Whether you are a first year teacher or a veteran teacher, we know that the demand to meet the needs of English Language Learners is no easy task. ELLs face increasing academic challenges along with language learning demands.
As educators, it is essential that we create windows in our classrooms. Windows that allow students to see information and to access the world beyond our classroom walls. Windows that give English Language Learners opportunities to engage with their peers, teachers, and the world.
Here at ESL Techies, we are constantly searching for new and innovative instructional strategies and methodologies that promote discovery and engagement in the classroom. Here are a few online resources for educators of ELLs:
http://www.everythingesl.net/ - K-12 resources, lesson plans and teaching tips
http://www.colorincolorado.org/ - a bilingual site for families and educators of ELLs
http://www.learner.org/ - educational video resources and professional development
http://www.bogglesworldesl.com/ - printable worksheets and educational resources
http://www.eslhq.com/ - free ESL flashcards, worksheets and teaching resources
http://bigdealbook.com/ - interactive web environments, free materials, and resources
http://www.readwritethink.org/ - free classroom resources, lessons, and interactives
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/Home.html - published educational material online