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Technology that can enhance the instruction of English and ideas to infuse technology into the EL, or any, curriculum
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Gmail and Google Docs Now Support Handwriting Input

Gmail and Google Docs Now Support Handwriting Input | Technology & English Learners | Scoop.it
The keyboard might not be the greatest input device when you're writing in a foreign language that uses special characters. Now you can handwrite those characters in Gmail and Google Docs.
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This is really cool. . .much easier than using a keyboard!

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iPads for ELLs: Enhancing Critical Thinking

iPads for ELLs: Enhancing Critical Thinking | Technology & English Learners | Scoop.it

Here are the highlights from the workshop “iPads for ELLs: Enhancing Critical Thinking” which we co-presented at the 2011 Long Island Tech Summit on October 18th.


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Top 12 Websites for Beginning ELLs

Top 12 Websites for Beginning ELLs | Technology & English Learners | Scoop.it
Top 12 Websites to Scaffold Instruction for Beginning ELLs by Judie Haynes When teaching beginning level English language learners, it is essential to provide scaffolding so that students can access…...
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TOP FIVE TECHNOLOGY TOOLS for ELL TEACHERS!

TOP FIVE TECHNOLOGY TOOLS for ELL TEACHERS! | Technology & English Learners | Scoop.it
I recently introduced teachers of English language learners to a variety of technology tools that can be integrated into the classroom. These tools are actually beneficial for all classrooms. It ha...
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Victor Wooten: Music as a Language

Victor Wooten: Music as a Language | Technology & English Learners | Scoop.it

I love the connection to language. . .Music is a powerful communication tool--it causes us to laugh, cry, think and question.

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Writing Introductions

Writing Introductions | Technology & English Learners | Scoop.it

"There are many ways to introduce an academic essay or assignment. Most academic writers, however, appear to do one or more of the following in their introductions:
-establish the context, background and/or importance of the topic
-indicate a problem, controversy or a gap in the field of study
-define the topic or key terms
-state of the purpose of the essay/writing
-provide an overview of the coverage and/or structure of the writing

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The Best Ways ESL/EFL/ELL Teachers Can Develop Personal Learning Networks | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

The Best Ways ESL/EFL/ELL Teachers Can Develop Personal Learning Networks | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | Technology & English Learners | Scoop.it

The idea of “Personal Learning Networks,” a group of colleagues with whom you can gain and give support and professional advice, is certainly not a new idea. These kinds of connections have long been used by people in all kinds of professions, including among educators. 

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CristinaSkyBox: ELT/EFL

CristinaSkyBox: ELT/EFL | Technology & English Learners | Scoop.it

Here you can find sites which are for English Language Learners. Please feel welcome to add your own favourite sites for ELT.

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Games to play in class (suitable for all subjects) - Resources - TES

Games to play in class (suitable for all subjects) - Resources - TES | Technology & English Learners | Scoop.it
This is a collection of games that I began when I was a teacher of ESL way back when.
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The Best Places For ESL/EFL/ELL Teachers To Get Online Professional Development | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

The Best Places For ESL/EFL/ELL Teachers To Get Online Professional Development | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | Technology & English Learners | Scoop.it

There are quite a few very good ways for ESL/EFL/ELL teachers to get online professional development.

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Lingt Classroom | Speak more. Give your students online voice based assignments.

Lingt Classroom | Speak more. Give your students online voice based assignments. | Technology & English Learners | Scoop.it
Online tools for helping foreign language teachers and students get the most out of language education.

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Eight Ways to Use Video With English-Language Learners

Eight Ways to Use Video With English-Language Learners | Technology & English Learners | Scoop.it
This blog was co-authored by Katie Hull Sypnieski.

"I like the way you use videos with us -- you get us moving, talking, writing and speaking. The problem is you make us think too much."
-- "John," one of our English-Language Learner students

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The Best Sites Where ELL’s Can Learn Vocabulary | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

The Best Sites Where ELL’s Can Learn Vocabulary | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | Technology & English Learners | Scoop.it

Gaining vocabulary is obviously an essential part of a learning a language. There are several important parts of this learning process, I think, including having visual support for the word meaning, seeing it used in context, hearing it spoken and, ideally, having the learner speak it and get feedback on the pronunciation (either by a listener or by having the learner hear him/herself via a recording).

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American Schools Still Heavily Segregated By Race, Income

American Schools Still Heavily Segregated By Race, Income | Technology & English Learners | Scoop.it
Minorities account for nearly half of the student population in America, and will likely become the majority within the next decade or two, but recent studies show that students across the country are still largely learning in segregated...
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Story Map - ReadWriteThink

Story Map - ReadWriteThink | Technology & English Learners | Scoop.it
The Story Map interactive is designed to assist students in prewriting and postreading activities by focusing on the key elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution.

 

The graphic interface is a perfect tool for English Learners!

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40 iPad Apps For Language Learners

40 iPad Apps For Language Learners | Technology & English Learners | Scoop.it
Below are best 40 iPad apps for language learners that will not only teach language but will also immerse you in another culture:...

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YouTube En Español: Google Adds Automatic Spanish Video Translation

YouTube En Español: Google Adds Automatic Spanish Video Translation | Technology & English Learners | Scoop.it

YouTube rolled out automatic Spanish captioning for most of the site's videos today. Using licensed speech recognition technology and the Google Translate API, YouTube is able to offer on-the-fly Spanish subtitles for more than 157 million English-language videos.

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25 Handy Words That Simply Don’t Exist In English

25 Handy Words That Simply Don’t Exist In English | Technology & English Learners | Scoop.it
Approximately 375 million people speak English as their first language, in fact it's the 3rd most commonly spoken language in the world (after Mandarin Chinese and Spanish) but interestingly enough it's the number 1 second language used...

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The Best Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced English Language Learner Sites | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

The Best Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced English Language Learner Sites | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | Technology & English Learners | Scoop.it

"Last week, my classes all of a sudden became more challenging."

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