English Language Learners

Where to Find Spanish Language Resources for ELLs

Where do you go to find Spanish language resources to support English Language Learners? If you are looking for short texts and read alouds in Spanish, the team behind PebbleGo has you covered. PebbleGo has every high-interest article on their site translated into Spanish. PebbleGo Spanish can support dual language development and content-area learning at […]

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How to Support Learner Variability with Voice Technology

Leaving a voice note for students, or hearing a student’s voice as they share an idea, provides a powerful connection. If you’ve joined me for a webinar this past year, you know that I often talk about technology integration and formative assessment. And one area I highlight in this conversation on checking for understanding and […]

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How To Learn a New Language While You Browse the Web

Could it really be possible to learn a new language while scrolling through a webpage? Every Thursday on Clubhouse, I host a room where educators pop in and share EdTech tips or wins from their week. If you’ve joined me in a Clubhouse room this year, you’ve probably heard educators from across the world sharing […]

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Make Your School Videos More Accessible with HapYak’s Video L10N

Ready to level up your video creation this school year? If you create videos for your students, colleagues, or school community, there is a new tool you’ll want to check out. It’s called Video L10N from HapYak, and it lets users upload school videos, add and edit captions, translate video captions and even identifies on-screen […]

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Free eBooks for Kids with Assessments and Vocabulary Support

Are you searching for free eBooks for kids? The team at AmEnglish has you covered with adaptive assessments, vocabulary support, and so much more! Through the end of the 2020-21 school year, their distance learning resources are completely free for teachers and schools. In this blog post, I’ll share all of the details so you […]

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Emergent Bilingual Educators Award Program from Rosetta Stone

There is some big news this month from Rosetta Stone! They’ve just launched a new program to celebrate emergent bilingual educators. In this blog post, I’ll share Rosetta Stone Education’s new bilingual educators award program and how schools now have a chance to win almost $100,000 in prizes this year. If you haven’t heard of […]

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Speaking Practice App Offers Language Lab Alternative

What does it look like to leverage technology to increase participation, efficiency, and engagement? If you’re looking to improve oral proficiency in your language learning classroom this year, you’ll want to check out Extempore. Extempore is an alternative to traditional language labs. It uses an app your students can access on any device. With this […]

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How To Record Your Spark Video in Multiple Languages

Do you have students and families in your school who speak more than one language? In schools and districts in different corners of the world, the answer to this question is often yes. Your students might speak another language at home. Families in your school might not speak the instructional language at your school and […]

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A Blended Learning Tool for Creative, Cross-Curricular Storytelling

In the blended learning classroom, finding resources connected to your curriculum goals can take both a traditional and digital spin. The folks at Meridian Stories reached out to me this year to share their marketplace of classroom projects for cross-curricular storytelling. This tool gives teachers a way to access creative, multi-media projects and provides a […]

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Microsoft OneNote Class Notebook for Students

How do your students keep their work organized? And are you able to give feedback to students in real time? When I first started teaching in the classroom, I remember collecting student’s notebooks at the end of the day and flipping through them to see their work. I might jot a note down in the […]

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