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Mi Vida Loca

15 Nov

Mi Vida Loca

This site has a great miniseries called “Mi Vida Loca”. Here’s a quick synopsis of the story: You travel to Madrid to meet up with your friend, Theresa, however she can’t make it and leaves you the keys to her flat. When you get there, you realize that her sister, Merche, is living there and she becomes your impromptu host. You soon realize that Merche is a journalist, investigating some pretty intimidating people. Your relaxing holiday quickly turns into a mystery to figure out what Merche is investigating and following her around Spain.

 

This series shows a LOT about Spanish culture and takes you to Madrid, the countryside, and the canary islands. There are also print outs for vocabulary to practice with your students, and the series pauses so the students can practice what they have learned in each scenario. It’s a really great series, and I HIGHLY recommend it to anyone that teaches Spanish!

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My Webliography

27 Nov

This is a list of the top 10 sites I use in my everyday teaching. I hope you find it helpful. If anyone else knows of any sites that I may have overlooked, feel free to add them in a comment! New ideas are always welcomed/appreciated.

  1. Spanish Dictionary http://www.spanishdict.com/

I use this website all the time! It is a quick and simple way to look up a word or two. I also like that they offer a “word of the day” There are also translation tools, conjugation videos and Spanish audio. Great tool for all students!

      2. Teachers pay Teachers http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/

This is a good place to find worksheets, powerpoints and fun activities for your students. Even if you don’t pay for the materials, just browsing the items on here is pretty inspiring. You also have the option to upload your own materials to share with other educators.

  1. National Geographic http://www.nationalgeographic.com/

This site can be used for ANY content area! I love this site/magazine for so many reasons, but one of them specifically for my class is that they have a travel section that I can use for any country/city we are studying to show my students all the fun stuff these places offer!

  1. YouTube http://www.youtube.com/

YouTube has a lot of great educational videos on here (and they are also pretty fun to watch). It’s so nice that we essentially have a giant library of videos we can easily share with others. I just used a great video on here about the Aztec city of Teotihuacan.

  1. TeacherTube http://teachertube.com/

Similar to YouTube, Teacher tube offers a multitude of educational videos that are just a click away. The nice thing about this site is that it’s definitely more educational than YouTube, and a lot of schools that have YouTube blocked actually have this site open for teachers.

  1. Study Spanish http://www.studyspanish.com/

This is an awesome site for refreshing your memory on different grammar topics. I like this because they have worksheets, quizzes and tests that can be taken either online or actually printed out. They also have very clear explanations of the more confusing topics.

  1. Powerpoints for Spanish Class http://tpduggan.tripod.com/powerp.html

This is nice for when I need a powerpoint and don’t have time to sit and make my own. He has uploaded so many different powerpoints for several topics. 

  1. Calico Spanish http://blog.calicospanish.com/2011/02/11/games-to-support-teaching-languages.html

This is a blog dedicated to finding good resources for incorporating games in the Spanish Classroom. I find inspiration in these sites that help me develop my own lessons that I know will work for my classes.

  1. People en Español http://www.peopleenespanol.com/

My students use this website to complete their assignments of creating a news program. It works well because it’s celebrities they actually know and care about.

  1. Smart Exchange http://exchange.smarttech.com/search.html

A nice site that has several lessons/ideas for incorporating your SmartBoard in lesson plans. I used this to find a good template for Jeopardy that my students love! It actually looks like Jeopardy and you can put the clue right up there. It works really well.