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8 Terrific Web Tools for Finding and Creating Data Visualizations ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

8 Terrific Web Tools for Finding and Creating Data Visualizations ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it

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ESL Teachers in Common-Core Era Need Different Prep, Paper Argues - Education Week News (blog)

ESL Teachers in Common-Core Era Need Different Prep, Paper Argues - Education Week News (blog) | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
ESL Teachers in Common-Core Era Need Different Prep, Paper Argues Education Week News (blog) The paper was published last month by the TESOL International Association, the professional organization for teachers who specialize in working with...
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Different ELL Programs Found Effective - Education Week

Different ELL Programs Found Effective - Education Week | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
By the time they reached 5th grade, English-language learners in San Francisco's public schools were equally proficient in English, whether they had been in a bilingual program or had received all their instruction in English, ...
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Georgia's Education Reforms Fall Short for Immigrants and ELLs, Report Says

Georgia's Education Reforms Fall Short for Immigrants and ELLs, Report Says | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
A Migration Policy Institute analysis found that Georgia's education reform agenda has not sufficiently addressed the needs of the state's large immigration and English-language learner population.
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Five-Minute Film Festival: Learning and the Brain

Five-Minute Film Festival: Learning and the Brain | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
Is there anything as mysterious and intriguing as the human brain? It's at the center of everything we do and everything we've created, and yet we're just beginning to understand how it works. Brain A
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Augmented Reality + Avatars + Video = Fun Storytelling

Augmented Reality + Avatars + Video = Fun Storytelling | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it

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Creative way to get your students to "speak" the content.

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English Learners an Asset for Global, Multilingual Future | ED.gov Blog

English Learners an Asset for Global, Multilingual Future | ED.gov Blog | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
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10 Social Media Tips for Reaching World Language Learners

10 Social Media Tips for Reaching World Language Learners | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
Feeling outdated, not connected, or even totally lost in the digital age? Well, let me assure you, droning on and on about grammatical structures is a surefire way to quickly lose student interest in
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Modeling Close Reading for Future Teachers: Professional Resources

Modeling Close Reading for Future Teachers: Professional Resources | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
In part one of this series, I shared how I use freely available video in my reading and literacy methods course to help my preservice teachers understand close reading instruction at a level that cou
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Obama Budget Proposes Modest Bump for English-Learner Programs

Obama Budget Proposes Modest Bump for English-Learner Programs | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
Spending on English-language acquisition programs would get a slight increase under President Barack Obama's proposed budget for fiscal 2015.
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DailyThem.es Wants To Make English Writing Practice Fun - TechCrunch

DailyThem.es Wants To Make English Writing Practice Fun - TechCrunch | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
DailyThem.es Wants To Make English Writing Practice Fun
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DailyThem.es is a social writing platform that wants to help English learners improve their language skills in an enjoyable and non-intimidating way.
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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Online Tools That Help You Align Lessons to Common Core Standards

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Online Tools That Help You Align Lessons to Common Core Standards | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it

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English-Language Learners and Academic Language

English-Language Learners and Academic Language | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
Editor's Note: This blog was co-authored by Katie Hull Sypnieski. Portions of this post are excerpted from their book, The ESL/ELL Teacher's Survival Guide: Ready-to-Use Strategies, Tools, and Activi
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Dyslexia and the English Learner Dilemma - Language Magazine

Dyslexia and the English Learner Dilemma - Language Magazine | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
Language Magazine Dyslexia and the English Learner Dilemma Language Magazine The American educational system has a difficult time understanding dyslexia and an even harder time identifying children with dyslexia in order to provide the correct...
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CAL: Projects: The GO TO Strategies: Scaffolding Options for Teachers of English Language Learners, K-12

CAL: Projects: The GO TO Strategies: Scaffolding Options for Teachers of English Language Learners, K-12 | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
The Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) aims to promote and improve the teaching and learning of languages, identify and solve problems related to language and culture, and serve as a resource for information about language and culture. CAL carries out a wide range of activities including research, teacher education, analysis and dissemination of information, design and development of instructional materials, technical assistance, conference planning, program evaluation, and policy analysis.
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Best resource EVER!

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CAL: Projects: The GO TO Strategies: Scaffolding Options for Teachers of English Language Learners, K-12

CAL: Projects: The GO TO Strategies: Scaffolding Options for Teachers of English Language Learners, K-12 | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
The Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) aims to promote and improve the teaching and learning of languages, identify and solve problems related to language and culture, and serve as a resource for information about language and culture. CAL carries out a wide range of activities including research, teacher education, analysis and dissemination of information, design and development of instructional materials, technical assistance, conference planning, program evaluation, and policy analysis.
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English-Learners Not Disproportionately Suspended, Civil Rights ...

English-Learners Not Disproportionately Suspended, Civil Rights ... | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
While English-learners did not show disparate rates of suspensions and expulsions, federal civil rights data show that they are less likely to have experienced teachers, access to rigorous math and science courses, and to ...
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Ipad Educators - Free eBook - Redefining the Task

Ipad Educators - Free eBook - Redefining the Task | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
Feature articles, app reviews, curriculum app guides and unique interviews with educators and app developers.

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Fantastic apps clearly displayed and explained in this ebook.

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Geddit for Students - Assessment FOR learning -free tool for instant feedback

Geddit for Students - Assessment FOR learning -free tool for instant feedback | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
Get Geddit - Student on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

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Great app for formative assessments in the classroom!

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Laat je leerlingen nu WEL eens hun mobieltje gebruiken in de les. Krijg direct feedback en zie wie de lesstof wel of niet begrijpt. Goede tool om te differentiëren.

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Remodeling Literacy Learning Together: Paths to Standards Implementation

Remodeling Literacy Learning Together: Paths to Standards Implementation | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
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A Web Companion for Teachers | TESOL Blog

Have you ever given students a worksheet to guide them through an online assignment? Have students ever lost such a worksheet between the classroom and the computer lab or the classroom and home? Is your computer ...
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ELLs' Literacy Improved Under Popular Instructional Model, Study Finds

ELLs' Literacy Improved Under Popular Instructional Model, Study Finds | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
The first phase of a four-year study found that English-learners in Project GLAD classrooms performed better on reading comprehension, vocabulary, and some writing tasks than their peers whose teachers did not use the instructional approach.
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15 cool tech tools we saw at EIA's Ed Tech Demo Fair

15 cool tech tools we saw at EIA's Ed Tech Demo Fair | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
From professional development platforms to those getting students up to speed on Common Core material, these ed tech tools caught our eye.

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6 Good Educational Web Tools to Teach Writing Through Comics

6 Good Educational Web Tools to Teach Writing Through Comics | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it

“March 2, 2014 Writing is a tedious cognitive act that is intellectually demanding for students.The approach we teacher and educators adopt towards writing makes the different between a...”


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