Tag: tools

Community Service

Jason Stricker explains how the Supporting Teacher Effectiveness Project helps create professional learning communities that work Research suggests that one of the main factors influencing student achievement results is the effectiveness of teachers. Research also shows that developing great teachers can be complex and expensive. According to the New Teacher Project’s 2015 Mirage report, districts can spend upwards of $18,000...

Lone Stars

To celebrate Language Magazine’s partnership with the TCEA (Texas Computer Education Association) at its annual convention in Austin this month, here is a selection from the wide range of products on offerCantata Learning Offers Multisensory Stories To offer a multisensory learning experience that engages a wide range of learners, educational publisher Cantata Learning has created books enhanced with music. These...

Tools for Achieving Oral Fluency

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Marsha Appling-Nunez finds help for the multilevel ELL classroomMany new English language learner (ELL) instructors first begin teaching with the idea that their students will be terrified to speak English. Like many other teachers, these instructors may have even imagined that each of their students would have the same level of reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills; that the...

Apps That Snap and Tools That Rule

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Christopher DiStasio recommends free online resources for the language classroomThe old adage “the best things in life are free” has never been truer than in the world of web-based tools and apps that are useful in the language classroom. As computers and mobile devices become an increasingly valued, accepted, and expected part of language classes, the number, variety, and...

Tools for Teaching English

Language Magazine’s selection of products that incorporate technology into the ESL classroomAlloy Multimedia ESL ReadingSmart is a web-based English language learning environment founded on a unique instructional design. It is easily implemented as a student-centered, stand-alone application or a blended learning environment, integrating online student work and classroom instruction. The program offers individualized, content-based instruction to develop English language proficiency with emphasis on literacy and cross-curricular vocabulary...

Tools for Teaching English to Students

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Language Magazine’s selection of products that incorporate technology into the ESL classroom Alloy Multimedia ESL ReadingSmart is a web-based English language learning environment founded on a unique instructional design. It is easily implemented as a student-centered, stand-alone application or a blended learning environment, integrating online student work and classroom instruction.The program offers individualized, content-based instruction to develop English language proficiency with emphasis on literacy and cross-curricular vocabulary...