Yes, they CAN understand native speakers!

I often hear teachers say that authentic videos featuring native speakers (and intended for viewing by other native speakers) are too difficult for our language learners to use as listening practice, let alone listening assessment. And yet, I think we can all agree that we would like to have our students listen to "real" products … Continue reading Yes, they CAN understand native speakers!

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Check out teaching activities created in MentorMob and EdCanvas

UPDATE: since publication, both tools have changed their name and also their Web addresses. ┬áMentorMob is now LessonPaths and can be found at http://www.lessonpaths.com. EdCanvas is now Blendspace and is found at http://www.blendspace.com. After completing my "Side-by-Side" post comparing online thematic content curation on MentorMob and EdCanvas, I ultimately chose to create student learning experiences … Continue reading Check out teaching activities created in MentorMob and EdCanvas

Side by Side: comparing EdCanvas and MentorMob for curating online content for students

This week, my students in French 2 are continuing their study of food and nutrition. In order to further their study and take it beyond lists of foods to memorize, I wanted to use an article I tried with French 2 last year. The article, Ten Things You Need to Know About Hunger, 2013┬ácomes from … Continue reading Side by Side: comparing EdCanvas and MentorMob for curating online content for students