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Stories to inspire and teach. Share yours.

Started by ddeubel in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Jun 10. 79 Replies

 I'd like to share in this forum and would like others to share, short stories that might apply to education / teaching and that will inspire. I believe stories and a narrative are powerful, whether…Continue

Tags: hodja, tao, zen, professional_development, storytelling

Favorite Movie about Teaching?

Started by ddeubel in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Apr 23. 88 Replies

I'd like to compile a list of movies…Continue

Tags: best, video, film, teaching, movie

Learning Communities

Started by Allan Richards in Teaching and Methodology Oct 27, 2017. 0 Replies

Hey everyone!I am new to the forum and am curious how you feel learning communities benefit educators when it comes to developing a collective responsibility as educators. Do you feel a forum like…Continue

Implementation

Started by Christina Shepherd in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Oct 26, 2017. 1 Reply

How does implementation help you out throughout the year? I am curious to know what things have worked for you and what things have not worked for you through an implementation standard.  Continue

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Translation Tools - oddcast and google

Today's ELT chat was about using translation in the classroom. I joined in late but the tweeting reminded me of two very "solid" automated translation tools for students and teachers.

 

1.  The Oddcast Translation bot

 

Limited to 250 characters, it is still very powerful. Type in the L1 language and then have it read out loud in English. Even choose the accent! This really works well for pronunciation practice in lieu of authentic models.

 

2. Google translated chat.

 

You chat with another person. Both of you type in different languages but the chat will appear in the language you set (in this case English). You can have a very fluent conversation while both speaking different languages and having the language translated! I've incorporated this in the new video conference rooms I'll be offering - it really works great. Here's a pic of how it will look. If you want to do it yourself - you have to download the chat bot specific for the language you want translated.

 

Just two nice translation tools at your fingertips. Google really is the leader in translation and for just straight text translation - nothing beats their translator.

 

 

 

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