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Articles on Using the Internet and Writing

Projects Using the Internet In College English Classes, by Victoria Muehleisen

The Internet and Foreign Language Education: Benefits and Challenges by Meena Singhal

The Internet for English Teaching: Guidelines for Teachers by Mark Warschauer & P. Fawn Whittaker

Links: Language Learning and the Internet compiled by Mark Warschauer

How to Make a Successful ESL/EFL Teacher's Web Page by Charles Kelly

English-as-a-Second-Language Learning and Collaboration in Cyberspace by Susana M. Sotillo
(An excellent entry point for exploring the resources available on the internet for ESL teachers
and students)

Classroom Applications

A Long List of Articles on Using the Internet in School -- Must reading

Women's History on the Web -- Excellent article with many links

Tools for Safe Surfing for Children


Sperling's Writing Links

Teaching Writing as a Process and Teaching Sentence-Level Syntax:
Reformulation as ESL Composition Feedback
by Sharon Myers

Assessing the Metacognitive Growth of ESL Student Writers by Loretta F. Kasper

Using Diaries to Develop Language Learning Strategies by Karen Fedderholdt

On-line Journals

The Internet TESL Journal

The Language Teacher Online

TESOL Articles Online


Language Learning and Technology

Other Class Pages




Georgia O'Keeffe Elementary School


The New Literacy of the Net: Judging the quality of information in an unfiltered medium

Lesson Plans

Lesson Plans and Materials

Special Education

Who's Teaching Our Children with Disabilities? A nine-part series.

Technology for Inclusive Teaching by Babette Moeller and Laura Jeffers

Pathways for Learning Using Technology for Inclusion


BEST EVIDENCE: Research Foundations of the Bilingual Education Act by James Crawford


Welcome to the Bilingual Families Web Page

Bilingual Websites

Early Bilingual Writing : In Pursuit of the Zone of Proximal Development by Marina A. Aidman,
Eugene V. Aidman

James Crawford's Language Policy Web Site -- collection of information to aid the fight against
the English-Only movement and to promote equal opportunity for linguistic minorities

SMART NATION -- devoted to "Language, Literacy, and Cultural Tolerance for All Children."

National Association for Bilingual Education -- committed to promoting educational excellence
and equity through bilingual education.

National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education --This resource center aims to provide educators
with the materials needed to assist language-minority students.

Center for Research on Education, Diversity, and Excellence (CREDE) -- CREDE's emphasis is
on developing sound educational practices in order to better serve all "at-risk" students.

Clearinghouse for Multicultural/Bilingual Education -- another resource center .

California Association for Bilingual Education -- CABE offers legislative info and other resources
related to serving the needs of California's diverse students. Stop by their chat room.

California Tomorrow -- focuses on research and info related to promoting equity for ALL students.

Bilingual Education Network (BiEN) -- A variety of resources from the California Department of

The Bilingual ESL Network(BEN) --Lots of info and links of interest to Bilingual and ESL teachers.

Center For Multilingual,Multicultural Research -- USC's CMMR offers extensive information on
bilingual education and issues of multiculturalism.

Electronic Textbook: Bilingual Education -- presents a straight-forward argument for bilingual


Can Technology Teach Reading Right? By Donna Harrington-Lueker

A Century of Controversy over Reading

Sociocultural Articles

Sociocultural Approaches to Learning and Development: A Vygotskian Framework
by Vera John-Steiner and Holbrook Mahn

Dialogue, Difference, and the "Third Voice" in the Zone of Proximal Development by J. Allan
Cheyne and Donato Tarulli

Vygotsky Homepage

Vygotsky's Zone of Proximal Development and information technologies.

ECOLAB: Explorations in the Zone of Proximal Development by Rosemary Luckin

The Zone of Proximal Development and its Implications for
Learning and Teaching
by Gordon Wells

Constructivism: Vygotsky and the Internet

TRIVAR: Exploring the "Zone of Proximal Development" by Rosemary Luckin

Technology and Education

Web Discussion Forums in Teaching and Learning by Roger Akers

Information Technologies in Education

Putting courses online: Theory and Practice.

Pedagogical Resources

Using Electronic Mail Discussion Groups To Enhance Students' Critical Thinking Skills by Rik Scarce



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