Spanish 2.0 using www.Theoworlds.com


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You do not need a FLES site to LingTECH through languages: Check out some of my projects using basic JAVA sites.

theoworlds  www.theoworlds.com/halloween

This ecard and avatar Java site lets your students interactively carve a pumpkin. After the carving (the sustained affective stimulus), do a print screen (directions at the end of this page) to create a document that can turn into any language. Sample below:

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www.theoworlds.com/birthday– I use the birthday greetings option to enrich and enhance the “How old are you?”- “I am__ years old”  lesson. Also good for practicing saying the dates of birthdays as it keeps them focused on their work. Sample follows:

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www.theoworlds.com/valentines– My favorite Oworlds card gives you many options for sending an ecard as Valentine cookies that students can decorate.  I use it to teach endearment phrases in Spanish- Sample follows:

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www.theoworlds.com/christmas– As the name suggests, this is the same…

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Spanish 2.0/EFL/ESL- Lesson with autoshapes


Spanish/EFL tech lessons

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My favorite thing to teach is colors.

Colors are everywhere and in everything. Yet, of all the color lessons that I have taught in English, Spanish, German (ages ago), and French, one of my favorite central topics is  the gumball machine.

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Lesson Plan Objective:  To teach target lingo (colors and shapes) and Lingtechlingo using a Sustained Affective Stimulus of creating gumballs with ‘Autoshapes’ into an animated PPT.

Target lingo: The colors

LingtechLingo: Abre (open), cierra (close), aprieta (click), lleva (drag), inserta (insert), colorea (color), busca el color (search for the color..), escribe (write/type), cambia (change)

METHODOLOGY

Step 1: Introduce the target lingo, post it for all to see, practice it once with repetition, discuss.

Step 2: LingTECHlingo-  Using the computer, each student at a computer, practice kinesthetically the LingTECH process. Demonstrate first, then have the students do it…

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Spanish made simple: Pixie, Google filters, and accents


For this project the skills were quite simple: Using ALT shortcuts to learn accentuation. Searching for Spanish clipart (Google search in Spanish) Applying vocabulary Creating a worksheet for their own practice. The final products were used for class instruction. EXTENDED ACTIVITY: Create an order using specific Spanish commands (English for ESL/ELL) Describe the packaging of... Continue Reading →

Spanish/EFL projects by Pixie 3


One of my favorite working software programs, Pixie is not only versatile but quite creative. I vouch that all my students, younger and older, love to use it. For this project, I saved a template where the students will describe in detail what their restaurant will be like. As they opened the template they were... Continue Reading →

Annotated Bibliography: Technology integration


Al- Fudail, M.; Mellar, H. - Investigating teacher stress when using technology. Computers & Education (51) 3 p. 1103-1110     This mixed-model study aimed to explore whether there is a significant and quantifiable build up of stress among teachers who are using technology in the classroom. The rationale behind the study is to determine whether the stress does... Continue Reading →

Technostress?


Technostress:  Symptoms of anxiety caused by the use or the thought of use of technology. It does NOT have to happen to you. Do YOU need a converter box as much as your soon -to- become -digital TV?- Check out some Web 2.0 application listings courtesy of the Web 2.0 itself! Easy to manage, search, and... Continue Reading →

No Worksheet Zone. #GoGreen!


 says: Go GREEN!  can show you ways to save on paper, and make your class "go online". These resources are fantastic to create activities online free of charge. Dig in, enjoy, and tell everyone that you saw this on LingTECHguistics*!  www.classtoools.net- Helps you create interactive activities.  Instead of paper and pencil tasks, how about creating an... Continue Reading →

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