“Harmonizing culture in and of the classroom through technology"

Claire Bradin Siskin


Resource Description URL
"Avoiding Plagiarism" a tutorial on what plagiarism is, how it is viewed in the US, what the consequences are, and how to avoid it

Go to http://www.esl-wow.org. Enter and click on "Avoiding Plagiarism."

Culture of the United States a general overview http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_of_the_United_States
Dropbox file hosting service https://www.dropbox.com/
edmodo social learning platform for teachers, students, and parents http://www.edmodo.com/
ESL Writing Online Workshop (ESL-WOW) free online multimedia program designed to guide non-native speakers of English through each stage of the writing process http://www.esl-wow.org/
Free Tech Tools for Language Educators links to useful tools and resources http://www.edvista.com/claire/pres/free.html
Instruments for Research into Second Languages (IRIS) digital repository of data collection instruments for research into second language learning and teaching http://www.iris-database.org
"Making Small Talk with Americans"

Alan Headbloom's checklist of which topics can be discussed with Americans

"More Than Please and Thank You: Teaching Politeness Strategies" article by Joanna J. Ghosh http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/tesolheis/issues/2012-03-02/1.html
Let’s Hang Out Sometime… or German Directness in Texas blog posting by "Sabrina," a German in Texas http://countryskipper.com/2011/04/20/lets-hang-out-sometime-or-german-directness-in-texas/
Promoting Understanding across Cultures in the EFL Classroom through CALL panel discussion at TESOL 2012 http://www.edvista.com/claire/pres/understanding.html
Webheads "a world-wide, cross-cultural, and vibrant online-community of educators with an open enrollment for anyone who wants to join" http://webheadsinaction.org

*This page accompanies a presentation to be given at the TESOL conference in Dallas on March 23, 2013.

Last modified: March 16, 2013

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