Monday, June 26, 2017

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Revisiting TPRS

Next year,starting with new books, I am thinking about more TPRS. Here are some things to check out during the summer. Here's a community (for a fee)

Monday, February 20, 2017


Use Vocaroo - online voice recorder - for student practice and projects.

Monday, January 9, 2017


I was intrigued by this app after reading the following testimonial: After using Recap with students for assessments, for providing their feedback to me about what they liked and did not like about class, and more, I could see that they were comfortable being able to speak freely, in their own space. I like being able to ask questions, provide different prompts, give feedback, and receive the daily reel that Recap compiles, to make reviewing it an easy process. I plan to work Recap into my lessons this week.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Nine Ways to Improve Classroom Discussion

Nine Ways to Improve Classroom Discussion 1. More focus/less time 2. Prethink the Hook 3. Pause 4. Have note takers 5. Talk less or not at all 6. End with something definitive 7. Refer back to the discussion at times 8. Invite students to introduce a topic 9. Discuss the discussion with what worked and what didn't

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Digital Tools for Building Vocabulary

Vocabulary is the key to language, so some of these tools may come in useful for the FL classroom. Digital Tools for Building Vocabulary.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Smarter German

I've been impressed with this podcast so far. It is available on YouTube. Check it out. Smarter German The first segment has a great song for learning the case articles. Here is a good starting point: Udemy.


Quizz is a game, similar to Kahoot but the best difference is that it shows both the questions and answers on the student's personal device.

Online Learning Games

Here is a list of the best Online Learning Games.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Wednesday, April 1, 2015


Use videos in conjunction with questions, pictures, group projects. Looks very interesting - Zaption

Monday, March 23, 2015