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I’m going to be leading a professional development session for our school’s science teachers on working with English Language Learners, and I asked teachers on Twitter to share their recommendations for online tools.

I received a number of suggestions, and hope people will share more!

First, I’ll start with the related “Best” lists (and an important post by Tan Huynh) I already have. Next, I’ll share links to the ones suggested that seem to have the most promise. Then, I’ll end with sharing all the tweets I received in response.


Here are the “Best” lists that I think are most applicable:

The Best Multilingual & Bilingual Sites For Math, Social Studies, & Science

The Best Places To Get The “Same” Text Written For Different “Levels”

The “All-Time” Best Science Sites

Design Your Tests with English Learners in Mind by Tan Huynh.


Here are the resources suggested by educators on Twitter that appear to me to be most useful:

Science News For Students

Gizmos – Explore Learning

Phet Simulations, including ones that are in languages other than English

Wisc Online Learning Objects

Windows To The Universe in English and in Spanish


Thanks to everyone who shared suggestions, including:


Please keep the suggestions coming!