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. 

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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 don’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?

That’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! 😍

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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.

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  • 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! :)

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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! 👍 😜😀

Spanish teachers check out the subject pronouns wheel below!

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Free Resources for Día de los muertos

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The day of the dead is just around the corner! Doing a lesson about the Mexican holiday celebration can be a great way to integrate culture into your World Language classroom. I have put together a list of resources to help you get some ideas.

Día de los muertos interactive websites

The Smithsonian Latino Center’s Theatre of the Dead

This interactive website allows students to click on different tabs to learn about the customs and beliefs about Día de los muertos. Students also have an opportunity to build their own digital altars.

There are resources for teachers too! Some of the resources include a user guide and lesson plans for grades K-2 and grades 6-8.

Want to take a 360 tour of an already made alter?

Check out the Peabody’s museum Interactive altar.

A few other websites for lessons and information about Día de los muertos are: National Geographic  and National Geographic Kids

Google Arts and Culture-Day of the dead

These sites includes information along with pictures to show students cultural examples about the holiday celebration.

Looking for crafty projects for Día de los muertos?  Below are a few sites with lots of projects and craft ideas.

Hello Kids Has numerous pages giving students an option to color online or print and color.

Scrumdilly-do Make paper plate calavera masks.

Growing up bilingual 25 Day of the dead DIY projects.

The Crafty Chica Has over 100 Día de los muertos projects.

The Crafty Cow Has lots of fun project ideas to choose from.

AzCentral Día de los muertos Teacher Packet.

Looking some great videos to help tie everything together. Below are a few of my personal favorite Day of the Dead videos.

Dia De Los Muertos (Day Of The Dead) – A Brief Explainer

(SCHOOL FRIENDLY) What is El Dia De Los Muertos? by Eddie G!

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Day of the Dead

Dia de Los Muertos (Lesson)

Dia de los Muertos | Film School Shorts

Want to make a cook day of the dead presentation for your students. Download this free Day of the Dead presentation template from Slides Carnival. The template is available in Google Slides and Powerpoint.

Hope you find these resources helpful! Let me know below which ones you plan on using with your students?

 

Duolingo for Schools Teacher set up

Duolingo is a fun way to learn and practice a foreign language. It is a great tool for World Language teachers too. Duolingo for Schools allows teachers to assign assignments with due dates and challenges to  students. It also  allows teachers to track student progress. Best of all, it is free! You can set up your free account by visiting schools.duolingo.com

You can view a tutorial on how to set up Duolingo for Schools with your students below.

Engage your students with Quizlet

Do you struggle to get students to practice their vocabulary?

If you answered yes, then you need to try Quizlet.

Quizlet is a fun and easy way to help students learn vocabulary. Quizlet offers several options such as: flash cards, learn mode, quizzes, and Quizlet Live. Quizlet also offers a paid teacher subscription that allows you to create classes and track student progress. Here is a tutorial on how to set up Quizlet. Once you and your students start using it you won’t want to stop!

Save Time with a digital bathroom pass

Ok so your busy teaching when suddenly a student asks to go to the restroom. You have to stop to write out a pass or stop to take the time to write down the student’s information date time etc. What if you could set up a system that would allow you to continue teaching without you having to stop to keep track of all the students coming and going? Doesn’t that sound great?

Well you can take back your teaching time by using a digital bathroom pass. Here is a tutorial that explains how to create and use a digital bathroom pass using google slides and google forms.  

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