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Language Learning Technologies

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    • LANGUAGE LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES FOR K-12 TEACHERS Alianza Cultural Uruguay-Estados Unidos Alina Gil 2009
      • K-12 teachers of ELLs (English Language Learners) have two main instructional goals:
      • 1) to support their students' acquisition of English.
      • 2) to support their students' mastery of academic content.
      Why should language teachers use LLTs?
    • How does technology provide quality input?
      • Non-verbal input can be enhanced and increased more easily with technology.
      • Comprehensibility of subject matter can be improved with the use of technology through enhanced contexts, according to the learner's proficiency level.
    • Providing context
      • A great way to help ELLs develop reading skills
      • through comprehending the main points of a text
      • is to provide a concept map with visuals and key
      • words of key points from a reading passage.
      • http://cmap.ihmc.us/
    • Targeting verbal input to proficiency level
      • Tutorials in language and content skills for ELLs at different levels of proficiency.
      • Free websites such as Dave's ESL Cafe provide drills and activities for language development.
      • http :// www.eslcafe.com /
    • How does technology provide quality interaction?
      • Opportunities for ELLs to interact with others in meaningful ways:
      • * team or pair computer-based activities
      • * online communications
      • * text messages
    • Resources & reference materials
      • Thousands of free materials and resources are available on the Internet from education and resource agencies, such as the Annenberg Foundation: http://www.learner.org/index.html
      • to lesson plan websites.
    • Resources & reference materials
      • A good example of websites that provide authentic language for classroom activities is http://www.world-newspapers.com/ , which provides links to free online English newspapers and magazines from around the world.
      • Sloop is a collection of sites relevant to English Language Teaching and Learning on the World-Wide Web http://fog.ccsf.cc.ca.us/~lfried/
    • Resources & reference materials
      • A fun website that uses movie "trailers" as the basis of listening lessons is at: http://www.english-trailers.com/index.php
      • You can find examples of ESL podcasts (down loadable audio or video files)at http://www.eslpod.com/website/index.php
    • Resources & reference materials
      • Randall Listening Lab ( http://esl-lab.com/ ) offers a variety of listening tutorials and practice activities, categorized by Easy, Medium, and Difficult.
      • The English Language Listening Lab Online website has a great variety of free listening games among over 1,000 listening activities ranging from interviews to songs: http://www.elllo.org/english/Games.htm
    • Resources & reference materials
      • In Biography.com you will find information about famous people’s lives.
      • http :// www.biography.com /
      • This website is dedicated to the short story and to those interested in reading light prose. http :// www.classicshorts.com / index.shtml
    • Resources & reference materials
      • Phonics Starter is a good resource for beginner English readers for teaching sound/symbol correspondences. It builds students' basic motor skills, phonemic awareness, initial letter writing and linking to illustrated vocabulary.
      • http://www.englishraven.
      • com/flashcardsalphabets.
      • html
    • Resources & reference materials
      • Teachers around the world use Starfall.com as a way to make the classroom more fun and inspire a love of reading and writing.
      • http :// www.starfall.com /
    • Online Dictionaries
      • There is a website that provides a complete list with descriptions of online dictionaries .
      • The Free Dictionary is an example of a great online dictionary.
    • Picture Dictionaries
      • Visual or picture dictionaries are useful for all ages, especially children. Seeing the picture with the word helps the learner remember its meaning. For a free Web-based picture dictionaries, see: http://www.pdictionary.com/
    • Pronunciation
      • how j say.com is a free online Talking Dictionary of English Pronunciation  
      • http :// www.howjsay.com /
    • Pronunciation
      • This site contains an animated library of the phonetic sounds of English as well as an articulatory diagram for each consonant and vowel.
      • http :// www.uiowa.edu / ~acadtech / phonetics /#
    • Clip Art
      • Clip Art enables students to understand the subject better and to learn new vocabulary.
      • Free sources of clip art can be found at:
      • http://etc.usf.edu/clipart/index.htm
      • http://www.awesomeclipartforeducators.com/
      • http://www.clipartof.com/
    • Multimedia books
      • Useful for developing top down reading comprehension strategies for all ages.
      • A number of multimedia books are available online for free. An example of a free online storybook is One Little Rabbit: www.lil-fingers.com/lil-rabbit/by.html
      • Reading
      • Mathematics
      • Science
      • Social Studies
      • Writing
      • Lesson Plans
      • Worksheets
      • Activities
      • Clip Art
      • and more!
      • Top web sites for educators. Reranked every hour!
      • http :// www.sitesforteachers.com / index.html
      • “ Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.”
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      • Thank you
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