Teaching Language Learners with Twitter

“There’s an entire universe in every single tweet.”- Jack Dorsey Twitter has various updates, which have made it a wonderful app and web tool for learning a language. Soon, language learners will be able to express themselves in over 140 characters for richer writing practice. Currently, students are able to click on Moments to explore […]

20 Web Tools and Apps for Learners to Create Fun Videos

“Humans are incredibly visual and powerful, moving images help us find meaning… video helps capture and contextualize the world around us.” – Dan Patterson Students enjoy producing short videos and showing their creativity. Planning a video project doesn’t have to be a huge headache. In my digital book, Learning to Go, I provide tips, resources, rubrics, […]

40+ Hashtags to Follow to Learn About the Latest Teaching Trends

“The hashtag, that ubiquitous pound sign followed by a keyword, are part of the language of social media.”- Neil Patel, Forbes This summer learn more about teaching trends by exploring hashtags. Hashtags (text with a # sign front) are found all over social media on sites like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Vine, and GooglePlus. Hashtags are the key for […]

Emoji Get to Know You Activity

“Emoji and emoticons have developed to mean much more in language than the faces they represent.”- Lauren Collister (2015) For the past year, I’ve been studying how learners use emoticons, emoji, and text speak to communicate, read and write. Emojis are part of digital literacy and citizenship. When our learners use emojis in their writings, […]