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To provide real-time translation for students with Limited English Proficiency, regardless of their language. In particular, this would help students designated as LYA, or monolingual in a language other than English.

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Translation Access for ALL ESL Students

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School:
Wharton Senior High 
Subject:
English Language Arts 
Teacher:
Jennifer Bell 
 
138522 
Students Impacted:
80 
Grade:
9-12 
Date:
October 14, 2019

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Only $1,908.00 Needed

 

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Goal

To provide real-time translation for students with Limited English Proficiency, regardless of their language. In particular, this would help students designated as LYA, or monolingual in a language other than English. 

 

What will be done with my students

Students with little or no ability to speak English are often overlooked as a group in dire need, often because teachers don't know how to help. Spanish-speakers often find teachers and classmates who can help, but students in greater minority (students who speak Arabic, or Vietnamese, or Creole, for example) are often isolated and feel hopeless since they have to take essentially the same exams that English-fluent students do. The school district tries to provide aid, but interpreters and aides in many languages are hard to find. Technology to the rescue! Google now makes earbuds that translate ANY LANGUAGE IN GOOGLE TRANSLATE in real-time, thus allowing these students to work on rigorous text and understand teacher directions. I would like to see at least one class set of these earbuds in our school, as a way of allowing these students to challenge themselves educationally and keep engaged while also working on their knowledge of the English language. If the teacher also has a pair, s/he can now understand these students' questions and concerns as well. 

 

Benefits to my students

EL.K12.LA.1 English language learners communicate information, ideas and concepts necessary for academic success in the content area of Language Arts

It is my belief that implementing the use of this technology will engage students who often end up doing little more than "biding time" during the school day due to a lack of English proficiency and the resulting frustration. I believe this will increase student engagement, exam scores, and overall learning quality. It will also be beneficial to students' mental well-being and increase feelings of inclusion. 

 

Budget Narrative

12 x $159 (retail price of Google Pixel Buds) = $1908 

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 12 x Google Pixel Buds $1,908.00
  Total: $1,908.00

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