The DIESOL Podcast covers EdTech in the field of English as a Second or Other Language. The show helps teachers consider best practices for their English Learning students and how to integrate technology into the classroom to help students where they are.
DIESOL: Digital Integration in English as a Second or Other Language
Interactive Videos & Captions in Language Learning
In this episode we dive into the use of interactive video and the role of captions in language learning. What value is there in including videos in our teaching? How do interactive videos help content retention in learners? How do captions support literacy for language learners? Join us as we discuss these questions and talk through some tools to enhance your teaching!
Self-Driven Student Learning with Luna
Teachers can talk all day long about what's working and what's not working, but it's important that we hear directly from students to hear what's engaging them and how they learn on their own. This episode features one of Brent's current students, Luna, who takes her English Language Learning into her own hands and shares some of the things that keep her going.
While reading is a huge topic with too many areas to give justice in just 40 minutes, Brent & Ixchell take a first swing at it here. A look at a little bit of research on L2 reading strategies, along with some articles that give some structural advice, and then some thoughts on how to integrate tech and reading.
Drinks with DIESOL: March 2021
WARNING: > silliness ahead!
On 5th Mondays, we open up the floodgates to the #DIESOLcrew for games, trivia, and drinks. Hair down, feet up, manners out.
This time we did some Mad-Libs and other stuff in a decompress from all the conferences happening in March. Listen in for some laughs - back to our normal scheduled programming next week.
And if you want to join in on Drinks with DIESOL next time around... YOU ARE INVITED!
EdTech in Elementary ESL with Angela Barnett
Many of our interviews have been with instructors of adult learners, so this time around we are fortunate to sit down with Angela Barnett (@MrsBarnett_tchr), third-grade teacher, and educator for close to 20 years to talk about the challenges and changes she's faced with ELLs during the pandemic.
Digital Portfolios for English Language Learners
In an age of unparalleled stress around high-stakes testing from home and proctoring problems across the globe, digital portfolios can offer students a better way to show the depth and breadth of their work as they're developing their language. This episode looks into some of the research supporting e-portfolios for language learners, and some tools and tips to make them a valued part of your students' learning journey.
ESOL + Tech = Winning Combination
As a longtime ESOL educator and edtech enthusiast, this is one podcast where I never miss an episode. Brent and Ixchell’s podcast is still the only one that focuses in specifically on ESOL and technology, which is so necessary. I appreciate their conversation style and learn something valuable in every episode - they interview educators and leaders in both fields and I practically run to my computer after to look up the tools and tips they share. I especially appreciate that they begin with recent and relevant research, apply it to the conversation about the technology and offer practical tips as well. If you are teaching ESOL, you must listen!
yes thank you!
great for all teachers but especially esl/ell! truly thank you!
Fun hosts, useful content
When you listen to this podcast, it feels like you’re having a conversation with the hosts. Because it’s enjoyable to listen to, I stay engaged and absorb more of the content. And the content - it’s useful and relevant, not overly theoretical or technical. The hosts are in-service teachers, so you know they’re going to give tips and tools you can apply in your classroom.