Can authentic digital communication boost ELLs' language acquisition?

English-language learners come to us with a diverse set of learning needs, including the necessity for more opportunities to practice using English in a variety of settings. But can digital communication help increase ELLs' language output? Here you'll find practical tips on using digital-creation and storytelling activities in ways that empower authentic communication, both in the classroom and beyond. What's more, these types of activities can be just as engaging and productive for all students, regardless of literacy level or language-learner status.

Strategies for Digital Storytelling with English-Language Learners

Cheat Sheet: Amplify Your ELLs' Voices

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Empowering ELLs With Digital Stories

Blogger, Rusul Alrubail, offers tips on getting your ELLs started.
Source: Teaching Tolerance

3 Reasons Why Your ELLs Need Arts Integration

Arts integration can help lower kids' affective filters and boost their confidence.

How to Use Technology to Support ELLs in Your Classroom

Quality edtech for ELLs isn't easy to find, but great options do exist.

Digital Storytelling Apps, Games, and Websites

Apps and Sites for Storytelling

Apps and Sites for Storytelling

Help students find their voices with these vibrant apps.

6 Storytelling Apps That Get English Language Learners Talking

How to design speaking activities that won't cause students so much anxiety.
Source: MindShift

Authentic Learning Experiences for English Language Learners

Empower ELLs with Classroom Tech

Read how to support students’ language acquisition with authentic, meaningful learning opportunities.

The iAM Video Project: A Creative Get-to-Know You Activity

From KQED Education, this unique project could easily be adapted to the needs of an ELL classroom.
Source: KQED Education

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