English Language Learners

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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A New Way to Help Families in Your School Learn English

Are you ready to engage families in your community this year? Connecting families in your school to high-quality learning experiences is a great way to support your school community. Outside of the walls of the classroom, families are ready to jump into opportunities to increase their own expertise in a variety of areas. As a […]

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Book Creator in the High School Classroom

How do your high school students show what they know in your classroom? Book Creator is a dynamic tool for students of all ages. In the high school classroom, students can use Book Creator to share what they have learned about a wide range of topics. I partnered with Book Creator this year to share […]

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ABCmouse is Free for Teachers!

Finding a robust resource for ELA and math activities for students can be a challenge. This is especially true if you’re looking for free ebooks, activities, and games for students. ABCmouse is a super popular educational platform, and it is 100% free for teachers to use in the classroom! I had the chance to talk […]

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codeSpark: Coding for Kids and Coding PD for Teachers

Coding in the classroom is more than a hot topic. It’s an opportunity to introduce students to essential problem solving and literacy skills needed beyond the walls of the classroom. At ISTE this year I had the chance to learn more about codeSpark and a new professional development opportunity for teachers. This popular tool designed […]

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