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Google Voice & English Language Learners

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I recently received my invitation to join Google Voice, Google’s new phone tool. You can read all about it at Lifehacker’s guide.

In terms of teaching, I could see it as an easy way for English Language Learners, particularly those with no Internet access, to practice speaking “homework.” They can call my Google Voice number, leave a message, and I can then access both their audio and an automatically generated written transcript of what they said. I can then easily embed both on a classroom blog.

I’m adding it to The Best Sites To Practice Speaking English.

Other ideas on how to use it in the classroom?

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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