Activities can be completed by students on an independent basis. Points are awarded for correct responses. The same activity can be attempted multiple times (with the exception of Quiz Taker). If a student does better on a subsequent occasion, their points are increased. However, if they do worse, points do not decrease.
Assignments can only be created by users logged in to a teacher account. Once created, they must be assigned to a specific class. Only members of the specified class can submit the assignment. Assignments can be customized by the teacher, deleted, disabled, etc. Once completed, submissions can be ranked, downloaded or deleted.
Tools can be used by teachers or students. They consist of both learning activities and text analysis software. They do not award points and progress cannot be tracked, although sometimes output can be saved or submitted (e.g. Manga Maker).
Paul Raine has been teaching English in Japan since 2006. He has taught a vast range of different learners, from kindergartners to retired businessmen, and all ages in between. He has two bachelor's degrees: one in Law and in other in Imaginative Writing. He obtained a Masters degree in TEFL from the University of Birmingham in 2012, and has since presented widely at academic conferences both in Japan and abroad. He has published several research articles and two books; the first an innovative multi-path graded reader, and the second a guide for teaching English with technology.
ポール・レインは、2006年から日本で英語教師をしています。幼稚園児から定年退職した方まで、さまざまな学習者に英語を教えてきました。法律と創造的執筆の2つの学位を取得しました。2012年には、バーミンガム大学でTEFL(外国語としての英語教授法)の修士号を取得。それ以来、日本や海外の学会に数多く出席しています。多数の研究論文を発表し、2冊の書籍も出版しています。1冊目は、英語学習者用の画期的なマルチストーリーブック(Journey to Mars, Atama-ii Books)、2冊目はテクノロジーを使った英語教授法のガイドブック(Fifty Ways to Teach with Technology: Tips for ESL/EFL Teachers, Wayzgoose Press)です。