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Video Description: English-language learners come to our classrooms with a diverse set of learning needs, including the need for more opportunities to practice using English in a variety of settings. But can digital communication help increase ELLs’ language output? Here you’ll find practical tips on using digital-creation and storytelling activities to empower authentic communication, both in the classroom and beyond. What’s more, these types of activities can be just as engaging and productive for any student, regardless of their literacy level or language-learner status. For more tips and strategies, visit this collection of resources for supporting ELLs in the classroom.

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About the Author:

Meris Stansbury

Meris Stansbury is the Editorial Director for both eSchool News and eCampus News, and was formerly the Managing Editor of eCampus News. Before working at eSchool Media, Meris worked as an assistant editor for The World and I, an online curriculum publication. She graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a BA in English, and enjoys spending way too much time either reading or cooking.


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