In this section, we will start to build empathy for the wide variety of specific and unique needs for language acquisition. ESL/ELL is such a diverse range of students that it can be hard to lump them into one group. There is not an overabundance of apps or tech tools that cater to just ESL/ELL students, so this section will work on refocusing tools to support this group of amazing students.
1. Look at resources you are may already be using that can support ESL/ELL students through the use of tools like Immersive Reader:
2. Use some of these productivity tools and online resources to support daily routines:
3. Re-purpose digital-storytelling tools and app resources in improve communication:
4. Embed additional tools that are made to support ESL/ELL students in your teaching:
5. Use online language learning tools to supplement instruction:
Common Sense Media - This article provides helpful guidelines that will guide you through using technology to support ELLs in your classroom.
Resilient Educator- The SHARE Team gives their insight for integrating technology with ELL Students in mind.
Move on to Teaching Virtually
Addressing the ISTE Standards For Educators
1a. Set professional learning goals to explore and apply pedagogical approaches made possible by technology and reflect on their effectiveness.
1c. Stay current with research that supports improved student learning outcomes, including findings from the learning sciences.
2b. Advocate for equitable access to educational technology, digital content and learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of all students.
2c. Model for colleagues the identification, exploration,
evaluation, curation and adoption of
new digital resources and tools for learning.
4b. Collaborate and co-learn with students to discover and use new digital resources anddiagnose and troubleshoot technology issues.
4c. Use collaborative tools to expand students' authentic, real-world learning experiences by engaging virtually with experts, teams and students, locally and globally.
5a. Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
5b. Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.
5c. Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.
7a. Provide alternative ways for students to demonstrate competency and reflect on their learning using technology.
Embedding a video in a presentation
Coming soon, in process this week April 20, 2020
Adobe Spark: How to upload a Spark video to YouTube
Cartoon and emoji images
You can create a cartoon-like character of yourself using bitmoji.com. You have to download the app to your smartphone and create an account first, then create your own cartoon-like character, then you can add the bitmoji exrension to a chrome browser to generate different poses and actions. All still images.
Free Cartoon-type images for classroom use:
There are animated images at https://www.animatedimages.org/cat-school-276.htm.
There are colored education images at https://pixabay.com/vectors/search/classroom/?cat=education.