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Raki's Rad Resources: 5 iPad Apps for ESL/ ELL Students

Raki's Rad Resources: 5 iPad Apps for ESL/ ELL Students | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
In my classroom, my English Language Learners are each designated 15 – 20 minutes a day of iPad English time, where they take the iPad and work on designated apps to improve their vocabulary and listening skills.
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New Teachers: Resource Roundup

New Teachers: Resource Roundup | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
From classroom management to working with parents, lesson planning to learning environments, this compilation of blogs, videos, and other resources provides an array of tips and advice for teachers just starting out.
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How Learning A Second Language Affects The Brain

How Learning A Second Language Affects The Brain | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
Research on of learning a second language might eventually lead to advances in the use of technology for second-language learning. Brain imaging research may eventually help us tailor language learning methods to our cognitive abilities.
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Strategies and Resources for Supporting English-Language Learners

Strategies and Resources for Supporting English-Language Learners | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
As the number of English-language learners grows, teachers must focus on the most essential content and most efficient delivery of instruction.
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15 Visual Content Tools That Rock

15 Visual Content Tools That Rock | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
Today I'm sharing just why it's dangerous to put your trust in copy on it's own and why visual content can create the perfect balance for your blog.

 

 


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, September 5, 9:11 PM

Writing without the power of visuals is flat and boring. These tools bring your ideas to life. Stacey's made some very useful annotations about what is useful about each of the 15 tools.  Great list!  ~  Deb

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 6, 8:22 AM

A short list of tools for creating visual content.

All of them are good, but are much more than these 15.

Pam Colburn Harland's curator insight, September 7, 8:39 AM

Great list of useful graphics tools!

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ELLs to Keep Increasing as K-12 Schools Cross 'Majority-Minority' Threshold

ELLs to Keep Increasing as K-12 Schools Cross 'Majority-Minority' Threshold | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
The 2014-15 year is projected to be the first in which white students will no longer be the majority in K-12 public schools, and as public schools grow more diverse, the number of second-language learner is expected to keep rising.
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Teachers of English-Learners Feel Least Prepared for Common Core, Survey Finds

Teachers of English-Learners Feel Least Prepared for Common Core, Survey Finds | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
An October 2013 survey of teachers by the Education Week Research Center shows that teachers feel least confident in their preparation to teach the common-core standards to English-language learners.
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Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL | Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the ...

Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL | Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the ... | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
The Common Core in Poughkeepsie, NY includes many videos of ELL teachers at work. I'm adding it to The ... I'm Larry Ferlazzo and here you will catch me talking about websites that will help you teach ELL, ESL and EFL!
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Learning To Read May Take Longer Than We Thought

Learning To Read May Take Longer Than We Thought | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
A Dartmouth study suggests that fifth-graders are still "learning to read," not just "reading to learn."
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Wlingua, A Cool App for English Language Learners and Teachers ...

Wlingua, A Cool App for English Language Learners and Teachers ... | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
July 12, 2014. Wlingua is a good language learning app that aims to give your students the chance to improve their English skills outside the classroom. They can learn many things watching TV shows or reading books, newspapers.
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Students Matter: 3 Steps for Effective Differentiated Instruction

Students Matter: 3 Steps for Effective Differentiated Instruction | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
Education consultant and guest blogger John McCarthy advocates for student-centered education via three strategies for differentiated instruction: knowing students' strengths, involving them in planning, and leveraging the strengths of fellow educators.
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A Professional Learning Teacher Toolkit

A Professional Learning Teacher Toolkit | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it

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Afelio Padilla's curator insight, August 14, 3:41 PM

Rescooped for Charles Voth. Try,alternatively, http://toolkit.aitsl.edu.au/category/professional-learning/

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Louise Robinson-Lay's comment, August 14, 4:51 PM
THe link worked for me. Sorry if you were having trouble Charles Voth, one notification is enough. Regards
Chris Carter's comment, August 14, 8:21 PM
Link works for me, too. Perhaps it was a digital hiccup.
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Is Education for Pre-K–5 ELs Equitable? (Part 2) | TESOL Blog

Is Education for Pre-K–5 ELs Equitable? (Part 2) | TESOL Blog | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
Judie Haynes discusses issues of funding in the education of English learners, and the educational plight of ELs from non-literacy-oriented homes.
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Up to 450 city teachers to take ELL online training - New Bedford, MA

Up to 450 city teachers to take ELL online training - New Bedford, MA | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
Up to 450 city teachers to take ELL online training SouthCoastToday.com NEW BEDFORD — As many as 450 New Bedford Public Schools teachers will participate in online training classes in the coming school year to improve instruction of English...
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Big-City Districts Delve Into Common-Core Teaching for English-Learners

Big-City Districts Delve Into Common-Core Teaching for English-Learners | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
The Washington-based Council of the Great City Schools is also spearheading a project to upgrade common-core-aligned instructional materials for English-learners.
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Urban Districts Develop Common-Core Guide for Teaching ELLs

Urban Districts Develop Common-Core Guide for Teaching ELLs | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
The Council of Great City Schools has set out criteria to help educators bring common-core-aligned lessons and materials to English-learners.
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The War on Poverty: Fifty Years and Counting

The War on Poverty: Fifty Years and Counting | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
Academic language, War on Poverty, Achievement Gap, Closing the Achievement Gap
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Innovation Excellence | Four Signs You’re Working Innovatively

Innovation Excellence | Four Signs You’re Working Innovatively | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
Just in from New Zealand: Jeremy Suisted on the big four positive signs that the work you and your team are doing is meaningful, innovative and a passionate part of your team’s work life.

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What does it take to Innovate?

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Engage and motivate, Reward and encourage ...innovation and ideas ...don't question it.great read

Franklin Delano Williams's curator insight, August 29, 11:52 AM

....While there are others, these are four excellent indicators that you are innovating.

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Beyond the border: the US's deadly immigration crisis

Beyond the border: the US's deadly immigration crisis | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
Texas has become the deadliest state in the US for undocumented immigrants. This four-part series from the Guardian and The Texas Observer looks at the lives affected by the humanitarian crisis
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Students Earning 'Biliteracy Seals' on Uptick in California

Students Earning 'Biliteracy Seals' on Uptick in California | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
Nearly 25,000 graduating seniors earned the special designation for their multiple language skills in 2014.
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For Schools With Child Immigrants, What Resources Are Available?

For Schools With Child Immigrants, What Resources Are Available? | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
School districts that absorb large numbers of recently-arrived immigrants can use a key stream of federal funding for support.
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50 Incredibly Useful Links For Learning & Teaching The English Language -

50 Incredibly Useful Links For Learning & Teaching The English Language - | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
Teaching a new language to non-native speakers may be one of the most challenging educational jobs out there, so ELL teachers can use all of…
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IRREGULAR VERBS LIST -ranked by their use frequency | ESL Lounge


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Updated on 26 Feb., 2014

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I've just thought of asking every student to reorder the verbs in this chart (one page only -otherwise they might get lost), according to what they think is their own personal frequency of use. Then, they should create a sentence for the 5 most/least used ones : first they'd choose a topic, so that they might relate the 10 sentences with each other to create a (very) short story. Hmm... hope I'm being plain enough. Shall possibly refine the exercise instructions later on.

Marcelo Triviño's curator insight, April 27, 10:12 AM

Nice verb list organized by frecuency.
http://www.esl-lounge.com/premium/samples/irregular-verbs.pdf

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Children at the Border

Children at the Border | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
The number of children crossing the U.S. border alone has doubled since last year. Answers to key questions on the crisis.

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Claudia M. Reder's curator insight, July 17, 2:03 PM

Infographic and other details about the children who cross the border alone.

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10 Things That Learners Pay Attention To (And How to Use Them in eLearning)

10 Things That Learners Pay Attention To (And How to Use Them in eLearning) | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
Even more than other types of education, eLearning must struggle to attract learners' attention: the Internet is full of distractions, and adult lear
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True for face-to-face learning as well

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Audio: Sandra Tan on Brooklyn school's model for teaching English language ... - Buffalo News (blog)

Audio: Sandra Tan on Brooklyn school's model for teaching English language ... - Buffalo News (blog) | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
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