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Little Bird Tales is a storytelling and e-learning tool that can be implemented in hundreds of ways, and is great for kids of all ages, even for children who can't read and write! "Little bird tales is an exciting Web site...In the school setting the possibilities are endless." Lawrence Armstrong, DiscoveryEducation.com "Little Bird Tales is a brilliant option for digital storytelling in the primary classroom." iLearnTechnology.com "I love this site!! It is user friendly, ad-free, and will be great for fostering creativity in students!"

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Capzles – digital storytelling and presentation tool Capzles is an interesting digital storytelling tool that allows users to tell a story using pictures, video clips, audio tracks and text. Users are given the ability to place this media, called “moments”, together chronologically in a timeline. Creating a “Capzle” is easy via the website. You can upload photographs and videos or blog directly onto the site. English-Language-Learner Classification Can Impede Student Growth, Study Finds - Learning the Language UserID: iCustID: IsLogged: false Seven Teaching Strategies for Classroom Teachers of ELLs In Teaching English Language Learners Across the Content Areas (ASCD, 2010), Debbie Zacarian and I listed seven teaching strategies for mainstream teachers of ELLs. These seven strategies are designed to help teachers meet the needs of all the students in their classes and to help make the mainstream classroom more inclusive for ELLs. 1.Provide comprehensible input for ELLs. Language is not “soaked up.”

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