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Teaching with Technology

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Workplace/Career sites for ESOL Teachers

  • 2000 Families First Idea Book: Integrating Work Skills and Basic Skills A 207-page teacher-to-teacher on-line collection of communication, decision-making, interpersonal and lifelong learning skills lesson plans by Tennessee adult educators. The collection includes lessons such as: * The Job Application from Both Viewpoints * Selecting a Career path * How to Prepare for the First day of Employment * My paycheck Amount -- Computing Taxes * Creating a Budget * Making a Circle Graph of a Sample Budget * Math skills for Everyday: Filling Out Income Tax Forms * How to keep a Job * Communicating at work and many others. The appendix includes skills identified in the SCANS Report and information about the Equipped For he Future (EFF) Standards and Framework. (Also see Workforce Education LAB below.)
  • Picture Stories for Adult ESL Health Literacy y as they engage in adult literacy instruction.
  • Workforce Education Labs Titles include Communication and Problem Solving, Conveying Ideas in Writing, Cooperating with Others, Decision Making, Interpersonal skills, Learning Through Research, Lifelong Learning and Active Listening.

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Educational programs: GED, TOFEL, etc.

  • Literacy Link Literacy Link's goal is to provide access for underserved and hard-to-reach adults and their teachers to quality adult basic education and GED preparation tools using technology. This site combines TV programming with online learning activites for students and teachers.
  • Curriculum for GED Science

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American Culture

  • Immigration: the changing face of America Includes lessons, photos, & vocabulary activities for learning about immigration & migration, oral histories, & more. Information is provided about immigrants from Africa, Germany, Ireland, Scandinavia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, China, Puerto Rica & Cuba, & Poland & Russia. From the Library of Congress.
  • Indian Boarding Schools:civilizing the Native spirit In the late 1800s, thousands of Native American children were sent to live in these schools with the aim of changing their traditions & customs. Students examine that effort through photos, letters, reports, interviews, & other primary documents. From the Library of Congress.
  • Journeys West Examines the motivations of people who traveled west during the 1800s, as well as the conditions they encountered, the conflicts between settlers & native people, & policies of the federal government. Students interpret first person narratives & choose a role for in-depth study -- a gold miner, fur trader, pioneer family, Native American, or explorer.
  • Picturing Modern America learn about modern America (1880-1920) by analyzing primary sources. Topics include immigration, the city, women & suffrage, industrialization, the West, children's lives, leisure time, progressive reform, & World War I. Three kinds of exercises are offered: analyzing a single document, exploring a theme (prairie settlement, for instance), & creating an online exhibit.

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Other Internet Sites

  • Teacher Resources:Annenberg/CPB Learner.org View over a hundred online, on demand, teacher and learner resources, including a major, commercial intermediate-level adult ESOL multimedia broadcast series, Connect With English. Free but registration required.
  • The Center for Teaching and Learning Assistance for teachers serving culturally diverse and English as a Second Language students. Expert professional development for adult educators.
  • Tsunami information: How stuff works Includes description of how tsunamis happen and video footage of the 12/26/04 tsunami.
  • Asia's Deadly Waves Lesson plans developed by the New York Times Student Collection: Issues in Depth. <
  • Rainbird Rainforest teaching curriculum. Includes activities and demonstrations to use in your classroom for teaching scientific aspects of the Earth's endangered rain forests. Teaching modules have been formatted in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) for easy downloading and printing.
  • Sites for Teachers Hundreds of educational web sites-lesson plans, work sheets, clip art-rated by popularity.
  • Social Studies Sources Links to resources for students and teachers. Content includes geography, diversity, history, government, news.

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Page last updated 08/14/2006.

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