High Tech/Low Tech: Ideas for Every Classroom


When it isn’t an emergency: Planning for Fall 2020

05/11/2020 | Written by Lauren Rosen

It’s certainly been an interesting spring with emergency remote instruction, figuring out where the weaknesses in our system lie, and just how many people in our state don’t have access, despite the fact that we are in the year 2020. I thought it might be useful to share some ideas about purposeful planning for online […]

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What to Expect from the Unexpected…

03/15/2020 | Written by Lauren Rosen

Under the circumstances of living during a pandemic and knowing that just in the last week some crazy stuff is happening throughout the state, CSC shut down early, schools closing, and who knows what is yet to come. I thought it would be appropriate to address the concerns with some starter resources. For those of […]

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HAVE YOU EVER ….. ?

01/27/2020 | Written by Linda Havas

One great way to get intermediate and upper level students engaged and curious about an upcoming book or film is to ask them questions pertaining to its plot before they begin. This not only activates students’ brains and imaginations as they consider what might be ahead, but it also provides a “back door” opportunity to […]

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Differentiating Language Instruction

11/14/2019 | Written by Natalia Roberts

Each unit we teach has a certain set of learning outcomes that the instructor helps every student to achieve. Once those outcomes are identified and the assessments created, the instructor must make a series of tasks to prepare students to meet those outcomes and perform to the best of their ability in the assessments. Then […]

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High Tech/Low Tech: Mapping the Way to a Multiliterate Wisconsin

09/15/2019 | Written by Lauren Rosen

As the new academic year gets underway many of us take a look at the past as we design what we will do in the future. How will we improve that lesson from last year? Did our students reach the expected outcomes? What can be done differently? How are national and state trends impacting instruction? […]

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High Tech/Low Tech: Refresh, Reflect, Restart Recharged

05/24/2019 | Written by Lauren Rosen

As the school year winds down and we all begin to breathe again, we look forward to a refresh over the summer. Perhaps that is a glass of lemonade, a cold beer, or an opportunity to finally update all those apps on your phone and laptop without having to worry about losing that important data […]

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WAFLT Conference Poster Sessions: High Tech Low Tech

02/12/2019 | Written by Lauren Rosen

Have you thought about presenting at WAFLT but then wondered if you really had enough to share? Well, you do! It’s all about the packaging. Maybe you don’t feel ready to spend a whole hour talking about what you are doing. Perhaps you prefer that one-to-a-few informal conversation with colleagues. Or maybe you have an […]

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Differentiation Opportunities: High Tech Low Tech

12/20/2018 | Written by Nicole Strasser

Recently Spanish 3 students at my school have been exploring different social and conservation problems through news, stories, and videos. While social activism is not exactly on the forefront of any of these sixteen year olds’ brains, I have found that there are 3 factors which play a very large role in student buy-in and […]

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High Tech Low Tech Right Tech No Tech

10/21/2018 | Written by Lauren Rosen

As we approach conference season with WAFLT and ACTFL just around the corner, many of us are getting excited for the new ideas, the networking, the recharge to our batteries. In addition to teaching language classes, for the past 25 years I have spent many hours in classrooms observing others and working one on one […]

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High Tech/Low Tech: Talking Advocacy with Your Students

08/10/2018 | Written by Josh LeGreve, Spanish Teacher, Green Lake School District

As we all begin to prep for our return to our classrooms, one of theearly lessons in the year I look forward to is having the conversation with students about why languages matter and why it is important to learn about other cultures and communities. To me, this is a pivotal portion of my work […]

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