BJP's Books & Articles Books Articles I-imagine: Taking MY Place in the World ~ A Scrapbooking Journey PLUS Teacher's Guide (PDF Books) App 8 About us Courses & workshops Consultancy services Clients & publications Tools & webquests Resources > Tools & Resources > App 8 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
Venn Diagram The Venn Diagram app allows users to compare and contrast information and to organize it in a visually appealing way. Users can customize their circles by choosing from several color choices, and both the circle and font sizes can be altered to better align with the users' needs for each project. The finished Venn diagram can be e-mailed or saved to the device's photo album. Designed for use in the school environment, this app features a simple profile system so that multiple users can create and store their own Venn diagrams on the same device without confusion.
Infographics, Explained by LEGOs LEGO bricks illustrate the simple idea behind infographics. Data: sorted, arranged, presented visually. Got it? Good. StoryKeepers - iPad StoryTelling APPS StoryTelling continues to gain popularity as an educational experience creating MORE "sticking power" for concepts a la brain science as well as developing essential communication skills for a media-rich world vying for attention. StoryTelling stimulates deep thinking, creativity and basic literacies; it also enhances and enriches the learning experience for student voices.Storytelling is an art form that uses a story ARC regardless of digital tools used while modernizing the traditional oral storytelling. It is so much more than "tell about" or "explain something" - it NOT a fact-based unfolding with a beginning, middle and end!
Free Android Note Taking Apps for Teachers and Students Note taking is not only an academic skill but also an activity that most of us perform on a daily basis.As technology advances so do our means to take notes. It is useless now in an age of mobile learning to keep using your boring portable paper notepad . There is actually an awesome set of apps that you can install on your Android to be able to take notes on the go. These notes are completely free and easy to use. Check out the list I have compiled below and in case you want a web version of free note taking tools to use on your desktop or laptop then check out this list.
Audio and Video ESL Lessons - English as a Second Language (ESL) Podcast - Learn English Online - English4Today : Learn English With Video It’s really not complicated, guys: Don’t drink and drive. Learn what happens when you do in this episode. Slow Dialog: 1:28 Explanations: 3:30 Fast Dialog: 17:27 Susan: Hey, Jack, you’re an attorney. Do you know anything about DUIs? Jack: Sure, I’ve handled a few DUI cases.
Book Boot Camp 2013-2014 I'm continually inspired by my PLN. This idea is a direct result of the amazing librarians and teachers I follow. After reading this article about Teen Lit Boot Camp classes, taking part in the Shelf Challenge and following along with Donalyn Miller's Book Gap challenge, these three ideas morphed in my head to become the Middle Grade Book Boot Camp. The Book Boot Camp is a combination of a book club and middle grade literature class. From July 2013 to May 2014 (with a December hiatus) participants will explore ten different book genres, one per month. Infographic Information graphics or infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to present complex information quickly and clearly. They can improve cognition by utilizing graphics to enhance the human visual system’s ability to see patterns and trends. The process of creating infographics can be referred to as data visualization, information design, or information architecture. Overview Infographics have been around for many years and recently the proliferation of a number of easy-to-use, free tools have made the creation of infographics available to a large segment of the population. Social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter have also allowed for individual infographics to be spread among many people around the world.
DigitalStorytelling “I know only one thing about the technologies that awaits us in the future:We will find ways to tell stories with them.” Jason Ohlar Presentation brought to you by American TESOL! Check out their other video presentations! Slideshow of the Presentation 10 Great, Free Apps for Students for Notetaking and Class Planning These days, there are some great apps for students to use to take notes for class, or to use as class planners. 1. Evernote and EverStudent My favorite is Evernote. I use it for everything, literally, and many of my students use it for taking notes, clipping web pages, creating to do lists, and more.