How to Create Digital Student Portfolios with Adobe Spark

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Digital student portfolios are a great way to showcase student work and show progress over time. There are an number of free and paid options available to choose from. One of my favorite tools is Adobe Spark, because it allows you to easily create beautiful looking portfolios for free.

I did a Live training to illustrate how easy it is to create stunning portfolios to showcase student work.

Wan more? check out my full training on How to Create Digital Student Portfolios. .

in the training I cover the following:

  • The benefits of using Digital Student Portfolios.

  • The different types of Student Portfolios.

  • The best Tech Tools for Creating Digital Student Portfolios.

  • The one Tool that will have your students excited and engaged and wanting to show off their work.

Ready get your students excited and sharing their work? Enroll in How to Create Digital Student Portfolios Now>>

Movie Talk Strategies

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Are you looking for ways to spend more class time using the target language?

Then you need MovieTalk!

Comprehensible Input expert Martina Bex and I did a Facebook Live where we discussed what Movie Talk is and how to implement this simple strategy to get students to speak in the target language.  You can view the Movie Talk training session below. 

As promised, Martina put together some notes and resources to help you use MovieTalk with confidence. 
You can view the Movie Talk resources here>>
 

For more Comprehensible Input resources visit Martina's blog The Comprehensible Classroom at Martinabex.com

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HOW TO CREATE DIGITAL INTERACTIVE WORKSHEETS

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Paper worksheets are a popular way to reinforce and practice content covered in class. While paper worksheets are very useful, they often lack an interactive component. In addition, they leave very little room for differentiation. 

If you are looking for a more engaging and interactive way to help your students practice concepts, then digital worksheets are a MUST HAVE! 
Digital worksheets allow you to take things to the next level. For instance, a simple matching worksheet, in digital form can become more interactive by having students drag and place items instead of just drawing a line. 
Digital worksheets also allow you to add multi-media elements such as gifs, video, and links to other web resources. 

Watch the video training to learn how to create your own digital interactive worksheets. 

Get the FREE Editable Temple Here:  Digital Interactive Worksheet Template

Watch this quick video to learn how to add clickable links to your digital interactive worksheets. 

How to Tutor your Students Online

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Tutoring is something many teachers offer their students. However, students and teachers are often so busy with after-school activities, that it can be hard to find the time after school to offer or attend tutoring regardless of how much a student may need it.  


I set out to find a way to be able to provide students with tutoring in a way that was more convenient. I decided to try offering online tutoring as a solution and the results were surprisingly AMAZING! 


By offering online tutoring I am able to provide tutoring for students at their convenience, If they can't attend the live online tutoring session, they can watch the replay. The feedback I have received from my parents and students is that they prefer the online tutoring. They can watch at their convenience and rewind or fast forward where needed. 

As a teacher, I have found that online tutoring allows me to reach more students at once.  In addition, it allows for better differentiation because students can watch the replay as many times as they need to. They can also skip parts they are already strong in.  

Want to learn how to tutor your students online? 

Watch my step by step video training. I cover the following:


*How to set up online tutoring at NO COST to you.
*How to share your screen or presentation.
*How to set up a chat box for students to participate and ask questions.
*How to use free online WhiteBoard.

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How to Create Free Comic Strips

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Looking for a FUN way to have your students practice their vocabulary? Why not use comic strips?

Comic strips allow students to practice vocabulary and grammar concepts in a creative fun way. In addition, it promotes use of the target language and allows students to use vocabulary in context.  There are great tools on the market, for creating comic strips. Some of the tools are Pixton and Storyboardthat. The problem with these tools, is they are paid solutions. If you happen to have large class sizes; it can get quite expensive depending on the number of total students. As a result, I set out to find a more practical and free way to have my students create their own comic strips. I discovered Google Slides, not only are Google Slides a free way for students to create free comic strips. It is also very easy and fun! Below, is a tutorial that will walk you step by step, how you can create your own free comic strips.

P.S. I have also included some FREE Comic Strips Templates. 

Grab your FREE Comic Strips Templates Here

Or Click the Image below! :)

How to Create Fun Homework Challenges with Kahoot!

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Do you struggle to get your students to complete their homework?

Imagine if instead of students complaining about homework or giving excuses, you could have students excited and rushing home to complete their homework.

Well, you donโ€™t have to imagine this! Most teachers know how much fun using Kahoot during class can be, But did you know you can assign Kahoot as homework?

Thatโ€™s right, you can take the game students already love and assign it as a homework challenge.  Students love the friendly competition and being able to challenge their friends.

Below is a tutorial that will walk you through step by step how to create your own AWESOME Kahoot challenges students will LOVE! ๐Ÿ˜

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How to Create Self-Grading Quizzes with Google Forms

You can save time grading with Google forms. You can create, send, and grade quizzes with Google Forms. Some question types automatically award points based on the correct answer. You can create multiple choice, checkboxes, dropdown, and short answer.  Watch my Facebook Live replay to see step by step how to create your own self-grading quizzes with Google Forms.

If you like the tutorial check out the Full Course on How to Create Self-Grading Quizzes.

  • In course I cover 4 different Free and Easy to use tools to create Self-Grading Quizzes.

  • Learn about my Favorite free tool that allows you to grade instantly, grade fill in the blank questions, add video and audio, and turn any PDF into a quiz.

  • In addition, learn how you can improve student tests scores with easy to use data analytics.

  • Lastly, I will show you how to Gamify your quizzes so students don't even realize they are being quizzed.

    Imagine being able to grade quizzes in minutes instead of hours. It is possible to Take you Weekend Back!

Can't wait to hear how you will be spending your weekends with your new found time! :)

Rachel

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Fun interactive way to practice subject pronouns

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Looking for a FUN interactive way to practice subject and verb agreement with your World Language students?

Why not make a game out of it. Wheel Decide allows you to do just that!

Directions: 1. Decide what verb you would like to practice with your students. 2. Divide the students into two groups. Call one student from each group up to the board. 3. Click the wheel. 4. When the wheel stops on a subject pronoun have the students write the form of (verb) that matches the subject pronoun. The student that writes the correct form of the verb FIRST wins the point for their group.

Get ready for massive engagement! ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜€

Spanish teachers check out the subject pronouns wheel below!

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