Insights to English
Issue #12 / week of October 8, 2018
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Take language learning to the next level through the immersive game of Ruby Rei. This game, created by Wibbu, features the character Ruby Rei, as she explores fictional lands and new languages. This game, once it fully launches, is slated to be a resource for students learning a second language, whether that is Spanish or French, or trying to understand English as an ELL. Take a look at the video to the right to see a demo of the game, or explore the website to learn more here.
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If you have ever needed assistance knowing how to break down a grammar concept, take a look at Insights to English.
This relatively new platform and YouTube channel offers videos that break down concepts of English Language Arts for use with struggling or first-time English Language Learners. Use the videos as your own frame of reference, or assign them to students to watch as a flipped lesson or as support work.
For students who struggle with math or those who struggle with music, Make Music Count bridges the gap between the two.
This app available for Android and iOS guides students through math problems and as they solve them, they learn the chord progressions and notes on a keyboard for popular songs.
Digital Resources Worth Having on Your Radar: Here are some relatively new and emergent digital resources that you may want to explore to help students with grammar, math, STEM concepts, and even English language acquisition.
Make Music Count
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Wibbu's Ruby Rei
Zumo merges AI, STEM, and hands-on learning for early childhood students.
Students interact with a plus turtle that syncs with a corresponding iPad app and a variety of games to teach students Math and Science concepts and skills. Take a look at the video to the right to learn more about Zumo Learning.
Connect students' love of music with the discovery of coding. This project by Georgia Tech teaches anyone how to create awesome music while you learn how to code. They offer embedded lessons, teacher materials, a community for collaboration, and even a competition to share student creations. Take a look at the video to the left or click on this link here to learn more about EarSketch.
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