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21Things4Students - Online Resource to Teach Digital Literacy and Citizenship "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.
Electronic Portfolios for Documenting Student Progress and Publication of Class Work A portfolio is a compilation of a student’s best work in a course or best work spanning his or her education. Portfolios can be used by students in applying for higher education, jobs, and career training. An electronic portfolio is an online showcase of a student’s work, which can include writing, images, artwork, links, and multimedia.
Newspapers in Our Classrooms Why should you use a newspaper? Lots of reasons but one great one is you can teach your students critical reading skills including evaluating the source.
Sites for Creating Interactive and Printable Vocabulary Exercises 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.
Special Days & Events in May 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.
United States Presidents Use these sites in your studies of Presidents.
Veterans Day 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.
Vocabulary Builders 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.
Web Activities for February Holidays This short month is chock-full of holidays, occasions for both romantic and serious lesson themes and accompanying Web activities.
Web Sites for Teaching and Learning about Thanksgiving 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.
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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN200091-A2 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.