Pinterest- I have used Pinterest to browse through thousands and thousands of great ideas for everything from lesson plans to how to organize the classroom. Arguably one of the best things to happen to the internet.
Weebly- Weebly is the blog site we used to write posts about various parts of the MA program, article responses, or anything related to our teaching journey.
Creately- Creately can be used to make different designs of charts like flow charts and more.
WeVideo- WeVideo is an online video editing tool. You can upload different images and audios and place them together and share via different platforms.
Echo- Echo NewTechNetwork is a site that my school uses to track student work and grades. Teachers and students have accounts and teachers can post daily agendas with activities and projects.
Google Slides- Google has apps that can do almost anything needed. Slides allows to make presentations with pictures and text.
Google Docs- Docs is a typing app with editing used to write.
Piktochart- Piktochart is an awesome online tool to put design and put together infographics including data graphs, pictures, and other information.
These are a couple of websites where I found the background data for the foundation of my research.
The "English Teacher's Companion" is one of many of Jim Burke's books written to help teachers. This one is designated to coming up with ideas for working with ELL students, technology, and struggling students. I highly recommend all of his books.
This book by Hiebert and Kamil looks close into the real issues regarding the role of vocabulary in text comprehension. This was one of the main sources I used to back up my claim about raising vocabulary helping raise reading comprehension.
This teacher's manual includes a step process for how to do direct instruction for teaching academic vocabulary and how to adjust instruction for English Language Learners.
"Building Academic Language" gives teachers help with what they can do to help their students understand language principles and language skills along the lines of Common Core.
Teaching Word Meanings" goes beyond class activities, but includes ways to make the activities engaging and effective for the students to learn the vocabulary.