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ABE: Adult Basic Education

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176. Medline Plus

Activity Description

Medline's Patient Education Institute offers medical information in video and written formats. They are also available in Spanish. The videos require that your Web browser have the Adobe Flash plug-in, version 8 or above, but most current browsers have this feature included. If not, you can download it for free at the Adobe Web site new window.

Program Areas

ABE: Adult Basic Education

Levels

Low, Intermediate, High, All Levels
177. Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary and Thesaurus

Activity Description

Use this online dictionary in class whenever students need to know a definition of a word or learn words with similar meanings to a given vocabulary word. You can also assign students to use the Web site to look up definitions, synonyms, and see sample sentences of given vocabulary words on word lists and hear pronunciations of words.

Program Areas

ABE: Adult Basic Education

Levels

Low, Intermediate, High, All Levels
178. Microsoft Word: Create a Timeline

Activity Description

Timelines are a useful graphic used in class or student work. Use Microsoft Word to create a timeline of personal or historical history.

Program Areas

ABE: Adult Basic Education

Levels

Low, Intermediate, High, All Levels
179. Mindmoto: Creating Mind Maps

Activity Description

Mindmoto helps students create mind maps online. They can then share them with others and create presentations. This tool is great for brainstorming collaboratively. The free account offers 3 free mindmaps.

For this activity, students make a mind map, create a presentation of the mind map, and present it to the class.

Program Areas

ABE: Adult Basic Education

Levels

Low, Intermediate, High, All Levels
180. Multi-Cultural Educational Services: Adult Phonics Stories

Activity Description

This excellent Web site presents a contextual phonics model for teaching reading to American-born adults.

In the online versions, audio/visual stories are read to the student emphasizing certain sounds. The student can read along and repeat the story at the end. The student practices typing sounds that are spoken. There is a print version of each story. A general Lesson Plan (PDF) and a supplementary lesson plan (PDF) is available to assist the teacher in teaching the low literacy student. Word and Number Bingo cards are available for reinforcement.

Program Areas

ABE: Adult Basic Education

Levels

Low
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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN220124 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.