Google has just announced some great new features to Gmail that can help teachers communicate with people around the world, as well as help English Language Learners.
The new features include over 100 virtual keyboards and transliteration tools to allow you to type in the language and keyboard layout that you want to, no matter what computer you are on. It is available in Settings > Language > Enable input tools. 75 Languages are now supported.
Once enabled, the Input Tools icon will appear next to the Settings button in the toolbar.
Input Tools are also available in Chrome extension, the Windows desktop client or the Android app.
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