'Ambassador Roemer visits education program' photo (c) 2011, U.S. Embassy New Delhi - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/

I’ve started a somewhat  regular feature where I share a few posts and resources from around the Web related to ESL/EFL or to language in general that have caught my attention:

Using Stories to Prompt ESL Student Discussions is a good lesson idea from ESL Hitch Hiker. Thanks to David Deubelbeiss for the tip.

What Will New English-Language-Proficiency Tests Cost? is from Education Week. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The “Next Generation” Of State Testing.

PARCC Releases Final Version of Accommodations Policy for ELLs is from Ed Week. I’m adding it to the same list.

English-Learner Population in U.S. Rises, Report Finds is from Education Week. I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Keep-Up With Current ELL/ESL/EFL News & Research.

How to use a great resource like eltpics for your teaching #ELTchat Summary shares good ideas on using pictures. I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Use Photos In Lessons.

Undocumented Immigrants in Children’s Literature
is from Education Matters. Thanks to Judie Haynes for the tip.

Laura Cordova uses 3D Avatar Creator app to help her teach Spanish, and it certainly could be applicable to teaching English. Here’s a sample of how she uses it: