Students will benefit from opportunities to communicate for ‘real world’ purposes and audiences.
Future Me is a simple site that allows users to write an email to their future self. It allows the user to write an email, include an image, and select the date that the writer wants the email to be delivered back to them. ELL’s could be provided with opportunities to write their ideas in their 1st language or in English depending on level and learning objective. What about writing a letter as the KW in a KWL? When the unit is complete, the letter could be returned and reflected on as part of formative assessment.
Try a MysterySkype or ‘cultural/language exchange’ – https://education.microsoft.com/
Explore and document wildlife and a platform to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere. http://www.projectnoah.org/
Seek and find a variety of citizen science projects http://scistarter.com/
- Scribjab – multi lingual digital storytelling – http://www.scribjab.com/en/about/about.html
- Answer Garden – create word clouds (free – Cloud based application & iPad) http://answergarden.ch/
- Padlet.com – digital ‘tackboard’
- Spelling City (free – cloud based application https://www.spellingcity.com/
- StudyBlue (flashcard creator)
- http://www.ck12.org/student/(includes multimedia, study aids, assessments cross curric)
- Khan Academy – mainly screencasted tutorials
News/Current events (kid friendly/accessible)
- Adapted current news stories including comprehension worksheets http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com
- http://www.curriculumbits.com/ Curriculum Bits offers free access to a range of interactive multimedia elearning resources. The site contains games, quizzes, animations and videos in a variety of subjects. The site is geared to sts aged 11 to 16.
Mobile apps for secondary
Evaluating Resources – Video / Food for thought!
Qualitative formative assessment toolkit
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