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Online news site for English learners « sendaiben.org

Online news site for English learners « sendaiben.org | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
The News in Levels website features news stories written specially for learners of English. They have three or four versions of each story (from basic or easy to more challenging), along with a video.
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Language Intervention Levels Playing Field for English Language Learners - Newswise (press release)

Language Intervention Levels Playing Field for English Language Learners - Newswise (press release) | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
Language Intervention Levels Playing Field for English Language Learners Newswise (press release) Newswise — A new approach to teaching pre-kindergarten could take a bite out of the achievement gap and level the playing field for America's growing...
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Teaching Kids in Developing Countries to Tell Their Stories Through Photography - PetaPixel

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And so, they've founded an organization that seeks to undo this wrong in a unique way.
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Using eBooks with ELL students to aid reading comprehension

Using eBooks with ELL students to aid reading comprehension | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
See how the newest technology including eBooks and music downloads are used at Kindermusik to teach English to children, engaging the whole family!
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Engaged Teaching: "Do Now" Activities for Your Lessons | Edutopia

Engaged Teaching: "Do Now" Activities for Your Lessons | Edutopia | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
Blogger Maurice Elias shares some simple tips for implementing SEL in elementary, middle and high school classes -- including a short quiet time at the beginning and end of the day, using transition circles, and reflective ...
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Common Core & Ed Tech: Non-Fiction Reading Lists

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Classroom educational technology for common core

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TESOL Report: The Changing Role of the ESL Teacher May 7, 2013 ...

TESOL Report: The Changing Role of the ESL Teacher May 7, 2013 ... | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
A little while back, Lydia wrote about TESOL International Association's Convening on the role of the ESL teacher during the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. The report's findings were released this ....
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Hispanic Enrollment Surges in Georgia's Metro Schools - HispanicBusiness.com

Hispanic Enrollment Surges in Georgia's Metro Schools
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Fifty-five of the district's 133 schools receive Title I federal funds due to their high percentage of economically disadvantaged students, many of whom are Hispanic.
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10 Good iPad Apps for Learning English

10 Good iPad Apps for Learning English | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it

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R. Somogyi's curator insight, July 14, 2013 7:01 PM

Check out these Apps for learning English.

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Top 5- Most Common Mistakes Made by English Learners | The ...

Top 5- Most Common Mistakes Made by English Learners | The ... | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
There are several mistakes that I hear all the time from English learners. Some of these are easy corrections to make that maybe you just weren't aware of and the others may take more time to work on and may give trouble to ...
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Teaching Shakespeare - Darcy Moore's Blog

Teaching Shakespeare - Darcy Moore's Blog | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
My EDGD 824 English method students have been considering the question: how do I 'teach Shakespeare' and have students enjoy the experience? and I would value your input and advice. There are more resources for ...
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46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom

46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it

Infographics are interesting–a mash of (hopefully) easily-consumed visuals (so, symbols, shapes, and images) and added relevant character-based data (so, numbers, words, and brief sentences).

The learning application for them is clear, with many academic standards–including the Common Core standards–requiring teachers to use a variety of media forms, charts, and other data for both information reading as well as general fluency. It’s curious they haven’t really “caught on” in schools considering how well they bridge both the old-form textbook habit of cramming tons of information into a small space, while also neatly overlapping with the dynamic and digital world.

So if you want to try to make infographics–or better yet have students make them–where do you start? The 46 tools below, curated by Faisal Khan, are a good place to start. And with the sheer quantity and variety–from sources of data and models to tools that create them (including our personal favorite, piktochart), you can almost certainly find something to use in your classroom that’s not too pricey, that works for your grade level, and that isn’t blacked by your district’s incredibly frustrating filter.

 

http://www.teachthought.com/technology/46-tools-to-make-infographics-in-the-classroom/


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TESOL International Association Issue Brief on the CCSS for ELLs ...

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TESOL International Association has recently published an issue brief on the CCSS for ELLs. In it, they share a brief history of the standards movement, information on how the Common Core State Standards were developed, ...
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English-Language Learners: Public School's Forgotten Kids - TakePart

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English-language learners are more likely to drop out of high school than their peers. (Photo: Washington Post/Getty Images).
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PARCC Approves Testing Policies for English-Language Learners - Education Week News (blog)

PARCC Approves Testing Policies for English-Language Learners - Education Week News (blog) | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
PARCC Approves Testing Policies for English-Language Learners Education Week News (blog) A group of states designing common assessments to measure how well students have mastered the Common Core State Standards today gave its first round of...
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Turning the Page: Short Fiction for English Language Learners ...

Turning the Page: Short Fiction for English Language Learners ... | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus: Teachers at Work - Getting to grips with stories in the EFL environment is more than simply dealing with problematic vocabulary. It's all to do with context, and how words work together to form a ...
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English Language Learners in Rep. Kline's Student Success Act ...

The parade of bills that could replace No Child Left Behind continues this week with Wednesday's markup of Rep. John Kline's (R-MN) version. All signals suggest that this won't be the year Congress finally updates the ...
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ELL Accountability Could Widen Under Harkin NCLB Bill - Learning ...

ELL Accountability Could Widen Under Harkin NCLB Bill - Learning ... | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
More schools would be held accountable for the performance of English-learners under the provisions of a bill to reauthorize the federal education law.
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A Wonderful Visual on Common Core Standards for Teachers and Students

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I just came across this handy infographic and find it really worth sharing with you here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. This infographic illustrates what everyone needs to know about...

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Google+ Education: Part 1 | TESOL Blog

Google+ Education: Part 1 | TESOL Blog | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
TESOL tech blogger Tara Arntsen discusses how you can use Google Hangouts for English language education.
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Transparency Watch: Federal ELL Clearinghouse Remains in Limbo ...

Transparency Watch: Federal ELL Clearinghouse Remains in Limbo ... | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
The U.S. Department of Education is reviewing, for a second time, whether it followed federal contracting rules in a competition for a $1.5 million contract to manage the National Clearinghouse for English-Language ...
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Web 2.0 Weekly: Special Grammar and Vocabulary Edition - Many Pebbles, One Pond

Web 2.0 Weekly: Special Grammar and Vocabulary Edition - Many Pebbles, One Pond | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
Grammar and Vocabulary Resources for Students, Teachers, and Parents
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Nine Strategies for Reaching All Learners in English Language Arts ...

Nine Strategies for Reaching All Learners in English Language Arts ... | English Learners, ESOL Teachers | Scoop.it
Middle school English language arts teacher Hassan Mansaray shares how he uses an individualized learning model, Readers and Writers Workshop, to reach his students in an expanded learning time program.
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Multiple intelligences and Web2.0

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Jenn Alevy's curator insight, May 22, 2013 5:40 AM

This looks good, have not had time to view it yet.

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Schools Face Shortage of Digital Curricula for English-Learners - Education Week News

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Schools Face Shortage of Digital Curricula for English-Learners
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... that helps teach ELL students about grammar and literacy using animation and games.
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