Fifty Ways to Teach with Technology: Tips for ESL/EFL Teachers

Wayzgoose Press
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From laptops to smartphones, IC recorders to video cameras, desktop software to cloud-based services, the technological devices available to educators influence the way we teach.

Whether you wish to use students’ own mobile devices, conduct an effective and engaging lesson in a CALL lab, or simply expand your list of language learning websites, this book has a wide selection of ideas for you. Each activity notes the specific type of software and hardware you will need, and every website referenced is free or has an unpaid option. 

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About the author

 Paul has taught English as a foreign language in Japan since 2006, and obtained an MA in TEFL/TESL from the University of Birmingham in July 2012. He has a wide range of experience in a variety of different teaching contexts, and is a regular writer and presenter on TEFL issues. He is the author of the multi-path adventure, "Journey to Mars" (Atama-ii Books) and the best-selling Fifty Ways to Teach with Technology: Tips for ESL/EFL Teachers (Wayzgoose Press). He is also the developer of Apps 4 EFL (http://www.apps4efl.com), which features online tools and activities for English teachers and learners. He can be contacted through Twitter @paul_sensei, or via his personal homepage: http://www.paulsensei.com.

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Publisher
Wayzgoose Press
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Published on
May 13, 2016
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Pages
54
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Language
English
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Genres
Education / Computers & Technology
Foreign Language Study / English as a Second Language
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