Using Social Media with ELLs

Here’s an article from MultiBrief about using social media to enhance second language acquisition.

http://exclusive.multibriefs.com/content/the-power-of-social-media-in-language-acquisition/education

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VoiceThread Tutorial

If you liked what you saw below, but need a little help figuring out the specifics of using VoiceThread, check out this tutorial below.  Very easy to use!

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Use VoiceThread!

VoiceThread is a very user friendly audio/visual sharing site that can help you reach your students both in and out of the classroom!  You can share photos related to any topic you’re covering, and then let your class leave comments for discussion (either by typing or as an audio clip) at their own pace.  Great potential for flipping the classroom here.  Check it out!

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Using Wikis in the Classroom

Great post on using Wikis in the classroom, from Amanda Bruin’s blog. Thank you!

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Two NPR Reports Common Core

Here’s a couple of great stories about the Common Core: from Dr. Broady’s Blog via NPR. Enjoy!

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Podcasts for ELLs

Here’s a great site for using podcasts with ELLs.  Podcasts are portable (you can stream them from any computer with an internet connection, or download them and take them to go on an mp3 player or phone) and they provide students with opportunities to listen to real English speakers in a communicative context.  Great practice for our ELL students!

https://www.eslpod.com/website/index_new.html

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More about English Language Learners and Special Education

Great video from Colorin Colorado!

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