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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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peterlakeman's curator insight, March 8, 2014 4:03 AM

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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Great free web tool for teachers!

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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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Fun To Teach ESL - Teaching English as a Second Language ...

Fun To Teach ESL - Teaching English as a Second Language ... | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
This blog is for all ESL and ELD teachers involved in the education of English Language Learners! Let's learn from each other!
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MOOC for Educators on CCSS and ELLs

MOOC for Educators on CCSS and ELLs | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
Last week, I learned of a new undertaking by our friends at the Understanding Language initiative and am excited to share it with you. Understanding Language is offering a Massive Open Online Cours...

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Patrice Bucci's curator insight, September 18, 2013 8:24 AM

Supporting ELLs....

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Five Things Most People Don't Know Poverty & Student Achievement

Five Things Most People Don't Know Poverty & Student Achievement | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
Eric Jensen wants teachers to know that, even in the case of poverty, they can help students achieve to their fullest potential.

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Patrice Bucci's curator insight, October 14, 2013 9:33 AM

Eric Jensen is an amazing brain researcher who brings his knowledge to teachers in ways they can understand and offerst them common sense advice on how to engage in brain based teaching practices... great insights here on poverty...and what we should do...build reasoning skills, improve working memory, enhance vocabulary, increase specific feedback...engage, engage, engage!

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100+ Teaching With the iPad Hacks: A Curated Playlist of Quick ...

100+ Teaching With the iPad Hacks: A Curated Playlist of Quick ... | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
“The Resources in This Playlist Contain Hundreds of Tips, Insights, and Suggestions for Getting up to Speed and off to a Good Start Teaching With the iPad. A.”
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Free Technology for Teachers: Five Visual Dictionaries and Thesauri for Students

Free Technology for Teachers: Five Visual Dictionaries and Thesauri for Students | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it

Like all teachers I have found that the right visual aids can make all the difference between students understanding a term or walking away shaking their heads. This pattern is carries over to learning new vocabulary words and or seeing the connections between similar words. Here are five visual dictionaries and thesauri that can help your students learn new vocabulary words.


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, October 7, 2013 7:03 PM

This is a nice list to help ELL's with vocabulary. I have a few on this list that I refer to students.

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▶ The magic that makes the brain learn: Kim Bevill at TEDxCrestmoorParkED - YouTube

Lisa Lee gives an emotional talk about making a difference in children's lives as teachers and teaches us that if we reach the inner core first, the common c...
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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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American TESOL Webinar - The A to Z of Technology & Trends Teachers Should Know

From game based learning, apps, and augmented reality; discover technology trends to reinvent teaching. www.AmericanTESOL.com.
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8 Great iPad Apps for ESL Students - Edudemic

8 Great iPad Apps for ESL Students - Edudemic | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
When you’re talking about learning a language in the U.S., you’re generally talking about ESL which refers to “English as a second language” or the study or use of English by speakers with different native languages.

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Six Scaffolding Strategies to Use with Your Students

Six Scaffolding Strategies to Use with Your Students | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
What’s the opposite of scaffolding a lesson? It would be saying to students something like, “Read this nine-page science article, write a detailed essay on the topic it explores, and turn it in by Wed

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Patrice Bucci's curator insight, February 16, 2014 10:26 PM

Scaffolding ....should be part of routine practice...

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Supporting Academic Discussions for ELLs in Common-Core Classrooms

Supporting Academic Discussions for ELLs in Common-Core Classrooms | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
Language experts based at Stanford University are expanding their offerings of free courses for educators looking for resources on supporting English-language learners in the move to more rigorous academic standards.
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In-State for DREAMers

In-State for DREAMers | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it

The IN-STATE for Dreamers Act establishes the American Dream Grant program to ensure in-state tuition equity for DREAMers students.

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