Dear Otto is an occasional column where I answer questions I get from readers about teaching tech. If you have a question, please complete the form below and I’ll answer it here. For your privacy, I use only first names.
Here’s a great question I got from Shelley:
Tomorrow is a half day planning day so I can’t wait to look at all of the websites you have for 1st grade. I’m wondering what recommendations can you give for ELL/ESL students? One of my student’s home language is Spanish and the other home language is Pashto. Thank you for any recommendations!
I found three websites that share story books in lots of languages:
I found this great list of Digital Storytelling websites on Dr. Helen Barrett’s wonderful site. These are all for ESL students:
- Digital Storytelling: Projects that Engage the Whole Learner
- Digital Storytelling: The second language writing classroom
- Making Learners Click with Digital Storytelling
- Teaching English – Digital Storytelling
- ESL and Digital Storytelling – Digital Storytelling for ESL/Language Learning
- Digital Storytelling for Language and Culture Learning (PDF) – National Writing Project
- Web English Teacher – Digital Storytelling
- MCC ESL Digital Stories
- CARLA Technology Summer Institute – Digital Storytelling
- Digital Storytelling by International Students – English as a Second Language Composition (ENG 109) (Miami U of Ohio)
- “Listen to My Story and You Will Know Me”: Digital Stories as Student-Centered Collaborative Projects
TESOL Journal Volume 2, Issue 2, pages 173–202, June 2011
- L2 Digital Storytelling
- Kirsty McGeoch – Digital Storytelling in second language teaching and learning
- Jump-Starting Language and Schema for English-Language Learners: Teacher-Composed Digital Jumpstarts for Academic Reading (PDF)
- How to Make Crab Soup: Digital Storytelling Projects for ESL Students
- Digital Storytelling in Second Language Learning – comprehensive lesson plan
- Digital Storytelling – Tips and Resources
I’d sure like a longer list. Anyone have some they would recommend?
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Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, contributor to NEA Today, and author of the tech thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.