EdTech – Educational Technology
EdTech is the use of information and communication technologies in education. In this context, “technology” refers to any device that can be used for communicating ideas, knowledge, and culture. Examples include computers, tablets, smartphones, eBooks, online courses, video games, digital cameras, and many others.
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ELA – English Language Arts
ELA is the study of English language to improve listening, speaking, reading, and writing, and often involves literature, handwriting, grammar, spelling, punctuation, sentence structure, vocabulary, and usage.
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EL – English Learner
See ELL – English Language Learner.
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ELL – English Language Learner
An ELL is a student who has not learned English as their first language but needs additional instruction in order to be able to communicate effectively in English.
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ESL – English Second Language
An ESL course is an educational program that teaches students how to communicate in English. Students learn about grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and cultural differences between countries.
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ESY – Extended School Year
An ESY program provides additional instructional time for students beyond their regular school day, usually by adding extra hours or days to the instructional calendar, in order to improve academic achievement or reduce achievement gaps.
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