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Copy of The Beauty of iPads in the ESOL Classroom

Ever wondered how I could use an iPad in your ESOL classroom? What apps are good? What apps align with Common Core?

Amy Shaw

on 10 October 2014

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Top Apps for ESOL students
The iPad for the ESOL Classroom
Created by Amy Shaw, M.Ed
ESOL Teacher K-5
DeKalb County
For SETESOL Conference

First thing is first, basics of an iPad
Research and Standards
There is an App for that!

Grant Recipient from
the GA TESOL-received an
iPad for my ESOL classroom
The grant gave me the opportunity to discover the benefits of using an iPad in an ESOL classroom.
1. Home button
2. Dock connector
3. Speakers
4. Hold button
5. Antenna cover
6. Mute Button
7. Volume Controls
8. Headphone Jack
Anatomy of the iPad
Pepperdine University's Information Technology

Tip #5: The iPad needs to have a
purpose in the classroom and
students need to know the purpose.

“nearly 75 percent of all students said that the iPad was very helpful or slightly helpful for sharing information with others in class”
Using the iPads
Take the TIME to play with the Apps

See how you can use them in your classroom!

“You can learn things and learn from [them] and don’t go to Angry Birds”
-Destiny, 1st grader at Briar Vista
(Must have purpose)

Gentle touch works best!
Changing the App for Differentiation
Go to the SETTINGS on the Apps

Look at appropriate Apps for each student
Making folders
Touch an app on the screen and hold
2. It will begin to wiggle and show an “x” on the top left
Let go of the app. All apps will be wiggling
Place one app on top of a similar app
Touch bar to name folder
To move apps to a different page place app on Dashboard ABC
To stop the wiggles touch the “Home” butt
TRY IT! Find ABC touch app match with anther ABC app, add ABC app!
TRY IT AGAIN! Find the Glow Art create a folder
Download an App for That!
Resources for Teachers + Apps = :)
Awesome blogs looking at different apps to use in the classroom!
It is easier than you think...
Reading Standards
Math Standards
Reading Foundational Skills (RF)
Print Concepts: RF1 (K and 1 only)
Phonological Awareness: RF2 (K and 1 only)
Phonics and Word Recognition: RF3
Fluency: RF4

Speaking and Listening (SL)
Comprehension and Collaboration: SL1, SL2, SL3
Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas: SL4, SL5, SL6
MCC1.MD.3 Tell and write time in hours and half-hours using analog and digital clocks.
MCC2.OA.2 Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies.8 By end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers.
MCC2.NBT.2 Count within 1000; skip-count by 5s, 10s, and 100s.
MCC3.OA.7 Fluently multiply and divide within 100, using strategies such as the relationship between multiplication and division (e.g., knowing that 8 × 5 = 40, one knows 40 ÷ 5 = 8) or properties of operations. By the end of Grade 3, know from memory all products of two one-digit numbers.
MCC4.NF.2 Compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators, e.g., by creating common denominators or numerators, or by comparing to a benchmark fraction such as 1/2. Recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two fractions refer to the same whole. Record the results of comparisons with symbols >, =, or <, and justify the conclusions, e.g., by using a visual fraction model.
The iPad is a device that will enrich, enhance and extend ELL instruction beyond the regular classroom (Demski, 2011)
Big results can occur with few iPads (Bennett, 2012)
Field Notes:
Digital Artifacts
How is it used in my class?
Small group, buddies, whole group, and individuals....used with purpose!
Lesson Plan using iPad- Katy Perry's Baby You're a Firework for figurative language
Student Practice!
$9.99 for the App...covers the cost for the first 500 transcriptions, after that $0.99 for 30, $1.99 for 65, $2.99 for 110, and additional $9.99 for 500.
Languages: English, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
Seller: Speechtrans TM
Additional Apps for Teachers
Dictionary by Dictionary.com (free)
iTunes U
Common Core
Paper Desk
Edmodo (*must have...it's free!)
Class Dojo
Google Drive
TED- ED (18 min video app)
Word an Math BINGO
$0.99, Word BINGO is sight words in a BINGO format. Also other games included are spelling practice,word fling and word it up. Select a word list: Pre-Primer, Primer, First Grade, Second Grade, Third Grade, Nouns or All Words. My Report Card: A powerful feature that displays word accuracy and best scores by player profile. Word accuracy feature displays the percentage of sight words correctly identified by word list or individual words.

$0.99 Math BINGO There are five different games in Math Bingo: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division and Mixed. There are three levels of game play in Math Bingo: easy, medium, and hard. Math Bingo saves player information with custom player profiles. Each player profile consists of a unique name (up to 20 characters) and a fun cartoon avatar. The player profiles display total number of games played, total number of high scores achieved, and total number of Bingo Bugs collected.
Starfall ABCs and Learn to Read
Concepts- Grasshopper App
The ability to keep track of multiple readers (up to four). Engaging and educational passages pertinent to everyday life. Follow-up questions that challenge your child to remember what he or she just read.✦ A fun and entertaining congratulatory experience when all questions have been answered correctly.✦ Progress reports for each child accessible from within the app.$0.99 includes spatial concepts, opposite concepts, color concepts, some animal concepts, etc. Gives ability to differentiate in settings tools,
Opposites- Photo Touch and
The Opposites
Free app where students can download images from the iPad or web and edit through arrows, drawing, writing, etc, Can be used to brainstorm, assessment for learning, notetaking, etc. Completed projects can be e-mail to the teacher!
Comparative Adjectives- Photo Touch
Free, easy to use app where student selects an image from audio instruction. Great practice of vocabulary. Over 350 examples included and customizable.
First Words- Alligator Apps
Free App for first 200+ words/ My First 1,000 words is $1.99
Use as flash cards with many pictures and categories to choose from. Custom Images and voice overs can be added to app
Action Words- Alligator Apps
Free, real images showing various actions, students select correct action from listening to the recorded voice, can differentiate/ customize app
Sentence Maker- Grasshopper Apps
Free, $0.99 for pro which has 500 sentences to practice building! Same options as other grasshopper apps: adjusts, can have visuals, audio, letter hints, word hints, etc.
$4.99, Add photos, videos, and sounds to create a movie or movie tailor. I plan on having some of my students create a tailor for their chapter book that they are writing.
Futaba by InKids
This is a four player classroom game (perfect for a center!)
Free for words games app, 100 images and students select the word for the image.
$4.99 for The concepts include lower-case and upper-case Alphabet Matching, Dolch Sight Words for 1st through 3rd grades, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Telling the Time, Currency, Countries and Flags, Shapes, Animals, Foods and more.
Teachers can customize games using the various concepts described above for students. Also, you can create your own game by adding images and text.
Reading Comp 1 and 2
Cost: $0.99 Comp 1The ability to keep track of multiple readers (up to four). Engaging and educational passages pertinent to everyday life. Followup questions that challenge your child to remember what he or she just read. A fun and entertaining congratulatory experience when all questions have been answered correctly. Progress reports for each child accessible from within the app. App crated by Angela Reed
Little Speller Three or Four Letter Words
In this presentation, you will learn iPad connections with research and standards and noteworthy apps and resources to use in your classroom.
$0.99 Three and four letter words. EVERYTHING IS CUSTOMIZABLE. Add your own items (use words and images to create new spelling lists) or edit existing items for each student. It is a multi-sensory learning tool, and provides multi-language support - since you can edit existing items and add new items for students to use bilingually. The app give audio hints, visual hints, letter hints, word order, letter order.
$2.99 each, The Starfall ABC app show alphabet letters, sounds and words using songs, images, animation and activities. The Learn to Read app is for beginning readers to interactively use phonetic knowledge to read.
$0.99, compares opposites images. As other grasshopper apps, the app is adjustable with visuals, phrases, words, audio, etc.
Free for limited time, The opposites for older grades students read and selects vocabulary words that are the opposites. Players can learn the words before they play or begin the game through trial and error. Level begins easy with pairs but advances to more technical language.
Currently, Free! Great app with various flash cards and lessons. Teachers can add their own images to the bitsboard.
iPads are a great way to connect to the students and expand learning (Fuson, 2006).
Fuson, K. (2006, March 14). ipods now double as study aids. USA Today. Retrieved from http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/tech/products/2006-03-14-ipod-university_x.htm?POE=TECISVA
What makes an App a good App?
-easy to use
-settings to add your own images/ concepts
-differentiation qualities
-not overly aesthetic
Additional Noteworthy Apps
Story Wheel
Sock Puppets
Word Galaxy
iPads are a virtual classroom in a user-friendly way (Mulholland, 2011)
Mulholland, J. (2011). iPads in the classroom. Government Technology Solutions for the State and Local Government, Retrieved from http://www.govtech.com/education/iPads-In-The-Classroom.html
Demski, J. (2011). ELL to Go. T.H.E. Journal, 38(5), 28-32.
Visit my webpage!
Bennett, K. (2012). Less than a class set. Learning & Leading with Technology, 39(4), 22-25.
The device has a positive impact on student academic performance it "'decrease to student and administrative expenses, increased productivity, and how the iPad crosses between academic and personal barriers"'(iPad study released, 2011).
ipad study released by Oklahoma State University. (2011). Informally published manuscript, Oklahoma State University, University of Oklahoma, Stillwater, OK, Retrieved from https://news.okstate.edu/press-releases/929-ipad-study-released-by-oklahoma-state-university
Story board graphic organizer for iMovie trailor: http://teachingparadox.edublogs.org/files/2012/08/iMovie-Trailer-Storyboard-2b1qirp.pdf
Learn English with Lingo Arcade
and Duolingo
Currently, free! Very similar to Rosetta Stone. Goes up to 172 levels of English proficiency. First, students review vocabulary then the students participate in various activities. Students must achieve a certain score before going to the next level or activity. Duolingo you must have a username/password.

Cobb County Blog- view top 35 free apps
(Rheault, 2013)
Davis, M. (2011). Let's find an app for that!. Dekalb county professional development, Atlanta, Georgia. doi: Let's find an app for that notes
You will see examples during the TOP 16 APPS!
Rheault, M. (2013). Differentiating common core instruction through interactive media. Kennesaw state university teachers of english speakers of other languages conference, Kennesaw, Georgia.
Clark, G., & McKenzie, M. (2013). Tech support for english learning. Kennesaw State University teachers of English speakers of other languages conference, Kennesaw, Georgia.
Chester, T., Hoover, D., Valencia, J., & Hoover, M. (2011). iPad research study. Informally published manuscript, Information Technology, Pepperdine University, Los Angeles, CA. Retrieved from http://community.pepperdine.edu/it/tools/ipad/ research/default.htm
(Davis, 2011)
Why use an iPad in the classroom?
Wait....I can get Apps for free?
Apps, Apps, Get your apps! Various tools for apps...
Apps Gone Free
Appshopper Social
AppBrain App Market
Do your research...check reviews! or Download "lite" versions of apps!
Hot off the Press!
App Flow...
App Smash
Best Practices from my experience:
-Set up the rituals and routines
-Small Group = best
-Headphones (individual) ideal
-Play with it yourself! Try out the apps!
-Lock the screen!
-Quality cases a must!
Lock the APP!
-developmentally appropriate
-feedback to students
-can it be used by more than one student at a time?
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