I'm a Spanish teacher too... Where can I get some help integrating technology into my classroom?



Resources for everyone


Professional journals


Language Learning and Technology: a refereed journal for second and foreign language educators - http://llt.msu.edu/

Education Week - http://www.edweek.org/ew/index.html

Education World: Technology Integration - http://www.educationworld.com/a_tech/

International Society for Technology in Education - http://www.iste.org/

Tech and Learning - http://www.techlearning.com/

Professional Assocations


American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages - http://www.actfl.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1

Maryland Foreign Language Association - http://www.mflamd.org/

Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (NECTFL) - http://alpha.dickinson.edu/prorg/nectfl/

National U.S. Based and International Associations from NECTFL - http://alpha.dickinson.edu/prorg/nectfl/assocnational.html

American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese - http://www.aatsp.org/

National Exam Information


National Spanish Examination - http://www.nationalspanishexam.org/

College Board (Advanced Placement Exams) - http://www.collegeboard.com/

Test of English as a Foreign Language - http://www.ets.org/portal/site/ets/menuitem.fab2360b1645a1de9b3a0779f1751509/?vgnextoid=69c0197a484f4010VgnVCM10000022f95190RCRD

Government sites - national and state


U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Technology - http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/os/technology/index.html

Maryland State Department of Education Office of Information Technology - http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/MSDE/divisions/IT/


Teacher resource sites for Spanish teachers


I have moved all of the general technology sites that was here before to the side navigation bar on the following resources:

There is also a "General ways to add technology" page on the side navigation bar as well, that is useful to all teachers, not just Spanish ones - http://sgallagherdecol.wikispaces.com/General+ways+to+add+technology




4Teachers: Teach with Technology - http://www.4teachers.org/?PHPSESSID=04ef9113d6e20b4be9d7a28bd0734cff

4Teachers: Teach with Technology: 4Teachers en espaƱol - http://www.4teachers.org/archive/index.php?cat=7&PHPSESSID=ff6894160216b5d5140d6380ea704692

TeAchnology: The Online Teacher Resource - http://www.teach-nology.com/teachers/lesson_plans/languages/spanish/

Materials and Other Resources from NECTFL (Great links to teaching with technology can be found here) - http://alpha.dickinson.edu/prorg/nectfl/assocmaterials.html

Songs for Teaching: Using Music to Promote Learning: Spanish songs (some of this site is not free) - http://www.songsforteaching.com/spanishsongs.htm

Spanish Teaching: Learn Travel Teach (some of this site is not free) - http://www.spanish.bz/teaching-spanish.htm

Quia.com: shared Spanish activities (some of this site is not free) - http://www.quia.com/shared/spanish/

SpanishPrograms.com: free online lessons (some of this site is not free) - http://www.spanishprograms.com/learning_module/tutorial_index.htm

Inspiration (program that must be bought to use) - http://www.inspiration.com/Inspiration

University of Miami's Powerpoint Presentation on Integrating Technology into Language Teaching (full of great links!) -http://www.as.miami.edu/mll/labs/workshops/Spanish%20Presentation.ppt#256,1,INTEGRATING%20TECHNOLOGY%20INTO%20LANGUAGE%20TEACHING

A syllabus from a teacher about Integrating Technology into Education, focused on Spanish - http://www.geocities.com/ResearchTriangle/1896/spanish.htm

Internet Activities for Foreign Language Classes - http://www.clta.net/lessons/

Email exchange - http://www.epals.com/

Create an avatar that talks for blogs, etc. - http://www.voki.com/

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators: World Language resources - http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schrockguide/world/worldrw.html

Another teacher's take on World Language Technology Integration - http://worldlangtechintegration.wikispaces.com/

And another teacher's take - http://diannekrause.wikispaces.com/World+Language+Integration

Research for Students and Teachers


I've added a lot of sites to the Student Resources page of my teacher page.


Spanish Practice (mostly for students, but some for teachers as well)


This section is now on the Student Resources page of my teacher page.

"The" Spanish Language Site from Spain


This section is available on the Student Resources page.

English Practice


This section is available on the Student Resources page.


Baltimore County Public Schools level


BCPS Office of Library Information Services - Web 2.0 - http://www.bcps.org/offices/lis/web2.0/index.html

BCPS Spanish 1 teachers, technology integration inservice on the One Stop Planner - http://www.bcps.org/offices/world%5Flanguages/pdf/WL_tech_insvc.pdf

BCPS Office of World Languages - http://www.bcps.org/offices/world_languages/

BCPS World Languages Division of Educational Support Services: Library Information Services: http://www.bcps.org/offices/world%5Flanguages/misc/lis.html

BCPS World Languages eResources for Teachers of World Languages - http://www.bcps.org/offices/world%5Flanguages/eResources/wl_teachers.html

BCPS World Languages eResources for Teachers of ESOL - http://www.bcps.org/offices/world_languages/eResources/esol_teachers.html

BCPS Professional Development - http://www.bcps.org/offices/pdc/cpd.html

BCPS Office of Instructional Technology - http://www.bcps.org/offices/oit/

BCPS Intranet sign in (must be done on a BCPS connected computer) - http://www.bcps.org/employees/