Category Archives: Instructional Design

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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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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“Sheltered Instruction” for ELLs

From Bilingual Basics!

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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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Picture Dictionary!

Be careful with this one, as it does have a lot of advertisements on the site, but this is a great resource for building vocabulary!

http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/us/wordlist/english/pictures/

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How do I reach ELLs who don’t seem to listen?

From Dr. Broady’s ESL blog…

How can I teach English to a learner who seems not to listen properly?.

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