Yes, I am still fully immersed in the daily workings of all things ELL and Technology.
Things have changed quite a bit since I created this blog in 2009.
I still promote and make use of technology on a daily basis with my ELL students, but I use a variety of tools and that list changes regularly — and it should since technology is ever changing.
A lot of what I use now is Google related – Google Apps for Education (GAFE), and Chrome with its many extensions and applications. Why? It’s free and accessible anywhere, from any device. And with its translation tools, it’s a no-brainer to use with ELL students. Plus, these tools make collaboration much easier among students in the execution of effective PBL’s (I will post about PBL’s in the future but here is a link to get you started).
I hope to pop in and post regularly and provide helpful tips and ideas. But you can always catch up and keep current with me on Twitter (@EducatorHoss) – the feed is on the right hand side, and on Google+ (but that account is only visible to employees of the YCDSB).
All the best in your quest to optimize the use of technology with our ELL students.