Designed for iOS, American Wordspeller by i.m. Press helps users of varying dialects and languages find words in English based on phonetic pronunciation. Students can type in how the word sounds to them, and the app helps them find the correct spelling and definition. In addition, the word will have cross-references if it sounds or is spelled similarly to other words—for example, petal/pedal/peddle. Prefixes are listed along with their definition, as well: satisfied + dis (for dissatisfied) / satisfied + un (for unsatisfied). American Wordspeller ESL includes Asian and Spanishvowel sound correspondences. Cost: $2.99
The TESOL Teacher of the Year Award was created by TESOL and NationalGeographic Learning to recognize and pay tribute to exceptional English language teachers at all levels. Applicants will be evaluated on their ability to create a supportive and encouraging learning environment by providing quality language instruction based on well-articulated theory, philosophy, educational research, and best practices.
Behind My Mask / Detras de me cubrebocasis a pedagogical tool to engage bilingual youth in conversations around identity and emotions amid the COVID-19 global pandemic. Written in English and Spanish, the book includes reflective activities about emotions and promotes the use of masks.
The Bill & MelindaGates Foundation wants to use a multimillion-dollar grant program to remove barriers to algebra—a gateway to higher-level mathematics—for English language learners, students from families in poverty, and Latino and Black students.