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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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DIESOL 029 – Zoom Games with Robert Jonte

In this episode we meet up with ESL Instructor, Robert Jonte, to discuss several games that translate well into Zoom! He discusses how to recreate classic favorites as Zoom versions; best of all, these require little to no prep because as Robert…

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DIESOL 028 – Understanding Tech Standards for ELLs

In the second installment of a three-part series, we take time to discuss understanding technology standards for ELLs. Why is it important to have a plan when introducing students to technology? How can we approach what can be a daunting task in an…

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DIESOL 027 – How to Use Breakout Rooms w/ Savyonne Steindler

Breakout rooms are a great way to get your students communicating, and they’re more likely to share and practice in small groups, but you can’t just send them away and hope that it will work. In this episode, Brent & Ixchell talk with Savyonne…

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DIESOL 026 – How to Evaluate and Choose EdTech for the ESOL Classroom

With the COVID rush to teach from home and meet the needs of our students, we’ve been pushed to sample all sorts of tech tools. This urgency has exposed us to testing a plethora of educational technology. That has been both exciting and overwhelming….

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DIESOL 025 – Interview with Weina Li Chen

Weina Li is a Visiting Instructor of the MA in TESOL program at Pepperdine University and teaches MA TESOL candidates, MS in Educational Leadership, and Learning Design and Innovation. She has a passion for multilingualism, educational technology,…

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DIESOL 024 – Verb Tenses

What are some of the challenges students face when learning verb tenses? In what order should teachers present the tenses? In this episode, Ixchell & Brent explore what some experts in the field recommend and we offer some practical ideas as to apply…

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DIESOL 023 – Drinks w/ DIESOL – August 2020

School has started and we already need something to take our mind off of things! On Fifth Mondays we join up for an informal get-together with the #DIESOLcrew – including you! Join Brent & Ixchell along with Daya, Mark, Denise, Simone, Brian,…

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DIESOL 022 – Flipgrid for ELLs w/ Ann Kozma & Luis Oliveira

Flipgrid has recently launched a whole new roll-out, just in time for the 2020 school year, when many of us are still working to figure out better online engagement. 

Ixchell & Brent chat with Educator Innovation Lead at Flipgrid, Ann Kozma, and…

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DIESOL 021 – HBD DIESOL & Adobe Spark for ESOL

Today we celebrate DIESOL’s first birthday! Brent & Ixchell spend time reflecting on the minor and major changes that have happened over the last year. Then they take a look at Adobe Spark and what it can do for your students on their goal to improve…

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DIESOL 020 – Jon Corippo on Eduprotocols in ESL

How can we set up constantly engaging structures for our students to work with, without boring them to death? Jon Corippo joins us to share how Eduprotocols can be used for low/no prep activities with high engagement and quick grading. 

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