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The DIESOL Podcast | EdTech in ESL
48 minutes | 12 days ago
DIESOL 032 - 21 Tools for 2021
We made it to 2021! Congratulations on making it through, and we're excited to shake off "that year" and explore some more fun with twenty twenty-one! The truth is that 21 tools is probably an overwhelming number of things to look at and explore, but remember that you should NOT be using all of these, it's just meant to see what matches your needs and hopefully can help you out. Listen in as Ixchell & Brent talk about what each tool is, then if one tickles your fancy, give it a spin! Not sure if a tool is right for you? You can join our Patreon and every month we'll explore something together and see how it works.
50 minutes | a month ago
DIESOL 031 - Matt Miller
Matt Miller joins us to give a positive ending to a trying year! Listen in as he shares how he transitioned from being a textbook-dependent teacher to an innovative educator in his language classes and beyond. Matt shares how to Ditch That Textbook (gently) and build that language (quickly)!
54 minutes | a month ago
DIESOL 030 - ISTE Standards in ESOL
We've spent two episodes looking at the TESOL Technology standards and in our final installment of this series we explore the ISTE standards. Why is it important to look at the ISTE Standards when we already have TESOL technology ones? What can we glean from them that we can strive to include in the TESOL standards? Join us for a discussion on the importance of including the concepts of the ISTE standards as we blend technology in ESOL.
53 minutes | 2 months ago
DIESOL 029 - Zoom Games with Robert Jonte
In this episode we meet up with ESL Instructor, Robert Jonte, to discuss several games that translate well into Zoom! He discusses how to recreate classic favorites as Zoom versions; best of all, these require little to no prep because as Robert shares, all you need is the ability to share a screen, annotate, and use the chat function. Listen in as we dive into ways to use up those few minutes left of class and target specific language areas!
54 minutes | 2 months ago
DIESOL 028 - Understanding Tech Standards for ELLs
In the second installment of a three-part series, we take time to discuss understanding technology standards for ELLs. Why is it important to have a plan when introducing students to technology? How can we approach what can be a daunting task in an organized way? What approach should we take when teaching media literacy skills? Brent and Ixchell review the rationale for a framework and discuss the TESOL Tech Standards Framework and its three goals and eleven standard. Finally, we share ways to apply the standards in our own classrooms.
52 minutes | 3 months ago
DIESOL 027 - How to Use Breakout Rooms w/ Savyonne Steindler
Breakout rooms are a great way to get your students communicating, and they're more likely to share and practice in small groups, but you can't just send them away and hope that it will work. In this episode, Brent & Ixchell talk with Savyonne Steindler about the ins and outs, the technical setups, and the activities you can do with breakout rooms in your online ESOL classrooms.
43 minutes | 3 months ago
DIESOL 026 - How to Evaluate and Choose EdTech for the ESOL Classroom
With the COVID rush to teach from home and meet the needs of our students, we’ve been pushed to sample all sorts of tech tools. This urgency has exposed us to testing a plethora of educational technology. That has been both exciting and overwhelming. How do we make decisions on what the best tool is? Do we have a framework to apply when choosing something? What standards exist in our approach to selecting tech tools? Join us in this episode to find out!
50 minutes | 4 months ago
DIESOL 025 - Interview with Weina Li Chen
Weina Li Chen is a Visiting Instructor of the MA in TESOL program at Pepperdine University and teaches MA TESOL candidates, MS in Educational Leadership, and Learning Design and Innovation. She has extensive experience and passion for multilingualism, educational technology, hybrid, and online learning. Join our conversation on the importance of creating a risk-free environment for language learners and on the importance of supporting teacher candidates in creating habits to foster creativity and life-long learning.
32 minutes | 4 months ago
DIESOL 024 - Verb Tenses
What are some of the challenges students face when learning verb tenses? In what order should teachers present the tenses? In this episode, we explore what some experts in the field recommend and we offer some practical ideas as to apply them.
55 minutes | 5 months ago
DIESOL 023 - Drinks w/ DIESOL - August 2020
School has started and we already need something to take our mind off of things! On Fifth Mondays we join up for an informal get-together with the #DIESOLcrew - including you! Join Brent & Ixchell along with Daya, Mark, Denise, Simone, Brian, Michelle, JPB as we have a couple drinks and play a couple of games, including Ixchell's already infamous "Stump the Teacher"!
58 minutes | 5 months ago
DIESOL 022 - Flipgrid for ELLs w/ Ann Kozma & Luis Oliveira
Flipgrid has recently launched a whole new roll-out, just in time for the 2020 school year, when many of us are still working to figure out better online engagement. Ixchell & Brent chat with Educator Innovation Lead at Flipgrid, Ann Kozma, and Flipgrid Ambassador & ELL teacher Luis Oliveira to discuss fun, meaningful, and innovative ways to use Flipgrid to support our ESL students. Listen in to hear the powerful ways giving the opportunity for student voice can empower language learners.
52 minutes | 5 months ago
DIESOL 021 - HBD DIESOL & Adobe Spark for ESOL
Today we celebrate DIESOL's first birthday! Brent & Ixchell spend time reflecting on the minor and major changes that have happened over the last year. Then they take a look at Adobe Spark and what it can do for your students on their goal to improve their English.
59 minutes | 6 months ago
DIESOL 020 - Jon Corippo on Eduprotocols in ESL
How can we set up constantly engaging structures for our students to work with, without boring them to death? Jon Corippo joins us to share how Eduprotocols can be used for low/no prep activities with high engagement and quick grading. Listen in as Jon shares how to use free resources to develop activities and lessons that will hook your students.
39 minutes | 6 months ago
DIESOL 019 - Updating Your ELT Resume
A lot of teachers aren't aware that they are struggling to make a good resume or CV, and this is as true in TESOL as it is anywhere. Due to the massive changes happening in education, having a well prepared resumé and digital portfolio can help position you well in front of hiring committees or potential employers. Brent & Ixchell break down what they've seen over years of job-seeking and hiring.
66 minutes | 7 months ago
DIESOL 018 - Drinks w/ DIESOL - June 2020
Every once in a while there's a 5th Monday of the month, so we've decided to invite listeners in for some time to kick back and have fun! This is our first ever Drinks with DIESOL featuring educators from across the States! If it sounds like fun, you're invited to join us next time! Follow on Twitter @DIESOLpod to see when our next open invite is!
77 minutes | 7 months ago
DIESOL 017 - Whiteness & Racism in English Language Teaching with JPB Gerald
In this episode we are not talking about technology in the classroom, but rather looking at how our field is involved with the bigger national conversation around racism, whiteness, and how TESOL teachers are involved with the systematic disparities happening to BIPOC in English Language Teaching. JPB Gerald is a scholar in the field focusing on the understudied area of whiteness in TESOL, and shares insights and challenges on how we can go about decentralizing whiteness in our field.
3 minutes | 7 months ago
Black Lives Matter
Not an episode, just a plea to listen to the voices of Black Americans right now, and a couple of resources if you don't know where to start.
50 minutes | 8 months ago
DIESOL 016 - Culturally Responsive Teaching with Dr. Mary Patton
Ixchell & Brent talk culturally responsive teaching and literature with Dr. Mary Patton, Professor of ESOL at El Centro Community College in Dallas, and President of TEXTESOL V. This discussion covers finding novels that engage students, recognizing where students are coming from, and of course, how technology impacts their learning.
46 minutes | 8 months ago
DIESOL 015 - Encouraging Independent Learning During The Pandemic
To avoid Summer Learning Loss, we can encourage our students with some useful ways to keep their language acquisition skills up even when they aren't in class. This episode covers why this is important, and a number of resources students can use for autonomous learning during the summer.
42 minutes | 9 months ago
DIESOL 014 - Interview with Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes, co-founder and facilitator of #ELLchat, TESOL columnist, and author of several ESL Books including Teaching to Strengths: Supporting Students Living with Trauma, Violence, and Chronic Stress, joins us to discuss the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) of ESL students as we continue to deal with the shift to distance learning.
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