103 episodes

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: Developing Innovation in English as a Second or Other Language

The DIESOL Podcast | EdTech in ESL Brent Warner & Ixchell Reyes

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 34 Ratings

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: Developing Innovation in English as a Second or Other Language

    Episode 100! Top Tips from Teachers Around the World!

    Episode 100! Top Tips from Teachers Around the World!

     
    Show Notes: www.DIESOL.org/100
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    • 53 min
    How Can I Use AI to Help Me Prep for Classes?

    How Can I Use AI to Help Me Prep for Classes?

    Do you find that you don't have enough time to customize your lessons and materials in the way that you want for your students? In this episode of The DIESOL Podcast, discover how AI can revolutionize your classroom prep strategies, offering personalized, innovative solutions to help you get ready for your curriculum, your lessons, your daily activities, and more. Listen in as we explore possibilities of integrating AI into your prep time, ensuring your lessons are as dynamic and effective as possible.
    Listen in for:
    Strategies for curriculum building with AI, tailoring content to meet your class's unique needs. Tips for crafting engaging lesson plans that captivate students and streamline your teaching process. Creative ideas for classroom activities and management techniques that save time and enhance learning. How to personalize learning materials quickly and efficiently, keeping content relevant and stimulating. And a lot more! We want to hear from you! Episode 100 will feature the voices of the #DIESOLcrew, and you're invited to share! Let us know your top tip for teaching, whether it be a strategy, an activity, or a tool you couldn't live without. Share with us for 1-2 minutes and we may add it into the show! It's super easy at this link: http://www.speakpipe.com/DIESOL 
    Show Notes: www.DIESOL.org/99
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    • 31 min
    7 Ways to Fit PD into Your Busy Schedule

    7 Ways to Fit PD into Your Busy Schedule

    Are you a busy educator looking for practical ways to integrate professional development into your hectic schedule? Brent Warner and Ixchell Reyes share 7 practical strategies and resources to customize your professional development journey, ensuring it fits seamlessly into your daily routine.
    In this episode:
    Discover how to organize your podcasts for targeted professional growth. Explore platforms like edX and LinkedIn Learning for free, flexible courses from top universities. Making sure your social media works for you, and not the other way around. And more! Got other ideas that would help? Let us know! Visit the show notes or drop us a line so we can share out with more teachers.
    Show Notes: www.DIESOL.org/98
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    • 25 min
    DIESOL 097 - What Can Students Do To Learn English in a Non-English Speaking Country? Interview with Student and Teacher Mahmoud

    DIESOL 097 - What Can Students Do To Learn English in a Non-English Speaking Country? Interview with Student and Teacher Mahmoud

    Dive into the inspiring journey of Mahmoud, an English instructor and former artillery field member, in DIESOL podcast episode 97. Discover how Mahmoud, also known as Polaris, built his English language skills on his own terms, fostering a unique perspective on self-empowered language learning. His experiences, from offering free tours on the streets of Jordan to teaching English, offer valuable insights for both students and teachers. Tune in to hear about his innovative approaches to language learning and teaching.
    Key discussion points in the episode:
    Polaris' path from student-leader to teacher. The role of self-motivation and cultural immersion in language learning. Challenges faced by Arabic-speaking students in learning English. Innovative teaching methods and technology use in language education. Show Notes: www.DIESOL.org/97
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    • 53 min
    24 Tools for 2024

    24 Tools for 2024

    Happy new year! In this episode Brent and Ixchell dive into 24 tools to explore: lesson planning, time-savers, AI-infused search engines, angent builders, and more!
    Show Notes: www.DIESOL.org/96
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    • 52 min
    Greg Foreman, EdTech Trainer

    Greg Foreman, EdTech Trainer

    EdTech Trainer Greg Foreman joins us to talk about helping teachers get on board with technology use in the classroom, how to avoid overwhelming the tech resistant, and focusing in on what's important. 
     
    Show Notes: www.DIESOL.org/95
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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Rip off alerter ,

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!

emily minerva ,

yes thank you!

great for all teachers but especially esl/ell! truly thank you!

LJTaylorMSEd ,

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.

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