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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

Build Your Virtual Classroom Skills at TechChat Webinars

Build Your Virtual Classroom Skills at TechChat Webinars

Looking to refine your virtual classroom technology skills? Come TechChat! Once a month through June, Minnesota Adult Education teachers will lead TechChat webinars to provide an overview of a specific technology tool, talk about how they have used it in their virtual classrooms, and provide an opportunity for practice and questions. Read More

New “Getting Familiar with Zoom” Webinar Training

New “Getting Familiar with Zoom” Webinar Training

Is your program tutoring learners on Zoom? Are your volunteers using Zoom for the first time or looking to refresh their memory on how to use its common features? If so, this training will help you and your team become more confident using Zoom independently and with learners! Read More

Stay Warm, and Keep Learning! Winter Webinars from Literacy Minnesota

Stay Warm, and Keep Learning! Winter Webinars from Literacy Minnesota

Winter is here in Minnesota, but you don’t have to brave the snow and cold to participate in training webinars from Literacy Minnesota! Join volunteers and teachers from all around Minnesota for free professional development webinars on a wide variety of topics including low literacy, reading fluency, pronunciation, and remote instruction. Read More

Remote Tutoring Resources from Literacy Minnesota

Remote Tutoring Resources from Literacy Minnesota

Are you using Zoom, Google Meet or WhatsApp to teach or tutor adult learners online? Are you a teacher trainer or program coordinator leading training webinars for volunteers? Literacy Minnesota has created and compiled resources that are designed to help tutors, teachers, and staff navigate the features and functions of these tech platforms on computers or mobile devices. Read More