Eight years ago I began this regular feature where I share a few posts and resources from around the Web related to ESL/EFL or to language in general that have caught my attention.
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Here are this week’s choices:
Some activities for the 5th skill of English – Watching. https://t.co/5zh783xtVx
— David Deubelbeiss (@ddeubel) June 23, 2022
5 Seconds is a familiar game to many ELL teachers. Here’s a useful online version. I’m adding it to The Best Ideas For Using Games In The ESL/EFL/ELL Classroom.
Vidboard.ai is a new tool that lets you choose a face and a voice, then type a short script, and then uses artificial intelligence to create a video. It was a bit glitchy when I tried it out, but it might be a fun activity for ELLs to try out.
Bilingualism has many cognitive, cultural, economic and academic benefits that support a child’s lifelong development and success. Read more from @KidsPartnership @CLASP_DC @CALimmigrant https://t.co/st8JNJV2De pic.twitter.com/srSrCONdaP
— CaliforniansTogether (@CalTog) June 24, 2022
I’m trying to figure out if there is some useful way to use the DALLE-Mini in the classroom. It uses Artificial Intelligence to create images out of user-written prompts. Monkeying with DALL-E is giving me some ideas to think about. Any ideas? FYI, here is more information on how to use it. Here are two more resources to help learn about designing prompts for it. Photosonic is another DALLE-like site, as is Enstil.
Though I haven’t watched this entire video, it seems like it would be good to show to ELLs and then have them write and talk about what they saw:
Betsy Markman gave me permission to share this excellent Google Slides presentation on scaffolding for ELLs in “mainstream” content classes. I’m adding it to The Best Advice To Content Teachers About Supporting English Language Learners.
California has launched a new scholarship program for all newborns, low-income students and English-language learners. Details here: https://t.co/XwbC6O1PzE
— Jon Healey (@jcahealey) August 10, 2022
More than 2,000 have arrived in Sacramento https://t.co/FT3GPCzpjV
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) August 15, 2022