Leveraging ed tech to better serve ELLs and students with disabilities


Read more here http://www.educationdive.com/news/leveraging-ed-tech-to-better-serve-ells-and-students-with-disabilities/435475/

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17 incredibly useful Google products and services you didn’t know existed: awesome for international languages



I LOVE Google tools, as you all know.  But I did not know some of the ones listed below.  They are amazing, especially for international folks!  Sorry, gotta go and load some extensions and apps…

Find at:  http://www.businessinsider.com/google-products-youve-never-heard-of?r=US&IR=T&IR=T/#if-you-have-trouble-deciding-between-causes-to-donate-to-or-have-trouble-finding-a-reputable-charity-googles-one-today-app-makes-it-easy-the-app-shows-different-charities-gives-a-short-description-and-lets-you-know-how-you-can-help-18


  • There’s a “Manual” feature in Google Translate that lets you draw characters or symbols.
  • Similarly, Google Input Tools lets you type in over 80 different languages without having to download a special keyboard.
  • Intimidated by huge numbers? Google will help you figure out how to pronounce that 12-string behemoth if you type “=english” after it.
  • Google has a catalog of animal noises that you can easily find by typing in “animal sounds” or by typing in the name of a specific animal. Hot tip: Whip this one out while babysitting and it’ll keep kids entertained for a long time.
  • Google Books nGram Viewer is a fun tool that lets you…

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8 of the best apps and resources for English language learners


Good ideas for lesson planning:  http://www.eschoolnews.com/2016/07/18/the-best-apps-and-resources-for-english-language-learners/

25 ideas for using WhatsApp with English language students. Remember, Most International Families Use WhatsApp


Read the entire piece here https://oupeltglobalblog.com/2016/05/17/25-ideas-for-using-whatsapp-with-english-language-students/


Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) for Flipped Learning


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