The bird's out of the cage, and it’s time to share my big secret with YOU, my readers!! At ACTFL, I announced the launch of GARBANZO, the new web application from The Comprehensible Classroom. The journey to create an app that would help teachers find reading material that is suitable for early language learners began … Continue reading Meet Garbanzo: The new story-based app for learning Spanish
I've learned a lot about early language acquisition recently. As I've been formatting the French adaptations of my Spanish curriculum, I have been SUPER EXCITED about all of the language that I have picked up along the way. (You can read something that I wrote about it--in French--here!) I'd like to share with you some of … Continue reading Good stuff for French learners like me
If you missed the live EPC Show #15 this afternoon, have no fear! You can still access the content and engage with the presenters. View the hour-long iFLT15 preview on YouTube (click here), or check out its Google Plus event page to watch the archived show and read through the during and after-show Q&A (click here). … Continue reading TCI Training Video available online!
This evening--Sunday, May 17, 2015--you can attend a TCI training for FREE from the comfort of your own home. Join Paulino Brener’s Google Hangout "Educators, Performers, Creators Show #15" at 6pm CDT to hear TCI strategies from Carol Gaab, Kristy Placido, Carrie Toth, and me! Here is the link to the Hangout: https://plus.google.com/…/events/cac27nnu40brd8cggk5tj67r3ds. Click the image below … Continue reading Free TCI training TODAY (Sunday) at 6pm Central Time
Here are five great Cinco de Mayo resources that I've found around the Web. Coming off of a lively #authres conversation during #langchat (that I read post-facto), I want to clarify what makes a 'great resource' in my mind: A great resource is interesting [or it can be made interesting] That's it. If it's interesting, I'll find a way to … Continue reading Cinco for El Cinco
My husband's real estate business is completely paperless (you can check it out here--it's awesome), and he is constantly harassing--I mean encouraging--me to become a paperless teacher. Ha! I mean, seriously. I was just down in our "dungeon" (most people would call it a crawlspace), where all of my teacher materials are stored, and I think … Continue reading Paperless hoarding
It has been a long time since I have mentioned Grow Story Grow on this blog--years, maybe! As we near the end of the year (today was the last day of classes here in Anchorage, yahoo!) and teachers are thinking about what to change and what materials to order for the 2014-2015 school year, I want … Continue reading Grow Story Grow! Revisited
I recently discovered this awesome website: www.superlame.com. Don't let the title fool you--it's great! Superlame allows students to upload photos and add speech, thought, etc. bubbles with text to them. What I love about this--as opposed to other, similar websites--is the ease of use. There are no 'catches' here! Unlike Bubblr (which requires students to use photos … Continue reading Superlame
Thank you to November's winner, Kristin Duncan, for responding to my HELP! Tweet about ideas for the December giveaway. Thanks to her brilliant mind, I am very excited to announce that this month, one of my lucky readers will win a year-long subscription to www.textivate.com. I blogged about this awesome resource back in 2012, and … Continue reading Announcing…the Christmas Giveaway!
November is racing along, and so it is high time that I post this month's giveaway, don't you think? This month, we celebrate Thanksgiving here in the U.S., and so our theme for this giveaway is going to be thankfulness. Nothing original, of course, but I hope that it will be a good way to share some … Continue reading November Giveaway