EdPuzzle (and authentic resources)

Many people wanted to know how to use authentic resources.  One good source of authentic resources that students enjoy is YouTube.  I have wanted to look into EdPuzzle since it popped up on my radar a few weeks ago.  It allows you to embed a video and manipulate it in different ways.  First, you haveContinue reading “EdPuzzle (and authentic resources)”

Super Bowl: 2021 Lesson Plans

Happy Friday! I hope you are all doing well! My baby girl finally arrived last Saturday! I have been enjoying the time with her- but I wanted to pop on here to share my activities that I made before she made her grand appearance. Thanks to Bethanie Drew, Martha Balthaser and Vanessa Monell for helpingContinue reading “Super Bowl: 2021 Lesson Plans”

World Language Teachers’ Guide to Pear Deck

Although I have been using Pear Deck since 2016, I have never written a full guide as to how and why I use Pear Deck with some examples in Spanish. I noticed that many teachers had posted questions about it. I wanted this guide to help teachers maximize the potential of Pear Deck and seeContinue reading “World Language Teachers’ Guide to Pear Deck”

Reflections on the year and plans for this summer and next year

Whew! It has been awhile. Like many people, I struggled with this transition to being at home and trying to work. It took me awhile to pinpoint my struggle- but to me, it became the fact that my day was overcome with administrative things (emailing everyone about assignments and grading.) Those were typically my dayContinue reading “Reflections on the year and plans for this summer and next year”

A round-up of online resources and final novel project

Final project for middle schoolers This week, I designed a final project for my 8th graders. (The link has the instructions and a rubric as well.)They just finished reading Bianca Nieves and we had embedded a few cultural topics throughout. I wanted to try to have my students revisit the activities that they had doneContinue reading “A round-up of online resources and final novel project”

Updates: Online Learning and TPT sale!

I hope that everyone is staying safe! These weeks seem to drag on with a lot of putting lessons up, grading and re-grading. I always give students a chance to complete their work later especially during this transition time. But whew! It is hard for me to re-grade assignments during good times. Now, it seemsContinue reading “Updates: Online Learning and TPT sale!”

A week of online plans: Spain and the Dominican Republic

This week is our spring break. So we are traveling throughout the city via car and social distance. I am also prepping for next week. I wanted to share my general plans for my classes. Luckily, I was able to give out our end of the year books to my 6th and 8th grade classes.Continue reading “A week of online plans: Spain and the Dominican Republic”