NAVEED A KHAN, KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY, USA
Faced with a lack of funding and teacher shortages, many classrooms across America are becoming more crowded. Within this crowd, English language learners (ELLs) are among the fastest-growing group of students. Obtaining English proficiency is a critical skill to ensure these students’ future success in higher education and the workplace. As demonstrated by the coronavirus pandemic, the increased integration of technology has the ability to support these students in new and innovative ways. In particular, the use of digital apps that feature live feedback and real-time data-collection capabilities can allow teachers to accurately assess and support students in EAL (English as an additional language) programmes.
Which apps feature live feedback and real-time data-collection capabilities?
Nearpod, Google Classroom and Classkick are among the most popular apps with these capabilities. Nearpod allows teachers to embed formative assessments