This website may be helpful to you! He says, "I'm Larry Ferlazzo and here you will catch me talking about websites that will help you teach ELL, ESL and EFL!"
Site address: http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/
Newseum - Here you can view the daily front pages of over 800 newspapers worldwide. You can sort through the collection by region - USA, International, Asia, Caribbean, Europe, Middle East, North America, Oceania, South America, and Africa.
Through a special agreement with more than 800 newspapers worldwide, the Newseum displays these front pages each day on its website. The front pages are in their original, unedited form, and some may contain material that is deemed objectionable to some visitors. Discretion is advised.
Anyone seeking permission to use a front page must credit and link to the Newseum and contact the newspaper directly for permission. U.S. copyright laws apply.
For copyright protection, watermarks are occasionally placed on front pages that cover news events of historic significance.
English Companion Website: Where English teachers go to help each other.
A place to ask questions and get help. A community dedicated to helping you enjoy your work. A cafe without walls or coffee: just friends.
Free to join. Requires approval from the network owner.
mooc.org is an edX destination. They're working to help educational institutions, businesses and teachers easily build and host courses for the world to take.
mooc.org goes live in the first half of 2014. Are you interested in creating or hosting courses on mooc.org? Complete one of the three forms online and let us know how mooc.org fits into your plans. We'll be in touch as we get closer to launch.
From eSchoolNews - "The way we teach and how we think about learning is changing rapidly—and this applies to language learning as well. A recent Project Tomorrow survey found that 69 percent of students would like to use technology for language learning. As smart devices become more accessible, it’s time to leverage technology to reshape how learning gains are achieved. While research suggests that foreign language instruction will be a game changer for this generation of students, ELL instruction also is critical. English language learners do not succeed at the same rate as their English-speaking peers, and the impact is felt nationwide: Today, 9 percent of the U.S. population is not English proficient, and 11 percent of K-12 students are considered English language learners.
With the generous support of Rosetta Stone, we’ve assembled this collection of stories from our archives—as well as additional resources—to help you leverage new technology tools for language instruction."
Click here to see eSchoolNews articles about technology and language learning. Also, you'll find a number of white papers, videos, and case studies. Free login may be required to access these.
The number of open educational resources (OERs) that educators can choose from is constantly growing. Every week, new—and free—textbooks, quizzes, videos, and even full courses are appearing online. Now, publishing giant Pearson has wrangled up nearly 700,000 of these resources into an easily searchable catalog through its OpenClass Exchange platform. An expansion of Pearson’s online learning environment OpenClass, Exchange will allow educators to search for and access thousands of resources, including videos from TED-Ed, Kahn Academy, and YouTube EDU, as well as courses from the Open Course Library.
The following is a video about Pearson's OpenClass site:
Published on Jun 28, 2013: Author and educational technologist Adam Bellow delivers the closing keynote of ISTE 2013 with a high-energy presentation reveling in the joys of being a connected educator in these amazing times. Showcasing stories of inspiration from classrooms around the world and anecdotes from Bellow's career, and highlight inspiration from classrooms around the world. Bellow invites you to challenge yourself to make a difference in your school with creativity and kindness.
Boundless is making the world's open educational content more useful for students by connecting them with the wealth of high quality, openly licensed, and free educational content that has been created by leading educators and institutions over the last 20 years. We work directly with pillars of the Open Educational Resources (OER) community and have an esteemed set of advisers and investors with substantial experience in education, publishing, and OER. Boundless curates the best open content to create a free learning platform that saves students money and helps them learn more efficiently.
USA Today - "Heading the pack for OER is Boundless, a start-up company that uses open-source (free) information to rebuild textbooks for students. The digitized copies of the textbooks are then available for students to use on their tablets or laptops."
Nathan Smith, Director of Technology for the College of Education and Human Services at Utah State University, is passionate about sharing resources that can help educators. If you have a wonderful educational resource to share, please contact him using the form on the home page.