“ESOL Program Development and Instruction in the Cloud"

Shannon Mischler
PA Distance Learning Project
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit
  Claire Bradin Siskin
Excelsior College
ESL Writing Online Workshop (ESL-WOW)



Resources for working in the cloud:

Resource Description URL
Course Management Systems:
Moodle a web application that educators can use to create online learning sites. It is free, but it must be installed on a server. http://moodle.org/
wiziq tools for online teaching and learning; can be used to set up a virtual classroom http://www.wiziq.com
Language Learning:
Easy Academic Success for You free online beginning to low intermediate adult ESL lessons http://www.easyesl.net/
English for All free online low to high intermediate adult ESL lessons http://www.myefa.org
USA Learns free web-based multimedia system for adults learning English as a second language. http://usalearns.org
Online Documents and Image Sharing:
Dropbox store photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them http://dropbox.com
Google Docs document sharing http://google.docs
Flickr online photo management and sharing application http://www.flickr.com/
screenr web-based screen recorder http://www.screenr.com/
Social Networking and Conferencing Tools:
Adobe Connect conferencing tool http://www.adobe.com/products/adobeconnect.html
Elluminate Live! conferencing tool; now part of Blackboard Collaborate http://www.elluminate.com/
Google Talk text and chat application http://www.google.com/talk
Scribd social publishing site http://scribd.com
Skype voice over internet provider http://www.skype.com
Toktumi Line 2 a second phone line for the iphone or android http://www.toktumi.com/Line2.aspx
VoiceThread Transforming media into collaborative spaces with video, voice, and text commenting http://voicethread.com
Wiggio free, online toolkit that makes it easy to work in groups http://wiggio.com
Personal Learning Network:
ELL-U National adult English language learning professional development network http://www.ell-u.org
EL Civics Online professional development opportunity for ESL instructors and volunteers who wish to incorporate EL/Civics content into their adult ESL classrooms http://www.elcivicsonline.org
Electronic Village Online free courses taught online in January and February http://evosessions.pbworks.com
LINCS provides Professional Development through face-to-face trainings and workshops as well as online resources, modules, and courses http://lincs.ed.gov
Tapped In "online workplace of an international community of education professionals" http://tappedin.org
TESOL online discussions, courses, webinars http://www.tesol.org
Twitter micro-blogging tool http://www.twitter.com
Webheads "a world-wide, cross-cultural, and vibrant online-community of educators with an open enrollment for anyone who wants to join" http://webheadsinaction.org
This page accompanies a presentation to be given at the Three Rivers TESOL Conference at Duquesne University on November 5, 2011.

Last modified: November 1, 2011

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