Author Archives: SpanishPlans

About SpanishPlans

Spanish Educator, with focus on acquisition Educator Enthusiast I love learning about and sharing culture.

Drag and Drop Audio with Google Slides

Now that most of us are giving classes virtually, how can we adapt our listening activities to an online format? Even if you are presenting it LIVE as a class over a video Meeting, it’s always best to provide an … Continue reading

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Remote Learning: El Tigre Tiene Hambre

Our second week of remote learning is underway and we wanted to share with you what we’ve been up to. My set-up All my students are working from home. I have the option to work from my classroom and I … Continue reading

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Distance Learning Memes

It wouldn’t be a back to the school year without us posting our favorite memes. We started making memes years ago and even launched our own website for teacher memes (since discontinued). This summer we’ve been working on Distance Learning … Continue reading

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Starting the Year Remotely

It’s something we never expected. Something we are not trained for. And yet millions of teachers will start the year remotely this fall, embarking on a journey unlike any other. Meeting your students for the first time on Zoom and … Continue reading

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White privilege of Names

As you may know, I have devoted several blog posts over the years to the issue of assigning or letting students choose “Spanish names” in the Spanish classroom. Now with many more teachers being more aware of what white privilege … Continue reading

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Why students use google translate and what teachers can do

During the quarantine, I’ve seen a lot of teachers complaining about students submitting work in which they’ve used Google Translate. The problem is not new for language teachers, but without being able to have all writing done in the classroom … Continue reading

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Google Classroom Tips

Some teacher tips for using Google Classroom during “Remote learning”

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Rally Re-order

The following is a guest post that I invited Rich Madel to write after he mentioned this activity on twitter. All world language teachers focused on providing rich, compelling, and comprehensible input to their students know the struggle: How can … Continue reading

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CI during MMM

What I love about March Music Madness is that students get a peek into what music is popular in other parts of the world. It’s a way to connect our students to the language. Who doesn’t love music? When you … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss Your Chance

With March Music Madness less than 1 month away, we’d like to remind teachers of a few things. The bracket is available to print. You can also start playing the songs from the playlist as students enter the class or … Continue reading

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