Currently, I am in my third year of teaching Spanish at a high school in rural Eastern Kentucky. Also, I am in the second semester of a Masters of Art in Education - Educational Technology graduate program. This is a good program.
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Sorry I didn't get back to you about the Spanish resources for AP earlier. I was gone over the summer and now first quarter is already past. This summer I met a couple of AP Spanish teachers in Las Vegas during a conference and shared these resources with them.
You can access Google Map in Spanish at: http://maps.google.es/
You can access a Facebook like program in Spain at: www.tuenti.com You will need an invite from someone who is already part of the system. One of my current students is from Spain, so if you don't know any users, I'll have him send you an invite.
You can access a Spanish news feed like Dig.com at: http://meneame.net/
We do podcasting in Spanish with Audacity at: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
You can have students find Spanish language videos at: http://www.dailymotion.com/us
*Remember to go to the flag at the top and change it from US to a Spanish speaking country.
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Hello Rmona, re you able to explain a little more about what details you require. I am not certain what some of the topics are and if I can, I will be glad to be of assistance. Please let me know. Otherwise I will have a go at looking up the terminology and getting the meaning.
Welcome to Classroom 2.0 ! I am a Spanish teacher too and you may interested to check out the links to resources I have on my blog, My Languages, Go to my blog and click on the corresponding delicious tag on the right e.g. Spanish (the list of tags is very long, you might fancy something else like ICT or software to check out some of those web 2.0 tool! )
Yes, I'm back! So much has happened in the past year it's unbelievable. Reed and I separated last year; he passed away right after Christmas; I met a fabulous guy who totally rocks my world...and I teach junior English at Blazer! Who knows what the next school year will bring! Delete Comment