DIESOL Podcast
EdTech in ESL
The DIESOL Podcast covers EdTech in the field of English as a Second or Other Language. The show helps teachers consider best practices for their English Learning students and how to integrate technology into the classroom to help students where they are. DIESOL: Digital Integration in English as a Second or Other Language
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While reading is a huge topic with too many areas to give justice in just 40 minutes, Brent & Ixchell take a first swing at it here. A look at a little bit of research on L2 reading strategies, along with some articles that give some structural…

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WARNING: silliness ahead!

On 5th Mondays, we open up the floodgates to the #DIESOLcrew for games, trivia, and drinks. Hair down, feet up, manners out. 

This time we did some Mad-Libs and other stuff in a decompress from all the conferences…

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Many of our interviews have been with instructors of adult learners, so this time around we are fortunate to sit down with Angela Barnett (@MrsBarnett_tchr), third-grade teacher, and educator for close to 20 years to talk about the challenges and…

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In an age of unparalleled stress around high-stakes testing from home and proctoring problems across the globe, digital portfolios can offer students a better way to show the depth and breadth of their work as they’re developing their language. This…

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Dayamudra Dennehy shares insights on how to create a friendly and accepting online community with your English Language Learning Students. From creating a liquid syllabus that’s open before class starts, to showing a better understanding of student…

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Punctuation causes all sorts of disagreements among native English speakers, and despite seemingly straightforward rules, there are always exceptions. Still, students need help understanding when and where to use different forms of punctuation, and…

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We sit down with Dustin from Board Gaming with Education to talk about understanding and using board games, both physically and digitally to help engage students. Dustin shares ideas on games and how to integrate them into your class needs while…

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We made it to 2021! Congratulations on making it through, and we’re excited to shake off “that year” and explore some more fun with twenty twenty-one! The truth is that 21 tools is probably an overwhelming number of things to look at and explore, but…

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Matt Miller joins us to give a positive ending to a trying year! Listen in as he shares how he transitioned from being a textbook-dependent teacher to an innovative educator in his language classes and beyond. Matt shares how to Ditch That Textbook…

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We’ve spent two episodes looking at the TESOL Technology standards and in our final installment of this series we explore the ISTE standards. Why is it important to look at the ISTE Standards when we already have TESOL technology ones? What can we…

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