Education 548: Special Topics ESL, University of San Diego, Oct. 14, 2013
What attributes make a great teacher
...in ESL grammar instruction combined with technology?

PowerPoint:
Handout:
Dvolver Movie by Grace:
http://www.dvolver.com/live/movies-906995
Using Cooperative Learning Activities for Meaningful Communication Tasks in Grammar Instruction
Many cooperative learning activities, see Cooperative Learning Group Activities

PowerPoint Game Templates
**Parade of Games in PowerPoint** Sample games and game templates for download, including Buzz Word Bingo, Correct Order, Idea Map, What is the Truth, What am I?, and more
**Fun and Games** Compilation of some of the most popular PowerPoint game templates
**PowerPoint Games** Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, and Pyramid Game, and others
ESL Games Templates Jeopardy, Taboo, Hidden Picture
**Cnet downloads**
**PowerPoint Games** Sunken Treasure, Guess Louie, What's Behind the Box?, and more
...AND thanks for Heather Hargas for sharing this Web site, which can be used for making game-show materials saved online:
Super Teacher Tools. Her sample Jeopardy Game for a midterm review.

Quizlet Parts of Speech flashcards

Using Short Video Clips as Speaking and Writing Prompts in Grammar Instruction

A. Use short videos clips as speaking or writing prompts to practice verb tenses, especially past with past continuous. He/She was... (verb) + ing when... They were (verb) + ing when... Video clips
B. Provide students a list of words. Invidividually, in pairs, or small groups, students predict the story by writing it, using all the words on the list and a target verb tense. After students compose a paragraph with instructor feedback for revisions, students read their stories. Then the instructor shows the video clip. Incredibly, each team always writes a very different version. The team closest to the actual story wins! The "story" of the video clip could also be the basis of a verb conjugation exercise (see document at Example 1). Follow up with dialog writing. What did the people in the video say to each other? What happened next? Example 1:
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Video
Example 2:
Write a story simple past and past continuous .docx
Write a story simple past and past continuous .docx
Write a story simple past and past continuous .docx
Video More videos like these

Animated Shorts
"The Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore" by William Joyce of Shreveport, LA (referred to me by an ESL teacher at TESOL Convention, who has used this animated short sucessfully with his middle school students) "The Lighthouse" from The Literacy Shed with ideas for lesson activities (referred to me by Evelyn Fella) - the site contains much more -- see also The Great Animations Shed Examples of other animated shorts that can be used for speaking, writing:

Grammar and Pronunciation Practice

Practice reading, speaking, verb tenses (simple present), and pronunciation (third person -s endings): The Difficult Daily Routine of an Aspiring Actor SuperChill Monkey Does Hollywood
SuperChill.docx
SuperChill.docx
SuperChill.docx
Another Video that would work well for this type of activity: If you could have a personal assistant, what woul you have him do? Useful Dog Tricks

Web Sites with Games for Team Competitions and Fun in the Classroom:
ESL Games Plus Verb Tenses Jeopardy Game
Grammar Gorillas Game
Word Invasion Game
__Grammar Ninja__
Children’s University of Manchester - __The Adjective Detective__ and Naming Nouns (for kids)
__Grammaropolis__ (for kids)
__Grammar Practice Park__ (for kids)
__Fun English Games__(for kids)
__Daily Grammar___
_British Council__(for kids)
ESL Games World
English Media Lab

Favorite Web Sites for Supplemental Grammar Exercises for Students

Grammar Learning with Mobile Devices
Podcasts
Grammar Girl Podcasts
English Grammar Help! Podcasts
Apps (for grammar, not all free -- new ones developed every day) - not reviewed - results from itunes search
Mobile Apps for Literacy Playlist
SayHi Voice Translator
Painless Grammar Challenge
English Basic Level
Daily Grammar Lessons Workbook
Grammar Up: Phrasal Verbs Lite
SentenceBuilder for iPad
Grammar Basics and Advanced Lite
Grammar Up
Grammar Express
English TestBank (TOEFL, etc)

Learning / Brain Research:
From: TESOL Virtual Seminar “Implications and Applications of the Latest Brain Research for English Language Learners and Teachers” presented by Ken Pransky, Collaborative for Educational Services & Dr. Francis Bailey, Director of TESL MA Program, University of Kentucky
Baddeley, A. (2007). Working memory, thought and action. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Bailey, F. & Pransky, K. (2014). Memory at Work in the Classroom: Strategies to Help Underachieving Students.ASCD
Gathercole, S. and T. Alloway. (2010). Working memory and learning: A practical guide for teachers.Los Angeles,CA: Sage.
Gattegno, C. (1972). Teaching Foreign Languages in Schools: The Silent Way New York: Educational Solutions, Inc.
Frawley, W. (1997). Vygotskyand cognitive science: Language and the unification of the social and computational mind. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
Harrington, M.and Sawyer, M. (1992). L2 working memory capacity and L2 reading skill. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 14, 112-21.
Miller, G. (1956). The magical number seven, plus or minus two: Some limits on our capacity for processing information: Psychological Review, 63, 81-97.
Nisbett, R. (2003). The Geography of Thought. New York: Free Press.
Paradis, M. (2009). Declarative and procedural determinants of second languages. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
Plass, J., Moreno, R., & Brunken, R. (2010). Cognitive Load Theory.Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
Pransky, K. (2008). Beneath the surface: The hidden realities of teaching culturally and linguistically diverse young learners. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Ortega, L. (2009). Understanding second language acquisition. London: HodderEducation.
Sweller, John, JeroenJ.G. van Merrienboerand Fred G.W.C. Paas(1998). Cognitive Architecture and Instructional Design. Educational Psychology Review. Vol. 10 no. 3., 251-296.
Schmidt, R. (1990). The role of consciousness in second language learning. Applied Linguistics11.
Sousa, D. (2011). How the Brain Learns. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.
Tulving, E. (2002). Episodic memory: From mind to brain. Annual Review of Psychology, 53, 1-25.
Vygotsky, L. (1986). Thought and language. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.
Whitehead, A.N. (1929). The Aims of Education. New York: MacMillan

Technology Integration:




Education 548: Special Topics ESL, University of San Diego, Oct. 15, 2012

Integrating Technology in Grammar Instruction to Enhance Teaching and Learning


Full PowerPoint slides




Videos:
SuperChill Monkey Does Hollywood

Regular Past Tense
Irregular Past Tense Verbs
Irregular Verbs - Past and Past Participles #1

Irregular Verbs - Past and Past Participles #2
Irregular Verbs - Past and Past Participles #3
English with Jennifer - Many Grammar Videos
Some short videos
Man Flirts in Castro Commercial
ABC: What Would You Do?
"Racism against migrant workers" also on [[http://www.hulu.com/watch/170974 |Hulu]]
Season 4, Episode 5, Fri., Aug. 30, 2010


Videos made by ESL elementary school teachers and students at Frances M. Rhodes Elementary School, San Antonio Texas, USA



Favorite Web Sites for Supplemental Grammar Exercises for Students


Tech Resources for Formative Assessment
Web sites for Online Assessment
Course Management Systems such as Blackboard and Moodle
Polldaddy


Web Sites for Writing Dialogs
Piclits for online picture-based grammar practice - writing

VoiceThread - Prepositions example



PollEverywhere
Vote online here


Projects for Application / Evaluation
Digital Stories
Various Projects on class blogs and wikis
Sample "Life Experiences" poster -- writing with present perfect




Grammar Learning with Mobile Devices
Podcasts
Grammar Girl Podcasts
English Grammar Help! Podcasts
Apps (for grammar, not all free -- new ones developed every day) - not reviewed - results from itunes search
Mobile Apps for Literacy Playlist
SayHi Voice Translator
Painless Grammar Challenge
English Basic Level
Daily Grammar Lessons Workbook
Grammar Up: Phrasal Verbs Lite
SentenceBuilder for iPad
Grammar Basics and Advanced Lite
Grammar Up
Grammar Express
English TestBank (TOEFL, etc)



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