Some of the BEST
TEACHER sites. Most are free.
http://www.mes-english.com/ Free ESL/EFL resources for
teachers of young learners. Flash cards, phonics cards,
games, and activities all ready for download and
printing. No registration. No hassles. Just print and go.
http://www.123listening.com/- FREE downloadable audio
with matching worksheets. There are custom worksheet makers
for teacher to make their own worksheets to match MES-English
flashcards. There are several different audio files and
several different worksheets. You can mix and match them to
make a listening exercise that's right for your students!
http://www.hospitalenglish.com/ - English for the
medical professional. Resources for both teachers and
http://www.eslteachertalk.com/ - Teaching tips, games,
interviews, activities, downloads and more.
http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/. It has simply
written current news stories that students can read and/or
listen to. It includes a full lesson plan with activities
that teachers can print and use in class. Iíve used it with
advanced ESL students, but it could probably be used for GED
student recommended this article and I found it quite
have been really impressed with USA Learns (www.usalearns.org).
Previously I had seen my students entranced by
InglesMundial and LanguageGuide, but not to the extent that
they work and learn from USA Learns. It was also easy to
enroll them as members of "my class" and I can
monitor their success. It will be interesting to see if
students continue their work in USA Learns over the summer.
This is potentially possible as all they need is a high
speed internet connection which is available for their use
at most libraries. The teacher portal is available at
http://www.usalearns.org/teacher/ . Find out more
information about the project by clicking on "about us" at
the bottom of these pages. Tom Dietvorst
Kathy, Sue, Virginia and Tom! Keep those recommendations coming!
We can all benefit from them.
are vigorously and enthusiastically invited to send in your
favorite sites and resources to be share in our next Tech Beat
Tech Ladder Certification
the beginning of the year, we
announced resources to help you
complete the technology
certification process using the
standards listed and posted on our
wiki. Several of you stated your
desire to match your skills against
the requirements for four different
levels. Once your skills are
verified, you will receive a
certificate for the appropriate
level so that you may use it in your
employment or toward further
certification along the technology
reopen the Tech Ladder process.
are listed and constantly being
added to help you increase your
technology skills on our wiki. Go to
wear the pearls that await you
there! Start showing paper for what
and Learn (LL)
next Lunch and Learn session is scheduled for Friday (tomorrow),
March 27th, Noon - 1PM. This week's topic is The Role of
Technology in Differentiating Instruction.
previous LL session had thirteen lively participants who learned
how to use Hot Potatoes under the expert guidance of John
Jorbacz. His resources and activities, along with all other LL
resources are posted on our wiki,
http://www.chiresources.org. Thanks John and participants
for a fun and helpful meeting!
sessions will be presented by two different Colorado instructors
who are using Moodle and blogs to enhance their students'
have just renewed our state Moodle license, so you might as well
know how to use its incredibly robust teaching tools
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