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                           CATESOL Northern Regional Conference: Opening Doors: Empowering Students
                                         San Jose State University | November 8, 2008
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    Path: | Home | Teaching Tools & Resources | By Program Type | ESL/Citizenship/EL Civics |




                                        CATESOL Conference: Whole Learner Whole Teacher
                                                  Pasadena | April 17, 2009
3                                                                             adapted from Donna Price, SDCC Continuing Education


                                       OTAN Web site FAQ
                                   (I = Instructor)
CATEGORY: Teaching Tools & Resources

(1) I: I’d like to see a list of websites that I could use with my students.
        1. Click on Teaching Tools & Resources
        2. By Program Type
        3. ESL/Citizenship/EL Civics
        4. Scroll to Sites to use with students.
        5. Click ESL. Click the topic you want. (Chalk’n’Talk, Confusing Words, English Page, ELLLO)

(2) I: I’d like to see some complete Internet lessons, not just websites.
        1. Click on Teaching Tools & Resources
        2. By Program Type
        3. ESL/Citizenship/EL Civics
        4. Scroll to Lesson Plans from other sources.
        5. Click Computers in Action (Breaking News English)

(3) I: I need a Microsoft Word lesson, but a very basic one.                         TIP
                                                                       Remember steps 1, 2 & 3.
        1. Click on Teaching Tools & Resources
                                                                       Most instructors need
        2. By Program Type                                             information from this category.
        3. ESL/Citizenship/EL Civics
        4. Scroll to Lesson Plans from other sources.
        5. Click Microcomputer Basics for Non-native Speakers of English. (Computer Basics)

(4) I: I need some pictures or flash cards.
         1. Click on Teaching Tools & Resources
         2. By Program Type
         3. ESL/Citizenship/EL Civics
         4. Scroll to Media (graphics, sound, video)
         5. Click Royalty Free Clip Art Collection for Foreign/Second Language Introduction
            (or Click UVi’s Language Teaching Library.)

(5) I: I need some fun new things to do with my class.
         1. Click on __________________________
         2. By ________________________
         3. ESL/Citizenship/____________________
         4. Scroll down to Classroom activities.
         5. Click 50 Stimulating Classroom Starters.

(6)   I: I need handouts to use in the classroom.
       1. Click on ______________________________
       2. By __________________________________
       3. ______________________________________
       4. Scroll down to Classroom Activities.
       5. Click on Boggle’s World (Tell Me More).


                                   CATESOL Conference: Whole Learner Whole Teacher
                                             Pasadena | April 17, 2009
4                                                                              adapted from Donna Price, SDCC Continuing Education




(6)   I: I am looking for online exercise for my ESL students..
       1. Click on ______________________________
       2. By __________________________________
       3. ______________________________________
       4. Scroll down to Sites to Use with Students.
       5. Click on ESL Computer Lab Activities.

(7)   I: I am looking for Web sites to create projects with my learners.
       1. Click on ______________________________
       2. By __________________________________
       3. _____________________________________
        4. Scroll down to Web-based Class Activities.
       5. Read the current article or search the archives at the bottom of the page. (Teaching about the
       Election, Big Huge Labs from Flickr Toys, Online Photo Tools, Using Voicethread, This I
       Believe, Glogster, Interactive Timeline)

NEW CATEGORY: Ed Technology and Media

(1) I: I only have one computer in my classroom. I don’t know what to do with it.
        1. Click Ed Tech & Media
        2. Scroll to Classroom Resources.
        3. Scroll to Technology in the classroom.
        4. Click One Computer in the Classroom.

(2) I: I would like to learn examples of technology integration in education
        1. Click Ed Tech & Media
        2. Scroll to Video Gallery
        3. Scroll to Technology Integration Videos.
        4. Click Presentation Tools, Interactive Whiteboards.

NEW CATEGORY: Site Index

(1) Program administrator, curriculum writer, instructor
Q: I need to find the course outlines for the class I’m teaching.
       1. At the top of screen, click on Site Info.
       2. Click Site Index.
       3. Click Class Outlines.

(2) Program administrator, curriculum writer, instructor
Q: I’d like to take online classes, especially technology related.
        1. At the top of screen, click on Site Info.
        2. Click Site Index.
        3. Click Course Information




                                    CATESOL Conference: Whole Learner Whole Teacher
                                              Pasadena | April 17, 2009
5                                                                                   compiled by Linda Swanson, OTAN


        ESL Sites to Explore on OTAN
Teaching Tools & Resources > By Program Type > ESL
 Lesson Plans – California > English as a Second Language
    o   ESL Lesson Plans - Most are excellent. Browse by topic of interest.
    o   EL Civics category has many grant funded curriculum packages
    o   ESL/Family Literacy Internet Lessons – (Beginning High –
        Advanced Low)
    o   Financial Literacy lessons for ESL Students – (Intermediate
        High)
    o   English Literacy Civics – Supplemental Prog. Res. (Beg –
        Intermediate)
    o   Talking with the Police (High Beg/Low Intermediate)
    o   Access to Community and Justice Resource Guide

 Lesson Plans – Other
    o   Active Citizens Technology in Our Neighborhoods
        Curriculum (lessons on using computers) If asked for a password
        it is “action.”
    o   Adult Education ESL Teacher’s Guide (Beginning-Intermediate)
    o   Adult ESOL Lesson Plans from Florida (Literacy – Advanced) > Lesson Plans> Adult ESOL
        Lesson Plans
    o   Beginning Civics Lessons (High Beginning)
    o   Breaking News English
    o   Computer Basics (All levels)
    o   ESL – Civics Curriculum (Literacy – Beginning)
    o   F.R.E.E. Curriculum - Financial literacy (Low Intermediate)
    o   ESL/CBET Teachers Resource Handbook (Literacy – Advanced)
    o   Family Literacy Math Lessons for ESL/CBET Students (Beg high- Advanced)
    o   Latino Adult Education Services (Multi-Level)
    o   Portable Keyboard lessons for Beginning Level ESL
    o   Process of English and Civics Education (PEACE) – (Low Beg – Low Intermediate)

 Classroom Activities
    o ABC Teach (Beginning)
    o Activities for ESL Students (A Project of the Internet TESL Journal)
    o Activities for Integrating Civics in Adult English Language Learning
    o Activities Using the Web
    o Alpha Smart Teaching Ideas
    o Beginning Internet Practice (Low Beg.)
    o Boggle’s World (All)
    o California Distance Learning Project (Probably Intermediate)
    o CBET Lessons from San Diego’s Center for Educational Technology (Some Lit. Level)
    o Computer Activities for Low Level ESL
    o ESL Computer Lab Activities
    o EFL/ESL Lessons Using Web Sites (Low Inter – Advanced)
    o ESL Materials by Competency (Various levels)
    o One World, One People
    o Picture Stories for Adult ESL Health Literacy (Beginning)
    o Randall’s ESL Cyber Listening Lab
                                  CATESOL Conference: Whole Learner Whole Teacher
                                            Pasadena | April 17, 2009
6                                                                                 compiled by Linda Swanson, OTAN


 Sites to Use with Students – ESL
    o   Beehive (High Beg. - Intermediate)
    o   Brain Pop (High Int. – Advanced)
    o   California Distance Learning Project (Intermediate)
    o   California Email Projects (Beginning – Advanced)
    o   City Family (High Beginning – Advanced)
    o   Change Maker (Beginning)
    o   Colorful Clothesline – (Literacy – Beginning)
    o   CNN San Francisco Interactive Learning Resources
        (Beginning [Abridged Stories] - thru Adv)
    o   Coloring.com (Literacy – Beginning)
    o   Consumer Debit Resources – Checkbook Basics – (High
        Beginning – Intermediate)
    o   English Language Listening Lab Online - (Intermediate –
        Advanced)
    o   Eva Easton – Authentic American Pronunciation – (Literacy, Beginning)
    o   Hands On Banking – (Intermediate)
    o   English Language Centre Study Zone (Beginning – Advanced)
    o   Quia (Beginning – Advanced)

 References on Classroom Instruction
    o   40 Helpful Hints & Tips for Making Your ESL Teaching Easier and More Fun!
    o   Adult Education ESL Teacher’s Guide
    o   Adult Literacy Education (Wiki)
    o   Audio Card Readers – Creative Activities for the ESL Classroom (video clips)
    o   CALPRO Online Health Literacy Reference Guide
    o   Correlation of Instructional Materials to EL Civics Objectives
    o   Creating Authentic Materials and Activities for the Adult Literacy Classroom
    o   Definitions of Teaching Techniques in ESL: A Sampler
    o   EL Civics Annotated Bibliography
    o   English for All: models (video clips)
    o   ESL CivicsLink
    o   ESL, CBET & Citizenship Technology Guide
    o   ESL: Making a Business Card (video)
    o   From the Computer Lab to the Classroom
    o   Guidelines for Designing a Good Web Site for ESL Students
    o   Integrating Computer Skills into Low Level ESL
    o   Interactive Whiteboard in ESL: (4 video clips)
    o   The Internet TESL Journal

 Project Based Learning
    o   Adult Education WebQuests to Download
    o   WebQuest - Websites...which ones should you trust?

 Media – Graphics, photos…
    o   Bright Ideas Videos (Beginning – Intermediate)
    o   CNN Student News (Advanced)
    o   ESL Action Photos (Multi-level)
    o   ESL Images samples are free, subscription isn’t, but it’s a good source for images to use
        on flash cards or in PowerPoint (Multi-level)
    o   Manual of Traffic Signs (Multi-level)
                                CATESOL Conference: Whole Learner Whole Teacher
                                          Pasadena | April 17, 2009
7                                                                                   compiled by Linda Swanson, OTAN


Teaching Tools & Resources
 Online Tools for Teachers
    o   Online Tools
         Bingo Card Maker from Teach-nology (Make bingo cards
           to use in class)
         Puzzlemaker (Makes word search, crossword and math
           puzzles)
         Quiz Center from Discovery School (Create online
           quizzes)
         Study Place (Create lessons, a class homepage and track
           student progress)
         XWord Interactive Crossword Puzzles

ED Technology & Media
 Classroom Resources > Technology in the
  Classroom
    o   Classroom Management Techniques When Using Technology
    o   Hoaxes & Viruses
         Urban Legends and Folklore
    o   One Computer in the Classroom
    o   Copyright for Adult Educators
    o   Learn the Net – Go to the “How to” menu and learn about something that interests you.
    o   Mousercise (Good practice for students new to computer use)
    o   What Can You Do with One Computer?




Also on OTAN’s Web site

Teaching Tools and Resources
    o   Lesson Plan Builder

People and Organizations
    o   Adult Education Students Succeed
    o   E-mail lists

Funding and Jobs
    o   Employment




                                  CATESOL Conference: Whole Learner Whole Teacher
                                            Pasadena | April 17, 2009
8                                                     Branka Marceta, bmarceta@otan.us




    CATESOL Conference: Whole Learner Whole Teacher
              Pasadena | April 17, 2009

				
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