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Technology Recipes for English Language Learners

Technology Recipes for English Language Learners

Written by Erin Wilkey Oh
October 20, 2010

“Technology Recipes for English Language Learners” is a how-to guide for teachers who want to incorporate blogging, digital storytelling, and collaboration into their work with English language learners.

Written by Robert Rivera-Amezola, Joe Bellino, C. Lynn Jacobs, and Judy Rance-Rooney for the 2008 TESOL Pre-Conference Institute ELLs as Writers in a Digital Age, “Technology Recipes for English Language Learners” is a how-to guide for teachers who want to incorporate blogging, digital storytelling, and collaboration into their work with English language learners.

The “recipes” are a collection of four detailed tutorials: blogging with Edublogs, digital storytelling using Photo Story 3 and Audacity, writing and responding to texts with Google Docs, and collaborating with Wikispaces. Each “recipe” describes the students it “serves,” outlines the necessary equipment or “ingredients,” and provides “directions for cooking.” The resource is easy to understand and would be a valuable introduction to these tools for both teachers and students.

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