Seesaw: Initial steps and moving beyond journaling

Last year, I implemented Seesaw in all my classes.  I traditionally used it for a writing journal and an occasional voice link.  As I play around more in Seesaw this year, I found myself using it more and more.  I also have students who really like to take pictures with it for their journal entries.Continue reading “Seesaw: Initial steps and moving beyond journaling”

Using Seesaw App in a Foreign Language Class

Today, I wanted to explain how I used Seesaw last year, and how I plan to improve it this year.  If you are new to using Seesaw, it is a place for students to store their work.  Students can add a picture, video, link, note, drawing or file.  It also divides your students into classes,Continue reading “Using Seesaw App in a Foreign Language Class”

Journaling and the Seesaw App

Last year, my students were journaling in my blended class.  While I believe that I was able to learn interesting facts about them and it helped with their writing, they were a pain to find and read on WordPress.  They were unpublished, so I had difficulty accessing them.  However, this year, I want to tryContinue reading “Journaling and the Seesaw App”

Flippity for a mini-novel project online

We have one more week until break! WHEW! Between virtual teaching and a few long long months of my third trimester, I am exhausted! Good news: I am finishing up the book that I am writing with Florencia Henshaw! It won’t be ready for awhile since it will have to be edited etc, but IContinue reading “Flippity for a mini-novel project online”

Introduction to Ecuador: Novices

I have one more week before teaching planning starts! I am really starting to switch from overall planning to starting to produce more materials for my students. Last year, I used Edi el Elefante with my fourth graders. It is a great novel! I loved the teacher’s guide, and we played some really fun games.Continue reading “Introduction to Ecuador: Novices”

Updated ideas for teaching online

As the coronavirus has started to spread, more and more schools are discussing how to make learning virtual. Although I have never dealt with a long absence to perhaps this degree, I have taught successful blended classes for many years where half of the class is online. I have also finished classes to learn howContinue reading “Updated ideas for teaching online”

Brillante Viernes: October 25, 2019

Happy Friday!  It has been a busy week- but some exciting times with the Nationals wins in DC!!  There have been a ton of great regional conferences, and I have been reading all of the tweets.  I am definitely getting even more excited for ACTFL here in November.  There have also been a ton ofContinue reading “Brillante Viernes: October 25, 2019”

Stations in the World Language Classroom

I realized the other day that I had never blogged about how I do stations!  I try to have students do stations at least once per unit.  I also have found that they work well on days that my students aren’t as motivated to really keep them moving throughout class.  One year, I planned manyContinue reading “Stations in the World Language Classroom”