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LETTER FROM THE CHAIR
Jack Watson, University of New Brunswick English Language Programme, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

In this letter, Jack Watson, 2016 CALL-IS Chair, highlights what happened at TESOL’s Electronic Village in Baltimore 2016 as well as some interest section recent initiatives. Read More

LETTER FROM THE PAST CHAIR
Stephanie Korslund, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA

In this letter Stephanie Korslund, describes some popular sessions at the conference, the Hot Topics panels at the conference and the Intersections at the conference. Read More

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
Larry Udry, Divine Word College, Epworth, Iowa, USA

In this letter, Larry Udry previews the newsletter, thanks the editing team and all the contributors for their help in putting the newsletter out, and describes some changes in newsletter citation formatting. Read More

DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP: BEYOND BORDERS IN CYBERSPACE
Jennifer Meyer, Southside Elementary School, Bedford County Schools, Shelbyville, Tennessee, USA

More than ever, ESL students are becoming digital ambassadors for their families. Learn how to teach safe Internet use with activities developed specifically for English language learners. This article reflects on the author’s experience presenting on this topic at TESOL 2017 in Baltimore. Read More

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3 ESSENTIAL APPS THAT PROMOTE ENGAGEMENT, RETENTION, AND EQUITY IN YOUR CLASSROOM
Seth French, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA

In the world of ever-expanding apps and technology we live in, it can be challenging as educators to sift through all that’s available to find resources that are practical, easy to use, and engaging for students. This article identifies three such resources, explains why and how to integrate them into your classroom, and suggests methods for implementing them most effectively. Read More

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HOW TO CHANGE TEACHER RESISTANCE IN USING TECHNOLOGY INTO TEACHER RESILIENCE
Abir El Shaban, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, USA

A technology-enabling environment provides educational institutions with the most efficient framework to encourage teachers to integrate technology into their teaching practices. This article provides you with effective and efficient recommendations. Read More

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MAKING CONNECTIONS
Suzan Stamper, Yew Chung Community College, Hong Kong

In this community column, we will get acquainted with four members, who are some of our new CALL-IS Steering Committee members: Jennifer Meyer, Heather Benucci, James S. May, and Ellen Dougherty. Read More

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Electronic Village Online
Free online PD. CFP here.  Proposal relevant to TESOL, due September 4, 2016. Moderator Training - Oct. 16 - Nov. 13. Sessions held January 8 - February 12, 2017. Proposal instructions are here. Past proposals are here and info about EVO.
InterSections
TESOL CALL-IS invites you to listen to and participate in encore presentations of InterSections. These free sessions are open to members and non-members of TESOL, and they're free! Look here for details.
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