on an android tablet, and is suitable for primary aged kids. Ideally the content will play offline, or can be optimized to do so.

    Does anyone have any recommendations?

    Thanks heaps.

    Rachel

    andrewberlin
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    23 April, 2016 at 11:35
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    I’ve started to use a shared google doc for giving written homework to a group of advanced adults. I set a question and the students all write their answers in the document. I correct the answers in the document and print out the marked up document which I give back to the students. Then we all read each answer in turn and discuss the content and any corrections I’ve made. It’s been quite effective, the students all get to read each other’s work in a nice readable form and the corrections are openly viewable for discussion.


    Games and activities for adult learners http://eslgames.com

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