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Gaining proficiency in a language takes so much practice. But that practice will seem more digestible if students can find ways to get immersed in the language and culture even before they leave home. This article gives resources for Spanish language students.
It can be difficult to get students speaking the target language in a World Languages classroom. This article gives four strategies, and lots of resources, to get students comfortable speaking a language that they are still learning.
Campus technology specialists help a lot of educators, but they too need help in accomplishing their goals. This article give ideas on how to diversify the support amongst a larger percentage of faculty, and some students.
Google Apps for Education is much more than docs and forms. GAFE allows students to explore art, culture, geography, and travel the world.
It is sometimes difficult to know what strategy to take when mentoring or coaching educators. This infographic differentiates between the two approaches, and give ideas of how to support.
We are now solidly in the 21st century, but are our students getting an education to prepare them for tomorrow’s world? This infographic suggest apps that can be use to teach 21st century skills.
You may do an excellent job at planning your language lessons, but there will always be some students who need additional help. This post addresses tech and analogue ways to practice for proficiency in a world language.
Make your language classes more memorable and enjoyable with gamification. This article gives three strategies that you and your students will love.
Training a large number of educators to be competent in technology is difficult, especially with limited resources. This article gives strategies to motivate learning and successful completion of Google for Education training.
When educators make the shift from a traditional setting to a tech integrated BYOD classroom, a lot of time is freed up. This article give suggestions for how to structure a BYOD class for maximum use of time and resources.
So much of learning is cumulative, and as students get prepared to apply for college an “interactive digital portfolio” (IDP) is a way for them to showcase what they know and how much they’ve grown over the years.
What are the 3 tiers of technology integration, and how can an educator know if they are effectively using tech? This infographic gives a guide to answer these questions.
Reading comprehension activities can produce anxiety for some World Languages students, but they don’t have to. This article addresses creative ways for students to practice reading while comfortably taking risks to learn more.
Incorporating voice, choice, and student inquiry are great ways to get students learning and interested in you class. This article gives two ideas for ongoing year-long projects that will keep students discovering every step of the way.
Incorporating kinesthetic activities in a language classroom can be challenging, but they are so beneficial. This article gives four solid strategies to keep in your valuable toolkit of trick and techniques.
Professional learning should not be contained to limited times of professional development. Social media can be use to curate resources and contacts to learn all year long.
Ed tech can be so many things, and it does not have to be intimidating. This article give a few ideas of where to start, but also explains why and educator needs to use tech.
Ed tech can be so many things, and there are different levels of proficiency. This article discusses the three tiers of tech integration as they are defined by the State of Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.