Mrs. Belvis' World
Where all are welcome!
The students will be taught and use the strategies learned from A+RISE.  A+RISE is Research-based Instructional Strategies for ELLs.  A+RISE is a teacher-friendly and immediately usable resource for any classroom teacher faced with the challenge of helping our ELLs acquire Academic English while mastering content.

ELLIS lessons are designed to move learners immediately from observer to participant. ELLIS addresses the needs of non-native elementary to adult students to foster successful English language learning.

Kurzweil 3000
Kurzweil 3000 is a reading, study skill, and writing program that teachers can use to meet the needs of struggling learners, including ELL students and students with special needs. It enables teachers to provide differentiated instruction without having to differentiate the curriculum.

With the push of a button on their wireless remotes, students can instantly tell you how much they know. Teachers will no longer have to wonder whether all their students are keeping up with lesson material, since they will see precisely how well each student is doing.

SMART Response (formerly called Senteo) is an interactive response system combining handheld wireless remotes (or clickers), a receiver and powerful assessment software that allows teachers to create tests and manage, track, and evaluate the results. 


Moodle: Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment is designed to help educators create online courses with opportunities for rich interaction.  The philosophy of Moodle emphasizes that learners (and not just teachers) can contribute to the educational experience in many ways. Moodle's features reflect this in various design aspects, such as making it possible for students to comment on entries in a database (or even to contribute entries themselves), or to work collaboratively in a wiki.