Category Archives: Vocabulary

Engaging students online: Going beyond BB Collaborate and Zoom

BlackBoard Collaborate and Zoom are both excellent as web conferencing tools to link teachers and students, but educators need to expand their repertoire to include tools outside the web conferencing software to get engagement once the initial novelty wears off. … Continue reading

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New quizmaker software: Swency

If you find Kahoot too much hype and over competitive, with too many options that you never use, then there is a start up that has produced a simple down to earth quiz maker. It is web-based, called Swency ( … Continue reading

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Quizizz – more versatile than Quizlet Live or Kahoot

Quizlet Live and Kahoot are great for generating fun quizzes for use in the classroom However, with those quizzes, if you have students that are absent for any reason, they won’t be able to participate and share the same challenge … Continue reading

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Quizlet gets a new genre game addition.

I have been a great fan of Quizlet (founded 2006) for many years. As a language learning tool it can be excellent if done correctly. One teacher who does it very well in my opinion is Phrase Bot who provides … Continue reading

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New generation quiz types

There are some new generation quiz creation websites that are adding an extra dimension of fun and feedback for both students and teachers. While each has their own special take on this quiz genre, the main features are: immediate feedback … Continue reading

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Academic Word List in Quizlet – thanks Oliver14!

The Academic Word List was developed by Averil Coxhead at Victoria University in New Zealand to help students with their tertiary studies. It consists of 570 headwords and is divided into 10 sublists. It is especially useful for non-native English … Continue reading

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