Technology integrated with ELL

When I chose the topic of how technology is used within an ELL classroom, I never thought it would be so helpful with my future! My graduate program here at Nazareth is TESOL, Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages. I am taking courses that teach ESOL and strategies used to teach children of other languages, but I feel that writing this paper has been the most useful of all. I have found so many useful sources, ideas to use within my classroom, and ways that technology is used within an ELL classroom. The sources that I chose have been so useful and have given so much insight to the way in which technology not only is integrated into the curriculum, but can be a necessity to our everyday teaching. Although writing papers can be tedious and strenuous, I feel as though this paper will be beneficial to my future teaching and is worth while for my program!!!

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2 thoughts on “Technology integrated with ELL

  1. I have learned many things throughout the construction of this paper. This paper, and the resources that I chose, have taught me ways to integrate technology into an ELL classroom. All students, not just ELL students, can apply technology cross curricula and can use it to further their learning. In one of my sources, there was a classroom that used podcasts to communicate with one another in the classroom. This was a different way to assess student participation, and a fun and engaging way for the students to communicate with one another. In another source that I used, there was a French classroom that used a strategy called TELL for English language learners. This strategy increased participation among the students and helped them with drafting, revising, and editing papers. This strategy was a useful tool and I am eager to try and apply this to my teaching in the future. Another component that I discovered throughout this paper was the term technophobia. I think many people assume that teachers do not use technology within their teaching because he or she is afraid to do so. This is not always the case. Some teachers believe that technology goes against their beliefs or personal preferences and choose not to use it. Even though they are missing out on something that their students can value and be engaged about, this is their choice. I hope to one day, when I have a classroom of my own, to integrate technology as much as possible for my students and open their eyes to new material. After writing this paper, I understand that integrating technology into teaching has many options, and can truly benefit the students when used properly.

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