I've just seen my 8-year-old son spend a long time focused, enjoying himself and practicing a lot of English. He found out how to search for the animals he wanted to include in his digital 3D book, he asked questions, he wrote, he made choices, he practiced, he enjoyed himself, he learned. And it was a very simple activity of creating a 3D book with Zooburst.
His English teacher knows how to explore the little ones' interests in engaging ways. It doesn't take much, but simply eyes wide open on the part of the educator and the willingness to keep learning and finding exciting resources for our digital kids.
Here's the result of our forest creation with wild animals: