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Podcasts for the ESL Classroom

Podcasts are useful learning tools for all students, but these audio recordings can be especially helpful to ESL students.  The power of "listening...

Listenwise: Curated Podcasts and Lessons for the Classroom

In a world where we have access to endless hours of digital content, both audio and video, how can educators bring students the very best of this...

Microsoft Product Accessibility Features

Microsoft has been a leader in software for decades. Recently they have made many improvements in their educational products and offerings. This...

Macbook OS X: Accessibility Features

Giving equal learning opportunities to all kids is very important, and fortunately technology can help us do that. Apple has committed itself to...

10 Ways to Use Technology in ESL Instruction

Providing effective instruction for ALL of your students can be a challenge, but technology tools can be instrumental in reaching the students who...

Differentiate in Google Classroom: Separate Assignments

One of the biggest struggles in Google Classroom has been handing out assignments to sub-groups of kids in your class. It just wasn't possible...

Lesson Example: ESL Students Writing Stories

In this blog post, teacher Larry Ferlazzo, shares his unit for writing stories with English Language Learners. He graciously provides his lesson...

Typing Spanish Characters on a Chromebook

Any Spanish teacher will tell you they wish there was an easier way to type special Spanish characters when creating content.  There are extensions...

Add Audio Directions to Google Classroom

Google Classroom is a powerful tool for creating and sharing learning opportunities for students.  However, much of the platform is text-based, and...