10 Ways to Help ELLs Succeed in Math When it comes to learning math, English language learners (ELLs) have a unique challenge. Unlike most English-speaking students, ELLs have the task of learning a second language and learning content simultaneously. Contrary to popular assumption, language plays a critical role not just in reading and writing, but in learning mathematics as well. As a teacher, you're challenged with making math lessons comprehensible and with ensuring that students have the language to understand instruction and express their grasp of math concepts orally and in writing. Our panel of experts share ten ways to teach ELLs their ABCs and their 123s. 1 Create Vocabulary Banks.Charts that contain key math vocabulary words and phrases are helpful references for ELLs when discussing or writing about their math thinking, especially if the words are accompanied by illustrations.
Printing Press The interactive Printing Press is designed to assist students in creating newspapers, brochures, and flyers. Teachers and students can choose from several templates to publish class newspapers, informational brochures, and flyers announcing class events. Text added to the templates can be modified using a simple WYSIWYG editor, which allows students to choose text features, such as font size and color. Documentation for the Printing Press includes instructions for using the tool. Customized versions of the tool, which include additional instructions and more focused choices, are included with some lessons.
Algebra Meltdown Game Goals In this maths game you have been recruited by Lissaman Industries to assist in one of their super-secret, ultra-dangerous research projects. As the new controller of the mighty Nuclear Generator, your job is to serve scientists waiting at the Generator's outlets. Each scientist needs a certain atom, which you create by solving linear equations and then guiding 'raw' atoms through the Generator's maze of machines and tubes.
Homeschool Science Curriculum Finally! A homeschool science curriculum where you can combine a multitude of ages, use "living books" and do lots of hands on activities! Welcome to Otter's Homeschool Science! 6 Virtual Tours Of The Human Body For Free Interactive Anatomy Lessons When it comes to interactive virtual views, we have gone to space and around the globe. So, it’s not surprising that we are also going within ourselves on a virtual journey of the human body. One of the finest tools available online is Visible Body. Unfortunately, it’s not free anymore.
Math Tutorial Music Videos Middle School students are working hard on their Math Wiki. They are using a variety of tools to create tutorials (Garageband, SmartBoard Notebook, PowerPoint, Animoto). Their latest creation to be embedded into the Wiki were Animoto Music Videos. They created PowerPoint slides, then exported them as jpg files to be imported into Wiki were Animoto Students are learning presentation skills and tools as they are designing the slides to create specific tutorials for math definitions and concepts they are learning in class. “By learning you will teach;by teaching you will understand.” ~ Latin Proverb To teach is to learn twice.
Capitonyms VocabularySpellingCity offers worksheets, games, videos, and teaching activities on capitonyms. Capitonyms are a great way to show students just how much capitalization matters, and matching or fill-in-the-blank games are a fun way to reinforce the lesson. Check out our variety of capitonym resources, each tailored to specific teaching strategies. A capitonym is a word whose meaning changes based on whether or not it is capitalized. Capitonyms can be nouns, verbs, or adjectives. Examples of pairs of capitonyms are:
cell phone project Project K-Nect is designed to create a supplemental resource for secondary at-risk students to focus on increasing their math skills through a common and popular technology – mobile smartphones. Ninth graders in several public schools in the State of North Carolina received smartphones to access supplemental math content aligned with their teachers’ lesson plans and course objectives. Students communicate and collaborate with each other and access tutors outside of the school day to help them master math skills and knowledge. The smartphones and service are free of charge to the students and their schools due to a grant provided by Qualcomm, as part of its Wireless Reach™ initiative.
Top 100 Homeschool Blogs While their motivations and methods may vary, those who travel parallel homeschool paths are united by a passion to be active participants in and witnesses to the education of their children. The homeschool blog community plays a big part in making the journey a little less lonely as its members offer support along each step of the way. I Can Teach My Child 1st-grade teacher turned homeschooling mom Jenae shares tips as practical as stamping out stinky sippy cups and moments as memorable as a treasure hunt at grandpa’s house on “I Can Teach My Child”, a blog that honors the importance of being a child’s first teacher and offers original ideas along with wisdom culled from the community of homeschool bloggers. Home to 4 Kiddos The award-winning homeschool blog Home to 4 Kiddos provides an abundance of helpful tips and insights on educating multiple children at different ages. Teaching with TLC An active member of the blogging community, author and former elementary teacher Tamara L.
50 Really Cool Online Tools for Science Teachers A 21st-century education revolves around the Internet for everything from collaboration, tools, lessons, and even earning degrees online. If you are looking for ways to integrate online learning into your science class or science degree programs, then take a look at these cool online tools that are just perfect for both teachers and students. Science Tools to Use with Students These tools offer opportunities for learning about climate, cells, the human body, nature, and more. ChemiCool. Using iPads During Math Stations I am continually trying to think of ways to use the iPads in a producing or student creation way, rather than a "lets play a game" kind of way. I am also trying to be as paperless as possible this year, so using the iPads is a win, win situation. I share the 20 iPads with another teacher so in all honesty, I only have 10 during math and I usually use 4 with my guided math groups, which leaves me 6 for math stations. My students are partnered up and do 2 stations a day. I have 10 stations that I change every 2 weeks.
online graphical dictionary and thesaurus Visuwords™ online graphical dictionary — Look up words to find their meanings and associations with other words and concepts. Produce diagrams reminiscent of a neural net. Learn how words associate.