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A tryst of teaching, technology, and language learning
A tryst of teaching, technology, and language learning

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iAnnotate ($9.99) is free this week for teachers and students http://ow.ly/2O8joR
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Upcoming ELI technology workshops! - After surveying my colleagues, I’ve put together the following provisional workshop schedule for the fall semester: 10/10/14: Conducting “game-show style” activities, quizzes, and games using Kahoot 10/24/14: Using online video resources and vocabulary profilers in ESL courses 11/07/14: Collecting and assessing spoken work digitally—without using the computer lab The first  Read more » Comments:  0 (Zero), Be the first to leave a rep... http://ow.ly/2O6Ov8
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Outside the classroom: The ugly truth about the gaming world http://ow.ly/2MEpSo
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Efficiency is overrated: the importance of resilience in classroom tech http://ow.ly/2K8OEO
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What kind of dentist do I see for Bluetooth-aches, anyway? - I love Android, but it's so darn finicky. To be fair, most of the issues I run into can be blamed on the fact that I like to modify devices and run custom software on them, but I only take it so far. I only run major, stable releases of Read more Comments:0 (Zero), Be the first to leave a reply!You might be interested in this: iAnnotate is on sale - 80% off Using a Chromebook to livestream my c... http://ow.ly/2JICJE
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My foray into the world of smartphone/tablet repair - My Nexus 7 repair didn't work, but I have the feeling that the tablet was already water damaged beyond hope. It's possible that a new battery might revive it, but I'm not confident enough in those odds to want to invest in the cost of a brand new battery. They're quite pricey. Read more Comments:0 (Zero), Be the first to leave a reply!You might be interested in this: Presenting at Three Rivers TESOL I... http://ow.ly/2JDdPi
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Alas, poor Nexus! I knew him, Google; a fellow of infinite joy, of most excellent pixels! http://ow.ly/2JiOBE
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The case for not banning laptops in the classroom - This article in the New Yorker by computer science professor Dan Rockmore calls for professors to ban laptops—or as he refers to them, "classroom intruders"—from the lecture hall. He refers to the incorporation of personal devices in the classroom as an "ill-conceived union" and dismisses laptops, smartphones, and tablets as "platforms for play Read more Comments:0 (Zero), Be the first to leave a repl... http://ow.ly/2HSgBU
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The coolest math game I’ve ever seen: SineRider! - This just popped up on /r/edtech, the educational technology community I moderate. And it's amazing. SigmaEpsilonChi developed a math game in the "sled/line rider" genre called SineRider. I'll let the album tell the story: How amazing is that? You design a function which will help the sledder safely navigate through a Read more Comments:0 (Zero), Be the first to leave a reply!You might be interested in t... http://ow.ly/2HoLR5
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Building and Sustaining Classroom Community Through Technology (“What I learned at TESOL” series) http://ow.ly/2HlgCt
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