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Contributed by Audrey Shemesh Let’s go Data Mining! I want to share with you what we are doing in my county and hope that it will be as helpful for you as it has been for me. I am a K-5 ESL teacher in Western NC. I have just completed my 3rd year in thisContinue reading “You just received your ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Scores! Now What?”
Contributed by Joy Hamm It may be a daunting task for your English Learners and their families to face a new semester (or year) of online learning. One possibility that may help are digital playlists which are versatile for online or hybrid classrooms. What is a Digital Playlist? This term was carried over from theContinue reading “Digital Playlists for Online and Hybrid Instruction”
Contributed by Luisa Palacio Metacognition refers to the act of reflecting about one’s thinking processes. Flavell and Wellmann (1977) define metacognitive strategies (as cited in Herrera, S.G., & Murry, K.G. 2005) as the ability to discern the difficulty of a task, and knowing how and when to use specific strategies. Metacognitive strategies are important forContinue reading “Metacognitive Strategies”
Contributed by Lisa Sibaja During this age of remote learning, I’ve learned a great deal from our state-wide PLC for English as a Second Language. The ESL Support Team recently had a Twitter Chat about Differentiating for ELs During Remote Learning on Monday, April 27. Larry Ferlazzo tweeted a great idea: sharing an image duringContinue reading “Remote Learning Resources for English Learners”
Contributed by Tori Mazur It took 11 steps to record a video in Seesaw. That’s what we noticed in 2017 when analyzing what our kindergarten students needed to do (user flow) when using the app in our elementary school digital learning environment. (Note: app developers consistently make changes to an interface over time so theContinue reading “Three Tips For the Student Experience”
Contributed by Vivian Simmons. David Valente is the writer of an article on online tools and teaching remotely. Valente is the Coordinator of the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL) Young Learners and Teenagers Special Interest Group. He works for Nord University, in Norway and he is also Editor forContinue reading “TEACHING AND DISTANCE LEARNING”
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