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Beth Crumpler

Beth Crumpler is the founder of adaptivelearnin. Beth is an educator who is passionate about platforms for adaptive learning and curriculum design. She earned her B.A. in music education from Southeastern University, M.S. in TESOL from Shenandoah University, and 42 graduate-level credits from several universities in California. Beth is an experienced teacher, curriculum writer, blogger, and elearning course developer in the fields of ESL and music education. She has written learning content for several major educational companies/institutions. Her strongest asset is in using needs analysis and thinking creatively to develop adaptive educational materials both through kinesthetic hands-on and technological platforms to meet the diverse learning needs of students regardless of age, learning need and content area. Beth has taught students of many linguistic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds. She loves her work, loves to bring positive humor to it whenever possible, and is seriously dedicated to the profession. Beth's experiences teaching for numerous content areas, diverse populations, and a wide range of age groups is what propelled her with the vision to create adaptivelearnin. Her vision has been to support educators in finding resources which support learning through modified and targeted experiences so that all students receive individualized learning to facilitate their educational growth needs. Adaptivelearnin is a place where educators can find digital and hands-on adaptive learning resources for planning and instructional purposes. Beth does freelance curriculum writing, article writing/blogging, and online course development. For inquires about hiring Beth for work, please email her at Beth@adaptivelearnin.com. Go to http://adaptivelearnin.com/beth-crumpler-publications to check out published articles Beth has written. Opinions are her own and are not those of her employer, or previous employers.

Oct 282013
 
Teacher Content Resources by Teaching English Learners

Teaching English Learners is an excellent new site which provides a library of resources and materials for classroom and ESL teachers who teach English language learners.  The site was designed by Lise Regan and Ron Rohac.  The resources and materials are designed to help educators with their sheltered instruction needs (SIOP and SDAIE).   Teaching English Learners is here to support educators with instructional strategies and content materials that help […]

Oct 232013
 
How to create your own clip art with Pixlr

  Pixlr is a fantastic free cloud-based photo editing tool.  The logo on this website was created using pixlr.  Other images I’ve created were done using Pixlr too.  After discovering an article on Illustratortips (creating your own clip art using Photoshop), I wanted to see how well the concept would work with Pixlr.  So, I modified the idea to fit Pixlr and now am going to share with […]

Oct 102013
 

Tiggly Shapes with iPad game is a new product that will be in Apple Stores very soon.  I recently came across the product while doing research.  Tiggy Shapes are geared toward toddlers 18 months old to three years old.  They combine the much needed real-life tactile learning experiences with technological learning.   The premise of the product is having real tactile shapes that toddlers can […]

Oct 082013
 

This article was originally published by MultiBriefs for TESOL International Association’s English Language Bulletin.      Working memory is crucial to learning.  It is the human mind’s processing of information to complete tasks.  Working memory plays into deciding which information to remember and which information is not important. When people have problems with their working memory, they struggle with retaining […]

Oct 042013
 
Five Minute Friday- Teaching Free Writing

On adaptivelearnin I have featured Five Minute Friday bits as examples to help you (teachers) incorporate free writing practice.  Students often struggle with writing anxiety.  Five Minute Friday is a way to help students learn how to write freely without stress and restrictions.  I’m excited to start this feature again. Here’s what you need to know to participate in Five […]

Oct 042013
 

Digital voice recorders are awesome devices to use with students of all ages and learning needs.  They are small inexpensive portable instruments that can be used easily by students even as young as 5. http://amytrujillo.edu.glogster.com/digital-recorders-in-the-classroom/ <iframe src= “http://edu.glogster.com/glog.php?glog_id=11723151&scale=100″ width=”960″ height=”1300″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no” marginheight=”0″ marginwidth=”0″ style=”overflow: hidden;”></iframe>

Sep 232013
 
Apps for English language learning: Photo apps for customized learning content

This article was originally published by MultiBriefs. Written by Beth Crumpler This is the second article in a series about using general mobile apps for instructional uses inside and outside of the language classroom.  A general app in this case refers to any app that was not specifically designed for language acquisition purposes.  The series […]

Aug 222013
 

Welcome back to a new school year.  To help you with finding content to use as you are planning, here are some back to school freebies for lower elementary grades and ESL.  These are the ones I could locate quickly, so I’m sharing them.  I will be going through my resources and will share more […]

Aug 212013
 
Apps for English language learning: Intro to photo editors

This article was originally published by MultiBriefs. Written by Beth Crumpler ESL instructors can use photo-editing apps for unconventional purposes, such as for instructional support, for learning outcomes or to bridge the gap between the classroom and home studies. Photo-editing apps can tremendously change how students see information and how they study. Photo-Editing App Basic […]

Apr 282013
 

Check out this presentation about using information technologies and communication technologies to learn ESL,  ESL through Information & Communication Technologies by Dr. Steve Sorden.  His SlideShare is extremely informative in regards to Edtech trends for learning languages.  Enjoy reading!  It got my creative brain juices going!  

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