Resources for ESOL Teachers:
TedTalks are an excellent resource to use in the classroom. These videos (ranging from 3 minutes to an hour in length) feature a diverse array of thinkers, professionals, and cultural icons speaking about their passions and endeavors. TedTalks are great for ELLs because each video is accompanied by a transcript that can be viewed (in translation, not Google Translate) as the student watches the video.
Podomatic is a website (and downloadable app) that is quick and easy to use on Windows and Macintosh operating systems. Podcasts are audio-only presentations of information that can seamlessly be incorporated into teaching. Possible uses include: using a podcast to support independent reading (record a class text), recording lecture notes, and recording assignment instructions. Podcasts allow ELLs to listen over and over again, whether they are at home or in the classroom.
Prezi is an excellent resource for making your presentations more engaging for all students. Prezi is a website that is free to use and allows access to presentations from any computer. Prezis support ELLs' understanding of content instruction because they allow the educator to present information in comprehensible chunks with audio, video, and visual support.