How Padlet can Save Your Life


What Is Padlet? Padlet is, according to the site,  a virtual wall. It is like a micro organizer, cataloguer or pinner. It is a "Pinterest of words and links and stuff." I cannot explain it. For sure, I can tell you that it is free to use and it is super flexible. You can get... Continue Reading →

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Spanish 2.0 and Powerpoint Samples


This is a sample method to teach PowerPoint, PrintScreen, and L2 vocabulary for Kdg, 1st graders at mid year. The EL DORMITORIO Lesson: Teaching "The parts of the bedroom in Spanish using The Web 2.0 "Dressupgames.com" application with Polly Pocket's beautiful bedrooms and PPT.

DIY Games for ESL, ELL and L2!


Virtual or Real, games are the best ways to learn language. Here are some I strongly recommend for optimal classroom experience. All you need is  a label maker and creativity to give these games a twist !   BBQ Blitz- For this game I used my Dymo TS500 (above, my new love) and labeled the... Continue Reading →

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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L2 and differentiation: centers galore!


The hot topic of differentiated instrruction entails that all teachers, L1 and L2 alike are expected to do the following:set up individual goals by student, and by level of abilityconference one on one with studentsstudents must be grouped by ability, ensuring a combination of low, mid, highKUD, RAFT options should be available (Sternberg)1. After setting... Continue Reading →

Kidspiration, EFL, and FLES- Combine well


Sample Activity Using Kidspiration for L2/ESL learners Objectives: To use inference skills To make predictions To accurately identify an animal in the target language To apply descriptive phrases in the target language To recognize language in print To recognize oral language To apply descriptions to nouns To organize graphically the ideas of a process  Target... Continue Reading →

A rationale for LingTECHguistics*


The LingTECHguistics* methodology consists on teaching second language (L2) lessons in full immersion through a sustained affective stimulus. This stimulus consists in a developmentally appropriate computer activity. The rationale behind this methodology is that students will be : a) Exposed to second language vocabulary in a real-life scenario b) Exposed to technology whether familiar or not, in... Continue Reading →

Spanish 2.0-LingTECHguistics creating buttons


My favorite site for creating logos, buttons, scrolls, and other promotion images is: . I designed the LingTECHguistics* logo, all of my webpages buttons, and countless other things using CoolText - absolutely free. Here is a sample Spanish 2.0 LingTECHguistic lesson in which the Sustained Affective Stimulus is the button application of CoolText.  Objectives: The... Continue Reading →

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