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Technology and Teaching Resources

ASSESSMENT TOOLS

BLOGS &
WIKIS

CATALOGS & STORES

CHAT & SOCIAL NETWORKS

COOL TECH TOOLS

GAME, PUZZLE, TEST & WORKSHEET MAKERS

MISCELLANEOUS

ON-LINE TUTORING

PODCASTS

SMARTBOARDS

TELEVISION

DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION

LANGUAGE LAB & VIRTUAL CLASSROOMS

aPPS

NATIONAL STANDARDS, COMMON CORE, AP, IB

DIGITAL GAMES

COMICS CREATION

IMAGES

   
 
ASSESSMENT
Assessment Training Online (oral proficiency) free course
World Language Assessment: publications, videos & guides
Automated Oral Proficiency Test (Pearson/Versant)
Computer Adaptive Placement Test
AAAPL: Online Assessment from ACTFL
Can-Do Statements: Progress indicators for language teachers
Rubrics for performance tasks
Writing and speaking performance rubrics
 
BLOGS & WIKIS
Edublogs
Blogger
Wikispaces
Wiki Spot
Language Teachers Wiki - place where language teachers collaborate and share ideas
Creative Language Class
Spanish Teachers'Blog: Spanish teachers share resources and activities; searchable by different discipline areas
Language Links: searchable by topic
 
 
CATALOGS
www.teachersdiscovery.com: catalog of foreign language supplies 
www.DiversityStore.com: catalog of language/ethnic supplies
 
COOL TECH TOOLS
Audacity: opensource recorder and file converter 
Praat: free speech recorder with images of sound waves
Freecorder.com/: video download, audio recorder, media converter
Yakitome: convert text to speech
Skype: video chat
PollEverywhere.com
Wordle.net: generating word clouds
www.taxgedo.com: generates word clouds with particular shapes
xtranormal.com: enter text to create animated movies
VoiceThread: A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate slides and leave comments in 5 ways - using voice (with a mic or telephone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam).
Sanako Speak! : language-learning activities outside clasroom or laboratory
Lingt Classroom: Create online assignments that make engaging and assessing
spoken performance as natural as giving out a worksheet; Make oral exams that take a fraction of the time to administer and assess. Perfect for IB and AP preparation; Offer targeted feedback to individual responses to maximize student improvement; Incorporate video and images to create media and culture-rich exercises; Archive all your assignments and students' responses to reuse next time and track individual improvement.
Hootsuite: update Facebook and Twitter simultaneously
Cheating translators: determine if a translation was machine-generated.
Speak Everywhere: "Speak Everywhere (SE), developed in the Center for Technology-Enhanced Language Learning in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Purdue University, is an online oral practice/instruction/assessment platform for foreign language teaching. It dramatically increases your students' oral practice opportunities by making it possible to give speaking homework."
Tech Tools for Teachers: create review games, etc.
Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: lists of Web 2.0 technology
www.prezi.com: presentation software
Audioposter: Glogster and Thinglink
Newsletters that can be shared via social platforms: http://www.letterpop.com/
Send greeting cards in Spanish
xz
 
GAME, PUZZLE, WORKSHEET & TEST MAKERS
http://l.georges.online.fr/tools/cloze.html : create your own CLOZE test
Creating Crosswords and Other Puzzles 
www.teachers-pet.org: An add-on for Microsoft Word. Text can be turned into educational games.
Rich Internet Applications for Language Learning from CLEAR
JeopardyLabs            jeopardylabs.com
Left to Right/Top to Bottom: Games and activities for language learning
Educaplay: create qiuzzes, maps, crosswords, etc.
 
IMAGES
Free Clipart for students and teachers
http://www.freeimages.com/
Registry of Digital Resources
Flickr
MorgueFile
Bing Images

 

 
MISCELLANEOUS
Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant Program
"The Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program brings teaching assistants in 33 languages from nearly 50 countries around the world to U.S. colleges and universities to study and to teach foreign languages, assist in language instruction and serve as cultural ambassadors on campus."
Fulbright Occasional Lecture Fund: The Occasional Lecturer Fund enables Fulbright Visiting Scholars who are currently in the U.S. to accept guest lecturing invitations at colleges and universities.
TeacherTube
EDsitement: Lesson plans in language, literature, history, art, culture tools (NEH)
Free Stuff for Teachers: printable graphic organizers, forms, awards and certificates
Daily Teaching Tools
Free High School Recognition Certificates (by April 30)-SPANISH only
http://www.moretprs.net/: TPRS discussion and support forum
CultureQuest Project Toolkit           www.culturequest.us/pt_a1.htm
  • CultureQuests are inquiry-based research projects, undertaken by teachers and students in k-12 or college classes, which result in educational web sites that may be shared with other students around the world.
Express Pathway to Educational Data: "This Web site will help you view some of the important data that the U.S. Department of Education collects from the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico."
World in A.cademic T.echnology Ways: "explore the topic of online technologies in support of language learning and teaching, intercultural competencies and all things global."
Improv Encyclopedia: "Improv Encyclopedia is the largest collection or resources for improvisation theater on the web. Here you will find tons of stuff related to improvisation theatre." (icebreakers, warm-ups, group trust)
 
ON-LINE TUTORING
· Smarthinking.com: company provides their own tutors
· AskOnline.net: software allows you to use your own tutors
 
SMARTBOARDS
· SMART educator resources
· SMART exchange
· SMART Board Revolution
 
DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION
Differentiated Instruction in the Foreign Language Classroom
Dare to Differentiate
Differentiation Central
Don't Give Up: motivating adult learners to complete language courses, best practices
Dyslexia and Learning a Foreign Language
Dyslexia in the Foreign Language Classroom
Foreign Language Learning and Students with Disabilities
Students with Learning Disabilities and AD/HD in the Foreign Language Classroom

 

 

 
LANGUAGE LAB, COMPUTER LAB, VIRTUAL CLASSROOMS
CourseSites: "CourseSites is a free, hosted online course creation and facilitation service that empowers individual K–12 teachers, college and university instructors and community educators to add a web–based component to their courses, or even host an entire course on the Internet. "
NetopSchool6: "Designed for educators who teach in networked classrooms or computer labs, Netop School6 incorporates powerful tools for preparation, instruction and evaluation in one complete solution. Share your computer screen with the class, supervise student computer work, lend a hand when needed, control application and internet use, distribute and collect documents, create tests and evaluate student progress"
Jigsaw Meeting: virtual classroom software
Technology training modules for language teachers
SKYPE for Education
TopHatMonocle: clicker system using mobile devices.

 

 
NATIONAL STANDARDS, COMMON CORE, AP & IB
Proficiency guidelines/can-do statements
AP Themes
Alignment of National Standards and Common Core
Student resources for AP/IB Testing

 

 
DIGITAL GAMES
http://games2teach.wordpress.com/: blog about using digital games in foreign language instruction
www.mentira.org: place-based Spanish murder mystery
www.arisgames.org: an open-source platform for creating and playing games
 

COMICS CREATION

ToonDoo
BitStrips
Pixton
ComicMaster

 

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