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English idioms about time - learn English,idioms,english. ESL Library. Free Printable Comic Book Templates! - Picklebums. Where Have All the Flowers Gone? - Kids Pages - National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Cool Sites for ESL Students�Links to practice English grammar, listening, speaking, reading, writing and more! Listen to Stories. Blooms Taxonomy of Apps by Kelly Tenkely. Shelly's Pearltrees link. 10+ Apps for Student Creativity. iTDi Learning to Go course with Shelly Terrel. Mobile Learning: 50+ Resources & Tips. I believe mobile devices will transform education. This is why I created a free ebook, Effective Mobile Learning: 50+ Quick Tips & Resources with helpful tips and several resources to help support this trend.

One reason is because mobile devices are designed in a way that forces the teacher to give control to the learner. When we equip a classroom with iPads, iPods, small tablets, or cellphones the learning is literally put in the hands of the students. The teacher has to facilitate and walk around the room to manage the learning. Below are a list of 50+ Mobile Learning resources & growing! I hope this will help any educator new to integrating mobile devices with the knowledge they need to be successful! Mobile Learning Free Ebooks Mobile Learning Posts/Presentations I’ve Given Mobile Learning LiveBinder of Resources Mobile Learning Mindmap of Implementation This mindmap is full of case studies, schools, teachers, free ebooks, and more to show real examples of mobile learning at its best. TechnoLanguages - iPod Touch & iPad Apps. ESOL Courses - Free English Lessons Online.

Lessonstream.org by Jamie Keddie. Mobile learning. Well like a lot of people I’ve bought an iPad over the summer and I’ve been having my first taste of shopping for apps to extend the capabilities of the iPad. I’ve also been having a look at how some of these can be used for language learning, so I thought I would share with you a little bit of information about the first few apps I’ve tried. ForvoFor those of you who don’t know Forvo, it’s a marvelous pronunciation dictionary site which is collecting together audio examples of of the pronunciation of different words from languages and speakers all round the world.

The app works as a simple pronunciation dictionary which you can carry with you in class and whenever a new word comes up, you can get an example pronunciation form it. For many of the more common words in English you can get multiple examples from different speaker (male, female, UK, US, Australian etc.) It isn’t free, but it’s pretty cheap and you can download it from: Related links Best. Lesson Plans. There is a lot of evidence to prove that sustained silent reading is exceedingly beneficial both inside and outside the classroom and a key advantage of mobile devices is the ease with which students can have access to rich reading resources.

Additionally, it is also possible to follow the written word on the page, whilst listening to an oral rendition of the text. This is particularly important to students whose mother tongue is written in a script that is not the Roman Alphabet and as in the case of Arabic, does follow the same spelling rules. Vowels are often not represented in written Arabic,: and thus students forget to incorporate them into their written English. Our institution subscribes to the Oxford Bookworms Series of Graded Readers for EFL students. I would like to share some of the activities I have done with my students using this online reading resource and other digital programmes. Conventional Pre and Post Reading Activities . . . . . . SMS Texts. ELL to Go. ELL | Feature ELL to Go Two schools transform their ELL programs by giving students around-the-clock access to some of the latest mobile devices. By Jennifer Demski05/02/11 The typical student at the Newcomer Center, an alternative school in Township High School District 214 in Arlington Heights, IL, is a recent immigrant with little or no English skills.

The students at the center emigrated from countries around the world, and up until about a year ago, if you walked into the school's cafeteria during lunch, you'd see them separated into cliques or pairs based on their native tongue, chatting in the language they're most comfortable with rather than practicing the language they're trying to learn. Meanwhile, in a middle school ELL classroom at Comal Independent School District in New Braunfels, TX, a teacher asks her students to bring their iPod Touch devices home and use their voice memo apps to record themselves reading aloud in English.

Why Go Mobile? "That struck me," recalls Wivagg. EFL Through iPads. EFL Through iPads. BYOT: No Internet Access, No Problem. Posted by Shelly Terrell on Wednesday, April 3rd 2013 Part of the Mobile Learning Series! “The principle goal of education in schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done.” ~ Jean Piaget I have been traveling throughout Slovenia and Croatia for the past month training teachers in integrating Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) effectively with their classes.

I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to teach various classes of teens throughout the two countries to show teachers how BYOT works. For the days I was teaching the students, these schools lifted their policies and allowed the students to use their devices as a way of getting technology in the schools. The teachers wanted to see BYOT in action, especially with students who were never allowed to use their mobile devices or other technologies before for learning. 10 Offline Activities with Mobile Devices More Resources Challenge:

Once Upon a Device: 20 Reading Activities & Apps. “Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.” – John Locke Epiphany is one of my favorite words. I remember discovering the word in high school and thinking that finally I had the right word to describe the “aha” moments I would get after reading a good book. I want my learners to have several epiphanies throughout their learning journeys. I want them to make connections to what they read and personalize the content. Often, teachers have to teach books that are much older than the kids, written in archaic language, and that take place in countries and imaginary worlds our learners have no experience with. I think activities have to help learners visualize and experience this world to get a better understanding of the mindset of the characters.

Various free apps provide multimedia rich reading experiences and story creation. Enjoyed these resources? Challenge: Try one of these lesson ideas to inspire reading. Learning to Go! | The Round. Learning to Go is a collection of lesson plans and tips for teachers wishing to incorporate mobile devices, phones or BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology) into their teaching. Written by the unstoppable Shelly Sanchez, this promises to be a very practical and useful guide for teachers interested in edtech. But perhaps most interesting of all is the design of the book. There are no page numbers, and the journey through it might not be a linear one. Shelly has really taken advantage of the digital medium to experiment with book navigation and design.

In her own words: I wanted to design an ebook that would encourage readers to explore. I wanted thedesign to inspire readers to begin where they believe best meets their needs or wants. Please download the sample labs design to get a taste. Learning to go - sample (1219) Mobile Learning Lesson Plans. M that learning! American TESOL Institute's Mobile Website. Eltchat [licensed for non-commercial use only] / How do you use mobile devices in the classroom Tips, apps, best practices.

ELT Chat Summary - 30th April How do you use mobile devices in the classroom? Tips, apps & best practices Introduction This was the initial question for the evening's discussion, although there was some debate about the definition of mobile devices. Uses of mobile phones for the classroom eventually became the main focus, although I felt that the chat roamed around a number of areas, including the possibilities for use, teachers' feelings, issues and potential problems and useful apps.

I would like to point out that I was asked, ever so politely, to do this summary because of my summarising tweet... ...and I think it's really important that these things are kept in mind whenever choosing technologies to use. [Critical Ed. btw I think it's worth pointing out that a few pro-technology participants do not actually seem to have any connection to ELT, but have some investment in technology.] Summary 1) Why bother? 2) What can be done? 3) What could possibly go wrong? 1) Why bother?

2) What can we do? Blog | Archive | iPad. I wanted to take a closer look at the iPad Evaluation I previously blogged about in Evaluating Apps with Transformative Use in Mind. The section of Content and Components deserved a closer look and explanation. You can download the PDF file of the iPad App Evaluation for the Classroom with the following sections of evaluation included: ConsiderationsContent & ComponentsLogisticsFluencySubstitution vs Transformation Model (based on SAMR model of Ruben Puentedura and Alan November‘s work)Evidence of Learning (based on conversation with Stephen Wilmarth) After looking at iPad apps through the lens of Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences, November’s Digital Learning Farm, 21st century Upgrades, let’s take a closer look at the content and components of these apps.

It is important to remind ourselves that shiny visuals and audio not automatically translate into pedagogical value of the program. The BookCreator app is not designed for a school environment only. Differentiation Personal Learning. Non-Flash Things for ESL/EFL Students (iPad, iPhone, etc.) Free Apps to Support Vocabulary Acquisition by ELLs. One of my favorite aspects of integrating technology into instruction is the availability of resources to support students with different learning needs. Students who are struggling can benefit from the excitement and engagement offered by a tool like the iPad. Teachers of English-Language Learners (ELLs) can use technology to promote growth in their students. Developing a strong vocabulary is an important area of focus for ELLs who are building their reading comprehension.

Educators use a variety of strategies to grow readers in their classroom, and there are many free iPad apps that support vocabulary acquisition. Kids' Vocab by MindSnacks This is one of my favorite literacy apps for all students, and it is a great tool for ELLs. English First High Flyers EF High Flyers is an easy-to-use game that helps students learn new vocabulary words starting with numbers and everyday objects.

Flashcardlet Futaba Have you had success using technology to support English-Language Learners? Mobile English. By Nicky Hockly and Gavin Dudeney Technical wizards Nicky Hockly and Gavin Dudeney present a series of lesson plans on using mobile phones in class, suitable for any device from the most basic phone to the latest smartphone. Mobile English: Ideal phonePrint out the images of the old-fashioned mobile phone and modern smartphone located in the file in the top-right corner of the page. Alternatively, you can find Creative Commons licensed images by searching in Flickr.ProcedureAn introduction to mobile learningAs an accompaniment to their Mobile English series, Nicky Hockly and Gavin Dudeney provide an informative overview of mobile and handheld learning.Mobile English: Mobile phone dictationA short activity that can be used as a warmer or filler to review language that has already been covered in class.

TESOL Webinar: Mobile Learning for Language Learners, Pedagogy and Lesson Plan Resources. Teaching with Apps. Mobile ESL Learning. iPad Apps for English teaching and learning. In our prospective iPad project in our English and Media faculty we are currently trailing the best apps to use in the teaching of English and Media Studies. Here is a useful top ten list (with a few extras with honourable mentions!) : Pages: The basic word processing package that is really essential for any and all types of writing. Easily transportable by email to Dropbox etc. with the capacity to convert to Microsoft Word if required. Safari: The essential internet browser for the iPad for all required research essential to presentations etc. Dropbox: The best Cloud app to save work and create an accessible area to share work, ideas etc.

Lots of free storage and a secure password system make Dropbox an ideal support for any department to share with students and fellow teachers. iBooks: The essential e-reader and book library for the iPad. ExplainEverything: A brilliant app for individual or group presentations. iFPoems: A fantastic anthology of poems is available on the app. Like this: