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English Language Learners in Need of Technology

My students need an iPad mini with a durable cover.

My Students

Can you imagine starting in a new school where everyone speaks a different language than you? This is often the scary reality for many of our English Language Learners. With no way for these students to communicate, school can be a frightening place. However, technology can help bridge the gap.

My class is comprised of 9 and 10 year old 4th graders from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

We are a large district located in the Midwest with a very diverse student population. Students come to us with different levels of English language proficiency ranging from non-speakers to emerging speakers.

My Project

Help me empower my English Language Learners to become proficient listeners, speakers, and readers. Learning a new language requires that students progress through stages of language development while learning grade level content. That is a huge challenge for them and teachers who are trying to support the learning process. Our English Language Learners have so much to offer to their new school community but they need support as they grow in their new language.

As we study fourth grade content including science, social studies, math, and reading, all students are required to learn many different vocabulary words related to each topic.

Using technology is a great way to support not only ELLs, but all students as they make connections to new content and vocabulary. In particular, ELLs can make use of various programs that support grammar, phonics, vocabulary, reading activities, listening activities and word translation.

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Apple® iPad® mini Wi-Fi - tablet - iOS 6 - 32 GB - 7.9 • Best Buy for Business $429.99 1 $429.99
Griffin Survivor Military-Duty Case with Stand - protective case for web tablet • Best Buy for Business $29.99 1 $29.99

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This project will reach 22 students.

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