English Language Learners

Using Augmented Reality for Writing Prompts

Educational technology in the literacy classroom can take many forms. There are tools helping students collaborate with peers and ways for students to publish writing to share with the real world. Technology can also inspire writers by providing engaging and unique experiences. Augmented Reality (AR) is a technology experience where users have a tablet or […]

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My New Book! Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality Now Available

I’m beyond excited to share with you my augmented reality and QR code book for Corwin Publishing, Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality: A Scannable Solution for Your Classroom! Augmented Reality & QR Code Book It’s a resource for educators looking to thoughtfully and purposefully integrate scannable technology into their learning environment. There are […]

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Go Mobile with Spanish Language Learning: Level 3 Now Available!

Earlier this year I shared the Spanish language learning app ¡Así lo digo!  Level 3 of this engaging, easy-to-use app is now available.  It promotes proficiency and confidence through proper pronunciation, spelling and translation. ¡Así lo digo! offers a simple way to learn, practice, and review all of the vocabulary presented in ¡Así se dice! Spanish Language Learning Users can choose to […]

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TELL Test of English Language Learning: Tablet-Based Assessment

Earlier this year Pearson launched TELL (Test of English Language Learning), a tablet-based assessment.  It can support schools as they work with English Language Learners (ELLs) to build English language skills. TELL uses automated scoring technology to give teachers quick access to formative assessment data.  This information also helps district leaders by giving them the data they need to […]

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Free Virtual Visit with Author Kate Messner on Oct. 20th

The National Day on Writing takes place on October 20th and the folks at WeAreTeachers and Zaner-Bloser are hosting a special event for students in grades 3-5.  New York Times Notable author Kate Messner will virtually visit classrooms through a special Google Hangout. Virtual Visit with Author As part of Kate Messner’s visit, students will learn about the writing process from the perspective […]

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Citation Generator from Academic Help

Academic Help is a website for students and teachers that is full of helpful resources including a citation generator.  They have writing guides and samples for different writing types. They also host webinars on a variety of topics related to English Language Arts.  It’s a great resource for teachers looking for exemplar pieces of writing. […]

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Hello Talk Language Learning App for Students

With a unique take on a language learning app, HelloTalk provides high school and college students with an opportunity to practice their skills in an authentic environment.  This language learning app connects speakers from different languages who want to practice their skills.  HelloTalk is easy-to-use and lets students work at their own pace.  This language […]

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MindNote Mind Mapping App for iPads and Apple Watch

Recently I shared some of my favorite apps for the writing process and here’s another to add to the list.  MindNote is a mind mapping app for iPads that lets users organize their ideas.  It can be used for a variety of tasks including character mapping, story brainstorming, and study support.  You might have students […]

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Language Learning with Drawp – Support ELL Students

Drawp is a powerful app for teachers looking to engage students and manage their classroom workflow.  Teachers working with English Language Learners, or students learning a second language, love the voice recording features in Drawp.  Teachers can add voice stickers to any worksheet that they have by using Drawp. Looking for a language learning tool […]

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FluentU to Help Students Learn a New Language

Do your students want to learn a new language? If you are a language teacher you’ll want to check out FluentU. FluentU helps you teach a language with music videos, movie trailers, news, and inspiring talks. It’s a fast and effective way to incorporate authentic content and cultural immersion into your language learning lessons. As a web based […]

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