Useful Technology for ELL Instruction Providing Successful Second Language Acquisition
ELL Acronym for English Language Learner Educators use this term to identify students whose second language is English Other descriptors include: Limited English Proficiency(LEP),English as a Second Language(ESL), and Second Language Learner(SLL)
Instructional Technology Educational technology : combination of processes and tools involved in addressing educational needs and problems Instructional Technology is the subset of educational technology that deals directly with teaching and learning applications. (Roblyer, Doering 2010)
ELMO The ELMO document camera is a camera mounted to a projector that allows the teacher project worksheets, pictures, lab equipment, etc. for students to see.
SMART Boards Interactive electronic whiteboard that can enhance lessons and motivate students because of its novelty and variety of applications.
Podcasts Series of digital media files that can be used to elaborate or even model instructions for student products. Excellent for re-teaching.
Moodles Moodle is a Course Management System (CMS), also known as a Learning Management System (LMS) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It is a Free web application that educators can use to create effective online learning sites.(moodles.org)
Classroom websites Teacher created website used to enhance learning, post homework activities, and can also connect parents to the classroom.
IPOD Touch/iphone These two devices are typically designed for downloading music also has wonderful apps that can allow students to always have learning at their fingertips.