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These are websites that tell us about how to use technology or as great technology tools. Please see the Instruction Links for anything that relates to teaching content.
General Tech Links
A terrific blog about effectively using technology in your classroom is done by
Tammy Worcester Tang
. Some of her popular posts include how to make self-checking quizzes and how to print onto post-it notes!
Awesome list of cool tools for schools
Cherice Montgomery's List of cool tools is here:
Cherice Montgomery's Wiki on "21st Century Technologies" is
Current Favorite Technology Tools
New! How to use Skype in world language classrooms. Article and presentation
- Free online and desktop file storage. Save to one computer and your file shows up on all of your computers that you have dropbox installed on, including iPads and mobile devices. The file is also uploaded automatically to your web-based account so you can access it from any computer. Goodbye flashdrives!!
- Create notes that are completely searchable and sync to all of your computers that you have Evernote downloaded on. You can type in the notes, or clip from websites, or save to Evernote from your email. I use this to organize everything in now- from my methods course, to recipes, to home improvement projects!
Downloading YouTube Videos at home for use at school: New Information!
is no longer allowing video downloads from YouTube!
2. Here is one professor's suggestion for how to download videos with very complete directions.
3. Others have recommended
4. Be sure to save your file to a flash drive or dropbox account so that you can access it at school.
Working with Wikis!
for educators! Start here:
This is a video on how to get started with Wikis
Watch the Wikis in Plain English video
Another generic Wiki explanation is
Super slideshow of all the details of setting up and using a wikispaces website
Learn how to embed a video on your wiki
See the list of great Wiki examples on
More great Wiki examples
Check out Jessica and Kazumi's wiki
Here is a list of examples of
A list of "10 Best Practices for using Wiki's in Education" is
TECHNOLOGY FOR WORLD LANGUAGES
New! Online PDF creator.
Here is a list of the
Best Apps for Foreign Language instruction
, developed during at langchat session.
A list of online programs for "recording, uploading, mixing, and interacting" with audio for languages!
is where you can make comics. You could make a blank one for teachers to fill in.
Use this website to compare various free web 2.0 tools, organized by what you intend to use them for.
Keep your favorite websites saved so that you can use them anywhere! Save bookmarks on
NEW! Integrating Social Networking tools in the Foreign Language Classroom. Check out this beautifully made website by Jennifer Adams.
Great Summary of Web 2.0 Tools for World Language Teachers by Lori Langer de Ramirez!
Check out the features of
You can get a new phone number, have students call and leave messages, save their messages, play their messages, embed them on your wiki, or email them to parents. Wow!!! Learn all about
Here ia a website
created by Northern Virginia University STARTALK Institute. It is great! It has explanations for how to use many of the technology tools we talked about.
Great Web 2.0 tools for ideas for lessons and instructions on how to use them too!
A free and open learning community for sharing newer and emerging tools to teach science.
This website offers interactive French lessons
about different areas and aspects of French life, language, and grammar.
Sharing and Embedding Powerpoints
Record your desk top (Powerpoint too!) with
then automatically upload and embed in your Wiki!!! Wow!
21st Century Skills
Read Mark Prensky's list of Essential 21st Century skills
Click on the discussion page tab above.
Partnership for 21st Century Skills website is
The printed PDF version of the 21st Century Skills Framework that you received is downloadable on
Cool Online Technology Tools
Create blow-your-mind presentations (instead of Powerpoint) at
GREAT glogster poster about integrating web 2.0 in your classrom is
COPYRIGHT chart for teachers is found
Get your photos/audio off of Creative Commons
Great list of web 2.0 tools by teacher
Free audio clips:
Compare 2 items in chart form with
Students upload photos and text to make collage like powerpoint
This site is great for recording audio with your digital pictures. Call in and record using your cell phone.
This is a great website sponsored by Barnes and Noble. Kids can upload their own text and drawings, and then make their own book. They can then embed their book in an E-mail, a website, or a blog. Not only that, they can order a hard copy of their book for a really low price.
Teachers can also register for free accounts, and there is a space for teachers to create free accounts for their students. They can enroll whole classes into the Tikatok site.
Digital Voice Recorders
iPod Nano's are
Audacity free audio recorder and editor is
Create your own talking AVATAR at Voki!
Here is an online tutorial of how to use Voki's and Podcasts
in the classroom.
Online asynchronous chatting can be done on VoiceThread. See some absolutely super Voicethread examples at the CARLA website
Digital Storytelling: Use Photostory 3 for Windows
It is a free download software. You can upload photos, write captions, record voice, create music and publish to Windows Media Player. Very user friendly even for younger students. Download their teacher storytelling guide
FLIP cameras are explained
iPod Nano's are
Other super-cool tools:
Download Google Earth at
Animoto! Create cool slide shows with music and text in seconds
Glogster! Create online posters with links and video!
Cut and paste any text into the box and it will SAY it to you!
Brainstorm your Unit Online
Make Your Own
Comics! Make online comic strips!
Make Your Own Brochure!
Enhancing World Language Instruction Through Technology
Online samples of various languages (keep clicking until you get to a name).
Audio Video Types.pdf
Let's make a VOKI!
1. Go to the
2. Cindy Kendall's Terrific "Connect To Tech" Links
(voki examples, voicethread examples, all about making wikis).
3. Here is a YouTube video on
How to Make a Voki
4. Printable document on getting started with
5. Nice website on
"Voki's in Education."
Polling, surveying, creating games and testing online:
If you want to type it in yourself, download the technology fill-in sheet here:
Make your own website:
GREAT WEBSITE EXAMPLES by World Language Teachers
Spanish - Awesome teacher blog written by a Spanish teacher for Spanish teachers.
French - Great teacher blog and resources page.
help on how to format text
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