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Lingro: The coolest dictionary known to hombre! Social Media Tips. Feeling outdated, not connected, or even totally lost in the digital age?

Social Media Tips

Well, let me assure you, droning on and on about grammatical structures is a surefire way to quickly lose student interest in the world language classroom. Instead, embrace something which truly interests the millennial student: social media. Utilizing it in the classroom will give your students practical, engaging ways to communicate in the language you teach. The 21st century learner is not wired to memorize; instead, her or she is inclined to create, connect and collaborate. Social media is the perfect medium for us, their teachers, to reach them.

Here are ten ideas to get you started on your journey toward not becoming the classroom dinosaur you have always feared becoming. 1. Blogging is a wonderful way to keep your students connected, even when they are no longer in class. 2. Micro-blogging via Twitter is another way to link students outside of class. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. The Best Site For Recipes, Recommendations, Food And Cooking. App of the week: Winning Words Match Games. Six ed-tech resources for ELL/ESL instruction. Readers chime in with their suggestions for how ed tech can make a real difference in teaching English as a second language By Meris Stansbury, Online Editor Read more by Meris Stansbury February 10th, 2012 One reader’s tip: Know the products that work!

Six ed-tech resources for ELL/ESL instruction

It’s usually the editors’ job at eSchool News to create our own “Question of the Week” for our newsletters, but a few weeks ago we received a request from a reader that we ask our followers: “What are some ways technology helps in the education of ELL students?” From award-winning software, to a teacher-created program that needs peer input, our readers offered some useful ways in which technology can help English-language learners and those for whom English is a second language. Here are six of the best responses (edited for brevity). “One great way technology can help ESL students is to provide online English language teaching drills and interactive lessons in language arts.

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. Library of Congress Service Launches App to Bring Materials to Blind Readers : Roll Call Hill Life. By Hannah Hess Roll Call Staff Sept. 24, 2013, 2:29 p.m.

Library of Congress Service Launches App to Bring Materials to Blind Readers : Roll Call Hill Life

Courtesy Shealah Craighead Karen Keninger remembers fondly the carefully wrapped packages of braille books delivered to the doorstep of her childhood home in Vinton, Iowa, from the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. “It was like Christmas,” recalls Keninger, who was diagnosed with an eye disease at 16 months old. By the age of 7, her vision had deteriorated to the point where she lost the ability to read large-print books. “I would get excited every time the mail came because I loved reading,” she said. Keninger now serves as director of the NLS, using her perspective as a patron of the Library of Congress service to improve the program’s mission to deliver reading materials to more than 500,000 citizens with low vision, blindness or a physical disability that makes reading regular print difficult.

Gone are the days of waiting patiently by the mailbox. “It’s a library in your pocket,” Keninger said. Hello-Hello. Word Wit. Phrasal Verbs Machine. NoRedInk! Duolingo. Instreamia. Twurdy.