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Getting at the heart of teaching: Lisa Lee 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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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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Stacey Campo's curator insight, January 18, 2014 1:34 PM

It is wonderful to see the resources being developed to target audiences.  Check out these tools

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Ed. Department Falling Short in ELL Support, Report Says ...

Ed. Department Falling Short in ELL Support, Report Says ... | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
The Obama administration has not paid adequate attention to the needs of English-language learners, concludes a new report.
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7-year study aims to boost teaching of state's English language ...

7-year study aims to boost teaching of state's English language ... | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
After $1 million, six years, and data from more than 24,000 elementary school teachers and 72,000 students, three University of Florida education researchers are close to completing a project that could transform the way ...
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Language key to learning math - Phys.org

Language key to learning math - Phys.org | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —An assistant professor at the University of California, Riverside Graduate School of Education has shown that a reading comprehension technique helps non-native English speakers in elementary school learn ...
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New Education Standards Widen Achievement Gap For English Learners?

New Education Standards Widen Achievement Gap For English Learners? | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
Might new education standards increase achievement gaps for non-native English speakers?
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3 Types Of Poetry That Will Help English Language Learners (ELLs) - Edudemic

3 Types Of Poetry That Will Help English Language Learners (ELLs) - Edudemic | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
There are a few types of poetry in particular that will be quite beneficial to English Language Learners (ELLs). Check these out!
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Video Series Playlist: English Language Learners

Video Series Playlist: English Language Learners | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
We're excited to present this six-part video series showcasing an exemplar unit that focuses on ELA instruction for middle school English Language Learners.
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Untranslatable Words, shows a lot about different cultures

Untranslatable Words, shows a lot about different cultures | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
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BBC - Words and Pictures - Wordblender Game


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Lindsay Herron's curator insight, April 30, 2013 4:18 AM

Cute phonics game. A blender says a word; learners choose the start and ending sound for that word, and the blender blends them together to make a word. 

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Google Cultural Institute - Add this to your 2014 teaching tools

Google Cultural Institute - Add this to your 2014 teaching tools | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
The Google Cultural Institute brings together millions of artifacts from multiple partners, with the stories that bring them to life, in a virtual museum.

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The International Children’s Digital Library Offers Free eBooks for Kids in Over 40 Languages

The International Children’s Digital Library Offers Free eBooks for Kids in Over 40 Languages | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
For all of the free literature and essays available online, a surprisingly small amount is geared toward children. Even less is aimed at children who speak foreign languages.

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The Neuroscience Of Learning: 41 Terms Every Teacher Should Know

The Neuroscience Of Learning: 41 Terms Every Teacher Should Know | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
The Neuroscience Of Learning: 41 Terms Every Teacher Should Know

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Patrice Bucci's curator insight, October 31, 2013 12:52 PM

Brain based learning... we should all understand how it supports students!

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States Weigh How to Revamp Surveys to Identify Potential English-Learners

States Weigh How to Revamp Surveys to Identify Potential English-Learners | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
Revising the surveys educators use to determine who might be in need of English-language-acquisition services is part of a broader effort to bring more consistency across states when it comes to the education of English-learners.
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Chrome Apps and Extensions to Help ESL Learners

Chrome Apps and Extensions to Help ESL Learners | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
Last week I attended the Google summit and it blew my mind. Although I'm still in beta shock, here are five of the best Chrome extensions for ESL learners.

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Study Technique: Flashcards | Tips For Student Success

Study Technique: Flashcards | Tips For Student Success | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
Posted on January 22, 2014 by Title III. flashcards There are many different ways to study, and some techniques work better for certain subjects than others. Some students prefer certain study techniques over others.
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ExC-ELL (Expediting Comprehension for English Language Learners)

ExC-ELL (Expediting Comprehension for English Language Learners) | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
How do English Learners learn best? What instructional strategies are most effective for the English Language Learners? According to Dr. Margarita Calderon's research, the quality of the instruction may be more important ...
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American TESOL Webinar – Language Learning with Collaborative ...

American TESOL Webinar – Language Learning with Collaborative ... | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
American TESOL Webinar – Language Learning with Collaborative Sites. On January 27, 2014, in TESOL Webinars, by tesol. Language Learning with Collaborative Sites. Discover how to create a global learning environment with ...
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English-Language Acquisition Gets Boost in Federal Spending Bill

English-Language Acquisition Gets Boost in Federal Spending Bill | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
Title III would receive a 4 percent increase under the spending bill unveiled this week by Democratic and Republican leaders in Congress.
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Supporting English Learners in the Primary Classroom

Supporting English Learners in the Primary Classroom | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
Among other things, the Common Core asks students to explain their thinking and build on others’ talk in conversation. What if your students don't speak english?
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5 Key Strategies for ELL Instruction

5 Key Strategies for ELL Instruction | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
Learn more about 5 key strategies that you can use to help English Language Learners, or ELLs, access academic content and the vocabulary.
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Acquiring first and second languages: differences and similarities

Acquiring first and second languages: differences and similarities | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
Having read the two chapters of How Languages are Learned, and discussed in class some of the aspects of Second Language Acquisition, I am going to talk about the differences and similarities I can...
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Accent Quiz: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk

Accent Quiz: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
What does the way you speak say about where you’re from? Answer the questions to see your personal dialect map.

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Language App Duolingo: Apple's choice for App of the Year

Language App Duolingo: Apple's choice for App of the Year | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
At Carnegie Mellon University, where he teaches computer science, Luis von Ahn and student David Klionsky thought there should be a way to use smartphones to teach new languages.

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Languages and linguistics - Times Higher Education

Languages and linguistics - Times Higher Education | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
Languages and linguistics
Times Higher Education
I'm an applied linguist with a special interest in teaching English as a second language (Tesol). So why had I requested copies of books from some remote (to me) areas of the linguistics galaxy?
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