English Language Learners

Online Resource ReadWriteThink for Reading Lesson Plans

ReadWriteThink is a fantastic online resource for K-12 teachers.  It includes reading lesson plans, access to English Language Arts lessons, and activities for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade.  Teachers can search by theme, lesson objective, and grade level as they look for the perfect idea to bring back to their students. Reading Lesson Plans ReadWriteThink […]

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Digital Storytelling and Authentic Assessments

Digital storytelling is a powerful way to engage students in the writing process. Whether they are telling stories from a summer vacation or writing a persuasive essay on a community issue, technology tools can help motivate reluctant writers. Students can use their writing, audio recordings, video creations, illustrations, and images to create a digital storytelling […]

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Digital Storytelling for the Holidays with edu.buncee.com!

Cold weather and cocoa drinking make the holiday season a perfect time for all kinds of storytelling. With edu.buncee.com, children can develop digital storytelling skills as they craft their own original holiday stories, all while strengthening creativity and having fun! Digital Storytelling Edu.buncee.com’s simple creation canvas empowers students to make their stories come to life. […]

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Support English Language Learners with Scannable Technology

Scannable technology provides opportunities for students to quickly and easily interact with a variety of content. In a differentiated classroom, children should have access to resources and support materials that will push them toward success. This could be a tool to help them make meaning of the content being taught in a lesson, or it […]

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News-O-Matic is Now Bilingual

News-O-Matic is an app I absolutely love!  It is fantastic for placing current events in the hands of your students and makes reading the news an engaging and exciting experience for children.  News-O-Matic provides daily news stories for students and now they offer each one of their five articles in both English and Spanish every […]

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Babbel Language Learning App: iOS, Google & Windows

If you are looking for a tool for students to practice learning a new language check out Babbel.  Similar to Duolingo – another language learning app I love – this app gives users the opportunity to work through activities to learn a new language. Babbel has apps for iOS, Google Play, and the Windows App […]

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How-To: Add Your Own Voice to a QR Code

Update: RecordMP3 is no longer in service – try recording with Vocaroo and use a QR code creator to turn the audio link into a QR code. You may have seen my post on “Talking QR Codes” and here’s another tip for adding your own voice to a QR code.  RecordMP3 is a fantastic site that […]

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10 Tech Tools: Vocabulary Apps & Websites

There are tons of vocabulary apps, websites and tools to help students learn new words.  With these resources you can certainly help students learn and practice new words. This happens through games and also traditional study routines.  Click on each post to read more about using these tools with students of all ages across the content […]

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14 Apps for Telling Stories: Make, Create & Share

Storytelling is such an important skill and there are plenty of ways to turn your students into storytellers using a mobile device.  These apps are perfect for kids of all ages and can be tailored to a wide range of activities and tasks.  Search through this list to see which app is the best fit […]

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TocoMail for Class Email

If you are looking for a way to help children connect safely with classmates, friends and family, TocoMail is worth checking out.  Originally designed for families to use, this app is starting to make its way into classrooms.  It provides a closed network that a teacher is able to monitor.  Kids can learn about digital […]

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