In today's classrooms, language barriers can hinder student learning. However, with the right tools, educators can empower English learners (ELs) and newcomer students to excel. Here are a few tools and resource that can help make a difference for your students:
Google Voice Typing: Types into a Google Doc as you speak.
Google Slides Live Captions: Display's speakers captions on the screen.
Canva’s AI Online Translator Tool: Translates text on Canva designs.
Pear Decks Audio Option and Immersive Reader: Offers an audio option to record your voice for students and for students to have text read to them.
Seesaw: Enables drawing, writing, speaking, and listening activities.
Kami's Voice Typing: Types text into comments and textboxes as you speak.
Lexia English (Formally Rosetta Stone) Designed to help newcomers learn English. (Note: This tool would need to be purchased by the site and use would be determined on a case-by-case basis.)
Speech-to-Text Tools: Converts text to audio.
Activities & Strategies:
Technology tools can help us create an environment where every student has the opportunity to succeed regardless of their language. Incorporating some these tech tools and strategies that were shared into your teaching practice can support language development and break down language barriers to help students achieve academic success.
This blog post was inspired by ChatGPT.