Technology is imperative in the classroom in order to bring in authentic materials and maximize students' learning! I have used the following tools to enhance my students' experience:
Voice Memo can be used for the students to record themselves for self evaluations of their speech as well as peer review with instant playback
QR Codes are especially useful for jigsaw activities to incorporate authentic materials and integrate all four skills.
Windows Media Player allows access to radio stations around the world adaptable for listening activities in the classroom.
Tube Chop allows me to shorten a video or distribute pieces of a video to various groups of students
Allows for instant surveys on the students through the use of smart phones to gather real-time responses to prompts
I can upload my presentations for the students to refer at a later date allowing them to focus on concept comprehension rather than taking notes.
Pandora brings music into the class for having the students transcribe what they heard or notice specific forms while filling in blanks
Podcasts allow the students to create and upload audio or video files used in collaborative projects or assessment
Facebook can be used to create a group page for the class where the students can create a community and have a "safe" site focused on fluent communication
Prezi makes my presentations more interactive so that the students can get a better visual concept
Students can collaborate to build flashcards or it can be used in vocabulary activities with scatter, speller, or space race
Kahoot is a great tool for practice to achieve automatization or assessment that provides instant feedback on item analysis for the students and me.
Videos of class activities or group projects can be recorded and the video reviewed by the students or the teacher with inserted comments
Because students will use Google Translate, it is a great teaching opportunity to have them learn to correct the computerized translation errors of their production attempts.
Word Reference Dictionary work can be incorporated into vocabulary exercises. Most importantly students learn autonomy while also learning parts of speech.
Dropbox is a great tool for students to build their language portfolio uploading files of a variety of formats.
Skype allows me a format to assess students' oral skills individually outside of valuable class time as well as a medium for student to student interaction
A fantastic web site to teach English vocabulary that offers deep processing lexical items for long term retention and automatization.