Classroom Technology

Use of technology can be an effective way to enhance the presentation of information and engage students in interactive learning. The more that diverse media is incorporated in a lesson, the more engaging it becomes. Use of short video clips, music, slideshow presentations, interactive websites, pictures and text all work together to enhance the learning experience. The following are just a few examples of what is available. There are thousands of educational videos on YouTube alone and many more can easily be found by doing a simple search on the Internet.

Lesson Ideas:

Click here to download a slideshow that can be used to introduce a lesson on adverbs of frequency.

Click here to download a slideshow that gives a very basic overview of adjectives and adverbs.

Click here to see a music video from YouTube that uses comprehensible input by illustrating vocabulary that might be difficult to access for ELLs. It can also be used to teach the words would and could.

Click here to see an instructional video from YouTube that can be used to teach a lesson on the difference between simple and continuous present tenses.

Resources:

http://a4esl.org - Interactive quizzes and games for ELLs

http://www.manythings.org - Interactive quizzes and games for ELLs

http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com - High interest comprehensive lesson plans for teachers of ELLs

http://www.newsenglishlessons.com - High interest comprehensive lesson plans for teachers of ELLs

http://learningenglish.voanews.com - Video news reports that have been specially designed for ELLs