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Digital Storytelling Tools. Trading Card Creator. The Trading Card tool gives students an alternative way to demonstrate their literacy knowledge and skill when writing about popular culture texts or real world examples.

Trading Card Creator

This interactive allows students to create their own trading card about a real or fictional person, place, object, event, or abstract concept. These cards are can be used with any type of book students are reading or subjects that they are studying, and make for an excellent prewriting exercise for students who are writing narrative stories and need to consider characters, setting, and plot. Specific prompts guide student through the various types of cards, expanding students' thinking from the basic information and description of the topic to making personal connections to the subject. Word BINGO. 8 Great iPad Apps for ESL Students. When you’re talking about learning a language in the U.S., you’re generally talking about ESL which refers to “English as a second language” or the study or use of English by speakers with different native languages.

8 Great iPad Apps for ESL Students

Learning a new language seems quite tough but lucky for the students of today as technology has made it a lot simpler and easier. Many schools are now making plans to increase the availability and use of technology in classrooms in order to engage students in learning English language digitally. Students should realize that smart phones, iPads and tablets aren’t just for playing games. They are also a great tool for learning and practicing English. Today, there are millions of smarthpone and iPad applications available for almost anything, ranging from apps for productivity to apps that help you manage your finances, and of course, apps for developing good English language skills. Word BINGO Word Bingo is basically a word game that allows learners to play with a word list. Kidioms. English Listening Lesson Library Online. Computer Assisted Language Learning. Computer assisted language learning is becoming increasingly popular.

Computer Assisted Language Learning

There are several different types of computer assisted language learning: Click Here to get the English Short Stories Book and Workbook Language learning through software Language learning through the internet Language learning through a company and lessons created for you Each type of learning has its advantages and disadvantages. Language learning software From the beginnings of electronically assisted language learning, with records, tapes, and then CDs, we now have computer assisted language learning software.

One of the best known companies in this field is Rosetta Stone ( who offer courses in a number of languages, including English as a foreign language. Like many companies who sell computer software to help you learn a language, the courses consist of: 60 Inspiring Examples of Twitter in the Classroom. Via Online Universities Social media offers some great opportunities for learning in the classroom, bringing together the ability to collaborate, access worldwide resources, and find new and interesting ways to communicate in one easily accessible place.

60 Inspiring Examples of Twitter in the Classroom

Teachers around the world have found innovative ways to use Twitter as a teaching tool, and we’ve shared many of these great ideas here with you. Read on, and we’ll explore 60 inspiring ways that teachers and students can put Twitter to work in the classroom. Communication Twitter makes staying in touch and sharing announcements super simple and even fun. Organization. 10 Amazing Ways For Teachers & Tutors To Use Twitter In Education. Twitter like all other social media is a virtual Aladdin’s cave.

10 Amazing Ways For Teachers & Tutors To Use Twitter In Education

It is a gateway to riches. But just like in the story, this Aladdin’s cave is also booby-trapped. Use it right and you will come away with the genie of knowledge ready to do your bidding. Use it wrong and you will be a casualty of wasted time. So, ‘rub’ it just right. I remember my own school days. Haven’t heard about Twitter? Let’s check out the amazing ways 140 characters are helping to light the lamp. Why Should Teachers And Tutors Use Twitter in Education? Before we get to the actual uses teachers are putting Twitter to use in their classrooms, let’s see in brief why Twitter is a good enough study tool. These six reasons aren’t the only benefits of course. Hashtags and Learning Set up custom ‘classroom’ hashtags around lessons and topics.

Hashtags also make it easy to follow interesting topics related to the curriculum or anything else that might broaden a student’s knowledge base. Top 5 Ways to Use Twitter in Education. Is a micro-blogging, social networking, real-time web 2.0 tool that allows users to send up to 140 character messages (tweets) to their followers.

Top 5 Ways to Use Twitter in Education

With an estimated 6 million monthly visitors, Twitter now ranks behind Myspace and Facebook as the third largest social network in the world ( Shockingly, roughtly half of the unique visitors to twitter per month are working adults that access the site form work, ranging in age from 35-49 (Neilson Wire). These tweeters, educators included, have discovered the incredible networking and resource sharing potential of twitter. Today, educators are raving over the power of twitter as a Professional Learning Network (PLN).