Teaching English Language Learners in a self contained bilingual classroom is the best teaching experience anyone could ask for! My students are of low income families, and although they don’t have computers, laptops, iPads or tablets at home, they are extremely excited to learn how to use them at school. I usually have new students arriving from Mexico, El Salvador, Ecuador and most recently Guatemala that have never used any computers. This student didn’t even know how to use headphones.
“The limits of my language mean the limits of my world” Ludwig Wittgenstein. Although there are only 3 classroom computers in my room, my students eagerly wait for their turn to use them to research more information about different topics. One of those websites is BrainPOP, this site has so much to offer, they enjoy the videos of Tim and Moby about Presidents, snakes, Holidays and point of view. All of which are for the most part very difficult concepts for my English Language Learners to understand. We usually use the free BrainPOP videoclips to introduce new topics in many content-based areas like science and social studies. However, they could be using this website to improve their language skills; the BrainPOP ESL component would give them an amazing opportunity to practice vocabulary, pronunciation, writing and grammar. I would be able to assign the students to interactive lessons that increase their language, reading comprehension and fluency skills. This could be a literacy station for my students that will increase their English language and allows them to use the technology needed to be successful in the 21 century classroom.
If you donated to this project, you can sign in to leave a comment for Mrs. Lopez.
DonorsChoose is the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.
As a teacher-founded nonprofit, we're trusted by thousands of teachers and supporters across the country. This classroom request for funding was created by Mrs. Lopez and reviewed by the DonorsChoose team.
DonorsChoose makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America create classroom project requests, and you can give any amount to the project that inspires you.