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Best Practices for Using Technology to Support Multilingual Learners with Valentina Gonzalez – Easy EdTech Podcast 160

In this episode, author and ESL educational leader, Valentina Gonzalez, joins to discuss best practices for using technology with multilingual learners. You’ll hear specific strategies paired with digital tools classroom teachers can use to support language development, digital citizenship and collaboration!

This week’s episode is titled: Best Practices for Using Technology to Support Multilingual Learners with Valentina Gonzalez. I’m really excited for you to listen to Valentina and my conversation today she’s had some great content online we connected on social media I saw one of her articles for Edutopia and invited Valentina on the podcast so we could unpack this term multilingual Learners and think about how to go beyond the surface level with using technology to support this group of students. She shares some favorite EdTech tools of course but we really dive into the strategies and the choices classroom teachers and Educators can make to support this population of students. I think you’re really going to enjoy this conversation and it hopefully will get your wheels spinning about how to best support multilingual learners.

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Tips to Support Multilingual Learners

  • First, get to know your multilingual learners.
  • Next, go beyond surface level technology integration.
  • Then, incorporate student choice.
  • Finally, connect to student experiences.

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This episode is sponsored by EdTech Essentials: The Top 10 Technology Strategies for All Learning Environments, my newest book from ASCD. Readers will find, timely, and accessible lesson ideas and strategies. EdTech Essentials shares ways to prepare students to be productive, responsible users of technology both within and outside the classroom. Find EdTech Essentials on Amazon, or head over to to learn more and download the free study guide. A quick note about Amazon: If you search for me, Monica Burns, on Amazon you’ll see some spicy books from an author with the same name as me – so if you head to my website, you’ll find more information about the book and a direct link to find EdTech Essentials on Amazon.

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Dr. Monica Burns is a former classroom teacher, Author, Speaker, and Curriculum & EdTech Consultant. Visit her site for more ideas on how to become a tech-savvy teacher.

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