The 41st TESOL Annual Convention & Exhibit
Electronic Village, Convention Center, Seattle, Washington

Internet Fair Classics 2006

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, March 21-23, 2:00-3:00  p.m.

Organizers: Chris Sauer & Christine Bauer-Ramazani
Link to Web Casts of Sessions from the EV Fair Classics 2007 and
the Web Cast Participation Guide

Wednesday,  March 21, 2007, 2:00-3:00 p.m.


Title / URL/Brief description

Susan Gaer

Collaborative Projects on the Internet
Learn about collaborative web projects on the Internet.
(Session webcast at

Barry Duell
Daisuke Naganuma
Hideyasu Sugita
presenting: Joyce Maeda)

English Dictation Exercises - Graded Online
Students can check the accuracy of their input as often as necessary until a passage is successfully completed.

Michael Krauss
Bridget Gersten

Integrating the Internet into the Classroom
This comprehensive Web site has been used to train several hundred ESL/EFL teachers from around the world.  The training materials are completely free and open to all educators and their students.  Topics covered include: exploring and cataloging quality Web sites for classroom use, creating Web-based learning activities, increasing Web searching effectiveness, evaluating Web resources, and creating materials with Web-based tools.

Leslie Opp-Beckman

Online English Language Center
The purpose of this site is to introduce educators and learners to resources available through the World Wide Web for English teaching and learning, and to services and resources available through the Office of English Language Programs, U.S. Department of State.

Dawn Bikowski

The Mystery Teacher Game: How an Online Interactive Site Can Assist Students in Getting to Know Their ESL Teachers

Kenji & Kathleen Kitao

Internet Resources for Corpus Linguistics
This presentation will discuss different types of resources for the analysis of bodies of text, with emphasis on resources useful for English language teaching.

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

Have Fun with English! 2--A blog for beginner EFLers to practice English outside of class with a world audience through the use of Web 2.0 text and voice tools

Paula Emmert

Task-based WebQuests in ESL/EFL Curriculum
WebQuests are inquiry-oriented activities that can be utilized to support the instructional process by providing students with fun and challenging learning through teacher controlled activities that utilize authentic text through the Internet.  The presenter demonstrates how this model can be utilized in ESL/EFL classrooms.

Randall Davis

Digital Voice Recording: The Basics and Beyond 
The presenter will demonstrate techniques for recording, editing, and publishing online audio recordings for language learning and teaching.

Jeff Nelson

Collaborative Writing and other Projects using Wikis
Recent wiki projects and a range of wiki software will be demonstrat




















Thursday,  March 22, 2007, 2:00-3:00 p.m.


Title / URL/Brief description

Charles Kelly

Activities for ESL Students

Quizzes, tests, exercises and puzzles to help you learn English as a Second Language (ESL); this project of The Internet TESL Journal ( has thousands of contributions by many teachers.

Ashley Hastings
Brenda Murphy


Spicing Up Audio Materials with iMovie
The presentation explains and demonstrates the use of iMovie to add relevant visually appealing text and graphics to an audio track.

Mary Diaz Oh, What You Can Do with a Tablet PC!
This presentation will demonstrate the application of Windows Journal and MS Word to mark student papers using Tablet PC digital ink technology.
Tom Robb

The Famous Personages Project
This web project is a collection of over 400 short biographies of famous Japanese.  Tom will show you how to participate in this project or start a similar one for another country.
Ann Christensen Using Hot Potatoes
Learn how to use Hot Potatoes, a free-for-educators software that allows you to create your own interactive on-line activities.
Robert Elliott

Using PureVoice for Free Classroom Recording Assignments
The presenter will demonstrate how to use PureVoice, a free and easy to use digital recording software, for making and submitting student audio recordings and for giving pin-point feedback by splicing in teacher comments.

John Avery


GRCC - a Web site for an Immigrant and Refugee Program
This site serves as an instructional resource and gateway for students using CALL as part of their regular ESOL courses. Students learn and practice technical skills and vocabulary needed to work with computers as well as to ESOL instruction through student project work.
Lyra Riabov

Key to Success: TEFL CALL Students’ Web-based Challenging Projects
This presentation explores the challenges of five years of MA TEFL CALL (Computer – Assisted Language Learning) students’ web-based projects.

Andy Bowman


The presenter will demonstrate tDictionary, a handy, web-based mini-dictionary. tDictionary can be used on PC and is useful for looking up words while working with any Windows application
(Session webcast at

Belinda Braunstein Using Windows Movie Maker to Edit Student Videos
If you have access to a digital video camera and computer, you and your students can make and edit videos. Belinda will show you the basics.


Friday,  March 23, 2007, 2:00-3:00 p.m.


Title / URL/Brief description

Abigail Bartoshesky

Conducting a Cross-Cultural Exchange with Course Management Software

Barry Bakin


ESL Action Photos Online for You to Use!

Mary Ohno

Hot Potatoes
Go beyond prefabricated activities and quizzes to create your own customized clozes, scrambled stories, timed readings, etc., with Hot Potatoes; this free program can incorporate audio-visual components, feedback and more.

Phil Hubbard

An Invitation to CALL: Foundations of Computer-Assisted Language Learning
This freely available website is an outgrowth of a CALL “mini-course” with the goal to provide a broad overview of technology in language teaching for both pre-service and in-service teachers. The site includes original instructional material, suggestions for assignments, and numerous links to sites relevant to selected topics.
(Session webcast at

Kristin E. Hiller


A Low-Tech/Low-Cost CALL Approach to Pronunciation Improvement
This session will demonstrate a few free and readily available tools for recording and sharing short audio texts as well as some resources and tips to help teachers help their students with pronunciation issues.

Jennifer Baran

Country Share/Culture Share: Ready-Made Classroom Activities
Welcome to the CIA World Factbook!  This site lists every country in the world and all the information you might want to know about a country.  The site is an excellent resource for intermediate to high level students.  It can be used to teach students to scan dense text to find specific information.  There is a wealth of uses for this site for ESP, K-12, EFL and ESL classrooms. My presentation shows some easily adaptable classroom activities!  Come and collaborate.

Lawrence Kelly


The Internet TESL Journal
Articles, Research Papers, Lessons Plans, Classroom Handouts, Teaching Ideas & Links. This is a monthly web journal, so make a bookmark.

Cynthia S. Wiseman


The Internet as a Research Tool
The presenter will demonstrate internet search strategies, field research sources/links, and organizational strategies, as well as tips on documenting online sources.  The presentation will include handouts of research tips, step-by-step guidelines for searching, saving, and utilizing internet resources and style guidelines for referencing source materials to distribute to students for use on research projects.

Ye-Kyoung Kim


Creative and Inventive Use of Multimedia Technology: Exploration and Education of the Online Virtual and Real World
This session lists the details of the modern multimedia technology currency (e.g., iMovie applications) in terms of its structures, features, and content which have some pedagogical implications for TESOLers in a diverse setting.

Thomas Leverett

Weblog Portfolios in an Intensive English Program
The presenter shows online portfolios of student writing, and presents possibilities in guiding students toward online presentation and integration into online communities.

Jacqueline Benevento Karen Jogan Organizing and Sharing Web Resources

Dudley Reynolds
Kyung-Hee Bae
Kelly Bracy

University of Houston Writing Center
The presenters will showcase in-class activities which use the Internet as a research tool and which have been incorporated in a college composition class for non-native speakers.

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