HW 3.3 Using Technology for Developing ELs Academic Language


Learning Outcome Pedagogical Intent Student Position

Understand issues of assessment and accommodation and will use a variety of measurement tools to evaluate English language learners for placement, proficiency and instruction.

Assessment: 50 pts.

Due: Session 4

Teachers can use technology tools to promote interaction with content as well as interaction with each other, enabling ELLs to practice their English language skills.

Students are learning about English language assessment practices. Now they will consider the role of technology in their work with English language learners to promote academic language use at the word, sentence, and discourse level.


1.Read the WIDA focus bulletin on Technology to help you evaluate the type of technology used in your classroom.

2.Write a report identifying specific media and technology tools you are aware of or that you learn about in the reading. In the report: 

3.Use the form entitled Evaluating Technology Tech Tools for Learning & Academic Language. Continue your report by examining a tech tool, media, or game used in your classroom and its effectiveness or ineffectiveness in developing academic language in your ELs.

4.Bring this form and your report to session 4 and be ready to share your findings.

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