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Spring Workshop 2016


 Information and resources shared by teachers:     Video resources:Reading                              
 No Text Book? No Problem - ACTFL 2015, Kelly Garcia
ClassCraft Game

Spanish Proficiency - Jack Ramos-Needham
U of Texas videos

DaMoude Blog - Kathy's daughter's blog

Kluver - Layered Curriculum Examples

Boland - Short videos by native speakers

WL Sharing Folder on Google - from past workshops too

Jan's Pinterest Spanish folder - has posters from today

Jan's Sr. Wooly story - coming soon
 El internado - a series

Spanish Listening - lots of native speakers answering questions with script, beginning, intermediate and advanced

Los niños del mañana - video about teaching children to think or to copy, uses classroom objects, some subjunctive

El chico del apartamento 512 - animated series from Peru
Museo de Frida Kahlo - short, but interesting

Epic! - free for teachers/students, has selection of books in Spanish, teacher can see student progress

Training and Teacher Resources

Tea with Bill Van Patten - live chats Thursdays at 3:00 CT
BVP blog

Fluency Matters -  lots of recorded webinars, $10 - $20, can get graduate (non-degree) credit

NILA, Lincoln, Oct. 7 - 8

iFLT Conference - 2016 Chattanooga, July 19 - 22

National TPRStorytelling Conference, Reno, July 25 -29

ACTFL Conference - Boston, Nov. 18 - 20

Central States HO on Lesson Plans - best times for student attention

Online course for technology integration in language classes - University of Colorado
 Cultural Nuggets
The rest of the iceberg - ideas for more in-depth culture study

Mexican Food: You vs Me Video - short comparison of how we differ in eating similar foods

School lunches from around the world - slide show video 

How NOT to behave in 15 countries - poster showing taboos

How do other cultures see us?
10 Japanese Travel Tips for Visiting the U.S
11 French Travel tips for Travel in the the U.S.
8 Italian Tips for Travel in the U.S.

 For fun:

Ricky reads children's book - trouble with rough, tough, through, bough

The Potential for Technology - Dr. Krashen

Quizlet - now has Live, a game format for at least 6 students; teacher must have a 'teacher' account; students do not need account, go to, enter code from teacher, assigned to groups

Zaption - create lessons with videos, add subtitles using this format
See example using Spanish Listening video.

EdPuzzle - free to start, create lessons with videos from almost anywhere
 Join the sample lesson with this link.  (See board for login and password.)

Lingro - The coolest dictionary known to hombre! Turn any website into a clickable dictionary; remembers words looked up and maintains a list.

Fotobabble - record audio for your photos, share link with students

For iPhone or Smart Phones (get from App store):
Pikme- random way to pick students (shake your phone)
Google Translate - focus camera on text, will translate to selected language

For iPad
EarthCam - see live video from around the world
Duolingo -a bit like Rosetta Stone but free

 Novel Resources

El nuevo Houdini
Audio/Video Recording Apps/Sites

Audio Dropbox - from CLEAR, other apps on site, free, students can record, teach access through CLEAR account

Google Voice - teacher account, free with separate, dedicated phone number, can have it forward to another phone, students do not need accounts

mailVU - record video, no student accounts to set up, apps for iPad or smart phones, 14 day free trial

Please go to: Tricider to vote on which webinar #1 or #2 we should watch first.

1. Keeping Track of Learners: Formative Assessment Strategies

How do you know where to GO...if you don't know what they KNOW?  Assessment is more than just tests and quizzes.  In this webinar, you will learn some fantastically fun and easy ways to quickly and informally assess your students' progress as well as help them to assess their own skills and knowledge.   You will soon discover that formative assessment will also help you to more effectively plan your daily instruction.  No more surprises on test day!

2. Bridging the Gap to Authentic Texts for Novice Learners

Novice learners need to become comfortable operating within the target culture(s) and with authentic texts. However, most authentic texts are quite difficult for a novice to navigate. Participants will see how the novice learner can be guided toward the rich experiences offered by authentic texts without fear and frustration.