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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

Believe It or Not! Information Literacy and Adult Learners: Part 2

Believe It or Not! Information Literacy and Adult Learners: Part 2

"Don't believe everything you read." This reminder is truer today than ever! Adult Basic Education can take the lead by promoting instructional strategies to make ABE students at all levels into more critical readers, listeners, and thinkers in this age of mass information. Here are some specific resources you can use to do exactly that. Read More

Believe It or Not! Information Literacy and Adult Learners: Part 1

Believe It or Not! Information Literacy and Adult Learners: Part 1

"Don't believe everything you read." This reminder is truer today than ever! With this in mind, Adult Basic Education can take the lead by promoting instructional strategies to make ABE students at all levels into more critical readers, listeners, and thinkers in this age of mass information. Read More

Storyline Online: Not Just for Kids!

Storyline Online: Not Just for Kids!

Read this ESL teacher’s story about using an online video library as the anchor for her weekly lessons. "Using Storyline Online as my lesson anchor makes our reading journey interesting, enjoyable, valuable, and is preparing my students and their children for school and life success!" 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

The Fab Four: Writing Resources That You and Your Students Will Love

The Fab Four: Writing Resources That You and Your Students Will Love

The beginning of a new year is the perfect opportunity to reflect on your teacher toolkit and think about what might need updating. Could you use some new writing resources to help your students with “inking their thinking”? Whether you are trying to incorporate more writing into your daily routines or looking for a few fresh ideas, this list of four fab writing resources is sure to inspire. 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

Cultural Competency Resources for Adult Education

Cultural Competency Resources for Adult Education

ATLAS's online Cultural Competency resource library has been gradually expanding since its launch in October 2020. Check out some of the newest updates and recommended resources from this growing collection! Read More

What Seems to Be the Problem?

What Seems to Be the Problem?

Robert Kaplinsky's website is a treasure trove of free resources for building problem solving and critical thinking skills. His Problem Solving Framework is a simple, but powerful, tool that could be used in any ABE classroom. Read on for ideas about how you could be using it today. 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