Teacher Tools: Online Survival Kit

Whether virtual for a time or traditionally teaching, a variety of technology platforms must be integrated into our curricula. This is, after all, 2020—a wild ride of a year, but also one pushing us to be more innovative. As I always tell my students: we must try and, if we make mistakes or fail, we learn and we grow. Without taking chances, we stagnate, something against which we caution our own students…and there is enough hypocrisy in our world already. Thus begins my sporadic series on tools I find essentially useful to our classrooms, now and going forward. Here is the miracle of Padlet, explained more in depth, with the World Language teacher especially in mind!

Quarantined Brilliance: Ideas for the online world language classroom.

This is 2020–we have the tools and technology to still educate our students in an engaging manner, even if our souls hurt from lack of human interaction. Here are some, if I may say so myself, fantastic tips and tools not only for language instructors, but all teachers, to sweep away brain cobwebs and ignite engagement in our students’ minds!