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Friday, February 19, 2016

Two useful posts from TESOL

This post is mainly for teachers who have ESL students mixed in with their mainstream students in the USA. But check out the links in this post some might be useful.   

ESL Students in Mainstream: 10 Online Resources for Teachers.

With the continuing growth of international students in the United States, many institutions (both K–12 and colleges) find themselves in the position where they have to provide instructors with appropriate training that would prepare them to meet the needs of this student population. Unfortunately, time and financial resources are just not always available to achieve these goals. As a result, many mainstream teachers gain experience by trial and error

Technology continues to improve and we as educators have to improve with it. Check out these materials from Common Sense Media.  

Digital Citizenship Materials From Common Sense Media.

While we may not be technology or computer science teachers, the fact of the matter is that most of us probably require students to use technology in one way or another. As an example, my students make videos, create audio recordings, participate in online discussions, view content online, and use an LMS not only to check on homework assignments, but also to submit assignments, view feedback, interact with classmates, and check grades. Even at schools that are not 1-to-1, teachers and students typically still rely on technology some of the time, and that is what makes digital citizenship such an important topic.

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