Monday, June 15, 2009

21st Century Strategies in ELL Classroom

Welcome to the ELL Blog! Here we will be brainstorming the different strategies and Web 2.0 tools to help facilitate the teaching and learning for student achievement. My hope is to share strategies and ideas by collaborating and building a learning community for all around the world.

Dr. Bob Marzano, CUE 2009 Keynote, Part I
Dr. Marzano spoke at the CUE (Computer Using Teachers) Conference in March 2009. Here Dr. Robert Marzano addresses the question What do we know about the effect of technology on student achievement?

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Parent Involvement in Schools

Parents and teacher both want the best for children. Patnerning with parents helps in students academic success. How do you use Parent Involvement in your classroom? Share a strategy with us in the comments below. Click here to read an article on the importance of Parental involvement.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Share with us your experience about interacting with student from a different culture?

With the increasing diversity, we encounter students from another culture or country. Share with us you experience or story about your experience of interacting with students from another place. Click on the comments below to share your story.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A Vision of K-12 Students Today

(Cross-posted on

Kids today are often referred to as “digital natives”. They enjoy being able to express themselves through the many digital technologies that they are so facile with; technologies that they would enjoy putting to use for the purposes of learning (and school work) as well.

This video was created to inspire teachers to use technology in engaging ways to help students develop higher level thinking skills and be better prepared to succeed in the century. It is just as important for parents to understand, and sync up, with their digital kids.

‘A Vision of K-12 Students Today’ was probably inspired by an earlier video ‘A Vision of Students Today‘ made by Michael Wesch in collaboration with 200 students at Kansas State University in which they share similar views (in similar fashion too) about their affinity for, and desire to use, digital media in higher education. This earlier post discusses Michael Wesch, his work on studying mediated cultures, and his popular channel on youtube.