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ABE: Adult Basic Education

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186. Netlingo

Activity Description

Ever wonder what some technology terms mean or what text shorthand represents in texts, tweets, or e-mails? Net Lingo seems to be a "one stop shop" for all tech terms and tech shorthand. You can browse their dictionary, you can look by category, they have a "word of the day" feature, and even an iPhone app for 99¢. Very useful tool in keeping up with technology for you and your students.

Program Areas

ABE: Adult Basic Education

Levels

Low, Intermediate, High, All Levels
187. Ohio Literacy: Spelling - A Key to Good Communication

Activity Description

Spelling a Key to Good Communication
Source: Spelling: List of Lessons and Practice Exercises (License: Protected by Copyright (c) [i.e. screenshot])
 

The author of this site was frustrated with the available materials used to teach spelling, so she and her co-workers developed lessons and exercises that addressed some of the basic rules of spelling. These are totally printable, so you can use them in non-computerized settings. The lesson suggested here is the one on "s" word endings. In Section 1 you will see a link to the lesson.

 

Program Areas

ASE: High School Diploma, ABE: Adult Basic Education, ASE: High School Equivalency Preparation

Levels

Low, Intermediate, High, All Levels
188. Padlet: Brainstorming/Pre-Writing Activity

Activity Description

In this activity, students give their opinions on a current/controversial issue by writing notes on a Padlet wall as part of a pre-writing/brainstorming activity. The teacher then leads a class activity in which each note is read and grouped with notes that share a similar view of the particular issue. The teacher or students physically move the notes on an interactive whiteboard or computer and projector and discuss the various arguments that have been made.

Program Areas

ABE: Adult Basic Education

Levels

Low, Intermediate, High, All Levels
189. Padlet: Multimedia Bulletin Board

Activity Description

Create a "sticky" (like an online Post-it note) on an online class bulletin board answering a question prompt provided by the teacher related to a course, theme/topic, or objective.

Program Areas

ABE: Adult Basic Education

Levels

Low, Intermediate, High, All Levels
190. Periodic Videos: Periodic Table

Activity Description

Periodic Videos
Source: Periodic Table with Links to Videos (License: Protected by Copyright (c) [i.e. screenshot])
 

In this activity, students watch a short video about an element and report its properties to the rest of the class. There are videos for all 118 elements. All of these videos were created by video journalist, Brady Haran, and feature chemists from the University of Nottingham. In these videos, the elements come to life and become a meaningful learning experience.

 

Program Areas

ASE: High School Diploma, ABE: Adult Basic Education, ASE: High School Equivalency Preparation

Levels

All Levels
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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.