What are Chrome Extensions? In short, they’re little tools you can add onto the Chrome browser to personalize your browser to your needs and workflow. The right Chrome Extensions will make your day so much easier (and maybe bring you some joy!). Tips: We’re going to start off with some general Chrome tips. Shift+Command/Control+Tab =… Read More Time Saving Tips for Google Chrome
Padlet is basically a virtual “bulletin board” where you can gather and share ideas. It’s got great privacy and sharing settings that make it really friendly for classroom use. You can also easily save or export the file to keep it for your records! Check out this great HOW TO on Padlet! In general, here… Read More Padlet Party!
Students complete an interpretive reading activity about directions in a city with integrated technology aspect via Google Maps and QR Codes.… Read More QR Code Interpretive Reading Activity – Estamos en Oaxaca
We’re approaching that point of the year – everyone is antsy – teachers + students. It’s hard to focus. It’s hard to get work done. This is that time of the year where you find your GO TO, high engagement, low-prep activities. Because I don’t know about you – but I get tired in May.… Read More Ending the Year with Engagement
Just thought I’d share a tool I ran into via #langchat on Twitter (thanks @SraSpanglish aka Laura Sexton!) and finally got to try out today. It’s called Vibby. It allows students to watch videos and simultaneously annotate what they see happening by adding “highlights”. You can then save & share these highlight videos. I had… Read More Vibby – Interpretive Listening
Alright, I’ll admit it: I totally love Google Drive and all of the tools they have for students and teachers. One of my favorite tools is the Google Maps editor. You OR your students can place markers and draw shapes on a map – zoomed in to a specific region, or spanning the entire globe. There… Read More Google Maps & Directions
Thanks to the #langchat Twitter feed and my experience at CSCTFL in March I have been trying hard to incorporate more #authres (authentic resources) into my classes. One of the big focuses was on changing the task, not the text for your levels. My last blog post I wrote briefly about technology uses in the classroom… Read More Instagram in Oaxaca