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Tech Tools for Data and Learning

Recently, an applicant to our grant-funded ESOL certification program asked about the role of technology in the program – specifically the purpose of providing an iPad to each participant. While educators increasingly use mobile devices to boost student engagement and learning, the visionaries

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Two iPad Apps for Researchers

On a recent visit to Webster’s Kansas City campus, Dr. DJ Kaiser shared with us two apps that support academic research. Dr. Kaiser is Webster University’s Coordinator of Teaching English as a Second Language, and his research interests range from topics such as translation

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Augmented Reality

Imagine a school library where books display videos of book reviews by students in the school or a bulletin board that not only displays student art but engages visitors during parent-teacher conferences by playing clips of learners talking about their work. These are two

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Sight Word Apps for iPad

For ELs of all levels, iPads are useful tools for improving word recognition and pronunciation. The following sight word apps provide practice in listening, reading, writing, and speaking. Word Bingo is a simple, $0.99 app with four games and five

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ScreenChomp App for iPad

At the Migrant Education and English Language Learning (MELL) Conference in St. Louis this past November, Daphne Hensley, ESL Coordinator for Monett Schools, presented a list of her favorite iPad apps for the ESL classroom. One of them was Screenchomp

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