Thursday, January 31, 2013

My WORDLE examples from Sarah's Blog Post

So Sarah blogged about the tool Moodle and how you can use it to create pictures with words. I commented on her post and explained about a Flyswatter game I play with my students using Wordle. You can view my comment on her post here.

And here are my examples:

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Do you think StudyBlue would be great for your students?

If you're not sure if StudyBlue would be good for your students, here are some other options that StudyBlue has to offer:

  • o   The cards can be printed and/or emailed (sometimes I have my students do one of these options if I have them make flashcards as a homework assignment)
  • o   The cards can be compiled into a quiz
  • o   The cards can be compiled into a review sheet
  • o   From home, student can log in through their Facebook account and Facebook will change their status to: “Don’t bother me right now, I’m studying!” so they are not distracted by friends! ;)

  • o   There is a mobile app so students can study their cards from anywhere!!

It’s a pretty awesome site that I suggest you try out with your students. Who doesn’t find flashcards useful?!

Glogster Student Examples

My students used Glogster to create online posters that teach about how to use commands in Spanish and also how commands are used in many recipes. I couldn't link directly to their Glog because they are private under our class site (which is a bummer because they put awesome videos that they created on them!), but here are some screen shots of my 2 favorites: 

The cool thing about these glogs is students were able to log on at home and add their own pieces bit by bit. When they finished it was already under my account for easy grading!


Glogster is a web-based poster maker that enables students to go beyond the normal realm of a paper and marker poster to share the information they learned. Teachers can sign up for an EDU account and create student log-ins so that they can create their posters and turn them in virtually. The great thing about Glogster is that you can add sound, videos, post-its, and multiple “layers” to your poster. 

This is a great tool for a telacollaborative project because students can log in to the account from anywhere and add their own ideas and pieces to the Glogster. Students from across the globe could create their project together. Also, another option would be for other students to view the Glogster and post their comments. 



Studyblue is a website that students and teachers can use to create digital flashcards. Teachers can create an account and their own flashcards on a specific topic. Students can then link to their teachers’ cards and use them to study, or they may create their own.

I think this is an awesome tool. I have my students create flashcards all the time to learn new vocabulary words. I think we’ve moved beyond having to make paper “notecard” flashcards and students find digital flashcards more useful. Another aspect of this site that I really love is that I can search for “premade” cards for my words. For example, if someone else has already created a card for “La biblioteca”, I can just use their card in my stack rather than making my own. It saves my students and I a lot of time. Also, a lot of cards that I find have a picture on them which is great because then students can just study the Spanish word with a picture rather than the English translation. If you teach children of a younger age, the picture option would be great for them too.

Here's a screen shot of a flashcard I found already created for "La cuerda" = Jumprope

Has anyone else used

Thursday, January 17, 2013


I will use this blog to discuss different Web 2.0 tools that I either currently am using in my classroom or would like to try out in the future. Please feel free to share your thoughts, comments, and ideas!