In 2016, 10% of students in grades K-12 were reported to be English Language Learners (ELL), students whose native language is not English. Projections say that by the year 2025 that number will have grown to 25% of students, meaning that 1 in 4 students will be learning English while attending grade school. In order to properly serve all students in the education system, effective language learning techniques and curriculum are essential. Federal law requires that ELL studen
Did you know that Type to Learn has an accessibility setting to support dual-language students? Our ESL setting can be easily activated for individual students or for whole groups. Once activated, each piece of text in the program (aside from what the students type) shows a Spanish translation when you hover over it. This allows those students who struggle to read English to understand the instructions and navigation and receive the full benefit of the Type to Learn program.
Reposted, with permission, from Ask a Tech Teacher: I get this question a lot from readers and purchasers of my technology curriculum: How fast should kids type? What about Kindergartners? When are their brains mature enough to understand speed and accuracy? When I reviewed the literature on this subject, it is all over the place. Some say third grade, some leave it until sixth. I say–decide based on your own set of students. Me, I’ve come to conclusions that fit my particula