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May 22, 2009

Innovation: Web Tool for Finding 'Academic' English

Kenji Hakuta, an education professor and expert on English-language learners at Stanford University, and his doctoral students have created WordSift, a Web tool that enables students to click on words and pull up images that illustrate them.

May 06, 2009

Innovation: Writing Personal Letters to Students

This week's Carnival of Education has a post by ELL teacher and blogger Larry Ferlazzo on how he's recently tried writing personal letters to some of his students. In the letter that he posts, which he says he handed to the student in a sealed envelope with his name on it, Ferlazzo tells the youth ...

May 06, 2009

Innovation: "Million Word Challenge"

Sarra Said, an English-language learner who arrived in Tucson, Ariz., two years ago from Tripoli, Libya, has risen to the "Million Word Challenge" designed by her school's English-language-development department. The 15-year-old student at Amphitheater High School, whose first language is Arabic, ha...

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