I’m going to a Classroom 2.0 meeting here in Sacramento today, and figured it would be a good excuse to identify some student samples of online work by my English Language Learner students — just in case people are interested. Other people in our school district have also asked me for examples, so another “The Best…” list is born.
Here are my picks for The Best Online Examples Of My Students’ Work (I also include a link to the main page of each web tool they used):
VOICE THREAD: San Francisco by Maria, Yulia and Karina; San Francisco by Luis and Jonathan; “San Francisco” by Houa, PaoChoua, & Xeng
Students made a number of VoiceThreads in a recent summer school class, which you can see at the Student Showcase blog (though I still have several more to post there). They worked in pairs on three projects — Introducing Themselves, a fable or story, and one focusing on their culture.
DVOLVER MOVIEMAKER: Here are quite a few student examples made at this great site:
“A Woman and a Man” by Yang Mee
“Love” by See
“I Want to Know You” by Te
“A Monkey and a Girl” by Yong
“Happy Birthday” by Lia
“My Bear Boyfriend” by Lou
“In Love” by Na Lee
“Chat in the Internet” by Jong
“Snowman” by Xeng
“My Best Friend” by Kao
“Pa Yanmg” by Bao
“I Love at Night” by Ka
“Black Eyes Movie” by Xiong
“The Love Boat” by Walter
“A Greeting” by Reyna
“Meet Someone” by Fong
“Happy Christmas” by Mai Teng
“Untitled” by Marco
“Holiday” by Ge Chang
“Email” by Kao (boy)
“Full in Love” by Bee
“Full in Love” by Chee
“Love #20” by Ge
“Fun Party” by Tou Pao
“Miss a New Friend” by Tou Pao
“In Love” by Choua
“Yeti Is Not Bad” by Choua
BACKYARD PARADISE: Design and describe strange-looking backyards. Here are some of them:
DIGITAL HISTORY EXHIBITS: Students made United States History slideshows:
CITY CREATOR: Students can design their own city and describe it:
BOOKR SLIDESHOWS: I think Bookr is the easiest way around for students to make online slideshows. Here are several examples — the first are from Beginning ELL’s; the second are parts of a Problem/Solution essays written by Intermediate ELL’s; and the final section were made by a mixed-level group in World History:
Lee Poeng Causes and Effects
Language by Chue Lee Causes and Effects
Drugs by PaoChoua Causes and Effects
Jobs by Yulia
Gangs by Jonathan Causes and Effects
English Language by Jongsika Causes and Effects
Jobs by Yulia
Violence by Juan Causes and Effects
Soccer Fights by Meng Causes and Effects
Money by Ka Sia Causes and Effects
Gangs by Jonathan
No Money by Nhia Causes and Effects
Jobs by Chao Yang Causes and Effects
No Money by Houa Causes and Effects
Too Many Car Accidents by Hlee Causes and Effects
Homeless by Xeng Her Causes and Effects
Money by Pa Causes and Effects
Transportation by Calynda Causes and Effects
CAHSEE by MingZu
Fighting by Mai
Pollution by Maria
Homeless by Mai
Pollution in Sacramento by Maria
Jobs by Kia Lor Causes and Effects
Not Good Education by Pa Mee Causes and Effects
Sad by Xeng Causes and Effects
CAHSEE by Chai Causes and Effects of Not Passing the CAHSEE by Chai
Car Accident by Bao Causes and Consequences
Crime in Sacramento by Karina
Causes and Effects by Long Lor
Causes and Effects of Not Having Money by May
Causes and Effects of CAHSEE by Tia
Causes and Effects by Chao
POSTEROUS:: If you go to my United States History Edublogs, you can find links to the Posterous blogs where my students post all their work. It’s on the left sidebar.
OTHER You can also see a lot of student work in the comments section of our Intermediate English class blog.
Here are some posters on the U.S. Census our students created:
As always, feedback is welcome.
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Larry, this was a fabulous presentation! I could listen to you all day. Thanks to you and Alice for presenting. Love what you are doing with your students. Looking forward to checking out those resources. What a wealth of information!
This is like discovering a cache of jewels — too much to take in at once so I will return later.
This is absolutely fantastic. I love how you find online resources and apply them pratically to your teachings. Also, you find stuff that sites that are current/relevent to what’s going on in the world around us.
You and your students inspire me to be a better teacher. Thank you for all that you do.