High Tech/Low Tech: Ideas for Every Classroom

Differentiation Opportunities: High Tech Low Tech

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

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High Tech Low Tech Right Tech No Tech

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

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High Tech/Low Tech: Talking Advocacy with Your Students

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

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Comprehensible Input: Foreshadowing…2018 Summer Institute

The 2018 WAFLT Summer Institute is just around the corner. To help folks get charged for this year’s theme, “Digging Deep: Comprehensible Input, Authentic Resources and Growing Professionally,” it seemed appropriate to share a few definitions and current resources from the web that provide a range of thought on this

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Activities for Doodles & Scribbles

Definition of a doodle: an aimless or casual scribble, design, or sketch; also : a minor work There aren’t many favorable definitions out there regarding doodling and scribbling. As teachers, however, we see it day in and day out on homework, warm ups, tests/quizzes, journals and even desk tops. It

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Ideas for When You Are Out

I recently read this blog post in Path to Proficiency and began to reflect on my own sub plans for when I am not able to be in class. How can students effectively use class time to continue their work towards proficiency? Will they actually do what I leave them?

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There’s an App for That!…Or Not…

  So you are used to seeing High Tech Low Tech articles that discuss options for improving your students language learning experience. These options are presented in various ways requiring different amounts of technology or none at all. The outcomes are intended to be the same regardless of whether you

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Core Practices

The Leadership Initiative for Language Learning (LILL) provided world language teachers with 6 Core Practices in 2015 and though some of the practices are not new to teachers, they do take some planning and effort to incorporate in teaching. For some teachers, the most challenging Core Practice to incorporate into

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High Tech and Low Tech “Minds on” the Real World

As we observe our students in the classroom setting, we look for them to be engaged in learning, not just “busy,” nor “on task.” We want them intellectually active in the target language with challenging content in a real world context. While attending my most recent district professional development day,

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- 21 days ago

Check out our July '22 WAFLT eVoice - https://t.co/OaV1aIPWXh
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- 27 days ago

There is still time to register for Summer Institute! Reserve your spot now and we will see you in Madison on August 1st and 2nd! Here is a short video invite from one of our facilitators, Danielle Chaussee! Go to https://t.co/OEuMOEL5cn for more info and to register! https://t.co/py9XYkvWU8
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- 31 days ago

Don't miss this great opportunity on August 1-2 in Madison! Summer Institute is going to be a jam-packed two days to get you energized for the next school year and extra ready to engage students and encourage global competence! Register at https://t.co/OEuMOEL5cn https://t.co/8MCxpAFu47
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- 31 days ago

Dear WI World Language Colleagues, Are you ready to return to an in-person WAFLT Fall Conference? So are we! Our 2022 keynote highlights "Wisconsin Voices" and we'd like to hear from you! Please share your thoughts on the Google form linked below! https://t.co/mAfVhsv6u4
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