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Judy Robison

Ereader Tool for Schools | Gobstopper - 40 views

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    "Gobstopper, a new online tool for Humanities teachers, changes reading assignments and how students complete them.

    Teachers no longer have to photocopy, distribute, or collect worksheets. They get data every morning that tells them who did the reading, who didn't, and whether or not students understood what they read."
Judy Robison

Would you hire someone with poor grammar skills? | TechRepublic - 16 views

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    Help for all the English grammar teachers, outside reinforcement!
mbarek Akaddar

PhoTransEdit (English Phonetic Transcription) Text to Phonetics - 10 views

  • Text2Phonetics is a PhoTransEdit Online application that transcribes small English texts into broad phonetic transcriptions in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA).
Louise Robinson-Lay

Watch CliffsNotes Episodes - Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth and More | Cambio TV - 0 views

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    A superb site with animated videos of Shakespeare plays. Watch short explanations about some of the most famous plays and watch videos exploring the characters. The text that goes with the videos is useful and child-friendly.
    http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/English
Judy Robison

OverDrive - Global distributor of digital eBooks, audiobooks, music & video for library... - 30 views

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    Check out audio books and e-books from your local public library
Paul Beaufait

CAL: Digests:The Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol: A Tool for Teacher-Researc... - 10 views

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    "... The project described in this digest was designed with the belief that teacher professional growth can best be fostered through sustained collaborative inquiry between teachers and researchers. It has set out to incorporate what is known about quality professional development with the special features necessary for meeting the needs of English language learners. The project has defined a model of sheltered instruction based on the research of best practices, as well as on the experiences of the participating teachers and researchers..." (¶1).
Paul Beaufait

Starfall's Learn to Read with phonics - 25 views

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    "a free public service to teach children to read with phonics" pointed out by Ken Bain (2012)
mbarek Akaddar

EnglishTestStore - Test English Online and Download Free Tests - 39 views

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    All Skills, All Levels: Grammar, Listening, Reading, Vocabulary, TOEFL, TOEIC, GRE, GMAT, SAT, English For Grades 6-12. Download all more than 4,500 quizzes and 60,000 questions
Judy Robison

Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it - 23 views

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    "Aids and resources for writers and teachers of writing"
Paul Beaufait

Grammar-Quizzes: Practice on Points of English Grammar (ESL/EFL) - 28 views

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    "Grammar-Quizzes.com is an open educational resource for understanding, learning and practicing English grammar usage. These materials present simple grammar concepts and are most appropriate for non-native speakers, but also include practices that could be used for K-12 native speakers" (Mission, ¶1, 2012.01.05).
Paul Beaufait

Successful Strategies for English Language Learners - 19 views

  • Between 1979 and 2008, the number of school-age children (ages 5-17) in the United States who spoke a language other than English at home increased from 3.8 to 10.9 million, or from 9 to 21 percent of the population in this age range, according to the latest figures from the National Center on Education Statistics (NCES).
  • Perhaps one of the greatest examples of inequity lies in a joint investigation of the Department of Justice and the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights that revealed last October that Boston Public Schools had failed to properly identify and adequately serve thousands of ELLs since 2003 as required by the Equal Educational Opportunities Act of 1974 and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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    Angela Pascopella reported on U.S. school district and national measures "to address surging ELL enrollment-and dropout rate[s]" (deck).
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