Technology in education is more about people than software



Repository of Teaching Materials designed by CUNY Linguistics GTF & Adjuncts for the classes we have taught.

CUNY Academic Commons Wiki:

Great source of resources, pros and cons of each. Best for early stages of planning a class or looking for a design improvement – can be a bit overwhelming if just looking for a quick fix.

CUNY Academic Commons

Resource for you to connect with other GC students. Make as many blog/webpages as you would like (this is a great format for hosting course materials if you opt out of blackboard)



Good for student blog projects. Handouts to get students started: Contact me for modifiable .doc files.

WordPress Part 1 & WordPress Part 2

Blogger aka Blogspot

Owned by Google. Many students are immediately comfortable with the interface – and can create webpages and wiki-type spaces. Everyone can be added, making contribution easy.

Blogger adding Authors



The free version allows you to record videos, put audio to slides, and host up to

Here’s an example of me talking to you

Jetmir Troshani’s List

Plaigiarism Detectors


By far the most popular – students upload their papers and turnitin.com reports back to you if there is a high chance it has been plaigiarized.

Plagiarism Checker

Quick, simple, no log in checker for plagiarism

Citation Management & Research Tools for Students


Free, open source and allows for collaboration & sharing.

Zotero’s Tutorial    Short Handout   Very Long & Thorough Handout

Google Scholar

Digital Literacy

Working Definition of Digital Literacy for College Students

Roadmap to Increase Student Digital Literacy

Is School Enough?

 Linguistics Specific Resources


A resource for all things Linguistics

Language Log

Invaluable tool for data and interesting points and topics to use in class. Great set for SQUIB ideas, points of interest, and resources to keep students connected with Linguistics in the world.

Multimedia in Your Class

Ted Talks on Language

The danger of a Single Story

I show this in all of my classes that relate to culture on any level.

Interview with Labov (20 mins)

RSA Animate – Language as a Window into Human Nature

The Language Game – mp4 movie – about an hour, ask Michelle for it, it’s too big to be hosted here.

Ted Talk Keith Chen



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