I’ve got several more to go, however, and here’s the latest one – on computers. This one is a little different from others, however. Several of my ELL students are very motivated to learn more about technology. And, though I have several other related “Best” lists, it’s been difficult for me to find sites that have computer-related tutorials in English that would be accessible to Beginning ELLs.
These are what I have found so far, but I would love to get additional recommendations from readers:
The audio support that the BBC’s Dance Mat Typing provides makes it the best way for ELLs to learn keyboarding.
Here are my choices – let me know what you think I’m missing (there are a lot of these kinds of sites out there – I focused on ones that didn’t seem to have a lot of distracting ads and ones that were free):
The audio support that the BBC’s Dance Mat Typing provides makes it the best site for English Language Learners – by far. It doesn’t let you create virtual classrooms to monitor student progress, but I guess you can’t have everything!
Typing.com lets you create virtual classrooms to monitor student progress, and it’s free.
Turtle Diary also lets you create virtual classrooms and is free for teachers.
Ditto for Alpha Typing, which is similar to the last two sites.
Typing Club is similar, but is only free for up to three classes.