Category Archives: Technology

Using screencast-o-matic for an absent day

I was out of class on Friday for a professional day, and I decided to use screencast-o-matic in my place.  It was a nice way to include some input on a day without the usual source of input (me).  Based … Continue reading

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Twitter for the language classroom

I began using twitter this year with my classes, and I’ve been quite pleased with its effectiveness.  It allows me to remind students of assignments and announcements.  But more importantly, I can get Spanish language to my students at any … Continue reading

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Here’s another website that I’ve found to be valuable.  Screencast-o-matic ( allows me to easily make videos of what is on my computer screen while I narrate with my voice.  There are other programs that can be used for the … Continue reading

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Class Dojo for participation

How to assess and score participation is an often discussed topic.  Over the years, I’ve used different methods.  A few years ago, I was using a clipboard to add and subtract points for anything students did or didn’t do in … Continue reading

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