Category Archives: Language

In-Service Inspiration

Yesterday was an In-Service day. Although it is not my favorite way to spend a day, I did find value in what my department created. We were re-introduced to the revised version of Bloom’s Taxonomy. Random side note: I love … Continue reading

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Pobre Ana Animoto

Animoto is an easy video creation tool. There are many pre-set options, but there are parts to be customized so you can achieve the desired effect. You can request a teacher account so many of the extra options become free. … Continue reading

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Current Language Learning Obsessions

There are two new (or new to me) digital tools to improve language skills. PlaySay PlaySay is a free iTunes app. Currently you can only practice Spanish and English pronunciation. The game is simple but genius. You ‘unlock’ phrases by … Continue reading

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GoAnimate Edmodo

I was able to try a couple of the new Edmodo Apps – GoAnimate was my first choice. The simple cartoon creation allowed me to create my own version of the dialogue between Ana & Patricia for chapter 5 of … Continue reading

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World Read Aloud Day

Today is World Read Aloud Day. My 6th grade Spanish students are going to participate in two ways. We have a classroom library of children’s Spanish books. The students are going to partner up and read to each other for … Continue reading

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Grammar

All day meetings bring out the best and the worst of people. Yesterday at a foreign language department meeting – after a heated discussion about grammar – we came to the agreement that even if we don’t like it (and … Continue reading

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Bad Translator!

This useful idea came from the Make Use of Blog. I knew I would lose the link between now and when I needed it – so I figured I should write a short blog post. Bad Translator will take an … Continue reading

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