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Katie Welch - Talking Points a Free App to Stay Connected with English Learners - Shared screen with speaker view
Diana Rangl
08:11
Is it a paid App?
Dorothea Steinke
08:47
It is FREE for teachers with under 200 (?) students.
Tiffany Curtin
09:06
LCC only accepts presenters who are not promoting any purchase.
Tiffany Curtin
09:39
As a reminder, the slides and resources including a recording will be made available on the LCC website tomorrow.
Colleen Gray
09:53
google classroom, Zoom
Ruthann Kallenberg (Goodwill of Colorado) (She/Her/Hers)
10:04
whats app
Amanda Savasky
10:08
Phone calls, texts
Kathy St. John
10:11
text, email
Walid Alani
10:13
texting
Peter DeBlois
10:15
email
Emilia
10:17
facebook messenger
Cheryl
10:17
remind
rosalie hewins
10:19
WhatsApp, Zoom or phone for lessons.
Deeksha
10:19
text, WhatsApp, email
Walid Alani
10:20
email
Natalia DLS
10:25
Trello
Julia Thomas Glennon
10:32
Google meets
margaret jacobson
10:39
phone & text
Kim Caylor
10:46
My students are incarcerated, so we are using envelopes to send packet of information.
Marcy Rodney
11:03
text
Peter DeBlois
14:53
Does a high volume of texting have implications for students' monthly phone usage fees?
Dorothea Steinke
15:43
I think it depends on the plan they have. I doubt we can answer that question in this session.
Deeksha
20:33
I had a question about accuracy.
hxmiles
20:35
WOW!!!!
Kathy St. John
23:37
Could you send the message to each learner twice? Once in their own language and a second time in English so they have both and can learn English a bit that way?
rosalie hewins
24:59
I'm just downloading the app, and it appears there is a different app for parents and for teachers
Kathy St. John
25:05
It would be SO helpful if we REALLY need to communication particularly important information in a way we know our learners will understand.
Diana Rangl
25:55
Katie, being a polyglot, and having learned 3 languages as a child, I find that I tend not to translate between the languages. It's as if I have a "drawer" for each language. I encourage my students to try to do the same as much as possible. So, I ask them to look up words in English instead of in their language. What are your thoughts?
Betsy Winchester
28:44
Can you make it speak the message for people with low literacy in their home language?
Peter DeBlois
30:36
If the student has a passage they want to work on, does the app allow for cutting & pasting of text from online sources? or photographing a hardcopy text and uploading the image into the app?
Katie Welch
38:55
https://tinyurl.com/TalkingPointsForAdults
Dorothea Steinke
39:30
The instructions are also in the folder of all the handouts for today's sessions:
Dorothea Steinke
40:33
Link to the folder: literacycolorado.org > Volunteers > Upcoming Events
Sharon
44:06
how to delete students or send to just one student?
Tara Hancock
45:30
will it send the message if the phone number is from outside the US
Diana Rangl
45:39
Thank you so much Katie. Great resource!
Elaine McCain
46:09
Thank you - this is an amazing resource!
Amanda Savasky
47:18
Many phones have the ability to read a message out loud (so even if the app can’t specifically, the phone might be able to……? not sure)
Deeksha
49:39
Would the students have to also download the "Talking Point," to send messages to us or does it work like a zoom or webex?
Betsy Winchester
50:38
No, she said the students don’t have to download it
Amanda Savasky
53:54
If that was an issue, student may be able to get a Google Voice number is order to use this app. Texts to the Google Voice number could be set up to forward to their international number. (Would take a bit a set-up, but may be possible)
Deeksha
59:15
­Thank you!!
Deeksha
01:00:02
It is not available outside US.
Amanda Savasky
01:01:24
oh interesting! I didn’t realize that Deeksha. Thanks for sharing.
Deeksha
01:03:01
Thank you Katie, for introducing us through this App.
Sharon
01:03:07
awesome. can’t wait to use it
Walid Alani
01:03:57
Thanks for this excellent training
Amanda Savasky
01:04:17
Very glad to learn about this app - thank you so much Katie!
Kathy St. John
01:04:40
Fabulous new information! Thank you!
K Samuel Bibombe
01:05:05
Thank you Katie
victoriarobertson
01:05:29
Katie thank you. This was SOOOO helpful.
Julia Thomas Glennon
01:05:34
Thank you so much Katie. Very valuable information
Amanda Harmon
01:05:38
Thanks Katie!
victoriarobertson
01:05:50
I will use this in other areas of education as well….
Annie Giang
01:05:53
Thank you
Katie Welch
01:06:20
https://ofeliagarciadotorg.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/translanguaging-in-bilingual-education.pdf