Nadia, a Canadian teacher, wrote to us about how she started using Duolingo with her students. The results amazed her.
Topaz Elementary, Placentia, CA
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Last year, more than 50% of my third graders were ELL students with another language primarily spoken at home and many of my students live beneath the poverty line with little to no up-to-date technology at home. To help them improve their English language, I would love to build a tech center to be used during ELD/ELA time to build their language foundations with interactive and fun activities through Duolingo. Our new ELA program has a built in ELD component and I would love to incorporate more technology within the class to boost the lessons I will be teaching. Our current technology availability is a shared Chrome cart between three or four classes and a small pod of computers so having personal computers or tablets at the ready is not always an option. Having our own computers/tablets would allow us to incorporate technology whenever we need or want, giving my students the ability to learn how to use technology for educational purposes. This would help heighten their engagement during language time AND help them navigate the internet and become more computer savvy which would in turn help them feel more confident come time for year end state testing.