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10 Problems Only a Language Lover Will Understand

We language lovers need to stick together, because once the language bug bites, nobody understands your struggles (or your triumphs!) quite like the …

Kaizena Adds Built-in Notifications for Voice Comments on Google Docs and Presentations

Kaizena is a fantastic tool for adding voice comments to Google Documents and Google Presentations. The latest update to Kaizena streamlines feedback …

My presentation on assessment with ICT at Oxford University | Educational Assessment | Educational Technology

The Difference Between Games-Based Learning and Gamification

James Paul Gee (Photo credit: Wikipedia)<p>A thought -provoking read about the difference between <b>games-based learning</b> and <i>gamification</i> from the Teach …

Repetition Doesn’t Work: Better Ways to Train Your Memory

A team of scientists recently discovered that repetition is a terrible way to memorize information—and their findings highlight much better …

A New Way to Create Mapped Stories

Odyssey.js is a new open source map creation tool from CartoDB. Through Odyssey.js you can create mapped stories in three formats; slide, scroll, and …

How to Teach Old Ears New Tricks

“Hi! I'm Gabe. What's your name?”<p>“Seung-heon. Nice to meet you, Gabe.”<p><i>Uh-oh</i>.<p>“Sorry, I missed that. What's your name again?”<p>“Seung-heon.”<p><i>This is …

Deal Finder: innovative language beginner

<i>(*Pricing disclaimer: Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change without notice. Any price</i> …

‎Travel Phrasebook | Translator on the App Store

12.8<p>Aug 2, 2018<p>- Optimized user interface & experience<br>- Fixed the problems reported by users<p>If you like this update, please do not forget to leave us …

Wlingua, A Cool App for English Language Learners and Teachers

July 12, 2014 <br>Wlingua is a good language learning app that aims to give your students the chance to improve their English skills outside the …

Wikispaces

It’s time to say Farewell…<p>The page you are looking for is no longer available.<p>As stated in our communication in January 2018 and subsequent site …

Authentic Activities for the World Language Classroom

When dreaming up new activities, our main focus should always be authenticity. If we make activities genuine, our students will be much more inclined …

I Tweeted a Google Document and a Neat Thing Happened

Yesterday, I gave a short presentation on teaching with technology and primary sources. During that presentation I demonstrated how I have used …

5 Tools Students Can Use to Create Alternative Book Reports

This afternoon someone emailed me asking for some suggestions for tools for creating book trailer videos. It has been two years since I last wrote …

Why Book Trailers Are Great Alternatives to Traditional Book Reports

Yesterday, I gave the opening keynote for the Catholic Schools Foundation's Summer Tech Conference at Boston College. After my keynote I stayed in …

Best iPad Apps of 2013

2013 has been another memorable year for the iPad App Store. The number of apps designed specifically for the iPad hit the 500,000 milestone this year and is now well on its way to 600,000. By now, there are excellent iPad apps for just about any purpose. From heavy-duty productivity and business …

Turn-O-Phrase Helps Students Learn About Colloquial Phrases

Turn-O-Phrase is a simple game of identifying colloquial phrases from a set of two pictures. Depending upon which level you try there may or may not …

10 Starter iPad Apps, 2013 Version

I started this Christmas list of applications on the iPad in 2010. It’s interesting to see what’s stayed and what’s gone. It’s shared here for those …

Essential apps for decking out your new Mac — the best software and utilities

If you’ve been fortunate enough to unwrap a new Mac over the holidays or need help deciding how to use those iTunes gift cards, I’ve collected some of my favorite apps and utilities for taking your Mac to the next level.<p>Pixelmator<p>Pixelmator is one of my favorite Mac apps. For someone interested in …

Learn About Reindeer With This Collection of Media

BBC Nature has a collection of video clips, images, and articles about reindeer (or caribou). In the collection you can learn about how caribou have …

Evernote for BlackBerry 10 updated with sharing, offline notebooks and more

Yearning for more from BlackBerry 10's Evernote experience? You got it. The service just updated its native BB10 app with improved performance, more security and a small collection of overdue features. Namely, Evernote has given users the ability to share notes from within the app, both to friends …