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Using Padlet in the Virtual Classroom

Using Padlet in the Virtual Classroom

Padlet is a digital application that lets users post notes on a digital wall. It is web-based, easy to create and use, and works well both synchronously and asynchronously. It is also well suited for collaborative work. There are multiple ways to use Padlet with your students; find out how! Read More

Using Classkick in the Virtual ABE Classroom

Using Classkick in the Virtual ABE Classroom

Classkick is an ed tech tool that allows an instructor to build web-based slides that can be presentations, assessments, interactive assignments, or all three at once. Classkick has proven to be extremely helpful for introducing many of the digital skills that are so critical for teaching and learning during the pandemic. Read More

Increasing Student Persistence and Retention at Adult Education Center-Columbia Heights/Fridley

Increasing Student Persistence and Retention at Adult Education Center-Columbia Heights/Fridley

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Adult Education Center-Columbia Heights/Fridley (CHF) was faced with the challenge of pivoting to online classes without any preparation or training. What seemed at first to be a daunting task turned out to be a positive experience after the program decided to adopt and implement BurlingtonEnglish as a core curriculum for lower level ESL classes. Read More

Recorded Webinars from Literacy Minnesota

Recorded Webinars from Literacy Minnesota

ABE teachers and tutors have busy schedules, so finding time to attend webinars can be a challenge! Literacy Minnesota has five recorded webinars focusing on remote instruction that can be viewed asynchronously, with accompanying reflection guides which can be submitted for attendance credits that count towards the Foundations of Remote Instruction Certificate and generate CEUs. Read More

Using Flipgrid in the Virtual Classroom

Using Flipgrid in the Virtual Classroom

“Flipgrid is a simple, free, and accessible video discussion experience for learners and families.” The fundamental idea is simple: people might want to share short videos within a group, but not with the whole internet—something that is not easily done on YouTube or Vimeo. That is exactly what Flipgrid allows you to do asynchronously via either their app or web-based site. Read More

New Google Meet Training for Tutors and Teachers

New Google Meet Training for Tutors and Teachers

Is your program using Google Meet to teach or tutor ABE learners? Are your volunteers or teachers looking to refresh their memory using its common features? If so, this training will help you and your team become more confident using Meet independently and with learners! Read More

NCTN’s Personal & Workplace Success Skills Library

NCTN’s Personal & Workplace Success Skills Library

National College Transition Network (NCTN) has just unveiled an incredible one-stop shop for finding resources related to ten common transferable skills. The Personal & Workplace Success Skills Library is the answer to whatever questions you might have about where to find resources to support your learners' development in these critical areas. Read More

Introducing e-Advanced Alphabetics

Introducing e-Advanced Alphabetics

In response to an expressed need for online phonics, syllabication, and morpheme lessons for adults, ATLAS has created screen-shareable slide sets (or lessons) for remotely teaching decoding of compound, suffixed, and prefixed words with ABE Intermediate or Advanced ESL readers. Several new slide sets have been added, so check them out! Read More

Jammin’ on Jamboard

Jammin’ on Jamboard

Jamboard is a Google app that allows you to create free virtual whiteboards where people can collaborate. Jamboard allows you to present as you teach, give students an interactive place to work together, and assign asynchronous work. Read More

Low Level Literacy in ABE During COVID

Low Level Literacy in ABE During COVID

Participants in the “Low Level Literacy EL Learners” Networking Coffee Break during the Language & Literacy 2021 Institute generated a wealth of ideas and suggestions. Many instructors shared great success stories and discussed how they've been using several online resources to make their classes more effective. Read More