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Have you ever heard of the Flipped Classroom? Here is some useful information:

Flipped Classroom

Created by Knewton

Check out this article about the extra baggage that technology brings to education: https://educationblog.oup.com/digital-futures/only-when-we-deal-with-our-technology-baggage-will-we-build-inspiring-technology-driven-learning

Useful links 

These websites help me integrate technology in the language classroom:

BBC Learning English – Interesting updates from this website.

Quizlet –  A great tool for making vocabulary lists with students. I usually create some lists and share those with them, and also encourage the students to create their own. They can download an app and study their list anytime they want. Quizlet also includes pictures and pronunciation of words.

LyricsTraining – I love this one! Students can choose a song, listen to it and fill in the blanks with the missing words. They can also choose the level (beginner, intermediate or advanced). A fun way to practice their listening skills.

Write & Improve – Students can practice their writing skills online and get feedback. I haven’t used it a lot with my students yet, but I think it’s worth trying!

WizIQ – Want to start teaching online? I used this learning platform a few years ago and I really recommend it.

Fleex – Improve your English by watching TED Talk videos, Netflix and others. You can see subtitles in English, click on the words you don't know and add them to a vocabulary list. It's not free, but it's a great tool.