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The National Center for Education Statistics reports more than 11 million school-age children in the U.S. are English Language Learners, and for these children to do well in school, it is crucial that they learn English as quickly and as well as possible. Mobile technology can be a powerful motivator for these students, facilitating development of skills in vocabulary, grammar, writing, and more. Join Susan Brooks-Young as she shares a variety of apps that your ELL students can use to master English.


Status: Available On-Demand
Subject: General
Last aired on: Thursday, May 29, 2014 @ 2:00 PM EDT
Duration: 30 minutes
Credit Hours: 0.5
Categories: ESL/ELL, Mobile Learning Intermediate , Reading & Writing, Response to Intervention (RTI)
Tags: apps, DOL1110, ELL, English as a Second Language, ESL, ESOL, Language Learners, mobile learning

Reviews (36)

Full Member
It was a great reminder that ELL students are often translating in their heads and it is easy for them to get behind in a lesson or miss parts because of this. Being able to record the lesson and come back to it is great! Hearing text read is super for fluency and use of words. I also liked the Skitch app where they can create their own flashcards and make them meaningful to them. Awesome!
Definitely will apply activities mentioned in the session.
Definitely great and fun ideas to for ELL students of all ages.
Full Member
Great Info! Thanks
Nice work
Full Member
Thank you so much. I can't wait to try Skitch.
Too much focus on why to use tablets and why ELLs are different. It would have been better to focus on the actual apps. Most of us who have ELLs in our classes ALREADY know this information and we are looking for further support on what is available for our students.
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