Welcome to ESL Techies. As technology integration specialists, we have been training ESL teachers to create 21st century classrooms that help ESL learners acquire both content and language skills.
The idea for ESL Techies.com began several years ago while we were training teachers on how to use iPods in the classroom. We presented our workshop “Using iPods in the ESL Classroom” at Channel Thirteen’s Celebration of Teaching and Learning in NYC and it was very well-received. We realized immediately that there was a great need to help teachers and administrators maximize the potential uses of technology in the ESL classroom.
What is really exciting is that we know technology is an incredibly unique, effective and engaging tool that helps our kids who are struggling to keep up with their native English speaking peers. So finally, today we have the blog we have dreamed about.
We hope you will visit and contribute often as we discuss the various ways that the classroom learning environment is changing for the better for our ELLs. Our aim is to provide you with all sorts of useful information. There is so much to share with you, that we hardly know where to start.
This blog will become a great resource for you and an even greater place to visit regularly for new ideas worth trying in your classroom, school, or district.