Category Archives: Web2.0 Technology

Profesor Gato

If you paws and think about what connects our students to learning, you’ll know they have to be engaged. I’m a very visual person and so I definitely enjoy a good image.  So when I found this app, it was … Continue reading

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Creating Youtube Listening Comprehension Videos

Just discovered a cool new site thanks to @placido on twitter. It’s called Blubbr and you can take youtube videos and turn them into trivia “games” by adding questions. Makes videos into great listening activities. And it couldn’t be easier! … Continue reading

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Using Memes in Spanish

What’s the most important thing in a foreign language class? To give students comprehensible input and show them the language in context. When you can accomplish this and entertain the kids at the same time to keep their interest, you’ve … Continue reading

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Educreating Spanish Cooking Videos

What better input to learn about food and cooking in context than to watch short tutorials on how to make food. The power of Youtube gives us so much access to resources many teachers didn’t have in the past, it … Continue reading

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Language Lab Activity

For those of you who have language labs in your building, this post may not be very enlightening. For those of us that teach in a building without such luxuries, we too can incorporate similar assessments and practice with other … Continue reading

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Dragon Dictation

The app Dragon Dictation is an interesting app for students to practice their pronunciation. I give student a script to read from and they record themselves to see how well the computer can understand their accent. First, make sure you … Continue reading

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Univision App

Univision has several apps available for the iPad including “Univision”, “Noticias” and “Deportes”. I used the regular “Univision” app today and let my students explore different articles that would be of interest to them. I had first year students engaged … Continue reading

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Doll House iPad App

If your Foreign Language program has access to iPads, here is an app you need to check out. It is free and is fantastic to use during your Casa unit. It’s called Kids Doll House and it is made by … Continue reading

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Edmodo Lyrics

For the past several years, I have used the song, “Nada que Perder” by Mexican rock group Maná as a cloze activity. It is a great song for seeing the structure “tener que + infinitivo“ When using songs, I like … Continue reading

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Edmodo in Spanish

Edmodo is a educational social media tool. It is just like facebook, but is set up for education so that students can interact with one another on the class page. The teacher can post links, videos, questions, and even quizzes … Continue reading

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