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Paul Beaufait

MultiBrief: Effectively incorporating technology with English learners - 2 views

  • Perhaps the first consideration is the instructional purpose of the lesson, and how the technology will enhance that purpose or help students to achieve the goals and objectives of the lesson.
  • Technology, as mentioned earlier, has the power to increase student knowledge and skills in various content areas. Yet another consideration that must be taken into account when working with English learners is how the technology is increasing academic language knowledge and skills.

    It is critical, then, that teachers take into account not only the content goals and objectives for the lesson, but also the language goals and objectives as well as the linguistic demand of the tasks students will need to accomplish in the classroom.

  • English learners need additional instructional supports or scaffolds, including providing students with necessary background knowledge that other students may possess, using graphic organizers, pictures/visuals, demonstrations and realia, and providing redundant information and differentiated instruction based on students' language proficiency level.

    When researching various technology tools, it is critical that we investigate how the tool addresses these principles.

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  • The use of technology in the classroom is quickly becoming not only commonplace, but also essential for helping students gain the 21st-century skills they will need to be successful in the future.
  • when implementing technology in the classroom, an important component of instruction is to teach students how to use technology effectively and responsibly. Students may need guidance and instruction on how to use technology appropriately given the task and learning at hand, how to avoid distractions with technology, and how to effectively navigate the digital world.
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    In this article, Herrmann explains principles to guide the adoption and utilisation of technology to help meet general and specific needs of English-as-an-additional language learners.
Paul Beaufait

M that learning! - 11 views

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    On this blog, Vinicius Lemos presents learning activities and tips  "utilizing mobile devices like smartphones, digital cameras and tablets."
Paul Beaufait

Lang-8 - Multi-lingual language learning and language exchange | Lang-8 - 10 views

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    A social networking system for learners of various languages seeking correction of their writing by native speakers of those languages, in exchange, return, or pay-forward for correction they provide for peer learners of their own languages.
Paul Beaufait

Learn Language Online | Learn Language from Native Speakers - 0 views

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    Thanks, again!
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    by JTCOBB on June 30, 2009
Paul Beaufait

Collablogatorium: Pathways4Collaboration by Dafne Gonzalez - 0 views

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    Thanks to Carla for sharing Dafne's awe-inspiring presentation
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    14 min. Slideshare + voice presentation for TESOL 2009 found on Carla Arena's blog
Paul Beaufait

Language Learning with Livemocha | Learn a Language Online - Free! - 0 views

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    Livemocha blends self-paced lessons, a vibrant community, and interactive tools to help you talk to the world.
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    "Free Online Courses ... in 36 different languages" (2010.02.22)
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