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January 16, 2020

Teaching, Technology, and English-Learners: 5 Things to Know

Few teachers reported assigning English-learners to use digital learning resources outside of class, in part because of concerns about students' lack of access to technology at home, finds a U.S. Department of Education survey.

November 02, 2018

English-Learners and Social Media: Can Facebook Boost Literacy in Two Languages?

A team of researchers from the University of Minnesota found that using Facebook as a platform for English-language learner writing and engagement helped students build confidence, reduced inhibitions about producing written English, and paved the way for more complex language use.

October 23, 2018

English-Learners and Ed Tech: A 'Tool Kit' From the Education Department

The U.S. Department of Education has released a five-step guide for educators on the hunt for tech tools to support their English-language-learner students and guidance to teachers already using technology in their classrooms.

June 03, 2016

States Could Allow Students to Learn Coding Instead of Foreign Languages

Advocates for both computer science and foreign language education have raised red flags about conflating computer language and human language

January 28, 2013

ELL Teachers Connect and Learn in Twitter Chats

A weekly Twitter chat connects teachers of English-language learners to discuss, debate, and advise one another on numerous topics.

January 14, 2013

Tapping Technology to Help English-Language Learners

A number of individual programs, and school and district strategies, have shown technology's potential to help English language learners, a new paper contends.

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