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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

Posted in iPad Apps, Technology Resources, Websites

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

Posted in Academic Resources, iPad Apps, Technology Resources

Human Rights Day

According to, “The UN General Assembly proclaimed 10 December as Human Rights Day in 1950, to bring to the attention ‘of the peoples of the world’ the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the common standard of achievement for

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Migrant Education & English Language Learning (MELL) Conference

Next week, November 19th through 21st, the annual MELL Conference organized by Missouri Regional Professional Development Centers will draw educators from across the midwest to The Westin at Crown Center in Kansas City. Registration is still open via fax or phone. Contact Erica

Posted in Community Resources, Professional Development, Technology Resources

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

Posted in iPad Apps, Technology Resources

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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Snow Day Reading

After over 24 hours of continual snow fall with more than 10 inches accumulating in some areas of the metro, administrative offices at Webster KC re-opened Wednesday at 9:30am, but evening classes were cancelled two nights in a row. Whether you

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