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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”
Contributed by Neera Bhat There are many web 2.0 tools that are powerful for teaching and learning. These tools may require above-average tech skills for a teacher and extra monitoring for parents to assure safety in teaching and learning. This blog provides useful tips for the parents and teachers to ensure a safe and meaningfulContinue reading “Digital Learning – Let’s Keep It Safe!”
Contributed by Joy Hamm Whether your district has decided to send packets or Chromebooks home with students, your ELs now face the task of completing content work on their own. Here are some tips to help ELs and their families embrace the challenge. If you are the only EL teacher in your district or serveContinue reading “5 Tips to Support ELs during COVID-19”
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