6 Storytelling Apps That Get English Language Learners Talking. For English language learners (ELLs) in the classroom, speaking English in front of others — particularly native speakers — can cause tremendous anxiety.
In fact, the dread of speaking can actually interfere with students’ ability to learn. Even with the most well-planned, immersive, real-world learning opportunities, the brains of students with high anxiety won’t be receptive to learning, according to Stephen Krashen’s “Affective Filter Hypothesis” (and the brain research that supports it).
So how can we design speaking activities that don’t make our students’ hearts race and palms sweat? Digital storytelling can be an effective way for ELLs to practice speaking English without the stress of being “on stage.” Apps and tech tools allow students to practice in the comfort of their own home by themselves or with a caregiver. Here are a few digital storytelling tools to help get your ELLs talking. Domaines problématiques sur Internet. Teaching in Room 6: 5 Great Websites to Use in Upper Elementary. As school winds down, and we begin to think of the upcoming year, I thought I would bring you some *must use* websites in your upper elementary classroom.
Now, these websites aren't really sites that the KIDS use (although, I supposed they could). These are websites that I, as a teacher, use WITH my students to enhance their education while in my classroom. I wouldn't just put a list of these up for the students to peruse on their own. Again, the kids *could* use them, but I have found in my own experience that these really work well when I am using them as part of my lessons. 1. I know that some people think this site is for younger kids only, with the silly little videos they have. Recommendations: The Brainercise exercises are very short brainteaser type things (do something with your left and right hands at the same time in opposite directions) that get the kids quietly thinking and moving. 2. 3.
I use this site for everything. 4. 5. Librarian Approved: 30 Ed-Tech Apps to Inspire Creativity and Creation. Tool discovery is often a challenge for teachers interested in finding ways to use technology that will change the way they and their students work.
With so much going on in the classroom, many teachers don’t have the time to test out various apps and find the perfect tool to meet their needs. Luckily, several tech-savvy librarians have been curating the apps their colleagues find useful and sharing the all-stars with one another through personal learning communities (PLC) and edWeb webinars. These educators are paying attention to their own working habits, as well as those of students, to figure out which technology products and trends are here to stay.
Michelle Luhtala, a school librarian in New Canaan, Connecticut, has noticed that much of her own work has transitioned from the computer to her smartphone. She sees the same trend in students, but also recognizes many schools have policies against phones because they can be distractions. Check out previous years favorites here and here. Intentions pédagogiques by Alexandre Gagné. Intentions pédagogiques by Alexandre Gagné. 50 Apps All Kids Should Play At Least Once. Tap here for our Free App!
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