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The following are links to recommended organizations and web sites that provide information on learning disabilities, ADHD, and other issues.

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Edutopia: Media Smarts

This story discusses how teachers are discovering the value of imparting media-literacy skills, from critical analysis of news programs, commercials, and films to basic design and video-production techniques.

Edutopia: Visual Acuity

From Consumers to Critics and Creators, critical thinking skills and fluency in multi-media production are integral to media literacy. This article from Edutopia discusses how media literacy is changing the classroom.


A menu of virtual reality experiences from exploring the Amazon to experiencing a black hole. Sites are set up like computer games and allow users to interact with the material.

Effective Instructional Practices for Language Minority Students

This resource from the Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium includes references to other research organizations.

EFL/ESL Lesson Plans

This website from The Internet TESL Journal offers many kinds of ESL lesson plans and activities for teachers, including games, vocabulary exercises, and conversation practice.

El Día de los niños/El Día de los libros

This section of Pat Mora's website offers information on how she founded the celebration, as well as updates on how libraries around the country celebrate the holiday each year on April 30th.

Electronic Forums for Written Interaction

This page provides a round-up of electronic forums in which content material can be conveyed and students can exchange written information, within the confines of the classroom or across the globe.

Elementary and Secondary Education Act (Formerly No Child Left Behind)

The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) was enacted on January 8, 2002. NCLB focuses on accountability for all schools, local control, and options for parents. The legislation requires schools to use research-based curricula and instructional techniques that have been proven to work in classrooms across the United States.

ELL Outlook Newsletter

The ELL Outlook is a bimonthly e-newsletter dedicated to providing the latest research, news, program models, and interviews with ELL researchers, educators, and policymakers.

Emergency and Community Health Outreach

Multilingual resources on health and safety resources, languages include English, Hmong, Somali, Spanish, Vietnamese and Cambodian.

EngageNY: Common Core and Math

The EngageNY website provides materials focused on curricular examples, standards for mathematical practice, and other materials for professional development.

Engaging Latino Families: Learning from an Autism Screening Program at a Community Based Clinic

This article, written for Colorín Colorado, describes a partnership between Georgetown University and a local community outpatient care clinic to help improve the early identification of autism in young Latino children.

English as a Second Language: Lesson Plans and Teaching Ideas

This site provides a wide variety of lesson plans, activities, and web resources for ESL teachers.

English Firsthand: Teacher Resources

This site, produced by Pearson Education, provides information about the English Firsthand communication course. It also offers links to student and teacher resources, including discussion groups, chat centers, and games.

English Grammar: The Easy Way

This site offers English grammar resources, such as charts and explanations.

English Tests And Quizzes: Practice For Students Of English

This site offers many exercises and tests of varying difficulty based on a variety of content areas.

English/Spanish Library Vocabulary

Fairfax County Library in VA provides a thorough list of common English/Spanish Library vocabulary and some useful phrases as well.

ESL Flow

A listing of lesson plan ideas and activities, archived from many resources across the Web.

ESL Job Interview Questions

ESL Drive is a great resource to potential interviewees as they will find over 130 potential questions they may face in an interview, their possible answers, and a list of questions to ask the interviewer.

ESL Jobs

TEFL.net offers numerous links to help out ESL teachers looking for a job. One in particular is the link Top 10 Interview Questions for Teachers to Ask.

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