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Integrating flexible language support within online science learning environmentsResearch on Technology Use in Multicultural Settings (2014)
Students learn best when instruction builds upon the resources and knowledge that they bring to the classroom. We have developed multilingual scaffolding for English language learners within an online science project. The scaffolding allows students to freely switch the “paragraph” and “support” languages in terms of both written
and spoken text. Students can therefore harness their proficiencies with written and spoken English and Spanish as they switch back and forth to make sense of the science concepts and the critical academic English. This chapter presents preliminary analysis of student usage of these supports.
Publication DateFall October 1, 2014
EditorTirupalavanam Ganesh, Arizona State University Anna W. Boriack, Texas A&M University Jacqueline R. Stillisano, Texas A&M University Trina J. Davis, Texas A&M University Hersch C. Waxman, Texas A&M University
PublisherInformation Age Publishing
Citation InformationClark, D. B., Nelson, B., Atkinson, R., Ramirez, F., & Medina-Jerez, W. (2014). Integrating flexible language supports within online science learning Environments. In R. Bloymeyer, T. Ganesh, & H. Waxman (Eds.) Research on Technology Use in Multicultural Settings. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publications.