Great Tools for ELL Students Visuals Videos Educational Online games and Slide Shows
Imagine not knowing English very well and
coming a across the word “precipitation” in a
book or hearing it during a lesson.
You have no visuals and no other reference.
Your teacher just continues lecturing.
Do you think you would be confused?
Now imagine your teacher is teaching you about “precipitation” using the visuals below.
Rain Snow Hail Do you think you would have a clearer understanding now?
IMPORTANCE/BENIFITS of VISUALS
Stimulates visual senses
Makes words, ideas, and task more comprehensible
Motivates and engages
Makes language more memorable
Examples of When to Use Them
When teaching key vocabulary
Giving instructions for a task
Building on prior knowledge
During any content lesson
AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE
Using videos is also another great tool. You can go beyond teaching threw text and provide a visual experience that can be memorable and stimulating. It can also keep your students from falling asleep in your class.
Some BENIFITS of Videos
Provides audio and visual comprehensible input
Can show real life application of topic
More appealing to the technological generation
educational video resources
www. learn360 .com/
Educational Online games
Students love playing computer games no matter the age. Why not take advantage of that and have your students play games that have educational benefits. There are tons of free game sites out there for all content areas and language development.
Some Benefits of Educational Online Games
Combines fun and learning
Having fun means more engaged
Encourages kids to practice drills
Incorporates technology into the learning process.