Saturday, April 30, 2011
I would recommend that the students follow the instruction in this podcast at home or on their mp3 player. The podcasts allows students to hear and practice the correct pronunciation when they are practicing outside of the classroom. It is also a way for family members to get together and study with the students. I've had many parents tell me it is difficult for them to assist their children to study because they don't know how to pronounce the words. The podcast clearly annunciates and this can help make learning/studying a family affair.
Monday, April 25, 2011
I would definitely use this site to help me connect with Spanish speaking students so that our classes could practice written and spoken language, along with learning about the two cultures. Also, I found a really helpful area of this website where they feature a teacher and his/her usage of the site for inspiration. Roanne Parra's class (Spain) has collaborated with another class in Venezuela. I loved their idea: they have included a video of their final project which was a project where the students shared their daily routines. Since this is a topic that is commonly taught in my beginning classes (and the students sometimes have difficulties expressing that they do something at a particular time), I would love to use this project. I like that students would be able to include cultural information about their daily routines (for example, instead of drawing themselves during their daily routines, they could take real pictures of their items (so that students could see products from the target culture)and they could demonstrate the use of a 24 hour clock.
I also really like the share your work tab. I love to collaborate with my colleagues to maybe inspire them or get constructive feedback from them.
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Chocolate, Mercado de la Boquería, Barcelona (Spain), HDR by marcp_dmoz
Venezia by [dorli]
Saturday, April 9, 2011
There are different options available. Here is the basic info about the types:
1.) Attribution - You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform your copyrighted work - and derivative works based upon it - but only if they give you credit.
2.) Noncommerical - You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform your work - and derivative works based upon it - but for noncommercial purposes only.
3.) No Derivative Works - You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform only verbatim copies of your work, not derivative works based upon it.
4.) Share Alike - You allow others to distribute derivative works only under a license identical to the license that governs your work.
Information from Flickr Explore/Creative Commons
CAMARONES aL MOJO de AJO by aJ GAZMEN ツ GucciBeaR
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
On the Site?
Upload an Image?
On or Reply to Other People's Recordings?
Create a Link
To your Recording?
Your Recording on Blog/Glog?
Share through Facebook, email, Twiter, other?
Use an RSS Feed?
The recording was pretty painless.
I tried to upload my recording for hours. This was extremely difficult - maybe due to recording size. Image- no trouble.
No problems here.
Recording- easy; image- same
Both were quite easy.
A bit problematic with the recording.
More difficult than the other programs.
Very hard time getting the recording to not come out all jumbled - tried it honestly 15 times. Recording is still jumbled. Image-N/A
Friday, March 11, 2011
Monday, February 28, 2011
Although I am not teaching this semester, I could see myself implementing many of these techniques into my classroom in the future. I hope everyone will be motivated to promote a learning culture in your own school after reading this post. I am sure this post will get you thinking of tons of other tips to add to the list and hopefully you will share these on your blogs or with your colleagues.