UCET 2020 Keynote

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Matt Miller

We are so excited to have Matt Miller as one of our UCET 2020 keynotes on Tuesday, March 10! After the keynote on Tuesday,  he will facilitate three follow-up spotlight sessions. 

Matt has spent more than a decade teaching technology-infused lessons in public schools. As an author, blogger and education speaker, he encourages teachers to free their teaching and revolutionize their classrooms with mindset, techniques and curriculum to serve today’s learners. With thousands of subscribers and visitors from more than 200 countries, Matt’s blog, DitchThatTextbook.com, is a well-respected source of ideas and insights about educational technology and creative teaching.

Matt hosts the weekly Google Teacher Tribe podcast with Kasey Bell.


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Duolingo: Free Language Learning Online!

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https://www.duolingo.com

What is it? Duolingo is a program that helps individuals learn languages. It’s completely free and is offered as a website or as an application on digital devices.
What kind of resources are offered?  There are various modules to help aid individuals in language learning. In addition, Duolingo has free podcasts available for users to listen to. Duolingo also has a feature called Duolingo for Schools where teachers can create a dashboard and create assignments for students. Teachers simply give students the access code and will be able to access the assignments. Teachers can easily track the progress of their students. Duolingo for Schools can be accessed through duolingo. The site will simply walk through the steps on how to access resources to be used in the classroom. 
Who can this benefit?  Anyone who is interested in learning a language could benefit greatly from Duolingo.  In addition, this resource could assist foreign language educators. With increasing language immersion programs, this tool could help aid learning in those specific environments as well. 
How to use it?
1.  Download Duolingo on device or go to duolingo.com to access the website. 2.  Select Get Started3.  Select which language you want to learn. 4.  Select the purpose for learning. 5.  Set a daily goal for language practice 6.  Start at the basics or take a placement test 7.  Participate in language plan Duolingo has customized for you based on the answers given in steps 2-4. 8.  Create a free account if you want to save your progress.