Still Time to Nominate a Deserving Student for the Adult Education Students Succeed Program
The nomination period for the 2020 Adult Education Students Succeed Program is open.
Doing Our Own Digital Learning
There are great uses of technology in education all over the country (and the world), but sometimes in our corner of the universe we feel frustration, overwhelm, and confusion when it comes to getting started with and sustaining technology use in the classroom.
The Power of Graphic Organizers
As educators, we are always looking for ways that students can make better sense of the information we provide them in our lessons. Note-taking is one way of doing this, but we have a lot of other tools at our disposal that students can use (and we can use to organize our lessons).
Separating the Real from the Fake (News)
As we continue through election season, nominating conventions, and televised debates, and complete our Census forms in a few months, this year promises to be jam-packed with news that screams for our attention.
Keeping Everyone Safe on the Internet
February 11 was Safer Internet Day, a worldwide recognition of the need to actively safeguard children and adults when they spend time on the Internet. Safer Internet Day is a good reminder of the continuous need to educate everyone on staying safe online, protecting personal data, and acting as good netizens.
Are you looking for a way to integrate technology in your classes? Visit Teaching with Technology on the OTAN website and start searching for ESL, ABE, ASE, and even CTE lesson ideas today!
Web-Based Class Activities
Developing Reading Skills for Healthcare Workers
by Susan Coulter
Reading Skills for Healthcare Workers is a free online literacy curriculum based on CNA and general healthcare content. There are over 200 reading selections between grade levels 4.5 and 8.5, and they are focused on developing academic and content vocabulary.
Improve Student Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, and Background Knowledge with ReadWorks
by Susan Coulter
Readworks is a free, non-profit site focused on improving teacher effectiveness and student achievement in reading comprehension by providing free standards-aligned content, curriculum, and tools based on the highest quality cognitive scientific research on how to learn to read.
Web-based Class Activities!
Web-based class activities are monthly technology-based activities organized around instructional themes or topics and edtech tools, with specific ideas on how to get started and how to use in the classroom. As a reminder, these are accessed on the OTAN website under the Resources tab, or you can start on the Web-based Class Activities webpage.
This year, in addition to the February and March articles listed above, we have published articles on the following topics:
We hope that you will find these articles useful and we encourage you to try out some of the resources included in this year's articles. And please contact OTAN for your technology training needs at any time this year! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 916-228-2580.