ELI Computer Lab Class: Week 3 – Quizlet.com

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Today’s post is about Quizlet!

Quizlet.com is a free website which helps learners to study. I’ve written about it previously.

Over the years, many Quizlet sets have been created by ELI teachers. See them below!

Not every Quizlet set listed below is relevant for every semester. For example, in one semester, we might teach the odd chapters of a book (1, 3, 5, etc), and in the next, we might teach the even chapters (2, 4, 6, etc). However, in the list below, you can often find all chapters: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, etc.

If you have questions about which Quizlet sets relate to your current ELI curriculum, you can ask your teacher.

Enjoy!

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ELI Computer Lab Class: Week 2 – typing.com

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Today’s post is about typing.com!

As its name suggests, typing.com is a website which helps you learn how to type properly on a US English keyboard. The website is free, and it offers a few dozen sequential tutorials that guide you from the most basic beginner-level practice (F, J, and Space) up to advanced-level full-keyboard speed and accuracy drills. Students can create accounts to track their progress and earn achievement badges.

Typing is an important skill for ESL/EFL students due to the amount of typed work they may be expected to produce in classes as well as their later careers. It’s also a necessary skill to enable students to confidently tackle standardized exams (such as the TOEFL and GRE) which require that students type original compositions under time pressure.

So check it out!

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ELI Computer Lab Class: Week 10 – Organization and Motivation

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Hello! At this late point in the semester, we all have a lot of work to do in a very short period of time. This week, I would like to share a couple of tools that might help you organize your work and motivate yourself to be more productive: Trello and Habitica.

Trello

Trello (https://trello.com/) is a website that helps you create and organize to-do lists. It is especially designed for teams working together on a project, but people use it for personal to-do lists as well.

There are many ways to organize and prioritize your tasks on Trello. Here are two simple examples:

Using Trello to keep track of what you're doing now, what you need to do later, and what you have already finished
Using Trello to keep track of what you’re doing now, what you need to do later, and what you have already finished
Using Trello to plan when you will do each task.
Using Trello to plan when you will do each task.

 

Habitica

Habitica  (https://habitica.com/), also called HabitRPG, is a website that helps you turn your goals into games. As you study and complete assignments in real life, you earn rewards in the game. This is designed to help you keep your motivation high. Check out the video below to see how Habitica works:

I hope one or both of these resources helps you to achieve your goals for the end of the semester. Good luck!

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