8 Top Tips and Tons of Resources for Supporting English Learners with Technology

“The limits of my language are the limits of my world.” – Ludwig Wittgenstein I’ve worked with language learners in over 20 countries. I’ve seen first hand how technology can be used in incredible ways to motivate and engage language learners of any age. Even with little access to technology teachers can add background music to […]

20+ Emoji Activities and Resources for Teaching Math, Science, and English

Today is World Emoji Day and to celebrate I’m sharing 20 emoji activities, my slide presentation, and resources to engage your learners. Emojis are an important part of our students’ digital culture and the way students humanize time spent communicating with others constantly through a machine. Emojis allow students to express themselves, share their personalities, […]

Scholarship Opportunity for Fully Accredited Online Courses

I’m excited to announce that on July 5th my two new online courses begin, Methodologies for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, and Connected Educators: Harnessing the Power of Social Media for Professional Development. One of the many reasons I enjoy working with the team at Edtechnology Specialists is that the company believes in giving back. These […]

Tips for Encouraging Learners of All Ages to Read

Today I was the guest moderator for #Edcontentchat thanks to Barbara Mascareno (@spanish4kiddos). The chat is only 30 minutes and we shared resources and ideas for encouraging learners to read. In case you missed the chat, I’ve included important ideas and resources shared during the chat. Congratulations to Jared Wall (@jwalledtech) who shared the idea […]

12 Incredible Ideas for Using Technology to Teach English Language Learners

For over two decades I’ve taught English language learners from the ages of 2 to 90 in over 20 countries. I’ve seen how technology motivates learners of all ages to find their voice, connect with language learners around the world, and have access to knowledge and resources in multiple languages. I’ve taught in really poor […]

Olympic Learning! Over 32 Web Resources and Activities

“The Olympics are a wonderful metaphor for world cooperation, the kind of international competition that’s wholesome and healthy, an interplay between countries that represents the best in all of us.” – John Williams Students can learn about sports, current events, STEM, history, geography, and foreign policy while enjoying the Olympics. Your students will also learn about […]