Technology Updates for the World Language Classroom

Being the tech nerd that I am, I love seeing the technology updates for some of my favorite products over the summer!  Typically most edtech companies update their products before the ISTE conference in late June.  Here are some of my favorite companies and their updates that will be relevant for the foreign language classroom:Continue reading “Technology Updates for the World Language Classroom”

Quizalize: My new favorite tech tool for sub or snow days!

When I first rolled out my blended unit plan, I had students take a quiz then based on how they did, they had different tasks to complete.  I thought- Wouldn’t it be great if there was a program that differentiated for you?!  Well friends, Quizalize is it!  Quizalize can take a bit of time toContinue reading “Quizalize: My new favorite tech tool for sub or snow days!”

Conceptual maps in units and novels

This year, we planned a PLC to allow us more time to collaborate with both Middle and Upper School teachers.  We have some really excellent language teachers in the Middle School, but it is hard to find time to discuss what we are doing in our classes.  Marcela Velikovsky shared a wonderful idea on howContinue reading “Conceptual maps in units and novels”

End of year video app smash with Flipgrid, Adobe Spark and Goosechase!

So each year, I have wanted to put together an end-of-the-year video for my students.  But each year, I don’t have enough pictures or videos to make it happen.  When I was at the conference with Tina this past summer, I was committed to make it happen.  I still didn’t take nearly enough pictures thisContinue reading “End of year video app smash with Flipgrid, Adobe Spark and Goosechase!”

Google Tours and Slides with novels

I have mentioned before that I really love the Google Teacher Tribe podcast!  I have found two of my newest favorite Google uses for the classroom recently.  One is super LOW prep, and the other is definitely high prep, but I have two that you can already use (and I think it is worth theContinue reading “Google Tours and Slides with novels”

GimKit! An amazing interactive game

So evidently one of my awesome teacher friends (of the Medieval Bestiary Unit fame!) found GimKit and told me about it last week.  I maintain that I was gone during that part of the conversation, but we discussed it again Tuesday afternoon, used it Wednesday morning and had students acting like I had been holdingContinue reading “GimKit! An amazing interactive game”

Let’s have our students speak Spanish together! Collaborate via Flipgrid

I have really been enjoying incorporating Flipgrid into my classes.  In the back of my mind, I have been wanting to set up my classroom with other classes.  But, it keeps getting pushed back on my to do list.  Then, Melanie sent out a tweet to connect with her classes!  We set up a gridContinue reading “Let’s have our students speak Spanish together! Collaborate via Flipgrid”

Guest post: Google en la clase de español…¡Guau!

Today, I am so excited to bring you my first guest post!  This year, I have been learning so much about Google, but Kristine Keefe is an expert.  She takes what many teachers are doing and applies it to foreign language classrooms.  I already have many ideas based on this post, and I hope thatContinue reading “Guest post: Google en la clase de español…¡Guau!”