Our new school year begins on the last day of this month so, as hard as it is, it’s time to start thinking about it.
Here are the Artificial Intelligence-powered tools I plan on using with my ELL Newcomer ELL students. I’m dividing them into two categories – the first are ones that I used with them last year and which weren’t blocked then, and shouldn’t be now.
The second half are new ones I’ve learned about over the summer. I don’t know if they’re blocked, and I don’t know how effective they’ll be.
Ones I’ve Used Before & Plan To Use Again
Padlet’s “I Can’t Draw” feature worked very well to experiment with “text-to-image” AI in all my classes.
Quill‘s adaptive learning feature also worked well.
Ones I Hope To Use
The following sites seem to have reasonable free usage:
Carlos appears to be free and, if it isn’t blocked by our school district content filters, I might have students try in the fall.
Gliglish also appears to be free.
LingoStar appears to require a paid subscription, but does seem to offer a fair amount of free exercises. It also lets teachers create their own virtual “classroom,” though I couldn’t get that feature to work.
Flow seems to have a few new lessons are available for free each week (“Weekly Mix”), but you have to pay for access to more. Here’s a video about it:
Lang.App uses AI in a video-based tool. A fair amount of its lessons seem to be free, but I can’t quite tell what you have to pay for and when. Here’s a video about it:
TalkPal lets you chat for free fifteen minutes each day.
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