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Dawn Bikowski, Justin Shewell, and Suzan Stamper express thanks to all who contributed to the interest section over the past year, report on significant events, and preview TESOL 2012 highlights. Read More

LETTER FROM THE CHAIR
Dawn Bikowski, Chair, CALL Interest Section, Ohio University
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LETTER FROM THE CHAIR-ELECT
Justin Shewell, Arizona State University
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ARTICLES
SCAFFOLDING THINKING SKILLS THROUGH WEB-BASED ACTIVITY
Migyu Kang, Iowa State University

Migyu Kang describes a course project implemented by a group of ESL students in a university-level reading class in summer 2010. She demonstrates how a web-based activity improved the thinking skills of ESL learners. Read More

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USING THE VOICE MEMO IPHONE APP FOR CORRECTIVE FEEDBACK
Monika Floyd, Harvard University Institute for English Language Programs, and LuAnn Sorenson, University of Illinois Intensive English Institute

Monika Floyd and LuAnn Sorensen describe how to use the Voice Memo App on an iPhone for correcting student errors and as a way for students to create logs for their own errors. Read More

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USING ICTS IN TEACHING ENGLISH ACADEMIC WRITING
Valerie SartorUniversity of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

In this article, Valerie Sartor explores how Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) can promote L2 English language academic writing skills. Read More

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WEB-BASED PLAGIARISM-CHECKING TOOLS TO TEACH PARAPHRASING SKILLS
Heather Torrie

In the ESL environment, students often plagiarize accidentally because their paraphrasing skills are inadequate. Plagiarism-checking tools, such as SafeAssign, are effective instructional tools to teach appropriate paraphrasing and citation. By uploading short paraphrase assignments, as well as full-length essay drafts, students can visualize the quality of their paraphrases. Read More

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SUMMARIZING SILENCE: CONVERSATION AND WRITING ACTIVITIES WITH SILENT FILMS
Anna Lauzon and Katie Manchester Ha

 ESL teachers often used short video clips from online news sites or YouTube to teach listening skills and to generate class discussion, but recently, we started using films in our grammar and writing classes at Intensive English Programs. Read More

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Suzan Stamper, at Indiana University Purdue University
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Andy Bowman
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