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ESL and Citizenship

1. ChatGPT: Risks, Challenges, and the Future
by Susan Gaer
Posted June 2023

Category:

ESL and Citizenship, Adult Basic Education

Description:

Many people think that AI (Artificial Intelligence) is new, but translation services, speech recognition, personalized learning with language learning apps, and grammar/spelling checkers are all forms of AI that we have become accustomed to.
2. What’s New in Online Civics Education and Citizenship Prep?
Posted May 2023

Category:

ESL and Citizenship

Description:

Seven new online civics education and citizenship resources from USCIS, LINCS, and more.
3. 21Things4Students - Online Resource to Teach Digital Literacy and Citizenship
by Debbie Jensen
Posted March 2019

Category:

Adult Basic Education, ESL and Citizenship, High School and GED

Description:

21Things4Students is an online resource to help students improve their technology proficiency as they prepare for success in the real world." You will love this resource, not only for your students and your class, but also for yourself. This website has everything you want or need to teach your students about digital literacy and citizenship. It not only teaches students, but it also has a section dedicated to teachers who may feel they lack some of the skills themselves (more on that later). An added plus: there are no student logins, so students won't need accounts or passwords to use the site.
4. Electronic Portfolios for Documenting Student Progress and Publication of Class Work
by Kristi Reyes
Posted February 2019

Category:

Adult Basic Education, ESL and Citizenship, High School and GED

Description:

An electronic portfolio is an online showcase of a student’s work, which can include writing, images, artwork, links, and multimedia.
5. Sites for Creating Interactive and Printable Vocabulary Exercises
by Kristi Reyes
Posted September 2017

Category:

Adult Basic Education, ESL and Citizenship, High School and GED

Description:

There are many Web sites that allow you to create both interactive and printable word puzzles which can help with language development. Give some of these a try. You may find one you cannot live without.
6. United States Presidents
by Margaret Brown Klapthor and Allida Black (contributing author)
Posted September 2017

Category:

Adult Basic Education, ESL and Citizenship, High School and GED

Description:

Use these sites in your studies of Presidents.
7. Web Activities for February Holidays
by Kristi Reyes
Posted September 2017

Category:

Adult Basic Education, Older Adults, ESL and Citizenship

Description:

This short month is chock-full of holidays, occasions for both romantic and serious lesson themes and accompanying Web activities.
8. Web Sites for Teaching and Learning about Thanksgiving
by Kristi Reyes
Posted September 2017

Category:

Adult Basic Education, ESL and Citizenship, Holidays

Description:

There are abundant myths about the history of Thanksgiving. You can help students learn about this original American holiday and untangle facts from fiction by planning lessons with or simply including online activities using the sites in this month's Web Based Activity.
9. Veterans Day
Posted September 2017

Category:

Adult Basic Education, Older Adults, ESL and Citizenship, High School and GED, Holidays

Description:

Here are some Web sites to check into for more on Veterans Day events and information. Appropriate for High School/GED, ESL and Older adults.
10. Newspapers in Our Classrooms
by Debbie Jensen
Posted April 2017

Category:

Adult Basic Education, ESL and Citizenship

Description:

Newspapers in Our Classrooms
11. Special Days & Events in May
Posted May 2012

Category:

ESL and Citizenship

Description:

Teaching those new to America or those who have grown up here but are not sure how various holidays began, can be fun and informative. Take a look at some of these May holidays. There are also some dates that have been set aside by congressional or presidential proclamation as National Days of _______. Hopefully one will spark some interest and generate some topics for conversation. Some are appropriate for ABE, ASE, ESL or Older Adults.
12. Vocabulary Builders
by Kristi Reyes
Posted June 2009

Category:

ESL and Citizenship

Description:

Ah... summertime. Barbecues, long afternoons, vacation. What a great time to build one's repertoire of word knowledge. That's right. Encourage students to learn 100 new words this summer. Here are some ways to get started.
Total Web-Based Class Activities: 12
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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.