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Resources from the session
The resources from our PD session, plus a few extras are available
here. Some of these were also mentioned during my
Technology to Support English Learners and Multilingual
Families at the G-Tech conference in August of
- Chris's presention slides (pdf)
Docs, Sheets, etc.
- A spreadsheet for translating to several languages at once, easily. great for displaying in class
- A similar spreadsheet for translating between English and a student's L1, easily. great as a personal dictionary for a student Includes tabs for each content area class and tabs for English to L1 and L1 to English.
- Presentation slides with a translation script / addon installed. Scary, but actually the safest.
safest because only runs Google code
ownedby your Google account.
Fun with Forms
- Example of a Multilingual Form (2 Languages per Question) (Google Form)
- Another example of a Multilingual Form (Ask for Language) (Google Form)
- How to fix English captions in (your own) YouTube videos. Automatic captions usually have small errors, and sometimes have huge errors.
- How to turn on auto-translate for YouTube videos.
Large Language Model Assistance (LLM, aka
- ChatGPT — probably the most famous of the new
AIassistants. ChatGPT can do almost anything teachers need to do with text. It is probably the engine behind every one of the recent AI sites that help teachers. The prompts you use with ChatGPT can make a big difference!
- FreeSubtitles.ai creates subtitle files for videos you upload. Free service has some reasonable limits, but is quite usable. You can even get translated subtitles with the free version. The video editing site (which I otherwise do recommend) Veed.io requires an expensive subscription to get translated subtitles! The possible drawback is that you have to deal with the subtitles yourself. The site just creates them. If you want to add them to a video, I suggest Handbrake (or just email me!)
Lagniappe (something extra)
Below are links to some extra resources that I hope participants will find helpful.
Know Your Rightshandout for families of English Learners. available in English and Spanish
- Most recent version
current version: under heavy development; will be updated often of my next book
Basics of Working with English Learners. Will become an
Every Sentient Being'sguide when finished.
Every Sentient Being'sGuides to guides: these are books I wrote for people who want a better understanding of technology and computer safety. The technology one is for educators, but non-educators can also learn from it.
- Several pages of useful keyboard shortcuts (pdf) from PD I did in 2021.