Strategies That Work for ELL Learners

Watch the video and pause to explore. All the resources are listed below.

Rationale and Objectives for this Professional Learning

Description

This is a video presentation specifically designed for teachers working with ELL learners and technology.

Rationale

Finding specific professional development for teachers that work with ELL is a challenge, this professional development presentation helps to fill that gap.

Outcomes After Watching the Video

  1. After the presentation teachers will be able to share technology resources with students.
  2. After the video lesson teachers will have dozens of resources to explore in more depth.
  3. After the video lesson teachers will be connected to other ELL teachers and resources through social media.
Online Resources Highlighted in the Video

Participate in a Twitter chat https://joel38jackson.wordpress.com/2016/07/28/why-pre-k-12-educators-of-els-should-participate-in-ellchat/

Join the ELL Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ELLCHAT-105656129477631/

Larry Ferlazzo THE ELL and technology expert  http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/about/my-best-of-series/

Larry’s best websites of the day http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/about/my-best-of-series/

Larry’s best videos for ELL learners http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/about/my-best-of-series/

Mind Mapping resources http://www.informationtamers.com/WikIT/index.php?title=Free_Mind_map_tools

Mind mapping top picks http://www.informationtamers.com/WikIT/index.php?title=Free_Mind_map_tools

Google Story Builder http://docsstorybuilder.appspot.com/builder

Peanut gallery films https://www.peanutgalleryfilms.com/

Create greeting cards http://iwishyouto.com/

iFake Suri http://iwishyouto.com/

Create an explanation video http://www.tildee.com/create.php

Fake Facebook page http://www.classtools.net/FB/home-page

Create movie text http://www.classtools.net/movietext/

Create a venn diagram http://www.classtools.net/education-games-php/venn_intro

Create a classroom Twister http://www.classtools.net/twister/

Create a five card Flickr http://5card.cogdogblog.com/

The art of storytelling http://www.artofstorytelling.org/

Create a PixiClip http://www.pixiclip.com/beta/

Jeopardy Labs https://jeopardylabs.com/

Padlet https://padlet.com/

Tackk https://tackk.com/

Create a movie http://www.dvolver.com/moviemaker/make.html

Example movies http://larryferlazzo.com/Student%20Work.html#mov

Create a comic http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/

Create a comic http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/kidsspace/story.html

Create a Scribble Map http://www.scribblemaps.com/

Map your list http://www.mapyourlist.com/

Read about the use of Google Translate http://blog.williamferriter.com/

Help for translating a document https://support.google.com/docs/answer/187189?co=GENIE.Platform=Desktop&hl=en

Discussion Questions

Review or Dissemination Question

  1. In a few sentences explain what a Twitter chat is and how you could use this format for personal professional development.
  2. Who is one of the leaders in ELL and technology?
  3. What is Google Story Builder and how could you use this with students?
  4. How are you currently using Google Docs, Slides, Forms and Sheets with your students?
  5. Pick on of the iFake websites and explain how you could use this with students.
  6. The Class Tools website has many different resources, what is one tool you would like to use with students.
  7. Explain what Padlet is and how you could use it with students.
  8. What are your thoughts about using Google Translate in the way The Tempered Radical blog explained?
  9. What are three resources you will share with your team?
  10. How will you use social media to continue your professional development?