This is where we’ll begin to compile our tech ideas for the world language classroom. We’ll include websites, games, apps, and project/homework ideas to help your students learn or practice languages!
Lingt is a great website for creating your own lessons. Students can record speakin, listen, read, write.
Looking for uses/activities/apps for iPad use in HS Spanish class! Help!
Another way that I like to use recording devices that have libraries (like the iPad) is for the students to produce radio shows. I love this for teaching the subjunctive as advice calls for commands and the subjunctive. Also, advertisements also lend themselves to lots of practice of the imperative and subjunctive as well. As we know, a non-native learner can’t practice THOSE enough!
I like the touch screen and mobility of the iPad.
For vocabulary, I really like the Babbel programs. They are essentially themed vocabulary sets (I really prefer vocabulary in context), but provide wonderful practice that students can do at home without any assistance. The interface is clean, and there are touch activities that are very immersive.
I like the fact that the Ipad has an itunes library. The students can record their own practice vocabulary MP3s and organize them into playlists. They could even download the teacher’s MP3s onto their device. They could also record class presentations, simulations, radio dramas, fluency talks and dramatizations on the device. Students who are a bit more shy can practice more at home. Basically, anything mobile that can record can provide many more opportunities for the students to speak.
I read somewhere in your blog that you used textbook money to purchase iPads for your class. Maybe you have already done this, but could you post how you have sts. Use iPads during class? Also, do you ever have classroom management issues with sts. With the iPads? Thanks!
I’ll be explaining some of how we use iPads this week when we go over stations. Also search for the post about blogging because that’s another big thing we use them for.
I’ve had little issues here and there with the iPads, but most are so excited they are willing to follow directions in order to use them. We’re one of the only classes in the school with them so I really let them know how lucky they are. I take time to explain they are for helping students learn Spanish – the language is set in Spanish, all games are in Spanish, any music/YouTube must be in Spanish, ect. If I catch them doing something they obviously should do they – they can’t touch it for a week. Second time, they can’t use them for the rest of the trimester.
I try not to police them too much. They always have a specific task to complete when using iPads and if they finish early they can “play”. My biggest complaint is when they take 100′s of pictures of themself! My solution: I make them type a caption in Spanish under each picture!
Do you have iPads too? How many?
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