New Tech Tools

Have you checked out our Tech Tools sqworl? We have 17 (and growing) websites that you can incorporate into your classroom with these Web2.o Tools.

We’d like to feature a few of them today:
Spell with Flickr: Type a word into the box, and watch as pictures of the letters appear in order, giving you a nice tile spelling. Would be great for spelling new vocabulary words. We created a picture for each “Spanish” and “Plans”, took a snapshot and then put them together in Word, before taking another snapshot.  Here’s our result:

Created with Spell with flickr

TimerTab: This web-based timer, allows you to set a countdown, use as a stopwatch, or an alarm, while continuing to use the Internet with other tabs open and still display the time in the tab at the top of the window. You can be working on a website and see in the window how much time is left or how long you have been doing that activity. Here’s an example of our open tabs, and the time shown in the last tab.


Newspaper Map: 10000+ online newspapers all over the world. Shown on a world map, color coded by language. Click the bubble for more information, including a direct link to that newspaper’s website. Authentic Resources from around the globe!

Sqworl: When you bookmark your favorite websites, why limit yourself to just a link? Why not a visual? By checking out our Tech Tools, or  Spanish Education sqworls, you know what a sqworl is. But how easy is it to add a site to your sqworl. Simply drag the Sqworl Bookmarklet to your toolbar and instantly add any site you are on. When you are on a site, click the button, fill in a short description, and click add url. Keeps you on the same window.
Hope you find these teaching tools useful! Know of any Web2.0 Tools that teachers and educators can benefit from?  Give us the link in the comments section and we will add them to our sqworl!

About spanishplans

Spanish Teacher in Chicago. Have studied or traveled to Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Spain, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Argentina, and Uruguay. Have taught level 1 at middle and high school levels. Degree in Spanish and Master's in Teaching and Leadership. Blogger www.SpanishPlans.org
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