This is my new favorite thing. Wizer allows you to create interactive worksheets that self-grade. You can add as many different modules as you like to your worksheet, and it can be assigned through Google Classroom.
The modules include things like matching, fill in the blank, tables/charts, labeling, video embeds, audio uploads, and more.
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Discovery Education is a very hit and miss resource for me. They aren’t super strong in the world lanugage department, but there are some gems.
Their Puzzlemaker page has generators for every kind of puzzle, which for Spanish is great for last minute, time-filling vocab activities.
Each one is easy to use and easy to print. Highly recommended!
BlendSpace is a great, FREE, resource that makes computer time easy in the classroom, or in the lab.
You can create a free account, and start creating instantly. BlendSpace allows for the dragging and dropping of links into the boxed templates, as well as the embedding of YouTube videos and more.
I used this to set up a series of tasks for my students to learn about Día de los muertos. The only problem I ran into was YouTube links not working because of the blockers we have set up in our district. Otherwise, it was wonderful. Everything was self-explanatory and students knew exactly what to do next.
Forget the old-school, cardboard, slidey thing all your 60 year old teachers used when you were a kid. Download the Groovy Grader App for free, and you can change the number of questions, and it will give you allllll the grades.
One less thing you have to remember to bring home with you.
Or to professional development.
Another great resource for vocabulary review, or for the dreaded “busy work” you sometimes need during state testing days or for subs. While it’s busy work, it’s not always useless work. In Spanish my students benefit from a word search when learning how to spell.
I like making a class set, putting them into a clear vinyl sleeve, and then letting kids work together using colored Expo markers. Paper is saved, and the kids enjoy writing on vinyl for some reason?
I use timers in my classroom a lot to keep myself, and my students, accountable and on-task. One of my favorite ways to review for tests is by running stations during the class period. I usually have 4 stations the students rotate through that last about 10 minutes each.
My problem was that I could never remember to actually set the time for 10 minutes because it’s kind of an “organized chaos” activity.
This timer allows you to set as many timers as you need, and for them to all start at once, or start consecutively. I used it today and LOVE IT.