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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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Ideas that Stick

This month marks the one-year anniversary of High Tech/Low Tech: Ideas for Every Classroom. As we look back through the archives, we notice that there are quite a few ideas involving sticky notes. This is not surprising. After all, sticky notes represent a perfect marriage between high and low tech.

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Developing An Eye for Art: In-Person vs. Virtual Viewing

Recently after a museum field trip, an ever resourceful colleague in Spanish was pleasantly surprised when her students reported having greatly enjoyed an activity she had assigned: “sitting still for 30 minutes staring at one painting, to see what new things they’d notice.” Given how accustomed we have become to

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The Closer You Get, the More You See

What does Close Reading mean? Students who meet the expectations of the standards are able to comprehend complex text closely. They are close readers, delving into texts in order to unearth evidence, construct knowledge, and broaden their understanding of the text and world. As thinkers, such students are able to

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Odes and the Modes

I have always found Pablo Neruda’s odes fascinating. How can something so complex be written about one very simple object? My favorites are the odes to foods; maybe because I love to cook or perhaps even better because I love to eat! In this lesson (which cycles through several modes

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I Remember That!

  “Neurons that fire together, wire together.” Carla Shatz, neuroscientist Do you remember the games you used to play at birthday parties? How it felt to be blindfolded, turned around three times, and pushed gently forward to pin the tail on the donkey? Here are a few spins on another

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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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- 32 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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