links for 2010-05-02

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  • ArtikPix has flashcard and matching activities to address articulation difficulties. The activities include features such as recorded audio, voice recording, and data collection to help children with speech sound delays. Children use ArtikPix to practice sounds independently, with a speech-language pathologist or their parents.
  • The eClicker system is made up of of two parts: the host and the client(s). The teachers use the host application to enter the questions and begin the polling. The students join the host as a client using any Wi-Fi enabled device with a web browser (e.g. smartphone, netbook, or laptop). The host application is available for teachers to download on the iTunes App Store. There is no software needed for the students to participate as a client. Students simply enter the host’s address in their web browser and they are ready to go. Additionally, there is a free client application available for the iPhone on the App Store that speeds up the process of finding the host on the network.
  • eClicker is a personal response system that allows teachers to poll their class during a lesson. It provides real time feedback so that teachers can be sure their messages are being received. Developed for smartphones, netbooks, and laptops, eClicker leverages the hardware already in the hands of many students and thus provides a low cost alternative to the expensive infrared based systems on the market. All you need to get started is the eClicker Host application, a few Wi-Fi enabled devices with a web browser, and a Wi-Fi network.
  • Welcome to the exciting world of PencilBot multimedia edutainment! Tap your iPhone or iPod touch to experience authentic, everyday English in fun, interactive activities that bring English to life.

    PencilBot ESL Apps . . .
    • let you experience authentic language in real life situations through short videos and interactive mini games
    • offer chances to play with the language and put your English knowledge to use
    • keep you motivated to continue learning and expanding your language abilities

    PencilBot ESL Apps are convenient, perfect for self-study or enjoying with friends, at home or on the go. Use them often, and you will see clear improvements in your listening, reading, and conversational skills in English.

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  • Students who are learning to speak English can benefit from use of the iPod Touch in the classroom. Several applications have been proven to be a valuable tool for language acquisition (Patten & Craig, 2007)[13]. Studies conducted by Patten and Craig (2007) [13] found that writing skills, vocabulary development, and comprehension skills improved as a result of the use if the iPod in the classroom.
  • Twelve-year-old Maria Nuñez-Lopez took English classes before, but she struggled to get the confidence to use the English she was learning.

    She understood English well enough to sit through classes, but was not inclined to answer questions or participate in conversations in English.

    But all that is slowly changing since her teacher at Church Hill Middle School handed her an iPod Touch.

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  • Gather objective data while observing teaching practices and student behavior. Five very easy to use timer and counter tools included with more available. Additional information about data-based observations and eCOVE Software on the website.
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  • Educators have spoken, and they say "Essay Writing Wizard iPhone app is a must-have for students." For an objective, independent opinion from educators in the field, read the review of the Essay Writing Wizard by Edu-in-Review. On the blog, go to the October 2, 2009 entry.
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  • Quizzes, tests, exercises and puzzles to help you learn English as a Second Language (ESL)
    This project of The Internet TESL Journal ( has thousands of contributions by many teachers.
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  • The iPod touch has a huge amount of potential in the classroom to revolutionize the way students learn and teachers teach. This exhibit is a living document to share in this vision and offer ways that the classroom teacher can use the iPod touch creatively and easily with their students.

    This exhibit is a collection of stories by some educators who have joined together to share in this vision. Using the techniques here, they have aimed to model these techniques to show what is possible. Please enjoy the exhibit and put it to good use. Together we can make mobile learning come to life and change the world of education one pocket and set of earbuds at a time!

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  • Do so much with ipod touch! iPod touch runs the iPhone Operating System, which can play audio, video, and browse the web. Even better, the App Store has nearly 200,000 apps that extend the usefulness and effectiveness of iPod touch in classrooms and education.
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