I teach English and Social Studies to Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced English Language Learners at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, CA. Well over half of our students are English Language Learners, and we use technology extensively with them, including providing home computers and free DSL service to some. If you'd like to learn more about what we do, you can go to the April issue of the Educator's eZine at techlearning.com and read the article "Samuel L. Jackson, My ESL Students, and Me."
Our Brainyflix video contest just ended, and I wanted to thank you for helping us get the word out. We got 800 submissions from across the country!
That said, MIT was really happy with the results and will let us run another contest, so we're going for it! But this time, we're gonna have kids create Brainypics flashcards - which are images and sentences paired up with a one of our SAT/ACT words. The contest ends May 22nd, and there'll be iTunes and a cash prize like last time. To boot, we'll double the payout if the kids can hit a certain goal. More details at brainyflix.com/main/contest_rules.
Do you mind passing my message along to your HS colleagues again?
Well, I have giving up the battle of creating a custom blog in Rapid Weaver. My limited understanding of HTML and CSS, combined w/ the RSS feed from my worst nightmare and lack of patience; has persuaded me to use one of the more popular blog tools out there.
If you scroll down you will see my fav blog post.
Keep up the great work, you're an inspiration to us all and I look forward to reading your posts daily!!!
Hi Larry. I was wondering if you have students or educator friends who would be interested in participating in a nationwide SAT Vocab Video Contest @ MIT university. You can view contest details at BrainyFlix.com Please let me know. Thanks!