I LOVE using the game Head’s Up. And Catch Phrase. Really, any game like those in my classroom. I bet you do too – they’re great for teaching circumlocution skills. Unfortunately, sometimes I feel as though my students aren’t quite ready for the amount of output those games really need to play well. Sometimes, they just… Read More Scaffolding “Head’s Up” with Quizlet
One of our Spanish 2 chapters focuses on the media and the news. The times I’ve done this lesson have been great, and the students really enjoy getting to look at the news sites in other languages, and discuss what the sources are highlighting as news. This year I wanted to do something a little… Read More Exploring the News in Spanish
Kahoot is a great tool for reviewing and introducing content in your classes. Many students may already be familiar with it and excited about it! Here’s my post on using Kahoot as a review game, in case you need some background on the site. My favorite part of Kahoot-ing is a Blind Kahoot. The game… Read More Blind Kahoot – Use Kahoot to Introduce Concepts
Over the last few years, our Spanish department has had a lot of conversations about how we want to assess students. A few of our teachers piloted assessing Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening in four, equally weighted categories in our grading system. Almost immediately, it became very, very apparent that our assessments included almost overwhelming… Read More Speaking Assessment Rubric in Google Forms
Kahoot is a great tool for reviewing and introducing content in your classes. Many students may already be familiar with it and excited about it! Getting Started Go to getkahoot.com to sign in and create your own Kahoots. You can start your own with the New K! button, or you can search for other Kahoots… Read More Kahoot – Online Review Game
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