Tag Archives: spanish

Flipped Story

TPRS is not a new phenomenon in my 6th grade Spanish class, but there was a new presentation /telling of the story last week. We had been gearing up for a story. The targeted vocab had been gestured. The vocab … Continue reading

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School End Reflection

At the end of the retiree celebration, someone shared a story about walking across the field. A straight line is the quickest, but if you follow your interests and enjoy the things you discover along the way, it would be … 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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Roaming the Halls with QR Readers

The current unit of study for my 8th grade Spanish students is directions. Being able to give and follow directions is a real life skill that they don’t have much experience with since they don’t drive yet. This activity helped … Continue reading

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Flip or Flop?

Flipped classrooms is a trending topic on Twitter and at education/technology conferences. There are pro’s, con’s, and potential roadblocks to success with the flipped classroom. Before I invested time/money on flipping my classroom, I wanted to find out as much … Continue reading

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Glog Pobre Ana

In the tradition of Pobre Ana chapters 1, 2, & 3 – I have created a resource for students to use to pre-read and review the chapter of Pobre Ana. Chapter 4 is in Glog format. Make sure to click … Continue reading

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Google Maps for Novel

I have blogged before about using Pobre Ana as an easy Spanish novel to supplement and show students content in context. For every chapter I am trying to create a summary using a different tool. The goal is to encourage … Continue reading

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Digital Textbook Playbook

Corresponding with Digital Learning Day, the FCC (with collaboration from miscellaneous government groups) released a Digital Textbook Playbook for encouraging and helping districts to embrace digital technology as a way to enhance education. President Obama also mentioned the goal of … Continue reading

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Pobre Ana Prezi

I love Prezi in theory, but I am too much of a perfectionist to use it on a regular basis. However, I had a free day and dedicated it to making a Prezi for the 6th grade novel Pobre Ana. … Continue reading

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Consider this a virtual beg for reviewers (insert cute begging eyes here). The benefit for people who check out the Techbook is it provides a collection of resources for 1st year Spanish that are amassed and grouped by topic. There … Continue reading

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