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  1. It’s May Day – Here Are Related Resources
  2. Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week
  3. Ed Tech Digest
  4. Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL
  5. This Week’s “Round-Up” Of Useful Posts & Articles On Ed Policy Issues
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It’s May Day – Here Are Related Resources

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It’s May Day!

I’ve just revised and updated The Best Resources For Learning About May Day.

    

Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

Each week, I publish a post containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all here.

You might also be interested in The Best Articles (And Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2015 – So Far and The Best Resources On Class Instruction – 2015.

Here are this week’s picks:

10 Ideas for Vocabulary Instruction in Math is from Corwin Connect. I’m adding it to The Best Sites Where ELL’s Can Learn Vocabulary. Thanks Jacquie Arnold for the tip.

Do Smartphones Have a Place in the Classroom? is from The Atlantic and is by Paul Barnwell. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On Student Cellphone Use In Class — Please Contribute More.

Save Time Responding to Essays: Letter to the Class is by Todd Finley.

Meeting The Needs of Diverse Learners looks like a useful video series from The Teaching Channel. I’m adding it to the Best Resources For Differentiating Instruction.

I’m adding this chart to the same list:

I’m adding this tweet to The Best Resources For Learning About Formative Assessment:

    

Ed Tech Digest

In another somewhat futile attempt to reduce the backlog of resources I want to share, I’m starting this weekly “Ed Tech Digest” post where I’ll share three or four links I think are particularly useful and related to…ed tech:

Richard Byrne published a post about new Google features that might help teachers deal with YouTube’s awful Safety Mode. If you look at the comments section at Google, though, it looks like there is still a long way to go. I’m adding this info to The Best Ways To Deal With YouTube’s Awful Safety Mode.

How to create digital homework that students love is an excellent “how-to” post about using TED-Ed with students. I’m adding it to The Best Sites That Students Can Use Independently And Let Teachers Check On Progress.

New Tools for Interactive Fiction and Engaged Writing is from Edutopia. I’m adding it to The Best Places To Read & Write “Choose Your Own Adventure” Stories.

Google For Education has a “one-stop shop” with tutorials for all their products.

I’m adding this tweet to The Best Posts & Articles Highlighting Why We Need To Be Very Careful Around Ed Tech:

    

Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL

Three years ago I began this regular feature where I share a few posts and resources from around the Web related to ESL/EFL or to language in general that have caught my attention.

You might also be interested in The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELLs In 2015 – Part Two and The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2015 – Part Two.

Here are this week’s choices:

Can Duolingo Crush the TOEFL? is from Slate.

Attentive Listening: An Overlooked Component of Academic Interaction is by Kate Kinsella. I’m adding it to The Best Listening Sites For English Language Learners.

Here’s a nice lesson on using emojis to teach vocabulary. I’m adding it to The Best Sites Where ELL’s Can Learn Vocabulary.

U.S. Soldiers Defy North Korean Propaganda by Teaching Defectors English is from The New York Times.

Teaching Tip: Cognates are Everywhere! Introducing Cognates to Language Learners (thanks to Anabel Gonzalez)

What is a foreign language worth? is from The Economist.

The 400,000 Latino Children Missing From the Census is from The Atlantic.

Does ICE Pressure Schools for Student Info? is from The Atlantic.

    

This Week’s “Round-Up” Of Useful Posts & Articles On Ed Policy Issues

Here are some recent useful posts and articles on educational policy issues (You might also be interested in The Best Articles & Posts On Education Policy In 2015 – Part Two):

FIVE SIMPLE STEPS TO READING POLICY RESEARCH is from The Great Lakes Center. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Understanding How To Interpret Education Research.

The Formative Evaluation of Teaching Performance is by Dylan Wiliam. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Effective Student & Teacher Assessments.

New U.S. rules for standardized testing have been drafted. Here’s what they mean for kids. is from The Washington Post. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The “Next Generation” Of State Testing.

Report: ‘College prep for all’ mandate may block some students from graduating is from Ed Source.

Want Your Kids to Get a Good Education? Support Their Teachers’ Workplace Rights is from The Nation.

Karen Lewis may play with fire, but she didn’t start it is from The Chicago Sung Times.

The Payne of Confronting Stereotypes about Poverty as Educators is by Paul Thomas. I’m adding it to The Best Critiques Of Ruby Payne.

Results from the latest National Assessment of Educational Progress tests were released this week. Here are some useful reactions on them:

Proficiency and NAEP scores: Let’s stop talking about trivial distinctions and focus on ending inequality instead is from The Hechinger Report.

Reactions to 12th Grade NAEP Declines? Mostly Tempered is from Ed Week.

These tweets point out that scores might be lower or flat, but that also more students took the test. In other words, it’s not an “apples to apples” comparison to previous years.

    

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