Brent Warner is a professor of ESL at Irvine Valley College in California, and an educational technology enthusiast. He is cohost of the DIESOL podcast, the only podcast with a specific focus on EdTech in ESL. He frequently presents on the crossroads of technology and language learning, focusing on student engagement and developing learner autonomy. Brent likes his coffee black and his oranges orange. He can be found on LinkedIn at @BrentGWarner.
Building Prompts and Building Language: 3 Activities to Practice English While Building Prompts for ChatGPT
Teaching students to compose high-quality messages to AI can increase learners' fun and also build their language competency. Here are three ideas to helps students build prompts that let them use their English to improve their English.
Creating Engaging Classroom Podcasts With Canva: A Step-by-Step Guide
Using Canva to record and edit podcasts is the easiest way to get students talking, and it's a fun way to engage students in pretty much any language learning class. Here are the stages to create simple spoken projects to practice pronunciation or full-length audio productions to refine fluency.
4 AI Chrome Plugins to Boost English Language Learning
As the conversations around using AI for education are only accelerating, edtech blogger Brent Warner looks at some ChatGPT Chrome plugins that you can introduce to your students to enhance speaking, writing, and comprehension skills, providing valuable support to both teachers and students.
Revisiting Blogging for English Learners in 2023
Revisit vintage edtech: Blogging offers immense value for multilingual learners of English, both in terms of language development and the access to and feedback from an instant audience. They can develop their English language skills, receive authentic feedback, connect with fellow language learners, and develop an online presence.