Introduce online education tools for English language learners

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BIO

Maggie Muuk teaches English as a Second Language in Malaysia. As a TED-Ed Innovative Educator, she is devoted to finding new ways to enhance traditional teaching methods.

IDEA

Students can increase their global and cultural competency by learning how to share ideas in another language. For ESL teachers, blended learning tools can be a great way to improve student writing skills and language comprehension.

INNOVATION PROJECT

In Malaysia, there is a limited amount of time in class for students to share their thoughts in English. Maggie introduced Padlet as a way for students to share ideas in English at their own pace. See how she did it, here.

Below, read Maggie’s tips on introducing new tech tools in a traditional school environment with limited Internet access:

  • Be confident
  • Keep trying
  • Communicate regularly
  • Be humble

This article is part of the TED-Ed Innovation Project series, which highlights 25+ TED-Ed Innovation Projects designed by educators, for educators, with the support and guidance of the TED-Ed Innovative Educator program. You are welcome to share, duplicate and modify projects under this Creative Commons license to meet the needs of students and teachers. Art credit: Shutterstock.

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