The Hello-Hello app for iOS and Android helps ELs with their conversational English. The app provides lessons chosen and selected from real-life scenarios, flash cards, note-taking exercises, and more. Students can practice their skills with lessons in speaking, writing, listening, and reading. They can also receive push notifications with a Word ofthe Day to practice vocabulary. In addition, the app lets students follow their progress as they work through the lessons. Two courses with 30 conversational lessons are available in 13 languages. Cost: The app is free, but the cost of each lesson is $1.99, or $14.99 for all 30.
Teaching for Change provides teachers and parents with the tools to create schools where students learn to read, write, and change the world. By drawing direct connections to real-world issues, Teaching for Change encourages teachers and students to question and rethink the world inside and outside their classrooms.
The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting,in Washington, DC, invites students around the world to enter the 2020 Local Letters forGlobal Change contest. Students can make their voice heard this election season by writing a letter to a local elected representative that explains the global issue they want their local official to prioritize.
PBS affiliate WETA has made available a list of propaganda techniques that make false connections (such as the techniques of “transfer” and “testimonial”), or constitute special appeals (such as “bandwagon” and “fear”), or are types of logical fallacy (for example, “unwarranted extrapolation”).