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:
Class Hero looks interesting at $450 annually for a classroom: ClassHero knows that accessibility is more than a box to check off and is on a mission to raise the standard by enhancing each district’s K-8 Core Math Curriculum with voice over narration in 37 languages, quality checked by native speakers.
The legendary Dr. Jim Cummins synthesizes 40+ years of research on ML instruction w/ the goal of rethinking how we teach based on best https://t.co/8IuW5a8mvX https://t.co/GnadXjzmax pic.twitter.com/dYhCtFOuM1
— Tan K Huynh (he/his) 🇱🇦🇺🇸🇹🇭🏳️🌈 (@TanKHuynh) September 23, 2022
Microsoft Translator for Education can be a very helpful tool. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About Google Translate & Other Forms Of Machine Translation.
This could be a good video to show ELLs and have them talk/write about what they saw (and the message communicated by the film):
Here’s another one:
And one more:
Hot off the press: The Multilingual Digital Dictionary now has Ukrainian and Russian added! Make a copy, then plug in your vocab words and see pronunciation, translation, picture, and definition. Adapted from Irina McGrath’s dictionary: https://t.co/pHHngzJqWB #wrdsbMLL #OntEd
— Kimiko Shibata 🇨🇦 🦄 (@ESL_fairy) September 27, 2022
Khan Academy has added English/Spanish books to their mobile app.
Because there are more resources for speakers of high-incidence languages, speakers of low-incidence languages may often feel invisible – or insignificant. There are several ways communities can support these #ELs in home language development: https://t.co/o6dEchr5Ey
— ASKNCELA1 (@ASKNCELA1) September 26, 2022
STRATEGIES FOR WORKING WITH ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS looks like a pretty impressive document.
Want to Support Immigrant Students? Get Creative With Funding is from Ed Week.
I’m adding this next tweet to The Best Resources On Providing Scaffolds To Students:
🔥#scaffolds 🔥are important for #ELs The link below will take you to the #ELL2point0 site to explore/make a copy of the infographic with 3 types of scaffolds & examples of how to use them with #Literacy strategies such as ✨Think-Write-Pair-Share✨
— Irina McGrath, Ph.D. (@irina_mcgrath) September 28, 2022
This is an indicator of what is likely to happen in many major cities. Local school districts, including @officialSCUSD , need to be staffing up ELL programs cc: @chinua_rhodes https://t.co/aVL6HMgyaT
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) December 18, 2022
Trump enacted the controversial policy during Covid-19. It’s set to end Wednesday unless the Supreme Court intervenes. https://t.co/lKI2SEKzgo
— Vox (@voxdotcom) December 18, 2022
What is Title 42? Explaining the controversial border policy. – The Washington Post https://t.co/sQshd5Qjy0
— Maria Sacchetti (@mariasacchetti) December 21, 2022