NOTE: I usually only post this Digest once each week. However, there's a lot going on, so this is the second edition within a few days. Five years ago, in another somewhat futile attempt to reduce the backlog of resources I want to share, I began this ...

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  1. Ed Tech Digest – Special Edition
  2. Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL
  3. “Newsmap.com” Offers News From Around The World
  4. Pins Of The Week
  5. February Is Black History Month – Here Are A Ton Of Related Resources
  6. More Recent Articles

Ed Tech Digest – Special Edition

NOTE: I usually only post this Digest once each week. However, there’s a lot going on, so this is the second edition within a few days.

 

 

Five years ago, in another somewhat futile attempt to reduce the backlog of resources I want to share, I began this occasional “Ed Tech Digest” post where I share three or four links I think are particularly useful and related to…ed tech.

You might also be interested in The Best Ed Tech Resources Of 2018 – So Far, as well as checking out all my edtech resources.

You might also want to explore The 56 Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2018.

Here are this week’s choices:

Summit Learning declined to be studied, then cited collaboration with Harvard researchers anyway is from Matt Barnum. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles Highlighting Why We Need To Be Very Careful Around Ed Tech.

3 Things Teachers Should Know About the Remind App, Verizon Dispute is from Ed Week.

What’s new in Scratch 3.0, a programming language designed for kids is from Google.

Cake Resume is a decent site where students can create their resume.  I’m adding it to The Best Places For Students To Write Their Resumes.

Anyone Can Learn to Type Thanks to Typing Club’s Accessibility Settings is from Richard Byrne. I’m adding it to The Best Sites Where Students Can Learn Typing/Keyboarding.

VidHug is an easy way to have a bunch of people collaborate for one of those recordings where you share your appreciation for someone.  It costs $15 but – I can tell you from experience that this sounds like a much less painful way to do one of those than using other tools.

Personalized vs. differentiated vs. individualized learning is from ISTE. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Understanding “Personalized Learning”.

6 ways to make the most of closed captions in Google Slides is from Matt Miller. I’m adding it to GOOGLE SLIDES GETS AUTOMATED CAPTIONS – HUGE HELP TO ONLINE TEACHERS OF ENGLISH; COULD MAYBE HELP IN REGULAR CLASSROOM.

      

Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL

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Five years ago I began this regular feature where I share a few posts and resources from around the Web related to ESL/EFL or to language in general that have caught my attention.

You might also be interested in The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELLs In 2018 – So Far and THE BEST RESOURCES, ARTICLES & BLOG POSTS FOR TEACHERS OF ELLS IN 2018 – PART TWO. Also, check out A Collection Of My Best Resources On Teaching English Language Learners.

In addition, look for our new book on teaching ELLs, which was published in the Spring of 2018.

Here are this week’s choices:

Classroom Environments that Support English Learners is by Valentina Gonzalez.

Checking answers is from The British Council and has some interesting ideas.

Delayed dictation is from The Language Teacher Toolkit. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning How To Use The Dictogloss Strategy With English Language Learners.

Telling stories using rhythmic gesture helps children improve their oral skills is from Science Daily. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Students Using Gestures & Physical Movement To Help With Learning.

A Lesson in Protest: A 12-hour teach-in aims to educate about the plight of migrants and the consequences of detention, among other things. is from U.S. News.

Super Charged Instructions is from Svetlana Kandybovich.

Family Separation May Have Hit Thousands More Migrant Children Than Reported is from The NY Times.

A new study has found what many others studies have also found:

… although both emergent bilingual and English monolingual students improved on words that were explicitly taught, only English monolingual students improved in their knowledge of words that were incidentally taught.

I’m adding it to The Best Websites For Developing Academic English Skills & Vocabulary

I’m adding this tweet to Best Posts On Writing Instruction:

      

“Newsmap.com” Offers News From Around The World

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Newsmap.com (not to be confused with Newsmap.jp, which is on The Best Visually Engaging News Sites list, is an interactive map linking to local news media in different countries around the world.

You can also filter it by language.

I’m adding it to The Best Tools To Help Develop Global Media Literacy.

      

Pins Of The Week

 

I’m fairly active on Pinterest and, in fact, have curated 15,000 resources there that I haven’t shared on this blog.

I thought readers might find it useful if I began sharing a handful of my most recent “pins” each week (I’m not sure if you can see them through an RSS Reader – you might have to click through to the original post).

You might also be interested in My Seven Most Popular Pins In 2018 – So Far.

The first three are my most popular pins of the week:

      

February Is Black History Month – Here Are A Ton Of Related Resources

 

February is Black History Month in the United States.

You might be interested in The Best Sites To Teach About African-American History.

You might also find scores of other “Best” lists related to Race & Racism useful.

      

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