Tag Archives: EFL

Filming in Second Life to Create Machinima

Photo of MachinEVO moderators providing a training session in SecondLife in EduNation. This is one of my first film assignments as part of the MachinEVO workshop. I was in a group filming a story about a magician on a ship. It’s a humorous story, so I used some corny  music (Sorry, Gsus) for the sinking ship scene. I was already familiar

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Logic Model of Trace Effects

Logic Model of Trace Effects https://teacherrogers.wordpress.com/2014/05/18/trace-effects-video-game-for-learning-english-as-a-foreign-language/ Rogers, S. (2014). Program theory logic model of Trace Effects videogame. In Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2014 (pp. 1662-1674). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

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Gaming as an Instructional Strategy for Language Learning

What empirical evidence exists as to the efficacy of gaming as an instructional strategy? More specifically, how can massive multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORGs) be used to learn a second language? Gaming provides situated learning of content in a problem-based learning (PBL) format (Brown, Collins, & Duguid, 1989). Therefore, language learning games are generally created with an adventure, problem-solving scenario.

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CALL Resources on Diigo for Teacher Training

Previously posted on the TESOL blog on 31 October 2011 by Sandra Rogers Do you Diigo?  To be honest, I signed up but never used the online social-bookmarking tool. Fortunately,  TESOL’s Computer-assisted Language Learning (CALL) Interest Section has been busy bookmarking some great online resources.  Dr. Elizabeth Hanson-Smith shared the Diigo CALL-IS Virtual Software List on the TESOL CALL Community:

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EVO: A Collaborative Professional Development Project

I co-moderated an EVO 2010 session for elementary teachers titled Internet4YoungLearners. Even though the session has ended, you can still view the content. Generally, the sessions are participatory and conclude with a final project. For ours, we had teachers post their lesson plans that incorporated technology.  Furthermore, we collaborated on a list of our favorite English language learning websites for children.

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Teacherrogers is now on Podbean.com

Dear Readers, I started a podcast on English language pronunciation issues and Spanish for medical usage.  The English language podcasts are for English language learners (ELLs),  and the Spanish language podcasts are for medical professionals to use Spanish-speaking patients.  The latter serves as a job aid for those who need to practice Spanish on the job.  I’ll be adding more

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CALL Community Newsletter: Making Connections Highlights Members

Sandra has been teaching for 20 years. She’s actively involved with the Electronic Village Online (EVO) and currently serves on the coordination team. You may have read some of her CALL-related blogs on TESOL. She freelances for ETS.org and MuchEnough.com. In addition, Sandra runs a virtual nonprofit to help the unemployed find work on BrokeButNotForLong.org. Affiliation: Teacherrogers Consulting Years in

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