Category Archives: Assessment

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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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Do’s & Don’ts for English Language Learners

Here’s a great guide to some classroom practices to embrace and avoid when working with ELLs.  From Larry Ferlazzo’s Edutopia blog…

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/esl-ell-tips-ferlazzo-sypnieski

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Being an English Language Learner

Check out this short film, Immersion, which gives us a great view into what our students’ worlds might be like.  Definite food for thought about what some of our students are going through.

 

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Spelling & Vocabulary Resource

SPELLING CITY is a great resource for classroom teachers.  You do have to register, but it’s (mostly) free, and the resources on there are excellent for mainstream classroom students and ELLs alike!  Check it out!

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Using the Can-Do Descriptors in Grades 3-5

From WIDA Blog…

http://widaatwcer.blogspot.com/2012/05/can-do-descriptors-in-grades-3-5.html

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Padlet

This video, by Richard Byrne, shows how to use Padlet to “flip the classroom.”

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January 30, 2014 · 12:55 am

Using the WIDA Can Do Descriptors

Great video explaining how to use the Can Do Descriptors with your students. This one is geared towards high school students, but it does a great job providing the general idea.

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January 30, 2014 · 12:31 am